Discussion in 'General' started by whypick1, 25 Dec 2003.
My names danny tipple and tipple rhymes with nipple so its just my mates takin the mick But i mite have to use it on my lady friend anyway hehe
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I got a new crash helmet for me bike, a windproof collar, some aprilia merchandise, muse t-shirt & poster, bo selecta dvd, leage of gentlemen dvd, chocolate, smellies.
I didn't make out to bad this year as Santa (the folks) brought me the following:
long sleeve Orange County Choppers t-shirt
"The Art of Choppers" book which highlights a bunch of custom bike builders.
a couple of dress shirts
2 pairs of sweat pants
bunch of candy
a couple of DVDs
My brother also got me a blender, toaster, iron, electric can opener. Not real exciting gifts to some but less kitchen stuff I have to get when I buy a house this summer.
Even Dad's get cool things from Mom and Dad....
I used to have XM Radio until last fall when my receiver died and couldn't afford a new one. I actually like this system better because it has more sports and news than XM and I also found out that Sirius has signed a deal with the NFL to broadcast all the NFL games next year over Sirius!
Sirius has 100 broadcast streams (and simulcasts over the net) with 60 100% commercial-free radio and 40 sports, news & entertainment streams. I got it all hooked up in my car yesterday and was able to listen to the same stream from my house to my brother's house (in Albany - 200 miles east) and down to Elmira this morning (300 miles south/west). Gotta love that!
Anyone wants to check it out, here's a channel listing
Oh, I also got a few new shirts, a new Steelers 3/4 length winter jacket, a cool paperweight from my kids and blank dvd's...
It's more fun to watch your kids open presents though. My boys were going nuts with all the games for their xBox and GBA I bought them.
pair of jeans
1 (yes only 1) pair of socks
2 discworld novels
a couple of mugs
Black sabbath dvd
other stuff which i can remember atm
19" monitor off my uncle and a laptop which has been spread from my 21st to xmas :/
XM has more music channels though, correct?
XM has something like 70 music streams, 30 news / sports / talk / etc streams or something like that. The one thing that XM has that I wish Sirius had is Radio Classics where they broadcast shows such as Abbott & Costello, The Shadow and classic SciFi like War of the Worlds. However, Sirius has the NFL, NPR and others.
oh oh oh well I got
- Variable speed mini rotarty tool kit in a very nice clear top case
- cooking timer
- soldering iron
- powersupply is coming once ebuyer get it in
- selection box
- Peter Kay at the bolton albert hall
- really nice wooley hat
from my 2 sisters
- Indiana jones triology boxset
from other family members
- Matrix Reloaded
from my girlfriend
- photo ablum and frame thing full of photos
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas
Hows it work thou? Is it like a normal radio?
A chamelon 6in1 universal remote (remote with touchscreen.. and EL backlight.. pictures later)
ESD safe mini cutting pliers (i really needed those!)
Flexishaft for my dremel
Safety goggles (i'm to cheap to by me some, but i need them )
gloves and socks
and some other stuff...
Uh, well, I don't think you can get it over there. It's kind of like normal radio, but much better. For this system (Sirius) there are 3 satellites in a figure-8 orbit above the northern mid-west of the US (Minnesota / Iowa area) which broadcasts a digital signal to the receiver very much like satellite TV. For XM Radio, there are 2 satellites, one above the East Coast and the other above the West Coast of the US.
You have satellite tv in the UK (DirecTV, Dish Network or similar), right ? Are there music channels on it that doesn't have video - just the audio? If you do, it's very much like that.
Essentially what I can do is to hop in my car in NY, put it on a channel - say chan 23 (Big Rock) - and I can drive to California without having to switch the station. All the music stations are commercial free, they do have a dj, but they're not on too often, once in a while there will be a station ID, but other than that it's commercial free. They don't do what normal FM stations do and play the same songs over and over and over again and they don't stick to the "popular" stuff either. You can think of it as Internet Radio on steroids. You get to listen to pretty much anything you want to, no commercials, no hype, just music and all the time.
Cool, we get that show in the Uk, the Comanche bike was pretty nifty
Cheers Dad I see, yes we do get music channels via sattellite over here
I think its like the uk's DAB setup - lots of stations broadcasting on a digital network - http://www.radio-now.co.uk/ - that might help more
Looks similar. But it appears that system is terrestrial based and commercial so it has a limited range like FM and loaded with commercials. Sirius and XM are sattelite based so I can listen to the same thing all across North America (I believe) plus there are no commercials.
I got a PSU for my DivX box : ) $40 and allot to clean up
if anyone is keen to know, i got ;
2x usb keyboards
new laptop bag
24x 2 bottles of kronenbourg
1x bottle of champange
1x bottle of wine
personal cd player
lots of dvd's
third dvd/mp3 player for who knows where, maybe my daughters room
3x futurama figures
1:18 scale JCB forklift truck model
sewing kit ?? (wtf)
cash, and other misc vouchers for uk high street shops I never goto
An assortment of choc's
And no socks, I really need some right now the washing m/c monster has eaten most of mine, damn !!!!
-Leadtek WinFast TV 2000XP Deluxe Edition (can you tell I got the box right in front of me)
-Thermaltake SilentPower 480 Watt Power supply (which did not fit in my Compaq )
-Cordless MX Mouse and Keyboard
-Compressor (to pump-up my Potato Cannon)
-Other boring things
I got all the computer stuff from Newegg.com and I will no longer buy from any other computer store.
Coldplay [A rush of blood to the head] CD
Weather Report CD (and no, its not Micheal Fish's greatest reports, its a Jazz band from the early 80's )
4m Blue LED 240v rope light
Chocolate coated coffee beans (caffeine and chocolate, what more could u want )
New Leatherman 'Squirt' p4 multitool (damn tiny thing - amazing!)
One of them neat projection clocks
A huge high-backed reclinable swively leather office chair (w00t! gaming in style!)
The usual smellies (i never buy deodrant, i can live solely on christmas stocks)
Plus its my bday in 2 weeks
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