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  • I have neighbors who swear by it and tell me I should have one. I also know people who swear at them and tell me that they are cheap junk. YMMV. I don't even own a crock pot let alone one of these so I can't tell you how well they work. …
  • Nice, dude. Hey, I gotta build some shelving in my garage! Wanna come help? It's a bit bigger, though.
  • The polyfill in SDAs is not there for driver dampening. It's there for port tuning. SDAs have passive radiators which is essentially a speaker port. Ports work because they have a column of air in them that gets moved when the driver vibrates.…
  • machone wrote: » How can you type that much!!!! This is completely uncalled for and why I don't post much anymore. I go through all this effort to help some people out because I can. Then I get mocked and dumped on because I took some time …
  • So why SHOULD you stuff a speaker? Well, compromise. As we said the fill makes an enclosure behave like it's larger than it is. When you have a small package/footprint restriction, like in a car trunk, stuffing a sub box can vastly improve res…
  • OK, so first, a couple things about polyfill. - It's sold by weight so if you buy a 10 pound box/bag of it, it's 10 pounds of spun polyester. - There is another weight rating for it and it has to do with how thick the strands are, like speaker w…
  • It kinda doesn't work that way. Most people don't really understand how/why it works correctly but I don't really want to get into explaining it right now.
  • lightman1 wrote: » Jstas wrote: » I can't believe I'm holding up lightman as sage wisdom but the dude is right. Get back to you. Hell hath seemed to have frozen over. Well, considering I was standing on my porch this morning dr…
  • Dude....let her go. I wouldn't have even bothered with counseling if she was just a GF. Relationships are work but they shouldn't be that hard. I can't believe I'm holding up lightman as sage wisdom but the dude is right. Get back to you. G…
  • And see, I figured it all out without even seeing your second post! Good guess on my part!
  • I think I figured it out. At first I turned the anti-skip off. Not much change. The stylus apparently came with one of those little dustbuster brushes. It wasn't on it. I found it in a recessed screw hole for the tone arm mount. So I stuck it …
  • So I managed to obtain said turntable. Spun some vinyl on it. Plays ok. However, it does like to skip on the slightest imperfection. Could that be an artifact of a damaged or worn stylus?
  • I'm only going on what she told me. She said it was broken. I don't know that she tried it, just that she looked at it. To someone who doesn't know what they are looking at, anything other than the conical shaped stylus can look broken. If I read th…
  • SHE said the needle was snapped off. Honestly, it looks in good shape to me. Also, I found just the stylus on Amazon at two different spots: https://www.amazon.com/XV15-Micro-Replacement-Pickering-Cartridges/dp/B008818RVW https://www.ama…
  • OK, here's some pitchurs she sent of the tone arm. It apparently has a Pickering XV-15/625E It might actually still be good if it's a Pickering. That's a $150 cartridge. I don't want to test it on any of my vinyl, though. Well, maybe I can fin…
  • motorhead43026 wrote: » Jstas, it is India see my last post. That means I would have to actually pay attention to your posts and that's, like, against my religion or something. So there! NYAH!
  • Nah, that's probably India. They are still running electric overhead lines and since most of the infrastructure there was first built by the British, lots of it dates back to the 1800's with early 1900's modernization. It's all way out of date no…
  • George Grand sold me a pair of KLH 17's that he got from RuSsMaN in a bum deal. He also gave me a broken dbx CD player that I repaired. That, along with an 8 watt per channel tube amp I built and an Oinker pre-amp and tuner separates I got from s…
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » I realize there's a market for such things. But, I've gotta say: I am trying to figure out why I would ever want a 75-inch television. Heck, I don't think there's an open surface large enough to put such a thing in this hous…
  • If you have to resort to fear mongering about rumors, speculation and vaporware to get people to pay attention to your "message" then your message is not worth passing along.
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • Oh, BTW, about that Buick stuff? Remember when GM was belly up and got an obscene amount of money from the U.S. Government because they were "too big to fail"? So much money that the government essentially owned GM? Yeah, a bunch of those doll…
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • Sometimes it can really suck being an early adopter if you're early enough that the new tech isn't available before even your late adopters adopt the tech and get you entrenched in it.
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • Also, Toyota is fairly new to the fuel cell game. Ford was working on and abandoned it because they were losing obscene amounts of money on it and had no support from anyone for it. Honda actually had the Clarity FCV on the market in California. The…
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » Jstas does raise a good point about the "infrastructural inertia" in the West. It's a lousy reason (did we stop using whale oil in our lamps before or after the whales had been almost hunted to extinction? I dunno), but it ma…
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • Japan has been buying our debt because despite what our ignorant populace thinks, the U.S. does pay back it's debts. There are line items in the budget every year for debt repayment. Huge chunks of dollars too. Japan is fixing the Yen valuation p…
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • GM has a plan to move all Buick production to China and unless sales numbers jump significantly in the next couple of years, will likely exit Buick from the North American market completely. The other countries may be pro-EV, the U.S. is as well …
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » Thanks -- I was curious to see what if any reaction my polemic would stir up I'll work through these at my leisure. Let's start with the world auto ("light vehicle") market. For 2016, here's the 'hot 100' in sales. Note…
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » ZLTFUL wrote: » Don’t forget the massive pollution that China is spewing out at rates never before seen. China, by all accounts, is spearheading the "green" (r)evolution. One may certainly question their motives and…
    in Hi Sal Comment by Jstas November 2017
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