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other are less familiar but possibly more horrendous, like female genital mutilation.

 

WTF?  Can the entire world just agree to make that a hate crime or something?  I mean seriously, WTF?  Okay, not gonna say anymore about this, but I find that extremely disturbing to say the very least.


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You have it right - do NOT let your personal, professional and entertainment online personas cross. And yes, I means three different worlds. I do not use my personal Facebook account for professional or "entertainment" uses - it is for family, friends and old school mates. I don't play games on that Facebook account and I do not accept friend requests from professional contacts. I have a separate Facebook account for playing games and other entertainment activities. My Linkedin account is where all of my professional contacts go - and I do not use it for personal or online friends. Don't post BS using either your professional or personal persona - don't complain/joke about your boss, your employees, your coworkers, your company or your industry. If you post something to Linkedin, make it something 100% professional - like answering a technical question and talking about something you or your company does well. And for the love of Om, do NOT use some trendy or joke picture in your Linkedin profile!

Don't make the mistake of thinking that a 50-something year old manager or potential manager isn't googling your name. Trust me, they are!

Anyone who plays Facebook games has at least 2 accounts - probably 4 or 5. It's a huge advantage to have multiple accounts when playing many of the Facebook multiuser/clan games. Facebook won't say squat about it - they just want the user counts.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 9/16/12 at 5:12pm
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Anyone who plays Facebook games has at least 2 accounts - probably 4 or 5. It's a huge advantage to have multiple accounts when playing many of the Facebook multiuser/clan games. Facebook won't say squat about it - they just want the user counts.

 

Maybe.

 

I'm not going to bother with it because with my luck as soon I get used to it they're going to crack down on it, ban one or both of my accounts, and then I'll be pissed because I can't do whatever it is that I got used to doing on facebook.

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Use a fake name that sounds plausible ("Winston Smith") with an email address not associated with your existing accounts, and neither Facebook nor G+ will notice or care.

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I just got back from a head-fi meet. I finally got the chance to listen to a headphone that can easily be classed as summit-fi, the HifiMan HE-6. A very very nice sounding headphone that left me highly impressed. The highs were a little tizzy here and there but overall very accurate and detailed and easily the most detailed I've ever heard. The mids were beautiful and fluid without sacrificing detail and vocals shone on it. The bass especially impressed me and the HE-6 is easily the best sounding in articulate clean bass I've ever heard. Some other stars of the show, the Bayerdynamic DT990 250 ohm headphone paired with a Bottlehead Crack amp being fed from an Audio gd Compass DAC was a very nice pairing. When fed through the Crack I found the overall sound nicely smoothed out and I enjoyed it's treble presence. Although it was no match for the HE-6 it proved to me you don't have to invest 4 figures to get a nice happening sound. The DT990 so impressed me I'm very much contemplating getting myself the 600 ohm version of the headphone as well as maybe looking into the HifiMan HE400 in the near future. Overall I found it to be a very fun time as well as rewarding.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/16/12 at 9:23pm
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You mean physically?

 

Yeah. I wish I was more 'girly', but I don't wish I was a girl. It's odd.

 

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You have it right - do NOT let your personal, professional and entertainment online personas cross. And yes, I means three different worlds.

 

A statement from our esteemed Mark Zuckerberg, which I quoted to my furry interviewees for their response:

 

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You have one identity… the days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know are probably coming to an end pretty quickly. Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.

 

Personally I think Zuckerberg is a disconnected and insensitive person who has either never had anything to hide, or no empathy towards those who have things they want to keep personal. He has a reductionist view that increased transparency necessarily leads to increased tolerance, and he forwards his business interests by advancing the facile argument that people who act differently in different contexts are being dishonest. 

 

One of the main arcs in my thesis is this insistence on people being stable, singular, identifiable units of personality, because the alternative would be too scary or too confusing.

