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I've joined an internet forum site recently and honestly I missed this kind of community that was everywhere on the internet before Facebook made everything into a "group"

But don’t give it that quick a pass, it tried eating one of my tapes while I was attempting to adjust the head azimuth :angy:

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This thing is a beaut. Crazy how AIWA managed to make better-looking “walkmans" than Sony themselves.

I think the major distinction that lots of people don’t mention when comparing digital formats with physical media is the amount of things that can go wrong. To get the best sound quality from your MP3 player all you have to do is source good media and use good headphones.

Cassette (and vinyl record) players need to be aligned, lubricated, cleaned, and this also applies to the media. Messing up any of those might irreversibly damage your media.

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I did live through the tail-end of the cassette era, and I had my own Walkman, but I was a kid and my equipment was cheap. Now that I have the enlightenment of how cassettes should be used and how good music can sound, I can form a more robust opinion about the format.

And after experimenting with both type II and type IV tapes I’m firmly convinced I’d still have thoroughly enjoyed music even if I was born a decade or two earlier.

Welp, just watched Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom. Will watch Last Crusade and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull tomorrow.

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I read that they’re working on a fifth Indiana Jones movie and now I have to watch the first four again.

:brain1: Breaking streaming services DRM by cracking the encryption algorithm

:brain3: Breaking streaming services DRM by recording the music to cassette tapes

Another new feature I just added to Mastonaut is a long-requested one: custom toot limit length.

The API to get the limit for an instance is not standardized, so I compromised with a local per-account setting you can set from the Preferences window.

Important to mention: The server will still reject toots over its own length limit, regardless of what you set in the client.

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Got my vaccine appointment!! 🤩💉💉

I’ve decided to buy a bunch of DC voltage regulators to try and make all my vintage electronics that run on batteries also run from a USB 5V supply

The fact EA Games is working on The Sims 5 and expansion packs for Sims 3 are still sold at full price tells you everything you need to know about EA Games.

rage against the machine was founded by richard stallman when he got really mad at a printer. few know this

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