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Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


For everyone who bought this chair:

https://www.autonomous.ai/office-ch...air?option20=50

I have a protip: Put the arms on the wrong side. The arms cant forward when put on correctly and when I raised the arm rest up to support my elbows they hit the leading edge of my desk when I roll my chair forward. When they're put on the wrong side they lean backwards allowing me to raise the arms high enough to support my elbows and allow me to roll my chair close to my desk where I'm comfortable.

Note: I only found this out because I put the chair together with the arms on the wrong side to begin with, swapped the arms to the correct sides, and realized I had made things worse.

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Ornamental Dingbat
Feb 26, 2007



re cheap earbuds:

A few months ago I got these on amazon for 50-ish bucks and the sound/mic/battery life is surprisingly good. Also they're my first bluetooth headphones that don't skip when I'm a room away from the source or have my phone in my pocket and line of sight is blocked by my large gross body.

Coffee And Pie
Nov 4, 2010

"Blah-sum"?
More like "Blawesome"


I bought:
-a fire extinguisher
-lube
-cat toys
-cliff bars

Any guesses on my weekend plans?

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


Shoving a cliff bar up your rear end is a much better use for it than eating it

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Drifting competition?

Rolo
Nov 16, 2005

Hmm, what have we here?

Thatís a fuckin post.

A post about fuckin.

Doom Rooster
Sep 3, 2008



Pillbug

Coffee And Pie posted:

I bought:
-a fire extinguisher
-lube
-cat toys
-cliff bars

Any guesses on my weekend plans?

I assume from the fire extinguisher that you are into fire/wax play, which is cool, but I draw the line at making someone eat a Cliff bar as some S&M thing. Thereís no way someone makes it more than two bites before invoking the safe word.

H110Hawk
Dec 28, 2006


I'm going with it's white lithium and greasing up your garage door is on the menu.

Constipated
Nov 25, 2009

Gotta make that money man its still the same now


Hey goons, been wanting to buy a bike for exercise, and realized I have absolutely no clue what I should be looking for. Mostly want to do laps around my neighborhood, and also be able to take it on some woody/hilly trails near my house. So I guess a mountain bike of some sort? Anyone have any suggestions? Something versatile and not too expensive. I currently have an old bmx bike that my friend let me borrow 8 years ago when I had a DUI, it doesn't have brakes, and not comfortable to pedal sitting down on the seat because its tiny and I'm tall.

Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



Constipated posted:

Hey goons, been wanting to buy a bike for exercise, and realized I have absolutely no clue what I should be looking for. Mostly want to do laps around my neighborhood, and also be able to take it on some woody/hilly trails near my house. So I guess a mountain bike of some sort? Anyone have any suggestions? Something versatile and not too expensive. I currently have an old bmx bike that my friend let me borrow 8 years ago when I had a DUI, it doesn't have brakes, and not comfortable to pedal sitting down on the seat because its tiny and I'm tall.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/f...php?forumid=236

mystes
May 31, 2006



Constipated posted:

Hey goons, been wanting to buy a bike for exercise, and realized I have absolutely no clue what I should be looking for. Mostly want to do laps around my neighborhood, and also be able to take it on some woody/hilly trails near my house. So I guess a mountain bike of some sort? Anyone have any suggestions? Something versatile and not too expensive. I currently have an old bmx bike that my friend let me borrow 8 years ago when I had a DUI, it doesn't have brakes, and not comfortable to pedal sitting down on the seat because its tiny and I'm tall.
There's a bike thread in YLLS (that is actually about the right type of bike): https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...pagenumber=2821

colas
Feb 14, 2007





Some mornings I try to make a coffee run (2 miles) and get back before my morning movement. It's more sensible to go before since there's one on deck. It's a dangerous game, a mildly extreme sport.

ReidRansom
Oct 25, 2004





Hunchie posted:

Would they be any good for running? I'm looking to replace my old lovely amazon ones.

I've been using AfterShokz bone conducting headphones for a couple of years now for running and biking and I can't recommend them highly enough. About to upgrade to the newest model soon, as well.

I've just never trusted earbuds to not fall out when exercising.

Ornamental Dingbat
Feb 26, 2007



colas posted:



Some mornings I try to make a coffee run (2 miles) and get back before my morning movement. It's more sensible to go before since there's one on deck. It's a dangerous game, a mildly extreme sport.

