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  1. On 10/19/2019 at 5:45 PM, SeaWolf said:

    She is also Italian so I have catholic guilt to work with if somehow this strategy fails. 

    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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  2. 9 hours ago, HemiSam said:

    It makes me think 60’s more than 70’s but I’m old and taking in the I just arrived to my hotel libation....  :D




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

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  3. 20 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

    That's cool, so it's a trend setter for those that would follow in the next decade?

    To me it has the cushion shape and the lugs integrate the strap into the watch. Design ideas that would take off in the following decade. 

    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.

  4. 19 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

    Very expressive of 1970 case design. I approve! 


    Edit :: I don't mean to imply that it's a re-release, reproduction or tribute. Rather than the real deal. 

    It was actually made in 1965.

  5. 10 hours ago, TMoney said:

    I was listening to Malcolm Gladwell on Bill Simmons podcast and he said the audiobook version of his new book is outselling the hardcover by around 40%. Whoa. The times... they are a-changing.

    I have a lot of mixed emotions about audiobooks, to say the least.

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

  6. 5 hours ago, soundwave said:

    ^ How so? Both NwAvGuy and now ASR have exposed for example several Schiit models to be very poor

    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?

  7. 18 minutes ago, mwl168 said:

    At the risk of stating the obvious regarding measurements; there is a key factor of “correlation”. I remember more than 20 years ago I read an article to the effect of the three legs of measurements- “What do you measure? How you measure it? How do you interpret the measurements?”. 

    As an example, it’s obvious that measurements of an amp’s physical dimensions have no direct correlation to how it sounds. I always wonder, much like many research in medicine, if some day someone(s) will eventually figure out a comprehensive set of measurements that truly have a direct correlation to how a device sounds to human ears (if that’s even possible). 

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. On 9/11/2019 at 10:01 PM, shellylh said:

    The $199 Apple Watch won’t kill Fitbit and Harmon because there are enough people that hate Apple and/or would never buy an Apple product because they assume everything is overpriced that they will still have a market.

    I’ve had every version of the Apple Watch but I think I’ll pass on this one. I still love the 4.

    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.

  11. On 9/9/2019 at 12:11 PM, SeaWolf said:

    The new 50th speed master sets take over the top to a new level! I just like the experience at the beginning. My retail boxes also end up stored in the bottom of my safe, I have a a very large safe so I have more storage than my means will allow me to fill. 

    In volume these boxes are super cheap to make, so I just feel like they are being lazy. I would also not hesitate to call out any other brand I have experience with that did the same. It's just in my small collection the rolex box sticks out. 

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

  12. 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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  13. 16 minutes ago, grawk said:

    I miss the finger print reader.  Face unlock is a pain in the ass in the car.

    I have zero issues, but I also have CarPlay.

    16 minutes ago, n_maher said:


    I also don't think the cheaper Watch will kill FitBit or Garmin.

    I don't think you realize just how close to the edge both companies are.  FitBit is barely solvent.  Garmin is close.  "Hurting sales," at this point, is a death sentence for both.

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