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Post by Senior Dickfist on 2020-04-29, 16:29

I hear you on the audiophile conversations, etc..although I do enjoy them.  

I've played guitar for 30 years, been to more concerts in my teen and 20s than I could count and still listen to music way too loud.  If there is one friend I have that NEVER leaves my side, it's my buddy tinnitus.  I like white noise to help drown it out.  

My guitar amp is an earlier Eddie Van Halen signature model .  Some people find the highs to be too high (bright), but they say that Eddie's hearing is damaged enough that he doesn't hear the highs, so he cranks them up.  I know I suffer from some degree of hearing loss (most definitely according to my wife) and I try to remember this when I adjust the tone on my amp.  I may not hear the ice pick, ear piercing highs, but most others will.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-04-29, 18:26

Senior Dickfist wrote:I hear you on the audiophile conversations, etc..although I do enjoy them.  

I've played guitar for 30 years, been to more concerts in my teen and 20s than I could count and still listen to music way too loud.  If there is one friend I have that NEVER leaves my side, it's my buddy tinnitus.  I like white noise to help drown it out.  

My guitar amp is an earlier Eddie Van Halen signature model .  Some people find the highs to be too high (bright), but they say that Eddie's hearing is damaged enough that he doesn't hear the highs, so he cranks them up.  I know I suffer from some degree of hearing loss (most definitely according to my wife) and I try to remember this when I adjust the tone on my amp.  I may not hear the ice pick, ear piercing highs, but most others will.

What kind of white noise thing do you use? Any drawbacks? I've had it so long that I can't even remember when it started and I've never tried any kind of remediation.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-04-29, 19:05

AvgMSUJoe wrote:Are CDs (audio) worth anything?

Doing Covid cleaning... boxes and boxes of CDs (and tapes)... But we use spotify for everything. Are they trash or goodwill?


Did the same thing a few years ago. What FBC didn’t buy, we donated to ELPL and Goodwill. Will everything at a standstill right now, it won’t be a good time to sell. BTW, if you live around EL, FBC will come to you if there’s a lot to go through.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-04-29, 19:36

Floyd Robertson wrote:
Senior Dickfist wrote:I hear you on the audiophile conversations, etc..although I do enjoy them.  

I've played guitar for 30 years, been to more concerts in my teen and 20s than I could count and still listen to music way too loud.  If there is one friend I have that NEVER leaves my side, it's my buddy tinnitus.  I like white noise to help drown it out.  

My guitar amp is an earlier Eddie Van Halen signature model .  Some people find the highs to be too high (bright), but they say that Eddie's hearing is damaged enough that he doesn't hear the highs, so he cranks them up.  I know I suffer from some degree of hearing loss (most definitely according to my wife) and I try to remember this when I adjust the tone on my amp.  I may not hear the ice pick, ear piercing highs, but most others will.

What kind of white noise thing do you use? Any drawbacks? I've had it so long that I can't even remember when it started and I've never tried any kind of remediation.


Fourteen-plus years of working in radio and lots of station-sponsored concerts got me tinnitus in my twenties. Been using white noise at night for probably 30 years now. Have also used them to reduce outdoor noise such car horns and students whooping it up on football weekends, and neighbors mowing when I’m napping. Also took a machine on the road to drown out noisy hotel guests. I’ll get the info on the machines and pass it along. There’s also a few free white noise apps, and I like the one I have on my phone. I’ll let you know which one that is, too.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-04-29, 19:46

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:

What kind of white noise thing do you use? Any drawbacks? I've had it so long that I can't even remember when it started and I've never tried any kind of remediation.


Fourteen-plus years of working in radio and lots of station-sponsored concerts got me tinnitus in my twenties. Been using white noise at night for probably 30 years now. Have also used them to reduce outdoor noise such car horns and students whooping it up on football weekends, and neighbors mowing when I’m napping. Also took a machine on the road to drown out noisy hotel guests. I’ll get the info on the machines and pass it along. There’s also a few free white noise apps, and I like the one I have on my phone. I’ll let you know which one that is, too.

Thanks, appreciate the info.
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Post by Senior Dickfist on 2020-05-01, 14:56

Floyd Robertson wrote:
Senior Dickfist wrote:I hear you on the audiophile conversations, etc..although I do enjoy them.  

