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I hoard graph paper. I can't ever seem to have enough. I never think to look for it when I'm shopping, but if I happen across it, I pick up a bunch. But since I'm using it for crafty stuff, I suppose that is more dorky than geeky.
 

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KMateja said:
I hoard graph paper. I can't ever seem to have enough. I never think to look for it when I'm shopping, but if I happen across it, I pick up a bunch.
I get pissed off whenever there is no graph paper in the supply cabinet - it's all I use. My sketchbook/notebook that I take pretty much everywhere is filled with graph paper.

Wait - you don't mean the really really small squared graph paper, do you? I'm talking quarter inch squares.

Dan - shame your birthday is gone already!

Geeky things I want:

1. A PDA!

2. Digital video camera
 

Repo Man

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Dan said:
- I could see the porn industry having a field day with this thing.


I would like a GPS unit (or a GPS/PDA combo) to use for both GIS stuff at work and for Geocaching .

A DVD burner

A 30 gb I-pod mp3 player

A laptop computer

A 42 inch Sony plasma TV (although I will need to find a new career if I ever want to buy this)

My all time favorite nerd gadget that I have is an in-dash mp3 player. I love being able to put 10 full albums on one CD.
 

SGB

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To install Linux on the second hard drive on my home computer so I may begin the transition away from the evil that is Windoze (tm).
 

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KMateja said:
I hoard graph paper. I can't ever seem to have enough. I never think to look for it when I'm shopping, but if I happen across it, I pick up a bunch. But since I'm using it for crafty stuff, I suppose that is more dorky than geeky.
I hoard all paper, doesn't matter what kind. :)

Tran.. the Sony digital camera is awesome, it's small and the battery last for a long time. I used to tape all of James' hockey games so the guys could watch them later.

A friend of James asked if he could borrow our camera for his wedding night. *blargh* luckily, James said "no" to his request to make home p0rn- I think "the cat knocked it off the shelf and broke it".
 

PlannerGirl

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1) a roomba to keep up my vacuming and drive the dogs crazy

2) a gps

3) a laptop with wireless internet

4) 35 mm film scanner and professional grade photo printer
 

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for auto mp3 audio, i recommend just getting a portable mp3 player and playing it through the tape cassette player with an adapter.
 

NHPlanner

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jsoto3 said:
for auto mp3 audio, i recommend just getting a portable mp3 player and playing it through the tape cassette player with an adapter.
That's my likely way of doing it....though I'd love an in-dash with my next car.
 

Jeff

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A Nike speed and distance monitor (for running)...it's geeky because there is a GPS receiver you wear on your arm...
 

Repo Man

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NHPlanner said:
That's my likely way of doing it....though I'd love an in-dash with my next car.
I got mine at Circuit City for $225 installed. It is a JVC and I am very happy with it. I would have preferred a Pioneer or a Kewwood, but they were 300 bucks. Now you can get them for around 200 also.

Cool thing is that it has an input plug if you have an i-pod or another mp3 player.
 

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jtfortin said:
I got mine at Circuit City for $225 installed. It is a JVC and I am very happy with it. I would have preferred a Pioneer or a Kewwood, but they were 300 bucks. Now you can get them for around 200 also.

Cool thing is that it has an input plug if you have an i-pod or another mp3 player.
What kind of car are you driving? Does it vary by model of car? Just curious.... :)
 

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Anyone have one of those camera phones yet?

I want one of those (even though I know I will get myself in trouble with it).
 

Repo Man

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NHPlanner said:
What kind of car are you driving? Does it vary by model of car? Just curious.... :)
I have a 99 Honda Accord. It originally had a 1.5 din (those larger sized recievers) Honda CD player in there but Circuit City put in a mounting kit, which they have for just about any car you can think of. If they don't have one, they will order it, but I have had three different car stereos installed on different vehicles and they always have 'em in stock.

Besides really wanting mp3 capability, the crappy Honda stock cd player refused to play burned CDs, which drove me nuts.

Here it is:
 
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Queen B

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For work, I want a functional GIS system that I have access to. At my old job I, had it, and LOVED it. I feel like I have taken a step back in time, here and have to do all my mapping by hand.

At home I leave the electronics to my husband, I can't run most of the things we have now.

I want landscaping plants. Our new yard doesn't have anything in it. Not even grass. And in a few years a whirlpool tub.
 

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SGB said:
To install Linux on the second hard drive on my home computer so I may begin the transition away from the evil that is Windoze (tm).
Geek.








Seriously, Red Hat 9 has an easy install process, and a great interface. I still don't think Linux is ready for the desktop, but RH9 comes pretty damn close. I've got it running on one of the partitions of the second hard drive on Zeitgeist, the 1.4 GHz box (My main box is Schadenfreude.)
 

