I don't know what to ask for my birthday

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Sep 15, 2010
  1. tijntje_7
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    Okay, this might sound somewhat bratty, but I have asked an iPod touch 4g from my dad.
    I worked hard for it, at his own small business... Where he builds... houses, and...... stuff [​IMG]
    (I worked one full week, and I will work at least one more in the near future)

    But... the problem is, I saw some reviews and stuff and read 'the truth about the iPod touch 4g' articles.
    And, it seems that apple somewhat lied :/
    It's not the iPhone without the phone (and 3G, gps, light sensor, weird buttons, metal antenna, stuff)
    The screen looks bad if viewed from a different angle than you're supposed to, so friends won't enjoy watching with you... :/
    The camera is WAY worse than the iPhone 4's (.7MP for iPod touch, 5MP for iPhone iirc)
    It has 256MB ram... not 512 which is still a dissapointment.
    moar stuff is worse
    Sucks.

    If the 3DS was out, I would be 100% sure to ask for that one [​IMG]
    But it isn't, and quite probably not @ my b-day too [​IMG]

    Stuff I already haz:
    -A pretty much very outdated computer (2003, pentium 4, graphical card that I don't want to talk about, lot's of BSODS and random errors, 1GB ram, two 512MB sticks, and one is probably bad... it's practically dead)
    -A ds lite (which is BROKEN. hinge, extremely scratched screen, broken mic, l & r dust problem, probably more)
    -A dsi (which I have bought as a replacement, no problems, so no new ds [​IMG])
    -iPod touch 2g 8gb wanabe 3g MC model (few scratches on screen... works, no problems, just slightly (by apple's definitions) outdated)
    -A really cool phone [​IMG] nokia 5130 xpressmusic, I don't want to replace this at all. NO! I love music [​IMG]
    -A... keyboard. The music instrument thingy [​IMG]
    -iPod shuffle (gotten from my birthday from my sisters and their friends together a few years ago [​IMG]. Has a battery that lasts over 8 months o.o, yes I'm 100% serious.)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    -Err... N64 [​IMG]
    -Ps2
    -Television

    Don't think of me as a spoiled brat now, everything is outdated [​IMG]
    And I worked for my dsi, got my ds for christmas-like thingy in Holland (sinterklaas) iPod touch for birthday. Paid for my phone myself [​IMG]
    Keyboard is due to the fact that I have lessons and... Like them? [​IMG]
    N64 isn't actually mine, but my sisters' but they don't mind me borrowing it for pretty much forever [​IMG]
    ps2 is my mom's. But I don't need one for myself [​IMG]
    Television is from a used stuff market, 25 euros, from my pocket.

    Conclusion: I work for my stuff [​IMG]

    But yeah, any suggestions on what to ask?

    Few stuff I though about:
    -Used computer by somebody I know really well. (and trust [​IMG]) 150 euro for a computer that's overkill in comparisment to my old one, dunno what gpu, but it has 512MB ram, it's just way better. Don't know anything about the cpu. (except that it has hyperthreading) 2GB ram, and I will use it for dual monitors, it's more up to date. And cheap [​IMG]
    -Still.... the iPod touch 4g [​IMG]
    -iPad, might be too expensive though, but I'm pretty sure I can work that out with my dad (If I would ask it from my dad alone, I think he would say no [​IMG], but I might make a deal with my sisters, and mom... for iPad)
    -New(er) computer, dunno?
    -Laptop (preferably not, they're somewhat overpriced for what they can do in comparison with desktops)
    Laptop and computer HAS TO BE WINDOWS. And maximum 500, no more, no less, euros. (that goes for everything else too I guess..)

    Edit: Dingoo is a nono, don't need it, and parents too scared to import. Of course I can change their mind and stuff... But Imo it's not worth it. Don't try to persuade me into getting one [​IMG] (really, don't, I hate useless posts :/)

    NONO list:

    Xbox 360
    PS3
    Dingoo





    Please, PLEASE don't post extremely boring posts like chaz and bob('s second post)
     


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    graphics card that you don't want to talk about?
    is it worse than my 128MB one?

    Ask for a new PC (or laptop).
     
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    Wii/Xbox.

    I'm surprised u don't even have Wii/Xbox or even a PS3.
     
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    I seriously don't even want an xbox 360/PS3... Games are too expensive, and I'm not going to jailbreak them.
    Wii... Dunno :/ Could be a possibility, they're pretty cheap nowadays... How is the n64 emulation? smooth?

    Prowler, mine is a radeon 9800 xt. 128 mb indeed [​IMG]
    But it sucks anyways for today...
    Can't play ANY newer game, except for a few games that run at 25-30 fps at lowest...

    Oh btw, my b-day is 9 october [​IMG]
     
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    Cash.
     
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    Either a new Computer or a wii.
     
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    Never tried the N64 emulation :/ Sorry
    But like there is a HUGE load of totally awesome homebrew and the Wiii generally has some amazing games. It's really great and low priced.
    Oh and pirating games is really easy too, but I only pirate games that don't deserve my allowence
     
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    I also thought about, something + the computer from a friend.
    My money + birthday money = computer
    Dad = something... I worked for it, so I deserve thingy is his thought, and it doesn't matter what I do with my spare money or whatever [​IMG]

    EDIT: Oh wow, über edit, I totally forgot about this.
    Soldering stuff.
    I haven't got ANY experience with it... but I'm pretty sure I'll love it [​IMG]
    What I could also ask is thus:
    Lots and LOTS of different shaped, coloured, brightness'd LEDS for soldering to stuff [​IMG]
    But I have no idea what to start with except that I need a soldering iron, obviously the iron that melts, and leds... and ... stuff to solder on?
    Is there any difference between leds and... different leds? xD
    I have no idea :/
     
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    Ask for your parents to send various gifts to your best friend Chaz.
     
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    i think XBOX360 would be a good present :/
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I have added something to my first post especially for guys like you, who don't read stuff [​IMG]
    So that I don't get useless comments (not that yours is actually useless, since you didn't read, you couldn't know, and it made me post this as a warning to others [​IMG])

    ^bob, chaz... Please xD don't
     
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    I would go for a Wii.
     
  14. _Chaz_

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    I fixed your post, you somehow spelled my name wrong.
     
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    What are you talking about? My name was spelt fine.
     
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    ^ Stop, you newbs. I even added a SHAME thingy to my first post [​IMG]
     
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    But mine was not. It now is.
     
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    Member BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

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    But now you spelled my name wrong. And now it is fixed.

    PS: Thanks for the spelling correction of spelled.
     
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    Ask for him to open you a retirement account and contribute to it.
     
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    ^Meh, no, he contributes a lot already at an bank account for future money and stuff...
    He actually already does that [​IMG]
     

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