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Date: 03/11/10 06:06 AM

93 Responses to Can You Guess What This Is? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18940 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:50 am
    Link: Can You Guess What This Is? - One hint: It`s magnified 1000 times. Answer in the forum.
  2. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18940 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:53 am
    For those of you who were born into the CD age, this is a single groove of a vinyl record.
  3. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9257 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:10 am
    Wow, that`s cool.
  4. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:12 am
    its a record groove.
  5. Profile photo of Wattstone
    Wattstone Male 18-29
    167 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:13 am
    Ha! I knew it!

    Awesome pic btw! :D

  6. Profile photo of ohplease
    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:21 am
    groove in a record
  7. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:28 am
    Seriously? That`s awesome!
  8. Profile photo of BleednBeauty
    BleednBeauty Female 18-29
    573 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:28 am
    creepy
  9. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:28 am
    groovy!
  10. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:34 am
    Oh god do I miss records. No, I`m not a 40-year-old in a 19-year-old`s body. I used to DJ. With real records, not sound files or CDs or that sh*t.
  11. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:35 am
    big deal.
  12. Profile photo of Crawdaddy197
    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:37 am
    Knew it as a soon as I saw it. I remember what it looked like from Mr. Wizard.
  13. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:38 am
    Its the landscape of an Alien planet
  14. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:43 am
    "Oh god do I miss records. No, I`m not a 40-year-old in a 19-year-old`s body. I used to DJ. With real records, not sound files or CDs or that sh*t."

    If you missed them as much as you say, you would know that they still make vinyl records and that they are extremely easy to find. My roommate got 2 record players last christmas, one from his parents and another from a friend.

    I still think that everyone who says vinyl has higher quality audio due to it "being directly embossed onto the surface" is a moron. Every dust particle, every fingerprint, would therefore degrade the quality. And if you give the vinyl enough time to age, without ever using the vinyl, the audio will gradually decrease, rendering it as useful as tapes.

  15. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:48 am
    "If you missed them as much as you say, you would know that they still make vinyl records and that they are extremely easy to find."

    I know, but my tables and mixer are across the country. By saying "I miss records" I mean I miss my old hobby.

  16. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:48 am
    I had to cover the pic with my hand and scroll to the comments first. I was afraid it was going to be a bug o_o
  17. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:56 am
    I still have all my LPs and 8 tracks. Why can`t I throw them away?
  18. Profile photo of HornyPanda
    HornyPanda Male 18-29
    213 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:09 am
    VINE-ILL REK-KORD? What is this you speak of?
  19. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:13 am
    The groove on a record.
  20. Profile photo of Yadarfyn
    Yadarfyn Female 18-29
    191 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:18 am
    @HornyPanda, you made me lol. ^_^
  21. Profile photo of Sakamura
    Sakamura Male 30-39
    237 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:19 am
    Batmanners: LOL! Plain LOL! Vinyl quality is definitely better due to CDs not being of enough precision (Blu Rays are better in that field, but will the format stay?). CDs degrade very rapidly once you put a single fingerprint on it due to the acids attacking the transparent material. In 100 years, all vinyls will still be playable, while your CDs will be converted into mirrors, your MP3s will be a long forgotten format rendered probably unplayable.

    So I`m very glad to be told by you I`m a moron :) Thanks! It makes me feel superior, somehow.

  22. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:20 am
    Batmanners, the pops and cracks are part of the charm of listening to a vinyl record :)

    I wouldn`t call it "better quality" though lol

  23. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:21 am
    Sakamura, just because they last longer doesn`t make the sound quality better. Those are two different things.
  24. Profile photo of NotChris
    NotChris Male 13-17
    2 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:27 am
    It`s a record groove. You probabky shouldn`t name the image :P
  25. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:37 am
    Vinyl is better because with all the radiation after the nuclear war they will be the only thing to survive
  26. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:39 am
    Vinyls are easy to find, its a matter of taste; quality is never fact, only opinion especially when it comes to audio. I think Vinyls are fantastic quality, but I also think a recording made at 192Khz and 24bit is as well. The vast majority of people don`t care much about the quality of sound, more about what it means to them (or more accurately in reference to pop music, who the artist is, what he/she is wearing etc.
  27. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:42 am
    I actually miss the days of 8 tracks... That was some cutting edge technology in the day.
  28. Profile photo of router52000
    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:50 am
    I got it!!! its a stereophonic phonograph recording.
  29. Profile photo of vanillabear
    vanillabear Male 18-29
    174 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:51 am
    vinyl record!
  30. Profile photo of IseeingI2I
    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:54 am
    u mean to tell me that I wont be able to listen to my music when I`m dead unless it`s vinyl darn that`s when I planned to listen to all of my mp3s and cds
  31. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:58 am
    "Sakamura, just because they last longer doesn`t make the sound quality better."

