The "New Toys" Thread

Galantti

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Tadaaa! I now have a lava lamp.

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The bottom is kinda hot, I wonder if I should put a plank of wood under it, just in case...


i also have lava lamp, and it has been on for 2 times in the 6 years that i have had it :D
i just don't like those

ps. i got it from my cousin as a present :mad:
 

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^ That's because lava lamps are for stoners... and for them, lava lamps can be very fun. :mrgreen:

I used to want one so badly when I was younger, but they always seemed way too expensive for what they are. I think this store that had them near me was about $80 for a medium one, back in the 90s.
 

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I'd google on that 1080i over component thing, seems like a lot of players/televisions/cables are limited to that.

It's not an issue for me anyway. I was just using the components for my Xbox 360 while I was waiting for the HDMI cable to be delivered. I now get a pretty blue light to tell me it's doing Multi-Channel decoding as well.
It's the first time I've had surround sound with a games system. The explosions in Far Cry 2 now sound incredible and being able to hear where gun shots are coming from is brilliant.
 

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And how much did that one cost?
Stonertoy indeed :) Warm, cosy and slow, everything you need.

Mine cost 10 Euro from Praktiker. :p

I've wanted one ever since I saw them in The Incredible Machine. I'm gonna take it to work and replace the more conventional lamp I have with it. By the way, pictures can't really don't do it justice... It's mesmerizing up close.

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I've got an old original Lava Lamp that my parents got me for christmas when I was very young. Don't use it near as much as I used to.
 

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I've got a KISS lava lamp that was bought for me some years ago. It's #18 out of 10,000. It doesn't mean much in the real world, but I'm sure some KISS fanatic wouldn't mind paying a premium for it if I ever wanted to sell it.
 

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I've got a KISS lava lamp that was bought for me some years ago. It's #18 out of 10,000. It doesn't mean much in the real world, but I'm sure some KISS fanatic wouldn't mind paying a premium for it if I ever wanted to sell it.

Do you have a Beethoven skateboard to go with it? Or maybe a Gandhi steak knife set? :p
 

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arrived yesterday, put a few 1080p blu ray movies and such on it as a tester so far and its works beautifully. 500gb hard drive in it at the moment so will have to work on filling it up now :)
 

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^ So what exactly is it then?

Media tank...? :?
 

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^^ basically a mini HTPC, plays anything
 

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^ So what exactly is it then?

Media tank...? :?

as blayde says, its a network media tank, it'll play practically anything you throw at it, blu ray, mkv, avi, music, videos, the works. you can stream to it with a wireless adaptor or as i have done add a sata drive to it and store it all on there. It can download via torrents straight to the device too.
 

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Don't forget to firmware it up, file copy and all that come on the latest patch.
 

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^ New firmware rules! It can play movies with DTS sound too now. \o/ Superb product.

Mmmmmmmm! Can't wait for my new toy! The day after tomorrow my new pc arrives. FINALLEH! I had to hold out on Splinter Cell Double Agent and such because my old pc was crap.
 

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aye, although i dont have anything that can utilise DTS at the moment which left me a tad confused as to why no sound on anything at first. Then realised it was trying to play the DTS soundtrack, a quick settings change later and all is well :D

I won't be getting the full potential out of it until I complete the move into the girlfriends house early next year and have my PC in the same place os I can wirelessly stream to it too. In the meantime I plan to get a 32gb pen drive so that I can just take things from my PC to there nice an easily :)
 

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Do you have a Beethoven skateboard to go with it? Or maybe a Gandhi steak knife set? :p

You obviously know nothing of what KISS will happily slap their logo on just to make a buck. There are KISS themed coffins and condoms (I shit you not) to action figures and comic books and video games.
 

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Took amazon almost 2 weeks to ship them but they're finally here.
Audio Technica ATH A700s. My first real set of headphones.

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Things are massive but still very light and comfortable.

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My phone for some scale.

I made a playlist of all my FLAC and havent paused since I got home from work @ 5.
 

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Don't expect to hear much difference between FLAC and good MP3 on good headphones. ;)
 
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