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Kolzig 08-18-2007 08:13 AM

I have strong feeling that I might have to buy both of those shirts too.

Those look really damn cool! And I don't mean in a nerdy cool way but really cool as there is no text on the shirts, just the NOD logo!

Jatsie 08-18-2007 08:41 AM

I should have put a link, I ordered them from the EA Gear store, the shipping to Europe isn't too bad either.

stepurhan 08-18-2007 10:50 AM

I notice the shop has GDI gear as well. Did that not fit your image? :P

Closest I've come to splurging recently was buying Hexen and Hexen 2 in a charity shop (the magnificent sum of £5.00 for both)

On a household basis we are in the progress of getting http://fireplacemegastore.co.uk/cast...egra/index.htm fitted. We had the fire-place cleared out on Friday (dodgy 70s gas fire, naff brick hearth and, rather bizarrely, hardwood surround, because that's a great thing to put around a fire :crazy: ) The plasterer is coming in to do the walls on Monday. The fire itself will be fitted on Friday.

Mrs Urhan is paying for that one. I pay the mortgage, phone, power, etc and she saves her money for nice stuff like this, food and holidays.

RLacey 08-18-2007 12:27 PM

Is this a good time to mention that Hexen, Hexen 2 and Heretic, as well as the Hexen expansion pack, will set you back $9.95 + tax on Steam?

Still, not supporting charity that way. And you don't get the CDs.

Are they any good?

stepurhan 08-18-2007 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by RLacey (Post 435014)
Is this a good time to mention that Hexen, Hexen 2 and Heretic, as well as the Hexen expansion pack, will set you back $9.95 + tax on Steam?

Still, not supporting charity that way. And you don't get the CDs.

Are they any good?

Original Hexen quite blocky.

Hexen 2 less blocky but I keep drowning.

Both have satisfying spiked glove to hideous creature from beyond action.

More news as available.

Sponsored by Barnardo's. The charity shop that actually separates the computer CDs from the music CDs.

Sage 08-18-2007 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by stepurhan (Post 435053)
Sponsored by Barnardo's. The charity shop that actually separates the computer CDs from the music CDs.

!!!
That should be my first stop when I come the UK. :D

Jelena 08-19-2007 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stepurhan (Post 434999)
On a household basis we are in the progress of gettinghttp://fireplacemegastore.co.uk/cast-iron-surrounds/agnews-aston-integra/index.htm fitted. We had the fire-place cleared out on Friday (dodgy 70s gas fire, naff brick hearth and, rather bizarrely, hardwood surround, because that's a great thing to put around a fire :crazy: ) The plasterer is coming in to do the walls on Monday. The fire itself will be fitted on Friday.

That's beautiful! :)

Trumgottist 08-20-2007 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Trumgottist (Post 427729)
(And I have another, more unusual, instrument ordered. … They're currently building it.)

I got an e-mail. It'll be ready for shipping tomorrow or Wednesday.

simpson_yellow 08-22-2007 11:21 PM

Boxed set containing both The Blue Planet and Planet Earth:

http://img.tesco.com/pi/entertainmen...485_DV_L_F.jpg and http://img.tesco.com/pi/entertainmen...545_DV_L_F.jpg

If anyone's interested, it's really well priced on amazon.co.uk at the moment.

I didn't watch either series when they were broadcast, so figured it was about time I got my hands on them. I'm about halfway through Planet Earth, and am pretty well gobsmacked. Truly stunning stuff. The polar bear and elephant bits brought a tear to my eye though ;(

Not A Speck Of Cereal 08-23-2007 07:17 PM

As I think I've posted, I bought and watched both of those in the last month or so. They're both brilliant works, well worth it. I'll probably re-watch them in a few months.

I think I detected a tiny amount of re-used Blue Planet footage in Planet Earth, but not enough to matter. If you can only get one, the latter is better than the former.

ATMachine 08-29-2007 10:41 AM

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...c/01_TRADE.jpg

Really nice coffee-table art book from an independent publisher. In case you didn't know, Ralph McQuarrie is the guy who did all the production paintings for the original Star Wars films. This book has a selection of stuff from his entire career, though, not just that trilogy.

