Scanner or Next OS

iHacker

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 13, 2005
62
0
Ok I am a kid so I am not rich. I have to decide whether I should buy a radio scanner or Lepoerd? I have tiger and if I wait for the one after Leopord will I still be able to upgrade? what do you guys think I should do?
 

sw1tcher

macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2004
1,588
1,832
Ryan T. said:
leopard isn't coming out for a year or more. why would you be planning a purchase like that this far down the road?
From the first sentence: "I am a kid so I am not rich"
 

Mood

macrumors regular
Jun 29, 2005
220
0
NY
buy ultra mega braid.


but all seriousness aside, go with the radio scanner, whatever the hell that is.

go work at a restaurant underage, or um be a news carrier, get paid like 100 dollars in 2 months.
 

MUCKYFINGERS

macrumors 6502a
Jun 7, 2005
768
15
CA
scanner

leopard wont be out for a long time buddy... tiger is fine now, and in a year or so, when leopard might be released, tiger will still be fine. :)
 

zyuzin4

macrumors 6502
Jul 22, 2002
412
7
Eugene, OR
i'd get a radio scanner. you would be able to use it now and have some fun with it. then when leopard comes out, you can sell the scanner on ebay. What are you interested in listening in on? Aviation? Police?
 

javiercr

macrumors 6502
Apr 12, 2005
419
0
London
sw1tcher said:
From the first sentence: "I am a kid so I am not rich"
being a kid and no being rich is not a necessarily logical conclusion, there are a lot of rich kids out there, and if you have a Mac and just upgraded to Tiger and your kind if dilemma in life is whether to buy leopard of some other device (which I don’t even know) you’re probably not that poor
 

iHacker

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 13, 2005
62
0
zyuzin4 said:
i'd get a radio scanner. you would be able to use it now and have some fun with it. then when leopard comes out, you can sell the scanner on ebay. What are you interested in listening in on? Aviation? Police?
I will be listening to the police and then probly my shool district. :D :D :D
 

20rogersc

macrumors 65816
Jun 28, 2005
1,144
0
Brighton, UK
Well if you must, get a radio scanner, as Leopard is soooo far away, and by then, you should have enough money to cover that. But if I would you, unless it is really really needed, I would spend the money on something more useful.

::20ROGERSC::
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
15,925
1
Portland, OR
Do you really need either right now?

How long before listening to hillbilly cops chat about traffic stops before you get bored and wish you had your cash back?

If I were you, I'd save it for something worthwhile, like a car in 4 or 5 years. You'll get a lot more out of a vehicle then you will out of a police scanner.
 

macmanmatty

macrumors regular
Jul 10, 2005
237
0
(x,y)
yellow said:
Do you really need either right now?

How long before listening to hillbilly cops chat about traffic stops before you get bored and wish you had your cash back?

If I were you, I'd save it for something worthwhile, like a car in 4 or 5 years. You'll get a lot more out of a vehicle then you will out of a police scanner.

Wow, Just Wow
 

joecool85

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2005
1,355
1
Maine
Go with the scanner. It's always fun listening in on stuff like that. Plus then if you hear sirens go by you don't have to try to run out your door to see what they are all about lol.
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
15,925
1
Portland, OR
macmanmatty said:
Wow, Just Wow
Do you disagree? Maybe I'm projecting, but I'd rather have a car then a police scanner. I realize that there's a slight disparity in the price, but AFAIK, iHacker is like 12 years old and has a while to save cash for a car.

(I believe) PT Barnum said: "A fool and his money are soon parted."
 

Mood

macrumors regular
Jun 29, 2005
220
0
NY
i suspect op is too lazy to work hard for the money

that was primary recommendation mood gives to iHacker. Become newspaper carrier. Make 100 dollars in 3 months.

But all seriousness aside, work for car now, the kids with the really nice cars started working when they were 12 years old, and worked every single day til senior year and bought 25,000 dollar new cars. they got all the ladies. iHacker, when you go through puberty, you will want the ladies, and ladies want power. That is why Denice Richards is my wife.