 

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“Zuckerberg and I talked about [transparency] the first time I signed up for Facebook, in September, 2006. Users are asked to check a box to indicate whether they’re interested in men or in women. I told Zuckerberg that it took me a few hours to decide which box to check. If I said on Facebook that I’m a man interested in men, all my Facebook friends, including relatives, co-workers, sources—some of whom might not approve of homosexuality—would see it.
“So what did you end up doing?” Zuckerberg asked.
“I put men.”
Then I told Zuckerberg that, two weeks later, I removed the check, and left the boxes blank. A couple of relatives who were Facebook friends had asked about my sexuality and, at that time, at least, I didn’t want all my professional sources to know that I am gay.
“Is it still out?” Zuckerberg asked.
“Yeah, it’s still out.”
He responded with a flat “Huh,” dropped his shoulders, and stared at me, looking genuinely concerned and somewhat puzzled.”
 
Jose Vargas’ interview with Mark Zuckerberg, The New Yorker, September 20 2010.
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You mean physically?

 

Yeah. I wish I was more 'girly', but I don't wish I was a girl. It's odd.

 

Hmm, ever consider the possibility of being bigender?

 

You know, all this talk of gender identities has - of course - reminded me of Star Trek.  See, there's a species called the J'naii.  For those of you who have seen the TNG episode "The Outcast", I wonder what your commentary on that episode would be...


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Hmm, ever consider the possibility of being bigender?

 

I'm not particularly keen on ascribing labels to my behaviour, especially as the labels multiply and start to resemble Borges' map.

 

As far as social situations go, I pretty much act like what I regard as masculine, dress like what I regard is androgynous, and come off to people as a little offbeat but usually assumed to be a heterosexual male. This isn't by any design, I just do what I do and like what I like. Even when I do things like crossdressing, people assume that I've been put up to it as a joke since I'm not particularly flamboyant or a 'normative' crossdresser lol. I feel a little more free to do some things around close friends, but generally I just tend to act differently by making more outrageous jokes.

 

Because I've become less and less attached to the ideas of 'true' or 'natural' gender behaviour, I tend to regard wanting to be androgynous as say, wanting to wear make-up or dressing differently. That is to say, it seems like a superficial thing to me. I know this doesn't work like that for everyone.

 

I just think guys who look like girls are awesome!

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I just got back from a head-fi meet. I finally got the chance to listen to a headphone that can easily be classed as summit-fi, the HifiMan HE-6. A very very nice sounding headphone that left me highly impressed. The highs were a little tizzy here and there but overall very accurate and detailed and easily the most detailed I've ever heard. The mids were beautiful and fluid without sacrificing detail and vocals shone on it. The bass especially impressed me and the HE-6 is easily the best sounding in articulate clean bass I've ever heard. Some other stars of the show, the Bayerdynamic DT990 250 ohm headphone paired with a Bottlehead Crack amp being fed from an AudioGD DAC was a very nice pairing. When fed through the Crack I found the overall sound nicely smoothed out and I enjoyed it's treble presence. Although it was no match for the HE-6 it proved to me you don't have to invest 4 figures to get a nice happening sound. The DT990 so impressed me I'm very much contemplating getting myself the 600 ohm version of the headphone as well as maybe looking into the HifiMan HE400 in the near future. Overall I found it to be a very fun time as well as rewarding.

 

Cool.

 

The HE-6 does have some great traits.  It's instrument separation is pretty amazing.  One of the few full sizes that's on par with or better than good BA IEMs in that area.  Also, among non-stats I've heard, it's bass texture is second only to the LCD-2 and 3.  OTOH I thought its mids were a little dry.  I thought female vocals were a weak point.  That tizz/etch/ringing/whatever in the treble would probably get on my nerves after a while too.

 

I remember Fang was pretty interested in the notes I was taking while listening to the HE-6/EF-6 combo he brought.

 

Since you're mostly into IEMs I'll tell you what happened to me when I got into full sizes because I just wanted something as good sounding as my SE530 but easier to take on and off.

