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    That was certainly true in the 70s. By the mid...

    That was certainly true in the 70s. By the mid 80s, they were of much higher quality. Many used chromium dioxide tape.
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    Did/will he make inappropriate remarks at the...

    Did/will he make inappropriate remarks at the Queen's ceremony?
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    ^^ I found a way to make cassettes sound awesome....

    ^^ I found a way to make cassettes sound awesome. For music recorded in the 90s through early 200s, cassettes are the closest thing to a vinyl and/or Hi-Res version. First, I record them in 24/96...
  4. Somewhat related: I recently acquired Roger's...

    Somewhat related: I recently acquired Roger's solo album Elements. It is proggy as hell!!!
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    It's supposed to be 111 here today. I think I'll...

    It's supposed to be 111 here today. I think I'll skip RSD and stay in my nice air conditioned house.
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    If you knew the name of the movie, you could...

    If you knew the name of the movie, you could search on archive.org, aka the way back machine. Archive.org basically takes snapshots of the entire searchable internet for specific moments in time.
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    It was kind of a joke when Shaq ended up in the...

    It was kind of a joke when Shaq ended up in the Suns' lineup, at the end of his career. At the time, then head coach Mike D'Antoni had a "run and gun" style of play. Shaq's style of play was to...
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    All the scenes where the main character is...

    All the scenes where the main character is talking to his future kids were taped before any of the actual episodes. Had the series been canceled, that would've been for not.
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    That's if the NBA will put up with LeBron Sr. for...

    That's if the NBA will put up with LeBron Sr. for that long. The LeBron of this season wasn't the LeBron of old.
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    And it's worth pointing out Suk was Dvorak's...

    Agreed. I have all of those works and they are fantastic[/QUOTE]

    And it's worth pointing out Suk was Dvorak's son-in-law and former student.
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    It's not looking good for the Lakers. No team...

    It's not looking good for the Lakers. No team has ever come back from a 4 game deficit to win a best of 7 series.
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    Yes, back in a time when musicians could make...

    Yes, back in a time when musicians could make this thing called "money."
  13. Thread: Birders

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    Cross-post to the geezer thread: I have to laugh...

    Cross-post to the geezer thread: I have to laugh when I'm in the grocery store and see parents pushing a cart, and their teenage daughter a few steps behind just staring down at her phone.
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    Yes, it was a 180 when Chris Paul returned to the...

    Yes, it was a 180 when Chris Paul returned to the Suns lineup, after injuring his shoulder. However, he re-injured it last night, so only time will tell.
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    Quinn Martin also produced Barnaby Jones, that...

    Quinn Martin also produced Barnaby Jones, that Buddy Ebsen show after Beverly Hillbillies.
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    Meanwhile, Lebron was busted for breaking Covid...

    Meanwhile, Lebron was busted for breaking Covid protocols, but wasn't suspended. He's "too big to fail." When the Lakers eliminate my Suns, there will be a giant asterisk next to that series win.
  17. When I had a problem with cavities was when I...

    When I had a problem with cavities was when I drank soda, which literally use acid as a preservative. Once I kicked the Mountain Dew habit, cavities ceased being a problem. I never really had tooth...
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    Agreed. They didn't fall into the trap of 70s...

    Agreed. They didn't fall into the trap of 70s sounding music, like other 70s sci-fi shows.
  19. Colonoscopies are a real pain in the ass.

    Colonoscopies are a real pain in the ass.
  20. ^^ Not to mention they now have to rack up tens...

    ^^ Not to mention they now have to rack up tens of thousands in student loan debt just to earn a degree. Those loans are now just like a mortgage. Buying a house would require taking out a full,...
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    ^^ I used to drive a 95 Saturn which at one point...

    ^^ I used to drive a 95 Saturn which at one point was stolen, and missing form about a week and a half. The thieves tried to steal the stereo, but couldn't figure out how to remove it. It was a...
  22. In a Jeopardy! episode from last week, none of...

    In a Jeopardy! episode from last week, none of the contestants could name the 3 credit reporting agencies. That doesn't bode well for the financial literacy of the younger generations.
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    That took balls!

    That took balls!
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    This is all anyone needs to know: the first time...

    This is all anyone needs to know: the first time the HOF held a popular vote for inductees, Yes won by a wide margin. Yet, the HOF overruled that vote and refused to induct Yes the first time...
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    ^^ If it's still "warm," it must be on vinyl.

    ^^ If it's still "warm," it must be on vinyl.
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    It doesn't surprise me. NPR tends to be more...

    It doesn't surprise me. NPR tends to be more intellectual than other US news outlets. One benefit of being listener supported, not a corporate entity.
  27. Thread: Whitesnake

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    ^^ While the 80s version of Here I Go Again had...

    ^^ While the 80s version of Here I Go Again had better lyrics, changing "hobo" to "drifter," the original version of Fool for Your Loving is much better than the '89 version.
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    ^^ If it was drug related, it could be weeks...

    ^^ If it was drug related, it could be weeks before we know. It takes that long to perform drug tests.
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    Yes, it still Stacks up.

