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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2800 on: October 07, 2020, 11:03:09 AM »
Travel.  Anywhere, any time.  Soooo stupid right now.

Ditto. I have a work trip I could go on, and itís tempting after 6 months at home. But itís in multiple planes to two states that are in Covid-denial, and that just seems dumb.

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« Reply #2801 on: October 07, 2020, 11:17:55 AM »
Travel.  Anywhere, any time.  Soooo stupid right now.

Ditto. I have a work trip I could go on, and itís tempting after 6 months at home. But itís in multiple planes to two states that are in Covid-denial, and that just seems dumb.

And I'm in Sweden.  Our neighbor countries won't let me in, and in these times I don't want to rely on public transportation even if I could.  A sneeze on the way to the plane or the train and you wouldn't be allowed to board, probably. 

Oh well.  I can ... take another walk around the block and dream of faraway lands. :)

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« Reply #2802 on: October 07, 2020, 11:42:17 AM »
Well, if itís any consolation, our familyís travel-lust is to go to Sweden and visit our good friends there!

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« Reply #2803 on: October 07, 2020, 12:25:18 PM »
Guys, I'm not even allowed to get a stupid plane
I didn't pass my medical because I get migraines. Ugh.

Now there's nothing stupid I want to buy :(

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« Reply #2804 on: October 07, 2020, 12:28:50 PM »
Guys, I'm not even allowed to get a stupid plane
I didn't pass my medical because I get migraines. Ugh.

Now there's nothing stupid I want to buy :(

You could fly a part 103 legal ultralight! At least in the USA.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2805 on: October 07, 2020, 02:15:59 PM »
Guys, I'm not even allowed to get a stupid plane
I didn't pass my medical because I get migraines. Ugh.

Now there's nothing stupid I want to buy :(
So sorry to hear that!

Could you get flight instruction anyway, just not get the certificate at the end?  A Part 103 ultralight doesn't require any sort of medical or training, but having the training is strongly recommended...

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« Reply #2806 on: October 07, 2020, 02:39:59 PM »
Guys, I'm not even allowed to get a stupid plane
I didn't pass my medical because I get migraines. Ugh.

Now there's nothing stupid I want to buy :(
So sorry to hear that!

Could you get flight instruction anyway, just not get the certificate at the end?  A Part 103 ultralight doesn't require any sort of medical or training, but having the training is strongly recommended...

Ultralight's need a license here

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2807 on: October 07, 2020, 03:58:44 PM »
I want a new 2021 Ford Bronco. Just the base model.

Talk abut dumb.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2808 on: October 07, 2020, 06:46:48 PM »
I want one of those fancypants model clock radios. I have a clock radio already, but it's got a few issues with the antenna/tuner (which could probably be fixed with a soldering iron) and there's no way to set an alarm that just goes off on weekdays and a different alarm on weekends.

The ones I kinda like have DAB radio (so more stations) and can set multiple alarms. But we're talking about $200 or so to replace what I've already got that still works.

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« Reply #2809 on: October 08, 2020, 02:39:02 AM »
Peri-peri cashew nuts. My secret addiction.

The good ones are usually brought to Johannesburg from neighbouring country Mozambique. I guess covid restrictions have hindered supply lines. Locally available nuts just not the same!

WTF is this? Is there a spice mix added to roasted cashews when hot?

I have to settle for Nando's sauces from my local supermarket, and they have only 3 flavors. Arrrgh!

I'm a happy camper today. Peri peri cashews from Mozambik are again available. I have 2 kg in my kitchen cupboard.  :-)

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« Reply #2810 on: October 08, 2020, 06:56:17 AM »
Peri-peri cashew nuts. My secret addiction.

The good ones are usually brought to Johannesburg from neighbouring country Mozambique. I guess covid restrictions have hindered supply lines. Locally available nuts just not the same!

WTF is this? Is there a spice mix added to roasted cashews when hot?

I have to settle for Nando's sauces from my local supermarket, and they have only 3 flavors. Arrrgh!

I'm a happy camper today. Peri peri cashews from Mozambik are again available. I have 2 kg in my kitchen cupboard.  :-)
Can you post a photo of the package and the nuts?
Craving Ouma rusks today.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2811 on: October 20, 2020, 12:04:12 PM »
I want a new 2021 Ford Bronco. Just the base model.