McQuarrie is a meticulous craftsman; the book has loads of examples of cases where he'd do a production painting featuring a certain ship or character design, for instance, and then repaint the whole thing after the modelmakers altered the ship's look, or the makeup people changed the design.

Especially of note in this respect are his paintings of the early Millennium Falcon. Here's an example. (That particular painting, sadly, didn't make it into the final book, but it can be seen in the recently-published volume The Making of Star Wars, which is refreshingly unbiased in its narrative of the first film's evolution.)

LeisureSuitedLooney 08-29-2007 11:48 AM

Well, this isn't a splurge, but today I was visited by UPS, and was given a free novel I won in a raffle I entered on a website! Kind of a nice surprise to get in the middle of the week.

RLacey 09-01-2007 05:14 AM

Harsh Realm: The Complete Series

An interesting one, this. It's another Chris Carter vehicle, and it got cancelled after all of three episodes. And I can kind of see why, particularly as it's not as good as Millennium :P. That said, from what I've seen so far, it has its moments. And it also has Terry O'Quinn, which helps.

Jelena 09-01-2007 11:55 AM

Today I made the last payment for a week's holiday on Cyprus in the beginning of November.
You know how I need some proper sun during the dark part of the year to survive.

Kolzig 09-05-2007 08:35 PM

My recent splurge was a Lacie Porsche.
I've never owned an external hard drive before, but this one sure is quiet and I had needed one like this for quite some time already!

http://cms.dunnet.nl/prod/cms/afbeel...0440944_HR.jpg

Tobbe 09-05-2007 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Kolzig (Post 438158)
My recent splurge was a Lacie Porsche.
I've never owned an external hard drive before, but this one sure is quiet and I had needed one like this for quite some time already!

http://cms.dunnet.nl/prod/cms/afbeel...0440944_HR.jpg


I got one to, a couple a weeks ago, did you get to 320GB or the 500GB version? I got the 500GB...

tsa 09-05-2007 09:52 PM

I got myself the 320 GB version last week. I already had two Toshiba external drives that are better, but I couldn't find them anywhere. The Toshibas spin down after they've not been used for a while, AND they have a decent on/off switch. I now have the LaCie, that contains all my data, connected to a slug, and the Toshibas as backup drives. The slug acts as a data server on my home network. It can automagically copy the contents of one drive to the other at a specified time every so many days. Every now and then I take one data drive to work, and put the other data drive on the slug. In this way I keep most of my precious data when my house burns down or is visited by burglars.

Kolzig 09-06-2007 05:40 AM

I got the 500gb. :)

Jatsie 09-06-2007 05:43 AM

I need one of those, I keep filling up my hard drive and having to burn stuff onto DVDs, an external drive would be handy.

Panthera 09-13-2007 05:05 AM

My pc was seriously out of date, and we don't have room for two pc's in our new apartment, so I decided to get a portable/note book (don't really know the difference between those two terms).

So a week ago I went and bought:
Acer Aspire 5720ZG:
Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor T2310 (1,46 Ghz)
Nvidea 8400M GS 256mb ~ up to 1024mb shared
2gb DDR2 (upgradable to 4 gb)
15,4 WXGA Acer CrystalBrite LCD Widescreen (8ms/220nits)
160 HDD
DVD-Super Multi Double Layer
Windows vista premium (still having issues learning the new system, but at least I found out how to turn off those annoying confirmations requests)
http://www.geekblue.net/Img/folder4/...emstone_48.jpg

An External Enclosure for the hard drive I had in the old pc:
Akasa Integral for 3,5 inch IDE
http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/9/1/000...g_00022519.jpg

A multi function printer:
HP Deskjet F4180
http://www.teradata.pt/images/Hp%20f4180.jpg

Golla Mobile Lifestyle PC Bag
http://www.netshop.no/img/cache/goll...88975253_0.jpg

A4Tech X6 Glaser portable mouse
http://www.a4tech.com/en/images/prod...mop-60D-8b.gif
the black one, only with black scroll wheel and 2x button (which I really don't see the point of, I just needed a really cheap mouse, since my bf has stolen mine).

and a Lacie Porsche 500gb like the one pictured in the previous posts (and really the only thing I didn't need)

about 10 400 kr for everything ~ 1,843.54 USD


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