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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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    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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    Bruce Springsteen - Tracks

    For all of you old timers, this is an excellent sampler box set with some interesting alternative takes of album tracks as well as some previously unreleased material. It has been around for a long time, so the only "news" here is that Amazon has it on sale (4 CD box set, nicely packaged) for...
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    Happy belated birthday, Blackmore! Sorry I (we all) missed it!

    My excuse is that Grand Cayman was about to be clobbered by Hurricane Paloma. Thankfully, it missed us, but not by much. But more seriously, I don't generally start birthday threads (although maybe I ought to), so chances are I would have missed it anyway. That doesn't mean that your...
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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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    Wireless stereo headphones for $100 budget

    This is for a friend's father who wears a hearing aid and wants to be able to watch TV and movies without bothering his wife (with his hearing aid out). He wants wireless because the distance to his 5.1 stereo receiver is too great and he fears she will trip over an extension cable. He will...
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    Creating new habits...

    I'm not sure if "creating" is the right word? Maybe establishing, or setting new habits? Use whatever word you think might fit. Anyway, this is something that I've been thinking of quite a bit of late. Often times in life we have more "goals" than direction, and trying to stay the course...
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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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    The "I think Headphone X is better than Headphone Y" list thread (part one).

    This thread is intended to be a parody on the state of nature of our discussions here at Head-Fi. No offense intended to anyone, it's just that by the very nature of the law of large numbers there will always be diverging opinions. We all hear differently and we all need to be heard (in terms of...
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    I've closed some idle threads tonight...

    I sure hope I haven't offended anyone. For the record I didn't pay any attention to who started the threads that I've closed, who has posted in them, or how often they've posted, or of what quality those posts were. In case they drop off of the face of the member's lounge Earth too quickly...
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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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    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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    Congrats, ken36: 10,000 posts and counting!

    In true Ken style, I don't think he even realized that he reached this milestone today. Here was the magic #10,000 (in the "What are you listening to right now?" thread: Quote: Originally Posted by ken36 As time goes by-Rod Stewart Well done, young man. It's been nice having...
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    Nina's Garden, a Japanese Headphone Blog

    What I'm wondering is whether this person is a collector or just an enthusiast who reports to others about the headphones she find exciting. I've tried the usual translation software but the results are more babble than fish. What I'm wondering (more than anything) is whether all or most of...
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    Tell me about Tragically Hip

    Given that, tragically, I'm anything but hip (and thus don't know a thing about this band), give me the score on these guys. What songs are they known for? What bands have a similar sound? They will be coming to Grand Cayman for a concert on May 1st. The ticket prices are oddly reasonable...
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    Eddie Griffin wrecks an Enzo!

    Duh!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4dqYKbnPCQ Here's Eddie in a post-accident interview: http://www.autoblog.com/2007/03/27/v...er-enzo-icide/ The amazing thing to me is that he never said, "I'm sorry" or anything at all about the poor $1.5 million car or who is going to pay for...
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    Happy birthday, Guss2

    Happy birthday, Gary! Hope you have a great day!
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