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Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lemon on May 31, 2014, 02:14:57 pm
with Boots Raingear, Jimmyfranks, Isfahan, Frank West, Portaxx, and Lemon.
Content for this episode was compiled by Lady Frenzy.
Edited by Jimmyfranks.
It's easy to wax poetic on the trancendant power of music as an art form. What goes beyond words, beyond thought, and into a pure rhythmic experience can change you irrevocably. And then you hear a Ke$ha song and the wish music never existed. We're looking at extreme audiophiles - people who experience music in such a way that it can only be quantified by large sums of money spent on useless crap. This week, The F Plus ruins your speaker cables with our negative energy.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Runic on May 31, 2014, 02:21:08 pm
Fun Fact: Famous skeptic James Randi famously runs a million dollar challenge where if you can prove that you have some sort of supernatural power to the satisfaction of his panel of experts he will give you a million bucks. He includes proof of the superiority of crazy audiophile cables as one of the options for this challenge. So far nobody has collected.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: McMillan and Waifu on May 31, 2014, 05:12:06 pm
patrick82 has to be one of my favorite crazy people featured on the F Plus. Dude's like Patrick Bateman with happy hardcore and a complete misunderstanding of how the world works instead of Huey Lewis and (maybe) murder fantasies.



WHY WIFE
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: montrith on May 31, 2014, 05:42:03 pm
Just in case somebody is still confused confused, ,- is European shorthand for "this much money, look how cheap". It's mostly used in handwritten price tags on markets and such cause it's faster to write than all those complicated currency symbols.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Cheapskate on May 31, 2014, 06:40:46 pm
Stan Freberg was making fun of these guys fifty years ago.

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Geremy Tibbles on May 31, 2014, 07:48:35 pm
TURN UP, THE RAAADIIOOOO
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on May 31, 2014, 07:58:13 pm
Stan Freberg was making fun of these guys fifty years ago.

Cheapskate, May 31, 2014, 06:40:46 pm
Stan Freberg: comedy prophet?

Also, I can't believe you guys read a comment from someone named "Jean Ray" and didn't make a Time Cube joke.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lady Frenzy on May 31, 2014, 08:29:48 pm
If you liked this episode and you don't go to Patrick82's profile (http://www.head-fi.org/u/4933/patrick82) to read more of his posts (or see his Youtube channel  (https://www.youtube.com/user/Patrick821)to see him in action), you're doing yourself a disservice. His most recent video shows how veganism has improved his virtual pool skills by 500%. Check out his Extreme Chef video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIbi4FdwrfI&index=61&list=PLFACCD44F28FB7E2E) too.

P.S. Lemon's delight with my name delights me in return.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Mister Smalls on May 31, 2014, 11:33:20 pm
I have never been more terrified by an F Plus subject than I have been by Patrick82.  Who, incidentally, has a Bodybuilding.com profile. (http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/patrick82/)
Current Supplements: 2 to 1 Protein Bar
Why I Take It: It boosts up my hearing power.
Warning: Do not click that link unless you want to look at Patrick82's gross legs and junk in boxer briefs.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: montrith on June 01, 2014, 12:52:16 am
Patrick82 is amazing. AND he's only one country away from me!

What I do for a living: Making homeless people millionaires

You don't say. Oh, and apparently being a vegan doesn't stop you from eating power cables, useful information I'm sure.

One time I was cutting and taping the ERS Paper while she was sitting in the chair with her rabbits, then she gave me strange looks, I was worried a few times but I still kept taping. One time she came over and said "I use that technique to cut the tape too!" later she came back and said "do you want me to help you?" I said yes and handed over the scissors and tape to her. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face until she asked "WHY are you taping with grey paper?", I panicked and started sweating...I told her they are to protect the rabbits from chewing on the cables. I showed her pictures of cables that were chewed on, and she said she will buy me new cables. I even showed her a chewed on Judge power cable. I chewed on it myself so I would get another one. I didn't hear a reduction in audio quality, it still sounds amazing! As you can see, my new hobby is chewing on Judge power cables.

Oh shit, I just found proof for Portaxx's theory!

Ah I didn't think about that. Instead of using books for mass dampening the vibrations, I use human bodies instead, and they will not even know it.

This guy was in one of Patrick82's threads. It's not quite the same level of insanity, but his post is pretty good too.

