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  1. Omega

    What connecter should I use?

    Not incorrect.  Firstly, Amazon sells the HD428 for $55 and change, so even your math shows that the cost of the LEMO connectors exceeds the value of the headphones.  So even using the "cheap" plastic LEMO connectors is a stupid expenditure.  Second, the plastic LEMO parts pale in comparison to...
  2. Omega

    What connecter should I use?

    Hehe. LEMO connectors are great, but they will cost more than those headphones.
  3. Omega

    I'd like to see a new 'Equipment' forum for transportable rigs

    Pointless.  Any headphone rig is transportable.
  4. Omega

    Organic chemist needed

    There is a reason it is called palytoxin.  If you saw the IUPAC name, it wouldn't make any sense to anyone.  Systematic name generators exist on the web.  I used to use ISIS/Draw + a plugin, but I think that particular program has gone the way of the dodo.  Anyway, it looks like you have drawn...
  5. Omega

    Money is not a deterrent - What is it that you would like to do career wise?

    Money no object?  I'd be a philanthropist.  Yes, I'm serious.   When I was finishing my PhD and feeling frustration with my career path, I read a nice article about the long-term earnings and non-monetary rewards of various careers.  There are a few careers that are generally highly...
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    Someone gave my business a bad online review....What to do?

    You should send her a thank you note.  Getting honest feedback is hard.  If she was simply mad and the negative feedback is unfair, well, too bad, there are jerks in the world, and the internet gives them a pulpit.  But why would she bother to write reviews if she didn't care?  Clearly something...
  8. Omega

    What is your hearing range??

    Quote: Strikes me as funny.  Of course you don't hear those frequencies in your music, if those frequencies are beyond your hearing range
  9. Omega

    *Post Lens Comparison Photos* (Previously) I had no idea Camera (Canon DSLR) lenses were that expensive!

    If you're on a shoestring budget, this $14 stabilizer is easy to DIY.
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  12. Omega

    UCA (Berkley?) and other universities

    Quote: Everyone gets so hung up on prestige.  Look, your degree will read "University of Manchester" so who cares about the prestige of a school where you study abroad?  Go for the one that will offer you the best experience.     -UC-Berkeley (ie, "Cal) is a great school.  One of the...
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    *Post Lens Comparison Photos* (Previously) I had no idea Camera (Canon DSLR) lenses were that expensive!

    Quote:   No doubt these recommendations are right on! However, I disagree with the value of the f/1.8...sure, it isn't tack sharp wide open, but let's be honest...most 50mm primes live in a real sweet spot anyway...great distortion, nice field of view, great resolution..there really isn't...
  14. Omega

    Conductive Plastic -vs-Cermet Potentiometers

    Implementation is everything.     Edit: sorry, that may not have been particularly helpful without context.  With respect to potentiometers, you want a gadget that works well, so who cares about the material in question?  General comments, eh.  A good gadget, great.  I would also suggest...
  15. Omega

    Are Mushrooms Vegetable?

    Quote:  Carolus Linnaeus
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    Are Mushrooms Vegetable?

    Well, "vegetable" refers to the edible parts of a plant, exclusive of the reproductive bits (those are "fruit").  Since mushrooms are fungi, mushrooms are not plants.  Therefore, they are clearly not parts of plants...and thus, mushrooms are not vegetables.  The only way a mushroom can be a...
  17. Omega

    Convert cubic feet to cubic yard question

    Do it thusly:   1.  Convert cubic feet to (a box of) linear feet. 2.  Convert linear feet to linear yards 3.  Convert (a box of) linear yards to cubic yards   27 cubic feet = 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft = 1 yd x 1 yd x 1 yd 1 yd x 1 yd x 1 yd = 1 cubic yard   So, 27...
  18. Omega

    Who makes the best hoodie?

    Alternative Apparel makes a nice hoodie.  The major differences between an AA hoodie and a Walmart/Russell hoodie are the fit and fabric.  The fit is slimmer (vs. the boxy Walmart hoodie) and over time, the fabric is thinner and breaks in much better, so you end up with that "favorite old...
  19. Omega

    What does PRAT stand for?

    PRaT is a signal by which audiophiles can recognize one another.  In this way, I suppose PRaT is similar to pus, as it signals a vigorous infection.
  20. Omega

    Help me, i am newbie

    Welcome to Head-fi, sorry about your wallet.   1. Do you need a DAC of some kind to listen to a CD or other digital music?  Yes, but there is probably a decent integrated version in your computer/ipod/etc already.  Do you need a fancy external DAC to enjoy your (digital) music?  No.    ...
  21. Omega

    Can you get CD sound quality from a ripped file?

    beeman: What do you mean by "air?"   If you are playing the physical CD and the ripped WAV through different signal chains (and yes, the software player and processing is part of the signal chain), then it is not really a fair comparison, since you can't say the difference is due to CD vs...
  22. Omega

    Need ideas for entry-level jobs

    Kirosia, I've noticed a lot of threads about your dissatisfaction with your college/career path, and I think most everyone can sympathize.  It isn't easy, but rest assured that it is a struggle you share with most everyone in the labor force.   The truth is, work kind of sucks, and the...
  23. Omega

    does a Turbo Charge decrease the life of an engine?

    If you want a car that handles well and prefer efficiency to acceleration, a small, well-made (ie, rigid) hatchback might be the ticket!  I drive a VW Golf, and despite being a relatively cheap car, it drives very well.  Controlled body dynamics, well-damped multi-link suspension, good driver...
  24. Omega

    Is an Audiologist mold impression worth the money versus do-it-yourself?

    Yeah, $100 is waaaay too much to pay for a set of ears.   On the upside, if something goes wrong, then you can enjoy iBuds and HE90's equally. Edit: To add to the conversation, the value of an audiologist is not that they pour resin in your ear and give you a thing.  It is in the...
  25. Omega

    Going to London. Tips?

    There is good food in London, but it isn't usually of the English variety!   Easiest recommendation is to eat ethnic.  It's relatively easy to find good Thai or Indian...actually, anything from the Asian continent has a better chance than local British fare.  One of my favorite sandwich...