joch
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Super spicy potato chips hospitalize Japanese students Jul 17, 2024 at 2:37 AM

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    1. joch
      joch
      Super spicy potato chips hospitalize Japanese students
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      2. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        Well the manufacturer does advise who should NOT eat them..
        Jul 17, 2024 at 3:43 AM
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I love spicy food but these challenge level spices are just mad. Yeah no the kids did ignore the warning but depending on where the one that brought it to school got it... eh negligence.
        Jul 17, 2024 at 4:24 AM
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      4. Slade01
        Slade01
        "The 13 girls and one boy who were taken to hospital were conscious and reportedly had minor symptoms." -- This sounds like the makings of a new spicy harem anime...
        Jul 17, 2024 at 7:29 AM
    2. joch
      joch
      The Zero:2 Crin is really good out of the Pietus
      1. YMO
        YMO
        I wish it could slap my nuts more, but I am not complaining for $25.
        Jul 11, 2024
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    3. joch
      joch
      Does a Grado GS2000e make sense given that there are X series GS’s (1k & 3k)?
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      2. joch
        joch
        Wondering if getting an older model at less than MSRP, or just save and get a newer GS.
        Jun 24, 2024
      3. YMO
        Jun 24, 2024
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      4. joch
        joch
        I think we all have our own answers to begin with. The ethos of this place is not chase perceived value but to realize true value. Moving on.
        Jun 25, 2024
    4. joch
      joch
      Perfect Days. Wow what a film.
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      2. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        Yea, pretty incredible.
        Jun 22, 2024
      3. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        I'm also jealous of his AV setup and reading room.
        Jun 22, 2024
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    5. joch
      joch
      Grado PS1000/2 LE
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      3. M3NTAL
        M3NTAL
        Damn... Grado is ballsy with their pricing. They will sell of course. I'm replying to this, so obviously I'm also thinking about them. Just give me a $500 HP1000. You can do it Grado.
        Jun 19, 2024
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      4. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        I bought the gold 325x LE. Why not..
        Jun 19, 2024
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      5. joch
        joch
        Grado pricing is not bad relative to what others are asking. Except for the SR series I will also say they’re not value buys.
        Jun 19, 2024
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    6. joch
      joch
      Speaker cable nervosa?
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      2. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        All the hooplah over cable materials and geometries blah blah when the weakest link is the connectors anyways. Skip all the screws connector whatevers and do bare wire to flat binding post (or weld on a flat spade if you must).
        Jun 7, 2024
      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        Beldon 9497 is pretty decent
        Jun 8, 2024
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      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        To each their own, but I just bought WBC with banana plugs and moved on. But if you’re wanting to squeeze every ounce out of it, then bare wire is the gig.
        Jun 8, 2024
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    7. joch
      joch
      Does anyone have more amps (including AIOs) than transducers?
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I’m roughly a 1:1 ratio but I really do need to sell some stuff
        Feb 22, 2024
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        Yes, but I don’t expect that I’ll be able to narrow it down much. My various transducers are all different from each other and have different amping requirements. At least, I’ve ruled out e-stats.
        Feb 23, 2024
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        No, after going through my forgotten tech drawer I found multiple IEMs I no longer use, which means I do technically have many more transducers than amps.
        Feb 23, 2024
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    8. joch
      joch
      Yggdrasil OG is gone from the Schiit catalogue. Long live the Yggdrasil.
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        sad, I love my OG
        Feb 13, 2024
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Feb 14, 2024
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    9. joch
      joch
      Is DS (good implementations) making a comeback?
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        I appreciate AKM DS sound (though some implementations are too bloomy, etc.) and at time prefer it over Yggdrasil. Wish I knew of a good (neutral) AKM based desktop DAC that was price competitive (no more than $2k range)...basically a Schiit version ;)
        Feb 3, 2024
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      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        All my favorite DS DACs were pre-Velvet Mush AKM and pre-Ginsu Sharp ESS. Still have Wolfsons and AKM 4399s in the racks.

