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  • Obligatory Christmas loot thread

    Yeah, deja vu

    Anyway, I got a Canon Exilim. Nice little camera, and I figure with Defcon being at the Riviera it won't be a victim of a random pooltossing.
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  • #2
    My geek gifts:
    *An official Mythbusters t-shirt. The back says "Human Guinea Pig"
    *Binary Clock
    *LED crank-powered flashlight.
    Thorn
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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    • #3
      I got a new GPS from Garmin. Planning on going geocaching when it stops raining.

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      • #4
        my tech-related gifts were very limited this year. i had asked for almost all books and virtually no gadgets. tho, i did receive a nice pair of Bose active noise-cancelling headphones. i already had audiophile-grade earbuds from Shure... but these are a lot more comfortable and nice to wear for long periods of time. pretty groovy.

        don't know if it applies, but of a tangential geek-related nature was a surprise gift that i received... the complete Calvin and Hobbes collection. (which is truly now "the complete" what with the recent passing of Bill Watterson)

        hope everyone else is having a fun end-of-year, filled with time off as well as naughty and nice behavior in equal measure.
        Last edited by Deviant Ollam; December 26, 2005, 19:21.
        "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
        - Trent Reznor

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bascule
          I figure with Defcon being at the Riviera it won't be a victim of a random pooltossing.

          Famous last words.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bascule
            Yeah, deja vu

            Anyway, I got a Canon Exilim...
            You mean CASIO, right?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Deviant Ollam
              (which is truly now "the complete" what with the recent passing of Bill Watterson)
              What? Bill Watterson is dead?! I looked with google, but didn't find anything... I mean, I know he was reclusive, but you'd think there would be more news about it. If he really is, that's a terrible loss... Calvin and Hobbes is my all-time favorite comic strip.

              Anyway, my only gadget gift was an iPod, which was pretty nice. The only complaint I have is the short battery life. Other stuff included Dragon Quest VIII and some anime.
              Last edited by Samurai Drifter; December 26, 2005, 22:47.
              One Nation Under Surveillance
              "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength."

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              • #8
                a rolland KC-60 (60 wat keybord amp)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Samurai Drifter
                  What? Bill Watterson is dead?! I looked with google, but didn't find anything... If he really is, that's a terrible loss...
                  hmm, i had read that somewhere, but now that i'm googling for it and can't find anything either, perhaps it was some innacurate rumor.
                  "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                  - Trent Reznor

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                  • #10
                    I actually didn't get any geek gifts. Got a new tool box, a hydraulic jack (the big shop kind), car alarm, and a Woodman's Pal.

                    I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by astcell
                      You mean CASIO, right?
                      Whoops, yeah, my sister and my dad got a Canon Powershot Pro, heh

                      Canon, Casio, cursed camera companies cherish C-names

                      As for me, I really just wanted something that fit in my pocket that took SD cards
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                      • #12
                        I got a lot of tools, wrenches, and bits, including a special set for opening "tamper proof" screws (like the modified torque screws that require a hollow bit, as well as a few others). My girlfriend also got me a couple of strippers of different sizes.

                        That's about all the "geeky" stuff I got, though I'm probably going to put a gift certificate towards an external 80G hard drive.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Zelazny's Cat
                          My girlfriend also got me a couple of strippers of different sizes.
                          I asked my girlfriend for strippers too, but she wasnt nearly as tolerant as yours is.

                          I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zelazny's Cat
                            My girlfriend also got me a couple of strippers of different sizes.
                            2 questions;

                            Did she find some sort of muti-pack somewhere?

                            Do you have the coolest girlfriend on the planet?
                            Never drink anything larger than your head!





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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zelazny's Cat
                              My girlfriend also got me a couple of strippers of different sizes.
                              Is this the part where we can go crazy with puns? ...

                              Getting a stripper is probably better for you than getting a "stud finder." It would be equally bad if she bought you a "screw" or "stud" from the local hardware store.

                              Over Christmas, some girlfriends/boyfriends let their boyfriend/girlfriend upgrade their system with a peripheral to an underutilized port/slot. Some devices use high speed I/O while others seem to take forever, but the worst is when the device breaks and needs to be repaired.

                              Some of my gifts:
                              * two week visit from a buddy who normally lives overseas.
                              * a special 9-pack of Danish beer that is only made for Christmas
                              * Beavis and Butthead DVD collection, Volume 1
                              * LED flashlisght that is recharged by winding

                              No nerdy gifts, but I generally buy those on my own because I am so picky. However, I have not seen my Sig-O since before Christmas, so I don't know what gift might be from them.

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