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Old 07-19-2008, 02:20 PM   #401
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I bought a Creative Fatal1ty Headset. It's nice (and it was cheap), though more than a tad over-branded.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:53 PM   #402
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I splurged on one of these today:


It was only 5 euros, and it's fun!


Dear gods! We still have two of that type lying around here.

I don't suppose it's compatible with an actual AMIGA 500? Because I could use some new joysticks for it, the old ones are getting bad.


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Old 07-20-2008, 04:37 AM   #403
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No, it's a joystick with an in-built Commodore 64 and 30 games on it.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #404
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I use Sega Mega Drive controllers for the Amiga, because there are lots of them around.

I bought an Xbox 360 last month but I've only played on it twice. Oh dear.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #405
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Yesterday I bought a sack of Crunchy:


Oh boy does that stuff taste good with yoghurt and brown sugar or what?
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:36 AM   #406
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You can call me Captain Jelena now!
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:31 AM   #407
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What! Did you buy it?
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:28 AM   #408
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Yes we did! We traded the small (in excellent shape including a fast outboard motor from -07) boat and thus reduced our expenses to something manageable.
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Fantastic! Congratulations! What will you call the new boat?
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:19 AM   #410
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Thanks tsa!
Today the boat is called Reubina. We thought about changing her name, but a friend told us that's bad luck.
There are a lot of superstition going on when it comes to boats and I've read about some of it: apparently there are procedures to rename a boat properly including driving it backwards and also banging a bottle of champagne on the front of the boat.
Anyway, we're kind of starting to like Reubina better and better so most likely she'll keep that name.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:48 AM   #411
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Reubina is not that bad. According to this webpage Reubina means: 'behold, a son.' Weird isn't it? Anyway, I think it's a nice name.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:12 AM   #412
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Reubina is not that bad. According to this webpage Reubina means: 'behold, a son.' Weird isn't it? Anyway, I think it's a nice name.

I prefer to use Behind the Name for stuff like that. Especially after seeing that some baby naming sites list "Andrea" as a girl's name meaning "Womanly" (it's actually a *male* name meaning "Manly", from the greek "Andros", referring to things male. As in "Android".).

So yeah, it seems to be based on a boy's name, "Reuben", which makes sense, considering it really does seem to mean "Behold, a Son" (which is rather a weird thing to say when it's a girl. *slaps forehead*).

Still, it's a very nice name anyway. Conga Rats, Jelensie!



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Yes we did! We traded the small (in excellent shape including a fast outboard motor from -07) boat and thus reduced our expenses to something manageable.
Will you be inviting us to come alongside to partake of tea and nautical light refreshments?
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Why of course! If you don't mind sitting cramped.
We're serving: Tea, lemon wedges and Ships' biscuits.
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Reubina is very pretty, Jelena! Have fun with her.

Has anyone ever spent the exact amount of a gift card or certificate? I never seem to manage it. I wandered over to Barnes and Noble online yesterday, just planning to spend my $25 card on a couple of books for my book group, but ended up spending $62 more than the card amount. Book stores are dangerous places.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:59 AM   #416
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I find gift certificates offensive.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:05 AM   #417
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:26 AM   #418
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Because it's a present with a condition attached. It's not just like giving someone money and saying "go out, buy whatever makes you happy". A gift certificate forces the recipient to conform to the overlying restrictive intentions of the giver, which goes against the spirit of gift giving.

It's comparable to governments which give homeless people food vouchers, because they can't trust them not to spend money on crack.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:17 PM   #419
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My father always asks book 'vouchers' for his birthday.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:46 PM   #420
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Giving a gift certificate is no different than giving any other gift, Jat. It requires thought to give the right one. I have so many books that the chances of someone duplicating something I have is a big possibility, but my family and friends know that a gift card to a bookstore is always welcome.
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