I live in Mumbai, India. Conducting several scientific experiments I have determined that the warm smoggy atmosphere is highly conducive to bass heads as it helps to round off top end and smooth out all the lows.
Added bonus is that you can see the bass waves travel through the smog. Nice edfect.

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: KingKalamari on June 01, 2014, 01:30:53 am
If you liked this episode and you don't go to Patrick82's profile (http://www.head-fi.org/u/4933/patrick82) to read more of his posts (or see his Youtube channel  (https://www.youtube.com/user/Patrick821)to see him in action), you're doing yourself a disservice. His most recent video shows how veganism has improved his virtual pool skills by 500%. Check out his Extreme Chef video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIbi4FdwrfI&index=61&list=PLFACCD44F28FB7E2E) too.

P.S. Lemon's delight with my name delights me in return.
Lady Frenzy, May 31, 2014, 08:29:48 pm

His other most recent video involves him wearing a painter's respirator mask (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z90qj44qtg&list=UUAL5ry_LRLVmvz14AbnQ93w) while he plays virtual pool. That's not the amazing part, though: The amazing part is that he holds a pool cue the entire time and chalks it up between shots. And no, this is not some sort of motion controlled pool game, he's using the mouse and keyboard to play. My assumption is that he applies the same level of magical thinking to this game as to his audio equipment...And to every other aspect of his life.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: A Meat on June 01, 2014, 04:55:21 am
I was honestly expecting lossless audio snobbery and people complaining about the plebes that can't hear the difference between FLAC and MP3, but I got something way better.

Patrick82 is basically a character taken straight out of book, it's kind of unbelievable he's actually real.
At this point I'm thinking that the story he's from is one of two:

The thing about all the episodes about whatever flavor of magical talisman of the week like this one are going to have the same conclusion pretty much, which is that people will go out of their way to believe things that clearly don't work (and have no reason to) actually do work, even if told otherwise by the people making the thing.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Ansemaru on June 01, 2014, 05:59:38 am
Patrick82 is my new favorite F+ subject. Also my new favorite future serial killer.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: A Meat on June 01, 2014, 08:14:56 am
Oh fuck, I visited the site in Patrick82's youtube channel description and there are photos of a mostly naked woman with huge audio cables. What the fuck is going on?
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lady Frenzy on June 01, 2014, 11:26:37 am
The problem with typical audiophile snobbery is it sounds too same-y after a while, there's too much jargon, and it's often WAY too long. These people love to ramble on and on about nothing and it doesn't sound like it would make for good reading. In the doc, I put in a pretentious speaker review and left it at that, because fortunately there was enough crazy to fill it up with. Other snobbery that used to be in there was cut out in favor of more Patrick82.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: McMillan and Waifu on June 01, 2014, 11:59:55 am
Oh fuck, I visited the site in Patrick82's youtube channel description and there are photos of a mostly naked woman with huge audio cables. What the fuck is going on?
A Meat, June 01, 2014, 08:14:56 am

Fun fact: turns out those cables (http://www.coconut-audio.com/xxx.html) (NSFW for semi-naked lady) are $200,000-400,000 a piece (only $10,000 up front though!) and take 6-12 months to build.

Just remember, you will be in PAIN AND AGONY (http://www.coconut-audio.com/index.html) if you don't buy $25,000 cables from these people immediately
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: cube abuser on June 01, 2014, 12:09:16 pm
jesus christ I cannot wrap my head around patrick82.

everything he posts seems like trolling... but he has 4000 posts... and youtube videos... and apparently owns 50k worth of useless audio equipment... and has paid models to pose with his "custom made audio cables" that look like someone dipped a fire hose into some playdoh.

where the hell does his money come from? how much of what he posts is sincere? he's completely baffling and might be my favourite f plus subject of all time
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Mister Smalls on June 01, 2014, 12:16:22 pm
Fun fact: turns out those cables (http://www.coconut-audio.com/xxx.html) (NSFW for semi-naked lady) are $200,000-400,000 a piece (only $10,000 up front though!) and take 6-12 months to build.
McMillan and Waifu, June 01, 2014, 11:59:55 am
I'm not sure if this is the weirdest thing I've ever seen advertised with thinly veiled sexual innuendos or the least surprising thing I've ever seen advertised with thinly veiled sexual innuendos.
YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE THICKNESS OF MY AUDIO CONDUCTOR
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lady Frenzy on June 01, 2014, 12:42:57 pm
I like the serial killer angle the Ridiculists took with him. Here are his most serial killerest videos.

