fraggler
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fraggler

A Happy & Busy Life, Male, from Chicago, IL

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Any recommended tool oils to keep'em from rusting? And preferably doesn't leave them greasy. Feb 27, 2024 at 1:19 PM

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    1. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any recommended tool oils to keep'em from rusting? And preferably doesn't leave them greasy.
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        Obviously I can't remember, but I've used them in the past on my knives and they are effective at keeping rust away and not leaving an oily greasy film...
        Feb 27, 2024 at 4:03 PM
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @crenca - graphite is used all the time as a lubricant especially for things that you want to keep dry. It’s great for deadbolts that get stuck sometimes. I have doubts that it can prevent oxidation but if that’s one of it’s uses than I’ll have to read up on it
        Feb 27, 2024 at 11:46 PM
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        It might be another substance. I have some at home and intended to get the brand name when I got home but of course I forgot :). Hopefully I will remember tonight…
        Feb 28, 2024 at 7:10 AM
    2. fraggler
      fraggler
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      2. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        What babe?
        Feb 23, 2024 at 12:18 PM
      3. zottel
        zottel
        The babe of the power.
        Feb 23, 2024 at 1:13 PM
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      4. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        What power?
        Feb 23, 2024 at 2:17 PM
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    3. fraggler
      fraggler
      Modius E just arrived. Time for a BF2 OG showdown on the MJ3.
      1. JK47
        JK47
        Definitely interested in your impressions
        Feb 22, 2024
      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        Enjoy. I think Modius E is an absolute gem for its price point.
        Feb 23, 2024 at 7:10 AM
    4. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone know if or when the ES9028 boards were updated? I got one for my Jot 2 back in May 2022. Is this the same one as available now?
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Sent an email to Schiit and they said no revisions, so if you have one from a Jot 2 or like, you can swap one into a Nitsch Pietus Maximus.
        Feb 9, 2024
    5. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any recommendations for a high quality, reasonably priced mini screwdriver set? Ideally has normal tips and specialty tech ones.
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      3. mediumroast
        mediumroast
        Loads of good brands out there, each have their niches.
        Feb 4, 2024
      4. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Feb 4, 2024
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      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        I ended up getting a few Wera individual micro screwdrivers. Very nice. They are made in Poland, but of noticeably better quality than cheaper ones I have tried so I am happy for the price. I ordered a Toolcheck set to replace the rest of my larger bits. My current iFixit set will suffice for random electronics repair. TY all.
        Feb 22, 2024
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    6. fraggler
      fraggler
      It's so annoying that I like multiple headphones.
      1. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        On the other hand, having a handful can satisfy different moods or reduce the upgrade itch.
        Jan 7, 2024
        Cryptowolf, dubharmonic and sheldaze like this.
      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        It's so annoying that I like multiple girls
        Jan 7, 2024
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        So sick from drinking
        Jan 7, 2024
    7. fraggler
      fraggler
      Looks like Pietus just killed the market for Piety and Jot 2...
      1. Joshvar likes this.
      2. AlPastor
        AlPastor
        Piety will always be N.01
        Dec 19, 2023
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      3. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        I think a Modius E to Jot 2 via balanced and Jot2 on low gain would be pretty good still.
        Dec 21, 2023
    8. fraggler
      fraggler
      Fuuuuuuck. Even cold out of the box, the MJ3 is as advertised. If it gets better with warm up, then I truly found my no FOMO endgame.
      1. JK47
      2. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        It improves with a day of burn in. We burnt it in a week though for good measure. But yes it's marvelous
        Dec 6, 2023
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I guess I am harder to please. It took 6 hours of warmup to sound decent to me.
        Dec 8, 2023
    9. fraggler
      fraggler
      My Mjolnir 3 has shipped! Time to arrange for a few extra work from home days.
      1. rlow, joch, jexby and 5 others like this.
      2. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Yup, my silver one shipped also
        Dec 1, 2023
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    10. fraggler
      fraggler
      Did Google bork the site with ads again? I am seeing a ridiculous amount (of the same ad) on mobile Chrome.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        With how the integration of "artificial 'intelligence'" into their premiere service (the search engine) has been going, I'd not be surprised to hear that they were hurting for more money.
        Nov 29, 2023
      4. JK47
        JK47
        See zero ads desktop and mobile, firefox for both
        Nov 29, 2023
      5. Case
        Case
        Still using Brave with no issues.
        Nov 30, 2023
    11. fraggler
      fraggler
      adblock has popup ads now...
      1. Vansen
        Vansen
        I replaced AdBlock with an Unbound DNS implementation and filter lists and couldn’t be happier.
        Nov 28, 2023
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "adblock has popup ads"

        Not exactly what one gets an *ad blocker* for.
        (That's Brit-speak for what-f'ing-crap)

        I use uBlock Origin.
        Nov 29, 2023
    12. fraggler
      fraggler
      So frustrated that IP can't live up to the music. Disney, HP, Ghibli based games, etc. So much of the magic is due to the soundtrack.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Just like me with video games when growing up.
        Oct 5, 2023
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Are you talking about Internet Protocol?

