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.. and now we know how society sees us .. those thrift store pants and the North Korean-style tunic are priceless. 
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^ that makes more sense. Poor computers though Ouch

It seems like an interesting line of work Smile
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^ not the drive; the laptop itself. 

Being a hands-on field engineer, I take my laptop to all kinds of computer-unfriendly places (cold, or hot, dusty and humid). Some mechanical rooms can easily run 40C in the summertime; a civilian laptop just cannot cool itself properly. My latest laptop has an SSD, which makes its life a little easier. 

Besides, I regularly drop them Clap

I also have gone through 4 smartphones in the last 4-5 years.

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In Windows 7 they shortened the tracks a bit.

How do you destroy a DVD drive every 9 months? LOL
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

 My PC at work has Windows 8 and I still don't like it, at least with Vista and 7 we can hear Fripp's soundscapes Tongue 

Isn't that true! I knew about Vista, but didn't know 7 had them also. Perhaps that's because all dings are turned off. 

Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

 The visuals and the interactivity are the greatest change, internally they are selling almost the same thing for more than 20 years Ermm 
 

Thankfully. If it was all-new every time new W comes out, some older people may get rather grumpy because of having to learn new tricks. 

Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

  I also remember the first DVD drive we had and the slow and expensive dial-up internet for example. Most of my childhood memories are computer related Tongue 
 

When I first had a DVD drive on my laptop, I didn't even know I had it (I thought it was a CD burner, because it did play, rip and burn CD's .. so, it had to be a CD burner, no?). I rarely read the specs, because I destroy one every 9 months or so, so I only look at the price sticker Thumbs Up 






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Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

I could tell you what's wrong with Windows 8 instead, but you know it better than I do Big smile. I have used all versions of Windows from 2.1 (yep, that's when your HDD was in MB, not GB) to 7, and 95 was already suitable for my essential needs. Can't remember not being able to get work done back in the '90s just because my computer "wasn't smart enough".
My PC at work has Windows 8 and I still don't like it, at least with Vista and 7 we can hear Fripp's soundscapes Tongue The visuals and the interactivity are the greatest change, internally they are selling almost the same thing for more than 20 years Ermm
My father had a laptop with Windows 3.1, I remember playing minesweeper in it when I was 3/4 years old. I also remember the first DVD drive we had and the slow and expensive dial-up internet for example. Most of my childhood memories are computer related Tongue

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

These kind of articles are just a reporter showing boredom, justifying his paycheck, trying to create a stir....on his thinking bicycles should have been eliminated years ago..People who buy them are for recreation, same reason vinyl still sells..recreation/entertainment.
Is there any other kind of reporters nowadays? Ermm


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These kind of articles are just a reporter showing boredom, justifying his paycheck, trying to create a stir....on his thinking bicycles should have been eliminated years ago..People who buy them are for recreation, same reason vinyl still sells..recreation/entertainment.

   

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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

 They don't even argue why it should be retired. 
And also what's wrong with using Windows 2000? It uses the same core as the recent OS and for many offices that's enough. No wonder journalism is dying Ermm 

I could tell you what's wrong with Windows 8 instead, but you know it better than I do Big smile. I have used all versions of Windows from 2.1 (yep, that's when your HDD was in MB, not GB) to 7, and 95 was already suitable for my essential needs. Can't remember not being able to get work done back in the '90s just because my computer "wasn't smart enough". 



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^ Here's the article:

They don't even argue why it should be retired. 
And also what's wrong with using Windows 2000? It uses the same core as the recent OS and for many offices that's enough.

No wonder journalism is dying Ermm


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A Yahoo! screenshot .. what an amazing insight into the Yahoo! - supported journalism. 

Looks like they are confusing "the bucket" with @$$, or can't tell their @$$ from their elbow  Disapprove




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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:


 
These newly cut remasters approved by Fripp are amazing, I just received this one in the mail from Greg. Each of these new issues are just fantastic. So much more music has been uncovered than the originals, and the sound quality is just pristine. The vinyl quality is excellent, surface noise does not exist.....brilliant!
Nice! My copy of ITCOTCK is from the issue and no surface noise either. I was thinking of getting that one to continue my KC collection, but I surely will now Thumbs Up


Hi Sam,
This one is very good, one of the top sounding of these new releases...Red is another one that sounds super nice....neither dissapoints
Regarding Red - I have an 'E.G. Editions' 80's pressing, and whilst it sounds fine, and has a nice and thick cover, it just doesn't have much volume - what I mean is that I need to crank it up a few notches higher than most other albums to get the 'kick' from it. How's the up-dated version ??

Hmm...no issues on the Red version released this year. I don't notice any low volume issues.......I participate in a reel to reel tape swap on another website and my last tape included a few songs from Red, everyone commented how good it sounded to them and believe me those ears are very discerning, we let each other know when something is off kilter.

