Cspirou
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They call me Sparky, Male, from Northwest France

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Based on all the infrastructure needed for streaming it looks like I produce less CO2 playing a CD with class A equipment Dec 24, 2022

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    1. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Based on all the infrastructure needed for streaming it looks like I produce less CO2 playing a CD with class A equipment
      1. Jinxy245, Qildail, yotacowboy and 4 others like this.
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        Found it at last: In the website linked above, the graphs can be opened and then also downloaded as CSV. Their estimate is that 1h of HD video streaming (my guess: Full HD?) causes 6 Wh of attributable power consumption for data centres (sounds like too much to me, but ok) and 18.2 Wh for data transfer. So streaming HD video uses roughly 25 W of power for streaming alone, including the household network devices.
        Dec 25, 2022
      4. zottel
        zottel
        So, transferring to music, @Cspirou your claim of loading a smaller phone battery of a bit less than (due to charging losses) 2 Wh 12 times actually fit if we’re streaming 192/24 content.
        I’d guess a CD player probably has a power consumption somewhere between 10 W and 20 W and thus uses some 20-50% less power. Comparing to CD quality streaming, not 192/24, it might be roughly equivalent (wild guess).
        Dec 25, 2022
      5. zottel
        zottel
        @gixxerwimp According to a post about Synology NASs, the system itself requires roughly 20 W to run + 2.5 W per SSD or 5 W per HDD. So, taking into account that it won’t run only while you are listening, it uses quite a bit more power than streaming, which makes sense, too, as this infrastructure isn’t shared with others.
        My setup with a Roon core, a NAS, and streaming on top is the worst of all. :o)
        Dec 25, 2022
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    2. Cspirou
      1. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Dec 24, 2022
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    3. Cspirou
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I'm thinking about getting an Edition XS, which seems like a direct competitor to the Venus. The Venus stage is supposed to be a little less open, which is the main deal-breaker for me at the moment. Agree that it looks promising, though. I'm guessing their second iterations will be pretty solid.
        Dec 21, 2022
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    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      How did Argentina lose to Saudi Arabia ?
      1. JK47
        JK47
        Gambling, just like the O-Limp-ics
        Dec 18, 2022
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    5. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Is there a bug or can you disable responses to profile posts?
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      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        You can disable the responses - go to Privacy on your profile's drop down menu.
        Dec 11, 2022
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Tchoupitoulas - I see it. I was wondering why I was unable to respond to certain profile posts
        Dec 11, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh! I never knew it could be disabled. And never noticed. Thanks!

        Seems to defeat the object.

        But then most of use this feature as a chat box, rather than a status.
        Dec 12, 2022
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    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      A bit annoyed that the Piety after all the fees is the same price as an Asgard. Just the price of living in the EU
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      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Too bad there isn't an EU version of Schiit.
        Dec 3, 2022
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @nishan99 - I made an exception for Piety since it was limited. I could have sent it to my brother and picked up later, but I didn’t want to wait.

        @zonto - Sennheiser too!

        @insidious meme - ifi is as close as we get. It’s why I’ll get the ifi DAC over the modius
        Dec 3, 2022
      5. zottel
        zottel
        @insidious meme Actually, I think Meier Audio is similar. Also only direct trade, and a number of affordable stuff of very good quality. (See also my recent impressions posts about some Meier stuff.)
        Not at all the same size, though, this is a one man show. Not as many products, too, and no tube or R2R stuff.
        Dec 3, 2022
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    7. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Taylor Swift claiming 1-10 spots on the Billboard charts is only possible because of streaming
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      2. nishan99
        nishan99
        And you see her crazy fans shouting "GOAAAAAT". Now I hate her even tho her music is okay.
        Nov 1, 2022
      3. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        I had heard about this, just listened to a TS song for the first and if I can help it last time
        Nov 1, 2022
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @nishan99 - I listened to the new album because people in my house are TS fans and it's rotating in right now. Sounds fine but a lot of it is unoriginal to me. Seems like a lot of pick and choosing what era she wanted a particular song to sound like.
        Nov 2, 2022
    8. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Forget about fitness bands. An automatic watch will encourage you to walk more to keep it wound
      1. Cryptowolf, Qildail, Merrick and 5 others like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Or masturbate more anyway
        Oct 8, 2022
    9. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Referencing an earlier post, this article says the standard desk is too high for 95% of people...
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I use a standing toilet.
        Sep 28, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I look at the centre of the screen. Seems to work for me for both reading and graphics photo work.

