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  1. Hybrid Trainer
    April 2nd, 2011 04:13 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    Thanks, yours is awesome too! specs ftw!

  2. Sasuke.
    March 21st, 2011 12:43 PM
    Oho. You've got a great eye. xD. *Huge harry potter nerd*

  3. Purple Materia
    February 25th, 2011 07:43 AM
    Purple Materia
    Yeah... no kidding. Two 2GB sticks comes to about $40 on Newegg.

  4. Purple Materia
    February 24th, 2011 07:29 PM
    Purple Materia
    2GB of DDR2.

  5. Purple Materia
    February 24th, 2011 07:40 AM
    Purple Materia
    I went ahead with it. Smooth, for the most part. I'm going to look into tweaking it. Maybe it has something to do with Aero. I dunno.

    As for the supply, my mum got her income tax, so if I can pester her enough, maybe.

  6. Purple Materia
    February 23rd, 2011 01:04 PM
    Purple Materia
    What I meant by that is my aunt bought it and installed it on her computer but she didn't like it. So she installed Vista on it and offered to give it to me.

  7. Purple Materia
    February 22nd, 2011 07:31 AM
    Purple Materia
    No, to be 100% honest. :3

  8. Purple Materia
    February 20th, 2011 02:24 PM
    Purple Materia
    Should I upgrade to 7? This machine runs XP well, and if I remember correctly, it ran 7 okay, but I think it performed better with XP. The install's getting a tad stale and I don't feel like driver hunting. What do you think?

  9. Haowakeorden
    February 12th, 2011 03:13 PM
    It has a lot to do with the way they're sent around. A lot of stock, for some strange reason, is manufactured in Asia, then sent to the US and distributed from there. As a result, you've got at least 2 sets of import tax and then the middleman and shipping charges. That shouldn't be as drastic in Canada, but it's stupid considering that Australia is very close to where much of these products are produced, but it still gets sent back and forward.

    Publishers are also responsible. They set RRPs that retailers have to deal with, which is not only more, but they often set them when the US exchange rate is much higher. We're at parity with the US dollar, occasionally jumping above, yet we see products at the 50% bump they were from 5 years ago. This is why we see different prices on digital media, such as Steam and iTunes.

    Ah well, that's just my rant for the day.
    Actually, that reminded me of the summer of 2009, when I went to China. A lot of foreign-company stuff there (e.g. cars, some electronics) is actually pretty expensive, sometimes more expensive than in North America even if you factor in the exchange rate. What you're saying is definitely true, where Asian-made products are first shipped to the U.S., and then shipped to where they're going to be sold.

    Of course, in Australia, your incomes by exchange rate might make up for higher prices. For example, Australian GDP per capita by exchange rate is over US$54,000, but by purchasing power it's more like US40,000, which is still pretty high. Most of China obviously isn't that rich, so imagine how much Chinese people would complain about price differences. One of the main reasons why there's still a lot of knockoffs/piracy in China, and many other developing countries.

  10. Haowakeorden
    February 10th, 2011 08:23 PM
    Appreciate the DS game prices that you get. Over here, new games are $70, despite our dollar being worth more.
    Well, you really never know. Back when the games were $45 at GameStop, one person I talked to actually didn't know that there were places selling it for cheaper, despite the fact that the only "participating retailer" selling it that expensive was GameStop.

    Still, I think something's clearly wrong/unfair with the pricing given to different regions.

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Posted October 17th, 2009 at 02:47 AM by Archer Comments 12
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Originally Posted by Eon-Rider View Post
Australia doesn't have any of those stores. All normal retail stores in Australia carry MicroSD cards such as Target, Big W, Myer, Dick Smith Electronics (duh?) etc.
Originally Posted by Aaron40 View Post
Your attitude isn't helping, I am not surprise you are from sydney, I am from Melbourne so be a bit more respectful with your words.
Yes, because Melbourne is clearly superior to Sydney and demands greater respect.

You made my day. Well, sort of.

Posted July 18th, 2009 at 09:30 PM by Archer Comments 4
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Stilll on the way home from the shops, but the connection tour was great.

I met up with Eon-Rider there and we took on the various mini games that were part of the MotionPlus series. I've got to admit, the games were mostly great and intuitive, although the Virtua Tennis was really clumsy. Quite literally, the players occasionally trip over without warning. Maybe that was just me - Eon-Rider thrashed me. XD

I have to say the best games were the Fencing, which was a...

Posted April 14th, 2009 at 03:02 AM by Archer Comments 3
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Okay, I want to start making blogs again, so Imma start with a Platinum Log, as it's holidays and nothing interesting is happening :D.

Beginning - Load from save in Canalave Gym

I entered the battle with Byron expecting it to be a tough battle, so I had my Magmortar sitting in the wings to roast his Steel Pokemon.

Archer VS Gym Leader Byron__________________________________...

Posted January 23rd, 2009 at 01:02 AM by Archer Comments 2
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Well I went to a friend's the other morning, so I wasn't online yesterday.
Pretty awesome time, though. We (there were four of us) sat in a boat on their dam, for ages with coke and chips. We did a few other crazy things, like jumping of the roof into the pool and playing with fireworks.

Also watched a few movies: Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Boogeyman 2 (lol, it's pathetic, considering it's supposed to be horror.)
Yeah, it was all good.

Posted January 20th, 2009 at 08:43 PM by Archer Comments 4
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Uh, that was just to get your attention. If it did, post a comment saying so. :D

Um, it's raining, which is good - it keeps the weather cooler. (It was ~40% Yesterday.) Um, boring day at home. Yeah.

I might be going to a friend's place tomorrow, so that'll be interesting, although I won't be here. Hmmm. I might actually get a name change to my real name, if only it wasn't already taken by some noob with 3 posts and no activity since 2004.

Hmmm... I've achieved...
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Posted October 17th, 2009 at 10:04 PM by Archer Archer is offline
Lulz, Gummy.
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 10:08 AM by Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 09:21 AM by Eon-Rider Eon-Rider is offline
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Who's Gummy?
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 07:47 AM by Gummy Gummy is offline
Good job for posting...
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