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Phill “JLM Travel” Burns
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Attended Southmoor Comprehensive
Lives in Sunderland


Ok so +Argos are offering PC/Mac Anti-Virus software with some +Chromebook purchases. 
I do appreciate that some buyers of Chromebooks will have other computers already but surely it's just going to lead to mass confusion for most!  
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Who doesn't +Ste Boyd​ ,and in my opinion McAfee is not the ideal solution ,there are plenty of others some free some not ,my Mrs has Panda on her laptop and that seems ok but when the license runs out she'll put AVG on ,but I'm sure selling on browser activity is not a real issue ,they all do it 
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So, I was trying to work out a nett cost today using my Note 4. Whilst I did get there in the end it was a chore in comparison to using my trusty £2 Casio. On said Casio I simply input a cost, multiply by a percentage, subtract that amount from the original by pressing 2 buttons to get a Nett cost. I've since tried to replicate this on several calculator apps from the Play Store but none of them have manged to emulate a real desktop calculator.

E.G. on Casio 15000 X 10% (display shows 1500) press MINUS then EQUALS and display shows 13500. Great! Now on Android, I've had to take the original number, remember the percentage figure, clear all, enter the original, then subtract the percentage figure. Sadly I rarely work with whole numbers like the example above so remembering them isn't that easy! I have tried about 8 apps now and I haven't been able to emulate the simple nature of the Casio! Surely there must be one out there.? 
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Try Mobi Calculator... It doesn't do exactly what you want, but does it a simplier way...
Eg., To get that result all that you need to punch in is 15000-10%, and it'll give you 13500 with [1500] in brackets. Maybe other calculators in Play Store also do this way, I don't know. There is an option to change the behaviour of the % function, but this is the default way it processes the function.
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HAYLP! I've got a rooted my Note 10.1 2014 edition and had loads of different Roms installed with no issues at all. Last night (whilst slightly worse for wear from excessive Vodka it has to be said) I tried to another custom ROM from XDA.  

I'm not sure what happened, it appeared to install fine after a full wipe, device rebooted then was stuck on the Samsung logo for ages (I know ROMS take a long time on 1st boot but I'm talking 3hrs+ looking at the Samsung logo boot screen.) 

So I figured I'd power off and just manually flash another ROM but I can't get either USB OTG to work after flashing TWRP via ODIN (tried 2.84 thru 2.87) the option just isn't there to mount USB storage - tried 2 different sticks in FAT32 and ExFAT, nada. 

Tried ADB but get a device not found from either download mode or ADB sideload in TWRP. 

As the device shows up in ODIN, I figured I'd flash a ROM via that but I can't seem to find any ODIN flashable roms for the SM-P600. It was running Temasek's CM 12.1 5.1.1 rom with the NJ1 bootloader successfully which I think means I can't go back to a KK rom? 

Anyone got any ideas please? 
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Finally figured it out, I was installing the Stock Rom, rebooting, trying to install TWRP then rebooting again. Reflashed the Stock Rom, booted to Stock recovery and it did something with Multi CSC something or other, rebooted again and it's working. 
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Bet he was all shook up 
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+Currys PC World​ Really? 1p off in a 24hr flash sale 'event' 
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It's not  #punday  but meh :)  
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Crackers 😄
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Spent 2 hours today trying to get somewhere near Rene's time in the Zonda R around Monaco. I was about 35 seconds slower at 1st but closed it down to just under 10, given that he is a real racing driver, I'm happy but much more practice still needed.
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Got the Aston pack, I do like the variety of the new track. Shame you can't create multi player sessions on it though. 
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And on that 'note' it's goodnight from me....
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After all...
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So a few friends and musicians from the North East got together and recorded this. The single is available to buy from tomorrow, featuring the talents of The Futureheads, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Detroit Social Club and of course little Tom Smith & many more. Give it a share and spread the word please. It is for a very worthy cause.

#refugeecrisis #help #northeastmusiciansunite 
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So a few friends and musicians from the North East got together and recorded this. The single is available to buy from tomorrow, featuring the talents of The Futureheads, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Detroit Social Club and of course little Tom Smith & many more. Give it a share and spread the word please. It is for a very worthy cause.

#refugeecrisis #help #northeastmusiciansunite 
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Love it!
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Definite winner of #selfiesaturday 
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You said it mate 😨
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  • Southmoor Comprehensive
    1983 - 1988
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    BSc Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
  • City of Sunderland College
    MCSE, 2007 - 2009
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Hi, I'm Phill, a Self confessed Geek and gadget addict. I was once very much on the Dark Side (Apple) but thankfully saw the light and moved everything to Android. 

I've always had a passion for Travel since I started in the industry some 13 years ago. More recently I've been working in IT but thankfully I'm not back in Travel, working for a great local agency, JLM Travel, who are pary of the Hays Travel group.
On a more personal level I'd like to think I'm occasionally witty. I'm an eternal optimist, I don't see the point in being sad / down / angry about anything (for more than a few minutes anyway.)

Google+ and Twitter are my Social Networks of choice (@phillburns on Twitter.)
My Travel Facebook Page can be found at 

I often overuse brackets (ok, always) and Capitalise Letters unnecessarily.  

Oh and I like Amusing Cat videos...

