What does GAS mean?

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hhuang9611
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503 posts since 1 Mar, 2018 from USA

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:51 pm

Hi guys,

I am confused. People use this word a lot, but I cannot find out what it means. It seems to be related to buying software on sales?...( Getting All Softwares?)

Could someone please explain it to me? Thank you very much :tu:
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ATN69
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1890 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

A common decease among KVR members :D including myself
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generaldiomedes
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541 posts since 15 Apr, 2017 from Canada

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:40 pm

GAS means never having to say you’re sorry.

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Michael L
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2553 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:54 pm

Google "gear acquisition syndrome." It is an established medical condition with symptoms, stages, treatment programs, cures, and a documentary.

Wikipedia says, "Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) or Compulsive Tool Acquisition Syndrome (CTAS) has been defined as "the all-consuming desire to expand your collection of gear. Bank balances have been battered and marriages destroyed, but by god there's been some lovely gear bought."

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Hink
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28047 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:06 pm

ATN69 wrote:Gear Acquisition Syndrome

A common decease among KVR members :D including myself
did you mean disease or decease? Kinda works both ways :lol:
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ATN69
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Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Hink wrote:
ATN69 wrote:Gear Acquisition Syndrome

A common decease among KVR members :D including myself
did you mean disease or decease? Kinda works both ways :lol:
In Swedish English we just call it what ever is suitable at the moment :hihi: ..I blame Apple and my iPhone 7 :P
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nocturnal owl
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218 posts since 17 Feb, 2016 from west coast somewhere USA....

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 pm

(G)roovy (A)cid (S)nake :P

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phreaque
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795 posts since 17 Jul, 2007 from Baghdad-Iq

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:53 pm

Gear Acquisition Sickness :lol:

Symptoms:
1. Feeling unsatisfied to what you currently own.
2. Doubting in your abilities & tending to believe the new gear you're planning to buy will definitely take you levels up.
3. Suddenly your phone, laptop, computer browsers become unified! Tens of tabs, reviews, videos, Pros Vs. Cons!
4. Lack of sleep.
5. Hard temper, and preferring to be isolated.

It goes on but let's stop here for now :P
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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11113 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:30 pm

Michael L wrote:Wikipedia says, "Compulsive Tool Acquisition Syndrome (CTAS)
An acquisition syndrome for compulsive tools. That's more fitting :tu:

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Rockatansky
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274 posts since 3 Jun, 2017

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:01 am

It's a synonym for FARTS.
Find, acquire, regret, trade syndrome.
Confucamus.

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Michael L
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2553 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:32 am

Rockatansky wrote:It's a synonym for FARTS.
Find, acquire, regret, trade syndrome.
Classic! :clap:

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Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:02 am

If untreated GAS results in SAG (severe aversion to gear). One of the primary symptoms are compulsive attempts to sell all the gear one has collected during the GAS period. When there is no more gear to sell the GAS phase often resumes.
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chk071
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18915 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:06 am

generaldiomedes wrote:GAS means never having to say you’re sorry.
Or being sorry all the time. :P

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phreaque
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795 posts since 17 Jul, 2007 from Baghdad-Iq

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:48 am

chk071 wrote:
generaldiomedes wrote:GAS means never having to say you’re sorry.
Or being sorry all the time. :P
Sorry for being married :hihi:
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chk071
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18915 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What does GAS mean?

Post Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:31 am

:D

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