Xiaolongbao in Boulder place better than DinTaiFung.
Chains got nothing to lose, they already have the brand name.
Might need to qualify DTF where. OG in Taipei is still pretty good.
Which place? Flower pepper, mason's or Formosa?
Just poured the sloppy joe surplus meat sauce into my pasta and I'm loving it!.
Yo stop I'm on a diet...
Family is sometimes the best thing you have left on this earth. Be it blood or experience...
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.
@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.
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
@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.
Rainbow rolls, family budgets, and some Traveling Wilburys. How’s your Sunday?
McNuggets are better in Boulder, CO.
Altitude = crispier
Zoe Ma Ma doesn’t sell nuggets, order the Pearl meatballs!
Keep trying to follow ASR logic, but it seems like a cult that doesn't actually listen to gear or music.
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.
Yeah, if you step back and look at in terms of consumer psychology. It's had a big impact.
@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
It’s really sad that cars aren’t available in stick shift anymore. It’s such a beautiful part of the driving experience.
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.
If you like manual shifting, then consider manual crank starting, too.
I learned how to drive on a stick shift. Definitely makes you pay attention more.
The new Audi A6 RS6 Avant is gorgeous https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/2022-audi-rs6-avant-mmp-1-1620073915.jpg
It is nice. It half-way reminds me of the old station wagon models of Honda and other Japanese cars back in the late 90s. A few years ago, an artist came up with a design for an Accord station wagon that I wish they'd make:
That looks great!! I’d love that car. In stick shift ;)
If BMW sold the M340i Touring here in North America I'd probably have one. https://www.motor1.com/news/435625/bmw-m340i-touring-first-edition/ Wagons don't sell well here, people seem to prefer SUVs, so sadly we don't get any of the fast wagons.
Bought Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. It was on sale. I've played ME2 and ME3 before. never tried the original. Will play through all.
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.
Mass Effect 2 is the best hands down. Great storytelling and character development. Probably one of the most memorable games from the past decade.
Will never forget Gilbert and Sullivan Mass Effect Edition
Between Moondrops, IE300, S12, whats the hot IEM under $200 right now? Dont like overly pushed upper mids, can mod if necessary tho.
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
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
I like a KISS approach, ill definitely try with your config first and see how it goes :)
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 ++!
Also the best ex-$900 headphone, too (probably):
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.
Boy has got Issues
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.
The SA-1 is a fantastic amp. How you feel about the SA-1/HD650 combo?
@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.
Anybody got some Vanatoo T0's they want to unload?
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
the flesh is weak; b-stock unit inbound
Could a good deal
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
Isn't a laptop better for movies just becaue it stands up by itself? you don't have to hold it?
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.
Cool. No judgement. I just don't totally get the appeal.
Apple knows exactly what they're doing continuing to put only 2 thunderbolt ports on all their cheaper laptops.
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.
Yup - sucks. I get it. Lose portability for sure with a dock.
Well I have nowhere to put mine so it’s up on a shelf which makes plugging in stuff a huge PITA.
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.
Not sure I'm understanding - Dante is a transmission protocol, no? HQP is a resampler. Or are you talking Dante vs NAA?
@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?
Ooof, another brutal week but this made my day! https://ibb.co/ChsD8by
@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.
@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.
No deadline or stress I’d just love to know how it sounds especially with ottos.
Steam sale started today. What’s everyone grabbing? Any hidden gems you know of?
Ultrakill best single player fps gameplay ever IMO
@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.
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.
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