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The Last Item You Purchased?

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What was it? Whether it was a packet of chips, a video game, a CD, a magazine, a gun, a flower, a yacht or an island, post it here.

My most recent purchase was a CD - Dream Theater's "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence".

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  • Vain, does the backlight turn all the way off?

    I mean, if it's completely dark in a room, and you have the backlight turned all the way down to the lowest setting, can you still see light from the screen?

  • @Chyron8472 said: Vain, does the backlight turn all the way off?

    I mean, if it's completely dark in a room, and you have the backlight turned all the way down to the lowest setting, can you still see light from the screen?


    You can turn it off on the equivalent Nook, but can't on the Kindle(last I checked). If you haven't seen the effect though, it's not like an LCD screen or older backlit ereaders, the effect is just sort of an eerie visibility that doesn't actually have a "light pollution" problem.

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    @Chyron8472 said: Vain, does the backlight turn all the way off?

    I mean, if it's completely dark in a room, and you have the backlight turned all the way down to the lowest setting, can you still see light from the screen?

    Ask me again on December 11th. That's about the time when Amazon Germany wants to send the thing to me. ;)

    I have been asking myself the same thing though. Online unpacking videos show that the light intensity slider goes all the way down at least - and the promise for 8 weeks per charge at half an hour reading time a day is meant with light at maximum. Dashing is also correct though, according to Amazon's propaganda, it's not "backlit" like an LCD screen, the light is directed through a fibre glass plate from bottom to top of the reader and does not point in the direction of the reader's eyes.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Vain, does the backlight turn all the way off?

    I mean, if it's completely dark in a room, and you have the backlight turned all the way down to the lowest setting, can you still see light from the screen?

    yes I can still see light. (bought a new kindle paperwhite as well) Even when it is supposedly off, it is still on, though just barely. The only time it is REALLY off is when it is turned off and the screen saver is up. I've had mine for about two weeks. It's got some very faint pink splotches on the screen, but I decided I'm not going to send it back for a replacement right now because it doesn't distract from the reading. I will wait a while until they get their QC cleared up and then call for a replacement.

    The light is actually pretty nice. I am prone to headaches after staring at monitors all day in my job and by the time I get home I can't take being on the computer very much sometimes. But the Kindle's light doesn't bother me at all.

  • Darksiders 2 - £20.79

    If you have the 15% off from IGN on Gamersgate still you can get Darksiders 2 for about £20 with this code (instead of its regular £35 price):
    (I missed out on the Getgamesgo deal, which was cheaper than this, but this is only a couple of quid more (Its about 45% off instead of 50% Getgames had it for))

    DARK2-FACE-BOOK-30GG

    Could have waited until Christmas sale, but by then I'll probably have no money, (Christmas shopping for you... -_-), but till then another little treat can't hurt! XD

  • See, I'd get that if A) I wanted it, B) It was around a tenner and C) I didn't have 500 other games to get through.

    Last bought some energy drinks. Because I am once again addicted to caffeine. Bleh.

  • I hope to buy some food within the next hour. Probably won't happen, but I'm gunning for it anyways.

  • @Darth Marsden said: See, I'd get that if A) I wanted it, B) It was around a tenner and C) I didn't have 500 other games to get through.

    Last bought some energy drinks. Because I am once again addicted to caffeine. Bleh.

    I've decided to now only buy less games for a little bit more.
    I've figured out WHY I don't play most games, and that its the time/investment ratio.

    When I was a kid, I played less games, but for longer because I invested more proportionate money to it. I had to get that value out of it.

    Nowadays all these cheap games I subconsciously ignore because I have less investment in it.

    Basically, on this laptop I'm limiting myself to about 50-60 games, only about 5 or 6 of those are Indie games I KNOW I will play.

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    Ahahahahhh!! Only one store in my vicinity has them, and they_are_incredible!!

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  • Now I'm sad I didn't get the 5 packs I saw in Metro yesterday.
    But I got a 5-pack of those:
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    Also Amazon sent this my way yesterday. I hope it arrives soon:
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