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Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

Teknikal69 My Experience (314 comments)

Truthful experience here I bought an ecig about 3 years ago to try and get a nicotine fix when my Workplace put a stop to smokebreaks I really didn't expect it to work at all but I've never smoked a single cigarette since that day I even have a full unopened packet in a drawer.

It wasn't really my intention to stop smoking altogether I just found I didn't need to anymore.

Probably took about 3 or 4 months until I realised I could taste and smell better, they really do work although I think a lot depends on the quality of the liquid used.

I'd go as far to say that they have almost certainly extended my life and I couldn't have stopped without one.

1 year,7 days

Calibre Version 1.0 Released After 7 Years of Development

Teknikal69 Personally I think it's wonderful software (193 comments)

I've a PRS-T1 and I use Calibre solely to manage it over Sonys own reader software

I think it's biggest strength is Calibre makes collections easy to manage which makes everything a lot easier for me all my novel series are automatically put into a collections and numbered appropriately. I've also used it for conversions more times than I can count and it's done a pretty good job basically I'd just be much worse off without it and probably wouldn't bother with e-readers at all.

Thanks Kovid if you read this

1 year,21 days

Samsung Accused of Paying For Negative HTC Reviews

Teknikal69 Pretty sure they all do it but HTC has a cheek (112 comments)

Not afraid to say that I really like Samsung devices and have never been paid for it, name one other manufacturer who lets you add an extended battery and 64gb Micro SDXC card to their phones these days. For me that's a good enough reason to stick with them

It is an interesting article though because I've had similar thought's about HTC recently on certain other tech and Android forums the amount of HTC One posts is way beyond any other phone and most of them are full of nonsense reasons why the One is better than everything else but if you look at the actual specs the HTC is trailing the Galaxy S4 in everything.

To me that's very fishy.

about a year ago

Galaxy S 4 Dominates In Early Benchmark Testing

Teknikal69 Re:Battery life (276 comments)

I get just about 2 days on my Galaxy S Advance (also know as s2 lite) but that's with a mugen battery although it's the same size as my original stock battery physically, I have to say though I have some real specs lust after the S4 this may be the one that gets me to update especially if I can get the exynos version in the UK.

about a year and a half ago

Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

Teknikal69 Sack Jim Sterling (978 comments)

It's the only viable solution, in return we will all switch off our adblockers.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How to Pimp My Android Tablet?

Teknikal69 I've had a similar recent thought myself (154 comments)

I bought myself a cheap 10,000mah portable battery which is flat and basicly the size of a very thin ereader for charging my phone if the powers down but the shape and size got me thinking I know my Sony T1 reader has what's a tiny 1000mah battery and yet lasts a month or so, so what if I could alter the case and put this 10,000 mah into it. I'm thinking it would last at least a year between charges, it also has me wondering why no manufacturer has put a really big battery in one, maybe there is a flaw in my thinking. It's something I'm not likely to try however although if I had a 3d printer or something it could probably be done quite well.

about a year and a half ago

Is It Worth Paying Extra For Fast SD Cards?

Teknikal69 I'm guilty of overkill (164 comments)

I always buy class10 32gb cards I even have one in a sony ereader where I'm using maybe a gb at most and don't need that kind of speed whatsover it's a total waste even I recognise, I guess it's a character flaw with myself I've yet to get a 64gb one but I definitely do want them even if I never use the space.

about a year and a half ago

Huge Security Hole In Recent Samsung Devices

Teknikal69 Re:Great (153 comments)

And I'm stuck with my much newer S Advance on Gingerbread 2.3.6 they never even patched the last exploit for it.

I still love the phone though don't get me wrong it's pretty capable but it's quite sickening the way Samsung ignores it just because the S3 came a few weeks later.

about a year and a half ago

PSVita Hacked, Native Homebrew Loader Coming Soon

Teknikal69 PS Mobile (50 comments)

Sony will never allow this they have already announced PS Mobile which will let Indy devs write their own apps/games, plus the games on the Vita have the ability to refuse to open until you update to the latest firmware I've had this happen a few times when a new Firmwares released. So everyone will have to update to the fixed Firmware anyway or leave their bought games useless and unplayable.

