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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

In linux, anything can be done - it's all just a .config file somewhere... tongue.gif

 

It doesn't fight quite as much as windows when you try to hack it

 

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Yep, those darned config files somewhere...

 

Once you find the config files though, they aren't too advanced to play around with. Usually they're already well documented inside the file as well as there being a lot of info on the internet. That's one of the things with Linux - a big chunk of the user base do actually visit linux forums and help each other out. Far from everyone, but a lot of them do.

 

Personally, I've actually kinda sorta abandoned Linux. I got tired of the smallish bugs and the fact that I needed to reboot in order to use Adobe CS, Visual Studio (for C# .NET, which is not supported on Linux, Mono is their hated counterpart), games and so on. I feel I'm too invested on the Microsoft platform to ignore it, and the constant reboots got the better of me one day.

 

Some day, with enough horsepower, I might have Linux virtualized.

 

MaverickRonin:

 

You should definitely try to install the OS on the SSD instead of trying to mount it. When you install the OS, look for the hda/hdb options as one of them should be the SSD. That's where you put all the /-folders (/home and so on).

 

I'm only really running it as a VM on WIn7 anyway for pretty much the same reasons you mentioned but it's good to know about this stuff in advance anyways.

 

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In that case, you can set it up that way at install time.  Almost everything executable lives in /usr, so you can create a /usr mount point on your SSD.  And then put a swap partition on the SSD.  Either that, or just put / (root) on the SSD and put /home on your spinning disk.  Your pictures, movies, and music will go in home anyway because when you're in user mode that's the only place you can normally write to.

 

I'm far too picky.  That's gonna need a lot of hacking if I ever use it as my main machine.

 

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At that point in time, Unique Melody would make whatever the hell you wanted, provided you bankrolled it. Now they'll refuse any kind of wild request like that. A shame.

 

Still, it means there's little to no guarantee the people who commissioned that had any idea as to what they were doing. It could very well sound like complete ass. I mean, just take a gander at the FR and that peak. Yikes.

 

The wild west of CIEMs...

 

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I've been feeling like crap the last few days; I think I have a stomach bug.

 

Hope you get better soon.

 

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Speaking of comics, I'm growing pretty fond of my sharksona (or "denticle-sona" as Maverick calls it lol). My friend has been doodling her a lot recently and has taken to giving her an overbite, which I think looks endearingly dorky on a shark-person. Of course I could just be biased since I have a slight overbite IRL.

 

Is it ok with your friend if you post them here?  They sound cool.

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How my calculations exam today went:

 

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How my calculations exam today went:

LOL - unfortunately, in the real world, every day is an exam day... tongue.gif
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Is there a specific name for the genre where Mexican wrestlers battle Satan and his minions?

 

Also had the urge to listen to Ruins this morning. It's been a while. This was a band I discovered in college which subsequently became the object for something of an intellectual crush of mine. Sort of like US Maple.

 

I think they're just generically lucha cinema. Aren't all of them horror movies anyway?

 

Ruins! I've listened to Graviyaunosch frequently over the years. (Or, as I like to think of it, "Gravy Garnish"). Great stuff but, yeah, too intense and idiosyncratic for casual listening. Unless your life is so nuts at the time that lying on the floor half asleep can be relaxing even while Yoshida & co. are barreling down like a sonic avalanche.

 

For some reason US Maple always makes me think of Rodan. Which made me look them up again in Wikipedia, where I found out that Jason Noble died last month from cancer. Too soon.

 

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Anyone have any thoughts on the new Sony MDR-1R headphone line coming out?

In the wake of the cancellation of the MDR Z1000 line, I always like to give Sony a second chance, but I'm a bit skeptical. Plus I don't know how things like "Bluetooth" and "Noise Cancellation" affect the sound quality.
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Anyone have any thoughts on the new Sony MDR-1R headphone line coming out?

In the wake of the cancellation of the MDR Z1000 line, I always like to give Sony a second chance, but I'm a bit skeptical. Plus I don't know how things like "Bluetooth" and "Noise Cancellation" affect the sound quality.

I'm just interested in its NFC capability, from what I read. If I'm mistaken, then my interest returns to zero. Well not exactly, but you get the idea.

@tilpo wrt to doujin and doujinshi (yes I know this has never been brought up recently here, but that damned anime thread... sometimes I just want to throttle someone because it's too fast...), LOL I have it backwards...
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How my calculations exam today went:

 

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You're not having a very good week are you, lol. Thanks for the new funny gif.

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I got my pair of impedance adapters today. Out of curiosity I decided to hook up my K2 sp to the 15 ohm one and plugged it into my ALO RX MKII. I immediately noticed a lack of detail in the sound and tonality sounded a little weird in places. Guess the adapter works, now the waiting game begins for the Studio V Rocoo player.

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I need some recommendations from you guys. Can anyone recommend any good instrumental music that's mellow relaxing and uses a kind smattering of not normally heard of traditional instruments from countries that are considered off the beaten track so to speak. I'm not really well versed in world music so I thought I'd come in here and ask. I would prefer something with a mixture of strings or flutes or maybe even East Indian drums and I'm not adverse to anything that may merge the modern with the traditional. I don't know, maybe a touch of the progressive is what i mean when I say modern.