"Audio hobby completed"

"Finding something buried in freezer 2012"

"Cutting Ice King with bolt cutter" (listed under the "Mutilations" playlist)

"$80k power cables arrived after kidnappning"

And as brought up in the episode, "Skeptic Punching Bag"

EDIT: http://www.head-fi.org/t/388055/starting-my-own-bakery-extreme
I'm planning to build a house and put a bakery in the basement with all kinds of tools, then I can go down in my pajamas and experiment at night. I will hire people who clean up after me in the morning and bake by following my recipes. I will buy a large truck and fill it with my bakings, then I will drive into the supermarket. Is this a good idea? What else will I need?Quote from
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: chai tea latte on June 01, 2014, 01:09:22 pm
If you ever re-do this topic, I have the perfect bumper song for you:

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: 🍆 on June 02, 2014, 05:18:54 am
Yayy Frank West episode.

My first assumption about Patrick was that he was getting money from the gov't for some mental disorder. But there is no country on earth that would pay out enough for all that crap visible in his videos. It's gotta be a rich parent. Right? Or maybe he rooms with a druglord.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Der Ev-Man on June 02, 2014, 05:33:55 am
Maybe the wallets and credit cards of his victims?
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Bobalay on June 02, 2014, 10:40:28 am
He could also be neck-deep in debt.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on June 02, 2014, 11:21:56 am
He could also be neck-deep in debt.
Bobalay, June 02, 2014, 10:40:28 am

Having too much stuff in your room increases vibrations and ruins sound quality.  When you think about it, debt is like having negative things.  Debt makes everything sound richer.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Mister Smalls on June 02, 2014, 02:19:41 pm
He could also be neck-deep in debt.
Bobalay, June 02, 2014, 10:40:28 am

Having too much stuff in your room increases vibrations and ruins sound quality.  When you think about it, debt is like having negative things.  Debt makes everything sound richer.
EYE OF ZA, June 02, 2014, 11:21:56 am
This is terrifyingly plausible.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Psammetichus on June 02, 2014, 08:39:27 pm
It's obvious Patrick82 is either:

a) a Howard Hughes-esque mad billionaire

b) or some kind of CIA/FSB/Mossad/Säpo (given his home country) secret agent traveling the globe and using this "audiophile" persona as cover.

edit: I dedicate this post, my three-hundredth, to Patrick82.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: AlbieQuirky on June 02, 2014, 09:35:57 pm
Yayy Frank West episode.

My first assumption about Patrick was that he was getting money from the gov't for some mental disorder. But there is no country on earth that would pay out enough for all that crap visible in his videos. It's gotta be a rich parent. Right? Or maybe he rooms with a druglord.
Garbage Dacey, June 02, 2014, 05:18:54 am

There are child-accoutrements (toys, high chair, etc.) visible in the next room during the "vegan dandelion pizza" episode.

For my own peace of mind, I'm making myself believe that it's just an adult baby fetish. Because no child should have to grow up with Patrick82 for a dad.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Mister Smalls on June 02, 2014, 09:51:40 pm
I'm going to put forward the theory that Patrick82 is actually a completely normal and well-adjusted adult and his whole forum persona is just a bizarre performance art schtick.  That makes me happier to think about.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: STOG on June 03, 2014, 12:51:46 pm
Patrick82 all waiting in an alleyway in the dead of night in New York City, holding his 3ft audio cable like a garrote as he waits for the next audiophile forum member to walk over and ask about magic audio nails that, when shot into a subwoofer, increase the sound quality by 300 percent

"Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?" mumbles Patrick82 to no one but himself. He forgets the album name and most of the quote but continues with the most important part. "The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. I especially like listening to it on my Ambrosia X-300 subwoofer, which I tricked out with four Silverline springs, four Magic Dots, and a Kandy-Kane X7B audiocrystal. It sounds - "

He hears a noise. He turns. It's a cat.

It cannot get away, he mumbles to himself.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Cyberventurer on June 04, 2014, 10:57:19 am
Holy SHIT this Patrick82 video.  He really takes his exercise objects seriously.

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: STOG on June 04, 2014, 11:54:16 am
Holy SHIT this Patrick82 video.  He really takes his exercise objects seriously.

