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About Twonky

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  1. 'Kebab on chip' is surprisingly palatable, as long as you manage your expectations. At least they actually have a decent number of staff on, which is more than you can say for the KFC here.
  2. I look forward to upgrading my underslung candle attachments.
  3. No single player and/or offline, you need to be (a) Online and (b) Pay a monthly subscription. However, in terms of what you were asking about in your original post - "open world games (PC/laptop)where you can walk around, look at pretty things and not have to do much" - a Level 100 character exploring the WoW universe is a pretty close match.
  4. Get her World of Warcraft, pre-purchase the Legion expansion which comes with a Level 100 character boost, and then using her Level 100 character she'll be able to travel the entire of the WoW universe being largely invincible, as long as she stays out of Draenor (which is the current expansion for Level 90-100 characters).
  5. Is Sure's 4G/data alright these days? Over the years I've only ever known of people going back to MT after dipping their toes into the Sure waters.
  6. Yeah I'm on a bargain-tastic £45 per month contract with MT and my 4G routinely drops its arse out over lunchtime and sometimes stretching on a bit further into the afternoon as well. Clearly just not enough bandwidth to go around, although I'd be interested to know if it's just a Douglas thing or island-wide - i.e. the masts in Douglas being maxed out or the overall 4G capacity being saturated.
  7. http://www.manxforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/54276-paid-apps-android/ (The last couple of pages have the most concise and up-to-date advice.) Essentially using Android on the island is a slight ballache but entirely possible with a small amount of effort. ---------------- Q) Is all the above actually the case? (Never trust a salesman) A) Yes, see the last couple of pages of the linked thread above for the ins and outs. Effectively the IOM gets lumped in with 'rest of the world' according to Google. Q) Is there an easy, reliable way around it and are there any disad
  8. So this is still A THING, as I found out when I bought a nice new Nvidia Shield tablet last week. I knew it hadn't been sorted as my Nexus 5 only connects to the free store unless I VPN it, so I was expecting to have to endure shenanigans to get the Shield to connect to the proper store. In the end I decided to chuck a bit of cash at it, and went with Cyberghost - http://www.cyberghostvpn.com/en There is a free version of that which apparently works fine but I got 12 months for €15 in their winter sale which seemed reasonable. There's an app for it which makes it all very easy to do on
  9. Diagonally opposite where Wino World used to be, down the side of where Barry Curran used to be, Christian Street I believe. Not an auspicious location. EDIT - Or what Rhumsaa said, likes.
  10. There's the noodle place in Ramsey. If you mean the Unusual Noodle I'm afraid that's closed, I walked past the other day and there was a sign up saying thanks to all their customers, we're now closed, if you've got a gift voucher call this number
  11. Well in all fairness it's been solid for the last few days now, did a bit of online gaming last night and that was fine too. So a rather unfortunate spell of very poor performance, and TBH I still think WiManx could have handled it far better than they did, I take on board what joeyconcrete said in his previous post but you only need to look at the feedback in this thread to see that wasn't the perception their customers were taking away from it. However, fingers crossed we're back to normal now
  12. Yes last night it was effectively unusable, but they had the maintenance at 5am this morning and the hope is that's sorted it now!
  13. Currently barrelling through a 15GB download on Steam at a rock-solid 3.2MB/s, which is as fast as it's ever been for me. See how it goes this evening but at the moment I'm definitely optimistic. Got this email before too: @ans - Yeah I love BCS, it's tip-top telly of absolutely the highest order. The first couple episodes were almost a bit too slow but once it got under my skin that was it.
  14. Yes but the point is that it wasn't just that MT were shite, it was that their customer service was equally shite, it was impossible to get to speak to a techie, they denied there were any problems if you ever called them up even when there clearly was one, they used to do that borderline threatening thing whereby if you asked them to check something out they'd hang the threat of a bill over your head if the problem was with you and not with them, and so on. That was what made WiManx such a breath of fresh air, not only was their internet better, their entire ethos was better. And that
  15. Amazingly I did just manage to stream an episode of Better Call Saul on Netflix without interruption, albeit it kept flicking between SD and HD as it clearly couldn't get enough HD in the cache to maintain it (and the SD on Netflix is sub-VHS really, but at least it managed to keep the episode going). The latency earlier on in the evening was just awful though, to the extent that Mrs Twonky and Twonky Jnr couldn't even play WoW properly (and we're just talking basic questing there), and WoW is one of the most latency-tolerant games in existence. I really hope WiManx get on top of this
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