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    Wink What do you want for Christmas?

    I don't know if most here look forward to presents at Christmas (that aspect of Christmas has gotten less exciting since I've gotten older).

    I've got no idea what I should ask for, and I always feel bad when I ask for nothing and my family spends money on things I won't use (it seems like a waste of money.).

    *puts on Santa costume*

    However, all of these boxes filled with illegal crime money are really cluttering up my house. So I was wondering if anyone had anything they were wanting for Christmas this year? Are there any games, books, or gadgets that you would like?
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    it seems like a waste of money
    O_o

    I tell people to either donate to one of my projects or Child's Play if I can't think of anything I'd find useful.

    But then, I have a few hundred books on a list I'd like to read.

    all of these boxes filled with illegal crime money are really cluttering up my house
    I've been wanting "The Room" (The puzzle game for Android; I already own the awfultastic film.) because I'm hugely fond of the genre.

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    I want another GTX 750 Ti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    O_o

    I've been wanting "The Room" (The puzzle game for Android; I already own the awfultastic film.) because I'm hugely fond of the genre.

    Soma
    That looks pretty good, point and clicks do well with the controls. I had expected it to be based off the movie when looking it up, then I saw it had high scores, and the confusion WAS TEARING ME APART LISA!

    I still have a copy of Myst from years ago. I think it was one of the first games that I looked into the files of. I got stuck hard at some point, and we didn't have the internet then, so I ended up trying to cheat by playing with the files lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by MutantJohn
    I want another GTX 750 Ti.
    That looks pretty cool. I keep thinking of getting a new graphics cards, then I remember I have a slim case on my PC, AND IT WOULD TEAR IT APART LISA! (Unless it was low-profile)
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    I still have a copy of Myst from years ago.
    O_o

    The "Myst" series was good, but I find the first games largely overrated thanks to the insane "Oh, you need to be a genius to finish the game." mentality.

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    Overrated isn't really the right word, but I can't find a better one.
    [/Edit]

    *shrug*

    I gave "The Room" a try; the game is worth the money if you are into that sort of game.

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    This quite a mouthful, but I would like a Nakaya Gold fishes 2 by "Akatame and Kurotame" technique.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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    GeForce GTX 980, preferably a Ti (one can dream).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
    GeForce GTX 980, preferably a Ti (one can dream).
    Hey, only one person doing free advertising for nVidia per thread, pls.

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    I need a third monitor at work. Or the two mismatched hodgepodge monitors I have now can be axed in favor of three shiny new bling bling 27"ers.

    Also, a second 24" one here at home. That's it.

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    Having a working bathroom is all I ask. ALL I ASK.
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    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    Having a working bathroom is all I ask. ALL I ASK.
    One bucket coming right up. Merry Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck
    Having a working bathroom is all I ask. ALL I ASK.
    Do you want your two front teeth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    This quite a mouthful, but I would like a Nakaya Gold fishes 2 by "Akatame and Kurotame" technique.
    Any idea why a fountain pen would cost $2,100 ? It is made out of Ebonite which according to wikipedia is just a very hard rubber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prog-bman View Post
    One bucket coming right up. Merry Christmas!
    Not using a bucket, but I do have to shower in the "kids" bathroom where I need to basically crouch to fit under the showerhead.

    It started with my wife discovering a little bit of mold near the baseboard inside a storage closet... Ended up with the entire master bathroom torn down to bare framing and building it back up again. Taking a sledge hammer to a tile shower is definitely something everyone should try at some point.

    The new bathroom includes 30% more square footage, integrated sound system, double shower heads, jetted tub and has a skylight so uh... I won't be buying a new car any time soon.
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    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesmithx View Post
    Any idea why a fountain pen would cost $2,100 ? It is made out of Ebonite which according to wikipedia is just a very hard rubber.
    The lacquer + gold/silver/etc powder techniques required to get the artistic design on the ebonite body.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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