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annie
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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2001 15:05      Profile for annie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
World peace.

And if that can't be arranged I'll settle for a sailboat.

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That "virtually indestructible keyboard" at radioshack. Though the logitech wireless one would be cool too.

More RAM, a bigger monitor, another (bigger) HD.

a multimeter... a cd burner... a kvm switch...

Access to a garage where i can work on the beast in the winter.

What I will get: girly clothes and birdfeeders... I'm not sure what is up with the birdfeeders.

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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2001 21:22            Edit/Delete Post 
My Ultimate, Wholly Materialistic, Utterly Unattainable Christmas list:

DVDs: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Cure's Greatest Hits, Jaws, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the widescreen version--which, unfortunately, DOES NOT EXIST)

Music: the new Garbage album, the Catherine Wheel's "Wishville," some Smiths stuff, old New Order

Miscellaneous: purple hair dye. Peace on earth. A few T-shirts. New bedroom furniture. And, lastly...

...books. I don't care if they're boring. I just want something to read.


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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2001 21:23      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by annie:
World peace.

And if that can't be arranged I'll settle for a sailboat.


I'm so there. My dream is to be able to buy a a boat and spend retirement sailing around the world. I want to be one of those crusty old guys you see living on their boats when you go on vacation in the Carribean. I don't need a computer, I don't need a cell phone. Just let me get the wind in my face and every once in a while pull into port to pick up some cheap rum.


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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2001 22:09      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Gee...hrm...

What I asked for:
•Subscription to Mac Addict
•socks & boxers

What I wish I could get:
•PowerBook G4 (max RAM, max hd, max everything!)
•Air Port Base station and card
•Ethernet hub
•Patch & Crossover Cables (numerous)
•512MB SDRAM for my PowerBook G3, 256MB each EDO RAM for my Performa 6400 and Power Mac 8500
•Personal Channelized OC3 (hrm...maybe an OC48 instead)

And, just so I don't sound self-centered: world peace, espically now.

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(I just confirmed a really irritating "feature" of IE5 on Win95.  If you cut from a window and then close the window, you cannot paste the text any more; it is lost!  What kind of idiot at Microsoft thought that was a good idea?!)
quote:
Originally posted by annie:
World peace.

And if that can't be arranged I'll settle for a sailboat.


Very interesting...
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Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
My Ultimate, Wholly Materialistic, Utterly Unattainable Christmas list:

DVDs: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Cure's Greatest Hits, Jaws, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the widescreen version--which, unfortunately, DOES NOT EXIST)

Music: the new Garbage album, the Catherine Wheel's "Wishville," some Smiths stuff, old New Order

Miscellaneous: purple hair dye. Peace on earth. A few T-shirts. New bedroom furniture. And, lastly...

...books. I don't care if they're boring. I just want something to read.


Man, aside from world peace and other forms of Unobtanium, you are so easy to buy for!  (Unfortunately for me, the sort of person I'm interested in is typically a lot more difficult [and expensive] to find an appropriate gift for.)

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Hah, I'm not to gready, I just want an insane Athlon machine and a t3 connection. Heh, aint it a pity I'm not gonna get it. :P

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Icon 1 posted December 11, 2001 12:23      Profile for annie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I'm so there. My dream is to be able to buy a a boat and spend retirement sailing around the world. I want to be one of those crusty old guys you see living on their boats when you go on vacation in the Carribean. I don't need a computer, I don't need a cell phone. Just let me get the wind in my face and every once in a while pull into port to pick up some cheap rum.

Well if you ever do get to realize this dream, let me know. I'd love to come visit you.

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quote:
Originally posted by annie:
World peace.

And if that can't be arranged I'll settle for a sailboat.


I just got such a thing today. *grin* Well, technically it's not mine, but I'll get to sail it often enough..

-Andrew


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quote:
Originally posted by MacManKrisK:
•PowerBook G4 (max RAM, max hd, max everything!)
•Air Port Base station and card
•Ethernet hub
•Patch & Crossover Cables (numerous)

What do you need crossover cables for with a PBG4? It autosenses if you are on a network or just connected to a single computer. Besides, if you have Airport, why have cables at all? (purely based on the hypothesis that you actually receive what you wish for )

I'm satisfied in the materalistic department for now, an iPod wouldn't be too shabby although I just use iTunes on my PBG4 while travelling to and from my great job


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Icon 1 posted December 12, 2001 09:39      Profile for annie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by +Andrew:
I just got such a thing today. *grin* Well, technically it's not mine, but I'll get to sail it often enough..

-Andrew


Can I come visit you? I've always wanted to see what Boston is like.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tau Zero:
(I just confirmed a really irritating "feature" of IE5 on Win95.  If you cut from a window and then close the window, you cannot paste the text any more; it is lost!  What kind of idiot at Microsoft thought that was a good idea?!)

I guess it is true that if you live long enough you will see everything happen over again. I remember how excited I was when they fixed that bug in MS Word for Mac. I can understand how on 128k machine it made sense to use a pointer to the memory location instead of duplicating it in the clipboard, but when it stayed that way up until Word 6.0 I was incredulous. Of course in many cases referencing the pointer to the freed memory location would cause Word to crash so consider yourself somewhat lucky if you just had to reopen the source window.

obSemiOnTopic - I would like a Macintosh laptop with a 1600x1200 screen. Since Apple has not seen fit to do that I guess I will settle for more RAM and a larger hard drive.


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quote:
Originally posted by annie:
World peace.

And if that can't be arranged I'll settle for a sailboat.


Sigh. me too. I wish all the BS going around the world would just vanish overnight.

but since that can't happen...

1- 40 GB IDE hard drive for my old G3.
2- SCSI CDRW burner
3- An ATI video card to replace the obsolete (and now damaged it seems) IXMicro video card.
4-A bigger monitor to go with the new Video Card.
5-A new job.

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Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me."
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We had xmas pt 1 last sunday, 'cause some of my family's going to Florida for the holidays (got relatives there), but not all can go. My parents surprised the crap outta me (re: my geeky mom, who I got a graphire tablet fer) and gave me HK Soundsticks. Unexpected and outta the blue, but I'm sitting here listening to internet radio thru the DSL and it's frigging fantastic!

I don't need nuthin' else for xmas, bring on the socks and underwear!!


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quote:
Originally posted by trowelblister:
My parents surprised the crap outta me ... and gave me HK Soundsticks. Unexpected and outta the blue, but I'm sitting here listening to internet radio thru the DSL and it's frigging fantastic!


Are they the ones with the champagne glass shaped tweeters? I heard them in Circut City yesterday and they are indeed fantastic.


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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
Are they the ones with the champagne glass shaped tweeters? I heard them in Circut City yesterday and they are indeed fantastic.
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I don't know if I'd describe them as champagne glass-shaped, they have less curves (but are clear). There's also a big clear mushroom-shaped subwoofer. We heard them at them at the NY Macworld in July, and they sounded really great (even if they insisted on only playing fleetwood mac)


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Other than an iMac, digital camera and mp3 player, I would like to see good old bin Laden in US custody for Christmas.

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Oh how I love my SoundSticks... you see I'm all stacked out in the materalistic department. Though a new PBG4 with combo-drive to replace my battered one would be nice...
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Oh how I long for a kitten. No, two (we don't want one to get lonely). Their names would be Gretta and Gustav and one would be orange and fluffy.

And to go along with my kittens, I would like an apartment that allows pets (or at least a decent way to keep them hidden).


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