Stupid Things You Dont Need, But You Are Gonna Buy

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Stupid Things You Dont Need, But You Are Gonna Buy


By vid1900

10 months ago



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#201 9 months ago
Quoted from MarAlb:

Just bought this. Totally useless.
» YouTube video

I almost got one of those, but resisted. When looking at those I kept coming across mini steam engines and tops made from cool metals. I must resist.

#202 9 months ago
Quoted from Jenniebear:

Swimming pool. Biggest waste of money. The dog likes it. Just installed it and already ready to get rid of it.

That’s an adorable dog.

#203 9 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Don't know why, but I'm doing it... (smaller version though)

I agree we really don't need these, but just got my machine last week, and it was completely worth it.

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#204 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

How about a Nixie clock?

here is the one i built

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#205 9 months ago

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#206 9 months ago

I bought the set of the tops made out of different metals. I gave it to my son for high school graduation who was heading to engineering school. I thought it was a good way to show that things may look the same but can be drastically different based on engineering. He liked them.

#207 9 months ago

Awesome to see those readout tubes guys!

You guys would have eyes popping out of your head if you saw how much nixie equipment and tubes I threw away at a previous job of mine....aging racks, test equipments, completed tubes, tube parts, assembly tooling, etc....

Think construction dumpster

#208 9 months ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Awesome to see those readout tubes guys!
You guys would have eyes popping out of your head if you saw how much nixie equipment and tubes I threw away at a previous job of mine....aging racks, test equipments, completed tubes, tube parts, assembly tooling, etc....
Think construction dumpster

that is hard to hear..... those large zm1040's go for 50 bucks each when you can find them

#209 9 months ago

I have a certain idea I have been thinking about.... A pinball machine record high score indicator, made of Nixie tubes and controlled by Arduino or something similar. I have done some preliminary research and I think it is doable. But it won't be cheap that's for sure. It looks like the best way to get the Nixies is from those guys from Russia on Ebay. Then you have to sort out the high voltage power supply and then connect it to the Arduino for control. Another alternative would be to use a push button setup to cycle the numbers to set a new score when necessary. Combine it in a cool box with a backlit logo for the pinball machine and maybe even add in some alphanumeric Nixies for recording the person't name... still just thinking on this one. It would sit on the machine as a topper.

#210 9 months ago
Quoted from RedWolf:

I agree we really don't need these, but just got my machine last week, and it was completely worth it.

is this some sort of multicade?

#211 9 months ago
Quoted from boilerman:

that is hard to hear..... those large zm1040's go for 50 bucks each when you can find them

Yeah, this was like 20 years ago, and there was a small market. They had stopped their production of them already and had a large imventory of new ones, so they got tired of storing equipment. Made me so sad, but I had nowhere to rehome any of it at the time...

#212 9 months ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

is this some sort of multicade?

Yeah, it is from a company called Dream Home Arcades. It not only has a MAME emulator for all the classic arcade games, but emulators for every other system you can think of as well.

#213 9 months ago

Another pinball....outta space, but still looking for them !

1 week later
#214 9 months ago

I blame jmcdonald for his
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ebay-20-discount-today-only
thread... So I go looking for expensive stuff to buy to make good use of the 20%. I go thru several ideas - landing on two items. The first; I really needed:
ebay.com link
My homemade Carbon filter just restricts the airflow too much for my Laser Cutter... Leading to Laser tube overheating.
I did a completed listing search and found similar for sold $450 so offered $649.99, shipped via Freight (listing said 200).

The second thing was by the same seller - and this is the thing I didn't *really* need... but I have a modern version of by a different vendor at work and love it:
ebay.com link
Agilent Infiniium 54832D 1GHz WindowsXP Scope
I have an newish, low-cost Rigol bench scope ( DS1102E - 2ch 100MHz) I bought new a couple of years ago... It works ok and got the job done... but capturing waveforms was not very good and looked like arse.
Rigol Capture
The new scope has all the probes and Digital Channel probes which makes me think it's a good deal! Again, I didn't pay asking price - I did another completed listing search and offered them the lowest bid. $2400.
Now I have a new problem; I don't think this scope will fit on the top of my electronic workbench... so now I'm considering rackmounting the scope and using a wall-mounted rack like this:
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but have concerns that it might not be deep enough. My plan is to wait until the scope shows up and re-assess the bench situation.

#215 9 months ago

Love the flyer for the Stern book in a thread about throwing away money. Nice touch.

#216 9 months ago

Yeah but you guys got 500 watts?
Louisville did.

#217 9 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

Love the flyer for the Stern book in a thread about throwing away money. Nice touch.

As Pat Lawlor said during the Dialed In reveal: "Details matter".

