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  Reply # 895985 15-Sep-2013 18:12
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Leather Lounge Suite and another plus vote on the Lasik Eye Surgery we bought for my now ex-wife. Cost about the same as the previously quoted amount and she has never had any issues with her sight since.

$10 on the Geekzone Freeview Pizza nights....netted a Freeview HD Recorder and a HP Mini from them as well as had a great time meeting folks from here so no complaints what so ever.



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  Reply # 895986 15-Sep-2013 18:12
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Griffsta:[snip]I also heard that the NSA has hacked most of the levels of encryption so if they wanted to get in
they could easy.


Aw man! We made it to page two before we got a conspiracy theory dropped on us. A wrong, stupid one too!

Cheers - N


 
 
 
 


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Reply # 895987 15-Sep-2013 18:13
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Griffsta: I agree SSD my SSD caused me nothing but problems. Back using conventional HDD's they seem to last longer and more reliable in the long run.

VPN, brought a VPN a few months ago for privacy reasons only to find out that most of them are crap with speed they say they don't limit the speeds but they do.
Tried that brand Astrill good amount of servers to select from but my own connection was more faster then the VPN even with the local servers which the ISP i'm
with is peered with. Used it for about a month then never again. I also heard that the NSA has hacked most of the levels of encryption so if they wanted to get in
they could easy.


So, you do regret spending money on the VPN and the SSD? Might be worth re-reading the topic :)

Talkiet:
Griffsta:[snip]I also heard that the NSA has hacked most of the levels of encryption so if they wanted to get in 
they could easy.


Aw man! We made it to page two before we got a conspiracy theory dropped on us. A wrong, stupid one too!

Cheers - N



LOL, was thinking along the same lines!

-Aidan.

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  Reply # 895992 15-Sep-2013 18:22
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AidanS:
Griffsta: I agree SSD my SSD caused me nothing but problems. Back using conventional HDD's they seem to last longer and more reliable in the long run.

VPN, brought a VPN a few months ago for privacy reasons only to find out that most of them are crap with speed they say they don't limit the speeds but they do.
Tried that brand Astrill good amount of servers to select from but my own connection was more faster then the VPN even with the local servers which the ISP i'm
with is peered with. Used it for about a month then never again. I also heard that the NSA has hacked most of the levels of encryption so if they wanted to get in
they could easy.


So, you do regret spending money on the VPN and the SSD? Might be worth re-reading the topic :)

Talkiet:
Griffsta:[snip]I also heard that the NSA has hacked most of the levels of encryption so if they wanted to get in 
they could easy.


Aw man! We made it to page two before we got a conspiracy theory dropped on us. A wrong, stupid one too!

Cheers - N



LOL, was thinking along the same lines!

-Aidan.


Hah my bad

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  Reply # 896013 15-Sep-2013 19:24
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In addition to some already mentioned.....
Travel to places less visited
Sailing to Tonga
Getting the motorbike I wish I'd had years ago. (Was cheaper than getting the car I'd wish for...)


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  Reply # 896021 15-Sep-2013 19:55
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Red wine, favourite music and beautiful sounding Hifi.

Hopefully the orthodontic treatment I'm about to drop $10k on will also end up on the 'not regretted' list.

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  Reply # 896022 15-Sep-2013 19:58
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SSD's for all my machines.

Quality. I nearly always regret not spending the extra on something that will last.
My first battery drill was a Bosch green 9.6v (big money for me then). I absolutely abused that little drill and it did about 10 years of mostly trade use. I let smoke out of it more times than is possible to count (first time was driving a 32mm auger through 200mm of wet wood). It was a sad day when that drill died.




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  Reply # 896024 15-Sep-2013 20:00
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Talkiet:

- LASIK eye surgery
- Keeping my smartphone up to the current generation
- SSD for desktop PC
- Huge Monitor


All of these. Actually, I don't really recall ever spending any large amount and regretting it. Of course, somethings (LASIK!) are far higher up the "damn I'm glad I did that" list than others.




Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

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  Reply # 896042 15-Sep-2013 20:55
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Myself...

Latest toys...

Sony A65 SLT digital camera. (no A77's in the country, and couldn't 'justify' the A99)

Sony Nex-7 Mirrorless digital camera, for daily 'carry everywhere' use.

Next 'present:' Star Trek, The Original Series. (Re-engineered Blu Ray release, be interesting to see how they 're-engineered' a 1960's TV show up to Blu Ray quality)

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  Reply # 896044 15-Sep-2013 20:57
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A harmony one! - Absolutely love it
Optoma hd33 projector
Cosmos 2 pc case
Galaxy S 2
PC ssd

Lot more but those are the main few :P

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  Reply # 896054 15-Sep-2013 21:29
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Most computer parts I've ever bought & paying the bills. These days just paying the bills is feeling like more and more of an extravagance, but I do love living in a house, having food to eat, etc.

The list of things I regret not spending money on when I could have includes education, podiatry work, nutritional advice and a gym membership, better dental care; basically just actually looking after myself and setting myself up for a good future. Now that the cost of living has gone up and my wages have gone down I'm pretty much stuck here, at least without a lot of hard work/risk I'm not prepared for.

Oh, $2.40 on lotto each week. Never win anything, but at this point it's worth a shot.

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  Reply # 896062 15-Sep-2013 21:42
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Hmmm... Although I imagine this was supposed to be geared towards techie stuff I would say:

Travel
Wedding

That's not to say I regret spending money on technical things but when it boils down to comparisons it is pretty easy for me. Would I have travel over an iPhone? Yes. Would I have travel over a new watch? Yes.... etc... For travel and our wedding there is nothing I can think of that I would replace them with.

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  Reply # 896063 15-Sep-2013 21:53
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My Projector - Although I have only used it for about 50 hours, friends and family have used it at least 4 times as much!

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  Reply # 896079 15-Sep-2013 22:24
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MaxLV:
Next 'present:' Star Trek, The Original Series. (Re-engineered Blu Ray release, be interesting to see how they 're-engineered' a 1960's TV show up to Blu Ray quality)


If its like on hulu, then beautifully is the answer ;)




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  Reply # 896091 15-Sep-2013 22:41
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My rainwater tanks. Waterbill is down heaps, and I don't get annoyed anymore when it rains. It is like having money falling out of the sky.

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