The Lust to Acquire

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 22 Sep 2017, 22:00

Highway wrote:
22 Sep 2017, 21:25
I love this carpet:

I wonder what it looks like from the other side of the room.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Kolohe » 22 Sep 2017, 23:33

Probably red shifted.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Sandy » 24 Sep 2017, 22:29

I will never ever be able to afford it, but:

http://www.schmidt-synthesizer.com/en/index.html

They have started a third run of this $24,000 synthesizer.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Andrew » 09 Oct 2017, 12:11

www.lastexittonowhere.com

I really want the Jackie Treehorn Productions and the Summerisle shirts. At £20 each, though, and shipping costs, those are mighty pricey shirts.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by the innominate one » 09 Oct 2017, 12:22

Highway wrote:
22 Sep 2017, 21:25
I love this carpet:



Same. Would love to see it installed in a bar.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by the innominate one » 09 Oct 2017, 12:29

Kolohe wrote:
22 Sep 2017, 23:33
Probably red shifted.
Very good.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by dbcooper » 11 Oct 2017, 19:39

There is now a waterproof Kindle.
Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Andrew » 11 Oct 2017, 19:51

dbcooper wrote:
11 Oct 2017, 19:39
There is now a waterproof Kindle.
Is it cheaper than a Kindle Paperwhite and a ziploc bag?
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JD » 20 Oct 2017, 13:01

If I were a rich man...I'd fly my MiG-17 all over town. Actually, what's pretty amazing is that they're even selling a MiG-29, too.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 26 Dec 2017, 23:22

I pulled the trigger on the laptop. There was an after-Christmas sale (including free shipping and no sales taxes) on this:
ASUS Zenbook UX303UB-DH74T Ultrabook Intel Core i7 6500U (2.50 GHz) 12 GB Memory 512 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2 GB 13.3" IPS Quad HD+ 3200 x 1800 Touchscreen 1.2 MP HD Camera Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
I know it's a close-out price, but the reviews from several sources were pretty sound and the thing about computers is that I can either shop around for them forever or just dive into buyer's remorse and get it over with. I do like the look and the weight (3.4lb), but I'm still going to need to figure out how to load some fairly specialized software onto it and, of course, to type on the damned thing.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Andrew » 27 Dec 2017, 10:30

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
26 Dec 2017, 23:22
I pulled the trigger on the laptop. There was an after-Christmas sale (including free shipping and no sales taxes) on this:
ASUS Zenbook UX303UB-DH74T Ultrabook Intel Core i7 6500U (2.50 GHz) 12 GB Memory 512 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2 GB 13.3" IPS Quad HD+ 3200 x 1800 Touchscreen 1.2 MP HD Camera Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
That's a pretty sweet Xmas gift to yourself. I got a SSD in my most recent laptop, and I'm never going back.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Dec 2017, 12:37

I have a non-specific lust for wireless-networked smart light bulbs.

I just have to find a setup that's hackable in the "custom things I could do" sense, but not in the "bored teenager in my Wi-Fi range gives me the gift of strobe lighting/random Russian turns it into a botnet" sense.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 27 Dec 2017, 17:57

You'll shoot your eye out cut your fingers off.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Kwix » 27 Dec 2017, 17:58

JasonL wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 11:25
My gift to myself:

https://www.frankfurter-brett.de/en/
That is a seriously sweet piece of kit.
I now have lust.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by tr0g » 27 Dec 2017, 19:06

Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 12:37
I have a non-specific lust for wireless-networked smart light bulbs.

I just have to find a setup that's hackable in the "custom things I could do" sense, but not in the "bored teenager in my Wi-Fi range gives me the gift of strobe lighting/random Russian turns it into a botnet" sense.
I got one for Christmas with my Amazon Echo. Still have to actually find a fixture to put it in and set it up.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Mo » 27 Dec 2017, 19:34

The thing I don’t like about smart bulbs is that you eliminate switch control. Smart outlet/switch is a better way to go. Unless you keep the smart bulb on all the time and just change colors.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Dec 2017, 20:03

Mo wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 19:34
The thing I don’t like about smart bulbs is that you eliminate switch control. Smart outlet/switch is a better way to go. Unless you keep the smart bulb on all the time and just change colors.
You can always definitively turn them off at the switch. Smart bulbs can turn themselves off while still receiving power.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Mo » 27 Dec 2017, 20:24

Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 20:03
Mo wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 19:34
The thing I don’t like about smart bulbs is that you eliminate switch control. Smart outlet/switch is a better way to go. Unless you keep the smart bulb on all the time and just change colors.
You can always definitively turn them off at the switch. Smart bulbs can turn themselves off while still receiving power.
I know that, but if you turn off the bulb while the switch is still on, then the switch is rendered useless unless you turn the bulb on via the app.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Dec 2017, 20:36

Mo wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 20:24
Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 20:03
Mo wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 19:34
The thing I don’t like about smart bulbs is that you eliminate switch control. Smart outlet/switch is a better way to go. Unless you keep the smart bulb on all the time and just change colors.
You can always definitively turn them off at the switch. Smart bulbs can turn themselves off while still receiving power.
I know that, but if you turn off the bulb while the switch is still on, then the switch is rendered useless unless you turn the bulb on via the app.
Right. That's acceptable for the uses I actually want smart bulbs for.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 27 Dec 2017, 21:54

Kwix wrote:
JasonL wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 11:25
My gift to myself:

https://www.frankfurter-brett.de/en/
That is a seriously sweet piece of kit.
I now have lust.
I may or may not be getting the full retard version in end grain bamboo.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Painboy » 29 Dec 2017, 11:54

Is there some reason it has to look so murdery?

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 29 Dec 2017, 12:15

You mean other than amazing aesthetics? I love it so much

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 29 Dec 2017, 12:19

JasonL wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 12:15
You mean other than amazing aesthetics? I love it so much
I've got a pile of stuff out in the shed with the same aesthetic. I can let you have the whole lot for the cost of one hipster cleaver.
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