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My wife is an RN and three nurses she works with tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Still keeping our fingers crossed and being safe. Apr 2, 2020 at 6:57 AM

    1. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      My wife is an RN and three nurses she works with tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Still keeping our fingers crossed and being safe.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        My wife thinks the nurse who contracted it went to Thailand in late February and came back and was supposed to be in self-quarrintine for 10 days and did not really follow it. SMH
        Apr 2, 2020 at 2:26 PM
      3. JK47
        JK47
        Stay safe
        Apr 2, 2020 at 2:56 PM
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Thailand didn't seem bad at all in Late February. I was there for most of February though we did isolate for 14 days when we got back to the states just to be safe. I was out and about quite a bit while I was there though.
        Apr 2, 2020 at 3:04 PM
    2. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      We used to make fun of Russians for waiting in line for TP. Now I understand.
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Dude, back in the soviet times we stood in line for everything. You had the roubles, but had to be hella connected so the shop workers tell you when stuff arrives and keep some for you.
        Mar 17, 2020
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        That used to be a thing with new Jordans recently.
        Mar 17, 2020
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @Deep Funk Have you watched the Jeff Goldblum show on b-ball shoes? Eye opening, and not just because Goldblum.
        Mar 17, 2020
    3. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Safe from tornadoes in Nashville. Crazy night of sirens. Much destruction though with an E3 though downtown.
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah, we're good. Tornado missed us by about a mile. Couple of our friends lost their homes but made it through with no injuries. Still no power at our place, but we're staying with friends. Thanks for checking!
        Mar 3, 2020
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        It was a lot closer to Skyline's area of town. So many power outages in that area. Traffic is also terrible - road closures, traffic lights out, etc. We were lucky to be out of harm's way.
        Mar 4, 2020
      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        Power finally came back on around 2 this morning. We were at our friends and woke up to voicemails from the alarm company saying our alarm went off and the cops had been at our house, etc. Whoops!

        Our heat isn't working for some reason, but all is good otherwise.
        Mar 5, 2020
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    4. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Like the new homepage! Why is the link gone for New Profile Posts or New Posts?
      1. purr1n
        purr1n
        Need to work on some things.
        Jan 15, 2020
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    5. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      No Keurig for me. Fixed my grinder, so no mess. And the leaky drip machine is getting replaced by a Bonavita.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Yay, no mud that tastes like piss for you!
        Jan 9, 2020
      2. NationOfLaws
        NationOfLaws
        This is the best news I’ve heard all week about someone I don’t know.
        Jan 9, 2020
    6. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      To Keurig or not to Keurig, that is the question. Have grinder + drip now and getting tired of all the countertop mess.
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      3. Aelms
        Aelms
        Would like to emphasise that a big Clever dripper is likely the way to go. You dump in the water (no need for kettle, fancy dripping methods or timing) and forget about it until you remember to plop it on your beaker. It’s cheap, it’s safe (doesn’t overflow over a stove), it’s no more hassle than using a tea bag.
        Jan 4, 2020
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        Syzygy
        Jan 4, 2020
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        Keurig is a gyp for suckers and for people who think they're upper middle class (but aren't). Believe it or not, Jacobs makes acceptable instant coffee: https://www.jacobskaffee.de/
        Jan 9, 2020
    7. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Saw the new Star Wars...was not the greatest, but it still didn't ruin my childhood.
      1. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        It kind of hits all the notes but the pacing is so frantic that I couldn't take in any more visual information after the first hour or so. Really bad movie (production quality wise) IMO but arguably not the worst one among 1-9.
        Dec 28, 2019
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      2. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Yea I agree 100% about the pacing and production quality
        Dec 28, 2019
      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        When your shepherding a franchise that people have spent billions on, and supported for decades, could you at least write all 3 movies before you start filming? You know, so the story makes any sense?
        Dec 29, 2019
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    8. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Was playing around with Qobuz and accidentally downloaded 24/192 album over LTE and took more than half my data this month...oops.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Somehow I turned my WiFi off. It was on previously. Throttles now in place.
        Dec 23, 2019
      4. rlow
        rlow
        That sucks. Somehow I had turned on my “use cellular data” for backups in photos, and then went on a trip. 2 days later, after taking dozens of photos, I blew through my data for the month (like 10 days in) and my provider cut me off! Had to buy a bunch of data add-ons to last the rest of the month.
        Dec 23, 2019
      5. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        An here I am just having bought a 5G phone so I can stream 24/192 more successfully over cellular, but I work for a cell company sooooo I guess not every one can go that route
        Dec 28, 2019
    9. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I went to the NASAR burnout here in Nashville and on of my pictures got really popular on Twitter. https://bit.ly/2LrqLMn
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @Skyline I felt the very same about the NFL Draft. lol
        Dec 5, 2019
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      4. bixby
        bixby
        nice shot, just don't inhale!
        Dec 5, 2019
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Superdopefly.
        Dec 5, 2019
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    10. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      With Schiit Unison coming, they may want to publish this... Windows Free Upgrade Sill Works - https://bit.ly/2P1MFqt
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      rtaylor76
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        But where real dynamic range comes from is deep blacks which only OLED and plasma can do. Film projectors have not the best blacks, and neither do the typical modern theater digital projectors. Some of the newest laser ones do ok though.
        Nov 28, 2019
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        One last comment, home projectors can do a lot better with blacks, cause they can use lcos tech to get there and dynamic irises. But they still don’t get very bright as compared to a high end hdr lcd or even an OLED. This where all the tonemapping comes in to get the mastered dynamic range down to what the display can support
        Nov 28, 2019
      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Not all of us can afford OLED or plasma. My comments are more based on how the HDR content is being created if you read the article.
        Nov 28, 2019
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      1. Ziva
        Ziva
        Sad, but looks like he went out on his own terms. I grew up there, and the store is almost as old as I am...
        Nov 22, 2019
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Bummer. I bought my Debut Carbon from them and they were fantastic to work with from a customer service point of view.
        Nov 22, 2019
    13. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I guess it's time to retire my 2nd gen Apple TV for a Fire Stick. Here I come Disney+.
    14. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Just upgraded from a V20 to an S10+. So far so good.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        PS - this thing also plays native DSD. Who knew? I don't need it really, but I guess I haven't been keeping up. Also, full 3.5mm headphone jack.
        Nov 3, 2019
    15. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      In an interview, have you ever heard, "If you get this job, in 3 months, what do you think your strengths and weaknesses would be?"
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Guffaw!! On my way out I'll call the union hall, and by the time I get to the parking lot, I'll be dispatched to the next job!!!
        Oct 30, 2019
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Oh, I failed to mention this was for an internal position at my own company!...the 6th position I have applied to in a year I didn't get. Yeah...scouring LinkedIn at the moment.
        Oct 30, 2019
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Ouch... I've been with the same company for 8 years and counting.
        Oct 30, 2019
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    16. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      AT M50's not that bad. I see why they get recommended so easily. Not quite hi-fi, but enjoyable for all around, DJ, or portable.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The Shure SRH840 is a good alternative.
        Oct 27, 2019
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        7506's never had bass like M50's. Certainly smoother, yes.
        Oct 27, 2019
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I'm probably most impressed by the long term durability of the M50. This is a good choice for teenagers that are hard on things.
        Oct 28, 2019
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    17. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      RCA clear tops...I'm done!
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Amp?
        Oct 12, 2019
      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Bifrost MB + Lyr 3 + RCA clear top 6CG7 + LCD-2C. I mean...I didn't want to stop listening last night.
        Oct 12, 2019
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    18. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I like these Audeze LCD-2c's, but they have about the worst design for a headband.
    19. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Swapped out my Vmoda headphone cable for a custom made Canre...call me a headphone cable believer.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I'm starting to wonder myself. I think it did sound better than the stock Fostex cable. IDK
        Sep 30, 2019
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        The Carne quad sounded like 6db hotter over the Vmoda.
        Sep 30, 2019
      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        I think the cable swapping on the Andromeda is what sold me on cables making a difference. I also heard minor changes when I swapped cables on my Verite (copper vs. silver plated copper)
        Sep 30, 2019
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    20. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      And now Ric Ocasek. RIP
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://video-culture.com
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Occupation:
    IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
    Gear List:
    Main Rig:
    Raspberry Pi3 running moOde wi/HfFi Digi+
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit
    Lyr 3
    LCD-2C
    HD650

