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Almost made a bad financial mistake b/c 1AM... time to go to bed now. May 14, 2022 at 1:21 AM

    1. penguins
      penguins
      Almost made a bad financial mistake b/c 1AM... time to go to bed now.
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Crypto? Yes, like a basket of hyped penny stocks.

        I'm just guessing it is really pop, esp. when folks I know ask my opinion.
        May 15, 2022 at 12:55 AM
      3. penguins
        penguins
        Will not comment more b/c I suspect whatever I say will result in the web crawlers picking it up and spamming us with it. But let's just say clear minded me thought it was convincing but amazingly stupid.
        May 15, 2022 at 2:53 PM
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Let me come to your house.
        May 15, 2022 at 3:06 PM
    2. penguins
      penguins
      Bad day that started with a headache and ended as a good day with no more headache, beach time, new tubes burned in, and ZMF Atrium revisit!
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        sometimes I go to a concert with a headache. Sometimes it cures it!

        I was thinking that "Atrium" is a funny name for a headphone. But it turns out that it isn't. :)
        Apr 2, 2022
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I have earned my headache. I’m glad you ended your day without one!
        Apr 2, 2022
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    3. penguins
      penguins
      Anyone have a "general use" computer microphone for under $50 that doesn't suck? Does it matter much if I go USB or 3.5mm plug?
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        I use a Fifine T669 for work calls. It’s perfect for that. Good bang for the buck, but it’s still a $40 mic.
        Mar 14, 2022
        Kolohe and penguins like this.
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Razer seiren x was $49.99 on sale in Nov. Pretty solid.
        Mar 14, 2022
        dBel84 and penguins like this.
      4. dBel84
        dBel84
        I use the Samson Go for all video meetings and it has been great.
        Mar 14, 2022
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    4. penguins
      penguins
      Super random but SBAF = cats: Is there a way know or tell if you will be allergic to any one cat in particular?
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Don't forget the fat ratio of the cat...I have this one fat cat in my house where the plan it make it a Tuesday Dinner.
        Feb 19, 2022
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      3. dBel84
        dBel84
        @BenjaminBore is spot on. Various breeds secret different levels of this protein. My wife and daughter are ridiculously allergic to cats but my daughter desperately wanted one. We found a breed, Siberian, that naturally has exceptionally low amounts of this protein and we have had a cat going on 5 years now without any issues
        Feb 19, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        I'm pretty sure I will have a Siberian too someday. The most amusing cats along with being less allergenic.

        It's meeting other cats that I wonder about. Example with sibling cats - went over to a friends, one of the cats was out beside me on the couch for an hour without issue. Then the other cat comes out and within 5 minutes I'm getting noticeable allergy symptoms.
        Feb 19, 2022
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    5. penguins
      penguins
      VERY stupidly overlooked the chicken in a sandwich left out for 24 hours. So bloated + can't sleep. Thank goodness I stopped after 3 bites.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Let it flow
        Jan 29, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Sandwich is kind of a misnomer. It was a bread from 85C that happened to have a few pieces of chicken on it... all the other bread was "just bread" and I briefly overlooked this on the first 2 bites.

        Thank goodness no flows.
        Jan 29, 2022
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Talk about your butt problems with YMO, you have his number.
        Jan 29, 2022
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    6. penguins
      penguins
      Mass train robberies in LA a few days ago - TF????? We back in 1872 or something?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Amazon Prime Target, it seems!

        Track my order...

        ... currently being stolen from a train

        :/
        Jan 19, 2022
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      3. nishan99
        nishan99
        RDR2 VR is getting crazy.
        Jan 19, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        IMO bigger problem is bad policy that let's them get away with it if it's been an ongoing organized thing. Also, why would this not be prosecuted under RICO as it seems to be organized crime...
        Jan 19, 2022
    7. penguins
      penguins
      Dungness crab season too stronk
    8. penguins
      penguins
      Is Maxwell going to have to cough up any names like us poors would be made to do?
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        So... that silver hammer came down upon her head, it seems.
        Dec 30, 2021
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      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        It's made clear to her to not name names lest her fate be like Epstein's.
        Dec 30, 2021
      5. penguins
        penguins
        I guess a naive part of me thinks that if she has any shred of decency left within her or if she suddenly thinks "bUt I nEeD to dIE wiTh A CleAr conCioUS guYS!!!!" she will spill the beans.

