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Monday, October 31, 2011

I need to reconsider the practice of installing cables without using my eyes

This ability is acquirable through practice, from installing computers and televisions many times. With little working room available, being able to connect the cables after a glimpse of the connectors' positions is very useful.

But at the same time, this practice can be dangerous.

So I was connecting my speakers to one of my amplifiers. I saw the black connector of the cable was already in. So I took the red one, inserted it, then turned on the amp.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Random thought: Watching Ikoku Meiro no Croisée...


I mean, I hate it for killing my arteries and for being overly-expensive, but if I were immortal and rich, I would add cheese onto everything.

Cheese between bread + ketchup makes for a quick and nice snack.

Oh, ketchup, the wonder condiment. The brands available in Southeast Asia are mostly nasty though. Including Maggi. Maggi ketchup sucks. Sinsin and Kimball are also nice, but I find myself going for Heinz most of the time for both tomato and chili sauces.

Sinsin's garlic chili (the one McDonald's uses) is also a winner and also easily found, but don't buy the bottle version if you don't use it often. Something happens when it is left for a while.

Friday, October 28, 2011

How to avoid buying fake or overpriced products

The audiophile market is filled with unscrupulous sellers, people who take something worth very little and sell it for a lot more than it should be.

This happens in some industries (not just audio) because it is very difficult to verify the product's performance. You can't tell if that that hair-growth formula really works, if that toothpaste really whitens, if that weight-loss pill is not poison, or if this exercise machine is not actually a... wtf.

A seller can simply take a mediocre component, relabel it as something that costs more, and sell it to unsuspecting buyers who are too (insert adjective here) to verify its authenticity. Or he can put a high price tag on a worthless design and sell it to unsuspecting buyers who are too (insert adjective here) to verify its performance. Or, the seller claims he "made improvements" to the original design and sells it for twice as much.

Fortunately, there is a way around this.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Amplifier output power vesus load impedance

Amplifiers have their own rated output powers. Typically consumer products only show one set of numbers, for example, 30W @ 8 ohm.

This often leads to confusion when speakers of impedances other than 8 ohm are used. Statements like: "4 (or 8) ohms gives more power", and "2 (or 16) ohms will spoil the amplifier".

The correct answer would be: it depends.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Understanding sarcasm

"Understanding the subtlety of this usage requires second-order interpretation of the speaker's intentions. This sophisticated understanding can be lacking in some people with certain forms of brain damage, dementia and autism, (although not always)[11] and this perception has been located by MRI in the right parahippocampal gyrus.[12][13]"

Sarcasm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oh, k......?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Class 4 SD

The Kingston is class-less, while the Sandisk is class 4.

A reminder that not having a rating or certification does not necessarily mean it is bad. OEM PSUs with >>80% efficiency and without 80Plus certification, speakers without THX certification.