Talk abut dumb.

same. then i think about buying a new car , especially a new ford that is also a brand new model. I think i will wait about 2-3 yrs for depreciation to hit. Although the manual sasquatch on a base sure is tempting ! 

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« Reply #2812 on: October 21, 2020, 09:43:23 AM »
Peri-peri cashew nuts. My secret addiction.

The good ones are usually brought to Johannesburg from neighbouring country Mozambique. I guess covid restrictions have hindered supply lines. Locally available nuts just not the same!

WTF is this? Is there a spice mix added to roasted cashews when hot?

I have to settle for Nando's sauces from my local supermarket, and they have only 3 flavors. Arrrgh!

I'm a happy camper today. Peri peri cashews from Mozambik are again available. I have 2 kg in my kitchen cupboard.  :-)
Can you post a photo of the package and the nuts?
Craving Ouma rusks today.

If you want Ouma rusks, there are shops in the US that sell them.  There's a butcher in North Carolina who sells South African products and makes good biltong.  Personally, I only buy Ouma for the convenience.  You can make rusks at home that are far better than anything that comes from a factory. 

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« Reply #2813 on: October 21, 2020, 10:36:08 AM »
I'm an undying fan of Bauhaus architecture.

  International Style furniture is my favorite.

I go gaga whenever I see the sleek  continuity of Art Deco's flowing, streamlined forms.

So when I saw this motorcycle my pulse quickened.

It's a brand new BMW motorcycle swathed in custom made parts that make it look like the BMW R7 of the 1930s, an iconic, concept motorcycle that was never mass produced.

It's priced at about $50,000 but I can buy the brand new bike and the custom-parts kit for <$25,000.

I'm REALLY  tempted.

Buying the bike and putting the parts on it would be a fun project.

Beloved SO said "you never bought the '60's Bentley you wanted so why not buy yourself the cute bike."

It so happens I like cream-colored cars and bicycles so the cream-colored version  of this magnificent creation tempts me even more.


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« Reply #2814 on: October 23, 2020, 05:06:49 AM »
Not as stupid as i thought actually:

Six months ago at Lidl I picked up an unusual shampoo that was going cheap in their random stuff discount aisle. Much better than the shampoos I've been using for years, but what if I get hooked on it and end up with lifestyle creep of having to pay the sticker price once it runs out?

Well, it did run out, and I tried going back to normal shampoos, which I don't enjoy using anymore. So after some weeks I finally worked up the nerve to check on the ordinary price to buy a new six-month supply...

$4!

I guess Tresomme isn't some kind of fancy salon luxury brand as I had assumed...

So I'll pop that into my shopping basket. In truth the cost is double when paired with conditioner, but that lasts longer and I haven't used up the original yet.

(Aside: Some years back I tried to be a good Mustachian and stop washing my hair to see how it feels with just the natural oils, being a guy with a no fuss short hairstyle. I persevered for a month or so and I can now safely say that shampoo is one of the best value-for-money products in my life.)

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« Reply #2815 on: October 23, 2020, 02:43:29 PM »
Not as stupid as i thought actually:

Six months ago at Lidl I picked up an unusual shampoo that was going cheap in their random stuff discount aisle. Much better than the shampoos I've been using for years, but what if I get hooked on it and end up with lifestyle creep of having to pay the sticker price once it runs out?

Well, it did run out, and I tried going back to normal shampoos, which I don't enjoy using anymore. So after some weeks I finally worked up the nerve to check on the ordinary price to buy a new six-month supply...

$4!

I guess Tresomme isn't some kind of fancy salon luxury brand as I had assumed...

So I'll pop that into my shopping basket. In truth the cost is double when paired with conditioner, but that lasts longer and I haven't used up the original yet.

(Aside: Some years back I tried to be a good Mustachian and stop washing my hair to see how it feels with just the natural oils, being a guy with a no fuss short hairstyle. I persevered for a month or so and I can now safely say that shampoo is one of the best value-for-money products in my life.)


I've found the opposite works best for me - I've let the top grow out since covid (I keep the back/sides short) and I've found if I shampoo it regularly it's frizzy and wispy and generally annoying, but if I just use water it behaves much, much better. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2816 on: October 23, 2020, 03:28:51 PM »
I'm currently lusting after a rackmount file server with a RAID 5 of 4 TB SSDs and 10 gigabit LAN connection. Probably would cost $3k and change but would be a big improvement for how we manage our storage.
I spec'd this out and ended up with a list of components totaling nearly $5k... I think that's just a little too much to stomach.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2817 on: November 05, 2020, 08:37:11 AM »

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« Reply #2818 on: November 05, 2020, 08:48:21 AM »
I am addicted to those promo emails and ads that say "I bought these 30 items on Amazon and would buy them 100 times again".
I don't need these things, but I cannot stop myself from looking and wanting. 

