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Bought a great condition Carver TX-11a tuner off of flea bay for cheap. It sounds really good. Way better than Magnum Dynalab I used to own. Oct 15, 2020 at 5:25 AM

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    1. crazychile
      crazychile
      Bought a great condition Carver TX-11a tuner off of flea bay for cheap. It sounds really good. Way better than Magnum Dynalab I used to own.
      1. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        TX-11a is the only piece of Carver I kept after my Carver phase back in the 70s.
        Oct 17, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    2. crazychile
      crazychile
      I am blessed. We got power back last night . Power company said we are on the main feed to the Walmart 1/2 mile up so we were a priority.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        I broke curfew to drive my side of town. Still is dark except for a few businesses along busy streets. But my family is good and just need to get repairs done before fall comes and rain
        Aug 13, 2020
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      2. Pogo
        Pogo
        That's good news indeed!
        Aug 13, 2020
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    3. crazychile
      crazychile
      Had the worst storm I’ve ever seen Monday afternoon. 90-110 mph sustained winds for about 45 minutes. Most of Eastern Iowa is without power.
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      3. scblock
        scblock
        My brother and his wife got power in Iowa City on Thursday. My sister in Ames didn't get power until yesterday. My parents were luckier, power came back Tuesday. I didn't even know about it until my buddy asked if I'd called my parents on Monday.
        Aug 15, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Yeah there’s been virtually nothing mentioned about it in the national news. The flood of 2008 was a big deal and made news. This is way worse.
        Aug 16, 2020
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    4. crazychile
      crazychile
      It was an interesting Saturday night. First I get caught driving in a storm with heavy rain and 80 mph winds. It looked like a hurricane.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Next time, disable the door switch and throw a brick inside a fast-spinning front-loader. It's actually much more dramatic!

        (Or... just search youtube and check it out)
        Jul 12, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        We were kinda wishing we had filled it with water. The second round I was shooting slow to try and aim low to take out the motor.
        Jul 12, 2020
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    5. crazychile
      crazychile
      I started CrossFit a few weeks ago. Today was the first day I went into class not being sore. I think I’m older than everyone by 20 yrs.
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        There are plenty of girls at the gym near my house who are shorter than me who both lift more than me and could kick my ass. You're working out for yourself; going out is when you try to impress.
        Jun 22, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Yep, one of the instructors is 62 and looks a really fit 45. I learned there’s some things he doesn’t try to do any more. So I Modify a few things but still get in an extreme workout for me.
        Jun 22, 2020
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        My previous personal trainer was a lady shorter than me and she could lift more than me. If I failed she was not afraid to laugh at my attempt. Yeah a short lady got me into weight training...
        Jun 23, 2020
    6. crazychile
      crazychile
      RIP: Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        I know dude, was playing some Kraft last night.
        May 7, 2020
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I only saw it announced on Yahoo news, (not the most reliable) but the article dropped yesterday and his death was a week ago. This one slipped under the radar.
        May 7, 2020
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      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Add one more: Stranglers keyboard player Dave Greenfield.
        May 7, 2020
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    7. crazychile
      crazychile
      Family food expenditures were double last month compared to regular. My wife panic bought but then I panic ate ....and drank
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The only thing we panic-bought was cat food. Oh, and ice-cream. I don't remember ever having had such a cheap month.
        May 2, 2020
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    8. crazychile
      crazychile
      We're not on lockdown (yet) here in Iowa, but I've been forced by employer to work from home since Monday. Traffic is noticeably thinner.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        Local breweries have been allowed to sell beer curbside. I'm gonna support my local brewery by picking up a 64oz growler of Baltic Porter.
        Mar 25, 2020
      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        They finally closed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I mean, even a huge mountainas National Park is not safe. At least when the popular trails are still packed.
        Mar 25, 2020
    9. crazychile
      crazychile
      Normally my work building has about 350 engineers in it. Parking lot coverage indicates that 75% are now at home.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        My coworkers say that remote connectivity at home is slow, so I'll stick to my routine of coming in as long as I can. No reported cases of woohoo flu in our city yet.
        Mar 20, 2020
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Just don't go eating any bat soup.
        Mar 20, 2020
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    10. crazychile
      crazychile
      My local podunk gun dealer just far exceeded sales in his company history. Said it was the craziest 2 days ever.
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        I guess I'd consider myself a low level prepper. Like maybe a 3 on a scale of 1-10. I probably keep a couple months of food around and I regularly order ammo because I like to shoot for fun. I don't think that's uncommon in my area. In any case I think this Corona Virus thing is 99% hype, but I'm not ignoring the probability that crazy people overreact and make problems worse.
        Mar 16, 2020
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        The risk is real, but the overreaction is creating a strain on all systems. However, being able to shoot ground varmints in rural areas might be useful for multiple reasons. Wash hands, don't touch face, avoid interacting with people showing illness, act calmly and be supportive of those that may need help.
        Mar 16, 2020
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Just don’t hunt pangolins or bats, please.
        Mar 16, 2020
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    11. crazychile
      crazychile
      Concert ticket prices - Fuck off! I'm not paying 20x what I paid in the 80's to see the Depends Tour version of themselves.
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        ..and the anal rape service charges. Ticketmaster makes used car salesmen look not scammy.
        Feb 14, 2020
    12. crazychile
      crazychile
      I had my hearing checked yesterday since I'm in my 50's and hadn't had it checked since grade school.
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        The test is only in the 500Hz to 8k range, to check how you hear voices. I have some hearing loss. It's mostly flat but I have a 10dB dip in the 6-8k range. Doc says it's not bad enough to warrant a hearing aid. Maybe I should own unmodded HD-800.
        Jan 30, 2020
      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        2020 Golden schlong award for stock HD800: for inducing or remedying hearing loss.
        Jan 30, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        You might be beginning to loose a little definition in female voices.

