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Wmcmanus

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  1. Game 5 is a must win for the Bulls. Even then, it will be tough. But still nice to see them hang in there this far.
  2. RIP, Robert Pirsig. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/24/525443040/-zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance-author-robert-m-pirsig-dies-at-88?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170424 (Really liked that book, and should read it again sometime. It's been a long, long time.)
  3. Man, that's really rough. RIP, young man. You did so exceptionally well in your time here. Keep living guys. You never know when your number will come up.
  4. Troll? Me? I have no idea what you're talking about! (BTW, a little too much sun today. I was squinting.)
  5. Not 15, just 2 or 3 well selected ones. Makes up for all of the trolling you guys do here.
  6. You probably quit listening to the headphones and started listening to the music again. Happens all the time with me when I begin to settle in with new gear and forget about the need to analyze it all the time.
  7. The potentially good news is that the electronics division/brand/stuff will no doubt be spun off in a reorganization (if they can get away with it) or more likely sold to another large tech company prior to dragging those assets into an all out bankruptcy. More cash flow for their shareholders that way, as opposed to a slow, piecemeal and court controlled asset sell off. So hopefully that will mean better products and lower prices to the end consumer of whatever company can pick up their assets and technology on the cheap.
  8. Death of my brackets! Oregon outplayed and definitely outshot Kansas tonight. My Final 4 is gone. Only guessed 1 game right in the First 4, then got 24 in the first round, 10 out of the Sweet 16, and 4 out of the Elite 8. That's 39 in total. I've done better and I've done worse.
  9. Hate to say it, but lucky pass. No way did he intend to throw it between his legs. Was trying to get the pass there ahead of the defender. Still a great play to watch, but he didn't call bank (as they say).
  10. RIP, Chuck. Loved that guy, man.
  11. Zero is being kind. I picked Wisconsin, and in fact having them winning the next game as well, but Duke going to the Final 4. Actually, looking at Dave's brackets above, my East is identical to his.
  12. My picks are pretty similar. I have to pick KU to win every year. I would just be wrong not to. cbs-sports-2017.pdf Reader's Digest version.pdf
  13. I just stumbled across the HD800 pricing on Amazon, quite by accident, and was surprised that they're now a $1,000 pair of headphones: https://smile.amazon.com/Sennheiser-800-Reference-Dynamic-Headphone/dp/B001OTZ8DA/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B001OTZ8DA&pd_rd_r=MA8B1CMNN9HTH2J6F13X&pd_rd_w=0JfnY&pd_rd_wg=9fxIy&psc=1&refRID=MA8B1CMNN9HTH2J6F13X Guess I've paid very little attention to the entire HD800 S thing and had no sense that the tweaked model had devalued the original so dramatically. Or I guess, maybe that's just where the HD800 lines up now on a competitive basis with all of the new entries to the flied since 2009.
  14. Happy birthday! Don't be a stranger!
  15. It doesn't seem so. Not so good at holding normal sized headphones either. Sure are purdy though.
  16. Actually, as I read the comments, there is a lot of concern that these stands are not thick enough (at 7.5cm instead of a more desired 10cm, which apparently they are willing to offer in a future drop due to all of the feedback). The concern is that earpads may be damaged from uneven pressure. Most headphones are about 9mm wide, so it seems. Someone posted several pics with a pair of Denon D7000 on the stand, where the outer parts of the earpads are not making contact with the stand. Dang site won't let me grab a pic to post it here. Will wait for the 10cm version. Oh, and the other issue is that being solid wood they are quite heavy and shipped from Canada, so the shipping is 50% of the price of the silly things.
  17. These look to be nicely made and the price isn't too bad at all. Never can have enough headphone stands. Not a big fan of mixing woods, unless you're doing something special when you do so (i.e., something more than merely sandwiching ash between black walnut). So it's either the black walnut or painted elm... decisions... https://www.massdrop.com/buy/woodlab-royal-glam-headphone-stand
  18. Yesterday, I was on my way back from Monaco to Cayman, and sat next to this dude on the London-Miami flight in business class: http://www.johnsambataro.com/www.johnsambataro.com/Home.html Interesting guy. He's 63 and has been touring for 30 years, mostly with Dave Mason's band, but with Firefall for a while as well. Kind of a dead giveaway. He was wearing a new looking jacket that had this really cool embroidery on the back that read Dave Mason World Tour 2007. I had noticed it when we were boarding, so I had to ask him about it when he sat right across the aisle from me. "Oh, we get all kinds of this stuff..." Just a pretty regular guy who has seen the world several times over and is happy to still be doing what he loves and getting paid for it.
  19. Fucking Alan Colmes died at age 66. Holy shit. I had no idea that he was sick. RIP... he was a good man. http://wavy.com/2017/02/24/alan-colmes-liberal-voice-on-fox-dead-at-66/
  20. Don't know the details, but they'll sound good if he likes them.
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