        Now that AKM is coming back from their fire and companies are taming ESS, I hope DS continues its “comeback”. Our hobby needs healthy competition with good products.
        Feb 3, 2024
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        DS never left. It has been used in mastering forever and still is.
        Feb 5, 2024
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    10. joch
      joch
      It’s nasty this flu season. Let’s be careful out there.
      1. bixby
        bixby
        Some data suggest 43% of all Americans will have caught COVID by the end of Feb. this winter. Second biggest wave since it started!
        Jan 27, 2024
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Got boosted for both recently.
        Jan 28, 2024
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    11. joch
      joch
      Good to have Boxing Day off
      1. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        We get neither Christmas nor Boxing off in Taiwan :(
        Dec 27, 2023
    12. joch
      joch
      It’s an honor to be in this community of kind and generous people.
      1. Cryptowolf, rlow, Merrick and 10 others like this.
    13. joch
      joch
      Happy Thanksgiving, Pyrates!
      1. Cryptowolf, Jinxy245, Case and 9 others like this.
      2. zonto
        zonto
        And to you as well!
        Nov 23, 2023
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    14. joch
      joch
      AZLA Xelastec ear tips are excellent
      1. joch
        joch
        For once the CA Atlas didn't overwhelm with bass, and the mids are brought more forward.
        Nov 10, 2023
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      2. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        I have the Azla sedmax for my ie900 and those are good too
        Nov 10, 2023
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    15. joch
      joch
      Oh screw it, back to caffeinated coffee
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can't drink it. Wish I could.

        But if your body is fine with it, absolutely drink coffee! I wasn't so much into the caffeine as the flavour, which I really miss. Especially when I catch a whiff of it.
        Sep 23, 2023
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        @roshambo123 The complex relation between caffeine, cortisol, and anxiety; dehydration in the summer. I always start with a sports drink (Propel packet). And I'm precise about the amount of caffeine: I figured out how much I need to feel awake without feeling "wired."
        Sep 23, 2023
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      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        @Claritas This is interesting. I will start my day with some electrolytes also before coffee and see how that goes!
        Sep 23, 2023
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    16. joch
      joch
      Rock Lobster
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        Sep 6, 2023
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    17. joch
      joch
      RIP Jimmy Buffett
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        He wasted away for the last time.
        Sep 2, 2023
    18. joch
      joch
      A shot of 18yo whiskey goes well after a tough couple of days
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        May future days only allow for a good drink to enhance fun moments, not for it to blunt shitty ones. Whiskey that old should be savoured, hah.
        May 25, 2023
      2. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        I also find alcohol works best after moments of heightened dread
        May 25, 2023
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        Apart from Orthodox Jews at a kiddush, I have never seen a fellow drink only "a shot." Once, my host at a pre-wedding dinner party poured me (the best man) and also his brother-in-law, sitting next to me, *half* a shot. I just said, "Would you mind passing the bottle down to this end of the table? Thanks!" So it worked out fine.
        May 25, 2023
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    19. joch
      joch
      And I thought this hobby was expensive....
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      3. RKML0007
        RKML0007
        don’t look at the cinematography side of the fence! Man, I was lusting for the Zeiss primes shortly after Vincent Laforet did Reverie on 5DMk2 back in 2009.
        Mar 16, 2023
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Even Sony has bargain-price 50s (APS-C and FF). It isn't all GM!

        I love my FE85/1.8 (on an APC-C camera). And I have a Samyang 135 that is something like 1/3rd of the price of the fancy Sony.

        Tamron and Sigma (to name but two) also make lenses for Sony E-mount.

        Film? Thanks, but no, my once-loved OM1n is staying in its museum cupboard corner
        Mar 16, 2023
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If you can find a good deal on a Nikon D700 with some old Nikkor/Nikon manual focus lenses, jump on that. Otherwise Pentax tends to slip through the radar because Pentax was never good at marketing...
        Mar 16, 2023
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    20. joch
      joch
      Going back to decaf.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Funny thing though - experimenting with a switch to decaf was what got me seriously into specialty coffee around 20 years ago, had a hard time finding really good decaf so I started roasting beans myself in a quest to find better on a budget (wife was in med school).
        Mar 15, 2023
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Do as the Italians do: caffeine AM, alcohol PM.
        Mar 15, 2023
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Mar 15, 2023
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