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  1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    24 Mar '13 12:07
    Originally posted by sumydid
    I think it is important for folks to share things they've discovered along their way in life; things that are so pleasing, they will never go back to life without them. Do you have any items to add to the list?

    I'll start with 2 off the top of my head:


    Leather seats (car)
    PANDORA
    Good choices!

    I'd add:

    AUX jack (for your iPod) on your car stereo
    Blu-ray DVDs
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    24 Mar '13 12:08
    Originally posted by sumydid
    Gonna revise my list:

    - Leather seats for my car
    - PANDORA
    - The ability to squelch internet users who annoy me
    ok, I see I misread the OP. I thought it was Name Two.
  3. SubscriberSuzianne
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    24 Mar '13 12:10
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Angry Birds for PC.

    and I'm serious.
    Are you kidding me?

    That thing is so frustrating to me I took it off my tablet!
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    24 Mar '13 13:35
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    No. That's me in a car in Australia, where batik shirts are maybe OK for parties and events at the Indonesian consular office but not much else. That is an AUS$8.99 shirt from Target. Not nearly as multipurpose as batik. 🙂
  5. SubscriberFMF
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    24 Mar '13 14:43
    Although I am not saying that "I'll Never Go Back" to Australia.
  6. Standard memberSoothfast
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    A few things, together with the year I discovered them:

    2009: OSX. No more crashing Windows!
    2009: LaTeX (for typesetting mathematical documents). Good-bye MathType & Word!
    2010: 6-speed manual transmission car with high horsepower. No more boring automatic slugs!
    2010: iPod. Finally done hauling around dozens of CDs.
    2011: TiKz & PGF (packages associated with LaTeX) for making mathematical diagrams. Screw Adobe Illustrator.
    2012: Stevia sweetener in liquid form. Replaces Splenda powder.
    2012: Melatonin as a sleep aid.
    2012: Retina displays. Older displays now look like pixellated crap.
  7. Subscriberrookie54
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    27 Mar '13 14:53
    Originally posted by mikelom
    I will never go back to one of these:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_aKLhcxd-8Ng/S3YIyAgFjII/AAAAAAAAAoE/U5pLCo6nuRs/s1600-h/tin3.jpg

    After using one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/OXO-58081-Steel-Can-Opener/dp/B00004OCMM/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1364126331&sr=1-4

    🙂

    -m.
    that, but not this???
    http://tinyurl.com/c9jhj83
    interesting...
    i thought i had you pegged as a TRUE connoisseur...

    and now for my contributions...

    as ms hakima has already pointed out, cold brewed coffee is so far superior to any other type of coffee brewing system, that when i am forced by circumstances to drink "gas station coffee", it makes my tongue curl...
    http://tinyurl.com/c86crvn

    playing chess via the red hot pawn...
    i have met people from around the globe and made excellent friends via this website...
    i can even beat some of them at chess... 😛

    there is more, ever so much more, but, i'll not tire yer eyes at this point...

    rookie
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    27 Mar '13 16:19
    Originally posted by sumydid
    I was hoping folks would post things that the rest of us could improve our lives with.

    But it's okay, no problem, though I would ask you to describe what you mean by magic moment. You added the partner thing so it almost sounds like you are talking about orgasm. That would be a perfectly legitimate submission in this thread, but, since arguably everyone ...[text shortened]... ut that, it's not exactly something that should be expected to help us improve our lives with.
    I don't think it is worthwhile to argue whether orgasms improve life more than leather car seats and Pandora. I believe my discovery improved my life, you believe yours improved yours. Your choices do have the distinction of being improvements that fewer people discover.
  9. SubscriberRuss
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    I just invested in an SSD for my workstation. I suspect I'll never buy another mechanical hard disk again.

    An (IO bound) job which would previously take 16 hours now takes 1.5.

    Consider me converted.
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    Canada Goose parka
    Blundstone boots
    My Gibson ES-335 guitar and Diamond J-Drive effect pedal
    Gloves with the fingertips that let me use my touchscreen phone
    Zantac
  11. Standard memberSunburnt
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    02 Apr '13 23:111 edit
    Music.
    Chapstick.
    My running shoes.

    Bonus: sarcasm.
  12. Subscribershortcircuit
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    03 Apr '13 04:17
    Originally posted by Sunburnt
    Music.
    Chapstick.
    My running shoes.

    Bonus: sarcasm.
    What about your leopard print thong????
  13. SubscriberPonderable
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    06 Apr '13 06:38
    Originally posted by sumydid
    I think it is important for folks to share things they've discovered along their way in life; things that are so pleasing, they will never go back to life without them. Do you have any items to add to the list?

    I'll start with 2 off the top of my head:


    Leather seats (car)
    PANDORA
    breathing
  14. Standard membersumydid
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    06 Apr '13 09:181 edit
    Originally posted by Russ
    I just invested in an SSD for my workstation. I suspect I'll never buy another mechanical hard disk again.

    An (IO bound) job which would previously take 16 hours now takes 1.5.

    Consider me converted.
    I wondered if solid state was so much faster than hard disk. It seems logical it would be but I'm assuming USB Flash drives are solid state too, and they don't seem any faster to copy to and from than my hard disk. In fact they seem slower to me.
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    To Woody's Bar-B-Q Chicken joint. Y'all come back now ya hear. I think not. (Boiled chicken with some sort of brown "BBQ sauce"😉 Bar-B-Q'd my a$$.😠
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