        Otherwise... actually on 2nd thought, it'd be better if I just stopped talking about this on an audio forum.
        Jan 2, 2022
    9. penguins
      penguins
      Netflix Witcher Season 2 - totally worth buying Netflix for a month.
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        1st season could have been better but I enjoyed it regardless. 2nd season was noticibly better IMO with better production value, plot, etc. as well.

        Kind of glad the plot deviates slightly while still being good - it wouldn't be as interesting if I were to see the same story over and over and over again.
        Dec 20, 2021
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Hope there aren't too many timelines bouncing around. S01 broke my brain. Rewatching in preparation.
        Dec 20, 2021
      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        Binged the season on Saturday. Liked it a lot. Better than the first season. More straightforward. I played Witcher 2 and maybe 75% of 3 and read the first book so I am just familiar enough to be really confused on how close to sources it is.
        Dec 20, 2021
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    10. penguins
      penguins
      Expensive Toobz: Y U NOT MORE RELIABLE???????
      1. Cryptowolf, Qildail and philipmorgan like this.
      2. YMO
        YMO
        Cause you were the dork who brought it. Backpage for you.
        Dec 6, 2021
      3. penguins
        penguins
        ^ i cri now
        Dec 7, 2021
    11. penguins
      penguins
      Utopia and Vali2+ = surprisingly good synergy.
      1. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Elex x Vali 2 v1.1 same same.
        Nov 18, 2021
        penguins and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Vali 2+ really is the little amp that could.
        Nov 19, 2021
        Senorx12562 and Jinxy245 like this.
      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I was actually listening to the very combo when I saw op. Warmed my pea-pickin' Lil heart.
        Nov 19, 2021
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    12. penguins
      penguins
      TFW when you have no power for a whole day.
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Thanksgiving 1998 in the Mountain Top Surf Club, Choteau MT ("Clinton slept here, but not with me"): somebody had taken out the critical power pole so the bar was run off a generator on the owner's truck. Couple of outages but otherwise an excellent night featuring great pizza, locals vs visiting hunters vs college kids back home from Missoula and a cowboy one-man band playing Beatles songs in waltz time. Good times!
        Nov 16, 2021
        penguins, Jinxy245, atomicbob and 2 others like this.
      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        At least it wasn't 15˚F outside. We've had several "fun" power days.

        Glad you got your power back.
        Nov 16, 2021
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        I didn't lose anything as I have surge protectors for all of my electronics, but some other stuff in the neighborhood did get damaged.
        Nov 16, 2021
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    13. penguins
      penguins
      me when tube rolling: hmmm, interesting, wow, huh odd, data sheets, science... after tube rolling: toooobbbzzzzz is nice
      1. CEE TEE, Qildail, Cryptowolf and 3 others like this.
      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        My stereo needs some tuuubz. Looking at Freya+. I mean it sounds awesome but my gut says get some fucking tubes dude.
        Nov 4, 2021
      3. rlow
        rlow
        Freya+ is excellent. Highly recommended for sure. What’s the rest of your chain?
        Nov 4, 2021
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Nov 5, 2021
    14. penguins
      penguins
      Just spent almost an hour watch videos about making butter, croissants, and baguettes in France. mmmmmm...........
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        So... When are off to France?
        Oct 30, 2021
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Hopefully next year. Who knows though. Dream is to go and just go around the country and eat (good) food for a month. Ideally I'd even take some cooking lessons but I don't think I can get fluent enough in 1 year.
        Oct 31, 2021
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Wow! My comment was flippant --- but you really are off to France! Great! Hope stuff like covid doesn't stop you doing all that magic stuff.
        Oct 31, 2021
    15. 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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    16. 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
        Jinxy245, imackler and dubharmonic like this.
      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
    17. penguins
      penguins
      Live harp at hotel breakfast. Yeeeeess.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        You fit right in.
        Sep 27, 2021
    18. 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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    19. 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
      1. Ksorota, obsiCO, dncnexus and 6 others like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I sometimes miss personal endgame number 3. Number 5 was memorable as well.
        Sep 10, 2021
        Qildail, Jinxy245, penguins and 4 others like this.
      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
    20. penguins
      penguins
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    Mar 1, 1990 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    SouthernCA
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