Zhanming057
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Zhanming057

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A group just told me to give up my cafe table because they want the "nice window view". Maybe some of r/choosingbeggar is true after all. Nov 18, 2019 at 12:34 PM

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    1. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      A group just told me to give up my cafe table because they want the "nice window view". Maybe some of r/choosingbeggar is true after all.
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      2. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        @netforce Not nice in the slightest. I didn't want to cause a scene because the owner is a friend but fortunately a waitress came over and told them to quit it. The gall of people these days :(
        Nov 18, 2019 at 12:59 PM
      3. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        My book, "A Time for Nope" covers just such eventualities.
        Nov 18, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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      4. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        I think your natural look of bewilderment should give them the gist to move along... wow... are they waiting around for the finger or what?! ;D
        Nov 18, 2019 at 1:48 PM
    2. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Fitear Titan in custom fit incoming in 12 weeks. Here's to headphones that are not that great but which you love nonetheless.
    3. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Made a bet with FIDE 2000 roommate. I code an engine from scratch in 24h and go 5/5 on blitz. Looking for some closed back cans if I win :)
      1. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        I can't use anything unsupervised so I'll have to write up the rules myself. But if I have time I'm going to run this on itself for a couple hours to exhaustively search the first couple moves.
        Nov 4, 2019
      2. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Just code it to only play the nastiest gambits as openings.
        Nov 5, 2019
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    4. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Should resale value be a factor when buying headphones? Thinking about the Fitear Titan, love the tech, but literally zero resale value.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If you find you're a chronic gear cycler yes.
        Nov 1, 2019
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      3. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        @ChaChaRealSmooth I almost never sell CIEMs because of how little they go for, the exception is when the factory offers reshells. But I can't help thinking that if I bought the universal I could always sell them to back out most of the cost. I really like the Titan and I like the idea of supporting Suyama's weird ideas but if I fall out of love with them they're pretty much a pair of expensive paperweights.
        Nov 1, 2019
      4. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        You want to pay as little depreciation as possible on audio. Buy second hand, never pay new RRP unless buying legendary stuff.
        Nov 2, 2019
    5. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Amazon has been "processing" my refund for 45 straight days. Wonder if I should just file a dispute and deal with the fallout
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Generally they are very prompt. Connect with their customer service I'm sure they will help you out
        Sep 17, 2019
      3. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        @treboR @Ksaurav402 Thanks for the comments. I must have chatted or called them a dozen times. Every time they tell me to wait 2-3 more business days with no update afterwards. First time I've had customer service that's this bad from Amazon.
        Sep 17, 2019
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      4. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        @Zhanming057 if you have tracking proof that the returned item was delivered, Amazon should process the refund within 14 days since delivery day. If they still lag, just chat with a representative online and tell them that it's already passed 14 days. Highly recommend talking online over the phone as well. It's faster and more efficient
        Sep 17, 2019
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    6. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Buyer backed out of a $10k sale days after he promised to send bank wire. I mean, I get that people run into problems, still pretty bummed.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I've learned that a sale is never done until I have money in the bank.
        Aug 29, 2019
        Riotvan, Soups, Lyander and 2 others like this.
      2. MrTeaRex
        MrTeaRex
        Hope you can put the kidney back.
        Aug 29, 2019
    7. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Keeping my views on gun control private, shooting a Contender in .44 mag is the most fun. Would have shot 45-70, but I still want my wrists
      1. fp627, Don Miller, Syzygy and 2 others like this.
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      3. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        @JK47 The owner loads hot and laughs at the .500 folks about their 'puny' cartridge. Love the Thompson, would get one with the fancy engravings if I could.
        Aug 22, 2019
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Got to shoot a Tommy gun last weekend at my buddys place. That thing is fun, and kicks about as much as a .22
        Aug 23, 2019
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      5. fp627
        fp627
        Shot 1 in 308 once - wasn't comfortable but wasn't as bad as I expected.
        Sep 21, 2019
    8. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Hong Kong - Beijing - Seoul - heading home. Impressed by the JVC FW10000, Fitear Titan, Fostex TM2, and Derek Huang's frankenmod Qualia 010.
      1. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Besides the typhoon, did you catch any of the other... excitement.. in HK?
        Aug 10, 2019
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      2. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        @JustAnotherRando Was not a problem when I was there, but apparently they've taken over the airport. My impression is that it's 99% very peaceful, but that doesn't mean that they're not going to disrupt your travel plans (e.g. shutting down the airport or the metro).
        Aug 10, 2019
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    9. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      Hong Kong is head-fi heaven. The only problem is that the wind is currently clocking in at over 60mph.
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        I remember last time I was there few years back, even in September the heat and humidity was nuts. Can only imagine it right now with all the cyclones.
        Jul 31, 2019
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      4. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        @netforce You tend to gain a healthy respect for the storm warnings if you've been here for a while. Unless I absolutely need to be somewhere, it's just not worth the risk of being injured/stuck somewhere without transportation.
        Jul 31, 2019
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      5. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        @netforce typhoons bring temperature drops and really clean air up from the South China Sea, so it's more comfortable in some ways. The downside is massive amounts of rain (which can cause minor landslides out in the countryside.)
        Jul 31, 2019
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    10. Zhanming057
      Zhanming057
      I'm a friend now - very cool and thanks. Homophobes and antisemites can go to Hell, sound waves don't care about who you want to sleep with.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I saw this before I saw what it was referring to.. I was like weird flex, dude. Now I get it l.
        Jul 4, 2019
      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        As hard as it sometimes is, try to wish the people who hate you some good: namely, that they will improve their character and change their minds.
        Jul 23, 2019
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Westone ES3X, ES5, QDC 8CH, ACS T1, Fitear Monet 17, JH13 v2, Sony XJE-MH2 Listening
    JPS Labs Abyss 1266 Phi, Diana Phi, Mysphere 3.2, Raal Requisite SR-1A, Ultrasone Edition 9, Edition 8
    A&K SP1000+AMP, Nagra Classic DAC, Classic INT, Spectral DMA 150s2, DMC 30SS, Woo WA11