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# 128744 22-Aug-2013 07:02
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I tend to like to play with new technology, and while I don't usually uptake the technology early, I do tend to get there!

At the beginning of this year I purchased an Ipad, this was because as a bonus we were given vouchers at work for either Foodtown/Countdown or Dicksmith, I had save these for a few months and ended up very close to enough for an Ipad 16GB 4G+wifi so I saved a little and purchased it, I loved it, and still do, or would if I hadn't upgraded to the 128GB version in May.

My girl friend was not impressed, she thought that I should have spent the vouchers on groceries!

My girlfriend has not had a cell phone for around a year when I got her an iphone 3GS, she hasn't admitted she likes it yet, but it is the only phone in about 5 years that she has kept regularly charged and I can contact her on 5 out of 10 times I try.

Yesterday we found that my 7 year old laptop that I gave her when her even older Acer desktop finally died has been compromised, and she had her paypal account hacked and some money stolen, I have told her I don't want to spend any money on fixing it as it is too old, and just not worth repairing, the battery is dead and the charger port on the laptop is dodgy.

I did however make the huge error of showing her how to surf the internet on the Ipad, this morning I went to put it in my bag to take to work and was told that the Ipad wasn't going anywhere, and that she quite liked it and it was now hers! I asked her why she had changed her mind about "the complete waste of money" and she told me that they never said on TV that is was better than a laptop!

Well I offered to get her a cheap Android tablet so she can surf the net, which is all she does anyway and was told, "don't waste your money, the Ipad will do fine!"

So long my trusty Ipad I will miss you :(

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  # 882994 22-Aug-2013 19:22
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Replace the girl friend, keep the ipad, it will be cheaper and cleaner that way. I have seen this before, the apple ipad is a house wrecker, first you buy an ipad, next thing you know is half your house and possessions are gone and you are filing for divorce or digging a hole somewhere to bury your ex or hiding extradition or drone strikes from obama. and even after all that when you want to start a new life you are never the same ever AGAIN! you will keep looking into your ipad while on a dinner date. you don't own the ipad, the ipad owns you! however the ipad has become a necessary evil it seems. but I have managed to completely avoid it!

ditch the girl, keep the pad. your sexual and financial life will improve! DO IT NOW!

or you could try telling her prolonged exposure the the radiation from the ipad can cause ovarian cancerous tumor growths.

..or I guess you could just buy another ipad but that would not be as exciting would it. hm..

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