Your latest purchases, cont.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Goliath, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    ^It counts if you're sending me a slice.
     
  2. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Last thing I purchased were a bunch of textbooks, which I think will come in very useful in the not too distant future. :)
     
  3. John O.

    John O. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    the bush
    I just got a new home theater system for myself (because my Klipsch sub finally blew after 7 years) and a new home theater receiver for my mom because her LG Receiver/DVD Player blew:

    [edit] Please post any images over 600 pixels wide as thumbnails or links.

    Also, please don't hotlink images directly from the website they're on. Host them on a service like Photobucket or Imageshack.

    Thanks, Staff.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2011
  4. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    Oh, that's definitely the plan...although, really, I'd like to find a way to switch the phone numbers between the two phones. The one work bought me is way better than my personal phone!
     
  5. Niorah

    Niorah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    Londinium, Britannia
    Thanks! :D

    It's still way too cold here to wear it, so it gives me one more reason to wish for Spring. :)

    In the meantime I just look at it from time to time and sigh. :lol:
     
  6. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2001
    Location:
    The Hub of the Universe
    Thank you. I'm really happy with it. Still learning what all it's capable of, but the process is fun.

    Nice unit. :p I think this may be coming up on my purchase list before long. I may look you up for advice. My 6 year old Yamaha unit is actually still fine ..., but it doesn't have enough inputs for all our various devices. Was okay not to have the Wii go through the receiver ... until we started using it to watch Netflix content. :borg:
     
  7. RAMA

    RAMA Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 1999
    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Beautiful camera!
     
  8. RAMA

    RAMA Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 1999
    Location:
    NJ, USA
    What games are you going to?? So far I know I'm going to the May 21st game against the Mets.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    At the Cell: April 7 and 8 vs. Rays.
    Wrigley: April 5 and 6 vs. Diamondbacks.
     
  10. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Location:
    Randyland
    If the lunch I had yesterday from Burger King counts, then sure, your pizza does too.
     
  11. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    geeking out
    Last night, we bought about 70 bucks worth of groceries.
     
  12. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2000
    Location:
    17 Cherry Tree Lane
    If they're both on the same network, you just switch SIM cards around. If not, you'd have to unlock the phone before you could do that.

    In other parts of the world, there are dual-SIM phones, so you can have two numbers on one phone. They're not popular in the West because the business model here is different, and no operator wants to subsidise a phone used by a different operator... but I rather like the idea of a dual-SIM to manage work/private lines and hope they eventually make it to our shores in a good smartphone.
     
  13. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    Yeah, but my personal phone isn't a smartphone, so it doesn't have a data plan or anything. I need to find a way to switch the SIM cards without my personal phone getting charged for the data.

    Yeah, this sounds awesome. I was trying to figure out if there was a way I could just get all my personal calls/texts forwarded to my new number.
     
  14. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2000
    Location:
    17 Cherry Tree Lane
    The data plan goes with the SIM, I think.

    So if you use the work SIM in your personal phone, you shouldn't get charged for data.

    Equally though, you would get charged for any data use you use on the BB with your personal SIM.

    I think that's how it works, anyway.

    The even better thing about them is that you can switch off one SIM, but leave the other working. So when you clock off, you can turn off the work SIM but still receive personal calls, for instance. It really does solve a lot of problems for those who have to carry work phones.

    Thankfully, I don't need to do that anymore, but I will probably need a private second line again in a couple of years time if a particular project gets off the ground. I'll probably import an unlocked dual-SIM then, if they don't make it to our shores by then.
     
  15. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    This is the part that concerns me. I don't want to get charged a lot of extra money for using the data features on my BB without having them covered in my personal plan.

    I may have to look into this.
     
  16. SG-17

    SG-17 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I got the leatherbound Barnes and Nobles exclusive republishing of Jurassic Park and the Lost World (both in one) a few days ago.
     
  17. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2005
    We had straws, not lollipops. Also other games. I won one. :D

    Seriously though, I'm too old for this stuff. I ditched around midnight and came back to work on a paper, then hung out with them when they came back here. But clubs just don't do it for me at all anymore. On the other hand, I got an opportunity to wear my new cowboy hat out. Not really many occasions for that!
     
  18. Davros

    Davros Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Location:
    Kaled bunker, Skaro
  19. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    An investment:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Yeoman Randi

    Yeoman Randi Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Location:
    In a handbasket

    What kind of tool set is that? Looks pretty suspicious to me. ;)



    ETA: w00t! Mail just arrived and in it, ST: TAS.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011