Lyander
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Lyander

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

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TFW when you get roped in to writing copies for a girls' magazine. Mildly thankful I worked as a copywriter once upon a time. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:46 AM

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      Magnitude 6.3 earthquake. Should probably look into a sturdy shelf for gear and other valuables now that I think about it.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks! Yeah we've actually been doing a lot of maintenance lately, on top of the new supervillain gate. One major stressor lately has been keeping tabs on contractors, hah.
        Apr 22, 2019
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Do you know of the use of pencil eraser blocks placed under turn-tables in audio? That is a thing. It actually works well enough to try with other equipment as long as you know how much the eraser blocks can carry under a plank of wood.

        Sounds silly, kind of works with similar materials like rubber mats under cutting boards in kitchens. Think about it...
        Apr 23, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Deep Funk thinking about it!

        Also, another earthquake earlier today apparently. Southern Philippines this time, about 1500km off from me. Still pissing distance as far as these go, agh.
        Apr 24, 2019
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    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      MDxBeyer DT-177X GO portable cans. Huh. Curious if there are any sonic tweaks. Might make for great portables if so.
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      3. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        So full-sized is officially portable now. DT-series are huge Mickey Mouse ears.
        Apr 18, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Dr. Higgs haven't seen any impressions yet, but that's hardly encouraging, haha.

        @Zed Bopp hah! I sometimes take full sized cans out myself. Worst was the AKG K242 because the cups didn't fold flat. I can see a use case since IEMs don't really work for everyone
        Apr 18, 2019
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      5. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        Yeah, I’tried using DT770 on the go but they’re too big to wear around the neck. HD598cs is quite ok though.
        Apr 18, 2019
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      Stress out reviewing for final exams, turns out it'll be a take-home with the entire weekend to answer. Immediately catch up on sleep.
    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      NEED CAT HELP (Figured this would be the place to ask haha).
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        You can try a reintroduction, although it might be too late. Give new cat a room or part of the house and let them smell each other but not see each other. Keep them away for at least 30-60 days. Then let them see each other gradually for another 30-60 days.
        Apr 7, 2019
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      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Be very gradual. Do not rush things. Ultimately, it took 9 months for my last cat to be integrated. We tend to lose cats to nature and cars. Darwin. Five year survival rate is 50%.
        Apr 7, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Slow and steady, have the crowd control ready, gotcha. Thanks! Didn't think it'd necessarily be that slow, TIL.

        Yeah, nature is fine but I get pissed at cars. Partially fact of life that animals aren't necessarily visible and that drivers are usually in a hurry, but it still bites.
        Apr 7, 2019
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Fostered another cat, spayed 8 m/o female. Older cat wanted to make friends, got hissed at. Boo. Quick photo: https://imgur.com/a/BHFmDMD
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      3. ogodei
        ogodei
        I brought a second female cat into the house, they still hiss at each other 4 years later.

        BTW, the other incorrect number of cats is 5. At 5 you are massively outnumbered and just have to give in to their rule over you.
        Apr 3, 2019
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      4. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Apr 3, 2019
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I didn't turn on the sound system. I suppose the guy on the right must have been shouting "DUCK!" But the guy on the left didn't.
        Apr 4, 2019
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yes, there are brain waves that fall under 20Hz and sympathetic resonances are a thing but to propose that tectonic plate activity (among others) might be causing people to act aggressively and that taking measures to alleviate symptoms of long-term LFIN exposure could reduce global terrorism seems a bit of a stretch.
        Apr 1, 2019
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Might make for one hell of a research topic if one can somehow manage to isolate the one thing and account for all *other* environmental factors. Also really thought this was published on April 1. Yeesh.
        Apr 1, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If we can eliminate /just one/ arsehole...
        Apr 3, 2019
    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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
    11. 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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    12. 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
    13. 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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    14. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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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      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
    19. 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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    20. 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
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    Gender:
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    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