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Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on August 25, 2011, 08:45:18 AM
Well we have a cycling-related purchase thread...I thought it might be fun to have a regular purchase thread. TP, shampoo and whatnot do not count  ;) .

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m584/djz6018/IMG00019-20110815-1216.jpg)

Inno Fairing (not my car, just a better picture than the stock versions)

(http://www.rallitek.com/uploads/images_products_slideshow/fullsize_202.jpg)

RalliTEK RSB & Endlinks
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on August 25, 2011, 09:05:46 AM
I like that fairing.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on August 25, 2011, 09:12:40 AM
I like that fairing.

As do I, however I just found out that I ordered the wrong size  :banghead: . I called ORS regarding the size when placing the order and they thought I should order the small. The fairing in that picture is a medium (on the same car/rack as mine).

Oh well, I still look forward to the new one arriving.  :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on August 25, 2011, 09:41:19 AM
12 cell laptop battery.
 
(http://images.shopping.indiatimes.com/images/product/KS526AA.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on August 25, 2011, 11:38:42 AM
Cranberry muffin. Just one... and it looked better than these.

(http://www.dianasbakery.com/img%5Cgallery%5Cmuffin%5CMuffin_Cran.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: EDR on August 25, 2011, 01:11:24 PM
So what makes this fairing better than say a yakima fairing?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on August 25, 2011, 08:50:04 PM
If I posted in here everytime I bought Starbucks..I would be up to three facepalms in no time
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on August 25, 2011, 09:37:28 PM
So what makes this fairing better than say a yakima fairing?

Both of us have Inno racks.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on August 25, 2011, 11:07:19 PM
LOTS of note books for my classes, I'm up to 400$ already and I still have another class tomorrow.
Ugh.

In my nursing class we're at the part about pediatry and perinatality.

So I may actually assist during a childbirth.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on August 25, 2011, 11:14:30 PM
Both of us have Inno racks.

And the Inno fairing is the only fairing that is compatible with OEM racks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on August 29, 2011, 03:56:22 PM
I bought a suit!!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Omega359 on August 29, 2011, 11:06:56 PM
I bought a suit!!

What's the occasion?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on August 31, 2011, 02:46:04 PM
What's the occasion?

Turns out I didn't get an interview..... It's going back! I'm gonna have money in the bank now :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: EDR on August 31, 2011, 06:00:56 PM
5 guys burger and fries...very disappointed.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on August 31, 2011, 08:49:04 PM
A quart of Kimberly's Ice Cream (http://www.kimberlysicecream.com/). It never disappoints.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on September 02, 2011, 09:38:09 PM
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i455/machelledjohnson/shoes.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Omega359 on September 02, 2011, 09:43:09 PM
You nuke your shoes?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on September 02, 2011, 09:45:19 PM
You nuke your shoes?

I think the microwave pics have become a tradition for me. ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on September 02, 2011, 09:53:08 PM
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i455/machelledjohnson/shoes.jpg)
Tasty.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on September 03, 2011, 07:39:47 PM
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i455/machelledjohnson/shoes.jpg)


2 more minutes and they will be perfect
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on September 06, 2011, 02:13:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jc9aDFVeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F3T7RO (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F3T7RO)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 01, 2011, 01:11:54 PM
Skid plate from Primitive Racing, stock photo:

(http://www.writerguy.com/primitive/images/img-skid/2002+%20wrx%20front%20new%20style_2%20%5B800x600%5D.JPG)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on October 01, 2011, 01:25:30 PM
I didn't need all these extra braincells...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/64/Beautiful_katamari_cover.jpg/255px-Beautiful_katamari_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: CerveloMan82 on October 01, 2011, 02:10:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jc9aDFVeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F3T7RO (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F3T7RO)

great choice!!


and mm... awesome!




my latest purchase was a peanut M&M's.  I was pretty excited...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on October 01, 2011, 02:24:18 PM
(http://techpinger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/htc-thunderbolt-verizon.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on October 01, 2011, 02:25:42 PM
(http://techpinger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/htc-thunderbolt-verizon.jpg)


Hey makel, look one post up. :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on October 01, 2011, 02:27:48 PM

Hey makel, look one post up. :lol:

hardy har har!!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 08, 2011, 01:00:50 PM
Skid plate from Primitive Racing, stock photo:



It arrived!
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/midgetmaestro/1008111256-00.jpg?t=)
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/midgetmaestro/1008111256-01.jpg?t=)

Please excuse the walls...we're in the midst of working on the house.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on October 08, 2011, 03:08:47 PM
^^^ You bought a new hood for the oven?

awww I'm just messin!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 08, 2011, 05:00:56 PM
^^^ You bought a new hood for the oven?

awww I'm just messin!

That's what my dad said  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: LAJ on October 08, 2011, 05:24:13 PM
First look, I thought that was the trap door for the oil filter. I was wrong, but I still know what it is.  :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 11, 2011, 10:14:38 AM
(http://www.diet-blog.com/upload/image/starbucks-coffee-cup.jpg)

x2 so far this morning.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on October 11, 2011, 11:56:40 AM
(http://www.diet-blog.com/upload/image/starbucks-coffee-cup.jpg)

x2 so far this morning.


If I were to post every time I bought coffee, I would be up to a facepalm in no time
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on October 16, 2011, 11:43:05 AM
(http://www.meijer.com/assets/product_images/styles/xlarge/1000479_Logitech910000872_A_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 16, 2011, 11:43:47 AM
Very good mouse. I love it. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on October 16, 2011, 11:49:42 AM
Recommended by mvnsnd right here on Social Cyclists.  :thumbsup:
 
Plus, I couldn't find a user review lower than 3 stars on the thing.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 16, 2011, 01:30:32 PM
Recommended by mvnsnd right here on Social Cyclists.  :thumbsup:
 
Plus, I couldn't find a user review lower than 3 stars on the thing.

Yep, and they're usually complaining that they liked the older version for gaming or something  :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on October 20, 2011, 11:00:51 AM
Hatch shocks for the old Saab.
(http://www.mjmautohaus.com/catalog/images/191827550B.2.jpg)
And wiper blades for the headlights.
 
(http://img.eautopartscatalog.com/live/W01331635951BOS.JPG)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: EDR on October 20, 2011, 11:28:31 AM
Very good mouse. I love it.


My wife and kids love that mouse as well...I'm a trackballer. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on October 20, 2011, 12:05:58 PM
I have the 705 version (I think that is the 505).  The only difference I think is the addition of a double click button for your thumb.  I LOVE mine.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Quel on October 20, 2011, 12:16:27 PM
I got some snazzy trail running shoes for a series of trail races I'm doing this fall.

(http://i.imgur.com/qH0ow.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on November 02, 2011, 04:21:28 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6ESIK (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6ESIK)
 
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on November 02, 2011, 04:53:47 PM
a black swim cap from Leader
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on November 02, 2011, 05:15:35 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6ESIK (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6ESIK)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on November 02, 2011, 05:50:46 PM
A couple of Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c tires for the commuter. Nashbar free shipping cost me an 83 cent battery.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on November 02, 2011, 05:53:57 PM
A couple of Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c tires for the commuter. Nashbar free shipping cost me an 83 cent battery.
this is non-cycling stuff. :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on November 02, 2011, 08:12:37 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6ESIK (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E6ESIK)


They don't make them like that anymore
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on November 02, 2011, 08:19:20 PM
this is non-cycling stuff. :P

doh

A ton of gasoline in jerry cans. I lost count.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on November 06, 2011, 12:21:52 AM
A few Smartwool microweight tees.
 
(http://photos.amazingsocks.com/500/13-727-smartwool-mens-next-to-skin-microweight-tee-color-black-15717.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on November 06, 2011, 07:27:16 AM
two of these after discovering the progressive water rates here can make leaking toilets very expensive....


(http://www.single-family-home-remodeling.com/images/flapper-valve-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: mvnsnd on November 06, 2011, 05:36:40 PM
A few Smartwool microweight tees.
 


Where did you get these?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on November 06, 2011, 06:17:46 PM
Where did you get these?

http://www.ems.com/home/index.jsp (http://www.ems.com/home/index.jsp)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on November 14, 2011, 03:31:13 AM
I got a nice leather purse at a used clothing store for 12.50, it last season was originally $140. Still in good shape... Score!!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jdon on November 15, 2011, 10:18:54 PM
An investment in me. Training $36,000.00   :/
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on November 16, 2011, 11:26:06 AM
An investment in me. Training $36,000.00   :/
wut
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on November 17, 2011, 09:09:55 AM
This showed up yesterday..
 
 (http://www9.pcmag.com/media/images/275905-amazon-kindle-fire-box.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: mvnsnd on November 17, 2011, 10:15:14 AM
Nice.  Let us know what you think of it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on November 17, 2011, 12:09:02 PM
wut

sounds like grad school.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on November 17, 2011, 12:09:07 PM
Bold 9780

(http://www.puremobile.com/insiderblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bold-9780.jpg)

My LG is essentially dead (glitchy as hell).
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on November 17, 2011, 12:29:52 PM
I need to pick up a new phone. I've always enjoyed my HTC Incredible, but it has been acting weird as of late.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on November 17, 2011, 01:54:36 PM
Hard reset. Android needs that every once in a while.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on November 23, 2011, 07:21:48 PM
(http://0.tqn.com/d/cocktails/1/0/F/I/-/-/makers46_brick.jpg)


(http://liquorama.biz/images/Picture%20012.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on November 23, 2011, 10:52:28 PM
Apple pie and a cup of coffee.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on November 28, 2011, 06:31:58 PM
It just struck me that this qualifies as a "Cyber Monday" purchase.  My searching payed off today in the form of a Sony Trinitron CPD-G520p CRT monitor off the local CL.  2048 x 1586 @ 80hz max resolution and very color correctable.  I also ended up buying a good DVI-D cord for the 23" LCD primary monitor.


(http://webobjects2.cdw.com/is/image/CDW/355866?$product_230$)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on November 28, 2011, 08:04:06 PM
A little security for the bike that remains.
 
 
(http://i3.quinbyhardware.com/9994989.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Quel on November 28, 2011, 10:43:17 PM
A CRT?  Yikes.  I thought they were pretty much extinct now.

I bought some dress clothes today during a nice 30% off clearance sale for Cyber Monday.  Three shirts and two pairs of pants.  Woooo, exciting.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on November 29, 2011, 11:58:20 AM
This is rando we're talking about.

As nice as high end CRTs were, no way I could put up with the space they take and they heat they generate. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on November 29, 2011, 12:59:43 PM
Trinitrons are great monitors, even today. We've got several still in use here, over 10 years old. We replace them with LCD's when they go.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on November 29, 2011, 01:39:21 PM
Picked up some of this at lunch to finish the outside of my porch remodel, it's just about weather tight!
(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/86/86f19231-97dd-4265-98a0-2ddbb3e65fd3_300.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on November 29, 2011, 04:07:03 PM
This is rando we're talking about.

As nice as high end CRTs were, no way I could put up with the space they take and they heat they generate.


You act as if I have done something to garner a reputation of any kind.   :innocent:




As shovel said, it is a tool and will be replaced as needed.  The itch to go with better than its modern day equivalent was very close.  The "warming period" for a LCD is substantially faster.  Being a resident of das frozen hinterlands for the next 6 months means I can vent the excess warmth by cracking a window and I doubt the computer will complain about operating in a cool dry environment very much either. 


If you find an Eizo with the screen and proprietary calibrating kit being abandoned on CL for an obscenely low price, please think of me.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on November 29, 2011, 04:43:32 PM
I still prefer a solid CRT, less the absurd space and out-of-date aspect ratio
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on December 06, 2011, 01:28:15 AM
(http://images.bizrate.com/resize?sq=140&uid=2708901659)
 
I've feel like this is smurf blue, I need a white head band and gloves now I think.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 06, 2011, 08:46:50 AM
It is smurf blue, get a hat instead of a headband and stick a flower behind you ear - Smurfette
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jdon on December 13, 2011, 09:00:50 PM
I wish I could say I bought one of these but I can't.  I have however bought the training on it so I can go do some contract work in Russia, China or the Middle East.

(http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/jatodon/global.jpg)

Same price as a law degree but it only took a month to complete.  Being unemployed sucks so this will at least get me back into solid cash flow.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 14, 2011, 09:25:31 AM
You are gonna fly these or work on them?  Either way, that's pretty badass
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 14, 2011, 09:49:03 AM
Wooo hoo last night was fun
(http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znetcs/additional-prod-images/en/US/c15/43-4307/2/image/4/)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jdon on December 14, 2011, 10:10:49 AM
You are gonna fly these or work on them?  Either way, that's pretty badass

Flying them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on December 14, 2011, 10:24:04 AM
Windshield wiper motor?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on December 14, 2011, 11:08:01 AM
Flying them.

That is Bad Ass.
 
Can I hitch a ride someday?  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 14, 2011, 11:10:18 AM
Flying them.
Sweet, enjoy.  I would be very scared.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 14, 2011, 11:23:38 AM
Windshield wiper motor?


You know it
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on December 14, 2011, 11:53:41 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/cat500/samsung/detail/B004MKNQGO-1.jpg)

Samsung PN43D450
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on December 14, 2011, 11:56:11 AM
Great choice.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on December 14, 2011, 11:56:59 AM
Flying them.

Are you a union pilot? What is your take on the AA situation?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jdon on December 14, 2011, 12:39:17 PM
I have been a unionized pilot in past but have been on the corporate flying end of things for the past 20 years.  Over the course of my career, I can recall at least 3 chapter 11 filings or threat thereof from American.  Everyone of them allows the offloading of debt, refinancing, better hedged fuel deals, significant cuts in salaries and benefits and longer work days.  They offer nothing for the employees.  The whole industry is in a race to the bottom on costs so everything from maintenance to experience in the front end diminishes and you end up with Colgan (Buffalo) type incidents. 

I could go on forever about what is wrong with the industry as did Chesley Sullenberger. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on December 14, 2011, 01:41:14 PM
I like what Sullenberger had to say. Too bad nobody listened.

Back on topic.

A take-off SRAM Blackbox ceramic BB for the Quarq.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on December 14, 2011, 04:32:18 PM
(http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/4/2/7/427762-p-DETAILED.jpg)
Cole Haan Santa Barbara
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on December 14, 2011, 04:35:49 PM
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/1/0/6/3/8/6/webimg/384220334_o.jpg)

Otterbox Defender case for my bb.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on December 14, 2011, 08:22:22 PM
For Mrs. Shovel for Christmas. Shhh. It's a surprise.

(http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/shovelfl/seiko.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on December 14, 2011, 11:28:21 PM
Very classy shovel.  :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 16, 2011, 01:26:27 PM
Could not be helped
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/1saleaday/images/11076/original/Helicopter121611_Main.jpg?1323968292)
http://1saleaday.com/family/ (http://1saleaday.com/family/)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 16, 2011, 02:03:29 PM
I so want those rc helicopters.
I got this the other day "for my wife" so I could make smoothies and salsa easier
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vRUmzTQ3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on December 16, 2011, 02:17:54 PM
The kids broke the one in their bathroom last night so I had to get a new one of these
(http://image.shop.ferguson.com/prodimages/moen/300x300/DN6801BNx.jpg)

it doesn't match the others in the house so I don't know how my wife's OCD is going to be able to take it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on December 17, 2011, 02:27:14 PM
I don't know how my wife's OCD is going to be able to take it.


you're F.



Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: CerveloMan82 on December 28, 2011, 07:19:52 PM
http://www.pygmyboats.com/boats/arctic-tern-kayak-kit.html

maybe now I'll have enough upper body strength to really hammer out of the saddle....
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on December 28, 2011, 08:37:27 PM
Mid-ride (near the end) snack.
(https://p.twimg.com/AhyYp3fCAAA_h6N.jpg)
(this is why I'm fat)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on December 29, 2011, 12:00:43 PM
I got this the other day "for my wife" so I could make smoothies and salsa easier
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vRUmzTQ3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

We got those for xmas.  Haven't tested it yet.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 29, 2011, 05:29:39 PM
It makes great smoothies, just put the ice or frozen fruit in first and blend, then add liquids and blend again.  Much better then my old smoothie maker.  I can't wait to make salsa in it too.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 29, 2011, 05:49:09 PM
Trinitrons are great monitors, even today. We've got several still in use here, over 10 years old. We replace them with LCD's when they go.

I have an old trinitron. It was a great monitor, but I don't know what to do with it. You can't even give them away anymore.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 07, 2012, 08:51:28 AM
(http://ericreagan.smugmug.com/photos/425431033_vaDA3-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jdon on January 07, 2012, 08:59:40 PM
(http://ericreagan.smugmug.com/photos/425431033_vaDA3-M.jpg)

Nice.

I just picked up a new P&S that I really likeso far.
https://panasonic.ca/english/audiovideo/camerascamcorders/digitalstill/DMCZS10.asp
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 15, 2012, 05:48:05 PM
Very nice, MM!!! Nikon guy myself but that's a great camera!

Went to the mall and made quite a few impulse purchases yesterday... probably going to kick myself later.  :facepalm:

(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=28013929)

(http://enterase.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Ferragamo-Money-Clip1.jpg)

Also picked up a coach wallet, couple Lacoste polos, a Burberry scarf and polo, and uhhh that's it. Going to spend nothing for a while, lol.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 15, 2012, 06:41:26 PM
Heh, I'm feeling the "got nothing to spend"  :D .

What Nikon do you shoot with? A D40 got me into photography a few years ago, and then a friend convinced me to switch over about a year in. My 20D died a few months ago and I finally got around to picking a new (to me) body.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on January 15, 2012, 06:57:51 PM
(http://www.stylesac.com/ProductImages/Lo_res/88156_703_L.jpg)
plus a pair of dress pants and a shirt for work
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 15, 2012, 07:00:55 PM
D90
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Quel on January 15, 2012, 07:08:54 PM
I like that jacket Wylde.  I have one like it that I need to replace actually. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on January 15, 2012, 07:18:14 PM
I got the jacket through work...i dont think my carhart coats will be appropriate for my new job :P
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Post by: jonesy on January 15, 2012, 08:40:42 PM
To replace the old and busted zip-up side curtains on the Jeep.
 
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Post by: WCroadie on January 15, 2012, 08:51:26 PM
New dress belt
(http://s7d9.scene7.com/is/image/PerryEllis/1p06013_blk20?$medium$)
New comfy pillow
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31v28-aCnOL._AA300_.jpg)


Both from TJ Maxx, score!
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Post by: rando on January 16, 2012, 08:44:17 AM
^  Levity.   :lol:
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Post by: Vicelord on January 16, 2012, 02:56:24 PM
^  Levity.   :lol:

Is this a belt reference? lol
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Post by: rando on January 16, 2012, 10:27:05 PM
Yes, I thought his post was a rebuttal.  The closest thing to an exciting label he got was the one on the pillows to let him know tossing it in the fireplace would probably count as a nights entertainment for the kids. 
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Post by: WCroadie on January 17, 2012, 09:08:25 AM
My belt post was no rebuttal, it's what I bought at TJ Maxx.
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Post by: Speciale on January 17, 2012, 08:12:40 PM
My belt post was no rebuttal, it's what I bought at TJ Maxx.


Your leather isn't fashionable enough I guess.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 17, 2012, 09:15:00 PM
Seems fashionable enough to me...hell, I bought my last dress belt at Kohls for 70% off.  :D
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Post by: rando on January 17, 2012, 11:06:14 PM
For what is worth I was giving VL a hard time for being so fashion centric.   I wouldn't say that I am inured to either of your personal wardrobes.  Textiles are a wildly inflated market which shows in the boutique or a TJ MAXX.  I have been lucky enough to not need to do much wardrobe replacement.  If you get can get the product at the source it takes much of the intrigue out of the whole experience.  I mean that as the prejudice of the tags size shaping opinion.  There is an immense difference between a $300 simple cotton tank top and a proper piece of functional clothing skillfully tailored of fine material.  Guess which this feller dove under the needle to show off in.           :D                                                                                              (http://i28.tinypic.com/29xb5lf.jpg)                                                                                                                                Lacoste polos are actually pretty nice and aside from their sporting line they make nothing close to the aforementioned T-Top.
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Post by: WCroadie on January 18, 2012, 08:57:49 AM
I'm pretty thrifty and don't really care about labels when it comes to clothes.  The belt was $12.99 and reversible.  I wear black or brown shoes to work and I don't care to impress anyone there.  My last one was probably around the same price and was bought probably 5-6 years ago and is getting worn.


I don't skimp or cheap out on cycling parts, and that's what's important to me :)
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Post by: makel on January 21, 2012, 08:30:49 AM
(http://laptopoutlet.co.uk/95883-312-large/dell-inspiron-1090-1893-mini-duo-tablet-netbook-101-inch-hd-multi-touch-screen-intel-core-duo-2gb-320gb-bluetooth.jpg)
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Post by: RUOkie on January 21, 2012, 10:12:44 AM
^^^^
what the in the hell? :/
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Post by: makel on January 21, 2012, 04:06:10 PM
I wanted a tablet, but I don't want to be limited on it. The only drawback is its not android, it's a little heavier, and no free games. But I'm installing office on it, and I will be easier to lug around than a full laptop, and it's easier to read books on than my phone is.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 23, 2012, 02:19:37 PM
Not my picture since they're still in transit....
 
 
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Post by: Vicelord on January 24, 2012, 12:53:21 AM
For what is worth I was giving VL a hard time for being so fashion centric. 

You're entitled to your opinion, obviously. I enjoy having high quality articles of clothing that last a long time. I've gone through 5+ pairs of Rustler jeans ($15) from Wal Mart in less than a year, they're garbage. Meanwhile, my 3 pairs of True Religion ($250) jeans are all more than 5 years old and look as though they are brand new. Seems like a good investment to me.  :thumbsup:

lol, rando, don't judge.  :lol:

MM, are those snow chains on your shoes? You'll have to excuse my ignorance of all things winter (I've never really been in one for more than a day) but I'd assume they would be good for icy days?
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 24, 2012, 08:42:52 AM
Yep, chains for shoes. They're friggin awesome. We don't always get much snow in southern Ohio, but one thing we always get more than a fair share of is ice. These puppies dig right in and give you traction when normally you'd be falling on your ass....(I have a lot of experience with that  :o ). These are Kahtoola Microspikes....they beat the hell out of any of yak trax's offerings.
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Post by: Ti Guy on January 24, 2012, 09:13:28 AM

The old one died after 15 years of service.  The steak that was cooked on this one on Saturday was excellent.

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Post by: WCroadie on January 24, 2012, 10:11:51 AM
Weber Grills  :beer:  Mine is 9 years old and still fires up on the first click.
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Post by: rando on January 24, 2012, 10:42:01 AM
I promise that Wrangler makes much better jeans than Walmart sees fit to sell.  I would bet that they are of the same weight of hard wearing denim that your designer jeans are.  My point was more along the lines that once the larger design houses were able to exploit the average woman over a handbag they tried going to work on men.  Rodeoing in a Versace shirt comes to mind as does crack climbing in Joshua Tree with Burberry pants. 
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Post by: makel on January 24, 2012, 10:43:01 AM
You're entitled to your opinion, obviously. I enjoy having high quality articles of clothing that last a long time. I've gone through 5+ pairs of Rustler jeans ($15) from Wal Mart in less than a year, they're garbage. Meanwhile, my 3 pairs of True Religion ($250) jeans are all more than 5 years old and look as though they are brand new. Seems like a good investment to me.  :thumbsup:


I buy cheap jeans, and they seem to last forever. I wash them inside out on cold and hang dry them. No issues. The dryer eats up your clothes, I don't use it with anything nice. I have a friend that spends $100 or more on a pair of jeans, and they don't last worth a darn. After a couple of washes they're faded, and she runs them through the dryer on the heavy duty setting. I think part of it has to do with how you take care of them.
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Post by: jonesy on January 24, 2012, 11:04:59 AM
I have a mental block about spending more than $30 for jeans. I can usually get Wranglers at the local Army/Navy store for under $20 and they seem to last pretty well.
 
I am the same way about t-shirts - $5 Dickies are fine with me - but I did just spend $40 for Smartwool t-shirts. Of course, when a t-shirt costs 40 bucks it's a "base layer".
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Post by: shovelhd on January 24, 2012, 11:49:08 AM
Dukane. Same deal.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 24, 2012, 12:27:46 PM
Weber Grills  :beer:  Mine is 9 years old and still fires up on the first click.

Ditto!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: WCroadie on January 24, 2012, 01:16:24 PM
I have a mental block about spending more than $30 for jeans. I can usually get Wranglers at the local Army/Navy store for under $20 and they seem to last pretty well.
 
I am the same way about t-shirts - $5 Dickies are fine with me - but I did just spend $40 for Smartwool t-shirts. Of course, when a t-shirt costs 40 bucks it's a "base layer".
LOL, I have a $30 limit on pants and $20 on shirts, I used to get levis, only when on sale at macy's for $26.99, lately they have been > $30 and I switched to getting some casual timberland/dockers khaki's and wearing them on the weekends, they are more comfy then jeans too.


I do not skimp on cycling gear but I never pay full price.
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Post by: Vicelord on January 24, 2012, 04:02:34 PM

I buy cheap jeans, and they seem to last forever. I wash them inside out on cold and hang dry them. No issues. The dryer eats up your clothes, I don't use it with anything nice. I have a friend that spends $100 or more on a pair of jeans, and they don't last worth a darn. After a couple of washes they're faded, and she runs them through the dryer on the heavy duty setting. I think part of it has to do with how you take care of them.

I run my dryer on air dry setting for stuff. I assume this is better?
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Post by: makel on January 24, 2012, 04:15:25 PM
I run my dryer on air dry setting for stuff. I assume this is better?

I don't know, I never use that setting unless I'm making counterfeit money. Just seems like a waste of electricity, might as well hang it up.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 24, 2012, 04:18:57 PM
I don't know, I never use that setting unless I'm making counterfeit money. Just seems like a waste of electricity, might as well hang it up.

 :-X
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Post by: rando on January 24, 2012, 06:44:57 PM
I do not skimp on cycling gear but I never pay full price.


Seeing as you have qualified your wardrobe with this statement twice in a row, I suspect your priorities are in the right place.  I really need to stop posting in here since I literally have not bought anything but food and household supplies all month. 
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Post by: Vicelord on January 24, 2012, 06:49:43 PM
I haven't skimped on cycling clothing either, but I find that spending $250 on bin shorts is obnoxious because it's an article of clothing that's designed to be destroyed.

That said, I do it anyway. ;/
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Post by: shovelhd on January 24, 2012, 06:58:29 PM
Remind me not to sell anything to Makel.
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Post by: WCroadie on January 25, 2012, 09:45:02 AM

Seeing as you have qualified your wardrobe with this statement twice in a row, I suspect your priorities are in the right place.  I really need to stop posting in here since I literally have not bought anything but food and household supplies all month. 
You are allowed to comment here.
I haven't skimped on cycling clothing either, but I find that spending $250 on bin shorts is obnoxious because it's an article of clothing that's designed to be destroyed.

That said, I do it anyway. ;/
I believe you meant $250 on bib shorts?  Yikes!  I get Hincapie velocity bib shorts for $65.  You should join a club or a team.
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Post by: Vicelord on January 25, 2012, 10:20:26 AM
Yup bib shorts. iPhone always thinks it knows best when it comes to spelling. I don't know hincapie velocity is that good?

As for joining a team, I'm too out of shape.
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Post by: WCroadie on January 25, 2012, 12:35:03 PM
Hincapie makes decent kits, $65 for race quality bibs is a good deal in my book.  Are there any cycling clubs you can join, rec riders?  Or if you have interest in racing, lots of teams accept cat5's, gotta start somewhere.


Regardless, you can get great bib shorts for way less then $250.  Bonktown has decent deals on some often.
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Post by: makel on January 25, 2012, 12:50:43 PM
Remind me not to sell anything to Makel.

 :)

I was recently attached to the boob tube.

Yes, I still have an old tube tv, it still works, what can I say.
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Post by: Vicelord on January 25, 2012, 06:37:36 PM
I'm an Assos devotee
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Post by: WCroadie on January 26, 2012, 09:57:46 AM
In that case, I can't help you with cheaper bibs.  Unless you buy used off ebay  :D
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 26, 2012, 11:09:10 AM
Used. bibs. ebay.

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/midgetmaestro/not_sure_if_want.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on January 26, 2012, 01:40:09 PM
mmmm smelly bibs
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Post by: makel on January 28, 2012, 06:58:02 PM
I have mixed feelings about used bibs. You can't bleach them can you?
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Post by: Vicelord on January 28, 2012, 08:29:46 PM
"mixed" feelings?

Now about not a chance in hell
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Post by: Herbie53 on January 28, 2012, 10:44:21 PM
(http://performance-suspension.eibach.com/pub/1341_eibach_pro-kit.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on January 28, 2012, 11:12:55 PM
what car herb?
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Post by: alexvpaq on January 29, 2012, 01:40:44 AM
(http://performance-suspension.eibach.com/pub/1341_eibach_pro-kit.jpg)
For my Geo Metro
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Post by: RUOkie on January 29, 2012, 10:06:43 AM
 :lol: 
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Post by: Vicelord on January 29, 2012, 12:15:21 PM
LOL

I was going to say something arrogant and judgemental, but I won't.  :facepalm:
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Post by: Vicelord on January 29, 2012, 09:21:00 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/3f601e40.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on January 30, 2012, 10:49:14 AM
"mixed" feelings?

Now about not a chance in hell
+1000
Used bibs are never acceptable.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 03, 2012, 11:17:23 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/f7c69867.jpg)
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Post by: jonesy on February 04, 2012, 08:32:49 AM
So, you got a haircut?
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Post by: alexvpaq on February 04, 2012, 09:38:42 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/f7c69867.jpg)


So you bought a store?
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Post by: Vicelord on February 04, 2012, 12:13:37 PM
Didn't buy a store  :lol: I couldn't afford a single one of those pairs of shoes behind me, regular sneakers were $550
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Post by: shovelhd on February 04, 2012, 10:34:24 PM
$550? That's stoopid.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 04, 2012, 11:31:45 PM
That's an understatement.

A legitimate pair of dress shoes that you can maintain, re sole, and keep forever? Sure. Sneakers? Psh
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Post by: RUOkie on February 05, 2012, 10:49:55 AM
That's an understatement.

A legitimate pair of dress shoes that you can maintain, re sole, and keep forever? Sure. Sneakers? Psh

A pair of Allen Edmunds oxfords costs $280 at Dillards not on sale.  They last forever.  I have had a Black pair since I graduated college in 1985.  I just bought a brown pair on sale for $240. 
 
$500 for any shoe is stupid. (unless it is a pair of those high heeled knee high boots for my wife-but that is another story. ;) )
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Post by: Vicelord on February 05, 2012, 11:46:53 AM
Allen Edmunds makes a good product. I have a 10 year old pair of Cole Haans that I've re-soled twice and they still look like new, they were $180. On the other hand, I could say the same about a pair of Ferragamo loafers that I got on Nordstrom clearance a few years back for $20 more with tons more style. Would I have purchased the latter at retail ($600+)? not a chance in hell!
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Post by: Vicelord on February 10, 2012, 01:41:45 PM
Some of you might think this is ugly but I love it and a $40 buy it now on eBay for a $210 tie is a great deal.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/ef90649c.jpg)

Picked this up at Nordstrom too... Great deal. Talking in chat about my ****ty fossil watch really got me wanting a nice one.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/7f5a74c5.jpg)

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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 10, 2012, 02:07:54 PM

Nice finds!

That reminds me, I forgot to post a pic of the watch I picked up after I received it....
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-svd1fYdX1-0/TysHAMxRCBI/AAAAAAAAATc/f1CtIH8VcMg/s720/IMG_8974_2.JPG)

I picked up this Maratac Flieger-style automatic from CountyComm for an incredible price. It has a Miyota 8245 movement, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, and SuperLuminova C3 lume.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 10, 2012, 02:42:44 PM
I don't know what any of that means, but that's a great looking watch!!
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 10, 2012, 09:33:24 PM
I don't know what any of that means, but that's a great looking watch!!

Thanks!

Is that Burberry quartz or automatic?
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Post by: Seth on February 10, 2012, 09:34:34 PM
The coffee stuff is about to get real around here.

(https://p.twimg.com/AlVMdMYCIAEf4bK.jpg)
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 10, 2012, 09:38:54 PM
oh shiznit.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 11, 2012, 01:18:03 AM
Thanks!

Is that Burberry quartz or automatic?

IDK, how do I tell the difference?

VVVVV been wanting one of those coffee things for a while, there is a place around the corner from my house that makes 17 different coffees all drip style with those things. It is, without a doubt, the best coffee I've ever tasted.
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Post by: rando on February 11, 2012, 09:08:12 AM
For my Dura Ace quill stem with hidden clamp bolt that requires a long hex to access and some new o-rings for my cranks dust caps.                                                                 (http://www.eklindtool.net/Images/10509.JPG)                                (http://www.cometkartsales.com/store/axles/images/new/pumporing.jpg)
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Post by: jonesy on February 11, 2012, 09:50:47 AM
IDK, how do I tell the difference?

It will probably say what movement you have in any literature that came with the watch. I checked Burberry's website. That model is made by Ronda. As far as I can tell, Ronda specializes in quartz movements. So, it is most likely a quartz movement.
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Post by: shovelhd on February 11, 2012, 10:41:59 AM
Eklind is good stuff. I need a second set of long metric hex wrenches myself.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 11, 2012, 11:24:56 AM

It will probably say what movement you have in any literature that came with the watch. I checked Burberry's website. That model is made by Ronda. As far as I can tell, Ronda specializes in quartz movements. So, it is most likely a quartz movement.

Is that good or bad?
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 11, 2012, 12:19:47 PM
Is that good or bad?

Neither. Both types of movements have their benefits. I was just curious.  :)
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Post by: jonesy on February 11, 2012, 12:52:30 PM
Is that good or bad?

Like MM said, neither good nor bad. It does have a battery that will need to be replaced periodically. Ronda is a high quality maker that has been around since the late 1940s.
 
My quartz Tag Heuer is 15 years old and is a great watch. I wear it every day and during all sorts of activities.
 
The battery life so far has been about 5 years. I had it overhauled at 10 years of service (new seals for the screw-down crown and I forget what else). It actually needs a new battery now.
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Post by: wens on February 11, 2012, 01:10:31 PM
Eklind is good stuff. I need a second set of long metric hex wrenches myself.


I'd like something like a long set of these: http://www.mcmaster.com/WebParts/Content/CtlgPageWebPart/CtlgPageShell.aspx?ReqTyp=CATALOG&CtlgPgNbr=2845&RelatedCtlgPgs=2844%2C2846%2C2845%2C2847&CtlgEdition=118&viewporthgt=568&ScreenWidth=1366&McMMainWidth=1282#


Not sure anyone makes them though, and haven't bothered to look.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 11, 2012, 02:06:04 PM

Like MM said, neither good nor bad. It does have a battery that will need to be replaced periodically. Ronda is a high quality maker that has been around since the late 1940s.
 
My quartz Tag Heuer is 15 years old and is a great watch. I wear it every day and during all sorts of activities.
 
The battery life so far has been about 5 years. I had it overhauled at 10 years of service (new seals for the screw-down crown and I forget what else). It actually needs a new battery now.

cool! I got nervous for a second that I blew my cash on a mediocre quality watch, but I really love the way it looks so it wouldn't have been tooooo big a deal.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 12, 2012, 11:26:11 PM
I guess I'm the only one who posts in here anymore... got this today

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/28da71e7.jpg)
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 13, 2012, 08:16:39 AM
Nah, I just tend to buy stuff near the end/beginning of the month.
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Post by: LAJ on February 13, 2012, 06:48:33 PM
My last purchase is something that's not pic-worthy. A lump in my front lawn, and a length of new main pipe out. I got off much cheaper than the folks I know, but still...  Paying for something I already had sucks!


 I did get the wife a Valentine card, and some goodies.
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Post by: Seth on February 13, 2012, 10:16:38 PM
I guess I'm the only one who posts in here anymore... got this today

Your bare feet were included in this picture. Try not to do that ever again, please. Thank you in advance.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 13, 2012, 11:14:01 PM
Your bare feet were included in this picture. Try not to do that ever again, please. Thank you in advance.

The first take had part of my wiener, so be glad I at least took a second pic.
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Post by: alexvpaq on February 13, 2012, 11:39:00 PM
The first take had part of my wiener, so be glad I at least took a second pic.


thanks.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 13, 2012, 11:54:15 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: WCroadie on February 14, 2012, 09:07:01 AM
The first take had part of my wiener, so be glad I at least took a second pic.
:lol:  that's great.  FYI Seth, there are some folks (like the coach of the NY Jets) who enjoy peoples feet.  Eeeewww, nasty
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Post by: Speciale on February 14, 2012, 11:40:13 AM
Stay Tuned
http://www.stockchimps.com/ (http://www.stockchimps.com/)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Forza on February 23, 2012, 12:29:42 AM
Vitamix Pro500 w/an additional carafe...best thing I have bought in a while.

(http://www.surlatable.com/images/features/101210/vitamix_pro_blender_04.jpg)
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Post by: makel on February 23, 2012, 07:21:59 AM
^^^DROOL^^^
 
I bet that would make a frapuccino in less than ten seconds.
 
 
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Post by: Vicelord on February 23, 2012, 10:12:56 AM
Vitamix Pro500 w/an additional carafe...best thing I have bought in a while.

(http://www.surlatable.com/images/features/101210/vitamix_pro_blender_04.jpg)

OH.DAMN.

Been wanting one for a while. Mom got one and loves it.
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Post by: Seth on February 23, 2012, 10:16:34 AM
Vitamix Pro500 w/an additional carafe...best thing I have bought in a while.


Nice. I have a Blendtec and love it. It isn't quite the same level as the Pro500, I'd imagine. But I am less baller.
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Post by: Forza on February 24, 2012, 01:32:07 AM
I'm not gonna' lie, it is noiiiice.

Makel, it makes full smoothies with frozen fruit in 30 seconds...

Seth, Blendtec is good stuff too...can't go wrong with it.
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Post by: Seth on February 24, 2012, 08:59:00 AM
Seth, Blendtec is good stuff too...can't go wrong with it.

Werd. I love it. I really enjoy just loading it full of stuff (spinach, bananas, berries, ice, flax, etc) and hitting the 'Smoothie' button and watching it do work.
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Post by: makel on February 26, 2012, 05:08:54 PM
(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/8c/26/001b268c_medium.jpeg)
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Post by: mvnsnd on February 26, 2012, 06:54:44 PM
Impressive Makel!  That's some serious software to learn.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on February 26, 2012, 10:28:46 PM
i'm not doing a very good job of it
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Post by: makel on March 02, 2012, 12:36:25 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tLWRUyUQL.jpg)
*help*
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 02, 2012, 01:11:35 PM
Matlab and gentle. Haha, that's funny.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: mvnsnd on March 02, 2012, 01:25:02 PM
I hope that helps makel.  I haven't used that software for years.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 02, 2012, 01:40:30 PM
what the hell is Matlab, and why is it so intimidating?  I googled it and still don't understand. :/
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: mvnsnd on March 02, 2012, 02:45:46 PM
From the website:   MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and Fortran.




Basically, I remember it as a scientific math program to help visualize data.  Used to be very complicated to use. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 02, 2012, 02:47:48 PM
From the website:   MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and Fortran.


that is my point.  I don't even know what those words mean!  Although I do remember learning a little Fortran when I was in 9th Grade
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 02, 2012, 03:45:23 PM
It's programming with math
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on March 02, 2012, 05:30:41 PM
Yes, programming with math. I never used it before and have no clue. But I need to figure out the basics, I'm just not good at that programming kind of stuff. I'll figure it out though.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on March 02, 2012, 06:27:06 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2011/01/knob-creek.png)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 02, 2012, 08:02:29 PM
Uh Oh, gonna be a good weekend!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on March 02, 2012, 08:30:04 PM
Yes, programming with math. I never used it before and have no clue. But I need to figure out the basics, I'm just not good at that programming kind of stuff. I'll figure it out though.


Do you know any programming languages now? I'm not good at any, but i got to the level of at least proficient at writing basic programs in each, and my experience was that they came along a lot more easily as i learned more.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 04, 2012, 01:05:01 AM
Ran out of my favorite old cologne last week and they don't make it anymore  :facepalm: apparently I was the only one who liked it, so I had the lady at Neiman* help me pick a new scent....

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/3be76a9a.jpg)


* that is the only thing I'll buy at Neiman because they aren't allowed to mark up fragrances and cosmetics like they do with everything else. The fragrance counter women are beyond helpful, way more than *any* other store.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on March 04, 2012, 11:47:25 AM
Ran out of my favorite old cologne last week and they don't make it anymore  :facepalm: apparently I was the only one who liked it


It happens.  You either smell like old money, and old person, or keep changing.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on March 04, 2012, 12:44:51 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2011/01/knob-creek.png)
Nice, just got a bottle of Buffalo Trace myself; first taste was pretty good.
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 04, 2012, 01:29:56 PM
Buffalo Trace is gooooood
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on March 07, 2012, 03:57:33 PM
I splurged (ha!) on 3 flashes today. A Canon 430EXII, a cheap AC slave flash, and a cheap but decent Phoenix ETTL ring flash for macro and other fun crap. Been severely lacking a good flash for a while so I'm happy to have the 430EXII on the way. I love macro so the ring flash should be a welcome addition too.


Wife won't like seeing that on the CC bill. Oh well.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 12, 2012, 11:36:46 AM
One of these(http://www.artesianspas.com/images/spas/island/changer/santacruz30.gif)
 
 and
1600sq ft of this:
 
(http://www.floormall.com/images/Daltile/Franciscan_Slate/Coastal_Azul.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on March 12, 2012, 12:17:42 PM
Nice.
 
Not DIY, I hope.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 12, 2012, 12:33:52 PM
Nice.
 
Not DIY, I hope.

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
 :lol: :lol:
 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on March 12, 2012, 12:49:12 PM
Slate?  I have similar in my bath.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 12, 2012, 01:03:47 PM
porcelain 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on March 12, 2012, 01:13:36 PM

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
 :lol: :lol:
 :lol:

 :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 26, 2012, 09:06:51 AM
Took the kids shopping for summer clothes/shoes on Saturday, got a little something for myself
(http://i.imgur.com/DJauIl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 26, 2012, 10:35:48 AM
Hipster
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 26, 2012, 01:00:08 PM
Seriously, are puma's hipster shoes?  I got them cause 1. I have puma running shoes that are super comfy and 2. I had a pair similar as a kid growing up in the 80's. complete with the NYer Fat laces.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 26, 2012, 02:36:05 PM
total hipster shoes. Grab yourself a PBR tall can, a pack of Pall Mall's and get some $50 tattoos and you're golden.

Joking (actually serious) aside, Puma are awesome shoes.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 26, 2012, 02:51:53 PM
Well, I have tattoos, I was sponsored by PBR for 2 years, now pumas, OMG have I become a hipster?  Not yet, no fixie :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 26, 2012, 03:27:28 PM
Well, I have tattoos, I was sponsored by PBR for 2 years, now pumas, OMG have I become a hipster?  Not yet, no fixie :P
You will have a fixie soon enough.   :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on March 26, 2012, 03:30:45 PM
One CR2032 battery for my poor GSC10.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on March 26, 2012, 09:02:25 PM
Well, I have tattoos, I was sponsored by PBR for 2 years, now pumas, OMG have I become a hipster?  Not yet, no fixie :P


I don't have tattoos, but I did drink pbr in college, I like pumas, after taking up cycling some of my jeans have turned into skinny jeans, and I'm buying a fixie around june.
























In my defense, pbr is cheap, getting big guads is the idea right, and I'm getting a fixie to ride it on the track. Oh, and I've never smoked, so there's that too.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 27, 2012, 09:09:03 AM
Wens?  Is this you?  Or maybe shovel a few years ago?
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m12ewisROs1qc5qhzo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on March 27, 2012, 11:41:37 AM
Quite a few.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on March 27, 2012, 11:59:27 AM
Gift idea for you aspiring wannabe hipsters.   :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 31, 2012, 12:12:28 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/3e09f7ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: spike on March 31, 2012, 08:00:09 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NOS-1996-campy-campagnolo-chorus-8spd-rear-derailleur-new-unused-AWESOME-/00/s/NjEyWDgxNg==/$(KGrHqJHJCgE9!MFGW2FBPY-RlwJgw~~60_58.JPG)

NOS 1996 campy campagnolo chorus 8spd rear derailleur new unused

The last campy upgrade I need for my aging '96 Lemond Alpe d'Huez.

The only original component left intact is the frame.

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Post by: Speciale on March 31, 2012, 01:45:05 PM
$140 NIB shipped
Great deal
http://planetcyclery.com/ (http://planetcyclery.com/)
(http://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/shimano-ultegra-carbon-fiber-pedals.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on April 02, 2012, 10:51:55 PM
Pedals came today. Crazy, cheap, free shipping, fast shipping, NIB
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on April 03, 2012, 04:20:30 PM
My fledgling attempt at tee totaling.                                                                                                                                                                                            (http://www.capecodchips.com/cache/com_zoo/images/prod-wc-seasalt_27f8d4fcb4ade62529c84448a16add20.jpg)(http://www.sunnymorning.com/sites/default/files/styles/350x350/public/z3108.jpg)(http://www.europeanfoodservice.com/product_images/k/237/69211-7__68941_zoom.png)
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Post by: jonesy on April 03, 2012, 05:28:01 PM
I see you went with the port wine cheese. Couldn't make a clean break, eh?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on April 03, 2012, 06:53:47 PM
Yes Mr. Jones, that was the humor associated with that post. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on April 03, 2012, 08:35:21 PM
Benson got some eye protection for top-down cruising in the Jeep.
 
(http://www.eco-dogs.com/product_images/e/814/img__23117_zoom.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on April 04, 2012, 08:40:52 AM
 You have to post a picture with Benson wearing them.  There is a guy in my neighborhood that has a motorcycle with a sidecar that he puts his Doberman in; it wears doggles also.  I never have a camera when he cruises by or I would post one.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 04, 2012, 09:01:35 AM
My fledgling attempt at tee totaling.                                                                                                                                                                                            (http://www.capecodchips.com/cache/com_zoo/images/prod-wc-seasalt_27f8d4fcb4ade62529c84448a16add20.jpg)(http://www.sunnymorning.com/sites/default/files/styles/350x350/public/z3108.jpg)(http://www.europeanfoodservice.com/product_images/k/237/69211-7__68941_zoom.png)
Port wine cheese is DELICIOUS!  And those waffle cut chips look tasty.
Benson got some eye protection for top-down cruising in the Jeep.
 
(http://www.eco-dogs.com/product_images/e/814/img__23117_zoom.jpg)
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: JoelS on April 09, 2012, 07:14:35 PM
Bought a new mattress for the futon, complete with a cover.  Was a lot less expensive than I expected.


Now we have a chair that needs reupholstering.  That will cost as much as replacing it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on April 11, 2012, 12:10:21 PM
Las Vegas gets me everytime.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/e1d640e2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on April 11, 2012, 07:42:30 PM
I must be doing it wrong because the last time I left Vegas all I had was more alcohol in my system and less money in my wallet...and nothing to show for it
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on April 11, 2012, 07:54:50 PM
hell, I had alcohol in my system well into today.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: JoelS on April 11, 2012, 11:35:18 PM
Today I bought a new Flexsteel brand recliner.  They look to be well made and sturdy.  Both important with the kids I have.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on April 12, 2012, 07:30:57 AM
Proof that I'm still a 22year old kid.
(http://cdn.medialib.oxm.co.uk/covers/dmc-hd-collection.jpg)

To fill the time inbetween rides/run and study.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on April 12, 2012, 08:21:21 AM
Today I bought a new Flexsteel brand recliner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NelBNtNm8l0
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on April 14, 2012, 07:15:23 PM
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/11-119-227-Z01?$S300W$) A case.
(http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll300/27-136-246-03.jpg) Blu ray drive
(http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll300/17-182-067-24.jpg)750w PSU to power that PC
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/13-121-533-TS?$S300W$)Intel motherboard Z68 1155LGA with all the stuff I need
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/19-115-071-TS?$S300W$)i7 quad core 3.4ghz(3.8ghz)
(http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll300/20-226-191-07.jpg)8gb ram DDR3 1600
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/14-162-075-Z09?$S300W$) Geforce GTX 570
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/22-136-939-Z02?$S300W$)1tb 64mb cache HDD to store the crap
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/17-994-085-Z01?$S300W$)SSD 2.5'' to 3.5'' adaptor
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/20-148-441-TS?$S300W$) 64 GB Sata III SSD

I still have my Win7Pro license from my laptop so I'll just install that and make it a real clean computer without crap and hassle. No pre-installed bloatware and stuff will be fun.

So I'm not buying anything else for the rest of the week.

Good thing it's saturday.

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Post by: Vicelord on April 14, 2012, 08:13:10 PM
sweet! what graphics card?

