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Q: What gadget do you most want to find in your stocking?

  • 11%
    Smartphone

  • 42%
    Tablet

  • 17%
    Laptop/PC

  • 3%
    eReader

  • 3%
    Games console

  • 7%
    Other

  • 17%
    I don't want any gifts


(Based on 836 Votes)

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PC Advisor

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What gadget do you most want to find in your stocking?

Let us know in our poll.

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kad60

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Screw trains,boats & planes i want a transporter like in Star Trek.

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Footloose1949

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An OS, which is legacy-proof software and driver-wise on things like printers back to Win98, If there is a 16-bit version, you can use 8-bit drivers (because some mfrs don't produce 8-bit versions) Also, the 8-bit version of the OS should be able to access as much memory as a 16-bit machine does.

Not too much to ask, is it?

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Jock1e

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I will agree with Fruit Bat /\0/\'s remarks.

There is stuff I would like, but nothing I need.

If I needed it, I would have bought it myself before this time of year.

A card from someone with no or very little money means as much to me as a present from elsewhere.

You know that they are thinking about you and that's all that we need.

Mind you anyone that could give me a present to make me 50 years younger would be my friend forever.

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Kevscar1

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http://www.costco.co.uk/view/product/ukcatalog/cos1,cos1.2,cos1.2.4/140490

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flycatcher1

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I request that my family do not buy me presents but I am absolutely delighted when they ignore me.

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Woolwell

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"No gifts" denies someone the pleasure of giving a gift to you. It doesn't have to be large but the thought behind a gift can mean a lot.

I think that the questionnaire should have had the option "No gadgets".

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Flak999

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I voted for no gifts, I am in the fortunate position of having pretty much everything (in a material sense) that I could want, and If there is something I do need I buy it at the time I need it.

The winter festivities are really a time for children and as mine have grown up and left home, their company is all I desire. I take it now as a time to relax, see family and spend time with those people who I only seem to see at this time of the year.

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interzone55

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Years of working in retail ruined the winter festivities for me, it's just a commercial mess now, with the stores fully decorated by September, and the sales staring late November because all the tat the stores bought in isn't selling, and they need some cash in the tills so they can pay for Easter Eggs to be delivered Boxing Day.

Anyway, I voted for Tablet, as I hope Santa has a spare Nexus 7 for someone who's been a good boy all year...

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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IMHO its the present buying and sheer excess that has spoiled "that word we can't use yet".

There is stuff I would like, but nothing I need.

If I needed it, I would have bought it myself before this time of year.

I will make it an excuse to visit friends for a chat and a small drink (non alcoholic if driving).

I know people who panic about what presents to get others.

Isn't this a time we should be relaxing not worrying?

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Bing.alau

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Some Easter Eggs maybe?

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Forum Editor

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johndrew

Two answers:-

No (although I would have edited the post to remove the offending word)

and

No, I'm not.

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Quickbeam

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"it's perfectly possible to enjoy the festivities without piles of expensive presents."

So long as I at least get some selection boxes, I can go along with that:)

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Bing.alau

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johndrew. I doubt it as he has already told you in a previous posting when the dreaded day will be. From then on we will be inundated with tales of woe etc. Every post will have the dreaded theme running through it.

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johndrew

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FE

Two questions:

Would you have locked the thread if the full phrase of '(banned word) stocking' had been used?

Are you going to provide a countdown to the specific point of unshackling?

:-))

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estuary

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For the last couple of months my wife has been putting £8 a day into a jar in the kitchen ,this is what I used to spend on fags. On friday she handed me £400 in cash and told me to go out and buy an early stocking filler, a new ipad4.I think I earned it.Now saving for a new pc.

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lotvic

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As I've already bought myself a tablet I would like a new pc.... the youngest of mine is 6 years old, but I'm making do with a couple of new hard drives instead.

How sad is that - got to buy my own presents :( .. Actually I quite like it, much better than wasting £'s on t'others that don't appreciate it anyway.

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Forum Editor

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Tangalooma_2006

"I see Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and kicking"

I personally voted for 'no gifts', and if that qualifies me to be a target for your unpleasant remark, so be it. I voted that way because I already have most of the things I want for a happy life, and I know that my children and other members of my family aren't exactly rolling in spare cash at the moment - for one reason or another. We have therefore told everyone to send us a card,and to visit us if they can, but otherwise not to spend any money on presents this year.

I guess that there are millions of others in much the same situation,and it's perfectly possible to enjoy the festivities without piles of expensive presents.

Yours quite happily,

Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Aitchbee

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... can I have a personal mini-laser 'shoot-em-up' gnat blaster [for indoor use only], please, Mr Klaus?

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Bing.alau

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Yes, I have also got my "Bah Humbug" T shirt out ready for the non festivities. I acquired it a couple of years ago by buying an extra amount of Bah Humbug beer. I shall be partaking of the occasional beer of course.

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Bing.alau

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FE. I shall be trying to avoid it even after you have given the go ahead.

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Forum Editor

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johndrew

The banned word will be freed from its shackles in five days time - a month in advance of the day itself.

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johndrew

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As with Bing.alau I fully expected a silver mouse padlock on this as it's over a month until the otherwise banned word is freed from its shackles to wreak havoc within the forums. Perhaps this is why only the second word of the phrase (stocking) was used???? :-)

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Bing.alau

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I've voted for "Other" because I don't require any of the gadgets in the list. I didn't realise it was that near to the dreaded day yet. I was waiting for the FE to give the official go ahead.. I don't recall him having done so yet.

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Woolwell

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I do want gifts but I don't want any gadgets as I've already got most of them.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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My dad has a great gadget - allows him to get as much peace and quiet as he wants.

The off switch on his hearing aids

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Quickbeam

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I voted for a tablet, but not any old tablet, I fear it'll have to be one of those presents to myself that only cost just over a hundred quid, it was a real bargain y'know, and if you believe that, you'll believe anything...

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Aitchbee

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...a fully functional foot!

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