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Education The finer things in life...

Discussion in 'General' started by TheStockBroker, 15 Jun 2012.

  1. Akkatha

    Akkatha *SCREECH!* /run away.

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    Oh dear. I really really hope that is some serious sarcasm.

    If it's not...... just fill your ears with concrete. Worst headphones ever made. Ever.
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I agree with everything you just said! Whilst my two kids are annoying as sin sometimes, I wouldn't swap them for anything (well, maybe a new graphics card :p). They take so much time but it doesn't matter as you don't notice your time's gone, it's just filled with other stuff. I keep upgrading my rig, even though I know full well I don't have the time to use it. I think it's mainly me trying to hold on to my favourite hobby lol

    Or for the materialistic part of me: My IPS231P monitor, Phantom case and soon to be SLId 460s :D I'd say those were the things that have changed my life the most.
     
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  3. Comfyasabadger

    Comfyasabadger New Member

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    The thread says, "The finer things in life" with no stipulation.

    Therefore Women, but more specifically, my wife can be considered a finer thing.

    But if it pleases Sir I would go with Julian and say a nice bottle of Red.
     
  4. sb1991

    sb1991 New Member

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    You won't like http://www.reddit.com/r/cablefail then... although the (surprisingly safe for work, I'd actually say recommended for work) http://www.reddit.com/r/cableporn is a nice antidote.
     
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  5. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I agree that children are the biggest change in your life and will become the most important thing to you, I haven't had them yet so that change hasn't happened to me.

    I will be sad though if I stop enjoying the things around me that have brought me pleasure over the years, will I like my keyboards any less once I have children? Of course not but I will have something much more important in my life to spend money on and look after so they will become relatively less important to me.

    The only thing that I have which could be similar to having children is my girlfriend. She is the most important thing to me and she has changed me life more than anything else or anyone in the last 5 years but she hasn't changed how I enjoy all of my belongings or experiences.
     
  6. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Just to chuck in my two € cents regarding the whole kids thing - I think that perhaps some feel that kids are the very reason adults stop enjoying the finer things in life, because children are so damn expensive.
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    It's almost certain that when you have your first child you will buy a Logitech K120 and sell all your mechs :p

    In all seriousness though I'm sure kids were probably not in the spirit of TSB's post, it's just that she's just turned 1 (on Saturday) and I can't really think about/enjoy much else at the moment.

    I am getting good at installing stair gates though :thumb:

    Oh, and Spec's right.
     
  8. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    It's taken you a year to get good at stairgates!? Son, I am disappint :( lol

    Also, I don't find my kids particularly expensive. There's not that much extra outlay than what there would be if they didn't exist.
     
  9. GMC

    GMC Well-Known Member

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    I'm struggling here guys. There seems to be an assumption that its not possible to enjoy family, kids,people and material possessions.
    I love my wife and son, I love our pet parrot, my material possessios that I regard as finer, such as my armchair are shared with them and enjoyed all the more for it. Much like my love of Japan and related holidays we have taken there.
    I enjoy my mech keyboard too as it makes the time I can spend playing on my pc more enjoyable.

    The fact I have a child and wife should not be considered more legitimate than the material enjoyments of someone without those relationships or obligations.
    Sorry if I've misinterpreted comments

    Gets coat....

    Sent from my HTC Desire HD using Xparent Red Tapatalk 2
     
  10. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I totally agree with this statement and apologise if I've somehow given the impression that family/kids are more important that those material things. It's an entirely subjective things, I'm just giving my response to the question from my perspective that's all. I don't have many nice things these days, but a damn good walk out in nature is one of the finest things available in life if anybody wants a free alternative!

    Noiz, I have four stair gates now, so that we can lock down various parts of the house. Modular, you might say.
     
  11. Tribble

    Tribble Steals Avatars

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    I don't think so, i think because it is always in mind and the better it is the more in mind it is.

    i am just very...

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    snickers @ pro tip :blush: :D :naughty: ;)

    And i like nice things, i have them but i am not materialistic and do not derive as much pleasure from inanimate objects.

    Also for the naysayers, is it not because we are animated about a subject then we wish to express it.
     
  12. Picarro

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    I just wasted an hour and a half browsing through pictures on those two sites and it gave me ideas for my own cable management - rep!
     
  13. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    Is it just me or has all this talk of mechanical keyboards only started in the last few months? What's that all about? I've been coming here for 3 years and never saw a single mention of mech keyboards until a month or two ago and all of a sudden they're de rigeuer.
     
  14. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    All it takes are a couple of members to get rather interested in them for it all to spark off ;)
     
  15. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I forgot about good speakers and one's choice in music. There's nothing I enjoy more then getting home and putting on my Microlab FC360's- even if some consider them fairly average- and playing my music at a nice volume. I think there's nothing more beautiful then clarity from your favourite music, and the wonderful listening experience is something I couldn't live without!
     
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    This is so, so true. For me it's primarily a Unison Research Unico into a pair of Triangle Celius, but it lifts the music to such staggering new heights.

    Every time the Wench is away I tell myself I'm going to get back into a game, and every time I just spend the week listening to music.
     
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    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    I must say, nice tissues are quite a delight during a cold. Cheap tissues will often scrape against my nose, leaving it a bit red and sore. More expensive, softer tissues - no such problem.
     
  18. gilljoy

    gilljoy Well-Known Member

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    I'm a man of simple pleasures but heres my small list :
    • Books of all kinds, wither it be a paper book or an e-book nothing beats a good book, but nothing beats a nice new paperback book... new book smell
    • A shreded pork burrito with salsa verdi, tomato salsa, gucamole, sour cream and cheese.
    • Pizza
    • A Cup of Tea
    • Miniatures, I collect all sorts of models and the like and even though its expensive I do enjoy building and painting a box of Warhammer minis
    • My Dog, the happiest animal on the planet.
    • Last but not least spending time with my girlfriend
     
  19. CarlT2001

    CarlT2001 New Member

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    • Beer
    • Food
    • Headphones
    • DE Shaving

    One other thing I really enjoy is car detailing. You can spend an obscene amount of money on this and, like DE shaving, buying different products to try is very addictive.
     
  20. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    There's more to life than things.... but things certainly make a difference--not all of which can be bought...

    So many things... so little time....

    Here's a few.

    1. A beautifully calibrated, high quality, huge monitor. It makes everything you do a joy... even putting together a powerpoint for work ceases to be something that makes you want to shoot yourself.

    2. Walking into your garage and seeing your car gleaming with the fruits of your labour, and exuding that heady smell of carnuba wax and "machine".

    3. Building a new PC, going out for a while, then coming back into the room to be hit full in the face with "new PC Smell".

    4. The smell of proper coffee.. not instant.. and not STARBUCKS.

    5. A nice single malt.

    6. Watching the sun set on the summer solstice, looking at the time and seeing 21:48. Stop bitching about the British weather!! Find me anywhere else this for north that's also so temperate. (the flip side to this though, is sunset at winter solstice = 15:45).

    7. Turning the key on a big American V8

    8. Hearing a Rolls Royce Merlin overhead and saying thank you to The Few that sacrificed everything for our freedom in the summer of 1940.

    9. Hearing a Vulcan howl at full throttle and saying thank you to those that kept a ceaseless watch over us during a particularly anus twitching time in the 60s.

    10. Looking through a telescope and realising that the photons hitting my retina have been travelling for millions of years before doing so.

    I could go on all day.... but...

    11. The chance to live in a free country while enjoying the above.
     

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