Lyander
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Lyander

Official SBAF Equitable Empathizer, Male, 29, from Pasig, Philippines

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One thing I've noticed: there's no one independent resource for comparing microphone frequency response. I get why, but feels an oversight. Dec 7, 2022 at 11:58 PM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      Like many I grew up with A. Schwartz's Scary Stories (which traumatised me and made me an instant fan of Gammell's art style). Excited:
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Mar 29, 2019
      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Guillermo knows what he's doing. Not the biggest fan of horror, but it looks really good from that trailer.
        Mar 30, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        It better be good or there will be many, many people who love these books coming for del Toro's blood. These books might well be why I'm obsessed with horror and socially awkward as heck, but I love them all the same. Haven't read them in years now come to think of it. Have to see if I can track them down.
        Mar 30, 2019
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    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Not generally a fan of English horror, but Possum was good. Molasses-slow buildup to a genuinely disturbing, effective end. Beautiful shots.
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    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      I find Google Stadia's logo looking like a truncated Focal badge very amusing.
      1. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I have to agree. Also a bit concerning that the agency that designed that did not see the Focal logo, nor the F-Secure logo.
        Mar 20, 2019
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      2. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        Yeah, skimming the news I thought Focal releases another headphone. Sounds like something Focal would name their product too.
        Mar 20, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha! Well either way I'm not quite sure how to feel about it. Not like Google has a great batting average when it comes to services like this. That said, curious what this might do for gaming.

        And yes, Focal Stadia. Sounds like what they'd name a soundbar.
        Mar 21, 2019
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    4. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Are you Batman?
        Mar 11, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Deep Funk That is exactly the joke I made tbh :))))
        Mar 11, 2019
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Such dark and silly humour is needed on Mondays like these. Thanks dude!
        Mar 11, 2019
    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Arguments in favor of popcorn walls: they seem to help with reflections and discourage punching when pissed off.
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      3. ogodei
        ogodei
        Mar 6, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Great! Hope Lyer25 has a bandsaw :)
        Mar 7, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Deep Funk Vanilla flavour. Or asbestos. Can't quite tell through the headache :))

        I'm not actually all too worried about getting a "proper" system in just yet. Only been wanting to get a not-horrible speaker rig in place for when it's just too damn hot for headphones, haha. I've got enough poop around my room that I needn't worry too much about reflections :P
        Mar 7, 2019
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      And suddenly once more I feel immensely guilty really liking Michael Jackson's music. Separating the art from the artist and all that.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Already the plan, not looking forward to it all that much though :))

        .... Never mind the fact that I got confused and mixed the title up with something else. Whoops.
        Mar 2, 2019
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      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I just read a review of the film in the Washington Post. It will be a tough viewing that is certain.
        Mar 2, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Quick update, Michael Jackson seems to have been a very broken person but I still love the music. @Ringingears tough indeed.
        Mar 10, 2019
    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      PSA to not leave your phones unattended when in public, lots of assholes around. Also, anyone know how to remotely self-destruct an iPhone?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        That's reassuring. Definitely gonna bug her to set up more security on the new phone, not to mention pay more attention to it. Thanks!

        EDIT: in the event that someone does wipe the phone though, any chance it can still be rendered unusable? Thinking we can show proof of ownership to Apple and they can remotely brick it.
        Feb 28, 2019
      3. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        there's probably a process... the 7 does still have a physical sim card, beyond that the phone generates uuid's per app and those rotate all the time... no fixed MAC address for privacy -- bet they have the carrier blacklist the sim right away
        Feb 28, 2019
      4. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        explore the options on locking down the new one... you can even enable 10 password fails, then it auto wipes
        Feb 28, 2019
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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Watched How to Train Your Dragon 3 with the family. No surprise, I cried in the cinema. It's great for kids and the emotionally stunted :P
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        So I went to see it tonight, I’d actually say it’s the worst of the trilogy, the writing just wasn’t up to par with the other two, it felt pretty hamfisted and cliche in a way the previous two did not. That’s not to say it’s bad, just not excellent like the previous entries
        Feb 23, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @atomicbob so basically rewatch the whole thing with better gear. I can get behind that!

