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Good thing they don't have a UK site... Jul. 13th, 2004 10:54 am
The issue of transatlantic shipping & customs is probably the only thing keeping me from repeated splurging on thinkgeek

Today's object of pointless lust is:

although the server case with wheels
is also whispering to me.

From: zotz
Date: July 13th, 2004 - 10:05 am (Link)
I know someone who has a watch along those lines. Watching him try to tell the time after a couple of pints is apparently supremely amusing.
From: nevla
Date: July 13th, 2004 - 10:12 am (Link)
I used to drool over the binary clock they had, but now i want a watch!
If you're serious about buying stuff from there and aren't in any particular hurry, maybe we could combine an order and spread the cost of the extortionate import duty?
From: arkady
Date: July 13th, 2004 - 11:43 am (Link)
That's the best way to order from ThinkGeek. I combined an order with simm42; I ordered 6 t-shirts and a mug, whilst he ordered a couple of mugs, four t-shirts and a bundle of baby clothes (baby geek!) - it all came within the week, and we shared the £50 import duty between us. The more you're ordering the cheaper it gets - maybe we should start a ThinkGeek Ordering Club? ;-)
From: bootpunk
Date: July 14th, 2004 - 07:03 am (Link)
Not a bad idea - I have at least a couple ThinkGeek items I'd quite like to get my hands on.

How about a LJ community? ;o)
From: arkady
Date: July 14th, 2004 - 01:39 pm (Link)
Sounds like an excellent idea! Who wants to get the ball rolling? :-)
From: adjectivemarcus
Date: July 13th, 2004 - 10:20 am (Link)
This reminds me of the very informative website explaining, with pictures, how to count in binary on your fingers.

They were very apologetic about the fact that they couldn't show 4.
From: ciphergoth
Date: July 13th, 2004 - 10:55 am (Link)
What about 12? Or was it an American website?
From: wechsler
Date: July 13th, 2004 - 11:01 am (Link)
Which end do you start counting?
From: adjectivemarcus
Date: July 13th, 2004 - 12:03 pm (Link)
I've always started with the thumb, so did they. No - no problem with six.
From: nevla
Date: July 14th, 2004 - 01:08 pm (Link)
Have thought on this - i definately want to add a couple of things to any order you make (binary watch and SQL tshirt).
Will pay you extra in beer ;)

Also - i take it you noticed this watch too?
From: wechsler
Date: July 14th, 2004 - 01:24 pm (Link)
Oh now that's cute. Pity I never actually wear a watch...
From: nevla
Date: July 14th, 2004 - 01:26 pm (Link)
do you not? do you just look around when you need the time? (mobile, PC, church clocks, etc)
From: wechsler
Date: July 14th, 2004 - 01:28 pm (Link)
Mobile, usually. I find church clocks to be generally less than portable.
From: nevla
Date: July 14th, 2004 - 01:30 pm (Link)
you know what i mean ;)

I'd love that binary watch to have a seconds feature. lots of flashy lights!
Man, i'm sad.
Oh, and thanks to you i've just wasted an hour of company time trawling Thinkgeek ;)