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HalfVast

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Icon 1 posted September 19, 2008 17:17      Profile for HalfVast     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why buy them and search high and low when you can roll your own?

17 Minute video but worth it for a hardware geek like me. [Big Grin]

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geekygoddess
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Icon 1 posted September 19, 2008 18:50      Profile for geekygoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
HalfVast... Ok, ok, I will admit to the video being cool, but the music....Cover your ears folks, it is torture, extreme torture of the worst kind!!! [Eek!] Others need to be warned!!!

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted September 19, 2008 19:32      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I clearly need to rip the music and make an MP3 to play back in the car...

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2008 14:31      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steen - sorry to disappoint, but I don't get any torture-music from watching the first two minutes of this clip (I didn't stick with it any further because, whilst it looks like an interesting video in its own right, it won't help me in any of my situations).

The annoying thing is that I know that I know that music, but I can't quite pin it down! [Mad]

Anyway, even if I never recall exactly what the music is, I like it. [Razz]

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted September 20, 2008 20:34      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I didn't say the music was bad or that I didn't like it.

I owe geekygoddess a lunch (lost a bet) and think that'd be some good music to have on hand to play in the car when the time comes. [evil]

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stringlion
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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2008 19:16      Profile for stringlion     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
I didn't say the music was bad or that I didn't like it.

I owe geekygoddess a lunch (lost a bet) and think that'd be some good music to have on hand to play in the car when the time comes. [evil]

What? I missed 'Win A Date With geekygoddess'? when did that happen?
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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2008 20:05      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It wasn't "win a date" it was "lose a bet and have to buy lunch."

There's a slight difference.

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tweety
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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2008 21:44      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, but if you go bowling after lunch, what's that called?

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TMBWITW,PB

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Icon 1 posted September 21, 2008 21:52      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by tweety:
Yeah, but if you go bowling after lunch, what's that called?

A nooner. [evil]

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geekygoddess
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[Applause] [Applause] [Applause] I just love how almost any topic around here can eventually turn into a "bowling" thread. [Big Grin]

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted September 22, 2008 07:02      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
_________________ Ah TUBES and Tube amplifiers. For audio there is no finer amp than a well designed tube unit, it would be a 100 times better than the best Solid State, until you pay the utility bill.

For Ham Radio Tube finals are much more forgiving than their Solid State counterparts. So if I forget to retune the antenna coupler as I change bands the tubes will take it and not be destroyed, I have however, taken out several Solid State finals due to mismatch of antennas and or tuning errors. For stumble bums like my self an automatic tuner is almost required for using Solid State on the Ham bands. That is one reason I really like my TS-820S as it uses tubes for finals and the rest is Solid State, and yes I have made band changes with out retuning and it takes it. The difference between 7.07 Mhz and 14.07Mhz is not enough to have to retune is that ever sweet, however when at a friends QTH I have to wait until his antenna tuner picks up the difference, bummer.

Yes Tubes Rock.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted September 22, 2008 20:55      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I thought it would be obvious...

I don't bowl [Big Grin]

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