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  1. codesplice

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    For someone who just wants wristborne notifications, it would probably be fine. I sent mine to a friend who uses it when doing yard work, and he really enjoys it.

    The vibration is really annoying though - far more so than either my Pebble or my Huawei Watch.
     

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    Alright, so it's a little bit late in the season for these but they were on sale. These are Bug-A-Salts.
    Pump action insect assault rifles that use table salt for ammo. My buddy brought a couple to my cabin last weekend and we had a blast annihilating flies with them. Accurate out to three feet and they hold fifty rounds of lose table salt. Crazy fun.

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    Not exactly my purchase, my boss paid the bill, but I got a Surface Pro 4 this week. Keyboard, pen, mouse, the whole plan. The screen and speed are okay, but I'm not impressed by its battery life.
     
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    Didn't they already add a bigger battery to it compared to the Surface 3?
     
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    I don't know about the 3's battery life.
    And why is it so chunky and freaking heavy? So much more than let's say... A Samsung Galaxy tab?
     
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    Well the Surface is a proper PC that runs desktop applications, while the Galaxy Tab is an oversized Android phone without the phone bits. I hate to admit it, but Android still isn't great for larger screens. The Surface should be significantly more capable.
     
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    The new Samsung Windows Tablet was amazing though.
     
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    My Martian watch came yesterday, so far I like it (for what it is). The vibration is just right for me, I wear my watches sort of loose so need a strong buzz. The watch itself is easy to read and the notifications, though tiny, are certainly 'readable' as well. Battery life seems good too, I've been playing with it since yesterday afternoon and it's at 72% right now. Of course it's not as versatile as the Moto 360 but it's a hella cheaper, I get my notifications and it keeps my phone unlocked. Yup, so far so good.
     
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    I do not have photographic proof, but 2 tickets to the 11:50 AM showing of Doctor Strange yesterday morning. Good flick, that said I am sure I'd have enjoyed it more in my more experimental days of early college. (Meaning, if you like psychedelics this calls for em.)
    ;)
     
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    Watched it (and enjoyed it) yesterday as well.

    I will say I'm glad my wife talked me out of the 3D showing. :D
     
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    We opted for 3-D which honestly I am old and curmudgeonly enough to not be a fan of generally, I think it works well for this movie and recommend it be seen that way. Just say'n. :D
     
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    no pix, but I just bought the wife some Forte brand compression hose....
    sigh, the life of a diabetic is not fun.
     
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    I already have lights and a high viz vest, but walking home from town seeing other cyclists made me realise that even with that gear on, I'm still really hard to see when I'm on my bike in the dark. The bag cover may make me look like a squeb, but I'd rather be seen than not.
     
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    Good man! Can you believe I saw someone running along a twisty back road the other evening, in dark running kit, absolutely no high viz. I hope that guy is still alive!
     
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    My new ride [emoji2]
     
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    How do you post after that? I mean really, EVERYTHING pales in comparison. :eek:
     
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    Yup, can't top that.
     
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    I'm thinking of buying some socks ..
     
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    Get the red ones!
     
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    My wife only has one leg, and the remaining foot had the toes amputated recently.
    The wound is not yet healed and the doc says "no weight on that foot"....

    so, how to get from bed to wheelchair, to everywhere else one needs to go?

    You get help, a slider board is specifically made for this purpose.
    Sit on the disc and slide across the board.

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    ^^^That's a brilliant device!^^^ I'm of course sorry about the developments leading up to you needing it but certainly happy it's there to help.
     
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    Google Home. Three of them.

    I had pre-ordered them on Walmart.com with a delivery date of November 9th. Well, yesterday I was at Walmart and asked the (very snotty) Associate about my order. He said that the truck comes in late in the afternoon. Okay, says I, you have 5 on the shelf out there. I'll take three off the shelf, go home with them, and when my order gets off the truck later you can put them on the shelf to replenish your stock.

    He refused! I was expected to come back when MY three got unloaded! No problem: I cancelled my pre-order and bought three off the shelf. No skin off my a$$...

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