## What is your most recent purchase? - pics required

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Chakra Superstar wrote:
mannequin wrote:Chakra , can you build me a similar one for around 5 hundred?

Yep. Not a problem. Shipping will be around $6K. phoneutria wrote:Big gamer then, or working with graphic design, intense rendering doings... Not a gamer. I do a lot of graphic/rendering and usually have half a dozen big apps running at one time (plus the usual email, browsers etc.) I'm also playing around with video and audio so it needs to be pretty powerful. It's also a tax write off. In this crazy, crazy system of ours, what you don't spend on work related items, you have to give away to the tax mafia so spend I must. . I figured you might be working with graphics considering the amount of storage you put into it, besides the fact that the only people who build these sorts of machines are gamers or game makers I often have a lot of stuff open, too, and my lil carbon x1 handles it really well. Eclipse, MySQL workbench, source control app, a vpn connection, a couple hundred browser tabs... not a sweat. So you do your computer work form a home office in the middle of the woods... you have the life I want, man All I need now is the house in the woods, so I'll get there... phoneutria purveyor of enchantment, advocate of pulchritude AND venomously disarming Posts: 2733 Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 5:37 am ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required I use to program in Python using vim on a Debian system. One day I will return to my youthful self. ended6 Thinker Posts: 940 Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:47 am ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required I was going to make fun of debian and say you gotta get on centos like a real man, but then I remembered I'm stuck with windows like a plebe phoneutria purveyor of enchantment, advocate of pulchritude AND venomously disarming Posts: 2733 Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 5:37 am ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required Atheris wrote:Few games are actually worth the time though. Some of them I would even dare to call works of art. Curious, which ones? I got a philosophy degree, I'm not upset that I can't find work as a philosopher. It was my decision, and I knew that it wasn't a money making degree, so I get money elsewhere. -- Mr. Reasonable Magnus Anderson Philosopher Posts: 3716 Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:26 pm ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required Atheris wrote:With that beast, you should become a gamer Few games are actually worth the time though. Some of them I would even dare to call works of art. I've never been tempted to buy a game. I love the artwork, the sets, the camera angles, the atmosphere etc but I just have no desire to shoot, blow up, stab, slice or bludgeon things/people to death. Chakra Superstar Philosopher Posts: 1025 Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:42 am ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required phoneutria wrote:I figured you might be working with graphics considering the amount of storage you put into it, besides the fact that the only people who build these sorts of machines are gamers or game makers I often have a lot of stuff open, too, and my lil carbon x1 handles it really well. Eclipse, MySQL workbench, source control app, a vpn connection, a couple hundred browser tabs... not a sweat. So you do your computer work form a home office in the middle of the woods... you have the life I want, man All I need now is the house in the woods, so I'll get there... Yep. I've been working from home since the late 1980's. I was one of the guinea pigs when they were testing if working from home was viable and effective. I never went back to the office again. But it does take a particular personalty type. Some people need others around them. Some people need to have a place to go to to make them work otherwise they mope around the house all day doing nothing. You have to be disciplined and you have to follow regular hours. I should have moved to the country/coast 10 years before I did because it's just so beautiful. There are temptations here, too, of course. It's a beautiful sunny morning right now and I can hear the waves rolling in on the beach just over the hill. The closest beach is often deserted... so it does take lots of discipline. I've been thinking of moving further into the valley but chickened out at the last moment. I would have been very isolated -- even more so during flood times with the only road washed out -- and I'm not sure if I'm skilled enough to take care of myself in emergencies just yet. I want to be, and that's where I'm heading but that might have been biting off more than I can chew at this point in time. Phon, if something happens and you need to move, make the move a big one. That's what I did. I decided to turn a problem into an opportunity and just landed up the coast. Sometimes being pushed in the water is the best way to learn how to swim. . Chakra Superstar Philosopher Posts: 1025 Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:42 am ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required My first stop of the day yesterday.. Superdrug What's in the bag I wonder image.jpg (185.47 KiB) Viewed 2876 times This selection of toiletries: looking forward to using the Garnier body oil image.jpg (212.75 KiB) Viewed 2875 times The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What? --MagsJ MagsJ The Londonist Posts: 18129 Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm Location: London, NC1 ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required Next stop on my way home yesterday was... Sainsbury's I ended up buying 3 more bottles of the prosecco when me and elder sister were joined by our eldest sister and then by her husband... I ended up giving an impromptu dinner party for them all. image.jpg (166.98 KiB) Viewed 2876 times The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What? --MagsJ MagsJ The Londonist Posts: 18129 Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm Location: London, NC1 ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required My third and final stop as I approached home was the local Budgens, which is far from budget The chicken was joined by Tilda lime and coriander rice (for them) and sugar snap peas for us all, followed by more copious amounts of prosecco image.jpg (188.93 KiB) Viewed 2876 times The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What? --MagsJ MagsJ The Londonist Posts: 18129 Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm Location: London, NC1 ### Re: What is your most recent purchase? - pics required Chakra, your rig is a monster. Very cool. What do you plan to use all that RAM for? I'm not familiar with the gfx card but I assume it's top notch. (n/m I just saw your reply to phoneutria) I built my own machine from individual components in December 2012. I'm pretty satisfied with what I was able to put together for$1,300.

