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post #166 of 602
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From Shigzeo's signature:

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"It looks like a fake prop used in a bad science fiction movie." - my wife, on the Colorfly C4

 

 

post #167 of 602

Westone 4 thread:

 

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

what's up with guys stiking electronics into bowls of rice to get it dry, second time i read this in 1 day. blink.gif

 

 

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progman, rice absorbs moisture very readily, you could just let it air dry but rice quickens the process


LoL...it saved my Logitech remote this morning after my 3 year old son decided to dunk it in the kitchen sink. After the day in tupperware of uncooked rice, my universal remote is back in business. biggrin.gif


I know most electronics these days respond well to rice.  However, I find Senns and Beyers prefer potatoes whereas Grados seem to prefer dried pasta w/ gnocchi as a distant second.

 

post #168 of 602
LOL
post #169 of 602
Shurenuff:
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Originally posted by Edwood
Nope. There are uglier......




-Ed

Please tell me this is some kind of joke. They can't possibly hope to sell that goofy contraption with that nimrod as a model.


Edited by nick n - 5/28/12 at 1:32am
post #170 of 602
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Shurenuff:


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Originally posted by Edwood
Nope. There are uglier......






-Ed


Please tell me this is some kind of joke. They can't possibly hope to sell that goofy contraption with that nimrod as a model.


The things are called Sennheiser surrounders and I'm pretty sure they're real
post #171 of 602

haha yeah .I think they thought the picture of the guy was real k701smile.gif

post #172 of 602

Saw this on ebay:

 

Sennheiser HD800  Audiophile Headphones. Brand New in box. Received them as a gift, but they are too big for me, and I dont even have the connector to play on my Ipod as I dont have an Amplifier either, so never used these at all.

post #173 of 602

This is somewhere between horrifying and gut busting. Rest of the thread is gold.

 

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FS - Nature Lover's Stax 009 headphones

 

It's hard to part with these but I'm one of those few crazy people who gets "freaked" out when lovable critters crawl around in my ear canal.  These Stax are lightly used and were kept fastidiously in their plastic cover the whole time.  These headphones are actually a multipurpose device, much like a Swiss army knife.  On the one hand they are a premium pair of headphones, on the other a home to some industrious little buggers who just won't quit.  Have you ever heard Aesop's fable about the ant and the grasshopper?  The ants know what is truly valuable - a pair of Stax 009 headphones.  Comes with all original accessories and an extra bottle of jam to keep the ants fed and content.  (The last thing you want is a society of ants rebellious from malnutrition in your Stax.)

 

Please understand that these 009's are a one-in-a-kind pair.  No modder or tweaker could replicate the unique ecological set of circumstances that led to these Stax being chosen among all other Stax as a hub of commerce and social networking among another species.  As such, I truly can't settle for any less than $6,000 to pry them from my hands.  This pair is for serious collector's intent on the most exclusive and unique headphones available.  If you have to ask if you're a serious collector you probably aren't, because if you were you would have already PM'ed me.

 

It is truly hard to let these go, but I do hope that their future users can appreciate them as much as I have.

 

Oh, and they're fire ants by the way. On the contrary, they are ghost ants.

post #174 of 602
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B&H is pretty solid IME.

 

They have an odd habit of not letting their website take orders on Jewish holidays.  I was not previously aware that that Sabbath applied to Javascript.

 
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Brief explanation as to Sabbath issues (Click to show)

 

In all seriousness, the issue would be the fact that the money is transferred through the cc or paypal module on Sabbath/holidays - thus the Jew is getting the money from the transaction on the Sabbath.  Some companies skirt around this with secondary accounts or rely on other more lenient rulings.  Chasidim such as B&H and Adorama will invariably take the stricter approach.

 

The other issues these companies have is causing (however indirectly) another jew to transgress the Sabbath.  ie even if the money goes to a temp account not run by a Jew, you're still running a website that a Jew could potentially order from on the Sabbath, thus making you an indirect accessory to one of the more serious transgressions in Jewish law.

 

post #176 of 602

I get that part.  I don't get why they can't just queue up the orders and wait.  Is their a reason for that which I'm unaware of?

post #177 of 602

I forget who quoted this (I think in their sig), but I like it:

 


"I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up, but it wouldn't make any difference."

    ~ Steven Wright

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I get that part.  I don't get why they can't just queue up the orders and wait.  Is their a reason for that which I'm unaware of?

 

They are still selling the merchandise and operating a store by taking orders.  Doesn't matter that the transaction isn't completed.  Even if I refuse to take you money, I'm still running the store.  Having the site up is like passive advertising when the store is closed as if you were window shopping while it's closed.

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They are still selling the merchandise and operating a store by taking orders.  Doesn't matter that the transaction isn't completed.  Even if I refuse to take you money, I'm still running the store.  Having the site up is like passive advertising when the store is closed as if you were window shopping while it's closed.

 

Hmm...

 

That's just as silly of a dodge but in the opposite direction.  If it was a physical store and while they were closed I slipped a note under the door that said, "Swing by my place on Wednesday with the usual. I'll pay you then." would they have to ignore it or something?

 

But I was just asking what their justification was since I didn't get it, not asking you to defend it, so thank you.

post #180 of 602
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

Hmm...

 

That's just as silly of a dodge but in the opposite direction.  If it was a physical store and while they were closed I slipped a note under the door that said, "Swing by my place on Wednesday with the usual. I'll pay you then." would they have to ignore it or something?

 

But I was just asking what their justification was since I didn't get it, not asking you to defend it, so thank you.

 

They don't have to ignore it.  There's no one at the store, you are doing the work, they are at home doing nothing.  Go ahead and hack their system and place an order, that's on you, not them.  You seem to be having a really hard time w/ the Sabbath concept for some reason, not sure why.  


Edited by Anaxilus - 6/7/12 at 12:21am
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