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By gzt (Thu May 13, 2010 at 12:14:35 PM EST) gzt, shout out, literature, beargrass, casablanca (all tags)
They lasted like, 6 months. They have a 1 year warranty and I'm pretty sure I kept the receipt. And left it on my desk. So it should be there. But the things were, like, $9.95. I hear the next bump up, $13.95, has a more durable cord. I'm debating whether to assert my rights or just dish out for the next bump up.

I'm happy with these, they just last about 6 months of normal "street use". Which isn't terribly abusive. If I could get a year out of them, that would be fine, I don't mind spending $10-15/year to make riding the train or walking from point A to point B or whatever more palatable. The next bump up, however, may be durable enough to survive a little longer.

Let's not turn this into an audiophile debate (see previous diary). I use these things on the train with mp3s. Audio quality isn't terribly important and anything that would block out enough noise to make audio quality important would block out possibly important audio information.

Somebody mentioned Starship Troopers as being a film and movie combo where it is useful to think of the two being separate entities which happen to have the same name. That led me to comment that LoTR is perhaps best viewed that way, too. Uncoupling the two, in retrospect, can be problematic. On the one hand, I am pretty sure a large number of the fans tolerate the obvious faults of the film because of their admiration of the books. On the other, a lot of people dislike the films because of their obvious faults in comparison to the books. I simply can't be arsed to ever watch a series of three better-than-average-but-not-particularly-awesome four-hour films ever again. I've been coerced into watching them before and the flaws (chief among them: being utterly boring) stand out far more the second time you watch. I would rather watch six two-hour films or eight 1.5-hour films on the IMDB list of the top 250 films that I have not seen (maybe a couple that I have seen could fit in that mix, depends on what I feel like (I'm always up for The Maltese Falcon or Casablanca)).

I'm not sure why two Humphrey Bogart films popped up in that list. The rumors are true, however: I would probably be willing to watch either of those films at any time that I am willing to watch a film.

Continuing on botanical themes! Yesterday, I was informed of the etymology of FUCHSIA. Today, we will discuss BEARGRASS. We will not discuss the etymology because that would be stupid. Beargrass blooms every 5-7 years! They have it in Montana, among other places. It is a member of the lily family, but can be mistaken for grass when it is not in bloom. I know this because it is on my Montana calendar. It has pretty flowers. BEARGRASS! Attn: wikipedia just informed me that it has rhizomes that survive fires, so it is very important! It is one of the first things the pops up after a fire. Cool beans.

I have my final today. I'm taking the afternoon off. To calm my nerves, I will use that time for training and then a review. Picking up heavy things puts me in a VICTORY mindset. We all want VICTORY. AMERICA!!! Studying too much on the day of the test really won't help much unless you're woefully underprepared. It's better to just be calm and composed rather than trying to cram a bunch of crap in your head. I'm pretty awesome, so I know everything there is to know. I just need to lay it out there.

Glenn Pendlay is giving away teh secret knowledges: Glenn's Advice for Lifters Over 40. There's stuff in there applicable to just about everybody, too, though. It's very common-sensical. For diet, he says real food (basically meat and lots of produce), fish oil if you don't eat enough grass-fed beef and fish, vitamin D if you don't get enough sun, a multivitamin if diet isn't ideal, magnesium for sleep. Lots of sleep.

Typing out my resume. For, uh, fun. Yeah. Fun. I'll submit it for, uh, fun or something on Monday, I think. Give me a couple days to think about what I want to say.

I want to give a shout out to sitting down.

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Headphones broke, going crazy. | 7 comments (7 topical, 0 hidden)
audiophile debate by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 13, 2010 at 01:25:57 PM EST
"It can reproduce frequencies only a dog can hear"

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

cool! by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri May 14, 2010 at 09:35:25 AM EST
but does it fit dog ears?

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It's a quote from a commercial. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 14, 2010 at 11:30:56 AM EST
Lexus, IIRC.

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I generally think of headphones as disposable. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 13, 2010 at 02:18:14 PM EST
 which is why I generally refuse to shell out a lot of money for them - I'm just too hard on them.

And, on that subject, I doubt you'd get satisfaction out of a warranty claim - I doubt they would do anything except claim that the headphones were "abused".

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word on the street is... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 13, 2010 at 04:43:53 PM EST
...that they're pretty good about it, actually

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Starship Troopers by duxup (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 14, 2010 at 01:51:58 PM EST
Until the annoying Internet fanboys pop up from time to time I had no idea Starship Troopers was anything but a movie.   I liked it and usually I hate dumb films.   I thought the film did a great job of not taking itself seriously and doing a sort of Saturday matinee B movie thing.   The only thing that bothered me was they showed a scene with Doogie Houser talking about how with a good shot you can kill a bug fairly fast, and nobody in the film ever seems to bother with that rather they blast aimlessly, scream, and die.   Just seemed weird.

I particularly enjoyed that it was a sci-fi flick where the "good guys" had a fairly right wing government thing going on.   For anyone paying attention it gave kind of a neat sense of foreboding on that end of things without really pointing it out or passing judgment.

Join the Mobile Infantry and save the galaxy. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #7 Sat May 15, 2010 at 03:49:12 AM EST
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