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Nonsense and Non Sequiturs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Blue Bolt, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. FCBolt

    FCBolt Well-Known Member

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    Damn, total fail by the geeks here!
     
  2. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    quite shocked by that Ringo ....... most unusual for Blew Balls to be "not all over this" maybe he's losing his touch and technology is passing him by ??? ;)
     
  3. Mister E. Mann

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    This problem just started on your trip, or was it happening before you left ?

    Edit - I see on the last page that "you never had this problem back home".

    There definitely is a different wall adapter for the iPad and iPhone. The iPad uses a 10W charger, while the iPhone only uses a 5 Watt charger.

    Did the problem start before or after the first time you charged it here ?
     
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  4. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Yep......... and there's your problem. The iPhone charger is lower voltage than the iPad charger.

    You sir, are a nitwit for not bringing your iPad charger with you. That's why you can't get it to charge up properly.
     
  5. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    Ok let's see now.....

    DEFINETELY just started after arriving here mate, have never had an issue with draining the battery like it is presently.

    What it's doing is draining the battery even when I'm plugged into the AC outlet, which I didn't think even possible to do ?

    It also seems to be using much more of the battery power very quickly here than at home, I could use it for 10 hours in my truck and hardly use any juice, but here it seems to run down to the 20% mark in an afternoon when not plugged to an AC source.
    Im in downtown right now at a Starbucks, but Deev tells me there are no Apple stores around here ?...... Otherwise I'd go buy the proper adaptor.

    Are they available from any other stores that you are aware of ???

    That is interesting to know that the iPad and iPhone use different adaptor though ........ Sneaky bastards, I should have figured they would. :mad:
     
  6. jackfrost

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    Now why would I know that they'd be different adapters ????

    If I'd bought my adaptor (which has the 3 pins remember) I'd have to buy a transformer as well! wouldn't it be just simpler to buy the actual iPad adaptor with the correct wattage ?

    OK, back up, I DO have my 3 pin plug I just remembered, but those voltage converters are way more expensive than what an iPad charger is I bet.

    Any suggestions as to which way to go lads would be much appreciated ......

    Off for a walk, will find another WiFi hotspot along the way to call back in soon...... Cheers.
     
  7. jackfrost

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    Oh, one other thing if I may ......

    What type of Go Phone is the best buy and where do they sell them.

    Just want something to get me through my time here.
     
  8. Lance19

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    Reviews look good on this one, Jack...

    Jacked Phone.jpg

    D'oh! I think it uses a 10W charger!
     
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  9. Mister E. Mann

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    They are definitely available at Best Buy, and possibly even Target, WalMart and any other place with an electronics department.

    Will cost about $20 - $30 I think
     
  10. Mister E. Mann

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    Best Buy will also have a selection of prepaid phone options, from a bunch of different carriers.


    The only one I can speak for as far as coverage though is Virgin Mobile, which should work in all the areas you'll be on this trip.
     
  11. Blue Bolt

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    Why, because they are different devices, with different sized batteries, that's why.

    An iPad has a much larger battery, which holds more juice, and takes longer to charge, so using the lower wattage iPhone charger it would take forever to recharge it.

    There are two Apple Stores in SD....... one in Fashion Valley, and the other in the UTC shopping center. If you are near either one, you could drop by.
     
  12. jackfrost

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    Well we've known for some time that I take nitwitism to a level thought unachievable by mankind, so let's just move past that discussion. :D

    So how does this explain why the device is using the battery usage so quickly, even when charged at 100% ????

    Surely once the device is showing 100% it shouldn't use power more quickly here than at home ?
     
  13. jackfrost

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    Just for that Lancelot, I'm going to look for this exact model ......and I'll be calling you up for advice if I can't figure out the instructions too. ;)
     
  14. jackfrost

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    Beautiful ....... Well I'm now down at Horton plaza, so we'll see what I can find.
     
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    ...but then you digress.... :D

    For Jacko, that is straight skinny on needing the more powerful charger for the iPad... The iPhone charger only provides about 1 amp and the iPad charger provides about 2 amps - both voltage *and* amperage are what is needed to provide the necessary wattage (power) to charge your phone. Blew is spot on. If you weren't such a cheap bastage they do sell external battery backups that will temporarily service both devices when you find yourself running short on battery life, (but they are a hell of a lot cheaper off of Amazon than Apple - you might ask at Best Buy to see what they have).

    Also I am plus 1 on Virgin mobile. Used to use them for the granddaughters before I gave up and just added them onto my Verizon account. Funny, at one spot over in Santee Lakes, we had zero coverage on our cell phones, but the granddaughters little virgin mobile phone worked just fine. Go figure. :tup:
     
  16. Blue Bolt

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    I would guess that the battery charge indicator is thrown off my the adapter somehow. I doubt the iPhone charger was really giving your iPad a full charge.
     
  17. jackfrost

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    Got it ..... Just looked up the UTC one ( had no idea what that meant or was located), looks like a decent weeks walk from where I'm located currently BLEW ;)......... Might have to wait for the Deev to arrive with the wheels and head out to Fashion Valley I think....... Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Got it, yep, that sounds feasible, there was no way it could be using that much juice so quickly, if fully charged.
     
  19. jackfrost

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    Hey Old fella, how are you ?

    OK, sounds like Virgin is the go then, I'll try and find a Best Buy down here.

    Just walked past the hostel I stayed at 5 years ago when here for the Patties game that year............ Where has that time gone ????? ....... DAMN !!!!
     
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  22. Lance19

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    You can get one of these Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 4.15.40 PM.png for just 500,000 of those points
     
  23. Pumpkin Bolt

    Pumpkin Bolt Zin me!

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  24. Mister E. Mann

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    Well, I should be safe from that for a while.

    What I can get with 8 points ? (besides laughed at)
     
  25. Lance19

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    Hmmm...oh! The satisfaction of knowing that after his first 184 posts, Jack only had 5 points...

    8 points gets you (the laugh, plus) a fun fact: The Manning brothers are averaging 8.5 INTs through 6 games...:roflmao:
     
  26. Concudan

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    8 points. How quaint....

     
  27. jackfrost

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    AaaaaaaaaHahahahahahahahaha, good stuff Mister !!! :tup:

    By the way, have got hold of a cheap phone and are now investing in a $40 unlimited for a month deal, sounds the best way to go.

    Also got hold of the proper 12 watt iPad charger for $20 from Best Buy (found one down in National City, not far from the house), and its charging up much quicker (surprise surprise !!! ;))

    Thanks for the help Men, much appreciated.
     
  28. jackfrost

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    Did I NOT thank you ?????

    Shame on me if thats the case ....... Ill let you spank me when we hook up at the game if you like !!! :tup:
     
  29. FCBolt

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    phew...faith in jn-mac-p geekdom has been restored.
     
  30. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    you dirty farger !!!!

    What, you think that now that you've joined the ranks of us 53 year olds you now have the right to "fart in our general direction" ????

    You Sir, ARE ONE CORKSOAKERING SOB. !!!!!!
     

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