        @SoupRKnowva oh I get what you mean, it didn't feel as high-stakes as the last two? Have to agree that there are aspects that are just pretty ham-fisted, but what got me emotional was the ending bit :))
        Feb 24, 2019
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'd still say it might edge out Toy Story as a series just because of how much fun I had with it TBH, I'll have to find time to rewatch it all to make sure :P
        Feb 24, 2019
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      3. Taverius
        Taverius
        I'm shopping around for a custom cover for mine with the knot on the side and a built-in pen pouch. That was how I found that one :)
        Feb 22, 2019
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha, activity in the pen thread on here spark an interest? There are loads of great custom covers on the net, hope you find what you're looking for! I ended up just getting a Midori and had a local calligrapher friend (she's better at it than I am) do my initials on the cover :))
        Feb 22, 2019
      5. Taverius
        Taverius
        Just got fed up with the knot on the back, and the pen loop falling off :)
        Feb 22, 2019
    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      There's a Shake Shack opening up near me WHAT?!?! (For real though curious if it'll live up to the hype)
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I was meh'd by it. But the Mrs. likes it, and the fact they serve spaghetti with chili on it (the kind with meat). Which makes my stomach turn.

        I second 5 Guys.
        Feb 19, 2019
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        My take is they had huge variation by area -- McD is by comparison very consistent imho. Two states (CA, TX) and two Asian countries (JP, KR) showed pretty different quality -- largely regarding patty/searing/bun -- to my taste. That said, I am wondering about what and how you would report back!
        Feb 19, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        So either I save up a lot for a ticket stateside or hold out for a five guys to open a store here. Hah, that'd be fun. Yeah I'm sure there has to be some variation between stores, I just hope the one here does a decent job of it.

        Also, spaghetti with chili doesn't sound bad, @Syzygy. I'm actually kinda looking forward to it, haha.
        Feb 19, 2019
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      Stay up all night (mostly procrastinating) doing a report for school, get an email right as I'm about to head out that class is cancelled.
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    12. Lyander
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Just for the record I got the reference, even used it as a lock screen message for a while, haha. Not super familiar with PKD, more of an Asimov fan :))
        Feb 15, 2019
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        I enjoyed the referenced work. I’m a big fan of William Gibson as of late though.
        Feb 15, 2019
    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      Sorry for taking up chat space again, but did I buy anything from anyone in San Francisco? I apparently have a pending parcel from 06 Feb??
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Definitely unnerving. I'm trying to figure out how their asking me for proof of payment might end up being a scam because my cynical side is winning out (I have a few acquaintances in SF but none that I think would send me stuff).
        Feb 11, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Update: with help from a Friend currently abstaining from the forum (the asshat) I figured out the likely source. Sent them a PM asking whether the tracking number matches, but gah this legitimately stressed me out. Fingers crossed.
        Feb 11, 2019
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Yeah it sounds suspicious...I'd only worry if it doesn't show up and they start asking for info etc., but you sound on top of that.
        (Miss that asshat)
        Feb 11, 2019
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    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      Quick question for metalheads: best steel (or any metal really) for gates? Primary concerns tropic weather + security in bad neighbourhood.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Looking into those, thanks! Kinda just gave up and decided "eh, go with whatever steel", haha. The coating suggestions are a big help.
        Feb 11, 2019
      4. Taverius
        Taverius
        Steel codes are kind of a mess but stainless has at least one thing going for it, if you can get 2 of the same number but one ends in 'L' thats low carbon, which is usually easier to weld and higher corrosion resistance.
        Feb 11, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup! It's the "easier to weld" part that sold me on it, haha. It's not like I'll be doing the whole thing, we're getting help, but I imagine getting any material easier to work with will be a worthwhile investment.
        Feb 11, 2019
    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      Surprisingly @DigMe isn't a total dickwipe in person. Just remember to bring a bottle and some nappies to be safe.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        So that @DigMe... Quite a decent chap?

