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Bosco-d-gama

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    Physical fitness and healthcare
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    Accuphase e-530, Klipschorns modified with AK’s steep slope crossover, Dave Hover Eli-track midrange horn using JBL2482 drivers, JBL2404 tweeters

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  1. I am a think-n that you could start emergency ‘life saving’ camp fires with an excised cell phone battery - hell they periodically fire up all on their own.
  2. Few things ever in history as aggravating as parents glued to cell phones whilst their youngsters run amok in a restaurant, etc........🤬🤬
  3. The sky is the limit. I use the elliptrac midrange horn with an older jbl 2482 driver and the jbl baby cheeks tweeter. I have them simply mounted together with the tweeter on top of the midrange horn and their diaphragms aligned. There are a host of options and just as many opinions. You are building a system so touch all the bases. Confirm that all your drivers mesh with your crossover and your power/source equipments. Using granite allows you to neatly complete the speaker without a ton of woodworking.
  4. You could just have granite cut to cover the bass bin and configure the midrange/tweeters as you desire.
  5. Old or new - wadaya got? Here’s one of my favorites best suited for small gatherings after 2 hours of moderate drinking 🤪. “One smart fellow he felt smart. Two smart fellows they both felt smart. Three smart fellows they all felt smart.” Say it fast and loud with assertive linguistic confidence. Enjoy 🤗.
  6. I am on Mrs #3 and among her many attributes musical training and/or appreciation is ‘nil’. She immediately enjoyed my audio gear but seemed to accept the daily 8 hours of up-time ‘in stride’ more than relishing the performance. After our 1st Christmas together she pops up with the comment that this was the only time she could remember not getting weary of Christmas music, or any music for that matter. Her naive off hand comment was the objective testimony to the absence of listening fatigue. Now, 4 years later, she really can not tolerate other people’s music gear, it grates her nerves in very short order resulting in headaches. Stereo gear is not her forte but she knows better from bad now 👌.
  7. Thinking here that the issue is less about freedom of speech and more fundamentally about the accuracy of its content as well as the intent of the speaker. Then there is the ability of the listener to dissect and discern these foundations of ‘message’ accuracy. Tell me that the ‘holocaust’ didn’t occur and you’d better be able to 100% validate your claims. Accept no persons opinions on face value. Some speakers are naively ill informed and parrot messages simply because they prefer to agree with them. Others intend to mislead, to propagandize, to disrupt. They can all speak but we do not have to believe them. Do the homework.
  8. This is my primary problem with Amazon. Too often you’re lead to believe you will receive new product and what arrives is most certainly a rewrap. Plus Amazon scrubs user reviews purportedly to keep them ‘objective’ but methinx their editor function skews reviews to a more positive slant. Online purchases guts the buyer beware caveat.
  9. Cottage cheese on grilled steak. I mean bury the meat in cottage cheese.
  10. Bosco-d-gama

    Vaping

    For starts no vaping system is devised or sold to provide a precise regimen for ending nicotine addiction. In fact vaping ‘juices’ are not guaranteed to be accurate in their nicotine content nor in the amount delivered per ‘puff’ and cannot be relied upon for ‘down’ dosing nicotine. So if you are a motivated ‘quitter’ I think you could come up with your own program using these uncontrolled products. But do not kid yourselves the vaping industry does not want you free from addiction. They simply want to become your new nicotine supplier. If you decide to quit smoking then there are any number of FDA approved products to help you do so. I have no problems with any of those and never have ‘insisted’ that ‘cold turkey’ is a preferred method. In fact cold turkey has the worst results IMHO. Now if a quitter requires something to inhale, something like a ‘cigarette’, then obtain the NICOTROL system that provides just that device along with reliable nicotine formulations and a clear program to end the addiction. I am truly pleased that people see the wisdom of ending tobacco usage. If a vaping company were to devise a system that met FDA standards for ending nicotine addiction I would be happy to endorse it. Until then users are putting their health in the hands of a profit driven industry that eschews FDA standards for inhalants. That is precisely the same trust people placed in the tobacco industry. Over 400,000 Americans who allowed big tobacco to addict them die every year, and they cost our health systems dearly along the way to the grave. If we let the vaping industry capture a new generation of addicts we will stand to repeat the same journey. The true idiocy of this all is that none of these products serve any useful function. No person needs to use any of these product for any reason.
  11. Bosco-d-gama

    Vaping

    Seems that I recall that when vaping 1st ballooned into popularity that retailers would recruit ‘users’ to go on-line and laud the method, the product and to refer customers to their on-line stores. People would be reimbursed with product discounts for each new customer they referred. Sure hope that isn’t the situation here. Nicotine addicts are pretty tightly held to their addiction. Nicotine is removed from the body quickly so it requires frequent doses to maintain adequate enough blood levels to satiate the addiction and stave off withdrawals. There is no logical discourse about the subject for an addict as they are not seeking real information. Addicts are keenly focused on their next dose and insanely defensive towards anyone or anything that threatens the easy supply of their chosen drug.......... and nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs known to humanity. Addicts are owned by their addiction and often service their addiction as priority 1 in life.
  12. Bosco-d-gama

    Vaping

    What people inhale has impacted their lung functions for centuries. Aside from tobacco related ailments there are a number of other lung diseases (pneumoconiosis) associated with exposures to various dusts and industrial pollutants. COPD is the group of lung troubles most think about but there are other fatal conditions as well. Pulmonary fibrosis is the other major group of health troubles related to inhaled materials. With more knowledge and workplace regulations most of these ailments are now avoided. The point here is that lungs react defensively, negatively to a wide range of inhaled substances. It is vital to know what you breathe and if it poses you any short or long term dangers. The best and easiest solution is to avoid them all. Error on the side of safety. If you have ever been held underwater for a hair too long you experienced the terror of suffocation. Future medicines and treatments may offer better results but for the time being chronic lung disease remains incurable. Victims become pulmonary cripple’s unable to conduct simple tasks without supplemental oxygen. Thanks largely to tobacco there’s a large population living with compromised lungs. Any of you, regardless of where you live, will find many home health vendors offering oxygen care. Though medical O2 is used for other conditions it is mostly prescribed for lung diseases. Don’t think it can happen to you? Think again. Be wiser. Take care of your lungs. Really it is serious but so easy to avoid.
  13. Bosco-d-gama

    Vaping

    Eating nicotine can be extremely dangerous, even lethal. The stuff is so toxic that people would get sick simply from handling leaves when they harvested tobacco crops. In plants nicotine serves to ward off bug infestations. Ingesting the stuff has killed pets and children.
  14. Bosco-d-gama

    Vaping

    We all know that our country is debating universal healthcare insurance, etc. That means we all have a vested interest in how healthy our citizens are. If I am expected to buy others health insurance then I should be able to expect them to be as healthy as possible. And that is the crux of this issue. Healthy lungs are kept that way by not abusing them. Vaping clearly abuses the lungs. And.... as for eating tainted food products....... you get sick. This is why we have gov’t agencies to oversee the chain of our food supply.
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