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(Amazon)   In the tradition of great Amazon reviews - the $1,494.75 AudioQuest Diamond 2m Braided HDMI Cable   (amazon.com) divider line 93
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2013-01-13 06:36:32 PM  

HighZoolander: daddydrinksbecauseyoucry: rf134a: Don't forget to pick up some Boy Butter, or the Amazon suggested combo: Boy Butter & enema bulb!

3 of the 5 reviews are from verified purchasers...

Great, now "Boy Butter" is permalinked to my amazon viewing history.

Amazon lets you change your viewing history - follow this link


Yeah, not falling for that one. My suggested items are interesting enough already.
 
2013-01-13 06:40:51 PM  

EngineerAU: There are some things you really don't want to buy used.

[i.imgur.com image 720x536]


Especially when you are only saving 41 cents, if it was a couple of dollars cheaper, then maybe.
/I wonder if you can get second hand stuff in the food/drink categories?
 
2013-01-13 06:48:18 PM  
I like the fact that in the "After viewing this product, people bought:" list is a $3.99 HDMI cable.
 
2013-01-13 07:09:51 PM  

daddydrinksbecauseyoucry: HighZoolander: daddydrinksbecauseyoucry: rf134a: Don't forget to pick up some Boy Butter, or the Amazon suggested combo: Boy Butter & enema bulb!

3 of the 5 reviews are from verified purchasers...

Great, now "Boy Butter" is permalinked to my amazon viewing history.

Amazon lets you change your viewing history - follow this link

Yeah, not falling for that one. My suggested items are interesting enough already.


well, it was worth a shot :)

(and I held back even from the most nsfw items...)
 
2013-01-13 07:12:50 PM  
forgot to add - you really can edit your browsing history on Amazon to remove things.
 
2013-01-13 07:12:54 PM  
OMFG so much win in those reviews
 
2013-01-13 07:31:51 PM  

HighZoolander: daddydrinksbecauseyoucry: rf134a: Don't forget to pick up some Boy Butter, or the Amazon suggested combo: Boy Butter & enema bulb!

3 of the 5 reviews are from verified purchasers...

Great, now "Boy Butter" is permalinked to my amazon viewing history.

Amazon lets you change your viewing history - follow this link


Bastard!
 
2013-01-13 07:33:13 PM  

mrlewish: styckx: Er, $39,000 speaker cable
That review.


Yeah. Lets try a blind listening test between the coat hanger and the $39,000 cable and see if it is indistinguishable as the coat hanger vs Monster speaker wire.

As a EE major - Unless you really like blowing money, lamp cord with a polarization stripe is really good speaker wire. Connecting red to red and black to black will beat about half the installations there. Unless you have some of the weird Bose speakers which are colored backwards.

For HDMI cables, your 'sweet spot' is about $10 cables. Too much cheaper and you make get sparklies or the ends may fall off. Any more and you are wasting your money. Generally a few bucks for the ends + $1/foot is about right.
 
2013-01-13 07:38:16 PM  
"Hilarious" Amazon reviews are about as entertaining as Reddit.
 
2013-01-13 08:08:41 PM  
mmm, the spiff on that thing if we had it when i used to work the computer corner at Fry's. and i had a few customers who wouldn't have noticed or cared if it just got tossed in the bundle that they didn't want to bother making themselves.

the best customers at Fry's - 'why aren't the computers and monitors sold together? a special cable for my printer? yes, i want excellent printing! oh, this will protect my computer if the lights go out? throw whatever that thing you're showing me is in the cart! say, do you offer extended warranties on all of this stuff?'

being evil hurts, but it pays well.
 
2013-01-13 08:20:54 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: mrlewish: styckx: Er, $39,000 speaker cable
That review.

Yeah. Lets try a blind listening test between the coat hanger and the $39,000 cable and see if it is indistinguishable as the coat hanger vs Monster speaker wire.

As a EE major - Unless you really like blowing money, lamp cord with a polarization stripe is really good speaker wire. Connecting red to red and black to black will beat about half the installations there. Unless you have some of the weird Bose speakers which are colored backwards.

For HDMI cables, your 'sweet spot' is about $10 cables. Too much cheaper and you make get sparklies or the ends may fall off. Any more and you are wasting your money. Generally a few bucks for the ends + $1/foot is about right.


