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O.P. « 2010-Nov-10, 02:45 PM »
The best part of this idea is that people can block it on their profile.

Mine will be from a battlers point of view.            :biggrin:         

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« 2010-Nov-10, 02:46 PM Reply #1 »
My first rambling will be that i needed Grey assignment to win today to get my parlay up :sad:

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« 2010-Nov-10, 03:00 PM Reply #2 »
He should have, should have,should have. 

Scriven gave him a fair bit to do.

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« 2010-Nov-10, 03:04 PM Reply #3 »
Scriven hasn't had many rides so I suppose his timing might be out.

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« 2010-Nov-10, 03:10 PM Reply #4 »
We cannot get a greyhound track out here at Logan but the Lions are on there way with 200 poker machines. This we don't need.

Then again I will probably join just to go and have a look.

http://screencast.com/t/TImUuMgqI

http://screencast.com/t/xN74EDgJARK

http://screencast.com/t/xaSh0iI1et

For those that know the area a little, the Club will be in the old Ikea building at Springwood


http://screencast.com/t/S1fm5UzCufM

Logan council have tried to make sure that a lot of the money made will be kept out here for our local juniors.   Remains to be seen if this happens.

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« 2010-Nov-10, 04:02 PM Reply #5 »
Lost 5 cents today  :biggrin:

Date/Time Description
10/11/2010 10:27:02 AM 770813 * Horse Racing:BR03 MAIDEN HANDICAP GREY ASSIGNMENT $2.15
770826 * Horse Racing:BR04 3YO C G&E MAIDEN PLATE CAVALIERED $1.52
$1 = $3.26 L
10/11/2010 10:26:40 AM 770786 * Horse Racing:BR01 MAIDEN HANDICAP WHY NOT NOW $2.60
770826 * Horse Racing:BR04 3YO C G&E MAIDEN PLATE CAVALIERED $1.52
$1 = $3.95 D $3.95
10/11/2010 10:26:09 AM 770786 * Horse Racing:BR01 MAIDEN HANDICAP WHY NOT NOW $2.60
770813 * Horse Racing:BR03 MAIDEN HANDICAP GREY ASSIGNMENT $2.10
$1 = $5.46 L
10/11/2010 10:25:58 AM 770786 * Horse Racing:BR01 MAIDEN HANDICAP WHY NOT NOW $2.60
770813 * Horse Racing:BR03 MAIDEN HANDICAP GREY ASSIGNMENT $2.10
770826 * Horse Racing:BR04 3YO C G&E MAIDEN PLATE CAVALIERED $1.52
$1 = $8.29 L

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« 2010-Nov-11, 02:28 PM Reply #6 »
I have a laptop that I use to place my bets if our main computer is being used by some one else.

Even though you can buy laptops pretty cheap these days, I was wondering if it would be better to get one of these new Telstra touch pads next time.

Might go down to Loganholme where our nearest Telstra store is and make enquiries as to what I can use them for.

If anyone knows anything about these , please let me know.

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« 2010-Nov-11, 04:01 PM Reply #7 »
Grats
The market is going to be saturated with these devices over the next six months.  I'm after an ebook reader similar to the ipad, the LG Optimus Pad  sized between the 7 inch telstra touch and the ipad will be released next February.  If you must have one don't go to a telstra shop go to this place http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au/items/telstra-touchtab-7for7 and save yourself $20.00.  I have purchased three phones from them in the past and delivery is next day.  In your case you may be close enough to walk  :) actually not sure how far it is from Woodridge but can't be to far.  

The touch is a rebadged model (Huawei S7 Android tablet): http://www.mobilityfeeds.com/mobility-feed/2010/10/huawei-s7-android-tablet-available-almost-everywhere-2.html  It is good I just think it's over priced.  This link will take you to the Samsung model  8-) but out of my price bracket http://goodereader.com/blog/tablet-slates/galaxy-tab-will-have-gingerbread-and-honeycomb-updates/ and

if that is not enough here are another five up against the ipad    :biggrin:   http://thecopypasteblog.com/ipad-alternatives-5-competing-tablets/

 
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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:14 PM Reply #8 »
Thanks Westie.

My daughter in law works for Telstra at their Albury outlet so I'll ask her what sort of deal she can get there and also to check these things out to see if they suit me.

No real rush as my laptop will do the job for sometime yet I hope.

Shock horror but if it comes to it I can always go back to putting my bets on by phoning the operator at Unitab.  :biggrin:

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:19 PM Reply #9 »
The Galaxy Tab, is a very nice piece of hardware, but the price is a little steep for that type of device.

