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    ONOTech reacted to SSL for a blog entry, Audio Reference   
    Start here:
    The Audio Board's Frequently Asked Questions → 7.1 Headphones? →
    Links in bold text indicate recommended places to start reading (in no particular order).
     
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    Books
    Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook (pdf) The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio Spatial Hearing - Revised Edition: The Psychophysics of Human Sound Localization Principles of Digital Audio
    Glossaries
    Glossary | headphone.com Describing Sound - A Glossary Learn the Language of Good Sound Understanding Frequencies
    Ear Training
    Phillips Golden Ear Challenge
    Measurements
    Headphone Data Sheet Downloads | Innerfidelity HeadRoom: Build a Graph Golden Ears DIY-Audio Heaven SuperBestAudioFriends Measurements Forum
    Headphones & Loudspeakers

    Overview
    Headphone Technology Guide (Dynamic vs Planar vs Electrostatic) Inside Headphones with Yuri Shulman, Shure Engineer Headphones: Comparison Buying Guide Headphone Fundamentals (pdf) How to Evaluate Loudspeaker Sound and Accuracy The Engineering and Art of Headphone Design Headphones, Mixers and Headphone Amplifiers Open Or Closed Headphones
    Impedance & Sensitivity
    NwAvGuy: Headphone Impedance Explained Headphone Impedance and Sensitivity - Benchmark Media Systems Understanding Impedance Curves & Phase Angles Understanding Loudspeaker Sensitivity Sensitivity vs Efficiency
    Transducer Characteristics
    Headphone Measurements Explained - Frequency Response Part 1 Headphone Measurements Explained - Frequency Response Part 2 Headphone Measurements Explained - Square Wave Response How to Interpret Graphs HT Measurements Explained: We've Got Some Explaining To Do Understanding Frequency Response, Part 1 Understanding Frequency Response, Part 2 Testing Loudspeakers, Part 1 (pdf) Testing Loudspeakers, Part 2 (pdf) Square Wave & Frequency Response Ups and Downs of Square Waves Waveform Analysis Beyond Frequency Response: A New Approach to Audio Measurements via Wavelets What Makes a Speaker Sound Good? Effect of Acoustic Impedance on Headphones Is transient response a problem with headphones? What is the effect of impedance on headphone sound quality?
    Soundstage and Stereo Imaging
    Directivity in Loudspeaker Systems Directional Hearing: How to Listen to Stereo
    Amps & DACs

    Overview
    NwAvGuy: Headphone Amps/DACs Explained NwAvGuy: Headphone & Amp Impedance Headphone Amplifiers - Part 1 - Benchmark Media Systems, Inc. Headphone Amplifiers - Part 2 - Benchmark Media Systems, Inc. How Audio Amps Work Audio Amplifiers 10 Things about Audio Amplifiers You've Always Wanted to Know Introduction to the Amplifier an Amplifier Tutorial The Differences Between a Power Amplifier and a Voltage Amplifier A Discussion Of Power Amplifier Specifications Amplifier Sound Amplifier Input and Output Impedance Amplifier Classes
    Power
    NwAvGuy: More Power? NwAvGuy: All About Gain Audiobot 9000 (Headphone amp matching) How Much Power (pdf) Headphone Power Calculator Amplifier Sensitivity, Decibels, and You! The Interrelationship of Speakers and Amplifiers Understanding Amplifier Power Specifications How can I tell if I don't have enough power for my headphones? Questions about voltage/current headphone requirements Can speakers be protected from amplifier damage? How do amps work? Headphone & Amp Impedance Questions? Effect of more powerful amp on subwoofer
    Audio Science
    Science in the Service of Art (pdf)
    Sound Characteristics
    Frequency, Amplitude & dB NwAvGuy: Music vs Sine Waves Fourier Analysis (pdf) Using the Equalizer Effectively (pdf) Impulse Responses Sound Radiation Patterns
    Sound Perception
    NwAvGuy: What We Hear Why We Hear What We Hear - 4 part series Is Sound An Illusion?
    Electrical Engineering Principles
    Ohm's Law Calculator Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law Capacitance in AC Circuit and Capacitive Reactance Square Wave Testing for Frequency Response of Amplifiers (pdf) Distortion & Negative Feedback Phase Angle vs. Transistor Dissipation Impedance Matching of Audio Components Op-Amp Working Voltage Considerations Slew Rate Explained
    Distortion
    Headphone Measurements Explained - Total Harmonic Distortion Plus Noise Part 1 Headphone Measurements Explained - Total Harmonic Distortion Plus Noise Part 2 Understanding Audio Distortion Linear Distortion Non-Linear Distortion Intermodulation Distortion The Sound of the Machine Phase, Time and Distortion in Loudspeakers Jitter and its Effects Clipping Revisited Music Clipping: How To Avoid It Audio Distortion Measurements Nonlinear distortion testing of loudspeaker driver units Power Amplifier Clipping
    Digital Audio & Digital Signal Processing
    The Science of Sample Rates (When Higher Is Better — And When It Isn’t) How Surround Sound for Headphones Works The Importance of Mono in a Stereo Mix Perceptual Coding - Shrinking Your Audio Traditionally, bass is usually in mono... What is Joint Stereo? What is dither? Mp3 conversion causes clipping? Linear vs. Minimum Phase Upsampling Filters Test Brickwall Filtering and Multibit
    Acoustics
    Acoustical Concepts for Home Theater
    Audio Myths
    Subjective vs. Objective Debate Why We Remember So Many Things Wrong Science and Subjectivism in Audio Dispelling Popular Audio Myths Common Amplifier Myths SoundStage! Max dB - Fast Bass, Slow Bass - Myth vs. Fact Audio Myths Busted! Audiophoolery Bass Myths Balacned vs Unbalanced Headphone Amps 24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed Why Too Little Power will NOT blow Your Speakers Valve Myths Op Amps: Myths & Facts The Truth About Cables Speaker Cables: Science or Snake Oil White Paper on Speaker Cables and Interconnects The High-End Mythology of the Toroidal Power Transformer Measurements: USB cables for Audio DACs Review of Audioquest Jitterbug and Uptone Regen USB Conditioners
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    Instrument Frequencies and Sound Terminology
     