        I just wish there was a *half-a-page down* key. (I use Pale Moon, a fork of an earlier Firefox before it became ugly, in case anyone has suggestions)

        I do not have a monitor in the toilet.
        Sep 29, 2022
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Monitor height is not the main issue for me as I can always add more books. Rather the keyboard on the desk is too high and it’s causing some carpal tunnel type issues. From what I read ideally your arms should be floating with wrists off the surface. Sort of like playing piano
        Sep 29, 2022
    10. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Just experienced some of the biggest web design bullshit after copy/pasting a name
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        There’s so much of that behind embedded music and video now too.
        Sep 23, 2022
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Yep, stunts like that are BS. They only piss off legitimate users while scrapers already have automated methods to circumvent.
        Sep 23, 2022
      4. crenca
        crenca
        There are extensions you can load in your chrome and firefox based browsers that block these scripts. The one I'm currently using is "Right to Copy"
        Sep 23, 2022
    11. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Old me: I need closed headphones for isolation while commuting. Current me: I need open headphones to hear everything while commuting
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Ambient mode seems like a complicated solution when I could wear Porta Pros
        Sep 20, 2022
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        This is also one of the downsides of using a DAP over a smartphone. Being totally immersed in the music is cool but I might miss phone calls or certain alerts in that case.

        Btw, I sort of hate that alarms on the iPhone are only through speaker. Sometimes I’d rather be notified through headphones. I understand the reason why they designed it like that but the alarm going off in the library sucks
        Sep 21, 2022
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Public transport mode: check volume; enough bass, mids and highs, double check exits; keep (at least one) elbow on guard to push through people; for exit tracks use high-energy music (rave/mosh-pit) and tap feet; 30 seconds before exit secure spot at doors; move like water, hit the exit like a tidal wave.
        Sep 22, 2022
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    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Besides the original wikipedia, most wiki based sites are bloated garbage
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Sep 13, 2022
      3. Boops
        Boops
        Dark Souls wiki is pretty good
        Sep 13, 2022
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        I like Uncyclopedia.
        Sep 13, 2022
    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      You know how some people use cooler AB or D amps when it's hot? I go for IEMs or Porta Pros when it's hot. It gets sweaty otherwise
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        I used to call the summer in Chicago "IEM Season." In Carolina, everything's air conditioned, so it's not an issue. Here, I call the summer "Tea Time."
        Sep 12, 2022
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        @Claritas In Carolina, wouldn't that be "Sweetened Ice Tea Time"? /s
        Sep 13, 2022
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        @Qildail Close by, in Georgia. North Carolinians aren't overenthusiastic about much of the south. We're quite friendly toward Tennessee; and, in private, a little hostile toward South Carolina. I can understand why. We're polite, warm, and unpretentious. And South Carolinians are gentlemanly or ladylike military sorts. (They have pole up their ass!)
        Sep 14, 2022
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    14. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      The hacker seems to have deleted the Dino memorial thread
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      2. Cspirou
      3. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        This is sad. Why would someone want to delete those threads? Thanks for the way back link.
        Aug 26, 2022
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I hope the hacking loss of this thread was mindless, as I’d like to think everyone respects memorials.
        Aug 26, 2022
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    15. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Seems like Janet Jackson could crash hard drives…
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      2. Cspirou
      3. YMO
        YMO
        And wardrobe malfunctions
        Aug 19, 2022
    16. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        It didn't help that all those films were on silver nitrate prints, which is HIGHLY flammable (but looks gorgeous when projected).
        Aug 8, 2022
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I really wish they made an effort to digitize the movies that were at highest risks, but it doesn’t seem like they cared
        Aug 8, 2022
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Most of the silent films were lost long before digitization was an option.
        Aug 9, 2022
    17. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I’m seeing that advice threads are probably the fastest way to determine what a particular audio community is like
    18. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      RIP Bill Russell. One of the greatest the game has ever seen. 11 rings
      1. Deep Funk, Jinxy245, sheldaze and 6 others like this.
      2. roughroad
        roughroad
        Not only one of the greatest to play the game but also a great man period.
        Aug 1, 2022
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    19. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Someone give @TheloniuSnoop friend status. He’s been a member since 2015, only has good posts and ‘Friends’ have met him IRL.
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      2. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Agreed! Make it so!
        Jul 29, 2022
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Jul 29, 2022
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Jul 30, 2022
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    20. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I was planning to see a replay of the pole vault because I was sleeping and the first recommended vid I see on YouTube has the result
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        YouTube is getting scary at predicting things. I was listening to death metal I think it was and abruptly wanted to shift gears to a more mellow vocal piece— auto play had that selfsame song queued up right after and I don't think I've sequenced them that way before.
        Jul 25, 2022
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Goddamn Mondo is a beast!

