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Tony Payne
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I write about things I love as well as things I disapprove of.
I write about things I love as well as things I disapprove of.

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Tony Payne commented on a post on Blogger.
Will Chrome continue to download new versions of it's flash plugin, or will us still on XP be left vulnerable?

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Yes this is a genuine competition.  UK ONLY

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Fingers crossed I win this, could really use a tablet and I can't afford yo buy one.

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A fox gets a real surprise when feeding in our back garden.

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Tony Payne commented on a post on Blogger.
I bought my 6210MC in September 2014 and while I am reasonably pleased with it, there are a few niggles over the design and operation.

Firstly, as you pointed out in your review, it's hard to open the camera when it's strapped to a tree, as the flap won't open wide enough. Makes it very hard to try and line the camera up so that it points at the right target area.

Secondly, the camera does not always trigger. Ours has gone off outside of the timer settings, and also we have had nights where it hasn't gone off at all, despite all the food in front of it having been eaten. I seem to have found a solution for this, which is to power the camera into test mode, then after a few seconds power it off and then into normal operating mode. So far a week into doing this it's gone off every night without fail.

My biggest gripe though is a serious design flaw, the power plug being located too close to the tripod mount. I usually mount my camera on a clip with a tripod attachment, perfect for attaching to a window ledge, but I have just bought the Acorn solar charger and the power plug will not fit if the camera is on a tripod. This is a real inconvenience, since strapping the camera to something is not always the best way. I think I need to design some type of cradle for the camera so I can mount it differently and still retain access to the bottom flap and external power socket.

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