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Are you sure? Maybe it's fetching a machete.
machete wallet.jpg

 

Found it hiding under a gym sweat rag BWAHA

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Really?  I'd have to say that I found the opposite to be true. 

 

I believe I was listening to 24/96 rips in Apple lossless at the time.  But for me, it had offered quite a bit of detail without being grating or overly harsh.  I'd agree with the assessment of smoothness in so far as it had no hint of graininess, but I wouldn't classify it as lacking in detail in any way (at least not in this class or price range).  It is definitely a step up from the HeadStreamer I'm using now, that is for sure.

 

EDIT:  I was particularly impressed with the low noise floor (as discerned by my ears) and its dynamic range.  All in all, it was a very enjoyable listen for me.

 

BTW, I especially like the pairing of the Explorer with Mad Dogs.  That was quite a treat for me.  smile.gif

 

 

Well, look on the bright side, at least he didn't nest all those queries (Query1, Query2, Query3, Query4 etc.).  God, please tell me he didn't nest queries.  On the surface I'd think he probably doesn't know how to do that, given that WHERE is lost on him, but assumptions regarding the limits of foolishness are usually wrong.

 

LOL @ the "iStatus"

 

Was actually talking to a buddy of mine in Sweden last night.  I think he's very happy about the weekend as well.  Happy weekend!

 


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I'm only an amateur coder and even I can tell that is a horribly stupid way of doing things. The only reason I could think to do something like that in separate tables is if I didn't know how to do do a SELECT WHERE query and thus I wanted to keep the tables separate and readable.

 

And @Muppetface, why is it that whenever you get new hardware it's likely borked in some way? You've been cursed! :P

 

 

 

 

Yeah, there's just too much crap in there to keep track of though and that's the depressing side of it - his junk has been implemented on all of their studies. Once I fix something, there's a lot more to come.

 

LOL the iStatus caught me off guard.

 

Oh well, it's weekend, I don't want to screw my weekend up with work related talk.

 

I agree with a_recording, Muppetface is really cursed with the string of the bad luck she's been having with her new gear.

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In all fairness that's one beautiful tic.
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Wasn't The Tick a superhero?

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Can't stand high definition insect pictures. There's this primal disgust I felt at the base of my stomach whenever I see any. *shiver*
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So, I'm sure most people get spam caught in their filter, like "BarelyLegaL.coLLegeGirls --- Waiting for you!"

 

A year ago, I noticed that those subject headings had changed to "Neglected housewives looking for love."

 

Today, I've noticed that it'd changed to "SingleSeniorsMeetDating --- 50+ Singles Online!"

 

Uh oh.
 

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I rarely check my spam box so I don't know what you're talking about :-P.


Right, that's really odd fetish to use though.
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I knew this girl who would always wrinkle her nose when she talked, kind of like a rabbit. It was oddly attractive.

 

A beautiful tic.

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Meh. I dislike heir even though I've never heard their product line before. Just their marketing in general irks me. I mean, who uses freight shipping and then claims that its overall cheaper for all customers because it helps some customers have cheaper shipping at the cost of others absorbing that extra cost... There's really no reason not to use epacket shipping.

Also having a customer, "wizard" design for $300 extra or whatever is just plain ridiculous. I don't know any of the details about it but it just seems greedy and caters to lazy people who can't spend the time to properly create their own design or want something because its exclusive.

That's just my opinion though. The actual product could be wonderful but I doubt I'll ever buy from heir because of my dislike of their marketing.

Their marketing is definitely too aggressive for my tastes. The thing about Wizard design is that you have a chance to receive something that isn't on the list. That extra 300 is a premium because of that. Im not too sure how much it would be if you designed it yourself and asked the wizard to do it. My guess is that they'd be around the same price. On another note, the spades design is way too gaudy for my tastes.
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I just dislike the fact that their pricing is so deceiving as you have to pay $55 shipping and then ~$40 more. Customs from China to the US can easily be avoided, its not like its the UK. And I don't understand why they insist on freight shipping, when any other method is much cheaper. I also was extremely confused as to why their explanation for the high price of shipping was so that some customers absorb the costs of what other customers would have had as shipping.

This is me penny pinching though, I just believe some of their marketing strategies to be flawed, and obviously I'm in the minority as they are pretty popular.

The whole thing with the wizard design was arbitrary I'll admit, I'm sure there are plenty of people with a lack of artistic ability that would like to have an awesome design and would pay a premium for it, and I can't fault them for that. It in fact the took me 4/5 revisions of random things and about 4 months of research and design to create my own customs.

