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  1. I had a similar problem with my KLF-10s; the soundboard in front began to separate & took it apart to find the glue joints looked like something a teenager would do (!)...

    I used Gorilla glue (it's awesome) and clamped them together for a couple of days....all better!

  2. Well, supposedly optical (as in TOSLINK, right?) was developed for MUCH less intensive work than it does now, and HDMI is supposed to be better at transmitting higher rates of 1's and 0's....I can't say for certain. I know I'm happy with my TOSLINK connections for SACD and DVD...

  3. The higher the impedance/resistance/ohms, the less available power your amp will output into it. However, the amplifier is better able to control the cone/dampen unwanted mechanical resonance at higher ohms. This is generally most true in the lower frequencies. Hence, lower resistance speaker systems sometimes exhibit "loose" bass. This is dependent also on the damping factor of the amplifier being used as well. Tube amps GENERALLY have lower damping factors, but that's not an absolute.

  4. I walked into a bar and said "I'll have a double"...the bartender disappeared for half an hour, then comes back in with a guy who looked exactly like me....

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  5. That's fur sure....I'm getting older and the joy of building speakers is diminishing with age. These 8 ft. tall ones just about did me in.


    That's exactly why I want to hear Marks setup....there's no such thing as hearing too many speakers in a lifetime. I'm definitely looking for the set to build that will last me the rest of my life to stop this never-ending rotation of speakers in my room.

    I heard Coytee's Jubilees earlier this year. They are stupendous! I'm a big fan of line array sound (fantastic imaging if done right) and wonder what it might sound like to pair some Jubilee bass bins with a nice line array/ribbon system.....???? Audio Nirvana?

  6. You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well.........


    Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

    Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.

    The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

    The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.

    The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

    I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand.

    He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.

    Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.
    Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.




    Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ) who created the ' Tent City Jail':
    He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

    He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but 'G' movies.

    He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

    Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn't Get
    Sued For Discrimination.

    He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

    When asked why the weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot It's Gonna Be While They Are Working
    ON My Chain Gangs.

    He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value.

    When the inmates complained, he told them, 'This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton......If You Don't Like It, Don't Come Back.'

    More On The Arizona Sheriff:

    With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the Associated Press Reports:
    About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued
    Pink Boxer Shorts.

    On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached
    138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.

    Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

    'It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,' Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. 'It's Inhumane.'

    Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: 'It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear,
    But They Didn't Commit Any Crimes, So Shut Your Mouths!'

    Way To Go, Sheriff!

    Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

  7. Bullsh*t; I doubt you have to expose the entire front of the engine to drill out a broken bolt.

    I call bullsh*t on their claim it's not their fault, too. HOWEVER, it all depends on how your extended warranty reads & laws in your state.

    where are you located?


    I'm currently running the latest version of GirlFriend and I have been

    having some problems lately. I have been running the same version of

    DrinkingBuddies 1.0 forever as my primary application, and all the

    Girlfriend releases I have tried have always conflicted with it. I hear

    that Drinking Buddies runs fine as long as Girlfriend is ran in

    background mode and the sound is turned off.

    Unfortunately, I can't find the switch to turn the sound off. Therefore,

    I have to run both of them separately. Girlfriend also seems to have a

    problem coexisting with my Golf program, often trying to abort Golf with

    some form of timing incompatibilities.

    I probably should have stayed with Girlfriend 1.0, but I thought I might

    see better performance from GirlFriend 2.0. After months of conflicts

    and other problems, I consulted a friend who has had experience with

    Girlfriend 2.0. He said I probably didn't have enough cache to run

    Girlfriend 2.0 and eventually it would require a Token Ring to run

    properly. He was right, as soon as I purged my cache, and realized that no

    one in their right mind is installing new token rings, Girlfriend 2.0

    uninstalled itself.

    Shortly after that, I installed Girlfriend 3.0 beta. Unfortunately,

    there was a bug in the program and the first time I used it, it gave me a

    virus. I had to clean out my whole system and shut down for a while. I


    cautiously upgraded to Girlfriend 4.0. This time I used SCSI probe first

    and also installed a virus protection program. It worked okay for a

    while until I discovered that GirlFriend 1.0 was still in my system. I


    running Girlfriend 1.0 again with Girlfriend 4.0 still installed, but

    Girlfriend 4.0 has a feature I didn't know about that automatically

    senses the presence of any other version of Girlfriend and communicates

    with it in some way. This results in the immediate removal of both


    The version I have now works pretty well, but there are still some

    problems. Like all versions of GirlFriend, it is written in some obscure

    language I can't understand, much less reprogram. Frankly, I think there

    is too much attention paid to the look and feel rather than the desired


    Also, to get the best connections with your hardware, you usually have

    to use gold-plated contacts and I have never liked how GirlFriend is


    A year ago a friend of mine upgraded his version of Girlfriend to

    GirlFriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate and Stay Resident version of

    GirlFriend. He discovered that GirlFriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year

    if you don't upgrade to Fiance 1.0. So he did, but soon after that, he had

    to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes as a huge resource hog. It has

    taken up all his space: He can't load anything else. One of the primary

    reasons he decided to go with Wife 1.0 was because it supposedly came

    bundled with a feature called FreeSex Plus.

    Well, it turns out the resource requirements of Wife 1.0 sometimes

    prohibits access to FreeSexPlus, particularly the new Plug-ins he

    wanted to try. On top of that, Wife 1.0 must be running on a well


    system before he can do anything. Although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0

    came with MotherInLaw which has an automatic pop-up feature he can't turn

    off. I told him to trying installing Mistress 1.0, but he said he heard if


    try to run it without first uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete

    MSMoney files before uninstalling itself. Then Mistress 1.0 won't install

    because of insufficient resources.

    P.S. Watch out for the K-I-D-S virus because they have an insatiable

    appetite for memory and CPU time over and above everything else above.

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