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« Reply #2819 on: November 05, 2020, 12:07:01 PM »
I really want a new sewing project.  This is stupid because we're currently up to our ears in home renovation projects, and any time I put into sewing would have to come at the cost of delaying our home functioning again.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2820 on: November 05, 2020, 02:28:57 PM »
2022 VW Golf R
I was expecting a bigger power bump. 315 hp is only 8% more than my 2016 Golf R.

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« Reply #2821 on: November 05, 2020, 03:02:46 PM »
I'm an undying fan of Bauhaus architecture.

  International Style furniture is my favorite.

I go gaga whenever I see the sleek  continuity of Art Deco's flowing, streamlined forms.

So when I saw this motorcycle my pulse quickened.

It's a brand new BMW motorcycle swathed in custom made parts that make it look like the BMW R7 of the 1930s, an iconic, concept motorcycle that was never mass produced.

It's priced at about $50,000 but I can buy the brand new bike and the custom-parts kit for <$25,000.

I'm REALLY  tempted.

Buying the bike and putting the parts on it would be a fun project.

Beloved SO said "you never bought the '60's Bentley you wanted so why not buy yourself the cute bike."

It so happens I like cream-colored cars and bicycles so the cream-colored version  of this magnificent creation tempts me even more.




Those retro kits look great.  The base R7 is sweet.  I had seen the new R18 recently and was impressed, but didn't know about the R7. 


I went to the Barber motorcycle museum's heritage day a few years ago and was amazed to see a booth with "like-new" antique BMWs (that I think were from the teens or early 20's ,maybe?) for a lot lower prices than I would have guessed.  I don't remember the exact number, but I think they were about $75-80K.  They looked like they belonged in the museum. 


If you've never been to the event you should try to make it sometime. 


Btw, I just picked a "lust worthy" toy, a BMW S1000XR.  The mustachian in me found a like new 2016 w/ 2600 miles for half the price of a new one.  It weighs 500 lbs & has 160 hp.  :) 

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« Reply #2822 on: November 05, 2020, 03:13:36 PM »
2022 VW Golf R
I was expecting a bigger power bump. 315 hp is only 8% more than my 2016 Golf R.

For some reason Iíve been cold on both the MK7 and the MK8 Golf R. They seem like great cars but I just canít seem to get excited about one.

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« Reply #2823 on: November 05, 2020, 04:32:35 PM »
I'm an undying fan of Bauhaus architecture.

  International Style furniture is my favorite.

I go gaga whenever I see the sleek  continuity of Art Deco's flowing, streamlined forms.

So when I saw this motorcycle my pulse quickened.

It's a brand new BMW motorcycle swathed in custom made parts that make it look like the BMW R7 of the 1930s, an iconic, concept motorcycle that was never mass produced.

It's priced at about $50,000 but I can buy the brand new bike and the custom-parts kit for <$25,000.

I'm REALLY  tempted.

Buying the bike and putting the parts on it would be a fun project.

Beloved SO said "you never bought the '60's Bentley you wanted so why not buy yourself the cute bike."

It so happens I like cream-colored cars and bicycles so the cream-colored version  of this magnificent creation tempts me even more.




Those retro kits look great.  The base R7 is sweet.  I had seen the new R18 recently and was impressed, but didn't know about the R7. 


I went to the Barber motorcycle museum's heritage day a few years ago and was amazed to see a booth with "like-new" antique BMWs (that I think were from the teens or early 20's ,maybe?) for a lot lower prices than I would have guessed.  I don't remember the exact number, but I think they were about $75-80K.  They looked like they belonged in the museum. 


If you've never been to the event you should try to make it sometime. 


Btw, I just picked a "lust worthy" toy, a BMW S1000XR.  The mustachian in me found a like new 2016 w/ 2600 miles for half the price of a new one.  It weighs 500 lbs & has 160 hp.  :)



I saw a cream-colored 1999  R 1200 C  w/ <3000  miles for an asking price of ~$4900.

Your 2016 w/ only 2600  miles is a good deal.

Have fun riding your new BMW.

