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May. 3rd, 2007

09:39 pm - Stressful day but yay noise-cancelling headphones!

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I bought some noise-cancelling headphones today. It's neat; they cancel the low frequencies, so I can still hear surrounding noise, but it's sort of pinched, like when you're on a plane and your ears get stuffed up. Then when I start the music, it fills the resulting sonic partial vacuum.

While listening to the CD and sitting at the mall, I got a page or two of the Furry Cruise diary done. If things settle down and get more stable, maybe I'll actually be able to finish it before Morphicon.

Then, lessee... I bought ketchup. I came home, where the bathroom had finally been painted (ornj). Now here's hoping they'll put the toilet back tomorrow... I got online despite my previous proclamation because staying offline last night didn't help my back as much as it made me miss y'all.

Rainstorm. ^$%(^*&ing power glitch. Temporarily losing my IRC connection, and can't get it back 'cause gotta go to Olive Garden. In the pouring rain. Lost my temper. Too many stressful things at once.

Got back, reconnected, ate food. Good mood returned. And y'know what? I now have noise-cancelling headphones!

Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Men Without Hats - S.O.S.

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From:nefaria
Date:May 4th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
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Is there a heavy metal band called Stamp? Because you could play their music on your headphones and end up with cancelled stamps, which could be worth a lot of money if they're old stamps.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 4th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I think Terence Stamp was the lead singer, but the only songs I've heard by them are "Stamp Act", "Stampede", and their Live Aid benefit song, "Stamp Out Hunger".
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:May 5th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Being a somewhat philatelist (don't consider it one of my main hobbies, but it's something I do - plus had been thinking about it lately because I felt the need to count my stamps this past week, exactly 5000 in 356 countries) I'd actually correct that, stamps are usually worth more uncancelled ("mint" condition) - there are a few extremely rare stamps where the number existing is so small that there are no known copies of it in an uncancelled state (however, since stamp catalogues list prices of the stamp in both cancelled and uncancelled states, they do list a "theoretical" price of the stamp in uncancelled form, which is still a higher number than cancelled)

I know, I ruined the pun, but the geek in me couldn't sit silent.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 4th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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Seems I'm more likely to get annoyed by high frequencies. Do they have headphones that cancel just those?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 4th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Ooo, if they did, you could nest them and generate total silence!
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From:orv
Date:May 4th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Active noise-canceling works best on low frequencies. But passive noise blocking works best on high frequencies. You just need a garden-variety pair of studio headphones.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 4th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Not that I'm likely to get headphones of any kind, as they irritate my ears quickly... but thanks.

Of course, hearing you talk about headphones brings to mind KBRD.
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From:orv
Date:May 4th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
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For me it depends a lot on the type of headphones whether they're irritating or not.
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From:orv
Date:May 4th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
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I have a pair of cheap (~$40) Sony noise-canceling headphones. They make airline travel so much nicer. They don't do much about the baby crying in the next seat over, but they really knock down the low-frequency roar from the engines.
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From:wildfox34
Date:May 4th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Rainstorm. ^$%(^*&ing power glitch. Temporarily losing my IRC connection, and can't get it back 'cause gotta go to Olive Garden. In the pouring rain. Lost my temper. Too many stressful things at once.

That type of pressure can get to the best of us. I should know, I've had a streak of bad luck with type of ending result several times before. :/
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