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EdipisReks1

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    Watches

    I was just making a joke. Pretty does help, though.
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    Watchmen

    The movie more or less was what happened in the comics, but the movie was bad and the comics are really, really good. Sometimes it's not the circuit, it's the implementation, I guess. Keep in mind that Alan Moore hasn't had a good idea in about 30 years, and it's a series very much of its time. As for me, Damon Lindelof is a total fucking hack, and I won't let him waste another second of the time I have left on this earth, if I can help it. I'd rather watch a show written by my cats, and the script for it would just be the word "treats" written over and over. At least that would have a reasonable ending, what with the cats finally getting treats. That is a far superior ending to anything Lindelolf has ever written.* *I haven't seen The Leftovers, but I have read the book. No thanks. Having said all of that, Al, if you are interested in the comics, the art by Dave Gibbons (pencils and inks, and I believe also the lettering) and John Higgins (colors), is a masterclass. And it's Moore at his best, and his best was very good (it's more than thirty years old :).)
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    Watches

    I mean, if the strategy fails, you can always wear the Bullhead at the homeless shelter, after she kicks you out.
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    Watches

    Wear it at work, only? With an alarm on your phone to remind you to take it off?
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    Watches

    I put watches back on bracelets every autumn, and every autumn I remark on how incredibly comfortable the Omega 1171 bracelet is.
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    Amazon Music HD

    You and me too.
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    Watches

    It being a '65, you were spot on. Go hotel libation, go!
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    Watches

    You aren't wrong that the shape was certainly popular in the 1970s, but the 60s had a lot more heterodox design-sensibility than you might think. It just seems staid in comparison late-60s and 1970s.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    I like my aluminum Series 4 watches. The titanium edition Series 5 looks awesome, though.
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    Watches

    It was actually made in 1965.
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    Watches

    I got the UG back from having the battery replaced. I do really like this watch, with its period correct 20x14 Spiedel lizard strap and gold-plated buckle.
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    What are you reading now?

    I don't have any mixed feelings about Malcolm Gladwell or Bill Simmons. I don't mind Audiobooks.
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    Voluntary amp builders?

    Oh, did they? Anybody with two-thirds of a brain has known that since the brand started. If I wrote a long, boring blog-post about Hitler being bad, would I be exposing Hitler as being bad?
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    Watches

    Well, yes.
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    Voluntary amp builders?

    Incorrect. The opposite, in fact.
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    Watches

    If I hadn't just added the Drive Extra, I think I would get this. I think it's beautiful. Less than half the price (you can get substantial MB discounts), too. Mr. Cerrato is doing amazing work. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/montblanc-heritage-gmt-value-proposition
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    Voluntary amp builders?

    Human ears aren't the issue. Human ears are a relatively easy things to model. But our ears aren't how we hear. We hear with our brains, and the brain is entirely manipulatable. Deaf people can experience sounds, just as blind people can experience sight. Limbs that aren't there can be felt. Only an ignoramus would worry about tiny fractions of THD when it comes to an inherently fuzzy and subconsciously (I don't believe in tue consciousness, as an emergent property, and I think FMRI studies back me up on that*, but we sort of act like we are truly conscious) subjective input-analysis system like the human brain. * of course there are easier things to demonstrate this: try to remember what you were doing 50 miles behind you on a road-trip when you were driving in corn-country. I bet you can't, but you also didn't crash your car!
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    Ye Macce Threade

    I never want a wifi-only product ever again. I have cellular on everything, and I'm totally used to it. About the round vs rec case; I have mostly round watches, but I wear my Santos about 90% of the time.
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    Voluntary amp builders?

    The O2 did not sound "great." I would argue that it sounded like "crap," but I didn't have a cat in my lap the times I heard one. But what do I know about how instruments are supposed to sound; I only made it through three years of conservatory. And, after all, a violin has a lot of distortion when played in the air. A violin has no distortion when played in a vacuum, so that is clearly the best way to listen to violins.
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    Voluntary amp builders?

    Yes: my schedule. They find whatever is the softest surface where they can watch me, and I happened to be in that room.
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    Voluntary amp builders?

    I'm sure early Head-Caser's remember how I was Mr. Double-blind. At this point, I don't give a shit about what is "better." If I think it sounds good, I like it. I have components that measure very well, like my HD-800S. I have components that measure like shit, like the Singlepower. I think my chair has more actual effect on "the sound" than any of the components; I really enjoy my AirPods when I'm sitting in my Eames lounger/ottomon clone with a cat on my lap. Which is clearly something I should be doing right now, if the attached photo is anything to go by.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    I'm still paying for my two Series 4 watches for a few more months (ATT zero interest plans) , so I'll be skipping this one too. I bet Series 6 is going to be killer! I do want that always-on screen, but what I really want is a battery life that doesn't go down by 50% after a run when I use GPS and stream to my AirPods using the AppleWatch. I'm sure part of the issue is where I live; there are some areas in my neighborhood that have very poor cellular reception, and I'm sure that the watch is having to push wattage hard somewhere between miles 2 and 4, as my podcasts often stop for a while there, and I've seen a precipitous battery drop at around the same point.
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    Watches

    I understand what you are saying, I just have a different perspective on it.
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    Kitty Talk

    That cat was listed as a "difficult" cat, when I got her. She isn't the nicest cat in the world, but I think she is pretty pleasant. I wake up most mornings with her on my pillow, chirping in my face. My first SPCA volunteer day had me holding and cleaning up after a pair of 9 week-old kittens. That was a good Saturday afternoon.
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