My iMac died, like literally is deader than a doornail and I've been thinking about replacing it. I hate windows anything, cannot stand it, it's bulky clunky crap in my opinion, but I'm thinking about going that route jsut because it will be cheaper, and I already have another apple computer, my apple laptop, and my iPhone. Adding a winderz machine to the stable might not be a bad idea.
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Post by: alexvpaq on April 14, 2012, 08:45:23 PM
sweet! what graphics card?

My iMac died, like literally is deader than a doornail and I've been thinking about replacing it. I hate windows anything, cannot stand it, it's bulky clunky crap in my opinion, but I'm thinking about going that route jsut because it will be cheaper, and I already have another apple computer, my apple laptop, and my iPhone. Adding a winderz machine to the stable might not be a bad idea.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162075&Tpk=galaxy%20GTX%20570 (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162075&Tpk=galaxy%20GTX%20570)

I would like to try mac one day and I totally understand your feelings toward windows computers. I hated WinME and Vista with a passion. But seven is actually pretty good. I don't remember seeing a BSOD or something like that since I started using it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 16, 2012, 02:49:51 PM
Good stuff alex.

Vicelord, I am pro MAC guy, I have a MBP, iPad and iPhone, I will get a mac mini eventually.  I also have a Win7 desktop\laptop and Windows server at home.  Some things don't work or are a PITA to get running on a MAC.  The desktop and server I built myself in 06 and 07, still running strong and have upgraded OS's.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on April 17, 2012, 12:06:07 AM
I think when I'll ever need to go portable again I'll just get an ipad or something like that. But there's currently no rush.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on April 17, 2012, 06:59:08 AM
Problem with the iPad is that it will not run Flash, at least I am not tech savy enough to get it to work.  Also, some websites don't work 100% on the iPad.  I do love it the 99% of the time it works properly.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on April 17, 2012, 07:22:09 AM
It is also a pita to type more than a single paragraph
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 17, 2012, 08:37:02 AM
a big misconception is that an ipad can replace a laptop, it can't.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on April 17, 2012, 09:54:06 AM
It is also a pita to type more than a single paragraph
I bought a cover with a keyboard, now it is the size of my netbook, which is more functional. Plain and simple I do not consider the iPad to be a "work" tool.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on April 17, 2012, 09:59:39 AM
My iPad is used for radiology at the hospital (the resolution makes them great for X-rays ) it replaced my kindle when it died, and the intrawebz
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on April 17, 2012, 11:19:00 AM
My wife uses hers for radiology also, it is great for showing her client what is going on inside of Fido's belly.  I guess I should really amend my previous statment, for some business purposes it is excellent; however, for others it is 99% and that 1% can be vital.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on April 17, 2012, 11:38:33 AM
Well, maybe the asus transformer is where it's at.  http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_TF101/ (http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_Pad_Transformer_TF101/)
I mean the concept of the machine not the OS and stuff.
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Post by: alexvpaq on April 19, 2012, 07:21:59 AM
a pack of four transparent fans with blue LED to complete my computer case and get a good airflow
I only needed 3 but eh, that pack of four was 25$ when a single one costs 15$.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 19, 2012, 11:04:56 AM
(http://www.photoscene.com/kimandsteve/images/12085.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on April 19, 2012, 12:17:42 PM
Ohhhhh, my new half-of-a-computer is out for delivery.     :beer:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Quel on April 19, 2012, 02:27:03 PM
Oof.  Preparing to go back in to the office after a few months of working from home.  Work clothes are expensive.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on April 19, 2012, 09:08:32 PM
got one of these after a chat session with Joel.. actually two for one.  It's ok and certainly saves money, but the disposable ones sure are convenient.


http://www.solofill.com/ (http://www.solofill.com/)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on April 19, 2012, 11:19:58 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/6948890264_422dbba820_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milliron/6948890264/)
new HP ZR30w 30-inch LCD (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milliron/6948890264/)

Okay, I'd never used a 30" (2560x1600) display before.  This thing is badass.

And a new install of Windows 7 on a SSD is sweet.

So fresh and so clean.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 20, 2012, 08:55:08 AM
Good thing you got a 30" monitor for all those green and black cmd windows :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on April 20, 2012, 07:54:22 PM
A two-wheeler for Benson. Some assembly required...
 
(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo303/jonesy_024/20120420Cart6OutoftheBox2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 20, 2012, 10:13:43 PM
(http://media.feetelite.net/media/catalog/product/cache/7/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/s/asc.t241n.9359.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on April 21, 2012, 10:09:27 AM
Uh oh umd.  Not contemplating a switch to the dark side are we?

 :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on April 21, 2012, 10:35:34 AM
Uh oh umd.  Not contemplating a switch to the dark side are we?

 :P


I'm pretty sure one day, when there will be no one to look he will do a short sprint of like 50-100m and that way he will get hooked one small run at a time.

Next thing we'll know is that umd will be on his way to kona or something.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on April 21, 2012, 10:40:47 AM
(http://media.feetelite.net/media/catalog/product/cache/7/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/s/asc.t241n.9359.jpg)

Stretch your calves.... Then stretch them some more.

I like asics.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 21, 2012, 03:58:13 PM
Uh oh umd.  Not contemplating a switch to the dark side are we?

No, I hate running. But Walking is ok, especially since it is the only exercise I can do at the moment. I didn't have any shoes that were designed to be used for more than a few minutes of walking at a time, so needless to say even a one mile walk killed my feet. Despite everything I've been through with my back, it was pretty funny to have my feet be my limiter. I bought these and then went for a 4 mile walk and felt pretty good. About to go for another in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on April 27, 2012, 04:02:08 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7119352749_da10f2fc78_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45438431@N00/7119352749/)
Yum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45438431@N00/7119352749/) by Seth Likens (http://www.flickr.com/people/45438431@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on April 29, 2012, 11:02:29 AM
Tickets for the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail (http://cayugawinetrail.com/) wine and herb festival yesterday. Accumulated 3 cases of wine as we made our way around the lake.  :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on April 29, 2012, 05:14:53 PM
(http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/store/pc/catalog/05804_1991_general.jpg)
(http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/img/xlarge/beer_images/bottle_and_glass/wake_up_dead_bottle_and_glass_937298180.png)


Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on April 29, 2012, 05:57:05 PM
The pictures show up funny, but I see a left hand!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on April 29, 2012, 10:35:30 PM

(http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/img/xlarge/beer_images/bottle_and_glass/wake_up_dead_bottle_and_glass_937298180.png)

I so don't want to get a bad hangover on a beer called ''wake up dead''
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 30, 2012, 01:57:59 AM
(http://www.fascinations.com/images/metal-works/bigImg/Huey_Helicopter.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 01, 2012, 01:30:14 AM
Is that Lego?

An acquaintance of mine is the manager at the local Ferragamo and gave me a friends and family sale pass for 30% off anything so I finally bought the mocassins I've been wanting.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/f9395e9b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 01, 2012, 01:46:09 AM
Is that Lego?


No, it's metal
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on May 01, 2012, 08:30:18 AM
Is that Lego?

An acquaintance of mine is the manager at the local Ferragamo and gave me a friends and family sale pass for 30% off anything so I finally bought the mocassins I've been wanting.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/f9395e9b.jpg)

Officially jelly.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on May 02, 2012, 10:34:52 AM
No picture because I'm on my phone, but I just bought a kindle fire
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 02, 2012, 11:13:25 AM
And double posted about it  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on May 02, 2012, 12:43:54 PM
And double posted about it  :P

Whoops. That what happens when you are busy at work and try posting things. The same post ends up in 2 threads :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 02, 2012, 01:04:14 PM
I was just busting your chops, I really don't mind you posting in 2 separate thread
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 02, 2012, 01:46:37 PM
(http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaci_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-Mikasa-Site/Sites-Mikasa-Library/default/v1335938166558/homepage/03-28-12-mka-main-b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on May 02, 2012, 01:47:22 PM
I was just busting your chops, I really don't mind you posting in 2 separate thread

Even if you did mind I would probably still do it anyways  ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on May 03, 2012, 07:26:49 AM
I'm not going to show everyone my new underwears. 

I know you all want to see them but it wont happen.

Even if they are the best one that ever happened to be created.


Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 03, 2012, 07:59:41 AM
This
(http://www.3wishes.com/images/sidestringthong-cm.jpg)
Or this
(http://www.acegadgets.co.uk/ekmps/shops/acegadgets/images/9dec_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on May 03, 2012, 08:02:56 AM
What has been seen cannot be unseen, wrong, just wrong :picard:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on May 03, 2012, 08:58:41 AM
 :wha:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 03, 2012, 10:08:18 AM
 :lol:

Quick side story, when that borat movie came out, my buddy photo shopped a face of a co-worker onto borat's body in that green thong, then through a GP, made it the wallpaper on multiple co-worker's desktops, it was comical...  Then we got a visit from HR :o
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 03, 2012, 11:09:34 AM
(http://rlv.zcache.ca/canadas_underwear_card-p137168221968634418envcr_400.jpg)   or, uh this (http://www.landtworld.com/images/stories/images/lamont/lamontwarmcanadianunderwear01.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 03, 2012, 11:25:25 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on May 03, 2012, 12:03:27 PM
 :thumbsup:   

During the whole AM, I was wondering what kind of crap you guys would answer to my post and so far it was worth it  :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on May 03, 2012, 01:58:50 PM
Not the old guy, but the shirt.
Moss Pawn Zombie Squad Tshirt (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110873312737&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123)

They've got a ton of YT vids and they're fun to watch.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 04, 2012, 03:07:55 PM
(http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaci_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-Mikasa-Site/Sites-Mikasa-Library/default/v1335938166558/homepage/03-28-12-mka-main-b.jpg)
I love my stoneware, I have the sakura port of call tortoise shell collection X's 2, the accesories, and all the pieces for frankoma brown something.. can't remember. I love the casserole dishes and serving platters.


I got pissed when they started selling it at Target. :hammer:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 04, 2012, 03:10:14 PM
This
(http://www.3wishes.com/images/sidestringthong-cm.jpg)
Or this
(http://www.acegadgets.co.uk/ekmps/shops/acegadgets/images/9dec_1.jpg)

:lol: :lol: man panties :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 04, 2012, 04:21:53 PM
I love my stoneware, I have the sakura port of call tortoise shell collection X's 2, the accesories, and all the pieces for frankoma brown something.. can't remember. I love the casserole dishes and serving platters.

We've been looking for something new almost as long as we've had our current set. As soon as we tried to put the plates in the cabinet and they didn't fit...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 04, 2012, 05:01:46 PM
We've been looking for something new almost as long as we've had our current set. As soon as we tried to put the plates in the cabinet and they didn't fit...  :facepalm:

Stand them up. You'll to modify your shelves.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 04, 2012, 05:18:12 PM
Stand them up. You'll to modify your shelves.

I got a plate rack and stand them up but they take up a lot of room that way. We have our smaller plates standing up sideways and it works much better and are easier to get to. Obviously we had them for 8 years now, so we found a solution, but it's still annoying and the new plates won't have that problem.

I should clarify that our "current" set is our old set, I just ordered the new ones, I don't have them yet.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 04, 2012, 05:19:13 PM
I think if you try laying them down sideways on their backs, you'll find you get better use of the space.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 04, 2012, 06:03:15 PM
I think if you try laying them down sideways on their backs, you'll find you get better use of the space.

I don't know why you guys are trying to solve a non-existent problem. The solution is we bought new plates that we like better anyway. The new ones will fit. Problem solved.

As to this specific suggestion, I don't understand it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on May 04, 2012, 06:04:32 PM
I don't know why you guys are trying to solve a non-existent problem. The solution is we bought new plates that we like better anyway. The new ones will fit. Problem solved.

As to this specific suggestion, I don't understand it.
I think you should buy new dishes.  ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on May 04, 2012, 06:04:56 PM
Sounds painful. Poor plates.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 04, 2012, 06:12:27 PM
I don't know why you guys are trying to solve a non-existent problem. The solution is we bought new plates that we like better anyway. The new ones will fit. Problem solved.

As to this specific suggestion, I don't understand it.

I can assure you, the specific instruction was not meant to be understood.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 04, 2012, 06:20:25 PM
I can assure you, the specific instruction was not meant to be understood.

Clearly.

Plates are 11 3/4" diameter. Cabinets are 11" deep.

I have racks like this:

(http://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/PlateRacksF9?$lg$)

The only way plates fit is rack goes front-to back and the top of the plate is facing out. Or the bottom. Smaller plates fit sideways, so you see the edge of the plate.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 07, 2012, 01:11:06 PM

My wife and kids love that mouse as well...I'm a trackballer.


allows my arm to be lazy.
(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT8oHFqurNDqPfRaPj4v3B9EDh-hvxe8dLuOcIavs3zZhBlJ_f-)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 13, 2012, 11:18:49 AM
Picked these up:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Byv3F3AjTrs/T3m5y3cY1NI/AAAAAAAACKA/Y9us0NTP9pw/s1600/IMG-20120311-00294.jpg)

And these:

(http://www.parkandbond.com/product/99541137)

And these:

(http://www.sperrytopsider.com/commonimages/sperry/490px/0538694_1_490x300.jpg)

and this:

(http://www.onlinegroupon.com/UploadImage/Gucci-Belt-with-Leather-Interlocking-G-Buckle-245863-in-Brown.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on May 13, 2012, 11:30:14 AM
Vicey, did you buy new bibs?   :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 14, 2012, 09:56:04 AM
Haha, he's too busy buying $$$ fashion
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on May 14, 2012, 10:24:08 AM
Those Sperry's don't look bad, but those Louis Vuitton = wtf.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 14, 2012, 11:06:56 AM
I take it you aren't a fan of mocassins.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on May 14, 2012, 11:24:32 AM
Those Sperry's don't look bad, but those Louis Vuitton = wtf.

heh, I thought V L was for ViceLord. 
 
I am obviously not a fashionista. :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 14, 2012, 03:08:05 PM
Indians make moccasins, the French make moquers.  Still, it seems money better invested in yourself to most of us.  By yourself I mean that inanimate extension of your person known as a bicycle.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 14, 2012, 06:56:01 PM
Those aint moccasins.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on May 14, 2012, 07:23:22 PM
I guess I shouldn't admit to buying a pair of driving mocs, should i?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 14, 2012, 08:31:30 PM
Those aint moccasins.

Oh really? Perhaps I'm wrong about the inside out hand stitched construction of a mocassin and how it uses just two pieces of leather. Louis Vuitton must be wrong too.

@wens I guess not. They're hot right now and style trends make most people who don't have style uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 14, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
@wens I guess not. They're hot right now and style trends make most people who don't have style uncomfortable.

Some people just don't choose to do/buy things because other people think they are popular. Not blindly following what's "hot" doesn't make someone not have style.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 14, 2012, 10:09:01 PM
Oh really? Perhaps I'm wrong about the inside out hand stitched construction of a mocassin and how it uses just two pieces of leather. Louis Vuitton must be wrong too.

@wens I guess not. They're hot right now and style trends make most people who don't have style uncomfortable.

correct
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on May 15, 2012, 07:32:46 AM
Back on topic - bought 8 red long stem roses for the wife.

Shoulda been selfish and bought some bibs, would have come out cheaper. I thought Big Oil was stickin it to us, until I walked into the flower shop yesterday.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 15, 2012, 08:18:02 AM
 :lol:  why 8?


Hey if Vicelord wants to buy $$ name brand shoes, etc. that's his choice, not my style or taste but I'm not gonna rip him.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on May 15, 2012, 08:24:20 AM
Sorry, didn't mean to get everyone all riled up here.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on May 15, 2012, 08:29:18 AM
:lol:  why 8?

Because today is my 8 year wedding anniversary.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 15, 2012, 08:33:30 AM
Congrats, I figured as much after I posted.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on May 15, 2012, 08:49:33 AM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: mvnsnd on May 15, 2012, 09:14:21 AM
Because today is my 8 year wedding anniversary.


Congratulations!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on May 15, 2012, 09:18:54 AM
Because today is my 8 year wedding anniversary.

 
Happy anniversary.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on May 15, 2012, 09:32:21 AM
Because today is my 8 year wedding anniversary.

Congrats KK!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on May 15, 2012, 09:59:22 AM
Thanks everyone.   :D

It's easy when you find the right person to marry and spend the rest of your life with.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 16, 2012, 01:20:33 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/5b6d5bb6.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 16, 2012, 12:00:39 PM
:wierd LV propoganda pic:


 :hug:


If it's in writing, it's definitely true!


note: I have no idea the actual origin of mocosins, and I'm not even going to google it!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 16, 2012, 01:22:39 PM
 :lol:


I guess when you buy high dollar shoes you get some shoe documentation, I don't get those letters in my puma's or sketchers boxes.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on May 16, 2012, 02:39:00 PM
:lol:


I guess when you buy high dollar shoes you get some shoe documentation, I don't get those letters in my puma's or sketchers boxes.
not even those Flyer's shoes? :wha:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 16, 2012, 03:00:02 PM
I got a book and a cd with  my sketchers once. Maybe they were moccasins, too bad I threw it away.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 16, 2012, 03:03:21 PM
Makel you seem to want to split hairs. If you want I'll go see my girl at te store and let he know they can't call them mocassins since they dont have native American designs on them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 16, 2012, 03:04:29 PM
I don't care you can call them what you want.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on May 16, 2012, 03:17:16 PM
Vicey takes his fashion seriously. Just like his protein.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on May 16, 2012, 03:23:18 PM
Play nice....  ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on May 16, 2012, 03:31:35 PM
Okay, I confess I was bored and I was just teasing, but in the back of my mind I knew he'd get riled up.

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 16, 2012, 07:52:06 PM
Okay, I confess I was bored and I was just teasing, but in the back of my mind I knew he'd get riled up.


 :D :D :D


It's what forums are designed for!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 17, 2012, 08:42:31 AM
not even those Flyer's shoes? :wha:
Believe it or not, nope :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2012, 08:16:17 AM
OK, now I am ready to blow everything :o wait that doesn't sound right...
(http://i.imgur.com/LM6lzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 27, 2012, 12:01:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413-KOlCQ5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on May 27, 2012, 12:36:54 PM
The addiction begins.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on May 28, 2012, 07:29:46 AM
The cheapest part about that purchase is the actual purchase, having stocking and re-stocking it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 28, 2012, 11:58:53 AM
The cheapest part about that purchase is the actual purchase, having stocking and re-stocking it.

That's not a problem, I seem to collect it faster than I drink it...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on May 28, 2012, 01:54:32 PM
That's not a problem, I seem to collect it faster than I drink it...

then you're doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on May 31, 2012, 01:38:57 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oxFY5dkLL._AA300_.jpg)

Not because the audio is fantastic...but I had a credit on my The Clymb account that was burning a hole in my pocket.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: EDR on May 31, 2012, 01:57:36 PM
Electronic ignition for my other bike


(http://www.cb750ignition.com/IMG_0490.JPG)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 31, 2012, 01:58:02 PM
my favorite part of in-ear headphones is scraping out old, dry earwax every few days.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on May 31, 2012, 01:59:32 PM
Electronic ignition for my other bike

Looks homemade, did you do it yourself? 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 31, 2012, 02:09:40 PM
my favorite part of in-ear headphones is scraping out old, dry earwax every few days.
that's disgusting, but it happens.
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: EDR on May 31, 2012, 02:42:18 PM
Looks homemade, did you do it yourself?

No it's a Plamco. They are pretty cheap at 109 bucks.  They are tried and tested so for that kinda money it's just easier to buy it.  The bike goes in next week to have the final stuff i can't really do finished. Then I get to finally ride it. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 07, 2012, 02:39:44 PM
Not the best unit but a relatively cheap replacement for our DVD system in the bedroom. Will be able to watch Blu-Ray and run rear speakers without tripping on the wires.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Dt6LrJ%2B4L._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 07, 2012, 07:13:11 PM
For the bedroom, yikes.  I still have a 19inch tube TV on my dresser :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on June 07, 2012, 07:16:56 PM
For the bedroom, yikes.  I still have a 19inch tube TV on my dresser :)


TV in the bedroom? Savages.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 07, 2012, 07:21:09 PM

TV in the bedroom? Savages.

It's the only room in the house with temperature control.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on June 07, 2012, 07:57:01 PM
Me too, WC. A freebie.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ijen on June 07, 2012, 07:59:31 PM
One of these things for boyfriend:

(http://www.zurb.com/playground/playground/ipad-stencil/ipad-normal.jpg)

For myself:

(http://www.excelsports.com/image/Books%20The%20Feed%20Zone%20Cookbook.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 08, 2012, 09:13:06 AM
Win and Win, you are a nice girlfriend.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 08, 2012, 01:56:44 PM
It's the only room in the house with temperature control.

What? I know, stupid question, but... What?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on June 08, 2012, 01:58:13 PM
What? I know, stupid question, but... What?


It is the only room in his house with temperature control. "it's" is a contraction signifying "it is".
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 08, 2012, 02:00:19 PM
 :lol:

I assumed all houses have central air in places that can get really hot.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 08, 2012, 02:17:56 PM
I assumed all houses have central air in places that can get really hot.

That may be, but it doesn't get really hot here. Especially not compared to AZ.

For heat, we have crappy in-cieling electic heat in each room, it doesn't work very well and is crazy expensive to run so we don't use it. For cooling, we have a portable room AC unit with a hose that dumps out the window. But we have it pretty much fixed in the bedroom, which is also a small enough room that can be closed off for easier cooling. Usually we can regulate the temp in the house well enough just by opening windows and doors and letting cross ventilation do its thing, but sometimes we like to just chill the room. Also, the heat doesn't bother me much but it gives kuf migraines.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on June 08, 2012, 02:20:20 PM
For heat, we have crappy in-cieling electic heat in each room, it doesn't work very well and is crazy expensive to run so we don't use it.


We have this too. I was sure our building was the only place on earth with this "system".


It's actually pretty green in the sense that we also never bother to turn it on as it's useless.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on June 08, 2012, 02:21:14 PM
It's actually pretty green in the sense that we also never bother to turn it on as it's useless.

 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 08, 2012, 02:39:08 PM
In the 60s and early 70s apparently they were really big on pushing electricity as the wave of the future. We are a "gold medallion home (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-history-of-gold-medallion-152811)"; i.e. no gas.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 08, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
It gets hot and real humid here, we all also suffer pretty bad in the spring/summer with allergies.  We have to run the AC from May - Sept.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 08, 2012, 04:24:29 PM
It gets hot and real humid here, we all also suffer pretty bad in the spring/summer with allergies.  We have to run the AC from May - Sept.  :banghead:

awww, I feel so bad for you, having to run your ac and such in the summer months.

Late March- Late October usually here.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on June 08, 2012, 04:29:31 PM

TV in the bedroom? Savages.
+1
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on June 08, 2012, 04:45:57 PM
It gets hot and real humid here, we all also suffer pretty bad in the spring/summer with allergies.  We have to run the AC from May - Sept.  :banghead:


wants and needs, wants and needs.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 08, 2012, 04:52:00 PM
awww, I feel so bad for you, having to run your ac and such in the summer months.

Late March- Late October usually here.
Yeah but you are in Cali correct?  Do you have heat?  We have oil heat, we usually go from heat right to AC
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 08, 2012, 04:53:54 PM

wants and needs, wants and needs.
What do you mean? We all suffer pretty badly when the windows are open.  I would love to leave them open but we would all be sick.  To me, that is a need.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 08, 2012, 05:02:20 PM
Yeah but you are in Cali correct?  Do you have heat?  We have oil heat, we usually go from heat right to AC

Cali? Vicelord wishes.

Phoenix sees its first 100 degree day in april, and 100 degree days until october.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 08, 2012, 05:12:53 PM
Yeah but you are in Cali correct?

He's not in Columbia.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 08, 2012, 10:02:11 PM
OK pheonix, but do you use heat?  I bet you pay less using AC for 7 months and no heat then me using heat then AC.



Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on June 08, 2012, 11:58:29 PM
I completely understand the point you are making and I'm sure fudgy does too.  -10 that feels like -30 is just as costly to regulate as 100 and humid running air conditioning that burns through filters there is so much stuff in the air. 


I had to pull over 8 miles from home last night because my eyes were watering so bad.  I could swear the pollen I wiped off my face was visible.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 09, 2012, 12:06:29 AM
You guys are neglecting to realize one thing - we have a 1-2 month stretch where downtown temps hardly dip below 90 degrees. Keeping the house below 85 costs about 350 bucks a month in June, July, and August.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 09, 2012, 12:43:10 AM
WC's point is that Cost(heating) > Cost(cooling)

You know, where there is snow and stuff...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 09, 2012, 12:56:07 AM
Idk what heating means. I leave all the windows open during the non-summer.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on June 09, 2012, 06:36:46 AM
WC also has young children, so keeping the temps down/up may not be an option. We just bought 100 gallons of oil at $3.29. My tanks hold 550 gallons. We cannot afford to fill them all at once so we buy 100 gallons each month at this time of year so that they're full by September.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: LAJ on June 09, 2012, 07:50:35 AM
Our power bill triples in December. Slowly but surely swapping over to LED Christmas Lights, and that will help.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on June 09, 2012, 09:39:46 AM
I'm not a frugal person, but living without heat or air conditioning for a few years makes me one on this subject!



Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on June 09, 2012, 10:32:16 AM
OK pheonix, but do you use heat?  I bet you pay less using AC for 7 months and no heat then me using heat then AC.
Incorrect    Summer cooling costs more than winter heat. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on June 09, 2012, 11:45:39 AM
Our power bill triples in December. Slowly but surely swapping over to LED Christmas Lights, and that will help.

Don't be like me.. get a bill for over $400 to heat my 1300sq/ft house only to realize I had a leak in my unit at the filter. I spent one of the coldest winters in a long time running non stop heat strips..
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 09, 2012, 12:51:06 PM
Incorrect    Summer cooling costs more than winter heat.

This is correct RU, air conditioning is much less efficient than heat.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on June 09, 2012, 10:30:53 PM
Im glad the cycling purchase thread turned to a discussion on heating costs. 

I on the other hand, bought nothing cycling related lately
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Post by: umd on June 09, 2012, 10:33:14 PM
Im glad the cycling purchase thread turned to a discussion on heating costs. 

I on the other hand, bought nothing cycling related lately

This is actually the non-cycling-related purchase thread.
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Post by: Wylde06 on June 09, 2012, 10:34:29 PM
This is actually the non-cycling-related purchase thread.


 :facepalm:
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Post by: jonesy on June 09, 2012, 10:36:16 PM
Bought a flat of impatiens at the farmers' market this morning.
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Post by: rando on June 09, 2012, 11:55:37 PM
Baby wipes.  Unscented.
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Post by: umd on June 10, 2012, 12:00:02 AM
*removed*
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Post by: ijen on June 10, 2012, 12:03:10 AM
Watch out VL.
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Post by: makel on June 10, 2012, 12:05:17 AM
 ***
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Post by: Vicelord on June 10, 2012, 12:05:33 AM
  :sleepy:
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Post by: umd on June 10, 2012, 12:06:29 AM
Oh come on, that was funny
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Post by: Vicelord on June 10, 2012, 12:41:01 AM
From the moderator who edited my "***** ******" post because it was too inappropriate.

Unfit.
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Post by: makel on June 10, 2012, 01:14:33 AM
I guess I missed that one.
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Post by: makel on June 10, 2012, 01:17:25 AM
(http://www.excelsports.com/image/Books%20The%20Feed%20Zone%20Cookbook.jpg)
 
It was out of stock, I had to order it. I only got it because you people keep going on and on and on and on and on and on and on about it.
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Post by: makel on June 10, 2012, 03:19:14 AM
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i455/machelledjohnson/IMAG0421.jpg)

And the last thing I bought yesterday. 
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Post by: ijen on June 10, 2012, 07:00:22 PM
It was a hit!

(http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/a4595b37.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on June 11, 2012, 09:58:15 AM
Incorrect    Summer cooling costs more than winter heat.
Not here, I haven't paid over $200/for my electricity bill, my AC unit is pretty efficient and has a built in dehumidifier, which helps greatly, I keep my AC at 76 and it's very comfortable. I have oil heat and pay between $3-$4/gal, have a 225 gal tank.  I keep my heat between 69-65.  I am hoping to install a pellet stove and heat the downstairs with that...
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Post by: RUOkie on June 11, 2012, 10:58:40 AM
Not here, I haven't paid over $200/for my electricity bill, my AC unit is pretty efficient and has a built in dehumidifier, which helps greatly, I keep my AC at 76 and it's very comfortable. I have oil heat and pay between $3-$4/gal, have a 225 gal tank.  I keep my heat between 69-65.  I am hoping to install a pellet stove and heat the downstairs with that...

Well, once I move, my electric/gas bills combined should be around $60/mo.  Geothermal HVAC and Energystar roof/windows will do that.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: WCroadie on June 11, 2012, 11:35:16 AM
I would love to go GEO but don't have the $$ to go that route right now.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 11, 2012, 12:30:43 PM
Not here, I haven't paid over $200/for my electricity bill, my AC unit is pretty efficient and has a built in dehumidifier, which helps greatly, I keep my AC at 76 and it's very comfortable. I have oil heat and pay between $3-$4/gal, have a 225 gal tank.  I keep my heat between 69-65.  I am hoping to install a pellet stove and heat the downstairs with that...

What is your daytime/nighttime temperature swing?

Here, when it's 110 for 20 straight days, often the nighttime lows will be close to 90, and that is for a VERY short time, thus the A/C is running at all hours. I imagine where you are, during the nights you get a decent break from the heat.

On that note, I just got my May electricity bill debited from my checking account - $200.45
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Post by: WCroadie on June 11, 2012, 12:46:54 PM
Last few days were high 80's/humid ~upper 60's 70 and humid at night.  My May electricity bill was $176, but that includes about 2 weeks with a faulty septic pump running non-stop, so it should be a little less.


I may be wrong, and I am ok with that.
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Post by: WhyFi on June 11, 2012, 12:52:37 PM
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/13-128-517-TS?$S300W$)
(http://images10.newegg.com/ProductImageCompressAll300/19-103-951-03.jpg)
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/20-103-002-TS?$S300W$)

Rebuilding the wife's computer. She uses it for light-duty stuff and we also stream Blu Rays. Current set-up works fine, but this'll be a lot more energy and heat efficient - no more listening to the GPU and CPU fans spinning up like a turbine.
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Post by: makel on June 11, 2012, 09:27:24 PM
Will that throw off your AC and Heating bills?
 
 
 :D
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Post by: WhyFi on June 12, 2012, 07:31:23 AM
It should help with both, actually - we have a pretty high monthly electrical bill and, when completed, this computer (at full load) will consume about the same amount of electricity as a standard light bulb. I also need to rebuild my server, which is on almost 24/7 - rebuilding the server will have an even bigger impact, but it's also going to be a bigger pain in the butt to update, which is why I'm tackling this one first.
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Post by: ijen on June 16, 2012, 02:06:06 AM
(http://zapp3.staticworld.net/reviews/graphics/products/uploaded/apple_apple_13inch_macbook_air18ghz_core_i5_256gb_flash_storage_mid_2012_1220654_g1.jpg)
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Post by: alexvpaq on June 16, 2012, 01:19:47 PM
(http://zapp3.staticworld.net/reviews/graphics/products/uploaded/apple_apple_13inch_macbook_air18ghz_core_i5_256gb_flash_storage_mid_2012_1220654_g1.jpg)
Nice! A new cutting board!
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Post by: Vicelord on June 17, 2012, 11:48:16 AM
I have no need for these, and I don't know that I'll ever wear them, but Nordstrom had them 40% off so I figured what the hell. I can always take them back if I decide I don't want them, Nordstrom has an amazing return policy.

(http://g-lvl3.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Large/14/_6784574.jpg)
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Post by: wens on June 17, 2012, 03:17:22 PM
Awe c'mon, we just had the argument over what constitutes a moccasin ;)
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Post by: makel on June 18, 2012, 12:57:40 AM
I have no need for these, and I don't know that I'll ever wear them, but Nordstrom had them 40% off so I figured what the hell. I can always take them back if I decide I don't want them, Nordstrom has an amazing return policy.

(http://g-lvl3.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Large/14/_6784574.jpg)

That's not green.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 18, 2012, 12:58:43 AM
Green?
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Post by: alexvpaq on June 18, 2012, 06:57:27 AM
Green?
I guess ecological, since you actually are just hoarding crap instead of making wise choices. (fancy crap though)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on June 18, 2012, 06:58:26 AM
You guys are just like the masses..... Short term memories only....
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Post by: alexvpaq on June 18, 2012, 07:36:48 AM
You guys are just like the masses..... Short term memories only....

What were we talking about already?
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Post by: makel on June 18, 2012, 08:34:40 AM
 :)
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Post by: WCroadie on June 18, 2012, 09:21:15 AM
That's not green.
:lol: I got the joke!
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Post by: makel on June 18, 2012, 09:47:33 AM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: ygduf on June 18, 2012, 10:39:18 AM
You guys are just like the masses..... Short term memories only....


I get it. I approve.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 18, 2012, 11:49:25 AM
I still don't get it... are you making fun of my green bike?
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Post by: WCroadie on June 18, 2012, 11:54:49 AM
No, you mentioned wanting green shoes to match the green bike, someone, I think Makel, said get green moccasins, the color green not eco green.  Then you got yellow/tan ones.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 18, 2012, 12:00:22 PM
oh yeah! I forgot about that.

You guys realize I wasn't being serious about matching shoes.....
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 18, 2012, 12:35:53 PM
You guys realize I wasn't being serious about matching shoes.....

Still makes for a good joke.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on June 18, 2012, 04:10:11 PM
Just try bringing up something unmemorable a woman said, against her.   :wha:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 19, 2012, 12:27:43 AM
(http://www.whiterockdistilleries.com/assets/images/brands/cordials_and_cocktails/blackmaker.jpg)
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Post by: LAJ on June 19, 2012, 01:35:58 PM
Man...  That stuff screams unbearable hangover headache, umd.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 19, 2012, 01:51:09 PM
Man...  That stuff screams unbearable hangover headache, umd.

x2
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Post by: rog on June 19, 2012, 02:01:08 PM
You don't actually HAVE to drink it all...


At least not in one sitting.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 19, 2012, 02:17:32 PM
I don't think you'd have to drink much for that stuff to hurt. It's pure sugar!

Speaking of drinking, last thursday I went out for a few beers (probably 3 at happy hour and 3 more at dinner) and because I haven't drank more than 1 or 2 times in the past couple months, I became so beligerantly drunk that I got myself kicked out of a bar.

The hangover then lasted two days and ruined a group ride I was going to go on and couldn't make. I'm completely losing interest in drinking again.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 19, 2012, 02:27:02 PM
You know there is a word called "moderation"

Drinking with this concept in mind means you can enjoy something and not end up with a headache.
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Post by: LAJ on June 19, 2012, 02:42:36 PM
You don't actually HAVE to drink it all...


At least not in one sitting.

WTF are you talking about, Rog? If you don't drink it all, it will go flat.


Moderation, schmoderation. It was easier to just quit drinking.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on June 19, 2012, 03:01:09 PM
So your latest purchase was the lowest step of the back entrance VL?  I'm slowly coming around to seeing the significance of your chosen name here.
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Post by: RUOkie on June 19, 2012, 03:25:59 PM
I became so beligerantly drunk that I got myself kicked out of a bar.

The hangover then lasted two days and ruined a group ride I was going to go on and couldn't make. I'm completely losing interest in drinking again.

in all seriousnes, if that EVER happens, quitting drinking entirely is probably a good idea.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 19, 2012, 03:33:22 PM
RU, thanks for the advice, you echoed my statement fairly well.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ti Guy on June 19, 2012, 05:30:20 PM
You know there is a word called "moderation"

Drinking with this concept in mind means you can enjoy something and not end up with a headache.
"moderation" that's a dirty word.
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Post by: rando on June 19, 2012, 11:09:42 PM
I would require a verified story before vindication.  Merely being ejected is not enough in my book.  Hint, spill the beans here you tough talking SOB.   :lol:
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Post by: Vicelord on June 19, 2012, 11:23:50 PM
I walks through the kitchen because that was the shortest route from barstool to bathroom. Female manager grabbe me, told said female to take her hand off me and ripped it away violently. Large cook had an issue with it, told me to leave, went to bathroom. Left peacefully.

The end.
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Post by: rando on June 19, 2012, 11:50:26 PM
Wow, I mean it's not like you relieved yourself in the kitchen but I'm still surprised they cordially let you use the bathroom without the cops being on the way.  That is not something I would expect to easily blow off in the staff only portion of a restaurant. 
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Post by: WCroadie on June 20, 2012, 07:55:04 AM

Speaking of drinking, last thursday I went out for a few beers (probably 3 at happy hour and 3 more at dinner) and because I haven't drank more than 1 or 2 times in the past couple months, I became so beligerantly drunk that I got myself kicked out of a bar.

The hangover then lasted two days and ruined a group ride I was going to go on and couldn't make.
Lightweight  :D
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Post by: Vicelord on June 20, 2012, 11:10:40 AM
I think the only thing that would have justified police presence is that ***** laying her hand on me.
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Post by: jonesy on June 20, 2012, 12:15:52 PM
The cook?
 
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nlOld6a3va4/T1QCt2TCUNI/AAAAAAAABG0/PKY_n4tkSC0/s1600/11772423_gal.jpg)
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Post by: KandK_Dad on June 20, 2012, 12:23:46 PM
Jonesy +1000 internets!
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Post by: WCroadie on June 22, 2012, 08:31:59 AM
Just got one of these, tired of spending $$$ on mach3 blades and I bought them from ebay not in a retail store.  Shave is closer and it's pretty easy to use contrary to some beliefs.  I think EDR or someone posted a while back about getting one of these.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ggv4j0jLL._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on June 22, 2012, 09:25:30 AM
In chat we had a discussion where I was give all sorts of **** by mud because I use a safety razor instead of some vibrator that he likes.

The fact is safety razor gives you a super close and non abrasive shave.
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Post by: umd on June 22, 2012, 09:47:01 AM
In chat we had a discussion where I was give all sorts of **** by mud because I use a safety razor instead of some vibrator that he likes.

I gave you all sorts of **** because you were cutting yourself.
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Post by: shovelhd on June 22, 2012, 10:01:32 AM
I gave you all sorts of **** because you were cutting yourself.

He should see somebody about that.
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Post by: WCroadie on June 22, 2012, 10:11:13 AM
 :lol:
IF you let the weight of the razor do the work, no cuts.  I only used it twice now, but no cuts.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 22, 2012, 10:43:36 AM
I gave you all sorts of **** because you were cutting yourself.

On my knee. In one place.

Been using one on my face for years no issues and a great shave.
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Post by: umd on June 22, 2012, 12:32:50 PM
On my knee. In one place.

Been using one on my face for years no issues and a great shave.

I never recommended you use it on your face, I only recommend you try it to solve your knee cutting problem.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 22, 2012, 12:35:29 PM
 I solved the knee cutting problem by learning technique.
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Post by: umd on June 22, 2012, 12:42:24 PM
I solved the knee cutting problem by learning technique.

Ok that's great. I'm happy for you. But you came to the chat looking for advice and I gave mine. You since solved your problem and I hadn't brought it up again so why are you giving me **** now?
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Post by: Vicelord on June 22, 2012, 12:45:47 PM
 :hug:
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Post by: WCroadie on June 22, 2012, 01:00:31 PM
I'm kinda hesitant to try on the legs, but will give it a go this weekend.
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Post by: ygduf on June 22, 2012, 01:02:52 PM
one stop shaving solution


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6757194089_3a5381031c_o.jpg)


legs, neck, back hairline in <5 minutes. once/week.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 22, 2012, 01:08:37 PM
Not close enough for me, no electric ever gave me a close enough shave.
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Post by: ygduf on June 22, 2012, 02:17:34 PM
Not close enough for me, no electric ever gave me a close enough shave.


for the face I could understand. I use a real razor whenever there will be pictures. :)


For the legs, I'll never use a razor again. Too time consuming, too expensive.
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Post by: WCroadie on June 22, 2012, 02:21:04 PM
Take me about 5 min to shave the legs 2x/week, I use hair conditioner as jen mentioned.  My legs are smoooove!  My wife complains about the leg stubble so an electric wouldn't get close enough there either. If I can't use the safety razor on my legs, I will resort back to cheap throw aways.
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Post by: Vicelord on June 22, 2012, 02:33:49 PM
WC you'll be fine. I use my safety razor on my coin purse and no cuts. Be careful on the knees.

I'd recommend using the blade a couple times before legs or balls.
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Post by: shovelhd on June 22, 2012, 03:12:05 PM
I'd recommend using the blade a couple times before legs or balls.


Must. Show. Restraint.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 22, 2012, 03:35:50 PM
WC you'll be fine. I use my safety razor on my coin purse and no cuts. Be careful on the knees.

I'd recommend using the blade a couple times before legs or balls.

Must. Show. Restraint.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Freaking awesome, I haven't laughed that hard in days. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 22, 2012, 03:59:00 PM
Shovel wins the internet
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Post by: KandK_Dad on June 22, 2012, 04:15:38 PM
WC you'll be fine. I use my safety razor on my coin purse and no cuts. Be careful on the knees.

I'd recommend using the blade a couple times before legs or balls.

There's a time and a place for everything. Then there's Vicelord.
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Post by: Speciale on June 22, 2012, 04:35:24 PM

Must. Show. Restraint.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9KKFJyGZE&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLCD982B892A1AD3D8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9KKFJyGZE&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLCD982B892A1AD3D8)
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Post by: Ti Guy on June 22, 2012, 04:37:52 PM
Speciale, you owe me a new computer screen (or a least come over and clean the Mtn. Dew off of it for me) for that one.   :bday:
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Post by: KandK_Dad on June 22, 2012, 04:53:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgZx8bzN5Sg#t=15s
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Post by: RUOkie on June 22, 2012, 04:59:35 PM
 :thumbsup: quality posts all over SC today.  Made my Friday much more tolerable.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on June 22, 2012, 05:01:26 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Seth on June 25, 2012, 08:53:38 AM
These shorts:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81fJG6X85XL._SL1500_.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on June 25, 2012, 09:10:55 AM
VL will not approve, not high dollar brand enough :P   Reminds me tho, I need to swim shorts as I am a bit skinnier than last year and my crack shows when I get out of the pool :o   But the ladies love it :D
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Post by: Vicelord on June 25, 2012, 12:44:34 PM
Funny funny. My name gets tossed into all of these discussions.

I do have a couple of Hermés trunks, but that said spending $500 on swim trunks is stupid since they are supposed to be worn in a way that destroys them, direct sunlight and chlorine. Thu sure are quality though.
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Post by: WCroadie on June 26, 2012, 08:40:04 AM
It's all in good fun VL.

I was inspired by Seth's purchase and my wife had a 30% off coupon for kohls so I went there last nite to get some new swim trunks.  Not even close to $500 but $20 for some stylish speedo's
(http://spdo.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pSPDO1-12343765p275w.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on June 26, 2012, 08:50:12 AM
Speedo - they're not just banana hammocks anymore.  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on June 26, 2012, 09:33:04 AM
It's all in good fun VL.

I was inspired by Seth's purchase and my wife had a 30% off coupon for kohls so I went there last nite to get some new swim trunks.  Not even close to $500 but $20 for some stylish speedo's
(http://spdo.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pSPDO1-12343765p275w.jpg)

My favorite thing about a pair of trunks from Speedo is that you can tell fellow pool party goers that you will be rockin your Speedo at the partaaay.
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Post by: shovelhd on June 26, 2012, 12:34:54 PM
My favorite thing about a pair of trunks from Speedo is that you can tell fellow pool party goers that you will be rockin your Speedo at the partaaay.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: <gmt> on June 26, 2012, 01:14:23 PM
back when I was waterskiing the best boardshorts were from H.I.C.

http://www.hicsurf.com/

the other brands (including O'Neill) all disintegrated much more quickly from the water pressure and sun.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 26, 2012, 01:53:48 PM
Water pressure shouldn't be an issue for my speedo's, I'm gonna wear em to strut my stuff around the local YMCA pool and the beach in S.I.C.  Watch out ladies ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on June 26, 2012, 03:52:21 PM
Girl look at that body.

I work out.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on June 26, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
But what about the speedo you're in trying to tan your cheeks?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 26, 2012, 06:40:38 PM
Girl look at that body.

I work out.
:thumbsup:


Wens - the speedo's I wear are board shorts, seed brand, 1 page back.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on June 26, 2012, 07:42:33 PM
:thumbsup:


Wens - the speedo's I wear are board shorts, seed brand, 1 page back.


I probably shouldn't mention the antics our swim team got up to at the beach, should I?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 27, 2012, 09:28:06 AM
Go ahead...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on June 29, 2012, 09:11:18 AM
Go ahead...


There was an incident on our training trip involving man thongs and some girls trying to get us to go out partying with them for starters...i'd probably have to look up statutes of limitations to go into detail about a lot of things we did (joking, but barely).
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 29, 2012, 10:29:24 AM

There was an incident on our training trip involving man thongs and some girls trying to get us to go out partying with them for starters...i'd probably have to look up statutes of limitations to go into detail about a lot of things we did (joking, but barely).
:lol:
I keep telling my family I am gonna wear my speedo jammers on the beach one day, they are mortified, I may do it, just for laughs.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on June 29, 2012, 10:47:55 AM
:lol:
I keep telling my family I am gonna wear my speedo jammers on the beach one day, they are mortified, I may do it, just for laughs.
Just get a sleeveless jersey and be done with it
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 29, 2012, 11:13:38 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on June 29, 2012, 04:49:32 PM
I bought some Crocs

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8937/crocs.jpg)

and some running shoes. NB570v2
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 29, 2012, 05:25:49 PM
I was just saying to a friend that I envy people who wear Crocs, since they obviously don't care what anyone thinks.  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on June 30, 2012, 12:16:54 AM
I was just saying to a friend that I envy people who wear Crocs, since they obviously don't care what anyone thinks.  :P

They also on cost way less than your mocasins.

I got sunflower's for mine last summer :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on June 30, 2012, 09:02:05 AM
I was just saying to a friend that I envy people who wear Crocs, since they obviously don't care what anyone thinks.  :P
that is why we make a little fun at your attention to fashion.  Most of us DON'T care what others think. I try to look good, I care about my appearance.  But not for other people.  For myself. 


Now, I don't like crocs.   But I do have a great pair of TEVA sandals  ;)
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Post by: WCroadie on June 30, 2012, 09:54:48 AM
do those teva's clip into some spud's :D


VL - those crocs are better than those rubber ones people wear.  Personally tho, I don't care what anyone wears, where what you want.
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Post by: dragonfly on June 30, 2012, 11:57:49 AM
I am a lemming.
I jumped on the bandwagon
I just put in a preorder for a Nexus 7 (8GB version - everything I would use it for can be stored in the clouds - just hope it doesn't rain on anyone else's toys)


I do not need this item
I am not sure I will use this item


I was brain washed.


Radio waves from my Gnex phone made me do it... plus the strong pull of making a certain Rog super jealous...


I probably won't ever take it out of its packaging...


I am a lemming.
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Post by: alexvpaq on July 04, 2012, 10:13:32 PM
Another pair so if they ever change the model I should have enough of them to last me a while. They really are my best running shoes ever, I run faster, longer and without pain. (The faster and longer is a side effect of the no pain part) This time in green, for a little change. I'll alternate inbetween both shoes so they'll both be fresh for a long time :thumbsup:

(http://www.gogumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_5100-1.jpg)

And this movie.
(http://cdn2.mixrmedia.com/wp-uploads/reelwire/blog/2012/01/battle_royale_blu_ray_a_l.jpg)

They remastered it and published it in blu-ray since they got a crazy lot of publicity these days with hunger game being so similar. Read the book a few years ago and it was great so I can't wait to receive and watch the movie.
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Post by: jonesy on July 18, 2012, 11:01:28 PM
(http://www.pccasegear.com/UserFiles/WNDR3800b.jpg)
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Post by: RUOkie on July 21, 2012, 09:58:03 PM
these kinds of blinds for an entire house
(http://www.shutterbugaz.com/romanshade/roman1.jpg)


And one of these
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31fiJU3gxBL.jpg)
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Post by: WhyFi on July 21, 2012, 11:08:29 PM
^^^Looks nice, but I can't really get in to 'fridges... I LOVE stoves, though. When we find a house, I'd love a Blue Star, Viking, etc.

Here's our latest - picked it up this afternoon. After 10 years, I'm a cager again. Love the car so far, though.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7616730306_a83e59813e_b.jpg)
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Post by: RUOkie on July 21, 2012, 11:11:22 PM
I bought the Thermadore 48" range 9 months ago.  My builder just got us a roof venting matching hood (the motor is in the attic so it should be silent ) last week.    We move in in 3 weeks.
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Post by: WhyFi on July 22, 2012, 08:10:03 AM
Sweet! Who likes to cook - you or the Mrs?
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Post by: RUOkie on July 22, 2012, 08:41:01 AM
Sweet! Who likes to cook - you or the Mrs?
Moi
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 22, 2012, 11:18:02 AM
Moi

We put in a 650cfm roof venting hood a couple months ago. Best.thing.evar. :D
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Post by: RUOkie on July 22, 2012, 11:55:02 AM
We put in a 650cfm roof venting hood a couple months ago. Best.thing.evar. :D
Excellent. 
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Post by: Herbie53 on July 22, 2012, 09:07:53 PM
(http://www.defender.com/images/500662.jpg)
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Post by: jonesy on July 26, 2012, 06:47:38 PM
For Mrs. jonesy.
 
