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
      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
    2. 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. Lyander
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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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    4. 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
    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      So a lil old lady even shorter than me nearly shoved my face to the pavement scrambling to get some candy people were throwing around.
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      2. Ray
        Ray
        I was on bourbon street one year. The street was so packed at one point my feet weren’t on the ground. That was my last year on bourbon
        Jan 21, 2019
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      3. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        I used to live in Panama City Beach Florida in the late 90's. One year some of our friends talked me and my ex-wife into road tripping up to NOLA for Mardi Gras. It was awesome to see once but not a thing I'd want to go back and do ever again. Too many people all up on and around you, sometimes you can't even move.
        Jan 21, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @OldDude04 I know what you mean. It's not so much that there was an insane amount of people, just that the streets where I live are ridiculously tight I could barely raise my arm to take photos at times, haha.

        Also sorry for the late reply, just saw this!
        Jan 26, 2019
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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      First day back in school in four months. Well hello anxiety. Might explain why I've been snippy, sorry :))
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Yes, I would say so. He hasn't been including his usual 4 or 5 please and thank you's per paragraph. ;)
        Jan 10, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        BAHAHA okay fine, my version of snippy (online) just means less polite. So be it, ya bastards XD
        Jan 10, 2019
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        May your education be educational. Enjoy it and try learning new things...
        Jan 10, 2019
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    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Just watched. Thanks! Excellent.

        Yes... Listen to more Doors music. Unique magic. Wonderful. Thanks for reminding me.
        Jan 5, 2019
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom Kinda embarrassing to admit but I've never really been a massive Doors fan for whatever reason. This video came up on YT as a suggestion and made me realise I needed to fix that, haha.

        Also, now that I've listened to the album version a few more times I kinda wish Ray Manzarek'd done the entire song in the style of the video above. It's an improvement, in my opinion
        Jan 6, 2019
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Don't be embarrassed! I was not a Hendrix fan back in the day. Probably many "great" artists I didn't like.

        One thing I never did was to see any footage of The Doors live --- until a couple of years ago. Pretty amazing stuff.

        I think their sound is unique. It's actually the keyboard that does it for me!
        Jan 7, 2019
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      To everyone recovering from hangovers, I am with you in spirit. Just no more actual spirits please, urgh. Hah, may 2019 be great for all.
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Nib rust, I thought I was the only one on SBAF who suffered from this wasting disease. :)
        Dec 28, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Cryptowolf haha, hardly! I sometimes feel like I'm the only one necroing the penmanship and pen threads :P

        But yeah, out of practise. Just felt like doing something a bit special for friends and making cards from the ground up, but I ended up going store bought + penned messages inside; I'm still very much dissatisfied with my Engrosser's and flourishes.
        Dec 28, 2018
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      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        My penmenship has been likened to unintentional encryption. :)

        I admire your efforts. The closest I get to fine handwriting is a stub nib on a few of my fountain pens. It brings me joy, and I suppose that's all that matters.
        Jan 1, 2019
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      The best part of the holidays is the entire family wanting to show off their cooking, turning a 2-person kitchen into a warzone.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Whoever brings the hottest pepper wins. If you are on a budget, bring bags of wasabi. Should stop at least half of the people to enter.
        Dec 23, 2018
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Deep Funk Sadly not everyone cares much for spicy food, I tap out at a spoonful of cayenne myself, haha. Mind, I have no issue with people working on filling a huge-ass table with great food :))
        Dec 25, 2018
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    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      Opacities found in one lung. Well fuck. This kind of nervosa is justified right?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I LOVE major chest surgery. I came round from the anesthetic not coughing, for the first time in five years and I've been reasonably unfit ever since. Game changer. Life mender.

        These things are not necessarily harbingers of doom. Lots of stuff can be fixed. Even including the stuff that they don't even know what it is until they cut into it.
        Dec 19, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        So, folks... stuff on x-rays, CT scans, etc... it can be the first step to cure.

        But @Lyer25, it sucks that you went through fear and worry over a false positive. I remember a medical lab which said on the door, "We aim for accuracy." I wouldn't go there: simply aiming for it is not enough!
        Dec 19, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @thad yeah, better to catch it and work towards a fix than blithely ignore it. No use covering ears when people are talking sense.

