Thad E Ginathom
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How do Sennheiser manage to do *disappearing foam* ? Oct 17, 2021

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    1. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      How do Sennheiser manage to do *disappearing foam* ?
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        Never had foam issues, but the pleather-fake-whatever headbands on the lower models always had a short life for me. I probably when through five or six of them on the HD280 over its lifespan.
        Oct 17, 2021
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        My brother got a cheap set from Allie expres that's fine and cheap for his 600's
        Oct 18, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Thinking of putting some very thin cloth to keep the dust and cat/human hair away form the drivers. I'm on a bot of ropey temporary setup just now: highest of fi is not the priority.
        Oct 19, 2021
    2. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      My Cyrus integrated amp has been rejected by our repairer... he says there is nothing wrong with it! It has been returned home.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm not plugging it in until I get house wiring checked.

        Did this cost anything? Only transport: "How can I charge you for a quick test and a quick look inside?" :)
        Oct 14, 2021
      3. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        You need to move to a new home.
        Oct 14, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I need a sinecure!
        Oct 14, 2021
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Sad to hear of the death of Paddy Moloney
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        83 is a good run.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        True.

        Also true that it is far too long since I regularly listened to the music of the Chieftains.
        Oct 14, 2021
    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Burning stubble.
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        weedwacker for the win!
        Oct 1, 2021
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      4. GoodEnoughGear
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @GoodEnoughGear, no, but spot on. Except of course, that the old kerosene blowlamp is now replaced by a propane torch.
        Oct 2, 2021
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    5. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      My integrated amplifier, core of my entire audio system, even feeds my headphones, seems to be dead. Hardly ten years old.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        From the board: Assembled by Pam, checked by Sam :). In November 2011. I've had it since 2012.
        Sep 29, 2021
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      3. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Yep, do contact Syed asap
        Sep 29, 2021
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Yep, done, as you know, and, sometime soon, with your assistance, it will be winging its way there :)
        Sep 29, 2021
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    6. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      A big thank you to recent participants in the conversation about covid and vaccination! I learned a lot.
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The conversation is currently closed. I don't dispute such decisions.

        But I still want to acknowledge that I feel better informed after reading the last few pages of conversation, even as to where people I may not agree with are coming from and why.

        Cheers all!
        Sep 7, 2021
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        One thing I am grateful to the forum for is that it's helped temper some long-held biases and been instrumental in developing a modicum of patience when dealing with less savoury types online. Own opinions aside, it was certainly educational if somewhat popcorn-munchy.
        Sep 7, 2021
    7. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Mostly, computer audio just works, and people make too much fuss about it. but sometimes it doesn't...
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      3. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        Aug 20, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        There is all that, but there is also basic, factual stuff, like how our operating systems are not real-time, but sound is. Gaps in the music don't sound good. It's not even audiophile, let alone audiophool: its like a bulb flickering.
        Aug 20, 2021
      5. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        True I got interrupts from time to time, increasing buffer did. not work, switched to real time kernel and the problem was gone. Funnily the cpu load increases due to irq but that is not a problem no more unwanted gaps
        Aug 20, 2021
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    8. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Rediscovered Traffic's John Barleycorn Must Die
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The time that I remember this album from would be about 1972, and I don't think I have ever lived with it since that house. Forgotten since then. Good god, that's almost fifty years!

        And it's damned good. :)
        Jun 25, 2021
      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Not frequent, but still a regular on my playlist. I remember seeing Traffic live many years ago and marvelling how Steve soloed every instrument in turn on the stage.
        Jun 25, 2021
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Great! I never saw them, but one of the guys in that house did get a job on one of their tours. ISTR that he returned with a free copy of the low-spark album: no idea if he got actual pay as well!
        Jun 26, 2021
    9. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Far be it from me to mention another member's genitalia, but...
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Look, we talked about this. Yes, I am overcompensating for my small penis by buying a tube amp and driving a jeep.
        Jun 5, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Seriously... there should be a special award for GoldenOne's work.
        Jun 6, 2021
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      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I suspect he will be recognized during the 21’ Golden Schlong awards.
        Jun 6, 2021
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    10. Biodegraded
      Biodegraded
      No, it isn't!!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Sorry, you only paid for half an hour.
        Jun 5, 2021
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... Well, there goes that customer. Thought he might buy another half-hour ticket.
        Jun 6, 2021
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    11. Claritas
      Claritas
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Yes. Without going into reasons and blame, it is India's turn to suffer. Glad that there people, here and abroad, ready to help.
        May 27, 2021
    12. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      The server responded with an error. The error message is in the JavaScript console. --- I'm seeing this regularly
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Timestamp: 23/05/21 08:01:35 PM IST
        Warning: Security wrapper denied access to property "userStylesheet" on privileged Javascript object. Support for exposing privileged objects to untrusted content via __exposedProps__ is being gradually removed -
        May 23, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        use WebIDL bindings or Components.utils.cloneInto instead. Note that only the first denied property access from a given global object will be reported.
        Source File: chrome://ublock0/content/js/contentscript.js
        Line: 113
        May 23, 2021
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Maybe I just shifted levels in the matrix. Using the site was horrible for some time yesterday. This evening it all seems ok.

