crenca
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crenca

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bit of smoke from a house couple of doors down. 4 firetrucks showed up, though the last one turned around pretty quick Apr 19, 2024 at 10:05 AM

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Apr 23, 2024 at 9:10 AM
    1. crenca
      crenca
      bit of smoke from a house couple of doors down. 4 firetrucks showed up, though the last one turned around pretty quick
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      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Christ, I hope you and yours all stay safe and sound. I hope it doesn't spread; poor people. Thinking of you.
        Apr 19, 2024 at 11:34 AM
        joch, zottel, crenca and 1 other person like this.
      3. crenca
        crenca
        well, several flare ups later they might have it under control now. It started slowly, the owner was able to tell my neighbor she accidently left the gas grill on after cooking last night - she admitted she had it pushed up against the house! House is a total loss, even though the walls are still mostly standing. I will have signifcant smoke stench in the house...
        Apr 19, 2024 at 12:00 PM
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Dreadful. I guess that is what domestic fires are about: one simple mistake. And all is lost. What the flames don't destroy, the water does.

        I'm very sorry for them, and for the poor woman who has to remember a not-turned-off gas grill for ever.

        Glad you are ok.
        Apr 19, 2024 at 2:58 PM
        atomicbob, Qildail, crenca and 3 others like this.
    2. crenca
      crenca
      After looking at streaming prices for Dune 2 on Prime, thought I would stop by Walmart & just get Blu-ray...no soup for me until 23rd...
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Blu-ray sales are actually going up again because people are fed up with streaming companies
        Apr 18, 2024 at 7:15 AM
        Grattle, Qildail and crenca like this.
      4. wbass
        wbass
        Lisan al Gaib!
        Apr 18, 2024 at 7:37 AM
        HouseOfTheEd and crenca like this.
      5. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I considered renting Dune 2 for the $20 but decided to buy an IMAX ticket instead for basically the same price. It was a good decision even though I had to pee through the second half of the viewing.
        Apr 21, 2024 at 10:52 AM
    3. crenca
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      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        yo - thanks for reminding me about this. i completely forgot to do this. let's get that....15 bucks! lets gooooo...
        Apr 14, 2024
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        That is enough for a new CD, so totally worth it
        Apr 15, 2024
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Jokes on you, I never gave Verizon money for their overpriced plans.
        Apr 15, 2024
    4. crenca
      crenca
      Holo Cyan 2 arrived today a day early. Sorry, there will be no unboxing video...y'all will just have to live with the disappointment
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Not sure how it sounds compared to the Spring 2... but I would have sold you the Spring 2 if you wanted it.
        Apr 6, 2024
        wbass and crenca like this.
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Apr 6, 2024
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        u2original4me
        Apr 7, 2024
    5. crenca
      crenca
      Why does the Frito-Lay company think they can slip me a Mickey?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        A Mickey Finn?
        Apr 2, 2024
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Why you are being fat in the first place?
        Apr 2, 2024
      4. crenca
        crenca
        They're not for my fat ass, they're for the children....my God the children...
        Apr 2, 2024
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Mar 18, 2024
      3. crenca
        crenca
        I admit I want Roon on my DAP's for in house use (my most common use location), so I want Android. I agree, tube DAP's seem a stretch, about as weird as that new quarter with a goofy looking George Washington looking the wrong way...
        Mar 18, 2024
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Nutubes work nicely in DAPs, but with the tubes in this, it seems like such a waste of time and money.
        Mar 18, 2024
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    7. crenca
      crenca
      My HS freshman daughter kicked butt at the state swim finals this weekend, competing effectively against the juniors/seniors...
      1. crenca
        crenca
        Mar 12, 2024
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    8. crenca
      crenca
      I have a hankering to try a new source, so I just ordered a Holo Cyan 2 (the entry level DAC)
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Leave it in the cardboard box it comes in
        Feb 21, 2024
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      3. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Anticipating your impressions! Curious as to how it stacks up vs. the usual suspects. Also want to know how the auto source switching behaves. No manual selection is a major WTF. Especially if it auto selects away from what you are listening to because something else got turned on.
        Feb 21, 2024
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        No real info as to how that auto switching behaves, and I even pushed all the way through that HF thread :( I suspect I will try I2S & USB, choose whichever sounds best and just leave it so I don't *think* it will be an issue for me.
        Feb 21, 2024
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    9. crenca
      crenca
      @yotacowboy & I ask: Are ROHM based DAC's worth investigating?
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      3. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        It looks like the iBasso DC Elite and DX320 are ROHM based. I think @jexby and a few others here have some experience with the iBasso DC Elite
        Feb 20, 2024
      4. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        I've been curious about these, but the BD34301EKV is a really, really expensive part, the most expensive of all the audio DACs I thought to check on Mouser by a good margin. I figure that limits a lot of manufacturer enthusiasm.
        Feb 20, 2024
      5. JK47
        JK47
        Feb 20, 2024
    10. crenca
      crenca
      I put the full mesh on my atrium and I am liking it... Apparently I did not spend enough time with this when I first got the headphones
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        I need to order 1 (or perhaps 8 ;)) extra sets before I start mangling but your right, some modding is the prescription
        Feb 18, 2024
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        You could also try putting some masking tape over some holes on the stock Atrium mesh. Won't be perfect but might give you an idea of what you'd want to do and it wouldn't be permanent
        Feb 18, 2024
        Tchoupitoulas, Cryptowolf and crenca like this.
      5. ilikebananafudge_
        ilikebananafudge_
        I cut a small hole in the center of the solid mesh and I've enjoyed it. I definitely liked it more than the solid mesh with no hole.
        Feb 18, 2024
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    11. crenca
      crenca
      I understand SF public schools are going to teach algebra again. Is this not what fascism looks like?!
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        In no small part to dissident social phychs like Jordan Peterson ( love them or hate them). IQ is very predictive, that's just a reality
        Feb 17, 2024
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        It’s “the return of the repressed.”
        Feb 17, 2024
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      5. Case
        Case
        I think algebra is the least of children's problems today.
        Feb 18, 2024
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    12. crenca
      crenca
      Heee'ssss Baaacckkkkkk....well, after more than a year I thought I would say HI! :)
      1. atomicbob, Qildail, Jinxy245 and 20 others like this.
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        On the dl, most are rocking FMC to their streamers. Outside of that some are modding a few “vintage” fpga dacs from 2011
        Feb 2, 2024
        crenca and JK47 like this.
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Happy to see you back!!
        Feb 2, 2024
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        I can wait to have our 1:1 shirtless videos @crenca with other real men on the forums.
        Feb 2, 2024
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    13. crenca
      crenca
      Tagging @Bina , I want to confirm that Roon is "still broken" on your new players including M6 Ultra
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I pinged him in the loaner thread, too. radio silence. I will say, the M6 Ultra is dead silent into Andro. Still haven't put more than 12-15 hours on it so withholding long form impressions for now, BUT, I'm glad I picked it up regardless of software dumb shit; hot take is a little lumpy in the upper bass, but great treble resolve and micro dynamics/dynamic shading.
        Nov 1, 2022
        Cryptowolf, crenca and Tchoupitoulas like this.
      3. crenca
        crenca
        I have the loaner and I'm to write the 'intro' post. I wanted to be sure before I reported it. Yea, has more bass oomph (though still AKMish but not as bad) than my pre AKM fire M6 Pro...
        Nov 1, 2022
      4. Bina
        Bina
        @crenca So far Roon still broken, no update from software team on this.

