They sound pretty fantastic! I will have to borrow my friend's speaker analyzer so I can figure out how to EQ them flat again (as that chart on the back of the speakers is useless now; these tweeters are more sensitive than the originals). But, they're much better than the hacked up wireless soundbar I was using temporarily.

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Finally found replacement tweeters for my Polk R1's that actually fit! At Alltronics of all places. They're extremely old new-old-stock 'Bukdoo' tweeters? They seem to be a decent speaker OEM from my research, so hopefully they sound as good as the originals.

I found something perplexing for sale, and of course I bought it. I think gravislizard over on hellsite posted about it, but it's a "SOUND BLESSED" (also seemingly sold under the Yinail brand?) PCIe soundcard that looks suspiciously like a Creative SoundBlaster Live! card with a PLX chip. As you can see in the listing photos, the manufacturer thermal epoxied a heatsink over the DSP chip, so I can't confirm if there's a salvaged EMU10K1 under there until I get it.

This is akin to the Orion theoretical rocket propulsion design, except not pulsed. A continuous nuclear explosion pushing a spacecraft at ludicrous levels of acceleration.

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TIL there's a theoretical nuclear rocket design that would use up to 20% enriched uranium tetrabromide salts dissolved in a 1:50 ratio with water for fuel. The fuel would have to be stored in boron-lined tubes to prevent criticality, and would be injected into a reaction plenum to basically create a continuous nuclear bomb explosion and superheated steam, which would squeeze out of a nozzle for a dizzying 6,728 second specific impulse and 12,900,000 newtons of thrust.

My brain loves to mix the muzak version of The Girl From Ipanema, and the Wii Shop Channel Music, into some sort of unholy mashup.

I'm frankly amazed at how quickly the OPM anime got run into the ground lmao. guess I should just read the manga instead. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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finally watched the second series of OPM and... boy did changing studios not pan out well. not the first to point this out, but the downgrade in animation quality and sound design is markedly bad.

how in the fuck do they get convicted of three felonies, including for a conspiracy to defraud the united states, and get zero jail time? or any consequences? the sackler family structured their wealth in advance of any legal trouble in order to make levying fines difficult-- not that fines are really any deterrent when you're completely morally bankrupt, and there's billions to be made. 😐

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ah lovely, zero criminal consequences for the sackler family, just fines that're part of the modern 'business as usual' corporate risk structure. I doubt this will fill them with any modicum of regret for their hand in orchestrating a sure-to-be-decades-long-opioid-crises, via purdue pharma and a plan that stood to make them multi-billionaires. πŸ€”

I get the sneaking suspicion whoever posted this note REALLY dislikes when you remove the conduit fire blocking and don't replace it when done. πŸ€”

Hi, I'm Frank, and I'm bitter about urban renewal and the slow slide of United States population centers formerly built on trade, farming, and manufacturing, toward listless oblivion. Constantly trying to reinvent themselves to fit a world built to funnel money away from them, to maintain hundred year old infrastructure on one tenth the budget. Fuck.

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It's not all the fault of Robert Moses, but he sure championed the New York ideal of the powerful classes to ram highways through ethnically non-WASP neighborhoods! πŸ™ƒ

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Brutalism was a mistake. Erastus Corning and Nelson D. Rockefeller built a monument to the failure of midcentury architecture and the idea of urban renewal. Downtown Albany is a shell of what it once was, streets and streets of neighborhoods gone. All that's left exists to service the state.

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Hi I'm Frank, and I absolutely loathe the Empire State Plaza, and by extension, the lothesome men that razed downtown Albany to build it.

Mint (and by extension, Ubuntu) still don't handle btrfs on SSDs properly. the mounting options /should/ be defaults,ssd,noatime,space_cache, but instead they just use defaults. πŸ€”

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good news is the second time around of (re)installing shit is going smoothly πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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ugh, I'd be more mad if I hadn't just installed and got Mint setup.

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guess who therefore managed to delete the filesystem root without passing --no-preserve-root to rm?

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TIL a recursive symlink on btrfs breaks any protections in rm against deleting the root folder. πŸ™ƒ

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