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  1. Thought I would put this in diet and health, as its ... well ....... kinda diet lol This was 3 tubs of bonfire lollies And of course, Koda is the guilty party here
  2. Its funny, as some of the reasons you state there are actually the reasons I use a mac. Cost effectiveness for starters. My iMac costs less than I would have spent on a PC. I would have added things to a PC, and it would have been replaced within a couple of years. With the iMac I have now, its 3 years old and I 'may' replace it next year. On top of that, I've actually challenged people before now to build a PC from decent components with the same spec, for the same price. More often than not, they cant. I appreciate the iMac is however unique in that. For the most parts macs are indeed more expensive. Longevity I have just covered. Expansion is actually another reason I prefer it. I dont want to be messing with my computer. I want to switch it on, and for it to work. Nothing more, nothing less. Can fully appreciate that if you do want to mess with them, then a mac ain't for you. itunes sucks. I use spotify. Incidentally so does the microsoft equivalent (hold up, there isnt one) Safari also sucks, I use Chrome. Incidentally however, so does edge. Which of these do you think you cant do with a mac? LOL If you think Microsoft is more ethical by the way, that is plain false. Most large organisations are the same in that respect. Microsoft sell software, and its also ridiculously expensive. The tax side of it, they actually do exactly the same as apple (in fact they both tax out of ireland to avoid UK taxation). The way of the world unfortunately. Always going to be a good debate. Personally, I'm one of the very few people who are happy to use either. I'm a mac user, and a microsoft developer. Go figure LOL
  3. Same here. I'm a software developer. However in the same respect I also use the phrase intuitive. It's not so much about not having the ability to find out how to do something on a computer, but more about not wanting to. I don't want to make my PC faster, or switch the way in which I view explorer, change the theme for my taskbar, install x product to do y. I want to use my computer for what I switched the damn thing on for. So if I want to take a screenshot, add an annotation to it with an arrow pointing something out, then want to send it to someone over email, I want to just go ahead and do that from one place. I really dont want to open snipping tool, take a screenshot from there instead, anotate and add my arrow, then save it somewhere, then open my email, then start a new email, then attach the item, then send it. (windows). What I actually want to do is press a couple of buttons on my keyboard, select the area I want to screenshot, add the anotation and arrow in the window it just helpfully opened for me, then click share to email, add an email address, and go. (mac). Thats just one really simple example. The only thing this could be is if he is using itunes. If thats the case, he just gets a windows PC, installs itunes, and all his music is there. With regards photos, that would happen regardless of what machine he is using. He would have to move them over to the windows machine. This I agree with. Mac mail is shit. However not in comparison to windows mail. If its for business use, he is much better using gsuite (googlemail for business) or outlook 365. For a client on his machine, he is best using outlook. I use outlook myself on the mac. Email really is one of those where you get what you pay for. Mail is a free program preinstalled on macs, and is really intended for personal use IMO, not business use. It's that ridiculous, it's false LOL. Actually apple devices has changed cables less than most other devices. iPhones for example went from a large proprietary socket to a smaller one, to then using USB. Android devices for example went from a different socket depending on device, to all using mini USB, to then all using micro USB, to now all coming out with USB C. When people go on about cables, what they are actually talking about is the fact that they use a different connection to android devices, which is true.
  4. I tried that game, and could never get into it (not that I game anyway to be honest). Gaming is certainly one thing that macs are not good at.
  5. Marc

    Ugly halo

    It's actually to prevent projectiles hitting the driver, such as delaminated tires that have flown off another car
  6. The problem with some people and macs is that they try to do what they were doing on a windows PC. Its not a windows PC, its a mac. Its like getting into an automatic car and trying to find the gear lever. The whole idea behind using a mac is to log in and just use it, rather than trying to tinker with it. If you just get used to the way it works rather than trying to change it (which is what most peoples instinct is to do when moving from windows) then it's actually a lot easier to use than windows. It doesnt break as often, it doesnt slow down in the same manner, its not as susceptible to viruses and malware (purely as they will tend to target the larger amount of people, and thats windows). Would love to know about these ''limitations" and "trapped" things to be honest, as Im not sure where they come from. Are they actual problems you have seen yourself, or just perceptions?
  7. Anyone else watching the F1 this weekend? Do we thing Hamilton will be crowned Champion again at this one? At the moment its looking like he may be, as Vettel has a 3 place grid drop. Either way, its only a matter of time until he does. Anything short of a miracle, and Vettel isnt going to catch him up in the championship now.
  8. Lets get a list of some decent series going in here. I'm sure for most, there is more on TV these days than you can ever watch, but always good to have the opinions of what others find good series to watch. Im going to try and link mine with other things so that people get an idea of what other things I like to watch. That way, it may give you an idea if you would like them yourself. Killing Eve Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comar About Crime drama about a woman who assassinates people for money, and is a complete Psychopath, along with the woman who is trying to catch her. If you have seen Greys Anatomy, its Sandra Oh who plays Christina Yang in that series. She plays every bit as good a role in this as she does in Greys. Watch if you like Greys Anatomy
  9. Determined to see if Im the only mac user on here. So come on guys, are you a mac user or a PC user? I guess Im kinda both. I have a mac, but I also use windows on it as I develop windows applications LOL. Unless I'm developing though, I tend to stay off it. Windows just drives me crazy these days.
  10. Well, this is getting shared to the FB page Awesome pics
  11. Besides huskies, what other animals do you have? Currently in our house, other than Kimba, Kaiser, and Koda, we also have a bearded dragon and a corn snake. We rescued the bearded dragon, and the corn snake I kinda ended up with whilst drunk (No, really! lol)
  12. Marc

