Your On-Line Port'o'Call

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#571930 - 11/23/18 03:51 PM Holiday DEALS  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
KCook Offline
Admiral
KCook  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
Phoenix
Best Buy got me. Scored a Samsung 10" Android tablet with GPS for $130.

Kelly

A Word from Our Sponsors
#571931 - 11/23/18 06:42 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,215
MarkHB Offline
Dressed for dinner
MarkHB  Offline
Dressed for dinner
Admiral

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,215
CA
I scored a Corona outa my fridge for free. Wife bought them so it is free to me but I am sure it will cost me somehow. I guess it did cost me a cabin in the Smokey Mountains last month.


24' Monterey Explorer
Honda PWC
http://www.picturetrail.com/markhb

Golf!! Waste of a good gun range.
#571932 - 11/24/18 09:43 AM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,510
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,510
Chicago, IL
Saw the Queen movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" with some free passes the wife got from work. Great movie

Then went out for dinner with a gift card that i got from work.

Great night & total cost $0

Last edited by captkevin; 11/24/18 09:44 AM.

2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#571933 - 11/24/18 12:23 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Boise, ID
Being stuck in rest mode on black Friday isn't good.

Bought an iPad to make paper management for work easier
Bought a new printer for the house
Bought a new desktop as my current one crashes constantly. Not sure if I'll keep it.
1 TB SSD hard drive
Hunting base and mid layers

Basketball hoop for toddler, magic bullet blender.

Last edited by Silverbullet; 11/25/18 08:58 PM.

James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#571934 - 11/24/18 12:55 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 15,178
GoFirstClass Offline
Retired Boating Bum
GoFirstClass  Offline
Retired Boating Bum
Grand Poobah

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 15,178
Pasco, WA
I didn't hit any stores yesterday. I usually don't anymore. When I used to get up at 0dark30 to go shopping it was more of a trip to see what was going on in the stores, do some people watching, etc. Only occasionally would I buy something.

This year mama wants a spa to put in the upstairs area where our sports bar is. Costco has 'em on sale in December. That's probably the only gift we'll get, aside from getting the genset rebuilt.

Oh, and I bought a bottle of No-Flex Digester for the black water tank--big spender that I am.


"Beachcomber" 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge


Anchor's down......Bottoms Up!
#571935 - 11/25/18 01:50 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
KCook Offline
Admiral
KCook  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
Phoenix
Pointless update -

Turns out that these Samsung Galaxy devices and Google Inc are joined at the hip. I could not access any of the "built-in" apps without first reviving my old Google account. Old as in really old, I hadn't done anything with that account for several years. I don't think my old Lenovo tablet required this. For all I know a Google membership is required for all Android devices regardless of brand. But somehow I don't get a warm feeling knowing that I am now in the warm embrace of the Google citadel.

That said, the Galaxy Tab E is a nice piece of gear, a big step up over my old Lenovo. And lightyears less expensive than Apple.

soitgoes

#571936 - 11/25/18 09:00 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Boise, ID
Originally Posted by KCook
Pointless update -

Turns out that these Samsung Galaxy devices and Google Inc are joined at the hip. I could not access any of the "built-in" apps without first reviving my old Google account. Old as in really old, I hadn't done anything with that account for several years. I don't think my old Lenovo tablet required this. For all I know a Google membership is required for all Android devices regardless of brand. But somehow I don't get a warm feeling knowing that I am now in the warm embrace of the Google citadel.

That said, the Galaxy Tab E is a nice piece of gear, a big step up over my old Lenovo. And lightyears less expensive than Apple.

soitgoes


All samsung devices require it and I think all android devices do since android is owned by Google. You're stuck with either an apple ID or Google ID. Or both.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#571937 - 11/25/18 11:50 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
KCook Offline
Admiral
KCook  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
Phoenix
So it seems.

Another bump in the road. Even though I made a fresh download (from Google Play store) of my favorite Android game its graphics will not work on the new Samsung. So if you go Android, stick with one gear brand for any hope of continuing video compatibility.

ohwell

#571938 - 11/27/18 07:35 AM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,475
On Holiday Offline
Daddy
On Holiday  Offline
Daddy
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,475
PA and Smith Mountain Lake
I went kayaking at the lake house on Black Friday, no crowds and very peaceful.


