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  1. Wmcmanus

    Amazing music video, worthy of it's own thread!

    Check it out: YouTube - OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - RGM version I'm not crazy about the music, but major props for the video.
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    Extremely mild earthquake in Cayman

    No doubt it was nothing more than a minor aftershock from the real deal in Haiti. It lasted all of 2 seconds at most, and didn't do a bit of harm, but the earth definitely rumbled a bit. The last one here was on December 14, 2004 (per Google) which measured 6.8 and was out at sea by 20 miles...
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    Grado flat pads disintegration

    Has anyone else had this issue? Ok, so it's 2:30am and I'm shirtless, about ready for bed, but for some reason just can't get Charlie Haden out of my head. Don't know how he got in there, but I need to grab one of his albums and give it a spin before I hit the hay. So I reach for my trusty...
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    American Airlines crashes in Kingston, Jamaica

    See here: American Airlines Flight Crashes at Jamaica Airport - The Americas - FOXNews.com I'm talking to my girlfriend on Skype right now. A good friend of hers was on the flight and has suffered a broken arm and severe whiplash. My first call for legal advice. I'm sure there will be more...
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    Dang woodpeckers...

    I'm not sure what kind they are, but they sure are annoying! They've been pecking away at my house, and have been doing so for some time now, according to my house sitter who was here in Cayman all of April while I was away. But to tell you the truth, I don't really care what kind they are...
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    The Day the Music Died - 50 years ago today

    See here: Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died' and here: The Day the Music Died - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I thought about starting this thread with some comments about their music and their influence, but words don't ever do justice in situations like this. Suffice it to say...
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    HD800: Am I the only one getting sick of it already?

    I mean, not really. Don't get me wrong. I'm as excited about it as anyone else is, and can't wait to actually hear a pair of HD800's myself. But I've put my preorder in, and, well... that's about all I can do about it at this point. It was great to read the initial impressions and it has been...
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    Do I win a prize?

    Do you have time for a quick story? When I was in junior high, my paternal grandfather was living with us in the basement bedroom, and had been for a couple of years. Although his health was deteriorating quickly and he needed constant care, he never lost his dry sense of humor. After all, he...
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    Hurricane Paloma heading toward Cayman...

    Just when you think that hurricane season is over, along comes that last storm of the season, and it's heading right at you! Urgh! It now has a name, Tropical Storm Paloma, and is expected to be an intensifying Level 1 hurricane when it gets here on Saturday: Tropical Storm: Tracking Map...
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    Wierd Al doing Dylan

    Obviously a spoof on Subterranian Homesick Blues, kind of funny: YouTube - "Weird Al" Yankovic - Bob Here's the original in case you're not familiar: YouTube - Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
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    Favorite T-shirts thread!

    I'm not a big T-shirts kind of guy, but occasionally I'll see something I like and just can't help myself. Here are a couple that I ordered tonight: Funny T-Shirts and Cool Tshirts from PrankPlace.com Funny T-Shirts and Cool Tshirts from PrankPlace.com You know, just stuff that tickles...
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    Blasted hurricanes!

    One of the drawbacks of living in the Caribbean (besides the high cost of living and no decent roads to drive fast on) is hurricane season! The Cayman Islands got clobbered hard (Cat 5) by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004. We're talking $5 billion of damage in Grand Cayman, an Island with only...
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    Head-Fi by the numbers (part III)

    Ok, so I'm idle again. My mind just wandered to the numbers game. It wasn't hard to find the old threads. See below for reference (if you're really bored) after reading a little further (but please post in this thread rather than reviving those dusty jewels)...
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    Final Four: NCAA college basketball

    We made it! Yeah! Today's game between Kansas and Davidson was a real nail biter, and the Jayhawks were lucky to squeak by to make it into the Final 4, but a win is a win at tournament time, and we'll take 'em any way we can get 'em. UCLA had a scare earlier in the tournament against Texas...
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    Head-Fi's own version of the classic Abbott and Costello routine...

    A recently overheard conversation at a Head-Fi meet somewhere near to you... Abbott: "Woo's Audio is in New York." Costello: "I don't know." Abbott: "Third base." Costello: "C'mon, Abbott! I thought we were done playing that baseball game year's ago! Now tell me, what's in China?"...
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    Check out my new portable rig! *cough motorhome*

    I thought Gear-Fi would be a cool place to put this! I'm in the process of buying a motorhome so that I can spend more time with friends and family in the US (and Canada too, when it's not cold up there!). I'm hoping to be able to spend 3-4 months per year on the road, but broken up into smaller...
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    Christmas day weather in your part of the world?

    Quite independently of today being Christmas, but coincidentally timed in a manner that will rub it in nicely, I've decided to add a link to my signature that provides live updates every 10 minutes to the weather in Grand Cayman, just in case anyone ever decides that they would like to stop by...
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    The "I think Headphone X is better than Headphone Y" discussion thread (part two).

    Just for fun, I started the thread below last night and gave it a little time to run: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/i-t...thread-277429/ I didn't want it to become another useless post type of thread, and that's why I've cut it off now. Maybe it's just me and my crazy imagination, but I...
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    12 Days of Christmas, with YouTube assistance!

    Today being December 13th, I thought it would be fun to share some of the good "12 Days of Christmas" videos from YouTube. You might not make it all the way through the silly ones, but that's Ok. Feel free to add any more that you like. First up is Bob and Doug Mackenzie. I still love these...
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    Annonying cops!

    Just got a ticket in my own driveway! I live off a street with a 25mph speed limit that really should be 40. We've been complaining about it for years, but it never goes anywhere. So as I'm driving home tonight and turn around the last bend there they are right in front of me pulled off on...
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    Four letter word game

    The object of this game is to change only one letter of the previous word posted to create a new word from which the next person can repeat the process. See how many words can be created before the loser gets everyone stuck so that nobody can continue. Rules: 1. YOU CANNOT ADD LETTERS...
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    News from AT: ESW9 for the W1000 and EW9 lovers!

    Another addition to their "Soverign" line: http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html Sorry if I've missed any threads that have previously reported this new product. Gotta tell ya, it's tempting if only for those killer Soverign looks! I'm sure it is overpriced relative to...
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    How to say 'I love you' headphone style...

    Ok, well maybe to your 9 year-old niece: http://www.audiocubes.com/product/El..._Eardrops.html I think she would like them, actually! Maybe for Christmas this year.
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    Ok, before I put a fish hook in my mouth...

    Tell me what's up here! http://www.pricingdepot.com/compare.asp?item=1191B001 Look at the price variation among what appear to be legitimate businesses. Are the price leaders ($999 and $1,149) giving themselves false feedback, or selling refurbished units? Of course I'd love to save a truck...
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    What's new with videocameras?

    I'm thinking about upgrading my 5 or 6 year old Sony (something or other). It has served me well, but I'm sure I'm well behind the curve at this point and I've got some loose travel plans over the next couple of years, so now may be the time. I've recently purchased a Canon D30 and would like...
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