    Home automation

    Alexa will then pop up with "I don't understand that!" in a fit of jealousy Oh, actually thats something else that we have. This is actually quite cheap to do these days with a wireless IP camera. I think ours cost about £30
  13. Marc

    Home automation

    I always look at the security of these things and think to myself, ok so they might be 'listening to me' or 'someone might hack it', but then think 'And do what?'. Sure they can advertise crap to me, but I spend my life on the internet, that already happens. Sure they could sell my data, but then anyone who thinks their data isnt being sold around the world already simply doesnt know anything about technology. As far hacking, what are they going to do? Turn off my light? I'm more bothered about ensuring there is a decent lock on my door than someone turning off a light in my house.
  14. See I've always thought "What is wrong with the doctor being male?". There were a lot of things about asking why it was never a women, never black etc, and I dont see the logic. So the doctor can regenerate. That doesnt mean that it cant be "This timelord is a man" lol
  15. OK, so thats old news. But anyone else watch the new Doctor Who over the weekend? If so, what you think of the new doctor? Format of the program seems to have changed a bit, which is probably not a bad thing. I recon she might actually be quite good once you get used to her.
  16. Marc

    Home automation

    You have a harmony remote. That does
  17. Been a while since I posted anything up in here, so thought I would see how many people are getting into the whole home automation thing. With things coming out with the echo, hive, nest, hue etc, more and more people are automating things. For me, I've been automating quite a few things lately. Stopped doing it so much as it could quickly cost a fortune and money going on other things, but eventually I will be doing the whole house. Amazon echo in livingroom, office, diningroom, kitchen, bedroom Smart light switches in livingroom, office, bedroom (and one for the diningroom once I get it put in) Smart socket in livingroom for lamps Hive bulb in bathroom and spare bedroom Hue bulb in Matthews bedroom Hive heating thermostat control Essentially means that I can control at least the main lights I use, the heating, and lamp by voice control or on my mobile app. I am planning on automating some of the TV stuff, as I already have the gear here to do it. Just havent got around to playing with it as of yet.
  18. Nope. Last time you looked on the facebook group it did, not the page
  19. Bump. Get yourself booked in if you havent already guys
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  21. I was exactly the same before we got ours, Dave. I still wont jump in there if any of them fight etc LOL. Welcome to husky owners
  22. Welcome to husky owners Anne marie and Shaun. This is the camp I was telling you about over at Ty Mawr
  23. Sorry for your loss, but welcome back!
  24. First of all, welcome to husky owners Reality is, every dog will be different. We have 3, and have had similar kinds of issues in the past. Depending on what you are trying to teach, separating them to do so may not always be the best thing. Simply as you want them to learn whilst around the others, and not to only listen when there are not others around. I gotta say though, she is 10 week old. She is gonna play, and going to want to continue to play. Huskies will be like that in general, and it can indeed be a PITA when training and you have more than one. The only advise I can really give is to just persist with it. You will get there, it will just likely take more time as you have 2. Examples with ours who are now older Kimba - He will do things on command, as and when he feels like it. He can go from super obedient to completely deaf in under 10 seconds flat, depending on his mood. He is 10 yrs o;d now and things he is 10 weeks old. Kaiser - He is obedient always. We let ours on the settee, and to give you an example, I can ask him to move to the other side of the settee to I can sit down, and he will. I don't even need to make a sound most of the time. I just walk in and point at the other side, and he moves. Koda - He is quite well trained, but will do things when he wants to. Its almost impossible to train him with food. He is just a PITA with it. He will steal treats from the others. He lets himself out of his crate, and we had to get a CCTV camera to even figure out how he was doing it (the crate was still locked after he left it, which is where the confusion was from). So you can see just from that, they are all different. Huskies tend to be very personality based, and very intelligent. They will learn, but when they don't want to do something, they won't. Hence why they shouldn't be offlead for example.
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