This is all I've ever used. :-)
 
2013-01-13 08:50:49 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Unless you have some of the weird Bose speakers which are colored backwards


Bose using black as "hot" is simply a tip of the hat to the high voltage industry that so many of their engineers wish they were a part of.
 
2013-01-13 09:07:08 PM  
I also like the giant wheel of provolone:
My dog Baxter ate the whole wheel of cheese before I could get to it. I'm not mad though. It was kind of amazing. I'll buy another one next paycheck.
 
2013-01-13 09:28:53 PM  
I managed a rent a center at one point in my life. We had to order accessories for all of our electronics in bulk, and I could get hdmi cables for about a dollar. I still have about ten in a box somewhere. I've never noticed anything different with them then I have with the ones that have came with our tv or other devices.
 
2013-01-13 10:06:38 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Yeah. Lets try a blind listening test between the coat hanger and the $39,000 cable and see if it is indistinguishable as the coat hanger vs Monster speaker wire.


Will the coat hanger be acoustically decoupled from the floor with? Because if not, there's really no reason bothering with the test. Any practiced listener will immediately pick up on micro-vibrations wreaking havoc on the mid-tones and the jig will be up.
 
2013-01-13 10:07:37 PM  

China White Tea: Will the coat hanger be acoustically decoupled from the floor with? Because if not, there's really no reason bothering with the test. Any practiced listener will immediately pick up on micro-vibrations wreaking havoc on the mid-tones and the jig will be up.


ftfm
 
2013-01-13 10:59:37 PM  
csb

Entertainingly enough, the guy who owns Boy Butter shops at my dealership and one of the service writers was complaining about dry skin once. Next thing he new, large anonymous box showed up for him. ON HIS DAY OFF. Needless to say, much entertainment was derived from the strategic placement of Boy Butter products on his desk.

/csb
 
2013-01-13 11:05:19 PM  
I bought this wall mount, and for some odd reason it came with a HDMI cable (plus every bit of hardware you could ever need to install it anywhere). My free HDMI cable works great, glad I didn't spring for the $1500 cable.
 
2013-01-13 11:15:50 PM  

daddydrinksbecauseyoucry: rf134a: Don't forget to pick up some Boy Butter, or the Amazon suggested combo: Boy Butter & enema bulb!

3 of the 5 reviews are from verified purchasers...

Great, now "Boy Butter" is permalinked to my amazon viewing history.


Enjoy the other items you might be interested in suggestions for the next month or so.
 
2013-01-13 11:18:15 PM  
My all time fav may be this one
ecx.images-amazon.com


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2013-01-13 11:30:36 PM  
zedster:

Oh my god...

My wife and I were actually quite impressed with this item. Between the two of us it took 9 days to finish and I must say I found it hard to get used to during the first few sittings, but gradualy became more comfortable as time went on.

Although neither of us paid too much attention to the content, the sheer volume and quality of the paper contained within was pleasantly suprizing. The paper feels crisp, heavy and tough, yet the pages seperate with just the slightest tug of a thumb and forefinger.

The only real controversy this book created for my wife and I was mostly my fault. You see after I finished the last page I was too lazy to replace the book with another and I left the empty cover sitting on top of the sistern. Let me tell you I copped a nagging!

Overall the item was an interesting change, but we found it a bit expensive and not as suitable as the regular stuff available at the supermarket. Together my wife and I have decided just to stick with normal sorbent two-ply rolls from now on, and would suggest others do the same.
 
2013-01-13 11:37:10 PM  
$1500 HDMI cable? Pffft. They also make a $6900 power cable. Because the last six feet are critical to avoid any degradation of that pure, sweet electric current.
 
2013-01-13 11:40:36 PM  
My favorite Amazon item:

Link

/ SFW or NSFW? Your guess is as good as mine.
 
2013-01-13 11:43:01 PM  
If you're stupid enough to spend $1500 on an HDMI cable, please use it as a noose and remove yourself from the gene pool.
 
2013-01-13 11:43:13 PM  
I enjoyed the unicorn mask reviews :)
 
2013-01-13 11:44:56 PM  

EngineerAU: There are some things you really don't want to buy used.

[i.imgur.com image 720x536]


Used Trojans? Did the seller also have a little red corvette up for sale as well? I was thinking of buying one, but baby, they're much too fast!
 