    no, you`re right but vinyls have a warmer tone, they`re great for older songs (even through the 90`s) but now with lossless media and 7.1 surround, vinyl doesn`t even exist in a quality argument. though they`re great nostalgia pieces and like I said out of a 2 speaker or even a 5.1, they`re much better at setting `the mood`...

  32. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:12 am
    already saw this on thechive
  33. Profile photo of pedology
    pedology Male 13-17
    54 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:18 am
    http://cdn-www.i-am-bored.com/media/reco...
    Epic phail...
  34. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:20 am
    hi all
  35. Profile photo of Jackooza
    Jackooza Male 13-17
    15 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Right click > properties > http://cdn-www.i-am-bored.com/media/reco...
    Well next time, make it a bit harder
  36. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:45 am
    You just lost the game.
  37. Profile photo of Peveo4589
    Peveo4589 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:58 am
    if you look closely you can find waldo.
  38. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:04 am
    ... curse you, number43!
  39. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:24 am
    @Ikeray: Music sounds best when in stereo.

    Also, the Sound Quality of vinyl starts degrading as soon as you play it, both due to groove being altered by the needle, and the needle itself being blunted.

  40. Profile photo of Armydillo
    Armydillo Male 13-17
    138 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:27 am
    How do I get to the forum?
  41. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:53 am
    A record groove?! Awesome.
  42. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:36 am
    "How do I get to the forum?"

    You`re already here. :)

  43. Profile photo of yagovaggo
    yagovaggo Male 30-39
    476 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:00 am
    SO WTF IS IT ALREADY? IS it a record groove? what WHAT!???
  44. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:17 am
    fabarati : "Also, the Sound Quality of vinyl starts degrading as soon as you play it, both due to groove being altered by the needle, and the needle itself being blunted."

    Depends on what you use as a
    needle

  45. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:23 am
    A record groove it is! who ever said that wins!
  46. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:26 am
    I find myself just really not giving a sh*t what this is.
  47. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:31 am
    grove on a record maybe?
  48. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:33 am
    lol @ how do i get to the forum.
  49. Profile photo of Esmirnow
    Esmirnow Male 13-17
    5 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    Those are balls. This close, they always look like landscape. But nope, you`re looking at balls...
  50. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    vinyl is better because you can throw it at zombies to stop them from attacking, vinyl wins...
  51. Profile photo of shadowtube
    shadowtube Male 13-17
    253 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    its... its.... a close up of Ceiling Cat watching us!
  52. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    hey fancy, i think i just won. (this is a CD pit btw.)

  53. Profile photo of crazynath
    crazynath Male 18-29
    2 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    I can`t work it out either!! =[ Where are the forums? I am sure there were some.
  54. Profile photo of Xutar
    Xutar Male 13-17
    154 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    some recording medium, could be vinyl, or a CD, or even a tape
  55. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    according to the title it seems to be the grove on a vinyl record.
  56. Profile photo of youngdz79
    youngdz79 Male 30-39
    268 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    SumRandom1
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    30 Posts Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:12:42 AM
    already saw this on thechive


