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  1. What are you EATING right now?

  2. WiMP comes to the UK/US as Tidal

    Big TIDAL app update and now their top recs for me are Jay-Z and some likely young chap called A$AP Ferg. So, yeah, right in my wheelhouse then.
  3. The (Round) Football Thread

    Refuse to use the S word. Know we have some fans of the true religion, however misguided because they don't support Chelsea. Open for memes and banter!
  4. The (Round) Football Thread

    I'm sure you can't wait to visit!
  5. The (Round) Football Thread

    New Premier League season is off and running. Not a great start for the champions with injuries, suspensions and transfer disappointments but today was well worth getting up early on the West Coast. What a free kick from Marcos Alonso, who also scored the winner at the death. https://streamable.com/s/fsop2/xxsfzd Elsewhere, Man U starting very strongly after Chelsea inexplicably sold them Nemanja Matic, just the defensive midfielder they were missing. Man City spent a small country's military budget on fullbacks to try and shore up their defense. Arsenal look poor, Spurs haven't done much in the off season. Much as I hate to say it, my guess is it's the two Manc clubs duking it out at the end. Chelsea weren't able to add the squad depth they'll probably need this season to compete at home and in the Champions' League.
  6. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Disclaiming the anime content, this is an absolutely sparkling power pop song. Al's fault for getting me thinking about Matthew Sweet again.
  7. What are you listening to Part the Third

    I bet he doesn't!
  8. Outdoor GPS/Activity Trackers

    Planning to start doing more hiking and biking. Looking for a multi-activity watch (wrist computer?). A bit of Googling seems to suggest the Garmin Forerunner 935 (cheaper, lighter and anecdotally better GPS performance than the Fenix 5 series). I known some of you here like Suunto as well. Any experiences to share?
  9. Happy Birthday Ian!

    Happy birthday!
  10. The analog thread.

    OK to have one for non-specific vinyl discussions? Vinyl relevant links on Head-Case http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4450-hagerman-bugle-dl-103-revisited.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/do-yourself/3931-pass-pearl-pcbs-related-parts.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/6471-linear-tracking-tone-arms-experience.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3070-zyx-bloom-best-bargain-mc-under-5-000-a.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/5684-mc-phono-stage-review-rogue-stealth-vs-benz-lukaschek-pp-1-t8.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/audio-accessories/5193-what-do-i-need-terms-vinyl-accessories.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3174-sony-ps-x800-vinyl-cheap-easy.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/do-yourself/4629-custom-turntable-build.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4538-demagetizing-vinyl.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4423-benefit-lomc-vs-homc.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3183-cinemag-suts.html
  11. Watches

    I wish! It was just meant as a palate cleanser. [emoji6]
  12. Watches

    Every day this thread strays further from the light of God's love.
  13. Watches

    Feels more like Hopkins. Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend With thee; but, sir, so what I plead is just. Why do sinners’ ways prosper? and why must Disappointment all I endeavour end? Wert thou my enemy, O thou my friend, How wouldst thou worse, I wonder, than thou dost Defeat, thwart me? Oh, the sots and thralls of lust Do in spare hours more thrive than I that spend, Sir, life upon thy cause.
  14. Watches

    That's already ended in disappointment.
  15. Speaker Porn

    I admit it -- though primarily a headphone guy I enjoy drooling over pictures of beautiful speakers. For the artistry, for the engineering, for the lulz. I would enjoy seeing particularly striking examples you may happen to come across. These really struck me today. New Vienna Acoustics Klimt series. Concentric midrange/tweeter units adjustable for tilt and toe-in. Murata supertweeters. Eton spider-cone woofers. 22Hz - 100kHz. The black one makes me think of Barad-d
  16. Speaker Porn

    Yeah, just noodling. Think I'll have about 6" of free air space behind the desk so could also push any speakers back there on tall stands. Probably a discussion for another thread ...
  17. Speaker Porn

    Seriously though, those blonde wood OMA Monitors would match my new desk eerily perfectly. They say "mid-field" and boundary reinforcement would likely be an issue with the big woofers, but maybe on risers and about 6-1/2 feet back from my earholes might work?
  18. Speaker Porn

    When did we change the subject to my sex life?
  19. What are you EATING right now?

    Very lawyerly! How much do I owe you, Al?
  20. Watches

    This is actually a profound strategy for finding contentment in many areas! Sorry about the watch though.
  21. What are you EATING right now?

    This is the correct interpretation. I ate fresh donuts yesterday, but I felt terrible about it, so that's OK.
  22. What are you EATING right now?

    Applaud meat, ignore not meat, deplore dessert.
  23. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Sorry to hear, Kerry.
  24. If it is going to be the Apocalypse then, I'm playing out with a favorite.