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Skyline

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That feeling when weird sound effects in your music make you think your gear is broken. Curse you, Wilco! :P Jan 25, 2023

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    1. Skyline
      Skyline
      That feeling when weird sound effects in your music make you think your gear is broken. Curse you, Wilco! :P
      1. caute
        caute
        WHICH TRACK?! I can think of more than a couple, just on YHF
        Jan 25, 2023
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        From Far Away on Warm. Actually a solo Tweedy track, I suppose. Really thought my left channel was toast :P
        Jan 25, 2023
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Left? Would've had me rebooting the Modi Multibit (again!).
        Jan 25, 2023
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    2. Skyline
      Skyline
      Does anyone use Pirate Ship? I'm sure I'm late to the party, but I've been seeing it everywhere lately for discounts on shipping.
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Is insurance coverage a concern with Pirateship or Shippo?
        Jan 17, 2023
      4. Boops
        Boops
        You can add insurance with pirate ship. It’s part of the details you can enter when creating a shipment.
        Jan 17, 2023
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      5. jaker782
        jaker782
        Pirate Ship is fantastic, especially since UPS was recently added. And their insurance is terrific! I've filed two claims now directly with Pirate Ship for UPS shipments and both were painless and I received claim reimbursements within a week or two of filing the claim.
        Jan 19, 2023
    3. Skyline
      Skyline
      When something doesn't sell on SBAF, is HF your next step? I haven't sold in ages, but HF feels riskier than it used to.
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        @penguins That's why I specified a bank check (the check is coming from the bank instead of the person), so it can't bounce. It's a physical check. But you might well be right that HF won't like it because what it considers "unprotected payment methods" is... somewhat odd.
        Jan 5, 2023
      3. penguins
        penguins
        ^ oops didn't see the word "bank"

        but ya HF mod specifically told me "must be via PP G&S"
        Jan 5, 2023
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      4. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        I’ve used HF and USAM without any issues this past year. I prefer to sell here but it doesn’t always work out
        Jan 17, 2023
    4. Skyline
      Skyline
      Day 2 of rolling blackouts in TN. You should read the comments on the Electric Service updates...entitled individualism at its best. *sigh*
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    5. Skyline
      Skyline
      Are there any audio reviewers on YouTube who actually know what they're talking about? Would love some recs.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Nov 17, 2022
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        Nov 17, 2022
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    6. Skyline
      Skyline
      Anyone else get their ears on the HFM Edition XS? Looking for a reasonably priced (planar) upgrade to the HE-5XX at work.
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    7. Skyline
      Skyline
      I feel like I've asked this before, but does anyone have recommendations for hearing protection at concerts? Lots of products..few reviews.
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        @Thad E Ginathom, my audiologist said that they take custom impressions for earplugs that come with removable filters with different dB reduction amounts (ranging from 5 or 10 (I forget which) up to around 30 or so). May be worth looking into. I don't remember the company name unfortunately, but had "sonics" in it...
        Sep 12, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @zonto, thanks! That could take some searching, but it is good to know that such a thing/service exists.
        Sep 12, 2022
      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        I use EarPeace.
        Sep 12, 2022
    8. Skyline
      Skyline
      DOMi and JD Beck. Their debut album, NOT TiGHT, is so refreshing. Youthful jazz with Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes features. Yes, please.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Been a fan for a long time. Loved their start up and charisma. They sound more tight than ever before. Wonder if that is just a studio thing?
        Aug 10, 2022
    9. Skyline
      Skyline
      Not much love for NOS on the BF2 so far. I'm digging it, personally, with the SW51/HD600.
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        The BF2 thread. Calling it dead-sounding. Can see why Schiit didn't have it as an original option, etc.
        Aug 6, 2022
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      4. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        I said slightly! But yeah, I liked the normal mode better. And the TI card's normal mode better than that. So I could be convinced I didn't give it enough of a chance, but probably not curious enough for a while.
        Aug 6, 2022
      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Thanks for the heads up. It had already scrolled off the first page of my unread threads.
        Aug 6, 2022
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    10. Skyline
      Skyline
      First Whataburger in TN opened around the corner from our house today. Drive-thru wait time is approximately 2 hours.
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Failed Engineer - I remember reading about the first In N Out in Dallas having huge lines and I thought "Why? You have Whataburger right there!"
        Jan 6, 2022
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Def. not worth it. I’m a 7th generation Texan and I think Whataburger is overrated.
        Jan 6, 2022
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Just remembered last time I was in Whata not that long ago I got up to get my order and my feet just came out from under me and I hit the floor with a full drink. Then I look up and this girl is coming towards me with a wet floor sign. Mgr goes - “Put the sign up first next time.”
        Jan 6, 2022
    11. Skyline
      Skyline
      Who Dey!
    12. Skyline
      Skyline
      Ringing in the new year with 75 degree temps in January and yet more storms. Got the generator ready to go. Climate change sucks.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        We are at 77 right now and will be down into the 20’s tonight.
        Jan 1, 2022
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Same, DigMe. It's already dropped close to 20 degrees. We dodged the storm bullet this time, thankfully and the tarps on our roof from the last storm seem to have held. Fingers crossed we don't see any leaks.
        Jan 1, 2022
      4. roughroad
        roughroad
        In SE WI, having our first major snowfall of the season, expecting up to 6". Tomorrow to be frigid.
        Jan 1, 2022
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    13. Skyline
      Skyline
      Had to have our dog put down yesterday. The house feels empty. It's the first day in 17 years I haven't had a dog to take care of.
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        This is the absolute worst part of having a companion animal. My sincerest condolences.
        Oct 5, 2021
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Haha, yeah Thad, I can relate to your mom. We've lost both of ours in the past two years and plan to take a nice long break to reset emotionally before getting another. But, I have to admit that I'm already casually looking around at adoption sites here and there.
        Oct 6, 2021
      4. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        I'm so sorry man.
        Oct 7, 2021
    14. Skyline
      Skyline
      When someone likes your post from 2019 and you go read it and realize you no longer agree with yourself. Should I dislike my old post? :P
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        You should punch yourself in the face
        Sep 29, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        You should read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
        Sep 29, 2021
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      5. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I’m in this picture and I don’t like it.
        Sep 29, 2021
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    15. Skyline
      Skyline
      NYT Crossword today: Clue - Vacuum tube type. Answer - Triode. Love it when niche knowledge comes in handy!
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I am still waiting on that Hi-Fi category on Jeopardy.
        Sep 5, 2021
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    16. Skyline
      Skyline
      Being a teacher right now is just...insane. We're all frazzled and at the end of our ropes.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Same thing in TN in terms of fighting with the governor. Several districts around us have had to shut down but are not allowed to teach virtually since he has banned it. So, they're just burning their inclement weather days while they're out.