     

     
    Sealed vs Ported Subwoofer
     
     

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    ONOTech got a reaction from Vitalius for a blog entry, Is it human nature to naturally be negative? (POLL!)   
    As of late I have been trying to become a better Christian overall and although I have a few bumps in the road here and there I'm somewhat proud with the progress. My FCA leader at school gave me this devotional (to put it simply, it's a small chapter book that you read everyday that teaches you to become a better Christian and a better person overall) and I sporadically take a peek inside it throughout the week for the past few weeks. I've learned so much it's insane, but one thing that really stuck with is that the world, me included, tend to always summon negativity and usually not positivity.
    I am no philosopher by any means, but please hear me out on this one. At first I thought it was a typical thing to do, that every once in a while someone will get pissed off, angry, frustrated, distraught, or anxious about something, they will be negative due to the emotional high...but there is a lot more to it and that's what I didn't understand at first until reading this book. Our outlook on life REALLY does have a negative inclination in most situations.
    Take football practice for example. Around the time it's ready to hit the fields, almost no one wants to practice -- they'd rather be home doing something else. Negative. If it's hot outside, some people start to moan and whine. Negative. Whilst conditioning, it's almost impossible to find people that stay positive. When we condition, people moan again. It's too hot. My legs hurt. Can we get water? I'm thirsty. I'm tired. We've already done 5 sprints. You're going to kill us! Negative. My friend's older brother was in a car accident and is now paralyzed from the legs down and also sustained some brain injuries, making him mentally inadequate to function properly alone and so, he must rely on someone else to help him out. I'm sure when you put things into perspective like that, doing a few sprints isn't too bad. So, why are we negative?
    I also find it pretty puzzling how weather is forecast. Can you imagine watching the news and hearing "There is a 60% chance of sunshine tomorrow." That would be the most weird thing ever. Why? Because humans are so used to negative connotations! We've gotten our mind so used to thinking about the rain and not about the sun (now, rain isn't always a bad thing, but you get the idea here hopefully).
    So why are we so negative? Well, that's for you to surmise. I personally believe in scripture and think it's because of the natural sin nature of man, but that's another blog post for another time.
    Anyway, my challenge for you and for myself is to be more positive. Look on the bright side of things. Count your blessings and recount on good memories and not the bad ones.
    And finally, I leave you with this. Philippians 4:8
    Leave your thoughts below. Thanks if you read the whole thing :D
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    ONOTech got a reaction from Mr.Sommer-Hansen for a blog entry, Big dreams are becoming a minor reality   
    This is a reply to my very first blog post. I recommend you read that first before reading this post.
    Anyway, this is going to be a pretty short post. As many of you know, I play high school football in hopes of playing college football for Stanford University.
    I'm not sure how much you guys know about football, but the system for getting the scholarship to play at the collegiate level works in a number of ways:
    The high school coach sends hilights to the college coach and they offer him
    The high school player does well, word gets around, coach comes to practice/game and offers them (RARE)
    Player goes to a football camp / combine and does well, thus getting an offer