        @Lyander - a Filipino guy got 3rd with a new Asian record!
        Jul 25, 2022
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Any Google/Youtube searches inevitably spoil all but the most obscure sporting results. I'm either extremely careful with my search words or just avoid searching until I've finished watching the recorded event.
        Jul 25, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    September 12
    Location:
    Northwest France
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Gear List:
    Open Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD 600
    Audiotechnica AD-700
    Sennheiser Massdrop HD 6xx

    Closed headphones:
    HD 201
    Koss MV1

    IEM:
    Skullcandy whatever
    MD Plus
    JVC


    Amplifiers:
    Topping TP-21
    LJM HA-PRO
    Schiit Magni 2 Uber
    Dynalo SuSy DIY

    DAC:
    Schiit Modi 1
    Schiit Modi MB
    FiiO Taishan D03K



    Dongle DAC/Amp:
    FiiO f10k
    Meridian dongle

    Speakers:
    DIY fe83en bookshelf speakers
    DIY TABAQ floorstanders

    Unfinished projects:
    DIY Aren van Waarde OTL 6080 amp
    Dynalo SS mk2
    Dynalo SS mini (so close)
    LJM HA-Pro enclosure
    CD transport
    digital transport
    fe103-sol speakers
    Folsom TDA7297
    Various speaker amps

    Misc:
    Raspberry Pi B+, 2, zero, 3
    Arduino
    Hifiberry Digi+
    iPod touch 3rd gen

    Wishlist:

    Vmoda BoomPro Mic
    Headphones with 3.5mm jack (ATH-M50x, Noontec Hammo Philips SHP9500, etc.)
    CIEM - Alcair Reference
    IEM - Massdrop Plus
    Closed Headphone - Fostex TH-X00 or Oppo PM3
    Open Planar magnetic - Hifiman HE-400i, HE-400s or Fostex T50RP
    On ear travel headphones - Sennheiser Urbanite, Noontec Zoro II
    Schiit Jotunheim + Phono
    MQA DAC - Meridian Explorer 2
    Balanced R2R - Schiit Gungnir MB
    Dynalo Mk2 - DIY
    Turntable - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
    Phono preamp - Hagerman Labs Bugle 2 or Schiit Mani or Millett LR phono
    I want to pursue audio from a DIY perspective although I am not blind to a good value.

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    Home: Modi MB > DIY Dynalo SuSy Mini > 4-pin XLR > Massdrop HD 6xx
    Laptop: Meridian Explorer² > Massdrop Plus
    Stereo: Marantz CD > Vista Spark > DIY Fe83en
    Portable: Cayin N5 > MD Plus/JVC