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  1. purr1n
    Xiaolongbao in Boulder place better than DinTaiFung.
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    2. Gazny
      Chains got nothing to lose, they already have the brand name.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 5:56 PM
    3. gixxerwimp
      Might need to qualify DTF where. OG in Taipei is still pretty good.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 8:11 PM
    4. zerodeefex
      Which place? Flower pepper, mason's or Formosa?
      Jun 26, 2022 at 9:09 PM
  2. nishan99
    Just poured the sloppy joe surplus meat sauce into my pasta and I'm loving it!.
    1. LetMeBeFrank
      Yo stop I'm on a diet...
      Jun 26, 2022 at 9:57 PM
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  3. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Family is sometimes the best thing you have left on this earth. Be it blood or experience...
  4. Lyander
    IDC about Diablo Immortal other than seeing people mock it for being a gross cash grab but it being banned in China over Weibo mess is wild.
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    2. Lyander
      @Cellist88 there's actually a lot to say about how that is a poor perspective primarily for how these are well-funded and painstakingly designed to hit people where it hurts and leech money without regard for well-being. Not so much stupid as it is weak, as is the case in any other addiction, and while sad does deserve some sympathy and help.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 6:40 PM
    3. Cellist88
      I mean it’s worse than slots lol. You don’t have any chance to make any money back. It’s just a bad investment and the gameplay isn’t even that great as you say
      Jun 26, 2022 at 9:33 PM
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    4. Lyander
      @Cellist88 Definitely, and it's even worse with that whole cruddy crypto gambling thing where you don't even have the safety nets of signing up for voluntary exclusion. A lot of the modern "gaming" space is just predatory in an inhuman way, I'm glad for small studios making art pieces.
      Jun 27, 2022 at 4:19 AM
  5. Qildail
    Rainbow rolls, family budgets, and some Traveling Wilburys. How’s your Sunday?
  6. purr1n
    McNuggets are better in Boulder, CO.
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    2. Rustin Cohle
      Rustin Cohle
      Altitude = crispier
      Jun 26, 2022 at 12:04 PM
    3. jexby
      Zoe Ma Ma doesn’t sell nuggets, order the Pearl meatballs!
      Jun 26, 2022 at 3:50 PM
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  7. GoldfishX
    Keep trying to follow ASR logic, but it seems like a cult that doesn't actually listen to gear or music.
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    2. GoldfishX
      And just to clarify, I've only stumbled upon there when doing due diligence on specific items. Their information is a special kind of useless. Kind of like the opposite of new toy syndrome, but cut from the same cloth.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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    3. Wilson
      Yeah, if you step back and look at in terms of consumer psychology. It's had a big impact.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 10:02 AM
    4. Cspirou
      @Thad E Ginathom - “Avoid Amir everywhere else”

      He’s infected all my other audio groups. They post his measurements all the time even if they contradict other sources. Even online merchants feature an ASR stamp of approval on their products
      Jun 26, 2022 at 11:04 PM
  8. rhythmdevils
    It’s really sad that cars aren’t available in stick shift anymore. It’s such a beautiful part of the driving experience.
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    2. yotacowboy
      I've come to realize that we're living in peak gas burning (and turba!!) technical prowess and I'd like to save my little special snapshot in time for car enthusiasts without putting unnecessary wear on the interior and paint if I don't need to. I love this car.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 4:55 PM
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    3. murray
      If you like manual shifting, then consider manual crank starting, too.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 7:11 PM
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    4. ColtMrFire
      I learned how to drive on a stick shift. Definitely makes you pay attention more.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 9:29 PM
  9. rhythmdevils
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    2. Tchoupitoulas
      Jun 26, 2022 at 6:59 AM
    3. rhythmdevils
      That looks great!! I’d love that car. In stick shift ;)
      Jun 26, 2022 at 7:38 AM
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    4. Kernel Kurtz
      Kernel Kurtz
      Jun 26, 2022 at 10:46 AM
      Tchoupitoulas and rott like this.
  10. luckybaer
    Bought Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. It was on sale. I've played ME2 and ME3 before. never tried the original. Will play through all.
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    2. Walderstorn
      ME2 is, imo, significantly better than the 1st and the 3rd, not even mentioning the crappy Andromeda, which was terrible in all ways (at least when i played it, at launch). This said I did the some a few months ago but i didn't play the 3rd. It was still too fresh in my memory.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 2:58 AM
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    3. archer88
      Mass Effect 2 is the best hands down. Great storytelling and character development. Probably one of the most memorable games from the past decade.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 5:14 AM
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    4. archer88
      Jun 26, 2022 at 10:31 AM
  11. E_Schaaf
    Between Moondrops, IE300, S12, whats the hot IEM under $200 right now? Dont like overly pushed upper mids, can mod if necessary tho.
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    2. E_Schaaf
      Is the S12 current preferred mod config simply partial micropore nozzle coverage or something more intricate? I have a lot of fibrous filters similar to micropore tape of varying density, and also a bunch of different meshes too. Looking forward to tweaking. I guess it's settled haha
      Jun 25, 2022 at 8:41 PM
    3. rhythmdevils
      Yeah all you have to do is cover the back half of the nozzle with micropore tape. The transformation from stock is pretty astounding. It corrects all the problems.