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« Reply #2824 on: November 05, 2020, 05:13:34 PM »
2022 VW Golf R
I was expecting a bigger power bump. 315 hp is only 8% more than my 2016 Golf R.

For some reason Iíve been cold on both the MK7 and the MK8 Golf R. They seem like great cars but I just canít seem to get excited about one.


But drift mode! :rolleyes

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« Reply #2825 on: November 05, 2020, 05:22:59 PM »
I'm an undying fan of Bauhaus architecture.

  International Style furniture is my favorite.

I go gaga whenever I see the sleek  continuity of Art Deco's flowing, streamlined forms.

So when I saw this motorcycle my pulse quickened.

It's a brand new BMW motorcycle swathed in custom made parts that make it look like the BMW R7 of the 1930s, an iconic, concept motorcycle that was never mass produced.

It's priced at about $50,000 but I can buy the brand new bike and the custom-parts kit for <$25,000.

I'm REALLY  tempted.

Buying the bike and putting the parts on it would be a fun project.

Beloved SO said "you never bought the '60's Bentley you wanted so why not buy yourself the cute bike."

It so happens I like cream-colored cars and bicycles so the cream-colored version  of this magnificent creation tempts me even more.




Those retro kits look great.  The base R7 is sweet.  I had seen the new R18 recently and was impressed, but didn't know about the R7. 


I went to the Barber motorcycle museum's heritage day a few years ago and was amazed to see a booth with "like-new" antique BMWs (that I think were from the teens or early 20's ,maybe?) for a lot lower prices than I would have guessed.  I don't remember the exact number, but I think they were about $75-80K.  They looked like they belonged in the museum. 


If you've never been to the event you should try to make it sometime. 


Btw, I just picked a "lust worthy" toy, a BMW S1000XR.  The mustachian in me found a like new 2016 w/ 2600 miles for half the price of a new one.  It weighs 500 lbs & has 160 hp.  :)



I saw a cream-colored 1999  R 1200 C  w/ <3000  miles for an asking price of ~$4900.

Your 2016 w/ only 2600  miles is a good deal.

Have fun riding your new BMW.




That's a good price to the R 1200 C.


But, I think you should go for the retro build.  Assuming the cost isn't a concern, what's holding you back?  You're in love with the styling.  You'd enjoy the building process during the long, cold, boring, Covid-19 Winter months.  You'd have a gorgeous bike to ride next Spring.  And, it will be worth twice what you paid for it! 


So, what's holding you back? 


ps, can you post a link for the retro kit info? 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2826 on: November 05, 2020, 06:06:11 PM »
Fancy kitchen backsplash tile.  We're going to build a house, and it seems unnecessary, but I love how it looks.  I just keep seeing it at work, so I can't get it out of my mind.

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« Reply #2827 on: November 05, 2020, 06:11:21 PM »
2022 VW Golf R
I was expecting a bigger power bump. 315 hp is only 8% more than my 2016 Golf R.

For some reason Iíve been cold on both the MK7 and the MK8 Golf R. They seem like great cars but I just canít seem to get excited about one.

I can confirm that they are not worth getting excited about. They are a great compromise car that performs well all around and is practical and efficient. But not particularly exciting. That's what our Porsche is for.

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« Reply #2828 on: November 05, 2020, 08:03:27 PM »
Saw a black Honda Civic Type R today at work and I got insta-jealous and want one too, in Sonic Gray.
I've always been a secret Honda fanboy and there's been in a Honda in our household fleet since 1998.
And I want it so can balance out wife's Honda Insight 3rd Gen, in both noise and emissions.
And then go do stupid ricer stuff with my friend who has a Subaru Impreza WRX STI, from the final year they made the hatchbacks.
And then put on Verstappen/Red Bull/Alpha Tauri stickers. And stickers of previous F1 teams with Honda engines.
But it's so darn impractical, and having test driven one last summer, such a darn hoot!
I can't convince myself though, we're saving up to buy a bigger home in a better school district.
Gosh darn, I hate priorities. Why is adulting so hard, even at 42?

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« Reply #2829 on: November 06, 2020, 02:33:51 AM »
I came here to tell that I pulled the plug on a Ä70 purchase that I've been looking at for months...only to read about cars and motorbikes. Seems like I'm not doing that bad at all.