    It's my junior year in high school and by this time, most people have at least one or two offers...and well, I don't, so things were looking a little grim. I am also out for the rest of the season due to a concussion and ankle injury, so I can't even finish this season out strong.
    And then, out of the blue (pun), miracle happened.
    No, I didn't get an offer, and no I didn't get anything from Stanford...but I did get word from Duke University, who happens to be ranked #24 right now in the BCS which is very good. They told me they're looking at me currently and want to talk to me in about 2 weeks about playing D1, which I'm extremely stoked about.
    So..yeah. My faith was dwindling a bit, but I'm so glad something actually came through. It gives me hope and re-assurance about the goals I set for myself.
    That's all for now. Thanks guys :)
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    ONOTech got a reaction from Sharif for a blog entry, Was I born in the wrong generation?   
    I think I should probably rephrase the title a bit and explain where I'm coming from. I love this generation...TECHNOLOGICALLY. We have so much competition, so much innovation, so many new phones and consumer products available that I don't think I could have survived in the 80s and the 90s when computers were thousands of dollars. I look back at that and sorta laugh to myself and say
    I can build a computer for $250 that would destroy a 90s PC wholeheartedly. I mean seriously, how did you guys survive? And then mobile phones were like bricks?! I shiver everytime..
    But, back to the topic. Like I said, and I don't exaggerate, I really think I was either: A) Born in the wrong generation OR B) Just hate teenagers. Seriously? I could list at least 100 reasons of why my generation is a complete embarrassment, but a las, that would probably break the forums.
    All I'm saying is why have we stooped so low as teenagers? I remember when the word damn was horrible and disgusting to say, and now it's flying around everywhere like no one's business. Oh, and trust me, it's not just the foul language either. It's, like I said earlier, reason after reason, but I'm gonna hit like two or three (depending on if I'm feeling heated or not on the subject matter).
    For one: Do teens know what respect is?
    I will not exaggerate this at all, but it seems like teenagers have no self respect for authority figures. They also take things way too seriously and blow nominal shindig out of proportion. True story: The other day, my friend (let's say his name is Jerrie), and I just got into class after the passing period was over. Since it was the day before the start of Spring Break, our teacher was out early on vacation, which is completely understandable since half the school pretty much was, and we had a substitute. Well, being a sub, she butchered pretty much 60% of the names in the classroom, including mine. Like every other civil human being in the room, we kindly corrected her and made some jokes and good laugh over it. Well, when she got to my friend Jerrie, she pronounced the name Jerr-EYE instead of Jerr-EE. A few seconds later he starts cussing her out and saying she is a female dog for not being able to pronounce a simple name...
    COME ON. Really?
    Well, I let that one slide (and btw, it's not the first time it happened either). A lot of my other friends disrespect their parents, call them names, push them around, it's like they're the authority figure. I could never treat my mother the way some of my friends treat theirs...it's just brutal.
    Like I said, I let it go pretty easily, but tonight something else happened that just made me a bit angry and wonder if I'm really a current gen teen. My spring break just ended and it was pretty boring. I didn't do much other than go to Six Flags and Hitlon Head with some family, other than that, I slept in and watched Netflix. Today, I unfortunately decided to check my instagram. All I saw were half nude girls my age drinking, smoking, partying, (and there was even a blowjob picture).
    I'm sitting here like, DUDE. Are you nuts?! Do people my age (I'm 15) really consider this fun?! I would much rather go to Six Flags than do anything like this...
    So, that was the inspiration for this blogpost. It's sorta scaring me because I'm sounding old fashioned like my father, but he said that this was never the type of thing they did when they were younger. It could be all the culture shock, the bad influence through the music and the media, but I honestly don't understand any of this and why it would be considered cool.
    So, could it be that I was born at the wrong time or because I'm just old fashioned...who knows? After listening to The Love Club by Lorde, I finally understand what she's talking about. Why would anyone try to haze themself to get to this height of gross...

    PS: I know, I know. I'm overgeneralizing a bit, but it's out of frustration. Of course I don't think every single minor acts this way, but a lot of them do...especially in my area.
    QOTD: Is our generation...disgusting? (interpret it any way you want)
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech got a reaction from WinNut for a blog entry, Was I born in the wrong generation?   
    I think I should probably rephrase the title a bit and explain where I'm coming from. I love this generation...TECHNOLOGICALLY. We have so much competition, so much innovation, so many new phones and consumer products available that I don't think I could have survived in the 80s and the 90s when computers were thousands of dollars. I look back at that and sorta laugh to myself and say
    I can build a computer for $250 that would destroy a 90s PC wholeheartedly. I mean seriously, how did you guys survive? And then mobile phones were like bricks?! I shiver everytime..
    But, back to the topic. Like I said, and I don't exaggerate, I really think I was either: A) Born in the wrong generation OR B) Just hate teenagers. Seriously? I could list at least 100 reasons of why my generation is a complete embarrassment, but a las, that would probably break the forums.
    All I'm saying is why have we stooped so low as teenagers? I remember when the word damn was horrible and disgusting to say, and now it's flying around everywhere like no one's business. Oh, and trust me, it's not just the foul language either. It's, like I said earlier, reason after reason, but I'm gonna hit like two or three (depending on if I'm feeling heated or not on the subject matter).
    For one: Do teens know what respect is?
    I will not exaggerate this at all, but it seems like teenagers have no self respect for authority figures. They also take things way too seriously and blow nominal shindig out of proportion. True story: The other day, my friend (let's say his name is Jerrie), and I just got into class after the passing period was over. Since it was the day before the start of Spring Break, our teacher was out early on vacation, which is completely understandable since half the school pretty much was, and we had a substitute. Well, being a sub, she butchered pretty much 60% of the names in the classroom, including mine. Like every other civil human being in the room, we kindly corrected her and made some jokes and good laugh over it. Well, when she got to my friend Jerrie, she pronounced the name Jerr-EYE instead of Jerr-EE. A few seconds later he starts cussing her out and saying she is a female dog for not being able to pronounce a simple name...
    COME ON. Really?
    Well, I let that one slide (and btw, it's not the first time it happened either). A lot of my other friends disrespect their parents, call them names, push them around, it's like they're the authority figure. I could never treat my mother the way some of my friends treat theirs...it's just brutal.
    Like I said, I let it go pretty easily, but tonight something else happened that just made me a bit angry and wonder if I'm really a current gen teen. My spring break just ended and it was pretty boring. I didn't do much other than go to Six Flags and Hitlon Head with some family, other than that, I slept in and watched Netflix. Today, I unfortunately decided to check my instagram. All I saw were half nude girls my age drinking, smoking, partying, (and there was even a blowjob picture).
    I'm sitting here like, DUDE. Are you nuts?! Do people my age (I'm 15) really consider this fun?! I would much rather go to Six Flags than do anything like this...
    So, that was the inspiration for this blogpost. It's sorta scaring me because I'm sounding old fashioned like my father, but he said that this was never the type of thing they did when they were younger. It could be all the culture shock, the bad influence through the music and the media, but I honestly don't understand any of this and why it would be considered cool.
    So, could it be that I was born at the wrong time or because I'm just old fashioned...who knows? After listening to The Love Club by Lorde, I finally understand what she's talking about. Why would anyone try to haze themself to get to this height of gross...

