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(Outside Online)   High caffeine levels found in water off Oregon coast. Fish now seen wearing horn-rimmed glasses, riding fixie bikes, perusing limited-edition Decemberists vinyl   (outsideonline.com) divider line 69
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2012-07-21 09:18:18 AM  
red5ish:

I don't understand why they are finding high levels of caffeine far from large population centers yet finding low levels near cities and waste water treatment plants and then draw the conclusion that the caffeine is likely the results of pollution from human waste.

Sea water moves. Currents and waves. Look it up. Where else would caffeine in the ocean come from, Vivarin bombs?

But anyway, who cares? Whales and porpoises probably like it, and the rest of the ocean's denizens are only good for battering and deep frying.
 
2012-07-21 09:22:55 AM  
butt-nuggets:

And it's true that back in the day of analog, when they recorded with actual tape that the pre-amps of those tape machines did nice things with the sound.... for example, made it more warm and round sounding. Digital is a bit more cold and precise than that.

So? Doesn't WinAmp have a Warn-N-Round plug-in yet?

"It sounds too good! I can't take it!" We people with such hearing loss that we can't hear a kitten meow without expensive plastic devices stuck in our ears think you guys are nuts.
 
2012-07-21 09:39:03 AM  

Benni K Rok: wildcardjack: Benni K Rok: How the hell did subby jump from caffeine to hipster?

'cuz Portland is infested with hipsters. It's so infested with hipsters it attracts hipsters from across the nation. What happens with them after they get there is a mystery to hipsterologists. We think they either grow up or get ground into chum. Which would explain the high caffeine levels.

Ah okay. I'm just used to associating caffeine with something normal, like work.


Or gaming. When the hell did the hipsters steal what would clearly otherwise be a video gaming reference?!
 
2012-07-21 10:15:19 AM  
www.echo-7.com


obscure?
 
2012-07-21 12:03:57 PM  

dickfreckle: I'm gonna rant here:

People who listen to vinyl for fashionable reasons actually piss me off. There are two reasons to use the format: Obscure releases not available otherwise, or if you are a fan of analog sound. If you listen to vinyl with a cheap system and it's available on CD or otherwise digital format, you farking suck and need to stop representing vinyl-lovers. We're hated even more than bicyclists.

I use digital almost all the time, but there is nothing like treating yourself to a Freddie Hubbard or Miles Davis record. Dark Side of the Moon is another I listen to even if I'm not in the mood to hear the songs...just that sound. Taste is subjective, and "quality" is just another word we all disagree on, but man I love that sound vs. the CD. But because I'm not an idiot or Luddite, I have all my music on a laptop where I can zoom around the selection with an index finger's worth of effort.

You know who else listens to vinyl when he wants to relax?

[sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 403x403]

You listen to mp3's?



We came for your vinyl. Hand it over ....

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2012-07-21 12:53:38 PM  
Great! Next time I buy fish, I'll have to ask if it's regular or decaf. :P
 
2012-07-21 01:23:22 PM  

Lsherm: Three reasons: 3) you're old enough to have a vinyl collection. My Kinks "Lola" doesn't necessarily sound better on vinyl, but I have it.

My turntable is a Technics circa 1979, I think. I got it from my dad. Nothing special and they don't make them anymore. But damn, the analog imperfections add something to the experience if you're old enough.

But yeah, I have the ipod in the car. Who the fark worships making music inconvenient?


All of this.

/Bang & Olufsen Beogram RX, vintage 1985, purchased when I was 19
//am ripping my vinyl collection to digital. MAudio Audiophile 2496 sound card + Audacity = awesome
///hate overly-compressed "loudness war" music. CDs have a -100dB noise floor, FARKING USE IT
 
2012-07-21 01:38:28 PM  
Urine trouble, Oregon.
 
2012-07-21 02:20:02 PM  
i296.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-21 02:22:03 PM  

Pep Streebeck: [www.echo-7.com image 420x315]


obscure?


Shannon recently had a showing of his New Yorker cartoons and a friend bought me an original, so I'm gonna have to go with "no".
 
2012-07-21 03:58:24 PM  
Dam, next thing you know, the fish will be smoking bath salts. That's when things will realy get scary!
 
2012-07-21 04:19:51 PM  

Begoggle: [www.blogcdn.com image 440x440]


current, damnit. the sea was too current.
 