        @yotacowboy Sorry, I didn't get notification for your post tagging me in the loaner thread, I guess because you did it as edit?
        Nov 1, 2022
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    14. crenca
      crenca
      I read today's statement by Musk as one of those attempts to reconcile laissez faire with public good as a conceptualized by a shallow...
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        That said, I might set up a twitter account now that Big Woke is reigned in just a little bit there...maybe...probably not...
        Oct 27, 2022
      3. crenca
        crenca
        That passed quick, there just no way I'm bothering with Big Social Media lol :)
        Oct 27, 2022
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        "cutting edge" intellectualism masking a profit motive is likely just ethical confusion.
        Oct 27, 2022
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    15. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone here on Starlink? What's your experience, particularly around latency (bandwidth is supposedly good)?
      1. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Not a Starlink user, but follow with interest. Read an article the other day saying that users are frustrated as speeds (latency and mbps) are slowing as they add more people to the network (which make sense). I'll see if I can find that article
        Sep 30, 2022
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Arstechnica has good coverage of the topic, but I'm on traditional satellite with no Starlink experience.
        Oct 3, 2022
    16. crenca
      crenca
      I remember that nice place we stayed just south of Fort Meyers a few years back...yikes.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        I can't wait for people to bitch about hurricane after they just paid serious $$$ to live near the water.
        Sep 28, 2022
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        What's the forcast for you - what is peak windage supposed to be and is it higher then your toilet velocity?
        Sep 28, 2022
      3. YMO
        YMO
        TS level for Jax, enough to go outside shirtless only wearing my undies.
        Sep 28, 2022
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    17. crenca
      crenca
      I want a HD pickup, but the grills are too small. Heck, I bet an average driver can see 400 yards in front of him, maybe even 350...
      1. crenca
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Don't blame Chevy, blame their marketing research focus groups.
        Sep 26, 2022
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Including making pickups priced like Lincolns.
        Sep 27, 2022
    18. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone here ever get ears on a Sugden "Headmaster" HP amp?
    19. crenca
      crenca
      Goodness, went to order a Forza cable, a non-value tax of almost 25%!...anyway besides used market to avoid this?
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Ya I guess VAT is for EU and not for non EU address
        Sep 7, 2022
      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        I received a pigtail from Forza just the other day and DHL was fine. Not the horror show I'd heard it to be.
        Sep 7, 2022
      4. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Recently ordered 3 Forza cables over the last month and DHL was quick and just fine. But, the $40 shipping is pretty brutal.
        Sep 7, 2022
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    20. crenca
      crenca
      Trying out Lyr + as pre for Starlett. @Riotvan , was it you that was interested in this? I don't know anything about the circuit...
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        No Claritas this is my first Lyr, which I briefly heard at the Austin show, just enough to determine it would replace my Asgard 3. I always figured I would end up with an DSHA3F but it did not impress me enough (again, show conditions) so I just went with the Lyr +
        Sep 6, 2022
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        I just need an "auxiliary" SS as the Starlett is my goto, and so far the Lyr + is doing nicely...lol how I justified "needing" two relatively $expensive$ amps ;)
        Sep 6, 2022
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        I can understand it. I use four desktop amps regularly (for Paradox, HD-600, ESP-950, and IEMs). So, I'm unwilling to spend more than ~$1,250 on any single headphone amp. And, in any case, I'm going to buy speakers eventually.
        Sep 6, 2022
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    Birthday:
    Jul 18, 1969 (Age: 54)
    Location:
    Southern New Mexico
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