Lyander
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Lyander

Too sensitive for SBAF, Male, 27, from Pasig, Philippines

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And it's back to enhanced quarantine. What is "outside" again? Aug 4, 2020 at 9:32 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      And it's back to enhanced quarantine. What is "outside" again?
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        Aug 4, 2020 at 3:33 PM
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I feel for you, man. If it wasn't for my bike(s) and a loose training plan, i'd be going nutsocuckoo.
        Aug 4, 2020 at 4:55 PM
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @pure5152 same. Levelling housecleaning up though.

        @yotacowboy thanks. I should probably be doing more bag work to destress but no willpower
        Aug 4, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    2. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        His "Impedance attenuation" graph is interesting - I don't recall seeing the data presented in that manner before.
        Aug 1, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        IMO he gets some points docked for acknowledging Harman (semi-serious) but his testing is pretty comprehensive and if he measures a few more headphones it'll be easier to triangulate. Just irked because he changed his gear up partway through so some measurements won't be directly comparable.
        Aug 1, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        I also greatly appreciate his introducing "confidence limits" to his FR because from limited personal experience it's obvious that you can introduce big changes via repositioning.
        Aug 1, 2020 at 11:50 AM
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Sarcasm is hard enough in person, much harder to ken over text. Still fun sometimes but maybe use sparingly, some people can miss it :))
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When irony and light mockery are too soft, sarcasm is like a hammer hitting a nail and sparks fly...
        Jul 29, 2020
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Aaaaaaaand there's gunpowder all over the floor.
        Jul 29, 2020
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    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      Chromecast and similar are this generation's VCR joke fodder.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        I loved my limited experience with VCRS. I would always share my tapes with friends it was awesome.
        Jul 27, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I have a box full of VHS tapes somewhere. I have a player somewhere. I wonder if its moving parts still move...
        Jul 27, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hope you find old gems in that box! I'm actually curious where my family's stash ended up...

        And yes, that's part of the beauty of physical media (that isn't extremely sensitive to fingerprints!) haha. Obvious nostalgia filter in play, but I'm unapologetic :P
        Jul 27, 2020
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Bon Iver on the new TSwift release. Unexpected, reminded I haven't heard the newer albums yet, whoops. Also it's not Lover which is awesome.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Whole album is a throwback to her earlier vibe but more ethereal/sentimental-sounding with some prolly deliberate "behind the curtains" sounds that add to the candid feel. Lo-fi pop sensibilities shine through in the production, it's very sueddu.

        Lyrics are hit and miss. Some have pretty imagery but a lot reads as being written for herself. Not bad though.
        Jul 24, 2020
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      I stan Taiwanese fountain pen brand TWSBI for including thin silicone grease with their pens. Useful for squeaky headphone hinges.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha yes I certainly can, just glad I had an unexpected reserve of the stuff for when I randomly got really irritated by the squeaking.

        Given it's the runnier sort of grease I fully expect to have to redo it, so I plan to order "better" silgrease for when the need arises soon as I'm able.
        Jul 22, 2020
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        just remember - silicone grease isn't made for skin.
        Jul 22, 2020
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        You mean I can't get nice, glossy skin with it? :P

        Kidding, yep, took all necessary precautions cuz I don't often mess with pricey headphones haha.
        Jul 22, 2020
    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      I have given up my integrity and applied for work via WriterBay (: Heaven help me if I get evil commissions.
    8. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. TheIceman93
        TheIceman93
        Hilarious but I think this was staged. The random guy at the end dressed like Oliver gives it away. They both were playing characters at the end.
        Jul 18, 2020
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      4. PTS
        PTS
        Clearly staged. I like his music and wacky music videos though, thanks for this introduction (in a roundabout way).
        Jul 18, 2020
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Oh I definitely think it was staged, just saying that as someone new to Tree I didn't know what to expect from an interview and was caught COMPLETELY off-guard, haha.

        To me he's like a Joji character turned up to 12, the videos are mad and giddy; I prefer Tree's music though.

        And yes roundabout seems to be my default process :))
        Jul 18, 2020
    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      Go watch The Maid on Netflix if you can. Thai horror-esque film, starts out kinda cheesy jumpscares but halfway through... WTH in a fun way.
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      The Blackout (2019) is a thoroughly fun and surprisingly topical Russian sci-fi war thingy. Production looks not-cheap and has great shots.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Also I cannot unsee that one of the dudes looks very much like Colin Farrell.

        It's not Great Cinema™, but it's as good popcorn fuel as any and the whole thing is pretty damn tight. I want loads of the tech they feature in this except for the transparent phones because... privacy.

        Oh and the characters didn't act completely gormless which is nice.
        Jul 12, 2020
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      If you're forcing people into one of the most densely populated parts of the metro during A LITERAL PANDEMIC just to enroll you're mental.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Pardon shout into void, been trying to use percussive maintenance by banging head against school system for way too fucking long over something that shouldn't even be a problem.
        Jul 9, 2020
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    12. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Don't bother me with other books. Re-reading Gene Wolfe's entire published works in tears before reading his last novel.
        Jul 10, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah, sorry, dweebed out a bit. All the best!
        Jul 10, 2020
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I will read it at some point. Just still can't believe gene wolfe is gone.
        Jul 10, 2020
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      Furie (2019). Fucking amazing Taken-esque film but with better fight scenes. Really gets your blood pumping.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        The shots have style and the acting is pretty good for spoken roles. Bit of comedy, but mostly fist pumping awesomeness.