        Still, I'm honestly still angry at the clinic. Not because I was inconvenienced, accidents do happen, but because this is apparently commonplace and I can't imagine how much grief and money this must have cost people in all. The hell they haven't sorted this out yet.
        Dec 19, 2018
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    14. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Tho original wasn't bad...I haven't heard them with the current pads. That is assuming 'in phase' though' lol. Hope you enjoy them, impressions please!
        Dec 12, 2018
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      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I liked the originals with the small pads. New pads was way too boomy ( I had 3 iterations of the pads)
        Dec 12, 2018
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        You can pad roll at least...IIRC the AT M40/50 pads come reasonably close sound wise with the Neo...I imagine they'd work on the Classic as well.
        Dec 12, 2018
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    15. Lyander
      Lyander
      PSA/note to self: even your own dog will bite you in the thigh if you get between them and a female in heat.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup, thanks @EraserXIV! I'm keeping close tabs on it just in case. I'd really rather not die by dachshund, thanks very much :P
        Dec 9, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I would say rabies, but, I suppose it's your dog and you /know/ it's healthy.

        Hope you are not too sore.
        Dec 9, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks! Just some bruising and scabs, nothing to write home about. And yup, just as glad that it wasn't a /stray/ dachshund. That'd have been mortifying XD
        Dec 9, 2018
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      Potentially dumb question, will storing music on a microSD and playing music off it count against read/write cycle limits?
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      3. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Diskpart off memory:
        Diskpart (run from a command window with admin rights)
        > List disk (figure out which # is the SD card X)
        > Select disk X
        > List disk (to confirm you're now on the right device, look for the *)
        > List part
        > Select part 1
        > Delete part
        Do the last two steps for all partitions on the SD card.

        If you forget to select disk as the SD card, you'll end up wiping your OS partition.
        Dec 5, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks! Diskpart was the very first thing I tried, didn't help, so I'm guessing this really is beyond salvation.

        And don't worry, my computer survived:))
        Dec 5, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        quick update: Okay, so any attempts to format, write to, or delete data off the disk has failed, but I can still read off it so I guess I can just plug this into my PC and save my HDD the wear? Hah.
        Dec 5, 2018
    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Spotify Extreme OGG is like Google Photos's free storage; not lossless by any means, but for lossy you can't really complain.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        On that note I'm being paranoid and storing about 6,000 phone photos taken since 2010 to GPhotos because I've had a couple drives and SD cards crap out and that worries me.
        Dec 2, 2018
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      2. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        Always backup your backup.
        Dec 2, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup! Video games and others are low priority since I can just get em off Steam or GOG again or whatever, but photos are one-offs. Lost every single phone photo I'd taken in high school when my old desktop died back in 2008 or so, been careful about preserving memories since then. *shudder*
        Dec 2, 2018
    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Got everyone in my family hooked on VR . Excuse to push them to get a PS4 eventually, bwahaha! (But really, Samsung's VR isn't too shabby)
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm a PlayStation/Sony fanboy myself (ergo super critical of their headphones, haha), but I'm usually late to upgrade consoles for a variety of reasons. Still on PS3 for now, but at least there are loads of games I haven't played yet :))

        Now flight sims are one thing but when the heck are we getting decent, Armored Core or Gundam-level fights in VR?
        Nov 30, 2018
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Looks cool! Dated graphics certainly, but I've always had a thing for blocky polygons in flight sims. Something retro-cool about em, haha. Granted, realism is nice and all but there are loads of games that are perfectly amazing even with shite aesthetics.
        Nov 30, 2018
      5. bengo
        bengo
        Falcon gfx were shite even by 1989 standards. 3D on an 8MHz cpu was always going to be underwhelming, my personal favourites on Atari were Interphase and Starglider 1 (particularly the latter for its beautiful use of wireframe).
        Nov 30, 2018
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      For the love of fuck, do NOT enter transactions with people who don't have proven track records!
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Nov 28, 2018
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        My suspicion is that he tried to sand off the engraving to sell off that item too.
        Nov 28, 2018
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        It's pens. Y joined the group a few years after I did and someone gave him a few pens to work on after he claimed to be able to restore them and because he was a newbie. X was being nice. Yeah, people are thinking the same re why the engraving was sanded off.

        Humans piss me off sometimes.

        Hah, at least the fresco look like it took some effort to redo. This was just...
        Nov 28, 2018
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    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Micro iDSD is great for transportable use but the IEMatch switch keeps crapping out. Had to have it serviced twice now :/
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      2. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        I sold my Micro iDSD for similar reasons. I loved the amp itself, but the switches on the bottom caused issues.
        Nov 26, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        The DAC section is no slouch either, but that's preference talking (also I preferred the Bifrost which is in the same price bracket, haha).

        I will likely have it repaired then get something like a Fulla 2 for an AIO I can take around. Dragonfly also a candidate, but having a big ol knob makes for a compelling argument :))
        Nov 26, 2018
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        There's also the Nano BL - more expensive than the Fulla or Dragonfly but has iEMatch, which comes from a second output socket rather than via a switch. And it has a big knob :)
        Nov 26, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 26)
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines

    Signature

    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