(http://images.apple.com/ipad/specs/images/new_ipad_hero_front.png)
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Post by: RUOkie on July 26, 2012, 07:01:54 PM
Welcome to the dark side
For Mrs. jonesy.
 
(http://images.apple.com/ipad/specs/images/new_ipad_hero_front.png)
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Post by: jonesy on July 26, 2012, 07:06:03 PM
Coming up at contract renewal time: an iPhone.
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Post by: jonesy on July 26, 2012, 07:08:30 PM
Then, the circle will be complete.
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Post by: jonesy on July 26, 2012, 07:09:18 PM
I'm still on Windows, btw, with an Android phone.
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Post by: RUOkie on July 26, 2012, 07:11:40 PM
No the circle will be complete when ou get the iMac or MacBook
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Post by: jonesy on July 26, 2012, 07:40:18 PM
She uses a MacBook Pro as her main computer and covets a Mac Pro.
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Post by: WCroadie on July 26, 2012, 07:47:48 PM
smart woman
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Post by: WhyFi on July 27, 2012, 05:49:11 PM
Thule rack with aero bars -

(http://www.rackoutfitters.com/product_images/v/338/image-thule-450R-4__27373_zoom.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on July 28, 2012, 11:45:02 AM
Aero bars........ :(
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Post by: umd on August 01, 2012, 07:25:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Lc2eLcJlL._AA300_.jpg)

the pink one was $10 less than other colors  :facepalm:
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Post by: WCroadie on August 02, 2012, 10:35:52 AM
WTH is that
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Post by: Vicelord on August 02, 2012, 10:39:21 AM
Appears to be an ice bucket
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Post by: umd on August 02, 2012, 10:45:57 AM
yes
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Post by: WCroadie on August 02, 2012, 10:48:59 AM
hahahaha looks like folded up white shirts in there, on my crap work monitor  :facepalm:
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Post by: shovelhd on August 02, 2012, 11:12:49 AM
It's for when he rides his fixie to the hot tub with a bottle of Korbel and a jug of OJ.
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Post by: RUOkie on August 02, 2012, 11:13:56 AM
Pimpin'
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Post by: RUOkie on August 10, 2012, 04:55:57 PM
(http://www.reopure.com/TERM2A.jpg)
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Post by: shovelhd on August 10, 2012, 05:02:12 PM
Water softener? Reverse osmosis filter?
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Post by: RUOkie on August 10, 2012, 05:13:14 PM
Water softener? Reverse osmosis filter?
carbon whole house filter.  maint. free for 15-20yrs :thumbsup:
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Post by: LAJ on August 10, 2012, 06:00:44 PM
carbon whole house filter.  maint. free for 15-20yrs :thumbsup:

Crud. I was hoping the right guess was a pump from New Jersey.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on August 10, 2012, 06:09:31 PM
carbon whole house filter.  maint. free for 15-20yrs :thumbsup:

if you don't mind, how much. I would love something like this to put inline after my softener for the house.
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Post by: wens on August 10, 2012, 06:40:53 PM
carbon whole house filter.  maint. free for 15-20yrs :thumbsup:


So it irreparably breaks after 5 years?
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Post by: RUOkie on August 10, 2012, 07:04:02 PM
if you don't mind, how much. I would love something like this to put inline after my softener for the house.
2k installed with the softener,  so without probably 1k
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Post by: RUOkie on August 10, 2012, 07:05:52 PM
Crud. I was hoping the right guess was a pump from New Jersey.
funny, a pump arrived from Wisconsin yesterday, and a tank is coming from NJ on tuesday.  We will only need to be in the hotel for 2 days.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: RUOkie on August 10, 2012, 07:06:33 PM

So it irreparably breaks after 5 years?
5 yr warrantee
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Post by: jonesy on August 10, 2012, 07:56:51 PM
It begins....
... again.
 
(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo303/jonesy_024/2012-08-10193607.jpg)
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Post by: RUOkie on August 10, 2012, 08:36:34 PM
http://socialcyclists.org/run/did-you-run-today/
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Post by: jonesy on August 10, 2012, 09:23:44 PM
I had always worn Nikes in my previous running career, it's interesting I ended up with them again this time.
 
The other two finalists were from Brooks and Saucony.
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Post by: sickmtbnutcase on August 10, 2012, 09:42:03 PM
Conti ProContacts made it 61k on the Jetta (OEM Tire). Today she got new rubber. Took only a few seconds to realize these are total win. Bye-bye road noise, hello more ride comfort, wet traction and snow traction (if we get snow this winter).


http://www.michelinman.com/tire-selector/category/luxury-performance-touring/primacy-mxv4/tire-details (http://www.michelinman.com/tire-selector/category/luxury-performance-touring/primacy-mxv4/tire-details)

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Post by: LAJ on August 11, 2012, 07:37:25 AM
funny, a pump arrived from Wisconsin yesterday, and a tank is coming from NJ on tuesday.  We will only need to be in the hotel for 2 days.  :thumbsup:

Great to hear!
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Post by: WCroadie on August 14, 2012, 10:37:56 AM
Conti ProContacts made it 61k on the Jetta (OEM Tire). Today she got new rubber. Took only a few seconds to realize these are total win. Bye-bye road noise, hello more ride comfort, wet traction and snow traction (if we get snow this winter).


http://www.michelinman.com/tire-selector/category/luxury-performance-touring/primacy-mxv4/tire-details (http://www.michelinman.com/tire-selector/category/luxury-performance-touring/primacy-mxv4/tire-details)
Interesting, I have the conti pro contact extreme DWS, no complaints at all, had them for about a year now.  They are fine, not a grippy as the goodyear eagle RS-A's I had before but should last longer.
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Post by: sickmtbnutcase on August 14, 2012, 02:02:01 PM
Originals were these (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=ContiProContact&partnum=055HR6CPCV8&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Volkswagen&autoYear=2009&autoModel=Jetta%20Sedan&autoModClar=TDI) - I guess the full name is Continental ContiProContact (enough Cont in there?). They weren't bad. They're definitely not as good as the DWS; but we wanted to stick with LRR rubber. Michelin MXV4s have been so well reviewed across the board and are LRR that they seemed worth going with. Really happy with them so far.

The really big downside with the Contis was getting going in the snow. Not the best. Once you got going on snow, the Jetta behaved perfectly though. Stopping was superb but getting going sucked.

Time will tell though; we're going to have a few miles with the new rubber. Opinions may change :)
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Post by: umd on August 14, 2012, 02:11:42 PM
Got this

(http://www.slickguns.com/sites/default/files/202525_ts.jpg)

Bummed the range is closed for the summer now  :(
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Post by: ygduf on August 14, 2012, 02:15:27 PM
Got this

Bummed the range is closed for the summer now  :(


What gun range closes for the summer when people want to shoot rubber balls?
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Post by: umd on August 14, 2012, 02:17:10 PM

What gun range closes for the summer when people want to shoot rubber balls?

One that is in a national forrest during peak fire season...
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Post by: ygduf on August 14, 2012, 05:43:16 PM
One that is in a national forrest during peak fire season...


Time to take up archery!
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Post by: jonesy on August 14, 2012, 08:25:46 PM
4 of these.
 
(http://www.firestonetire.com/images/Tires/Full-60/firehawk_wide_oval_as.png)
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Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2012, 09:06:47 AM

Time to take up archery!
We started cleaning out my Grandfather's house saturday, He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  I took 2 of his bow's, one is a compound the other is a regular? one, both Pearson's.  Also took a box full of arrows that look deadly to me and a hunting knife.  I have never shot an arrow before, but I am gonna kill those damn groundhogs in my backyard one way or another!

And if I didn't want to clean up the mess or buy a tag, I would shoot some of the stupid deer as well.
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Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2012, 09:24:30 AM
If I were lucky enough to see wild animals near my house, id be really excited, not murderous.
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Post by: RUOkie on August 15, 2012, 09:36:20 AM
If I were lucky enough to see wild animals near my house, id be really excited, not murderous.
Just watched a pergrine kill a rabbit in my back yard and fly off with it
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Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2012, 09:41:59 AM
If I were lucky enough to see wild animals near my house, id be really excited, not murderous.
Yeah I am so excited to have the groundhogs dig tunnels under my detached garage and eat everything I tried to grow in my garden.  AND I am also so excited when the deer poop all over my yard and the kids step in it, I also love the lyme disease they spread and how they eat all my flowers and shrubs and when I almost hit one driving or riding down my street.

If they stayed in the woods I'd have no problem with them.
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Post by: jonesy on August 15, 2012, 09:50:43 AM
If I were lucky enough to see wild animals near my house, id be really excited, not murderous.

I'm lucky enough to have wild animals in my house (chipmunks). It's exciting to hear them scampering along the rafters.
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Post by: jonesy on August 15, 2012, 09:55:26 AM
Just watched a pergrine kill a rabbit in my back yard and fly off with it

 :thumbsup:
 
We had a Kestrel hunting in our yard last spring. Took care of the mole population.
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Post by: sickmtbnutcase on August 15, 2012, 09:56:01 AM
I love eating wild animals; deer and turkey especially. Talk about fresh, local food. Nothing more fresh or local.


I need to get my bow tuned up.
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Post by: WCroadie on August 15, 2012, 10:05:55 AM
Vicelord does not approve!

I let 2 friends hunt behind my house, they have given me some of the venison, it tasted delicious.  Must have been my flowers and garden they fed on.

My grandfather has a stuffed wild boar's head mounted, amongst other animals.  I tell me kids I am gonna take the boar's head and hang it in the hallway.  They get freaked out :P
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Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2012, 11:32:46 AM
I am all about eating wild animals.
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Post by: ygduf on August 15, 2012, 12:44:56 PM
For commuting use. And Hiking, I guess.


I love it. Superlight and comfy.


(http://i.imgur.com/anSWx.png)
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Post by: shovelhd on August 15, 2012, 06:36:57 PM
The bunny population in our back yard is exploding. I expect a visit soon from Mr. Fox, Mr. Bald Eagle, or Mr. Hawk.
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Post by: sickmtbnutcase on August 15, 2012, 09:21:19 PM
Have a little fun; invite Mr. Air Rifle.
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Post by: shovelhd on August 15, 2012, 09:27:10 PM
Mr. Pump Action is trying to crash the party.
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Post by: Wylde06 on August 15, 2012, 09:32:34 PM
(http://www.knobcreek.com/images/uploads/page_images/bourbon-ksb.png)


I havent bought a bottle of anything in a while.  I feel like I was robbed though...there was no cork in this bottle, just a plastic screw off top :(
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Post by: rando on August 15, 2012, 09:43:07 PM
I'll surely catch flak for this but my mom was doing a bang up job of convincing me with some deep pathological technique that my, admittedly beaten up, shoes were inflicting pain on her by having to watch me wear them.  I was cleaning the garage and carrying in her new tv, receiver, and surround sound and not wearing my lily white unscuffed pair of shoes in the process.  Enough of my long winded explanation now get to making fun of me for caving to insurmountable pressure. 


(http://i.imgur.com/BtzNrl.jpg)
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Post by: RUOkie on August 15, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
Is that a moccasin?
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Post by: alexvpaq on August 15, 2012, 11:03:23 PM
I'll surely catch flak for this but my mom was doing a bang up job of convincing me with some deep pathological technique that my, admittedly beaten up, shoes were inflicting pain on her by having to watch me wear them.  I was cleaning the garage and carrying in her new tv, receiver, and surround sound and not wearing my lily white unscuffed pair of shoes in the process.  Enough of my long winded explanation now get to making fun of me for caving to insurmountable pressure. 


(http://i.imgur.com/BtzNrl.jpg)

I feel ya pain man, after much complains I decided to get some less obnoxious shoes.
http://www.myspringshoes.com/static/webUpload/731/30_grizzell_96_6.jpg (http://www.myspringshoes.com/static/webUpload/731/30_grizzell_96_6.jpg)

And a badass leather jacket, couldn't find a picture of it online but I look badass with it. I always wanted a nice Leather jacket... No idea why.
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Post by: Vicelord on August 15, 2012, 11:11:34 PM
This are bad ass, Alex.
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Post by: alexvpaq on August 16, 2012, 08:04:24 PM
bought  a cellphone, socks and a new bottle, currently trying to get the cellphone to work ...
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Post by: KandK_Dad on August 16, 2012, 09:05:47 PM
New equipment for my disc golf game. Needed something to crush my wife and kids on the course.  :D

one of these
(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/25776438/300.png&sa=X&ei=EpgtUKy7DZT8yAHZ1ICABw&ved=0CAkQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHTaNyP59yvWN5DymZoDbP14TS0rA) and one of these (http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QUVKsA2rL._AA300_.jpg&sa=X&ei=lpgtUJjFDYX4yAGW2IDgBQ&ved=0CAkQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGELZoGlWNHCoJNYdPn-QsFI8DWKw) and a mini marker in pink (http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/SummitSports/186681_186681_1?wid=500&fmt=jpeg&qlt=85,0&op_sharpen=1&resMode=bicub&sa=X&ei=GBQuUMbRMMmOygGs_oDICQ&ved=0CAkQ8wc4Lw&usg=AFQjCNEnSXADDBjImj6mg65rDRoo5Poh7g)
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Post by: Speciale on August 16, 2012, 09:57:14 PM
Suck it, *****es.
(http://www.holidaycheck.com/data/urlaubsbilder/images/5/1157029174.jpg)
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Post by: shovelhd on August 16, 2012, 10:01:42 PM
Reminiscing?
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Post by: KandK_Dad on August 17, 2012, 05:53:45 AM
Suck it, *****es.


are you saying we're not invited?
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Post by: alexvpaq on August 17, 2012, 07:01:30 AM
Suck it, *****es.

now I know where the SC meet up will happen.
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Post by: WCroadie on August 17, 2012, 09:02:30 AM
Suck it, *****es.
Where?

You suck it, I'll be here in 3 weeks :rolleyes:
(http://attractions.uptake.com/blog/files/2009/03/magic_kingdom_fireworks.jpg)

Rando - are those VL approved?

Alex - please consult me before you next badass sneaker purchase  :P
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Post by: Speciale on August 17, 2012, 09:48:48 AM
Punta Cana


My hope is that I can return with no stomach virus and perhaps a little Dominican manchild I can claim as my own, get him drafted to a Major League team, and live off his success.
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Post by: Wylde06 on August 17, 2012, 09:50:17 AM
 :lol:
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Post by: WCroadie on August 17, 2012, 10:32:46 AM
Punta Cana


My hope is that I can return with no stomach virus and perhaps a little Dominican manchild I can claim as my own, get him drafted to a Major League team, and live off his success.
Good plan! 

Punta Cana or Jamica my be my next trip
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Post by: ygduf on August 17, 2012, 11:35:21 AM
Good plan! 

Punta Cana or Jamica my be my next trip


Costa Rica is awesome. Go there.
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Post by: Speciale on August 17, 2012, 11:36:41 AM

Costa Rica is awesome. Go there.


We looked. A lot more expensive. Some day.
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Post by: ygduf on August 17, 2012, 11:39:24 AM

We looked. A lot more expensive. Some day.


Oh, really? We didn't do it, but I felt like we could have done the CR vacation pretty cheaply. Anyway, that pool looks nice. Just missing the monkeys, which really made CR for me.
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Post by: Speciale on August 17, 2012, 12:35:02 PM

Oh, really? We didn't do it, but I felt like we could have done the CR vacation pretty cheaply. Anyway, that pool looks nice. Just missing the monkeys, which really made CR for me.


This isn't usually my style, but for our honey moon, we really just wanted to not have to think about a damn thing. Thus, our stipulations were that it was on a beach, the alcohol and food were included. That's pretty much it. I plan on sitting on a beach all day reading, meeting and chatting it up with strangers, and boning my new wife an awful lot.


So, the Costa Rica thing became expensive when you look at a resort.  You could probably vacation in CR cheaply, just not how I want this vacation to go.
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Post by: RUOkie on August 17, 2012, 12:38:29 PM

This isn't usually my style, but for our honey moon, we really just wanted to not have to think about a damn thing. Thus, our stipulations were that it was on a beach, the alcohol and food were included. That's pretty much it. I plan on sitting on a beach all day reading, meeting and chatting it up with strangers, and boning my new wife an awful lot.


So, the Costa Rica thing became expensive when you look at a resort.  You could probably vacation in CR cheaply, just not how I want this vacation to go.

that will be a great vacation.  we do that in MX every few yrs.  Just beach/pool, alcohol, and the room.  Helps recharging
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Post by: ygduf on August 17, 2012, 12:38:58 PM

This isn't usually my style, but for our honey moon, we really just wanted to not have to think about a damn thing. Thus, our stipulations were that it was on a beach, the alcohol and food were included. That's pretty much it. I plan on sitting on a beach all day reading, meeting and chatting it up with strangers, and boning my new wife an awful lot.


So, the Costa Rica thing became expensive when you look at a resort.  You could probably vacation in CR cheaply, just not how I want this vacation to go.


Fair enough!
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Post by: jmilliron on August 17, 2012, 12:58:45 PM
This isn't usually my style, but for our honey moon, we really just wanted to not have to think about a damn thing.

Ain't nothing wrong with that!

In October I've got the whole month off work.  Going to go on three road trips and a bunch of other stuff.

In February though, my wife and I are going to St. Croix where some friends have a really kick ass house.  Probably going to spend the majority of the time at their pool.  Ruin our bodies with sun and booze. 

Does look like there is some good riding there though.  Don't want to fly a bike out, but I might have to look into a rental. 
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Post by: WCroadie on August 17, 2012, 02:27:34 PM

This isn't usually my style, but for our honey moon, we really just wanted to not have to think about a damn thing. Thus, our stipulations were that it was on a beach, the alcohol and food were included. That's pretty much it. I plan on sitting on a beach all day reading, meeting and chatting it up with strangers, and boning my new wife an awful lot.


So, the Costa Rica thing became expensive when you look at a resort.  You could probably vacation in CR cheaply, just not how I want this vacation to go.
Yup, every once in a while you need something like this, that is what our joint 40yo vacation will be, except I won't have a new wife, just an old one :P
Ain't nothing wrong with that!

In October I've got the whole month off work.  Going to go on three road trips and a bunch of other stuff.

In February though, my wife and I are going to St. Croix where some friends have a really kick ass house.  Probably going to spend the majority of the time at their pool.  Ruin our bodies with sun and booze. 

Does look like there is some good riding there though.  Don't want to fly a bike out, but I might have to look into a rental.
Sounds awesome but I think people drive like maniacs there, may not want to ride.
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Post by: jonesy on August 17, 2012, 03:01:37 PM
Fall is coming and EMS is having a good sale on them. So I got a couple of Smartwool midweight zip ts.
 
(http://ems.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pEMS1-6197310venh.jpg)
 
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Post by: jmilliron on August 17, 2012, 03:29:40 PM
Sounds awesome but I think people drive like maniacs there, may not want to ride.

Interesting to hear.  I haven't really looked into it yet.
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Post by: alexvpaq on August 17, 2012, 05:58:49 PM
So update on what I bought yesterday now that I figured out everything.

After I had a hard crash into a parked electric wheelchair at work (these things are basically impossible to move when they are parked) I broked my dumbphone screen. Sucks but it's a prepaid phone that I paid 100$ so I don't really care.

I went to futureshop, looked at the prepaid phones and there was this Sony ericsson Xperia Ray. I was like... Ain't that a smartphone? Oh well... for 100$ who cares.
Basically I'm not paying for 3G data and **** that would cost like 30-45$ per month. I only pay for unlimited sms's like I used to do at $15/mo. And call per minutes.
however, when I'm close to a wifi connection, the cellphone logs online and I can do everything like a smartphone. Feels like I got an ipod touch with a cellphone integrated. Nothing like the fancier smartphones but the screen is great, the camera is 8.1mpx and for only a hundred bucks, this is much more amazing than what I could ever expect to find in that price range.  :thumbsup:  Oh and it really is thin too, like 6-7mm.
http://www-static.se-mc.com/blogs.dir/0/files/2011/10/xperia-ray-black-sideview-android-smartphone-940x529.png

 (http://www-static.se-mc.com/blogs.dir/0/files/2011/10/xperia-ray-black-sideview-android-smartphone-940x529.png) also got that bottle, plenty useful for around the house and at school.
(http://www.biome.com.au/5872-thickbox/nathan-07l-bpa-free-plastic-flip-straw-bottle-clear.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on August 17, 2012, 06:20:35 PM
I use my Rapha bottles around the office. I want to make sure my office mates know I'm a stylish cyclist.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on August 17, 2012, 06:41:11 PM
I use my Rapha bottles around the office. I want to make sure my office mates know I'm a stylish cyclist.

Do they have wool coozies?
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Post by: Vicelord on August 17, 2012, 06:46:03 PM
I just use the city riding sock
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Post by: umd on August 24, 2012, 02:11:10 AM
Birthday present for kuf!

 :bday:

(http://www.smythstoys.com/product_images/121911_M.jpg)
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Post by: shovelhd on August 24, 2012, 07:50:42 AM
A chef?
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Post by: WCroadie on August 27, 2012, 08:54:20 AM
Birthday present for kuf!

 :bday:

(http://www.smythstoys.com/product_images/121911_M.jpg)
Nice

I still love legos
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Post by: RUOkie on August 30, 2012, 04:05:54 PM
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65ES6500FXZA (http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65ES6500FXZA)
 
I can't find a picture to post.  And a 5.1 surround sound to go with it.
 
And a fence for the yard.
 
Good thing I'm working hard. :o
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Post by: Seth on August 30, 2012, 04:23:54 PM
Effin baller.
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Post by: RUOkie on August 30, 2012, 04:32:10 PM
Effin baller.
well, that was my new tt bike.  I guess I'll just get fat again.
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Post by: Seth on August 30, 2012, 04:35:49 PM
well, that was my new tt bike.  I guess I'll just get fat again.

TT's are stupid anyways!
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Post by: Speciale on August 30, 2012, 04:45:08 PM
TT's are stupid anyways!


Maybe I should just have a beer tonight then.
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Post by: umd on August 30, 2012, 05:20:19 PM
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65ES6500FXZA (http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65ES6500FXZA)

Very similar to what we got last year, it's very nice. We don't use the 3D a lot but it's nice when we do. The Olympics in 3D were very cool.
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Post by: RUOkie on August 30, 2012, 08:33:52 PM
Very similar to what we got last year, it's very nice. We don't use the 3D a lot but it's nice when we do. The Olympics in 3D were very cool.
I honestly didn't care about 3D. But to get the Internet ready 65", that was my choice if I went with Samsung. 
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Post by: shovelhd on August 30, 2012, 08:56:04 PM
Quality set.
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Post by: rando on August 30, 2012, 08:59:00 PM
Upper middle class trappings that will suffice for one direction of view in WC's beer palace.   :D
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Post by: makel on August 30, 2012, 09:10:25 PM
I still have a round tube, its like Mr.coffee it just won't die.

I'm putting a flat screen in the bike room though.  :D
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Post by: Vicelord on August 31, 2012, 02:10:26 AM
You spent almost a tenth of my yearly income on a tv.

I need a new job.
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Post by: RUOkie on August 31, 2012, 06:59:51 AM
It was much less than msrp.  I don't buy Luis Vuitton either
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Post by: umd on August 31, 2012, 09:53:32 AM
You spent almost a tenth of my yearly income on a tv.

I need a new job.

lol

I don't buy Luis Vuitton either

lol x2
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Post by: Ti Guy on August 31, 2012, 03:56:23 PM
I don't buy Luis Vuitton either
I do, but it is for the wife.  To think of the bike schwag I could get with the cost of just one of those purses  :banghead:
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Post by: rando on August 31, 2012, 04:38:10 PM
Support the people that work in the sweatshops that make them by buying the knockoff.   ;)
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Post by: makel on August 31, 2012, 11:30:48 PM
She would be able to tell the difference.
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Post by: Vicelord on August 31, 2012, 11:34:08 PM
Hell I can tell the difference.

Knock off purses are are the easiest since they never line up the patterns up right.
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Post by: rando on September 01, 2012, 12:26:15 AM
I've seen some pretty good ones and some embarrassingly bad ones.  I was talking about the $40 high quality ones that knockoff a $300 purse.  I only know of such things because the cops were setting up stings which I found incredibly funny at the time.
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Post by: Ti Guy on September 01, 2012, 07:31:06 AM
They can tell, it is not an option.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 01, 2012, 09:41:27 AM
Upper middle class trappings that will suffice for one direction of view in WC's beer palace.   :D
Wut
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Post by: Ti Guy on September 01, 2012, 10:57:21 AM
Did you lose your dictionary?
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Post by: rando on September 01, 2012, 12:09:05 PM
It means your beer garden just successfully argued for the placement of a wide screen tv. 
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Post by: ygduf on September 01, 2012, 01:47:18 PM
Did you lose your dictionary?


Dictionaries only help if the words are used sensibly.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 02, 2012, 09:20:14 PM
Did you lose your dictionary?
C'mon man, get with it:




Wut: Another spelling of the word "wat (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wat)." Used in response to an unclear or absurd statement when seeking to clarify it or expose said absurdity. Commonly used on internet message boards or online games
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Post by: WCroadie on September 02, 2012, 09:20:47 PM
It means your beer garden just successfully argued for the placement of a wide screen tv.
:thumbsup:
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Post by: WCroadie on September 07, 2012, 09:46:54 AM
Oh snap, what have I done :wha:
(http://www.directsportseshop.co.uk/Images/Large/mizuno_wave_rider_15_mens_running_shoes_sil.jpg)
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Post by: RUOkie on September 07, 2012, 10:41:33 AM
 :o
 
 
now you need some of these:
 
(http://icanstyleu.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/jammers.jpg)
 
 
and one of these:
 
(http://whynottri.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/scottplasmaltd.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on September 07, 2012, 01:05:10 PM
:o
 
 
now you need some of these:
 
(http://icanstyleu.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/jammers.jpg)
 
 
and one of these:
 
(http://whynottri.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/scottplasmaltd.jpg)
I already have the swim jammers or whatever they are called, tho I haven't swam laps in a bit.  A TT bike is mostly likely my next bike purchase
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Post by: RUOkie on September 07, 2012, 02:08:22 PM
http://socialcyclists.org/general-discussion/ready-to-tri/ (http://socialcyclists.org/general-discussion/ready-to-tri/)
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Post by: WCroadie on September 07, 2012, 03:26:01 PM
Lolz, right now there are no plans for all three events to occur on the same day.  Since time and daylight are both declining for me right now, running will take precedence during the week for me.  I am not ready for trainerville...
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Post by: RUOkie on September 07, 2012, 03:43:25 PM
Lolz, right now there are no plans for all three events to occur on the same day.  Since time and daylight are both declining for me right now, running will take precedence during the week for me.  I am not ready for trainerville...
I'm just poking fun, especially since I've run 2-3d/wk for the past 4 wks.  I've been on the bike twice.  But I got my lights yesterday, so commutting starts up again next wk  :thumbsup: (if I can convince the wife to ride the new route-she is scared of the neighborhood we need to ride through)
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Post by: WCroadie on September 07, 2012, 04:11:44 PM
Yeah I know, I am planning on riding tomorrow morning if the rain holds off.
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Post by: alexvpaq on September 08, 2012, 04:16:31 PM
(http://www.logitech.com/assets/30032/2/logitech-hd-webcam-c260.png)

Gf was bugging me to get one for the last two weeks. You sort of need that on a long distance relationship.


No. I'm not going to show my flute all around the internet.
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Post by: Vicelord on September 08, 2012, 04:30:24 PM
I thought modern computers already had cameras on them...
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Post by: WCroadie on September 08, 2012, 04:46:08 PM
They do, well laptops do, perhaps young Alex has a desktop?


Alex, txt or post pics of your flute, it's not like they can end up in the wrong hands...
A young cycling friend, well 26 was showing me nekkid pics his new GF txt'd him.  I told him to NOT txt pics of his flute back, he gave me a blank stare, idiot!
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Post by: alexvpaq on September 08, 2012, 05:09:52 PM
They do, well laptops do, perhaps young Alex has a desktop?


Alex, txt or post pics of your flute, it's not like they can end up in the wrong hands...
A young cycling friend, well 26 was showing me nekkid pics his new GF txt'd him.  I told him to NOT txt pics of his flute back, he gave me a blank stare, idiot!

Yah I have a fancy desktop that I built myself and then plugged it on my 32'' tv and my surround sound system. I used to have a laptop but the screen died and it was too expensive to fix so there ya go, a black box with tons of fancy blue lights. It's well worth it. 

And no I'm not an exhibitionist. I'm really more of the shy and paranoid type.


Oh I forgot, I also now am a member of the master swimming club in town. Had a good handshake with the guy, he started explaining the club and everything and sort of stopped mid way in his speech and told me that this club is for adults. I looked at him and said : well, I'm 22 so I may be a young adult but I am one nonetheless!
He then said Great! Welcome! And he had a great smile.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: WCroadie on September 08, 2012, 06:29:09 PM
I was gonna make a funny comment but don't want to offend anyone.


That's cool Alex, I am considering running with the local running club thru the fall :o   I did ride my bike for 2+ hours today...
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Post by: umd on September 08, 2012, 08:04:00 PM
I thought modern computers already had cameras on them...

 :facepalm:
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Post by: jonesy on September 08, 2012, 09:48:57 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: WhyFi on September 10, 2012, 01:04:27 PM
(http://media.gdgt.com/img/products/465/9yv0/9yv0-640.jpg)

One of Canon's newest. It's cheap ($200), it performs well, the new focus motor works nicely, it's light and pocketable and it's a focal length that's in my wheelhouse - perfect walk-around/travel lens for me.

Sample pic that I took yesterday (my son and his cousin) -

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7972079554_0f44154ffc_c.jpg)
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Post by: ygduf on September 10, 2012, 01:26:12 PM


One of Canon's newest. It's cheap ($200), it performs well, the new focus motor works nicely, it's light and pocketable and it's a focal length that's in my wheelhouse - perfect walk-around/travel lens for me.

Sample pic that I took yesterday (my son and his cousin) -




My wife bought that exact lens. It's fun to use and is great for walking around. Nice pic of the kids, btw.
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Post by: rando on September 10, 2012, 02:10:18 PM
So is that 40mm on a full frame body or does it work out to just over a standard lens, WhyFi?  Cute kids.


I was actually just thinking about taking my Canon G6 with me on a ride today which led to thoughts of replacing it.  Giving up a perfectly fine P&S with a f/2.0-3.0 "L" lens is not an easy thing to do.  Something I can put in a jersey pocket would be nice but so would a DSLR.  Christmas isn't too far away so who knows.
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Post by: WhyFi on September 10, 2012, 02:37:55 PM
I shoot with a FF cam, so it's slightly wide of normal - 35mm has long been my favorite focal length, so this fits well.
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Post by: rando on September 11, 2012, 02:50:36 PM
Forgot all about what I came here for in the first place yesterday before I got distracted.  I'm unabashed in my love for pulling a bottle of half frozen sparkling mineral water out of the freezer on a 100 F day and taking it outside to sit in the shade with.  So I bought a couple cases of San Pellegrino.


(http://www.officeworks.com.au/ims_docs/4D/4D62150DD32707C3E1008000AC193D36.JPG)
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Post by: Ti Guy on September 11, 2012, 06:43:26 PM
Pellegrino is the best.
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Post by: rando on September 11, 2012, 11:41:12 PM
For quite a while I quit buying it in favor of some high mineral content waters that are naturally carbonated.  One of these days I'm going to ask around and see what local springs are giving off good water locally and forgo the sparkling part for a couple months. 
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Post by: rando on September 18, 2012, 05:40:03 PM
Road score!!  Passed the first one and when the second showed up a tenth of a mile later I rode back.  Decent pair of thin leather gloves in almost new condition.


(http://i.imgur.com/wGf31.jpg)
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Post by: RUOkie on September 18, 2012, 06:54:58 PM
^^^
Are those Rapha? 
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Post by: Vicelord on September 18, 2012, 07:02:28 PM
That was Rapha's name previous to Rapha.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on September 18, 2012, 07:30:52 PM
They are quite far removed from anything a self respecting Rapha customer would be concerned in.  I actually bought this pan au chocolat which may be fashionable enough for that demographic.


(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/411687252_16018c5d6a.jpg)




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Post by: Ti Guy on September 18, 2012, 07:55:03 PM
Yummy
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Post by: Vicelord on September 18, 2012, 07:56:50 PM
They are quite far removed from anything a self respecting Rapha customer would be concerned in.  I actually bought this pan au chocolat which may be fashionable enough for that demographic.


(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/411687252_16018c5d6a.jpg)

I had a Rapha pastry today as well, it was chocolate and hazlenut filled.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 18, 2012, 09:22:50 PM
Nice work all around rando, italian beverage, work gloves and a delicious pastry.
When we were in Epcot we ate breakfast in Norway, I ate 3 apple turnovers, 3 cinnamon rolls and one of those.  I went back for a 4th cinnamon roll, but I couldn't even force it down, man they were so good.  I did eat fruit as well, to balance it out.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on September 18, 2012, 09:52:47 PM
iPhone 5.

To the dark side.
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Post by: Wylde06 on September 18, 2012, 10:00:33 PM
 :bday:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on September 18, 2012, 10:10:10 PM
Thanks WC, now I'm going to be craving lefse rolled up with butter and sugar inside it.  Now I need to figure out where I can get good lefse from.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on September 18, 2012, 11:58:20 PM
iPhone 5.

Black or white?

To the dark side.

Black I guess  :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on September 19, 2012, 07:55:13 AM
Correct.

I am not an Apple fan, but it is the best 4GLTE phone out there right now, my Evo battery is fading, and there are enough Apple lemmings here at work that I had better get up to speed on that platform soon.
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Post by: WCroadie on September 19, 2012, 09:00:48 AM
Thanks WC, now I'm going to be craving lefse rolled up with butter and sugar inside it.  Now I need to figure out where I can get good lefse from.
Go to Epcot  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on September 19, 2012, 09:03:22 AM
Correct.

I am not an Apple fan, but it is the best 4GLTE phone out there right now, my Evo battery is fading, and there are enough Apple lemmings here at work that I had better get up to speed on that platform soon.
I was once an apple nay sayer too, once I made the switch, actually getting my daughter an ipod touch 2 years ago, you will see just how well their products work, as you would expect.  After a week or so, you will love the iphone.

I am planning on re-vamping my home computer setup, moving away from windows and running a mac mini and linux mint.
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Post by: WhyFi on September 19, 2012, 09:48:58 AM
I actually bought this pan au chocolat which may be fashionable enough for that demographic.


(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/411687252_16018c5d6a.jpg)

How was the accompanying Americano?
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Post by: RUOkie on September 19, 2012, 11:25:42 AM
iPhone 5.

To the dark side.
me too (although I'm an iphone user for 4 yrs or so)  should arrive tomorrow.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on September 19, 2012, 12:09:29 PM
Two weeks out. NBD, my Evo works fine, as long as I don't use it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on September 19, 2012, 12:13:31 PM
I didn't end up riding up to St. Paul and instead stopped at that same 'Pardon My French' place.  Espresso machine was broken and they apologized for the poor performance it had my last visit.  The chocolate croissant was decent but I bet the ones from Rustica are exquisite.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on September 19, 2012, 01:23:49 PM
Two weeks out. NBD, my Evo works fine, as long as I don't use it.

 :lol:
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Post by: jonesy on September 23, 2012, 12:37:19 AM
New 2 year contract and 2 free phones. One of each color.
 
(http://cdn.macrumors.com/article/2011/04/22/144925-iphone_4_white_black.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on September 23, 2012, 01:01:32 AM
New 2 year contract and 2 free phones. One of each color.
 
(http://cdn.macrumors.com/article/2011/04/22/144925-iphone_4_white_black.jpg)
:thumbsup:

Yin and Yang!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on September 23, 2012, 07:40:41 AM
That's funny. I know more people who got the free iPhone 4 than I know people who bought the 5.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ericm979 on September 24, 2012, 07:44:49 PM
I still have a stack of Palm/HP phones.  They refuse to die, even when I spill OJ on them.  They're sort of becoming geek cred here in the Valley- people who recognize them know they're unusual, and people who don't go "oh, what a cool phone!"
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Post by: jonesy on September 24, 2012, 08:36:36 PM
My first smart phone was a Treo 600.
We had a few Palms, starting with an M100. I think I still have a Tungsten around here somewhere.
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Post by: rog on September 24, 2012, 09:10:21 PM
I still have a stack of Palm/HP phones.  They refuse to die, even when I spill OJ on them.  They're sort of becoming geek cred here in the Valley- people who recognize them know they're unusual, and people who don't go "oh, what a cool phone!"


Really? I had a Treo 650, and I had that damn thing warrantied 3 times...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on September 24, 2012, 10:21:13 PM
:lol:


Mine has taken a **** recently too.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on September 24, 2012, 10:31:00 PM
Correct.

I am not an Apple fan, but it is the best 4G LTE phone out there right now, my Evo battery is fading, and there are enough Apple lemmings here at work that I had better get up to speed on that platform soon.


What makes you say that?
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Post by: Speciale on September 24, 2012, 11:00:32 PM

What makes you say that?


(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/756834.jpg)
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Post by: jmilliron on September 24, 2012, 11:13:58 PM
(http://milliron.org/hosted/smile/Yeah-well-thats-just-like-your-opinion-man.jpg)
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Post by: makel on September 25, 2012, 12:08:55 AM
 :lol:

That's so nasty and yet so funny..
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on September 25, 2012, 08:09:21 AM

What makes you say that?

Battery life. Admittedly my data is empirical but that is a major issue for me.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on September 25, 2012, 09:31:50 AM
Nah, I totally understand that. My first Android phone got terrible battery life, though not much worse than my iphone 3GS (which was much worse than the iphone 4). That was the HTC Evo, and it got 5-8 hours on a good day, until I rooted it. Then I was able to get about 13.

My Gnex, otoh, gets around 24 hours. It's the hspa+ version. Df has the lte version, and gets a little less... I think she generally gets 13-16, but she's not a heavy user.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on September 25, 2012, 09:45:05 AM
My Evo will flatten the battery after 90 minutes of browsing.

The only Nexus phone available from Sprint is the older one.

I'm not going to root my phone. If it doesn't work the way I like it then I don't want it. I spend all day working on technology, the last thing I want to do is have to work on something that should work well all by itself.
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Post by: Speciale on September 25, 2012, 09:58:04 AM
My Evo will flatten the battery after 90 minutes of browsing.

The only Nexus phone available from Sprint is the older one.

I'm not going to root my phone. If it doesn't work the way I like it then I don't want it. I spend all day working on technology, the last thing I want to do is have to work on something that should work well all by itself.


The Samsung is pretty nice. Katie's brother has one. I just think i'm tired of having a massive phone. Apple's explanation on screen size is the same one I came up with myself:


The big screens look cool, but they still aren't big enough to browse a site without zooming and yet they are still a compromise.  I like the idea of designing a phone to fit and work in one hand. I loved my Palm Pre for this (though that screen was way too small).

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Post by: Vicelord on September 25, 2012, 10:14:14 AM
I am lucky to get 10 hours on a charge.
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Post by: shovelhd on September 25, 2012, 10:53:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EheLN-MDzrA

 :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on September 25, 2012, 11:29:46 AM

(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/756834.jpg)


you don't say.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on September 25, 2012, 11:31:53 AM
My Evo will flatten the battery after 90 minutes of browsing.

The only Nexus phone available from Sprint is the older one.

I'm not going to root my phone. If it doesn't work the way I like it then I don't want it. I spend all day working on technology, the last thing I want to do is have to work on something that should work well all by itself.


Heh...relax, grandpa, I wasn't suggesting you do.  :D


Btw - I'm pretty sure Sprint does offer the new Nexus.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on September 25, 2012, 11:51:18 AM
They offer the Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.1. I don't know if that is the new one. You get a free extended battery. QED.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on September 25, 2012, 11:58:52 AM
They offer the Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.1. I don't know if that is the new one. You get a free extended battery. QED.


That is the new one. I have no idea what kind of battery life the Sprint version gets...all I can tell you is what df's gets, since she has it, and we compare battery life from time to time.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on September 25, 2012, 01:24:37 PM
and we compare battery life from time to time.


Kinky
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on September 26, 2012, 12:33:29 PM
Nothing fancy (http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jasmine-by-Takamine-S35-Acoustic-Guitar-101114072-i1148991.gc?esid=101114072)...


(http://www.jasmineguitars.com/img/dreads/s35_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on September 26, 2012, 01:01:16 PM
Hippy  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on September 26, 2012, 01:10:04 PM
Hey, I have an electric too!  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on September 26, 2012, 03:20:33 PM
United Way blitz is on at work. Root beer float sale. I bought 2. Yum!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on September 26, 2012, 06:44:14 PM
Enjoy the ax sick
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on September 26, 2012, 07:41:04 PM
things I've bought lately.


dewalt 18v reciprocating saw, drill, and impact driver set
dewalt 18v wet-dry handheld vac
100ft garden hose
50ft garden hose
7ft leader hose
wind-up hose minder for the backyard
garden pruner
garden sheers
soil rake
leaf rake
shovel
fruit picker
drywall & drywall screws & drywall putty
washer - LG
dryer - LG
refrigerator - Maytag?
microwave - panasonic?
vinyl dryer ducting
teflon tape to fix the leaky hose and showerhead connections
screwdriver/drill/driver set - dewalt, on sale to replace my worn bits/drivers
cord minder thing to cover the cord running across open space in the living room
fiskars reel mower

some house stuff too
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on September 26, 2012, 07:50:42 PM
^^^ sweet. Love shopping lists like that.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on September 26, 2012, 10:19:16 PM
I applaud the mower but still feel we could have talked you into the prison mower or something in that line of durability and no nonsense maintenance.  I hope your Fiskars allows such ease of sharpening and lubrication in an equally "safeguarded" package.  Not to mention how good using one of them is for your core.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on September 26, 2012, 11:41:51 PM
I applaud the mower but still feel we could have talked you into the prison mower or something in that line of durability and no nonsense maintenance.  I hope your Fiskars allows such ease of sharpening and lubrication in an equally "safeguarded" package.  Not to mention how good using one of them is for your core.


Our yard is tiny. It shouldn't need much sharpening.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on September 27, 2012, 07:02:41 AM
Fudgy, do they know you by sight at Home Depot/Lowes yet?   If not, they will.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on September 27, 2012, 08:50:03 AM
shovel

I am not for sale.

For rent, maybe.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on September 27, 2012, 09:33:44 AM
I am not for sale.

For rent, maybe.
:lol: good one.

Fiskars are quality stuff, if you need any lawn power equip. which you may not with your tiny yard, echo is quality too!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on September 28, 2012, 11:13:57 AM
Fudgy, do they know you by sight at Home Depot/Lowes yet?   If not, they will.


Not yet, but the ups/fedex guys know us already.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on September 28, 2012, 12:45:52 PM
. (http://runningontreadmills.com/images/dewalt-dc550ka-18-volt-nicd-cordless-spiral-saw-with-1-8-inch-and-1-4-inch-collets-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on September 28, 2012, 01:18:11 PM
That's a pretty funny lookin' vibrator.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on September 28, 2012, 01:33:00 PM
That's a pretty funny lookin' vibrator.
ouch
 
you are a sick nutcase
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on September 28, 2012, 02:38:54 PM
whatever it takes to get the job done.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on September 28, 2012, 02:43:37 PM
whatever it takes to get the job done.


(http://blog.tiger-balm.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/tiger-balm.jpg)           


 I'm so sorry and deserve your wrath.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on September 28, 2012, 04:23:18 PM
http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B0096C2IGC&qid=1348863717&sr=1-1 (http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B0096C2IGC&qid=1348863717&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on September 28, 2012, 05:26:08 PM
That's a pretty funny lookin' vibrator.
:lol:
Almost spit my beer all over my awesome laptop.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on September 28, 2012, 07:38:10 PM
http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B0096C2IGC&qid=1348863717&sr=1-1 (http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B0096C2IGC&qid=1348863717&sr=1-1)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SkJIhSddL._SL175_.jpg)


I sat in my car for 20 minutes in the driveway after work with this on.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on September 28, 2012, 10:23:16 PM
Thanks.  I've got a couple Audible credits to burn.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on September 29, 2012, 09:16:52 PM
Enjoy the ax sick

Thanks, already am. Showed up today. Tuned her up and boy does she sound good :)

With her older brother. (sorry for crappy cell phone pic)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZQRsmDA4k9o/UGc-fXhp4PI/AAAAAAAABtA/3Z1Qtpwi42U/s720/2012-09-29_13-31-10_753.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on October 02, 2012, 12:55:27 PM
Nice!

This:
(http://cs.gmu.edu/%7Esean/stuff/n800/keyboard/keyboard.jpg)

And this:
(http://ak.buy.com/PI/0/300/217037523.jpg)
So I can hook up my MBP to my TV, this will get me by until my wife gives me the OK to buy a mac mini
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 02, 2012, 12:58:03 PM
WC I have that same trackpad and keyboard and use it for my tv which I have a Mac mini hooked up to.

The trackpad is ANNNOYING and if I could, I'd get something else. Clicking it requires either a solid surface, or pressure on the bottom.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 02:12:05 PM
It needs paint. But it is ours.
(http://i.imgur.com/tCFFk.png)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 02, 2012, 02:24:25 PM
Dang Tim. That's a great lookin place. Cul de sac, many stories, big yard.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on October 02, 2012, 02:32:09 PM
Schwanky.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 02:35:44 PM
It's the red one, for the record.   But yeah, it's got some good things going for it.  This and the other one we almost bought were the two we were really liked. Two different towns but this one was 20k more.  We got it for 25k less than that, and are now in a better town with better schools in a house we like better.


It's better.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on October 02, 2012, 02:36:42 PM
It needs paint. But it is ours.
(http://i.imgur.com/tCFFk.png)
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 02:37:36 PM
To come full circle, this is about a 5 minute bike ride from the shop that I raced for when I started.  In not so many words, they have said "Tim, please come race for us next year" about 85 times in the last two weeks.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 02, 2012, 02:41:00 PM
It needs paint. But it is mostly the bank's.

ftfy
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 02, 2012, 02:41:56 PM
how big? where at? HOA or is that yardwork all yours too? : :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 02:44:31 PM
ftfy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07G23zMGa4g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07G23zMGa4g)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 02:45:39 PM
I just found this picture of Ygduf and UMD
(http://www.80stees.com/images/Halloween_Costumes/Statler-Waldorf-Muppets-Costumes.jpg)




'Tis the banks. But we should own it in less than 30 years because i'm cheap.




The yard work is all mine. **** HOA's.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 02, 2012, 02:48:42 PM
Oh geez I was making a joke, I think you are the one that needs to lighten up.

Congrats on the house though.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 02, 2012, 02:50:22 PM
Oh geez I was making a joke, I think you are the one that needs to lighten up.

Congrats on the house though.


qft


I only ask because of the island in the middle of the cul-de-sac. We just moved so I am learning about yardwork, and those trees look large and deciduous-y.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 02:50:47 PM
Oh geez I was making a joke, I think you are the one that needs to lighten up.

Congrats on the house though.




I got it. I laughed, a little, on the inside. I wasn't offended. I responded with 2 jokes, if you look closely.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 02:52:09 PM
I only ask because of the island in the middle of the cul-de-sac. We just moved so I am learning about yardwork, and those trees look large and deciduous-y.


I actually was wondering the same thing.  There is a hydrant there, so I'm guessing the city comes out and does it.  That's the thing about this town...they do good work.  If a tree dies, they (obviously) come take it down, and then replant a new one (on the curb...not in your yard) and dammit, I like trees.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 02, 2012, 02:56:19 PM
I got it. I laughed, a little, on the inside. I wasn't offended. I responded with 2 jokes, if you look closely.

I couldn't see the first one, the second one looked like you took my comment to be some kind of super-serious correction rather than a light-hearted jab.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 02, 2012, 02:57:28 PM

I actually was wondering the same thing.  There is a hydrant there, so I'm guessing the city comes out and does it.  That's the thing about this town...they do good work.  If a tree dies, they (obviously) come take it down, and then replant a new one (on the curb...not in your yard) and dammit, I like trees.

We have some really lovely trees in front of our house, lining our street, They bloom in the spring and have this amazing purple hue. Then they drop all over the place and it's a friggin mess.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on October 02, 2012, 03:03:57 PM
We have some really lovely trees in front of our house, lining our street, They bloom in the spring and have this amazing purple hue. Then they drop all over the place and it's a friggin mess.

We just planted some Maples in our yard.  I refuse to plant any Oak trees because of the mess.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 02, 2012, 03:08:32 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gHOoRoOLFxM/S-Qtmvv_vgI/AAAAAAAABNE/DCbhM_QAO64/s1600/nsw_nr_jacaranda_bg.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on October 02, 2012, 03:43:00 PM
I have a huge oak, probably 90 feet tall and 36" at the base, in our front yard. Storms have tried to kill it, but failed. It makes a hell of a mess, but I could not take a chain saw to it. It's just too beautiful. I'll take a shot of it.

