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  1. DanG

    New Belle & Sebastian album "Write About Love" free streaming on until Oct. 12th release

    I’m sure a lot of you will find this as exciting as I did when I first found out from a friend yesterday: Belle and Sebastian’s new album, Write About Love, due to be released Tuesday next week, is available to stream for free from up until its release.  ...
  2. DanG

    Looking for a laptop (again)

    I think I posted a thread a few months back about buying a laptop. Well, I stuck it out with this old Dell Inspiron 9300 but now I'm coming back to the States for Thanksgiving and would like to take a new Centrino 2 computer back to Germany with me. So here's what I'm looking for:I want to...
  3. DanG

    Looking for a new quiet laptop

    My almost-3-year-old Dell Inspiron 9300 is getting a bit old and I want to buy something newer and snazzier. I'm particularly tired of how loud it is and its loud noises have me hearing "send me to a PC retirement home!" I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions? Here's what I'm...
  4. DanG

    WTB: Alessandro/Grado Music Series Pro

    I've owned these headphones twice, and twice I've had to sell them because I needed the cash. I don't need the cash anymore because I'm no longer in college and have a good job. Let me know by PM or email if you have a pair you want to sell. Please include the price you want for your headphones...
  5. DanG

    Buying a laptop

    My friend needs to buy a new laptop for law school and asked me for some advice. He was recommended the HP DV6436nr for $800 at BestBuy (15.4", Turion 1.8GHz, 160GB SATA, 2GB RAM, Vista Home Prem.) which actually looked pretty decent except for the AMD processor which also has only 1GB L2 cache...
  6. DanG

    Ingmar Bergman dies at 89.

    Just read about this here. One of the greatest film directors of all time, he directed some of my favorite movies, like Fanny and Alexander, Wild Strawberries, and his masterpiece, The Seventh Seal. May he rest in peace.
  7. DanG

    Best excuses to get out of paying for collision damage

    So here's the deal. I got into a car accident about two weeks ago. I was waiting to make a turn when a car pulls up behind me and decides to pass me by taking the path through my right bumper as opposed to the more traditional route around me. The driver pulls up next to me and we look at each...
  8. DanG

    Help getting cheap flight to Germany?

    My beloved girlfriend lives in Bavaria and, after having spent almost six months of wonderful time together here in Massachusetts, we decided to continue the relationship across the Atlantic. It actually wasn't a hard choice for either of us. What will be hard, however, is paying for the...
  9. DanG

    Enlistment vs. Commission and Marines vs. Army for Combat Arms MOSs

    I've mentioned before that I was pursuing a commission in the Marine Corps via the Platoon Leader Course for candidates still in college. I would have spent 10 weeks next summer at Quantico doing OCS and then received my commission after graduation and been sent (hopefully directly) to The Basic...
  10. DanG

    Soundproofing problem... please help!

    My friends have a band in Boston and to avoid practice room costs rented a house together in Allston. They built a little stage in the basement, put up some carpets on the walls, set up their gear, and started playing there. It's a residential neighborhood with the distance between houses the...
  11. DanG

    Jarhead (Spoiler alert)

    An important note: political discussion and comments will not be tolerated here. If and when I see them I will delete and send warnings. Just saw this movie tonight with but a freshman for company. Most realistic war movie I've seen, probably ever. Though I haven't served in the Marine Corps...
  12. DanG

    Gainesville, FL concert fest

    I don't know how many of you are into the punk scene -- be assured that all my ancient reviews of headphones and equipment are based on classical and jazz. But I love listening to and playing punk music. THE FEST is a punk/indie festival taking place over three days from November 18th through...
  13. DanG

    Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal Dies at 96

    This man was one of my greatest heroes. Having survived five Nazi death camps and lost 89 relatives in the Holocaust, he went on to help capture and bring to justice about 1,100 Nazi war criminals including Eichmann, the head of the Gestapo's Department for Jewish Affairs from 1941-1945, in...
  14. DanG

    DVDs for sale, low prices. Includes 1 Criterion set.

    I'm selling off these DVDs simply because I'm going back to college in a few weeks and I could use some extra money. Payment can be made by personal check or money order, but checks need to clear before I ship. I'll accept PayPal as well (credit cards welcome) but you'll need to add 3% to your...
  15. DanG

    Gmail Down?

    Last night before I went to bed I tried to check gmail (about 3-4am IDT, so around 8-9PM EDT) and I couldn't open the page. I tried now as well -- 8 hours later -- and it still is unavailable. Are any of you other gmail users getting this problem? How long with this outage last?
  16. DanG

    Need a knowledge update! (CD player)

    My last CD player was the Meridian 508.20 and was by far the best one I've had. Before that it was the mid-fi Marantz. I only bought the Meridian about three years ago (sold it last year for financial reasons) because it was so cheap -- I was in the market for a 506 but found a 508 for just a...
  17. DanG

    Sick of CD and MD -- help me choose an MP3 player!

    I've gone from MD (Sony MZ-R900) to CD (Sony D-EJ01) and I've decided I need a HD-based MP3 player. My CDP is great and I love it with the Headroom Total Bithead and Ety ER-4S inside the Headroom AirBag, but the only problem is that I can't stand to lug around and deal with my huge 100-CD...
  18. DanG

    MAJOR audio/video computer problem -- please help!

    For some reason, all the audio and video on the computer I'm using here in Israel (my cousin's computer) is sped up. That means it's also at a higher pitch which is also annoying. I'm trying to watch the regular season opener of my boys the Sox and it's pissing me off. My cousin is running...
  19. DanG

    Happy birthday, JMT!

    My time zone is a little ahead of those of most other Head-Fiers, so let me be the first to say... Happy birthday you amp-building wizard! I know I wasn't the first nor the last to benefit greatly from your presence on these boards as a moderator, a member, and as a nice and knowledgeable...
  20. DanG

    Where to buy compact flash and batteries for my Canon S45?

    I got a Canon S45 digital camera before I left for Israel which came with a little 32MB compact flash card and a single battery. I need to get a backup battery or two, a 256+MB CF card and hopefully a nice CF/CF2/Microdrive reader but I'm having difficulty finding a (relatively) cheap and...
  21. DanG

    Boston Head-Fi Meet Sunday, Dec. 21st, 2003

    There seemed to be very little interest in the last Boston meet thread I posted. If people just didn't get around to posting or didn't know their plans yet, please post if you're interested in such a meet on December 21st, 2003. If there are still very few people interested, I could host a...
  22. DanG

    Eric Clapton - Live on Tour 2001 - "One more car, one more rider"

    A coworker just lent me this 2 CD, 1 DVD set yesterday afternoon and I've been listening to it all day at work today. It's really great. Great performances of older and newer Clapton music (and music from bands he's been in) with very decent sound quality. I haven't watched the DVD yet of the...
  23. DanG

    Happy birthday, coolvij!

    Happy birthday, Vij! I guess you're about old enough to get a driver's license, so get yourself a license and a car and start taking out those hot science-oriented girls. And visit Head-Fi a little more often, too.
  24. DanG

    Boston meet: when in December?

    I guess this is the new new Boston meet thread. Please indicate all dates on which you could attend a meet in the Boston area and please post a reply to the thread as well. We still need a host though Jacobh has expressed tentative interest, so post if you could do this as well. If necessary...
  25. DanG

    FS: Meridian 507 (not mine)

    Just saw this ad on Audiogon for a Meridian 507 for $1400. I don't know the seller personally so I can't vouch for him. A great deal!