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Secretly hates other millenials - Friend, Male, from Nation's Capital of failure

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Look at us - highest on the evolutionary ladder but still cleaning our own poop, kids' poop, and pets' poop. Shitty humans. Earth destroyers Jan 18, 2023

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    1. rott
      rott
      Look at us - highest on the evolutionary ladder but still cleaning our own poop, kids' poop, and pets' poop. Shitty humans. Earth destroyers
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      2. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        This is why you need to learn from YMO and evolve beyond being a mere human. Be one with the poop.
        Jan 18, 2023
      3. Biodegraded
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        eek. Apparently Britain has a TV series at the moment. Another reason not to go there.
        Jan 18, 2023
    2. rott
      rott
      As I dabble in EDC knives, at first glance it seems like ZMF is the Spyderco of headphones.
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      3. Philimon
        Philimon
        If youre going to carry the knife then ime nothing beats Spyderco FRN knives like Delica. Lightweight and thin. Lockback is super secure. FRN texture super grippy.
        Dec 17, 2022
      4. Philimon
        Philimon
        Fun experiment testing lock strengths. Lock mechanism ease of unintentionally unlocking should also be considered.:
        Dec 17, 2022
      5. Philimon
    3. rott
      rott
      Dabbling in the world of EDC knives and flashlights. Didn't realize the extent of flashlights as a hobby, how customizable they are now.
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      2. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Dec 2, 2022
        Cryptowolf likes this.
      3. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Keep an eye out for Usual Suspects Network. Right now they are down migrating servers or something....
        Dec 2, 2022
        Cryptowolf likes this.
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I just picked up a Muyshondt Beagle. Flashlights have come a long way in the last 5 years.
        Dec 3, 2022
    4. rott
      rott
      1. 9suns likes this.
      2. rott
        rott
        Sep 19, 2022
      3. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        yup, this dude is very talented. Do you know Eloy Casagrande? I've been following him since he won the modern drummer young drummer contest at 14 years old. He kind of reminds me of this fella, though different in his own way.
        Sep 20, 2022
    5. rott
      rott
      Oldest applying to colleges; I'd love to write contrarian application essays regarding my views of social justice and the world we live in.
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      2. rott
        rott
        Thankfully our state university (Maryland) is pretty good and has a competitive Biology program. She's fine with that and understands finances will dictate final choice. But if she receives a generous aid package that doesn't involve much future debt, would love to give her the opportunity to experience a smaller research-oriented school around a large city.
        Sep 11, 2022
        Claritas, penguins and Deep Funk like this.
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Identity and social context are too easy to abuse these days. Hard work and emancipation are often skipped in favour of claiming some kind of unfairness. Instead of learning from history we get cancel-culture because "unfair = cancel" and context is thrown out. The last 70 years the world changed faster than most people realised.
        Sep 11, 2022
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        @rott, Thank God it's College Park, and not in "Bal'mor, hun!"
        Sep 11, 2022
    6. rott
      rott
      Anyone have experience tuning their Home Theater setup with Dirac Live? My first attempt with new Onkyo AVR was suboptimal. Lots to tweak...
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      2. rott
        rott
        Thinking of getting a real USB mic to use in place of the puck supplied with the Onkyo, lots of reading/watching to do in order to learn how the app (using MacOS) should be used for adjusting frequencies.
        Jul 28, 2022
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Umik-1 is great, comes with calibration files for 0 and 90 degrees. You’re right there is a learning curve, the mic and a proper stand helps a ton though.
        Jul 28, 2022
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      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I have had good success with the Storm Audio microphone placement suggestions. Also remember to apply some house curve to test what works best in your room. NAD has one, Storm too.
        Jul 28, 2022
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    7. rott
      rott
      The "No Such Thing as a Fish" podcast is fantastic. Fascinating general trivia driven by Brit humor doesn't disappoint.
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        Big fan!
        Jul 4, 2022
    8. rott
      rott
      Recently enthralled with Gojira, I really love the Magma album.
      1. Deep Funk likes this.
      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Time to check out le ́efant sauvage, that’s their crowning achievement imo. Magma was when I started losing interest
        Jun 8, 2022
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        They are the Slayer of the 21st century with better sound quality live and on recordings. If I can justify it, some day I will return to the mosh-pit for their music.
        Jun 9, 2022
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    9. rott
      rott
      Top Gun: Maverick was fun, first movie I've watched in a theater in 3 years. So worth it.
      1. Lyander, Tchoupitoulas and Qildail like this.
    10. rott
      rott
      Speedmaster Moonwatch (3861) depleted my fun funds, guess it'll be nice to have much more time to digest longer term Atrium reviews...
      1. Kernel Kurtz, Gazny, Kunlun and 6 others like this.
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        The Swatch x Omega watch looks cool.

