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Classifieds / [Question] Any Black Friday deals that are worth it?
« on: November 26, 2021, 02:02:22 pm »
Hi, anybody came across any good Black Friday offers that are worth checking out for digital or hardware purchases?

Went through Daraz, Abans and Softlogic so far. Didnt see anything good yet.

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Classifieds / Re: (ADVICE) Fake Google Chromecast on Daraz?
« on: September 29, 2021, 05:54:33 pm »
My dad owns a fake Chromecast, what it basically does is turn on a Wifi hotspot built into it and we must connect to it and share our pc screen via Miracast. I think its possible to play like Youtube videos directly from it but I'm not entirely sure as I have not played around with it that much. What I can tell however is that its wireless module doesnt seem to be good. The shared screen appears laggy and sometimes break up when playing videos. 

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Classifieds / Re: [Buying] Phone for 25k
« on: September 18, 2021, 05:16:33 am »
There are a bunch of Xperia XZS being sold for 17-19k which are decent... Got a bunch for some small kids for the zoom classes.
What's your use case?

Its for general use in my case as my current phone is in its last leg. A good rear camera for video and the ability to multitask is all I care about.

Does the XZS you got overheat or have battery drain issues? I was avoiding them as I saw a few comments about it on GSM arena comments section as I remember.

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Classifieds / Re: [Buying] Phone for 25k
« on: September 16, 2021, 10:55:24 pm »
Bump

Anyone selling an older LG phone or a Samsung S series phone?

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Classifieds / [Buying] Phone for 25k
« on: September 11, 2021, 12:16:07 pm »
Hello, I'm searching to buy a phone for around 25k in Colombo. My main requirement is a phone that can multitask between a few apps and got a good rear camera for video recording. If anybody got like an older flagship device or anything else that fits my requirement please do drop a message. Thanks.

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No Game Zone / Re: Motorcycle recommendations for a newbie
« on: August 10, 2021, 09:08:12 am »
The turn rate of a scooter is crazy unsafe like a tuk tuk! Turning a bike is definitely not the same, you will be mostly using your weight + subtle assistance from handle bars to make turns on fast rides, turning with handle bars will be mostly for short slow turns at stops and situations like figure 8.

As for the stiff steering on your bike, I guess you'll only find out if you ride another one, and it's not supposed to turn like a scooter anyway. Did you try asking your trainer about it? Or for any advice on how to try and handle it better?

I guess I'll have to hop on another bike and see how it goes. And no, I didnt ask the instructor. This week I think I should hop into another bike they got and see if that feels the same and then ask the guy. 


I think I went with Daya Learners, I feel like they gave more than 10-15 mnts. But it's mostly about repetition anyway, muscle memory and all that. Twice a week would be better though. I feel 10-15mnts at the very beginning is somewhat understandable, because even if you trained that whole day, it still wouldn't matter as much as the few minutes over several weeks, but yeah, they should increase it over time.

Hopefully they do.


Even after you get the license you should be using the L board for at least 3 months or till you are confident and comfortable. Stay off main roads as much as possible and avoid traffic. As soon as you build up the confidence you'll be ready, and don't let a fall discourage you, happens to the best of us.
Best of luck!  (Y)

Thats true. Thanks for the info man. Really appreciate it.  (Y)

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No Game Zone / Re: Motorcycle recommendations for a newbie
« on: August 09, 2021, 08:11:07 pm »
When you say "heavy to steer", do you mean the bike was heavy or the steering was tight? Because if it's the steering then it's probably intentional to give you more control so you don't oversteer. Most importantly clutch balance; the engine won't stall so easily on their bikes and you will have more control at slower speeds on 2nd gear, even 3rd. Don't make the mistake of staying on 1st gear, so much harder to control the bike.

What I felt was the handle being too tight to steer than I expected. Idk if this is normal as the only other motorcycle I have ridden is a small 2T scooter. That was almost easy as a bicycle. This idk if they have rigged the bike as u mentioned. Doing the 8 figure with that bike was soo tough as a result because it was difficult to turn and I kept putting my foot down.

I never really went to driving school because I already had my car license and I was overconfident that I could teach myself...  ;D
I practiced on 1st gear like a retard without realizing how much easier it was to handle on 2nd! I practiced figure 8 but had no clear idea of the actual setup I would deal with during trials. I was so not ready I can't even imagine how I passed...  ::)

But I did register with learners because it's just so much more convenient and they took me for practice a week before the trials. And I don't remember doing so well on my bike, I think I kept putting my foot down on the figure 8 because it was tighter than I had practiced and my bike was heavy. So I ended up practicing the whole day on theirs, biggest problem was that I kept putting my foot down, a big no no during trials. I just had to get used to the bike.

We did another practice run a day before the trials and I passed next day easy. Just make sure to practice on the same bike you'll be using on during trials, you'll get the hang of it.


I dont think u missed out alot by not going to a driving school. I feel driving schools here dont let you practice enough. The one I went for bikes on Saturday only gave me the bike for 15 mins and was like "We'll see u next week then" -_- . The other driving school I went to practice for car license couple years back only gave me 10 mins! They only let u do a bit more when the trial dates are close. I was only good enough to pass the driving test. No way I could have gone in traffic on my own with a car with the L boards off. It really is bad tbh for everyones safety by handing a license to a person with that kind of skill. I have no clue how this one would go for bikes.
 

