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Michael Rolls

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Re: technology, is it a good thing or a bad thing.
« Reply #15 on: Feb 10, 2020, 06:02:22 PM »

You Google free jigsaws. I use a site called Lena Games Bigjig. I found it the best but it wasn't free, I paid around a tenner, and got over 300 puzzles, there are often new sets too, all free as I paid my tenner. You also get free a new puzzle every week and a programme to turn any pictures or photos into jigsaws. I've been using this site now for over 14 years. If you Google it you can look through it all, I can't send you a link from the tablet but will do from my big Computer, if you want me to.
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 10, 2020, 09:13:00 PM »
I use my phone and ipad for scrabble against a few real people. Solitaire occasionally. I just love the amount of information available.  My 11 year old grandson has so much general knowledge, a lot gleaned from his tablet. 


Some of the games he plays interactively with friends are complicated and require good coordination. My oldest grandaughter posts bits of her art, and photos. The opportunities for learning and sharing information are endless.  Fortunately the family do various  things outside the home too so IT time is limited.
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 10, 2020, 09:40:00 PM »
Do any of you have a link to a play-for-fun backgammon site?..
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Re: technology, is it a good thing or a bad thing.
« Reply #18 on: Feb 10, 2020, 09:46:06 PM »
Sorry no. Is there none on Google?

zoony

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« Reply #19 on: Feb 10, 2020, 09:51:14 PM »
I remember looking but nothing appealed. I'll look again perhaps..
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 10, 2020, 09:59:47 PM »
Do any of you have a link to a play-for-fun backgammon site?..

Zoony not a link but "The Backgammon" by ‪UNBALANCE is downloadable from the Microsoft store. It is free and very good, you can play against the computer or real people...

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« Reply #21 on: Feb 10, 2020, 10:38:37 PM »
Thanks GOF...
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 11, 2020, 01:07:21 AM »
Now thats one good thing about my newly acquired smart phone (only a nicky nobody one as I was not going to spend £800 on a phone) that I can amuse myself in boring situations like Doctors waiting rooms etc. I no longer use public transport. Its either a taxi or one of my nephews.


Last year I had to spend a lot of time having blood and iron transfusions as an outpatient and really resented the wasted time when I could have been listing and making money. So I took my smallest laptop and carried on with my business while I was having my treatment. I even made them install the cannula in the left hand as I use the right for the mousie. Otherwise I would have been very bored.
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 11, 2020, 03:28:11 PM »
Technology is part of our lives. I'm a fan, though personally incompetent, ('intuitive' doesn't seem to apply to me..) so all I can say is I like it...until it goes wrong.  >:(
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 11, 2020, 03:34:49 PM »
Technology is great when it works.
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 11, 2020, 04:43:33 PM »
I doubt if we always do ourselves (as a body of people) any good with advances in technology, for example, putting a man on the moon may be a tremendous achievement - almost a miracle when they did it, but what good it did is anyone's guess.
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 11, 2020, 05:13:24 PM »
Ashy, I'm a bit surprised you see it like that? This will change your view..
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/feature/Going_to_the_Moon_Was_Hard_But_the_Benefits_Were_Huge
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Re: technology, is it a good thing or a bad thing.
« Reply #27 on: Feb 11, 2020, 07:38:10 PM »
I doubt if we always do ourselves (as a body of people) any good with advances in technology, for example, putting a man on the moon may be a tremendous achievement - almost a miracle when they did it, but what good it did is anyone's guess.
The technology spin off from that was amazing. Too many instances to post.
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