I had used the same mishmash of dishes ever since I went to college (I'm 30 now) and most of them weren't new them but handed down from family. They were all cracked and chipped but since most nights I are from a meal prep container straight from the microwave it wasn't a big issue. During the first lockdown a family member passed from Covid, I inherited their large dining room table and I bought a nice set of dishes so we could have meals in style (since I wfh they are actually used every day now).

As a mustachian I bought only the basics: dinner plates, deep plates and soup bowls. I figured I wouldn't use other dishes. Well, I was wrong, I kept using my old small bowls and breakfast plates. When one of the last old breakfast plates broke this week I knew it was time to finally place the order. I have small bowls, breakfast plates and even butter knives now! Had wanted to get those for years but never did. Extra bonus: I ordered online from a local independent tablewear shop. My love for beautiful dishes started as a little girl when I would pass that shop and gaze through the shop window. And they deliver on bike!

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« Reply #2830 on: November 06, 2020, 06:03:35 AM »
Since my WRX is 20yrs old and my wife's jetta is 11yrs old we are basically in need of two cars.  Originally I was going to get a new STI or Golf R.  But since the golf is meh and the STI seems like it'll never happen that's why I decided to get the NSX instead.  Wife buying me that for Xmas with her bonus.

My wife wants a new Bronco and also a mint 1969 charger RT with 528 hemi she's had her eyes on for months. 

I also want a Ducati 996SPS, just waiting on a nice one to come up.

So it's not going to be a very mustachian year for us.

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« Reply #2831 on: November 06, 2020, 06:11:32 AM »
I came here to tell that I pulled the plug on a Ä70 purchase that I've been looking at for months...only to read about cars and motorbikes. Seems like I'm not doing that bad at all.

I had used the same mishmash of dishes ever since I went to college (I'm 30 now) and most of them weren't new them but handed down from family. They were all cracked and chipped but since most nights I are from a meal prep container straight from the microwave it wasn't a big issue. During the first lockdown a family member passed from Covid, I inherited their large dining room table and I bought a nice set of dishes so we could have meals in style (since I wfh they are actually used every day now).

As a mustachian I bought only the basics: dinner plates, deep plates and soup bowls. I figured I wouldn't use other dishes. Well, I was wrong, I kept using my old small bowls and breakfast plates. When one of the last old breakfast plates broke this week I knew it was time to finally place the order. I have small bowls, breakfast plates and even butter knives now! Had wanted to get those for years but never did. Extra bonus: I ordered online from a local independent tablewear shop. My love for beautiful dishes started as a little girl when I would pass that shop and gaze through the shop window. And they deliver on bike!

Spending 70 E on something beautiful that you use every day and that brings you joy is money well spent imho.



My current lust is for a chandelier for my entry way. I have a perfectly good light fixture there, but it doesn't really fit in with my decor any more.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2832 on: November 06, 2020, 06:54:35 AM »
I came here to tell that I pulled the plug on a Ä70 purchase that I've been looking at for months...only to read about cars and motorbikes. Seems like I'm not doing that bad at all.

I had used the same mishmash of dishes ever since I went to college (I'm 30 now) and most of them weren't new them but handed down from family. They were all cracked and chipped but since most nights I are from a meal prep container straight from the microwave it wasn't a big issue. During the first lockdown a family member passed from Covid, I inherited their large dining room table and I bought a nice set of dishes so we could have meals in style (since I wfh they are actually used every day now).

As a mustachian I bought only the basics: dinner plates, deep plates and soup bowls. I figured I wouldn't use other dishes. Well, I was wrong, I kept using my old small bowls and breakfast plates. When one of the last old breakfast plates broke this week I knew it was time to finally place the order. I have small bowls, breakfast plates and even butter knives now! Had wanted to get those for years but never did. Extra bonus: I ordered online from a local independent tablewear shop. My love for beautiful dishes started as a little girl when I would pass that shop and gaze through the shop window. And they deliver on bike!

Spending 70 E on something beautiful that you use every day and that brings you joy is money well spent imho.



My current lust is for a chandelier for my entry way. I have a perfectly good light fixture there, but it doesn't really fit in with my decor any more.
I agree.  I think we eat with our eyes more than we realize. If you make each meal you prepare and eat a little bit of a celebration, money well spent. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2833 on: November 06, 2020, 07:54:04 AM »
Building a gaming PC.

I want a powerful PC to game with, but also to do other things. It would be nice to have for larger software needs like making music, editing video, learning 3D printing and everything else a PC can do.