I've played guitar for 30 years, been to more concerts in my teen and 20s than I could count and still listen to music way too loud.  If there is one friend I have that NEVER leaves my side, it's my buddy tinnitus.  I like white noise to help drown it out.  

My guitar amp is an earlier Eddie Van Halen signature model .  Some people find the highs to be too high (bright), but they say that Eddie's hearing is damaged enough that he doesn't hear the highs, so he cranks them up.  I know I suffer from some degree of hearing loss (most definitely according to my wife) and I try to remember this when I adjust the tone on my amp.  I may not hear the ice pick, ear piercing highs, but most others will.

What kind of white noise thing do you use? Any drawbacks? I've had it so long that I can't even remember when it started and I've never tried any kind of remediation.

Sorry, was watching a movie with the wife when I read this and couldn't respond. As soon as I read your post, I became very aware of the ringing and it seemed a lot louder than normal...lol.

I should have been more specific, I use a fan for my white noise. Most anything other noise bothers me as much as the ringing. The fan works dual purpose since I love the sound and absolutely love the moving air.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-05-01, 19:25

Senior Dickfist wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:

What kind of white noise thing do you use? Any drawbacks? I've had it so long that I can't even remember when it started and I've never tried any kind of remediation.

Sorry, was watching a movie with the wife when I read this and couldn't respond. As soon as I read your post, I became very aware of the ringing and it seemed a lot louder than normal...lol.

I should have been more specific, I use a fan for my white noise. Most anything other noise bothers me as much as the ringing. The fan works dual purpose since I love the sound and absolutely love the moving air.

Thanks for the fan idea.
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-01, 19:35

Yeah, a fan works great. Run it even in the winter.
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Post by Dendrobates on 2020-05-01, 19:57

I run a fan all year long for white noise.

When I travel for work, I use a fan app
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-05-01, 20:02

Tinnitus is a bitch. I need some sort of white noise to fall asleep. Usually a fan.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-02, 19:27

Random memory popped in my head from when I was a kid. My mom had washed my baseball team hat, and I was pissed at her.
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Post by MattyFresh on 2020-05-02, 20:28

tGreenWay wrote:Random memory popped in my head from when I was a kid. My mom had washed my baseball team hat, and I was pissed at her.

thanks for bringing back a similar memory from my past. 3rd grade, nice fitted hat from my hockey team. Next thing you know brim broken down, never wore it again
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-02, 20:31

MattyFresh wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Random memory popped in my head from when I was a kid. My mom had washed my baseball team hat, and I was pissed at her.

thanks for bringing back a similar memory from my past. 3rd grade, nice fitted hat from my hockey team. Next thing you know brim broken down, never wore it again


Yup. Totally ruined the hat. The brims back then (maybe even now) were just cardboard paperboard. Had to get a new one. Moms just don’t get it. I’m hoping I’ll be able to forgive her some day soon.


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Post by Dendrobates on 2020-05-03, 18:28

I got sunburned today, and I'm happy about that.

I think they said yesterday it was our highest day in 218 days? Something like that.
Now they're saying 40s next weekend and possible snow? Fuck this state.
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Post by AvgMSUJoe on 2020-05-03, 18:42

tGreenWay wrote:
MattyFresh wrote:

thanks for bringing back a similar memory from my past. 3rd grade, nice fitted hat from my hockey team. Next thing you know brim broken down, never wore it again


Yup. Totally ruined the hat. The brims back then (maybe even now) were just cardboard paperboard. Had to get a new one. Moms just don’t get it. I’m hoping I’ll be able to forgive her some day soon.
Remember the metal hat molder thing for washing so it wouldn't fry the brim? Fkr never worked.
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Post by Bill Cain on 2020-05-03, 19:04

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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-03, 19:13

Dendrobates wrote:I got sunburned today, and I'm happy about that.

I think they said yesterday it was our highest day in 218 days? Something like that.
Now they're saying 40s next weekend and possible snow? Fuck this state.



