Month: April 2016

Nokia Lumia 530 – Quick review

I bought one of these things last year, as my old iPhone 3GS had run into a few technical gremlins that were starting to piss me off. For starters the sound had quit working when it rang + the power button had fallen off. Also I couldn’t use the latest Apps on it ‘cos of the age of the OS on it. When I bought it, the Nokia Lumia 530 was still selling for around £69, but could be picked up for around £40 if you weren’t too fussy about the case colour. I largely bought it ‘cos of the price + I thought the Windows interface looked craploads better

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How to cook Egg Noodles in a Microwave

This is actually easier than it sounds. Normally you boil them in a pan of water for about 3-5minutes. To do this in a microwave, all you need is……. 1) A Packet of dried Egg Noodles (e.g. Blue Dragon brand) 2) A Kettle full of boiling water 3) A Pyrex Glass Bowl 4) Some flavourings (optional) 5) A Microwave Put the kettle on to boil (making sure it has water in it), place the nest of noodles in the bottom of the bowl. At this stage you can add your flavourings to make the noodles more interesting. I like to use curry powder to make curried noodles, but you can

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Idiots guide to dabbling in Forex

Forex is short for “Foreign Exchange”, and is basically swapping over currency from one country for one from another – For instance swapping your British Pounds (GBP / £) for US Dollars (USD / £), like you may do when going on Holiday (Vacation), or in this instance for investing purposes. For investing purposes, this is basically done by taking advantage of changes in value for the currency over the passage of time. Thanks to the same technology you’re using to read this article, you can keep tabs on it via the internet at a dedicated Foreign Exchange website. In order to do it for the purposes of investing you

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Review: DIY for Dummies

This review is for the Kindle preview version of DIY for Dummies. Well it’s not bad as a DIY book, just not quite as good as the trusty old “Reader’s Digest” + “Collins” DIY manuals that have long been the go-to book for most British DIY’ers. Found the suggested tools list a bit questionable, like it seems to suggest mole-grips pliers… but doesn’t mention the other types you also need (regular, longnose + sidecutters) for doing tasks that require more finesse than working on pipes, etc. Also it suggests buying a neon mains tester as part of your toolkit. If you poke around on a certain well known video sharing

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