Cyberventurer, June 04, 2014, 10:57:19 am

Patrick82 was waiting at the bus stop in the middle of the city. Across the street was a dirty hobo, sleeping in the mouth of the alley in his own filth, a bottle of O'Doul's in his hand.

"Crush, crush," mumbled Patrick82 as he imitated the Head Crusher from a TV show he remembered once. He carried a plastic grocery bag full of Bybee quantum purifiers and something called a 'holographic power source' (http://bybeetech.com/?page_id=2). He positioned his fingers in front of his eye, pretended that the hobo was actually in his grasp, ready to be pulverized.

"I'm going to crush your head."
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: montrith on June 04, 2014, 04:06:51 pm
Hey! You're not allowed to use music I like for this kind of thing!

Says she knowing fully the Internet has done worse.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: chai tea latte on June 04, 2014, 04:23:10 pm
a plastic grocery bag full of Bybee quantum purifiers
 (http://bybeetech.com/?page_id=2)STOG, June 04, 2014, 11:54:16 am

Bybee Quantum Purifiers operate on the quantum mechanical level to regulate the flow of electrons that make up the signal (picture a metering light regulating freeway traffic flow). Current flow within the Quantum Purifier is unimpeded and ideal (think of the unencumbered flow of traffic on a lightly traveled expressway). During transit through the Quantum Purifier, quantum noise energy is stripped off the electrons, streamlining their flow through ensuing conductors. Unwanted quantum noise energy dissipates as heat within the Quantum Purifier rather than emerging as a layer of contamination residue over the audio/video information.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: IceTwister on June 04, 2014, 05:04:10 pm
Holy god, patrick82 may be the most amazing thing I've ever seen out of the F Plus.  There are so many times where I question whether the person posting the stuff read out loud on the Fplus is true or not, but here is crystal clear proof and it is horrifying/amazing.

Also, no real curse of JimmyFranks in this episode.  Unless patrick82 is a JimmyFranks curse all on his own.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lady Frenzy on June 04, 2014, 05:46:46 pm
I don't know how I missed this, but on top of the Magic Pebbles, Patrick82 bought a LessLoss Black Body too! Here's a video of him comparing it to one of this own products...somehow.

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: JamEngulfer on June 12, 2014, 09:47:48 am
I just happened to have recently listened to all of the past episodes referenced in this one.

There was:

May I See Your Water Selection?
She Thinks My Sex Are Spexy
What's Louisville Got To Do With It?

As a note, these are all brilliant episodes and I heartily recommend you go check them out if you haven't already!
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Down10 on June 16, 2014, 01:24:26 am
Putting aside this Patrick82 character...

Isn't this selling bags of rocks, titanium-dipped springs and wall dots a bunch of—um—FRAUD? Or do all these charlatans get away with it under the whole caveat emptor loophole? I guess luxury items are okay if the person buying them is rich enough to buy into it, but I draw the line at selling pieces of garbage for outrageous prices and using some pseudoscience to explain how they improve audio quality as something of a scam, even if they are able to wrangle enough idiot customers to buy it. Maybe I have too many ethics or something.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lemon on June 16, 2014, 09:39:14 am
Isn't this selling bags of rocks, titanium-dipped springs and wall dots a bunch of—um—FRAUD? Or do all these charlatans get away with it under the whole caveat emptor loophole?Down10, June 16, 2014, 01:24:26 am
Caveat Emptor isn't a loophole, it's the standard. A claim of fraud brings with it a huge burden of proof, including intent to deceive and harm caused. You'd never be able to make a fraud case for any of this stuff, partly because they talk in intangibles. These rocks will bring a fuller bass, these springs will widen your mid-tones. You'll never prove I'm lying because we agree what I actually said. If I sold a lotion that said "This lotion reverses the aging process, if you use this lotion your body will become 5 years younger than it was previously.", that wording is going to get me into trouble. However, if I sell my lotion saying "This lotion helps fight the aging process", my only problem is the fact that I'm competing with 20 other lotions that are making the same claim. It might have sounded good if you're desperate, but I didn't actually say anything.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Tiny Prancer on June 17, 2014, 03:52:57 am
I finally listened to this episode and noticed you guys missed a really easy jab at Patrick82 during his "HEY CAN I HATCH THE EGGS IN MY FRIDGE" learning experience, because when he talked about his interest in hatching them into chickens and raising them he talked about putting them "in my cage".

