Lyander
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Lyander

Too sensitive for SBAF, Male, 26, from Pasig, Philippines

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Would anyone here happen to know anything about pianos? Family giving grandma's old Grotrian-Steinweg to aunt, was just curious about age. Oct 12, 2019 at 9:32 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      Would anyone here happen to know anything about pianos? Family giving grandma's old Grotrian-Steinweg to aunt, was just curious about age.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        My grandmother played on it a lot before she passed away. It's well out of tune now but I still remember some of the old ditties she'd hammer out while I was trying to study, haha.

        And eh, aunt gets a piano and we get a place to live. Asian families. Woo.
        Oct 12, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I used to work at Gibson and used to hear the calls from the guys next to me from customers calling about pianos. Don't worry about getting it in perfect tune. Just get it in tune with itself to not stress the soundboard.
        Oct 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm showing my ignorance but youcsnyou can stress the sound board (looked it up) that way? Yikes. Might have to call in a pro to help with.
        Oct 12, 2019 at 8:42 PM
    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Holy fudgecakes. Joker is a much better film than I expected, and I was already hyped. So good at making you squirm in your seat.
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      3. PTS
        PTS
        So not just 2 hours of people abusing a mentally ill man? The trailer makes the movie look depressing.
        Oct 6, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @PTS the movie definitely has a lot of that. I'm in the psych field so was leery about gratuity there as well, but putting the fact that I'm easily irritated by how mental illness is often portrayed in cinema aside, the film was just great at pulling on the right strings to keep me on seat's edge.
        Oct 6, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        The movie is definitely a downer by the way, so if you're the type who has strong empathy definitely stay away from this one.

        I just happen to have a thing for films that take an effort to watch. They do a better job drawing you in, counterintuitively enough.
        Oct 6, 2019
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    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Nothing lasts Forever (21). Also, TIL about the concept of "fast fashion", which I maintain is figurative, and eventually literal, trash.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I like Violator from the 80’s/90’s era but their last album “Spirit” from 2017 is really good too.
        Oct 6, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Sigh. Fine I'm queueing them up on Spotify now. Will probably wait til I get home though, just so I have the decent system at hand. GBuds on loan to a friend so I'm stuck with cruddy IEMs on the go.

        In other news, about to watch Joker. Hyped!
        Oct 6, 2019
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @DigMe - 4 decades and still churning out excellent albums.
        Oct 6, 2019
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      It's very much hot cocoa weather and I'm happy to oblige.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Add: when you use the micro iDSD for the first time in ages and mistake the gain switch for the filter toggle.

        Holy shit my ears. Good thing it was just a second or two but wow.
        Oct 2, 2019
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      3. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Hot cocoa weather in the Philippines... does that mean under 30C? :)
        Oct 2, 2019
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        26°C, good call! But yeah humidity is at 87% which is miserable. Also two blackouts i.e. unscheduled DAC power cycles today so far. Woo.
        Oct 2, 2019
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      Setting: registering to vote at City Hall. Get up ridiculously early when I'm a night owl, broil in early morning heat with barely any food.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Weird system. In the US it's so different depending on the state.
        Sep 27, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Seven. Fucking. Hours. There goes Saturday.
        Sep 28, 2019
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Book is Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. I'm still a fan of this books even though they're kinda junk food as far as literature goes. Went wtf and teared up in public at some parts. I get attached to (... or Invested in) fictional characters way too easily.
        Sep 28, 2019
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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      Sister lost Airpods but has case. Not same one that lost an iPhone. Any steps can be taken to track apart from location data? Or brick them.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Nope seems like things are completely fubbered. Shit.
        Sep 27, 2019
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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Rolled over too quickly in bed, accidentally attacked cat with my face. Six puncture wounds at last count, at least my eyeballs are intact.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'll keep that in mind if I start feeling under ill. Thanks for the heads up @Syzygy!
        Sep 17, 2019
      3. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        Your scar will bring you more ladies, if you know what I mean...
        Sep 17, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Badass facial scars are one thing, but these are literally just five (I recounted) puncture wounds. Could have been in an altercation with a lola in the middle of stitching a hem for all anyone knows :))
        Sep 17, 2019
    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      Anyone else getting gateway timeouts when clicking the banner?
      1. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Not I...mobile. or PC
        Sep 15, 2019
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Was probably cruddy wifi earlier. Back home and all's well.
        Sep 15, 2019
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      TFW when you get roped in to writing copies for a girls' magazine. Mildly thankful I worked as a copywriter once upon a time.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... I might have gotten my magazines mixed up but eh, still makes for a good laugh at the end of it :))))
        Sep 13, 2019
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        LOL! May you one day achieve your dream job.
        Sep 13, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        I have to admit I walked right into that one. Not my fault I got those dumpster-stuffers you old coots salivated over mixed up cuz they have similar names :P
        Sep 13, 2019
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      "It: Chapter 2" is more an adventure comedy with jumpscares than a horror film. Still enjoyable though.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha, Ch1 was at least better at building tension IMO. This one, not so much.
        Sep 8, 2019
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      3. TheIceman93
        TheIceman93
        I thought it was a real letdown. The club just wasn't very interesting as adults. Except Bill Hader.
        Sep 8, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        It wasn't a great film but I'd be lying if I said it didn't get some genuine laughs out of me. Specifically referring to the shower scene at the hotel.

