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Aug. 25, 2013, 12:25 p.m.
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South Africa

Weird, I don't remember the water taps being reversed when I was there. Do remember the shanty towns though.

Aug. 10, 2013, 11:37 a.m.
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any cel phone experts here?

As long as it's unlocked and supports the frequencies Speak Out uses (they operate on Rogers network I believe) you should be fine.

Just take your sim card with you and pop it in to make sure it works before you had over the cash.

July 10, 2013, 6:44 p.m.
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dashboard cameras

One could remove it when not occupying the car. That's just crazy enough to work.

Kn.

That gets old quick, nothing like walking around with a GoPro in you pocket all the time. Well, unless you carry a purse or something. Not sure about everyone else but I'm lazy and would eventually end up just leaving in the glovebox and some punk would take it. Then again, if you don't live in greater Van area you could probably just leave it on the dash without any problems :dizzy:

July 10, 2013, 11:01 a.m.
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dashboard cameras

why not just use a gopro? They have the 2 hour setting where it automatically wipes itself and the basic kit comes with an adhesive mount you could just leave on your dashboard.

Slight chance someone might smash your window and grab it?

Feb. 28, 2013, 8:25 a.m.
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If travelling to Tokyo

Japan has really made it a lot easier to travel as an english speaker. The train maps are in English, most restaurants have an English menu, major street signs and maps are in English, etc, etc.

Not only that, the majority of people 40 or under can speak English. They don't like to because they think their English is bad but, in my experience, their English is easily good enough to communicate with.

Feb. 27, 2013, 8:56 a.m.
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If travelling to Tokyo

Kyoto on the other hand is colourful, full of lovely looking ladies, and just plain better.

And has free outdoor WiFi all along the main shopping street…. and nice gardens.

Feb. 14, 2013, 2:58 p.m.
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Nexus 4

For what a smartphone is used for, LTE isn't really necessary.

Having said that, LTE is pretty fast. My brother just upgraded to an S3 (Rogers network). Speedtest numbers are 30Mb/sec for download, 20Mb/sec upload.

Very true, but it is nice. My phone seems to average around 48Mbps down and 23Mbps up on Rogers here in Van. Once it spiked up to 69Mbps down :nerd: LOL, used up over 1GB of data one day just doing speed tests in various parts of town.

Feb. 14, 2013, 8:41 a.m.
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Nexus 4

Just read this so looks like they may be pulling the plug on LTE:

http://mobilesyrup.com/2013/02/14/android-4-2-2-update-reportedly-breaks-lte-compatibility-on-the-nexus-4/

Maybe I just won't update.

Feb. 14, 2013, 8:26 a.m.
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Nexus 4

how is the sound quality? they have a qualcomm dac in there..

Nexus 4 says no LTE support?

Sound quality seems fine to me. The LTE is easily enabled in the phone settings, click the link I included in my first post. I've been using LTE since the day I got it without any issues.

Feb. 13, 2013, 8:34 a.m.
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Nexus 4

Fuck yeah. 16GB model, $393 USD with taxes and shipping to WA state.

Mine was only $419 CDN shipped to my door here in Vancouver. Personally not worth the extra $26 to go pick it up across the line if you live up here.

LTE works fine on Rogers.

http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/11/23/how-to-enable-lte-on-the-nexus-4-with-rogers-telus-or-bell-video/

It's been a great phone so far.

Feb. 4, 2013, 9:01 a.m.
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track days

When I was doing track days the only way I heard about it was through local clubs. The cheapest way to do it is by helping to fill up unused spots with car clubs that have booked the track. It's been years since I've done one but for Seattle check with the Alfa/BMW/Corvette clubs in Washington. For Mission… well… go to Seattle instead :lol: Actually Mission is better than it use to be so it's still fun.

Jan. 21, 2013, 8:13 a.m.
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The NSMB Random Picture Thread! **NSFW**

If your serious about shootin' stills of shit while out hunting, check out the Hero3 Black. It takes some impressive stills. Can also be set to take pics every x seconds.

Sounds like there are a few hunters using them on the gopro forums.

With the wide field of view I would think you'd have to be pretty damn close to get a good shot with a GoPro.

Dec. 19, 2012, 10:26 a.m.
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School me on DLSRs NBR Think Tank

Depending on what you are looking for, I would consider the new mirrorless systems. They seem to be pretty interesting alternatives to DSLRs.

I switched to a Panasonic G3 micro 4/3 camera about a year and a half ago. Haven't looked back, it's small and there is a good selection of lenses for that mount. It got to the point I wouldn't even take my DSLR on vacation with me due to the size (body and lenses).

Dec. 1, 2012, 3:51 p.m.
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What happens when 50 people show up to evict a kung-fu expert?

That video did not deliver.

Dec. 1, 2012, 1:19 p.m.
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Trip Advisor

I use it for checking out hotels all the time. So far any of the highly rated hotels I've stayed at have been as good as they say. Just ignore the worst and best reviews and see what the majority say.

Haven't had as good luck with their restaurant reviews though, I guess when it comes to food people have very different standards of what they consider really good.

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