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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post

Tell me about Windows 7.

 

Ugh, not a nice topic.  My current laptop came with it so I decided to try it out.  Two months in, it froze and would not reboot as it had apparently crawled back up it's own ass and corrupted the MBR.  Yes, I know there are realtively easy ways to repair an MBR, but I really shouldn't have to do that.  Xubuntu was prompty installed.  Incidentally, this is the EXACT same straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back issue I had back in 2005 with XP - which was what led me to move to Linux (Fedora back then) in the first place.

 

Oh, and the damn thing (even with minimal Aero enhancements) eats up 1.3 gigs of ram in idle.  How quaint.

 

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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Here's a marketing lol at the Denon AH-D7100's expense:
From the Amazon product page:

"50-millimeter drivers and an integrated amplifier provide studio-quality audio."

 

Um, what integrated amplifier is this?  confused.gif

post #14942 of 15119
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

Ugh, not a nice topic.  My current laptop came with it so I decided to try it out.  Two months in, it froze and would not reboot as it had apparently crawled back up it's own ass and corrupted the MBR.  Yes, I know there are realtively easy ways to repair an MBR, but I really shouldn't have to do that.  Xubuntu was prompty installed.  Incidentally, this is the EXACT same straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back issue I had back in 2005 with XP - which was what led me to move to Linux (Fedora back then) in the first place.

Oh, and the damn thing (even with minimal Aero enhancements) eats up 1.3 gigs of ram in idle.  How quaint.

I'm gonna say two things, neither is likely popular:

- It's an OEM system. Bloat and bad images are to be expected. I've actually never had a home-brew "eat the MBR" in that manner, but I've seen OEM images do all sorts of nutty things.

- That "idle" usage is actually not the same as commit; all versions of Windows since Vista have integrated a feature called Superfetch, which is basically Microsoft's branch-prediction/pre-emptive caching feature. It pre-loads often used resources into memory so that Windows, and the entire system, run smoother overall. It also dynamically scales its footprint based on available system resources (so if you have 4GB of RAM and you see it "idle" on 2GB, and you install 8GB thinking you're just running out of resources, don't be surprised when it now "idles" on 3 or 4GB - this isn't a leak though, it isn't like say, Oblivion, which (I'm sure Maverick can attest to this too) will sometimes just runaway and want to open up a 10TB footprint if you let it, until it hits a wall and crashes (ironically that's actually a known engine defect in Morrowind, and Bethesda's solution was to make the engine flush it's cache when the game is saved, which solves the issue, as long as you save every so often). You can disable all of that and run like Windows XP, but performance gets chuggy, like Windows XP. To give you a frame of reference, between Paging File, Superfetch and ReadyBoost I currently have about 14-16GB "in-use" (out of around 24GB pooled) but my actual physical memory load is only around 1GB and change (which is exactly where it sat with XP before I upgraded). Sure, I agree with running a system "high and tight" too - but it's all relative. Sure, my Apple II will boot into less memory than my hard-drive has for cache, and run contently, but I don't want to use that computer. redface.gif
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Um, what integrated amplifier is this?  confused.gif

A magical one that appears if you clap your hands and believe?
Edited by obobskivich - 9/10/12 at 12:00am
post #14943 of 15119
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

I'm gonna say two things, neither is likely popular:

- It's an OEM system. Bloat and bad images are to be expected. I've actually never had a home-brew "eat the MBR" in that manner, but I've seen OEM images do all sorts of nutty things.

- That "idle" usage is actually not the same as commit;

 

As for idle vs. commit, fair enough.  Bu for the record, back in '05 is was an immaculately-built dual Athlon MP (non-OC'd) home brew.  Happened twice then.  Second time I blew my top.  Fedora ran (and still does run) on that desktop - which my wife is putting to use at the very moment - behind me in our office room.  But devouring your own MBR in the middle of the night during hibernation - OEM or not - does absolutely nothing to inspire any confidence in Windows 7 (thought I readily admit that it is light-years more usable than Vista).

 

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A magical one that appears if you clap your hands and believe?