You know, not "a" cage. He meant a cage he already owned.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: A Meat on June 17, 2014, 04:01:12 am
I finally listened to this episode and noticed you guys missed a really easy jab at Patrick82 during his "HEY CAN I HATCH THE EGGS IN MY FRIDGE" learning experience, because when he talked about his interest in hatching them into chickens and raising them he talked about putting them "in my cage".

You know, not "a" cage. He meant a cage he already owned.
Tiny Prancer, June 17, 2014, 03:52:57 am

Didn't he want to put them in the same cage he kept his rabbits?

I recall him talking about having a cage of rabbits at some point.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: montrith on June 17, 2014, 04:15:58 am
"Rabbits" is what he calls his victims.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Down10 on June 18, 2014, 07:38:16 pm
Isn't this selling bags of rocks, titanium-dipped springs and wall dots a bunch of—um—FRAUD? Or do all these charlatans get away with it under the whole caveat emptor loophole?Down10, June 16, 2014, 01:24:26 am
Caveat Emptor isn't a loophole, it's the standard. A claim of fraud brings with it a huge burden of proof, including intent to deceive and harm caused. You'd never be able to make a fraud case for any of this stuff, partly because they talk in intangibles. These rocks will bring a fuller bass, these springs will widen your mid-tones. You'll never prove I'm lying because we agree what I actually said. If I sold a lotion that said "This lotion reverses the aging process, if you use this lotion your body will become 5 years younger than it was previously.", that wording is going to get me into trouble. However, if I sell my lotion saying "This lotion helps fight the aging process", my only problem is the fact that I'm competing with 20 other lotions that are making the same claim. It might have sounded good if you're desperate, but I didn't actually say anything.
Lemon, June 16, 2014, 09:39:14 am
So it's not really fraud then, it just matters how ambiguous and optimistically vague yet intangible the language is in the product description.


Though I have to admit that I'm impressed with the descriptions on the LessLoss.com products. They should get an award for the sheer amount of world-class bullshit they shovel out. All sales are final, I presume.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on August 16, 2014, 01:32:23 pm
I searched 'skeptic' on Patrick82's Youtube channel and was not disappointed.

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Muffinator on November 12, 2014, 09:11:12 pm
I went back and listened to this one, then I checked out Patrick82's channel. Holy shit, there's so many videos. Which is the one that he showed that woman? It's like looking for a needle in a stack of syringes.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lady Frenzy on November 13, 2014, 11:32:51 am
I went back and listened to this one, then I checked out Patrick82's channel. Holy shit, there's so many videos. Which is the one that he showed that woman? It's like looking for a needle in a stack of syringes.
Muffinator, November 12, 2014, 09:11:12 pm

The original chat transcript's in the doc and has the link:

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on June 24, 2015, 08:08:58 pm
Necromancing this thread to post £599.00 AUDIOPHILE USB CABLE. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00L9855XO/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_ymdGvb08NN2SH)
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on December 18, 2015, 06:01:56 pm
Are your USB ports too noisy?  Hell if you know, why not pay $50 (http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-AU-Jitterbug-AudioQuest-Jitterbug-Filter/dp/B00YTA78FW) for something that 'smooths out' your USB ports?

The best part is that the product description says you can use them in series.  Daisy chain those motherfuckers!
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lemon on December 18, 2015, 06:14:22 pm
Excellent, I've been looking for something to plug this (http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-DragonFly-Preamp-Headphone-Version/dp/B00H00VLZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450484014&sr=8-1&keywords=dragonfly+usb) in to.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Is It Normal this Disgusting Giant Sherman Tank on December 18, 2015, 08:05:51 pm
Excellent, I've been looking for something to plug this (http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-DragonFly-Preamp-Headphone-Version/dp/B00H00VLZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450484014&sr=8-1&keywords=dragonfly+usb) in to.
Lemon, December 18, 2015, 06:14:22 pm

What on fucking Earth
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: ManMythLegend on December 19, 2015, 01:45:16 am
Excellent, I've been looking for something to plug this (http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-DragonFly-Preamp-Headphone-Version/dp/B00H00VLZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450484014&sr=8-1&keywords=dragonfly+usb) in to.
Lemon, December 18, 2015, 06:14:22 pm