        But I'm keeping an eye out. Over my shoulder.
        May 24, 2021
    13. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      And today's bad news! A broken pump part has flooded a room. From 3.30am, wife and I were struggling with that.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Our pressure pump is by Grundfoss.That, at least in this part of the world, is the Rolls Royce of pumps, and their service is pretty good. But this is covid lockdown.

        My wife managed to get the number of someone who can help. He came this morning, and took away the parts that need replacing. Hopefully, within a day or two, we will have everything right again.
        May 17, 2021
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Plumber came yesterday, went to get parts. Returned today.

        One part is wrong, so we are on dribble water still.

        Covid lockdown: essential shops only, and that only for a few hours in the morning. So getting plumbing parts is like black-market shopping! Luckily these tradesmen know their suppliers and arrangements are made. But today, the supplier said there were police in his street, some tomorrow.
        May 18, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        There was a brief opening up of shops before one week of strict lockdown (so everyone could spread the virus anyway I suppose) and we got our part. Pressurised water again. Yay. :)
        May 23, 2021
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    14. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Sad. Demise of a cat.
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Perhaps it is not so very surprising: she lost a sparring partner. But it's also clearly a difficult time, and any additional loss or hardship can make the whole state of affairs seem a lot worse. That's been my experience.
        May 16, 2021
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Yes indeed.

        I'm waiting up, now, for the man of of the feline family. Normally, I wouldn't be bothered but...
        May 16, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Well, searched and searched for him, but he was nowhere to be found. Eventually, though, I heard his small meeow, and there he was.

        Then, no water at all in the taps. Had to hoist up a couple of buckets from the underground sump
        May 17, 2021
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    15. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Just curiosity: what's the portable record player seen behind Colbert on The Late Show?
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        It's not a Crosley?
        May 6, 2021
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I have no idea what it isn't, which is why I asked! :)

        I'll google that and look. Thanks
        May 6, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... ... ... Looks like that is what it is. Google says I could even get one from Amazon.in.

        It also seems to say that it looks a heap better than it sounds.

        But, as I said, just curious. No plans to return to playing LPs. Deck in cupboard if I ever do have.
        May 6, 2021
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    16. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      If I was a witch's hat, sitting on her head like a paraffin stove...
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'd fly away and be a bat, across the air, I would rove.

        Looks like I'm starting one of those Incredible String Band phases of my life.
        Apr 9, 2021
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Makes a change from the Dead, eh? The String Band are another group who got under my skin.

        (Wearing black cherries for rings)
        Apr 10, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Gently tender falls the rain...
        Apr 11, 2021
    17. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Surrealistic Pillow!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can it be that I didn't listen to this album many times fifty years ago?

        Anyway, we lost touch with each other, and I only recognised two of the songs.

        What a wonderful album! :)
        Mar 23, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Still sounds fresh today.
        Mar 23, 2021
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    18. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Computer dead. It's getting heart/lung/brain transplant next week
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Ouch. A MB failure is never good.
        Mar 20, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Quite the leap, but yeah 10 years seems a damned good run for a motherboard from what I can tell; it's usually the PSUs that last so long, no?

        Either way hope the new machine works well!
        Mar 20, 2021
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I am on my second PSU. And the case and PSU have been kept, along with hard disks etc. Just the guts transplanted.

        It's giving me some problems making everything work with Linux, especially setting up a new ssd as a boot device. Won't work. Fine... does everything so much faster, including booting, even from an hdd. So I'll just use the ssd for pics.

        On the whole, it is *very* nice!
        Mar 21, 2021
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    19. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      Get off my digital lawn you young whippersnapper, you with your electric guitars and rock-n-roll music!!!!
      Wow, didn't realize you were approaching nearly seven decades!! Congratulations for making it this far; keep that bastard C-19 away from you.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        lol... and thanks :)

        Things are getting easier with covid in my part of the world, but I still believe in being careful.

        You take care too!
        Feb 23, 2021
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        How old must one be to join the Super Best Old Farts Audio Club (SBOFAC)? Good health and cheer to you both.
        Feb 24, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Ask @Claud --- he's recruiting!
        Feb 24, 2021
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    20. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Adventures with new (to me) Television Technology...
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        There has to be a higher-fi answer to this, but although I'm willing to pay more than $15, I'm not willing to pay actual-hifi prices.

        There is an hdmi -> hdmi+audio-out box that is still fairly inexpensive, and might butcher sound less than cheap bluetooth. But would the firestick work if not plugged directly into the monitor?
        Jan 22, 2021
      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I would expect so. It sounds like the box under consideration is just used to split audio off of the signal. As long as it's HDMI compliant, it'll provide power to the stick, and I'd expect the audio to be Y'd between the audio out and also sent upstream HDMI to the monitor.

        Usually monitors have software choices to turn on/off the internal speakers.
        Jan 22, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        My monitor does not have any speakers. Oh... it has an audio out, which seems to do what an hdmi splitter does. I stuck earbuds in the socket: it sounded awful. It would also be cumbersome cable-wise, but then, so would the hdmi splitter.

        My monitor is on an Ergotron arm (wonderful) but the cable space is jam-packed.
        Jan 22, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 4, 1952 (Age: 69)
    Location:
    India
    Occupation:
    occasionally
    Gear List:
    HD800 and a few other things

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