What should I purchase?

Freeview PVR   3 votes - 42 %
Camera stuff   3 votes - 42 %
Glider   4 votes - 57 %
Pinball Table   2 votes - 28 %
External HDs   1 vote - 14 %
Dishwasher   2 votes - 28 %
Food   3 votes - 42 %
Savings (in case I get fired)   1 vote - 14 %
Other (write-in)   0 votes - 0 %
 
7 Total Votes
WOMEN'S PROBLEMS by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:03:07 AM EST
Is the answer to any question about minor illnesses and gender.

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Compassion for a cold by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:18:15 AM EST
Mrs U has very little compassion for my colds either. Even the flu. She calls me a whiner. She's right, but she will at least fetch me medicine when I'm covered with blankets on the couch with a fever of 98.7.

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Indeed by stark (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:20:19 AM EST
I suspect I'm just whinging a bit, but it'd be nice if she could pretend to care, just a little bit.

Ah well.
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Sweet sweet dishwasher by hulver (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:21:08 AM EST
Revel in the glory that is automatically washed dishes.
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I have lived with a dishwasher before by stark (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:29:25 AM EST
[insert joke about the gf here]

Previous rented properties have had dishwashers. They are possibly the best device ever invented by man, especially in shared flats.

My current residence lacks one, but my gf generally does the washing up. I would really like one because it would free up some of her time, and on the odd occasion when I have to wash up I really hate it.

Plus it gets the glasses cleaner than you can with Fairy liquid (at least if you don't scald your hands with near-boiling temperature water).
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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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Ah, there's the rub by hulver (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:31:51 AM EST
Dishwashers really fuck your glasses up (scratch them to buggery). They do get the tea stains off your mugs really well though.
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Camera stuff... by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:25:16 AM EST
is the root of all contentment...

(Technically it's also the root of all discontent, but that doesn't matter right now... buy, buy, buy! ahahaha!)

I doubt I'd ever get around to using the filters by stark (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 07:31:23 AM EST
But they would look cool on the camera, and make it appear that I know what I'm doing.

Anyone saying that you can achieve the same effects in Photoshop is just trying to spoil my fun...

Ooh, actually, I need to get a flash gun as well. Something to add to the list!

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U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.

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filters by 606 (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 08:40:02 AM EST
Hum... never used any of those. I usually just fixed the exposure with dodge and burn in the darkroom... but I guess pretty much nobody actually uses darkrooms anymore.

Oh, I've also used yellow filters and orange filters. Highly recommended for black and white. Yellow filter will bring down a blue sky by 2 or 3 stops, and it makes the sky very dramatic. Orange does the same thing, only slightly different. Get some of these before sinking your cash into the graduated filters. IMHO.

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A man after my own heart. by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Aug 19, 2005 at 08:41:34 AM EST
Although I've only been in a glider once, hardly ever get to play pinball (Attention Stena Line, please ensure that your machine in the departure lounge at Holyhead is working next time I'm off on the ferry), have only a broken camera, have just bought a £40 USB freeview box, like dishwashers and am hungry.