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Just now I noticed the Audio Technika CK100Pro is for sale on eBay for under 500 bones with free shipping. It's so tempting


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/20/12 at 9:18pm
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Edited by jgray91 - 9/21/12 at 12:52am
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I need some recommendations from you guys. Can anyone recommend any good instrumental music that's mellow relaxing and uses a kind smattering of not normally heard of traditional instruments from countries that are considered off the beaten track so to speak. I'm not really well versed in world music so I thought I'd come in here and ask. I would prefer something with a mixture of strings or flutes or maybe even East Indian drums and I'm not adverse to anything that may merge the modern with the traditional. I don't know, maybe a touch of the progressive is what i mean when I say modern.

I have something in mind. Goes by the name "Summer Cycle" by My Shadow and I.
Edited by jgray91 - 9/21/12 at 12:53am
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post  Just now I noticed the Audio Technika CK100Pro is for sale on eBay for under 500 bones with free shipping. It's so tempting

 

They were on sale in Japan for a while --- I think it's worth a listen if you're truly curious, and you seem to have been curious for quite a while. I think it's probably the most technically proficient of triple driver universals, but it gets too fatiguing, even for me. It's a combination of harsh sibilants and the heavy weight of the housings. I sold it after two weeks.

 


Question to All:

 

I've been neglecting the full-sized side of things for a while; I don't have the luxury of quiet time, nor to leak sound, as I live with three other people in close proximity. However, from time to time, I get some good ear time in with my HD598, and like most people know, it really is an ideal headphone from the aspect of easy driveability, flat response with a tiny bit of upper mid emphasis, and big soundstage. I keep thinking about what I can go with next, though, when I do eventually get my own place with enough space to stash an actual amp.

 

Those who have been around the thread for a while are probably familiar with my listening tendencies, at least in the IEM realm. I like a very neutral response with the very slightest hint of crisp edginess. Lately, I've seen myself eschewing the peakier earphones for ones that are smoother in response, but still very detailed and revealing. In this sense, the HD598 has been an ideal headphone for me --- I keep thinking of which headphone would give me an extra step of refinement, as lately I've noticed some of its less refined aspects in the bass and treble regions. For example, the HD650 is a better headphone, and I respect it quite a bit, but it doesn't have the signature I want. The HD800 is king of the land, but runs the risk of sounding detached when not paired with the right amp. I haven't heard any of the Hifimans, but their ergonomics worry me, though the HE-500 seems nice. I'd love a STAX Omega, but I'd like to keep my kidneys. Any other suggestions?

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

 

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I need some recommendations from you guys. Can anyone recommend any good instrumental music that's mellow relaxing and uses a kind smattering of not normally heard of traditional instruments from countries that are considered off the beaten track so to speak. I'm not really well versed in world music so I thought I'd come in here and ask. I would prefer something with a mixture of strings or flutes or maybe even East Indian drums and I'm not adverse to anything that may merge the modern with the traditional. I don't know, maybe a touch of the progressive is what i mean when I say modern.

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http://www.amazon.com/Jia-Peng-Fang/e/B000APN50C/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_8?qid=1348205348&sr=8-8

 

test run some of these....soulful...willowy...calming...zzzzz.

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Imma let you finish, but, this new phone is pretty awesome.

 

Having a 64gb phone means I can finally go back to lossless, yay.

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Imma let you finish, but, this new phone is pretty awesome.

 

Having a 64gb phone means I can finally go back to lossless, yay.


I'm really considering expanding all my Flac files on my Studio V back to WAV. Was funny how I found myself hearing new detail in music files I have in WAV on that unit.... Like stuff in the background mids that I've never heard before, and the treble detail (micro-detailing is jaw-dropping.....). I mainly have those particular files in WAV due to clipping on these tracks, yet in WAV there is no such issue.... Seems on very dynamic tracks (especially in the bass) things will clip, not very often but on particular tracks. Thing is it means I'm gonna need another 64 GB SD card and will have to swap it out..... rolleyes.gif

 

 

@digital consider looking into Jia Peng Fangs music. He has some really beautiful music. It took me some time but I gathered pretty much all his albums in lossless ;). Also Acoustic Alchemy has some amazing music as well.


Edited by lee730 - 9/20/12 at 11:12pm
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Question to All:

 

I've been neglecting the full-sized side of things for a while; I don't have the luxury of quiet time, nor to leak sound, as I live with three other people in close proximity. However, from time to time, I get some good ear time in with my HD598, and like most people know, it really is an ideal headphone from the aspect of easy driveability, flat response with a tiny bit of upper mid emphasis, and big soundstage. I keep thinking about what I can go with next, though, when I do eventually get my own place with enough space to stash an actual amp.

 

Those who have been around the thread for a while are probably familiar with my listening tendencies, at least in the IEM realm. I like a very neutral response with the very slightest hint of crisp edginess. Lately, I've seen myself eschewing the peakier earphones for ones that are smoother in response, but still very detailed and revealing. In this sense, the HD598 has been an ideal headphone for me --- I keep thinking of which headphone would give me an extra step of refinement, as lately I've noticed some of its less refined aspects in the bass and treble regions. For example, the HD650 is a better headphone, and I respect it quite a bit, but it doesn't have the signature I want. The HD800 is king of the land, but runs the risk of sounding detached when not paired with the right amp. I haven't heard any of the Hifimans, but their ergonomics worry me, though the HE-500 seems nice. I'd love a STAX Omega, but I'd like to keep my kidneys. Any other suggestions?

 

An SR Lambda with a transformer box and paired up with a vintage receiver picked up from a garage sale or something will sound great and won't break the bank.

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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post  An SR Lambda with a transformer box and paired up with a vintage receiver picked up from a garage sale or something will sound great and won't break the bank.

 

Which Lambda are you referring to? LOL

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