Better use of money that buying a PS5, that can only ever play playstation games (movies too I suppose)?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2834 on: November 06, 2020, 09:40:03 AM »
Building a gaming PC.

I want a powerful PC to game with, but also to do other things. It would be nice to have for larger software needs like making music, editing video, learning 3D printing and everything else a PC can do.

Better use of money that buying a PS5, that can only ever play playstation games (movies too I suppose)?

If you do end up building one, wait a bit for the new GPUs to be available. AMD's CPU launch yesterday was also rather spectacular -- we're in the midst of a huge leap in performance/dollar.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2835 on: November 06, 2020, 09:48:05 AM »
2022 VW Golf R
I was expecting a bigger power bump. 315 hp is only 8% more than my 2016 Golf R.

For some reason Iíve been cold on both the MK7 and the MK8 Golf R. They seem like great cars but I just canít seem to get excited about one.

I can confirm that they are not worth getting excited about. They are a great compromise car that performs well all around and is practical and efficient. But not particularly exciting. That's what our Porsche is for.

And what I'd really want is a Golf Alltrack, which of course they discontinued.

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« Reply #2836 on: November 06, 2020, 05:10:08 PM »
Fancy kitchen backsplash tile.  We're going to build a house, and it seems unnecessary, but I love how it looks.  I just keep seeing it at work, so I can't get it out of my mind.

@TheFrenchCat, you can always add it later, and it's not hard to DIY.  That said, we built our house years ago, and I still haven't done it.  Maybe this winter.  Covid has to bring something good, right?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2837 on: November 07, 2020, 01:41:44 AM »
iphone 12 pro max.    I usually upgrade every 2 years and my iphone Xs max is working fine.
new xbox series X

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« Reply #2838 on: November 07, 2020, 12:41:49 PM »
Von Schweikert Ultra 9 Loudspeakers.  $200,000 pair.

I own a pair of Von Schweikert speakers and love them.  To move waaaayyyy up the line to a speaker of this quality would be incredible.  But then I would need to upgrade all of my electronics as well.  My lottery fantasy only.  :)

https://www.vonschweikert.com/ultra-9

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« Reply #2839 on: November 08, 2020, 03:24:37 PM »
I'm an undying fan of Bauhaus architecture.

  International Style furniture is my favorite.

I go gaga whenever I see the sleek  continuity of Art Deco's flowing, streamlined forms.

So when I saw this motorcycle my pulse quickened.

It's a brand new BMW motorcycle swathed in custom made parts that make it look like the BMW R7 of the 1930s, an iconic, concept motorcycle that was never mass produced.

It's priced at about $50,000 but I can buy the brand new bike and the custom-parts kit for <$25,000.

I'm REALLY  tempted.

Buying the bike and putting the parts on it would be a fun project.

Beloved SO said "you never bought the '60's Bentley you wanted so why not buy yourself the cute bike."

It so happens I like cream-colored cars and bicycles so the cream-colored version  of this magnificent creation tempts me even more.




Those retro kits look great.  The base R7 is sweet.  I had seen the new R18 recently and was impressed, but didn't know about the R7. 


I went to the Barber motorcycle museum's heritage day a few years ago and was amazed to see a booth with "like-new" antique BMWs (that I think were from the teens or early 20's ,maybe?) for a lot lower prices than I would have guessed.  I don't remember the exact number, but I think they were about $75-80K.  They looked like they belonged in the museum. 


If you've never been to the event you should try to make it sometime. 


Btw, I just picked a "lust worthy" toy, a BMW S1000XR.  The mustachian in me found a like new 2016 w/ 2600 miles for half the price of a new one.  It weighs 500 lbs & has 160 hp.  :)



I saw a cream-colored 1999  R 1200 C  w/ <3000  miles for an asking price of ~$4900.

Your 2016 w/ only 2600  miles is a good deal.

Have fun riding your new BMW.




That's a good price to the R 1200 C.


But, I think you should go for the retro build.  Assuming the cost isn't a concern, what's holding you back?  You're in love with the styling.  You'd enjoy the building process during the long, cold, boring, Covid-19 Winter months.  You'd have a gorgeous bike to ride next Spring.  And, it will be worth twice what you paid for it! 


So, what's holding you back? 


ps, can you post a link for the retro kit info?