One of a number of advantages over the iPad, is voice calling, it can be used just like a mobile phone.

actually, the Galaxy Tab, is just a larger version of my phone, the Galaxy S.

But Westie is correct, there are going to be a lot of Android type iPad devices coming to the market in a rush.

Optus, have something similar, to the Telstra offer, but for $275

One thing to be weary of is, if you are going to get one, make sure it does WIFI, plus 3G

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:29 PM Reply #10 »
Personally I don't understand the concept of the Ipad??
It is slightly smaller than a regular laptop- but there are MUCH cheaper alternatives that are the same size as the Ipad.

What does it do that a $150 8 inch doesnt do??

I think it is a mrketing/sales gimmick like all the Apple crap.

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:41 PM Reply #11 »
Personally I don't understand the concept of the Ipad??
It is slightly smaller than a regular laptop- but there are MUCH cheaper alternatives that are the same size as the Ipad.

What does it do that a $150 8 inch doesnt do??

I think it is a mrketing/sales gimmick like all the Apple crap.


Portability, and touchscreen mate.

If you get a chance to play with the Galaxy Tab, the major competitor to the iPad, you will love it.

It is half the size of the iPad, but twice the size of a smart phone, so you get best of both worlds, a screen bigger enough to browse the net, plus smaller enough, to carry around easily.

You won't get anything worth while, in the tab or netbook for $150.

But in saying that, the offerings from Telstra, and Optus are not to bad.

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:45 PM Reply #12 »
I'm a bit of a sucker for these type of toys.

I know you can get second hand laptops for bugger all these days.

We have a great computer shop that is close and he sells real cheap stuff.

As I say it is just that I like these type of things.  Wife reckons it is because I am a Gemini

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:48 PM Reply #13 »
And what about the other billion in the world who like this things, but who are NOT "Geminis". :chin:

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:52 PM Reply #14 »
My wife seen too many of those Hey Dad shows where they chucked off at the father for always going to Tandys and the fact that he was a Gemini.

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:52 PM Reply #15 »
 ;)

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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:53 PM Reply #16 »
If you look at one, the type of screens are also important.

From resistive to capacitive, to oled, super oled, and lcd.

Main concern is the sensitivity, and the smoothness in which the screen scrolls, when dragging the finger across it.

Resistive, needs to be used with a stylus, where a capacitive is with your finger, and much better IMHO

Also, multi touch is also important, as this is what allows you to zoom in and out, by using two fingers.




I am an Aries, and have more toys then my 3 children  :shy:


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« 2010-Nov-11, 05:56 PM Reply #17 »
Thanks Magic.

I'll have to write all this info down for when I eventually go looking.

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« 2010-Nov-11, 06:03 PM Reply #18 »
I guess I am fairly easily pleased with regards to technology.
The cheap stuff I buy does everything I need it to.
I an certain many people pay way too much money for things they dont need or use.
I guess I am a cheapskate.

I too am an Aries Magic, that may explain a few things    :lol:  (and a snake if that means anything :chin:)

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« 2010-Nov-11, 07:24 PM Reply #19 »
I'm dreading going into The Apple Store in Honolulu later this month.  Wondering if there's anything there I'll like. :chin:

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« 2010-Nov-11, 07:37 PM Reply #20 »
I'm dreading going into The Apple Store in Honolulu later this month.  Wondering if there's anything there I'll like. :chin:
No doubt you will find something you like.
That doesn't mean it is a good buy though.

I like brand new BMWs, but there would be no logic in me buying one as far as I can see.

I am not like most though  :shy:

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« 2010-Nov-11, 07:38 PM Reply #21 »
I'm dreading going into The Apple Store in Honolulu later this month.  Wondering if there's anything there I'll like. :chin:
Excellent value for products, kicking myself I didn't buy more in New York, even better value now the $ has risen 8% since I was the

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« 2010-Nov-11, 07:41 PM Reply #22 »
I think were are being ripped off here then again we don't have the volume of the USA.

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« 2010-Nov-11, 07:49 PM Reply #23 »
Don't get an iPad DD  :nowink:

Better options than the iPad out there now :)

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« 2010-Nov-11, 07:58 PM Reply #24 »
Hey, we're taking over gratlog's blog. :shy:  He's not a pretty sight when he gets angry. :rolleyes:

Butttttttttttt..I want a small thing that I can store form on and read it away from comp...web-based stuff like Premium Form. :unsu

westie, I have an iPod Classic.  emthup


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