Vitas a great system by the way and there are tons of games on PSN if you take into account the PSP and PS1 games it also runs, Just for the record though I have over ten Vita only titles and they are all good games.

about 2 years ago

Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy SIII To Its Ban List

Teknikal69 Re:Do it yourself (553 comments)

Might not be effective but count me in anyway.

about 2 years ago

Sony Closes WipEout Developer Studio Liverpool

Teknikal69 Sad day for the Vita Sony completely baffles me (102 comments)

Wipeout 2048 is really the best game I have for it and the DLC was excellent as well, I just don't understand Sony first Zipper make Unit 13 which is still the vitas best shooter and they get canned, then they give resistance to Nihilistic of all companys who ruin it and then as a reward they also let them work on Vita COD which I predict will be basicly the same.

Now they kill Studio Liverpool it's almost like the companys are being rewarded for bad games and punished for good ones.

about 2 years ago

Android Piracy Sites Seized By US Government

Teknikal69 Google need to get gift cards worldwide (184 comments)

I know they just started gift cards in the USA but they really needed them everywhere else more, I think the main reason for Android piracy is it's to hard to buy things on Play I know I won't be able to purchase anything there until the gift cards get to the UK.

I know Americans are usually pretty shocked not everyone uses a credit card but I've honestly never needed or wanted one and can still buy credit for iTunes, Skype, PSN, Amazon, eBay and dozens of others with no hassle.

about 2 years ago

Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

Teknikal69 Re:Sorry, you're wrong (738 comments)

But on Ios your tied to only the default app my problem with it is I might want to share a file across multiple apps. IOS just doesn't let that happen you could work round it with dropbox or something maybe but then you are likely to end up with multiple copies of the original file all over the filesystem.

Basicly every App sandboxes it's own files and other apps can't get at them, even a common shared folder would work but Apple don't even allow that.

more than 2 years ago

Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

Teknikal69 Re:Getting tired of Apple lawsuits (738 comments)

It's the reason I've ditched the iPhone for a Samsung Galaxy phone, apples lawsuits are obviously about trying to kill competition and taking away choice for consumers. You can clai, it's an emotional decision if you like but it's my money and that company won't be getting it again.

more than 2 years ago

No Bomb Powerful Enough To Destroy an On-Rushing Asteroid, Sorry Bruce Willis

Teknikal69 Re:Idiots! (352 comments)

I agree with you and almost always get the same thought's especially watching mythbusters episodes recently, still like the show but I wish they would just leave movies alone.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Blames Galaxy SIII Burn On "External Energy Source"

Teknikal69 Don't need Sherlock for this one (169 comments)

Heat was very obviously external as the outside was melted and the inside was only slightly marked, the story would probably have been called out as dubious right away if the army of Apple fanboys hadn't seized on it started posting it everywhere and ignoring all the evidence.

Even I'm surprised someone was stupid enough to put their phone in a microwave mind you.

more than 2 years ago

LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs Boson

Teknikal69 Re:Found at 125 GeV (396 comments)

What you have to remember about black holes is they even twist space around them so anything going past that event horizon is going to be in a crazy whirlpool of spacetime so escape is impossible even if something is completely massless. Granted this is just based my own thoughts and not based on any real understanding of physics.

more than 2 years ago

Google Killing Off Mini, Video, and iGoogle

Teknikal69 Ruined my day (329 comments)

First thing I saw when I turned on my PC and I actually came from the Slashdot iGoogle widget.

I've been using iGoogle since it first launched and it's really the only reason I use many of Googles services and also the only reason I bother logging into Google at all.

Very disappointed in honesty I think I'll probably end up giving Bing a try simply because I can't think of anything else to replace it with.

more than 2 years ago

New iPhone Prototypes Have Integrated NFC chips and Antenna

Teknikal69 End of NFC then (114 comments)

Knowing Apple they will probably patent it or something obvious to do with it and then demand import bans on all the handset manufacturers who already have it for copying their unique innovations. I actually used to like Apple just can't stand the way they do business any more.

more than 2 years ago

Georgia Apple Store Refuses To Sell iPad To Iranian-American Teen

Teknikal69 Think they denied me as well (1116 comments)

I tried to buy an iPod Touch there a few years ago and they claimed they didn't have any, Now this wasn't just after a release or anything like that and I wouldn't think the iPod is a huge seller anymore, I think it was pretty obvious they just didn't want to sell me one. Could well be because it was my first time in an Apple store and I think I was probably looking at the people who obviously spent their free time just hanging out there like they were morons which I have to admit I was really thinking at the time. Still cost them at least £300 as I wanted a 64gb, also just for the record I'm just a normal white guy in Northern Ireland.

more than 2 years ago


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