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The only thing that interests me about the PS4 right now is more Vita "integration"... the thing I'm bummed about is the lack of Backwards Compatibility due to the change in CPU :-(  ... I know that they probably did it so that the PS4 would be "easier" to program but I think there's a hidden agenda... with an x86 architecture it would be easier to also port PC games, maybe even dwarfing Valve's Steam Box before it arrives...

But with the huge backlog of games I still have and no backwards compatibility (yeah yeah, I know Gaikai might offer them via streaming but if you live here, we sometimes get connection errors or buffering streaming youtube videos! LOL) I might be staying with the PS3 for a bit longer. Definitely not a Day-1 buyer...

But the thing is, if those ports end up on Steam, it will benefit them too, IMO.
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Weird thing: For all its flaws, listening with the ATH-7 this week has been the first time in a long while that I've enjoyed music for music's sake, rather than as a test medium or background noise.
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~> Still not sure how I feel about the new Stingray. I think I like the new Viper better, but then I've always liked the Viper for some weird reason.

 

I also like the SRT Viper better than the Corvette Stingray, but then again, the first time I saw a Viper is when I was very, very little, it was a red 95 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe and since then, I've been a big fan of Vipers. The Viper has this aura, this presence that no other cars have.

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I also like the SRT Viper better than the Corvette Stingray, but then again, the first time I saw a Viper is when I was very, very little, it was a red 95 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe and since then, I've been a big fan of Vipers. The Viper has this aura, this presence that no other cars have.

 

Yeah, it's the same way with me. Saw the Viper when I was a kid in the showroom at a dealership and fell in love with it. I've always liked it because it's sort of the less obvious choice. Always seems to be overshadowed by the Corvette and Mustang, at least in the US.

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I think that has to do with most fans of American sports cars being attracted to them because of their lineage. The Mustang and Corvette have twenty or thirty years on the Viper in that regard, while the Viper didn't appear until decades after the heyday of American sports cars.
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Yup. Though that can be a good thing, since for some people the updates kinda fail when held up against the mystique of their predecessors. The new Stingray for instance... just doesn't feel like a Stingray. It's probably an impressive car in its own right, but the lineage is honestly just a name at this point.

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Holy god of the universe that 2014 corvette stingray is god damn bloody HNNNNNNNNNGing.
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But the thing is, if those ports end up on Steam, it will benefit them too, IMO.

 

How?

If the Steam Box is PC/based performance might not be the best while console games are optimized. We don't know the design for the "box" so we don't know if they will have discrete chips like the ones already out there, or if they will use "specialized" chips, etc. etc. Also, we don't know if the Linux box will be "open" (i.e. to allow you to install other apps and do whatever...) or if it will be closed (i.e. just booting up to big picture in Steam...)

etc.

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@warren thanks for the advice. I have no qualm with the sun as long as it's not humid like in Malaysia.

@silent i dont get it.

@numbers, as long as I'm there already I can roam around during semester breaks.

 

La Jolla is the location of The University of California @ San Diego. I sub'd the real estate mantra of "Location, location, location." Temperatures are mild with a daily average of 21.4C. A relief from Malaysia's humidity.

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@warren thanks for the advice. I have no qualm with the sun as long as it's not humid like in Malaysia.


@silent i dont get it.


@numbers, as long as I'm there already I can roam around during semester breaks.

La Jolla is the location of The University of California @ San Diego. I sub'd the real estate mantra of "Location, location, location." Temperatures are mild with a daily average of 21.4C. A relief from Malaysia's humidity.

PHWOAR that is comfortable temperature.
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Scenic locale as well...

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There's another magic man, daddy warbucks!

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I got you sick!  frown.gif

Nah Warren, there're a lot of sick people about lately :s

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I'll most likely just take up a minor or something; the one that stuck me as most interesting was primarily nuclear engineering

 

Ohio State offers a minor in Nuclear Engineering?  blink.gif

 

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EDIT: And jgray wants to see the world; I doubt Ohio is on the top of is list of places he wants to see ha. 

