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#26 GeneralPrimevil

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 09:36 PM

Well everyone seems to have had a good Christmas. I enjoyed the B&D 18V cordless drill/driver, 300-piece drill bit/accessory kit (for drill), and 2-speed Dremel I recieved. I see why everyone worships their Dremels. Damn I love this thing; what can it not do to a block of wood (besides biscuit joint it)?

As to those you who celebrate any other December holiday, hopefully it was a good one.
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#27 Inferno

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 03:40 AM

Late Merry Frikkin' Christmas!

I feel kinda pathetic after reading all of what you guys got for Christmas/other winter holiday gift exchange. I was given a book, Your Road Map for Success, by John C. Maxwell, the Stars Wars Trilogy on DVD (widescreen), a new Nautica bi-fold wallet (my old one was tri-fold and I wanted one just like it, but oh well), and of course the 4-day ski trip to Winter Park, Colorado (18 hour drive each way). Well, I guess that the ski trip is quite a bit, so it all works out.

But c'mon guys, it's not all about the presents, is it?

Oh wait wait...one year my parents gave me a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper for Christmas. Has anyone else received a relatively lame present like that? I just didn't know what to say to that..."Oh...OH HEY!......Dr. Pepper! You know I've been needing a new one of these....I'll uh-I'll use this EVERY DAY. Um...thank-THANK YOU, MOM AND DAD! I never thought that I would um...get one of these. Wow..."

That was a lame Christmas, back when I only cared about the gifts.
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#28 Fuse

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 12:12 PM

My swag:
Nintendo DS
Leather Jacket
George Foreman Grill
The Badass Bible by S. K. Smith
Brita filters (to be used to make cheap alcohol drinkable while Im at school)
New tri-fold wallet
New Grado headphones (they are nice :D )
Butterfly Knife
Super Mario 64 DS
Golden Sun (GBA)
Best of Chris Farley DVD
A 25 spool of DVD-Rs and gift cards to Hollywood Video. haha piracy

My favorite gift tho, was Harvey Danger's "Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)" EP that I got, because the band sent a signed Christmas card with it. That was such a cool gift.

It should be noted that my birthday is Jan 12, and Ill be back in school, so I got a lot of "birthday" gifts on Christmas. Just going to get like $30 in martial arts books for b-day.
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#29 Ice Nine

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 12:15 PM

Invader Zim, and all three damn seasons of it, bitches!

I'm getting muh Xbox today; Bobert gave me Splinter Cell and Crimson Skies.

It was me! I was the turkey the WHOLE TIME! ME!
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 01:38 PM

As for presents,well...er...my aunt saw me fooling with nerf guns in the basement so she got me one of those lights and sounds space raider guns or whatever that 6 year-olds play with.It's the thought that counts(I guess) :D Other than that I like my new CD player with the Licoln Park CD. :P With all the Mony rolling in from the hollidays I bought some AT2000's and PVC so far.I'm about to do Lech's quad barrel mod on them.(Ahh.My first ATs.A wonderfull feeling. :) )
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 01:59 PM

I got a lot of cool stuff but wanted to throw props out to my girlfriend for picking me up an xbox and a sushi set. Though for you women out there not to worry, I took care of her as well. Diamonds are a girls best friend after all.
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 02:54 PM

Diamonds are a girls best friend after all.

Ugh. Don't get me started on diamonds.
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#33 JT Nerf Girl

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 11:24 PM

and most importantly a NIB crossbow... thats what I'm talking about!  Im pretty excited about that last one as you guys can tell.

That's like... five of you that's gotten NIB crossbows? Where the hell are they coming from?!

Has anyone else received a relatively lame present like that?


I got an umbrella for Christmas... But I kinda needed one that isn't dying and it's purple.


Diamonds are a girls best friend after all.


Ugh. Don't get me started on diamonds.


I care like diamonds... I don't really like jewerly... I like watches though... I got a 12 piece watch set for Christmas....

And what's your problem with diamonds?

I'm a girl and diamonds aren't my best friend!

Edited by JT Nerf Girl, 27 December 2004 - 11:32 PM.

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#34 Ash

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 11:31 PM

Go back and read soem of the posts you missed.

A whole bunch of them ended up in stores... I think it's coming from K-B toys closing a good handful of locations and liqidating old stock from their wharehouse.
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 11:49 PM

Licoln

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#36 JT Nerf Girl

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 11:55 PM

Heh I was thinking the same thing... :D
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 12:57 AM

And what's your problem with diamonds?

We can artificially create stones that are better than diamonds. Diamonds are not rare. Diamonds have had (until relatively recently) no signifigance beyond industrial uses. There is no good reason why diamonds are priced as they are or held as symbols of love or anything of that sort.

Why are diamonds so important, so pricy? Because DeBeers says so. It's as simple as that. They buy 80% of the diamonds on the open market, and mine 50% (those % are probably out of date by a year or two now, sorry). Then they shove most of it in storage to keep prices nice and high. Throw in ads that say, "Diamonds = Love!" and you've got yourself a successful cartel. Diamonds never had anything to do with love or marriage until DeBeers decided they would.

DeBeers pretty much single handedly invented worth for the diamond in the mid 1900s. Around the 90s I believe they decided that the engagement ring trick was worn out and they wanted to expand their market. Now they've convinced people to buy diamonds for pretty much any occasion, to be stuck pretty much anywhere on the body.

Here is an article about it. There are hundreds of articles like that one out there. If you are curious just give Google a poke. Interesting stuff.

And of course for the politically minded there is always the bloodier side of the diamond industry.

Whew, what a hijack.

Edited by >Fuse<, 28 December 2004 - 12:59 AM.

