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Meh, it's the Windows interface, it just looks like Win 8 took a crap on your TV. Not that the PS4 is much better, they jumbled it all up and made it twice as hard to do anything. Neither is OSX, but that's just MS and Sony getting all fancy and forgetting that these are supposed to be game consoles.

True enough. Yeah, we'll see what I'm going to get in the future. For now, my backlog is big enough for this whole diary thread and some more. Better get that finished before moving on to "next-gen" (current-gen?).

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The good ol' U-S of A, Thought you techies might find THIS laughable. What's that? Can't afford to upgrade to a e-mail system? Ok, submit a physical digital copy. We only accept floppies. kthxbye. confused.gif
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I introduced a "new" company on the threads just now (new is in quotes, because it's been pretty much an open secret in the diary thread):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694510/kumitate-lab-a-triumph-and-celebration-of-diy-information-expectations-thread

 

Not really a true introduction (I gave zero mention of the extent of services, prices, etc.) but more of a sweeping mention of the DIY CIEM movement in Japan. Read at your own leisure (it's quick, took me 15 min. to write).

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I introduced a "new" company on the threads just now (new is in quotes, because it's been pretty much an open secret in the diary thread):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694510/kumitate-lab-a-triumph-and-celebration-of-diy-information-expectations-thread

 

Not really a true introduction (I gave zero mention of the extent of services, prices, etc.) but more of a sweeping mention of the DIY CIEM movement in Japan. Read at your own leisure (it's quick, took me 15 min. to write).

did kumitate finally reopen?

Edit: It seems they also increased the price :(


Edited by veyrongatti - 12/10/13 at 10:43pm
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Final impressions will be available in the next week or so. A rather competent sounding headphone for the price I must say. Can't help but feel a bit nostalgic when I handle them. The Porta Pro looks and feels like those old mobile headphones I used to buy for my Sony Walkman.

 

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On the subject of old consoles, I really recommend watching the Angry Video Game Nerd's videos about old consoles. Besides being laced with profanity, it's remarkable how much effort the guy puts into reviewing these super awful old games and consoles. I had no idea half this stuff even existed.

 

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Our friend from Russia is up to his usual shenanigans I see.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/693779/numbers-male-vs-female-headfiers

 

Thank goodness someone is there to disprove modern assumptions about gender by quoting a single well known misogynist. The lack of female composers clearly proves females hear inferiorly. Godspeed, Muty ol pal.

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I swear one day imma find working versions of all those Genesis add-ons.  Although the CD is of higher priority to me because

 

 

I would have felt really cheated as a kid with a SNES if I knew this existed.  The fact that I still feel cheated now means I probably have to grow up, but **** that.  

 

I'm also going to get a Vectrex someday because anything that can make Marc from ClassicGameRoom so happy can't be bad. 

 


 

I can usually kind of understand where people like Mutabor are coming from, but found him specifically to be pretty vapid in this thread.  Can't say I want to click that link >_>

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All I can say about the thread is that it's at least nice we remain so predictable, myself included.



When Schopenhauer was writing his misogynist tracts, women were still quite limited in terms of how they could express themselves culturally. Even if a woman at that time could be tutored in music privately, she'd still have a hard time being accepted publicly as a composer unless she hid behind a male identity. To that end, there's really no telling how many works of art were carried out by women under the guise of a husband or brother. I just find the argument incredibly asinine, as it ignores the limits placed on an entire half of society, only to turn around the call that half inferior because its constituents were never able to publicly flourish due to said limitations. At which point the argument proceeds: well women have had enough time living freely now, and yet we still don't have great female artists. Keeping in mind that we're talking about a span of time that constitutes the last 60 years or so versus the majority of Western history up until 60 years or so ago, there actually have been quite a lot of talented female artists in the 20th and 21st century thus far. Authors, poets, philosophers, musicians, painters, and so on and so forth. "Well, okay, but no truly great artists" they then say. How many artists of the last century could be considered truly great? And how does one separate true greatness from acknowledged greatness? Why don't we give it another 100 years and see how many truly great (read: great, but also well known) female artists arise now that we're really just starting to enter into a state of cruise control with regard to women being considered not entirely inferior societally.



I think what irritates me about threads like that is the attempt to apply research whose significance is still not entirely clear to explain something like a partner's "inability" to like your hobby. My girlfriend doesn't care about my headphone obsession, so perhaps she can't appreciate sound itself like I can! First off, just because someone doesn't gush about your audio rig doesn't mean they're hearing something entirely different. It takes training to hear nuances and a particular mindset (not a "male" one, but an "audiophile" one) to care about those nuances even if heard. It also takes a certain vocabulary to articulate it. For instance I know plenty of guys who just shrug when I let them hear some $1k headphones. That's in the context of friendship too and not an intimate relationship where the dynamics between two people can get complicated. Also you'd be surprised just how little effort some audiophiles (not all, but some I've known) put into involving their partners in this stuff. They expect them to suddenly "get it" when headphones are thrown onto their heads, and when they don't immediately offer validation or seem disinterested, they get exasperated. Not everyone responds to music the same way, and again, this isn't a gender thing so much as a personal thing in my experience. Some folks (plenty of men) can't sit down and attentively listen to something; they have to be moving or doing something else kinetic or visual to go along with the auditory experience, otherwise they get fidgety. It's better to come to people on their terms and try to integrate better quality audio into their lifestyle, using music they like and maybe some better earphones rather than a big set of wooden earmuffs.

 



Anyway, I've mostly been working on diary entry related stuff for the last two months, off and on, so this nonsense is just the excremental leftover. I'd rather talk about videogames and movies and music (assuming I can even hear as well as you guys!). Most of that stuff will be in coming posts. 


Edited by MuppetFace - 12/11/13 at 6:22pm
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MF, have you see any of that new Rick and Morty cartoon on adultswim?  I don't have cable, but my friend showed my the episodes on YT last night.  I was really excited to see them since I've been a fan of Justin Roiland and Kelsey Abbot's Channel 101 nonsense (of which this is based*), but... idk, I feel like something's lost when they have to make a 22-minute cartoon.

 

*for reference: NSFW http://vimeo.com/49664066 NSFW

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MF, have you see any of that new Rick and Morty cartoon on adultswim?  I don't have cable, but my friend showed my the episodes on YT last night.  I was really excited to see them since I've been a fan of Justin Roiland and Kelsey Abbot's Channel 101 nonsense (of which this is based*), but... idk, I feel like something's lost when they have to make a 22-minute cartoon.

 

*for reference: NSFW http://vimeo.com/49664066 NSFW

 

I only saw part of the first episode, FWIW, and nothing really grabbed me. It seems like it has potential tho. I like the crazy science guy kidnapping a little boy and making him an unwitting partner in crime angle.

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Yeah, it's a great premise.  My main issues are just with pacing and how some of the support characters are handled -- things the creators of this haven't had to deal with in years now.  Episode 2 wasn't as good as the first (which I think is worth seeing all of, at least), but I'd still like to see 3.

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I'm also going to get a Vectrex someday because anything that can make Marc from ClassicGameRoom so happy can't be bad. 

 

 

Mark is the best! He could review (and has reviewed!) a standard game console A/V cable and still keep me entertained.

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