      you might come up with something better too! I'm pretty happy with this though
      Jun 25, 2022 at 8:46 PM
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    4. E_Schaaf
      I like a KISS approach, ill definitely try with your config first and see how it goes :)
      Jun 25, 2022 at 8:56 PM
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  12. lcmusiclover
    Saw Adorama HE-560 deal post and revisited them. With enough amp 560s are best $200 can I’ve heard, maybe in the world. TT2 XLRs ++!
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    2. Cryptowolf
      I own the HE560 and agree they do well with powerful amps. I find impedance matching also plays a role, but with the right amp they are magic.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 6:07 AM
  13. Poleepkwa
    Homelander. Wow.
    1. Mithrandir41
      Boy has got Issues
      Jun 25, 2022 at 6:41 PM
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  14. Mithrandir41
    Haven't posted much in over a year, but the BH Crack/650 and SA-1/Verum 1 mkii combos are giving me a hell of a lot of pleasure.
    1. Poleepkwa
      The SA-1 is a fantastic amp. How you feel about the SA-1/HD650 combo?
      Jun 25, 2022 at 3:35 PM
    2. Mithrandir41
      @Poleepkwa it is an adequate combination. It runs at fine, but you get a little more bump with the Crack. The SA-1 makes the Verum sound like an apex can. Crazy bass control and a great tonality overall.
      Jun 25, 2022 at 6:14 PM
  15. philipmorgan
    Anybody got some Vanatoo T0's they want to unload?
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    3. philipmorgan
      My mouse pointer is hovering over that B-stock buy button :) But yeah, just thought I'd check to see if I got lucky here
      Jun 25, 2022 at 11:59 AM
    4. philipmorgan
      the flesh is weak; b-stock unit inbound
      Jun 25, 2022 at 2:40 PM
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    5. Gazny
      Jun 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM
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  16. Cellist88
    Cellist88 rhythmdevils
    Apple gimps everything to create a need for the next piece in the ecosystem, which you really don’t need lol. I still can’t see the need for an Apple Watch
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    3. rhythmdevils
      Isn't a laptop better for movies just becaue it stands up by itself? you don't have to hold it?
      Jun 26, 2022 at 12:55 AM
    4. Claritas
      I very seldom hold my tablet. My wife bought me a stand that's a sloping "suede"-covered foam cushion with a lip. I used to have a folding metal stand too for travel, but I accidentally stepped on it. But the case works well enough as a stand for short trips.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 1:19 AM
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    5. rhythmdevils
      Cool. No judgement. I just don't totally get the appeal.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 1:42 AM
  17. rhythmdevils
    Apple knows exactly what they're doing continuing to put only 2 thunderbolt ports on all their cheaper laptops.
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    3. rhythmdevils
      I have an OWC thunderbolt bus that works it’s just a PITA the way I have to have my computer setup and use it.
      Jun 25, 2022 at 7:43 PM
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    4. CEE TEE
      CEE TEE
      Yup - sucks. I get it. Lose portability for sure with a dock.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 12:31 AM
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    5. rhythmdevils
      Well I have nowhere to put mine so it’s up on a shelf which makes plugging in stuff a huge PITA.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 12:33 AM
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  18. neo_the_one
    Would anyone be interested in a write up on Dante vs HQPlayer. Have been trying HQPlayer for few months and Dante for a few weeks.
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    2. Gazny
      Jun 24, 2022 at 10:00 PM
    3. GoodEnoughGear
      Not sure I'm understanding - Dante is a transmission protocol, no? HQP is a resampler. Or are you talking Dante vs NAA?
      Jun 24, 2022 at 11:36 PM
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    4. crenca
      @neo_the_one , like GoodEnough says these things are two different animals and are not directly comparable if I understand Dante correctly. Are you referring to a resampler that is part of Dante, or do you mean an HQPlayer *over* Dante (so a Dante & HQPlayer) writeup?
      Jun 25, 2022 at 10:01 AM
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  19. Maven86
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    3. Maven86
      @CEE TEE: I'd have to look under the hood for the exact numbers on choke inductance and PT specs but it's definitely overbuilt. In a nutshell, the PSU uses 816 MV rectifiers bridged with 6ax4 dampers. Filter caps are all film instead of electrolytic. Separate filament regulation for both drivers and power tubes ect.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 9:01 AM
    4. Maven86
      @rhythmdevils: Would be glad to. Things will be a bit hectic for the next few weeks (new job ect.) but hopefully I'll be able to form some impressions by the end of next month.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 9:10 AM
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    5. rhythmdevils
      No deadline or stress I’d just love to know how it sounds especially with ottos.
      Jun 26, 2022 at 9:20 AM
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  20. SoupRKnowva
    Steam sale started today. What’s everyone grabbing? Any hidden gems you know of?
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    2. E_Schaaf
      Ultrakill best single player fps gameplay ever IMO
      Jun 24, 2022 at 12:08 PM
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    3. SoupRKnowva
      @E_Schaaf I dunno if you've checked it out, but I would highly recommend Prodeus, its more Doom 2016 than Doom Eternal(which is what I hear Ultrakill is more like), but its incredible nonetheless.
      Jun 24, 2022 at 12:13 PM
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    4. Raimei Templar
      Raimei Templar
      Buying some of the old Final Fantasy games. Picked up the VII remake recently and it has reignited my love for the series. Easily best game I have played in some time. Now gonna go back and play the ones I missed.
      Jun 25, 2022 at 3:00 AM
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