Congrats Speciale on your patience and good decisions paying off. It looks like you made a great choice.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 02, 2012, 03:44:07 PM
I can't do anything to those trees anyway, they aren't mine, they are just in front of my house.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on October 02, 2012, 04:14:25 PM
I mostly own mine.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 02, 2012, 04:16:17 PM
I mostly own mine.


Hopefully when I'm as old as you i'll be able to say the same thing.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on October 02, 2012, 04:18:41 PM
Right about the age where you finally pay off your mortgage, you start to forget where you live.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on October 02, 2012, 04:19:37 PM
We just planted some Maples in our yard.  I refuse to plant any Oak trees because of the mess.

Try a walnut on for size. In addition to leaves and branches, if you let the dropped fruit sit on the ground, it'll kill your lawn. I learned this after seeding twice and sodding once.  :facepalm:
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Post by: ygduf on October 02, 2012, 05:03:20 PM

We just planted some Maples in our yard.  I refuse to plant any Oak trees because of the mess.


being from Maple Grove MN, where the highschool was built in the shape of a maple leaf!!!, I think maples are pretty damn messy too.


Pine trees ftw.
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Post by: makel on October 02, 2012, 06:04:07 PM
Congrats Speciale, looks nice.
 
 I broke down and paid someone to mow the lawn this week.
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Post by: ygduf on October 02, 2012, 06:06:50 PM
Congrats Speciale, looks nice.
 
 I broke down and paid someone to mow the lawn this week.


I am waiting for my goddamn lawn mower to be delivered.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on October 02, 2012, 06:15:17 PM
You definitely have too small of a yard with not enough trees if you are even remotely complaining about one tree dumping leaves.  Try 10-20 mature black walnuts for texture and about 40 oaks and maples.  The real trick to this is wind management and creatively timed yardwork that puts the mess in the neighbors yard or at least off your grass. 


If you use a reel mower like ygduf is when you get to complain about sticks. 


Before I forget, congratulations to the you and the fiance Tim.  Hope it all works out fine for you and you make a tidy profit if you do sell somewhere down the road.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 02, 2012, 06:39:25 PM
You definitely have too small of a yard with not enough trees if you are even remotely complaining about one tree dumping leaves.  Try 10-20 mature black walnuts for texture and about 40 oaks and maples.  The real trick to this is wind management and creatively timed yardwork that puts the mess in the neighbors yard or at least off your grass. 


If you use a reel mower like ygduf is when you get to complain about sticks. 


Before I forget, congratulations to the you and the fiance Tim.  Hope it all works out fine for you and you make a tidy profit if you do sell somewhere down the road.


my front lawn is so small I could cut it wish scissors, which is what I may be doing if the mower doesn't show up!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on October 03, 2012, 09:25:47 AM
Vicelord - I understand how the trackpad works, thanks tho.

Congrats on the house Tim.

I have .97 acres, the previous owners made a mess of the yard, I have slowly been trying to improve the landscaping, it's a work in progress.  We have a bunch of trees too, maples, a dogwood and a few huge pine trees, when it's stormy, I am afraid they will fall on my house, I'd rather have a nice clean tree free yard.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 03, 2012, 11:05:31 AM
Vicelord - I understand how the trackpad works, thanks tho.

Congrats on the house Tim.

I have .97 acres, the previous owners made a mess of the yard, I have slowly been trying to improve the landscaping, it's a work in progress.  We have a bunch of trees too, maples, a dogwood and a few huge pine trees, when it's stormy, I am afraid they will fall on my house, I'd rather have a nice clean tree free yard.




Our tree trimmers worked on Monday. First order of business was to clear any branches overhanging the house, fence, or walkways. Safety first, yo.


Though I realize back there where you have real storms a huge-ass tree can blow over and kill your house from 50' away. Another reason to move!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on October 03, 2012, 11:39:55 AM
This was the next door neighbor's car last week following a storm.  That tree bounced off their other car before squishing this one, and also took out the power for the whole street.  It was a ~60 foot pine.

There are easily 40 trees within smashing distance of our house including some very tall oaks and pines.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/8002901680_ee880bd701_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on October 03, 2012, 11:47:49 AM
o.O


That tree took out BOTH of their cars?!?


Damn.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 03, 2012, 12:05:30 PM
Good one less Prius.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on October 03, 2012, 12:06:35 PM
o.O


That tree took out BOTH of their cars?!?


Damn.


The environment is fighting back!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on October 03, 2012, 12:28:03 PM

The environment is fighting back!
only fighting the Smug.
 
(http://mimg.ugo.com/201104/8/9/1/187198/cuts/smug_480_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on October 03, 2012, 12:32:30 PM
Problem with hybrid's/electric cars is that the batteries are relatively short lived and relatively nasty to dispose of. Not a good solution.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on October 03, 2012, 12:35:50 PM
Have any Prius batteries actually gotten to end of life? I've heard this before, but never once heard that it's actually a problem.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 03, 2012, 12:38:14 PM
Have any Prius batteries actually gotten to end of life? I've heard this before, but never once heard that it's actually a problem.


Yeah, I don't think so.


http://auto.howstuffworks.com/can-electric-car-batteries-be-recycled.htm (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/can-electric-car-batteries-be-recycled.htm)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: LAJ on October 03, 2012, 12:44:47 PM
Toyota will recycle your batteries, and gladly sell you new ones. The batteries have lasted longer than anticipated, but there were quite a few service campaigns dealing with Gen 1 Prius batteries, and many were replaced.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rog on October 03, 2012, 12:46:21 PM
Thanks for that info, LAJ. Don't know why I didn't just direct that to you in the first place.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on October 03, 2012, 12:56:33 PM
Gen1, yes, but there have been some pretty major advances in hybrid drivetrains since then. Mrs. Shovel has over 100K on her Highlander Hybrid, the anti-smug hybrid. The only battery issue she had was the starting battery, which, BTW, is catastrophic in this vehicle.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 03, 2012, 02:38:09 PM
Good one less Prius.

 :lol: :hannibal:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on October 03, 2012, 02:57:07 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517sb3Q2IvL._AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on October 03, 2012, 07:19:02 PM
Wife and kid are visiting the in-laws this weekend.

(http://www.summitbrewing.com/system/brews_images/0000/0528/EPA.png?1300286540)(http://www.summitbrewing.com/system/brews_images/0000/0528/EPA.png?1300286540)

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on October 03, 2012, 08:58:11 PM
(http://www.beerfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/New-Belgium-Red-Hoptober.jpg)(http://www.beauchampdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/fat-tire.jpg)


I need to get more of the Red Hoptober.  I only bought one :/
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on October 03, 2012, 09:24:40 PM
We can't buy anything New Belgium here in Oklahoma. Fortunately, while in Missouri last weekend, I picked up a couple cases.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on October 03, 2012, 09:34:19 PM
I tried to buy a Mazda CX-9 for the wife tonite, I totally low balled them, they did not bite, I walked.  They were asking a little over what I want to pay, if not this one, i will find one for the price I want.  Damn it was so so nice and fully loaded.


Damn you guys for posting those beer pics, I am trying not to go get some outta the fridge right now...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on October 03, 2012, 09:39:21 PM
I need to try some. Maybe I'll bring some to the next cross race for hand ups as well.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 03, 2012, 10:17:31 PM
I love my Mazda. Good luck on finding the rirhght car for what you want to pay. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: LAJ on October 03, 2012, 10:18:29 PM
One of the premier hybrid techs in North America also has a Highlander Hybrid. His reason for purchase was two-fold. He liked it and the technology involved, and he needed a test vehicle/guinea pig. He loves it, and is thrilled with every aspect of it. He wouldn't mind a Volt as a second vehicle though. No issues on the newer hybrids, for sure. They are getting it right.

 With the CO2 emission limits being imposed, hybrids are going to be a way of life as a stopgap measure for the foreseeable future. I say stopgap strictly because they are the next best thing until Hydrogen is perfected, or the next flavor of the day is served up.
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on October 03, 2012, 10:53:45 PM
Damn you guys for posting those beer pics, I am trying not to go get some outta the fridge right now...

I just had another Pumpkinhead Ale. It wasn't as bad as the first. 4 more left. I'll take them on my CX race road trip to share with teammates. I am that nice of a guy.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on October 04, 2012, 09:32:02 AM
We can't buy anything New Belgium here in Oklahoma. Fortunately, while in Missouri last weekend, I picked up a couple cases.

I have to smuggle it across borders
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on October 04, 2012, 04:30:43 PM
I love my Mazda. Good luck on finding the rirhght car for what you want to pay.
Thanks Vicelord!

I love my mazda3 hatch, spoke with the salesman this afternoon, we may have come to an agreement, I am awaiting a phone call back, the wife will be overjoyed.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 05, 2012, 07:00:16 PM
(http://www.factoryauthorizedoutlet.com/images-400/DC390B.jpg)


some pegboard
(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/5c/5cd9f03e-da61-4ba1-aee4-7a712b21eb62_300.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on October 05, 2012, 07:00:52 PM
You have good taste in tools.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 05, 2012, 07:37:06 PM
You have good taste in tools.


One of my house things was that I wanted a set of actual tools. I am not full-time, so the 18v dewalt stuff is nicer than I need. But the drill, driver, hand vac, flood light, reciprocating saw, cutout saw and now circular saw all have their place. The last thing I need/have a use for is the cut-off/grinder. They are all very nice and at around $100 each for most of them pretty affordable, after you get a kit with the batteries/charger.


Going from a cheepie cordless drill that I used for everything, having real tools is a luxury.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: shovelhd on October 05, 2012, 09:37:57 PM
It's only nicer than you need when you don't need it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on October 13, 2012, 01:35:11 AM
http://vimeo.com/5219358 (http://vimeo.com/5219358)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on October 14, 2012, 04:54:58 PM
(http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/6a00d8341c5f3053ef017d3c85852f970c-800w222i.jpg)

http://theoatmeal.com/kill
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on October 31, 2012, 06:50:21 PM
Got a pair of these on sale for ~$30. They are super light and very comfortable. I'm not planning on running in them unless something chases me.


(http://img.runningwarehouse.com/new_big/N790MO-1.jpg)


also - they look better in person.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on October 31, 2012, 07:15:20 PM
Love those shoes. Where did you get em?   That's what I run in
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on October 31, 2012, 08:03:12 PM
Wylde, I've been meaning to order that, thanks for the reminder!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on October 31, 2012, 09:10:44 PM
Wylde, I've been meaning to order that, thanks for the reminder!


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on October 31, 2012, 10:12:46 PM
Love those shoes. Where did you get em?   That's what I run in

I got em here - http://www.joesnewbalanceoutlet.com/ - on their $29.99 daily deal a week or so ago. Looks like they are $49 now.
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Post by: RUOkie on November 01, 2012, 06:43:08 AM
Thanks Seth.  That's still 50% off
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Post by: Vicelord on November 01, 2012, 07:16:53 AM



(http://img.runningwarehouse.com/new_big/N790MO-1.jpg)


also - they look better in person.


I would hope so.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 01, 2012, 08:58:00 AM

I would hope so.
+1
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Post by: Seth on November 01, 2012, 09:18:13 AM

I would hope so.

That is, unless you are a fan of moccasins and ****.. then maybe not so much.
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Post by: makel on November 01, 2012, 09:19:07 AM
 :lol:
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Post by: WCroadie on November 01, 2012, 12:02:06 PM
That is, unless you are a fan of moccasins and ****.. then maybe not so much.
Don't question VL's style opinions, EVAR!
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Post by: Vicelord on November 01, 2012, 02:19:38 PM
Don't question VL's style opinions, EVAR!

QFT
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Post by: WCroadie on November 01, 2012, 04:30:23 PM
 :beer:
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Post by: makel on November 01, 2012, 10:00:09 PM
Reno 911, Season 1.
 
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Post by: jonesy on November 14, 2012, 02:50:26 PM
New top for the Jeep.
 
(http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Images/145743/145743-lg.jpg)
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Post by: Ti Guy on November 14, 2012, 04:36:08 PM
Gotta keep Benson safe and dry.
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Post by: jonesy on November 14, 2012, 05:14:27 PM
Correct
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Post by: makel on November 15, 2012, 04:56:40 AM
Yeah Benson comes first.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 16, 2012, 07:35:12 AM
Shiny new monitor for home, my old 19 inch from 2006 finally had some dead pixels
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/24-001-547-TS?$S300$)
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Post by: KandK_Dad on November 16, 2012, 10:35:31 AM
Shiny new monitor for home, my old 19 inch from 2006 finally had some dead pixels
(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/24-001-547-TS?$S300$)

I believe that's the model i have....ooooooo.. so pretty.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 16, 2012, 11:24:08 AM
 :beer:
S24B300EL or something or other.  Looked sweet in the store and the 5 minutes I used it this morning at home.
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Post by: alexvpaq on November 17, 2012, 07:53:03 AM
(http://www.pvk.com/webcat/media/prodimg/0/SOG-Flash2-FSAT-Tantoplain.jpg)
This SOG flash II tanto knife, looks badass, is concealed, it's an assisted opening knife, has multiple locking/safety and can always get useful.

I guess it's not the greatest of all knives but it should do the trick plenty well.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 17, 2012, 09:14:47 AM
What are you going to do with 8"?? :o
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Post by: wens on November 17, 2012, 10:10:55 AM
What are you going to do with 8"?? :o


twss


And it's only a 3.5" or so blade. That's not unusually long.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 17, 2012, 11:01:38 AM
That's not unusually long.

Twss
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Post by: alexvpaq on November 17, 2012, 12:06:56 PM
I always liked knives, I have quite a collection from my grand fathers and my father. But they were used A LOT. now I want to have my own too.

Everyday use when you're fighting against a box and it's winning against you.
Cutting stuff.
Cutting myself when I'm feeling sad.
Looking cool.
playing with it since it's an assisted opening knife.
and way down the list self protection cause I'm a paranoid freako.
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Post by: jmilliron on November 17, 2012, 05:24:58 PM
(http://www.pvk.com/webcat/media/prodimg/0/SOG-Flash2-FSAT-Tantoplain.jpg)
This SOG flash II tanto knife, looks badass, is concealed, it's an assisted opening knife, has multiple locking/safety and can always get useful.

I guess it's not the greatest of all knives but it should do the trick plenty well.

I've got one of those with a normal blade.  Pretty junky feeling compared to my Benchmades.  That said, it has held up to several years of light use.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 18, 2012, 06:47:49 PM

What are you going to do with 8"??(http://socialcyclists.org/webkit-fake-url://E26DD02E-8AC5-456D-A553-0004DD735473/shocked.gif)

twss


And it's only a 3.5" or so blade. That's not unusually long.
Twss
Hahahahahaha
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Post by: Vicelord on November 20, 2012, 05:48:40 PM
So I can listen to my tunes...

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/CF54F9F0-4707-45B1-8613-3AE044CB593D-4278-0000012D6404983A.jpg)

So I can see how good I look...

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/345895F8-4163-478D-AAEE-D4E0AEC14554-4278-0000012D6C7F358F.jpg)
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Post by: ygduf on November 20, 2012, 06:56:50 PM
who is that dude.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on November 20, 2012, 07:35:52 PM
who is that dude.

Looks like Tyler Hamilton
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Post by: WCroadie on November 20, 2012, 08:04:13 PM
maybe it's his twin, he was finally born, came out an adult


I've been eyeing that clock radio too, VL.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 20, 2012, 10:28:41 PM
I had to google Tyler Hamilton. I don't look a thing like him.....?

And WC, I got it at Marshall's for $60. Want one? Ill get it and mail it but after shipping idk what the savings would turn out to be. Retail is $99
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Post by: KandK_Dad on November 21, 2012, 12:17:53 AM
I had to google Tyler Hamilton. I don't look a thing like him.....?

and you've hit your weekly quota of 'C'mon. You serious!?'
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Post by: Vicelord on November 21, 2012, 12:40:55 AM
I guess I just don't get your joke man.

Sorry.
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Post by: makel on November 21, 2012, 02:56:28 AM
You forgot to smile.
 
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Post by: WCroadie on November 22, 2012, 07:05:53 AM
I had to google Tyler Hamilton. I don't look a thing like him.....?

And WC, I got it at Marshall's for $60. Want one? Ill get it and mail it but after shipping idk what the savings would turn out to be. Retail is $99
Thanks bro, I stopped by TJ Maxx yesterday, they had it there too but I didn't buy it, trying to hold off.  How is the sound? 
And I'm surprised you walked into Marshall's, thought you'd turn up your nose at that place  :D
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Post by: alexvpaq on November 22, 2012, 07:18:11 AM
Great buy, an alarm clock with an ipod dock is really nice, I have had mine (not the same model) for about a year now and it's the best alarm clock I ever had, it's loud enough, plays my music and it never missed a morning where I needed it. Was well worth it. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Vicelord on November 22, 2012, 09:09:28 AM
WC I'm very impressed with the sound quality but then again my expectation was for a bedroom iPod dock radio not a home theater system.

And yea Marshall's is gross. Screaming children being allowed to run amok by their low class fat parents, smells so bad they'd make a homeless cringe, and the clothes there are cheap for a reason.

But I knew they'd have an iPod alarm clock.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 22, 2012, 01:11:00 PM
 :lol:  that's the VL I know.  The TJM and Marshalls near me are in affluent areas filled with affluent people looking to save $$$ by getting last years clothes.  I usually get socks or belts or gloves there.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 22, 2012, 01:35:53 PM
the one I went to is in Biltmore, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Phoenix.

If I want to save money I'll go to the country's only Last Chance, the Nordstrom return center, or Nordstrom Rack, which is the clearance center. Both are adjacent to the Marshall's. Last Chance is funny, all used return items go there, and Nordstrom takes anything back. You could literally end up with a brand new pair of Gucci mocassins for $150, or you could end up with a pair that some ******* wore for 2 years and returned beat to all hell. If you want those ones you can usually buy them for $40-50.

You get the latter if you go any time other than Tuesday morning within an hour of the shipment coming in, but women literally get into fist fights and lines are an hour + for the registers on that day.

If you have a few minutes, this is actually a funny read and all too accurate of Last Chance http://www.azcentral.com/style/fashion/articles/2010/12/08/20101208last-chance-nordstrom-shopping-strategy.html
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Post by: umd on November 23, 2012, 11:54:25 PM
(http://www.blackfriday.fm/bf_image/big/2012/60925_1352661749.JPEG)
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Post by: jonesy on November 26, 2012, 12:17:49 PM
A couple of backup drives - work and personal.
 
(http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/product-content/goflex-fam/goflex-slim/_shared/images/goflex-slim-black-fal-w-side-prod-spec-511x234.png)
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Post by: umd on November 28, 2012, 04:44:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61N2KSDPKcL._SL1500_.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on November 28, 2012, 09:12:36 AM
I just got those earpods, sound is pretty good, I ran with them in last night, never once started to fall out.  Not bad for $22.


I know you got that iphone wallet case thingy not the earpods.
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Post by: umd on November 28, 2012, 02:14:54 PM
The earpods came with the 5. I hate them. Used them for like 5 min, never again.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 28, 2012, 02:19:47 PM
I have a whole bunch of ear buds and I've never used them. I don't like things in my ear, or anything getting close to them.

Have you seen my baseball?
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Post by: WCroadie on November 28, 2012, 10:25:07 PM
The earpods came with the 5. I hate them. Used them for like 5 min, never again.
Why do you hate them? 
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Post by: umd on November 28, 2012, 10:31:06 PM
Why do you hate them?

They don't fit in my ears, and hurt after a few minutes. I prefer the kinds with the little rubber tips of different sizes; I always end up using the smallest ones. The various generations of Apple earbuds have always been too big for me.
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Post by: makel on November 29, 2012, 07:23:30 AM
I have a whole bunch of ear buds and I've never used them. I don't like things in my ear, or anything getting close to them.

Have you seen my baseball?

You should post them in the free stuff thread.. but really just give them to me.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 29, 2012, 09:46:54 AM
They don't fit in my ears, and hurt after a few minutes. I prefer the kinds with the little rubber tips of different sizes; I always end up using the smallest ones. The various generations of Apple earbuds have always been too big for me.
MacLife had a review on them, said the same thing, they don't fit lots of people's ears, said they are decent IF they work for your ears.  I gave them a shot, they do fit nicely and I hardly noticed them.  I, like you, usually need the smallest rubber things on my earbuds, but luckily these work.  And I like that they don't totally cancel noise, especially when running.  I will see how they work on the bike, the wind may be too loud, we'll see.
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Post by: rando on November 30, 2012, 01:38:42 AM
Morning WC, time to spend some money. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/119104919/bipo-music-for-your-helmet)
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Post by: WCroadie on November 30, 2012, 07:36:59 AM
Hey rando!  What?
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Post by: rando on November 30, 2012, 12:39:29 PM
Did you click on that?  Forget answering calls but it looks interesting.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 30, 2012, 04:26:18 PM
(http://cdn.is.bluefly.com/mgen/Bluefly/eqzoom85.ms?img=320137101.pct&outputx=340&outputy=408&level=1&ver=8)
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Post by: WCroadie on December 01, 2012, 05:24:27 AM
Did you click on that?  Forget answering calls but it looks interesting.
Ha no, I didn't realize it was a link.  IDK, I doubt it would be loud enough to hear the music well.  The background/wind noise was never really a problem with any earbuds, was hoping to try the earpods on the bike today, if my head clears up in time I will.
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Post by: rando on December 01, 2012, 02:23:45 PM
Kinda half wondered if it would work well enough to make it worth the extra trouble.  I had to post it once I found it.
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Post by: ygduf on December 01, 2012, 04:03:21 PM
Kinda half wondered if it would work well enough to make it worth the extra trouble.  I had to post it once I found it.


I can't imagine being able to hear anything over the wind noise. i can barely hear over the wind noise with bud IN my ears.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 02, 2012, 10:03:26 AM
I agree.  I did ride a little yesterday with the ear pods, wind noise does block some of the music but it's not real bad.  We'll see how they hold up to the sweat and elements.
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Post by: Wylde06 on December 07, 2012, 08:47:38 PM
(http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/forerunner410_hr.jpeg)
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Post by: KandK_Dad on December 07, 2012, 09:53:12 PM
(http://cdn.is.bluefly.com/mgen/Bluefly/eqzoom85.ms?img=320137101.pct&outputx=340&outputy=408&level=1&ver=8)

I don't get the handcuffs?
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Post by: truckstop on December 08, 2012, 12:14:06 AM
two dresses for upcoming semi-formalish type events. christmas parties and a wedding.
two adapters for mr. ts's iphone 5
and this:

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/yfJ3BAz7lwAj0_a52hmtxFSYGn30K3p-omq2RqDULeo7H060WLQK5xcOtNno0SavKZ1tdqCBPvqlkr0-OOZwvwlW2du1WumcXiQNq6T8UgzonmRAxRrDfJVMR0GgadI180YWLyKrD-58I3lqoumRUPA2BewCYANA)

gmt's progress has been compelling enough for me to want to give it a try. something i've thought about for many years. it's not as thorough a setup as his, but i have a wee tiny kitchen and a husband who was somewhat resistant to the idea because of it, so this was the compromise.


oh and i *#@($ing hate shopping. so much. loathe. the dress ordeal was true suffering.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 08, 2012, 01:38:01 PM
I have a breville juicer as well, but not that one.  It's nice.
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Post by: truckstop on December 08, 2012, 02:26:41 PM
I have a breville juicer as well, but not that one.  It's nice.


cool, it seems to be a good option at its pricepoint. lots of good reviews, and while it isn't the *best* option, i had to do a lot of convincing.


i didn't realize breville has some marketing tie in to the documentary "fat, sick, and nearly dead" which hadn't heard of until starting down the research path. anyway, there's a sort of "as seen on!" sticker on the unit that i didn't remove until i got the final ok from the spouse. it sort of made me do a facepalm.


anyway. it turned out to be a good thing, because we went this morning from mr. ts visibly gagging at the idea of carrot juice, to him looking up the movie on netflix. we watched it, and by the end he was contemplating partaking as well.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Seth on December 08, 2012, 05:06:13 PM
I have a Breville very similar to that one. It may actually be the same one. You will like it, I think. I need to bust it out and use it more often. We also have a Blendtec and use that to make some pretty incredible smoothies.
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Post by: Wylde06 on December 08, 2012, 06:12:01 PM
. We also have a Blendtec and use that to make some pretty incredible smoothies.

Will it blend?!
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Post by: Vicelord on December 08, 2012, 06:22:27 PM
blendtec will obliterate rocks if you put them in there.

I love my vitamix, but the blendtec is right there with it.
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Post by: rando on December 08, 2012, 06:40:08 PM
+1 on vote for cycling version of "Will It Blend?"
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Post by: jmilliron on December 09, 2012, 01:34:54 PM
Just purchased a massive Samsung Note 2:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8257528637_843806a904_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milliron/8257528637/)

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Post by: WhyFi on December 09, 2012, 01:46:25 PM
x4

(http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/bridgestone/bs_blizzak_ws70_ci2_l.jpg)
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Post by: ygduf on December 09, 2012, 04:58:13 PM
Just purchased a massive Samsung Note 2:




does it come with pocket adaptor kits?
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Post by: WCroadie on December 09, 2012, 08:06:28 PM
Just purchased a massive Samsung Note 2:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8257528637_843806a904_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milliron/8257528637/)
Wow dude, that is a huge freaking phone.  It's like a tablet phone.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on December 09, 2012, 09:22:08 PM
^^ my partner has that phone, yes it is huge.
newest acquisition, this is where the magic happens. Got me a new desk. Nothing special but it works tons better than my last.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8259001533_9fbb6b6130_z.jpg)
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Post by: Seth on December 09, 2012, 11:02:24 PM
Just purchased a massive Samsung Note 2:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8257528637_843806a904_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milliron/8257528637/)
Sweet.. send me your iphone - I'll cover shipping. Thanks in advance.
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Post by: ygduf on December 10, 2012, 12:23:17 AM
^^ my partner has that phone, yes it is huge.
newest acquisition, this is where the magic happens. Got me a new desk. Nothing special but it works tons better than my last.



Is that a Gracie figurine in the box?
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Post by: alexvpaq on December 10, 2012, 06:43:09 AM
How I feel about Jmilliron's phone
(http://cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net///classifications/gadgets/images/ipad_calls1-580-75.jpg)
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Post by: rando on December 10, 2012, 07:14:03 AM
Needs more Bluetooth earpiece and full integration with fred bike.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on December 10, 2012, 10:04:58 AM

Is that a Gracie figurine in the box?

2 Actually.. the one in full Gi is the UFC 1 figure and the one in the blue shorts was from UFC 60. Yeah, I happen to like MMA a lot. You can't see the Bisping figure my kids gave me a few years ago.
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Post by: jmilliron on December 10, 2012, 01:03:14 PM
Wow dude, that is a huge freaking phone.  It's like a tablet phone.

Yeah.  It fits in my back pocket but not something you'd want to sit on.  Almost never use my phone for anything other then conf calls on speaker phone.  Decided the tablet part was more important to me and that I didn't want to compromise on that.

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Post by: WCroadie on December 10, 2012, 01:20:05 PM

Yeah.  It fits in my back pocket but not something you'd want to sit on.  Almost never use my phone for anything other then conf calls on speaker phone.  Decided the tablet part was more important to me and that I didn't want to compromise on that.
Makes sense for you, hey whatever works, I don't judge.  I use my phone for mostly txt and emal and strava to track my runs.  I hardly browse the web on it.  Oh yeah, FB too.

How I feel about Jmilliron's phone
(http://cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net///classifications/gadgets/images/ipad_calls1-580-75.jpg)
:lol:
Reminds me of the dolt parents I see at my daughters recitals/performances waving their ipads in the air to photo/video their child. They look silly and I want to slap the ipad out of their hands
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Post by: Wylde06 on December 10, 2012, 01:53:41 PM
They look silly and I want to slap the ipad out of their hands

If you do this, please video it with another iPad and show it here
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Post by: KandK_Dad on December 10, 2012, 02:24:38 PM
Reminds me of the dolt parents I see at my daughters recitals/performances waving their ipads in the air to photo/video their child. They look silly and I want to slap the ipad out of their hands

i have videos of people doing that.. freakin hilarious
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Post by: umd on December 10, 2012, 02:46:21 PM
i have videos of people doing that.. freakin hilarious

I saw that during the Olympics. I thought it was rude for Greg Louganis to be playing with his ipad during the competitions, and then I realized he was shooting video.  :facepalm:
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Post by: Seth on December 10, 2012, 02:47:18 PM
So.. when you sending me your iphone?
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Post by: Wylde06 on December 10, 2012, 04:04:38 PM
When I went to Chicago 2 years ago I saw people walking around with their iPads taking video.  I was hoping someone would trip and fall on it.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 11, 2012, 10:00:23 PM
This is at my daughter's performance tonight, thought of you guys, I so wanted to knock it out of her hands
(http://i.imgur.com/jiPqUl.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on December 13, 2012, 09:43:09 PM
Something for my better half (and me)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ih8CFV_gCH4/UEv7sjvHTrI/AAAAAAAAA2s/wl6zUnaJp1A/s1600/f9fe739185e0ae1d64b637488d33c69e.jpg)
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Post by: LAJ on December 13, 2012, 09:56:05 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: RUOkie on December 13, 2012, 10:05:14 PM
Nice
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Post by: Seth on December 14, 2012, 09:09:33 AM
Picked this up yesterday when getting my wife a very much needed bottle o wine. This stuff is good.
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Post by: RUOkie on December 14, 2012, 09:52:50 AM
dat's a BIG bottle!   :wha:
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Post by: Seth on December 14, 2012, 09:55:57 AM
dat's a BIG bottle!   :wha:

750ml! Definitely a bottle made for sharing for my lightweight ace.
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Post by: RUOkie on December 14, 2012, 10:00:56 AM
750ml! Definitely a bottle made for sharing for my lightweight ace.
I'll be up in Tulsa this afternoon.  I'll drop by to help. ;)
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Post by: Seth on December 14, 2012, 10:24:15 AM
Also picked this up recently on a Small Business Saturday sale at my LCS.

(http://www.wholelattelove.com/ItemImages-1341500436/6988/compressed/8748330.png)

Works very well once dialed in. I think I've found the right grind for pour-overs, but am still tinkering with it a bit. Based on reviews I am not confident that I will get a good french press grind out of it though. We'll see.
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Post by: ygduf on December 14, 2012, 11:17:40 AM
dat's a BIG bottle!   :wha:


I hear he has tiny girl hands.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on December 14, 2012, 07:35:21 PM
Bought the Bourne Trilogy and the latest Bourne movie tonight. Might sit and veg all day tomorrow...
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Post by: Wylde06 on December 14, 2012, 09:11:02 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltiaxr8Ayl1qeg0eno1_400.jpg)

They started selling it in 4 packs...since discovering Arrogant Bastard I have been wanting to try this bad.  11 bucks...but easier to do than $18 for a 6 pack.


*edit*


so good...soo good.
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Post by: ygduf on December 14, 2012, 11:40:17 PM
Their brewery is by the vacation house in SD. Fun place.
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Post by: Vicelord on December 14, 2012, 11:46:22 PM
Stone brewery holds a special place in my heart.
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Post by: umd on December 16, 2012, 11:52:40 AM

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K71hp8FHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)




(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P994WRRRL.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on December 16, 2012, 12:16:25 PM
A heads up on that lock, umd, as I have either the same one or a very similar one, the numbers start to wear after a bit and it becomes blatantly obvious what your code is. I have had to use sandpaper to rough up all the buttons a few times to cover the tracks.

It's really nice not carrying a house key while I ride though.
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Post by: umd on December 16, 2012, 12:29:43 PM
It will help that Kim and I will have different codes then :)
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Post by: WCroadie on December 16, 2012, 01:08:24 PM
Nice, I've been thinking about one of those or similar as I too, do not like carrying keys


Merry Christmas to me:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41j%2BU745loL._AA160_.jpg)
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Post by: WhyFi on December 16, 2012, 05:44:48 PM
I might get one of these when they start shipping - https://lockitron.com/preorder

(http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/lockitron-mount.png?w=640&h=360)
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Post by: umd on December 16, 2012, 09:50:38 PM
That's pretty cool, actually.


I found this interesting:

Quote
If you use an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, you can enable Lockitron to sense when you walk up to the door and unlock for you using Bluetooth 4.0. We call it Sense.

I wonder if it can distinguish between proximity inside vs outside. I wouldn't want it to unlock every time I walk by inside the front door...
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Post by: RUOkie on December 16, 2012, 09:53:23 PM
I bought a 18V impact driver.  No more stripped screws for this house. 
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Post by: WhyFi on December 16, 2012, 10:42:29 PM
That's pretty cool, actually.

I found this interesting:

I wonder if it can distinguish between proximity inside vs outside. I wouldn't want it to unlock every time I walk by inside the front door...

Yeah, I was thinking about that same issue haven't gotten around to seeing if there was an answer on it, yet.
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Post by: WhyFi on December 16, 2012, 10:45:49 PM
In anticipation of closing on and moving in to a house with out a dishwasher -

(http://www.datatail.com/img/sector_1/prods/125533_400x400.jpg)
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Post by: WCroadie on December 17, 2012, 08:17:15 AM
That's pretty cool, actually.


I found this interesting:

I wonder if it can distinguish between proximity inside vs outside. I wouldn't want it to unlock every time I walk by inside the front door...
Good point, that would be funny/annoying. 
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Post by: jonesy on December 21, 2012, 04:18:51 PM
(http://lgcdn.jeep4x4center.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/o/power-steering-pump-52087871AE_6438.jpg)
 
Plus, new line, system flush, and 2.8 hours of labor.
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Post by: LAJ on December 21, 2012, 05:06:43 PM
Power steering is overrated.
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Post by: jonesy on December 21, 2012, 05:30:02 PM
Cyclists need all the help we can get.
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Post by: Wylde06 on December 21, 2012, 10:22:40 PM
(https://www.facebook.com/ajax/messaging/attachment.php?attach_id=7e42c5e0a97eaf61820b69632b07c20f&mid=id.370094756419632&hash=AQDoDH9h6CZP_vcP)

new shoe day!
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Post by: WhyFi on December 21, 2012, 10:48:57 PM
Bought a house today. No pics. Couldn't get the valve stems aligned or flip it.
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Post by: Vicelord on December 22, 2012, 01:06:58 PM
got a new cashmere scarf. Nordstrom had all of their house brand stuff 50% off so I said screw it why not. It's a burgundy one but I can't find a picture.

Got this too.
(http://www.jussbuss.tv/wp-content/uploads/dw-6900ms-1zoom1.jpg)

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Post by: Seth on December 22, 2012, 02:17:45 PM
I do like that watch.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 22, 2012, 03:38:34 PM
+1
that is a cool watch.  I have this one, which is a little cooler of course :P
(http://sassoune.com/img/casio-mens-g100-1bv-g-shock-classic-ana-digi-watch_3209_500.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on December 22, 2012, 04:14:18 PM
fighting the urge to talk the watch back. Since you guys are being complimentary of it, it may not be very fashionable.  :P :lol:

WC, yours is broken. The digital display says 8:08 but the hands say 10:08
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Post by: RUOkie on December 22, 2012, 04:38:23 PM
I bought a case of wine today at the greatest liquor store in the world.  It is the size of a Lowes.   
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Post by: globecanvas on December 22, 2012, 04:59:53 PM
Bought a house today. No pics. Couldn't get the valve stems aligned or flip it.

Woohoo!
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Post by: umd on December 22, 2012, 05:21:55 PM
(http://www.jussbuss.tv/wp-content/uploads/dw-6900ms-1zoom1.jpg)

I had pretty much that exact watch
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 22, 2012, 05:31:22 PM
Oh lord I made a terrible decision  :facepalm:
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Post by: umd on December 22, 2012, 05:32:33 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Wylde06 on December 22, 2012, 06:47:31 PM
I bought a case of wine today at the greatest liquor store in the world.  It is the size of a Lowes.


Is it called Heaven?
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Post by: RUOkie on December 22, 2012, 07:05:15 PM

Is it called Heaven?
ha.   Specs warehouse
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 22, 2012, 08:47:14 PM
fighting the urge to talk the watch back. Since you guys are being complimentary of it, it may not be very fashionable.  :P :lol:

WC, yours is broken. The digital display says 8:08 but the hands say 10:08
If we all like it, it must be nice, thus you won't like it.  :)


And, you do know you can set the digital time to a different time than the analog, they are not one in the same.  And that is a pic from amazon, my watch is upstairs, unphotographed.
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Post by: Vicelord on December 22, 2012, 08:51:45 PM
If we all like it, it must be nice, thus you won't like it.  :)


And, you do know you can set the digital time to a different time than the analog, they are not one in the same.  And that is a pic from amazon, my watch is upstairs, unphotographed.

I was making a joke since....

 you know what nevermind.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on December 22, 2012, 09:36:55 PM
We decided we needed some more data storage so went out and intended on
buying a Toshiba Canvio 2 TB desktop drive when I spotted the 3 TB desktop
drive for $20 more.. why not?
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8298075701_98e5b1c4db_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/forsquirel/8298075701/)
Destop harddrive (http://www.flickr.com/photos/forsquirel/8298075701/) by ForSquirel (http://www.flickr.com/people/forsquirel/), on Flickr
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Post by: ericm979 on December 22, 2012, 10:56:36 PM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSXpAwdO13rhAT8QZI5eddEDeJlFqGOsl8LDdvz5ialFbnnM72EG_1q42ysEw)

Gas for the generator.   Yep, another power outage.   It was raining really hard this morning so I decided to go out for breakfast with my wife instead of riding.  As soon as we got off the private road we came around a corner to see a tree across the road with the wires under it. So we turned around and went the long way.  We still had power when we left but by the time we came back PG&E had turned it off so they could work on it.  It's still out.  This is not unusual where we live.    More rain on the way tomorrow.
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Post by: ModoVincere on December 23, 2012, 08:59:59 AM
No pic, but some new saucony running shoes.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 23, 2012, 09:46:37 AM
I was making a joke since....

 you know what nevermind.
Me too buddy.
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Post by: rando on December 23, 2012, 11:20:34 AM
I held off my true feelings about that watch.  Are you trying to pick up armed forces lesbians or some local subset of the population that finds a G-SHOCK chic?  If not you should continue your devaluation of this purchase. 



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Post by: WhyFi on December 27, 2012, 12:24:19 PM
We had to buy a new furnace for the house that we've owned for less than a week. Ahh, the joys of being a home owner again. At least the new one will be much more efficient and not likely to blow the house up.
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Post by: ModoVincere on December 27, 2012, 01:36:55 PM
(https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/static/drugency/images/SB_60860.JPG)  :/
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Post by: WCroadie on December 27, 2012, 09:28:44 PM
We had to buy a new furnace for the house that we've owned for less than a week. Ahh, the joys of being a home owner again. At least the new one will be much more efficient and not likely to blow the house up.
Same thing happened to us in 2004 when we moved here, the first weekend the boiler went, $4200 later, new boiler.  Sorry to hear, good luck with the new house.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 27, 2012, 09:29:26 PM
(https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/static/drugency/images/SB_60860.JPG)  :/
Sinus infection?  Get well soon.  Everyone around here is sick, only a matter of time before we get it.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 27, 2012, 09:30:21 PM
$666.30 worth of unexpected car repair bills, merry belated christmas to me.  :banghead: 
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Post by: RUOkie on December 27, 2012, 10:23:23 PM
Pool table is being delivered tomorrow.   
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Post by: sickmtbnutcase on December 28, 2012, 07:36:20 AM
$666.30 worth of unexpected car repair bills, merry belated christmas to me.  :banghead:

Ouch. Our cat just gave us a Christmas vet bill more than that.  :(
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Post by: WCroadie on December 28, 2012, 08:10:51 AM
That cat would be at the chinese restaurant faster than it knew what hit it  :P   Kidding of course, that is one of the reasons I do not have a dog yet, I know no matter what I would pay the bill if it got sick, I know friends/family who paid a lot of money for their pets, how could you say no?


Sorry to hear, hope your cat gets better.


PS I'm waiting to go outside to film the "That's my bike!" part 2.  So far she has been doing laps thru the kitchen/family room on it.
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Post by: sickmtbnutcase on December 28, 2012, 08:37:01 AM
PS I'm waiting to go outside to film the "That's my bike!" part 2.  So far she has been doing laps thru the kitchen/family room on it.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: rando on December 28, 2012, 05:33:24 PM
Almost forgot about my road score today.  A truly crappy brimmed Winter hat I almost regret stopping and turning around to grab.  The sewing is truly awful and you can't fold down the back to cover your neck and ears better.  Got what I paid for this go round.
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Post by: carpediemracing on December 29, 2012, 01:00:05 AM

Same thing happened to us in 2004 when we moved here, the first weekend the boiler went, $4200 later, new boiler.  Sorry to hear, good luck with the new house.


I think ours took longer than a week but it definitely went that fall or winter (we moved in late Aug). $8700? Boiler and hot water heater.

Ouch. Our cat just gave us a Christmas vet bill more than that.  :(


We did a partial round of visits for the cats. I'm guessing $1000-1200 for check ups, shots, and one cat that has some scabbing problem.


For bike stuff I recently bought this:
(http://www.parktool.com/uploads/thumbnails/uploads/products/8e4fef22368b4b8f6d980c49d7759d5268f8ede2_430x390.jpg)


The pictures don't do it justice. These things are beefy! Good cable cutters last a lifetime as long as you don't cut spokes with it. I made the mistake of moving around my Shimano cutters (to help teammates finish off cables etc at races) and ended up misplacing them. I've had them for about 20? years but really only used them from late 1997 on (after my shop closed). My Shimano cutters look like a toy compared to these things (and they haven't magically reappeared after I got the Parks like I semi-expected). I still need to cut the one cable. Maybe I'll do that now.


I also got a RoadID, technically from the Missus. I got the wristband type, the woven one. The guy that died at Bethel this year had the dog tag ones but no one saw them until he got to the hospital - in immobilizing his head they in advertently covered it up. The wrist one I think is the way to go.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 29, 2012, 02:05:26 AM
We had our oven go a few weeks after we bought our place. Warranty people didn't want to fix it because we had just moved in. Duh... that's the point of it. We showed them that the home inspection said that it worked and they grudgingly paid.
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Post by: WCroadie on December 29, 2012, 08:27:13 AM

For bike stuff I recently bought this:
(http://www.parktool.com/uploads/thumbnails/uploads/products/8e4fef22368b4b8f6d980c49d7759d5268f8ede2_430x390.jpg)


The pictures don't do it justice. These things are beefy! Good cable cutters last a lifetime as long as you don't cut spokes with it. I made the mistake of moving around my Shimano cutters (to help teammates finish off cables etc at races) and ended up misplacing them. I've had them for about 20? years but really only used them from late 1997 on (after my shop closed). My Shimano cutters look like a toy compared to these things (and they haven't magically reappeared after I got the Parks like I semi-expected). I still need to cut the one cable. Maybe I'll do that now.


I also got a RoadID, technically from the Missus. I got the wristband type, the woven one. The guy that died at Bethel this year had the dog tag ones but no one saw them until he got to the hospital - in immobilizing his head they in advertently covered it up. The wrist one I think is the way to go.
I have those cutters, yes that are very nice.  As for Road ID, I read or heard somewhere a while ago, the wrist one is the best to get because people check wrists for a pulse and should see it.  Dog tags are easily missed, like you witnessed, unfortunately.
We had our oven go a few weeks after we bought our place. Warranty people didn't want to fix it because we had just moved in. Duh... that's the point of it. We showed them that the home inspection said that it worked and they grudgingly paid.
Nice!

The a holes at AHS wouldn't cover our boiler either, it was a long battle and I lost.  Then this summer I was notified of a class action lawsuit against AHS, so I submitted the paperwork, waiting to see how much, if any of my $4200 I'll get back, if any.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on December 29, 2012, 02:17:11 PM
Went out today and got a Center Point laser bore sighter. Handy dandy little piece of equipment. Also put together the wife a 'range bag' wife glasses, cleaning supplies and ear muffs.
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Post by: jonesy on December 31, 2012, 01:34:22 PM
Four of these for the Jeep.
(http://www.bridgestonetire.com/_img/tire/destination-at/hero.png)
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Post by: carpediemracing on December 31, 2012, 07:08:57 PM
For bike stuff I recently bought this:
(http://www.parktool.com/uploads/thumbnails/uploads/products/8e4fef22368b4b8f6d980c49d7759d5268f8ede2_430x390.jpg)


The pictures don't do it justice. These things are beefy! Good cable cutters last a lifetime as long as you don't cut spokes with it. I made the mistake of moving around my Shimano cutters (to help teammates finish off cables etc at races) and ended up misplacing them.


Of course I found my Shimano cutters. I was really surprised at the difference in heft etc:
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.com/2012/12/review-park-cn-10-cable-cutters.html
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Post by: rando on December 31, 2012, 07:35:28 PM
Did you happen to look at the cost of a new set of Shimano cable cutters?  The Park ones are generally regarded as being superior to the current Shimano ones and are drastically cheaper to boot.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: carpediemracing on December 31, 2012, 08:20:29 PM
Did you happen to look at the cost of a new set of Shimano cable cutters?  The Park ones are generally regarded as being superior to the current Shimano ones and are drastically cheaper to boot.


I didn't see the Shimanos when I searched. I only know the model number now because I had the cutters on the desk when I typed the post. I will leave the Park cutters at home. My gear bag already approaches 40 or 50 lbs when loaded for a cool weather race. I don't want to carry more weight.
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Post by: rando on December 31, 2012, 09:17:53 PM
Short story; nearly $90 shipped.   :o
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Post by: carpediemracing on January 01, 2013, 02:18:12 PM
Short story; nearly $90 shipped.   :o


omg
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Post by: Vicelord on January 02, 2013, 05:15:04 AM
Rapha cable cutters?


FWIW when I had my high school job installing car stereos, yes that's who they have work in your car, idiot high school kids, there was a guy with the ultimate set of tools. He swore by some weird wire cutter that he said would take off a finger. To this day I want to know what that Mexican ex-con had.
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Post by: Seth on January 02, 2013, 09:43:11 AM

Picked this Galaxy Nexus up yesterday. It was time for a new [to me] phone.

(http://androidandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/verizon-galaxy-nexus-front-.jpg)
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Post by: KandK_Dad on January 02, 2013, 12:16:02 PM
Rapha cable cutters?


FWIW when I had my high school job installing car stereos, yes that's who they have work in your car, idiot high school kids, there was a guy with the ultimate set of tools. He swore by some weird wire cutter that he said would take off a finger. To this day I want to know what that Mexican ex-con had.

Most likely a good set of Kleins.
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Post by: umd on January 02, 2013, 01:42:26 PM
Most likely a good set of Kleins.

I have a bunch of those for various wire stripping, crimping and cutting duties. They rock.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 08, 2013, 01:47:02 PM
I went in our "high end" thrift store today and found this:

http://store.zegna.com/item/store/ermenegildozegna/tskay/B4ADC6EB/cod10/41309244AL

for this:

$48

I cannot find a flaw on it, looks very "new"
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Post by: Seth on January 08, 2013, 02:13:21 PM
Nice find!
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Post by: WCroadie on January 08, 2013, 02:34:48 PM
VL, there is a guy here (work) that wears lots of custom clothes, all about fashion and $$$$$ clothes.  Reminds me of you cept he doesn't ride bikes, he'd give you a run for your money.


We call him "threads"
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Post by: ygduf on January 08, 2013, 02:40:07 PM
VL, there is a guy here (work) that wears lots of custom clothes, all about fashion and $$$$$ clothes.  Reminds me of you cept he doesn't ride bikes, he'd give you a run for your money.


We call him "threads"


there is a guy here who wears a nice suit and fedora every day. we make fun of him.


/west coast
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Post by: jmilliron on January 08, 2013, 03:14:44 PM
My office is mostly software developers from India.  It's rare to see someone wearing nice shoes and cloths that fit properly. 
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Post by: Vicelord on January 08, 2013, 03:45:19 PM
I would make fun of anyone wearing a fedora, given that they are smaller than me.

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Post by: RUOkie on January 08, 2013, 04:09:34 PM
I would make fun of anyone wearing a fedora, given that they are smaller than me.
I sometimes wear a fedora on cold days when I'm dressed nice.  Far better than a beanie or baseball cap when you are dressed nice.  Us baldies have to keep our heads warm.
 
But I'm a LOT bigger than you.  ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on January 08, 2013, 04:45:26 PM
I sometimes wear a fedora on cold days when I'm dressed nice.  Far better than a beanie or baseball cap when you are dressed nice.  Us baldies have to keep our heads warm.
 
But I'm a LOT bigger than you.  ;)


Imma get one of those caps like Saul wears on Homeland.


(http://theinterrobang.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/carrie-and-saul.jpg)




What are those called?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on January 08, 2013, 04:50:20 PM
Don't know.  I don't think I could pull that off
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 08, 2013, 05:04:52 PM
I would wear one of those, but not a fedora.

