ChaChaRealSmooth
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ChaChaRealSmooth

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To all healthcare workers: you are the heroes of this time. Mar 31, 2020 at 10:10 PM

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    1. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      To all healthcare workers: you are the heroes of this time.
    2. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Found out my friend now lives in her garage in a tent and sleeping bag. She's a nurse. Doesn't want to put her family at risk.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        She takes the lead as the person who I know has sacrificed the most in this crisis. What a hero
        Mar 30, 2020 at 3:25 PM
    3. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Confirmed: Playing music through my main rig while playing a game makes me so much worse. I die because I'm paying attention to the music.
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Mar 27, 2020 at 7:34 PM
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        @Biodegraded : which ones, for the music mentioned or for the device I created to evaluate CPR metronomes? I have considerable data.
        Mar 27, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        I was kinda taking the piss - but how to evaluate metronomes, subjectively and/or objectively, does have me intrigued.
        Mar 27, 2020 at 7:53 PM
    4. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      I've started creating house chores for myself to do. I don't think this house has ever been this clean.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Jinxy245 Just don’t look at yourself in the mirror
        Mar 25, 2020
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Especially since I haven't gotten a haircut in over a month....
        Mar 25, 2020
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Been at least 2 months for me!
        Mar 25, 2020
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    5. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Well, guess now is the time to learn how to blow smoke rings. So far, no rings, down 2 cigars.
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      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Suck in the smoke, hold your breath, make an O shape with your mouth and use your throat / Adam's apple to pop the smoke out
        Mar 21, 2020
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Montecristo White Churchill. I'm not really well-versed, nor am I an expert, but it's to my liking.
        Mar 21, 2020
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        White Churchill's are ok. The Montecristo Espadas are my go to favorites. Easy to smoke, very rarely you will get a headache. Get a box of that and those who don't really smoke will enjoy it.
        Mar 22, 2020
    6. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      I now know what it's like to have as much free time as my dog, but nothing much to do.
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Amateur i'm already at the phase of looking outside and growling at people who walk past. There is levels to this game...
        Mar 20, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        One dog trait I always thought interesting to have was the ability to punch squirrels off of fence posts.
        Mar 20, 2020
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      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        You've all got it all wrong. This is why they sleep so much.
        Nap #3 commencing in
        3...2...1...
        Mar 20, 2020
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    7. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Los Angeles mayor just ordered restaurants to only serve take-out, and closed all bars/nightclubs. Wonder if this is only the beginning.
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      2. jazztherapist
        jazztherapist
        It’s only the beginning.
        Mar 16, 2020
      3. dasman66
        dasman66
        yes, it's only the beginning... especially in the metropolitan areas. So glad I'm no longer living in the big city lights...
        Mar 16, 2020
      4. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Narrator: It was only the beginning.
        Mar 16, 2020
    8. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      School is now all-online (have all online classes anyhow), and now work is closing. Still getting paid though.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I think most people would rather work and study like normal people.
        Mar 13, 2020
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Yeah my school is switching to online classes for now, we don't know if for the rest of the semester or not. Not sure what happens to my labs...
        Mar 13, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I never wanted to work.

        edit...

        But life brings stuff like the need to buy an amplifier.
        Mar 13, 2020
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    9. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Either my Verite shrank, or my head got more fat. Sigh
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        That is very sad indeed, @YMO
        Mar 10, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        @DigMe, pooping a lot aside I really really want to understand more about Korean food. I wish I could enjoy Kimchi since it hits a lot of my checklist (not fried and good flavor), I think it is the pepper mixed with brine that is causing my problems.
        Mar 10, 2020
      5. YMO
        YMO
        Now @ChaChaRealSmooth will roll his eyes but I tried Samyang Ramen and the flavor was great! But it was too spicy for my internals. I see why people like it, add so much veggies and an egg and it's yummy. We have a small Korean Population here in Jax, but only less than five Korean food places to eat. I know more Koreans who are opening up Ramen shops than Korean food places.
        Mar 10, 2020
    10. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      I don't care about the hand sanitizer. Where the fuck can I find toilet paper?!?!
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I loathe toilet paper, and smearing shit over my backside is something I'm always glad to stop doing when I return from being away from my Indian home.

        But the spray, of course, is plumbed in. Perhaps not so easy to add. And I confess to not being so keen on the really traditional-Indian jug-and-hand method
        Mar 6, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        In my western youth, poorer people used to tear the newspaper into squares, thread on string, hang next to toilet.
        Mar 6, 2020
    11. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Dog is being really needy nowadays. Worried that he may go soon (he's definitely trying to tell us something).
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        That's always difficult. Give him love, maybe take him to the vet for a checkup, but treasure your time with him.
        Mar 2, 2020
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        He's 15. He has regular checkups and has a clean bill of health.
        Mar 2, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        An elderly gentleman, then. But I'm glad for the clean bill of health.

        All the best :)
        Mar 2, 2020
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    12. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Geneva Auto Show cancelled, Corona beer isn't selling, who's/what's next?
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I'm not out hunting for masks and stockpiling, but I do think this is something to be concerned about.
        Feb 29, 2020
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        APS conference has been cancelled
        Mar 1, 2020
      4. netforce
        netforce
        My mom called me Friday asking if I could hit up Costco near work to pick up toilet paper. She said the Costco near her was all sold out.