I wonder how much shipping + customs fees are for a company like UM. Ive always thought that $50 shipping is normal, and the customs cost is something you'd have to deal with. If they lost your package, at least there would be no money lost. Ofc, i don't agree with their way of justifying it though. I guess you could say that it is a moral thing to help pay for other's shipping costs...but that'll get into more controversal things.

I was just lucky enough that Frogbeats said they would cover my customs costs. Hopefully they'll keep their end of the bargain.
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Their marketing is definitely too aggressive for my tastes. The thing about Wizard design is that you have a chance to receive something that isn't on the list. That extra 300 is a premium because of that. Im not too sure how much it would be if you designed it yourself and asked the wizard to do it. My guess is that they'd be around the same price. On another note, the spades design is way too gaudy for my tastes.

 

Another way to look at it is this is a modern version of the classic art studio system. If you wanted a large allegorical painting for the wall of your family chapel, you would hire a master artist; if you wanted to save money, he would do very little of the painting; mostly he'd only be supervising his journeyman's work and he'd only add finishing touches, if anything -- if you wanted the master himself to handle everything, you'd have to pay more. He's the one whose time is most in demand.

 

Keep that in mind when you look at paintings in museums and, for example, see one piece credited to Peter Paul Rubens and another credited to Studio of Rubens. One of those two art patrons were willing to pay the premium.

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For whatever reason, Grimes always affects me in subtle emotional ways I can't quite articulate.

 

Grimes is awesome. But a little whack. Okay, a lot of whack.

 

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Wizard is an artist who uses CIEMs as his medium. Show me another company that has come up with more *unique* aesthetic ideas. Using wood is common place now, but Heir was the company that really introduced the technique to people. He's used circuit boards as faceplates, added gold into the shell fill, done coral faceplates, devised anti-yellowing clear shells, even made shells with woven grass inside. When someone pays Wizard to design a CIEM, it's no different than paying an artist's commission rate. You pay for their time and design work. It's not really a matter of being "lazy." Some people just aren't as artistic as others, or maybe they just want to be surprised by the design.

 

But honestly, it's not even really about that either. Even if you have artistic ability, you still appreciate the art made by others, right? Artists still commission other artists, are still interested in seeing other forms of artistic expression. Wizard seems to be an endless reserve of creative ideas. People who pay the extra fee for his designs want some of that applied to something they'll own.

 

Also for the record, it's not just Wizard making all the choices (unless you want him to). He still involves the customer and asks what sort of look he/she wants. Just like when you commission an artist, there is usually some input involved in dictating what parameters you want the piece to fall within.

 

Having said all that, I'm not really a fan of everything Heir does either. They've been having growing pains, and not all of their products have been a success IMO. Their universals in particular leave a bit to be desired. However Wizard himself is a pretty cool guy and working with him is the only reason I'd ever choose Heir over another company, to be frank.

 

I did admit my picking on Wizard was arbitrary, and you make a lot of valid points. To be honest I though about it after I posted, and found my dislike of the premium to be a little unjustified, but its still there as just a personal thing. 

 

As I said, I've never heard a Heir so I can't judge the sound quality. It feels like I'm being excessive in repeating this but the main gripe I have with Heir is the fact they justify their shipping costs by saying that they prefer to keep a flat rate so that customers that would normally get charged a higher shipping would have that cost absorbed by other customers. That's just silly in my opinion, but it's their product, and they're still in business and doing quite well, so it still seems to be working for them.

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In all fairness that's one beautiful tic.

I agree. Still, I can't help to think of ticks when I see that picture. 

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Wasn't The Tick a superhero?

I wouldn't want to be a bad guy if the superhero was not only a tick, but the tick. The tick of ticks, with all kinds of super viruses, sucking out all of your evil blood, making bites from the komodo dragons seem hygienic.

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I knew this girl who would always wrinkle her nose when she talked, kind of like a rabbit. It was oddly attractive.

 

A beautiful tic.

I bet you could write a whole novel based on my spelling. 

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I'm just going to leave this here...

 

 

To anyone who hasn't read the books, this season is going to get absolutely CRAAAAAAAZY.

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I'm just going to leave this here...

 

 

To anyone who hasn't read the books, this season is going to get absolutely CRAAAAAAAZY.

 

Just 5 more Sundays. Just 5 more Sundays. Just 5 more Sundays.

 

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