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A Mackem, surviving in Newcastle
Travel Agent / Consultant
Travel, More Travel, Web Design, Comedy, Optimism, Problem Solving, Troubleshooting, Having the patience of a Saint.
  • JLM Travel
    Travel Agent, 2015 - present
    Your personal travel agent. Offering a great deal of integrity, total honesty and unbeatable prices.
  • Prosource IT
    IT Support Contractor, 2014 - 2015
    Providing 1st and 2nd line support at in Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Owner, 2013 - 2014
    Owner of Easy When You Know I.T. Remotely solving your PC problems, Responsive Web Design at the best prices around and PC Tuition and Advice.
  • Tolent Construction
    IT Technical, 2011 - 2013
  • Self Employed
    Co-Operative Personal Travel Advisors, 2011
  • Traveltek
  • Hays Travel
    2008 - 2011
  • Sage Software
    2007 - 2008
  • TUI
    2002 - 2007
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Faultless in every way. The food is simply *unbelievable* and exceptional value. Helen and Rhian and their staff always extend a warm welcome to regulars and first timers alike. My partner and I agree that if we win the lottery, 1st on the list is a house in the village so we can visit daily!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Everything is cooked fresh to order so there is generally a queue but it's well worth the wait. Easily the best Fish 'n' Chips in the area if not the country. Great value for money too - the Jumbo Cod & Chips are easily the size of 3 'large' cod from most other chippies!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've been to Blackfriars a few times now and never been disappointed. Lunchtime, Evening or Sunday Afternoon, the Fayre on offer is always 1st class. The Sunday Lunch was voted best in the North East for good reason. It's truly delicious (although an extra gravy boat is always needed in my humble opinion.) at £15 for a Starter and Main or £18 including a dessert for the early bird / Sunday Lunch menu it's pretty good value too. Evenings are a bit more expensive but again not overly priced for food of this quality. The House wines are average at best, worth paying a touch more for a better bottle. They have some unusual but lovely, locally produced beers and ciders too. My better half is particularly fond of the raspberry beer. The decor is great and there's always a nice ambience about the place. In summary it's one of the best eateries in Newcastle. Second to none for the price.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Always excellent for both dine-in and take away.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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1st visit here for us despite only living 5 minutes away. Can't fault the service or the decor but it was let down by decidedly mediocre food. We went for one of the set banquet affairs, which consisted of the usual Soup > Duck > 3 Dishes with Fried Rice. The starter was edible, The duck & pancakes were very tasty. The 3 mains weren't good at all. The mains were a Chinese vegetable dish with sesame seeds that was bitter and drowned in a watery Soy Sauce. A chicken and cashew nut dish served in a birds nest. The chicken was anemic, glutenous and lacking in flavour. The sizzling beef in cantonese sauce dish was the best of the three but in all honesty even that was no better than an average take-away. The bill came to approx £45 with a drink each which about what I would have expected to pay, if the food had been of a Stowell Street quality but sadly it was far from it.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We often go for Sunday Lunch, it is simply *unbeatable* If they sold the Gravy on draught I'd have a pint! Generally some cracking offers on mid-week too, Steak and Wine for 2 for £25 being one recent example. Check their website for the offers as they change regularly. Whilst its around a 40 minute drive from home, It's worth the trip. The staff are always accommodating and helpful. Service is great and food always piping hot. It's probably the only place we go where the kids clear their plates and they are the fussiest of things! Genuinely we can't fault the place. I must have been for at least 50 meals over the years and not had a single complaint, ever. The decor is great too, with the bar area resembling the upturned hull of a boat with plenty of nautical themed props tastefully scattered around. The restaurant upstairs has a more intimate feel so they can cater for any mood or occasion. We've never stayed at the hotel with it being fairly close to home so can't pass comment on that side of it.
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Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We have been to Escobar twice now, once for lunch, once for an evening meal before visiting the nearby cinema and it's been superb both times. For those that aren't familiar with the concept it is a Brazilian, all you can eat restaurant. I am not usually a fan of this idea, Big Lukes a few doors away is my idea of food hell. Sub-standard meat that sits around for hours on end under hot lamps until some unfortunate soul decides to devour it. Escobar is different. There is a well presented salad bar, offering tastier than average faire, cous cous, freshly made coleslaw, new potatoes etc. As well as a couple of hot plates serving Chilli, Sautéed Mushrooms or Brazilian stew (which doesnt look overly appealing but tastes devine.) The Brazilian chef is usually the one that checks it too, which was nice to see. Once you have your salad the fun begins! You each have a disc on your table, one side green, the other red. If its green that means go... The staff regularly flit around the restaurant with a huge array of freshly cooked meats on. The quality comes into it's own at this point. Everything from spit roasted glazed gammon joints, succulent fillet steak, chicken, pork, black pudding (awesome), rost beef, lamb, ribs and more (even a hot, marinated pineapple made an appearance at one point. Once you have reached bursting point or just need a breather, flip your disc to red and the staff will bypass you while it remains red. The salad bar is checked constantly and dishes replaced rather than refilled. There are a variety of prices throughout the day from £12.95 for lunch to £16.95 for an evening sitting. The only difference we could see was that the fillet steak didn't make an appearance on the lunchtime sitting. We heard people contemplating a visit that were saying it was too expensive. Yes it is a bit more than other eateries in the same location but you get what you pay for. Personally I think it is a bargain due to the vast amount of quality, variety and quantity of meat on offer. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
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Public - 3 years ago
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