    NO one cares where you saw it

  57. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    I don`t know... a frag grenade?
  58. Profile photo of dcb
    dcb Male 13-17
    93 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    so record?
  59. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
    1043 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    uh...a scratch in a cd?
  60. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Sweet! so thats what my vynle looks like
  61. Profile photo of crabcake
    crabcake Female 30-39
    397 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    it`s a puppy wearing sunglasses.
  62. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    oh wow, that`s pretty interesting :)
  63. Profile photo of the_phantom
    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    its a record groove
  64. Profile photo of thefireguy22
    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
    419 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    record groove... not very hard and no i didnt read the damn comments
  65. Profile photo of steveo4cu
    steveo4cu Male 18-29
    4 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    who cares???
  66. Profile photo of patticakes
    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Is it a groove on a vinyl LP?
  67. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    imma record your groove...=D
  68. Profile photo of Rise23Up
    Rise23Up Male 18-29
    549 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    a moose?
  69. Profile photo of andfoll132
    andfoll132 Male 13-17
    74 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    part of your fingertip?
  70. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    a groove on a record.
  71. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    I got it, but I don`t know why.
  72. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Marshmallow!
  73. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    According to everyone else this is a groovy record from the 70`s? Do I win?
  74. Profile photo of zafpaige
    zafpaige Female 18-29
    5 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    a record...
  75. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    Sorry Saka.
    Vinyl scratches worse than CDs.
    It is the more delicate of the two. I can leave my CDs in the car. I cannot leave a Vinyl record in the car.

    This may be an extreme example, but this guy suggests *walking softly when near the playing turntable*.

    CDs will always sound cleaner. The effect achieved on LPs to some degree is the equivalent to "blur" on a TV screen. Making it too sharp often makes it seem strange, even though it is the higher quality (crisper/sharper) image.

    If you want to argue you like them better, good for you, but don`t go throwing around words like "definitely". It definitely isn`t that clear cut.

  76. Profile photo of catsrule313
    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    looks like something carved into a desk...
  77. Profile photo of Kane132
    Kane132 Male 18-29
    374 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    Right click the picture and press save as...

    Too clever for you Fancy! ;) Didn`t even need to look at the comments

  78. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    cool
  79. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    I think when people say vinyl sounds better they`re comparing it to mp3`s, not CD`s.

    Also, mp3`s are crappy quality and I can`t stand when someone spends a lot of money on sound equipment and then plays mp3`s on it.

  80. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    i saw this pic on the chive, so i knew before hand
  81. Profile photo of mart1964
    mart1964 Male 40-49
    40 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 2:25 am
    Vinyl has a wider frequency range than CD.
    CD`s are recorded 16bit 44.1khz. Which gives a highest frequency of 22.5khz. This is just on the edge of the highest frequencies humans (well young humans) can hear. However the reality is higher frequencies are used by the ears to detect location in 3D space.

    Also Digital audio is lots of snapshots of the audio waveform. 16 bits is not enough to capture every nuance correctly so the missing bits cause steps in the audio.

    MP3`s have up to 90% of the data stripped out of the audio - mostly this is fine detail and a lot in the middle ground.

    In order of quality
    Worst MP3
    Then CD
    Then Vinyl
    Then 24bit Wav
    Then 2" reel to reel tape at 30 inches per second. (ask your dad!)

  82. Profile photo of cielrouge
    cielrouge Female 18-29
    119 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 5:56 am
    skin... do i get a t shirt?
  83. Profile photo of crabcake
    crabcake Female 30-39
    397 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:26 am
    wow. i guess you are still boring...
  84. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 11:39 am
    It`s a razor blade cut! That`s it, that`s definatly it. It has to be that, so there`s no changing my mind what-so-ever. Nope, none.
  85. Profile photo of CapnAwesome
    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
    236 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    fingerprint groove?
  86. Profile photo of omg-a-lion
    omg-a-lion Male 13-17
    115 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    @mart1964
    does anyone really GAF?
    it all sounds the same
  87. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 3:06 am
    silver? no?? Ok, whatever. NEXT!!
  88. Profile photo of luke111222
    luke111222 Male 18-29
    28 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 3:26 am
    i said it was a scratch on a cd so i was close
  89. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 5:56 am
    Oh my God, i actually guessed straight away it was a groove in a vinyl record xD
  90. Profile photo of nicolanicola
    nicolanicola Female 13-17
    59 posts
    March 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    the mooon?
  91. Profile photo of Manaan
    Manaan Male 13-17
    22 posts
    March 17, 2010 at 1:59 am
    Is it a gap thing in an old record?
  92. Profile photo of astrogirl
    astrogirl Female 18-29
    169 posts
    March 17, 2010 at 3:28 am
    A Wrinkle?
  93. Profile photo of T3STSubj3ctX
    T3STSubj3ctX Male 13-17
    24 posts
    July 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    looks like i can drat it

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