        Our district has defied him on masks, and our compliance is good, so at least we have that going for us.
        Aug 27, 2021
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Same in Texas. So many kids getting sick. The largest school district in this area said they’re mandating masks after so many kids were getting sick. The governor and AG admitted to the court today that they don’t really have the power to enforce gov’s “No mask mandates” directive.
        Aug 27, 2021
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        This is so insane. I feel for all the teachers and health workers dealing with this crap. It defies comprehension.
        Aug 27, 2021
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    17. Skyline
      Skyline
      Grading AP Exams all week = my brain has turned to mush. At least I'm getting in some great music time!
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Nope @Cspirou it's literally a few thousand Calculus teachers grading away for a week, haha.
        Jun 16, 2021
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Heard as a hs student that they put all the teachers in a hotel for a week and you just grade from 8-8 every day for a week?
        Jun 17, 2021
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah @penguins , that's pretty close, but not 8-8, haha. That's extreme. They turn you into grading machines, but it's not as bad as it sounds, though.

        Calculus has been in Kansas City for a long while now and it's a cool place to visit.

        The past 2 years have been remote, which is far more miserable.
        Jun 17, 2021
    18. Skyline
      Skyline
      Big Thief is coming to Ryman Auditorium in September. Is it time to finally make the plunge back into concert-going? *deep breath*
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        I'm taking the deep breath NOW, so I can be ready to hold it for long periods come September :P
        May 12, 2021
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        In all seriousness we have also had our first fully COVID-managed events here on a trial basis. No super spreaders yet, but very conservative approach. IMO you need to ban alcohol, drunk people are even more fucking stupid. Breathalyze at the door.
        May 12, 2021
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      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yes, same in Nashville...so far. The #s are looking really great here, and I'm hoping by September things will be pretty normal. I know covid won't be gone, but hopefully it'll be reduced to the same level of risk we took, pre-covid, every time we hung out in large crowds.
        May 12, 2021
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    19. Skyline
      Skyline
      I've been so happy with the SW51/HD600 that I haven't made an audio purchase in ages, and suddenly have extra funds. New TV incoming!
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Woohoo! What'd you get?
        May 11, 2021
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        LG CX OLED
        May 11, 2021
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    20. Skyline
      Skyline
      The Tree of Forgiveness - John Prine. I'm genuinely embarrassed that it took me this long to add it to my collection. Wow.
      1. Skyline
        Skyline
        I mean, really...have you all listened to When I Get to Heaven? As the final song of your final album?

        It has to be the best send-off song of all time.
        Mar 25, 2021
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Thanks for sharing....will have a listen today
        Mar 25, 2021
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