 

When I went to my first meet and heard good full size headphones for the first time I was so blown away by the bigger soundstage that I didn't notice all the other stuff they didn't do as well.  I actually got a pair of 990/600 right after that meet but they turned out to be not my taste because I wasn't even sure what kind of sound sig I wanted at the time and what impressed me in the short term grated on my nerves in the long term.  You probably won't have that problem since you've gone though way more IEMs than I had at that point but after the 990 I bought, returned, and sold a whole bunch of "mid-fi" full sizes and after the "wow soundstage" and "wow I can feel the bass" wore off I found they all did pretty much everything else worse than my SE530s.  IMO to get a full size that's one the same level you'll have to jump pretty much straight to the top.  Something like an LCD-2/HE-6/HD800 or maybe some of the cheaper Stax.  A 30+ year old SR-Lambda I heard driven by an equally dated transformer box and receiver easily competes with today's TOTL dynamics and orthos.  I've read similar things about the current Stax Basic System ('phone and amp combo) but haven't heard it myself.

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Cool.

 

The HE-6 does have some great traits.  It's instrument separation is pretty amazing.  One of the few full sizes that's on par with or better than good BA IEMs in that area.  Also, among non-stats I've heard, it's bass texture is second only to the LCD-2 and 3.  OTOH I thought its mids were a little dry.  I thought female vocals were a weak point.  That tizz/etch/ringing/whatever in the treble would probably get on my nerves after a while too.

 

I remember Fang was pretty interested in the notes I was taking while listening to the HE-6/EF-6 combo he brought.

 

Since you're mostly into IEMs I'll tell you what happened to me when I got into full sizes because I just wanted something as good sounding as my SE530 but easier to take on and off.

 

When I went to my first meet and heard good full size headphones for the first time I was so blown away by the bigger soundstage that I didn't notice all the other stuff they didn't do as well.  I actually got a pair of 990/600 right after that meet but they turned out to be not my taste because I wasn't even sure what kind of sound sig I wanted at the time and what impressed me in the short term grated on my nerves in the long term.  You probably won't have that problem since you've gone though way more IEMs than I had at that point but after the 990 I bought, returned, and sold a whole bunch of "mid-fi" full sizes and after the "wow soundstage" and "wow I can feel the bass" wore off I found they all did pretty much everything else worse than my SE530s.  IMO to get a full size that's one the same level you'll have to jump pretty much straight to the top.  Something like an LCD-2/HE-6/HD800 or maybe some of the cheaper Stax.  A 30+ year old SR-Lambda I heard driven by an equally dated transformer box and receiver easily competes with today's TOTL dynamics and orthos.  I've read similar things about the current Stax Basic System ('phone and amp combo) but haven't heard it myself.

 

If thats the case I think Digital freak is really gonna like the 1Plus2s bass (comparable to LCD2 bass) ;).

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Personally I think Zuckerberg is a disconnected and insensitive person who has either never had anything to hide, or no empathy towards those who have things they want to keep personal. He has a reductionist view that increased transparency necessarily leads to increased tolerance, and he forwards his business interests by advancing the facile argument that people who act differently in different contexts are being dishonest. 

 

He's just a short sighted ass hat who has been lucky enough to be so successful that it no longer matters what other people know about him as long as it's not illegal enough to land him a felony conviction.

 

I'm reminded of someone else who didn't like people posting comments on his blog with handles.  He said that people should be ready stand behind what they say with their own name.  This is a blog pretty much entirely devoted to an issue which is controversial in many parts of the US.  I find it likely that there are people who would be motivated to make employment decisions based on a person simply posting comments supportive of the blog in question.

 

The person who runs this blog is world famous (in his field at least...) tenured professor at a major US university.

 

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I just think guys who look like girls are awesome!

 

I think our attraction curves are converging on either side of a limit and I don't know what to make of that...

 

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If thats the case I think Digital freak is really gonna like the 1Plus2s bass (comparable to LCD2 bass) ;).

 

That sounds like quite an achievement...


