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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:20 pm

itsvince725 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/7azeQCH.jpg

Got a bunch of PC hardware for 20 bucks.


I see a Dell Optiplex in there. That brings back memories, since I had one on my desktop as a consultant.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:59 pm

Two, in fact. A GX1 that's been upgraded from a Pentium II to a 500MHz Pentium III and a 960 that currently has a 3.16GHz Core2 Duo. The 960 needs a new power supply though, the current one has this nasty whine like a dental drill. Needs a video card too.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:11 pm

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Well, the new bass got here on Thursday, whereupon I discovered that the distributor apparently hadn't checked that the neck relief was correct since it left the factory in China god-knows-when, and the strings were the cheapest thing they could truthfully claim was a name brand. Fortunately, there's a solid guitar shop within lunch-break driving distance of my workplace, so I dropped it off mid-morning on Friday and got it back on the way home from work with a proper setup job and a set of Rotosound Jazz Bass strings - and given the absurdly cheap price of the bass itself, I'm still well below the cost of a secondhand Fender. And it is sweet - I've hardly put it down since. The only issue I have with it is that between the single-piece neck and the high-mass bridge, it's got enough sustain that I have to actively mute notes when I'm done with them, but hey, that's what I expected :D

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Also picked up a Squier P-Bass off Craigslist, because it was cheap, and...and...well, it's possible I have a bit of a problem...but I sold the little Ibanez, so it evens out, right?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:09 am

Wow, a CRT TV :mrgreen:

I had to borrow one of those not so long ago. I had a VHS recorder stored in the attic for many years plus a hand full of tapes with audio concert recordings (you could record up to 8 hours of HiFi on a VHS tape). Anyway, I needed a TV with a SCART input to assess the condition of the recorder and the tapes. My own VHS recorder was dead, but the one of my wife still worked.

So far I've captured 3 tapes :)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:56 am

No better display device for the NES/SNES down on the bottom shelf there or the Laserdisc player & VCR up top!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Y888099 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:16 am

New blue swimming suit and new blue fins :D :D :D

They make me to look like an aquatic vertebrate as I swim very fast. They are very comfortable, I can reach the first floating orange limit-point (200 meters from the shore) in a few seconds, and I can go down for four meters under the surface. I have already seen a few fishes swimming around me. WOOHA amazing !!!

No doubt, my fins are really funny.

There is just a little problem: I haven't found the proper shoehorn yet or a way to quickly put my fins on, therefore I put them on my feet when I change my clothes into swimming suit, and I need to be sit to put them on. The cabin helps in that since it comes with a pad for washing your feet and the water helps you to wear your fins, but then I have to cross the whole beach to reach the water, thirty meters from the changing cabin with my fins already on my feet. Walking is very difficult, and looks like a penguin-walk since I have to avoid the sand to enter.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:20 pm

Wow, a CRT TV :mrgreen:


I have a CRT/VCR in my "office" in the back. Besides playing VHS tapes, it has a DVD player connected to it, plus the Dreamcast, the Sylvania Intellivision, the Atari 2600 and the Bally Astrocade through a very complex chain of switchboxen. :)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:22 pm

commodorejohn wrote:No better display device for the NES/SNES down on the bottom shelf there or the Laserdisc player & VCR up top!


But is it Trinitron?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:42 pm

I've never checked, but I'd assume so. It's definitely got the vertical aperture grille.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby spiroyster » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:18 am

Y888099 wrote:penguin walking

Walk backwards (I kid you not), it helps.

Protip: Walk to the water, fins in hand, then when deep enough in water, sit with back to waves and put you fins on there (water lubes the feet, no horny!). Then continue to walk backwards until deep enough to float on back, swivell to front.... public street cred uncompromised... repeat process in reverse to exit the water without pengiun emulation requirement.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Y888099 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:36 am

spiroyster wrote:without pengiun emulation requirement.


Excellent, now I can impress the she-lifeguard :D :D :D :D
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Re: your latest purchase

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby uunix » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:55 am

Raion-Fox wrote:Bought a second car. A Subaru Forester

Best car I ever owned possibly.. a 54 Forester 2.5 Turbo, full leather Sat Nav.. sweet car loved it to bits, 6 months old, ex demo, I saved a fortune.
[Edit] 54 means it was registered in late 2004.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:02 pm

uunix wrote:Best car I ever owned possibly.. a 54 Forester 2.5 Turbo, full leather Sat Nav.. sweet car loved it to bits, 6 months old, ex demo, I saved a fortune.
[Edit] 54 means it was registered in late 2004.


Was about to say.

If I lived in the UK, though, I'd not own a car. The nanny state MOT bull over there is insane.

Inspections statistically don't make cars safer. In the US, we've gotten rid of most of them because they don't make roads safer.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Trippynet » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:13 pm

I dunno, the MOT does have its uses for keeping some of the worst death-traps off the road. OK, sometimes it goes a bit too OTT with things, but I don't have a problem with it generally.

I had to replace my old car last year (2000 VW Bora) - not because it failed the MOT, but because the power steering system packed in and it would have cost a fortune to fix (and was well beyond my own mechanical skills to fix). Sad moment too seeing as it was my first proper car, I'd had lots of happy memories and holidays with it, and I'd also used it for getting married with a year earlier.
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