2008 Honda Goldwing Trike
2006 Regal 2400
2004 Dodge Ram 2500
2003 Ford F-150
2002 Harley Davidson Roadking Classic
1998 Honda Civic


#571940 - 11/27/18 02:47 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,378
WayWeGo Offline
Admiral
WayWeGo  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,378
Oakton, VA
Kelly, I bought a Samsung tablet to use on the boat a couple of years ago. I have been using a Samsung phone for a few years and was amazed at the level of integration they have achieved. When I turned on the tablet and logged into Google the first time, it realized that I had another device and asked if I wanted to replicate it or pick and choose applications to install automatically. I picked the ones I wanted and the installation was seamless.

Yup, Google has lots of info on me, but I have resigned myself to stop worrying about it. I have been very careful to not let them have anything I don't want them to have. That said, they sure know a lot about my searching and shopping habits, so have a pretty accurate profile.

I was a good boy this year and did very little shopping for stuff that I didn't need. Just some holiday presents that I had already planned to purchase and were on sale. We had a house full of family and had a great time. Hope everyone else did too!



1975 Trojan F36 Convertible, Twin Chrysler 440's
2014 West Marine AL360 Inflatable, 1966 Mercury 6HP, 1992 Mercury 20HP
#571941 - 11/27/18 05:55 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
KCook Offline
Admiral
KCook  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
Phoenix
Yup. When I fired up "Maps" on this new tablet it automatically went to my house on my street. Info that I had not entered since getting the tablet. Google knows all . . .

ohwell

#571942 - 11/28/18 02:02 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,378
WayWeGo Offline
Admiral
WayWeGo  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,378
Oakton, VA
You can run but you can't hide...



1975 Trojan F36 Convertible, Twin Chrysler 440's
2014 West Marine AL360 Inflatable, 1966 Mercury 6HP, 1992 Mercury 20HP
#571943 - 11/28/18 04:00 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: WayWeGo]  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
KCook Offline
Admiral
KCook  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
Phoenix
Originally Posted by WayWeGo
You can run but you can't hide...

lol

#571944 - 11/28/18 10:49 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: WayWeGo]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Boise, ID
Originally Posted by WayWeGo
You can run but you can't hide...

And now Google is working on becoming a telecom by adding cell service.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#571945 - 11/29/18 01:49 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: KCook]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,378
WayWeGo Offline
Admiral
WayWeGo  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,378
Oakton, VA
Not only does Google have a phone service, but you can get a free number from them that you can forward to your own phone. Then you can give the Google number out to people you don't want to have your real phone. If it gets to be a problem you can get a different Google phone number that is not associated with your old one.



1975 Trojan F36 Convertible, Twin Chrysler 440's
2014 West Marine AL360 Inflatable, 1966 Mercury 6HP, 1992 Mercury 20HP
#571946 - 11/29/18 09:33 PM Re: Holiday DEALS [Re: WayWeGo]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,946
Boise, ID
Originally Posted by WayWeGo
Not only does Google have a phone service, but you can get a free number from them that you can forward to your own phone. Then you can give the Google number out to people you don't want to have your real phone. If it gets to be a problem you can get a different Google phone number that is not associated with your old one.


That's cool.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester



Moderated by  Admin 

Sponsors
New Topics
Two Boats, One Trailer
by On Holiday. 12/17/18 02:00 PM
Board with that warehouse job?
by Frantically Relaxing. 12/15/18 07:14 PM
Santa comes in 10 days....
by GoFirstClass. 12/15/18 01:13 PM
Must be that time again.....
by GoFirstClass. 12/04/18 06:18 PM
So Glad Harvard Graduates can afford Expensive Watches
by Justification. 12/04/18 05:27 PM
Trailer Weight Distribution
by MarkHB. 12/01/18 10:56 AM
Holiday DEALS
by KCook. 11/23/18 03:51 PM
Persistence Pays Off
by GoFirstClass. 11/17/18 07:50 PM
Shopping for another boat...
by Dave R. 11/06/18 05:46 PM
Stupid Subaru Design
by Justification. 08/27/18 11:41 AM
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 83 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
okielaker, Rbt18, oldnamwaterskier, farmermike, FrankC
5463 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums23
Topics37,222
Posts563,316
Members5,464
Most Online252
Aug 5th, 2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0