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Top 10 gadgets for university

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    (Original post by SoulfulBoy)
    What??? Are you storing porn or what? Word documents occupy minimum space so anything of at least 1GB is okay.
    Yes
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    (Original post by stac4321)
    Not a gadget as such- but TWISTER for low-tech drunken fun
    WARNING: Not to be used at all male gatherings

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    that is weird
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    (Original post by Shaz51)
    Most people are saying that one might be needing external hard-drive for storing movies and all that, I was just wondering if i-player is not allowed at uni? Does one really need a tv license to watch shows on i-player?

    Thanks!
    You only need a licence if you are watching TV as it is broadcast. iplayer, for the most part is a catch up service. If you just use it for that, then you do not need a license. If you use iplayer to watch live TV, you'd need a licence

    If you watch live TV, on your laptop, on batteries, you do not need a TV license - as long as you pay for a TV licence at home:
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...lege/DG_065788

    If you watch live TV, on a laptop, on mains power, then suddenly you do need a TV licence
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    Most commonly used gadget is a bottle opener. :beer::bhangra::cheers:
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    If you watch live TV, on a laptop, on mains power, then suddenly you do need a TV licence
    Though I think you can get away with this pretty easily
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    Though I think you can get away with this pretty easily
    Yeah, but I put that in, because some people don't want to flout the t's and c's put down. Realistically, they'd have to see you watching TV on something that's powered from the mains before they can actually do any thing
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    (Original post by fuze-mo25)
    probably cos most of the stuff on that list is not a gadget!
    Well, there are lots of things on the thread so far that aren't strictly a "gadget". I think I got negged because of some little green people that stalk the corridors of TSR plus some non apple-eaters.

    I just thought about my friends at college and nearly all have one or more of iphone/ipad/macbook or another leading tablet instead of ipad. Most have two of those. They don't strike me as either particularly stupid or particularly loaded. Apple products are marketed well, true, but they are also market leaders and it's not because all the customers are gullible.

    For every apple-loather on TSR there are at least 1,000 satisfied customers.
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    (Original post by tinman1)
    I work loads and have plenty of money, I just prefer it to be sat in the bank than wasting it on something I can get for 5% of the price. Can go on an extra holiday for the same price. How anti-social have you gotta be that you want to buy headphones that cancel out all noise imaginable?! Lame.
    You are not being forced to buy them it was a suggestion Stop Attacking me Everyone .... GODDD!!!
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    A dictaphone so you dont have to take as many notes!
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    Laptop (and separate mouse)
    Phone and charger
    Speakers and headphones
    Ethernet cable
    Printer
    Camera
    Alarm clock
    memory sticks/ external hard drive (to back up all your work)
    if thinking of taking a TV- VGA/HDMI cable and aerial wire
    bottle opener and can opener
    Extension cable (with long wire)

    Other things (not gadgets):
    Drinking glasses (keep in room so you know they're clean)
    DVDs
    Folders to keep work organised
    Plenty of paper and pens
    Bag big enough to carry laptop around comfortably in
    fancy dress items if you have them (don't buy unless you need them)
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    (Original post by Forget that)
    Not in Uni yet, but i'm sure to be taking an extension lead
    Or even better a surge protector, I wouldn't want my PC being destroyed by lightning or if the accommodation has rubbish circuit breakers
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    pen and paper

    + a bottle opener for the good times.
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    You only need a licence if you are watching TV as it is broadcast. iplayer, for the most part is a catch up service. If you just use it for that, then you do not need a license. If you use iplayer to watch live TV, you'd need a licence

    If you watch live TV, on your laptop, on batteries, you do not need a TV license - as long as you pay for a TV licence at home:
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...lege/DG_065788

    If you watch live TV, on a laptop, on mains power, then suddenly you do need a TV licence
    Guess that means no live TV for me on my desktop
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    You only need a licence if you are watching TV as it is broadcast. iplayer, for the most part is a catch up service. If you just use it for that, then you do not need a license. If you use iplayer to watch live TV, you'd need a licence

    If you watch live TV, on your laptop, on batteries, you do not need a TV license - as long as you pay for a TV licence at home:
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...lege/DG_065788

    If you watch live TV, on a laptop, on mains power, then suddenly you do need a TV licence
    So if I have sky +, but never watch sky live, record everything I want then I don't need a licence?
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    (Original post by NuclearFusion)
    Or even better a surge protector, I wouldn't want my PC being destroyed by lightning or if the accommodation has rubbish circuit breakers
    You can get those safety plugs now that stop your appliances getting ruined
    Although just saying you own a 'surge protector' is a good enough reason to buy one
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    (Original post by viksta1000)
    wow you sound fun !
    Or I have a brain cell? If you have a laptop you have speakers. 2.1 isn't necessary. Then again I'm bit of a tech connoisseur - I won't just get any junk, I need to spend a decent amount for it to be worth it. Printer depends on your course. I've printed off 14 pages this year and that wasn't even all for uni work. I'd say up to half. I was offered a free printer a couple of weeks ago but turned it down because I have no space or need for it until September.
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    (Original post by NuclearFusion)
    Guess that means no live TV for me on my desktop
    If you're in halls you probably can. The TV licence people send letters but never heard of them raiding halls.
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    (Original post by SoulfulBoy)
    What happened to Nottingham University: Psychology and Philosophy?
    Did you transfer to music?
    Thanks for asking I'm still at Nottingham at the moment doing psychology and philosophy but dropping out at the end of this year and reapplying next year (having a delayed gap year I suppose!) while I apply to music college. I guess I should explain that a bit more in my sig
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    (Original post by Tilly87)
    Thanks for asking I'm still at Nottingham at the moment doing psychology and philosophy but dropping out at the end of this year and reapplying next year (having a delayed gap year I suppose!) while I apply to music college. I guess I should explain that a bit more in my sig
    So you are re-applying to psych and philo while you apply to music college? Why don't you just apply to music college then?

    I am just curious I hope you don't mind me asking.

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