I got some good news – the kind of thing a lot of people celebrate by buying something major. I don’t drive and I have a nice place to live and I feel like I have most of the stuff I want. I realized that this is the kind of thing that earlier in my life I would have had a lot of fun fantasizing about. So I bring it to you, Lemmy: what would it be for you?

@drd
52M

Definitely a new computer, preferably one with a sweet graphics card so I could get into PC gaming/emulation. Intel HD Graphics are not doing it for me lol.

@Kamui
32M

Same here! I actually got around to researching it recently due to classes and stuff and I’m REAALLY excited to buy/build one! Though, the thing is, I’m not sure I would use it for much. I don’t game on computers (yet, maybe in the future…?) and I don’t really do any computer-intensive tasks.

@k_o_t
42M

KingSong S18

i know it’s probably a weird thing to choose, more like a momentary desire, but i just really want that euc but no way near to being able to afford it

Maya
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12M

oh man I am looking at the mten3 and trying to argue with myself about whether I’d even be able to learn to ride it

@k_o_t
32M

oh hey, I have thousands of kilometers on my mten3 already, if you have any questions about it I would be happy to help

Maya
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22M

how hard is it to ride… slowly? or how long does it take to get good enough to maneuver politely on the sidewalk.

@k_o_t
12M

mten3 has a rather wide tire, so it’s a lot easier than on other wheels both to maintain low speeds and maneuver (except on specifically bumpy roads, then it becomes a disadvantage), so, if you don’t have any prior experience, you could easily ride at ~3-4 km/h and maneuver between people on sidewalks at great speeds within like a couple of days

there’s some learning curve to riding any euc and mten3 in particular (it’s so small that it’s hard to hold it tight enough with your legs) but most people learn to ride it okayish within the first hour

Maya
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22M

this is real tempting, I gotta tell you.

I was even thinking about those “e bikes” that are just electric scooters with pedals stuck on for legal purposes, but then the specs look… approximately equivalent to an euc, (speed/range) except then you have to park it somewhere. do you find yourself putting the mten3 in a backpack ever?

@k_o_t
22M

do you find yourself putting the mten3 in a backpack ever?

not a lot, because I try to ride everywhere on it whenever I can, but whenever the destination is too far or it’s very rainy or maybe there are no bike lanes available (very often sadly) I tend to carry it in a backpack

on smaller distances (<100 meters) I tend to just pick it up and carry it by hand, i desperately need to modify it with a trolley handle, because even though it’s pretty light by euc standards, it’s not very fun to carry

approximately equivalent to an euc, (speed/range)

by the way, you probably already know this, but just in case, those specs are often not very accurate, it is the case for any electric vehicle, as the officially declared ranges are performed by a somewhat light person, on perfectly flat terrain with no wind and no acceleration and deceleration

in case of mten3, with reasonable riding speeds and not too aggressive acceleration/deceleration I get about 30 kilometers of range, you could probably go to 40 if you’re lighter and less aggressive about your riding style (that’s on a 512wh battery version)

More hard drives.

@Wheeljack
32M

Really depends on budget and interests.

In general, I’d think getting something historic/vintage that’s rare and desirable in that specific field. Something that makes others in that community go “how the hell did you get your hands on one?!”

For me and my interests, that might be tracking down a Nucleon Quest Super Ginrai, Diaclone Lancia Stratos Turbo, or the Petter Solberg version of Alternators Smokescreen. If the budget allows for it, it might be an '05 Lava Orange Mazdaspeed Miata or one of the earlier yellow special editions. It might be tracking down a first edition paperback (hardbacks are lame) of a Phillip K. Dick book.

@otso
32M

I have a love of retro computing. I might buy an apple 2, or an old unix computer (maybe a sun server). This requires space AND money but a sauna would be an awesome purchase if I ever have the money for one.

Dessalines
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32M

Dang I would love an old commodore 64, or even one of those colorful imac G3’s that every school had.

Maya
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creator
32M

there were some stupidly expensive boots I’d planned years ago to get when this moment was to come, but I managed to get some at 8.6% the price that are ~60% as nice, so combining that with the fact that I’m not regularly wearing shoes these days (US pandemic status) it just doesn’t make sense.

I tend to get a tattoo! When I signed my last job that offered a lot of money I treated myself to a full, colored and detailed sleeve and it’s has been amazing!

@cvieira
22M

Something reasonable: A new PC I’ve been spending months saving up for Something outlandish: Model S P100D. That thing looks fun as hell.

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