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All my pics of the inside are ungodly blurry.

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Samsung 830 Series 125GB SSD
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Logitech G510 Keyboard (I love changing the color of the back-lit keys! Best part of my PC ), 24" LCD Monitor, NZXT Phantom 410 ATX Mid Tower Gunmetal Steel Case w/ 3 fans, WiFi Adapter, Win7/Win8 dual

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fuse wrote:Chakra, your rig is a monster. Very cool. What do you plan to use all that RAM for? I'm not familiar with the gfx card but I assume it's top notch. (n/m I just saw your reply to phoneutria)

I built my own machine from individual components in December 2012. I'm pretty satisfied with what I was able to put together for \$1,300.

3IMG_0533.jpg

All my pics of the inside are ungodly blurry.

Intel i7 3770k 3.5 GHz (Turbo 3.9 GHz)
nVidia GTX 660ti
16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
Seasonic Modular 650 Watt PSU - 80 Plus Gold Rated woohoo!
Samsung 830 Series 125GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD
Logitech G510 Keyboard (I love changing the color of the back-lit keys! Best part of my PC ), 24" LCD Monitor, NZXT Phantom 410 ATX Mid Tower Gunmetal Steel Case w/ 3 fans, WiFi Adapter, Win7/Win8 dual

A gamer?

Great set up, fuse. You spent a fraction of the money I did and got 80% of the power. Nice.
I went a totally overboard because, as I said, I'd have to give it to the tax man if I didn't spend it so.... I splurged.

I'm a user, more than a techie/nerd (or gamer). If I didn't have help putting it together and optimizing, I may have ended up with a very expensive toaster. I enjoy building machines though. I just don't have time to keep up with everything. I also think this might be the last pc I own. I've been waiting for a decade or more to move to a dumb machine with full cloud service but it's still not up to scratch so that was another reason to go out with a bang.

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Nooo, why would you want a dumb machine with cloud service??

Yes, I am a bit of a gamer and a bit of a tech geek, and I also like to do some casual video editing/rendering.

I took advantage of that crazy phenomenon called Black Friday to get the parts as cheap as I did. Most of it I just picked off Newegg, which was doing some jaw dropping sales. I had never had a very powerful machine before and the time was right so I had to go for it.

I honestly just watched a few videos about building computers and I went into super meticulous mode to set it all up. Took me the better part of a day and I learned a lot. Before that I didn't know much about computer hardware at all.

So far so good, I had a few BSODs related to driver issues, but my machine seems to be holding up well.

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In keeping with the current holiday season... this will be up in my (newly cleaned) front yard by tomorrow afternoon in time for the trick or treaters...

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The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get that time back, and I may need it for something at some point in time. Wait! What?

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You see...a pimp's love is very different from that of a square.
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"Science is entirely Faith Based.... Obama is Muslim....Evil is the opposition to life (e-v-i-l <=> l-i-v-e ... and not by accident). Without evil there could be no life.", James S. Saint.
"The Holocaust was the fault of the Jews; The Holocaust was not genocide", Kriswest
"A Tortoise is a Turtle", Wizard
" Hitler didn't create the Nazis. In reality, the Judists did ... for a purpose of their own. Hitler was merely one they chose to head it up after they discovered the Judist betrayal in WW1, their "Judas Iscariot";James S Saint.
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fuse wrote:Nooo, why would you want a dumb machine with cloud service??

I don't like it but it's inevitable. Half of my apps can only be accessed via the cloud nowadays. You can't buy them any more; you have to 'rent' them on subscription. Several of my favourites have been discontinued and repackaged into cloud-only versions. As much as I loath where we're heading, what do I do when my job demands it? It wont be too long before we're all living in digital versions of gated communities with a few giant corporations providing every app and service we need. Of course it will be for our security and convenience. It always is.

fuse wrote:Yes, I am a bit of a gamer and a bit of a tech geek, and I also like to do some casual video editing/rendering.

Nice

fuse wrote:I took advantage of that crazy phenomenon called Black Friday to get the parts as cheap as I did. Most of it I just picked off Newegg, which was doing some jaw dropping sales. I had never had a very powerful machine before and the time was right so I had to go for it.

I honestly just watched a few videos about building computers and I went into super meticulous mode to set it all up. Took me the better part of a day and I learned a lot. Before that I didn't know much about computer hardware at all.

So far so good, I had a few BSODs related to driver issues, but my machine seems to be holding up well.

