Edited by Maxvla - 2/10/13 at 11:15pm
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Edited by Maxvla - 2/10/13 at 11:15pm
Ah warren so you quite smoking. Not sure if you read my comment to you on the monthly avatar thread? Glad you kicked the bad habit. You'll appreciate it in the long run in terms of health and savings. :)
Oops, totally missed this earlier, sorry. Yup, well I'm almost back. Got a ton of work to catch up on... which is why I haven't been able to resume my avatar-making duties just yet.
Unfortunately, she still smokes. But she has aspirations of being nicotine-free soon, so here's to hoping! In the meantime, nothing stops us from being cafe side.
I was able to hold it down to under $1K per annum, but yeah I get what you mean. I actually hadn't even thought of the cost savings. So... I guess there's my new TH900?
I actually haven't been back to the TMAC thread yet. Don't know about you guys, but that thread is all-consuming for me. So I just wanted to finish up a little more work before I dive back in.
Isn't it? I'm a little pissed at not having thought of it first.
Oh no, it's got it's own batteries.
Well, I don't know that for sure. But I'm guessing that sending stuff to Moscow from the US is probably a bit pricey. Lemme put it this way... sending stuff to Canada from here isn't the cheapest thing, and that's right next door.
Yeah, I was incredibly surprised by how it handles acoustic recordings so vibrantly and with ease. For a while there, I couldn't believe my ears. I'm glad that enough people are concurring now (let's me know I'm not crazy).
And the bass is that rare combination of crazy/clean/controlled. For the price, I have no problem recommending that to any consumer (and even some Bass-Head-Fiers).
But my absolute favorite thing about them would have to be those upper mids. Crispy, nearly bordering on crunchy at times.
Oh don't even get me started. I've got a buddy that makes the most incredible Turkish coffee at work. In many ways, it's more of a drug than cigarettes ever were.
Yeah, I might have jumped the gun with pointing out that [possible] future feature. Just pretend that I didn't say anything about a tablet cover for now.
Whoa... the current Pope is resigning. This is really, really rare. Last one was in the 1400s?
Ratzinger is a very skilled scholar, so I'm hoping this at least gives him more time to write...
That's still highly unusual! Most sick Popes stay on until they die.
Ahem. They can be fired. It's called "poisoning." : P
Ratzinger has been vocal about his feelings on the matter, saying in the past that he feels Popes should be able to resign. Still there are other Catholics who feel they shouldn't. You have to keep in mind that within the faith, we're talking about God's main representative on earth, so that complicates things. Is that really a position one can "resign?" <----rhetorical question.
Obviously it's not a decision made lightly, one he's given much thought to and made in accordance to his convictions I'm sure, but I still get this really weird feeling in the pit of my stomach. It's still highly unusual. Popes have stayed on even in states where they're barely conscious, practically incoherent. Ratzinger is 85, which isn't exactly mummy territory by today's standards, though there have only been ---what?--- four Popes who made it to age 86. He also just finished some books which seemed perfectly coherent, up to his usual standards of scholarship. I mean, one can't help but wonder about the politics going on in the background. Did someone dig something horrible up from the past? Perhaps we'll never know.
I imagine a lot of Catholics are feeling a little lost right now. Apparently a lot of the Pope's closest aids didn't even know and are scrambling to try and sort things out right now.