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8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +2 points

Yeah, and the consumerism culture goes hand in hand with planned obsolescence.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiFOgaEu7oM

Here's an extreme (and in this case obviously bullshit) example of it, but it is promoted everywhere and it really annoys me. I can't watch TV anymore because the ads are all so transparently contrived (here, buy this drink and you'll have friends and be living the life in no time! Buy this cologne and you'll have ladies flocking to you despite your douchey personality!) and almost patronizing.

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +2 points

>working on macbook, trying to replace power port since I fucked it up
>"pentalobe" screws on the bottom case I don't have the screwdriver for
>try to use flathead, get 7/9 out, horribly strip one and start to strip the 8th
>give up for the day and order the right 5-sided screwdriver

Moral of the story is apple wants you to buy a new one, and they make it hard to service, so make sure you have the right tools for the job so you don't fuck it up like I did

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't think the others know we're on a new page yet. At least that is my assumption after seeing no comments from them.

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

@Bombe

I approve.

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

heh

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

I think we might be getting a new page soon

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

@Bombe

I know that cringe feel. I was trying to watch some episodes of Avatar: TLA today at work (today was my last day, and my work involves making sure people sign in at the lake, and other than that I just do whatever I want and make sure people aren't breaking the rules) and sometimes Aang just does things that make me pause and facepalm and hesitate to continue.

@MyBoyJ

Also good to see you around

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

When I tried to remove everything from the intensedebate comment box, it just disappeared, so I figured I'd hit "post comment" to see what happens. I got a few letters I hadn't deleted, so I just edited my comment for what I wanted to say. Anyway:

@Bombe
I have two EQ apps on my iPod which I usually use as my music source. On my laptop, I have Logic Pro which has many different EQ plugins. I just route the sound to this program called Soundflower, Logic pro takes it from there, and spits it out after EQ to the default output, that being the headphone jack.

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

I built both of them from scratch, starting out with components, boards of plywood, and the like. I'd have to admit that the smaller one sounds much better than the larger one. The larger one's woofer is operating at the edge of its high frequency range, so around 1kHz to 2kHz it sort of beams sound forward, and it has a resonance around 1.7kHz that is quite annoying, but if you don't sit directly in front of the larger one (just 20-30º off to the side), the sound improves since the 1.7kHz peak isn't being directed at you as much anymore. I still need to see how much I can equalize the response on the large one to try to make it sound better. But to be honest, once I remove that one loud 1.7Khz peak with EQ, and do a couple other slight adjustments, the sound is just fine for 90% of people 90% of the time. The larger one was designed to see how loud I could make a boombox after I created the first one. So I guess I have two different devices for two different niches, the smaller box being great for sound quality (and still going pretty loud indoors), and the larger box for when you absolutely need to get some massive sound output.
I'm not sure to what extent you know of speaker design, but hopefully these numbers/things will make sense:
Both of the boxes play useful bass down to around 45Hz, which covers almost everything in non-electronic music, and even with electronic music not too much is missing. The small one gets a maximum loudness at 1 meter away of 105 decibels (in free field, think outdoors with nothing around. They can get up to 3-6 decibels louder inside), the large one, 120 decibels. Both boxes are bi-amplified, which means the signal for the woofer and the tweeter was separated before being amplified, instead of after, which can lose a bit of power.

8 years ago @ Equestria Daily - Plushie Compilation #10 · 0 replies · +1 points

Bombe, you'll have to tell me if equestria girls is worth watching. I haven't been following pones since season 3 but I did watch the intro to equestria girls (with the interesting music), though I didn't really feel like watching any farther at that time.