Qildail
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Qildail

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Cashed some points for a small European trip in December. I’d say I’m going to touch grass, but it’ll be a cold and soggy mess by then. Jun 18, 2024 at 6:25 PM

    1. Qildail
      Qildail
      Cashed some points for a small European trip in December. I’d say I’m going to touch grass, but it’ll be a cold and soggy mess by then.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Am I invited?
        Jun 18, 2024 at 6:37 PM
    2. Qildail
      Qildail
      Is CGI getting progressively worse, or am I just noticing it more because it’s so much more prevalent?
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      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        Same thought as Bob - CGI can be created by computer tech people who do not have a pinch of creativity in them.
        Jun 5, 2024
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I think it’s less the quality and more how it influences production. Actors in front of a green screen just don’t engage with their environment the same way.

        There’s also a tendency to go too over the top just because they can and it kills the suspension of disbelief.
        Jun 5, 2024
      5. netforce
        netforce
        Good CGI is unnoticeable nowadays, and CGI is everywhere nowadays. Definitely a situation where if you give studios the time they can put out good work but too common studios are crunching at the eleventh hour to make sure the product comes to market thus leading to bad CGI that is obvious.
        Jun 6, 2024
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    3. Qildail
      Qildail
      Oilers-Panthers: Not a bad final for hockey fans or frequent flyer accounts, but the US TV ratings are going to be an absolute bloodbath.
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      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Hoping Florida wins personally
        Jun 3, 2024
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      3. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        I'm conflicted about this one. Would be nice to see a Canadian team bring home the cup, but Paul Maurice used to be our Jets coach and he deserves the win. Will be fun to watch in any case.
        Jun 3, 2024
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        Can McJesus overcome the onslaught of grimy Panther hockey? Panthers out Bruined the Bruins, which is no small task
        Jun 3, 2024
    4. Qildail
      Qildail
      And I was thinking to myself: this could be heaven or this could be hell...
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ^^^ The only known antidote :)
        Jun 1, 2024
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        But I don't hate the Eagles. I didn't hate Hotel California until I after I went to a few hifi meetups. And got fed up with it.
        Jun 2, 2024
    5. Qildail
      Qildail
      Serious post-vacation letdown state of mind. Spent most of the day looking at flights to get away again, even with next trip in July.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        My bedroom is available
        May 25, 2024
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    6. Qildail
      Qildail
      I know this borders on blasphemy in some corners, but the stock tubes in Freya+ are... really not awful. Diminishing returns kicks in fast.
      1. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Stock tubes are often judged unfairly. It's easy to look down from on high when the desirables are within reach. But how many people judged something good as bad when its only crime was not being perfect? Seriously. Most of my amps run stock tubes and I'm perfectly happy with them. Contentment > nervosa!
        May 3, 2024
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      Qildail
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Keep us posted as to which you like better please....seems like useful data points.
        Apr 28, 2024
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      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        Was it a gay bar because the other seems to be a top and the other a bottom?
        Apr 29, 2024
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      5. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        Also after you do your listening tests and notes, flip the stack and repeat because the top dac will run warmer and that might affect the sound.
        Apr 29, 2024
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    8. Qildail
      Qildail
      Aegir 2 gets along lovely with the Lintons at sane volumes (75dB@1m). Still likely need two in mono or Vidar to really drive large spaces.
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    9. Qildail
      Qildail
      Seeing people excited and hugging coming out of the airport just makes me happy for them. Melts the solid block of cynicism in me, I guess.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'll be offering handshakes at my touchphobics' booth. Or the special of the day: a distant wave :)
        Apr 25, 2024
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        @YMO Be careful. I’ll hold you to it…
        Apr 25, 2024
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Sending you a distant, but friendly, wave, right now...

        :)
        Apr 26, 2024
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    10. Qildail
      Qildail
      I'm embarrassed to admit it took this long to notice the Freya+ product page reflection. Hopefully the one I ordered reflects correctly.
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        "reflects"? Something to do with the finish?
        Apr 16, 2024
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        The buttons are vampires or related evil spirits.
        Apr 16, 2024
    11. Qildail
      Qildail
      Civil War: I'm not sure what kind of movie Alex Garland was trying to make, and I don't think he was really sure either.
      1. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        My friend was disappointed it got good reviews because she wanted it to be high camp trash
        Apr 15, 2024
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        Think the ads making it as some sort of action flick when it was about photo journalism.
        Apr 16, 2024
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    12. Qildail
      Qildail
      My wife's ambulance bill is paid via "911bill.com". If that doesn't perfectly describe the American healthcare system, nothing does.
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        @penguins Very much real. It’s a billing service for ambulances, as ambulances are privatized in this county. Bill breakdown matched the insurance claim exactly.