I already have too much stuff.

https://nmoto.com/art-deco-treasure/

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2840 on: November 08, 2020, 05:11:33 PM »
A new iPhone...or maybe just a battery for my current model 7.  Still debating until it dies completely.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2841 on: November 11, 2020, 08:20:47 PM »
I dreamed I had a private jet. I don't really want to have one, but part of me thinks it would be cool. Maybe if they were a few hundred times cheaper than they are.

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« Reply #2842 on: November 11, 2020, 08:25:22 PM »
If I had a gazillion dollars and didnít care about climate change, I would definitely get a private jet. I flew in one once. The speed and convenience was amazing. Instead of 4 hours of mountains and city and freeway, it was 40 minutes direct and then a short drive. Itís like a time machine.

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« Reply #2843 on: November 12, 2020, 08:20:40 AM »
A new iPhone...or maybe just a battery for my current model 7.  Still debating until it dies completely.
Make sure you backup your data before the battery death.
I replaced the battery in my dad's iPhone 5S. Still works fine. Battery was cheap.
I used the iFixit guide to replace the screen and front camera module too. Paid $100 for all 3 parts from eBay, came with the tools.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2844 on: November 16, 2020, 08:56:28 AM »
Saw a black Honda Civic Type R today at work and I got insta-jealous and want one too, in Sonic Gray.
I've always been a secret Honda fanboy and there's been in a Honda in our household fleet since 1998.
And I want it so can balance out wife's Honda Insight 3rd Gen, in both noise and emissions.
And then go do stupid ricer stuff with my friend who has a Subaru Impreza WRX STI, from the final year they made the hatchbacks.
And then put on Verstappen/Red Bull/Alpha Tauri stickers. And stickers of previous F1 teams with Honda engines.
But it's so darn impractical, and having test driven one last summer, such a darn hoot!
I can't convince myself though, we're saving up to buy a bigger home in a better school district.
Gosh darn, I hate priorities. Why is adulting so hard, even at 42?

i had a 2018...sold it for multiple reasons. # 1 reason though - it's still just a fwd economy car chassis - you can't beat that no matter how good the type r is.

If you plan on tracking it i would look at other options.

Mine had a couple issues. 2nd gear and 3rd gear would grind at the track / exuberant driving - transmission issues related to the slave cylinder apparently having a clutch delay valve. I removed mine. Still had the issue. Honda said it was "normal" ...

Overheating at the track - about 3 laps in here at high plains raceway in colorado and the car would overheat and go into limp mode.
Apparently the new design with revised ft grille has helped this but they are still overheating (stock) on the track.
I bought an oil cooler, different grille and vented hood. still overheated, honda said this was also "normal"

The info tainment is crap - slow, crashes, completely locks up all the time. Not a fan.

Other than the above it was a great car. I was 37 at the time and tired of everyone trying to race me.
I still think they are great cars but not the unbreakable honda's of the 90's - my old integra type r and s2000 has never overheated, had any transmissions issues, etc.

If you really want the car go for it but just expect the thing to possibly have some issues if you track it.

If it's just a street car you will probably not have these issues (maybe the transmission grinding issue with quick shifts?)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2845 on: November 16, 2020, 09:19:01 AM »
One of the new AMD graphics cards. I really wanted an upgrade, but now I'm hoping the stock will be low so I won't be tempted.

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« Reply #2846 on: November 16, 2020, 10:34:14 AM »
One of the new AMD graphics cards. I really wanted an upgrade, but now I'm hoping the stock will be low so I won't be tempted.

It's nice to see AMD finally competitive with Nvidia again. AMD has really been knocking it out of the park recently. I may be upgrading my wife's workstation with the Ryzen 5000 series soon so she can do contracting work with it (very CPU intensive).

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« Reply #2847 on: November 17, 2020, 07:45:22 AM »
A new cutting board. Unsure what type of wood/bamboo. Something natural material. Suggestions welcome.
Recently bought some good Victorinox Fibrox knives and realized my el cheapo Walmart board might be ruining the knives.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2848 on: November 17, 2020, 08:50:23 AM »
Stupid thing lusting after: 1989 Lexus LS 400, white, with low miles. Pretty much all I've ever owned is work trucks and motorcycles, somehow this old boat seems like the height of class to me.

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« Reply #2849 on: November 17, 2020, 09:01:49 AM »
A new cutting board. Unsure what type of wood/bamboo. Something natural material. Suggestions welcome.
Recently bought some good Victorinox Fibrox knives and realized my el cheapo Walmart board might be ruining the knives.

Ikea has nice wood and/or bamboo cutting boards for very few dollars.