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by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: VMWare Question
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: VMWare Question

In a typical production environment there will be multiple hosts and the vCenter VM can be moved around with HA and DRS so that it's still available if you need to take down a host for maintenance. Personally, I don't like vCenter running on a VM. Having to move the vCenter VM around just to do sim...
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
If you're childish enough to be thrilled by loud noises

If you don't think this engine is an aural treat then you are definitely not a car person. That car is pure art.
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
you'll be happy with the synthesized engine noises that come through the sound systems of many modern "sports" cars.

No

No

No

Worst invention ever! So Sad!
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

The green guys are fighting.
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Bluetooth audio doesn't use anywhere near all of that though, and you're still transcoding from one lossy format to another for transmission. But like I said above, Bluetooth audio quality is generally "good enough". Biggest issue I have with it is that the Bluetooth audio on my LG G4 gli...
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Sennheiser H6XX is $199 semi-regularly on Massdrop. Plenty of used HD600 and HD650 units out there too or good deals as the new but not really improved but slightly different models have come out. That is absolutely audiophile grade. Buy $100 to $400 worth of DAC and amp from say a company like Sch...
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Vhalidictes wrote:
You listen to lossy audio with HD 820's? Shine on you crazy diamond.

Are you talking to me?

I don't.

I merely pointed out that HD 820's are an example of high end audiophile headphones.
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Why do you want your car to make more noise? That doesn't make it go any faster. Is it just to annoy others or draw attention? Thank you for asking this question! :D Speaking only for myself, it is not just noise for the sake of noise. Nor is it to annoy, nor is it to draw attention. A great exhaus...
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

bthylafh wrote:
Yeah, it's just slavishly following Apple's quest for an ever-thinner ever-"cooler" phone.

:roll:
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Turbo cars are a mixed bag. The AMG GT R sounds amazing and has tremendous performance with next to no lag. The latest Caymens and 911 Carreras are rightly criticized for sounding like sh.t compared to the previous gen NA cars - enough so that the bump in mid-range punch is not enough to make up for...
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

That's why you do more than one pass. :) You really need to think ahead to have fun. Not good enough. Despite lots of theory to the contrary, the magnitude of the consequences is very very dependent on how deep your pockets are. And that is why I did not ask you to join me on my trip to through the...
by End User
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

My headphone budget was chump change to that of an audiophiles. Yeah, but for those of us who live on the other side of the divide where one or two good pairs of 'phones are all we can justify and ought to work with anything, it's kind of jarring. And it's only going to get worse as manufacturers c...
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Unfortunately, the MGU-H (Motor Generator Unit - Heat) attached to the turbo in Formula 1 has been a source of many problems over the past few years. Building something that spins at crazy RPMs while being baked by turbo heat and maintains electrical insulation while remaining light is apparently q...
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

For something RWD at the kind of performance level that can do sub-8:00 on the Nurburgring, almost certainly. Precise power modulation is just too important there, and even if traction weren't an issue, getting a quick spool from a turboed big V8 is a tall order. I really don't think you know what ...
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Vhalidictes wrote:
I'm going to go ahead and bet that all your MP3s are 160Kbps or less. Nothing better than a high-end headset with a fuzzy-sounding source.

Bad bet. 256 kbps AAC and it sounds good to me. Clean and clear.

I never said I used high-end headphones.
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Bluetooth is my go to option for every situation bar one: Wake me up when BT becomes a lossless codec. Besides which, to heck with having to charge wireless earbuds and eventually throwing them out once the cells die. I have a very decent pair of wired Sennheiser buds that should work fine for a de...
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Yeah, what just brew it! said.


My Sennheiser’s PC 373Ds sound good enough to me. A very simple solution for good PC audio.
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Hey ludi. Why did you edit my post when you quoted me? I did not include prices. Please modify your post. Your original post is still in place. Ludi merely added prices to your recommendations in his quote. No modification is necessary. Wait a second! Hold the fort! Captain Ned, you got duped by th...
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Nothing wrong with having that collection if you can afford it I find it weird that you gave me so much flak (get it?) regarding how much I spent. I guess I should not tell you that I have 3 pairs of AirPods (bedroom/living room/work). My headphone budget was chump change to that of an audiophiles....
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Hey ludi. Why did you edit my post when you quoted me? I did not include prices.

Please modify your post.
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

It's a cool engine, sure Very cool but raw performance isn't everything Sure it is How much does it cost? If you have to ask What's its life expectancy? Forever - it's a Porsche How much fuel does it burn? I don't understand the question How many opportunities do you get to properly use its abiliti...
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Vhalidictes wrote:
for a high-performance car, wouldn't a supercharger be a better idea?

Some people think so. :)
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

It's a cool engine, sure, but raw performance isn't everything. How much does it cost? What's its life expectancy? How much fuel does it burn? How many opportunities do you get to properly use its abilities? If you ask me, the most impressive piece of engineering on display in that video isn't the ...
by End User
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 58
Views: 1024

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Bluetooth is my go to option for every situation bar one: Apple Airpods ( give MKBHD some time if you are sceptical ) for general at home/work iPhone/iPad/laptop/Apple TV listening - super easy to switch between devices BeatsX for around the town and working out Sony MDR 1000X for excellent audio wi...
by End User
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Them lots of words.

I counter with this. Perhaps the greatest engine ever made.
by End User
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Recommended NAS Devices
Replies: 38
Views: 957

Re: Recommended NAS Devices

I've been using a Synology 1815+ filled with WD Reds for about a year now, and it has been flawless. Some folks make a cost argument against such devices, but the amount of time the Synology saves me and the wonderful worry-free sleep I get at night more than make up for any small cost differential...
by End User
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

It's much more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow A slow car always feels fast if you are caining it. I loved my 2000 Focus ZX3. I tweaked the engine, had a Borla cat back exhaust and SVT suspension. It was da bomb! Ah, who am I kidding. It was siht but I loved it. Who wants to have ...
by End User
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 4K HDR madness
Replies: 19
Views: 2037

Re: 4K HDR madness

Perhaps I have bad eyes.
by End User
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Captain Ned wrote:
End User wrote:
You prefer turbo to NA?

What's left out there for current model-year ultra-performance cars that aren't blown in some way? The Audi/Lambo V-10 motor is the only one that comes to mind quickly now that the Viper is dead.

Not at that level but I’m shopping for a 2018 2SS 1LE at the end of the month.
by End User
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1708

Re: Active Safety in Cars: What's good?

Subaru does have solutions for that, you know (says someone on his 4th Subie turbo since MY 2002). Haha, my first ride in a WRX STi had me giggling like a little girl. The second ride was no different. Turbos are like VR--you can read about it all you want, but once it's only after experiencing it ...
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