wewantsthering's forum posts

#1 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

I would get an official refurbished model. I don't like refurb from other companies, but Apple refurb is practically brand new.

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac

Like this:

The hard drive is a little smaller, but it has a much better video card. Also it's an SSD so it's super fast.

$1,599.00

15.4-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch

8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM

256GB Flash Storage

720p FaceTime HD Camera

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

Or this if you really need 512GB:

13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch


8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM


512GB Flash Storage


720p FaceTime HD Camera


Intel HD Graphics 4000

#2 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

You're better off hooking a laptop up to your TV. :-)

#3 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

The only thing I don't like is food that's not prepared properly. There's no specific type of food, veggie, etc that I don't like. Excluding dangerous or bizarre body parts (i.e. brains, balls, etc).

#4 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

Never have, never will. :-)

#5 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@jimipeppr said:

They're not that big of a deal...

OK, let's try this one more time, as clearly as possible.

They're not that big of a deal... TO YOU!

To others, they are, so be considerate and have an iota of caring to not selfishly skew other's experiences of media.

It's really, really simple.

This!

#6 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

It is possible to still enjoy things after they've been spoiled. I knew the ending to the Six Sense before I saw it and still enjoyed it for instance. That doesn't mean that it's not more enjoyable to have more surprises along the way. I like having a sense of wonder and not knowing where things are heading in a story. It doesn't completely ruin the story like some people act, but it can actually lesson the experience. Most people actually don't like surprise. They've done studies that show that most people like to know where it's going because they like things to be predictable.

In the case of Brothers, the spoiler is pretty important. It's not like the story or gameplay was really that engaging. It was discovering for yourself what the game was showing you that made it interesting. If that part had been spoiled for me, it probably wouldn't have hit me as hard. Would it have completely ruined it? No, but it wouldn't have been the same.

It sounds like you like things to be predictable, which is fine, but some people actually like to question and wonder where the story is going to go. I'm a writer so I'm always thinking about where stories are going and making it up as I go along. Most authors really don't have an ending that actually sticks by the time they're finished writing it.

#7 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

I like a little of everything. There's good music in every genre. It's just not usually playing on the radio. :-) I like music that tends to be different or goofy. The bulk of what I like probably falls in alternative rock, but I like a little of everything.

#8 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -
@corvak said:

Seems like a lot of people are super cynical. I know a few people who get them and like getting a surprise once a month.

From what i've seen, the stuff in those boxes is probably worth what you're paying. Probably not worth it to you guys, but it really doesn't feel like a scam.

I tried it out and while it wasn't horrible, it's honestly just was not worth the money. I wouldn't call it a scam though. Are they getting a lot of money for very cheap items that are usually given away at Comic Con? Yes. You're bound to not be interested in at least a couple of the items unless you just like everything. I really get the idea that it's fine to just be surprised and it was initially fun. It wasn't until I looked at how much I spent vs how much the items realistically cost vs how much they estimated they're worth. I'm not trying to be a downer here. Just more realistic. If you want some neat nicknacks for your shelf, you'd be better off buying specific things you like from Amazon or the specific website for that company. I like to buy Double Fine products directly from their website because I know they will get more of the money that way for instance.

#9 Edited by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

I raise my cappuccino! I can't drink at work unfortunately.

#10 Posted by wewantsthering (1552 posts) -

Things are looking up!