        I suspected as much!
        Feb 9, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Who'd have guessed, right?!
        Feb 9, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        He's ok... so far as popes go, I suppose.
        Feb 10, 2019
    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      Adulthood is when you honestly geek out over a brand new washing machine. So cool!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        No.

        Adulthood is when, several years on, you realise that you only ever use two of those fancy features!
        Feb 3, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom Hard to argue with that! Though some might think that more grumpy-old-git-hood than anything else :P

        (usual disclaimer that I'm poking fun so feel free to let me know if it discomfits).
        Feb 3, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        This grumpy old git says a big yes to that! lol :)
        Feb 4, 2019
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        After clicking buy it had me enter email to sign up for something, and then it did give me address "Budwoofers
        8 Hills Ln
        Westport, CT 06880-2901", near me. No way to buy though...
        Jan 29, 2019
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        Also the address is a residential condo
        Jan 29, 2019
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      5. spwath
        spwath
        It also gave me an email, [email protected], and when I clicked on it the Google plus page or whatever it is now said he was a UConn graduate in 2015
        Jan 29, 2019
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    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Rumour confirmed, Meze working on new pads to reduce bloat on 99 Classics/Neo line. This makes me very happy.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        EXACTLY. If these new pads are basically a rehash of the v1 tuning (which I didn't get to hear for myself but have heard many great things about) I'll probably hoard stock, haha. As it stands I can barely use the 99s now and not feel profoundly bleh.
        Jan 28, 2019
      4. Taverius
        Taverius
        They work great for my cousin and her husband because they both wear severe Italian thick frame glasses. If you want to hear the original tuning break the seal.
        Jan 28, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haha, I do actually wear glasses when listening to them, but the frames are so slim they barely make a difference. Besides, not everyone can be bothered to wear glasses when using headphones, so the redesign is still good news IMO
        Jan 28, 2019
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      Don't steal other people's art, frame it in your restaurant, use it on your social media, and then claim your team made it. What the fuck.
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      3. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Awful when a business does this, and even worse, thinks it can get away with it. The number of watermark removers becoming available (especially with AI getting good at it) is really putting a strain on artists who don't want to do commission work too...
        Jan 27, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @FallingObjects It sucks because I'd actually heard of this place recently and was planning to visit because I love Korean food. This whole thing just spoiled my appetite, though.

        While I'm here, @Thad E Ginathom will reply soonish, just dealing with some paperwork after procrastinating. First: ah poop, keep mistaking abbreviations for initialisms for acronyms etc, haha.
        Jan 27, 2019
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Lyer25, it's just my acronic initialitis playing up again. :)

        I appreciate your respect for the artist here. The least a business can do, if caught out at that stuff, is take down and/or pay up. Not lie.

        I think that the world's current level of disrespect for copyright is one of the unfortunate effects of this great thing called The Internet.
        Jan 27, 2019
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    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      To avoid polluting the thread, could someone give examples of egregious analog clipping + less-obvious ones? Want to train my ears a bit.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks all! Adding them to the listening list.
        Jan 27, 2019
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Checking back in to report I've heard the Weezer Africa cover and Norah Jones's Come Away With Me, the Madonna albums still pending. Holy crap and here I thought Death Magnetic was a fringe case. Then again I love London Grammar and the clipping (some say it's just compression but I kinda doubt that) on their studio work is... tolerable.
        Jan 28, 2019
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        It is really terrible when good bands get their sound wrong. The Red Hot Chill Peppers and Audioslave are just two big examples.
        Jan 29, 2019
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    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines

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    A curmudgeon in a young adult's body.

    Schiit Modi 3+>Schiit Magni 3+/Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid>Sennheiser HD600/Klipsch HP-3
    Shanling m0>Etymōtic ER2XR (misodiko dual flange); Campfire Audio Solaris (Spiral Dot++/mallows)