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#38 IronRhino

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 03:02 AM

DeBeers is actually pretty brilliant. Any diamond mine that's discovered, they buy it all out. When people started selling their old diamonds back to jewelers, DeBeers started their "A Diamond is Forever" campaign. I think its interesting how whenever something threatens their monopoly they deal with it in a way most people dont even notice and it's totally effective.
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#39 Zero Talent

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 03:52 AM

"Next year, say it... With satellite lasers."

*visualize a large light beam cutting through the clouds, into a corn field, scorching out the letter "E" in "MARRY ME"*

I got a Zire 72s. I'm not entirely sure what to do with it at this point, but I figure step one is to figure out how to program something in C to allow it to use a USB Linksys 802.11g antenna. Oh, and maybe use it for music and pdf reading. Any recommendations are appreciated... I'm not entirely sure what one is able to manage with these things, and I don't have time to program every feature I'd possibly want.

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:42 AM

Actually the original use of a diamond ring, also know as an etching ring, was for that exact thing. Lovers would use the ring to leave messages to each other in pains of glass, such as meeting places and times. Over the years it has now turned into what it is now. But it doesnít change the fact that women do love them and that wonít change till something better and more expensive comes around, so buck up fellas it could be worst.
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:42 AM

Actually the original use of a diamond ring, also know as an etching ring, was for that exact thing. Lovers would use the ring to leave messages to each other in pains of glass, such as meeting places and times. Over the years it has now turned into what it is now. But it doesnít change the fact that women do love them and that wonít change till something better and more expensive comes around, so buck up fellas it could be worst.

Ive never heard this. Got a source? I thought diamond's etching purposes were used more for industrial uses. Never heard of lovers writing in glass (which doenst make much sense).
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#42 Ender

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:27 AM

I read it in a random history book some time ago, I could try to dig it up but Iím not here to prove one thing or another. I believe it to be true weather or not you do is your choice. But think about it, there are a lot of prettier stones why use a diamond. And at one point someone had to realize the cutting capability of the stone so why but a stone on a ring if it can cut glass. Thatís enough for me to believe so you can choose to or not, itís not really a debate or theorem to prove nor discredit.
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 02:04 PM

I read it in a random history book some time ago, I could try to dig it up but Iím not here to prove one thing or another. I believe it to be true weather or not you do is your choice. But think about it, there are a lot of prettier stones why use a diamond. And at one point someone had to realize the cutting capability of the stone so why but a stone on a ring if it can cut glass. Thatís enough for me to believe so you can choose to or not, itís not really a debate or theorem to prove nor discredit.

Didnt mean to call you a liar or anything, just saying I've never heard that before and would be interested to know more. I've stated my oppinion on diamonds, so obviously I would like to be educated if there is a side of things I don't know.
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#44 JT Nerf Girl

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:04 PM

I don't think Diamonds have anything to do with love at all, it's just stone. When I was little I used to collect gems of all sorts and everything and I still have all of them. I have plently of stones. I think I even have a small diamond I got somewhere. The only jewelery I wear is my class ring (saphire stone) on my left ring finger (you can tell what that says about me) and a watch on occasions. I don't really like expesive stuff, probably because I'm too cheap to buy it myself.
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:58 PM

I think the reason that most girls like diamonds is dependent on the price. Think about it, if you give somebody a diamond then it shows that you're willing to sacrifice lots of your money to show that you love her. If it was me, I would be more satisfied with something I could use. I would enjoy a trip to some exotic place way more than a tiny rock.

Back on subject, for Christmas I got a sony atrac3 plus CD player, Almost round 3 DVD, the (almost) new AAF CD, Nirvana greatest hits, ddr ultramix 2, a mini battery powered marshall amp, a george bush punching bag(which me and my friend broke after we abused it much more than the manufacturers intended), and a few other cool things. Merry late Christmas everyone!
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Posted 28 December 2004 - 09:35 PM

There are some stones out there that are more rare and more expensive than diamonds...

a true Black Fire Opal for instance. Pretty too.

Canary Diamonds are still fairly rare (and very expenive) as well.
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#47 JT Nerf Girl

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:38 PM

If it was me, I would be more satisfied with something I could use.  I would enjoy a trip to some exotic place way more than a tiny rock.

I agree about the trip. I'd rather have that than any kind of jewlery. Or something useful... or just save it until a time we'll need it. Course, I am probably one of the only and few girls who wants to get married in blue jeans. I'd rather be comfy.

a george bush punching bag(which me and my friend broke after we abused it much more than the manufacturers intended)

I so want one of those Bush things. I'd probably kill it in five minutes though...
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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:19 AM

Yeah, that Bob bush site is shit. I saw the red state/blue state map, saw it was inaccurate, and closed my window.

For Xmas, I got I'm Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown, Revolver and Abbey Road, two huge containers of Nutella, GTA San Andreas, and DDR Extreme. Those were the highlights at least.
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Posted 29 December 2004 - 09:37 AM

I remember reading that a flawless emereld (ya know, without the cracks and dark spots inside) was considered to be worth more than a diamond of the same karat.

I also remember reading that diamonds, with their good conductivity and extremely high melting points, would be good for computer chips.
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#50 JT Nerf Girl

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:13 PM

two huge containers of Nutella

What's that? Might be a stupid question...

I also remember reading that diamonds, with their good conductivity and extremely high melting points, would be good for computer chips.


Yeah, but think how expesive that would be. Also, that's why they diamond coat saw blades and use it in some kinds of big industrial cutting stuff and all that.

Silver is, I think, the best metal conductor, but I'm not totally sure so don't hold me to it. I know it's not gold because it's too soft.
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