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Maybe idk how computers work or something, but one would imagine a $B company would have a few redundancies and figurative alternatives. Oct 4, 2021

    1. penguins
      penguins
      Maybe idk how computers work or something, but one would imagine a $B company would have a few redundancies and figurative alternatives.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I think their redundant backups were compromised and bots were mining data or something like that, so they had to shut some stuff
        down.
        Oct 5, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Azimuth, I think it was far less competent than that.

        We have discovered that three different public-facing-products all ran on the same system. We then heard that even stuff like office-door security locks were affected because they ran on the same system too. Who designs systems like that? Competent IT folk? Or... Just my hunch... a megalomaniac boss who is not as clever as he thinks.
        Oct 5, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... Facebook is his hammer and the whole world looks like nails.
        Oct 5, 2021
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    2. penguins
      penguins
      Don't normally go to a lot of museums, but today's was the next level of unbelievable. Just wow.
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
        Oct 4, 2021
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      3. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        The museum with more art stored in closets than many others have on display :)
        Oct 4, 2021
      4. imackler
        imackler
        I flew out of St Petersburg once. I will always regret not planning a day to see the city. We just did a driving tour in the light of late night/early morning.
        Oct 4, 2021
    3. penguins
      penguins
      Live harp at hotel breakfast. Yeeeeess.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        You fit right in.
        Sep 27, 2021
    4. penguins
      penguins
      Pro tip: Do NOT use expired Sugru. Even 1 month expired. What a mess.
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        2) Also, the "sand" component of it is now sticks to everything but doesn't feel sticky. I looked down and my fingers were black from it filling in my fingerprints (it's that fine of a sand). Used petroleum jelly as a release agent before it could really set on my hands and still took 1.5 hours to scrub out. Made a mess of my project too.
        Sep 21, 2021
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        To top it all off, despite it sticking to my hands and everything I didn't want it ti stick to, once the object I actually wanted to make cured, it wasn't as sticky as regular Sugru. In short, an inferior result.

        But yes, going to start keeping it in the fridge, and even then, once it hits expiry, I'm tossing it. $4 for a single small packet is expensive, but I value 3 hours of clean up more than $4.
        Sep 21, 2021
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Thanks very much. If I ever find, and try to use, what I might still have in the fridge, I now know the warning signs to just chuck it and not attempt to use it.

        Learning from experience: good. Learning from other's experience: better! :)
        Sep 22, 2021
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    5. penguins
      penguins
      Personal audio end game setup is in sight and 2-3 (unreleased) gear auditions away. Harder part now - finding new music and not stagnating
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      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I sometimes miss personal endgame number 3. Number 5 was memorable as well.
        Sep 10, 2021
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Upcoming would be #2 for me. When I first started 10 years ago I didn't think I'd go beyond a mid level amp and dac, 3-4 transducers including IEMs, and a few minor accessories.

        Obviously way past that now.
        Sep 10, 2021
    6. penguins
      penguins
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    7. penguins
      penguins
      Driving through that thunderstorm was no joke. Rained harder than I've seen in tropical regions during monsoon / typhoon season.
      1. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        My power went out like half an hour ago
        Aug 15, 2021
      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah, man… that was some stuff up here in Waco too
        Aug 16, 2021
    8. penguins
      penguins
      Why hello again Blue Bell ice cream. It's been a while.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Diabetes
        Aug 11, 2021
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Die-uh-beetus
        Aug 12, 2021
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Wish they sold this version of beetus in more places.
        Aug 12, 2021
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    9. penguins
      penguins
      Houston members: I have a sparsely populated work trip to Houston next month. Any recommendations for things to do / see / eat?
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        @Biodegraded - Just saw that Ginger Man pub is closed for good (or at least until a new owner takes it over).
        Aug 8, 2021
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Sad to hear - hope it'll indeed re-open.
        Aug 8, 2021
      4. famish99
        famish99
        I dunno how much you want to subject yourself to more meat but Corkscrew BBQ is an idea. Another place I always check out is Anvil bar, they usually havesome hard to find Scotches available.
        Aug 15, 2021
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    10. penguins
      penguins
      One of those nights where almost nothing sounds right or natural to me. Sadfacehere
      1. bixby
        bixby
        take 3 nights off and listen again at 2am the 4th morning. Guarantee it will sound better.
        Jun 29, 2021
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    11. penguins
      penguins
      Supply chain squeeze: No kimchi at Korean restaurant followed by no hot tea at Taiwanese tea place.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        We got tons of those in Jax.
        Jun 20, 2021
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Almost excuseable for Jax. Not excuseable for 95% of Southern CA.
        Jun 20, 2021
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      5. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        That's a kick in the nuts...
        Jun 21, 2021
    12. penguins
      penguins
      Seems like there's a record breaking heat wave or hot day every year now...
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      2. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Haha, yes, I tend to be understated online to mitigate how things escalate.

