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Snow on the ground helps make winter bearable. It covers everything that would otherwise be brown and grey, and it reflects so much light that it helps make the days less dark than they would be otherwise. The most depressing winters tend to be the ones with bare ground for most of the season.

 

It's easy to get too much of a good thing, though.

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I was writing something in this thread, then the power went out at my apartment, in all units, at the office now.

 

 

I'm also the only person in the office at the moment, and this office has desks for 12 people!, and I have to pay the rent for it at the end of December!  Lol.

 

You should write more in this thread; I enjoy reading your longer posts.

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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Snow on the ground helps make winter bearable. It covers everything that would otherwise be brown and grey, and it reflects so much light that it helps make the days less dark than they would be otherwise. The most depressing winters tend to be the ones with bare ground for most of the season.

 

It's easy to get too much of a good thing, though.


If one keeps the right attitude there are still fun times to be had during winter

 

Some pics of Winnipeg during the winter months

 

 

It's scenes like the ones above that cause me to hit the nearest CD stores and load up on stuff from Head Kandi's Winter Chill sessions and kick back to some mellow trance over a warm coffee or a nice beer and wait it out until the thaw finally kicks in.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 12/6/12 at 3:08am
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I'm surprised you're a Swede and didn't know this. It snows more when the temperature is warmer then when it's colder. Matter of fact once the temp drops past a certain point it becomes to cold for crystallization to occur to form snowflakes. If you you live in a cold climate and don't want a winter buried in snow you pray it gets as cold as possible and stays that way until the thaw comes along. The cold will be brutal but at least you're not buried up to your nose in a blizzard. 

I was referring to the communications that went kaputt, not the snow itself. biggrin.gif

 

I can somehow understand that the systems don't hold for extreme cold (which they don't). However, the snow should be a non-issue, at least for communication like the subway (bus traffic; different story) - even though I know that it's not the part that is underground that is the problem, but the parts that are above the ground. I wish they could do something to heat up those parts so that we wouldn't so affected in the winters. I'm not an engineer and I don't know much about electricity, but I think I remember my old physics teacher saying that electrical energy can be transformed into heat energy.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

You should write more in this thread; I enjoy reading your longer posts.

 

Thanks for dedicating post number 6,111 to me. <3

 

 

Long posts are boring let's play a game this looks fun, no idea how to play it... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

I was referring to the communications that went kaputt, not the snow itself. biggrin.gif

 

I can somehow understand that the systems don't hold for extreme cold (which they don't). However, the snow should be a non-issue, at least for communication like the subway (bus traffic; different story) - even though I know that it's not the part that is underground that is the problem, but the parts that are above the ground. I wish they could do something to heat up those parts so that we wouldn't so affected in the winters. I'm not an engineer and I don't know much about electricity, but I think I remember my old physics teacher saying that electrical energy can be transformed into heat energy.

 

I think by "communication" you mean "transportation" 

beerchug.gif

 

The subways can be brought down for nontechnical reasons... maybe so many workers were trapped in their homes that there weren't enough available to keep the trains running.

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

I was referring to the communications that went kaputt, not the snow itself. biggrin.gif

 

I can somehow understand that the systems don't hold for extreme cold (which they don't). However, the snow should be a non-issue, at least for communication like the subway (bus traffic; different story) - even though I know that it's not the part that is underground that is the problem, but the parts that are above the ground. I wish they could do something to heat up those parts so that we wouldn't so affected in the winters. I'm not an engineer and I don't know much about electricity, but I think I remember my old physics teacher saying that electrical energy can be transformed into heat energy.