        Warning though, topic involved something very serious that actually happens (children being abducted for organs), so avoid if squeamish.
        Jul 2, 2020
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    14. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks, R! Picked it because I caught myself humming it and that's as good enough a reason for me, haha.

        I'm sorry to hear, as absurd as this virus is it feels like it should have been long dealt with if people were more conscientious. Luck and health to you and yours!
        Jul 1, 2020
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Take care. Stock up on ginger and peppers. Keep your air ways clean.
        Jul 1, 2020
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Peppers are awesome, and I've recently gotten into snacking on crystallised ginger— refreshing taste! But yes all that aside I have honestly not left the house since early March (no reason to and can deal with school stuff from here) which, while reducing risk of infection, contributes to the topic of the music vid in original post :))
        Jul 1, 2020
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    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      Fear Inoculum is damn good, I can finally understand the hype. Yes I'm just now listening to the album.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        This looks cool! Will be checking out in a bit, thanks for sharing, haha. Yeah on first listen Pneuma was probably my immediate fave, there are apparently loads who agree.
        Jul 1, 2020
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The physical CD has a shorter tracklist/run-time. Shorter listen, more coherent. The track "Fear Inoculum" is a serious grower. Their last album has a Kyuss-vibe/desert Rock-vibe to it. Very rewarding album.
        Jul 1, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Guess I'm happy that I'm on digital releases for now because... okay I was tempted to make a joke about growers but will abstain for the sake of the 9 year olds around ;)

        Only have two full listens under my belt but I'm kinda kicking myself for not checking it out sooner. The constant profile posts last year were too effective a deterrent, haha.
        Jul 1, 2020
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      Klipsches back, holy bassheads. Treble mildly irksome at loud (to me) levels, but perfectly tolerable. Haven't heard RTJ4 on these yet!
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Nope, lent to a friend in... Feb? Just now had it delivered back. I love the pads myself after they broke in but agree that they should make aftermarket easier, might wear out.
        Jun 25, 2020
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I only ever really played with front filters on them but would love to mess with the rear side too. I'm sure something can be done to tame the treble or bring forward the mids. Drivers seemed quite capable.
        Jun 25, 2020
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Same, don't want to mess with rear stuff cuz worried about irreversible changes in case screw em up. The treble is just tolerable at my usual volumes but these would be perfect for me if didn't need that one EQ tick for louder since I like how the midrange is coloured.
        Jun 25, 2020
    17. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      LMK when you watch Episode 12 of ToG!! So good
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Just did a few minutes ago! I haven't read the manhwa since it was just getting attention YEARS ago but know I stopped well before where this was. Motherfucking crapsacks the ending what.
        Jun 17, 2020
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Quarantine extended to end of June, guess it's nice that I have some horror on Netflix to check out still. "Marianne" supposed to be great!
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Lasollor haven't seen Goodnight yet I think, but it could just be information overload from watching way too many haha.

        Also really like VHS (2012) if not seen yet. Or heck, loads of good indie horror on YouTube! I am a massive fan of Crypt TV, really nice vignettes and costumes.
        Jun 16, 2020
      4. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Where are you located? Here in Maryland the Quarantine ended awhile ago and we are in Phase 2 of our reopening of stuff (indoor/outdoor seating for restaurants, malls reopen)
        Jun 16, 2020
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Jun 16, 2020
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      HD600 out of phone (long story) streaming an album I'm very familiar with and the music is... slower. Like tempo is infinitesimally reduced.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Lyander "I do have a very cheap 1 dollar 3.5mm to RCA thing I could use, haha."

        Somewhere, I have one of those HiFiMeDIY boxes. More than $1, but not much more than $10. It was ok.
        Jun 8, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @FallingObjects quick Google check says Cirrus Logic CS47L93, and yes it could well be the implementation thereof considering I'm on the gimped Exynos variant, haha. Funnily saw a WhatHiFi saying the timing on the phone sucks while looking this up, but I'm only now noticing it with the Senns: https://www.whathifi.com/samsung/galaxy-s9/review

        @DigMe no :P
        Jun 9, 2020
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom haha, sounds like a fun project for when I can actually get stuff delivered, if only to the nearby post. Numbers of COVID cases still on the rise so that's pleasant (sarcasm).
        Jun 9, 2020
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Cons of being outspoken on certain topics is people may be tempted to make dummy accounts using your name for nefarious purposes.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Pretty sure that's deliberate. The Philippines is supposed to be the social media capital of the world so if doesn't surprise me that there are those who leverage those "skills". Of anything this is one field we're pretty savvy in so fair warning to other countries, these might be adopted eventually haha.
        Jun 7, 2020
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        If there are 9 of you and they're a source of income for the fakers, you should sue for royalties ;)
        Jun 7, 2020
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Good news, dude! Any time you say something stupid online you can just blame it on the dupes.
        Jun 7, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 27)
    Location:
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    A curmudgeon in a young adult's body.