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I know, I know..."there's a tech post!"  Yes...there is.  However, we are anime-fans.  There-to-fore we buy stuff.  Lots of stuff.  You know...blu-rays, figures, questionable eastern erotic plush pillows (I am just GLARING at you Mr. Elon Musk!)...

So, what's the latest that you have added to your acquisition?  Doesn't have to be tech, doesn't have to be anime.

Me?  I added a light.

 

Just a light.  With USB ports.  And a bulb.  - Oh and I guess I bought a nightstand with it.

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Not much here recently.  I just did a major upgrade of my computer at the end of last year, then right after that a tree fell on my old car and I had to buy a new one, then there was a trip to Las Vegas for my brother's wedding in March.  Since then I've had to stop buying stuff for a while. 📉  :)  I did recently spend a little money ($15) on the Breaking Ground expansion/DLC for Kerbal Space Program, if that counts.  That's about it for me though.

I'm also considering an e-reader/notepad/sketchpad like the Boox Note or Note Pro, but that's still future-tense at this point.

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4 hours ago, The History Kid said:

I know, I know..."there's a tech post!"  Yes...there is.  However, we are anime-fans.  There-to-fore we buy stuff.  Lots of stuff.  You know...blu-rays, figures, questionable eastern erotic plush pillows (I am just GLARING at you Mr. Elon Musk!)...

So, what's the latest that you have added to your acquisition?  Doesn't have to be tech, doesn't have to be anime.

Me?  I added a light.

 

Just a light.  With USB ports.  And a bulb.  - Oh and I guess I bought a nightstand with it.

i bought this new graphics tablet that can be used on the phone ^_^

 

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its pretty useless compared to my old one though, superior xp-pen bluetooth race <_>

(also yes, my tables dirty, bite me >.<)

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Acquired a USAF dress blue jacket at the thrift store on post today.  Not a bad find for $35 with all of the service medals.  The guy was a squad leader, and a lieutenant colonel.

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Another 1TB Hard drive...

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8 hours ago, Illusion of Terra said:

You are forgetting the first two truths of Buddha, saying that possessions lead to suffering 😂

Seriously though, @The History Kid why would he sell such an amazing jacket?

My understanding is that the consignee acquired most of the uniforms (there were over 50) from a liquidation from another museum.  The money was going towards a VA endorsed organization. It's a shame it ended up being sold, but that's part of the reason we stake out these shops - to locate stuff like this.

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I don’t collect stuff, I’m more of an anti collector 🤣 I go through and purge our things regularly.

Hubs is the collector. Always bringing something home.. let’s see, Friday it was a new fishing pole he found at the thrift store, and a new sports bag, for kids mind you. This will be used in about 4 years from now. Lol

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New pool motor.  Not a planned acquisition either.  :( Speaking of "possessions lead to suffering".

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Added the larger of these pins to the collection.  Aviator and paratroop.

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Just have to wait now until I get my certs in those to wear them.

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A Green Diamond:

0.21ct
3.8 x 3.8 x 2.3mm

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I should probably get a camera next...

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The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815  and Subaltern: Chronicle of the Peninsular War          by G.R Gleig (especially the second book has a very beautiful, yet horrifying and depressing depiction about the reality of war at that time (and probably today) by someone who saw it first hand.)

And two books I've waited for long: The Tavels of Ibn-Batutah by ...well Ibn-Batutah the man himself and The Thirteen Books of Elements (1 - 3) by... do I even need to say it :P

That should fill my book craving (and empty my  pockets) until next month. Originally wanted to save up for a Mechanical Keyboard and the next Durarara!! volumes but yeah... not going to happen for a time now..

 

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11 minutes ago, leinwandname said:

The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815  and Subaltern: Chronicle of the Peninsular War          by G.R Gleig (especially the second book has a very beautiful, yet horrifying and depressing depiction about the reality of war at that time (and probably today) by someone who saw it first hand.)

Let me know your thoughts on those.  Gleig has had issues with keeping his focus on strategic matters and military doctrine in his writings that I've seen.  I remember my initial thoughts were almost an offensive kneejerk rebuttal of "This guy has clearly never read a single line of Clausewitz."  Then again, Military Historians are often critical of non-military historians when they try their hands in the field.  I could just be biased. 

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On 6/10/2019 at 1:38 PM, Seshi said:

I don’t collect stuff, I’m more of an anti collector 🤣 I go through and purge our things regularly.

Hubs is the collector. Always bringing something home.. let’s see, Friday it was a new fishing pole he found at the thrift store, and a new sports bag, for kids mind you. This will be used in about 4 years from now. Lol

Same situation here... Purging things brings me joy, there's some very underspoken stress relief it can bring a person. Meanwhile my husband is hard-pressed to let a pair of worn/torn underpants go.

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Recently got a Steelseries Apex 100 which isnt bad for the $30 or so i payed. its not exactly a mechanical keyboard by any means but it uses "Quick Tension Switches" which im not entirely sure how its different. i believe its membrane switches that mimic the feeling of mechanical ones. overall besides the fact that it only has a blue color option its solid for the price.

 

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I did a thing...these originally had nothing to do with each other, but now they do, because I say so.  That's right, I'm shipping Chaos and Destruction!

We'll start innocent enough...I liked this series enough that I wanted to buy a copy of the BluRay to experience it properly...

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Well...I might have also been in the market for amplifiers.  And since I already had ONE XPA-2 I figured, hey...why not another one...

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Which means...this weekend, there is going to be over 5000 watts of unaltered, unfiltered, and pure and utter madness...

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Ya'll are s'posed to be keeping me in check.  Yer failin'.

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New additions today...

We start with this U.S. Army issue 1918 Trench Knife.  The blade is not an original, so that will be something I need to look for.  The blades tend to run upwards of $300, so we'll see what that has in store.

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Next - an acquisition of a USAF uniform that belonged to a Tech Sergeant.  The date is SUPPOSEDLY 1947, but it's more than likely 1949 or later.

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Yesterday I bought this book at omaha beach as a souvenir for 75 years d-day.

15.50$

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