    PS: I know, I know. I'm overgeneralizing a bit, but it's out of frustration. Of course I don't think every single minor acts this way, but a lot of them do...especially in my area.
    QOTD: Is our generation...disgusting? (interpret it any way you want)
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech reacted to TheEpicCanadian for a blog entry, From: Show off your setup!   
    Source: Show off your setup!
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    ONOTech got a reaction from Alpha17x for a blog entry, Was I born in the wrong generation?   
    I think I should probably rephrase the title a bit and explain where I'm coming from. I love this generation...TECHNOLOGICALLY. We have so much competition, so much innovation, so many new phones and consumer products available that I don't think I could have survived in the 80s and the 90s when computers were thousands of dollars. I look back at that and sorta laugh to myself and say
    I can build a computer for $250 that would destroy a 90s PC wholeheartedly. I mean seriously, how did you guys survive? And then mobile phones were like bricks?! I shiver everytime..
    But, back to the topic. Like I said, and I don't exaggerate, I really think I was either: A) Born in the wrong generation OR B) Just hate teenagers. Seriously? I could list at least 100 reasons of why my generation is a complete embarrassment, but a las, that would probably break the forums.
    All I'm saying is why have we stooped so low as teenagers? I remember when the word damn was horrible and disgusting to say, and now it's flying around everywhere like no one's business. Oh, and trust me, it's not just the foul language either. It's, like I said earlier, reason after reason, but I'm gonna hit like two or three (depending on if I'm feeling heated or not on the subject matter).
    For one: Do teens know what respect is?
    I will not exaggerate this at all, but it seems like teenagers have no self respect for authority figures. They also take things way too seriously and blow nominal shindig out of proportion. True story: The other day, my friend (let's say his name is Jerrie), and I just got into class after the passing period was over. Since it was the day before the start of Spring Break, our teacher was out early on vacation, which is completely understandable since half the school pretty much was, and we had a substitute. Well, being a sub, she butchered pretty much 60% of the names in the classroom, including mine. Like every other civil human being in the room, we kindly corrected her and made some jokes and good laugh over it. Well, when she got to my friend Jerrie, she pronounced the name Jerr-EYE instead of Jerr-EE. A few seconds later he starts cussing her out and saying she is a female dog for not being able to pronounce a simple name...
    COME ON. Really?
    Well, I let that one slide (and btw, it's not the first time it happened either). A lot of my other friends disrespect their parents, call them names, push them around, it's like they're the authority figure. I could never treat my mother the way some of my friends treat theirs...it's just brutal.
    Like I said, I let it go pretty easily, but tonight something else happened that just made me a bit angry and wonder if I'm really a current gen teen. My spring break just ended and it was pretty boring. I didn't do much other than go to Six Flags and Hitlon Head with some family, other than that, I slept in and watched Netflix. Today, I unfortunately decided to check my instagram. All I saw were half nude girls my age drinking, smoking, partying, (and there was even a blowjob picture).
    I'm sitting here like, DUDE. Are you nuts?! Do people my age (I'm 15) really consider this fun?! I would much rather go to Six Flags than do anything like this...
    So, that was the inspiration for this blogpost. It's sorta scaring me because I'm sounding old fashioned like my father, but he said that this was never the type of thing they did when they were younger. It could be all the culture shock, the bad influence through the music and the media, but I honestly don't understand any of this and why it would be considered cool.
    So, could it be that I was born at the wrong time or because I'm just old fashioned...who knows? After listening to The Love Club by Lorde, I finally understand what she's talking about. Why would anyone try to haze themself to get to this height of gross...

    PS: I know, I know. I'm overgeneralizing a bit, but it's out of frustration. Of course I don't think every single minor acts this way, but a lot of them do...especially in my area.
    QOTD: Is our generation...disgusting? (interpret it any way you want)
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech reacted to wpirobotbuilder for a blog entry, What exactly is an "optimal" rig?   
    First, it would be great to know what "optimal" means.