    Yes, it still Stacks up.
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    When he joined Purple, they fixed his teeth, and...

    When he joined Purple, they fixed his teeth, and did other things to improve his appearance.
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    ^^ It was prog by early 80s standards.

    ^^ It was prog by early 80s standards.
  32. ^^ Reminds me of when Pat Boone went "heavy...

    ^^ Reminds me of when Pat Boone went "heavy metal."
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    I still remember an episode of the Andy Griffith...

    I still remember an episode of the Andy Griffith show from the mid 60s in which Andy and a nurse try to convince a farmer to get a tetanus shot. The more things change, the more they stay the same. ...
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    There's a venue here called the Marquee Theater,...

    There's a venue here called the Marquee Theater, right on Tempe Town Lake. In the past, they've hosted bands like Dixie Dregs and Queensryche. They've been closed most of the pandemic. Within the...
  35. On Brahms' and Tchaikovsky's birthday no less.

    On Brahms' and Tchaikovsky's birthday no less.
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    The show hit hardest by Phil's death, of all the...

    The show hit hardest by Phil's death, of all the show he was doing at the time. It was so so when Jon Lovitz replaced him.



    Lily, or Ukrainian Milana Vayntrub in real life made a couple of...
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    ^^ He was also great as Jimmy James in News Radio.

    ^^ He was also great as Jimmy James in News Radio.
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    It's not that difficult today, or in recent...

    It's not that difficult today, or in recent years. Moore's law being what it is, even an old obsolete Hi-Fi recorder was light years ahead of what they used in the 80s. The reason we've been...
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    ^^ The vast majority of early CD transfers have...

    ^^ The vast majority of early CD transfers have drums which sound like cardboard boxes, chief among other issues.
  40. Kids today, I tell you......... 15083

    Kids today, I tell you.........

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    Beats old coots any day.

    Beats old coots any day.
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    I've heard the early CD versions of Ys. Not good...

    I've heard the early CD versions of Ys. Not good at all. I didn't much care for it either until I heard a better sounding recording. It's a harsh album to begin with. The poor sound quality...
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    We're now in the "only me" decade.

    We're now in the "only me" decade.
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    A CD from 1989 is going to have rather poor sound...

    A CD from 1989 is going to have rather poor sound quality. Technology had not yet advanced enough to compensate for the shortcomings of the CD format.
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    He barely survived a drug overdose decades ago.

    He barely survived a drug overdose decades ago.
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    There's a difference between inherent risk and...

    There's a difference between inherent risk and creating a hazard. If I intentionally run a red light and crash into someone, I can't just tell the other party "you knew the risk of driving before...
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    Many of the same people refuse to vaccinate their...

    Many of the same people refuse to vaccinate their daughters against HPV. Their daughters are "never going to have sexual contact" with anyone carrying the virus.
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    Back when John Oliver was still with the Daily...

    Back when John Oliver was still with the Daily Show, he proved more than capable as guest host. He filled in for an entire summer while Jon Stewart was directing a film overseas.
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    A reduced risk is not quite the same as...

    A reduced risk is not quite the same as eliminating risk altogether.



    To expand on a Dr Fauci analogy: we here in the US continually spike to football at the 45 yard line, just after crossing...
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    As portable keyboards go, the new Casio WK-7600...

    As portable keyboards go, the new Casio WK-7600 is pretty kick ass. It has built in drawbar organ function, complete with switchable percussion. The WK-3000 series also had organ function, but the...
  51. When one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies...

    When one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies gets hacked, nobody's personal info is safe anywhere.
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    It remains unclear whether those vaccinated can...

    It remains unclear whether those vaccinated can still transmit the virus asymptomatically.
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    Welcome back my friend to the show that never...

    Welcome back my friend to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend.
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    They and their friends must be playing it. The...

    They and their friends must be playing it.

    The new e-bike motor I ordered arrived at the Chandler AZ Fedex annex last night. It appears they're sticking to their "scheduled" delivery of this...
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    Ironically, only a psychopath can meet the legal...

    Ironically, only a psychopath can meet the legal definition of "insane." Yet they will gain no benefit whatsoever from the treatment prescribed by law, when found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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    Just like the preacher writes a new sermon for...

    Just like the preacher writes a new sermon for each week's Sunday service, Bach as the church kapellmeister wrote a new piece of music. Like Bach's music, some sermons are better than others.
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    A sign of the times. My gripe is cell...

    A sign of the times.



    My gripe is cell phones are too large....they should make them smaller. Perhaps they could shrink them by making them fold in half like a clam shell.
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    Almost as bad as flying on Southwest Airlines.

    Almost as bad as flying on Southwest Airlines.
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    ^^ There have been several occasions in which the...

    ^^ There have been several occasions in which the Amazon driver dropped my package on the patio next door, or versa vice. Apparently, some drivers can't read the difference between Unit 155 and Unit...
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    Contrary to popular myth, psychopaths are not...

    Contrary to popular myth, psychopaths are not necessarily criminals. Many corporate executives are. Their psychopathy is what enables them to succeed in business.
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