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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:05 PM

What is your latest technological purchase? I just bought a new hand held dvd player. I know,

I know dvds are going the way of the dinosaur. I watch lots of movies and will get my money's worth in no time. Really cheap too. Much less expensive than the first one I had. Larger screen too.

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Reply What is your latest technological purchase? I just bought a new hand held dvd player. I know, (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2012 OP
jberryhill Apr 2012 #1
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #2
benld74 Apr 2012 #3
bluedigger Apr 2012 #4
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #23
HipChick Apr 2012 #5
Tripper11 Apr 2012 #6
applegrove Apr 2012 #7
HipChick Apr 2012 #8
Posteritatis Apr 2012 #13
pink-o Apr 2012 #9
HipChick Apr 2012 #10
pink-o Apr 2012 #12
Kali Apr 2012 #11
Broken_Hero Apr 2012 #14
Hayabusa Apr 2012 #15
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #16
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #17
NV Whino Apr 2012 #18
dimbear Apr 2012 #19
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2012 #26
Angleae Apr 2012 #20
Iggo Apr 2012 #21
freshwest Apr 2012 #22
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #24
Tom Ripley Apr 2012 #25
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2012 #27

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:13 PM

1. A BIC lighter

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:19 PM

2. Home Theater.

The damned thing does everything but make dinner. I'm also about to buy the husband an iPod to make up for the Zune I bought him a couple of years ago.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:24 PM

3. Fidy inch samsung LED.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:36 PM

4. Do springs and shocks count?

I'm lifting the Jeep!

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:50 AM

23. Remember to bend at the knees.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:39 PM

5. 512GB memory stick..

picked it up in Hong Kong

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Response to HipChick (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:43 PM

6. Wow! Curious, how much was it?

I was in Hong Kong waaaaaay back in the early 80's and electronics back then there was literally dirt cheap.
I remember buying a stereo there for a little over $200, sony, double cassete, aut reverse etc etc(remember the erarly 80's?!?!)
Anyway, when I found the same stereo back home in Canada it was something like $600.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:24 PM

8. I got a good price...but you have to bargain everything there..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:50 PM

13. 512 *giga*byte? (nt)

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:28 PM

9. IPad.



That is all.

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Response to pink-o (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:33 PM

10. Ver 2 or Ver 3?

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Response to HipChick (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:41 PM

12. I got the 2. Didn't see much dif between them.

And also, as a techie junkie, I've found it's better to get the NEXT best thing. Usually, when they release the latest version, it takes awhile to work out the bugs. But if you buy the version just before it, the price has gone down and most of the problems have been solved.

I got the IPad 2 32 Gig WiFi only for $499 at Best Buy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:35 PM

11. got my first laptop

last august

it's used (but new enough it had windows 7) to replace my desktop that quit allowing me to access the interned. It seems fine otherwise but somehow I have no "ports" or something incomprehensible to me. so here I am with a nice portable laptop still tethered to a dial-up modem.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:35 AM

14. A pizza slicer in the shape of the StarShip Enterprise....

I hear it can cut through any crust the Romulans can produce....



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:41 PM

15. An original Game Boy

by accident. Found it hidden in the packaging of Diddy Kong Racing in a video game lot that I bought at auction. The last on purpose tech purchase was the large TV and a digital camera that my family got for Christmas last year.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:22 PM

16. TV converter boxes.

The joys of being out of work long-term and fucking broke. Everything electronic I have is OLD, except for my iPod. I found out here that there was a recall on the first gen Nanos, of which I had a hand-me-down. I sent it in. They sent me back a 6th generation unit.

Oh, and a cell phone. I got one of those Net10 phones, as my car is also ancient. Don't want to get stuck somewhere.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 06:16 PM

17. A nook...but it was a gift

from a very dear person, otherwise I probably would not have gotten one at all.

Now I wonder how I got along without it, having freed up a whole wall of bookspace.

With the free app Calibre, any book format can be converted into the epub format that Nook uses,
so I actually have been able to expand my e-book library, most of them for free. Have about 2,000 ebooks
in a file waiting to be loaded and read in Nook.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 07:26 PM

18. iPad 3

Although it was a gift rather than a purchase.

I love it: Internet surfing, games, books, e-mail and probably a hundred things I have yet to discover.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:29 AM

19. A waffle maker. It is amazing. Used to take hours to carve those squares. n/t

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Response to dimbear (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:24 AM

26. That's what sneakers were for! We called em "waffle stompers" in the Seventies.

Yeah, I'm old......

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:31 AM

20. Replacement video card for my computer.

The fan on the old one siezed.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:34 AM

21. iPhone.

Gonna be a while 'fore my next.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:48 AM

22. 1TB external hard drive to backup and eliminate all other forms of media.

Music CD's, video recordings, books, correspondence, instructions, documents, photographs, etc.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:56 AM

24. HP Officejet 6700 printer, copier, scanner, fax machine.

Old HP copier/scanner/printer finally gave up the ghost.

New one is fast as blazes.

I like it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:58 AM

25. Korg Monotron (another one)

palm-sized analog synthesizer

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:26 AM

27. Numark turntable with USB port, you can digitize your vinyls.

I got bunches of em and so does hubby the electronics genius. You use your software to take out snap crackle and pop, and convert to a WAV file and burn CDs.

I LIKE CDs. I refuse to get an iPod. I like full 44.1K digital stereo instead of squashed MP3s.

So call me old fashioned.

I'm so old that I remember that if you were really hip musically you had a reel to reel tape recorder.

I had one in high school, and a component stereo that still works, with a Marantz receiver.

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