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I want sharks with freaking lasers. I want a digital camera that didn't die at 366 days like my HP 318. I want a combo GPS, digital camera, cell phone, electric razor, PDA, laser pointer/rangefinder, TV remote, MP3 player, and hover car remote control the size of a credit card. I want a hover car that runs on sunshine and packs into a briefcase (ala Geo. Jetson) so the freaking sprawl and eco weenies will quit whimpering. I want a death ray and the guaranteed right to own one in the constitution. I want an ultralite airplane with kung fu grip throttle control. I want a mini copper with a blown Mustang HO 5.0. I want a cammo Volvo SUV. I want a website that makes Hillary mad. I want a secret underground lair. I want a mini-me.
 

el Guapo

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Nein, Ich gehe nicht mit der Linuxboxen, mein Herr - All fun is verbotten until the judgement of the AICP Gods is made the Morning of May 10. All hail the glorious Green Book!

make it stop......
 
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El Guapo said:
Nein, Ich gehe nicht mit der Linuxboxen, mein Herr - All fun is verbotten until the judgement of the AICP Gods is made the Morning of May 10. All hail the glorious Green Book!

make it stop......
Someone's going to crack very soon...........
 

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El Guapo said:
Nein, Ich gehe nicht mit der Linuxboxen, mein Herr - All fun is verbotten until the judgement of the AICP Gods is made the Morning of May 10. All hail the glorious Green Book!

make it stop......
Viel Glück folgender Samstag! Ich hoffe die Studie Materialien bin gewesen nützlich...
 

donk

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Geeky things I want:

1) A home computer.
2) A digital SLR body to go with all of my SLR lenses.
3) A heart rate monitor
4) A vcr or dvd player.
 

boiker

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ya

NHPlanner said:
That's my likely way of doing it....though I'd love an in-dash with my next car.
enter audophile mode:

but when you convert the digital signal to analog (tape) and then through a lossey connection, like a tape head, you get noise and a subpar frequency response.

if you *really* care that your music sounds really good, get the in dash...or find a way to avoid the tape deck idea.

mode off:

but, if you like me.. get the portable then you can take it with you and save a wad of cash.
 

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You can also get a converter that broadcasts the signal through the Fm band. I have not personally tried one, but it seems better than messing with a cord hanging from your dash.
 

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I tried one of the FM broadcast ones for a CD player.. The biggest problem was that the sound quality is only as good as your receiver(my old receiver was crap). i returned the CD player and upgraded the entire stero.
 

Jessie-J

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Dear Santa

I'd like a dog.

-Tablet PC
-a better tv
-handle extensions for my bike
-rollerblades
 

Repo Man

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Michael Stumpf said:
You can also get a converter that broadcasts the signal through the Fm band. I have not personally tried one, but it seems better than messing with a cord hanging from your dash.
I had a SoundFeeder fm transmitter and it really sucked. You were constantly tuning the thing to improve sound quality. Then I bought an I-rock wirless transmitter (30 bucks from Radio Shack). Besides being a total battery hog, it worked great. You can also use it to broadcast music from your computer to your home stereo. It was a nice alternative until I saved up for the in-dash mp3 player.



I-Rock Link
 

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what I want

II want a new lap top with Wireless DSL, DVD burner, plasma screen, and a docking station connected to a 22 inch flat panel screen. Also wired to an interactive home theater system networked though out my house (oh... and I would like a mall house with a cozy back yard that I can do some serious landscaping *more garden than yard. A crazy dog, kids, and a wife with a great job would be good too.

A new 2004 Impala SS, with the SLP aftermarket stage 3 hop up kit, *but on 18 inch wheels. Inside would be a DVD/ MP3 player, and 15 speaker system.

Nope, I do not want much...
 

SGB

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Yesterday we did the inspection on a house we are buying, and I was psyched to see that it is already pre-wired for stereo speakers outside on the deck!

I've always wanted that......
 

PlannerGirl

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ok someone must have knocked me in the head

i just bought myself black BDU pants and such stuff and i just HAD to have these little stickers that look like bullet holes for my car
 

Mud Princess

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I don't want much - just a user-friendly voice mail system for the office. If that recording tells me to "call back when you can remember your correct password" again (even after I've entered the correct password), I think I'm going to throw the phone across the room... Not like THAT will help me access my messages...
 

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I want peace in the middle east and throughout the world. I want the impoverished in this world to be provided access to clean, safe drinking water. I want oppressed people to be liberated from the regimes that suffocate their basic human rights. I want Tibet and Mummia to be free. I never want another kitten to die - ever!

There, I've made you all look bad!
 

Jeff

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I want Tibet and Mummia to be free.
You want a cop killer to be free? You haven't made anyone look bad, maybe yourself but that's it.

...and PG...think of Cooper next time :(
 

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Mike D. said:
...and PG...think of Cooper next time :(
lol Cooper is in the Kitten Protection Program....but feel free to "kill kittens" otherwise.... ;)
 

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Mike D. said:
You want a cop killer to be free? You haven't made anyone look bad, maybe yourself but that's it.

...and PG...think of Cooper next time :(
A joke illustrating Miss America style calls for a better world even when they don't make sense. The post goes from positive goals to airheaded, politically correct ones. I don't want Mummia free any more than Charles Manson and I don't understand why he's such a cause with the protest crowd.
 

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jtfortin said:
My all time favorite nerd gadget that I have is an in-dash mp3 player. I love being able to put 10 full albums on one CD.
and I'd like a Mini Cooper S to install it in :)
 
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