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    ONOTech got a reaction from Osmium for a blog entry, I have big ambitions   
    The other day, my track coach said he had a dream of going to the Olympics for the 400 meter dash. He said he got so close that he could almost taste the Beijing Olympics on his lips 6 years ago, but like every other athletic sob story, he unfortunately got injured. After that, he completely scrapped the idea and decided to apply as a high school track coach.
    Our little conversation had my mind over thinking, more so than usual but I eventually put it on a back burner...
    ...The idea came back up today as I was cleaning my room. I found this from 6th grade:
    It's a project we had to do in 6th grade where we write what we think we will be when we're 25. Here's what my dreams were:
    Compose a world famous musical piece
    Donate over $500,000 to charities
    Have a wife with a kid
    A Million Dollar House in California
    Be in the NFL
    Have started a tech company
    Play in a Legend of Zelda Symphony (I play trumpet)

    Right now, I'm going 16 in July...so in about 9 years, according to my sixth grade self, I should have accomplished pretty much what .05% of the world population has ever done. Great. It got me thinking again, my dreams have changed as I have changed. When I was younger, I REALLY wanted to be a paleontologist. I loved dinosaurs and my insane adoration was driven by the anime, Dinosaur King (aired on 4KidsTV, RIP).
    Well, times have changed and I've grown into a different person from what I was 8-9 years ago. Even though paleontology still interests, I don't have the burning passion for it anymore.
    Ever since High School, life hit me like a giant baseball bat: I need to set goals for myself. I need to have an idea of what I want to do, where I want to go for college, what type of wife I want to marry, etc etc. It may be too early, being a sophomore, but high school has become a mini Hunger Games match. Everyone is fighting for their spot in life, and you can't reserve a spot for yourself. So, I set myself new goals:
    Finish High School with a 3.9 Unweighted GPA
    Get a football scholarship to Stanford
    Break High school football records
    Stay Close with God

    I know I know, big ambitions. What's worse is how everyone is telling me how I won't make it and I should have realistic goals...I think these are very realistic. I do have a Plan B in the works, but that's only if Plan A is a huge BUST.
    Anyway, I think anything is possible through Christ. Hope everyone's day is swell from here on out.
    Question(s) Of the Day: What did you want to be when you were little? What do you want to be now / What are you doing right now? Any regrets
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech got a reaction from Osmium for a blog entry, Was I born in the wrong generation?   
    I think I should probably rephrase the title a bit and explain where I'm coming from. I love this generation...TECHNOLOGICALLY. We have so much competition, so much innovation, so many new phones and consumer products available that I don't think I could have survived in the 80s and the 90s when computers were thousands of dollars. I look back at that and sorta laugh to myself and say
    I can build a computer for $250 that would destroy a 90s PC wholeheartedly. I mean seriously, how did you guys survive? And then mobile phones were like bricks?! I shiver everytime..
    But, back to the topic. Like I said, and I don't exaggerate, I really think I was either: A) Born in the wrong generation OR B) Just hate teenagers. Seriously? I could list at least 100 reasons of why my generation is a complete embarrassment, but a las, that would probably break the forums.
    All I'm saying is why have we stooped so low as teenagers? I remember when the word damn was horrible and disgusting to say, and now it's flying around everywhere like no one's business. Oh, and trust me, it's not just the foul language either. It's, like I said earlier, reason after reason, but I'm gonna hit like two or three (depending on if I'm feeling heated or not on the subject matter).
    For one: Do teens know what respect is?
    I will not exaggerate this at all, but it seems like teenagers have no self respect for authority figures. They also take things way too seriously and blow nominal shindig out of proportion. True story: The other day, my friend (let's say his name is Jerrie), and I just got into class after the passing period was over. Since it was the day before the start of Spring Break, our teacher was out early on vacation, which is completely understandable since half the school pretty much was, and we had a substitute. Well, being a sub, she butchered pretty much 60% of the names in the classroom, including mine. Like every other civil human being in the room, we kindly corrected her and made some jokes and good laugh over it. Well, when she got to my friend Jerrie, she pronounced the name Jerr-EYE instead of Jerr-EE. A few seconds later he starts cussing her out and saying she is a female dog for not being able to pronounce a simple name...
    COME ON. Really?
    Well, I let that one slide (and btw, it's not the first time it happened either). A lot of my other friends disrespect their parents, call them names, push them around, it's like they're the authority figure. I could never treat my mother the way some of my friends treat theirs...it's just brutal.
    Like I said, I let it go pretty easily, but tonight something else happened that just made me a bit angry and wonder if I'm really a current gen teen. My spring break just ended and it was pretty boring. I didn't do much other than go to Six Flags and Hitlon Head with some family, other than that, I slept in and watched Netflix. Today, I unfortunately decided to check my instagram. All I saw were half nude girls my age drinking, smoking, partying, (and there was even a blowjob picture).
    I'm sitting here like, DUDE. Are you nuts?! Do people my age (I'm 15) really consider this fun?! I would much rather go to Six Flags than do anything like this...
    So, that was the inspiration for this blogpost. It's sorta scaring me because I'm sounding old fashioned like my father, but he said that this was never the type of thing they did when they were younger. It could be all the culture shock, the bad influence through the music and the media, but I honestly don't understand any of this and why it would be considered cool.
    So, could it be that I was born at the wrong time or because I'm just old fashioned...who knows? After listening to The Love Club by Lorde, I finally understand what she's talking about. Why would anyone try to haze themself to get to this height of gross...