El oh el
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: A Whirring Bone-White Gleech on December 19, 2015, 08:46:16 am
Excellent, I've been looking for something to plug this (http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-DragonFly-Preamp-Headphone-Version/dp/B00H00VLZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450484014&sr=8-1&keywords=dragonfly+usb) in to.
Lemon, December 18, 2015, 06:14:22 pm

I think one of my friends actually has something like that - he's talked about having actively-powered headphones with an amp for his computer before.  Also jesus god, it's $145, he paid $450 for his fucking computer!
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Biggie Fries on December 26, 2015, 02:40:15 am
So it turns out Patrick82 has moved to Austin where he is still having girlfriend troubles:

https://austin.craigslist.org/wan/5344066701.html (https://austin.craigslist.org/wan/5344066701.html)

Compare his Head-Fi profile pic at http://www.head-fi.org/u/4933/Patrick82 (http://www.head-fi.org/u/4933/Patrick82) to the picture in the Craigslist ad linked above to see what I mean.  I suppose there's no reason two different fun internet personalities could not be using the same emu picture (the fourth highest-ranked emu picture in a Google image search, btw) for their crazy antics, but the ad does seem a bit Patrick82esque.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on August 25, 2016, 02:10:16 am
PAtrick82 deleted all his audiophile videos!

All that's left on his channel are a couple dozen videos of him playing Virtual Pool and a handful of shitty, old meme videos about skeptics.  All of the Coconut Audio stuff is gone, unless he moved it to another channel.  This is a tragedy!
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Is It Normal this Disgusting Giant Sherman Tank on August 25, 2016, 02:19:54 am
It's like the deletion of the courtesy pee article all over.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Frank West on August 25, 2016, 02:28:15 am
PAtrick82 deleted all his audiophile videos!

All that's left on his channel are a couple dozen videos of him playing Virtual Pool and a handful of shitty, old meme videos about skeptics.  All of the Coconut Audio stuff is gone, unless he moved it to another channel.  This is a tragedy!
Old_Zircon, August 25, 2016, 02:10:16 am

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. A man tearing apart a $1500 power cord off the shoulder of Orion. I watched Brilliant Pebbles glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like courtesy pee...in...rain. Time to die.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on August 30, 2016, 12:25:15 pm
This is Patrick82 we're talking about, I doubt he would lower himself to touch an audio cable worth less than $15,000.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on February 15, 2017, 10:42:32 am
Can't prove it's him for sure, but I'm pretty sure Patrick82 is back.  Same shoddy Photoshop jobs, same blobs of Fimo, but now you can also buy paintings of Jesus:

(http://www.audiophile.rocks/images/art/JesusOriginal.jpg)

http://www.audiophile.rocks/ (http://www.audiophile.rocks/)

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lady Frenzy on February 15, 2017, 10:27:41 pm
Looks like Patrick82's work, all right. And it seems he's made himself an audiophile cabin in the woods with earless corpses buried out in back, no doubt.

(http://i.imgur.com/iP8Rraa.jpg)
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Please And Thanks on February 15, 2017, 10:40:31 pm
What does H2U2 stand for?

It stands for Holy Crystal Treatment, Hyper Crystal Treatment, Ultra Transparent Crystal Treatment, 2-stage Unreal Crystal Formula. This is the best filtering we have ever produced which has taken 6 years of fine-tuning to make it perfect.


Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: GirlKisser420 on February 16, 2017, 05:04:47 am
Looks like Patrick82's work, all right. And it seems he's made himself an audiophile cabin in the woods with earless corpses buried out in back, no doubt.

(http://i.imgur.com/iP8Rraa.jpg)
Lady Frenzy, February 15, 2017, 10:27:41 pm

That's actually pretty cool, not gonna lie.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Runic on June 08, 2017, 03:54:43 pm
Oh my God guys. Holy fuck. The Brilliant Pebbles were real. The Brilliant Pebbles were real all along (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative#Brilliant_Pebbles)!

How deep does the rabbit hole go?
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Is It Normal this Disgusting Giant Sherman Tank on June 08, 2017, 04:14:18 pm
I gotta admit, filling your stereo with tungsten projectiles at orbital velocities would definitely change the sound quality.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: A Meat on June 08, 2017, 04:52:17 pm
Oh my God guys. Holy fuck. The Brilliant Pebbles were real. The Brilliant Pebbles were real all along (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative#Brilliant_Pebbles)!