        HD800 would be good!
        Jan 30, 2020
    13. crazychile
      crazychile
      I just realized I’ve been on SBAF for 4 years now. I love you fuckers.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Crazy! :)
        Jan 21, 2020
    14. crazychile
      crazychile
      Happy Boxing Day everyone. Sorry, I was too preoccupied yesterday to wish a Merry Christmas.
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        I think we broke 60 deg yesterday. Which for Christmas in Iowa is insane. I installed a car stereo in the boys Toyota, which would otherwise have to wait for Spring to avoid frostbite. Then I grilled vegetables outside for dinner while smoking a nice cigar and drinking a Toppling Goliath Pompei IPA. Best Christmas ever.
        Dec 26, 2019
    15. crazychile
      crazychile
      @purr1n, if you don't want to do jury duty, tell them you're an engineer. In my city they think that engineers are too analytical for duty.
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        Not doing a ten day trial. Will let the retired teachers and government employees do that. They get comped. Don't even have enough vacation time.
        Dec 9, 2019
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        I suppose that leaves one something to look forward to in one's declining years.
        Dec 10, 2019
      5. crazychile
        crazychile
        I don't have a problem with doing jury duty. My employer fully compensates for it, plus I get to keep the pittance that the city pays jurors. I just made the comment that locally they don't seem to pick engineers very often. If I was a defendant I'd want thinking jurors instead of a bunch of people who don't care.
        Dec 10, 2019
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    16. crazychile
      crazychile
      Tried Qobuz for the first time this last weekend. Cancelled Tidal for about the third time.
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        I also noticed that on Qobuz, I often get a brief stutter when hitting play on a new track. Just on the first 1/4 second at the beginning of a track. This is on the MacMini. Android seems ok.
        Sep 17, 2019
      4. bixby
        bixby
        Tidal has a bad habit of dropping out of the HIFI setting and down to High when I play some new stuff on Win desktop app. Be sure to check you SQ settings on playback.
        Sep 17, 2019
      5. zonto
        zonto
        @bixby I've noticed that recently too, but on my work computer where I can only play within a browser, and not through the separate Desktop application. It says that HiFi is only available through the Desktop app, so weird you're getting the same drop there.
        Sep 17, 2019
    17. crazychile
      crazychile
      Fear Inoculum - Got to about 10 listens and went from hmm to maybe to probably not for me. After a week off, back on it again
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      2. rott
        rott
        Has some strong tracks, but doesn't seem to leave as much of an impression on me as Ænima and Lateralus.
        Sep 17, 2019
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      3. RiddleyWalker
        RiddleyWalker
        It’s a good album. But it doesn’t stack up to Lateralus. They sound tired. Too proggy. 7empest sounds like a flaccid version of Ticks & Leeches stretched out to 17 mins. In short, Tool on LSD > Tool on wine. But I’m still psyched to see them live in November.
        Sep 17, 2019
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Dont get me wrong, I love Aenima and Lateralus as much as the next guy, but I think Fear Innoculum is their best record
        Sep 17, 2019
    18. crazychile
      crazychile
      You guys got me curious about the new Tool album. Hadn’t heard much Tool before. The new album is growing on me.
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Ha - I have the prior Tool stuff but it was never compelling enough to get into rotation. This one just maybe.
        Sep 2, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        You people have got me curious about /Tool!/

