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Old 08-20-2011, 04:58 PM   #21
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I'm not prone to crying, but that would have brought tears to my eyes (right after a passionate outburst of colorful language).
While I was napping that day our greenwing macaw, Rosy, had walked from her cage over to the sofa where my backpack was (a "no no" in itself). Then she unzipped the zip pocket to my backpack, removed the calculator in its case, unzipped the case, removed the calculator, and carried it up to the top of the very tall perching structure on top of her cage. When I walked in the room, she was still holding it, but when I gasped in horror, she promptly dropped it and started saying "bad bird, bad bird". She knew it was wrong.

Her escapade had also included removing my wallet from the backpack, opening the change purse part, removing all the coins, and lining them up on the carpet. Thank goodness she didn't swallow one. I should not have left her out while napping but she had always been so good.

I admit, I actually did cry! I had a major meltdown that lasted for hours. For the rest of the day, she looked so guilty, and was murmuring to me "it's all right, it's all right".
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:48 PM   #22
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The HP tablet is on sale for $99 now. Blowing out the inventory!
I'm so tempted to get one, but the big problem I see is it'll have no support. They're totally killing off the platform.

So that means obviously no future software upgrades from HP, but also no developers making apps and such for it.

What a bummer, cause it had such potential (WebOS vs iOs vs Android).

Will have to debate if it's worth it for the stock install and nothing else.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:59 PM   #23
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I'm so tempted to get one, but the big problem I see is it'll have no support. They're totally killing off the platform.

So that means obviously no future software upgrades from HP, but also no developers making apps and such for it.

What a bummer, cause it had such potential (WebOS vs iOs vs Android).

Will have to debate if it's worth it for the stock install and nothing else.
Take a look at this Touchdroid --Android for the HP Touchpad
If it can be made to run Android that would open up alot of potential.
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Take a look at this Touchdroid --Android for the HP Touchpad
If it can be made to run Android that would open up alot of potential.
I'm not a fan of android. I prefer iOS and webOS. Although I haven't tried gingerbread, I'd assuming it's not that different from froyo.

Still, if this becomes available, it'll at least make the thing useful 6 months or a year from now, when the original OS is stale. And by that point you can probably pick up a used one for $50, considering the iPad 3 will be coming out around then, and people will have bought them new for 100. Could be a decent little thing to have around.

Thanks for the link!
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Opps so sorry W2R, couldn't help myself! Really, and so sorry is more appropriate. Queenie

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While I was napping that day our greenwing macaw, Rosy, had walked from her cage over to the sofa where my backpack was (a "no no" in itself). Then she unzipped the zip pocket to my backpack, removed the calculator in its case, unzipped the case, removed the calculator, and carried it up to the top of the very tall perching structure on top of her cage. When I walked in the room, she was still holding it, but when I gasped in horror, she promptly dropped it and started saying "bad bird, bad bird". She knew it was wrong.

Her escapade had also included removing my wallet from the backpack, opening the change purse part, removing all the coins, and lining them up on the carpet. Thank goodness she didn't swallow one. I should not have left her out while napping but she had always been so good.

I admit, I actually did cry! I had a major meltdown that lasted for hours. For the rest of the day, she looked so guilty, and was murmuring to me "it's all right, it's all right".
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