        Hmmm... I suppose not.
        Oct 5, 2023
      5. joch
        joch
        The Jurassic Park theme is now in my head. Actually, I don't mind.
        Oct 5, 2023
    13. fraggler
      fraggler
      Gah! Mjolnir 3 or new camera lens for my bday?
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      3. Friday
        Friday
        Amp cycling >>>>> lens cycling. Lens cycling prevents you from learning to use your lenses fully
        Sep 4, 2023
      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        I think audio gear holds value better than lenses, especially modern ones.
        Sep 4, 2023
      5. joch
        joch
        You can probably get the lens for less in HK.
        Sep 4, 2023
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    14. fraggler
      fraggler
      Just booked tickets to see Joe Hisaishi conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing his own music (of course)!
      1. Pocomo, Soups, Jinxy245 and 7 others like this.
    15. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any Shenzhen and HK folks have interesting places they would recommend visiting? I will be in both locations for about a week each soon.
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        I was thinking of you, admiringly, only this morning. Gotta say I think it's pretty ballsy to visit China. Yes, I have a cousin who's been going there every month for business for years and years, but he's the tough guy sort. But I confess that tyrannies scare me. I am *not* trying to scare you. I hope you both have the best time.
        Aug 22, 2023
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      3. joch
        joch
        Aug 22, 2023
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      4. zottel
        zottel
        I’ve been to Shenzhen on a business trip a few years ago. Sadly, I’ve got nothing to recommend as I didn’t see much more than the hotel and the plant I worked at. But, boy, what a huge city! For me as a European, that alone was really out of the ordinary.
        Aug 22, 2023
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    16. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone get irrationally attached to stuff because it has been through alot with you or it is just so cool? Kondo ain't helping.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Lyander... Wow, Quink, yes, but that one is probably even older!

        Mine is the diamond shaped bottle.

        I'll have another search for it. Hope it isn't lost!
        Jul 30, 2023
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        It was basically a powder when I got it at a yard sale I think. Had to reconstitute with distilled water! But yeah, good ink for vintage pens
        Jul 30, 2023
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh, and mine's turquoise. My first act of outright rebellion!

        School rule: ink must be blue or black.

        Me: "Yes? Turquoise *is* blue!"
        Jul 31, 2023
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    17. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any recs for a stickynote type brainstorming/organizing app? Trying to map out things needed for hobbies, but Excel lists aren't doing it.
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      2. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        @fraggler I use a notebook, nothing like using a pen and paper to map out stuff.
        Jul 13, 2023
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      3. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        I use miro.com and scapple for that purpose. Both are good. Happy to answer any questions on either.
        Jul 14, 2023
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      4. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        Also would agree with @ColdsnapBry that pen and paper (or in my case, stylus and Boox Note Air drawing app) are uniquely good for low-friction thinking/mapping out stuff.
        Jul 14, 2023
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    18. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        *Except for when I woke up at 4am, put them on my head but forgot to turn them on, then TayTay played out of the phone speakers and woke the wife and baby.
        May 14, 2023
      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        The only advice I have to offer is: always bring your best / favorite pair of IEMs; because you never how long you'll be away for.
        May 15, 2023
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      4. joch
        joch
        I hate wireless...except when I use it, which is when I'm active (exercise, chores, commuting) so basically all day :P
        Wired is the way to go, except a couple of times I nearly strangled myself having fallen asleep with IEMs.
        May 16, 2023
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    19. fraggler
      fraggler
      Me - "All I really need are my Sony BT headphones" *finally listens to my BF2/SW51/VC first time in ages* Me - "I'm very dumb sometimes."
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I also do this sometimes. I listen to my ifi gryphon with Campfire Vega IEM (highly colored sound) because my desktop rig is "too much trouble". I only have myself to blame when my mind is blown by the big rig.
        Apr 26, 2023
      3. JayC
        JayC
        I see this as a repeated theme and is some balance to be had between ultimate performance and ease of use. I've found mine is closer to ease of use for an office/portable setup and it helps a ton in actually using it often and enjoying it
        Apr 28, 2023
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Definitely. Kato + $25 CS43131 dongle from Aliexpress sounds amazingly good.
        Apr 28, 2023
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    20. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone in Tokyo or know someone in Tokyo who might help me recover my phone that I left on the Keisei Skyliner? It is at the Ueno station.
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I hope you can get it back <3
        Feb 8, 2023
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Oh man, that sucks. Good luck, man ...
        Feb 9, 2023
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Occupation:
    www.egwoode.com, www.beehyyve.com
    Gear List:
    Transducers:

    Audeze LCD2 Classic
    Bose QC15 modded
    Carmody S2000
    Fostex T50RP modded
    Sennheiser HD650M
    Sennheiser x JAR HD650
    Sennheiser HD800 SBAFSDR
    Shure SE215
    Sony WF-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    ZMF Verite Closed African Blackwood

    DACs:

    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    iFi Zen DAC v1
    Motu M2
    Schiit Bifrost 2 OG
    Schiit Modi Multibit 1 (2156)

    Amps:

    Adcom GFA-5200
    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    Schiit x Nitsch Piety
    Schiit Jotunheim 2 (+ESS)
    Schiit Vali 2+
    Zampotech Shortest Way 51+

    Gadgets:
    RPi3 + 502DACPRO
    RPi4 + PI2AES
    Schiit Loki+
    Schiit Lokius

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    Main: RPi4+PI2AES > SPDIF > Bifrost 2 OG > Mjolnir 3 > HD800SDRSBAF, VC Blackwood
    Office: PC > USB > MMB1 (2156) > Piety > JAR650 OG