#218 9 months ago

$200 bathroom shower scrubber. Also makes quick work of polishing Mylar!

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#219 9 months ago

Buying Pinball Machine number 11. When I thought 6 was a happy number of pins.

#220 9 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

$200 bathroom shower scrubber. Also makes quick work of polishing Mylar!

Or if you own a drill you can get these attachments...they work great! $17 and $15 on Amazon.

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#221 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

Or if you own a drill you can get these attachments...they work great! $17 and $15 on Amazon.

The drill RPM's usually are not high enough. 0-2,800 or 0-8,300 settings on the purpose built polisher. Most battery drills max out at around 2000 RPM if you are lucky.

#222 9 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

The drill RPM's usually are not high enough. 0-2,800 or 0-8,300 settings on the purpose built polisher. Most battery drills max out at around 2000 RPM if you are lucky.

Not high enough for what? He already said they work great.

#223 9 months ago

Here was something I didn't need but was way too nice for the price:20180317_152233 (resized).jpg

Bestech Lion from Massdrop. 3.5" D2 steel blade, frame lock; ceramic bearings flipper and G-10 handles. Ridiculous for $37. Showed up razor sharp also.

#224 9 months ago

I've seen that a segment of the Cutter chicks have started using high end knives.

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#225 9 months ago

My collection of retired logo UPS pens...

#226 9 months ago
Quoted from Astropin:

Not high enough for what? He already said they work great.

Because I tried it, and had very different results than he did. I don't have all day to screw around with a slow drill... Sorry.

#227 9 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Because I tried it, and had very different results than he did. I don't have all day to screw around with a slow drill... Sorry.

You guys must have some really strong grout. I tried one and it started eating into it.

#228 9 months ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

You guys must have some really strong grout. I tried one and it started eating into it.

I use it on a fiberglass shower surround, with a foam pad only.

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#229 12 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Cheap Chinese speakers on this I'm guessing, but for $169, you're not exactly expecting the Holiday Inn. My question is how do you power 500 watts with no amp?Thanks for info O Wise One.

I don't think the Holiday Inn was expecting this box (or you, for that matter!)

Nice foreshadowing....

#231 11 days ago

Shit that's awesome. My wife thanks you due to the fact that she will have allot less cleanings as a result of "late night urination target practice at 3:30 am.....in the pitch black bathroom."

QSS

#233 11 days ago
Quoted from QuickSilverShelb:

Shit that's awesome. My wife thanks you due to the fact that she will have allot less cleanings as a result of "late night urination target practice at 3:30 am.....in the pitch black bathroom."
QSS

Ouch, you make me seem like a knight in shining armor.

#234 11 days ago

Had my family including my Mom riding a LIME scooter at Venice Beach a couple weeks ago and it was a blast. Now I want a nice scooter for the kids. I also now want an electric assist mountain bike for myself as well.

Looked around for some nice ones like the one we rented and found this...

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#235 11 days ago

Going Christmas shopping today with the bride. Pop up kiosks manned by foreigners and Sharper Image type stores creates a target rich environment for this forum topic !

#236 11 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Supreme X pinball machine.
Whatever it costs, whatever it takes.
I’m a hypebeast now!!!!

Whatever happened to that guy?

#237 11 days ago
Quoted from Jenniebear:

Swimming pool. Biggest waste of money. The dog likes it. Just installed it and already ready to get rid of it.

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My mother bought one of those when my grandfather had a lake house. I told her not to but she pissed away 20k and it was worthless. When he sold the house she had to give it away.

#238 10 days ago

Stupid things I buying but don't need or don't want:
4 plane tickets to Disney world plus a weeks worth of hotel.... *wonderful*.

#239 10 days ago
Quoted from PinCrush:

Worx Landroid automower. My Roomba sucks but I'm a slow learner.

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I put this on my stupid things list last year but bought it anyway. Turns out it was not stupid at all. I haven't mowed the backyard once this year and this little guy just keeps going and going. Best thing I bought last year.

#240 10 days ago

G-P-E (Ed)

When are you going? DW can be a lot of fun. I'm heading in January, looking forward to it. Beering around the world with SIL at EPCOT is a favorite, along with finding the "hidden" Mickeys.

Make sure you get fast passes - if staying on grounds, you can get them 60 days before your trip. Avoid the new rides unless you have a FP or lots of patience.

You know the money's going to be spent, so make the best of it.

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#241 9 days ago

Comes in two pieces and easier to load than a pin.

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#242 8 days ago
Quoted from G-P-E:

Stupid things I buying but don't need or don't want:
4 plane tickets to Disney world plus a weeks worth of hotel.... *wonderful*.

Disney World is awesome. The rides are a tone of fun, ya just gotta be patient.
Having said that, I'm happy to say "been there, done that".
QSS

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