 

Perhaps... but we should remember that traveling to and from the US is what is expensive.  Once he's here, it's relatively cheap to move about within the CONUS.  And if we look at it that way, then it helps to be in the center of the country (more or less).

 

 

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Is it just me, or is this thing super sexy:  http://wine.woot.com/offers/himalayan-salt-cooking-tile-canvas-bag

 

That is sooo very s-e-x-y...

 

I just bookmarked it in case there's some spare audio change in the tea tin marked, well..."Audio." regular_smile%20.gif Fish/Shrimp would be the first thing I'd try.

 

Yeah right?  I understand that it's not completely under their control, but different colors would be nice.

 

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@warren thanks for the advice. I have no qualm with the sun as long as it's not humid like in Malaysia.

 

Nope, pretty dry here.  Get used to wearing lip balm in the winter to avoid getting chapped/cracked lips.

 

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@numbers, as long as I'm there already I can roam around during semester breaks.

 

Exactly!  And Canada's pretty close too.  BTW, LOL @ "numbers"

 

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Flat4 it is then.  Wait, the Kaede or the Sui?  I ask because you listed both.  I'm guessing the Kaede since autumnholy is pretty clear on the Sui being noticeably V-shaped.

 

They're actually pretty similar to my ears. The KAEDE eliminates the slight glare on the SUI's treble, and it has a really fancy wood housing, but it costs twice as much. My default recommendation is for the SUI as a result.

 

I assumed you read some of my impressions for the Flat4, otherwise I would have mentioned it was U-shaped.

 

It's U-shaped.

 

Oops, I've been found out!  Sorry, I didn't exactly go back and read your impressions.  I was just going to jump in blind on this one.  But hey, look at that as a compliment.  smile.gif 

 

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It excels at extracting low-level information and inner dynamics. Like, to an almost freaky level.

 

It's not at all "accurate" however. It's larger than life. Hyperreal.

 

See, that sounds like something I want to hear.  It also sounds like you're describing speakers, which isn't a bad thing at all.

 

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A guy at work from venezuela explained that they don't really divide it into four seasons, but only two: dry season and wet season.

 

In Southern California, we have two seasons as well... summer and warmer summer.  Somewhere between the two, we get about 3~4 weeks of rain just to remind us that water is important to life (and that we don't have much of it).  But otherwise a pretty charmed life climate-wise.

 

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I would put the "similar to the TH900" with a grain of salt. The Flat-4 is very energetic like being in a rock or electronic concert while the TH900 feels a bit more relaxed, like dancing a waltz in a ballroom.

 

I should probably point out that I've never heard the TH900.  So even if the two would separated at birth, I be no closer to knowing what either sounds like.

 

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@jgray in that case take a look at Ohio state. We have some pretty good engineering programs if I recall correctly.

 

And really fun flash mobs!

 

 

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~> Actually giving some thought to trying the Altmann Tera...

 

Now those are impressions I'd be very interested in hearing.  Like the K3003, that's one unit where the price just astounds me. 

 

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La Jolla is the location of The University of California @ San Diego. I sub'd the real estate mantra of "Location, location, location." Temperatures are mild with a daily average of 21.4C. A relief from Malaysia's humidity.

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Scenic locale as well...

 

Right!  It's home to La Jolla Cove (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Jolla_Cove), which is absolutely beautiful.  BTW, when they say you're not allowed to collect seashells from there, they MEAN IT!

 

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PHWOAR that is comfortable temperature.

 

Without too much deviation throughout the year to boot.  And L.A. isn't more than short train ride away.

 

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I got you sick!  frown.gif

 

Nah Warren, there're a lot of sick people about lately :s

 

Attempt at claiming credit for a worldwide epidemic fail.  mad.gif  biggrin.gif


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Man this migration is not going well. It's midnight and I'm going home.

I think part of why it's not going well is because this was developed pre-XP, yet maintained and updated for XP and now I'm sitting on win 7. The migration is not the problem actually, the data becomes migrated. It's the frontend that is the main issue. I think I may have to revive project odysseus again.
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