I can see milliron wearing a hat like that too, he has the beard to pull of a wool plaid hat.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on January 08, 2013, 06:50:21 PM
It is called a flat cap.  This guy made them pretty famous. 


(http://jasminemalone.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/andy-capp.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on January 08, 2013, 07:18:10 PM
I think I'll get one now.
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Post by: WCroadie on January 08, 2013, 07:47:23 PM


there is a guy here who wears a nice suit and fedora every day. we make fun of him.


/west coast
Oh trust me, we make fun of him.  He is phone support, not sure who he is trying to impress, it' not working.  He's a decent kid tho.
My office is mostly software developers from India.  It's rare to see someone wearing nice shoes and cloths that fit properly.
My office is all IT folks, lots of indians too, no one dresses up either except threads.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 08, 2013, 07:48:08 PM

Imma get one of those caps like Saul wears on Homeland.


(http://theinterrobang.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/carrie-and-saul.jpg)




What are those called?
Y, you could totally rock that.  The scarf too.
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Post by: ygduf on January 08, 2013, 07:50:11 PM
Y, you could totally rock that.  The scarf too.


Ordered. will post when it arrives.
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Post by: Speciale on January 08, 2013, 10:56:19 PM
Today was a good day..


(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/409762_10101210525768599_1395950043_n.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on January 08, 2013, 11:08:59 PM
Instagrammed red meat lol. Almost made me yack looking at it.
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Post by: Wylde06 on January 09, 2013, 06:43:59 AM
 :bday:
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Post by: RUOkie on January 09, 2013, 06:59:53 AM
Party at Tim's !!!
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Post by: Speciale on January 09, 2013, 10:10:27 AM
Instagrammed red meat lol. Almost made me yack looking at it.


The juxtaposition is stunning.
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Post by: jonesy on January 09, 2013, 03:52:58 PM
Another Jeep part...
(http://s.ecrater.com/stores/252552/4f850b2c6836f_252552b.jpg)
 
... and transfer case service.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on January 11, 2013, 03:23:46 PM
(http://revelsports.com/yaktrax/Walker%20Black.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on January 13, 2013, 12:23:56 AM
 :D (http://socialcyclists.org/[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/qhbyNl.jpg?1)[/img]
(http://i.imgur.com/qhbyNl.jpg?1)
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Post by: Vicelord on January 13, 2013, 12:40:26 AM
Is it a right hand watch??
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Post by: ygduf on January 13, 2013, 01:35:05 AM
Is it a right hand watch??


It doesn't need winding, so I'm not sure it has a handedness.. It's large enough I'm glad the crown in on the left, out of the way of the bend of my wrist.
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Post by: WCroadie on January 13, 2013, 08:17:41 AM
Where's all the diamonds surrounds the face?  You're doing it wrong :D   Yo need mo bling!
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Post by: umd on January 13, 2013, 10:25:41 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gp5ADBY9L.jpg)
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Post by: KandK_Dad on January 15, 2013, 09:34:01 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gp5ADBY9L.jpg)

Nice. Nothing wrong with having a good safe.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on January 15, 2013, 09:42:10 AM
I actually need to buy one of those myself.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on January 15, 2013, 10:05:01 AM
I forgot to add my latest purchase

http://www.detecting.com/bounty-hunter-intermediate-metal-detectors.htm#tracker4 (http://www.detecting.com/bounty-hunter-intermediate-metal-detectors.htm#tracker4)

(http://www.treasurefinders.net/images/Bounty_Hunter_Tracker_IV_Metal_Detector_Group.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on January 15, 2013, 03:46:03 PM
Nordstrom was having the means year end sale

(http://imagethumbnails.milo.com/012/625/210/trimmed/12625545_17710210_trimmed.jpg)

(http://4.kicksonfire.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Screen-Shot-2012-05-09-at-9.32.png)

(http://image.s5a.com/is/image/saks/0473693111559_247x329.jpg)

(http://www.perfumemaster.org/images/fragrances/Hanae_Mori_HiM_M_002.JPG)

(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=57828586)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on January 15, 2013, 04:32:28 PM
I gotta ask,
 
How much were the "vintage" Chucks?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 15, 2013, 04:35:38 PM
$55 - which is about normal for high top chucks, but they're John Varvatos, so the original sticker was $160.... Would NEVER pay that for chucks!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 15, 2013, 05:25:02 PM
(http://www.buyfromchucks.com/images/products/large/BLUE-SPARK.3.jpg)
(http://www.3d-cases.co.uk/skb-rack-case/skb-x-rack-images/SKB-R4-rack-case.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on January 15, 2013, 06:35:28 PM
(http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/006/939/0000693931_350.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on January 15, 2013, 08:30:10 PM
$55 - which is about normal for high top chucks, but they're John Varvatos, so the original sticker was $160.... Would NEVER pay that for chucks!

Hell, I wouldn't pay $50 for Chucks. But I'm old. My last pair was bought like 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 15, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
most places when the high tops are on sale you can find them for about 45-50
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 16, 2013, 05:40:06 AM
Vans > Chucks
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 16, 2013, 10:41:19 AM
****ting your pants in public > vans.

 :D

Sorry. Personal preference I don't care for vans.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on January 16, 2013, 10:49:35 AM
Vans > Chucks
get some skinny jeans and a fixie you hipster
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 17, 2013, 09:53:44 AM
I did a google image search for hipster, there were more hipsters wearing converse/chucks than vans.  So pound sand!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 17, 2013, 09:54:15 AM
****ting your pants in public > vans.

 :D

Sorry. Personal preference I don't care for vans.
You speak from experience?  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on January 18, 2013, 12:45:36 PM
Tired of my PC sounding like a Harrier taking off.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/715%2BOFi11zL._AA1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on January 18, 2013, 02:25:19 PM
Nice case. Does it also function as a beer fridge?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on January 18, 2013, 02:29:57 PM
That doesn't look like a Mac.  I've been toying with the idea of getting a first gen Intel Mac Pro with dual quad core 3.0 ghz processors and tricking it into running the current 64 bit OS. It would mean I would actually own a tv and probably not ride outside much the rest of the Winter while I got my Tacx and Sufferfest on.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on January 18, 2013, 04:56:30 PM
Like I would buy a Mac...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on January 29, 2013, 12:44:26 PM
For my wife's computer (which is also currently our music video client) -

(http://zapt1.staticworld.net/images/article/2012/10/windows_8_-100010033-gallery.jpg)

...and...

(http://www.logitech.com/assets/46161/3/t650-wireless-rechargeable-touchpad.jpg)

The logitech pad is pretty cool and will suffice until I find a touchscreen monitor that I like.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on January 29, 2013, 03:15:56 PM
(http://www.vacuumtubesinc.com/portals/0/docs/6GK5.gif) x5

My linestage needs new tubes.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on January 29, 2013, 04:34:43 PM
(http://www.bowsports.com/acatalog/phantom-b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on January 30, 2013, 09:17:53 AM
13" MacBook Pro.  Not the one with the retina display.  I wanted expandability and an internal hard drive. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on February 01, 2013, 09:49:43 PM
(http://www.bowsports.com/acatalog/phantom-b.jpg)

I had no idea there were other target recurve archer over here. I haven't shot in years but I still have my hoyt helix w/ m1 limbs and navigator A/C/C  arrows.

If you ever want to talk archery,feel free to do so, it may even revive the fire in me. Who knows...



_--

My girlfriend was looking around on amazon.com to check which place had the lowest shipping cost for the blu ray boxset of Harry Potter movies (all 8) and by mistake she ordered them. On my computer. On my amazon account. With my credit card.

So somehow...
I bought the 8 Harry potter.
 
That was unexpected.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on February 01, 2013, 11:08:39 PM
 :lol:
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 01, 2013, 11:38:15 PM
I own them all Alex.   And I'm 46 y/o.

I am the least interesting man in the world.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 02, 2013, 08:40:24 AM
:lol:
+ :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on February 02, 2013, 10:42:26 AM
I own them all Alex.   And I'm 46 y/o.

I am the least interesting man in the world.

It's alright, we actually were looking around to see which boxset was the least expensive so maybe we could get them eventually. At first she actually ordered two boxset by mistake but we decided to just cancel the more expensive one. (so we're likely the least interesting couple in the world then ;) )

However, that was still the most unpredictable purchase I've ever made.

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on February 02, 2013, 03:12:37 PM
I own them all Alex.   And I'm 46 y/o.

I am the least interesting man in the world.

Me too.
 
We just watched them all again a couple of weeks ago.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on February 02, 2013, 03:13:29 PM
I also have all of the James Bond movies. Does that balance things out?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 02, 2013, 06:29:26 PM
I had no idea there were other target recurve archer over here. I haven't shot in years but I still have my hoyt helix w/ m1 limbs and navigator A/C/C  arrows.

If you ever want to talk archery,feel free to do so, it may even revive the fire in me. Who knows...


It's a hobby I'm getting back into.....hell, I used to teach archery many years ago.
I bought a real cheap bow to use for the first few months, shot in a 25m contest back in Nov. and managed a bronze medal.  Hopefully, with a little more practice and some decent equipment, I can be a fairly good shot again. 
Unfortunately, the shoulder issue causes some discomfort if I shoot more than 30 or so arrows at a time. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on February 03, 2013, 11:33:31 PM
It's a hobby I'm getting back into.....hell, I used to teach archery many years ago.
I bought a real cheap bow to use for the first few months, shot in a 25m contest back in Nov. and managed a bronze medal.  Hopefully, with a little more practice and some decent equipment, I can be a fairly good shot again. 
Unfortunately, the shoulder issue causes some discomfort if I shoot more than 30 or so arrows at a time.

Take it easy, unlike cycling, archery is a bit more forgiving as long as you get the technique right, you can go for a bow with less tension and still get some pretty good results. Also, indoor all you need is your bow to be set right with some large alloy tubes to get some more extra points ;) But you likely know all those little things.

I really want to get back to archery but indoor is really not my thing, I really prefer the thrill of long range. Sadly I left because my coach had retired and all was left to train were indoor facilities. But actually recently learned from my father, he had met him and said we could go anytime to shoot at his house ( He lives on a flat farm, perfect for archery with targets at different distances.)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 04, 2013, 08:55:37 AM
Take it easy, unlike cycling, archery is a bit more forgiving as long as you get the technique right, you can go for a bow with less tension and still get some pretty good results. Also, indoor all you need is your bow to be set right with some large alloy tubes to get some more extra points ;) But you likely know all those little things.


yep, currently using a 20lbs draw, but once that riser comes in, I'll probably order some 26 or 28 lbs limbs for now.  Also want to get my old compound bow back out and fixed up....needs a new string.  The current string is about 20 yrs old, and at 55lbs draw, I'm not about to try it out.
 
here's a round at 18m in my backyard last fall
(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x273/ModoVincere/grouping_zps941a5099.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 04, 2013, 10:46:32 AM
I swear I had a dream last night where I bought a bow and shot it at an indoor range.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 04, 2013, 11:13:14 AM
I swear I had a dream last night where I bought a bow and shot it at an indoor range.

Find a local shop with an indoor range and give it a try....
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on February 04, 2013, 01:16:27 PM
What's annoying is last evening because of that total thread hijack I ended up looking online for archery stuff and I really want to shoot some arrows now...



 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on February 04, 2013, 02:39:12 PM
If you dress up as Cupid for Valentines Day do not post pictures or relate affable stories.   :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 04, 2013, 07:53:09 PM
Someone across the river from Philly in Camden, NJ shot another dude with his compound bow.  in self defense.  Camden is a **** hole urban area.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on February 04, 2013, 08:36:22 PM
There was a rash of laws passed concerning crossbows because they are such efficient and deadly quiet weapons. 
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 04, 2013, 11:37:30 PM
Someone across the river from Philly in Camden, NJ shot another dude with his compound bow.  in self defense.  Camden is a **** hole urban area.
i have a med school friend who is a family practice doc in Camden.   He owns a brownstone on the Delaware in downtown Camden.  He renovated it himself from a brick shell.  I think he's nuts
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 05, 2013, 06:17:15 AM
I've heard people say Camden is a nice little city....?

I enjoy interesting, vibrant, and diverse urban areas... There's much to be said about varying architecture, the different cultures, the sounds and smells of a city. It's all about trade offs, I mean I could live in a "safe" suburban bubble but I'd be bored to tears.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 05, 2013, 07:38:30 AM
Trust me, Camden is not a nice little city or vibrant and diverse.  It is a crime fill, politically corrupt dump.  They do have a nice aquarium I've taken the kids to a few times, but that's about it.


RU, your friend is insane.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on February 05, 2013, 07:23:05 PM
I bought a new pair of running shoes, I'm to tired to get up and take a microwave pic.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 05, 2013, 08:14:56 PM
 :thumbsup:
Youre doing it wrong, you find a pic online and link to it.  You don't have to post the actual shoes  :P
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 05, 2013, 09:13:01 PM


RU, your friend is insane.
correct. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on February 05, 2013, 11:10:32 PM
c'mon, bows are awesome, it's like the old school version of guns. Went at a hunting store to see if they had a dovetail rear sight for my pellet rifle. The guy there told me they didn't have them. However, man, they had some nice bows. I had to restrain myself from picking up a compound bow and pulling it like a champ.

Damn it. I will really end up having to get back to archery if it keeps on going like that.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on February 06, 2013, 01:06:42 AM
Oh, those kind of bows.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 06, 2013, 09:49:33 AM
I bought a new pair of running shoes, I'm to tired to get up and take a microwave pic.
I ordered a pair of train running shoes so I can run da trails, hope they are here by the weekend
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 06, 2013, 09:54:31 AM
I ordered a pair of train running shoes so I can run da trails, hope they are here by the weekend

ordered?
I won't buy shoes I haven't tried on and know they fit well....
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on February 06, 2013, 05:59:01 PM
I ordered a pair of train running shoes so I can run da trails, hope they are here by the weekend


Train running shoes? Are those for the scenes where you jump from your horse onto a moving train so you can have a shoot-out on the roof?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 06, 2013, 06:52:52 PM

Train running shoes? Are those for the scenes where you jump from your horse onto a moving train so you can have a shoot-out on the roof?
Haha whoops.  TRAIL running shoes.


MV - I tried on the green ones, I didn't want green so I had them order me these, and I ordered from the local running store, so they come in, I try on, if I don't like em, I don't buy them.  I haven't given them any $$ yet.
(http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/1/6/4/0/6/2/1640622-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 07, 2013, 08:21:48 AM
Haha whoops.  TRAIL running shoes.


MV - I tried on the green ones, I didn't want green so I had them order me these, and I ordered from the local running store, so they come in, I try on, if I don't like em, I don't buy them.  I haven't given them any $$ yet.
(http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/1/6/4/0/6/2/1640622-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg)

ah...makes sense.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on February 08, 2013, 01:50:06 AM
Haha whoops.  TRAIL running shoes.


MV - I tried on the green ones, I didn't want green so I had them order me these, and I ordered from the local running store, so they come in, I try on, if I don't like em, I don't buy them.  I haven't given them any $$ yet.
(http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/1/6/4/0/6/2/1640622-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg)

Im tempted to go buy trail shoes now.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 08, 2013, 11:18:08 AM
Damn running store hasn't called me yet, oh well, shoddy mid Atlantic weather will prevent me for running in the woods this weekend anyway
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on February 08, 2013, 02:00:45 PM
(http://www.asrock.com/mb/photo/Angle/Z77%20Extreme4(m).jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A8bR4i91L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
So, I've been looking to upgrade my mobo and CPU for a couple weeks, just waiting to pounce on a deal. This morning, a deal presented itself - MicroCenter is offering the CPU at $189 and buying any compatible motherboard gets you a $50 off combo deal. An Asus that I'd been eyeing up popped up for $70 (reg $130), less the $50, it came to $20. I bought it immediately. I'd seen that board pop in and out of inventory, so I thought that it might be an error. When I got to the store, sure enough, it wasn't available. I skulked a little, roamed a bit and grabbed the board (ASRock Z77 Extreme4 on sale for $129, less $50 combo = $80) that I had planned on buying if the deal on the Asus fell through. Acting mildly disappointed, I asked if there was anything additional that they could do on the board. He offered and additional $30 off, which I accepted happily... and then he said, "screw it - I'm just going to match the price on the Asus board that you didn't get" (!!!) All told, I walked out with a CPU and board for $209 + tax... and this is a CPU that sells on newegg for $229.


I'm happy.  :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on February 08, 2013, 02:21:20 PM
 :bday:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 11, 2013, 10:34:47 PM
Been wanting to get this for a while but the price was a major deterrent. The sale of 2 pairs of air jordans and sunglasses funded it and then some. :D

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/D805D040-0B8B-481C-AC00-E520D76C7266-3875-00000123731F655E_zps0d766db4.jpg)
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Post by: alexvpaq on February 11, 2013, 10:56:33 PM
Been wanting to get this for a while but the price was a major deterrent. The sale of 2 pairs of air jordans and sunglasses funded it and then some. :D

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/D805D040-0B8B-481C-AC00-E520D76C7266-3875-00000123731F655E_zps0d766db4.jpg)

 :P  Eau de Parfum.   Perfume's water.  sounds funny to me !
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 12, 2013, 08:41:56 AM
Been wanting to get this for a while but the price was a major deterrent. The sale of 2 pairs of air jordans and sunglasses funded it and then some. :D

Were they new air jordans or used?  The crazy dude I used to work with collected air jordans.  Good work on the cologne, my wife got me some for christmas, Kenneth Cole something or other in a blue bottle, smells nice enough, I haven't worn cologne in about 16 years.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 12, 2013, 10:41:02 AM
I had worn them. I used to collect them but I wore every hoe I owned. The ones I sold over the weekend were big money tha I'd originally waited in a long line for at 6am on a Saturday.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 12, 2013, 10:43:48 AM
(http://robcares.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/12.27-doctor.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on February 12, 2013, 01:29:26 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8468942256_ed2450b905.jpg)
for the wifey. To replace her first gen nook and give her some on the go computing power
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 12, 2013, 02:01:50 PM
Hell yeah.


(http://i.imgur.com/69WuFlO.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on February 12, 2013, 02:23:38 PM
4x V-Necks
3x Long Sleeve Button Up Shirts
2x Twill Pants


From Frank & Oak (http://www.frankandoak.com/).  Haven't bought anything from them before, but looks promising.  I'm optimistic   
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 12, 2013, 02:35:15 PM
4x V-Necks
3x Long Sleeve Button Up Shirts
2x Twill Pants


From Frank & Oak (http://www.frankandoak.com/).  Haven't bought anything from them before, but looks promising.  I'm optimistic


site requires log-in or facebook >.<



Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 12, 2013, 02:40:14 PM
let me know how those shirts fit. I have a very hard time finding sport shirts or dress shirts that fit slim and snug without being too short. I have been buying Ralph Lauren oxford collar sport shirts and Nordstrom brand dress shirts, as they're the only ones that seem to fit small guys, but they're quite expensive.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on February 12, 2013, 02:40:46 PM
When I logged in with FB, was able to set the security on the app to private.  Shouldn't be able to post spam that's visible to my FB friends.

Supposedly the site is legit and the quality is good. 

/shrug

edit; yeah, that's a problem I run into too Vicelord.   Express 1MX Extra Slim Shirts fit me in Medium.  Everything else I've tried, I have to go to Small or XSmall and roll up the sleeves.  (6'1", 155)

I ordered Small from F&O. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: JoelS on February 13, 2013, 10:10:01 PM
Bought a Subaru Outback today.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on February 13, 2013, 11:54:05 PM
Hell yeah.


(http://i.imgur.com/69WuFlO.jpg?1)

I wish I had a pool table.
They have one at my gf's house but no one uses it. They instead use it like a normal table which annoys the hell out of me cause I actually enjoy playing pool but everyone is like yeah we have one but it's boring...
(https://forum.kag2d.com/attachments/jackie-chan-jpg.3906/)
My life is full of annoying people. When I was a single child my parents bought me boardgames and I had no one to play with (and obviously they were always ''too busy'' to play with me)! Now that I'm an adult and want to play pool everyone is like : Meh whatever... don't want to...

*sighs*
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 14, 2013, 01:21:14 AM
Bought a Subaru Outback today.

New/Used, what trim? :)
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 14, 2013, 07:13:23 AM
It looks like Tim and I have similar tastes.  I got a pool table a few months ago.  I shoot a few racks every night to decompress.   Great stress relief.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: JoelS on February 14, 2013, 10:27:46 AM
New/Used, what trim? :)


New, base model (only one available with a manual trans  :facepalm: ).  White.  Tinted windows, full size hitch, 2 bike racks on the roof. 


What is it with the state?  There were only 2 manual trans available.  2.  Apparently Subaru thinks everyone wants an automatic, but the dealer says the manuals sell within a week of showing up, much faster than the auto's.


Ah well.  We needed a new family car and this one is really well suited for us.  My pick-up wasn't cutting it any longer. 


And we got a really good price, and more than double what I expected on the trade-in.  And an interest rate so low they might as well have been lending us the money for free.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on February 14, 2013, 11:36:39 AM
What is it with the state?  There were only 2 manual trans available.  Apparently Subaru thinks everyone wants an automatic, but the dealer says the manuals sell within a week of showing up, much faster than the auto's.

Pretty much the same experience shopping for a Jetta Sportwagen - really wanted the manual but they don't get many and the ones they do get don't stick around on the lot too long. Unfortunately, we didn't have the luxury of waiting for a manual to come in.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 14, 2013, 11:45:40 AM
It looks like Tim and I have similar tastes.  I got a pool table a few months ago.  I shoot a few racks every night to decompress.   Great stress relief.


It was my roommates (in 2 weeks) mother's friend.  Unfortunately she sold it about an hour after I told him we'd take it.


They are very cheap though, i'll find one...I even found a place that will go tear it down, move it, and set it up for $200. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 14, 2013, 12:03:07 PM

New, base model (only one available with a manual trans  :facepalm: ).  White.  Tinted windows, full size hitch, 2 bike racks on the roof. 


What is it with the state?  There were only 2 manual trans available.  2.  Apparently Subaru thinks everyone wants an automatic, but the dealer says the manuals sell within a week of showing up, much faster than the auto's.


Ah well.  We needed a new family car and this one is really well suited for us.  My pick-up wasn't cutting it any longer. 


And we got a really good price, and more than double what I expected on the trade-in.  And an interest rate so low they might as well have been lending us the money for free.

when there are only two available, you have people waiting for them. If equal amounts of both transmissions were made, I guarantee you the automatics would sell better. This is 'merika, ain't nobody got time to shift!

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 14, 2013, 12:10:12 PM
http://www.cartalk.com/content/today-manual-transmission-myths-debunked

Quote
TOM: But it's really a matter of personal preference now. There are no good economic or mechanical reasons to choose a manual over an automatic anymore, Nina. So be as shiftless as you like. Dad would approve.

Silly dogma.


Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 14, 2013, 12:14:49 PM
many automatics get better gas mileage, shift faster, and are less costly to maintain. Unfortunately, the term 'anemic piece of ****' applies more often to cars with automatic transmissions. I'll likely never buy a car this expensive anyway, but I'm officially out of the Ferrari market since they don't do manuals.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 14, 2013, 12:15:50 PM
many automatics get better gas mileage, shift faster, and are less costly to maintain. Unfortunately, the term 'anemic piece of ****' applies more often to cars with automatic transmissions. I'll likely never buy a car this expensive anyway, but I'm officially out of the Ferrari market since they don't do manuals.


I see you declined to read the article.  :thumbsup:

p.s. It's A-OK to have a preference if you find it more fun.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 14, 2013, 12:20:40 PM
I'll always prefer a manual.  Keeps me alert.  Even in slow ass cars like my Nissan.


And then obviously if I ever do get something sporty and fun, a manual is sporty and fun.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 14, 2013, 12:28:45 PM

I see you declined to read the article.  :thumbsup:

p.s. It's A-OK to have a preference if you find it more fun.

you're right, I didn't click the article. Now though, I did, and I skimmed over it... seems to agree with everything I said in my post.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: JoelS on February 14, 2013, 12:35:28 PM
I will do my very best to never buy an automatic.  I really prefer driving a manual, and that's what I got. 


It's in the shop today for some accessory installation.  Window tinting, roof rack, rear bumper cover (got to protect it from the dog nails), and a hitch for my bike rack.  They gave me an Impreza with an automatic to drive for the day.  It's just not as engaging to drive.  Don't really like it.
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Post by: Speciale on February 14, 2013, 12:47:35 PM
I will do my very best to never buy an automatic.


It's getting hard.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 14, 2013, 12:47:54 PM
that's funny, I had my Mazda in the dealership for an oil change (took 24 hours wtf) and they had me driving a MAZDA3 automatic, which was a nice car, but holy **** was it boring to drive. I kept trying to shift as I was driving around, and ocassionally kicked the car into neutral accidentally.
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Post by: JoelS on February 14, 2013, 12:54:11 PM

It's getting hard.


I know.  And may be impossible in 15 years when we start looking to replace cars again.
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Post by: WhyFi on February 14, 2013, 12:59:55 PM
I kept trying to shift as I was driving around, and ocassionally kicked the car into neutral accidentally.


Once formed, it's a hard habit to shake. It's been 10 years since I had a manual (I was car-less in NYC) and I still catch myself reaching for the clutch and/or shifter.
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Post by: Wylde06 on February 14, 2013, 01:12:42 PM
I learned how to drive manuals in brand new Jeeps and Subarus  :D
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Post by: WCroadie on February 14, 2013, 01:34:40 PM
I learned to drive manual in my sister's 1988 civic, I was 14 and she would take me to the corporate park and teach me how to drive.  I've only had manual's until I was married and had a child and needed a sedan.  My mazda has MT mode, but it's not nearly the same.  I prefer manual's.
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Post by: jmilliron on February 14, 2013, 01:42:24 PM
Driving is boring.  Driving an automatic is painfully boring. 
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Post by: ygduf on February 14, 2013, 02:30:19 PM
you're right, I didn't click the article. Now though, I did, and I skimmed over it... seems to agree with everything I said in my post.


except for the part where you said manuals have any performance benefits to automatics, sure.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 14, 2013, 02:52:35 PM

except for the part where you said manuals have any performance benefits to automatics, sure.

This would imply that I did not say that.

"automatics get better gas mileage, shift faster, and are less costly to maintain." - Vicelord

In the case of my car, as well as most economy cars, automatic transmissions vehicles accelerate more slowly than their manual counterpart if driven by a capable professional driver.

This is my vehicle from a Car & Driver road test:

2011 Mazda 2 Sport (Automatic, 1.5L)   0-60 mph 10.7   Quarter Mile 17.9
 
2011 Mazda 2 Sport (Manual, 1.5L)   0-60 mph 8.9   Quarter Mile 16.6
 
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Post by: umd on February 14, 2013, 02:59:03 PM
One has to make the distinction between the kind of automatic (slushbox vs auto-clutch) when having any reasonable discussion about them. The mere absence of a clutch pedal means very little these days.
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Post by: umd on February 14, 2013, 03:02:05 PM
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Post by: Vicelord on February 14, 2013, 03:09:58 PM
The mere absence of a clutch pedal means very little these days.

qft
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Post by: globecanvas on February 14, 2013, 03:19:49 PM
Backcountry/XCD/light tele boots.





(http://www.backpacker.com/media/originals/Garmont_ExcursionBoot_.jpg)
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Post by: wens on February 14, 2013, 06:22:50 PM

except for the part where you said manuals have any performance benefits to automatics, sure.


I consider being able to anticipate changing lanes and anticipating a downshift based on traffic to be an advantage, considering i'm working with a low displacement, naturally aspirated 4 banger. Of course my car can hardly be described as new, and i don't drive new cars much, so maybe that's no longer an issue.
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Post by: wens on February 14, 2013, 06:27:14 PM
Oh, and having a clutch improves control in the snow, since i generally have my foot in a convenient position to hit the clutch, but have never driven a car where i can shift to neutral while keeping both hands on the wheel.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 16, 2013, 02:40:45 AM
I bought a pair of raw denim jeans today. Had to see what all the hype is about, and was told not to wash them for at least 6 months which I still can't wrap my head around. Went with 7 For All Mankind because they had the nicest fit and were American made. Most expensive jeans I've ever bought so I hope they live up to the hype.

Also got some new t shirts on an awesome sale.
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Post by: WCroadie on February 16, 2013, 07:51:34 AM

I can't imagine not washing my clothes for 6 months or spending that much on jeans, I mean, are they much different than levis?
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Post by: umd on February 16, 2013, 08:38:45 AM
You spend your money on the stupidest **** and then complain you don't have enough of it. Stop buying stupid **** or stop complaining when you have no money.
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Post by: Wylde06 on February 16, 2013, 09:08:05 AM
 :facepalm:
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Post by: RUOkie on February 16, 2013, 09:31:55 AM
You spend your money on the stupidest **** and then complain you don't have enough of it. Stop buying stupid **** or stop complaining when you have no money.
this +100
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Post by: JoelS on February 16, 2013, 10:08:09 AM
You spend your money on the stupidest **** and then complain you don't have enough of it. Stop buying stupid **** or stop complaining when you have no money.


Yup
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Post by: WhyFi on February 16, 2013, 10:19:53 AM
We all have our indulgences - inform any non-cyclist of what you've spent on your bike(s) and see what their reaction is - but I'd agree with the bit about not complaining about a lack of funds if you frequently scratch those itches.
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Post by: Speciale on February 16, 2013, 10:27:40 AM
$350 on jeans huh?
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Post by: Vicelord on February 16, 2013, 10:43:54 AM
The only time you see me saying I don't have money for something is when it's something I don't really want to buy anyway, like heavy wheels and broken power meters.

You think what I enjoy spending my money on is "stupid ****", that's fine, I guess I enjoy stupid ****. Just like you enjoy teenage girl cocktails.
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Post by: RUOkie on February 16, 2013, 10:49:18 AM
Vicey you complain about not being as to afford stuff all the time.   I don't care how you spend your money.  Just stop *****ing about it. 
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Post by: WhyFi on February 16, 2013, 11:08:40 AM

I have to admit, after looking in to it a little, it's sounds intriguing (raw denim jeans, that is). $200 bucks is a little too dear for me at this point, but I'd consider something in the in the $120ish range if they fit well.

$350 on jeans huh?


Most of what I saw on their site was in the $150-220 range.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 16, 2013, 11:29:20 AM
The ones I got were "the straight raw selvedge" at $150, but they're on the site for $248.

This decision was after a teammate who is the GM of Ralph Lauren store said he thought it was crazy and then tried it and will now only wear raw denim. He also said you only need one pair of jeans. This is a bigger investment initially that, in theory, will result in less denim cost over time.

I guess I'll find out, and apparently spot washing or putting in the freezer to de-odorize is ok. I'm a clothing nerd but even this seems like too much for me.
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Post by: RUOkie on February 16, 2013, 11:57:45 AM
putting your smelly jeans in the freezer to "deodorize"? 




ewwww
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Post by: wens on February 16, 2013, 12:15:46 PM
putting your smelly jeans in the freezer to "deodorize"? 




ewwww


It's what jpow does with his shoes...
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Post by: RUOkie on February 16, 2013, 12:19:58 PM

It's what jpow does with his shoes...
yeah, but I eat the food in my freezer
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Post by: WCroadie on February 16, 2013, 01:02:48 PM
The ones I got were "the straight raw selvedge" at $150, but they're on the site for $248.

This decision was after a teammate who is the GM of Ralph Lauren store said he thought it was crazy and then tried it and will now only wear raw denim. He also said you only need one pair of jeans. This is a bigger investment initially that, in theory, will result in less denim cost over time.

I guess I'll find out, and apparently spot washing or putting in the freezer to de-odorize is ok. I'm a clothing nerd but even this seems like too much for me.
I am being serious, what is so great about raw denim? I guess I could google it.  I've worn Levis since as long as I can remember (when my mom wouldn't buy me husky's at sears - rando) with a few pairs of Gap and AE brands in my 20's.  I put them on, they are comfortable, I never thought I needed different.


I am no fashionista like VL, so I am serious, why raw denim, what does it do?
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Post by: Vicelord on February 16, 2013, 03:12:38 PM
putting your smelly jeans in the freezer to "deodorize"? 




ewwww

IF they get smelly, yes.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 16, 2013, 03:22:01 PM
I am being serious, what is so great about raw denim? I guess I could google it.  I've worn Levis since as long as I can remember (when my mom wouldn't buy me husky's at sears - rando) with a few pairs of Gap and AE brands in my 20's.  I put them on, they are comfortable, I never thought I needed different.


I am no fashionista like VL, so I am serious, why raw denim, what does it do?

Apparently the deal with raw denim is that it is made with old machines like the ones Levi's and other companies making high quality American denim used to use. These were sold to the Japanese and they are meticulous about their denim quality, and that is referred to as "selvedge" denim and it is not just a cut and sewn piece of denim, rather each pair is one piece of denim and you can see the natural edges of it in the cuff. This is essentially a quality thing, and most selvedge jeans are made in USA or Japan, not China - like Levi's (which I usually wear).

Then raw denim is essentially just that, unwashed and raw, which means that by wearing them, you are molding the jeans to fit perfectly to your own body rather than how they fit from the store, since after tons of washing from the factory the fit wont change. You buy them a size too small so they fit snugly and they stretch in the right places and keep snug in others, so you get a very custom fit. They also have a very rich dye so when wearing them (and this is why you don't wash for a long time) you create your own whiskering behind the knees, around the crotch, etc.

After a few months, when they have reached the look and feel that you think you want to keep, you give them a good hand wash or a light machine wash and they should stay as is, and you're left with a jean that looks and feels like it was custom made for you specifically. Then, you buy another pair.

Of course, this is all theoretical... I'm running the experiment, and it'll either be awful, or awesome.

edit: this is the first pair of jeans I've ever owned that was not Chinese made, and the quality is um, completely different.
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Post by: WCroadie on February 16, 2013, 07:09:36 PM
Huh, interesting. I'm curious to try a pair.
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Post by: WhyFi on February 16, 2013, 07:28:13 PM
You buy them a size too small so they fit snugly and they stretch in the right places and keep snug in others, so you get a very custom fit.


Are they supposed to shrink on the first wash? Seems like it would make getting the right size tricky (and costly, in both $ and time).
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Post by: Vicelord on February 16, 2013, 07:32:36 PM
I was told they should stretch almost a full size, then shrink about a half size.

again.... we'll see. Urban Outfitter sells a chinese brand for under $100, so I could have gone cheaper, but I wanted to get the full experience.

edit: included this for you, WC.

http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/05/5-raw-denim-under-100-part-22/
http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/12/fade-friday-momotaro-vintage-label-0701-14-months-no-washes/
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Post by: WCroadie on February 16, 2013, 10:34:23 PM
Thanks.  I saw that first link earlier today.
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Post by: Seth on February 16, 2013, 11:42:48 PM
I want some raw denim.
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Post by: jmilliron on February 16, 2013, 11:59:44 PM
I like my Levi 501 STF in the normal dark color. What they call "rigid".  Hard finding jeans that fit me.
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Post by: WhyFi on February 17, 2013, 08:39:01 AM
I was doing a little link following and I found this - 5 Pairs Of Raw Denim For Bodybuilders (http://www.rawrdenim.com/2013/01/5-pairs-of-raw-denim-for-bodybuilders/). Good to know that they'll accommodate thighs.
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Post by: ygduf on February 17, 2013, 09:22:13 PM
Man, I'm married. I don't give a **** what my jeans look like.


I will support not washing them for 6 months though. Some kid did a longitudinal bacteria study and they don't really get any grosser after 2-3 days.
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Post by: Speciale on February 17, 2013, 11:35:23 PM
Just like you enjoy teenage girl cocktails.


Who was this directed at, exactly?
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Post by: WCroadie on February 18, 2013, 07:23:11 AM
Man, I'm married. I don't give a **** what my jeans look like.


I will support not washing them for 6 months though. Some kid did a longitudinal bacteria study and they don't really get any grosser after 2-3 days.
Spoken like a BOSS
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Post by: Vicelord on February 18, 2013, 11:07:22 AM

Who was this directed at, exactly?

I think the guilty party knows. It's not you.
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Post by: umd on February 18, 2013, 11:09:29 AM
He is referring to me. I don't give a **** what you spend your money on as long as you don't complain when you have none.
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Post by: Speciale on February 18, 2013, 11:29:24 AM
He is referring to me. I don't give a **** what you spend your money on as long as you don't complain when you have none.


Do you enjoy a good fuzzy naval?
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Post by: umd on February 18, 2013, 11:32:49 AM
Do you enjoy a good fuzzy naval?

Don't think I've ever had one.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 18, 2013, 01:05:45 PM
Who cares whether guys order "girly" drinks? Seriously....do guys have to order drinks that make you sputter, pound your chest and go "oof, that burns"? I love a good beer, but my montana-sized sweet tooth loves a good cosmo just as much.
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Post by: RUOkie on February 18, 2013, 01:37:14 PM
Who cares whether guys order "girly" drinks? Seriously....do guys have to order drinks that make you sputter, pound your chest and go "oof, that burns"? I love a good beer, but my montana-sized sweet tooth loves a good cosmo just as much.
aren't you still too young for that stuff?  :shh:
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 18, 2013, 01:45:05 PM
It looks like Tim and I have similar tastes.  I got a pool table a few months ago.  I shoot a few racks every night to decompress.   Great stress relief.

I used to run the tables at college for the whole night....well, until all the pitchers kicked in and I couldn't see straight enough to shoot worth a damn anymore.
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Post by: WCroadie on February 18, 2013, 06:37:43 PM
Who cares whether guys order "girly" drinks? Seriously....do guys have to order drinks that make you sputter, pound your chest and go "oof, that burns"? I love a good beer, but my montana-sized sweet tooth loves a good cosmo just as much.
I'm with you except for the cosmo's, drink whatever you like. Who gives a crap.  I enjoy a nice margarita and or daiquiri
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 18, 2013, 06:48:15 PM
Not in Canada  ;)

aren't you still too young for that stuff?  :shh:
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Post by: KandK_Dad on February 18, 2013, 08:20:14 PM
Who cares whether guys order "girly" drinks? Seriously....do guys have to order drinks that make you sputter, pound your chest and go "oof, that burns"? I love a good beer, but my montana-sized sweet tooth loves a good cosmo just as much.

How many of us guys here like to have a nice glass of wine? Can't tell you how much I get ridiculed because of that. Do I care? Nope.

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Post by: ModoVincere on February 18, 2013, 08:37:40 PM
If I gave a snit about what other think, I probably wouldn't even be riding a bike.....
think about bike shorts in GA.....
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 18, 2013, 08:53:07 PM
How many of us guys here like to have a nice glass of wine? Can't tell you how much I get ridiculed because of that. Do I care? Nope.

I love a nice glass of wine.....silly people.
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Post by: umd on February 18, 2013, 08:54:36 PM
How many of us guys here like to have a nice glass of wine? Can't tell you how much I get ridiculed because of that. Do I care? Nope.

I'm certainly not going to take drinking criticism from someone who had to go to the hospital because of his drinking...
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Post by: RUOkie on February 18, 2013, 09:02:18 PM
Wow.  If I gave a rats ass what anyone thought of me I would not be where I Am today.  I drank a glass of Chardonnay with dinner tonight.  I wear spandex in redneck city.  And I enjoy baking and cooking in general. 
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Post by: jonesy on February 18, 2013, 10:06:14 PM
Wine is not a girly drink.
 
I have stacks of it in my basement.
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Post by: umd on February 18, 2013, 10:22:18 PM
I posted a picture once of "Cake" vodka. I thought it was funny, I tried some and I still haven't finished it off.


My go-to drink these days is Jack & Coke, or rather Jack and unnamed generic soda.
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 19, 2013, 08:17:13 AM
Wine is not a girly drink.
 
I have stacks of it in my basement.

what ya got?
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Post by: sickmtbnutcase on February 19, 2013, 08:24:40 AM
Finally joining the not-so-stupid-phone crowd. Won't get it until early March, but that's ok.
http://www.google.com/nexus/4/ (http://www.google.com/nexus/4/)

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Post by: Seth on February 19, 2013, 08:38:38 AM
Finally joining the not-so-stupid-phone crowd. Won't get it until early March, but that's ok.
http://www.google.com/nexus/4/ (http://www.google.com/nexus/4/)

Congrats! Good choice.
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Post by: RUOkie on February 19, 2013, 09:35:03 AM

what ya got?
Sainstbury unfiltered Chardonay is really good.
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Post by: umd on February 19, 2013, 09:36:51 AM
I just picked up a pair of rieslings at whole paycheck last night.
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 19, 2013, 09:43:42 AM
Sainstbury unfiltered Chardonay is really good.
not a big fan of whites....but a good chardonnay can make some seafood rock!
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Post by: Wylde06 on February 19, 2013, 09:54:52 AM
Never really tried wine.  I am a fan of Bourbon
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Post by: Seth on February 19, 2013, 10:05:30 AM
Never really tried wine.  I am a fan of Bourbon

I drank bourbon at Cyclocross worlds in Louisville. My first thought was, "people drink this on purpose?"
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 19, 2013, 10:11:48 AM
I drank bourbon at Cyclocross worlds in Louisville. My first thought was, "people drink this on purpose?"
not since college....but it does make a good sauce for some chicken.
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Post by: Vicelord on February 19, 2013, 10:12:55 AM
It's good if you like it.....
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Post by: umd on February 19, 2013, 10:17:08 AM
It's good if you like it.....

That applies to pretty much everything.
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Post by: jonesy on February 19, 2013, 10:52:50 AM

what ya got?

Heavy on Finger Lakes region wines these days, since I live next door. There are some nice Vignoles being produced here lately. And riesling, of course. There are some nice Cab Francs and I found a pretty good Gamay.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 19, 2013, 11:11:49 AM

Heavy on Finger Lakes region wines these days, since I live next door. There are some nice Vignoles being produced here lately. And riesling, of course. There are some nice Cab Francs and I found a pretty good Gamay.

Have you had the Salmon Run Riesling out of the finger lakes region? We thought it was delish.  :)
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 19, 2013, 12:53:37 PM

Heavy on Finger Lakes region wines these days, since I live next door. There are some nice Vignoles being produced here lately. And riesling, of course. There are some nice Cab Francs and I found a pretty good Gamay.

gamay?
I didn't know that was being grown up that way.  I associate that with the hideous Beaujolais Nouveas....
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Post by: RUOkie on February 19, 2013, 01:44:46 PM

gamay?
I didn't know that was being grown up that way.  I associate that with the hideous Beaujolais Nouveas....
The soil and weather of the Finger lakes region is very similar to that of Beaujolais.  Hence the rise in Vignoles, Gamay, and Muscat. 
 
Try drinking some regular Beaujolais (NOT Nouveaus)  and some of the Rose wines from that region.  Especially in the hot summer months.  They are really good (especially chilled) and refreshing.
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Post by: jonesy on February 19, 2013, 01:50:36 PM
I don't think there are extensive Gamay crops in the Finger Lakes. A winery on the western shore of Cayuga Lake (http://www.sheldrakepoint.com/ (http://www.sheldrakepoint.com/)) grows some. They add a little Syrah. I think it makes a nice everyday light red.
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 19, 2013, 01:59:49 PM
The soil and weather of the Finger lakes region is very similar to that of Beaujolais.  Hence the rise in Vignoles, Gamay, and Muscat. 
 
Try drinking some regular Beaujolais (NOT Nouveaus)  and some of the Rose wines from that region.  Especially in the hot summer months.  They are really good (especially chilled) and refreshing.

yes, a regular Beaujolais can be a decent wine....I think I'll stick with my beloved Chatteneauf du Pape and some of the northern Italian wines as well.
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Post by: wens on February 19, 2013, 09:43:14 PM
I drank bourbon at Cyclocross worlds in Louisville. My first thought was, "people drink this on purpose?"


I haven't had much bourbon. Maker's is alright, I'd prefer an Irish whiskey though.


First beer I ever tried was a heineken. Had pretty much the same reaction. Haven't had one since that <0.5 beer (I know, wounded soldiers are bad, but i was in hs and there was liquor to drink. The whiskey was much better).
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Post by: Wylde06 on February 20, 2013, 08:22:47 AM
Seth, must have been cheap bourbon  ;)
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Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 11:24:36 AM
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Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 11:35:27 AM
what a misnomer.


calorie is a unit of measure. it's the body's response to different calorie sources that is the current hotness.


it's like when people attribute evolved traits and processes to a species "want to do XYZ"


Just not how it works and is a pet peeve of mine as it promotes a base misunderstanding of things.
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Post by: WCroadie on February 20, 2013, 12:28:33 PM
So what are you saying?

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Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 12:32:47 PM
So what are you saying?


that it's a misnomer. like saying good inch vs bad inch
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Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 12:36:35 PM

that it's a misnomer. like saying good inch vs bad inch


Have you read the book or are you just trying to sound superior to...someone
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Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 12:37:56 PM
what a misnomer.

calorie is a unit of measure. it's the body's response to different calorie sources that is the current hotness.



I just thought more about what you said. For ****'s sake, what the hell are you trying to accomplish here.

You're right, the title of the book should be "Good calories sources vs bad calorie sources".




It's called marketing, get over it.
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Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 12:44:37 PM
what a misnomer.


calorie is a unit of measure. it's the body's response to different calorie sources that is the current hotness.


it's like when people attribute evolved traits and processes to a species "want to do XYZ"


Just not how it works and is a pet peeve of mine as it promotes a base misunderstanding of things.

while technically true.....it's probably an attempt to simplify concepts so the average joe can apply them.
Now, as to whether or not that approach is good or bad is nother topic....
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Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 01:00:52 PM

I just thought more about what you said. For ****'s sake, what the hell are you trying to accomplish here.

You're right, the title of the book should be "Good calories sources vs bad calorie sources".




It's called marketing, get over it.


It's a misnomer, and incidences like this are a pet peeve. That's the entirety of my message. You can unwork yourself up now.
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Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 01:03:16 PM

while technically true.....it's probably an attempt to simplify concepts so the average joe can apply them.
Now, as to whether or not that approach is good or bad is nother topic....


I agree. I also think it promotes a lack of actual understanding about what is happening that might be useful to people, particularly the audience who is shopping for that book.


But whatever. Hopefully it's explained more accurately within the covers.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 01:15:45 PM

It's a misnomer, and incidences like this are a pet peeve. That's the entirety of my message. You can unwork yourself up now.


The whole book is about what you're point is...you're just being argumentative.  Everyone's a freaking expert.



while technically true.....it's probably an attempt to simplify concepts so the average joe can apply them.
Now, as to whether or not that approach is good or bad is nother topic....


The book isn't simple at all, actually. 


Quote
The book explains that:


1. The 'calories in, calories out' mantra is a myth


2. 'A calorie is a calorie is a calorie' is a myth


3. The 'just eat less and do more exercise to lose weight' message seems to be logical but is actually wrong and unhelpful


4. Overweight and obese people often eat no more calories, or even less, than their thinner counterparts


5. Low calorie diets also reduce the amount of nutrients in the diet


6. It is a myth that the brain and CNS needs 120 - 130 grams of carbohydrate as fuel in order to function properly, as the body can use fat and protein equally as well, and these fuels are likely the mixture our brains have evolved to prefer.


7. Restricting calories with a low fat/high carb diet just makes you hungrier and more lethargic and slows your metabolic rate. Weight loss is only maintained if the patients stays on a semi-starvation diet forever, which is impossible for most people and also undesirable. Being far more active just makes you far more hungry.


8. It is a myth that reducing calories slightly or increasing activity slightly will lead to weight loss.


9. It is a myth that we evolved through periods of feast and famine to be very good at holding onto fat. Fat gain is due to excessive insulin levels caused by high dietary refined carbohydrate intake. It is a sign of something in the body going wrong, not a healthy adaptation.


10. Fructose is not much better than glucose and the two together may cause more harm than either individually.


11. The idea of a weight 'set point' is a myth


12. Insulin is the overall fuel control for mammals. High insulin levels cause the body to store fat and stop the body from using fat as fuel. This means that high carbohydrate foods make you put on more fat, and also leave you still feeling very hungry and unsatisfied.


13. Our bodies have evolved to do best on a diet of plentiful fat and protein (including saturated fat), lots of greens and minimal fruits and starchy vegetables. This diet is the best for health and also for losing weight and stopping weight gain.


14. Dietary fat, including saturated fat, is not a cause of obesity. Refined and easily digestible carbs causing high insulin levels cause obesity.


15. To say that people are overweight due to gluttony and slothfulness is just not correct and it is very unfair. Overeating and a sedentary lifestyle are often CAUSED by eating a high carbohydrate diet! This association has wrongly been interpreted as a cause of weight gain, rather than an effect.


16. Hunger caused by eating a high carbohydrate diet (or excessive exercising while on a low calorie diet) is a very strong physiological drive and should not be thought of something mild and psychological that can be overcome with willpower. This is something serious occurring in the body, not the brain!


Thus psychological 'treatments' for obesity are inappropriate and cruel. Most people are overweight due to bad medical advice, NOT a lack of willpower, greed, laziness or because they lack 'moral fibre'


17. People have different insulin secretory responses. Even if insulin secretion is slightly off, weight gain can occur.


18. Eating large amounts of a high sugar and high fat food like popcorn is easy because the body will not use most of the carbohydrate and fat for immediate fuel but will store much of it as fat - leaving you able to eat a lot of it and still be hungry a short time later as well.