Oh, my mistake I'm sorry. Can't really say myself what can be done. Canada is supposed to have some of the most robust equipment on it's power grids but even so enough blackouts in certain parts of my city occur during a blizzard or even from just to much wet snow accumilation. As for transportation speaking as someone who drives a bus for a living what we do when a bad blizzard hits is simply send out the snow removal crews in force and just keep the major arteries open. The residential areas usually will have a key roadway with bus service going through it and usually that roadway is plowed and kept clean during a heavy snowfall so that people can get out to the najor arteries to get to work. We also have emergency services which have action plans to get into problem areas. For instance the city always keeps a certain number of plows on hand in reserve in each section of the city during a blizzard situation in case there's an emergency during a snow storm so as to clear the way of snow for ambulances or fire trucks. We don't have commuter trains in my city people rely more on buses and taxis. Over the last 3 years the city has started building bus dedicated roadways that cut through key areas of the city in an attempt to save commuters time. I've noticed since those dedicated roads were built the Wpg Transit system has also invested in their own plows plus they seem to have been built in such a way so as to minimize snow drift effects. Those roadways are far easier to keep clear in case of a huge blizzard.

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My Sony cassette tape player including the vintage Sony earphones, and two cassettes (seperate shipments) arrived yesterday, really nice and fast.

 

 

To my dismay, the cassette tapes were MINT, new and sealed, and they even said "rare collector edition" on them, and these were a Thailand-only edition, lol, I didn't want to touch them at all, however... then... I'd have nothing to listen to?, and where to find cassette tapes, especially around here?!

 

So, in my fury of the cassette tapes being mint and sealed, I had to devirginize them and listen to one.  I inserted a single AA battery into the Sony Walkman [which also looks £££££££ mint for 22 years old wtf?...] and tried to remember how to use a 'real' Walkman, lol... soon I realised this device was all moving parts, it's all err... machine-like and analog, and it even has a remote control with an LCD display on it, wtf in 1990?  It doesn't feel like plastic, well it must be some kind of high quality plastic at least, it's pretty heavy and the "rewind, play, forward" buttons are in a metal section, with an off colour like oxidized silver.

 

The next novelty is this particular Walkman has no line-out, and no 3.5mm headphone jack either, it only has a wide slot like an SD card for the earphone, the included earphone has a very wide silicon green jack with slots on it, like the insides of an old Neo·Geo cartridge.

 

Also this band on the cassette tapes I bought, was the favorite band of my first girlfriend evrr as a teenager, so this whole experience just has 90's all over it.

 


 

I just fell asleep for 20 minutes at my office desk (next to the keyboard) so I can't be bothered finishing the story but thanks for reading. =>

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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

 

I think by "communication" you mean "transportation" 

beerchug.gif

 

The subways can be brought down for nontechnical reasons... maybe so many workers were trapped in their homes that there weren't enough available to keep the trains running.

LOL, yeah. Of course (facepalm). In my defense though, public transportation in Swedish is a part of "kommunikationer" (which means 'communications'). Often it works quite well to just translate words from Swedish to English, however, not always. biggrin.gif

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Oh, my mistake I'm sorry. Can't really say myself what can be done. Canada is supposed to have some of the most robust equipment on it's power grids but even so enough blackouts in certain parts of my city occur during a blizzard or even from just to much wet snow accumilation. As for transportation speaking as someone who drives a bus for a living what we do when a bad blizzard hits is simply send out the snow removal crews in force and just keep the major arteries open. The residential areas usually will have a key roadway with bus service going through it and usually that roadway is plowed and kept clean during a heavy snowfall so that people can get out to the najor arteries to get to work. We also have emergency services which have action plans to get into problem areas. For instance the city always keeps a certain number of plows on hand in reserve in each section of the city during a blizzard situation in case there's an emergency during a snow storm so as to clear the way of snow for ambulances or fire trucks. We don't have commuter trains in my city people rely more on buses and taxis. Over the last 3 years the city has started building bus dedicated roadways that cut through key areas of the city in an attempt to save commuters time. I've noticed since those dedicated roads were built the Wpg Transit system has also invested in their own plows plus they seem to have been built in such a way so as to minimize snow drift effects. Those roadways are far easier to keep clear in case of a huge blizzard.