        Don't do much new music exploration, but I'd better give them a listen.

        (Condition of ears these days is that even old music doesn't give satisfaction like it used to. Sob. I only come here for the friends and the porn.)
        Sep 3, 2019
      5. crazychile
        crazychile
        Yeah, when this latest album came out and everyone started talking about TOOL, I listened to bits and pieces of the old stuff but couldn't get into it. I originally thought I would just pass on the new one. Now that I have my own office, I've been playing it at work on HD-650s and a Fulla 2.
        Sep 3, 2019
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    19. crazychile
      crazychile
      I bought a used copy of "1001 Albums you must hear before you die" for cheap. It's been a lot of fun exploring stuff I've not heard before.
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        Back in the day I think a coworker used to get All Music Guide and I'd look through it when I had a chance. I also used to love Rolling Stone and SPIN which would review some fringe stuff. I had a "free" RS subscription last year and it wasn't even worth that. By the third issue they went right into the trash.
        Aug 9, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah Spin especially would review some good stuff. Had a subscription back in the day.
        Aug 9, 2019
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      4. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Not the same, but this made me think of ~16 years ago when I didn't have the internet and the only way I found out about new music was to look at the liner notes of albums I loved and see the bands that were thanked, and then track down their releases. Wouldn't go back to that, but there's something magical about discovery when it's not just a matter of a few keystrokes.
        Aug 14, 2019
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    20. crazychile
      crazychile
      Wife bought me a pair of AirPods for my birthday. I was thinking, like I need more headphones, and these things are overpriced.
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      2. jexby
        jexby
        convenience is great, short term listening to some new track. ok. said it before- quality of AirPods is acceptable for telecons and talk radio. shove a CA Polaris w/ Lightning cable into an iPhone for obvious improvement.
        Jul 12, 2019
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        I’m not really an IEM guy. I have an ancient pair of Etymotic ER-4Ps that I use on the mower underneath hearing protection. But they get get itchy after a while and then I need a good hillbilly ear dig.
        Jul 13, 2019
      4. jexby
        jexby
        makes sense. IEMs uncomfortable for me after a bit also.
        Jul 13, 2019
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Grant Woods backyard
    Occupation:
    Systems engineer
    Gear List:
    Source: Mac Mini w/ Audirvana, TIDAL
    DACs: Schiit Yggdrasil
    Headphones: Koss KSC-75, KSC-35, ESP-950, Sennheiser HD650, Etymotic ER-4P

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    Office: Phone or iPad -> Fulla 2 -> Koss KSC-75. Bose QC-25, or Sennheiser HD-650