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rockshardPhDPostOctober 25, 2019, 23:46
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Maybe it's time to get wifi in the apartment finally. Only question is, desktop or laptop? Something with Windows 7 would be nice, but I'm not sure where I'd get one.
If I go with desktop I can get the same keyboard I used before that I liked. Also I wouldn't have to worry about condition too much if it's a desktop, making it the safer choice, especially if I buy it online.
*gasp* maybe I can... build a rig!! Although, I'm not sure why I would need to. I intend to use it for RPG Maker, not high end gaming.

KlemoibPostOctober 27, 2019, 07:40
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Can't you just get a windows 7 installation pack 2nd hand online or on torrent and install that on whatever computer you like?

rockshardPhDPostOctober 27, 2019, 09:36
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I guess so, seeing as that's what you suggest I do. I may have to look into that.

It feels weird though to get wifi in the apartment on the premise that I'd make rpgs.
The nice thing about having internet to start with, I can make rpgs or I don't. It's simply a matter of stepping up to the plate.
Getting wifi, and a computer, the other hand, is throwing money at the problem. It would be like buying a wacom tablet on the premise that I'd use it to draw. Yeah, right! Of course!
But without it I can't make rpgs anyway. It's a catch 22. I'm stuck.

But I thought of a crackpot, rockshardian solution. I can get the computer or laptop up front and use it offline for...something. (the best thing I could think of is emulators) Or, I can find some other justification for getting wifi that doesn't require a computer. For example using it to watch Netflix on my PS3, play PSN games, or play online. (If there are any PS3 games that still have online, and were even worth playing online to begin with, with decent netcode. Either is doubtful..) I kinda like the emulator idea just cause it's neat and techy. And out of all the aforementioned ideas, it's the most fun to think about. (Deciding on games, controller, specs, etc)

Edit: yeap. Cdromance has PS2 including Final Fantasy XII, Burnout 1-3, all the Ratchets, all the Medal of Honors..
Edit: this controller looks absolutely perfect. I'd be interested even playing PSP games using this thing.
https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-940-000110-Gamepad-F310/dp/B003VAHYQY/

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I bought Football Manager 2020. The full game is released 19th November but the beta is due out 5th November. Except a few hours after I bought it the beta was released 5 days early and I got 30 minutes in before tea.

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KlemoibPostNovember 1, 2019, 08:58
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lol rock you have enough ideas to keep yourself occupied for ages. A drawing tablet only makes sense if you are already drawing and want to make it easier and nicer for yourself. It will probably end up in a drawer though if you are not already actively drawing. I sometimes thing of getting one, but I'm not into digital art yet so it would probably be a waste for me right now.

I learnt to only buy out of necessity or extreme want. For example I wanted to start sculpting but had no materials. I bought the cheapest there was (gypsum). Then I needed a mold for making a shape so I got that. I already got some pointy things to make the stone into a shape, but it could be better. So maybe I'll buy a proper chisel someday if it's too much of a bother not to have one. Though if I were to buy all these new things beforehand I would not know what I really needed. I would have bought a super expensive sculpting starter pack thing and I would not know what to do with all the extra equipment. I see it as that you earn your equipment through necessity. If you really need something fancy, good for you you've earned it! But If you don't really need it you don't need it. You have not earned it and it will probably just go to waste.

But sometimes there are things you know you really want and don't really need. You can't get it out of your head for months. Then you can buy it as well. I saw a strange ring in a vintage jewelers shop. I had never see something like it and it was just so strange I had to have it even though it was expensive. Never regretted it because I really wanted it and thought about it for a long long time.

VladoPostNovember 3, 2019, 09:14
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I agree with Klem's general thought on only buying things you need. Even if we ignored all the feel-good arguments for the environment, etc., it's really a bother to have things that you never use lying around and taking up space in your home.

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KlemoibPostNovember 3, 2019, 10:05
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I don't have much storage space so I am forced to think about all the crap I have. Before I got rid of some things I could not get to the things I actually needed and used on a regular basis. Now it’s all good and I try to keep everything in order by not bringing in crap I don't really need from the start. If you are picky/have higher standards about the stuff you have in your home and curate it your home will be much nicer place to be I find.

I had damn dust bunnies under my bead because I had a skateboard I never use. I just thought that if I bought it I would somehow be able to do a kick flip someday even if it was all dusty and I never practiced and was afraid to fall. Now no more dust bunnies, no regrets. Now someone else can have fun with my skateboard and actually do a kick flip.

msgPostNovember 5, 2019, 08:38

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A Sony Xperia 10

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Haha, totally understand your skateboard story. Now that we have children, we've got so many toys... Toys are so cheap nowadays, kids can have as many as they want (well, they still can't have the most expensive fancy ones usually... but so many cheaper alternatives that come close enough). Back in the day, we had a limited number of toys, and consequently they were more valuable to us.

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That's especially true with vidya games. The more I buy the less I enjoy them. I still play all my old favourites more than the new ones.

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KlemoibPostNovember 6, 2019, 08:31
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yeah I guess that is true. I do appreciate the things I have more when I have less. Games too. I've almost sold all the games I just don't like and now it feels much less daunting to play them. I also end up popping on old games I loved as a kid but I've actually never stopped playing them (sims 2, rollercoaster tycoon, mario 64, ocarina of time). But I am also excited for new games but I guess it's like msg said, I should not buy too many, though I'm already doing a good job of that since I have nothing new to play anymore. I actually kind of want to buy return of the Obra Dinn. It looks pretty.

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My finger is hovering over the buy button for this right now. I need my Football Manager fix whilst out in my truck.

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-core-i5-8gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-home-laptop-6mp21es/version.asp

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KlemoibPostNovember 6, 2019, 10:00
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press it.

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Oh, good timing. I was looking at laptops. I want a reversible one but don't know which one is best. This looks good but 1.1ghz sounds a bit low:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07PV6N7XM/

I need to go to the house and check the system specs of the pc I was using. I want the laptop to be equal or better. I'm pretty sure it had 4gb ram, so the above laptop has enough ram at least.

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That processor must be a quad core or something Rukk. 1.1 couldn't start the dam thing up! The one I'm looking at it 1.6 quad with 3.9 turbo mode, yours must be similar.

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I'm not going to buy the laptop.

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KlemoibPostNovember 9, 2019, 09:14
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good it was crap anyway. :P

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Quote from Klemoib on November 9, 2019, 09:14

good it was crap anyway. :P

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rockshardPhDPostNovember 12, 2019, 11:24
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I'm choosing a streaming device. Toss up between Amazon Fire Stick and Roku Express. The Roku was a definite winner until I realized you need to create an account. (Why? So long as you have account for Prime/Netflix/Hulu/whatever that should be all you need, imo) It's for my mom, so I would have to decide if I should create a Roku account myself, or let her be the one to do it. If I get a Fire Stick instead she can just use her existing Prime account. Buuut I like that the Roku remote can control your TV and recognizes your TV out of the box.

Edit: I derped. Not all Rokus have TV control. This makes Amazon Fire Stick seem less bad. But it's probably worth it to spring for whatever Roku model that has it. Or whatever streaming device has it, Roku or not. That feature alone is a killer app.

VladoPostNovember 13, 2019, 14:55
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Yeah, more convenient use should take priority.

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