How deep does the rabbit hole go?
Runic, June 08, 2017, 03:54:43 pm
I'm like 90% sure this is also basically the idea used in the Heinlein book The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, only in the book it's smart moon rocks
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: adrenochrome dome on July 07, 2017, 08:18:03 am
Every time I hear about trump_wrestles_cnn.gif I think of Patrick82's "skeptic" videos.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 11, 2018, 07:19:30 am
To anyone who hasn't looked at Patrick82's Youtube channel in a while, you really, really need to.  I checked it today for the first time in about a year and he seems to have advanced to some new level since he deleted all his old videos.

He's already back up to almost 700 new uploads since he deleted everything, but there has been quite a tone shift.

He appears to have hung chromakey fabric on the walls of a pretty decent portion of his house. 

He has dozens and dozens of new videos of him walking his dog (who he got to protect him from SKEPTICS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKtcQMog0wY)).  Here's one where he explains why you should use a collar AND a harness at the same time with two leashes for "double protection." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxNsIshDuBM)

He uses audiophile crystal power cables for his air purifier to make his stereo sound better. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMoIrPmeUk)

It's hard to tell because he doesn't show his face much anymore but I think he has a pretty large and possibly artificial wizard beard now. You can see glimpses of it in this video where he eats rice pudding on top of his stereo. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwt9Ucb_bg4)

He has a safe in his refridgerator. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMoIrPmeUk)

He's starting to remind me of Randy Quaid to be honest.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 11, 2018, 07:22:49 am
Here's the final part of his three part series on entering parallel universes using prayer and audiophile stereo equipment:

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 11, 2018, 07:33:28 am
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Fatty Bo Batty on April 11, 2018, 02:05:25 pm
He also seems to have two other channels—one being a billiards tip channel, and the other being a... I don’t know...




His pool channel has a Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/RotationMaster)
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Is It Normal this Disgusting Giant Sherman Tank on April 11, 2018, 02:09:46 pm
It's been years and I still can't figure out if Patrick82 is performance art or just that crazy.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: boooo566 on April 11, 2018, 02:40:09 pm
It's been years and I still can't figure out if Patrick82 is performance art or just that crazy.
It Sherman Tankpates with the gentle ballp.its, April 11, 2018, 02:09:46 pm

I'm thinking both.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 11, 2018, 03:30:42 pm
It's been years and I still can't figure out if Patrick82 is performance art or just that crazy.
It Sherman Tankpates with the gentle ballp.its, April 11, 2018, 02:09:46 pm

I'm thinking both.
moooo566, April 11, 2018, 02:40:09 pm

So, good performance art then.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 11, 2018, 03:33:28 pm
He also seems to have two other channels—one being a billiards tip channel, and the other being a... I don’t know...


Fatty Bo Batty, April 11, 2018, 02:05:25 pm

Well I understand the beard situation more fully now, but I'm not so sure that's a good thing.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Dr. Buttplug on April 11, 2018, 11:32:10 pm
I've been subscribed to his main channel since this ep went up. I can tell you he is just crazy. He has some classic circular thinking and delusional justifications for his bizarre lifestyle. It went from being funny to me to worrying about the welfare of him and his dog. He seems to have shut out his family and had been sleeping with a gas mask on. Although I was glad he didn't hit his dog for chewing up one of his weird dildo cables so there is hope yet.

Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 12, 2018, 09:36:29 am
I've been subscribed to his main channel since this ep went up. I can tell you he is just crazy. He has some classic circular thinking and delusional justifications for his bizarre lifestyle. It went from being funny to me to worrying about the welfare of him and his dog. He seems to have shut out his family and had been sleeping with a gas mask on. Although I was glad he didn't hit his dog for chewing up one of his weird dildo cables so there is hope yet.

Jackal Flapnasty, April 11, 2018, 11:32:10 pm

Yeah, I've been subscruibed that long, too.

The thing that really worries me is I think he has kids.  You can hear one of them in one of the newer videos and I'm pretty certain I've heard him mention them before.

