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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 2:36:39 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2012 2:37:06 AM PDT
Donna S says:
It is too cold in Queensland at the moment and he thought he'd try south of the border? (Was -2.6 on my back veranda through the night!)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 2:42:13 AM PDT
Alina says:
Ha, then he's sheet out of luck. Any warm-blooded creature who wants to avoid cold weather should not come to Melbourne.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 2:51:39 AM PDT
Oh yes I forgot to say this today. When I bought my Kindle I decided to ask on their policy for returns etc. She told me that they got a letter today that they were not going to stock Kindle's anymore. She also went into a spiel about a customer telling her about Amazon service and ringing them with a new one being sent out (I tried not to chuckle, really I did). So what is there now is all they have and Woolies will NOT be getting more.
Lol at your glasses post Donna! Would love a piccy of you in them....in the dark with the lights on. hehe

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 2:54:35 AM PDT
Donna I steer clear of Apple so far. I love the HTC line of phones and they are more powerful than Apple in reality. But my daughter's can't live without her apple phone, my son who is more tech savvy has Android. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:11:29 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
That's because it's e-ink. You don't get "burn-in" with e-ink.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:22:00 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Half an onion is a old remedy for getting rid of paint odours. If you've just painted in your house put some cut onions around and it will remove the smell of paint.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:29:27 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
I love my Samsung Galaxy II and I suspect the Galaxy III is even better. Personally I won't buy Apple products, I think they are overpriced and they don't give their customers a good deal.

But it's your choice. Unfortunately some things seem to be only available for iWatsits. You need to work out what apps you want and who has them available.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:32:58 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Good to know, Sandra, and who cares about Woolies return policy! I wonder where my TWO replacements have progressed to. I'm still blown away by how Amazon decided to replace my K3. I really was quite OK with it but if Jeff Bezos insists I have a perfect Kindle, who am I to complain ;-) Love my Kindle regardless :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:56:43 AM PDT
Rod Govers says:
I have a Galaxy II and it's easily the best phone I've owned or used. I love it too.

My son just got the III but I can't see any value in upgrading because although it's more advanced than the II, it's not worth the extra.

I think I'll wait for the IV especially as I've just lashed out and bought the new Google Nexus 7" tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:22:11 AM PDT
What, you mean you're not tracking them obsessively, Julie? I watched mine through every stage of its journey from despatch till it got put into the truck on the day of delivery :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:31:01 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Yeah, I have the same feeling about the SIII. I've never been a "must have the greatest and latest". I got my SII last year and when it's time I'll upgrade it for the latest at that time.

However Galaxy Rules, OK?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:33:39 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Nah! This is the third and fourth replacements. They'll get here when they get here. We still have working Kindles. But if it gets out of the US by July 4th, it might get here by the end of the week. I'm happy to be surprised :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:34:53 AM PDT
Donna S says:
Rod, how does that Google Nexus compare to the one on special at Paypal? Price and power?

http://www.ourdeal.com.au/deal/b-direct-ultra-fast-7inch-android-tablet-paypal?preview=1

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 4:42:47 AM PDT
Donna S says:
Did we know this?
Redned says:
kulpa. If you get a program for your PC called Calibre, It can download about 8 or so Australian newspapers and convert them to mobi format, then download them to your kindle.

from another thread. I know we know about Calibre, but I didn't know about the newspapers...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:47:28 AM PDT
Rod Govers says:
I'm not technical person, Donna, but personally I wouldn't waste my money on that. There are a lot of Chinese rubbish tablets around from I've read, some of them the Google Android apps store won't recognise at Android devices. I could be totally wrong on the device but I would still say it's a risk.

Here's the info on the Nexus:

http://www.google.com/nexus/#/7

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:14:29 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
I'm sure I've seen posts from Aussies at some time or other who have been able to read local newspapers on their Kindles. Not sure how they did it though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:17:43 AM PDT
Discus49 says:
"I love my Samsung Galaxy II and I suspect the Galaxy III is even better. Personally I won't buy Apple products, I think they are overpriced and they don't give their customers a good deal."

I've just ordered my first Smartphone, a Galaxy SIII. As I get two phone calls a month and send 3 text messages a week, my son in IT is hysterical about my purchase! (I'll show 'im!) Julie, we share a derision for anything made by that creep Jobs. I'd rather poke my eye out with a hot wire than buy anything he produced. It's a bit like anything the (Remember the Rainbow Warrior) fFrogs make.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:35:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2012 5:36:45 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Hmmm, you sound just like me. I don't use my Galaxy for phone calls, I send the odd text. It syncs with my Outlook calendar, it has maps, Sat Nav, the Good Food Guide and other restaurant recommendations, I can play games, check the latest exchange rates, read my books if I forget to put my Kindle in my handbag, set alarms, use it as a stopwatch or timer, it's hands free so when I had to wait two hours to talk to my insurance company at Xmas after my car was hailed on I could just leave it sitting on the table on hold, I can keep track of food additive codes and how safe they are, check my WW points on products I'm thinking of buying, take great photos when I forget my camera (like when I went to NZ in March), check the weather forecasts, the news, search for stuff on Google, check my email when I'm away from my PC, do my banking ...

