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  1. How do you mount your GPS in a car 🚘   (not phone) so it does not fall off from the screen etc .. my suction grip is failing despite being newish.. ideas?

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    2. Gregexplore


      Tortuga I tried melted sugar glaze from donuts ... did not work :lol1:

    3. Stormswift


      I bought my Tom a TomTom (go figure) and it sticks on the windscreen very well ... it's quite sturdy. 

    4. Old


      Windshield mounts are illegal in states like California. Dash mounts tend to be oversize and don't hold tight to most finishes on the cowl. 

      I solved it by cutting down and throwing away most of the articulated arm. I used JB Weld to fix the pieces to the angle I wanted. My GPS sit a 1/4 inch above the base. I used the original suction cup, but bought a stick, non-stickpad. It looks like this one and works very well:



  2. My iPad air battery drains overnight while on standby, very annoying. :wall:


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    2. Dismal_Bliss


      How old is it? The battery life diminishes over time, and all the faster if you have a habit of leaving it on the charger when it's at 100% - at least so I've heard.

    3. Gregexplore


      Its only 13 months old... I have reset everything .. reduced footprint ..we'll see how I go... thanks for all suggestions!

    4. Gregexplore


      Now I am experiencing opposite... using iPad for 2 hours and battery is stuck on 41% for the whole time .... 🤷🏼‍♂️ LOL 

  3. The most dangerous game to play: 

    Closing your eyes momentarily in the morning after shutting off  your alarm ... LOL :)


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    2. Tortuga


      My bladder has it's own alarm clock...:(

    3. rocket


      @ Tortuga  Getting old is so much fun!

    4. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      Russian roulette!!!!  LOL  I am not allowed to shut my alarm off, I can and will go back to sleep.  In fact, I do some of my best sleeping in the morning during that time.  :uhhuh:

  4. Thank you for daily text posts here..:thumbsup:

  5. Tortuga... and this is the moment when I thought you can't get any cooler and you come up with this new avatar! LOL :lol1:

    1. Tortuga


      You like the green hair?


    2. Gregexplore


      Where do u get your haircut?

      At Gremlins R US? LOL

    3. hatcheckgirl


      That's the best turtle look ever!  Love the algae 🤣

  6. I have problems uploading simple jpg 1.1mb file to ..post a picture. Yesterday had difficulties as well.

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    2. carlos


      Greg, 1 MB is probably too big for the forums. Make it smaller. 200-300 KB is good.


      You can send it to me at carlos@jwtalk.net if you wish and I will make it smaller for you.

    3. Gregexplore


      But it says we can upload up to 10mb file? 

      Was the limit reduced after increasing? 

      Thanks Carlos I know how to reduce the size of the picture ..appreciated.

    4. Gregexplore


      It says... Drag files here to attach, or choose files...
      Max total size 9.77MB

  7. A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work ..that's how I feel! :)

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    2. Gregexplore


      Lucy, we went to Poland, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. 

      The holiday was good but we need to catch up on sleep! LOL

    3. bagwell1987


      Ummm sleep, not over rated.

    4. bagwell1987


      I love your matching shirts, MH resists looking alike!😁

  8. Guri..I met wonderful brothers and sisters on Carts in Warsaw (they were from Georgia)

  9. I have decided not to buy Apple phones any longer, trying to transfer some movies on Iphone8+ is a pain in comparison to Samsung9+

    1. hatcheckgirl


      So, any other reasons why samsung 9+ is preferable to iphone?  I'm thinking of a new phone too... decisions decisions...


    2. Gregexplore


      Lucy .. where to start? Ok ..major reasons. Samsung  9plus has better screen ..clarity, crispness, brightness. 

      Better camera ... I really like it ( for a phone at least) 

      You can expand memory via micro card 

      Easy to transfer files.. videos, music ..etc 

      Better quality speakers .. they sound very nice. 

      From now on I will stay away from iPhone.

      My wife has iPhone 8 Plus and acknowledges advantages of Samsung 9 plus. 

      Samsung... super slow videos option .. again better then iPhone ... 


  10. Mr.Tortuga ...nice profile! :)

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    2. Tortuga


      I might leave it up for a little while but it's not very funny and I prefer something humorous. :lol2:

    3. Sheep


      Yeah. We want the turtle back here!


      Once upon a time, I tried to change my profile picture to something that looked a little more human. But one of the sisters on the forum (who has a picture of a little dog as her profile picture) complained about it and wanted the sheep back! So I finally decided to concede to her wishes. (The things I do for a cute puppy.)

