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    Presents

    So what geek presents did people get then...

    The most technical present I got was a computer wiz mug from someone at work but geeky presents on other hand I think most of my DVD's count as no one else would want them..

    The Blues DVD and Charlie Brown Christmas DVD.

    So what did Santa bring you then...


    Russ

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    Re: Presents

    A 250GB MyBook external drive so I can actually get my videos edited in FCE and use the drive as a scratch disk. I've been moaning about using my MacBook Pro HDD for months. I've also put all my Parallels VMs on there- so it has worked out nicely.

    Nothing wrong with Charlie Brown. He's cool!

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    My brother gave me a little travel-pack of every USB connector you could ever want (and some more). VERY geeky IMHO.

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    A penlight - coz it's dark in them there server cases!

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    A USB Deskset, complete with light, vac and mug warmer. I think that was someones way of hinting that I need to clean my desk more often (says me whos just grabbed an avalance of papers, PCI Cards, Hard Drives and Ram that were all about to fly off my desk on to the floor again!)

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    Re: Presents

    Well, for Christmas I didn't get much in the way of 'geek' gifts, although I did get a very nice (and loud ) Philips Home Cinema DVD system. Subwoofers are so good!

    I also got a bit of money, which I spent (plus a bit more besides) building myself a new rig! Core 2 Duo E6400 with 2Gb RAM, in a nice big Antec case. Only drawback is because of all the fans, it sounds like I'm sitting next to a Jumbo Jet! Very cool, though!

    On a side note, have Microsoft given up with XP activation? I moved my retail of XP Pro from the old machine to this new one, but because of a screw-up by my suppliers* I had to change the motherboard to a completely different model - I was expecting an uncomfortable call to the Microsoft Activation people, but I got internet activation for the same copy of Windows on two consecutive days with a different motherboard each time! Spooky! I'm guessing they have bigger fish to fry with Vista now?

    New Year Greetings to all,

    Chris.

    *Mis-listing the board as supporting 1066MHz FSB when it didn't D'oh!

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    Re: Presents

    Nintendo Wii + Wii Sports + Zelda.
    iPod 2Gb Nano.


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    Re: Presents

    Nintendo Wii + Wii Sports + Zelda.
    my arms hurt already

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    Re: Presents

    Roku Soundbrige geeky enough? Very nice it is too, although it isn't quite seeing things my way yet!

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    Re: Presents

    Nintendo Wii + Wii Sports + Zelda.
    Jammy Git. I cancelled my order as so close to crimbo i didn't have enough in the old bank account. I pre-ordered mine with game and they were so lame, they said i wouldn't get it at release time (emailed about two/three days before but MAY get it before christmas if i'm lucky.

    my arms hurt already
    at least you know you're playing it right. Its meant to hurt so you know your totally engrossed in the experience.

    I had a few DVDs ninja scroll series and ghost in the shell spin offs and mainly choccy. I was supposed to have had the wii for christmas :cry: :cry:

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    Re: Presents

    Nothing geeky at all, just slippers, a book and a toblerone.

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    Re: Presents

    I thought Geoff wasnt into ipods and all that.

    Anyway I got a sony ericson w810i and some cash

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    Re: Presents

    The Rokus are great Ive used one and its a very good item and looks very smart.

    As for XP activation, if its retail edition so long as your only using it on 1 machine you can keep moving it from machine to machine to machine as its a Retail copy so its yours for life

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    Re: Presents

    Quote Originally Posted by gecko
    I thought Geoff wasnt into ipods and all that.
    They work on Linux.

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    Re: Presents

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Quote Originally Posted by gecko
    I thought Geoff wasnt into ipods and all that.
    They work on Linux.
    They do. I've done it myself. Although I think a Sansa 2xx series would be good- even with OS X. I looked at them yesterday in fact.

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