What did you just Buy/Receive?



  • FINALLY found a copy of Hitman HD Trilogy for PS3 at a reasonable price. No brainer



  • Aug 9, 2018, 9:19 AM

    @ezekiel said in What did you just Buy/Receive?:

    New bike! So much faster and lighter than my old, crappy used one. 130 at Wallmart. 28 inch wheels.

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    I don't know why I've always had mountain bikes up to now. I don't ride off-road.

    Junk. The front gear system has been uneven and all screwed up for like a year, rattling on the chain, which costs more to replace than the bike is worth. The bike won't turn smoothly anymore, like there's something broken, bent or rusted inside the frame.

    I bought a new bike yesterday. This time, I decided not to be cheap. It's a Giant Contend 3M. MSRP is 650 dollars, but the bike store I go to had it for 496. I put my old petals on. Also got a better lock.

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    I've never had shifters like this.

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    Ordered a stand for it.



  • @ezekiel

    Been riding my whole life, cannot go wrong with a Giant bike. You'll never go back to Wal-Mart / CCM / Dark Horse / Mongoose bikes ever again. The extra you pay is because you're paying for North American / European made parts and metals. You'll start to notice immediately that the drive-train makes a world of difference and you won't be working as hard up hills and such. Likely a much sturdier yet lighter bike. Assuming you don't gain weight, don't slam it around, bring it in every year or so, and clean it up when it gets muddy, this bike will last you 20+ years.

    I currently ride a Trek Dual Sport 3 but if I ever move out of the city, I'll be getting a serious mountain bike.

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  • @dipset Yeah, it is really light compared to my old bike. So light, I'm scared to turn as hard as I did with the old one. I love this gear/shifter system.



  • A bit geeky maybe, but I bought an n64 repair kit and a number of "broken n64's" in a lot. I've fixed a number of malfunctioning modern consoles, but I always felt drawn to fixing up older stuff as I find it more interesting.

    I've already fixed an old N64 I had by replacing a swollen capacitor. I'm keen to see it I can make a profit here =)



  • Some discs arrived today.

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    Seen Nikita twice, seen Halloween once on Blu-ray. Don't think I've ever seen any of the Connery Bond movies PROPERLY. Lady Snowblood because I remember finding the manga alright (read eight years ago) and wanted more 70s samurai stuff after recently finishing the Lone Wolf and Cub series.



  • @ezekiel Goldfinger is one of my faves.



  • @e_zed_eh_intern said in What did you just Buy/Receive?:

    @ezekiel Goldfinger is one of my faves.

    Looks like I won't be watching it for another week, because the first disc (Dr. No) is cracked. :(

    Edit: I know what I'm gonna watch tonight. Been waiting a month for this import, released in January.

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  • Well... I just spent a ton and bought my first ever full frame camera. There is a Nikon upgrade promo going on where Nikon will give you a free $400 CAD ($300 USD) on top of your cameras in-store value if you trade up to a D780.

    After about 4 years being into photography, I decided it’s time to go full frame. I’m immediately blown away by the high ISO performance. I can shoot in the dark @ 20000 ISO and barely even see much noise if any. Already has made my life so much simpler. I’ve become a Manual spaz because I’m always trying to reduce ISO to prevent noise or I’m always fiddling with the light meter. Not anymore! Now I’m just gonna focus on getting a good shot and let the camera do the rest of the work.

    It’s amazing but burned a damn whole in my bank account. The usual big purchase remorse that takes a day or two to settle in.

    Nikon D780
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    Check out the camera and I recommend the upgrade program. It's literally free money for you to get a better camera: https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/d780-trade-up.page



  • I'm a film man. Shot a roll of Ektar on my last trip. :)



  • @oscillator

    I want to dive into film one day, but I have a desire to get into sports photography so I'm sticking with digital for now.

    My friend has a Fujica STX-1N and its made looking back at vacations and good times that much more comforting and nostalgic. I sometimes grab disposable cameras before a camping trip or anything like that, but one day I'll consider a film cam.



  • Getting closer to cosplaying Persona 3 MC... jk I can't cosplay good. Finding headphones like this is hard, gotta import it.
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  • I don't have the game yet... But this came in way earlier than I expected.
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  • Some region B imports. I love Masters of Cinema packaging. They use original poster art for most of their releases. The one on the left I got two months ago.

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    They also come with nice little booklets featuring production photos.