You crazy son of a bitch.

colas
Feb 14, 2007



Ornamental Dingbat posted:

You crazy son of a bitch.

It's the only gambling I do. Merely the smell of coffee can set things in motion.

Phthisis
Apr 16, 2007

deliver me in a black-winged bird



Fan of Britches

ReidRansom posted:

I've been using AfterShokz bone conducting headphones for a couple of years now for running and biking and I can't recommend them highly enough. About to upgrade to the newest model soon, as well.

I've just never trusted earbuds to not fall out when exercising.

I have tried nearly a dozen pairs of wireless headphones in search for ones I was happy with biking. The two big factors are that you don't want something that falls out (trying to find something important you dropped while biking in the road is not something I ever want to do again), and you also want something with little-to-no noise isolation so you can still hear what's going on around you.

I have some mild issues with AfterShokz bone conducting headphones, but the only thing I've been happier with are the new(ish) Powerbeats Pros. I don't think I would recommend the Powerbeats Pros to someone who isn't extremely anal about the above properties like me, though, just because they are way too pricy. But those, the AfterShokz, and an older pair of Powerbeats 3s were pretty much the only ones I've been comfortable using on a bike.

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006


IF I'M TALKING ABOUT ART, I'M PROBABLY WRONG, SO PLEASE REPORT ME SO I CAN BE PROBATED. AGAIN.




Are Aftershockz loud enough for podcasts while biking? The wind noise can get pretty loud, and I wonder if they'd be audible over that.

Enzenx
Dec 27, 2011


Guess I'll continue the headphone chat with my own latest purchase. I bought Jabra Elite Active 75t to use as my workout/general purpose headphones while out. They fit nice, sound great, I don't feel like I'm ever in danger of having them just fall out, and the hear-through mode works while playing music so you can listen and still keep situational awareness provided you don't turn the tunes up too loud. So far the only thing I've found that was slightly annoying was some stuttering while trying to play music from my Active2 watch when worn on my left arm. Works fine when I wear it on the right arm tho, guess my big fat goony body is too much for bluetooth to pass through.

Phthisis
Apr 16, 2007

deliver me in a black-winged bird



Fan of Britches

Bottom Liner posted:

Are Aftershockz loud enough for podcasts while biking? The wind noise can get pretty loud, and I wonder if they'd be audible over that.

I haven't ever had any issues with not being able to hear them due to wind. I think they're a little better at not causing wind noise than other options, though it's hard to say. That being said, though, when I use them I typically have the volume maxed out so I'm definitely using them at the ceiling of their loudness.

Dr. Kayak Paddle
May 10, 2006



Enzenx posted:

Guess I'll continue the headphone chat with my own latest purchase. I bought Jabra Elite Active 75t to use as my workout/general purpose headphones while out. They fit nice, sound great, I don't feel like I'm ever in danger of having them just fall out, and the hear-through mode works while playing music so you can listen and still keep situational awareness provided you don't turn the tunes up too loud. So far the only thing I've found that was slightly annoying was some stuttering while trying to play music from my Active2 watch when worn on my left arm. Works fine when I wear it on the right arm tho, guess my big fat goony body is too much for bluetooth to pass through.

Seconding these, better than any other model of Jaybirds or whatever exercise headphone I've ever had.

Fire Safety Doug
Sep 3, 2006

99 % caffeine free is 99 % not my kinda thing

Airpods Pro solved all the issues I had with the original Airpods Ė they stay in, cancel noise (although you can turn that off) and are sweat resistant. Pricey ofc but I think that goes for most of the listed candidates.

Aramek
Dec 22, 2007

Cutest tumor in all of Oncology!

Bunch of YouTubers I like have been advertising those Raycon ones, those any good?

I've literally never had bud headphones that didn't hurt, sound terrible, or stay in doing any activity.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


Fire Safety Doug posted:

Airpods Pro solved all the issues I had with the original Airpods Ė they stay in, cancel noise (although you can turn that off) and are sweat resistant. Pricey ofc but I think that goes for most of the listed candidates.

I'm disappointed in my Airpods Pro. I got a set as a gift and they crapped out within 2 months. Every time I put them on they play music for a second or two and then a harsh static sound and silence. Meanwhile my Aukey bluetooth earbuds that I treat like garbage are still going strong.

