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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Dangerman » 24 Jan 2019, 15:40

lunchstealer wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 14:35
If you want an inviting home for entertaining, consider this chair that just sucks you right in.

https://www.boeingstore.com/collections ... ather-seat
Seems like they missed an opportunity by not selling first class seat/bed units for the home.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 24 Jan 2019, 16:55

I liked this one better:
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 06 Feb 2019, 13:20

I just broke down (semi-literally) and ordered one of these:

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They ain't cheap, but my Office Depot POS chair is about a week or so away from collapsing completely when I sit down on it, so maybe this will be cheaper than the medical bills for a new hip.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 06 Feb 2019, 13:39

Also, regarding other people's current lusts, I've taken up the JUUL using the 5% nicotine Virginia Tobacco cartridges. I'd say they provide somewhere around 65-75% of the various satisfactions of cigarettes including, appetite suppressant, taste, faux-smoke, the tactile experience and in our day and age the added advantages of no actual smoke or smell, making their use inside the house and car possible. Aside from recent stories about exploding e-cigarettes, I don't see a sufficient down side.

I've considered replacing the electronics of my stereo, but I'd rather find a decent technician -- they're almost impossible to find these days, to diagnose and, as required, bring my Adcom power and preamps brought up to original spec. Audiophile snobs, of which I'm an honorary member, have always denied they're high end or true audiophile quality equipment, but they're so close that paying the many multiples higher cost to get to that rarefied air would be absurd. Same with speakers, though I fear some cone degradation over time in my early 90s B&W 802 speakers, I'd have to pay a fortune to get anything near as good for speakers that still sell on the resale market for up to $2k a pair.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Ellie » 06 Feb 2019, 13:47

My e-cig stopped charging, so maybe I'll try a JUUL for my next one. I never got even 25% of the experience of cigarette taste from the e-cigs I've had in the past. It was a nice way to suck on something with fruity flavors (there was a sour watermelon juice that I could have drunk straight from the bottle if it wouldn't have killed me with nicotine poisoning) but the tobacco options were lame.

I haven't had an actual cigarette in a few years now, but damned if I don't get a craving every time I see somebody smoking one. Sigh.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 06 Feb 2019, 20:12

DAR,
Make and model of that chair pls.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 06 Feb 2019, 20:57

Warren wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 20:12
DAR,
Make and model of that chair pls.
Herman Miller Aeron

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 06 Feb 2019, 21:01

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 20:57
Warren wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 20:12
DAR,
Make and model of that chair pls.
Herman Miller Aeron
*amazons*
:(
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Ellie » 06 Feb 2019, 21:07

All I know is the chair sponsors some NPR programming and comes in the new color True Black :lol:
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by dhex » 06 Feb 2019, 21:34

they are awesome chairs. but yeah if i ever get a job again after the "gotta go to stupid disney because that's what you get for being a goddamn breeder" fund is filled up i'm getting me an option c motherfucker that runs deeeeeeep.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Ellie » 06 Feb 2019, 21:44

My parents had six kids and chose the much cheaper option of talking shit about The Mouse and brainwashing us into a deep hatred of all things Disney, to the point where if my kids wanted to go to Disneyland I'm not sure if I could force myself to say yes.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 06 Feb 2019, 21:44

dhex wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 21:34
they are awesome chairs. but yeah if i ever get a job again after the "gotta go to stupid disney because that's what you get for being a goddamn breeder" fund is filled up i'm getting me an option c motherfucker that runs deeeeeeep.
Having paid your last tuition bill to put your last college-bound kid through college is a hella high, if I may indulge in a little dab of dhexish.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Jadagul » 06 Feb 2019, 23:40

The Aeron is the classic and more-or-less original high-end ergonomic chair.

I much preferred the Embody when I went to do some testing; it's the only one that gives full back support to me when I actually sit up. But the Embody costs like two Aerons.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 07 Feb 2019, 00:03

I like my CXO Nightingale, but it has some disconcerting sounds that I just can't figure out where they're coming from (like a pop when you recline).
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 07 Feb 2019, 03:23

Jadagul wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 23:40
The Aeron is the classic and more-or-less original high-end ergonomic chair.

