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^^ So I hear, but we ended up at an all-you-can-eat Sushi restaurant when we were in Yeosu.

Ah, you went down pretty far! Never been to all-you-can-eat sushi yet, was it any good?

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About as good as you should expect from a restaurant that intends to stay profitable while letting people eat all the sushi they want.

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

/ How's that big change up going for you?

 

Fine thanks, I've been to Jakarta on shorter visits many times in my life, so it's not completely new to me, it's just this time I live here and have to wear a suit and such.

 

Then there is the usual, you know heat, pollution, traffic.

 

 

Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

Actually, the game really was quite scary because it was dark and gritty (despite being like, what, 10 pixels?) and had the same effect on me that Akira did when I was young.

 

It planted seeds into your mind so you're forever emotionally bonded to dystopic society culture and fashion?

 

 

Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 
# Användarnamn Från Senast inloggad
1 systembolagets K95 Göteborg i Sverige Igår kl 08:33
2 system_1 K22 Falun i Sverige 26/11 kl 18:07
3 systembolaget123 K28 Örebro i Sverige 17/11 kl 21:02
4 SystemError T24 Norrköping i Sverige 15/11 kl 19:28
5 Systemfehler T27 Dyce i Storbritannien    6/11 kl 13:15
6 Systemfel K28 Norrtälje i Sverige 1/6 kl 09:56
7 SystemOfDestruction T19     Nora i Sverige 4/4 kl 18:47
8 SketetSystem K20 Härnösand i Sverige 9/3 kl 17:53

Yup, I think I'm no longer in any of their databases. That SystemError is not me, but someone who took my old nickname. But I do however know Systemfel! We started chatting about our nicknames.. I wonder if he remembers me. LOL

 

I found it funny when you search for "system", the first three have to do with alcohol, the next three error or fail, then destruction, then sh#t, lol.

 

 

Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

What exactly are you looking for anyway? A do anything closed portable?

 

Lol, I love SA but I am afraid of the forums.

 

I've never been to that site but if anyone knows a user called "snowberry" or "snowberri" or similar plz let me kno.

 

 

Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

붕어싸만코? Hey... those are my favorite snacks too. I eat these at least once every week.

Wait a minute, are you a Korean too Kiteki? I thought you were a Japanese.

 

혹시 한국 사람이세요? もしかして韓国人ですか?

If you understood either of what I wrote above, please say so in your native language. :)

 

No I'm not kankokujin, I'm 100% Swedish, at least by blood, you know.

 

 

Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
Originally Posted by Bokyung View Post

 

What about the best Korea?

 

South v. North? I'm not sure I understood your question.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I'm really bummed: I had a long post typed up, and before I could save it to the clipboard my browser crashed. Sh't sucks. /

 

I hate it when that happens.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

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Then there's this little beauty, an integrated amp by a Japanese company called Triode. Apparently they're popular in Japan, but this is the first time I've heard of them myself. Stumbled across this while searching for gear from another Japanese company called Orb. From what I've read, they're not particularly resolving, though they perform fairly well:

 

I like the look of the ORB portable amplifier.

 

 

jade-togo-japan-01.jpg

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

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I'm not a resolution-hound

 

What kind of a hound are you?

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I heard the new Audio Technica ATH-AD2000X is using the same driver as the ES10.

 

 

Perhaps I should try putting my ES10 drivers into an ATH-TADx00?

 

マルチクリエイターの明日も生きてる?

 

イヤホン・ヘッドホン専門店「e☆イヤホン」のBlog

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First non-female avatar, y not.

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I like the look of the ORB portable amplifier.

 

 

jade-togo-japan-01.jpg

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I want that amp badly! I may see if PriceJapan can get it...

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

What kind of a hound are you?

 

I'm more a shark. But if I were a hound, mebbe....

 

 

 

1000

 

...?

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Speaking of Japanese amps, I recently discovered this company: http://izo.co.jp/zbxe/

 

The portable DAC/amp M1 looks pretty; seems like manufacturers are using TI's chip amps to good effect these days...


Edited by tomscy2000 - 12/7/12 at 7:23pm
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post
Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I like the look of the ORB portable amplifier.

 

 

jade-togo-japan-01.jpg

 

 

 

Yeah, I want that amp badly! I may see if PriceJapan can get it...

 

 

"elegance of a lacquer craftsmen's workshop in Kanazawa we have achieved a genuinely high quality amplifier, from the black acrylic plate exterior to the pure and intense sound."
 

 

...so, it sounds something like this:

 

 

 

urande_01.jpg


Edited by kiteki - 12/7/12 at 7:33pm
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post
Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

What kind of a hound are you?

 

I'm more a shark.

 

The 13th Chinese zodiac... sharks.

 

Now I finally understand your personality.

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

It planted seeds into your mind so you're forever emotionally bonded to dystopic society culture and fashion?

 

There's probably a lot of things in my childhood that have planted those seeds...I'm generally enamoured with the idea of decay, failure, and explosive growth. I like to keep a balance, but I seem to keep a balance by dabbling in the extremes lol.

 

Speaking of which, I've been reading the recent book by Nassim Taleb about antifragility, after getting interested in his ideas from an interview he did on a podcast I listen to: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2012/01/taleb_on_antifr.html

 

It's a tremendously powerful idea; that attempts to predict and smooth over risk are counter productive, because they allow systemic problems to build up unseen until one giant 'black swan' event wipes out the entire field. He points out that nature tends to use volatility to improve and grow, and in particular use small damages and setbacks as information about the environment.

 

ie:

Bones and muscles compensate for occasional stress by getting stronger. Letting the bones relax in a space station makes them atrophy. People tend to get health problems after entering retirement because they sit around and do nothing all day after one 'round the world' holiday. Catastrophic forest fires can be avoided by having smaller scale fires to prevent the brush from building up. 

 

The more controversial aspects of his thesis are therefore that centralised government and top down economics tend to be like firemen running around putting out all the fires before they start, which means that regulated societies tend to be exposed to risks of very large events that cannot be forseen by looking at precedents (ie: Fukushima, GFC).

 

There are more nuances to his arguments than I am making here, but it's a really interesting framework to look at things in terms of risk / redundancy as opposed to efficiency / growth. And Taleb is an interesting academic, considering that he is also a former financier who put his own skin in the game and made good money during events like the financial crisis.

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First non-female avatar, y not.

 

People are going to start asking you if you had a sex change now :3

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I foresee myself getting a PM from an irate mod in the near future

 

HERE  and HERE

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Speaking of Japanese amps, I recently discovered this company: http://izo.co.jp/zbxe/

 

The portable DAC/amp M1 looks pretty; seems like manufacturers are using TI's chip amps to good effect these days...

How much is it? 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

 

Yeah, I want that amp badly! I may see if PriceJapan can get it...

 

 

ENJOY, I look forward to your impressions. I ran across the thread myself a month or two ago

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I foresee myself getting a PM from an irate mod in the near future

 

HERE  and HERE

 

I don't understand.  Why is that bad?  confused.gif


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