    PS: I know, I know. I'm overgeneralizing a bit, but it's out of frustration. Of course I don't think every single minor acts this way, but a lot of them do...especially in my area.
    QOTD: Is our generation...disgusting? (interpret it any way you want)
    ONOTech
  11. Like
    ONOTech got a reaction from Emrye for a blog entry, Was I born in the wrong generation?   
    I think I should probably rephrase the title a bit and explain where I'm coming from. I love this generation...TECHNOLOGICALLY. We have so much competition, so much innovation, so many new phones and consumer products available that I don't think I could have survived in the 80s and the 90s when computers were thousands of dollars. I look back at that and sorta laugh to myself and say
    I can build a computer for $250 that would destroy a 90s PC wholeheartedly. I mean seriously, how did you guys survive? And then mobile phones were like bricks?! I shiver everytime..
    But, back to the topic. Like I said, and I don't exaggerate, I really think I was either: A) Born in the wrong generation OR B) Just hate teenagers. Seriously? I could list at least 100 reasons of why my generation is a complete embarrassment, but a las, that would probably break the forums.
    All I'm saying is why have we stooped so low as teenagers? I remember when the word damn was horrible and disgusting to say, and now it's flying around everywhere like no one's business. Oh, and trust me, it's not just the foul language either. It's, like I said earlier, reason after reason, but I'm gonna hit like two or three (depending on if I'm feeling heated or not on the subject matter).
    For one: Do teens know what respect is?
    I will not exaggerate this at all, but it seems like teenagers have no self respect for authority figures. They also take things way too seriously and blow nominal shindig out of proportion. True story: The other day, my friend (let's say his name is Jerrie), and I just got into class after the passing period was over. Since it was the day before the start of Spring Break, our teacher was out early on vacation, which is completely understandable since half the school pretty much was, and we had a substitute. Well, being a sub, she butchered pretty much 60% of the names in the classroom, including mine. Like every other civil human being in the room, we kindly corrected her and made some jokes and good laugh over it. Well, when she got to my friend Jerrie, she pronounced the name Jerr-EYE instead of Jerr-EE. A few seconds later he starts cussing her out and saying she is a female dog for not being able to pronounce a simple name...
    COME ON. Really?
    Well, I let that one slide (and btw, it's not the first time it happened either). A lot of my other friends disrespect their parents, call them names, push them around, it's like they're the authority figure. I could never treat my mother the way some of my friends treat theirs...it's just brutal.
    Like I said, I let it go pretty easily, but tonight something else happened that just made me a bit angry and wonder if I'm really a current gen teen. My spring break just ended and it was pretty boring. I didn't do much other than go to Six Flags and Hitlon Head with some family, other than that, I slept in and watched Netflix. Today, I unfortunately decided to check my instagram. All I saw were half nude girls my age drinking, smoking, partying, (and there was even a blowjob picture).
    I'm sitting here like, DUDE. Are you nuts?! Do people my age (I'm 15) really consider this fun?! I would much rather go to Six Flags than do anything like this...
    So, that was the inspiration for this blogpost. It's sorta scaring me because I'm sounding old fashioned like my father, but he said that this was never the type of thing they did when they were younger. It could be all the culture shock, the bad influence through the music and the media, but I honestly don't understand any of this and why it would be considered cool.
    So, could it be that I was born at the wrong time or because I'm just old fashioned...who knows? After listening to The Love Club by Lorde, I finally understand what she's talking about. Why would anyone try to haze themself to get to this height of gross...

    PS: I know, I know. I'm overgeneralizing a bit, but it's out of frustration. Of course I don't think every single minor acts this way, but a lot of them do...especially in my area.
    QOTD: Is our generation...disgusting? (interpret it any way you want)
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech got a reaction from Vitalius for a blog entry, Was I born in the wrong generation?   
    I think I should probably rephrase the title a bit and explain where I'm coming from. I love this generation...TECHNOLOGICALLY. We have so much competition, so much innovation, so many new phones and consumer products available that I don't think I could have survived in the 80s and the 90s when computers were thousands of dollars. I look back at that and sorta laugh to myself and say
    I can build a computer for $250 that would destroy a 90s PC wholeheartedly. I mean seriously, how did you guys survive? And then mobile phones were like bricks?! I shiver everytime..
    But, back to the topic. Like I said, and I don't exaggerate, I really think I was either: A) Born in the wrong generation OR B) Just hate teenagers. Seriously? I could list at least 100 reasons of why my generation is a complete embarrassment, but a las, that would probably break the forums.
    All I'm saying is why have we stooped so low as teenagers? I remember when the word damn was horrible and disgusting to say, and now it's flying around everywhere like no one's business. Oh, and trust me, it's not just the foul language either. It's, like I said earlier, reason after reason, but I'm gonna hit like two or three (depending on if I'm feeling heated or not on the subject matter).
    For one: Do teens know what respect is?
    I will not exaggerate this at all, but it seems like teenagers have no self respect for authority figures. They also take things way too seriously and blow nominal shindig out of proportion. True story: The other day, my friend (let's say his name is Jerrie), and I just got into class after the passing period was over. Since it was the day before the start of Spring Break, our teacher was out early on vacation, which is completely understandable since half the school pretty much was, and we had a substitute. Well, being a sub, she butchered pretty much 60% of the names in the classroom, including mine. Like every other civil human being in the room, we kindly corrected her and made some jokes and good laugh over it. Well, when she got to my friend Jerrie, she pronounced the name Jerr-EYE instead of Jerr-EE. A few seconds later he starts cussing her out and saying she is a female dog for not being able to pronounce a simple name...
    COME ON. Really?
    Well, I let that one slide (and btw, it's not the first time it happened either). A lot of my other friends disrespect their parents, call them names, push them around, it's like they're the authority figure. I could never treat my mother the way some of my friends treat theirs...it's just brutal.
    Like I said, I let it go pretty easily, but tonight something else happened that just made me a bit angry and wonder if I'm really a current gen teen. My spring break just ended and it was pretty boring. I didn't do much other than go to Six Flags and Hitlon Head with some family, other than that, I slept in and watched Netflix. Today, I unfortunately decided to check my instagram. All I saw were half nude girls my age drinking, smoking, partying, (and there was even a blowjob picture).
    I'm sitting here like, DUDE. Are you nuts?! Do people my age (I'm 15) really consider this fun?! I would much rather go to Six Flags than do anything like this...
    So, that was the inspiration for this blogpost. It's sorta scaring me because I'm sounding old fashioned like my father, but he said that this was never the type of thing they did when they were younger. It could be all the culture shock, the bad influence through the music and the media, but I honestly don't understand any of this and why it would be considered cool.
    So, could it be that I was born at the wrong time or because I'm just old fashioned...who knows? After listening to The Love Club by Lorde, I finally understand what she's talking about. Why would anyone try to haze themself to get to this height of gross...