I much preferred the Embody when I went to do some testing; it's the only one that gives full back support to me when I actually sit up. But the Embody costs like two Aerons.
More like 1.5x as much.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Jadagul » 07 Feb 2019, 04:19

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 03:23
Jadagul wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 23:40
The Aeron is the classic and more-or-less original high-end ergonomic chair.

I much preferred the Embody when I went to do some testing; it's the only one that gives full back support to me when I actually sit up. But the Embody costs like two Aerons.
More like 1.5x as much.
Huh, the price has gone down. Maybe I can get one.

When I was shopping, I got quoted like $1300. That does still seem to be the list price, but I see one for like $800 now.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 07 Feb 2019, 07:07

The Steelcase Leap is a pretty good chair.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by nicole » 07 Feb 2019, 08:17

I do like the Aeron. Dubs tried to get me to buy one but I went with a balance ball instead. It’s really great actually.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Warren » 07 Feb 2019, 12:59

JasonL wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 07:07
The Steelcase Leap is a pretty good chair.
*amazons*
Goddam. My back is going out and my chair is the biggest culprit. Isn't there a decent chair for under $300?
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 07 Feb 2019, 13:55

I tried 2 in that price range before going to a different price. I’m not saying there isn’t one, but I didn’t find it. There’s a lot of junk. The brand I see listed in the same discussions as a value play is UPLIFT. Haven’t tried it tho.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by nicole » 07 Feb 2019, 14:02

Warren wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 12:59
JasonL wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 07:07
The Steelcase Leap is a pretty good chair.
*amazons*
Goddam. My back is going out and my chair is the biggest culprit. Isn't there a decent chair for under $300?
Balance ball
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by Highway » 07 Feb 2019, 14:10

My wife has a Steelcase Leap. I prefer the CXO, myself. Balance ball is probably a good option, but you are definitely limited for other uses (like reclining while watching TV or videos at the computer).
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 07 Feb 2019, 14:19

Warren wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 12:59
JasonL wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 07:07
The Steelcase Leap is a pretty good chair.
*amazons*
Goddam. My back is going out and my chair is the biggest culprit. Isn't there a decent chair for under $300?
Obviously, that depends on what counts as decent. I spend as much or more time in my desk chair as I do in bed, so I don't see it as something I should approach at this point in my life with an eye to saving money. Yeah, the Aeron is pricey in large measure because it's a status symbol of sorts, but I'm buying a well established reputation in a well established product that I hope to get a decade or more of hard use out of. If it helps or at least doesn't hurt my posture, that's a win.

I went to various furniture and office supply stores and most of what I found was either so shoddy they couldn't get the display model put together properly without something loose or misaligned or upscale upholstered 'executive' chairs built to show off wealth and importance. *shrug* I also considered just going with a solid wood shaker/mission style chair, but the really good ones made with real hardwoods, etc. started approaching the price of the Aeron but obviously without adjustable lumbar support, tilt tension, etc. That said, there appear to be plenty of good chairs half the price of what I paid but who knows how well built or whether they'll stick behind their claims and warranties.

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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by lunchstealer » 07 Feb 2019, 15:43

Highway wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 14:10
My wife has a Steelcase Leap. I prefer the CXO, myself. Balance ball is probably a good option, but you are definitely limited for other uses (like reclining while watching TV or videos at the computer).
Are you supposed to have some sort of retainer device, or is the point that it can roll around so you have to keep your core more engaged? I did balance ball unrestrained for a couple months until the inevitable rollback catastrophe. I felt I was risking my coccyx and didn't have a handy retention device so I just went back to my shitty Oafy Smacks mid-90s desk chair that does... okay for something non-ergonomic. It encourages acceptable posture just because it's not really comfortable any other way.
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Re: The Lust to Acquire

Post by JasonL » 07 Feb 2019, 15:44

Does anyone have/know of a space heater that a) is quiet; b) has a settable thermostat that actuall works (instead of, you know, getting too hot immediately and shutting down while the room is cold or overcompensating the other way and never shutting off); and c) doesn't stink (the oil ones stink).

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