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  1. That's no double post! That's a deca-post! I once did that with a printer.
  2. I think that I've seen a bigger difference between two LCD-2's.
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    Not sure about the P&S. It shouldn't be too bad, for P&S I mostly trust Canon. The new ones have really good low light capabilities and optics are quite good. Most importantly- they are very small. No use buying a small sensor in a large camera.
  4. It's a pity that old SNL skits are really hard to find in decent quality. And we might organizing another (less sausagey) trip to that spot, should be incredible to be there in a snowstorm. Too bad that snow is really scarce in Reykjavik these years. Also I'll bring some kind of gloves next time, today I realized that I have cut my hands on these rocks. There was one moment when a larger wave picked me up (turns out I'm more buoyant than I thought) and started to wash me into the ocean with the back draft so I had to hold on really hard to one of these porous rocks. Anyways- if someone of you guys ever fly over to visit Birgir, be sure to check this thing out. Cheers!
  5. Yeah, too bad that my gf is in Latvia. And some of the places we went were quite dangerous, these lava fields can have really sharp edges and not to say that I don't have confidence in the fairer sex- I would not like to take any chances. Magnus actually did manage to fall down and cut his chin and hands on them. Other than that it was great fun, next time well try to wear some sandals or something that doesn't slip too much. Ideally one would wear climbing shoes or something like that. Here's a picture that should give you an idea what I'm talking about. And now imagine what a bad fall would do to naked skin- it's like falling on a grater.
  6. These principles seem to work also in the country where I'm from- ex-soviet Latvia. Just be streetwise- keep away from dangerous places (seedy bars/poor neighborhoods/markets), avoid eye contact with shifty characters, don't draw unnecessary attention to yourself visually and audibly. Don't be a high value target for the muggers- stay away from flashy accessories (iBuds are a dead giveaway, so are flashy watches and jewelry), wear casual clothing, preferably- colors that are natural to the habitat you find your self in. Most importantly- maintain good posture, keep your head up, straight back and walk confidently. It sounds cynical, but to get away from a wolf you just need to outrun the sheep. Also keep in mind that you must assess the situation and behave accordingly- no need be all paranoid if the environment is not hostile, you'll just end up scaring people. Knowing body language and psychology also helps immensely. That's it for Latvia and most likely any eastern block country. To be honest, I'm very relieved here, in Iceland. No need to keep my guard up that high. I guess that crime stems from inequality.
  7. Today was awesome- me and my buddy Magnus, we went swimming/hot-tubbing in the ocean. There is a geothermal plant about 80km from Reykjavik and it dumps all of the hot water in the ocean nearby. As the water is about 70-90°C and it's essentially a small river of it therefore the ocean nearby stays quite warm. It's like taking a hot bath only with 1.5m waves, too bad that the coast is made from volcanic rock though. And for added danger the whole place is covered in a mist that stinks like rotten eggs. Basically the waves appear from the mist. All in all it isn't too dangerous if common sense is being maintained.
  8. The only plaster I've ever had to wear was when my dad accidentally drove a car on my arm. To not upset the grandparents I was told to say that I fell from the stairs, so until I was like 18 I actually thought this was true because I somehow materialized the false version in my memory. Btw, I was two years old when that happened. I still have a picture with me sitting on the lap of my grandpa all bandaged up and both of us showing off the plasters. He caught a moose with his car, the damn thing came through the front windshield and landed on his lap. Because the old windshields of soviet cars didn't have any tape the glass cut him up pretty bad. So he somehow got the moose in the trunk and all covered in blood and moose shit drove to the hospital. In other news- wen't to the gym finally and made three hotdogs for dinner. Regarding the bionic hand- just get a hook with the right diameter, the rest will be left for imagination.
  9. Hmmm... Seems like someone who knew what he was dealing with. An ancient butthurt or something.
  10. But how can we know what will be your subjective impression from the electronical pair to your headphones? Electronically many (most) amps can induce acoustic activity from the HD650 driver.
  11. One more review, not too rich on the tech data, but at least it does comparisons- http://www.headfonia.com/the-new-grado-sound-grado-ps500/
  12. Waiting for something to get delivered is pure torture... I'm pretty sure that all initial listening impressions will be seriously distorted. Heck, I'll rip the package open in the post office! The waiting is killing me!
  13. Same here, bit depth alone will have a hard time messing up a well mastered AND well processed recording. Looking at those spectros (and judging from the pixels I've seen in my time) I'd say that these might as well be different masters. Of course that the HD version will have stuff going on in upper frequencies, but my hearing cuts off at 19kHz so unless I project the sound with a BPP Supertweeter in my face... Also the stuff going on in higher freq can be just noise, beats me- I have a degree in talking out of my ass, not interpreting acoustic data.
  14. What is the hubbub about? That it's the same old stuff, only uprezzed? If so, I'd rather compare the spectros of the HD tracks and the CD or whatever version that came before.
  15. Hehe, close enough! It captures the mood quite nicely. Though you must know, that the Russian guy once called that bird a "winged condom".
  16. I'm not sure whether this should go to DIY, but I did a haircut. Now I know that the Barbers Paradox may have been based on true facts.
  17. I'm not sure if transcript can translate the stuff that's happening there. A very culturally and language specific humor, a typical Russian so to say.
  18. You should see the full video. The talking is damn hilarious, if you know Russian, that is.
  19. Argh, the noobness is still strong in me. I don't know how to embedd video...
  20. In BA I specialized mostly in cognitive sciences and philosophy of science/methodology, wrote a minor paper in Comparing the conceptions of ADD/ADHD between American and European schools of child psychiatry, the thesis was on Daniel Dennett and his theory of intentional strategies. Now I have put that aside a bit and I'm trying to analyze the anglo-american reading of Kantian ethics, namely the texts of Onora O'Neill. So yeah, most likely I'll end up inventing my job. Or work in advertising as most [pseudo]intellectuals do these days...
  21. Cheer up, Crappy! I'm about to finish my MA in philosophy, so compared to me you might have a higher chance of scoring a job that actually pays something. I always keep in mind that if all fails then I'll just start building headphone amps with bigger tubes and fatter cables than everyone else, and use only fancy enclosures with wood accents.
  22. You should be worried when you feel that you know everything. That's when the most troubles happen.
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