 

They've obviously lost their minds at this point.  What an ignoble end to a once proud brand.

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It's really only Ford v Chevy. We were comparing cars, right? tongue.gif
...I kid too! (And actually I had to spend some time in a friend's new 200 the other day, and it was not bad at all - it probably cost a lot (like all new cars do), but it was not bad at all).
I think the radicalized/fervent "worship" or "devotion" to objects is where I get off the train, personally.


You know why the Chrysler 200 isn't bad at all? Because its no longer owned by Daimler ;). They took the most profitable car company in the world (at that time) and turned it into garbage. They even drained Chryslesr money reserves to to fill their empty pockets. I really like how the new 300 looks :).

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Thread Starter 

We're almost at 1,000 pages.

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Exciting!

I went back to see my very first post on this thread (I wasn't around in the Kiteki thread) and I found it on page 85, which was about 8 months ago. Crazy how many pages (and through that, how many crazy discussions have been had) on this thread.
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We're almost at 1,000 pages.

 

I know, that's amazing!  I was watching that get closer and closer over the course of the past week.  I wonder who will trip over the 1,000th page boundary?

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Hey, good to see you back.  (The rest of this post has details you're no-doubt already familiar with since you're into MMA but I've elaborated a bit for the others)

 

A lot of people probably do think of some grainy early 90's footage of a "no holds barred" match when they think of MMA but I think it still looks more brutal, even today.  (I have on and off phases of being interested in UFC)  Of course looks are only skin deep.

 

With the smaller gloves, along with things like elbow strikes you get more facial cuts than boxing.  Assuming the ref calls the match if the doctor can't keep it out of their eyes they're not dangerous, but they look really bad.  Way worse than the feel.  Plus they just bleed so much.  Or at least it looks like they do.  It's not even enough to effect your cardio or something but when one guy has that kind of cut and they both go down to the mat for a grapple (which doesn't happen in boxing either) they come back up looking like they were on the floor of a butcher shop or something.  It looks bad because people can't instinctively do surface are to volume calculations in their heads and figure out it's not really that much blood.

 

It's the same with pouncing on a guy to hit him some more after you've knocked him down.  It looks brutal.  It seems more sporting to let the other guy stand up before you hit him again but concussions aren't very intuitive either.  You'll have a hard time explaining to most people why knocking a person down with a punch, jumping on top of them, punching them in the face until the ref decides the other guy can't or isn't defending himself and calls the match will cause less serious injury than giving the guy some time to try and stand up before you're allowed to hit him again.

 

To most people, statistics, studies, and evidence be damned, it just doesn't look right.  I've had those kinds of conversations with people who didn't like MMA and they almost never believe it.

 

Also, since this is head-fi, boxers are way more likely to get cauliflower ear than pure MMA-ers and you don't want to ruin your headphone's fit do you?

 

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Very true.

 

Admittedly there are parts that look more brutal than in other sports, for instance the grounding'n'pounding bit. Also in japanese MMA (Pride) they were allowed to kick and stomp the head of downed opponents. Some fighters were opposed to that, others made it their trademark (Wanderlei Silva). All in all, for being a combat sport, it's fairly safe. As with all sports, injuries do happen, but long-term injuries are fairly uncommon in MMA. 

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Buddy, glad you're back :D How's the new job going? Trust a post about MMA to make you resurface heh.

LOL, a post about MMA would bring me back from the dead. :D

 

Everything's just fine. Except for a cold that's been running in the family for over a week now. I have an important thing to do later on today, so I really hope I don't get a lack of energy later on. So far it feels good and like I'm on track to getting rid of the cold, but there's no guarantees for how I'll feel at 4 PM this afternoon.

 

So, how's life yourself my friend? Been a while since last!

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I grew up watching Capt Harlock. I remember being 10 years old and getting up every Sunday to watch it at 10AM. It was my first exposure to Manga.

