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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: May 26, 2020, 09:21:42 AM »
I've a couple of weak internet spots in the house and I'm looking at using a WiFi extender to help boost the signal. Has anyone used these before? Any recommendations?

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 21, 2020, 08:58:53 AM »
I see shootjerseys have started the cycling gear, not sure what sizes are like.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:22:26 AM »
Was thinking of getting a new bike and a child seat to get out and about with the kids a bit during lock-down. I assume a Hybrid is the way to go but would welcome any recommendations either for a bike or the child seat!
I have this cyclocross bike a year now https://www.halfords.com/bikes/adventure-bikes/voodoo-limba-mens-adventure-bike---52-54.5-57cm-frames-445554.html. Got this purely for the same reason as you, wanted something I could put a seat on/off easily enough. Works well with this seat https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-accessories/child-bike-seats/polisport-bubbly-mini-head-tube-109838.html. My youngest just turned 4 and it's no bother scooting around with him on the back.

Without the seat, I've had the bike out on the road and off road.

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General discussion / Re: Recommend me a mobile phone
« on: May 11, 2020, 09:14:20 AM »
Taking your number with you as you move mobile operator had been the standard for about fifteen years Tony!
Well that shows how long it is she's had her number on O2. But good to know nonetheless. Is it you who has championed these Chinese phones as need a good Android phone myself - out of contract now but forever deleting stuff to make room and it's a pain in the arse (32MB).

I'm what might be described as a bit of a dweeb when it comes to phones.

A really, really good budget Chinese option is the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Can pick it up for about 200 off eglobaluk.
Would he not be better buying it from the xiaomi uk website?

I've a RedMi 3 here that the young fella uses to play games on mainly, too young to have a sim in it but it must be about 4 years old and still works with no issues.

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General discussion / Re: Ryanair
« on: May 04, 2020, 04:40:48 PM »
Cambrils was brill great spot !

What type of accomodation in Cambrils would you reccommend for 2 adults and 4 kids? Had a look on the website there is this similar to an Al Fresco park type holiday, in that once you're inside the park you've access to all amenities?

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: April 24, 2020, 03:03:37 PM »
Only started watching Money Heist lately. Great show. You quickly forget you are even reading subtitles.
Tried the dubbed version first and couldn't get into it at all.
Still on Season 1 but loving it so far...
the dubbing is really annoying me and I've just finished Season 1. Denver's laugh... horrendous.
Watch it in Spanish with subtitles. Didnt think I'd like it that way but honestly you forget you are even reading them after a while.
Survived Narcos Mexico like this, must make the switch. Cheers

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: April 24, 2020, 11:26:03 AM »
Only started watching Money Heist lately. Great show. You quickly forget you are even reading subtitles.
Tried the dubbed version first and couldn't get into it at all.
Still on Season 1 but loving it so far...
the dubbing is really annoying me and I've just finished Season 1. Denver's laugh... horrendous.

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GAA Discussion / Re: WhatsApp Groups And GDPR
« on: April 09, 2020, 09:02:38 AM »
If it comes back this year, there'll be loads of games and players mad keen to play. How do you guarantee everyone plays? It'd be a good time to trial rolling subs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: WhatsApp Groups And GDPR
« on: April 06, 2020, 09:21:47 AM »
Have many of you tried using Zoom to connect with your teams? Is putting a password on the meetings enough to keep it from being hacked, provided intended audience doesn't share the password?
Heard of terrible reports over the weekend for a nursery session.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: March 31, 2020, 10:16:25 AM »
If your on O2 Disney+ is at a reduced rate, OH signed up for 3.99/m and there's a 7 day free trial atm for new sign ups

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:24:44 AM »
Teachers no longer have to return before  30 june. They can just sign themselves fit for work on 1 july!
how much time do you think kids should be spending doing some of the school work that was sent home? I do a daily plan for my 2 last approx 1.5-2hours. They attend a bunscoil so I'd prefer them to focus more on the obair as gaeilge, and my other thing is to get them reading their Irish books out loud so they can keep practising their oral skills.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 25, 2020, 08:20:08 AM »
We've a young baby who the wife takes to swimming classes. An email the other week from them said the pool was ok as chlorine killed the virus.
The swimming lessons one of my lads goes to have been cancelled, we weren't sending him anyway. I guess it's a personal choice but is it worth the risk?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 19, 2020, 08:01:59 AM »
Still fellas in work who wouldn't wash their hands after using the bog.

There's nothing as bad as a middle aged man going to the bog and not washing his hands, we see it here all the time ffs  >:( >:(

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GAA Discussion / Re: WhatsApp Groups And GDPR
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:40:34 AM »
We've made the move to Heja for team communication, some nice functionality like schedule planner where parents can indicate if their child is going / not going. No more counting thumbs up on WhatsApp. Only thing I can see lacking is the ability to post videos.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 21, 2020, 01:20:28 PM »
Anybody recommend anywhere with a few self catering holiday homes together for July or August for a family holiday ?
Looking somewhere in Ireland

I've done a few of these over the past number of summers.  My favourite was probably the one we went to in Courtown, Wexford.  Plenty for kids to do in the area and a great base for exploring Wexford (such a fantastic county).  No issues with accommodation either...

I think this was the place https://www.forestparkselfcatering.com/

I've booked similar holidays in Terryglass (Tipp), Enniscrone (Sligo), Bunbeg (Donegal) and Lettermore (Galway).  They all offered something in their own right.

Courtown, great shout!

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