2013-01-14 12:13:34 AM  
I saw that link on Reddit too subby.
 
2013-01-14 01:34:34 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: mrlewish: styckx: Er, $39,000 speaker cable
That review.

Yeah. Lets try a blind listening test between the coat hanger and the $39,000 cable and see if it is indistinguishable as the coat hanger vs Monster speaker wire.

As a EE major - Unless you really like blowing money, lamp cord with a polarization stripe is really good speaker wire. Connecting red to red and black to black will beat about half the installations there. Unless you have some of the weird Bose speakers which are colored backwards.

For HDMI cables, your 'sweet spot' is about $10 cables. Too much cheaper and you make get sparklies or the ends may fall off. Any more and you are wasting your money. Generally a few bucks for the ends + $1/foot is about right.


...and of course you do know that twisted pair is better still, and is used in many electronics signalling applications.

Lamp cord is ok for basic sound related stuff, but once you get get a little further up the ladder, self induced resistance and capacitance can become measurable.
And for HDMI, make sure it's marked v1.3, otherwise it's likely v1.2, which is rated only for signals a little less than full 1080p needs. Used to be an issue a few years ago, and the v1.3's are the more common now, however, the more you know...
 
2013-01-14 04:06:10 AM  
Bookmarked for awesome.
 
2013-01-14 04:06:11 AM  
You guys think this is high quality stuff?

Prepare to witness some REAL audio quality!

http://www.funklogic.com/
 
2013-01-14 08:03:35 AM  

SomeTexan: My favorite Amazon item:

Link

/ SFW or NSFW? Your guess is as good as mine.


Strange. The 60 lb cheese wheel is in this product's "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed" list, too.
 
2013-01-14 08:29:08 AM  
 
2013-01-14 10:36:43 AM  
Well its got free shipping. Sold!
 
2013-01-14 12:44:28 PM  
"... way better than anything I have heard...Simply put these are very danceable cables. Music playing through them results in the proverbial foot-tapping scene with the need or desire to get up and move. Great swing and pace - these cables smack that right on the nose big time."
 
2013-01-14 01:13:22 PM  
Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk

Not just the reviews, but customer images are hilarious too... XD
 
2013-01-14 01:30:16 PM  

WordsnCollision: Do they accept VISA?

[www.lolbrary.com image 700x469]


Capital One rejected my card using that image of Fry. I might resubmit and hopefully get someone with a sense of humor.
 
2013-01-14 01:48:17 PM  
Yup. Misplacing a decimal point is a great way to get attention.
 
2013-01-14 02:20:16 PM  

bludemos: Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk

Not just the reviews, but customer images are hilarious too... XD


Those were great. Since 1937 haha.
 
2013-01-14 04:19:49 PM  

insano: insano: This is my favorite:

This cable allowed my TV to display a new color that doesn't even have a name yet. This is actually the cable that Seal Team 6 used to capture Osama Bin Laden, and if it is good enough for the Navy Seals, it is good enough for you.

Cancel that, this is my new favorite:

I love this cable. Crystal clear audio and video. My only problem was that the instruction manual was very vague and misguiding. Long story short, I got it stuck in my urethra.


I read that one, and laughed so hard tears were streaming down my leg...
 
2013-01-14 04:58:11 PM  
Oh god, a few clicked links and now I know these exist: absorbent towels for fat folds. Really. http://www.amazon.com/Tummy-Liners-Set-3-WalterDrake/dp/B006ZLTSBU/ref =pd_sim_sbs_b_8
 
2013-01-14 04:59:12 PM  
Oh god, a few clicked links and now I know these exist: absorbent towels for fat folds. Really. Link

/looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue
 
2013-01-15 11:30:03 AM  

weapon13: Amazon lets you change your viewing history - follow this link

Bastard!



At least he didn't make the link go to the male chastity stuff.
 
2013-01-15 11:57:36 AM  
WhippingBoy

I still think anyone who actually buys those cables is *less* stupid than someone who buys Monster cables.

Monster Cables aren't better than any other decent quality cable, but there is one advantage: Once you buy one, it's a lifetime cable. If it ever fails, just send it back and they'll send you a new one. No questions, no receipt needed.

I don't buy Monster Cables, but I do have a few that came with equipment I bought, and I have sent a couple back for replacement.

On the other hand, cables I've built are better quality, far cheaper, and they have never failed.
 
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