Rolo
Nov 16, 2005

Hmm, what have we here?

Iíd buy more AirPods if there was any possible maintenance whatsoever. My batteries are all but dead in my pair and Iím not paying a biennial subscription of 140+ dollars to own headphones.

LooksLikeABabyRat
Jun 26, 2008

Oh yeah, I'd nibble that cheese.


Coredump posted:

I'm disappointed in my Airpods Pro. I got a set as a gift and they crapped out within 2 months. Every time I put them on they play music for a second or two and then a harsh static sound and silence. Meanwhile my Aukey bluetooth earbuds that I treat like garbage are still going strong.

My regular AirPods did that and apple replaced them with new ones for free.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


LooksLikeABabyRat posted:

My regular AirPods did that and apple replaced them with new ones for free.

Did you have to have a receipt for them or anything?

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009





Coredump posted:

Did you have to have a receipt for them or anything?
You can check the warranty status on yours here: https://checkcoverage.apple.com/

Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



Aramek posted:

Bunch of YouTubers I like have been advertising those Raycon ones, those any good?

I've literally never had bud headphones that didn't hurt, sound terrible, or stay in doing any activity.

I have no idea about that brand, but the first part of your post screams 'No'

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


They are probably decent, but the fact that they advertise via youtube does not speak for quality in either direction.

LooksLikeABabyRat
Jun 26, 2008

Oh yeah, I'd nibble that cheese.


Coredump posted:

Did you have to have a receipt for them or anything?

No. I had actually bought mine through a google shopping express deal.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


LooksLikeABabyRat posted:

My regular AirPods did that and apple replaced them with new ones for free.

Funny, I just pulled out my airpods to find the serial number and check the warranty. After futzing with the noise cancelling setting from off to noise canceling to transparent with the airpods still cutting out they pulled through and starting working again. If they're working I doubt Apple will replace them. I'll keep using them and see if they go sideways again. Thanks for the heads up though.

H110Hawk
Dec 28, 2006


Coredump posted:

Funny, I just pulled out my airpods to find the serial number and check the warranty. After futzing with the noise cancelling setting from off to noise canceling to transparent with the airpods still cutting out they pulled through and starting working again. If they're working I doubt Apple will replace them. I'll keep using them and see if they go sideways again. Thanks for the heads up though.

Fail to support faster. Apple hardware support is generally pretty good about making their luxury goods work if there is a clear failure mode. Sadly their previous generation of laptop keyboards were "working as intended." At least if they reject you out of hand you know next time what to do if you receive a similar product.

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006








Smoker. Sneakers. Brakes. Excited for all to arrive

welcome 2 Clown Town
Aug 1, 2006



risen from the garbage. the scum of the hive cluster - alive. i am it. i have ascended.
i am scrunt

attributed to scrunt but not actually possible as scrunts not capable of self awareness or rational thought


Bape Culture posted:







Smoker. Sneakers. Brakes. Excited for all to arrive

Those sneakers are super dumb and I love them. What are they called?

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


Nike Space Hippie. Theyíre a fully recycled shoe. Pretty neat I thought.

evobatman
Jul 30, 2006

it means nothing, but says everything!

Pillbug

Bought my first apartment a few weeks ago. They had two open houses and no offers, so I'm hoping I got a good deal, I negotiated it down quite a bit. Needs some paint in a couple of rooms, but not much work. Accepting the keys on the 12th this month.

NewFatMike
Jun 11, 2015



Does anyone have any recommendations on some outdoor USB chargers (preferably USB-C) wall warts? I would love to leave one plugged in on my apartment's balcony without wondering if it'll be totally fried after it rains or something.

Dick Trauma
Nov 30, 2007

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Clapping Larry


I would expect to see that belching white smoke as it pulls into the station...

TotalLossBrain
Oct 20, 2010

Hier graben!

Dick Trauma posted:

I would expect to see that belching white smoke as it pulls into the station...

and a dozen British seniors fawning over it with cameras

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Heroic Yoshimitsu
Jan 15, 2008




I donít want to derail, but uhh are cliff bars bad? Letís say I had a friend who eats cliff bars, should I be advising them to stop?

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