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krisc  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: M A S H Opening Theme Song 1970

It's almost all on Netflix, just added this year in 2 big chunks. Maddeningly, the final 2 hour episode is missing out of the bunch.

It's well worth the watch on Netflix, as you can binge big chunks. It really brings out how quickly the show changed and morphed, from the big changes after season 3, to the more mature subjects as the show went on.

I have two pairs of headphones, a pair of Harman Kardons and a pair of Grado headphones. I also use as pair of Sony studio monitors at work. The difference in each pair is incredibly different. Stepping up to a (much) nicer set of headphones is like going from 480p video to 4k video. The sound stage opens up and you can hear so much more that you didn't before. Once you get to the $500+ level of headphone though, as important as good headphones is a good headphone amplifier. The choices are numerous, but they all make a big difference in how music is presented.

That episode has forever burned itself into my brain. +1 for scarred for life fridge buddies.

krisc  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What book(s) are your favorite read?

My last favorite read was The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.

    Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life–something like his old life–exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return–not enough fuel to get him home–following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face–in the people he meets, and in himself–is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

I'm a sucker for post apocalypse fiction, and this was a hugely satisfying read.

The last book I read, The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. A good read with a wholly unsatisfying ending in my opinion. The backstory to his writing it made the book more interesting for me though.

Hello fellow Kel'Thuzad US Alliance player! Been there since release, originally through The Goon Squad.

I haven't played much since around a month or so ago. Got into Diablo III for a bit and now GTA V, but I'm sure I'll rejoin the grind soon enough.

krisc  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit has done it again

One of the great things here is you can actually usefully ignore people and tags you're not interested in. Negative anyone or anything can be dealt with by yourself as your own moderator.

Are we trying to vilify her for changing her mind? Are we celebrating her for changing her mind? Or are we just pointing fingers and laughing at her?

I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing here.

krisc  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Germany's Doorless Elevators

I'm the proud father of a quite internationally travelled 6-year-old, so I've definitely had my share of hazards. We lucked out on the kid lottery and have a fairly thoughtful kid, so it's been ok. I could definitely see sweating a bit on these elevators at first glance, but once you get the idea that you step in and make sure you're all the way in, it doesn't seem too bad.

Although all of this might be a moot point. I'm curious where these elevators traditionally are. I'm sure they don't tend to put them into daycares and things like that. If it's an office setting, your exposure to kids is probably fairly limited.

krisc  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Germany's Doorless Elevators

In what world would your 3-year-old be anywhere near these unwatched? If anything, they'd make you pay MORE attention when you're with your kids, as there is a bit of a false safety sense with normal elevators perhaps (see the handicapped dude in Korea who rammed the elevator doors with his motorized wheelchair and fell to his death, all because he missed his elevator). I'm all for the what-if sentiment but more so what if I didn't pay attention when I should vs. what if these elevators hurt me or someone I was responsible for.

I'm not sure that's the point. I thought the point was that these guys are so clueless or so hopelessly lost to politickin' that they can't call out something for what it is. In this case, a giant piece of shit backed by a culture of racism who carefully calculated and murdered a bunch of peaceful church–going people because they were black.

UPDATE: I've made a hubski room on

They've made a lot of improvements to plug as of late, to the point that it works better now than turntable did. The UI does take a bit of getting used to. I find the backgrounds pretty unfriendly to the eyes, but use something like pluggedN for Chrome and you'll get custom backgrounds and auto-woot features.

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