Did I say I love my Galaxy ... almost as much as I love my Kindle.

I don't buy the latest and greatest as soon as it is released, but when it's time to upgrade my technology I buy the latest available to me at that time.

Enjoy your SIII, Discus. I'm a tad envious but not enough to bother upgrading.

But I have to disagree with you on one point - Burgundy! The real thing! Red or White, I don't mind. I love Aussie wines. I love NZ wines, but that small wine region called Burgundy has stolen a part of my heart. And then there is Paris ...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:49:01 AM PDT
Discus49 says:
"And then there is Paris ..."

Hmmm, my wife, then fiancée, was posted to Germany with the RAF in 1971. I "worked" a detachment there as a med student. We went off to Paris for a romantic weekend, and were treated with *huge* disdain by the fFrogs for our school-level fFrench. The accommodation was appalling, the toilet paper was = 120 grit sandpaper, the Louvre was fantastic, the food was overpriced and the Eiffel Tower was closed. I loathe anything French. My Uncle was captured by the Germans in France in 1940 because they were cowards, militarily. I have served with them on multi-national deployments and they're still cowards. If the white flag factory burns to the ground the French will have to rethink their entire strategy. And then there was the Rainbow Warrior.

You're prepared to forgive all this because they make a passable red? ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 6:18:13 AM PDT
Donna S says:
I would be sent to the naughty corner for admitting to what I remember about Paris 30yrs ago... but I'd never seen so much cream, chocolate and strawberries in window after window after window.

When in France, DO NOT TRY to speak French, and DO NOT ASK if they speak ENGLISH. Just admit to being Austraaalian and ask if they can help. We found this worked a treat. My German is better, I can ask 'How much does it cost?' and "Where is the toilet?" and that's all you really need. Because Germany invaded many countries we found we could make ourselves understood quite easily on both sides of the then Iron Curtain. Might not be the case anymore as many of the war vets have passed on over the last 30 years.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 6:18:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2012 6:22:51 AM PDT
Alina says:
A book that might be of interest to all haters of the fFrench is: Wine and War (though not at that price). It's an absolutely fascinating book (I read it while I was on holiday with a group and eventually they told me "stop reading us bits out of that book") but one of the things it brought home to me is that a lot of fFrench people had a very comfortable war because the Germans essentially kept them as pets and some French rolled over to have their bellies scratched.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 6:32:56 AM PDT
Discus49 says:
Alina, you sound like my sort of girl (is that PC?). My wife's aunt went to France in 1939 to provide a nursing service because the Brits would not send women overseas. They were supposed to be "protected"by the fFrench. One day they woke up and the fFrogs had vamoosed overnight, leaving a field hospital totally unprotected.

Incidentally, my Uncle Ron was captured by (it turned out) Rommel, a mere colonel at the time. He had just enough schoolboy German to protest to the senior German officer (Rommel) that some soldier was taking his KFS (knife, fork and spoon). Rommel restored Ron's KFS and his shaving tackle! Poor Uncle Ron had a very hard war in a German POW camp. His scariest story was having a tooth knocked out with a tent-peg and a stone by his sergeant. The first thing he did on repatriation was have all his teeth out! It has to be said that the fFrogs weren't responsible for everything bad in WW2.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 7:05:42 AM PDT
Alina says:
Yes, I notice there's not a big genre in WWII memoirs written by the French. They would probably begin "I weel never forget ze horreur when a German Captain rejected the cheese because it had mould on eet."

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 8:19:34 AM PDT
Donna S says:
I hope everyone across the ditch is safe. This came through while I was on my Bigpond account trying to figure who is using all my internet!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 » 11:37pm
NZ's North Island shook by earthquake
A large earthquake rocked New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday night but no damage has been reported.
The long, rumbling quake was upgraded to magnitude-7 soon after it struck off the west coast at 2036 AEST.
It was centred 60km southwest of Opunake in Taranaki at depth of 230km, GNS Science said.
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has hit NZ 65km south west of the town of Opunake, 236km deep - GEONET.
It was followed by a smaller aftershock.
There was no tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.
A Fire Service central communications spokesman told NZ Newswire there were a number of calls but no reports of damage.
Police also received no reports of damage, and a central police spokesman said there was no spike in calls.
The quake was felt hundreds of kilometres away in the Bay of Plenty and Christchurch. It sparked a lot of comment on Twitter, but no-one reported serious damage or injury.
The quake hit nearly 17 months after Christchurch's February 22 disaster which killed 185 people.
Meanwhile GEONET have revised the magnitude earthquake down to 6.5.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 10:07:25 AM PDT
Julie, I like the smell of paint!

Not sure if this is true, but when the plague was raging through England a doctor in a villiage noticed that no members of a certain family caught it. He went to their house and the wife had onions everywhere to ward off the plague.
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