19. Eating foods with a large bulk or high in fibre wont fill you up, you need the correct proportion of macronutrients and will stay hungry until you get them.


20. Those advocating the low calorie and high carb diets for health and weight loss are not involved in legitimate science. These approaches are not supported by the evidence.
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Post by: RUOkie on February 20, 2013, 01:26:33 PM
Speciale,
 
There are a lot of theories being portrayed as FACTS in the statements you quoted.  Everytime the author states "Is Caused By" he is overstating his case.
 
The scientific community has NOT come to any consensus as to what the root cause of obesity is.  While I agree that many of the assumptions he refutes are assumptions that needed to be refuted, his conclusion that his THEORY is FACT is erroneous.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 01:30:45 PM

The whole book is about what you're point is...you're just being argumentative.  Everyone's a freaking expert.



A rational person could look back and see that I said "I dislike XYZ for reasons ABC" and you're losing your ****. Who's argumentative?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 01:35:38 PM
You guys should read the book before you comment on it, that's all I'm saying.  Otherwise it' just another semantic *****fest on this forum.  You're complaining that the title of the book is misleading but the whole purpose of the book is to debunk the very thing you're *****ing about (IE Not all food is the same). The annoying part is that your'e doing this based on no knowledge of the book outside of some trivial marketing.

Bye.


Speciale,
 
There are a lot of theories being portrayed as FACTS in the statements you quoted.  Everytime the author states "Is Caused By" he is overstating his case.
 
The scientific community has NOT come to any consensus as to what the root cause of obesity is.  While I agree that many of the assumptions he refutes are assumptions that needed to be refuted, his conclusion that his THEORY is FACT is erroneous.


That's not the author, that's a review on the book.  The author writes and supports arguments with peer-reviewed literature. I've not eaten a carb in 5 weeks, I've lost weight.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 01:49:38 PM
You guys should read the book before you comment on it, that's all I'm saying.  Otherwise it' just another semantic *****fest on this forum.  You're complaining that the title of the book is misleading but the whole purpose of the book is to debunk the very thing you're *****ing about (IE Not all food is the same). The annoying part is that your'e doing this based on no knowledge of the book outside of some trivial marketing.

Bye.



I'd like to point out that you're swearing at me over the fact that I think a book is somewhat-poorly titled.


At least no one could accuse you of having a ridiculously short fuse, a hair trigger, or other anger issues.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 02:00:12 PM

I agree. I also think it promotes a lack of actual understanding about what is happening that might be useful to people, particularly the audience who is shopping for that book.


But whatever. Hopefully it's explained more accurately within the covers.

Don't blame the book for that....Our public school system did that.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 02:16:41 PM

I'd like to point out that you're swearing at me over the fact that I think a book is somewhat-poorly titled.


At least no one could accuse you of having a ridiculously short fuse, a hair trigger, or other anger issues.


Quit being a semantic blowhard.


Highly subjective, but the title is actually brilliant and totally onpoint. You wouldn't know this though because you don't have any idea what the book is about.  You just like to waltz around acting high-brow and superior.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 20, 2013, 02:22:49 PM
That's not the author, that's a review on the book.  The author writes and supports arguments with peer-reviewed literature. I've not eaten a carb in 5 weeks, I've lost weight.
my apologies.  The difficulty is that there is also peer reviewed literature that supports the calorie=calorie approach (which I disagree with, btw)  Overall the science is bad.
 
One thing to watch out for if you don't want to yo/yo your weight.  Once you sign off carbs, it needs to be for life.  Once your liver sees carbs again, they will be converted straight to fat, since your liver "thinks" you are starving. 
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 02:24:41 PM
my apologies.  The difficulty is that there is also peer reviewed literature that supports the calorie=calorie approach (which I disagree with, btw)  Overall the science is bad.
 
One thing to watch out for if you don't want to yo/yo your weight.  Once you sign off carbs, it needs to be for life.  Once your liver sees carbs again, they will be converted straight to fat, since your liver "thinks" you are starving.


I don't intend on returning to my pre-low carb diet. I'm noticeably leaner in spite of a lack of exercise, I have more energy overall...I feel more even-keeled.  I still need some carbs on the bike, and i've been having a serving of rice the day or night before a ride. It's something I'll need to tweak, i've yet to ride more than 30 miles so...


Quote

From The Washington Post
In 2002, science journalist Gary Taubes published an article entitled "What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?" He argued that reputable scientists were coming around to the idea, advanced by diet gurus like Dr. Robert Atkins, that carbohydrates, not fat, are the ultimate dietary villain. If so, he wrote, "the ongoing epidemic of obesity in America and elsewhere is not, as we are constantly told, due simply to a collective lack of will power and a failure to exercise. Rather it occurred . . . because the public health authorities told us unwittingly, but with the best of intentions, to eat precisely those foods that would make us fat, and we did."


The article helped revive the low-carb craze. Bread vanished from restaurant tables, and "dieters" began ordering steaks with a side of bacon. Many lost weight and became believers, but many did not, and the conventional wisdom on how to lose weight shifted only slightly.


In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes tries to bury the idea that a low-fat diet promotes weight loss and better health. Obesity is caused, he argues, not by the quantity of calories you eat but by the quality. Carbohydrates, particularly refined ones like white bread and pasta, raise insulin levels, promoting the storage of fat.


Taubes is a relentless researcher, shining a light on flaws in the scientific literature. For example, he charges that when scientists figured out how to measure cholesterol in the blood, they became "fixated on the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries as the cause of heart disease, despite considerable evidence to the contrary."


He also reveals how charismatic personalities can force the acceptance of unproven theories. For instance, nutritionist Jean Mayer persuaded Americans that exercise leads to weight loss when in fact, writes Taubes, exercising may increase hunger and calorie intake. According to a 2000 review of the medical literature, "some studies imply that physical activity might inhibit weight gain . . . some that it might accelerate weight gain; and some that it has no effect whatsoever." Yet the latest government dietary guidelines, released in 2005, recommend 60 to 90 minutes a day of moderately intense exercise and a low-calorie diet to achieve weight loss. Once again, Taubes shows, conventional wisdom wins out.


Good Calories, Bad Calories goes a long way toward breaking the link between obesity, gluttony and sloth by demonstrating that genes, hormones and chemistry play as much of a role in weight gain as behavior does. Taubes's tales of lame science and flawed laboratory tests are at times brilliant and enlightening. But they can also become repetitive and wearying. In the end, the most compelling case Taubes builds is one against stark dietary advice of any kind; nothing simple can capture the complex reasons for the epidemic rise in obesity. H.L. Mencken once said, "There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong." Taubes cites this quote in his book; he, and all of us, would do well to remember it.




Copyright 2008, The Washington Post. All Rights Reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 02:40:36 PM

Don't blame the book for that....Our public school system did that.


You'll get no argument from me. Particularly the language used in discussing evolution is a disservice to everyone. The same poor language gets thrown back from creationist lobbies. There's a difference between simplifying and simplifying to the point of things just being incorrect.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 02:47:19 PM

You'll get no argument from me. Particularly the language used in discussing evolution is a disservice to everyone. The same poor language gets thrown back from creationist lobbies. There's a difference between simplifying and simplifying to the point of things just being incorrect.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colloquialism
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 02:53:43 PM

You'll get no argument from me. Particularly the language used in discussing evolution is a disservice to everyone. The same poor language gets thrown back from creationist lobbies. There's a difference between simplifying and simplifying to the point of things just being incorrect.

as a diabetic, and one who is pretty damned familiar with the effects of insulin, I think Taubes and some others in his genre way over simplify this stuff.   I understand why they do it, but it really pisses off some of us who have a clue when we read the tripe they put out.   It's kind of like an MD watching Dr. Oz.  I'm sure there's some basis for the quackery that he puts on the air each day....but if I was an MD, I'd probably be trying to justify offing him.
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Post by: Wylde06 on February 20, 2013, 02:57:41 PM

as a diabetic, and one who is pretty damned familiar with the effects of insulin, I think Taubes and some others in his genre way over simplify this stuff.   I understand why they do it, but it really pisses off some of us who have a clue when we read the tripe they put out.   It's kind of like an MD watching Dr. Oz.  I'm sure there's some basis for the quackery that he puts on the air each day....but if I was an MD, I'd probably be trying to justify offing him.

You are diabetic?  1 or 2?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 03:01:25 PM

You are diabetic?  1 or 2?

never had a GAD65 test.
Current guestimate is MODY since I've been dx'd for quite some time and have no nueropathy and a calcium score of 0. I'm also pretty sensitive to insulin since I've been having lows with 14 units of levimir.  Unfortunately, that's not lastng all day and I've seen some 350's recently (thank god I have an appt in a couple weeks).
 
So....WTF knows.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 03:09:53 PM

as a diabetic, and one who is pretty damned familiar with the effects of insulin, I think Taubes and some others in his genre way over simplify this stuff.   I understand why they do it, but it really pisses off some of us who have a clue when we read the tripe they put out.   It's kind of like an MD watching Dr. Oz.  I'm sure there's some basis for the quackery that he puts on the air each day....but if I was an MD, I'd probably be trying to justify offing him.

Do you have an example?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 03:13:53 PM
Do you have an example?

Its widely known that there is a difference in the metabolism of a carbohydrate versus a protein.
He's writing about it for the hundredth time.
Also, as pointed out, the calorie is a calorie issue that's in the very title of the book.  It's an oversimplification of the issues.
 
I can't speak for this book in particular, but often times those in the low carb or paleo group paint the effects of insulin as all negative.   Well, good luck surviving with out the stuff.....a lot of T1's tried before insulin was discovered.  Insulin helps to shuttle amino acids into cells too, not just glucose.  Without those amino acids, transcription would come to a halt....not transcription, and well, no cell.
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 03:28:30 PM
since the modify button has bombed on me 3 times....
 
let's take a look at this quote from your ealier post:
"12. Insulin is the overall fuel control for mammals. High insulin levels cause the body to store fat and stop the body from using fat as fuel. This means that high carbohydrate foods make you put on more fat, and also leave you still feeling very hungry and unsatisfied."
 
This is a gross oversimplification.  It ignores individual insulin response to stimuli as well as individual insulin sensitivity.   Its an example of a concept being stated in very general terms and actually is probably not applicable to everyone.


Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 03:40:10 PM
since the modify button has bombed on me 3 times....
 
let's take a look at this quote from your ealier post:
"12. Insulin is the overall fuel control for mammals. High insulin levels cause the body to store fat and stop the body from using fat as fuel. This means that high carbohydrate foods make you put on more fat, and also leave you still feeling very hungry and unsatisfied."
 
This is a gross oversimplification.  It ignores individual insulin response to stimuli as well as individual insulin sensitivity.   Its an example of a concept being stated in very general terms and actually is probably not applicable to everyone.


The author didn't write that...as I explained earlier.


It's ironic that you guys are generalizing and over-simplifying  something you haven't even looked at.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 03:42:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FSeSTq-N4U4
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 03:48:26 PM

The author didn't write that...as I explained earlier.


It's ironic that you guys are generalizing and over-simplifying  something you haven't even looked at.
you quoted it.
 
so now you're saying the book doesn't say this?
 

The whole book is about what you're point is...you're just being argumentative.  Everyone's a freaking expert.



The book isn't simple at all, actually.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on February 20, 2013, 03:51:32 PM
Pardon the interruption.
 
I'd just like to say, I registered for this.
 
http://www.tipphillrun.com/index.html (http://www.tipphillrun.com/index.html)
 
As you were.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 03:57:54 PM
you quoted it.
 
so now you're saying the book doesn't say this?


The line you quoted was from a review on amazon...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 04:07:03 PM

The line you quoted was from a review on amazon...

which presumably means its a point made within the book.....
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 04:21:37 PM

which presumably means its a point made within the book.....


It's a summary made by a lay on a book review.  What are you trying to accomplish here? You told me people probably want to off this guy and you can't tell me why.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 20, 2013, 04:39:44 PM

It's a summary made by a lay on a book review.  What are you trying to accomplish here? You told me people probably want to off this guy and you can't tell me why.

I certainly don't want to "off him".  However, a book like this is meant to argue a specific point of view.  When authors do this, they tend to quote peer reviewed articles that support that viewpoint.  And then ignore those that refute it.  That makes this type of book nothing more than propaganda.
 
When reading detailed analyses of the nutrition/weight loss literature, the one thing that we really know is that we don't know.  We have a lot of hypotheses. 
 
I am very supportive of anyone who makes a commitment to lifestyle change, regardless of how they do it.  But a great majority of people are not able to make the necessary changes to adhere to a low carb diet for life.  I know a lot of very educated, very intelligent people who have attempted to follow the Adkins diet.  They last 6months or so, and then try to slowly add some bread/pasta/potato/white rice back in.  And despite watching calories, gain the 10-15# right back.  I was one of those people.  I just like it too damn much!
 
My personal opinion is that each person needs to follow what works for him/her.  There are a lot of choices out there.  For me, a Mediteranian Diet works much better.  I eat small meals with lots of whole grains, I cook for myself 95% of the time, but eat pasta, fish, bread.  I eat very little calorie dense foods with the exception of artisan cheeses (which become a meal in themselves).  And I lose weight when I do this.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 04:59:57 PM
So you haven't read the book, you don't know what it says, and low carb is bs because some people lack self control?

This isn't about fad diets...

Sent from my phone, be gentle

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 05:49:20 PM
****, I didn't read the book or make a claim about it's content at all. I just don't like "good metric vs. bad metric" as if measures could possibly have intrinsic moral values.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on February 20, 2013, 05:49:35 PM
Speciale,
 
There are a lot of theories being portrayed as FACTS in the statements you quoted.  Everytime the author states "Is Caused By" he is overstating his case.
 
The scientific community has NOT come to any consensus as to what the root cause of obesity is.  While I agree that many of the assumptions he refutes are assumptions that needed to be refuted, his conclusion that his THEORY is FACT is erroneous.


So, uh, I'm interested in the post exercise changes in insulin response, cuz i'm pretty sure there are some. Somebody point me to a good resource please.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 20, 2013, 06:42:32 PM
Holy **** man, all his over a ****ing book?????  I think a good mix of carbs, protein and good fats is a nice balanced diet.  When exercising a lot and watching what I eat, I shoot for 60% carbs, 20% Protein 20% Fats, usually try for more protein and less fats.


There is a lot of "information" floating around lately about what to eat and what not to eat.  Paleo diet, organic, all the chemicals and preservatives, etc. fake sugar, processed foods, etc. is making me nuts.  I've been reading about 100  days of real foods, I'd like to try it, but you need to devote tons of time and $$$ into making the food.  Friends of ours do this, and the wife is in the kitchen most of the day making stuff and they have an unlimited budget.


Maybe we need a diet thread.
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Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
****, I didn't read the book or make a claim about it's content at all. I just don't like "good metric vs. bad metric" as if measures could possibly have intrinsic moral values.


The irritating thing is that you're deliberately making a big deal about something that doesn't exist. We all know what the author is talking about, and if you can't parse out what he means by "good calorie" or "bad calorie" then you're more dense than I ever realized.  He's obviously not referring to units of energy in the absolute sense, he is writing about the notion that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie as it relates to its source.  That is to say that 100 calories from a block of cheese is different than 100 calories from a handful of crackers in terms of the body's response.  I don't know why i'm bothering explaining this to you though because I know you know this, you're just trying to sound more intelligent than the author of a book, as if he isn't aware what a calorie is in absolute terms.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 07:40:46 PM
Holy **** man, all his over a ****ing book?????  I think a good mix of carbs, protein and good fats is a nice balanced diet.  When exercising a lot and watching what I eat, I shoot for 60% carbs, 20% Protein 20% Fats, usually try for more protein and less fats.


There is a lot of "information" floating around lately about what to eat and what not to eat.  Paleo diet, organic, all the chemicals and preservatives, etc. fake sugar, processed foods, etc. is making me nuts.  I've been reading about 100  days of real foods, I'd like to try it, but you need to devote tons of time and $$$ into making the food.  Friends of ours do this, and the wife is in the kitchen most of the day making stuff and they have an unlimited budget.


Maybe we need a diet thread.


What's being advocated by myself has nothing to do with a fad, expensive diet.  It's merely the reduction of unnecessary calories.  It doesn't have to be expensive, it's not something you'll see on the Today show, and I still have rice in my cabinets. I feel very good lately and I'm getting pretty lean. I attribute it to my new-ish eating habits. 

If that's not for you, that's fine, it doesn't (necessarily) mean that it's a quack science.  You (and most people) can lead a healthy productive happy life eating a reasonable amount of carbohydrates.  It doesn't matter...I just posted a picture of a book, then Captian Semantic had to come in and challenge an author and belittle anyone that doesn't realize that a calorie is merely a unit of measurement and you can't have good or bad units of measurements because a unit of measurement is an absolute thing and the great wall of China took X # of man hours which is a unit of measurement and Captain Semantic has ADHD and has to always prove people wrong, even people that don't interact with him, stupid dip**** misleading author writing about nonsensible bogus science because a calorie is a pre-SI metric unit of energy and it even says so right here on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorie) and by golly a title like that must mean that it's not worth looking at and Captain Semantic is so brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on February 20, 2013, 07:50:59 PM
Someone go ****ing buy something.


Oh wait, I did. Two more $100k whole life insurance policies today. One for me, one for wifey.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 20, 2013, 07:53:33 PM


If that's not for you, that's fine, it doesn't (necessarily) mean that it's a quack science.  You (and most people) can lead a healthy productive happy life eating a reasonable amount of carbohydrates.  It doesn't matter...I just posted a picture of a book, then Captian Semantic had to come in and challenge an author and belittle anyone that doesn't realize that a calorie is merely a unit of measurement and you can't have good or bad units of measurements because a unit of measurement is an absolute thing and the great wall of China took X # of man hours which is a unit of measurement and Captain Semantic has ADHD and has to always prove people wrong, even people that don't interact with him, stupid dip**** misleading author writing about nonsensible bogus science because a calorie is a pre-SI metric unit of energy and it even says so right here on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorie) and by golly a title like that must mean that it's not worth looking at and Captain Semantic is so brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tim, you're pathological.


I said it was a misnomer and pet peeve of mine. I explicitly stated I didn't read the book or make any claims as to the content.

If that is so injurious to your character, your skin is thinner than a 15-year old skinsuit.


P.S. pet peeve = minor annoyance. You may want to take like 15 xanax and google "define: minor".

tl:dr: I am not responsible for your anger problems.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 07:59:50 PM

I certainly don't want to "off him". 

I know....wasn't meant literally.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 08:00:21 PM
tl:dr: I am not responsible for your anger problems.


What the **** are you talking about?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 08:03:38 PM

So, uh, I'm interested in the post exercise changes in insulin response, cuz i'm pretty sure there are some. Somebody point me to a good resource please.

Google Scholar is a good place to look
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=post+exercise+insulin+response&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=QHIlUYXNCcG-2gXi5IC4Aw&ved=0CC4QgQMwAA (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=post+exercise+insulin+response&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=QHIlUYXNCcG-2gXi5IC4Aw&ved=0CC4QgQMwAA)
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Post by: Speciale on February 20, 2013, 08:10:09 PM
And most athletic-minded ketosis advocates suggest increasing carbohydrate intake on days when you are exercising, ironically.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on February 20, 2013, 08:11:11 PM

Google Scholar is a good place to look
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=post+exercise+insulin+response&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=QHIlUYXNCcG-2gXi5IC4Aw&ved=0CC4QgQMwAA (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=post+exercise+insulin+response&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=QHIlUYXNCcG-2gXi5IC4Aw&ved=0CC4QgQMwAA)


Ya, but i have to try to figure out if the study author knows wtf they're talkign about and designed their study well, and frankly I'm not qualified to do that, so it becomes an awful lot of work.
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Post by: umd on February 20, 2013, 08:12:10 PM
Someone go ****ing buy something.

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Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on February 20, 2013, 08:41:03 PM
 
 
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Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 20, 2013, 08:48:36 PM

It's a summary made by a lay on a book review.  What are you trying to accomplish here? You told me people probably want to off this guy and you can't tell me why.

I said people want to off Dr. Oz....not Taubes.  Keep it straight will ya?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 20, 2013, 09:24:17 PM
Someone go ****ing buy something.


Oh wait, I did. Two more $100k whole life insurance policies today. One for me, one for wifey.
excellent investments right now.  The annuity portions of those policies are paying great dividends, and make a great hedge for Stocks and Bonds. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 20, 2013, 09:25:04 PM

I know....wasn't meant literally.
you do have those bows and arrows  ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 20, 2013, 09:26:28 PM

Ya, but i have to try to figure out if the study author knows wtf they're talkign about and designed their study well, and frankly I'm not qualified to do that, so it becomes an awful lot of work.
you absolutely are qualified.  you know enough about study design and statistics to ask that question.  The problem is time to read and digest all that ****.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 21, 2013, 12:04:50 AM
These were obnoxiously expensive but I found them online for about half of retail and called the local shop to see if they would match it and they said yes so I bought. John Varvatos is famous for making 'rock and roll' style stuff and the big selling point was the guitar head on the temple with my initials on it. The store had some $2,000+ sunglasses in it. Didnt even know such a thing existed.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/6AEFF32D-DE4A-42DB-9B42-F53BC221C80C-12690-000003A299BE958E_zps5a228d2f.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 21, 2013, 12:28:40 AM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 21, 2013, 12:48:24 AM
So much for a powertap
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Post by: Vicelord on February 21, 2013, 06:58:38 AM
No so, at all.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 21, 2013, 07:52:16 AM

What's being advocated by myself has nothing to do with a fad, expensive diet.  It's merely the reduction of unnecessary calories.  It doesn't have to be expensive, it's not something you'll see on the Today show, and I still have rice in my cabinets. I feel very good lately and I'm getting pretty lean. I attribute it to my new-ish eating habits. 

If that's not for you, that's fine, it doesn't (necessarily) mean that it's a quack science.  You (and most people) can lead a healthy productive happy life eating a reasonable amount of carbohydrates.  It doesn't matter...I just posted a picture of a book, then Captian Semantic had to come in and challenge an author and belittle anyone that doesn't realize that a calorie is merely a unit of measurement and you can't have good or bad units of measurements because a unit of measurement is an absolute thing and the great wall of China took X # of man hours which is a unit of measurement and Captain Semantic has ADHD and has to always prove people wrong, even people that don't interact with him, stupid dip**** misleading author writing about nonsensible bogus science because a calorie is a pre-SI metric unit of energy and it even says so right here on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorie) and by golly a title like that must mean that it's not worth looking at and Captain Semantic is so brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My comments weren't directed at you, kinda just writing my own struggles to "eat right".  For example, I hear and read all sorts of stuff about how bad chicken is for you because of the antibiotics, steroids, corn feed, preservatives, etc. that is in there, then I question whether I should buy Purdue chicken or pay $$$ for organic, free range chicken to give to my kids.  And are goldfish crackers really bad for them?  Should we be making our own, "real food" crackers?  Both of my kids are well under the normal weight for their age, just because that is the way they are, but I want them to be healthy and give them the best foods, etc.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 21, 2013, 07:55:11 AM
So much for a powertap
:lol:


Oh, and your signature is a classic.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on February 21, 2013, 07:58:53 AM
These were obnoxiously expensive


Why?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 21, 2013, 08:32:33 AM
I did buy this the other day
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vIhh3GAkL._AA160_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on February 21, 2013, 11:13:08 AM
you absolutely are qualified.  you know enough about study design and statistics to ask that question.  The problem is time to read and digest all that ****.

Dammit, stop calling me out guys. Ok, I'm being lazy and don't want to sift through it all. I was hoping there was an easy resource. I know the very big picture deal, and I'm not sure it would change anything I do. I guess laziness wins.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 21, 2013, 11:17:42 AM

What's being advocated by myself has nothing to do with a fad, expensive diet.  It's merely the reduction of unnecessary calories.  It doesn't have to be expensive, it's not something you'll see on the Today show, and I still have rice in my cabinets. I feel very good lately and I'm getting pretty lean. I attribute it to my new-ish eating habits. 

If that's not for you, that's fine, it doesn't (necessarily) mean that it's a quack science.  You (and most people) can lead a healthy productive happy life eating a reasonable amount of carbohydrates.  It doesn't matter...I just posted a picture of a book, then Captian Semantic had to come in and challenge an author and belittle anyone that doesn't realize that a calorie is merely a unit of measurement and you can't have good or bad units of measurements because a unit of measurement is an absolute thing and the great wall of China took X # of man hours which is a unit of measurement and Captain Semantic has ADHD and has to always prove people wrong, even people that don't interact with him, stupid dip**** misleading author writing about nonsensible bogus science because a calorie is a pre-SI metric unit of energy and it even says so right here on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorie) and by golly a title like that must mean that it's not worth looking at and Captain Semantic is so brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Relax...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFEoMO0pc7k
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 21, 2013, 12:57:54 PM

Why?

They make them by hand in Japan, so I'm pretty happy to have them for less than a pair of ray bans.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 21, 2013, 12:58:20 PM
http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/bicycle/themes/race/racetyres/ultrasport/ultra_sport_en.html (http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/bicycle/themes/race/racetyres/ultrasport/ultra_sport_en.html)
 
 
Picked it up on the way home from PT.  Just put it on the bike to use as a trainer tire for the next few months till I get some miles back in the legs.
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Post by: ygduf on February 21, 2013, 01:50:21 PM
not my latest purchase, but I did murder this tire on a sharp rock or razorblade or something on it's very first ride.


(http://i.imgur.com/1bE1a58.jpg?1)


That's a patch of an old tire inside as a boot, and chalk so I can observe and make sure the split isn't growing. I ordered rubber cement, and will cement the boot in place when I get it.
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Post by: jmilliron on February 21, 2013, 08:27:43 PM
That's the same thing my Pro4 did to me at training camp.  Less then 400 miles on it. 


I tossed it though.  Tires are cheap and a tire failure while descending is something I don't want to f*** with. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on February 21, 2013, 08:46:17 PM
Tires are cheap


The $500+ I'm going to spend on cross tires this year doesn't really agree unfortunately :(
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on February 21, 2013, 09:41:43 PM

The $500+ I'm going to spend on cross tires this year doesn't really agree unfortunately :(


#firstworldproblems
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 21, 2013, 10:52:40 PM

Auction was ending during my ride so I put in a bid with a funky amount and it went to just a few cents under it.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Oakley-JUPITER-FACTORY-LITE-BROWN-FRAME-TUNGSTEN-IRIDIUM-/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/z/Op4AAOxy3lFRDsQm/$T2eC16JHJGQE9noMZLvsBRDsQmLndw~~60_57.JPG)
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Post by: Vicelord on February 22, 2013, 12:08:10 AM
I approve.
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Post by: WCroadie on February 22, 2013, 08:26:22 AM
What are those umd?  I have some fuelcells and looking to get something new, those look sweet.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 22, 2013, 08:39:26 AM
Jupiter Factory Lite (http://www.oakley.com/products/7025/26962)


(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Oakley-JUPITER-FACTORY-LITE-BROWN-FRAME-TUNGSTEN-IRIDIUM-/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/z/pOoAAOxyY7FRDsR-/$T2eC16dHJG!E9nm3rIHvBRDsR93BCg~~60_57.JPG)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on February 22, 2013, 09:32:58 AM
I actually like those a lot. I need some.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 22, 2013, 09:34:40 AM
I actually like those a lot. I need some.

This was an incredibly impulsive purchase for me, but as soon as I saw them, I had to have them. lol.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 22, 2013, 09:59:12 AM
can you get them with prescription lenses?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 22, 2013, 10:02:38 AM
can you get them with prescription lenses?

I don't know, I never pay attention to that since I don't need any rx. The lenses are replaceable though, so in theory it may be possible.

Edit:

Quote
With the unbeatable clarity and protection of HDO, the pure Plutonite® lens material filters out all UVA, UVB and UVC, and the frame can be matched with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 22, 2013, 10:12:36 AM
cool...may have to pick up a pair of those, or similar since some jackass stole my sunglasses (and other stuff) from my car.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 22, 2013, 01:04:17 PM
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ACG (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ACG)
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Post by: WCroadie on February 22, 2013, 01:12:01 PM
This was an incredibly impulsive purchase for me, but as soon as I saw them, I had to have them. lol.
Those are sweet, but $230 is a little steep for me, I do get 25% off oakley but that's still a bit over my budget.  I know you got them on auction, well done.
can you get them with prescription lenses?
MV I believe most oakley's are available in rx lenses depends on your prescription though.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 22, 2013, 01:17:53 PM
Hmm backcountry has these for $130, not as cool as umd's tho
(http://www.backcountry.com/images/items/large/OAK/OAK3377/POLBLAGRE.jpg)
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Post by: umd on February 22, 2013, 01:34:15 PM
Those are sweet, but $230 is a little steep for me, I do get 25% off oakley but that's still a bit over my budget.  I know you got them on auction, well done.MV I believe most oakley's are available in rx lenses depends on your prescription though.

$165 on ebay
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 24, 2013, 05:35:58 PM
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/midgetmaestro/IMG_20130224_134408_zps648198c7.jpg?t=1361743531)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/midgetmaestro/IMG_20130224_134305_zpsf92eb0d4.jpg?t=1361743525)

(http://www.campmor.com/wcsstore/Campmor/static/images/watersports/74018.jpg)

(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server1100/25867/products/103/images/448/SkagitYell__58984.1271555361.1280.1280.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 24, 2013, 07:43:03 PM
The oakleys are multiplying, so...


(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Oakley-Display-stand-tier-3-2-1-mirror-vintage-aluminium-silver-rare-sunglasses-/00/s/MTU1NFgxNjAw/z/YoYAAMXQhuVRI9UA/$(KGrHqJ,!rIFD1fVbTeeBRI9T+uRjg~~60_57.JPG)
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 24, 2013, 08:08:16 PM
The oakleys are multiplying, so...


(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Oakley-Display-stand-tier-3-2-1-mirror-vintage-aluminium-silver-rare-sunglasses-/00/s/MTU1NFgxNjAw/z/YoYAAMXQhuVRI9UA/$(KGrHqJ,!rIFD1fVbTeeBRI9T+uRjg~~60_57.JPG)
solution to a problem I didn't know I had.  #firstworldproblem
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 24, 2013, 08:21:45 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on February 25, 2013, 01:46:33 AM
[KAYAKING STUFF]

Don't forget to paddle water inneficiently and all over the place. ( AKA Throwing/Paddling water at your gf when she's not looking, just for the fun of it...  :shh: )
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on February 25, 2013, 10:00:22 AM
http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-suit-jacket/p-045VA45452701P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2 (http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-suit-jacket/p-045VA45452701P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2)
http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-flat-front-suit-pants/p-045VA45453001P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1 (http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-flat-front-suit-pants/p-045VA45453001P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1)
 
and
 
(http://doc.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pDOCK1-14918149v291a.jpg)
 
Interview on Thursday so I had to buy a new suit since I runied my last one by washing the pants  :facepalm:
I think I need to go get a different jacket though..the sleeves are a little too long.  Didn't realize until after I got home and tried it one with the shirt I will be wearng.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 25, 2013, 10:37:37 AM
Stupid ex gf washed my whole suit one time, I wanted to kill her.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 25, 2013, 11:03:21 AM
http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-suit-jacket/p-045VA45452701P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2 (http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-suit-jacket/p-045VA45452701P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2)
http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-flat-front-suit-pants/p-045VA45453001P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1 (http://www.sears.com/arrow-men-s-flat-front-suit-pants/p-045VA45453001P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1)
 
and
 
(http://doc.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pDOCK1-14918149v291a.jpg)
 
Interview on Thursday so I had to buy a new suit since I runied my last one by washing the pants  :facepalm:
I think I need to go get a different jacket though..the sleeves are a little too long.  Didn't realize until after I got home and tried it one with the shirt I will be wearng.

If they are too long, a tailor can fix that no problem....too short? well, SOL.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 25, 2013, 11:08:51 AM
He's right, and may I add never ever wear an un tailored suit.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on February 25, 2013, 11:20:42 AM

If they are too long, a tailor can fix that no problem....too short? well, SOL a surgeon can fix that no problem.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on February 25, 2013, 11:25:31 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 27, 2013, 01:19:45 PM
My PC I built in 2006 or 2007, that was used daily by my wife and kids finally died last night.  Fan on motherboard quit, I knew it was coming and I wanted it to die eventually, so I ordered it's replacement
(http://images.apple.com/mac-mini/images/design_hero.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on February 27, 2013, 01:24:28 PM
Got an i5 Mac Mini on the TV that we use for Pandora, Hulu, Netflix, web, games, etc.  Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad are nice.  Have had it for almost two years now.


Just ordered 8gb of ram for it yesterday.  The two it came with aren't enough at all. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 27, 2013, 01:27:08 PM
(http://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/9765/9765392_sa.jpg;canvasHeight=500;canvasWidth=500)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 27, 2013, 01:40:10 PM
Got an i5 Mac Mini on the TV that we use for Pandora, Hulu, Netflix, web, games, etc.  Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad are nice.  Have had it for almost two years now.



I have the exact same set-up, and have for a couple of years as well. I love it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 27, 2013, 02:39:13 PM
Got an i5 Mac Mini on the TV that we use for Pandora, Hulu, Netflix, web, games, etc.  Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad are nice.  Have had it for almost two years now.


Just ordered 8gb of ram for it yesterday.  The two it came with aren't enough at all.
Werd.  This is the new 2012 version, i5, refurb from apple for $509.  I already have the wireless keyboard and trackpad for when I connect my MBP to the TV.  This will sit in the office but I envision putting it in the living room and connecting to the TV, the kids will get a kick out of that.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ModoVincere on February 27, 2013, 06:32:03 PM
(http://www.bowsports.com/acatalog/phantom-b.jpg)

 
yay! came in today....now to figure out which limbs and what clicker I want.  Will probably stick with aluminum arrows for now.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on February 28, 2013, 02:54:15 AM
Finally got some trail shoes.
 
(http://www.northernrunner.com/images/products/zoom/1317653959-85417200.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on February 28, 2013, 08:31:46 AM
(http://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/images/large/xd831mb_lrg.gif)

(http://www.outdoorplay.com/NRS-Powerhouse-Paddle-Jacket-yellow-st.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 28, 2013, 01:28:59 PM
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/72227040.jpg)


@


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrm7SaUaAxnqgtR6mUkKsjxDBpi5v2l2-ryEcHpyQEd0i68i-w)

x2
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on February 28, 2013, 01:37:20 PM
I need to see live music more often.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 28, 2013, 01:55:23 PM
I need to see live music more often.


Me too, so I am.  Which is why in June I'm going to try and make this happen.


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRDIBuzlgvWfoTSevrz9nOrNOJ2sPxPGET3GjqIGo2lHB9gXeI2EQ)


+


(http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/binary/45e2/1339777494-edsharpe_jpg_500x333_crop_q85.jpg)

@


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR0xFRhYe1cCeqWXdchTr6sbBvJZWc-yBfH1Ykslki84GZO6Yc5pA)

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 28, 2013, 02:06:29 PM
who are the Finnish looking people?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on February 28, 2013, 02:14:40 PM
Of monsters and men. Good nationality guess too.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on February 28, 2013, 02:15:33 PM
Well, close. Iceland
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Post by: RUOkie on February 28, 2013, 02:23:58 PM
who are Speciale's second two bands?  I know it is at RedRocks.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on February 28, 2013, 02:28:15 PM
who are Speciale's second two bands?  I know it is at RedRocks.


The first band is Zach Galifianakis and the American Substitute Teachers.  The second is Jesus Christ and the Portland Street People, with special guest Random Blonde.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 28, 2013, 02:39:11 PM
I got my Oakley stands in yesterday. Now I need one more to fill up the pegs.


(http://distilleryimage9.instagram.com/0f66aa7481d311e2a3ff22000a1fb762_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 28, 2013, 02:42:58 PM

The first band is Zach Galifianakis and the American Substitute Teachers.  The second is Jesus Christ and the Portland Street People, with special guest Random Blonde.

I smiled...


Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharp (jesus?) And the magnetic Zeros. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 28, 2013, 02:43:19 PM
want some radars?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 28, 2013, 02:48:12 PM
Bottom left is Radar
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 28, 2013, 02:48:18 PM
want some radars?


I do.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on February 28, 2013, 02:50:22 PM

By the way, this is awesomely ghey, and I'm jealous.

I got my Oakley stands in yesterday. Now I need one more to fill up the pegs.


(http://distilleryimage9.instagram.com/0f66aa7481d311e2a3ff22000a1fb762_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on February 28, 2013, 03:03:36 PM
Now I need one more to fill up the pegs.

#firstworldproblems
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on February 28, 2013, 03:48:01 PM
I smiled...


Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharp (jesus?) And the magnetic Zeros.
not at all what I expected any of these bands to look like.
 
Of Monsters and Men however, looked like I expected.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on February 28, 2013, 05:17:05 PM
not at all what I expected any of these bands to look like.
 
Of Monsters and Men however, looked like I expected.

Of M&M is awesome..

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 28, 2013, 07:57:35 PM

I do.
Me too, I wanna nother pair, whaddya got?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on February 28, 2013, 07:58:11 PM
I got my Oakley stands in yesterday. Now I need one more to fill up the pegs.


(http://distilleryimage9.instagram.com/0f66aa7481d311e2a3ff22000a1fb762_7.jpg)
You need a kid, so they can come by and fark up all your organization.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on February 28, 2013, 07:59:32 PM
Or cost him a bunch of money so he cant buy such things
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on February 28, 2013, 08:01:48 PM
You need a kid, so they can come by and fark up all your organization.

Fortunately... this is around 5 feet up, on top of a bookshelf
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 01, 2013, 07:50:47 AM
My 2nd child mastered bookshelf climbing when she was about 1.5, nothing is safe!


VL - Speciale and I inquired about your Radar's, are you interested in selling?  If so, what color and how much?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 01, 2013, 09:18:27 AM
Depends on if I can get the orange frame I want but matte black frame is what I'm thinking about dumping. Frame only.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 01, 2013, 11:01:26 AM
Depends on if I can get the orange frame I want but matte black frame is what I'm thinking about dumping. Frame only.
How much?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 01, 2013, 02:28:09 PM
I don't know what just the frame is worth, or maybe I'd be better to sell with a lens... lemme do some research and get back to you.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 01, 2013, 03:20:57 PM
OK
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on March 01, 2013, 04:37:30 PM
I got my Oakley stands in yesterday. Now I need one more to fill up the pegs.


(http://distilleryimage9.instagram.com/0f66aa7481d311e2a3ff22000a1fb762_7.jpg)
Geeze
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 01, 2013, 04:38:36 PM
Geeze

 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on March 01, 2013, 04:42:22 PM
:lol:
I am jealous though. I need to get a new pair soon.
 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 01, 2013, 04:45:33 PM
WC, looks like buy it now radar frames on ebay are about $75... the only reason I thought about selling them is to buy another color, but for that price I'll just buy another and keep mine, its not worth it for either of us.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 01, 2013, 08:20:36 PM
Dead to me.






 :D
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Post by: RUOkie on March 01, 2013, 11:13:31 PM
(http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/storage/game-of-thrones-poster.jpg)
seasons I and II
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 01, 2013, 11:49:54 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/E44380CC-36D1-4BB0-B099-540F470F1E0F-18339-0000054E2CF67D3D_zps67036784.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 02, 2013, 12:47:00 AM
Oh hey that's the camera I linked on amazon. How much was it at best buy?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 02, 2013, 12:51:17 AM
64.99
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 02, 2013, 12:54:54 AM
Good deal. That's the little brother of the camera I have, I think you will like it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 02, 2013, 12:56:59 AM
I think so too. It was rated very well and this card is cool, I just hope I don't eff it up.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 02, 2013, 08:17:38 AM
That's a sweet deal, I have an older powershot something or other, been flawless for years.  The one you bought is better spec'd than my digital rebel I paid $700 for the body only in 2006  :banghead:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: JoelS on March 02, 2013, 09:55:50 PM
I ordered a Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT today.  Should come in handy on our upcoming trip to Utah.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 05, 2013, 11:24:28 PM
I seem to have an ebay problem


(http://www.o-review.com/images/Frogskins/Jupiter_CrystalRed_Red.jpg)


(http://www.o-review.com/images/Frogskins/Jupiter_White_24K.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on March 06, 2013, 06:22:19 AM
Stop doing that, you are making it harder for me to resist the same disease.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 06, 2013, 08:06:21 AM
$692.00 worth of oil  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on March 07, 2013, 01:17:24 PM
This is really 2 seasons over-due
(http://www.oakley.com/images/catalog/generated/380x340/7c/4626928a7c37d.jpg)
(http://www.oakley.com/images/catalog/generated/380x340/e6/4713d0356f5a5.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 07, 2013, 08:10:08 PM
This
(http://cdn.sulitstatic.com/images/2012/1231/083314731_0832352143d97d7e09aeb6e403ae7ce07bfcddc3cc3c0da62.jpg)
And this
(http://www.bestusedtires.com/images/additionalimages/35142_5.JPG)


To replace the ones I ruined by hitting a giant creator in the road  $376 out the window :banghead:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on March 07, 2013, 09:51:49 PM
Totally unamerican of you! Where's the lawsuit and media storm! You're doing it wrong :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on March 07, 2013, 09:54:42 PM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8537465775_7e7db2c178_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milliron/8537465775/)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8538508480_7d265deb37_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milliron/8538508480/)


Sold a bicycle and had a little cash floating around so I picked up a 13" Retina MacBook Pro.  Pretty sweet.  Haven't had a laptop in ages and I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling this Spring.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on March 07, 2013, 11:40:44 PM
I like how everything in your last picture is perfectly angled to make this picture look better  ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on March 08, 2013, 12:09:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swp5ZMz_SJ8
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on March 08, 2013, 07:42:42 AM
Nice computer. More importantly, how was the beer?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 08, 2013, 08:21:30 AM
Nice jmilliron!  My mac mini came in yesterday and I picked it up at the apple store, I was checking out the new MBP retina's, very sweet.


After the Flyers blew the game, I went downstairs to setup the mini, 32 seconds later I was done  :P
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 08, 2013, 10:35:14 AM
I have a new 13" MacBook Pro but I did not get the retina display since I want to be able to expand It in the future. I love it. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on March 10, 2013, 09:22:40 PM
(http://www.zonfitness.com/sites/all/themes/theme440517/images/products/FoamRoller18.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jmilliron on March 11, 2013, 01:25:43 PM
Super happy with the new laptop.  Fast, very well put together and the screen is something to behold.  Battery life seems great.


I have a new 13" MacBook Pro but I did not get the retina display since I want to be able to expand It in the future. I love it.

Yeah, I really needed the additional resolution for my work.  Have a lot of screens open at once.   

8gb of permanent RAM is more then enough.  Even with a couple dev servers, web browser and few misc apps, I've got over 5gb free.  128gb (about 100gb free when new) SSD should be enough since this isn't my main computer.  Don't need to store a ton of media on here.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on March 11, 2013, 07:22:28 PM
I got tired of having my phone strapped to my arm when I run, so I got a Garmin for my wrist.
 
(http://img.runningwarehouse.com/new_product/GMFR10-BD-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on March 12, 2013, 06:02:29 AM
I got tired of having my phone strapped to my arm when I run, so I got a Garmin for my wrist.

Nice. I know the feeling though, I'm using my 500 attached to a watchband. I'd like a 110 or something just for running and eventually it may happen, but right now runs are short enough that the 500 isn't so bad. I kinda miss seeing a pace, on the fly mph/pace conversions mess with me.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 12, 2013, 08:00:15 AM
I have a hardly used forerunner 410 I will sell you for $150 if you want it?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on March 12, 2013, 10:16:24 AM
that's so tempting.....
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 12, 2013, 12:05:42 PM
Do it, DO IT.  You need this!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Ti Guy on March 16, 2013, 03:17:46 PM
As an owner of a 410 I can suggest it, especially at that price.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 17, 2013, 07:20:14 PM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server4600/57a31/products/11312/images/84646/PatronXOCafe__99855.1353106604.1280.1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 17, 2013, 10:00:20 PM
drool
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on March 18, 2013, 11:13:53 AM
Go big or go home
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSy9ewAel8JNiI6ouiqCsB0zZrFtSEywrzF6yJ0brePtpLeaz8S)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 18, 2013, 01:12:24 PM
Go big or go home
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSy9ewAel8JNiI6ouiqCsB0zZrFtSEywrzF6yJ0brePtpLeaz8S)
how tall are you?  75 is too big for my short legs.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on March 18, 2013, 02:45:33 PM
how tall are you?  75 is too big for my short legs.


5'10"

Depends on the workout, i'll probably end up buying a 55 as well
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on March 18, 2013, 06:54:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W-fIn2QZgg
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: truckstop on March 18, 2013, 08:08:41 PM
 :o

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on March 19, 2013, 09:41:55 AM
Go big or go home
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSy9ewAel8JNiI6ouiqCsB0zZrFtSEywrzF6yJ0brePtpLeaz8S)

I've seen these but never messed with them much. I assume this is for core work?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on March 19, 2013, 10:47:08 AM
I've seen these but never messed with them much. I assume this is for core work?


Primarily.


You'd be shocked how much this burns...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBJUi78pnlQ
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on March 19, 2013, 10:59:05 AM
Those stability balls are the devil. 
 
I need to start using mine more.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on March 19, 2013, 11:03:46 AM
Ahh that does look painful.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 19, 2013, 12:02:46 PM
I used to do workouts like this, it wasn't easy, and sometimes dramatic falls took place.  In a gym full of people it could be embarrassing...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhMtiNw_o7A
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on March 19, 2013, 12:15:01 PM
I also own one of these, which is awesome


(http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/8/981625619.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 19, 2013, 01:07:46 PM
Indeed they are awesome, but anywhere I've seen them they are $$$ too.  I no longer belong to the Y so I no longer have access to them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 19, 2013, 01:10:34 PM
I also own one of these, which is awesome


(http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/8/981625619.jpg)
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on March 28, 2013, 03:11:31 PM
Bought these. I've never owned some Ray-Bans, are they douchey?

(http://media.ray-ban.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/840x490/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/R/B/RB8034K-02.png)

http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/rb8034k/064k-n4

($105 shipped)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 28, 2013, 03:18:27 PM
they're aviator sunglasses, brand has nothing to do with them being/not being douchey.

I like them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on March 28, 2013, 03:27:56 PM
Bought these. I've never owned some Ray-Bans, are they douchey?

Not at all, Maverick.






;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on March 28, 2013, 03:51:22 PM
Bought these for the wife while I was at it. I think she will like them.. if she doesn't, I'll probably wear them. Or not.


(http://s7d3.scene7.com/is/image/LuxotticaRetail/648478713314_shad_qt?$600pdp-zoom$)

http://www.sunglasshut.com/us/648478713314
($70)
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Post by: Vicelord on March 28, 2013, 04:20:58 PM
ook, now SPY... that's douchey.

I take back what I said about brand, instant association with motocross monster energy drinking bros.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on March 28, 2013, 04:22:10 PM
ook, now SPY... that's douchey.

I take back what I said about brand, instant association with motocross monster energy drinking bros.
Hahaha fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!~

She will like them and they won't be douchey on her. NBD.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 28, 2013, 04:31:47 PM
 :facepalm:
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Post by: rando on March 28, 2013, 05:12:58 PM
There are days I'm almost willing to overlook the baseless anger that informs some of your opinions, VL.  Your sartorial tastes amuse as always though.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 28, 2013, 05:24:55 PM
no anger.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on March 28, 2013, 05:44:32 PM
Headlight upgrade for the Jeep.
 
(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo303/jonesy_024/860C364E-C905-43D6-98BC-CC1168695C6E-1450-0000025926DBD954.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on March 28, 2013, 05:52:47 PM
hella vision plus.




is that a norcal brand?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on March 28, 2013, 05:54:00 PM
lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 28, 2013, 06:59:57 PM
Hahaha fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!~

She will like them and they won't be douchey on her. NBD.


You guys will look cute with matchy sunglasses  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on March 28, 2013, 10:59:00 PM
hella vision plus.




is that a norcal brand?

Haha. They're hella bright.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on March 28, 2013, 11:28:19 PM
ook, now SPY... that's douchey.

I take back what I said about brand, instant association with motocross monster energy drinking bros.