   

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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:


 
These newly cut remasters approved by Fripp are amazing, I just received this one in the mail from Greg. Each of these new issues are just fantastic. So much more music has been uncovered than the originals, and the sound quality is just pristine. The vinyl quality is excellent, surface noise does not exist.....brilliant!
Nice! My copy of ITCOTCK is from the issue and no surface noise either. I was thinking of getting that one to continue my KC collection, but I surely will now Thumbs Up


Hi Sam,
This one is very good, one of the top sounding of these new releases...Red is another one that sounds super nice....neither dissapoints
Regarding Red - I have an 'E.G. Editions' 80's pressing, and whilst it sounds fine, and has a nice and thick cover, it just doesn't have much volume - what I mean is that I need to crank it up a few notches higher than most other albums to get the 'kick' from it. How's the up-dated version ??
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Great, I saw that all the these new releases are not really expensive on a local store, probably because they come from the UK and the shipping costs from there are cheap. I think I'll order the ones I don't have for my birthday Big smile


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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

 
These newly cut remasters approved by Fripp are amazing, I just received this one in the mail from Greg. Each of these new issues are just fantastic. So much more music has been uncovered than the originals, and the sound quality is just pristine. The vinyl quality is excellent, surface noise does not exist.....brilliant!
Nice! My copy of ITCOTCK is from the issue and no surface noise either. I was thinking of getting that one to continue my KC collection, but I surely will now Thumbs Up

Hi Sam,
This one is very good, one of the top sounding of these new releases...Red is another one that sounds super nice....neither dissapoints

   

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Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

 These newly cut remasters approved by Fripp are amazing, I just received this one in the mail from Greg. Each of these new issues are just fantastic. So much more music has been uncovered than the originals, and the sound quality is just pristine. The vinyl quality is excellent, surface noise does not exist.....brilliant!  
 

I have the "Fripp-approved" LTIA and Lizard remastered versions. I can't say much about the Lizard, as I either never had the original version on vinyl, or had forgotten about it long ago Wacko

But the new LTIA record is definitely an improvement on the 1970s pressings, IMO. Would be interesting to see how much additional goodness they have been able to squeeze out of the tapes. 


I have many of the original vinyl issues from the 70's.....never was a big KC fan back then, took me years to appreciate the music, but I kept buying the vinyl. The best way to describe is a veil has been lifted with these Fripp remasters from the original tapes. The music has more detail and is more involving with these new issues, these are very much analog recordings redone....

Of course the biggest improvement is In the Court, as the story goes the tape heads were not well aligned or maintained before the recording session, the new mix by Fripp corrected this issue with the high frequencies as best possible, so the sound has more life now, a brilliance to it.

   

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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

 
These newly cut remasters approved by Fripp are amazing, I just received this one in the mail from Greg. Each of these new issues are just fantastic. So much more music has been uncovered than the originals, and the sound quality is just pristine. The vinyl quality is excellent, surface noise does not exist.....brilliant!
Nice! My copy of ITCOTCK is from the issue and no surface noise either. I was thinking of getting that one to continue my KC collection, but I surely will now Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

 These newly cut remasters approved by Fripp are amazing, I just received this one in the mail from Greg. Each of these new issues are just fantastic. So much more music has been uncovered than the originals, and the sound quality is just pristine. The vinyl quality is excellent, surface noise does not exist.....brilliant!  
 

I have the "Fripp-approved" LTIA and Lizard remastered versions. I can't say much about the Lizard, as I either never had the original version on vinyl, or had forgotten about it long ago Wacko

But the new LTIA record is definitely an improvement on the 1970s pressings, IMO. Would be interesting to see how much additional goodness they have been able to squeeze out of the tapes. 

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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Never been a massive Anathema fan. My friend, Aussie Byrd Brother, gave me a 'going away' gift of the vinyl of A Fine Day To Exit (very fitting - no ?!) back in 2002 - and that's the one I'm most familiar with. It has its moments, though I just can't fully get into these guys. I dunno what it is, they just aren't 'instrumental' enough for my liking.
 
Not sure I will be a massive fan as I don't like the early efforts, but I do like this album......

   

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Never been a massive Anathema fan. My friend, Aussie Byrd Brother, gave me a 'going away' gift of the vinyl of A Fine Day To Exit (very fitting - no ?!) back in 2002 - and that's the one I'm most familiar with. It has its moments, though I just can't fully get into these guys. I dunno what it is, they just aren't 'instrumental' enough for my liking.
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And now giving this one a spin, also arrived today from Greg, this is my only Anathema album I own. The early material is not to my liking with the vocals and deathcore metal attitude. This album I really enjoyed when first came out earlier this year, so of course I had to get the vinyl.
KScope hit another homerun as far as pressing quality of the vinyl and packaging. The vinyl is pristine, clean and simply well made, KScope usually never fails. Made in Germany but not sure who pressed it, maybe Pallas.
 
The mix is thick, very beefy, this vinyl does not lack for low-end, certainly took advantage of the groove spacing on this album. The mids are what suffer though because of this, a bit too dark, although as I listen it may fit since this recording is dark in nature. The two Steven Wilson songs he mixed have a bit more "life" to the mids, but overall the album has an excellent sound mix, clean....a traditional Kscope record. So far LP2 has a much more balanced sound with nice lows and highs.
 
Really nice album......glad I got it.
 

   

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