Not if you go by OTPT’s scale.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-03, 19:18

AvgMSUJoe wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:


Yup. Totally ruined the hat. The brims back then (maybe even now) were just cardboard paperboard. Had to get a new one. Moms just don’t get it. I’m hoping I’ll be able to forgive her some day soon.
Remember the metal hat molder thing for washing so it wouldn't fry the brim? Fkr never worked.



Total waste of money. My mom tried that, too, on one of the free Tigers hats I got from McDonalds. Yet another hat ruined.
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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2020-05-03, 20:23

tGreenWay wrote:
AvgMSUJoe wrote:
Remember the metal hat molder thing for washing so it wouldn't fry the brim? Fkr never worked.



Total waste of money. My mom tried that, too, on one of the free Tigers hats I got from McDonalds. Yet another hat ruined.

My head is way too big for baseball hats and I look stupid in them, it's saved me a ton of money over the years.
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Post by MattyFresh on 2020-05-04, 13:06

Learning to play cribbage today
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-04, 15:31

Went to a store a month ago and it was closed. Went there today and it was open. Put on my mask and went in. Owner of the place had a mask and gloves on. Place had Plexiglas put up over the checkout counter.

Thinking Plexiglas and Lexan manufacturers' business is booming and will be for a while. Possible stock investment?
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Post by Senior Dickfist on 2020-05-04, 17:02

Going for a walk. I moved a few months back and it's time for more exploration.
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-05-04, 23:11

I listen to most of YouTube/podcasts on 2x speed. Doesn't happen on podcast app, but occasionally YouTube will switch to normal speed.... everyone sounds drunk and it really messes my head up
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Post by Senior Dickfist on 2020-05-05, 09:04

Hi everybody! Did you all get your stimulus checks and your invitation letter to join Mensa?
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-05, 11:23

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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-05, 11:24

Senior Dickfist wrote:Hi everybody! Did you all get your stimulus checks and your invitation letter to join Mensa?



I’m holding out for an in-person invitation.
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Post by Cameron on 2020-05-05, 20:05

If you had told me 10 years ago that in 2020 I'd be able to order medical grade marijuana online, drive to a place, and have them bring it out to my car, but that there would be a global pandemic, asian death hornets, and Donald Trump would be president, I probably would have taken the deal.

If time travel turns out to be real, there's a chance this is all my fault.
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Post by Nordic on 2020-05-05, 21:59

Cameron wrote:If you had told me 10 years ago that in 2020 I'd be able to order medical grade marijuana online, drive to a place, and have them bring it out to my car, but that there would be a global pandemic, asian death hornets, and Donald Trump would be president, I probably would have taken the deal.

If time travel turns out to be real, there's a chance this is all my fault.

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Cameron wrote:If you had told me 10 years ago that in 2020 I'd be able to order medical grade marijuana online, drive to a place, and have them bring it out to my car, but that there would be a global pandemic, asian death hornets, and Donald Trump would be president, I probably would have taken the deal.

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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-07, 05:53

Beautiful full moon setting this morning
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Post by MattyFresh on 2020-05-07, 20:04

I learned to play cribbage the last few days, still don't know if I am playing it right.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-05-07, 20:08

MattyFresh wrote:I learned to play cribbage the last few days, still don't know if I am playing it right.

No one knows for sure that you aren't.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-07, 21:42

The Pantry wrote:Beautiful full moon setting this morning


It was pretty great last night, too.
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-07, 21:58

tGreenWay wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Beautiful full moon setting this morning


It was pretty great last night, too.
Not bad tonight either.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-07, 22:07

The Pantry wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:



It was pretty great last night, too.
Not bad tonight either.


I’ll check it out when I take out the trash.
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Post by GRR Spartan on 2020-05-07, 22:37

MattyFresh wrote:Learning to play cribbage today

15 - 2, 15 - 4, 15 -6
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Post by Tim Wakefield on 2020-05-11, 14:49

Ok this sounds weird but does anyone know what to do with a movie/book plot? Like in regards to getting a producer's attention?
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-05-11, 14:50

Tim Wakefield wrote:Ok this sounds weird but does anyone know what to do with a movie/book plot? Like in regards to getting a producer's attention?

Standing buck naked on a 405 freeway overpass holding up a sign is probably your best bet.
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