    PS: I know, I know. I'm overgeneralizing a bit, but it's out of frustration. Of course I don't think every single minor acts this way, but a lot of them do...especially in my area.
    QOTD: Is our generation...disgusting? (interpret it any way you want)
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech got a reaction from SirReallySam for a blog entry, I have big ambitions   
    The other day, my track coach said he had a dream of going to the Olympics for the 400 meter dash. He said he got so close that he could almost taste the Beijing Olympics on his lips 6 years ago, but like every other athletic sob story, he unfortunately got injured. After that, he completely scrapped the idea and decided to apply as a high school track coach.
    Our little conversation had my mind over thinking, more so than usual but I eventually put it on a back burner...
    ...The idea came back up today as I was cleaning my room. I found this from 6th grade:
    It's a project we had to do in 6th grade where we write what we think we will be when we're 25. Here's what my dreams were:
    Compose a world famous musical piece
    Donate over $500,000 to charities
    Have a wife with a kid
    A Million Dollar House in California
    Be in the NFL
    Have started a tech company
    Play in a Legend of Zelda Symphony (I play trumpet)

    Right now, I'm going 16 in July...so in about 9 years, according to my sixth grade self, I should have accomplished pretty much what .05% of the world population has ever done. Great. It got me thinking again, my dreams have changed as I have changed. When I was younger, I REALLY wanted to be a paleontologist. I loved dinosaurs and my insane adoration was driven by the anime, Dinosaur King (aired on 4KidsTV, RIP).
    Well, times have changed and I've grown into a different person from what I was 8-9 years ago. Even though paleontology still interests, I don't have the burning passion for it anymore.
    Ever since High School, life hit me like a giant baseball bat: I need to set goals for myself. I need to have an idea of what I want to do, where I want to go for college, what type of wife I want to marry, etc etc. It may be too early, being a sophomore, but high school has become a mini Hunger Games match. Everyone is fighting for their spot in life, and you can't reserve a spot for yourself. So, I set myself new goals:
    Finish High School with a 3.9 Unweighted GPA
    Get a football scholarship to Stanford
    Break High school football records
    Stay Close with God

    I know I know, big ambitions. What's worse is how everyone is telling me how I won't make it and I should have realistic goals...I think these are very realistic. I do have a Plan B in the works, but that's only if Plan A is a huge BUST.
    Anyway, I think anything is possible through Christ. Hope everyone's day is swell from here on out.
    Question(s) Of the Day: What did you want to be when you were little? What do you want to be now / What are you doing right now? Any regrets
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech got a reaction from Jogostar for a blog entry, I have big ambitions   
    The other day, my track coach said he had a dream of going to the Olympics for the 400 meter dash. He said he got so close that he could almost taste the Beijing Olympics on his lips 6 years ago, but like every other athletic sob story, he unfortunately got injured. After that, he completely scrapped the idea and decided to apply as a high school track coach.
    Our little conversation had my mind over thinking, more so than usual but I eventually put it on a back burner...
    ...The idea came back up today as I was cleaning my room. I found this from 6th grade:
    It's a project we had to do in 6th grade where we write what we think we will be when we're 25. Here's what my dreams were:
    Compose a world famous musical piece
    Donate over $500,000 to charities
    Have a wife with a kid
    A Million Dollar House in California
    Be in the NFL
    Have started a tech company
    Play in a Legend of Zelda Symphony (I play trumpet)

    Right now, I'm going 16 in July...so in about 9 years, according to my sixth grade self, I should have accomplished pretty much what .05% of the world population has ever done. Great. It got me thinking again, my dreams have changed as I have changed. When I was younger, I REALLY wanted to be a paleontologist. I loved dinosaurs and my insane adoration was driven by the anime, Dinosaur King (aired on 4KidsTV, RIP).
    Well, times have changed and I've grown into a different person from what I was 8-9 years ago. Even though paleontology still interests, I don't have the burning passion for it anymore.
    Ever since High School, life hit me like a giant baseball bat: I need to set goals for myself. I need to have an idea of what I want to do, where I want to go for college, what type of wife I want to marry, etc etc. It may be too early, being a sophomore, but high school has become a mini Hunger Games match. Everyone is fighting for their spot in life, and you can't reserve a spot for yourself. So, I set myself new goals:
    Finish High School with a 3.9 Unweighted GPA
    Get a football scholarship to Stanford
    Break High school football records
    Stay Close with God

