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    Default Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    Hi all,

    Anyone knows any cafes or places that allows you to use your laptop and connect to their powerpoint? And also they have wireless connection? Of course needs to buy drinks or food lah.


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    Default Re: Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    u can try mac... some do allow... or rather they close one eyes...

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    Default Re: Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by icer
    Hi all,

    Anyone knows any cafes or places that allows you to use your laptop and connect to their powerpoint? And also they have wireless connection? Of course needs to buy drinks or food lah.

    powerpoint ==> outlet (220VAC/50Hz)??? Or Microsoft Office Powerpoint???

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    Last edited by Artosoft; 31st October 2005 at 03:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    powerpoint ==> outlet??? Or Microsoft Office Powerpoint???

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    i think it should be POWER POINT OUTLET...
    Stress Man @ work... :bigeyes:

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    Default Re: Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    I always make sure my notebook is fully charged...

    Don't feel it's right to just plug into other people's power point somehow... If i wanted to, I might ask for permission...

    Alternatively.. bring along a portable generator or fuel cell... or maybe the developed in singapore urine-powered battery.. hee...

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    ask and u MIGHT get...

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    Default Re: Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    I often see people using laptops hunting for seats near powerpoints and just plug their adaptors into the power points.
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Bcoz that is SG habit.

    Standard line would go: " I come here spend money, use some electricity cannot meh!"

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    I don't think they will allow if you ask...

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    Default Re: Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by icer
    Hi all,

    Anyone knows any cafes or places that allows you to use your laptop and connect to their powerpoint? And also they have wireless connection? Of course needs to buy drinks or food lah.



    all the kopibean outlets have wireless by StarHub, but you must be a subscriber or pay per use. not sure about starbucks. In malaysia apparently all starbucks (or at least some) come with FREE wireless access.

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    It's about the culture.We need to embrace a less anal-retentive service culture and promote community wireless culture.
    We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde

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    it's absolutely normal to plug in to power points in the US.
    in fact the starbucks I frequent in new york has a total of 8 power points, most starbucks in new york have at least 2 power points.
    anyway it builds customer loyalty.grin.

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    Default Re: Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by icer
    Hi all,

    Anyone knows any cafes or places that allows you to use your laptop and connect to their powerpoint? And also they have wireless connection? Of course needs to buy drinks or food lah.

    Yes just make a request most of them do allow if there is a spare powerpoint around.

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    Ok. I had explored some of the options below;

    Mac - Cannot coz my Broadcom wireless cannot connect to SkyNetGlobal network. Called them and they just said not compatible.

    Burger King - Not a Singtel subscriber.

    Kopibean - Good idea if got starhub account.

    Funan - So far so good. Have a few power point outlets but sometimes security guards will come and ask you to unplug.

    If without powerpoint, my laptop can only lasts for 2 hours and it's frustrating coz sometimes you just need more time to do your things.


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    Default Re: Wireless cafes allow use of powerpoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by icer
    If without powerpoint, my laptop can only lasts for 2 hours and it's frustrating coz sometimes you just need more time to do your things.

    You buy a cup of coffee, and expect the shop to provide you free internet access for more than 2 hours plus electricity? Very soon someone will ask if the shop provide foldable sofa-bed, so that we can take a nap while waiting for the laptop to download MP3s

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