        And yep, @AlPastor, county EMS billed us too.
        Apr 4, 2024
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Guess they just decided to use a scammy sounding name.

        I questioned it because just before your status update I read an article about how there's also a lot of medical fraud now with fake billing. Some are much more believe-able now when they're able to (illegally) access data en masse due to records, bills, etc being digital now.
        Apr 6, 2024
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      5. Qildail
        Qildail
        All good, mate. It sounded completely sketch to me as well until I went through the detail billing. That's part of my exasperation with the whole thing... felt like medical billing crossed over to overnight infomercials.
        Apr 6, 2024
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    13. Qildail
      Qildail
      I never could get a good turntable routine with headphones, so I’m going to move it to the two-channel rig. Lift with the knees.
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        one thing I've read/heard w/ regards to ticks and pops on vinyl that seems to make sense to my lizard brain is that they're more a detriment on systems that lack dynamic ability somewhere in the chain. Thought being a tick or pop is much more noticeable when a gain stage goes into clipping or otherwise has bad transient response overshoot.
        Mar 31, 2024
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        given such small voltages, a mishandling of transient information can get amplified and sound pretty offensive pretty easily.
        Mar 31, 2024
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "ticks and pops ... more a detriment on systems that lack dynamic ability somewhere in the chain."

        I don't think so, although I'm far from sure. I used to record bad albums to cassette. The *lesser* dr of tape took a little of the pain away. Although the greater benefit was not having to think of the stylus!
        Apr 1, 2024
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    14. Qildail
      Qildail
      When I’m sad, I cook. When I’m angry, I clean. When I’m both, the stove ends up full and the fridge ends up empty.
      1. Grattle, Cryptowolf, Soups and 8 others like this.
      2. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        You single? Wink wink*. /j
        We all have our escapes and I wish mine were as productive. Hope you have happier reasons for both.
        Mar 27, 2024
    15. Qildail
      Qildail
      Wait a minute, Doc... Are you telling me you built a Class D amplifier... out of a DeLorean?!
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        So in true DMC fashion, it'll have "150" in the name, but only ship with 80w or so.
        Mar 14, 2024
      3. rlow
        rlow
        I really don’t see the DeLorean in that design…
        Mar 14, 2024
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      4. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Just be careful not to crank it up to 88 dB
        Mar 14, 2024
    16. Qildail
      Qildail
      My superpower is catching things that fall out of my fridge when the door opens.
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      2. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Those are dad-reflexes, or a derivative of.
        Feb 17, 2024
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      3. joch
        joch
        I have the ability to finish what my kids won’t eat
        Feb 17, 2024
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    17. Qildail
      Qildail
      Caring for someone with major short term memory issues is a spin cycle, gang. You can end up gaslighting yourself if you’re not careful.
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        I’ve had to do that. The hard thing for me was feeling angry in general because I had to be responsible for so many more of the mundane things. What got me through it was repeatedly reminding myself, “Let it go”: to do all those things without becoming resentful. In any case, I wish you well.
        Feb 11, 2024
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      4. Case
        Case
        For me, accepting the reality of the situation was the critical step towards not wasting time and energy. You have my sympathy.
        Feb 11, 2024
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      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        major empathy here. I've been with my GF for almost 9 years now and her dad still doesn't remember my name, or Tucker's, or now Johnny's. And that's completly inconsequential stuff, by a long shot. the big stuff is a gut punch every couple days. Like not remembering that his son was killed by police in 2018.
        Feb 11, 2024
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    18. Qildail
      Qildail
      Whelp... glad I didn't sell the Gungnir right after getting a Yggdrasil. :/
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      2. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        DS gungnir?
        Feb 6, 2024
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Bought a GS2, but it's been acting weird since I racked it, so it's on its way back to California. I had to move Gungnir MB back into the main system until Yggdrasil finds it way back.

        More disappointed than annoyed.
        Feb 6, 2024
      4. Northwest
        Northwest
        What was acting funny with it?
        Feb 6, 2024
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    19. Qildail
      Qildail
      Okay, campers, rise and shine and don't forget your booties cause it's cold out there today!
    20. Qildail
      Qildail
      Mister Ten Dollar Man, let me tell where you're bound; drink your green liquor, Lord; you'll roll to the ground...
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