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  1. Thread: Headphones

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    It's a sad commentary when fake Amazon reviews...

    It's a sad commentary when fake Amazon reviews count as marketing.
  2. Thread: Headphones

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    Not to mention, many rave reviews are fake and...

    Not to mention, many rave reviews are fake and paid for.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7keJHoaxL0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7keJHoaxL0
  4. Thread: Headphones

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    I'm a die hard wired, passive headphone user. I...

    I'm a die hard wired, passive headphone user. I don't want to be stuck on the bus/train to/from work, and realize I forgot to charge my wireless and/or noise canceling phones.
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    King Crimson while David Cross was a member. ...

    King Crimson while David Cross was a member.

    BTW: This thread should be in the Main Board, not the OT.
  6. The 4 year gap between Evans' fake tour and the...

    The 4 year gap between Evans' fake tour and the band reuniting was the logistics and negotiations to actually make that reunion happen. Just as a random example: while Gillan was a member of Black...
  7. I bought Deepest Purple in the early 80s...

    I bought Deepest Purple in the early 80s specifically for Black Night and Demon's Eye, both previously released only as singles. Interestingly, this record put back half the intro to Speed King,...
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    I have a more recent recording by the Tokyo...

    I have one complete set by the Tokyo Quartet on RCA. A good bargain set that seems to have gotten universal praise.[/QUOTE]

    I have a more recent recording by the Tokyo Quartet on the Harmonia...
  9. The original reason for the greatest hits album...

    The original reason for the greatest hits album was to fulfill a record contract, without having to record anything new.
  10. When I crashed my car a year and a half ago, the...

    When I crashed my car a year and a half ago, the seat belt broke 3 ribs. It hurt like a mofo just to blow my nose.
  11. The 80s was a ridiculous decade. The hair styles...

    The 80s was a ridiculous decade. The hair styles were ridiculous, the clothing fashions were ridiculous, most TV shows were over the top, most movies were over the top. The ridiculous music was an...
  12. Gee, thanks. My brain hurts just thinking about...

    Gee, thanks. My brain hurts just thinking about it...not to mention the smoke setting off my smoke detectors.
  13. In a flash forward episode, they showed Nog...

    In a flash forward episode, they showed Nog sitting in the captain's chair of a starship. Shatner famously cut a scene of George Takei sitting in that chair.
  14. The playlist and lineup seem pretty much...

    The playlist and lineup seem pretty much identical to the Live at Montreux 2003 DVD, which I've owned for many years. I'll pass, thank you very much.
  15. For whomever is interested, Third Degree is...

    For whomever is interested, Third Degree is available in Hi-Res from HDTracks.

    Not everything I listen has to be "sophisticated." Sometimes I wish to simply relax, and not have my brain try to...
  16. ^^ At one time, I was the youngest person on...

    ^^ At one time, I was the youngest person on planet Earth. For a few seconds anyway.
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    Catalina is very much along the lines of Apple...

    Catalina is very much along the lines of Apple doing away with the headphone jack. Steve Jobs and his design team built OSX on top of Unix. The whole point of Unix is compatibility with all...
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    If you're going to listen to Via-Lobos, I'd...

    If you're going to listen to Via-Lobos, I'd highly recommend his entire Choros cycle...too many to post here as videos.
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    My cable provider doesn't carry it at all, for...

    My cable provider doesn't carry it at all, for any fee.
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    Under Bidwill's watch, Cards head coach was a...

    Under Bidwill's watch, Cards head coach was a revolving door job. That's like firing Dale Earnhardt Jr. for losing a NASCAR race, while driving a Chevette.
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    Provided you run a 64bit OS, the newest would be...

    Provided you run a 64bit OS, the newest would be preferable. X1 would be a close second. One thing you could do is install just the plugins and instruments from older versions, many of which are...
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    Speaking with first hand knowledge, Bill Bidwill,...

    Speaking with first hand knowledge, Bill Bidwill, who just passed away yesterday (RIP), routinely kept the payroll at $12M below the cap. That did change a few years ago, when he transferred control...
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    X1 should run natively on Win10. What would be...

    X1 should run natively on Win10. What would be problematic is 8.5 and earlier, due to the older codebase which was compatible with WinXP. In my experience, more heavy duty apps using a wider...
  24. I Can't Explain.

    I Can't Explain.
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    Last night I test installed X1 on an old XP...

    Last night I test installed X1 on an old XP machine. It does in fact install and run. X1 was really a sweet spot of a version, much like Windows 95c ("Chicago") was a great operating system for its...
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    For whomever is interested: there's a collection...

    For whomever is interested: there's a collection of vinyl reissues on Laser's Edge. All for a whopping $19 each.
  27. ^^ You never saw the Hogan's Heroes episode,...

    ^^ You never saw the Hogan's Heroes episode, where Hogan and the gang convinced Klink heavy water was from the fountain of youth? This was of course to impede Nazi nuclear research.
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    Your hopes are sure to be dashed whey they play...

    Your hopes are sure to be dashed whey they play the whipping boys from my home town.



    It was under Denny Green's tutelage the Bears beat the hell out of the Cards without scoring a single...
  29. Or if you use the chemical name, Dihydrogen Oxide.

    Or if you use the chemical name, Dihydrogen Oxide.
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    If you already have the long, cryptic VSampler...

    If you already have the long, cryptic VSampler reg code, you're fine...you'll still be able to use it. Generating a new one would be impossible since the company went under more than a decade ago.
    ...
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    ^^ The main reason NBC fired Jay Leno and gave...

