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The Geek Christmas Poll


The Geek Christmas Poll

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Steve Jones
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A head up display in my car so I can avoid bifocals a bit longer.

A teenage mood detector to detect which one of the 3 is most likely to be amenable to doing some chores.
A tazer for when the above doesn't work.

A mobile signal jammer for use in cinemas. Optional damping field to cater people who have paid an absolute fortune to chatter through someone else's rare night out.

A device to find out which of the 48 Christmas tree light bulbs it is that stops them all working!

Intelligent wrapping paper to autowrap those awkward shaped presents in an attractive and unbloke way.

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David has just won Christmas - superb answer :-)
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I am getting a Sonos Play 1. Can't wait. I've had CDs in storage for years because I've had no means of playing them. Finally a hifi system has come out whose functionality I want.

Also, I am setting up a NAS to store all my music and photos etc for streaming. So, I'd love a Synology NAS with perhaps a WD Red HDD to go in it.
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Many of those things would be pretty useful David. Nice answer. Get yourself some new lights though, modern ones don't use that serial format, and LED types don't use much current. Think I've got 2 years max before bifocals now - starting to move stuff away from my face to read it.

Michael - oh, yes, Sonos - went to the store thinking to get 2 Play 1s after years of no stereo (young children and stuff, my cabinet speakers were liable to squash small children as they stood on spikes). Ended up getting the Play 5 - that is one totally fantastic gadget. It's just a case now of trying to hold out as long as possible before adding a bit more to my collection. You surely won't regret it.

Otherwise not bothered about tablets etc my phone is adequate for most stuff otherwise will use the PC.
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A Nokia Windows phone (my favourite) that acts as a proper pc with USB ports, so that I can plug a proper camera and a USB stick/external drive into it at the same time to transfer pictures without needing a full laptop or pc when out or away from home (and there's usually no phone signal or wireless connection to use Skydrive.)

And add all the features of a proper "prosumer" bridge camera to the phone - 42 times optical zoom, viewfinder and good focusing and all the other settings and still make it fit in my pocket!
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A mobile signal jammer is a brilliant idea. I really want one for train journeys too.
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I can thoroughly recommend the Synology - lovely piece of kit and yes I have a pair of WD Red drives (3TB). I use it as a hot backup, music and video player and file store. Not inexpensive but worth it.

A quality fabricator/printer would be my gadget of the moment and probably a Raspberry PI or two to integrate with whatever I create - plus an n space room in the house to fit it all....
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As a ham radio guy, my taste in gadgets can be on the expensive side, so to keep it sane:

- Parallella Board to play with multi-core processing
- An FPGA or DSP Starter kit
- a portable SDR receiver kit
- a decent tablet that can handle PDFs and such
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How about an ANSI compliant DBMS that runs on an operating system that doesn't drive you crazy that sells for less than $2000? ;-)

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