    Second Rig:
    Desktop -> SMSL Sanskrit 10th
    Dynalo (DIY)


    Work Rig:
    Laptop -> S/PDIF -> Modi MB
    Vali 2
    T50RP (modded)


    Portable Rig:
    Fiio X3 II
    Fiio A3
    Auclair Reference


    HT Setup:
    Receiver: Denon AVR-3805
    Speakers: JBL LSR32
    Amp: Adcom 5800
    Subs: Atlantic Technology 212B (x2)
    Turntable: Technics SL-1200 M3D
    Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
    Cassette: Denon DRM-550
    CD Player: Adcom GCD-575

    Oddball stuffs:
    Muse TDA1543x4 DAC
    Sony MDR-7506
    "Subjective impressions are great, really. Without them, what's the point..." This only means I try not to listen to the gear rather than hearing the music.

    An audio enthusiast with a recording degree. I became an audiophile in college in studying recording to become a mastering engineer. Although I was an intern for Glenn Meadows and also was acquaintances with Ray Kennedy, the stars never quite aligned for me. However I never left pursuing high-end audio.

    I grew up in a radio station as my dad was in radio. My first job was a board op at the talk station where I had to use analog reel to reels, carts, cassettes, and DAT's.

    And yes, I like to tinker with gear. I am an audiophile on a budget. Working IT Support only gets you so much income with two kids around. Have you seen how much day care costs these days? Anyways, there are I guess some gains to some gear that can be tweaked to improve the performance. This is no different than car types changing differentials or beefing up the suspension or engine. Some of us can't afford a BMW, but rather have to take a Civic and beef it up with aftermarket parts.

    Tinkering also helps with repairing gear. I have restored some KEF C75 speakers, an Elac Miracord 50H. I have also fixed, soldered, suped up, many other things from crossovers, to cap replacement, to op-amp replacement, etc. I most recently fixed and rebuilt a non-working Dynalo. I took electronics and studio maintenance in college, but I am still learning.

    I have also built: guitar tube amps, guitars, and drums. I love DIY.

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