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    Review: Apple vs Google USB-C Headphone Adapters

    I have been listening to music for about 5 hours now and the USB-C dongle is cool to the touch. @Alex-D - thanks for the suggestion @Ismapics - Yep. As cheap as chips as far as DACs go
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    Review: Apple vs Google USB-C Headphone Adapters

    I have one permanently plugged into a Mac Mini to send audio to powered speakers. I use it for multiple hours per day and haven't had an issue yet (touch wood), but I hadn't thought to check if it gets warm. I'll try to do that tomorrow. My only complaint so far is just how flimsy the wire is...
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    Knives. Knifethread.

    A few bits of the usual pieces of sharp cutlery - Fairbairn-Sykes, Bund Victorinox and Fliegerkappmesser, my father's army jack knife and a few other issued things - as well as some Spyderco and Gerbers
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    Roon 1.8

    So, I took the plunge after a couple of updates were released and all went well with the core running on a Linux box and 3 x RoPieee endpoints. No issues or serious complaints after a day of use.
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    photo organizing software

    What features are you looking for ? Galleries, ability to tag, able to handle videos, user accounts, etc ? FWIW I use piwigo for simple chronological/folder based sets of low-res photos for family access. IAP
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    Joining the tube rollers club.

    The crack is nice, particularly since you can build it yourself and upgrade it using speedball or one of the well documented mods. Their support via the forums is also excellent should you want to check something or hit a snag
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    Roon 1.8

    Waiting for service pack 1 to be released :)
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    What are we listening to right now..

    Talking of David Byrne, I'm currently enjoying American Utopia on Broadway
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    What are we listening to right now..

    Still listening to stuff from last century Last one of the night
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    What are we listening to right now..

    Listening to this whilst watching this The sounds from both make for some nice and relaxing bedtime music
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    What are we listening to right now..

    SF 10-33 - Ambient music mixed with the sounds of San Francisco public safety radio traffic. Listening via Roon
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    Small Rant: Sales of Used Audio Gear

    I think anyone who has sold locally has horror stories of low ballers, people who continue to contact you upping their lowball offers by $10 every day, folks who try to explain their lack of motivation in paying anywhere close to your asking price, folks who send you price comparison links to...
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    Watches! What do y'all have on your wrists?

    I'm not sure about wand style demagnitizers, but certainly the ones like this work
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    Watches! What do y'all have on your wrists?

    EMP could affect mechanical watches if the movement gets magnetized. Some mechanical watches are effectively faraday cages - Rolex Milgauss or the Omega 53 6B/542 watches that were used by RAF.
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