We’ve all been there: you meet up with some dude you bought a sweet new pedal off of from GearHole.com and suddenly your peaceful afternoon has turned into a lecture on understanding the difference between thermal nuclear physics and quantum mechanics. Ugh, snore! Nothing worse than a gear nerd who just doesn’t know when to quit (believe us, that’s us!). The only real way to get out of a tricky situation like this is to begin to e̴ncod̸e̶ the mu̸l̶t̴i̷-̴b̶yte GUI comp̷r̸e̴s̷s̴o̵r̵ in the c̵o̸a̶x̴i̵a̴l̶ ̷s̴y̷s̷t̵e̷m̶ e̶̡̒n̸͙̂c̸̖̄a̴̞͑b̷̝͘ǔ̸̪l̷̨͋ǎ̸̦t̸̡̑o̵͕͌r̷̻̚,̸͕̚ ̵̜̍o̸̳̕t̷̡͆h̶̡͗e̶̳͊r̶̺͌ẅ̶̞́i̵̤͆s̷͚͠e̷̛͕ ̶̹͗t̶̳̏h̵̢͌é̴̢ ̸̗̕H̵̬͐T̶̥͛T̶̮̈́P̷̳̃ ̵̖̈́v̶̳̍i̴͍͝r̵̫͂u̷̟͆ś̵̟ ẅ̶̝́í̵̡l̶͙̊l̸̪̕ ̴̺̅m̷̡̂u̴̬̐l̵̲̈́t̷͖̽i̸͈͠p̶̜̂l̸͎͗y̶̼̅ ̷̭̂o̵͋ͅn̷̮͐ ̴͕͂t̴̲͘ẖ̸̈́ẹ̸̊ ̶̙̀ḿ̷̺a̸̙͐i̴̛̙n̵̳̊f̸͖̑r̸̜͑à̸̢m̵̻̆e̵̦͛’̵̥̉s̷͚̈́ ̷̮̂c̴͎̚r̶͉̆o̸̪̒s̸͍͛s̸̨̕-̴̩̀p̸̩̉l̵̯̑ä̷̗́t̷͒ͅf̸̯͋o̸̢̕r̵͓̒m̴̨̉ a̴͈͊̌r̷̫̮̮̐͊̓r̸̖͕̀a̶̯̜̯͌͂y̴͔̔ ̴͖̈̕͠m̷͖̖͠a̴̲̋͝͝ỉ̶̯̔n̸͙̬̫͌f̴͚͇͚͐r̷̙͑̇a̸̹̱̽̏̚m̶̤̔̓e̶͕͈̹̓͆ ̴̢̠̋̍ȁ̴͇͋ņ̴͍͕̆̄d̴͉̹̅̊͠ ̶͗͜t̸̼͔̂ḩ̴̞̃e̵͋͊ͅr̴̮͈͒͗m̵͔̀ȧ̵̩̪̎ͅt̷̟̘͕̐ĭ̶̬̹̈̕c̶͎̦͍̈́̈́͋ǎ̸̺̅l̴͉̂l̴̗̫̎ȳ̶̗̲͙̈́̃ ̷̢̳̗͑̿̌c̸̟̲͓͂ị̸̭̀̅̾ͅr̷̛͇͝͠c̶̛̖̃̕ù̸̬̹̕m̷̝̙̃̚v̶̡̞̗͆̈́̈́e̶͎͈͇̊̆͑n̵̹͈̄͋t̶̯̉̓̈́ ̴͚̀ͅt̸̟͖̐̓̂h̷̞̒͋e̷̦̋̓ ̷̙̝̐͋p̵̬̋̊̽ṏ̸̢̤͔̀l̷̮͘͝a̸͈̭̎͠r̸̙̽̈́͝i̷͉̅̕t̸̯̖͔̀͒̓y̵͙͐̅͠ͅ ̶̮͗͌̊͜g̸̗̏͐e̶̠̯͐n̵̹̠̣͒e̶̬̪̒r̷̖̈a̴̪̻̓͝t̷̨̹̮̔̽o̵̫͛͊̔r̸̢͙̻̐̂ w̷̧̡̺̝̋͋h̴͎͓͚͙̀ę̴̡͔̮̉́n̴̠̣͑̒͜ ̵̩͓͍́͋i̴̜̽͌t̶͉̙̟̳̒ ̵̞̱̹͍͂ͅc̴̞̱̐̾͂̈́̈́o̵̪̊͋̕͘͜m̷̙̅̇̅̎̈́ę̴͓̱̼̌͗s̶̯̩̣̤͋̒̉̒͠ ̴̛͚͔̌ͅt̷͈̲̣͚͔͒͋o̷̡͙͎̽̀̇ ̷̙̇͌̾̍b̷̰̗̮̏̽a̷̰͍̾͋l̷͓̯̘͒͑̓͋̊ͅa̶̤̣͖̝̗̒̀̒͘ņ̵̓̈̃̐̀ͅc̸̢̼̪͊͒̿ḯ̶̟̲͖̌̂́n̵͔̑͑͋͝g̴̖̋ ̵̝̮̓͗t̸̤̠͐̉h̶͓͈͚̘̏̆̈́̊e̵̝̅ ̵̰̹̿̅w̶̨̦̫͙̉̽̄̚i̵̝̘̅̿̒r̵̢͔̲̫̅͋̓ȅ̸̛̪̥͐l̵͔͉͍̓̾̓̿͆e̴̲̘̚s̶͈̺̬̉s̴̢̖͍̿̽ ̶̡̱̳̒͗̑͆͜͜5̶̗̣̻͝6̵̭̠̹́ͅk̴̻̆̈͘ ̷͈͋C̵̩͎̹̯̆Ṡ̷̡̘̹̀͜S̷͕̠̥̥̆̋̾͜ ̶͈̉̊̿̑̆ņ̸̦̪̗̎́̀̒e̴̛͚̟̯͛̇̑̕t̷̰̥͖̓́w̴̡͈̫̉̍̈́͝o̸̬̐̍͛́r̵̢̀k̶̙̑̔̀̃̔͜ ̵̡͚̟̠͑̈̐w̵̤̤̻̽͌̀͝ḩ̴̲̪̯̊̋͂̊͝ĭ̷͎̈́c̵̰̻͇̩̈́h̵͇̑͂̈́͌̀ ̸̨̕ṑ̶̬̯̟͓̺͋͝ṽ̵̱͎͙̝̅ë̸̛̙͙́̉̑͝r̶̤͗͛r̸̲̣͙̖̣̉͋̚̚͝i̷̧͎̹̤̊͋̓̓͠d̷̨̞̱̭̊̒̋̐e̵͖̝͎̙͌̀̈́̈́̈́š̶̛̘ ţ̴̛̥͛͘͠h̴͖̋̅͝ȅ̸̢̻̭̜̯̣͆̉ ̶͔̍͗̉̿͋͘p̴̢̪̣̪̯̘̲͑̋̂a̶̘̠̒́͠ṅ̴̺͎͓͉̎̏̽̈́̀͝e̴̡̼̤̲̻̥̟̪̒̈́̄̾̅́̕l̷̢͔̠͕̟͔̖͓̍͊̂̚͠ ̷̢͇̗͖̄͐̆̎̈́̑͗̓a̴̞͊̅̅l̵͖̿̿̿̋̕͝ả̵͚̣̪͈͇͇́̍̀̉̕r̷̳̹̬̬̥͔̪̝͑̌̾m̸̧̡̧̺̭̘̘̌̇̎̓̽͠ ̸̻̳͉̰͒̊̈́̐̚͘͠c̸̡̢͓͔̮̈́ǫ̵̗̟̭̫̞͍͐̍̎͜m̸̭͂̀̾̈́̈́p̸̧̜̩̯̝̀̓̃̎͊̈́̒̾l̴͈̙̜̒̿e̶̛͔̍̃̈́̅́͑̋x̷̰̜̻̦̬̯̲͗́̉̚ ̴̡̣̜͇̲̬̣̗̽͆̾͂͛͘ȉ̷̡͖̗̰̮̂̽̑̑̅͑͛ń̴̢̲̣͍̟̺̼̄̉̂͂̈ ̵̩͎̺̜͊̿̓̊͛͐̿ṫ̵͕̼̫̩̤̫̈͑͐͂̏̚h̴͓́̒̔e̸̛̛̘̣͕͎̺͒̔̉̐̋͘͜ ̷̢̗̲͍͍̠̜̀͐̓̃͂̂͝ṋ̴̬͇̀̆͑̍̕͘e̶̼̜̥͖̹͛̿͛̔͘ͅȗ̸̧̢̝̫͈͑̎͑ͅȑ̴͓̗̮͓̣̦̊̾̈́͝a̷̳͚̹͇̖̖̲̓͐͒̑͒̓l̵̮͍̄̍̆͗̎̀ ̷͖͊̋̂̽̚͘T̷̗͈͌͗̍͒Ç̷̼͋̄̍͘P̵̲̐͋̾̈́ ̵̪̝͘͝í̶̜̮͕̼̖̟̟̜̏n̷̰̫̻͌͘ͅt̶̹̯͍̟̰͕͐̈̊͂̀̚e̶̗̮͇̤̕ŗ̷̼̭̇̅̒͑͝f̵̞̌̒̉̅a̶̱͈̦͂͆́̈́̈́̅̔c̴̡̡̳̥̙̹̫̒̉̏̑̚e̴͔̘̞̖̜͕̣͒̇̒̄̚͝’̸͙̪̗̱̱̐̈́̋̏̆s̸̡͇̼͍̊̀ ̶̩̀̿̎̉́ͅạ̸̛̀́̔̈̓̈́ņ̷̛̙̔̄̈́̒̿̄̚t̴̡̼̗̝̉̈́͛e̷̩͉̫̝͖̹̩̐̈́̎͌͌n̶̡̺̭͉̑͊́n̸̢͔͈̱̭͓̮̄́́a̶̗̻̱͓̣͛l̷͕͈̗͈̈̋̆ ̷̨̦̙̘̗͈̱̝̉͊̋̏͒́͝m̵̗͉̠̯͎̻̎̂̆ͅá̸͎͌ͅt̵̲͚̫͕̂́͠r̶̭̗̎̓̾̐̿̆͝i̶̠͎͛̐x̵̺̝̳͕͖͕͕̾̔̽̓͜

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