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I love the old thread, I do, but it's too work-unfriendly.
New thread with new rules.

- If it's not safe for an average workplace it does not belong in this thread. Don't push it. Don't think you're clever, because you're not. Don't bemoan the prudishness of whatever society blah blah blah and use that as an excuse. Trust me, you'll survive, you artistic genius.

- Nothing wider than 640 pixels. Anything wider than that should be thumbnailed. If you don't know how to make a thumbnail, figure it out. Don't break tables with your fatness, Fatty McFat.

- If possible, please provide a link to the biggest source desktop image you have, we may want to grab it up and try to be just like you.

- Did you read the first rule? Read it again.

- Explain what your desktop is and where you got it. This is a question we all think when we see desktops, so satisfy our curiosity, won't you?

Love and kisses!
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I will get us started off right!


1280x1024 source

This is album art from David Bowie's Diamond Dogs. I always disliked Bowie because I hated that '80s sell-out crap and that's what I grew up with. Only recently have I discovered his early stuff and it's pretty damned good. Now I understand why he was popular in the first place.
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Originally posted by groverat
- If it's not safe for an average workplace it does not belong in this thread. Don't push it. Don't think you're clever, because you're not. Don't bemoan the prudishness of whatever society blah blah blah and use that as an excuse. Trust me, you'll survive, you artistic genius.

thank you. i was so tired of browsing that thread for useful desktops, only to find porn everywhere.
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thank you. i was so tired of browsing that thread for useful desktops, only to find porn everywhere.

Indeed, but does this count as porn?
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Indeed, but does this count as porn?

Underage.

Thank heaven for little girls...

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thank you. i was so tired of browsing that thread for useful desktops, only to find porn everywhere.

Same here, glad my boss wasnt arround when I slipped into that thread at work...I didnt want to explain that to the boss, would you?
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Made the picture during the Grand opening in London
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Here's a couple I like for wallpaper. I excluded my actual desktop, since it only has the Macintosh HD and a fairly basic Dock on it. That way you can use these as your own!

The picture I use now.

Another nice one.

Hope you like em!
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I always like nice scenic shots.

If you have vanilla icons I can see not posting your desktop, but if anyone has interesting icons or obscure apps these threads can be just as useful for finding that type of thing as it can for finding desktop backgrounds.

I've got this adorable puppy as my home desktop. He's not mine, but damn do I wish he was.
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You can't go wrong with Calvin & Hobbes.

[groverat says: "Geocities does not work. Go to http://www.imageshack.us for free image hosting."]
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Looks like one of Marilyn Manson's watercolors. I don't know how many people will be wanting to show that one off at work.
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Click image for source page with other sizes...


The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A


For more wallpapers while this eye is still available, see Hubblesite
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that's one hell of a buddy list
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Some from Cassini (Clicky McLinkerson):



My current Desktop is actually still Mimas against the rings shadow.
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Big size

Picture I took of my mouse using long exposure and the light of another mouse, ontop of my glass desk.
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Picture I took of my mouse using long exposure and the light of another mouse, ontop of my glass desk.

Wonderful picture. Wow.
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Picture I took of my mouse using long exposure and the light of another mouse, ontop of my glass desk.

well done. "wow" as well.
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Anyone who understands my handle won't be the least bit surprised by my desktop.


Actually, I have an alternate desktop for those times when I have to run OS9, but I'm not proficient enough to post a usable image. It's a great shot of Moya from Farscape.

Also, I have a PC *gasp!* on which I have a map of Middle Earth. Gets a bit distracting at time.

Lord of the Rings. Farscape. Mac. Does this make me a true geek?
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This is mine for the moment, but I just got back from Costa Rica and took over five hundred pictures so I'm sure it will change.

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The above wallpaper is of my girlfriend on Liberty Island with the Manhattan skyline in the background. Not that you can see Manhattan cos i used the cutout tool in photoshop to play with it.
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here's mine

the desktop can be found here
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Great desktops, Maffrew and Lain.

Here's a little photoshop action of Fellowship and me separated at birth...



Maybe not.
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I love that picture of Fellowship, it's very "hey ladies".
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Yeah I couldn't quite pull it off. It comes off as "I want to eat your babies."

Speaking of ladies.



Happy girl I guess.
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Saturday I will go to the dealer and have a closer look at the car.
Lets hope the build quality is better than what I saw in the BMW 1 series.

If I don't like the interior you can expect a new picture on saturday.
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Shawn, is that your girlfriend? she's HOT!
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Shawn, is that your girlfriend? she's HOT!

Check your pms.
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Check your pms.

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Mine:

Full size

Beautiful car. Why would anyone want a 911?

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Work wallpaper

1632x1232 version

This is probably one of the better landscape pictures I've ever taken. It was taken at Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis, MO. I just stuck my camera down at water level, and took a picture. Go figure.
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1680 Version

This is a picture i took in New York City on the corner of Liberty and West St (did i say that right?) facing the site of Ground Zero (which was very sobering). I don't know what the site looks like now, but the photo was taken on the 5th April 2004.

I'm no photographer and most of my holiday snaps are crap, but I love that one.
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Very nice Shawn, very nice. Although I'll admit that hockey games didn't really come into their own until NHL 96 for the Sega Genesis, the simplicity of NES ice hockey has its own appeal.
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Button-mashing is a great time.
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