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No Game Zone / Re: Motorcycle recommendations for a newbie
« on: August 08, 2021, 09:00:41 pm »

I used to ride a Yamaha Gladiator. Boy that particular model was so freaking heavy and unwieldy! But Yamaha's have good powerful engines. I'm only slightly familiar with the Indian collaboration bikes, not Japanese imports.



Hey thanks for the reply. I actually started riding school yesterday and they gave me this 100cc Loncin bike (Chinese I think). Looks kinda like the honda super cub. They gave me one of those and asked me to ride in a figure of 8. IDK if im being a weak a**, what I immediately noticed is how heavy that bike was to steer. That also made it very difficult to balance. Idk if this is something I will get used to or if I should go to an even smaller bike like the Navi u just mentioned. The only other motorcycle I have ridden is a scooter my mom had. That was easily maneuverable. 

For a full flown bike, Bajaj is know for being economical and easy to ride, not always the most fun but reliable. And have plenty parts for repairs.

Me, I would be buying Japanese as Im getting into this solely for the purpose of enjoyment.

Riding a bike is not very safe in LK, mostly because of other undisciplined drivers on the road, specially buses and tippers. I think it's important to build up confidence for new riders, so start with whatever is the easiest to ride.

I gave up riding because of too many close calls with a-hole bus drivers! On too many occasions my life was dependent on how steady I could keep the bike cause just a few inches turn could have ended with me crashing to a bus on either side!!!

Yea, I have seen this in person. Some people are very careless and dont give a damn about other road users. Most bus drivers have the 'might has the way of right' attitude towards everyone else and expects you to get out of their way. Then there's the three-wheeler drivers cutting in whenever they can. I have even seen some of them even bully Learner drivers by getting as close as possible and honking when there's enough room to go around. Then on the side roads which are usually quite narrow and has twists and turns and people living, most people drive full speed.

I guess I'll be gearing up to my teeth. But then the affordable safety gear for the average person doesn't seem to be having any standard. I looked into a few helmets, knee and arm guards. They didn't look like they could protect you if u were to fall. By any chance do you know any good recommendations for safety gear?


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Classifieds / Re: [Bought] UPS under 5k
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:45:18 pm »
Admin please close the topic. I bought a new prolink today.

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Classifieds / Re: [Buying] UPS under 5k
« on: July 19, 2021, 11:05:04 pm »
Well that depends on the reason you need a UPS. Everything we have under 10K locally (BN, but some LI models go up into 20K range even) are Line Interactive models and they are good enough as a backup power source for a couple of minutes during a power failure, until you save everything and shut down the PC. Protecting your equipment from voltage fluctuations, spikes, unbalanced phases from the supply giving live neutral etc etc. is NOT something that a LI unit can do because of the underlying architecture.
ProLink is "better" than a generic rebranded ODM UPS like Debug Computer Peripherals (DCP) while an original Schneider Electric/APC will be better still, for example. Better being a subjective term here, if we're comparing the same topology because we do have any objective tests on these units available locally. Could be better switching times, buck boost transformer being able to handle larger voltages, longer run times, higher maximum power draw before OCP kicks in etc. but we wouldn't know that without proper testing. I don't know of anyone in LK with the knowledge, time and resources to do comparisons like that so we just stick to name brands like with everything else :) What exactly does your colleague recommend, if he believes ProLink is not good enough?

If you want proper isolation of your PC from the power grid, and give it maximum protection while having a decent backup time, you'll need like a 1kVA Online UPS. Only pretty expensive PCs (>400K LKR) will warrant such care IMO, because the cheapest model will set you back at least Rs 35,000!

Well guess i'll get one of these then. I just want backup power for like 30 mins for my 27" monitor and laptop.

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Classifieds / Re: [Buying] UPS under 5k
« on: July 18, 2021, 08:36:47 pm »
Errrm, just walk into Barclays and buy a NEW Prolink SFC701 for 5400 with a 2Y warranty? I mean sure, Rs 400 over budget but 🤷🏻‍♂️

Are Prolink UPS good though? One of my co-workers said to avoid.

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Classifieds / [Buying] UPS under 5k
« on: July 17, 2021, 07:01:27 pm »
I got a budget of 5k and im searching for a UPS to buy from around Colombo area. If you are selling one, please do drop a dm with the model and ur price. Thanks

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No Game Zone / Motorcycle recommendations for a newbie
« on: July 12, 2021, 02:42:09 am »
Hi, im interested in getting into bikes. Planning to go to a driving school and get the license this year (hopefully if covid stays down). Looking for something to have fun with and im interested to see your recommendations for a starter bike. If I were to give a budget, would 200k get something decent?   

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Classifieds / Re: [buying] used SLT/Mobitel SIM router
« on: July 08, 2021, 12:23:28 am »
Have a look into ikman.lk

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Dialog seems to be having unlimited packages too. Doesn't say anything about a daily cap in their terms.
 
https://dlg.dialog.lk/hbb-unlimited-packs

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