    4. Gregexplore


      Real picture is better.

  11. Nice blood moon is visible here as we speak :)


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    2. Omoyeme


      I saw the ruddy-brownish moon also. So close I could almost touch it!

      Seeing this special moon had me singing to Jehovah yesterday evening: 


      "I see your wonders and I, I sing to youuuuuu! ...lol

    3. Gregexplore


      Yes...took photo.


    4. hatcheckgirl


      That's a great pic Greg! Knew you'd get a good one.  Mine from last time's blood moon was rubbish - iphone 👎

  12. Off to deliver Public Talk.. Religion's Time Of Judgment ...pray for me friends :)

    1. Good-O


      You will do great!

    2. Brenda


      Powerful talk...I would love to hear it.  You're probably through now...I know Jehovah helped you give a stirring discourse.

    3. Gregexplore


      Thank you ALL ..yes it was powerful talk ..but Jehovah amazingly carried me through!


  13. I love your kindness in your answers! :hugs:

    1. Beggar for the Spirit

      Beggar for the Spirit

      Thank you but I wish I was more like Gregexplore! :yes:

    2. Gregexplore


      Ok..give me some of your kindness, and I'll give you some of my straightforwardness LOL


  14. Thank you John for Gems! :thumbsup:

    1. Cort24


      Your Welcome and just remember it all Jehovah doing.

  15. You know that there is something wrong, when you try to zoom in printed photo with two fingers LOL :)


  16. I love your Avatar (:P)

    1. DavidMc


      Thanks! I like the character because he reminds me of my father who died about ten years ago. I took a screen-shot from 'Geri's Game' a Pixar cartoon film about an old man playing chess. Google Geri's Game to see a YouTube video.

    2. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Me, too! 

  17. How to save pictures from Watchtower Library?

  18. Congratulations John! You'll be wonderful moderator

    Your maturity will benefit this forum a lot! :thumbsup:

  19. In the city, I saw a line composed of roughly 40-50 people, lining up to get donuts from Donut Shop...the end is near..LOL :lol1:

    ( Krispy Kreme Swanston Street)

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    2. Gregexplore


      You're speechless? I thought that GT has already started..:lol1:

    3. Stormswift


      Hey! I'm often speechless ty - at night.

    4. Wren


      I thought you were going to say literature from from one of our carts 😉

  20. Wednesday
    23 May

    World Turtle Day 2018

    Congratulations Tortuga! :)

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    2. Stormswift


      Well Kajedo that would rule you out eating turtle on turtle day then as well won't it? 😂

      and... why hasn't tort answered in this status?

    3. Gregexplore


      Don't tell me he lost his sense of humor ??? :scared:

    4. Stormswift


      Think he is tired of all the attention someone of his age gets.

  21. It only takes 3 oranges to make you and others happy!


    1. RichardPNZ


      Or in your case 3 doughnuts

  22. I don’t get notifications for followed content, it’s hit and miss at the moment 


    1. Dismal_Bliss


      You have "Do not send me notifications" checked.

    2. Gregexplore


      Thanks, trying new settings. :whistling:

    3. hatcheckgirl


      Greg, you're funny :raspberry:

  23. Tortuga: more photos from your trip please :popcorn:

  24. I don't get notifications for the topics I start. If someone comments there, I simply don't know.


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    2. Vinnie


      Strange, I noticed that too.  It's almost hit and miss at times.

    3. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      I know. Then, There’s the topic I see announced as I open my iPad, never to be seen again. And I’ve searched....

    4. Lance



      check the first section of your notifications... you have the bullet ... check mark ..in the do not send me notifications option...I will let you mess with it.

      Bill is in the snail mail compound interest daily... :)

  25. Just came back from Special Metropolitan Witnessing training day, lots of changes again...Sydney and Melbourne will have same scheduling system/software going. No longer literature oriented.

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    2. ivy


      Tell us more...

    3. booboo


      Wow that is a change. But what about the Teach Us books!? Are they no longer on the carts?

    4. Gregexplore


      The dust is still settling down, and to be honest I am not sure if the Teach book will be featured. But Even if it is, it’s going to be set up light, and just Teach book on the Cart (15 copies) 

      We were told that a lot of literature is being overstocked on the Cart and being exposed to weather gets wasted. All is being very surgically streamlined. Very Spartan approach introduced. 

      We no longer feature variety of literature on one particular Cart. 

      The Cart will contain only one type of literature with limited copies. 


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