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  1. Wmcmanus

    My headphone collection featured in Steve Guttenberg's blog

    Apparently someone mentioned my headphone collection to Steve recently, and he immediately became interested in learning more about what might possess someone to become such a headphone nut.  We arranged a time to have a chat, and had quite a long chat at that.  We covered many aspects of the...
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    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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    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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    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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    For the Lebowski fan in you...

    A place where you can go and say, "You got the wrong guy. I'm the Dude, man. Nobody calls me Lebowski," and people will know what you're talking about. https://lebowskifest.com/forum/default.asp
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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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    Happy birthday: Hi-Finthen, PTheD, and a long list of others

    Enjoy the annual celebration of one more year of life! Drink it up.
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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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    Big $ Sennheiser Orpheus system at Audiogon!

    My goodness, how times have changed: AudiogoN ForSale: Sennheiser he90 / hev90 The other Sennheiser Orpheus system that he refers to having sold on Audiogon was sold to me several years ago. Of course, back then, he didn't seem so aware of what it was worth. My price was $8k for the HE90...
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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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    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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    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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    Happy birthday Mr. Slacker!

    You old fart, you've made it all the way to 18. Bet you didn't think this day would never come. Enjoy it to the max because one day you will hardly remember that it ever happened.
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    Atom Club, meet Head-Fi... IEMs advice needed

    As some of you know, I've recently ordered an Ariel Atom which is an insanely fast street legal (in most places in the world) sports/racing car. I'll be picking in up in Oregon in mid July at which time the real fun will begin! See here about the Atom: http://www.arielatom.com (company...
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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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