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  1. ilovesocks

    Audio fidelity - how long do you stick with a piece of gear?

    When I first discovered Head-Fi, I went through several budget setups over the course of a year, escalating to a Corda Aria and then settling in to my current rig, which I've had for 3 years now. I've had my AKG k271S for 4 years though. Having stopped being a Head-Fi regular since I'm happy...
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    Rock Band Wii Guitar Syncing Help

    This may not be the best forum to go to for this, but it's the only forum I'm registered on besides ubuntuforums. So, my friend just got Rock Band for the Wii plus an extra wireless guitar, making two in total. We couldn't both guitars to sync with the little USB dongle at the same time...
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    Mac and PC, Antivirus Software Necessary?

    Antivirus software is completely unnecessary for both Macs and PCs. As long as you run Linux. Or GNU. Or BSD. EDIT: Or Mac OS X.
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    Welcome Back to I'm Sorry About the Extended Outage

    Good to see the ol' site up and at 'em again. Great work as usual, Jude and co.!
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    Recommend me a sports car

    That MR2 is badass. Looks really clean! The engine bay could use some tidying up, though. Hope it turns out well! My cousin has a late 1st-gen MR2 and it's great. Those engines can last for over 250k miles, too. If I were looking for a sports car (I sure wish I was), I wouldn't settle for...
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    Triport Recable: Driver Problems

    I'll definitely post pictures when I'm done - maybe in a new thread. The Mogami cable I used has two separate cables for each channel which can be pulled apart to make the desired length of split. I pulled it apart and then put heatshrink around the end of the split to hopefully keep it from...
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    Triport Recable: Driver Problems

    Quote: Originally Posted by thebob I'll be doing one of these at the weekend, my friends cable got caught in the spokes of his bike. Under the stuck on internal black mesh, are the two visible screws the only things holding on the drivers. Thanks, any other got-yas? Yes...
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    Triport Recable: Driver Problems

    Quote: Originally Posted by nikongod its enameled copper wire. it is used because it is cheap, like the headphones. you should give him a good punch in the mouth. thats WAY better than the triports anyways, de-solder that crap wire from the drivers carefully, and solder your new...
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    Triport Recable: Driver Problems

    Long story short: I'm recabling my ex-roommate's Triports. (Yeah yeah, "U SHOOD GIVE HIM A PIAR OF KSC-75 OR EVEN BETTER A PUNCH IN THE MOUTH LOL!!!!111 BOTH OF THEM ARE WAAAY BETTUR THEN BOSE!!" Give it a rest.) I've put together the new cable, which is a Mogami which splits, terminated with...
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    What was your first exposure to the WWW ?

    I came in a bit late, around '97 with AOL on a 28.8 kbps modem. The computer was a Packard Bell Pentium II 120MHz, with 8 MB of RAM and a 1.2 GB hard drive. Windows 95. I was in third grade. AOL had a great database of computer game demos that you could download for free. I did that all the...
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    Are You a Video Games Addict? Need Help? How many hours on average do you play daily? For me, it was Counter-Strike and CS: Source. College has pretty much pushed video games out of my life, though. Definitely a good thing. Once you step back and evaluate video games from afar, you feel kind of ridiculous spending so much...
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    White Noise or Sleep Sound generator?

    If you have access to a computer, you could use NCH's Tone Generator. You can download it for free. I've tried it and it's got quite a few options, including several colors of noise at a range of frequencies, and also a few "environment" simulators like offices, outdoors, etc.
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    How many hours do you sleep per night?

    I always strive for the perscribed 8.5 or so, but it's really hard when you're in college. I usually end up with just over 7, on average.
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    2007 NBA Playoffs Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by CLum Warriors can beat detroit. I believe. If they play like they did today, they can.
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    What to do? Serious help needed! (work related)

    Quote: Originally Posted by gz76 I think you made the best choice. Don't stress too much, you'll find a job in no time - it sounds like you're a decent guy and quite employable. Hear, hear! I'm sure you and your girlfriend will get through this just fine. Best of luck.
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    The Last Ten Pounds

    From the thread title, I thought the OP was a Brit who just bought a new piece of equipment.
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    DNA electrophoresis

    In DNA electrophoresis there's a correlation between the length of the DNA strand and the distance it migrates: the shorter the strand, the farther it will move when you run the current through the gel. So, this graph which has axes y: "Distance migrated (cm)" and x: "log of the base pair...
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    2007 NBA Playoffs Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by mdjenders yep. right on the button floyd. instead of holding the ball until 5 on the shot clock, maybe hold until 10 then drive to the basket. i really hope the fans at the oracle will help the warriors recover, because that series was all but over. tough to...
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    2007 NBA Playoffs Thread

    Warriors just put away another one! Sorry, Mavs . . .
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    challenged to answer a sample question (maths) from Chinese university entrance test

    Fascinating thread! Quote: Originally Posted by Azure Quote: Originally Posted by Rock&Roll Ninja Hmm, so far in this thread the only people who even attempted to answer the 'super Chinese math' problem are a Canadian and an American college drop-out. Where all 'dem smart...
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    Vinyl Outselling CD!

    Quote: Originally Posted by goldenratiophi Thankfully some labels (Merge, Matador, and Sub Pop off the top of my head) are solving this problem by sending a coupon for a free MP3 download of the album when you buy the LP. Oh, nice. I thought I had found the overlooked catch...
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    Vinyl Outselling CD!

    I wonder what will happen when the people who are "getting into vinyl" realize that they can't put those songs onto their iPods.
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    Ugh, recursion

    Quote: Originally Posted by error401 Java's standard library is heavily over-engineered in my opinion. Just performing simple tasks like reading from STDIN requires the instantiation of several objects, accessing class-scoped static variables and other things. Even doing some very basic...
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    First time saw Audiophile being mention in anime

    Quote: Originally Posted by AudioNoob audiofairu desu a-u-di-o-fa-i-ru! Koitsu . . . wakata.
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    SL550 or Jaguar XKR?

    All right, all right. I'll take the Phaeton, Sleestack. And the Maserati(s). Seriously, I really like Uncle Erik's idea. Quote: Originally Posted by Uncle Erik Possibly a longshot, but have you considered a nicely restored vintage car? You might be able to nose around a little and...