Alex Pretzlav's Tumbleblag

Apr 7, 2014 9:00am
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The Oculus Rift is the first visual medium that doesn’t have a frame around it.
Mar 28, 2014 9:59am
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Feb 17, 2014 2:21pm
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Be harsh, in the interest of being excellent.
Feb 2, 2014 9:00am
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Like a Duchess inspecting a flower show he continued along the rows sniffing and frowning until he got two away from the man who had created the code which would change everything, everything in our world. “Sorry Steve, we need to  be out of here if we’re going to catch that plane,” whispered an aide into Jobs’s ear.  So, with an an encouraging wave Steve left, two footsteps away from being the first man outside CERN to see the World Wide Web.
- Mac at 30 — Stephen Fry
Jan 14, 2014 1:40pm
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They said adventure games were dead, but then Broken Age punched its hand out of the grave and grabbed you by the wrist and you screamed just like in the end of Carrie except what you screamed was “I love adventure games so much!” And sorry I spoiled the end of Carrie.
Jan 13, 2014 9:00am
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You’re courting here, save your life story for the 3rd date.
Jan 1, 2014 2:46pm
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I am God, and there is a constructor

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Dec 29, 2013 9:00am
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The very idea that the very idea of a game about a lesbian girl could surprise us should also embarrass us.
Dec 11, 2013 1:19pm
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Dec 4, 2013 5:33pm
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Oct 31, 2013 9:24pm
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The Stereo Is Dead. Long Live The Stereo.

A week ago I sat down in front of The Wirecutter to try to buy a receiver. Here’s their pick for best of breed receiver:

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The Sony STR-DN840

It’s SIX INCHES TALL. It’s not horifically ugly, but it sure isn’t pretty. It has every feature you can possibly imagine. When I went looking for something smaller, I found one company, Marantz, makes smaller a/v receivers, and they’re not even that small:

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Marantz NR1403

I really don’t have that many requirements. I don’t care about surround sound at all. A pair of good stereo loudspeakers will do better than surrounding yourself with cheap ones. Here’s what I want: a bunch of HDMI inputs, some stereo inputs, and an amplifier for two speakers. A remote control. I already have an Apple TV, but I’d love it if it turned on when I tried to play music.

So then I went looking for something simpler. An amplifier with a couple digital and a couple analog inputs. Hey, this looks pretty cool!

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NAD D 3020

Except it’s $500. It doesn’t have any HDMI inputs (it targets audiophiles), so I’d still have to deal with this crappy switch that needs line of sight to a remote, because my TV doesn’t have enough plugs.

Then I remembered I had heard people talking about this new breed of cheap automotive receivers with surprisingly good sound quality for around $20.

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Lepai LP-2020A+

But there’s no remote control at all. Kind of important for your TV sound. So then I started thinking.

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Except it would suck. Enormously. No remote volume control, three power supplies, a pile of crap on my entertainment console.

But Wait

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What if you threw in a Raspberry Pi and some cheap hardware bits? There’s a whole distro for hi-fi audio through a Raspberry Pi. It supports Airplay out of the box. It plays video too!. There’s an infrared remote kit for it for $7. I could throw together a mobile app in a weekend. I bet you could sell a lot of these for $300. I bet you could even make it modular. Want more analog inputs? Buy some more analog inputs. Plug them in.

Why isn’t anyone making this? c|net is already decrying the current generation of receivers. Sounds like I’ve got a project to start.

Oct 31, 2013 11:25am
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Sep 23, 2013 9:33pm
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The UIDatePicker contains no less than 12 UITableViews with each cell having it’s own unique 3D transform.
Sep 23, 2013 9:27pm
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Sep 22, 2013 9:11am
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luckypeach:

I think we all know what time it is.

luckypeach:

I think we all know what time it is.

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