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For $12 you can get fries with homemade ketchup at the Art Institute of Chicago and it's delicious.  Maybe not $12 good, but some kind of good.  Their burgers are good too. 

 


 

I bought some Apple Earpods today to see what all the fuss is about.  They're actually alright: some dryness in the upper bass and lower mids.  Treble seems fine, but a bit shelved.  Although, given the almost-sibilance I'm hearing, that's probably not a bad thing. 

 

I can listen to them longer than the HD700's.


Edited by driver 8 - 9/26/12 at 12:02pm
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Dream Pop rules in 2012

 

One of my most favorite albums of this year is Bloom by Beach House. And because they were described as a dream-pop band and I liked this style it brought my attention to another band Wild Nothing with their new album  Nocturne. 

 

 After I enjoyed listening to Bloom I also tried to listen to previous album of Beach House "Teen Dream" and surprisingly it didn't click with me though the sound of two albums is very close. I came to a conclusion that Bloom is actually a different beast despite subtle improvements. Everything was improved ( voice is clearer, drum section is more powerful etc). And those subtle changes make so much difference so that music becomes more engaging and enjoyable. 

 

The Internet's Busiest Music Nerd's review of Bloom

 

 

 

Wild Nothing's music pales a bit in comparison to Beach House's. But I found it easy to listen and not so monotonous. Pretty decent their new album is but lacks a little bit.

 


Edited by mutabor - 9/27/12 at 2:49am
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Best burgers are local phenomena (In and Out, notwithstanding). The Five-Ten truck here in the Bay Area does a phenomenal burger. You just have to find them, usually via Facebook.
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Best burgers are local phenomena (In and Out, notwithstanding). The Five-Ten truck here in the Bay Area does a phenomenal burger. You just have to find them, usually via Facebook.


As far as chains with good burgers, Outback is pretty tasty.  At least around here.

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Anyone know anything about this DAC/amp


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/26/12 at 4:59pm
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lol like the picture :P.
 

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[Anyone know anything about this DAC/amp

No, but the infographics are entertaining.
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Meh a burger is a burger..... 

 

And all headphones are the same.  See where I'm goin' with this?  wink.gif

 

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The best "burger" I've ever had wasn't a burger at all. It was a Wagyu ribeye on a fresh-baked brioche bun, hand prepared mayo, skinless beefeater tomato, baby lettuce, and thinly sliced Vidalia onion. Mmmm, I need to get some more of those ribeyes.

 

You are so right on the money - that is not a burger.  But I'll be damned if I don't want one of whatever it is you just described right now.  smile.gif

 

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Must have been a "Double-Double" at In-'n-Out - unless you ordered off the "secret menu" and got a Triple or a 4x4. In-'n-Out doesn't do fancy things like bacon - you get a burger with sauce (Thousand Island dressing), cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato and grilled onions. Choose one or two patties - that's their entire burger menu.
One of the joys of living in SoCal is eating at In-n-Out at least twice a week!

 

Double-double mustard-grilled and animal-style with fries and a strawberry shake is a meal fit for a king (or the occasional queen).

 

You know what's sad?  I have had an In-N-Out about a mile away for the past 10 years.  Don't go there very much - partly because I know it's so close.

 

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Originally Posted by rroseperry View Post

Best burgers are local phenomena (In and Out, notwithstanding). The Five-Ten truck here in the Bay Area does a phenomenal burger. You just have to find them, usually via Facebook.

 

In-N-Out might not be local, but it's very regional.  smile.gif  As long as you're cool with all the bible verses and stuff, the burgers are consistently first-rate.


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Today's DIY project was to open up my car's center console and replace the momentary push-button switch that opens the fuel door.

 

Such an exciting life I lead.

 

*sigh*

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Today's DIY project was to open up my car's center console and replace the momentary push-button switch that opens the fuel door.

 

Such an exciting life I lead.

 

*sigh*

 

Oh wait, while you're at it...

 

If you do the same to your brake lights, it makes tailgaters like not.


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No, but the infographics are entertaining.


I never even knew ASUS made a desktop DAC/amp solution. Nice looking box, wonder if it sounds as good as it looks?

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Came across these guys a few years ago while watching "Michiko to Hatchin": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRTiUqGEDI4

Got me interested in jazz. Their cover of the Lupin the Third theme is awesome!

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There are quite a few posts about the Asus Xonar Essence One on head-fi. If you like to buy zillions of op-amps, it's the amp for you! tongue.gif
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So, the medical institute called me and I have apparently moved on in the process and they're ready to meet me again. From my understanding, I did make a good impression on the boss, and I kind of knew that those extra courses outside of my education, within Windows Server 2008 R2, SPSS and such would pay off. Anyway, so I am still in the process of two rather good jobs right now, and I feel like it's a bit of a waiting game, and also, this puts me in an interesting position as two employers seem interested in me - and they know about eachother as I have been honest with both parties (I don't know about corporate culture in US, but in Sweden, this is actually kosher and is a well used strategy to bump up your pay although I won't use that strategy. I just want a good job) - and if all goes well, I can pick and choose here. System developing, as my dream has been for quite a while, or database developing and administration, that does seem to be a fun thing to do.

 

I have to say that working in the medical institute means a lot more responsibility, as I would be my own boss, so to say. The boss said that I'd have freedom to do it however I wanted, and a computer lab to do it in, granted I'd actually do the job. What's also interesting about the institute is that I'd be directly hired by the government (or a branch of it) and not by the institute itself. There are some good things and some bad things about it. That'd mean less pay, but more job security and union regulation abiding employment (minimum wages, maximum 38 hours job a week, guaranteed vacation weeks and so on and so forth - not all employers are obligated to follow these, but those who do are in general more popular).

 

As for the system developing job, I still have questions unanswered, but I think we're going to straighten them out soon, when my criminal record comes back.

 

I don't know, both seem interesting although I believe I'd do a better job as a system developer with nice and friendly working buddies, and it's a rather "special" environment at the institute to work by myself, all alone, to do the job. On the other hand, at the institute they specifically said that I'd have as much time as I needed to do the job, so no stress or pressure from anywhere to get the job done (well, working for the gov has its positives in that sense) at the same time as I think that the system developing job could mean a lot of work to do and stress and pressure to get it done for the next scrum meeting, and so on. Many factors to consider here.

 

Also, I need to remind myself that I haven't actually gotten any of those jobs yet, and no papers are signed yet (although, the system developing crew has hinted that I am their first choice).

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when my criminal record comes back.

 

Wait, wut?  blink.gif


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