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  1. A lot of the music I listened to in the 60s and 70s ( you all know them) no longer sounds good on a decent system.  Funny cause it use to sound good on cheap, crappy systems in those days.


    I realize that my visual sensor is dominant so I prefer to watch movies rather than to listen to music. 


    I find my self wondering how much music the guys that post charts and graphs and  discuss the minutest speaker modifications s are listening to or are they trying to squeeze out the last iota of quality only to move on to the next quest.  Not that I care what they do with their time.....just curious.


    Anyway.....my gear is pretty so I'll just be happy for that! 

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  2. A little change of subjects and maybe a tiny bit of whining.

    I'm listening to less and less music yet I have two complete systems and some pieces of gear weren't cheap.  If I had more energy I would box it all up and sell it for pennies on the dollar.....but there is that energy thing.

    On top of that I find myself playing the same media choices because it makes my gear sound better.  I think I like gear or the promise of gear better than I like music.  Gear head? 

    Ever experience that?

    Will the next generation systems be able to multitask?  Like mix a drink or make toast or maybe give you a hair cut while playing in a godda davita?

    Hope so..........

    Till then I'll play Cristofori's Dream by David Lanz for the foreseeable future.  At least it sound good.


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  3. 3 minutes ago, Tarheel said:

    And most shampoo brands tell you to lather and rinse your hair twice....never do!


    And that reminds of a college girlfriend (hippie type) that used fabric softener as a hair conditioner and diluted Clorox as a teeth whitener.  Wonder how she looks these days?

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  4. 1 minute ago, grasshopper said:

    Mornin' all

    The few people I know where Ida made mess are accounted for and OK....

    Our tropical wet turned out to be a bust here. We got 0.60in... Whoopee?!? We get more in a typical t-storm


    Just for shitz-n-giggles, I tapped a cup of coffee when the pot was half brewed... to see how much difference 1 measure to one [6 oz] cup makes....  It was stronger, but not appreciably. I think it's  just to make you use more beans... And if it was significantly stronger, I would have to mix milk and sugar and be back to one measure/cup.


    random association relating to using as much of a product as recommended

    have you seen how much pine sol/gal water is directed? That would not only disinfect.... it would kill larger things, like small animals


    And most shampoo brands tell you to lather and rinse your hair twice....never do!


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  5. At LF's suggestion we retired the Bunn coffee maker.  Never could get the timer right.  A friend of hers has a Cuisinart that she loves so we got a "grind and brew" and set the timer for 6:15am.  Coffees ready when we get up.


    Glad you folks are okay dtel!

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  6. 8 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

    Another day on I-85 today. Wouldn't be bad if they didn't post a 35mph speed limit on part of it ten miles long in GSP. Wasn't watching local stuff so I was unaware that someone ran into a tanker.. it blew up and they got killed a couple months ago. Sad.. but when it's down to one lane how do you not see a stopped truck in front of you?? The traffic has been bad since construction started five years ago.


    Oh and the clothes thing with the multi-layered move and storage shenanigans I'm doing? Asked my uncle if he'd fish out three flannels for me and i would bring the summer stuff I don't need back when we finished emptying the storage bins today. And my field jacket if he saw it. He grabbed a stack of winter shirts a foot deep, I mean about fifteen sweaters, flannels and my fave the river-drivers from llbean. Think I'll be able to go all winter without washing my long sleeve shirts!

    Yea, and it's 90 outside right now:laugh:

    I like sweaters.....all cotton crew necks since wool irritates my neck.  Better in cooler weather though!

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  7. 7 hours ago, dtel said:

    Never did anything yet, the shed just needs the doors closed and it's done. But I will need to take down bird feeders and hummingbird feeders plus the 2 flags and 6 ferns. Then we may stay or leave, if it turns into a 3 we will probably leave. 

    Try to bring the Hummingbirds in.  They are light and may blow away.

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  8. On 8/20/2021 at 11:59 PM, Deano1974 said:

    Just ordered 4 quad sets of these, damn the Primaluna dialogue hp power amplifiers needed 16 of these tubes 


    I'm hoping they will be a huge improvement over the standard PL EL34's

    Do you have 2 PL's or did you buy spares?


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  9. 7 hours ago, Dave1291 said:

    Hahaha!  Typical for you.  It was another grasshopper "throw down!"  Made Bobby Flay's throw downs look like garbage I'm sure.  


    High 80's this week, no rain yet but the humidity is supposed to be off the charts.


    Pacer change out tomorrow @ OSU and I found out they're doing it as an out patient due to covid.  This should be fun!  Wake up after and they throw you into a wheel chair, roll you out front and let you sit there waiting on your Uber!  😂 


    Can't wait!  :)

    Hang in there mi amigo!

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  10. 14 hours ago, oldtimer said:

    Toaster ovens suck.  Don't go down that rabbit hole.

    One piece of toast makes you larger, and the other piece makes you small

    And the ones that Tarheel never gives you

    Don't do anything at all

    Just remember it's the thought that counts!  Doesn't make toast....but counts!


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  11. Morning grasshopper!


    Poor old Swanky is scared to death of electrical storms.  Had to put him in the master closet with the lights on and tried to sleep on the floor with him.  Storm finally calmed down after a couple of hours😑


    LF playing tennis....one hour late start as the courts were wet.


    Powerball up to $290,000,000.  Bought 3 tickets😃

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  12. 10 hours ago, cz606 said:

    I also use the Tidal/Roon combo and am a fan. When away from my home stereo and using the app, I echo others’ sentiment that I really like Tidal but think they could improve the app. 

    Welcome to the forum cz606🙂

  13. 3 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

    Yep and that's my mom's baby brother that moved stuff and I can't believe with the size of his small trailer and the back of his longbed got all the way to the back of that one storage unit. The trailer does have four foot fence type sides he put on it.


    He did leave the fridge, outside table & chairs, bookshelves and pictures in it. But the F3s were inside the bookshelves and the records were stacked three feet tall six wide on the back wall. I'd bet he is sore this am. He's taking the twenty footer the next time now that he knows the layout of that badly arranged storage facility. Not bad inside but outside, no dock for a truck and those darn curbs with grass and stuff all around to inhibit lining any vehicle up with the doors. 

    You may need to send that young man a new toaster!

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  14. Those pork butts looks tasty dtel!


    Dave Mallette would have been 72 today.  Quite a character and gone too soon😪


    Gonna be a rainy day again here.  Last scheduled trip to the Chiropractor at 10:00.  I know they will want me to continue but I'm going to take a break.  Washed the bubble wearing a lumbar belt with no ill effects.  Actually loosened me up some.

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  15. Looked up "exercises for low back pain" and found a list by Kaiser Permanente.  Got out the exercise mat and did a few exercises a couple of times.  Bien!  Helped a lot to stretch out the back some.  And all along I have been very careful and resting my back rather than moving it a bit😐

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