        I get to Costco and all their Kirkland was sold out, just some Charmin rolls left. Waiting in line in the pharmacy, lady cuts in line to ask if they have facemasks which they obviously don't.
        Mar 2, 2020
    13. Claud
      Claud
      Congrats, Cha Cha you have reached a happy place. Other than a custom cable or not, there is no reason to lust after an upgrade.
      1. famish99
        famish99
        @Claud you can comment on a profile post without having to create a new post.
        Feb 27, 2020
    14. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Can't say it's for everyone, but I love my headphone rig. Still going to proactively do loaners, but not actively chasing.
      1. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Yep it's nice to stop the chase and just enjoy music. Both my headphone and speaker setups are done. Though i'm going down the mobile rabbit hole now so ehm hmm fuck...
        Feb 27, 2020
      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I kinda like your headphone rig too.
        Feb 27, 2020
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Chase as in chasing the dragon? (first proper headphone experience, not heroin)
        Feb 27, 2020
    15. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      I always feel reluctant to go exercise until I actually get off my ass to go.
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Side note, but it's also fun to hear how "slow" music sounds when you're working out. I know why this happens, but it still makes me chuckle.
        Feb 24, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "I always feel reluctant to go exercise until I actually get off my ass to go"

        I feel the same about going for a piss.
        Feb 25, 2020
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      5. pure5152
        pure5152
        I feel this quote from "goodbye, things" is relevant here: "It's not the act itself but the decision to act that takes time ... the more you do it, the less time it will take to decide, and the easier it will be."
        Feb 25, 2020
    16. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Saw the C8 Corvette in-person, really not sure if I'm a fan. Personally I think the C7 looks much better.
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      2. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        I guess I'm the outlier here then because I love the new Vette. I've seen a few in person living just south of GM headquarters, and I thought they killed it with the design. I believe the inevitable ZR1 version will be a true super car. And this from a former paint and body man at an automotive restorer that specialized in Corvette frame off restorations, so I've had my hands on every generation up to the C5.
        Feb 20, 2020
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        @JK47 50's and 60's in general are gorgeous, and being in SoCal gives special appeal to a 70's Stingray.
        Feb 20, 2020
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      4. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        @BillOhio I'd love to have a 1970 with the LS7 454. 460+hp with a 4sp trans. The early 70's Vettes were beautiful. The late 70's and early 80's not so much for me. And anything with crossfire injection I'll avoid like the plague, lol.
        Feb 20, 2020
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    17. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Nice to know that I can always count on the HD650 to bring me back to Earth.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        "Gravity, get the hell away from me" by John Mayer. Good song...
        Feb 12, 2020
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    18. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      You know your fart is terrible when you can't stand it yourself. WTF did I eat?!
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        In "Paisley Goes With Nothing," longtime fashion editor Hal Rubinstein mentions that one of the advantages of living alone is: farting and not pretending it wasn't you.
        Feb 8, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Was the dog whining and scratching at the door to get out?

        Is your fart worse than your dog's fart of Sept 21st 2109 (The Great ChaChaRealSmooth Doggo Fart)?
        Feb 9, 2020
      5. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Not quite that bad, but not pleasant.
        Feb 9, 2020
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    19. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Resorted to using a blue light filter on my screen rather than glasses. Can't stand the broken seal/discomfort on some headphones.
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      2. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        I've had to stretch all of the headphones that I have owned due to this issue. And anyways, I still need my glasses because I can't just put blue light filter on all of the screens I look at. Sigh...
        Feb 4, 2020
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    20. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Using my audiophile system to play Subnautica makes it about 50x scarier. Never noticed the subbass rumbles on my small pc speakers.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        I have never played Subnautica because I am TERRIFIED of deep sea stuff, but I do enjoy watching other people go through that particular horror show.

        And yes big bass does make it worse lol. Good luck.
        Feb 1, 2020
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      2. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        I don't care what anybody says, Subnautica is easily the scariest horror game ever.
        Feb 2, 2020
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I kind of suck because I want to scan stuff regardless of my health.
        Feb 2, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    January 8
    Location:
    La Mirada, CA
    Occupation:
    Lifeguard
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    AKG K7XX
    Focal Clear (stolen by family)
    Hifiman HE-560 V1
    Sennheiser HD 6XX
    Sennheiser HD 599 (stolen by family)
    Thinksound On2
    Verum 1
    ZMF Auteur (cocobolo)
    ZMF Verite (cocobolo)

    Headphone Amps:
    DNA Starlett
    Feliks Euforia
    Schiit Asgard 3

    Speakers:
    Klipsch Heresy III

    Speaker Amps/Preamps:
    Feliks Euforia
    Schiit Aegir

    DACs:
    Matrix X-Sabre Pro MQA

    Turntables:
    Audio Technica AT-LP120
    Dancer, musician, audiophile, and an expert in all things I like. I don't actually know much about audio other than I like music.

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    Emphatically NOT a real expert; just an online schmuck who is lucky enough to be the gearmaster here.
    Headphone chain: PC -> Matrix X-Sabre Pro -> Feliks Euforia/DNA Starlett/Schiit Asgard 3 -> ZMF Auteur Cocobolo/Focal Utopia/ZMF Verite Cocobolo
    Two Channel: Audio Technica AT-LP50 -> Feliks Euforia -> Schiit Aegir -> Klipsch Heresy iii