I know in the past they've thrown a fair bit of money at cycling sponsorships (not sure about currently). Biting the hand that feeds you and all that...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on March 28, 2013, 11:58:57 PM
About 3/4 of the teams in CA are sponsored by SPY, they run a cycling team and I'm doing a ride in a week out of their HQ in San Diego. I'd say, they are pretty into cycling.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: RUOkie on March 29, 2013, 12:12:20 AM

You guys will look cute with matchy sunglasses  :P
+1 


Don't worry Seth, the sunglasses aren't what makes you look douchy
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 29, 2013, 08:24:39 AM
Oh snap!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on March 30, 2013, 11:06:45 PM
Ordered some archery parts
some for my dad, his (My previous bow) needed a sight since I scavenged mine out of it. (black)
(http://images.lancasterarchery.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/285x285/50d154421a7087e5bfa86a3384905df6/4/7/4770144.jpg)

also got him a armguard cause if you ever did archery, you know this ain't a bad thing at all.
(http://www.abbeyarchery.com.au/mm5/graphics/530068-CR2-ARM-GUARD_med.jpg)(black)

For myself, I got a hundred of those bohning x vanes 1.5in. will be a lot less maintenance than the spin wings I had on my A/C/navigator.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzlYMjIy/$(KGrHqNHJBME63Uw2cc-BO5YQ)Mo1g~~60_35.JPG)
And this stabilizer since it was like $100 for the whole setup and even if it's not awesome. I'll just give it or sell it cheap to my dad. Otherwise if it's good, he may end up with a beiter long rod instead of no stabilizer at all, I guess it's winner-winner.
http://images.lancasterarchery.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/6ed32bc7ac53e2741987981f55f12f27/4/7/4770150.jpg (http://images.lancasterarchery.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/6ed32bc7ac53e2741987981f55f12f27/4/7/4770150.jpg)

and really, I always wanted a vbar and all the crap after trying it back then but couldn't afford the full beiter kit. It sucked being a self-funded kid. LoL but today! Things are different!

Well, not much but I can afford crap.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on March 31, 2013, 08:07:34 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on April 01, 2013, 06:34:54 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRP7XKZhSisBZPMgobUcKAnClkRVv5mlQLcktW75DjtF6qcdNTAYw)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on April 01, 2013, 06:36:00 PM
Eye-fi club!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on April 01, 2013, 06:43:06 PM
http://www.woot.com/ (http://www.woot.com/)


$20 while they last
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on April 01, 2013, 06:44:03 PM
everyone should have one, they make stravagram so much better.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 01, 2013, 07:04:22 PM
I want a kick-back
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on April 05, 2013, 09:59:32 AM
These items are exciting...hope the images work. My external enclosure for my backup drive failed. Needed a new one, plus I needed some other cables.

(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/12-119-265-TS?$S300W$)

(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/12-119-269-TS?$S300W$)

(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/17-173-043-TS?$S300W$)
Title: Re: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on April 05, 2013, 10:38:14 AM
everyone should have one, they make stravagram so much better.

What is it

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 05, 2013, 10:47:01 AM
It's a wifi enabled SD card. Can stream pics directly from camera to phone.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on April 05, 2013, 01:11:15 PM
It's a wifi enabled SD card. Can stream pics directly from camera to phone.


That's pretty sweet.  Unfortunately my phone is my camera.




Newest addition
(http://i.imgur.com/1JXVoZFl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on April 05, 2013, 05:19:43 PM
Be jealous. Okay, maybe not.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31-03YpumPL.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 18, 2013, 08:27:49 AM

That's pretty sweet.  Unfortunately my phone is my camera.




Newest addition
(http://i.imgur.com/1JXVoZFl.jpg)
You will love if, at least I love mine.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on April 18, 2013, 11:25:59 AM
You will love if, at least I love mine.




I do indeed.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on April 18, 2013, 12:14:15 PM

Time to re-build the home server with more efficient parts.

AMD A4 3300


(http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/19-106-013-03.jpg)


MSI A55M-P33


(http://us.msi.com/pic/product/five_pictures2_100133_20120202142141_m.jpg)


And some cheap RAM.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on April 18, 2013, 02:29:05 PM
http://www.hear-doggy.com/ (http://www.hear-doggy.com/)

(http://www.baxterboo.com/images/products/large/hear-doggy-flat-dog-toy-beaver-1.jpg)

Squeaker toys humans aren't supposed to hear. Gonna try one out and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on April 18, 2013, 02:49:00 PM
how will you know when your dog broke it?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on April 18, 2013, 02:58:43 PM
how will you know when your dog broke it?

With what she has now if the insides are on the outside it's broke. She has this 1 toy she refuses to destroy and the squeaking is enough to induce a panic attack. I'm hoping these things work.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on April 18, 2013, 03:00:25 PM
let me know if it does, would like to get one for my parents. Their dog is nuts with those things.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on April 18, 2013, 03:27:47 PM
Well in keeping with the spirit of the day:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_KrSWI8F2E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_KrSWI8F2E)
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on April 20, 2013, 04:08:08 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/pehema5e.jpg)

Aviators. Only $45
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on April 21, 2013, 01:57:34 AM
Aviators. Only $45
[/quote]

Oh, I was gonna guess you got a haircut. :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 21, 2013, 10:25:20 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/pehema5e.jpg)

Aviators. Only $45
Nice shades Seth, I mean Ygduf
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on April 22, 2013, 11:43:45 AM
Nice shades Seth, I mean Ygduf
:rideover:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on April 22, 2013, 11:46:45 AM
:rideover:


you'd be so lucky to be mistaken for me!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 22, 2013, 06:18:09 PM
it's kind of stupid, but I've always wanted one and now it's mine


(http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/.a/6a00d83451c3cb69e20120a5114447970b-320wi)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on April 22, 2013, 07:24:24 PM
umd, that's great!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 22, 2013, 08:59:49 PM
I never even saw those commercials, had to google that orange guy.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on April 22, 2013, 09:12:37 PM
They are hard to find. I believe they were recalled because kids were suffocating on them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on April 22, 2013, 09:28:56 PM
I never even saw those commercials, had to google that orange guy.


Oh good, I can admit I have no idea what that is now.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on April 22, 2013, 09:41:27 PM
weightwatches hungry monster? via tineye.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 23, 2013, 07:42:41 AM
They are hard to find. I believe they were recalled because kids were suffocating on them.
Whoops...  killing kids is not good for biznizz
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on April 23, 2013, 09:21:41 AM
let me know if it does, would like to get one for my parents. Their dog is nuts with those things.

Well it arrived yesterday and I tested it out. I'm not 100% sure my dog could hear this from a distance but close up she went nuts with it. Unfortunately like most of her 'toys' it only lasted about 4 hours before she had completely shredded it. It was good while it lasted and I kept saying, 'As long as she doesn't destroy it we'll get some more'. Well, lets just say, it wasn't pretty. There's an arm over there, and parts of the tail over here. It was a bloodbath.

Still, if they aren't keen on completely destroying their toys it's probably a good thing to try.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on April 23, 2013, 09:27:08 AM
My dog used to do that to her toys.  We kept all of them in a basket, and one day she was tearing one up and I told her not do it anymore or I was going to take her toys away.  She looked at me, then kept going it at it.  I took it from her, put all her toys in the basket, and put the basket in the closet on the top shelf.  If she could have cried I think she would have.
 
She never tore up another toy after that. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on April 23, 2013, 02:03:18 PM
KK, you should get the dog that orange guy umd just bought
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on April 23, 2013, 02:40:42 PM
So he chokes and dies?  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 04, 2013, 02:18:24 AM
I bought something http://www.somethingstore.com/
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on May 04, 2013, 08:10:39 AM
I am tempted to buy something now
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 04, 2013, 08:15:48 PM
I bought something http://www.somethingstore.com/ (http://www.somethingstore.com/)
:lol:
I tried to buy something today, went to oakley vault, wanted oakley jupiters, the only ones they had were with real carbon fiber and were $230.  They had some really sweet racing jackets, black with red iridium lenses for $130, had I not just bought some from Y, I would have jumped on them.  Back to ebay for some jupiters...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 04, 2013, 10:25:35 PM
:lol:
I tried to buy something today, went to oakley vault, wanted oakley jupiters, the only ones they had were with real carbon fiber and were $230. 

The original jupiters aren't sold anymore as far as I can tell, the current models are the Jupiter Squared which I don't as much, the Jupiter Factory Lites and the new Jupiter Carbon. The JFC and JC have I think the same arms but the JFC has a metal front and the JC is o-matter like the Jupiter and Jupiter Squared. For some reason which nobody understands they are $50 more than the equivalent JFC. I have the brown and the brushed alu "ice" JFC; I didn't think I'd like the ice one but it looks way better in person than the pics and I ended up liking it more than the brown ones.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 05, 2013, 06:13:27 AM
The ones at the store were the JFC, the jupiter squared are nice IMO, I am watching some now, black with fire iridium lenses... I like the looks of the brushed alu ice you have.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 05, 2013, 05:02:16 PM
I meant JFL, not JFC, I don't know where that came from  :facepalm:


Anyway, I hope I wasn't bidding against you

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Oakley-jupiter-factory-lite-polirized-oakley-vault-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/sh8AAOxybLpRf3zC/$T2eC16F,!)EE9s2ufG,VBRf3zCTlFw~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 05, 2013, 07:30:59 PM
Is that another new pair  :wha:   No, the pair I am bidding on ends in 1 hr
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 05, 2013, 07:53:07 PM
There are 4 colors. I only have 3 of them now. :innocent:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: carpediemracing on May 05, 2013, 09:06:51 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zy9ChW-79Z0/UYL97U4gysI/AAAAAAAAE8E/AuT5Z3JdN2A/s800/DSC_0677.JPG)


The saddle. It's some version of the SLR, no cut out, new but bought it from someone who I guess either flipped it or probably got it as part of a sponsor thing and sold it to make money. I bought another one too, a white one with the regular Ti rails, used. And some other saddle to check out. Aspide. Used. With a cut out but I haven't tried it yet.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 05, 2013, 09:08:09 PM
Hey this is for non cycling purchases :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 06, 2013, 01:26:26 PM
thread post fail :D


umd - I lost both auctions for the jupiters, I am not as good a ebayer than you  :banghead: I may resort to Amazon, only a few dollars more...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 06, 2013, 01:45:27 PM
I was watching the black w/fire lenses end last night. Jumped for $87 to $96 right at the end
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 06, 2013, 03:48:09 PM
Hey boys, take it to the correct place (http://www.oakleyforum.com/).   :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 07, 2013, 06:01:34 AM
I was watching the black w/fire lenses end last night. Jumped for $87 to $96 right at the end
Yup that was the same pair, my may bid was $92.  I like the black/jade better so I just bought from amazon:
(http://www.oakley.com/images/catalog/generated/750x350/7f/4e9c579545d1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 07, 2013, 08:42:32 AM
Have either of you tried the jade iridium outside?  That is one of the lenses I was looking at getting down the road after clear or VR28 blue iridium. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 07, 2013, 01:37:35 PM
Nope, never tried jade iridium...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 07, 2013, 01:47:41 PM
I guess they are a cycling purchase, but I don't want to look for that thread, and as a 4th pair of cycling glasses, they might not make the rotation.


(http://i.imgur.com/FNgFSWsl.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 07, 2013, 08:03:16 PM
Hey boys, take it to the correct place (http://www.oakleyforum.com/).   :)

http://www.oakleyforum.com/threads/hello-from-santa-barbara.19493/
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 07, 2013, 08:04:31 PM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 07, 2013, 10:04:34 PM
Not at all surprised you knew about it before I made that crack towards you and WC.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 07, 2013, 10:11:17 PM
Not at all surprised you knew about it before I made that crack towards you and WC.

I had signed up a while ago but I only just posted now that I got the case.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 09, 2013, 09:18:17 PM
A $5 beta fish I got for my daughter on her birthday last weekend quickly escalated to this:
(http://www.aqueonproducts.com/assets/012/26266_400wh.jpg)
For years I had a 55 gallon setup which I got rid of before we had kids.  It's no dog but I guess it's better than nothing.
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Post by: alexvpaq on May 10, 2013, 10:17:04 AM
LoL nice timing wc.



Here's the random hole in my bedroom : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B69svYY9w9BKOG0tQnQxeEQ3UTQ/edit?usp=sharing


Basic setup  with gf taking pictures : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B69svYY9w9BKMFpvcUE2bFBUSlk/edit


Me trying to get **** right : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B69svYY9w9BKWnRkMlJoT0ZjRW8/edit?usp=sharing


**** is somewhat right I guess : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B69svYY9w9BKbU1VSVZZOWRoSVU/edit?usp=sharing


Lighted up on stand : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B69svYY9w9BKa3dDTGlGSmpqeWc/edit?usp=sharing


There's no water yet and the air pump ain't plugged either but this little crayfish will have one hell of a fine tank if you ask me. I'll have to drill holes in the walls to hide cables and stuff. Gonna be sweet.
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Post by: KandK_Dad on May 10, 2013, 08:26:58 PM
Woah there Alex. Raising a little one? Man you're growing up fast. I hope you put a ring on her finger.    :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 10, 2013, 10:30:23 PM
Nice setup alex
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on May 11, 2013, 03:57:29 PM
Cycling is awesome when it's bike related. When we're talking fishtanks, cycling sucks. My fishtank is now all yellowish.

But yah, I want to raise a little crayfish in there. Eventually. Someday. In like 2-3 weeks to a month huh?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 13, 2013, 01:53:19 AM
finally got my own computer

(http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/83-113-232-Z01?$S300W$)

(http://bjs.richfx.com.edgesuite.net/image/media/146168301_400x400.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 13, 2013, 02:51:33 AM
I have a similar monitor. That doesn't look like the computer you were asking about though.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 13, 2013, 03:41:39 AM
The one I was asking about was already sold out. This one was $499 on sale for $349 and it's a world better than that one.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 13, 2013, 08:07:05 AM
I have a similar monitor as well but mine is a 24, love it
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on May 13, 2013, 08:49:57 AM
Bought a Chromebook for $178ish. Am I an idiot? I'm kinda tired of using my bulky work laptop for internetting at home and not interested in using the tablet....
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 13, 2013, 11:28:23 AM
Bought a Chromebook for $178ish. Am I an idiot? I'm kinda tired of using my bulky work laptop for internetting at home and not interested in using the tablet....


Not an idiot.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 13, 2013, 11:33:11 AM
Not by this purchase alone!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 15, 2013, 08:40:26 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Pkw1qd2DL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX240_SY320_CR,0,0,240,320_SH20_OU01_.jpg)


http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Redefine-Your-Conquer-Confidence/dp/1609611004 (http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Redefine-Your-Conquer-Confidence/dp/1609611004)


I'm liking this, so far.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on May 15, 2013, 12:38:46 PM

running gear.  :o

(http://shop.pearlizumi.com/data/uploads/products/290_290/12111103_027.jpg)


(http://shop.pearlizumi.com/data/uploads/products/290_290/12121202_3UU.jpg)


(http://shop.pearlizumi.com/data/uploads/products/290_290/12121201_3MX.jpg)



Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 15, 2013, 12:49:48 PM
Show this to your wife as you model those shorts without a shirt. 


(http://imageshack.us/a/img194/9574/tumblrlf1pe9cszp1qe3wzu.gif)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 15, 2013, 12:52:06 PM
yeah fatty boom boom
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 15, 2013, 09:46:38 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 17, 2013, 11:09:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/25xcuIam.jpg)


citizen eco drive.


wanted a mostly-black watch.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 20, 2013, 10:45:00 PM
It is done.


(http://www.cstatic-images.com/supersized/DMI/88547/7135A/01.jpg)


(http://www.cstatic-images.com/supersized/DMI/88547/7135A/04.jpg)


(http://www.cstatic-images.com/supersized/DMI/88547/7135A/09.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 21, 2013, 02:57:28 AM
Looks nicer than a lot of the other **** boxes you were considering.  Hope you got a good warranty.   :lol:


Congrats on finding your car. 
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Post by: Wylde06 on May 21, 2013, 06:45:00 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 21, 2013, 08:27:54 AM
Looks nicer than a lot of the other **** boxes you were considering.  Hope you got a good warranty.   :lol:


Congrats on finding your car.


Soon I'll start the thread "Why does this stupid ****ing part cost so much god damn money!"
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 21, 2013, 08:49:23 AM
Nice ride Tim, put some black wheels on there and tint the windows, ASAP.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 21, 2013, 03:47:50 PM

Soon I'll start the thread "Why does this stupid ****ing part cost so much god damn money!"


Took it into Audi today.  In 10,000 miles it's due for a timing belt (I knew this, actually).  $1500 in my future in about a year. Yippie!



Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 21, 2013, 04:17:11 PM
can we place bids on the cost of the other random maintenance they suggest at the time of changing that belt now, or will you get mad?


($6k)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 21, 2013, 04:17:19 PM
cool car
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 21, 2013, 04:26:04 PM
can we place bids on the cost of the other random maintenance they suggest at the time of changing that belt now, or will you get mad?


($6k)


Closest guess get's a free package of cookies mailed to them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 21, 2013, 04:29:20 PM

Closest guess get's a free package of cookies mailed to them.


8k. Bookmark it!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 21, 2013, 04:32:41 PM

8k. Bookmark it!


If you win, the cookies are soggy with tears.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 21, 2013, 04:32:59 PM
It's not an Italian exotic.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 21, 2013, 04:35:27 PM

If you win, the cookies are soggy with tears.


I'm just remembering bringing my GFs audi a4 in for service.


The number got bigger each time we talked to the shop.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 21, 2013, 04:45:04 PM

I'm just remembering bringing my GFs audi a4 in for service.


The number got bigger each time we talked to the shop.


Preventative maintenance. IT ain't free, but it does go a long way...


**EDIT**


Also, not all things need to be done by Audi, or by a mechanic for that matter.  Suspension is a huge one that often costs a dickload and isn't really that hard to do on your own.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 21, 2013, 04:57:51 PM
if the car is out of warranty, nothing ever needs to be done by Audi.

and yes, preventative maintenaince... find out which parts are prone to premature failure and spend time replacing and doing maintenace at more frequent intervals and those $8,000 maintenance bills wont exist... those are for people who drive cars into the ground.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 21, 2013, 05:20:01 PM
We need some ground rules.  Is this number based on a single shop visit or the potential string of them in close succession to actually fix the car?


I'm not even going to hazard a guess because I don't want it to be a money pit for Tim.  As much as I joke about it a lower amount than he expects is my hope.




Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 21, 2013, 05:41:38 PM
We need some ground rules.  Is this number based on a single shop visit or the potential string of them in close succession to actually fix the car?




I'm guessing on the value of the work they will suggest doing when he brings the car in for that belt. If not bought to an audi dealer, then it doesn't count. It also doesn't matter what Tim actually pays for, only the recommended fixes!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 21, 2013, 05:55:49 PM
timing is one of the most expensive maintenance items in the book, so to reach $8,000 he'd have to have the equivelent of more than 5 timing belts... this is extremely unlikely in almost any scenario including a vehicle being neglected most of its life.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 21, 2013, 06:27:57 PM
so guess lower and feel bad in 18 months!


It only takes them suggesting a transmission overhaul and I win!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on May 21, 2013, 07:02:21 PM
he'd have to flog the **** out of the 6-speed gear box, but I wont rule that out.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on May 21, 2013, 07:21:58 PM
remember, they only have to suggest it.


I am predicting they suggest about 8k in repairs.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 22, 2013, 12:06:49 AM
While you guys were figuring all this out, I was on a bike ride 45min away. That was 90min of blissful driving.


A guy in an s2000 wanted to race, it's probably good it's just an a4.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on May 22, 2013, 12:46:40 AM
LG starbucks was calling I take it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on May 23, 2013, 01:24:28 AM
Had to finish off the Jupiter Factory Lite collection


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581911_10200625777878298_592060613_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 23, 2013, 07:54:12 AM
 :thumbsup:  WC Approved!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on May 23, 2013, 08:23:42 AM
I bought a Roth IRA  :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on May 23, 2013, 08:33:50 AM
I bought a Roth IRA  :)


Stop judging us
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on May 23, 2013, 11:03:00 AM
new furniture for the little one
(http://i.imgur.com/y1hauzd.jpg)
and
(http://i.imgur.com/kfW3rZFl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on May 30, 2013, 10:41:11 AM
This.
(http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Staples/s0460799_sc7?$splssku$)
 
And this.
(http://www.linksys.com/videos/gallery/755/568/E900-EU-1_850x425,0.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on June 01, 2013, 07:35:37 PM
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx68/aylpic/0030/TopGun3D.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on June 09, 2013, 07:49:36 PM
new wheels/tires and a rear sway bar... mid life refresh so I can drive this for another few years and 100k more miles or so.


(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/971081_10201303516450851_146999811_n.jpg)





Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on June 09, 2013, 08:36:06 PM
I pictured you more a Lexus/infinity guy.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on June 29, 2013, 05:54:02 PM
(http://www.whistleout.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/apple-iphone-5-unboxing-14.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on June 30, 2013, 08:29:34 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on July 03, 2013, 11:41:00 AM
Nice, Wylde... how come you didn't wait a couple months for the new one, though? Emergency replacement?

I'm getting sick of my iphone and the battery only lasting 2-3 hours under use, it used to at least make it past lunch, now sometimes it's done by 10-1030. Batteries+ can put a new one in for $40 but this phone is a few years old and it's bogging down like crazy, gives me weird error messages all the time, and generally just acts like a piece of crap.

Seriously considering getting one of those new Samsung smart phones... Apple no longer has a stranglehold on the smart phone market, yes, they're still the #1 seller I believe, but I think there are a lot of worthy competitors out there now, and some of these phones have a good balance of disposability/durability combined with the fact that they are more easily and cheaply rebuilt if you have a problem.

Anyone who can give a recommendation on alternatives? I know some of you (wcroadie?) have them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on July 03, 2013, 11:56:11 AM
My 4 was starting to piss me off.  That and my mom needed a phone (she had one through work but is switching departments so she loses her phone) so we went to a share everything plan.  Figured if I was going to sign a new contract I may as well get a phone that works when I want it to.  My 4 was really starting to slow down and apps were constantly crashing, taking forever to load, etc..
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on July 03, 2013, 12:07:12 PM
Interesting to hear that part of it. My iphone is also a 4. When did you get yours? You're experiencing some of the same problems I am.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on July 03, 2013, 12:42:56 PM
2.5 years ago.

The home button was also getting unresponsive (I think that is partly dust buildup under it). That was the worst part. So frustrating
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on July 03, 2013, 01:11:09 PM
There's always a new <insert electronic device> just around the corner. If you don't get the current one because you want to wait for the new one, you will never get one.


The 5 is so much nicer than the 4, it isn't even funny. If their pattern continues the next phone will be a 5S and will be a marginal improvement, probably mostly in processor speed, and will come preloaded with the new iOS which you would be able to download for the 5 anyway.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on July 03, 2013, 10:25:43 PM
I still have an iphone 4S, I am gonna get the 5S in sept I think.  Been considering a samsung galaxy S4 but I don't feel like having to switch and using software to sync everything.  The new samsung S4 Active looks interesting, not sure it will be available on Verizon or not.


But I'm just gonna stick with apple.  Get the 5S then when the 6 comes out, give the 5S to my wife and get the 6.  That's the plan anyway...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on July 08, 2013, 08:20:24 PM
Falling asleep on the couch felt lazy. The hammock just feels awesome.

(http://i.imgur.com/fu7VdoH.jpg)

-Sent from my phone

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on July 08, 2013, 10:21:29 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on July 11, 2013, 05:44:24 PM
Two of these things are a recent purchase


(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/photo_zpsa009d7f3.jpg)
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on July 12, 2013, 12:53:11 PM
New iced coffee and aviators, enjoy!  :D   Lemme know what you think of that phone after using it a bit compared to the iphone.
Title: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on July 13, 2013, 06:05:22 PM
New hat day (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/14/ryrutydy.jpg)i
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on July 16, 2013, 01:31:45 PM
new watch day


(http://i.imgur.com/gTAmMHyl.jpg)




I expected the hat to get more attention. I'm bummed.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on July 16, 2013, 02:03:32 PM
This site is going downhill lately, not much action anywhere.


Nice hat, I would not have the courage to walk around in that.  I like it, I just couldn't wear it. 


That giant watch may build up your arms so you may have a better chance in a sprint at the end of an easy crit/circuit race  :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on July 16, 2013, 02:04:50 PM
This site is going downhill lately, not much action anywhere.


Nice hat, I would not have the courage to walk around in that.  I like it, I just couldn't wear it. 


That giant watch may build up your arms so you may have a better chance in a sprint at the end of an easy crit/circuit race  :D


yeah. site wasn't helped much by the week of unavailability either.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 16, 2013, 02:40:38 PM
Nothing I could do about the downtime...trust me, I was yelling at our host the entire time.  :(

And traffic? Spread the word peeps....:hannibal:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on July 17, 2013, 03:51:24 PM
(https://store.qmxonline.com/assets/images/BadRobot/maquettes/badrobot-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on July 22, 2013, 05:25:42 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1074868_10201530334410752_2137420459_o.jpg)
Finally got the lil critter.  He's thorougly enjoying the column of bubbles in the fishtank, he like, run from one end to another, interesting behavior lol.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on July 22, 2013, 05:36:44 PM
The **** is that?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on July 22, 2013, 06:15:46 PM
you need to get one of these


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-52ZsBnuNV54/T7uLw2V0DjI/AAAAAAAAFr0/vEkX1Izj80w/s400/mantis.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on July 22, 2013, 06:31:37 PM
you need to get one of these


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-52ZsBnuNV54/T7uLw2V0DjI/AAAAAAAAFr0/vEkX1Izj80w/s400/mantis.jpg)

I can tell we both read the oatmeal. Man these shrimps are cool.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on July 22, 2013, 07:56:31 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1074868_10201530334410752_2137420459_o.jpg)
Finally got the lil critter.  He's thorougly enjoying the column of bubbles in the fishtank, he like, run from one end to another, interesting behavior lol.


(http://ninecooks.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451fa5069e2016761411a59970b-800wi)


(http://www.old-bay-seasoning.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/old_bay_steamed_shrimp_one.gif)



Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on July 22, 2013, 08:18:54 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: mvnsnd on July 22, 2013, 08:48:47 PM
:lol:


+1 


That was funny!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on July 22, 2013, 08:57:59 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on July 23, 2013, 09:23:52 AM
+2
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on July 23, 2013, 02:11:06 PM
You guys are just a bunch of sick people!!

Even though it's actually the same specie as the Louisiane Crayfish which is usually grown as a food source so I don't actually blame anyone for thinking about it. However, you should definitely look more into the Homarus Americanus instead of my silly white procambarus Clarkii which will be max 15cm long instead of like 45-65cm long for a normal sea lobster.

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on July 25, 2013, 09:30:59 AM
(http://www.spicelines.com/IMG_5176.JPG)


 :D
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Post by: WCroadie on July 25, 2013, 09:41:24 AM
I think that's a dog and cat stew, not shrimp ;)
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Post by: WCroadie on July 25, 2013, 09:47:20 AM
Got 5 of these monday to add to the kids tank
(http://www.glofish.com/files/assorted-fish-635x423.jpg)
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Post by: Wylde06 on July 25, 2013, 09:56:48 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on July 30, 2013, 02:24:32 PM
(http://www.ultrarunner.ch/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Pearl-Izumi-Trail-N1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on July 30, 2013, 04:52:44 PM
I can't wait for the 80s/early 90s color schemes to go away again. :D otherwise nice. I have heard good things.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2013, 10:21:17 AM
My cousin is getting married Saturday
(http://weddingzidea.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/wedding-tuxedo-suit.jpg)
And
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQN5lNzwKCmbZtsfpQDgFRWsgLCjJpQy0RuS9R4_ZDPi1xAoceN)
This wedding is gonna cost me $$$$
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on August 01, 2013, 11:39:51 AM
want to know how much it cost to fly to Hawaii in July?  :(


About a TT bike's worth. That's how much!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2013, 12:57:18 PM
Yeah I was gonna say, not as much as Y spent
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on August 01, 2013, 02:24:46 PM
One of these got delivered today..
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/130730122817-google-chromecast-620xa.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on August 01, 2013, 02:35:53 PM
One of these got delivered today..



wutwut. tell me, can you just share your desktop to the TV with it, or is it only specific apps.


it plugs into an HDMI port right?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on August 01, 2013, 02:37:55 PM
It is at home and I am still at work. I'll investigate further and report back when I get home. It does plug into HDMI, but there is also a USB power source needed too.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on August 01, 2013, 02:51:17 PM
Want
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Post by: KandK_Dad on August 01, 2013, 06:02:31 PM
One of these got delivered today..
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/130730122817-google-chromecast-620xa.jpg)

u suck!

By the time I saw these they were sold out. I want that so bad.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on August 01, 2013, 06:04:16 PM

wutwut. tell me, can you just share your desktop to the TV with it, or is it only specific apps.


it plugs into an HDMI port right?

It plugs into the HDMI port and essentially it works like this.
You send an address to the chromecast that contains the video, it grabs that address and displays the video, your device functions as the remote for it.
Oh, and it's been hacked already and someone is using it as a Nintendo.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on August 01, 2013, 06:06:53 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-URwGEoLjvgk/UcpfcfR_eeI/AAAAAAAAQGc/JH_-R5F989s/s720/2013_%252525206_26_%252525206_57-010.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on August 16, 2013, 10:07:45 AM
(http://www.siegind.com/imageRepository/318e9a8b-a2f9-4f4b-99c0-6c527c1e4ee4.jpg)




+
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0220/0364/products/AR10_JIG_large.jpg?469)



+


(http://www.desertwarriorproducts.com/images/drill-bit-hardware-kit-site2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on August 16, 2013, 11:18:06 AM
Do you plan on running a dedicated circuit to that?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on August 16, 2013, 12:45:17 PM
Do you plan on running a dedicated circuit to that?

no?
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Post by: WCroadie on August 16, 2013, 02:10:18 PM

One of these for my youngest for her bday:
(http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/3538/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/ipod-touch-4gen-white?wid=400&hei=400&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5,0.5,0,0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=1331937363452)



One of these for me:

(http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/3538/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/step1-appletv-hero?wid=446&hei=217&fmt=png-alpha&qlt=95&.v=1345594170455)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: <gmt> on August 16, 2013, 03:50:02 PM
why would he need a dedicated circuit?  that motor looks pretty small.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on August 16, 2013, 07:08:09 PM
Got the parts to make the Android DRO. My tablet may finally get some use!


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9028sjdoVm8/UF1EPXiNSzI/AAAAAAAAALs/RUKeYexG5tg/s400/IMG_0253.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: <gmt> on August 17, 2013, 08:30:38 AM
umd the machinist

I'll be hitting you up for custom parts soon
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on August 17, 2013, 09:26:05 PM
umd the machinist

I'll be hitting you up for custom parts soon


Could use that to drill brake pads and what not for massive weight savings.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on August 17, 2013, 11:54:59 PM

Could use that to drill brake pads and what not for massive weight savings.
:lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on August 18, 2013, 12:45:17 AM
My brake pads drill themselves!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on August 23, 2013, 05:38:24 PM
I got a kite.
(http://www.kitesrus.com/mm5/addictioncoolfull.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on August 24, 2013, 04:47:38 PM
Go fly a kite!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on August 24, 2013, 11:23:25 PM
Some of those fancy laces (http://www.locklaces.com/) for my running shoes.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on August 25, 2013, 07:46:23 PM
Some of those fancy laces (http://www.locklaces.com/) for my running shoes.

I can't remember if you said you've run with them or not.. if not.. you'll love em.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on August 25, 2013, 07:53:30 PM
seems like the plastic end of the laces would be flying around if you were running.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on August 25, 2013, 08:14:03 PM
No, cuz you either cut it to size and tie a knot in it or tuck it in.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on August 25, 2013, 08:22:37 PM
I can't remember if you said you've run with them or not.. if not.. you'll love em.

Never used them before. I like them.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on August 25, 2013, 08:23:18 PM
seems like the plastic end of the laces would be flying around if you were running.

It's not a problem.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on August 25, 2013, 09:40:03 PM
I have similar laces, just from a different brand and they're fine. You just tuck the end in and you're good to go. + normal laces are actually worse.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on August 26, 2013, 04:09:46 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21U%2B7LlvVnL.jpg)


x2
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on August 26, 2013, 04:13:12 PM
Did you order the struts before or after the hatch tried to knock you out?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on August 26, 2013, 04:28:06 PM
Well after
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on September 02, 2013, 02:44:00 AM
Big Brother 15 live feed. $9.99/month. I can't help it, I'm addicted to BB live feed and cyst popping videos on youtube.


Is UMD humping an A?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: sickmtbnutcase on September 24, 2013, 11:10:11 AM
3 round-trip airfares from Milwaukee to Orlando.

Visiting the Magic Rat in January.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on September 26, 2013, 01:30:26 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/IMG_20130926_093955_zps1593feaf.jpg) (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/haulasshyena/media/IMG_20130926_093955_zps1593feaf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on September 26, 2013, 03:43:47 PM
Nice.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: alexvpaq on September 27, 2013, 02:27:48 AM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/IMG_20130926_093955_zps1593feaf.jpg) (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/haulasshyena/media/IMG_20130926_093955_zps1593feaf.jpg.html)

That's a fair bit more car than your mazda 2 !
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Post by: Speciale on September 27, 2013, 11:16:09 AM
Love it.



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Post by: WCroadie on September 27, 2013, 12:05:55 PM
That is a sweet ride, congrats and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on September 27, 2013, 12:28:34 PM
Bonus feature...that car is great in the sn....never mind.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on September 27, 2013, 12:44:14 PM
Bonus feature...that car is great in the sn....never mind.

you left the U out of sun.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on September 27, 2013, 03:32:42 PM
Haha.


There has been a big "purchase" taking place at my house for the past 2 weeks, should be complete today or tomorrow. It cost me a pretty penny but should be worth it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on October 11, 2013, 05:24:57 PM
Time to start making cider.
 
(http://www.sausagemaker.com/images/products/detail/FruitPress30L_01.2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 11, 2013, 05:43:07 PM
every one of my apples had a fly/worm in it this year. I should make cider.

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 11, 2013, 06:30:37 PM
Haha.


There has been a big "purchase" taking place at my house for the past 2 weeks, should be complete today or tomorrow. It cost me a pretty penny but should be worth it.

(http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/26040.jpg) ?
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Post by: Wylde06 on October 11, 2013, 06:43:12 PM
(http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/26040.jpg) ?


My parents bought one a few weeks ago. I wish I could get in it right now
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 11, 2013, 07:44:55 PM
mmm. old people soup.



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Post by: WCroadie on October 11, 2013, 11:13:51 PM
I wanted to post a before and after, but the before are still on my dslr...  This was finished 2 weeks ago, been so busy with work and other crap I've hardly had time to enjoy it, it's been raining a **** ton lately now...  Well worth the money and we got a terriffic deal. No hot tub though.
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1385245_649934985040452_1592892914_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1384302_649934881707129_12257605_n.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UvaO2FRl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on October 11, 2013, 11:17:00 PM
every one of my apples had a fly/worm in it this year. I should make cider.

We have a crazy amount of apples this year.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on October 11, 2013, 11:18:24 PM
Nice patio!
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Post by: Wylde06 on October 12, 2013, 08:44:03 AM
Nice. I like the lighting in the steps, nice touch


A hot tub would go perfect in the corner  :D
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Post by: makel on October 12, 2013, 09:02:23 AM
Time to start making cider.
 
(http://www.sausagemaker.com/images/products/detail/FruitPress30L_01.2.jpg)


That looks like a lot of work. I'll just buy a jug from whole foods.

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Post by: makel on October 12, 2013, 09:03:39 AM
WC, that looks really nice. I love the lights.

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Post by: WCroadie on October 12, 2013, 04:09:10 PM
thanks for the kind words, we are very pleased.


Jonesy, send some cider this way!  There is an orchard somewhat near by, they sell cider for $8/gal :wha:   Highway robbery.
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Post by: jonesy on October 12, 2013, 05:41:07 PM
Wow.
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Post by: Vicelord on October 12, 2013, 06:57:45 PM
(http://mps.drfugazi.eu.org/sites/mps.drfugazi.eu.org/files/field/image/accessport-v3.jpg)
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Post by: KandK_Dad on October 12, 2013, 08:30:04 PM
(http://mps.drfugazi.eu.org/sites/mps.drfugazi.eu.org/files/field/image/accessport-v3.jpg)
And he shall be called, RiceLord.


I wanted to post a before and after, but the before are still on my dslr...  This was finished 2 weeks ago, been so busy with work and other crap I've hardly had time to enjoy it, it's been raining a **** ton lately now...  Well worth the money and we got a terriffic deal. No hot tub though.

Very nice. Glad the wife's in the shower right and doesn't see that. She'll add it to another HoneyDo list.

Today I just finished up installing the stair rails for the front porch to finish off the railing I put up a month ago. You'd think plopping down 2 posts and some rails would be easy. Never. 7 hours, debris in the eye, sore knees, and aching back later, it's done. Sad though, it's only 2 steps.
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Post by: umd on October 12, 2013, 08:40:50 PM
And he shall be called, RiceLord.

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Wylde06 on October 12, 2013, 08:44:16 PM
And he shall be called, RiceLord.


It kinda hurts to laugh right now and my laptop almost got covered in beer  :lol:
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Post by: Vicelord on October 12, 2013, 08:52:43 PM
8=====umd=====D~
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Post by: rando on October 12, 2013, 09:51:28 PM
8=====for umd=====D~ 
 


does that make ricin?


(http://i.imgur.com/yRCzP.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 12, 2013, 10:18:31 PM
8=====umd=====D~

wut

I didn't make the comment you doofus I just thought it was funny.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on October 13, 2013, 07:57:53 PM
It was funny, not sure why he jumps on mostly you


rando, what does that even mean?  Rice dick?  I am not gonna google that  :P


Got one of these today, Best Buy has a special, trade in ANY working smart phone, get $100 credit towards new iPhones, I had an old Droid X that still functions so the 5S cost me $99.  I will sell my 4S for 200-300 and make out like pretty well. I got the white/silver one.
(http://media.bestofmicro.com/gold-iphone-5s,Z-O-397860-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 13, 2013, 08:00:05 PM
Because he laughs so hard at anything at my expense. **** him.

Btw it's now the car is hoped it would be when I drove it off the new car lot with a sad face.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 13, 2013, 08:22:08 PM
Dude you have serious issues. Kk made a funny joke. If you are offended you should be upset at him not me.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 13, 2013, 08:23:55 PM
Not offended. His joke was funny. You thinking it was that funny reinforced my notion that you're a jerk.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 13, 2013, 08:29:35 PM
He makes a funny joke that you think is funny and because I think it's funny, I'm the jerk. mkay.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 13, 2013, 08:35:16 PM
At least you're catching on.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 13, 2013, 08:36:54 PM
Yep, I'm catching on that you really are a ****ing moron.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on October 13, 2013, 08:53:17 PM
 


does that make ricin?


(http://i.imgur.com/yRCzP.jpg)


lol
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 13, 2013, 09:04:57 PM
Omg umd if you're not doing this then someone is hilarious.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 13, 2013, 09:11:32 PM
Doing what?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on October 13, 2013, 09:33:31 PM
Settle down, children.


Not quite a purchase, well I did purchase the materials I guess.  We made the 13 yo trade rooms with the 9 yo twins due to obvious square footage inequalities.  As compensation I built the 13 yo a loft bed suspended from the ceiling on threaded rods.   The ladder is structural.  It is not attached to any wall.


(http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/40276a78247f11e3a95722000a9f09e9_7.jpg)


I posted this image on FB and basically everyone in the world was compelled to weigh in on its safety or lack thereof.  Everything from a structural engineer calling out the hanger bolt embedment, to a girl I knew in high school wanting to make sure I "screwed it into the ceiling studs."

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on October 13, 2013, 09:36:19 PM
drywall screws would hold just fine :P   Nice work KK
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Post by: WCroadie on October 13, 2013, 09:37:41 PM
Not offended. His joke was funny. You thinking it was that funny reinforced my notion that you're a jerk.
:/
I don't get this logic.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on October 13, 2013, 09:41:17 PM
Thats awesome
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Post by: umd on October 13, 2013, 10:11:01 PM
I posted this image on FB and basically everyone in the world was compelled to weigh in on its safety or lack thereof.  Everything from a structural engineer calling out the hanger bolt embedment, to a girl I knew in high school wanting to make sure I "screwed it into the ceiling studs."

I hope you replied, "what's a ceiling stud?"

 :D
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Post by: umd on October 13, 2013, 10:11:55 PM
:/
I don't get this logic.

There's nothing to get. It's bat-**** crazy.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 13, 2013, 10:53:38 PM
What what. There there.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 14, 2013, 02:04:04 AM
There's nothing to get. It's bat-**** crazy.
but bat **** crazy, you're just a dick.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Krampus on October 14, 2013, 10:50:59 AM
but bat **** crazy, you're just a dick.
 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on October 14, 2013, 06:45:35 PM
Settle down, children.


Not quite a purchase, well I did purchase the materials I guess.  We made the 13 yo trade rooms with the 9 yo twins due to obvious square footage inequalities.  As compensation I built the 13 yo a loft bed suspended from the ceiling on threaded rods.   The ladder is structural.  It is not attached to any wall.


(http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/40276a78247f11e3a95722000a9f09e9_7.jpg)


I posted this image on FB and basically everyone in the world was compelled to weigh in on its safety or lack thereof.  Everything from a structural engineer calling out the hanger bolt embedment, to a girl I knew in high school wanting to make sure I "screwed it into the ceiling studs."


That's really cool.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 14, 2013, 06:48:32 PM
 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection)




that and illusory superiority probably account for 75% of internet forums.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 14, 2013, 07:59:08 PM
I hope that bed isn't just screwed into the drywall. Your kid could get hurt if it fell!!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on October 14, 2013, 09:01:10 PM
I'm so glad that I came by today and found this.  Have a repost from the last time umd didn't return your emotional volleys and hurt you so badly VL.


(http://i.imgur.com/G3ibmEP.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 14, 2013, 10:29:05 PM
I still have that saved on my phone
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 14, 2013, 11:21:48 PM
.(http://i.imgur.com/z9j6Vgyl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 14, 2013, 11:54:26 PM
Sick. That was fast.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 15, 2013, 12:06:34 AM
.(http://i.imgur.com/z9j6Vgyl.jpg)

Do they fit?
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Post by: WCroadie on October 15, 2013, 08:37:00 AM
wrong thread  :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on October 15, 2013, 09:20:32 AM
Maybe he got them for wearing around the office.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 15, 2013, 09:33:47 AM
(http://www.ninahale.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Google.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: KandK_Dad on October 15, 2013, 11:37:58 AM
(http://www.ninahale.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Google.jpg)

you bought Google? awesome! can I have a job?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 15, 2013, 11:53:33 AM
Do they fit?


they work on the toes. will be a process to get insoles built up.


they are immediately much less terrible than the Bonts, and much lighter than the Lakes. So far so good.


The finish and make of specialized shoes always impresses me. They are so slick.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on October 15, 2013, 12:07:39 PM
It's the best out there for the money imo. I'd rather have a pair of wires but they are 2x the cost.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 15, 2013, 12:47:38 PM
I think the question is whether they will be wide enough
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on October 15, 2013, 12:50:42 PM
time will tell, but they seem promising. if nothing else I'll work them into my $400 bike-shoe rotation. :picard:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on October 15, 2013, 02:23:59 PM
you bought Google? awesome! can I have a job?


I'm not sure that 1 share of Google gives me that power, but i'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Seth on October 15, 2013, 03:46:16 PM

Probably just bought these..


(http://www.oakley.com/images/catalog/generated/750x350/32/513a75c5daeaf.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on October 15, 2013, 03:49:10 PM
Probably just bought these..
(http://www.oakley.com/images/catalog/generated/750x350/32/513a75c5daeaf.jpg)

Nice. After I went on my massive Oakley binge earlier in the year, those ended up being my favorite out of everything I got.
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Post by: Seth on October 15, 2013, 04:10:22 PM
Nice. After I went on my massive Oakley binge earlier in the year, those ended up being my favorite out of everything I got.

Awesome - good to know! Let me know if you need to purge any of those Jupiter Factory Lite's that you picked up.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on October 25, 2013, 08:03:22 PM
2 tons of wood pellets for the pellet stove, gonna fire it up!  Hopefully it will last me all winter.
(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/46/46b6dac0-eba0-424e-8dea-6aeb565090b5_300.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on October 25, 2013, 08:38:30 PM
I tried to buy xc skis weds, but apparently skate ski manufacturers operate on the same timetable as cross bike manufacturers: They'll probably have the new stuff in shops before the season is halfway over, maybe, if the stars align.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on October 26, 2013, 10:05:39 AM
(http://media.soundonsound.com/sos/jan09/images/FocusriteSaffirePro40_01.jpg)

(http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com/wp-content/uploads/Blackmagic-pocket-1.jpg)

(http://loop7.com/visual/gear/canon_17-40/content/bin/images/large/17_40a.jpg)

Among many other purchases recently....
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Post by: WCroadie on October 26, 2013, 12:38:47 PM
Not sure what the first 2 are, but they all look pretty darn nice
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Post by: rando on October 26, 2013, 12:47:08 PM
Midget pr0n


Brown chicken brown cow


 :rofl:
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Post by: WhyFi on October 26, 2013, 05:07:49 PM

(http://loop7.com/visual/gear/canon_17-40/content/bin/images/large/17_40a.jpg)

Among many other purchases recently....


Great lens, I regret selling mine - very usable as a walk-around, 'specially if your body is decent at high ISOs.
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Post by: umd on October 26, 2013, 07:20:56 PM
Yeah that's my go-to lens.
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Post by: Speciale on November 01, 2013, 10:51:40 AM
Bought this a few days ago, but from the looks of it, there will be a few more things to buy this summer...


(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/814_1429240280637091_974160935_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on November 01, 2013, 11:00:50 AM
That promoter specializes in booking beans I didn't know were still alive, I see 
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Post by: WCroadie on November 01, 2013, 01:30:10 PM
That promoter specializes in booking beans I didn't know were still alive, I see
:/
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Post by: ygduf on November 01, 2013, 01:32:25 PM
magic beans, ya
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on November 01, 2013, 01:48:36 PM
That promoter specializes in booking beans I didn't know were still alive, I see


Yeah, Kendrick Lamar is so over.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 01, 2013, 01:56:33 PM

Yeah, Kendrick Lamar is so over.
obviously you know which ones I was referring to.

Fwiw I have to Google kendrick Lamar.
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Post by: Speciale on November 01, 2013, 03:58:20 PM
Fwiw I have to Google kendrick Lamar.


I know. He's Black and somewhat mainstream in younger pop-culture, so he's pretty uncool.


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_tO5o303BAQ/UCqjgeuKviI/AAAAAAAAIk0/0W7crjAgy2Y/s1600/Cartoon+hipster.jpg)
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Post by: ygduf on November 01, 2013, 05:06:42 PM
If the Steve Miller Band isn't playing, I'm not listening.
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Post by: Krampus on November 01, 2013, 05:37:51 PM
I saw Reverend Horton Heat last night. The crowd was uncomfortably geriatric. I'm going to have to get comfortable as the weird old guy at house shows, because it's somehow less depressing than losing interest in new bands by accident.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 03, 2013, 08:35:01 AM
If the Steve Miller Band isn't playing, I'm not listening.
:lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on November 03, 2013, 09:23:59 AM
Went to Microplay (a canadian Gamestop or something like that if you don't have them where you live) to make sure the games I preordered on PS4 were in english because over here, we often get a France-French traduction and it's terribly cheesy since NO ONE speaks like that here. So I'd rather have a full english version with everything well done and in sync that sounds ''authentic'' and while I was there, the salesman confirmed I was like 10th on the list so I was sure to get a PS4 and then he gave me this since I had already paid for it. ( Need the second controller since I have a girlfriend and she'll whine if she can't play all the fun little games).

(http://www.igameresponsibly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DualShock4rtewrt34try4567.jpg) 

Overall, it feels really really weird compared to an x360 controller but these triggers are Sweet.

Now all I need to dois wait two more weeks to receive the PS4 to use it  :banghead:
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Post by: Vicelord on November 03, 2013, 02:07:45 PM
I'm confused here, you said you need the controller for your girlfriend.

Does this mean she's out of control?


Please clarify.
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Post by: alexvpaq on November 03, 2013, 02:54:36 PM
I'm confused here, you said you need the controller for your girlfriend.

Does this mean she's out of control?


Please clarify.
lol dude. Just... Be nice with me kay?

Got the second controler so she can play the PS4 too as player 2. Or I guess when the battery is dead and I'm too lazy to plug the Controller 1 to reload.
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Post by: WCroadie on November 03, 2013, 08:27:09 PM
I'm confused here, you said you need the controller for your girlfriend.

Does this mean she's out of control?


Please clarify.
or is she a robot?  Did you make her like Weird Science? :P (Do you even know that movie, you are so young)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on November 03, 2013, 08:31:57 PM
I'm confused here, you said you need the controller for your girlfriend.

Does this mean she's out of control?


Please clarify.


Le coq gratte puis la poule ramasse.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on November 04, 2013, 08:03:39 AM
Went to Microplay (a canadian Gamestop or something like that if you don't have them where you live) to make sure the games I preordered on PS4 were in english because over here, we often get a France-French traduction and it's terribly cheesy since NO ONE speaks like that here. So I'd rather have a full english version with everything well done and in sync that sounds ''authentic'' and while I was there, the salesman confirmed I was like 10th on the list so I was sure to get a PS4 and then he gave me this since I had already paid for it. ( Need the second controller since I have a girlfriend and she'll whine if she can't play all the fun little games).