Cool. Nothing's that difficult when you get down to it. What's difficult is keeping up with it all. Ain't nobody got time for dat

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I bought a vaporizer for my weed. Vaporizing seems to be all the rush these days especially with the availability of vape pens now. So I decided to buy this one to see how it is.

I didnt like it. The high is completely different and fairly uncomfortable. I dont adjust to new things easily.

Looks like i will have to buy a new bong then.
fuck my lungs.
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I don't usually post stuff I buy but I'm REALLY enjoying this bad boy, fits my hand almost perfectly:

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mannequin wrote:I bought a vaporizer for my weed. Vaporizing seems to be all the rush these days especially with the availability of vape pens now. So I decided to buy this one to see how it is.

I didnt like it. The high is completely different and fairly uncomfortable. I dont adjust to new things easily.

Looks like i will have to buy a new bong then.
fuck my lungs.

Vapes are for casual smokers. They don't get you as high as combusting the weed.

If you're gonna get a bong, you should get it from aqua lab technologies. No chinese brittle glass. You want a schott duran tube no more than 18 inches. Most of the pieces there are made of just that. There are a few places in the world who make borosilicate glass tubes. They use local sand when they make em, and the German sand is the best. 18 inches is the longest standard size. Anything longer is fused, and therefore has a weak spot. Standard wall thicknesses are 3, 5, 7 and 9mm. I'd get the thickest tude I can get for the money. There's a hvy beaker w/ 1 tree perc on there that's 9mm thick. If I didn't have 2 bongs already, I'd order it.

http://aqualabtechnologies.com/scientif ... eaker.html

Here's mine. Look at the joint on this thing. Normally the joints are standard width like what comes out of most scientific glass factories. But there's a company called honalee or something like that that makes these heavy duty ones. Mostly US tubes and Left Coast buy em and use em to make indestructible bongs.

You see...a pimp's love is very different from that of a square.
Dating a stripper is like eating a noisy bag of chips in church. Everyone looks at you in disgust, but deep down they want some too.

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Actually, it is not a purchase but a gift from my children on our 25th marriage anniversary. They gifted me my first smartphone; Moto-E.

I was already aware of most of the functions but one feature what impressed me the most is the facility of speech to text.

One can type by his speech. Though, it is not perfect now and there are many shortcoming in the software but it is still an outstanding effort from Google. I do not know whether other smartphones (other than Android) have this or not. I also think that it can be proved very handy in the case of laptops too.

Sorry, i cannot post its picture.

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Getting it in, man!
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mr reasonable wrote:
mannequin wrote:I bought a vaporizer for my weed. Vaporizing seems to be all the rush these days especially with the availability of vape pens now. So I decided to buy this one to see how it is.

I didnt like it. The high is completely different and fairly uncomfortable. I dont adjust to new things easily.

Looks like i will have to buy a new bong then.
fuck my lungs.

Vapes are for casual smokers. They don't get you as high as combusting the weed.

If you're gonna get a bong, you should get it from aqua lab technologies. No chinese brittle glass. You want a schott duran tube no more than 18 inches. Most of the pieces there are made of just that. There are a few places in the world who make borosilicate glass tubes. They use local sand when they make em, and the German sand is the best. 18 inches is the longest standard size. Anything longer is fused, and therefore has a weak spot. Standard wall thicknesses are 3, 5, 7 and 9mm. I'd get the thickest tude I can get for the money. There's a hvy beaker w/ 1 tree perc on there that's 9mm thick. If I didn't have 2 bongs already, I'd order it.

http://aqualabtechnologies.com/scientif ... eaker.html

Here's mine. Look at the joint on this thing. Normally the joints are standard width like what comes out of most scientific glass factories. But there's a company called honalee or something like that that makes these heavy duty ones. Mostly US tubes and Left Coast buy em and use em to make indestructible bongs.

Looooool. Why wouldn't it get you as high as combusting it? Vaporizing it is healthier and can get you extremely high. Especially taking dabs.

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My most recent was two of these for Valentine's Day - for my daughter and son. It took some forethought to fill in the blanks but anything meaningful is worth doing. It actually took me quite a while for each one since some of them are kind of interchangeable and similar to the other and I wanted each response to be different.

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What I Love about You Journal

This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines describing some aspect of your affection for your beloved. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift your loved one will read again and again

Before that, I bought a Meditation Fountain - so nice to reflect by or to just sit in reverie and BE.

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Of course, there are the other mundane stuff which is not worth mentioning.
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."

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“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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It's been quite a shopping spree since December.
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You see...a pimp's love is very different from that of a square.
Dating a stripper is like eating a noisy bag of chips in church. Everyone looks at you in disgust, but deep down they want some too.

What exactly is logic? -Magnus Anderson

Support the innocence project on AmazonSmile instead of Turd's African savior biker dude.
http://www.innocenceproject.org/

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