It's always really conflicting when you encounter someone who is seriously mentally ill but does it with style. Dozerfleet Productions is similar but at least he doesn't seem to have a family and is probably just HFA rather than whatever Patrcik82 has going on.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Lady Frenzy on April 12, 2018, 09:48:40 am
The thing that really worries me is I think he has kids.  You can hear one of them in one of the newer videos and I'm pretty certain I've heard him mention them before.
Old_Zircon, April 12, 2018, 09:36:29 am

Didn't it turn out they're his nephews/nieces?
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: boooo566 on April 12, 2018, 11:13:58 am
I watched the entire oats video and I'm pretty sure he did tall about feeding his family oats all the time, which was worrying.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 12, 2018, 09:42:52 pm
I watched the entire oats video and I'm pretty sure he did tall about feeding his family oats all the time, which was worrying.
moooo566, April 12, 2018, 11:13:58 am

If I remember right, the safe full of oranges in the fridge was to keep his family from eating them because they're too expensive to be eaten.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on April 12, 2018, 09:53:49 pm
please üncle, may i have some öranges
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Aljonso on April 13, 2018, 12:04:18 pm
Is this extreme frugality he's showcasing in all these videos so he can spend as much of his income as possible on audio bullshit or are he and his family really that poor?

I want to know if it's still okay to laugh at him.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: boooo566 on April 13, 2018, 12:35:01 pm
His family are that poor, because he spent all the money he saved on tweaks.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Vinny Possum on April 13, 2018, 12:43:02 pm
I'm pretty sure his wife is the primary breadwinner in the house. I know she owns and runs Coconut Audio, patrick's cable and tweak company.

Having said that, she's probably a bit odd in the brain as well, the jesus paintings are hers.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on April 13, 2018, 06:26:14 pm
I didn't know that about his wife, that's kind of a relief I guess.

All they have to do is sell on of his million dollar cables and they'll be OK.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on April 10, 2019, 01:20:34 am
https://www.youtube.com/user/Patrick821/videos

so hey, patrick82 has started posting videos every time he takes his dog out for a walk, apparently, and he is exactly the same as always

(https://i.imgur.com/swWn3s5.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/3boD4gM.png)

Also it seems like he may be on hard times at the moment. :(
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Dr. Buttplug on April 10, 2019, 04:52:53 pm
https://www.youtube.com/user/Patrick821/videos

so hey, patrick82 has started posting videos every time he takes his dog out for a walk, apparently, and he is exactly the same as always

(https://i.imgur.com/swWn3s5.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/3boD4gM.png)

Also it seems like he may be on hard times at the moment. :(
SATAN MILKSHAKE, April 10, 2019, 01:20:34 am
Watching his videos occasionally he seems to be having a hard go of from time to time and i do feel sorry for him. You gotta remember though, he's blowing thousands of dollars on audio equipment made of magic playdough.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Ambious on April 10, 2019, 05:47:20 pm
Is anyone else finding this deep dive into this guy's life kinda creepy?
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: chai tea latte on April 10, 2019, 06:36:01 pm
Is anyone else finding this deep dive into this guy's life kinda creepy?
Ambious, April 10, 2019, 05:47:20 pm
if people here were doing kiwifarms / chrischan shit I would agree with you, but he's uploading all this stuff to youtube of his own volition, presumably out of some kind of inertia, or loneliness. I don't think it's wrong to watch it.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on April 10, 2019, 10:13:36 pm
I was just interested in finding the video that Frank talks about in the episode and wasn't expecting his Youtube channel to be this active in this particular way. I'm not doing any digging or anything, this is the same Youtube where he posted the videos of killing Tribes bots all named Skeptic.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Ambious on April 11, 2019, 01:33:09 am
I know, it's not like we're actively digging for this shit, it just feels weird.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on July 25, 2019, 08:04:04 pm
UPDATE:

Patrick82 has revealed his secret cable-making process:


All you need is Alien Star Formula Crystals and some common items from the hardware store!
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: Old_Zircon on July 25, 2019, 08:04:40 pm
Also he has another channel where he give pool tips while wearing a gas mask.
Title: Episode 138: The Sound Quality Is Inaudible
Post by: STOG on August 06, 2019, 07:06:08 pm
Also he has another channel where he give pool tips while wearing a gas mask.
Old_Zircon, July 25, 2019, 08:04:40 pm

I think he kept filming videos after his apartment burned down, hence the gas mask. You gotta admire this man's commitment to posting. He exemplifies the mantra of "Never Stop Posting"