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  1. K2Grey

    Video: Lambo vs. Toyota

    en·thu·si·ast –noun 1.a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal: a sports enthusiast. Don't see why changing your own oil is necessary to be a car enthusiast. Do you need to build your own violin to be a music enthusiast? It seems...
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    Marking undergraduate assignments sucks

    sry not all of us have time to proofchek everything we write. noone cares neway xexcept nerds
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    Chinese Food! :) 中國菜 I'm an American with questions.

    My family often spoons (alternatively, lifts up the plate and pours the sauce wholesale) into the rice and I can't imagine why someone would want to take offense at it. If these duck eggs are the 1000 year egg or whatever where the outside is translucent black and the middle is a grayish...
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    Chinese Food! :) 中國菜 I'm an American with questions.

    Also I remember there are a decent number of buffets in Taiwan, and the Chinese buffets in the States commonly have more Chinese people than non-Chinese, I've never heard anyone complain about authenticity and I think it may be the case that non-Chinese care more about their food being authentic...
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    Chinese Food! :) 中國菜 I'm an American with questions.

    Quote: Originally Posted by crazyface I'm going to stir-fry today, and had a question about cooking chicken. At various Chinese restaurants that I've been to, they succeed in cooking the chicken to be very soft, moist, and tender - almost as if it had been braised with meat tenderizer...
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    multiplication before addition

    I thought negation was used for like, boolean operations. Granted in that case it's unclear to me how it would interact with multiplications and divisions and so on. Ahh, math, you can get ridiculously complicated.
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    Chinese Food! :) 中國菜 I'm an American with questions.

    For some reason the only xiaolongbao I've ever really liked were those ones where there is broth inside the thing. Those were quite spectacular. I can't remember the name of the place in Taiwan that sold those though.
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    Chinese Food! :) 中國菜 I'm an American with questions.

    One dish that I particularly like is Salt & Pepper Shrimp, I'm not sure how to do the romanization, it should be something like Jiao Zian Xia (椒鹽蝦).
  9. K2Grey

    I no longer hold any respect for Terry Pratchett.

    So if he didn't donate any money at all to anyone, you would have massively higher respect for him? Not sure what your indignation is about. As said before, he will probably be dead before any donation he makes results in any benefit to him, therefore it is irrelevant exactly what disease he...
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    What's in the world's most expensive chocolate?

    It should be noted that you don't eat the entire $3k truffle in one meal ;0 I think 1 pound of truffles is enough for quite alot of truffle based dishes. Sort of like how saffron is super expensive by weight, but the amount needed per dish is low, so it's affordable for normal people.
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    need a phishing-check

    You can email the IRS and ask them about it. I would check if the link actually goes to what it says. E.g., you can have a link <a href="http://www.irs.gov">http://www.givememoney.com</a> - although that would only apply if you actually have html emails for some unknown reason.
  12. K2Grey

    I'll take the criticism if I deserve it!!!

    I think in such cases you could consider the music as being analogous to software abandonware. I've never heard of anyone complaining about that and I don't see any reason to.
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    Placebo

    Well, that is just how it is, how the human brain works. We are all affected by these sorts of things, it does not make us weak minded or gullible. That is why even though we normally trust our senses, when it comes to serious business like head-fi placebo arguments, its better to try and take...
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    Typing speed test, how fast are you?

    500 points on my second try. I believe this makes me the fastest typer yet on this thread ;0 Edit: Just did it again. 533 pts, 738 char/min, 134 correct 5 wrong.
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    Recommend me violin albums

    No one loses, this ain't a zero sum game
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    Recommend me violin albums

    DJShadow wins. Grumiaux is really good even though he's not quite as big of a name as some other people. I also like this one CD, I think it has both the Mendelssohn and Beethoven Violin Concertos on them. Heifetz is the soloist, the conductor is Munch (sic) in both cases. Also Bach's...
  17. K2Grey

    WestOne UM1's ... boring?

    The comfort is pretty good, I don't think there are any non custom IEMs better in that department. The sound is warm, rolled off at the top. There is bass.
  18. K2Grey

    Looking for new MP3 player... seek advice regarding SQ

    I advise you to not worry too much about trying to find the player with the best sound quality. You will never get agreement on this issue between the many people on headfi. I do like the iAudio 7 though. If you are ok with the lack of gapless playback you shouldn't regret choosing it too much.
  19. K2Grey

    And it isnt even April 1st

    Well, these may all be weird but they can't beat Turkish Oil Wrestling in terms of disgust factor.
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    And it isnt even April 1st

    Yeah, I can't imagine anyone with lesser boxing skills holding up in chess boxing especially given that each time you get punched in the head your ELO rating probably drops 100 points.
  21. K2Grey

    I'm officially very impressed with my iAudio 7

    For what it's worth I don't have any problems at all with my iAudio 7's SQ. But it's hard to tell how much of what I hear comes from the player and how much from my IEMs (Westone UM1). I do notice many things now that I didn't notice back when I had a iPod Video (5th Gen), but it was so long...
  22. K2Grey

    British 10 Most Stupid Laws

    Oh, there's a belt width law. I was more accustomed with the rule that you can't beat your wife with a stick thicker than your thumb.
  23. K2Grey

    Would I be losing SQ when I burn songs from iTunes onto a CD?

    True that. But wouldn't the AAC->PCM conversion be considered a lossless algorithm?
  24. K2Grey

    Would I be losing SQ when I burn songs from iTunes onto a CD?

    One could also say that the whole point of a lossless algorithm is that you don't lose information when converting to it...
  25. K2Grey

    Would I be losing SQ when I burn songs from iTunes onto a CD?

    WAV to AAC is lossy. AAC to WAV is not. You need to uncompress the AAC before you can play it for obvious reasons. Edit: Another way to say it is that AAC is a compressed file. Before you can make sense of what music is in the AAC file, you must blow it back up to WAV (because it would be...
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