2012-07-21 09:42:08 PM  

Generation_D: dickfreckle: I'm gonna rant here:

People who listen to vinyl for fashionable reasons actually piss me off. There are two reasons to use the format: Obscure releases not available otherwise, or if you are a fan of analog sound. If you listen to vinyl with a cheap system and it's available on CD or otherwise digital format, you farking suck and need to stop representing vinyl-lovers. We're hated even more than bicyclists.

I use digital almost all the time, but there is nothing like treating yourself to a Freddie Hubbard or Miles Davis record. Dark Side of the Moon is another I listen to even if I'm not in the mood to hear the songs...just that sound. Taste is subjective, and "quality" is just another word we all disagree on, but man I love that sound vs. the CD. But because I'm not an idiot or Luddite, I have all my music on a laptop where I can zoom around the selection with an index finger's worth of effort.

You know who else listens to vinyl when he wants to relax?

[sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 403x403]

You listen to mp3's?

Not that you care since you probably didn't grow up with vinyl, but some just enjoy the tactile feel and little procedural ritual of playing a record. now get your smug stupid whiny ass off my lawn. Or remembering something great that happened with a record, like cleaning pot or staring at inner sleeve album art for too long, trying to find the map to the island where they buried Paul McCartney's body or try to figure out what uniform wore OPD on the shoulder, or just read some musician's scribbles and doodles in a format large enough to see and hold in your hands.

Oh look more clouds to yell at.


Do you use S.O.S. pads or Ajax and a sponge?
 
2012-07-21 11:11:45 PM  
You cannot peruse vinyl. Peruse means to read intently. Unless that album has some lengthy liner notes, you generally can't peruse a record. Common misuse of a word, but still....
 
2012-07-21 11:34:03 PM  

GrumpusMaximus: You cannot peruse vinyl. Peruse means to read intently. Unless that album has some lengthy liner notes, you generally can't peruse a record. Common misuse of a word, but still....


Peruse this
 
2012-07-22 02:21:23 AM  

dickfreckle: "Distortion" is why people love tubes and records in the first place, even if they don't know realize it to be a technical imperfection. Tube saturation and limiting gives so much air to highs that what I initially consider lesser tweeters are totally redeemed. I'm not listening to clinically flat, $8500 studio monitors through a solid state amp when it comes to vinyl. It's a home stereo designed to sound pleasant, which involves some levels of inaccuracy that sound appealing, to me.

Technically speaking, the sky isn't actually blue. Inaccuracies make it appealing. Bad analogy, but I'm drunk.

Also, that "warm sound" is often because you're not listening to a disastrous digital transfer, most notoriously demonstrated by The Beatles' transfers in the late 80s. Plenty of other great albums were decimated in the process, but the Beatles' catalog is universally agreed upon as being poorly done. Listening side by side with the same amp and speakers (though I didn't ABX it) the difference is immediately noticeable. Not the sort where I was trying to convince myself - the night vs. day sort that's impossible to ignore, like a 128 mp3 vs. a 320 one. Except even more dramatic.

Again, I'm not insulting digital. I just love pouring a drink, sitting on my couch, and popping on a record. The other 95% of the time I listen to my hard drive (FLAC) and of course my Android (mp3). I don't always go audio douche, but when I do, I listen to vinyl and tubes. Keep your ears open, my friends.



Hey, I'm not insulting analog either. It's only the folks who keep insisting that digital recordings are inaccurate and that vinyl is objectively better that get my goat.

Hell, I have a small vinyl collection, I don't listen to any of it all that often because it's more of a hassle than just switching on a network-enabled player in whatever room I'm in at the time, but it's there.
 
2012-07-22 02:52:59 AM  

GrumpusMaximus: You cannot peruse vinyl. Peruse means to read intently. Unless that album has some lengthy liner notes, you generally can't peruse a record. Common misuse of a word, but still....


Peruse means to read or examine intently.
 
2012-07-22 03:30:07 AM  
From dictionary.com:
pe·ruse/pəˈrooz/
Verb:
1. Read thoroughly or carefully.
2. Examine carefully or at length.
 
2012-07-22 11:25:49 AM  

Pep Streebeck: [www.echo-7.com image 420x315]


obscure?


Not only do I know what/who TMCM is but his creator is also from Oregon.

For you subby:
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