        The gang grew up and grew old, I think it was a realistic portrayal considering what's been established.
        Sep 8, 2019
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    12. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        SBAF compensation pending minor tweaks. Bass is a bit muddier, but not enough to make me hate it. Still damn good quality. Bit of heavier rumble in subbass makes it fun. Doesn't actually sound this elevated though. Used a weak glue stick to adhere felt disc directly onto driver mesh, 6.5kHz elevation does stick out but is less painful than stock sizzle where everything >6kHz was hot.
        Sep 6, 2019
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      For the record, I have nothing against ASR (really) but the fact that a prominent figure there who is a measurement extremist that has a...
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        [measurement extremist]: Define 'small'. Measure with AP555.
        Sep 5, 2019
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Missed the thread, and not sorry it's closed, but one reason that the A man probably hates SBAF is that we refused to engage with him. He could troll hydrogenaudio easily and horribly, but SBAF just said, "No thanks, go away."

        I doubt that he forgives easily.
        Sep 5, 2019
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Don't you mean "a pee-pee 555"?
        Sep 5, 2019
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    14. YMO
      YMO
      New name?
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      3. Jerry
        Jerry
        What happened to your name, man? I want the old one back
        Sep 4, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Sorry man, I kinda really like this one and it's at least consistent elsewhere (and doesn't sound like... liar).
        Sep 4, 2019
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      5. Jerry
        Jerry
        Just kiddin, mate. Love the new name lol
        Sep 4, 2019
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    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      Proof mood matters just as gear: background listening, caught a new li'l blip in a very familiar song I'd not noticed in years of listening.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        3:25 into this one, minor throat catch/gasp. In hindsight it sticks out like a sore thumb. No change to gear sans a big Win10 update (lol): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFLMHPRoTcA

        Or it could just be I actually notice more minutiae when I'm not forcing myself to focus. Happens surprisingly often, especially with stuff I've been listening to for ages. My attention is weird.
        Sep 1, 2019
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      You know it's bad when your dentist asks whether you're willing to model a before/after. Splint and braces needed for a ridiculous overbite.
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      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        My teeth look like Tom Waits
        Aug 29, 2019
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        I'm imagining the dentist looking into @Wilson's mouth and a bunch of Tom Waits heads singing back, "Hey, there! EYEBALL KID!"
        Aug 29, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Butt tattoo of the flag was probably a bad idea, in hindsight. Get it? Hind sight? Yeah.

        Hah! There's an idea, cost of dental work is bad enough I'm actually tempted XD

        Same exact reaction as DigMe, that... is nightmare fuel, Wilson :))
        Aug 29, 2019
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    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      RE the new Schiit: fuck :))
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        How could they improve it? I dunno...they're the wizards. Not me :P
        Aug 28, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Just realised I was unclear. I meant, like what aspects of performance might need fine tuning, haha. Not gotten ears on one yet, but reports of grainy treble might be most worrisome?
        Aug 28, 2019
      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yep, it was just a hair too dry for me, but the somewhat holographic soundstage was something special compared to the rest of their amps.

        It's also currently ruled out for me because I'm tied to the balanced outputs on my Gungnir Multibit. But that could change with the new Bifrost...
        Aug 28, 2019
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Passed all exams, even the stats + ResMet. Fuck was not expecting results before Thursday. Seeing email subject gave me a mini heart attack.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Grazie! Happy to report I'm not as dumb as I'd suspected, haha.
        Aug 28, 2019
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Congratulations nerdy pickachu!
        Aug 28, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks, philosophising Cheshire!
        Aug 28, 2019
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      Watched Parasite(기생충). This has to be one of the best films I've seen this year, it was one hell of a trip.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah, as expected of a good parent :)

        Honestly, with the exception of Miyazaki, Hosoda, Shinkai, and a few others who make "classics", every anime I like almost always has to have trope or fanservice-related caveats tacked on, it sucks. Notable example, I love Grimgar but hesitate to talk about it for the creepy sexualisation.

        I miss the days of Kino's Journey, Wolf's Rain, Ergo Proxy, Yugo the Negotiator, etc.
        Aug 25, 2019
      4. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        @Lyer25 Haha I see, my dad and I talk stuff out like that all the time so maybe that's why I don't find anything weird about it.
        Aug 25, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @obsiCO haha, depends on the family, yeah. I get along with my parents but seldom delve into topics like this so it came off as a bit hammy, but makes sense to me that it's par for the course for others.
        Aug 28, 2019
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      I like potatoes and potato-based dishes. Any recipes y'all would recommend? Curious to try new ones. Have access to common pantry stuffers.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        For the record no potatoes were purchased recently and the family needs to exhaust other ingredients first. I am sad because I've been craving taters for weeks now :((
        Aug 25, 2019
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      4. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        I'm sorry to hear you can't get your carbohydrate fix yet :(
        Aug 25, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Hah! I mean, there's rice (there's always rice), but rice isn't potatoes. You can quote me on that.
        Aug 25, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 26)
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines

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    May be overly nice and slow to assert preferences. Has horrible sense of humour. Tea>coffee, whiskey=brandy.
    Schiit Bifrost MB Gen5, iFi micro iDSD silver, G1217 Sunrise III, Meze 99 Classics, Beyerdynamic DT880 (250ohm), Klipsch HP-3