(http://www.igameresponsibly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DualShock4rtewrt34try4567.jpg) 

Overall, it feels really really weird compared to an x360 controller but these triggers are Sweet.

Now all I need to dois wait two more weeks to receive the PS4 to use it  :banghead:


John lost his place on the PS4 list, he's still in mourning. He's currently on 2 xboxone lists and checks them all the time. I seriously don't get it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Krampus on November 04, 2013, 10:38:36 AM

Mikhail "Don't call me a formalist" Bakhtin and I are gonna have some quality time this month.


(http://images.indiebound.com/121/704/9780292704121.jpg)


Aw yiss, mother ****ing narratology.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on November 04, 2013, 11:08:21 PM
or is she a robot?  Did you make her like Weird Science? :P (Do you even know that movie, you are so young)

Actually yes, internet is so full of references to that movie.

and Machelle. I would be mourning too if I didn't manage to get a ps4 but had 2 games and a controller.
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Post by: alexvpaq on November 12, 2013, 11:15:17 AM
They were already paid for since like... after E3 of this year.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1468740_10202374126665031_52105333_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: alexvpaq on November 13, 2013, 08:18:14 PM
Had to pay for that thing though.(http://media.psu.com/media/articles/image/ps4stand.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on November 14, 2013, 08:13:17 AM
I assume that is a stand for your PS4?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on November 14, 2013, 11:38:09 AM
mine is arriving today. it doesn't come with a mother****ing stand?!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on November 14, 2013, 11:54:03 AM
mine is arriving today. it doesn't come with a mother****ing stand?!

The PS3 sits horizontally on it's own but if you want it vertical it needs an extra stand. I imagine this is the same. On one hand it sucks to have to buy another thing if you want it vertical, but on the other hand it sucks to pay for an extra part to stick in a drawer somewhere if you want it horizontal...
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Post by: Vicelord on November 14, 2013, 12:03:12 PM
I think you should expect to pay for a stand to mount it in a way different from its designed to be mounted.
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Post by: ygduf on November 14, 2013, 12:26:11 PM
The PS3 sits horizontally on it's own but if you want it vertical it needs an extra stand. I imagine this is the same. On one hand it sucks to have to buy another thing if you want it vertical, but on the other hand it sucks to pay for an extra part to stick in a drawer somewhere if you want it horizontal...


I am the guy who had xbox360 forever, and it's ok-to-stand-or-lay-flat design is what I expected of all consoles. I mean, why not, right?


Anyway, I'll just use a chunk of board to create a little stand. paint it black and you'll never see it.
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Post by: ygduf on November 14, 2013, 12:26:48 PM
I think you should expect to pay for a stand to mount it in a way different from its designed to be mounted.


my surprise is that the design is limited to one orientation. I am accustomed to other designs which work vertically or horizontally.
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Post by: umd on November 14, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
my surprise is that the design is limited to one orientation. I am accustomed to other designs which work vertically or horizontally.

I can only speak to the PS3, which had an optional vertical stand. It could stand vertically on it's own, but it wasn't as cool.
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Post by: alexvpaq on November 15, 2013, 07:27:49 AM
It stays vertically without a stand btw, it just is more stable and looks optimized.

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1461233_10202403335595236_236798410_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1472987_10202403336395256_1844814217_n.jpg)

^ The fact that it can stand in a vertical position actually was a very crucial feature to me as you can see because I have no room anywhere else for it.
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Post by: ygduf on November 15, 2013, 11:08:40 AM
htf did a canadian get ANYTHING before me


(http://havetheterroristswon.com/eagle-tear.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on November 20, 2013, 10:33:18 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/New-LEGO-Mech-Hard-Suit-Complete-Custom-Kit-with-Instructions-and-Parts-/00/s/MTAyNFgxMDI0/$T2eC16hHJG!E9nm3sBNYBQWSnlP)-g~~60_57.JPG)
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Post by: WCroadie on November 22, 2013, 09:37:40 PM
 :thumbsup:
My 6yo is into legos, I am happy the have a whole bunch of sets for girls, she is asking for more for christmas.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 23, 2013, 08:58:19 PM
Got one a couple weeks ago for my office and I really like it, so today when I went to buy pods they had the machine for 25% off andi got another for home.

Love it!!
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/IMG_20131123_184642_zpsf67acd00.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on November 25, 2013, 05:31:08 PM
My roommate bought a vitamix about a month ago...this was his first use


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky9KUU_XwdQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky9KUU_XwdQ)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on November 25, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
no sound here. what's in it?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on November 25, 2013, 06:07:24 PM
The skulls of children
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on November 25, 2013, 07:34:53 PM
I'm a horrible person for this, but i was waiting for the lid to come off and stuff to spray all over the kitchen.
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Post by: Speciale on November 25, 2013, 09:23:34 PM
I'm a horrible person for this, but i was waiting for the lid to come off and stuff to spray all over the kitchen.


Yeah, except it's a $400 blender. Nice **** doesn't do stupid ****, mang.
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Post by: Vicelord on November 25, 2013, 09:32:17 PM
I'm a horrible person for this, but i was waiting for the lid to come off and stuff to spray all over the kitchen.

I was waiting for that too, though not because I'ma horrible person but to give the video a reason for even being posted.
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Post by: Speciale on November 25, 2013, 10:05:15 PM
I was waiting for that too, though not because I'ma horrible person but to give the video a reason for even being posted.

I'd tell you to drive yourself off a cliff but I don't support illegal activities.
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Post by: Wylde06 on November 25, 2013, 10:33:35 PM
 :lol:


What exactly was he blending though?  Looked kind of...interesting...and not in a good way
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on November 25, 2013, 10:49:10 PM
:lol:


What exactly was he blending though?  Looked kind of...interesting...and not in a good way


He eat's pretty healthy, but I don't think he actually enjoys eating.  I think that was kale...and...maybe some protein...maybe some berries...definitely half a lemon, peel and all.
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Post by: ygduf on November 25, 2013, 10:49:29 PM
I figured it was going to turn on when his finger was in it.


What was the point?!
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Post by: rando on November 26, 2013, 01:44:11 AM
We have had our expectations grow quite  (http://www.willitblend.com/)high in the internet blender video category.


I actually found a can of Aranciata Rossa San Pellegrino today.  I plan to drink it soon.  Midwest anticlimactic dialogue theme continues
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Post by: Vicelord on November 26, 2013, 08:01:58 AM
Make a video of you drinking it. Do not spill.
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Post by: Speciale on November 26, 2013, 08:21:56 AM
You guys should untighten your wads a little.
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Post by: ygduf on November 26, 2013, 11:21:25 AM
two minutes waiting for some horrific injury that never comes just ruins the evening, imo.
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Post by: rando on November 26, 2013, 11:23:07 AM
I think the point was unless you are blowing your wad why the hell are you leading us on. 


Point in case for something unexpected yet worth sharing.


(http://i.imgur.com/CK6461F.gif)




Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on November 26, 2013, 11:48:00 AM
My roommate bought a vitamix about a month ago...this was his first use




First glance....outlet with no cover plate...around liquids....and high(er) powered appliances.  :facepalm:
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Post by: Speciale on November 26, 2013, 12:18:26 PM
First glance....outlet with no cover plate...around liquids....and high(er) powered appliances.  :facepalm:


That particular outlet also doesn't isn't a GFCI and it's on a wall with water.  Totally against code. 



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Post by: WCroadie on November 26, 2013, 03:06:21 PM
Vitamix's are awesome, I don't have one though.  So are the drinks they make, kale, berries, lemon, banana's - yum.  BUT you are not supposed to eat the lemon or orange peels, you can eat the white membrane stuff but not the actual rind.  Peel those first next time.
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Post by: Speciale on November 26, 2013, 04:39:22 PM
Peel those first next time.


That part of the video is roughly 85% of why I thought it was amusing.
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Post by: wens on November 26, 2013, 05:37:13 PM

Yeah, except it's a $400 blender. Nice **** doesn't do stupid ****, mang.


They actually make those real close to where I live. Maybe I should apply for a job there. I don't really think the liquify everything trend is going to last though, so there's that on the downside.
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Post by: Speciale on November 26, 2013, 05:48:35 PM

They actually make those real close to where I live. Maybe I should apply for a job there. I don't really think the liquify everything trend is going to last though, so there's that on the downside.


I dunno, it seems like an easy way to live.


I use it to blend my butter coffee every morning.  :shh:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on November 28, 2013, 09:11:31 PM

That particular outlet also doesn't isn't a GFCI and it's on a wall with water.  Totally against code.

Yup.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on November 28, 2013, 09:26:31 PM
Codes generally only apply to remodels and new construction anyway...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 05, 2013, 01:49:52 PM
I thought that I might do a little Christmas gift shopping, but I ended up with a gift for myself. Oops. Couldn't resist, though - it was about 1/3 of the original price and I'll need a DAC for the garage stereo, anyway (still need to put together a little computer to serve up tunes).

(http://www.stereophile.com/images/1012dragon.promo_.jpg)
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Post by: Speciale on December 07, 2013, 11:16:09 AM
I helped a friend out recently when he was in a pretty deep hole.  He thanked me yesterday for my birthday.  These things are awesome. Expensive as hell, but awesome.


(http://www.sonos.com/shop/i/products/bridge.front.jpg)


(http://www.sonos.com/shop/i/products/play1.front.jpg)
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Post by: WhyFi on December 07, 2013, 03:00:42 PM
Sweet! Sonos stuff makes a nice little distribution system (and you if think they're expensive, you should look at the alternatives) - I sold a boatload of them, even though there's not a ton of margin in 'em. We mostly used the bridge and zone players with a digital output, though - great solution when you have multiple systems in a house that wasn't pre-wired (and you don't want to open up the walls).
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Post by: ygduf on December 07, 2013, 03:38:11 PM
you're the dude I was going to ask, is there a good surround sound system that's wireless?


power isn't a problem, but wiring speakers into the ceiling isn't my idea of fun.
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Post by: Speciale on December 07, 2013, 05:21:33 PM
Sweet! Sonos stuff makes a nice little distribution system (and you if think they're expensive, you should look at the alternatives) - I sold a boatload of them, even though there's not a ton of margin in 'em. We mostly used the bridge and zone players with a digital output, though - great solution when you have multiple systems in a house that wasn't pre-wired (and you don't want to open up the walls).


How do these Play 1's make out for a 5.1 system?   
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Post by: WhyFi on December 07, 2013, 07:03:31 PM
you're the dude I was going to ask, is there a good surround sound system that's wireless?


power isn't a problem, but wiring speakers into the ceiling isn't my idea of fun.


Not that I'm aware of - any wireless stuff that I've seen has been cheap and/or under-performing for the money. Within the last year or so, I saw that a fairly high-end manufacturer had released a wireless speaker system that was getting good buzz within the industry. Think that they were using souped-up bluetooth for the communications. Don't know if it was strictly 2-channel or if it could be used in a multi-channel config. I'll see if I can jog my memory on who was making it, but I can't think of who it is off the top of my head.


Frankly, in most cases, I'd recommend good 2-channel over multi, anyway, unless you really, really want dedicated surround and music a very low priority. Watching a movie with a good 2-ch system can be much more engaging and three dimensional than most people realize - you just don't get the helicopter blades whirring behind your head. The music playback is worlds apart, of course.
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Post by: WhyFi on December 07, 2013, 07:06:28 PM

How do these Play 1's make out for a 5.1 system?


No clue, unfortunately - their soundbar-ish product is more recent than my experience with them and that looks to be the integral part.
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Post by: WhyFi on December 07, 2013, 07:22:00 PM
Memory jogged - Dynaudio (http://www.soundandvision.com/content/review-dynaudio-xeo-5-wireless-speakers).


Yeah, like I said, a fairly high-end company and they don't come cheap.
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Post by: Speciale on December 07, 2013, 07:39:35 PM
Frankly, in most cases, I'd recommend good 2-channel over multi, anyway, unless you really, really want dedicated surround and music a very low priority. Watching a movie with a good 2-ch system can be much more engaging and three dimensional than most people realize - you just don't get the helicopter blades whirring behind your head. The music playback is worlds apart, of course.


Interesting point.  I've never had a super nice surround but I recently moved my bulky 5.1 computer speakers to the basement for the trainer strictly just to minimize the living room a bit..  I have missed the higher quality sound, but not specifically the surround.  I say it's interesting because I never thought I'd read something like that and agree, but I think i'm coming around.
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Post by: WhyFi on December 07, 2013, 08:40:25 PM

Interesting point.  I've never had a super nice surround but I recently moved my bulky 5.1 computer speakers to the basement for the trainer strictly just to minimize the living room a bit..  I have missed the higher quality sound, but not specifically the surround.  I say it's interesting because I never thought I'd read something like that and agree, but I think i'm coming around.


If we're talking about a pure sound quality comparison at the same budget, it's never a contest between 2- and multi-channel - the 2-channel wins hands down, every time. Part of it is really easy to understand - you're not spreading your money across as many pieces (both in terms of speakers and channels of amplification) and you're not paying for stuff that has no benefit to the sound - video switching, on-screen displays, additional circuitry for surround steering, etc. The part that many people fail to consider is how detrimental that additional circuitry is - it actually adds noise to the system. The best sounding A/V receiver that I've worked with was a $5k Arcam; that unit actually pulls off a neat trick - not only only does it take all of the digital circuitry out of the signal path, but it actually cuts power to that circuitry, too, significantly lowering the noise floor. All that said, I could name a half-dozen $1k 2-channel amps that would mop the floor with it in terms of sound quality.


As far as doing a 2-channel home theater, a properly set up pair of speakers should give very solid imaging all the way across front left, center and right, the sound stage should also be able to stretch well behind the physical position of the speakers and somewhat in front of them, too. The only thing that you're really missing is the occasional atmospheric stuff that goes on behind you - it'll be mixed in to the periferal up front, instead. Even then, it's not that big of a sacrifice, to me - use of the rear channels is occasional and often very subtle; the last thing the sound engineers want is to pull your attention and eyes off of the screen.


Surround certainly has it's place - if music is a very low priority, if people will frequently be watching/listening well off-axis, if spousal acceptance factor isn't a factor, etc, etc. Otherwise, 2-channel is less hassle, less clutter, and a better bang-for-the-buck. Oh, it's just more magical, too.
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Post by: Speciale on December 07, 2013, 10:23:22 PM
I mostly end up using the system to play music, interestingly.


So what would you suggest for a 2.1 set up?  Bluetooth included...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 08, 2013, 01:04:26 AM
Depends on the budget - I've sold 2-channel systems under $1k and over $300k.



Some rules of thumb of mine - try to put more money in to the amp than in to the speakers, a great amp with so-so speakers beats a so-so amp with great speakers.


For integrated amps under $1k, I think that NAD offers great performance and value. The C326 BEE ($500-ish) in particular is a stand-out. At $1-2k, Sim Audio's Moon amps are tough to beat - great performance, great build quality and 10 year warranty (standard warranty for good stuff is 5 years). Another consideration in that range is the Cronus from Rogue Audio - probably the lowest-priced vacuum tube amp that I'd bother with buying. $3000 is a battleground price point and there are a lot of worthy contenders. Above this price point, it really opens up and it may make sense to start looking at separate pre and power amps.


Speakers... eesh. So many good ones out there, and it really depends on your preferences - I lean towards detail and timbre. The Totem Mite is a favorite of mine under $1k/pair. Some of my reviewer pals like AudioEngine in the sub-$500 category - haven't listened to them myself, but I know and trust their tastes. At $1500-ish, the Sonics Argentas are stellar - resolving, great soundstage, nice tonal balance. If for some reason I had to sell all of my current speakers and down-size, I'd look for the Argentas (not a huge list of retailers) - I seriously wouldn't hesitate to pair them with $5k worth of amplification. If I wanted more rockin' out speakers, I'd look at something like a tower in the Focal 700/800 series. Above $3.5k, I love a DeVore out of Brooklyn - the speakers in my main system are DeVore. For brands that are more widely available, B&W is fine. Their PM1 strikes me as being their best value.


As far as Bluetooth... very few of these guys will have it built in, and it would honestly be a bit of a red flag to me if they did. I'd just buy a BT receiver dongle and be done with it. If you have a computer nearby, I'd recommend the AudioQuest Dragonfly USB DAC that I bought for myself - I'm exclusively running off of the computer until I get around to building a rack for my turn table to sit on.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 08, 2013, 08:40:14 PM
I'd be willing to spend like, $800 on the whole getup.  I know nothing about quality audio stuff...
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 08, 2013, 11:52:48 PM
For someone that's just jumping in, I'd recommend a bit of an unbalanced (price wise) system - I'd spend the bulk of the money on a good amp and then find a pair of inexpensive, but really high-value speakers. The reason is twofold: 1) as I mentioned before, you just get more bang for your buck by not shortchanging yourself on the amp 2) there's a good chance that you'll be bitten and you'll want to upgrade something in the near future - rather than needing to upgrade both pieces (and essentially start from scratch), this allows a more clear upgrade path.


For me, the NAD C326 (~$550) is what I'd spring for in an amp.


(http://nadelectronics.com/img/img.php?100423141437-C326BEE-front.jpg/1200)


On the speaker front, I'd recommend something that I've never even heard, the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR (~$130/pair). I'm pretty comfortable with the recommendation as the designer of the speaker is very well known and well respected in the industry (he typically does MUCH more expensive designs) and because they've been really well-received by reviewers, some of whom I know pretty well.


(http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/StaticFiles/PUSA/Images/Product%20Images/Home/SP-BS22-NoGrill.jpg)


...and then I'd squeeze in that AudioQuest DragonFly (was $250, but the price may have dropped - I somehow got mine for $75) to go between a computer and the amp.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 09, 2013, 12:03:14 AM
Oh, one important thing that I forgot - MP3s suck. Don't listen to them on the home stereo. Start storing and listening to lossless files. If you need to do MP3s for some reason, I would make sure that they're at least 320 or v0 - anything less is horrible.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 09, 2013, 12:13:44 AM
Oh, one important thing that I forgot - MP3s suck. Don't listen to them on the home stereo. Start storing and listening to lossless files. If you need to do MP3s for some reason, I would make sure that they're at least 320 or v0 - anything less is horrible.

I know this much, actually. But seriously, I don't even know where to source such a thing anymore.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 09, 2013, 12:25:28 AM
I know this much, actually. But seriously, I don't even know where to source such a thing anymore.


You mean other than buying the physical CD and importing it to the PC? There are a few places online that you can buy CD resolution (or higher) music for download, like HDtracks.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on December 09, 2013, 02:50:46 PM
Frankly, as a budding studio owner, the difference between 44.1khz (CD quality) and higher is virtually indistinguishable.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 09, 2013, 03:50:00 PM
For a lot of recordings and for a lot of equipment, yeah, it's an arguable benefit and I wouldn't bother with it... but some stuff (like massed vocals) never quite sounds right at red book to me.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on December 09, 2013, 04:05:20 PM
Odd question perhaps but what kind of sound quality would you get out of a HD recording of a bike race?  Talk about massed vocals along road sides and CX courses.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on December 09, 2013, 04:54:23 PM

The weakness in red book CD quality is more in the bit depth than the sample rate. 16 bits is really not a lot of dynamic range.


I usually explain the concepts this way: 16-bit depth is like putting a ratcheting device on your speakers so they can only be in one of 65,000 positions.  44.1k bit rate is like putting a throttle on the speaker wire so the speaker can only change its position 44100 times per second.

As a recording software developer, I can tell you that some people really, really care about super high bit depth and sample rates.  There are producers and engineers who insist on recording 32bit (fp) @ 192kHz.  That the actual delivery medium for their audio product is typically CDs or mp3s is pretty sad.  I recommend 24 bit 44.1k for most real world recording applications.




Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on December 09, 2013, 04:57:28 PM
there is where I point out that when tested, audiophiles are like oenophiles in that everything is so nuanced and subtle until their senses are put to any quantifiable measure.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 09, 2013, 06:00:00 PM
I would wager that 90% + wouldn't be able to tell the difference between lossless and mp3.  http://lifehacker.com/5903625/mp3-or-lossless-see-if-you-can-hear-the-difference-with-this-test


Cliffnotes:
 Lossless music, as we've talked about before, is music that hasn't been compressed to a smaller format like MP3. Technically, MP3 is lower quality, since it's lost data from its original format. However, while many auidophiles will tell you they can totally tell the difference between the two, the truth is it's very difficult for the human ear to tell them apart. Most people are either trying to impress you or are subject to the placebo effect.


If it sounds good, great!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on December 09, 2013, 06:38:51 PM
If you read it on the internet it must be true.   ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 09, 2013, 10:02:55 PM
Did you listen to the comparison?  I heard for myself. Did you read that lossless files were better or did you just discover it yourself?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on December 10, 2013, 06:24:15 AM
The weakness in red book CD quality is more in the bit depth than the sample rate. 16 bits is really not a lot of dynamic range.


I usually explain the concepts this way: 16-bit depth is like putting a ratcheting device on your speakers so they can only be in one of 65,000 positions.  44.1k bit rate is like putting a throttle on the speaker wire so the speaker can only change its position 44100 times per second.

As a recording software developer, I can tell you that some people really, really care about super high bit depth and sample rates.  There are producers and engineers who insist on recording 32bit (fp) @ 192kHz.  That the actual delivery medium for their audio product is typically CDs or mp3s is pretty sad.  I recommend 24 bit 44.1k for most real world recording applications.

What recording software?  :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on December 10, 2013, 07:47:53 AM
What recording software?  :)


http://reaper.fm/
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 10, 2013, 09:45:38 AM
Just because someone insists something doesn't really mean it matters, just that they think it does. Heck, some of our customers thing that inflation rates out to 16 decimal places are meaningful!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: globecanvas on December 10, 2013, 09:54:34 AM

"Berger then said that he tests his incoming students each year in a similar way. He has them listen to a variety of recordings which use different formats from MP3 to ones of much higher quality. He described the results with some disappointment and frustration, as a music lover might, that each year the preference for music in MP3 format rises. In other words, students prefer the quality of that kind of sound over the sound of music of much higher quality. He said that they seemed to prefer “sizzle sounds” that MP3s bring to music. It is a sound they are familiar with."


http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/03/the-sizzling-sound-of-music.html (http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/03/the-sizzling-sound-of-music.html)


"Sizzle sounds" meaning digitally clipped high frequencies. 


I also recall reading an interview with Iggy Pop where he said he intentionally masters his music digitally clipping.  He was proud of his insistence that meters in the red means raw, hard edged music, despite his engineers telling him he was ruining the recording.




People can prefer just about anything, including the literally imperceptible difference between high precision and higher precision, or the clearly perceptible difference between more dynamic range and less dynamic range, and they can prefer sounds that are "obviously" worse.



This topic goes pretty deep.  One of my favorite examples is http://www.wired.com/listening_post/2008/09/does-metallicas/ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war).
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on December 10, 2013, 11:29:38 AM
Did you listen to the comparison?  I heard for myself. Did you read that lossless files were better or did you just discover it yourself?


Meaning you watched a youtube video and drew a striking opinion or you sat down and did a taste test using decent equipment and software?


I guess I already know the answer here, it doesn't matter which. 
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 10, 2013, 12:29:25 PM
Yay ABX!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 10, 2013, 01:06:25 PM

Meaning you watched a youtube video and drew a striking opinion or you sat down and did a taste test using decent equipment and software?


I guess I already know the answer here, it doesn't matter which.
It doesn't matter much to me, I like nice decent sounding music, I can get that with mp3's and decent headphones and/or speakers.  Mp3's a available at the drop of a hat and easily used.  Having to get lossless files and play them requires an effort I don't feel is worth the outcome.


I could also get super hi-res/fast refresh rate tv's and monitors, but you won't even be able to see the difference.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 10, 2013, 02:26:39 PM
Waiting around waiting on the delivery of my latest purchase. It's unfortunate that I'll have ample opportunity to use it.


(http://www.boolpool.com/u/img/review/Sno-Tek-920402.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on December 10, 2013, 03:40:56 PM
I rode up to AC the night we got the initial rain and 4" of snow before the temp dropped from 30 to -30 in a matter of hours.  Grabbed their shovel and spent the next hour cleaning up the front and making a path to the bakery before it turned to ice.  Take my word you will need one of these this Winter.


(http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu138/Fluffy9lives/chopper.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 11, 2013, 08:27:03 AM
That was one of my first purchases last winter. I really hate the idea of buying the 'blower, but we live on the corner and the long side of the property is a fairly busy street (which I feel particularly obligated to keep clean because of a number of small shops [decent amount of foot traffic] at the intersection) - on multiple occasions last year, I'd spend more than an hour busting my ass shoveling only to have a plow drive by, throw up a plume and re-cover my the sidewalk in the space of 10 seconds.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 11, 2013, 09:23:01 AM
rando - I have one of those ice breakers!  ANd nice snow blower, next year I am getting a big one like that, my 22inch 5.5 hp moves to slow, it's usually enough for the snow we get, but anything over 6 inches and it starts to struggle, so I am getting an oversized/faster one next winter.  Or moving to NC
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on December 11, 2013, 10:57:10 AM
but anything over 6 inches and it starts to struggle

TWSS
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 11, 2013, 10:59:25 AM
so I am getting an oversized/faster one next winter. 
also twss
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 11, 2013, 03:43:39 PM
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130725110256-google-chromecast-story-top.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 11, 2013, 04:37:00 PM

TWSS

 also twss

I knew these would happen but I still posted.  Also, I am packing well over 6inches, FWIW  :D
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 12, 2013, 02:25:08 PM
For someone that's just jumping in, I'd recommend a bit of an unbalanced (price wise) system - I'd spend the bulk of the money on a good amp and then find a pair of inexpensive, but really high-value speakers. The reason is twofold: 1) as I mentioned before, you just get more bang for your buck by not shortchanging yourself on the amp 2) there's a good chance that you'll be bitten and you'll want to upgrade something in the near future - rather than needing to upgrade both pieces (and essentially start from scratch), this allows a more clear upgrade path.


For me, the NAD C326 (~$550) is what I'd spring for in an amp.


(http://nadelectronics.com/img/img.php?100423141437-C326BEE-front.jpg/1200)


On the speaker front, I'd recommend something that I've never even heard, the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR (~$130/pair). I'm pretty comfortable with the recommendation as the designer of the speaker is very well known and well respected in the industry (he typically does MUCH more expensive designs) and because they've been really well-received by reviewers, some of whom I know pretty well.


(http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/StaticFiles/PUSA/Images/Product%20Images/Home/SP-BS22-NoGrill.jpg)


...and then I'd squeeze in that AudioQuest DragonFly (was $250, but the price may have dropped - I somehow got mine for $75) to go between a computer and the amp.



Is there no need for a sub? I don't need my house to shake, but I do love having a nice thump when I'm blasting music.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on December 12, 2013, 05:08:51 PM
Spent yesterday afternoon at the folks a year on from my first attempt to install their home theater.  Mom quietly admitted the man of the house had thrown in the towel and was willing to listen, hahahaha, and let me fix their home theater, only changing half of my corrections back as soon as I moved on, before they started hosting Christmas parties.  Apparently the cable guy walked out, read almost came to fists he was so beleaguered,  and they refused to send anyone back out to fix the type of mess that can only come about from the sincere efforts of a retiree to tinker.


I could fill half a page touching on the dysfunction without revealing the deep seeded hate that caused the cable guy to revolt.  Radioshack must consider him a test subject for any new adapter or multi faceted wire they get in.  OK, so all five speakers, 7 if you count the bluetooth hearing aids, were working in disjointed harmony when I left. 


Sorry to vent here but Speciale reminded me of them asking why there was no bass.  Three of the speakers were disconnected and the remaining two were only carrying frequencies above mid range.  I cancelled my plans to buy step-dad one of those Audio Quest dragongly USB.     
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on December 13, 2013, 12:48:55 AM
http://www.anxiousmachine.com/blog/2013/12/10/placibo-philes
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 13, 2013, 08:24:21 AM

Is there no need for a sub? I don't need my house to shake, but I do love having a nice thump when I'm blasting music.


Depends. Depends on your preferences, depends on the room (size/dimensions). I would typically recommend taking care of your bass needs with the main speakers, as opposed to adding a sub - poor performing subwoofers are often more distracting than enhancing. If you want a little more thump in the system without busting the budget, I've heard good things about Onkyo SKF-4800 speakers (~$350/pair) -


(http://static.bhphoto.com/images/multiple_images/images500x500/IMG_335119.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 13, 2013, 08:28:58 AM
I always thought you were supposed to separate the components, highs, mids, lows???  Way back in the early 90's when my gf at the time would buy me whatever I wanted and I got a $3000 system installed in my honda prelude, the car audio guy separated everything, tweeters, mids and 2 12" kickers in the trunk!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 13, 2013, 08:33:10 AM
http://www.anxiousmachine.com/blog/2013/12/10/placibo-philes (http://www.anxiousmachine.com/blog/2013/12/10/placibo-philes)
:beer:

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 13, 2013, 08:34:00 AM
You didn't read that article, did you?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WhyFi on December 13, 2013, 08:36:28 AM
Side note: can we have a moratorium on the ****-talking? Yes, there are diminishing returns in audio, as with just about anything else, but none of the gear being discussed here is in danger of encroaching on that point. We're on a forum populated by guys that can justify riding and/or lusting over 5-figure bicycles, for gods sake, and we can't talk about a $1k stereo?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 13, 2013, 08:44:06 AM
That's what makes it even more funny! The whole time I was reading that article I'm thinking i have no room to talk with all this bike ****.

Fwiw I used to work in car audio as an installer anda salesman. I got pretty into sq and reached the point of diminishing returns pretty quickly, but no more quickly than with cycling.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on December 13, 2013, 11:00:41 AM
That's what makes it even more funny! The whole time I was reading that article I'm thinking i have no room to talk with all this bike ****.

Fwiw I used to work in car audio as an installer anda salesman. I got pretty into sq and reached the point of diminishing returns pretty quickly, but no more quickly than with cycling.


I'm not self blind. I linked it only because I came across it at the time where you guys are discussing it, and the parallels with bike ****. My feeling is what the guy said at the end: we all meditate in our own ways.


I ride a $3700 frame with a top-of-the-line groupset with $1400 tubulars with a $1500 power meter and even have ridiculous $300 handlebars.


^^ is a weakness, not a point of pride.  :)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on December 13, 2013, 05:53:19 PM
Especially the 300 handlebars. nutso.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on December 13, 2013, 06:04:23 PM
BUT I LIKE THEM
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 13, 2013, 06:17:25 PM
Especially the 300 handlebars. nutso.

I only paid $200 for mine. They are really nice.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on December 13, 2013, 06:20:49 PM
they certainly feel fast  ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on December 13, 2013, 06:47:10 PM
BUT I LIKE THEM


FOR $300 YOU'D BETTER


Also, I'm a cheapskate.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: wens on December 13, 2013, 06:48:23 PM
they certainly feel fast  ;)


What are you, pro? ;)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 13, 2013, 06:49:03 PM
I didn't say anything about their speed, just that they are really nice. They are comfortable with the large surface area to rest on and the internal routing, while a ***** to set up, keeps the cables really tidy.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 14, 2013, 09:32:19 AM
I didn't say anything about their speed, just that they are really nice. They are comfortable with the large surface area to rest on and the internal routing, while a ***** to set up, keeps the cables really tidy.
Bontrager makes aluminum aero handlebars, I have them.  I like the feel of the round ones better, but being anal, I like the internal routing. I don't want to use carbon bars or stems, for not good reasons.  I know thin aluminum is just as strong or maybe even weaker than carbon, but I just prefer aluminum stem/bars.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 14, 2013, 09:33:00 AM
You didn't read that article, did you?

 :lol:
Of course I did, and I got it, hence the cheers!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 14, 2013, 09:43:04 AM
I posted after your first comment but prior to your cheers. Well I was writing it while you cheersed.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 14, 2013, 09:49:54 AM
 :P
 :beer:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 14, 2013, 10:03:08 AM
Bontrager makes aluminum aero handlebars, I have them.  I like the feel of the round ones better, but being anal, I like the internal routing. I don't want to use carbon bars or stems, for not good reasons.  I know thin aluminum is just as strong or maybe even weaker than carbon, but I just prefer aluminum stem/bars.

They didn't at the time; they came out shortly after.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on December 15, 2013, 04:17:13 PM
RIP Scion....


(http://img3.carmax.com/Images/6/79/10207679-4-5-712e7d65.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on December 15, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
RIP or au revoir?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on December 15, 2013, 05:20:29 PM
RIP... black ice beltway spin out concrete wall.


(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1463670_10202751479449021_643323890_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 15, 2013, 08:39:51 PM
Dude, you completely disregarded my FB post!  That's not a speed3!!  But congrats and best of luck with it, my buddy has one, he doesn't complain about it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 15, 2013, 09:08:10 PM
Glad nothing worse happened.


So...it's way too easy to spend money on the internet.
(http://i.imgur.com/C2gF41O.png)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Herbie53 on December 15, 2013, 09:31:11 PM
Dude, you completely disregarded my FB post!  That's not a speed3!!  But congrats and best of luck with it, my buddy has one, he doesn't complain about it.


I walked past two of those on the way out to that one. I stopped and looked, but a powerful car did not seem all that appealing just a few days after smacking into a wall :P ... and they cost a good bit more.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 17, 2013, 12:55:15 PM
Impulse buy because I love this style of sunglass, and more throw around pairs = better.

http://www.backcountry.com/oakley-summit-collection-limited-edition-frogskin-sunglasses

(http://www.competitivecyclist.com/images/items/900/OAK/OAK3769/PIKGOLIRI.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 19, 2013, 10:23:11 AM
www.theclymb.com
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 19, 2013, 10:34:49 AM
www.theclymb.com

Signing up for that would be like signing blank checks... must.stay.away.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on December 19, 2013, 10:57:42 AM
I signed up for that years ago, I ordered some ****, bars and food and whatnot.


It took like 6 weeks for delivery. Maybe it was just when they were new, but there's nothing I need to order that far in advance.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 19, 2013, 11:06:30 AM
I signed up for that years ago, I ordered some ****, bars and food and whatnot.


It took like 6 weeks for delivery. Maybe it was just when they were new, but there's nothing I need to order that far in advance.


I'll let you know, just ordered some boots for my sister.  They claimed it'll be here next week, but who knows...next week is an odd week
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on December 19, 2013, 11:13:24 AM
I ordered a wind vest last year.  Got it in like 5 days
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 19, 2013, 01:25:11 PM
Anything I wanted from there was either XS or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 19, 2013, 01:39:56 PM
and they stock XS?

ok, I signed up.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 19, 2013, 01:50:55 PM
All I get from them is spam
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on December 19, 2013, 02:23:31 PM
Anything I wanted from there was ... or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL


safe to say that you loaded up?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 19, 2013, 02:49:13 PM
All I get from them is spam
unsubscribe button is usually at the bottom of the email.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on December 19, 2013, 02:53:18 PM

safe to say that you loaded up?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on December 19, 2013, 04:50:05 PM

safe to say that you loaded up?
DEAD TO ME!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 19, 2013, 05:33:19 PM
All I get from them is spam


What do you mean?  They are a company that sells product. I would think the emails contain product to buy.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 19, 2013, 07:26:22 PM
Quote from: 'The Clymb'
Your order has shipped from The Clymb


Well, I guess that was just a few hours.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: rando on December 19, 2013, 08:01:49 PM
I refused to get their emails any longer as well.  Them and World Cycling Productions seem to think it is good business practice to send 3 effing emails a day or more every single day.  This was outlawed when it was done over the phone and I see very little difference other than it not openly affecting my ability to eat dinner without worrying a loved one might be on the other side of the line.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on December 19, 2013, 08:26:17 PM
What do you mean?  They are a company that sells product. I would think the emails contain product to buy.

seem to think it is good business practice to send 3 effing emails a day or more every single day.

What rando said. It's the quantity of their emails to which I refer.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on December 20, 2013, 04:45:24 PM

Well, I guess that was just a few hours.


WTF...

The boots are here already.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on December 27, 2013, 08:20:46 PM
20% in store sale and they honored my 20% of coup. So excited.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/20131227_181644_zpsi34ifse7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: JoelS on January 10, 2014, 06:51:39 PM
Well, I finally joined the modern world.  I got an iPhone 5s today.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 12, 2014, 06:34:02 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on January 12, 2014, 12:03:12 PM
Well, I finally joined the modern world.  I got an iPhone 5s today.  :facepalm:


ANDROID RULZ!!!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 15, 2014, 01:50:51 PM
My boss just gave me an iPad Mini. It's pretty baller.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on January 15, 2014, 02:18:03 PM
you mean like, it came with pictures of his balls already on it?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 15, 2014, 03:11:44 PM
I am generally not a fan of tablets, we have 2 ipads,wife uses one, kids the other.  I much prefer my macbookpro unless I just want to browse facebook.  In that case, I could just use my phone.  I wouldn't buy a tablet.  I did not pay for the 2 ipads.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on January 15, 2014, 03:14:14 PM
just noticed some old sram red OG cassettes on amazon for cheap. bought them.




(http://i.imgur.com/xqG0QP3.gif)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on January 15, 2014, 03:28:24 PM
just noticed some old sram red OG cassettes on amazon for cheap. bought them.

linkme
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on January 15, 2014, 03:31:01 PM
I am generally not a fan of tablets, we have 2 ipads,wife uses one, kids the other.  I much prefer my macbookpro unless I just want to browse facebook.  In that case, I could just use my phone.  I wouldn't buy a tablet.  I did not pay for the 2 ipads.

I like the ipad mini way better than the phone for evening web surfing. Kim won hers last year but I was borrowing it so much I bought my own on a black friday sale.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 15, 2014, 03:48:41 PM
I like the ipad mini way better than the phone for evening web surfing. Kim won hers last year but I was borrowing it so much I bought my own on a black friday sale.
I surf from my laptop, hardly ever use the web on my phone, yeah some web surfing on the ipad is tolerable and nextflix an watching movies, most people love tablets, I am just stating my preference.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 15, 2014, 03:57:02 PM
I got a Surface IT for cheap and love it...sort of.  It's hampered by a slow processor and no software. Otherwise I love the Surface.  I've considered selling it and getting a Pro but...meh.


After using this thing for just a few minutes I know that I'll never use the surface so now i'm going to sell it and probably will eventually get a Surface Pro. It's the perfect piece of hardware I think.  But the tablet thing is a thing. I like them, just would probably never pay full price for one.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on January 15, 2014, 04:03:09 PM
linkme


will that work with shimano? if so linky as well please.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on January 15, 2014, 04:07:08 PM
We have laptops, iPad mini, and a fullsize galaxy tablet.


We use the tablets constantly, I like to take the ipad mini with me to the hospital it fits in my purse well. I take the tablet to work and use that in the living room, because it has a bigger screen. Really we use the crap out of them.


The battery life on the ipad mini is awesome! I only have to charge it every few weeks.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 15, 2014, 04:13:13 PM

will that work with shimano? if so linky as well please.
yes
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Post by: WCroadie on January 15, 2014, 04:17:11 PM
just noticed some old sram red OG cassettes on amazon for cheap. bought them.




(http://i.imgur.com/xqG0QP3.gif)
this? [size=78%]http://www.amazon.com/SRAM-OG1090-11-26T-10-Speed-Cassette/dp/B00177GILU/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820486&sr=1-5&keywords=sram+cassette+10+speed (http://www.amazon.com/SRAM-OG1090-11-26T-10-Speed-Cassette/dp/B00177GILU/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820486&sr=1-5&keywords=sram+cassette+10+speed)[/size]
 I'm too cheap, froce works just fine
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on January 15, 2014, 04:19:14 PM
nevermind I found the cassettes




What does the T stand for on the second number.

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on January 15, 2014, 04:33:54 PM
What does the T stand for on the second number.

teeth
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 15, 2014, 06:54:22 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/haulasshyena/IMG_20140115_16511_edit_1389829904770_zpsstswsysz.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on January 15, 2014, 07:02:09 PM
So you either bought a handlebar mustache, a laundry basket, or a pink keyboard.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ericm979 on January 15, 2014, 07:04:11 PM
Time to start making cider.
 
(http://www.sausagemaker.com/images/products/detail/FruitPress30L_01.2.jpg)

I haven't been here for a while otherwise I'd have replied sooner.  We used to make hard cider.  We have some old trees on our property (it was a farm a century ago) which we use for base apples, and buy cider apples locally.

I adapted my hydraulic shop press to make a press and build a grinder using a grinding head I bought.  I originally tried a clean new garbage disposal but we had to quarter the large apples and it ground up the seeds which imparts a slight bitter flavor.  The grinding head is just coarse enough to not crush the seeds.

We do champagne method so the cider ends up fairly dry with just a little residual sugar.  When we were doing it we'd make 10-15 gallons at a time.  Once we got the process down it'd be a day to crush and press and a couple evenings to bottle once it was done.  I used to bring a case to the company lunch potluck holiday party until the CEO asked me to stop because the sales guys were getting too wasted to function for the rest of the day.
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Post by: Vicelord on January 15, 2014, 07:06:11 PM
So you either bought a handlebar mustache, a laundry basket, or a pink keyboard.

surface pro and pink keyboard! handlebar moustache is next since I did get some moustache wax too.
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Post by: jonesy on January 15, 2014, 09:01:13 PM
I haven't been here for a while otherwise I'd have replied sooner.  We used to make hard cider.  We have some old trees on our property (it was a farm a century ago) which we use for base apples, and buy cider apples locally.

I adapted my hydraulic shop press to make a press and build a grinder using a grinding head I bought.  I originally tried a clean new garbage disposal but we had to quarter the large apples and it ground up the seeds which imparts a slight bitter flavor.  The grinding head is just coarse enough to not crush the seeds.

We do champagne method so the cider ends up fairly dry with just a little residual sugar.  When we were doing it we'd make 10-15 gallons at a time.  Once we got the process down it'd be a day to crush and press and a couple evenings to bottle once it was done.  I used to bring a case to the company lunch potluck holiday party until the CEO asked me to stop because the sales guys were getting too wasted to function for the rest of the day.

Nice.
 
We're just doing small batch manual pressing - a few gallons per session. Might try making hard cider next season.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on January 15, 2014, 09:07:53 PM
linkme


http://www.amazon.com/Sram-OG-1090-10-Speed-Cassette-11-26T/dp/B0049AX7A2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1389837955&sr=8-4&keywords=sram+red+cassette+11-26


11-26 ones are $130 + $10 shipping. the new sram red 10-speed are like $260 and 20g lighter.
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Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 19, 2014, 06:23:46 PM
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/midgetmaestro/sc1_zpsbe43f66d.png)

I paid for this place.  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: umd on January 19, 2014, 06:45:49 PM
lol... where's that donation link again?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on January 19, 2014, 08:50:45 PM
yeah I just got an email about subscription running out :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: MidgetMaestro on January 20, 2014, 12:41:43 PM
Up at the top right next to search.  :P :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: ygduf on January 20, 2014, 06:19:26 PM
how much does it cost to run a place like this. pm me if you are shy about it :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 21, 2014, 08:20:39 AM
I see no donation button  :/
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on January 21, 2014, 08:35:24 AM
Top left, under profile pic, next to search (at least it is on the stylesheet im on)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 21, 2014, 09:33:08 AM
Top left, under profile pic, next to search (at least it is on the stylesheet im on)
eh?  My profile pic is on the top right, no payment button
(http://i.imgur.com/4zJC1XRl.jpg)
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Post by: Vicelord on January 21, 2014, 10:04:40 AM
eh?  My profile pic is on the top right, no payment button
(http://i.imgur.com/4zJC1XRl.jpg)
I'm exactly the same as wc on this one. You said left profile pic,  I said wylde must be hanging around with Rob Ford.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on January 21, 2014, 10:18:39 AM
Under the SC banner on that stylesheet.   Home|Rules|Search|Donations|Profile
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 21, 2014, 10:23:39 AM
 :lol:  doh!.  I never look at those headings
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on January 21, 2014, 11:11:16 AM
I had already donated. nanner nanner booboo!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Vicelord on January 21, 2014, 11:19:56 AM
it should be public record how much we need to reach to keep the place afloat. then make a little temperature gauge with the percentage toward goal.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 21, 2014, 12:30:37 PM
it should be public record how much we need to reach to keep the place afloat. then make a little temperature gauge with the percentage toward goal.
:lol:
I'm not gonna donate, I was just curious as to where the button was  :P
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 21, 2014, 02:36:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81R9b82HqxL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Wylde06 on January 21, 2014, 02:55:10 PM
Ive been thinking about getting one like that.  My regular roller doesnt get some areas very well
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: makel on January 21, 2014, 05:53:07 PM
I've got one of those. We have a hate love relationship.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 21, 2014, 09:42:55 PM
I've got one of those. We have a hate love relationship.


Just what I want out of my workout equipment.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 22, 2014, 04:41:44 PM
It's been 10 years and it's starting to show. So I pulled the trigger today...


I held off on upgrading my 64gig SSD to go with the I7 over the I5.



(http://store.antec.com/productimages/Standards/root/ThreeHundred.jpg)


(http://www.evga.com/products/images/gallery/02G-P4-2765-KR_XL_1.jpg)


(http://c1.neweggimages.com/BizIntell/item/13/130/13-130-693/1_update.jpg)


(https://solohardware.s3.amazonaws.com/cache/c1/98/c1983383f828c9a595747aac31a96e60.jpg)


+ 16gb Ram

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 23, 2014, 04:23:32 PM
16GB of ram?  What are you gonna be doing with this?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 23, 2014, 05:36:57 PM
16GB of ram?  What are you gonna be doing with this?


Ram is cheap. I upgrade infrequently. But...to answer your question


Photo and video editing from time to time
Web server from time to time.
Video games.
Occasional virtualization


It's probably overkill, but the cost penalty is minimal. (*due to a sale)
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 23, 2014, 05:51:20 PM
16GB of ram?  What are you gonna be doing with this?


You do have me thinking now though.


I meant to order the 4770k so I have to exchange that, and since I am I might swap the ram down a little to help rationalize the upgraded SSD.


Hummm
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 24, 2014, 11:04:30 AM

You do have me thinking now though.


I meant to order the 4770k so I have to exchange that, and since I am I might swap the ram down a little to help rationalize the upgraded SSD.


Hummm


Which is exactly what I have done.  Newegg doesn't take returns on CPU's. Does anyone want a brand new unused unoponed i7 4770?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 24, 2014, 03:45:40 PM
No thanks.
Yeah I would have gone with bigger SSD, I was gonna suggest that, then thought about it, is downgrading to 12 or 8GB worth it?  Prob not since it is so cheap.  I need to buy more ram for my macs

Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 24, 2014, 06:46:39 PM
No thanks.
Yeah I would have gone with bigger SSD, I was gonna suggest that, then thought about it, is downgrading to 12 or 8GB worth it?  Prob not since it is so cheap.  I need to buy more ram for my macs


I ended up going to the 4770k which I can hopefully overclock upwards of 4.5ghz, down to 8gb ram and then adding 120gigs of SSD.  I can use the 120 as the main drive and still utilize the 64 for certain things (such as my Lightroom cache disk) and then I've got plenty of standard storage.


I actually get by fine with the 64gig drive but it get's tight on storage depending on what i'm doing.
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Post by: Speciale on January 25, 2014, 02:46:42 AM

I ended up going to the 4770k which I can hopefully overclock upwards of 4.5ghz, down to 8gb ram and then adding 120gigs of SSD.  I can use the 120 as the main drive and still utilize the 64 for certain things (such as my Lightroom cache disk) and then I've got plenty of standard storage.


I actually get by fine with the 64gig drive but it get's tight on storage depending on what i'm doing.


WooHoo!


Convinced Newegg to take the RMA!
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Post by: Wylde06 on January 25, 2014, 08:19:58 AM
 :thumbsup:




What is their reasoning for not doing it originally?
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: WCroadie on January 25, 2014, 08:24:14 AM

WooHoo!


Convinced Newegg to take the RMA!
Nice, I've only been able to do that once, years ago.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 25, 2014, 03:34:41 PM
:thumbsup:

What is their reasoning for not doing it originally?


Historically I think it's because


1.) People bend pins and try and return them broken due to user error
2.) Back in the day people would get a CPU, overclock it, not be happy with how much it'll overclock, and return it.


I actually get the policy but only for opened CPU's...this was unopened and they were cool about it so all is well.
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Post by: jonesy on January 26, 2014, 10:55:40 AM
This

(http://content.hwigroup.net/images/products/xl/196944/3/brother_mfcj470dw.jpg)

Because it was cheaper than repairing the MFC-8480DN.
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Post by: Speciale on January 26, 2014, 11:09:21 AM
Because it was cheaper than repairing the MFC-8480DN.


And when the ink runs out, it might be cheaper to buy another!
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: jonesy on January 26, 2014, 12:01:21 PM
I'm continually surprised by how quickly printer prices fall.

Ink doesn't seem too expensive for that model. Like $25 for black and $15 for a color doesn't seem too bad. I'm not a big printer. The old laser has been down for a month and I didn't really miss it.
Title: Re: Post your latest purchase!
Post by: Speciale on January 26, 2014, 12:06:51 PM
I'm co