Ah, right. Well, we do have plows as well, but I can understand when blizzards get the better of our equipment as well. Sometimes, when blizzards are tense, you just can't get rid of the snow no matter how often the plow runs through the snowy road. I remember last year, or the year before, I could see plows (going the same direction, plowing the same lane) on each side of the road when waiting for a bus - yet the ground was covered in snow. It was a matter of minutes before the ground was totally covered in a thick enough layer of snow for me to not being able to distinguish the road from everything else. That's the moment I went back home, called my friend at university and said, "Hey, I'm not coming in to university today". As said, I can definitely understand buses that are cancelled. 

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Today is [one of my] names days.  In Sweden, we celebrate names - http://www.scandinavius.com/sweden/seconnections/namesday/dec.html

 

Also, people usually have three names, unlike in say... Japan... where you only have one.  One of your names is your "addressee name", which you have to underline in for instance a test, so they know which one of your names is your addressee name, as it could be either first, second or third.

 

I just realised, not many names left, at all, until the 14th baktun!

 

If the United States sends jets to Syria and then someone else sends missiles to the U.S., which wipe out half of the internet (the internet is physical after all, on millions of hard-drives, when you think about it) and head-fi disappears forever (I wouldn't really mind, since this place is so commercial, censored, and very lacking in colour, it's like an addictive teacup) then at least I have Tom Tsai's and Romy's email sooooo we can all start a new audiophile virtual world in the 14th baktun.  Since Coq de Combat is skilled in IT perhaps he can set up a mIRC server for us, haha.

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Why can't head-fi feel more like this?

 

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No no no it has to be light-grey, off-white and some shades of blue... don't make that dark blue too dark or someone might get too excited!! 

 

Keep everyone as bored, civilized and chatty as possible until they eventually coax eachother into clicking on shiny adverts and spending money on their desperate inner-angst of colour and entertainment, lol.

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If the United States sends jets to Syria and then someone else sends missiles to the U.S., which wipe out half of the internet (the internet is physical after all, on millions of hard-drives, when you think about it) and head-fi disappears forever (I wouldn't really mind, since this place is so commercial, censored, and very lacking in colour, it's like an addictive teacup) then at least I have Tom Tsai's and Romy's email sooooo we can all start a new audiophile virtual world in the 14th baktun.  Since Coq de Combat is skilled in IT perhaps he can set up a mIRC server for us, haha.

 

Except if someone sends jets to the US, I'm most likely not going to be around being in Houston, the oil refinement capital of nation.

 

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I'm listening to these this morning...

 

 

700

 

65th Anniversary K702. I've read some impressions touting these as the best K702s to date, better than the Q701 which was a very slight improvement over the K701 / K702 (in the lower regions). So far I'm not really hearing much if any difference between these and the Q701. And no, I haven't given them the requisite 5,000 hours of burn-in.

 

Kinda soulless, as expected. No, not neutral. Colored, but also soulless. A soulless coloration. Not musical. Listening to a very well-recorded refrigerator hum, perhaps. I still kinda like 'em.

 

* * * * * * *

 

The FAD Heaven VI is currently my favorite thing to listen to, what with the Float QA sent off to bootcamp. I've also been listening to the Flat-4 SUI a lot lately. I need to get one of the Flat-4 Maples too, as the one on reserve for me was sold to someone else....

 

;______;

 

I'm also instituting Operation: Monet. The sole purpose is to get one of FitEar's Monet customs. I need to find a head-fier in Japan who will be willing to work with me (I will make it worth his / her time) in placing an order with FitEar and submitting my impressions as me. When the impressions arrive, he /she ships them off to me. Simple in theory. Hard in actuality I'm thinking.

 

Especially because it's awkward as hell asking someone to help with this.

 

 

1000

 

<3 Mone-chan


Edited by MuppetFace - 12/6/12 at 5:33am
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post
 

 

 

1000

 

 

Your new avatar?

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Your new avatar?

 

When I find a way to get the Monet, it will be my avatar for sure. <3

 

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I want the kitty hair clip.

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