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    QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    Think it has to be my OnePlus One. A bit like an old dog, she's been through a lot, and can't compete with younger phones but there's just something about this phone that I don't want to give up.

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    Without a doubt its my 2 Technics SL1200 mk 2 turntables. Coming in a close second are its younger cousins, the Denon SC5000M media players.

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    Got to be the old HD6990, the first (and last) dual you I ever bought!

    Fondest memories, but it now lives on display along with all the old cards (Radeon 9550, HD5670, HD6670, HD7870 Tahiti LE, Fury X)....

    And in a pinch it makes a great room heater!

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    i spent £3k on my 50" pio plasma back in 2004, that was with £700 off. it lasted me 13 years till i replaced with a 65" 4k model last year, at a fraction of the price the pio was. the 60" model back then was £8k! was a great tv. it's been a while since i really felt like a piece of tech was prized though. first iphone was pretty cool at the time with that it could do, first PVR about 20 years ago was amazing stuff at the time, watching the same show you started recording before you got home and skipping through the ad's

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    "Most prized"?

    That's hard, because different things have "value" to me (and I don't mean monetarily) in different ways.

    For instance, a Mitchell turntable and Stax electrostatic phones are both prized, but both can either work together to give 'benefit' or can be used independently of each other, but with other hardware.

    And how do I compare hifi with, for instance, scanners. I have film scanners, flatbed scanners (up to A3) and sheet-feeding auto-duplexing "document-imaging" scanners. All have been invaluable on one way or another, but how to decide if a high-res photi scanner is more "prized" than a high-speed doc-imaging scanner?

    And the photo scanners, for my needs, require good printers, but how to compare an A3 (or even A2) inkjet photo printer, to a dye-sub printer? They have different but complementary uses.

    And, of course, tying the whole lot together, and necessary to get the best out of them, is a quality colour-calibration device.

    In other words, there's a synergy, as there is between different components in my hifi, and it's the system, the combination, that produces what I really value .... which is the result, be it high quality prints, or high quality sound.

    And for the prints, I could also mention camera, or lens, or given that my particular passion in macro, even the £700 macro flash.

    But again ... synergy. With the fkash or lens, I wouldn't get a lot of images to print, and without printers, xalibeation, etc, I couldn't get the resukt I want, which is to print the images.

    My point, I guess, is that I don't particularly value any tech item, and certainly not any single item. What I value is the capabilities they give me.

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    My Wife...

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    My Wife!

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    Prusa i3 mk2s 3D printer.

    Upgrade kit for mk3s is on order.

    I use it to fix things. There are bits all over the house, from the garden gate (part of the latch that had failed) to the car engine bay (an air intake hose).

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

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    Does inflatable count as tech?

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    my prize-winning musical robot laser eye panda dance troupe.

    theres 4 of them in it. plus mum and sister have another 1 robo-panda each.

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Does inflatable count as tech?
    Have you seen those modern .... erm .... versions?

    Pretty impressive .... tech.


    What's that you say?

    No, I saw them on a TV program.

    Honest.

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    my ecig collection have 9 ish mods .. 15 attys .. they saved my life ..7 yrs vaping another yr on the stinkys doc said I would not have made it
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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Prusa i3 mk2s 3D printer.

    Upgrade kit for mk3s is on order.

    I use it to fix things. There are bits all over the house, from the garden gate (part of the latch that had failed) to the car engine bay (an air intake hose).
    Now that is one computer-tech I have yet to get into, and yet am fascinated by.

    I'm just not sure I understand enough to know if it's developed enough, yet, for me.

    One of these days, I might pick yer brains on that, Mr. DwU.

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    Re: QOTW: What is your most prized tech possession?

    I miss my 3D printer - it hasn't gone anywhere, but I'm still struggling to make room for a workbench for it in the garage. It's been a year, but I'm barely any closer.

    My most prized tech possession is probably my Logitech G500 - It's still an awesome mouse, and it was a gift from a friend who passed away a few years ago.
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