Edited by maverickronin - 9/16/12 at 9:38pm
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Cool.

 

The HE-6 does have some great traits.  It's instrument separation is pretty amazing.  One of the few full sizes that's on par with or better than good BA IEMs in that area.  Also, among non-stats I've heard, it's bass texture is second only to the LCD-2 and 3.  OTOH I thought its mids were a little dry.  I thought female vocals were a weak point.  That tizz/etch/ringing/whatever in the treble would probably get on my nerves after a while too.

 

I remember Fang was pretty interested in the notes I was taking while listening to the HE-6/EF-6 combo he brought.

 

Since you're mostly into IEMs I'll tell you what happened to me when I got into full sizes because I just wanted something as good sounding as my SE530 but easier to take on and off.

 

When I went to my first meet and heard good full size headphones for the first time I was so blown away by the bigger soundstage that I didn't notice all the other stuff they didn't do as well.  I actually got a pair of 990/600 right after that meet but they turned out to be not my taste because I wasn't even sure what kind of sound sig I wanted at the time and what impressed me in the short term grated on my nerves in the long term.  You probably won't have that problem since you've gone though way more IEMs than I had at that point but after the 990 I bought, returned, and sold a whole bunch of "mid-fi" full sizes and after the "wow soundstage" and "wow I can feel the bass" wore off I found they all did pretty much everything else worse than my SE530s.  IMO to get a full size that's one the same level you'll have to jump pretty much straight to the top.  Something like an LCD-2/HE-6/HD800 or maybe some of the cheaper Stax.  A 30+ year old SR-Lambda I heard driven by an equally dated transformer box and receiver easily competes with today's TOTL dynamics and orthos.  I've read similar things about the current Stax Basic System ('phone and amp combo) but haven't heard it myself.


I think because of this meet I may have set myself up for more hate from my wallet. I've already started looking around on Amazon and the FS forums for the DT990 600 ohm version and I've even started looking around the AudioGD site trying to figure out which of their products is the replacement for their old compass unit. The NFB-10.32 and the NFB-5.32 look rather interesting and a bit on the overkill side due to the fact I really need at most 24 bit and not 32. The fact they both have built in preamp capabilities is a plus for me though as far as future expansion on the system is concerned. The AudioGd Compass sounded very nice with the DT990 and I really liked how the BottleHead Crack smoothed the DT990 out a little more without sacrificing to much detail it was just such a nice smooth relaxing sound. Both the Compass amp section and the Crack also sounded very nice with a pair of K240 Sextette's that was owned by my buddy who was hosting the meet. AKG Sextette's are underrated headphones in my opinion. Every time I visit my buddy to talk gear I wind up grabbing 10 of 15 minutes on his sextettes. Looks like I got three more entries into my shortlist for next years home rig. By the way when you had your 990 600 ohm what were you driving them with? I'm curious how these cans will react with different amping

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I think our attraction curves are converging on either side of a limit and I don't know what to make of that...

 

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If thats the case I think Digital freak is really gonna like the 1Plus2s bass (comparable to LCD2 bass) ;).


I just got the email in my hotmail from Translucent Audio. The gear is coming into Canuck land via Shotgun Shane in Hotlanta. After the quoted post above you really have me curious about these IEM's. Oh by the way we're all reviewing both the IEM and the T1 amp right?

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It's all fine and good to believe you should have only one online persona, and to take the Zuckerberg stance that hiding online lacks integrity. As long as you stay out of the real world (or can afford to create your own bubble of reality) that will work fine. But the issue is not really the company that confronts you with your facebook or blog post and says "We don't like this, you are fired." The real issue is that when you send your resume to a company you want to work for, your resume ends up in the shredder because of a past post and you get a TBNT response. You would never know it happened. The same goes for a job you currently hold. Your boss might not fire you, but in some companies the concept of being "managed out" is a well-honed art, and although you might suspect you are being targeted, you won't be able to prove it. You will simply get frustrated and you will move on (if you can!)
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