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  1. Griffin specifically state a drop distance and surface : "7-foot (2.1-meters) drop-tested onto concrete" - Griffin Website link below https://griffintechnology.com/devices/apple/iphone/iphone-xs/griffin-survivor-strong-for-iphonexs Otterbox also used to list this same information drop distance to concrete.
  2. I usually buy Griffin cases as they have the certified 6ft 7ft and 11ft drop protection depending on model. However, they didn't have the Xs Max size ready at launch. Otterbox did but they removed all their drop distance information from the site. After asking elsewhere they removed it some time ago most likely to prevent people making claims on dropped phones damaged from drops from distances it is supposed to cover. However, given that most manufacturers still list the distance a case is drop tested too it greatly reduced my confidence in the Otterbox product.
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    iPad Pro vs Surface Pro vs Slate

    Apple have said they will never do this. However I am very excited at their universal app program they announced at WWDC 2017. The idea is an app build for one platform IOS/MacOS will automatically work on the other. That would be amazing. My dream would be to have my desktop development apps on my iPad like Atom/Pinegrow/xCode
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    iPad Pro vs Surface Pro vs Slate

    The new Google Slate product totally baffles me. It has all the cons of a Surface Pro with none of the benefits. What customer will buy this? If you want a desktop on the go you get a Surface Pro, if you want more power at a lower price and can live without desktop apps you get an iPad Pro.iPad ProPro = Very fast, fair price (so far)Cons = No desktop appsSurface ProPros = Desktop Windows Apps (a big pro)Cons = Massive price, even $1700 i7 slower than an iPad ProGoogle SlatePro = ?Cons = Massive price, even $1700 i7 slower than an iPad Pro, No desktop apps
  5. Finished the Witcher 3 anything I can play to live up to this masterpiece of storytelling?
  6. Go to say Griffin and you will see a drop rating 7ft/2.1m and tested to 810G military standards. Spigen say 42inch drop tested 26 times and tested to 810G military standards. But go to Otterbox now and they no longer tell you what drop distance rating they give any of their cases. They just say "Otterbox Certified drop protection." The most specific they get is : "We conduct multiple drops at multiple heights and various angles" That's about as evasive as you can get. This is probably a legal thing but greatly affects my trust in the product as they can not stand behind a drop distance number like most other manufacturers do. https://www.otterbox.com/en-us/cdp-testimonials.html https://griffintechnology.com/survivor-strong-case-iphone-x-us https://www.spigen.com/products/iphone-x-case-tough-armor?variant=37710853889
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    August smart lock - which of these deadbolts is best?

    I did look at that. However the low ANSI grade did put me off a bit. I don't know why but their high end Schlage Sense seems to be rated at only Grade 3, the lowest ANSI level for locks. Yet their B60 $35 deadbolt is rated as ANSI Grade 1. https://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CENFFF.html
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    August smart lock - which of these deadbolts is best?

    I am in the UK. The August smart lock is only visible on the interior of the door and is only used in the USA as it doesn't fit any locks used in the UK or mainland Europe. I am going to have to order and import a lock from the USA just to be able to use the August. It seems unlikely people would try to hack a smart lock they can't see that doesn't exist in the UK anyway. The Yale smart locks here do not have great reviews hence me trying to get the American system of deadbolt and August lock.
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    August smart lock - which of these deadbolts is best?

    Are their Grade 1 consumer line locks like the B60 good enough or is it worth the jump to their commercial locks like the B600. There is a big price jump the B60 is $35 the B600 is $135.
  10. I live in the UK but want to buy the August Homekit smart lock so need to get a USA style deadbolt to use the system. Can any USA readers have a look at this list and recommend which would be the most secure option to go with. (I thought the Kwikset 980 as its grade 1 and top on homedepot most popular but I just watched a video of a locksmith slamming Kwikset. He recommended Schlage but their deadbolt has a scary Prop65 warning about poisonous chemicals, chancer etc eeek https://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/B60GRWFFF.html ).https://support.august.com/deadbolt-compatibility-list-rkzJDLyR_G Thanks
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    Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?

    Great thanks. I thought that might be it but wanted to make sure.
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    Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?

    Just a quick question. When I watch the videos of people connecting the wires they seem to use punch down tools some of which are plastic and have no blades to push the wires which still have insulation on into the connector. How does the connector make contact if the insulation is still on?
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    Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?

    Fantastic, thanks. I guess I would need to do the cable run with string first then measure the distance and see if there are cable shops that will make up Cat6a cables sized to order. Although if wiring the plate isn't prone to errors that would straight forward. The trick is I have no 10Gb hardware to test with just 1Gb hardware. So won't know if I got it right until some time in the future.
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    Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?

    Thanks. I have edited for clarity. I'm talking about Cat5e (1Gb) and Cat6a 10Gb. I don't have 10Gb hardware but as the cable will be plastered into the wall I wanted some headroom for future proofing.
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    Cat 6a Cables what "extra care" is needed to run the cable?

    I really wanted to buy a pre-made cable with RJ45 plugs and buy a wall plate that had an RJ45 connector on the back which would remove the possible error of the wall plate being incorrectly wired. However, I haven't found a wall plate that takes RJ45 from the wall side, all I have seen require wiring it in. Also being a cable in a wall it would need to be a precise length as you can't have loose cable in a concrete wall where the chase (slot ) is only 20mm. Also need to choose from Stranded or Solid core cable for in the wall.
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