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I can't believe I once made my living as a puter geek. Haven't been keeping up with the technology and got left behind. Got tired of listening to the GF complain about her old, slow and not working puter. Took her in to Best Buy today and got her a new one. While there I got me a Samsung Tablet I think that's what they're called. A Galaxy tab3. And a couple gig memory card. For the last two hours I've been

1. looking at it, wondering what the heck I got it for.

2. Wondering what the heck I'm going to do with it, or use it for.

3. Trying to figure out how to turn it on.

I think the battery needs charged so I'm going to leave it overnight and try again in the morn. :???: :dunno:

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I bought an iPad once... turns out having the wealth of information the internet has to offer accessed with the tap of a finger is quite useful when working on the MJ, and countless other tasks. I'd say, once you get it set up, it'll be just as valuable to you as a damn socket wrench. 

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I can't believe I once made my living as a puter geek. Haven't been keeping up with the technology and got left behind. Got tired of listening to the GF complain about her old, slow and not working puter. Took her in to Best Buy today and got her a new one. While there I got me a Samsung Tablet I think that's what they're called. A Galaxy tab3. And a couple gig memory card. For the last two hours I've been

1. looking at it, wondering what the heck I got it for.

2. Wondering what the heck I'm going to do with it, or use it for.

3. Trying to figure out how to turn it on.

I think the battery needs charged so I'm going to leave it overnight and try again in the morn. :???: :dunno:

 

Let me guess.  Cobol on a mini and/or mainframe right?  I can tell by your wit.

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BINGO! Give that man a cigar. But not one of mine. It was the SAGE system the Air Force had back in the early sixties. The system was housed in a four story building occupying half a city block. Power supply was in the basement. First floor was administration, maintenance. Second floor was processor and third and fourth floors were storage, memory. The air conditioner could cool a large apartment building.

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We have two iPad minis in my house. His and hers. Our laptop hasn't been out of the closet since we got them. We use them for everything and like it was stated above, sure is nice to search stuff up out in the garage, laying under the jeep. Battery life is awesome also.

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Got the Samsung tab 3 also, bought it so I didn't have to lug my laptop around for school (excuse to buy). First semester, never used it at all except for music.

This semester, kind of proud of myself, used it to take notes in class, actually could have recorded audio or video, I can follow along on the lecture if it is posted.

Got this cool HUD speed display that I use (night time only), not bright enough for day, but kind of cool.

Today, if my daughter left her tablet at home (Ipad mini) I'd have to run it to her, myself leave home without my tablet...never.

Kind of throws you into the tech stranglehold, so convenient, yet such a hassle when either you have no access or don't have it with you.

Myself, I'm about to ditch the cellphone because I can make calls over the web for free.

Backcountry Navigator has a cool app for gps and maps to be used on your tablet in the boonies (real reason I bought mine)

Take it or leave it? I admit it, I'm hooked, might as well go to class naked as that is how I'd feel if I left home without the tablet.

One more thing, suggest using a screen protector, and folio case for protection.

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Update. The next morn I started fooling with it. Instruction manual, What there is of one, After a hour I threw it in the trash can with a few savory remarks. The GF found it there and retrieved it and started fooling with it. She said there's something wrong with this. She took it back to Best Buy. There was something wrong with it. They gave her a new one. After getting it back I went thru all the apps I could find on it. Played with it for a couple hours. That was 4 days ago. It's been sitting on my desk ever since. One of these days..... :???:

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I was a bit of a 'puter geek myself many years ago.  Norden Systems and Digital Equipment Corporation.  Like Jim, I haven't kept up, but I do know the secret.  If I can't figure it out, I give it to a 6 year old and they show me how to use it. 

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Dedaw's post was in response to a thing I posted that I found out on the web years ago.  It strayed from the thread so I hid it.  No disrespect to Jim.  My post was wierd, but it still makes me laugh.  Then again, I'm wierd too, and I still make me laugh.

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