        The issue is much broader than those calling for change, too many are interested in keeping a portion of the population ignorant and/or "skeptical" so they can continue on as usual.
        Jun 18, 2021
      3. loadexfa
        loadexfa
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        One example, the oil industry has known about this issue for at least 50 years and has done their best to undermine popular understanding of this science in the service of their profits.
        Jun 18, 2021
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Back to the post - a high of 77F (no C today b/c george bush murica) today has never felt this hot to me before nor has it ever resulted in a heat warning as far as I can remember.
        Jun 18, 2021
    13. penguins
      penguins
      Are individual parts of power tubes (2A3 size/envelope, but not 2A3) salvageable or useful for anything else? Or do we just toss them?
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        While beyond my knowledge and capabilities, some sellers reuse the tube base for converters. I have a set to use a 12B4a tube in a 1626 socket.
        Jun 3, 2021
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Sounds like they're going into the trash then.
        Jun 3, 2021
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Turn them into Xmas lights!
        Jun 3, 2021
    14. penguins
      penguins
      When every dog, fox, coyote, and random canine in the neighborhood decide to howl loudly together at 1AM. That or ***aliens***.
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        That's happened no matter where we've lived. We call it "the chorus of the hounds."
        May 26, 2021
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        The last time I experienced this in a socal neighborhood was about 8 years ago so. No idea why every canine went off and then all suddenly stopped - was just happy to go back to bed.
        May 26, 2021
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        When I hear the dogs wailing I count my cats.
        May 26, 2021
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    15. penguins
      penguins
      Can you still buy replacement HD600 series frames as a stand alone item? Can't find them new anywhere.
      1. tommytakis
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ^^^ Nice shop, if anyone happens to be in SE England. Easy train ride from Waterloo (iirc) or Richmond.
        May 11, 2021
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    16. penguins
      penguins
      Ugh - Have been waking up between 2-4AM every time I fall asleep before 10PM recently.
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        @EagleWings - That's rough. Hope it passes for you. I normally just browse random internet, work, or sometimes PC games before going back to bed.
        May 5, 2021
      3. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Thank you. I hope it passes for you too. I've had this for more than a decade now, so I've learnt to live with it by going to bed after 12. I'll probably visit a sleep clinic at some point.
        May 6, 2021
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        @penguins, I second @EagleWings' idea of doing a sleep study guided by a doctor in a sleep clinic. Most people moderately benefit from it. And for a smaller subset, the improvements are genuinely *life-changing*—so why haven't I done it yet?!
        May 6, 2021
    17. penguins
      penguins
      Thinking of moving just b/c next year. Any recommendations? Will try to visit at least 4 or 5 places before making any kind of decision.
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Lastly, no, I will not california-cate these places if I go. Or at least I'll try to not do so
        Apr 28, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I just say it out for a cheap laugh. It seems the population growth is exploding everywhere here. You can tell by the pop up of new mattress stores here in every other shopping center. It is actually quite a fun city with plenty to do, it is just because of growth the housing prices keep going up and traffic seems to get worse and worse.
        Apr 29, 2021
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Moving for the sake of moving?
        Moving house and finding a job are the worst two things IMO.
        Apr 29, 2021
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    18. penguins
      penguins
      Does Spotify Premium/paid have better recommendations vs free? All of my recommendations on free are just things I've already listened to...
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Curveball recommendation but YouTube Music has actually pointed me in the direction of a LOT of new-to-me tracks that I like. SQ is a step back from Spotify Extreme but I find that I care far less about that when I'm streaming things; it's "acceptable", but I may just have lower standards and worse ears XD
        Apr 18, 2021
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    19. penguins
      penguins
      It looks like the Holo Spring 2 LVL2/3 doesn't appear used very often and Holo USA is (expectedly) out of stock.
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      3. ogodei
        ogodei
        I've seen two pop up in the last few weeks. I will resist all temptation.
        Apr 13, 2021
      4. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        Since Spring 3 will be here in a month or so, some Spring 2s will likely hit the market.
        Apr 13, 2021
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      5. penguins
        penguins
        @Erroneous - Man I'm sad I missed your post now. That was a good deal.
        Apr 13, 2021
    20. penguins
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      3. ogodei
        ogodei
        I get your point. Three things I was thinking of: 1) Snark 2) The data listed appears to be several days old 3) most politicians at that level are "high net-worth individuals" who have handed off portfolio management to private 3d parties. Why not track those companies instead?
        Apr 7, 2021
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      4. ogodei
        ogodei
        BTW, Burr, the only Senator who was even looked at because of his Covid trades, was never charged with anything. DOH dropped the investigation in Jan. The only reason he was even looked at is because he didn't have a buffer between him and the trades. The fact that he was blatantly guilty of the charge has no bearing.
        Apr 7, 2021
      5. penguins
        penguins
        All 3 points are true, but it's more of a guiding rail.

        Would love to track said companies too, but most of the movements and data is too obscured or info is too delayed. Or, it's things that me and most other "joe plebs" just don't have access to.

        Yes, kind of annoyed Burr didn't get charged.
        Apr 7, 2021
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Mar 1, 1990 (Age: 31)
    Location:
    SouthernCA
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    DAC: Yggdrasil A2 // Holo Spring 2 Level 2
    Amps: DNA Stellaris // EC Aficionado // Cavalli Liquid Crimson, Vali2+ for CIEMs
    Headphones: (Bocote) Auteur // Clear // HD6xx // modded HE6se
    CIEMS: UERR, UERM
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