 

 


I noticed the absence of a certain individual and thought either he/she had gotten banned or had stopped coming back here because most of the regs had stopped answering his/her posts. Considering I've run across him/her posting in other threads I now know better as to why said user doesn't come here anymore. Can't say I'm surprised he/she was booted from this thread.

 

 

I wonder if all of us regs requesting the custom title of The Team Diary Audio Tribe or something to that effect would be to far fetched?

 

 

Tut tut tut i beg to differ, you may not post on the thread as most of us but when you do it's usually very insightful and entertaining. I think most of us on here consider you one of the bro's.beerchug.gif

 

 

 

I think most of the people who work and run Ultrasone are hipsters

 

 

I hear you man I hear ya

Thanks mate!

 

How are things going for you?

 

I'd sign up for a Ephemeris Eminatus custom title or something like that. LOL

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Thread Starter 

Nice to see you posting here again, Coq de Combat.

 

*thumbsup*

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Can't sleep.  Currently reading...

 

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aka Japan will kidnap and murder you fair skinned, blonde haired, blue eyed daughters.

 

Seriously.  I'm halfway through this and and doing it's best to make me dislike Japan despite the fact that I'm almost a weaboo and it hasn't even told me anything I didn't already know about Japan or Japanese culture.

 

Way to set the tone!

 

Maybe it will turn around in the second half when the catch the murderer.


Edited by maverickronin - 9/10/12 at 2:21am
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Yeah, weather can be nasty. We have the 911, the Bug, the MG, and a slot being taken up by tons of boxes. I could move those to storage, but it isn't my stuff. It's my wife's things from her old apartment, so that's her decision.
I could just have it built and go, "Oh, wow, I have no idea where that came from. Gosh, it already has a car in it too!"

sell the bug and let your wife have the 911, then when the Aston is ready make that your daily driver........

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Exciting!
I went back to see my very first post on this thread (I wasn't around in the Kiteki thread) and I found it on page 85, which was about 8 months ago. Crazy how many pages (and through that, how many crazy discussions have been had) on this thread.


I just checked my own thread history, I'm on page 1 entry number 4 lol. I can't help but wonder the total amount of posts I've made on this thread.Wouldn't surprise me if it was over half my total post count

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Can't sleep.  Currently reading...


3312b80a_97803742305931.jpeg

aka Japan will kidnap and murder you fair skinned, blonde haired, blue eyed daughters.

Seriously.  I'm halfway through this and and doing it's best to make me dislike Japan despite the fact that I'm almost a weaboo and it hasn't even told me anything I didn't already know about Japan or Japanese culture.

Way to set the tone!

Maybe it will turn around in the second half when the catch the murderer.

I remember watching a doco about this guy many years ago. He's a food critic now right? Lordy.

Edit: Nope, sorry. I was thinking of this guy. (A bit of an unsettling read).
Edited by a_recording - 9/10/12 at 2:44am
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There's always the SLR vs P&S arguments that periodically spring up on camera forums. In the earlier days of digital, there was quite a lot of hate for the non-traditional camera makers that came from the consumer electronics or video camera world instead of the photography world, for example: Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, etc. I haven't followed the world in several years so I really don't know if that is still the case. I doubt it - they are all simply electronics companies now.

 

Speaking of which, this is the latest thing in the rumor pipeline: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-rx1-costs-2799-same-a99-sensor/

 

Sony is making a fixed lens, fixed focal length (35mm F2.0 Zeiss lens) full frame compact camera, with a rumored price of $2800. Honestly this concept seems very strange to me. It seems to be coming from the opposite end of the market by giving serious enthusiasts / prosumers a small P&S with some stellar quality, but I don't know how the same ground isn't pretty much covered by the NEX series. I can see this being popular in Asia (all pocket battleship products seem popular there) but as the author of the post points out, will anyone serious enough to shell out $2800 for a camera buy one with a fixed lens?

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I remember watching a doco about this guy many years ago. He's a food critic now right? Lordy.
Edit: Nope, sorry. I was thinking of this guy. (A bit of an unsettling read).

 

Wow.  You're not even safe in your own country.  Japan's weirdness will come to get you in your homeland.

 

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