        Although I heard stores got packed because of it
        Apr 2, 2022
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Same boat right now - unexpected taxes demolished my fun fund and I have to decide between a watch or headphones for my next fun purchase.
        Apr 2, 2022
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    11. rott
      rott
      Drove out for some Thai food and ran into the Freedom Convoy that circled the DC Beltway today. Kinda surreal; soo many pickups with flags..
      1. sheldaze, obsiCO and DigMe like this.
      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        What is your go to Thai food? I like some of the vegan stuff, but I liked the coconut glass noddles, and drunken noodles. anything between minty and basil.
        Mar 6, 2022
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        SBAF, my source for breaking news. Found out before my friend in NYC :P
        Mar 6, 2022
        Qildail likes this.
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Gazny For basil flavor I like pad kra pow. So many great Thai dishes though. All the curries, chicken with cashews, khao soi, the classic pad thai, fresh spring rolls, all great. I miss Thailand!
        Mar 6, 2022
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    12. rott
      rott
      Just sub'd Apple TV+ and "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" was pretty entertaining - interesting nuggets of music history
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Hahaha, I was just looking at that last night. Wanna watch the synth episode.
        Jan 10, 2022
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    13. rott
      rott
      Late-comer to diving deep into The Beatles discography, recommendations for best stereo CD box set or individual later album masterings?
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Certain 2009 mono remasters are only available in the Beatles in Mono boxset (those not in the U.S. Albums boxset). You can still find individual 2009 stereo remasters. I purchased Let It Be (2009) new from Target recently to have a backup. Abbey Road (2009) from Amazon too, but the printing on the digipack is blurry so wonder if it's counterfeit. Have a replacement on the way to confirm. Be careful of counterfeits!
        Dec 22, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I realize you already bought the US albums box set, but I thought I should warn you that The Beatles were not involved with the creation and sequencing of the US versions of their albums until Sgt. Pepper when the UK track list became the default worldwide.
        Dec 22, 2021
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        So while there is a lot of good music in the US albums set, it’s a total mishmash with songs from different albums thrown together, singles added in wherever. The music is all good but it’s not the way The Beatles intended it all to be heard.
        Dec 22, 2021
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    14. rott
      rott
      Would love to see the reaction if The Benny Hill Show was made available on any popular American streaming platform...
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        It was on Comedy Central back in the day. Late 90's.
        Nov 18, 2021
      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Used to watch it with my dad when I was a kid (yeah…mom did not approve) but I used to laugh all the same.
        Nov 18, 2021
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        according to my mom, she loved when Benny Hill was on when I was a baby 'cause it was the only thing that would shut me up.
        Nov 19, 2021
    15. rott
      rott
      College landscape changed so much since I graduated 20 years ago - now there's "merit aid", aka tuition discount inventive to attend.
      1. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        We had this in the late eighties - get a distinction and have your tuition refunded for that course, into an account of your choosing - ie. not back into your parent's account :=).
        Nov 5, 2021
    16. rott
      rott
      Me: hey, I'm thinking of getting Apple Watch; Daughter: why do you want something that will keep reminding you how much you don't exercise?
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        she sounds smart
        Oct 31, 2021
      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Something these gadgets do help us in breaking the chain of inertia - can be your counter argument
        Oct 31, 2021
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        challenge: How long can keep "Number of Steps" at zero!
        Oct 31, 2021
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    17. rott
      rott
      Mothers and wives are masters of bearing a grudge. Put them together in a joint-family setting, recipe for FUN. Headphones are my salvation.
    18. rott
      rott
      HBO Max - great content, craptastic app experience.
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        In my experience the app is just slow and laggy. The Apple TV version seems to be the only one that runs decently. Everything else is a test of patience.
        Oct 1, 2021
        Wilson likes this.
      4. edd
        edd
        Oct 1, 2021
      5. crazychile
        crazychile
        Yeah I noticed it crashes and is frequently slow. The UI is like Netflix from 15 years ago.
        Oct 2, 2021
    19. rott
      rott
      Rick Beato, and the late Anthony Bourdain, separated at birth? Look like brothers.
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    20. rott
      rott
      Suicide Squad (Gunn sequel) was pretty entertaining, casting seems to have worked well with good action, humor, and soundtrack.
      1. DigMe, Collusion, Phantaminum and 3 others like this.
      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        That's encouraging. I will probably see it when it is available from the usual streaming platforms.
        Aug 8, 2021
        Lyander likes this.
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Aug 9, 2021
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Nation's Capital of failure
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    Auteur, HD650, HD600, LCD-X, Schiit Gungnir Multibit A1 & Bifrost 2, Schiit Lyr3, HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2