    ^^ The main reason NBC fired Jay Leno and gave the Tonight Show to Fallon was to generate YouTube views. NBC soon found out YouTube views don't generate much cash.
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    It's just as well. Playing live is the only way...

    It's just as well. Playing live is the only way musicians can make money anymore.
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    I don't know how I could've forgotten a favorite...

    I don't know how I could've forgotten a favorite of mine since '84....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkDXd1ayr2c
  34. Thread: Chick Corea

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    In addition to the aforementioned, I'm a huge fan...

    In addition to the aforementioned, I'm a huge fan of his Elektric Band. As for RTF: I recently acquired Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy, and found it more enjoyable Romantic Warrior. The latter is more...
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    There is one **HUGE** caveat: In order to...

    There is one **HUGE** caveat: In order to install 8.5, 8.0 must already be installed. 8.5 was a weird point release situation.
  36. And let's not forget at least one supplement...

    And let's not forget at least one supplement company got caught selling generic plant material in place of the actual herb on the label.
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    ^^ Many of David Lanz's songs incorporate meter...

    ^^ Many of David Lanz's songs incorporate meter changes.
  38. But if your house burns down, you'll wish you had...

    But if your house burns down, you'll wish you had copies of your albums in a bank safe.
  39. Therein lies a major problem. But they're...

    Therein lies a major problem.



    But they're classified as supplements, even by the supplement industry. It's like car makers insisting their SUVs are trucks and not cars, and should therefore...
  40. The artwork is freely available from the...

    The artwork is freely available from the internet. For permanent storage, I have portable hard drives on which I keep rotating offsite backups of several terabytes of music. These drive can fit...
  41. When the CD format came out in the early 80s, it...

    When the CD format came out in the early 80s, it was indeed more convenient. Compared to the vinyl record, the new disc was indeed "compact." And CDs could be played in a car since there was no...
  42. I never could understand that. The FDA is the...

    I never could understand that. The FDA is the *FOOD* and Drug Administration. What is a "nutritional" supplement if not food? Somehow supplements fell into a netherworld where regulation doesn't...
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    Many of the plugins and such were third party,...

    Many of the plugins and such were third party, and many of those companies do/did indeed require internet activation.
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    ^^ Up through X3 can be installed as either 32 or...

    ^^ Up through X3 can be installed as either 32 or 64 bit. It's only the newest iteration that's 64 bit only. The latest version I know for sure is capable of running on XP is 8.5. I've never tried...
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    And Whitesnake when both Jon and Paicey were...

    And Whitesnake when both Jon and Paicey were still members was at least AS good as Purple.
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    A thrash metal cover of an Edgar Winter classic:...

    A thrash metal cover of an Edgar Winter classic:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beVT54OsBm4
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    And to quote Norm MacDonald: Germans love David...

    And to quote Norm MacDonald: Germans love David Hasselhoff.
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    I'm only going to list my top 5: 1) Lazy 2)...

    I'm only going to list my top 5:

    1) Lazy
    2) The Mule
    3) Hard Lovin' Man
    4) April
    5) Their cover of Hey Joe.
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    ^^ Stormbringer is perhaps the worst album Purple...

    ^^ Stormbringer is perhaps the worst album Purple ever did. It was better suited for George Clinton and Parliament.
  50. Have you all seen the new commercial for the...

    Have you all seen the new commercial for the brand spanking new cholesterol medication? It slams fish oil supplements because they're not FDA approved, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. The...
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    Actually, no. I've installed older versions on...

    Actually, no. I've installed older versions on multiple older computers without a problem. It doesn't go on the internet to verify anything. The only requirement is the the product key and...
  52. What I can tell you about ReQuip: Parkinson's is...

    What I can tell you about ReQuip: Parkinson's is caused by a deficit of dopamine in the brain. Meds like ReQuip boost dopamine levels. If a person who doesn't have a deficit of dopamine takes a...
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    Hoping the Cardinals lose would be like hoping...

    Hoping the Cardinals lose would be like hoping the sun rises from the east tomorrow morning. They remain winless at 0-1-2.

    BTW: before the Cards moved here from St Louis in '88, and for many...
  54. The pharmaceutical giants have stooped to selling...

    The pharmaceutical giants have stooped to selling snake oil. GlaxoSmithKline wasn't selling enough of the Parkinson's medication ReQuip, so they invented "restless leg syndrome." Bristol-Myers...
  55. Now foresight is 2020.

    Now foresight is 2020.
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    Played through an appropriate amp with the...

    Played through an appropriate amp with the appropriate settings, the Tele is a fantastic sounding guitar. If ever there was a basic workhorse guitar, the Tele would be it.
  57. Pete has been quite innovative. The intro to...

    Pete has been quite innovative. The intro to Baba O'Reily sounds like a synth's arpeggiator, but he's playing it in real time. For the intro to Won't Get Fooled Again, he came up with the idea of...
  58. I totally forgot about the side effects of hairy...

    I totally forgot about the side effects of hairy palms and going blind. Proceed with caution.
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    I guess in Amazon's world, 24/356 PCM and 5.6MHz...

    I guess in Amazon's world, 24/356 PCM and 5.6MHz DSD would be super-duper massively Hi-Res.
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    Amazon is conflating 16/44.1 standard res with...

    Amazon is conflating 16/44.1 standard res with hi-res. It's very much like Starbucks (another Seattle company) tinkering with size names, to make cups of coffee sound larger than they actually are.
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