    I know I know, big ambitions. What's worse is how everyone is telling me how I won't make it and I should have realistic goals...I think these are very realistic. I do have a Plan B in the works, but that's only if Plan A is a huge BUST.
    Anyway, I think anything is possible through Christ. Hope everyone's day is swell from here on out.
    Question(s) Of the Day: What did you want to be when you were little? What do you want to be now / What are you doing right now? Any regrets
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech got a reaction from Geekazoid for a blog entry, I have big ambitions   
    The other day, my track coach said he had a dream of going to the Olympics for the 400 meter dash. He said he got so close that he could almost taste the Beijing Olympics on his lips 6 years ago, but like every other athletic sob story, he unfortunately got injured. After that, he completely scrapped the idea and decided to apply as a high school track coach.
    Our little conversation had my mind over thinking, more so than usual but I eventually put it on a back burner...
    ...The idea came back up today as I was cleaning my room. I found this from 6th grade:
    It's a project we had to do in 6th grade where we write what we think we will be when we're 25. Here's what my dreams were:
    Compose a world famous musical piece
    Donate over $500,000 to charities
    Have a wife with a kid
    A Million Dollar House in California
    Be in the NFL
    Have started a tech company
    Play in a Legend of Zelda Symphony (I play trumpet)

    Right now, I'm going 16 in July...so in about 9 years, according to my sixth grade self, I should have accomplished pretty much what .05% of the world population has ever done. Great. It got me thinking again, my dreams have changed as I have changed. When I was younger, I REALLY wanted to be a paleontologist. I loved dinosaurs and my insane adoration was driven by the anime, Dinosaur King (aired on 4KidsTV, RIP).
    Well, times have changed and I've grown into a different person from what I was 8-9 years ago. Even though paleontology still interests, I don't have the burning passion for it anymore.
    Ever since High School, life hit me like a giant baseball bat: I need to set goals for myself. I need to have an idea of what I want to do, where I want to go for college, what type of wife I want to marry, etc etc. It may be too early, being a sophomore, but high school has become a mini Hunger Games match. Everyone is fighting for their spot in life, and you can't reserve a spot for yourself. So, I set myself new goals:
    Finish High School with a 3.9 Unweighted GPA
    Get a football scholarship to Stanford
    Break High school football records
    Stay Close with God

    I know I know, big ambitions. What's worse is how everyone is telling me how I won't make it and I should have realistic goals...I think these are very realistic. I do have a Plan B in the works, but that's only if Plan A is a huge BUST.
    Anyway, I think anything is possible through Christ. Hope everyone's day is swell from here on out.
    Question(s) Of the Day: What did you want to be when you were little? What do you want to be now / What are you doing right now? Any regrets
    ONOTech
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    ONOTech reacted to Vitalius for a blog entry, My disturbing revelation.   
    Huh.
    ​So, I had this disturbing revelation. I wish there were a better way to share it with others, because it's hard to explain how everything connects for me. I guess I'll try and start at the beginning.
    One thing you may or may not know about me is that I don't like this world. Not at all. When I was young, I could see that my dreams could never be real in it. Because of this, I usually went to media like video games and anime because they didn't have the limitations this world does.
    As I've grown up, I've played and watched more and more of these stories. And as I've realized how many of them there are, I became disheartened because I realized I could never experience them all in a normal human lifetime (part of the limitations of the world).
    Well, while I was thinking about my relationship with God and stuff, I realized something. This disheartened feeling was causing an evil reaction in me. I mean, obviously being disheartened to things you love in general is bad, but there's a very special reason this particular reaction to this feeling of mine is evil. And that is because of what it implies. But I'll get to what it implies in a second.
    This feeling is based on the idea that I enjoy a certain something (for me, video games and anime, for others, whatever), and that I will do my best, with my spare time, to experience as much of it as I can with that time. And make more of that time when possible. It actually reminds me of a quote I saw once:
    "Everything changed the day she realized there was just enough time in life for the important things."
    Paraphrased, but close.
    Though that implies the same thing that my reaction (which is to experience as much as I can with what spare time I do have) does, but it helps explain what I'm saying, I think.
    The problem with that quote, and the problem with my reaction to that feeling (and the feeling itself, really) is that it implies I'm going to die.
    I'm effectively resigning myself to death by accepting this feeling and reacting to it in this way. That there will be a point where there is "no more time". Which obviously isn't true.
    And then I thought about how people normally lived their lives. How society views these types of things. And from what I can tell, it's the same thing.
    Everyone is living like they are going to die. Trying to claim whatever "life" they can before they do die. Which leads me to this:
    Matthew 16:24-25
    And that's when I realized I was being sucked into society's view of life. To take what you can before your gone, rather than to prepare for your "real" life.
    And so, personally, I've resolved myself to ask the simple question of "Why?" when I do things from now on. "Because I enjoy it." is not good enough anymore. In fact, I would say I should avoid such things where that is the only reason I do them (i.e. video games and anime for me).
    Because if they are really worth spending time on, I will see them again. I'm sure of it.
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