The "What I Bought Today" Thread

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LordPercy
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Mon May 12, 2014 10:26 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:
eventSecurity wrote:whats the verdict?
out of the box its grand if you just want to watch netflix etc. Its pretty cool actually, your phone is essentially a remote. Once you go into netflix you just hit the cast button, and chromecast automatically plays any netflix content sent, you dont waste any battery on your phone or anything, it does all the work

but there are a few apps you can get that improve it tenfold. I have it setup at the moment so that my laptop is a media server, and I can access it and play shit on it from my phone over the wifi. just had to get an app called plex which cost €3.50. Its savage. Have another app coz plex doesnt do subtitles, called videostream. again I can control everything with my phone

the tabcasting is not great coz it transcodes the video as you go, was trying to stream the matches yesterday and it was a few seconds behind and not very smooth. But thats still in Beta so hopefully google themselves will have sorted that out.
I never got around to getting chromecast but there's a free app called plex remote that lets me control plex on the laptop from the phone.

Tony Mokbel
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Tue May 13, 2014 6:34 am

https://deals.joystiq.com/sales/the-nam ... ode-bundle

Web oriented coding lessons for $15. Normal cost nearly a grand. Only wanted it for CSS and the iOS bits myself but Java is something I want to look into eventually

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Fred__Elliott
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Tue May 13, 2014 7:50 am

can you do them on your own time?

Tony Mokbel
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Tue May 13, 2014 3:33 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:can you do them on your own time?
Yup. You own them forever too, so it's not a case of having to do certain things by certain times and then losing everything when you're done. There's no "completion" either, really, it's just a load of tutorials and support material to learn things

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Mon May 19, 2014 12:15 pm

got these bad boys -
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as the ones that are in the apartment are starting to fall apart. i was surprised by how excited i was getting them. i'm almost a real adult now.

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maradara
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Tue May 20, 2014 5:08 am

finally some sort of external hard drive for photos, movies and tv shows
been meaning to get one for aaaaages

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Zook
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Tue May 20, 2014 8:25 am

fatguy2k1 wrote:got these bad boys -
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as the ones that are in the apartment are starting to fall apart. i was surprised by how excited i was getting them. i'm almost a real adult now.

i bought a frying pan a while ago and couldn't wait to get home to use it

what has become of my life
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eric the beard
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Tue May 20, 2014 8:30 am

I bought a saucepan for a tenner and I was excited about it because I could burn the fucking arse out of it cooking scrambled eggs and the missus couldn't tell me off because it was mine

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Rusty Shackleford
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Tue May 20, 2014 8:50 am

Using a new non stick frying pan for the first time is a great feeling

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Tue May 20, 2014 9:30 am

Zook wrote:i bought a frying pan a while ago and couldn't wait to get home to use it

what has become of my life
i remember when we were cool :cry:

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Tue May 20, 2014 9:48 am

I'm always telling people about my wok. Its fucking brilliant. Never sticks.

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Fred__Elliott
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Tue May 20, 2014 10:08 am

Eucrid wrote:I'm always telling people about my wok. Its fucking brilliant. Never sticks.
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*dolly*
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Tue May 20, 2014 11:44 am

Eucrid wrote:I'm always telling people about my wok. Its fucking brilliant. Never sticks.
the ikea wok is great. i hear.

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*dolly*
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Tue May 20, 2014 11:44 am

i got mean girls tickets for the sugar club :thumbs:

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Eucrid
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Tue May 20, 2014 11:45 am

My ones from Stellar. I do have an Ikea frying pan though and its quite good too.

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Tue May 20, 2014 2:21 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:
Eucrid wrote:I'm always telling people about my wok. Its fucking brilliant. Never sticks.
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the Wok talk is one of my favourite things about Intermission

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Tue May 20, 2014 2:38 pm

I got my set of pots/frying pans from travelers. My knives, too.

They're grand!

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Eucrid
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Tue May 20, 2014 3:21 pm

I got my pots free with my rangemaster. Love them.

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Wed May 21, 2014 6:29 pm

Bought a webcam before I realised I had an integrated one with my new laptop, doh

Well that's €35 down the drain

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Wed May 21, 2014 6:38 pm

Return it?

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