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  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,693
    3 Quarters...???
    I have a rule in my house. I give all* of my change to my kids EXCEPT the quarters. Dems be mine!
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,218
    I used to have a metal cigar tube full of dimes.
    Why?
    Absolutely no reason -- other than the fact that dimes fit in it.

    Dimes are the weirdest coins of 'em all (at least in the US). They're smaller than pennies... but they're an order of magnitude more valuable.


    ... and I don't know if I am channeling Stephen Wright or Jerry Seinfeld in this post.

    :#
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,712
    Wow! You must be close to the water. Salt water mist is hell on metal. You should consider building an enclosure. The junction box should be sealed too. I was having issues with mine once and found out frogs were getting into my junction box and getting fried. Took me a while to dig out all the petrified bodies.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,432
    afterburnt wrote: »
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    The fellow......Chuck Yaeger ?
    MrBigBlueLight
    Here to pick your brain & steal your cookies
    Shifting to Plan B+
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,712
    edited January 21
    afterburnt wrote: »
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    The fellow......Chuck Yeager
    ...and mom

    Fixed it.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,218
    50861197047_8d858ea772_b.jpgk13_0025 by Holger Barske, on Flickr
    oh, yesss...
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,427
    edited January 21
    ^^^^ WOW. I just when through Holger's Flickr pages. He has some way cool old stuff, probably very rare. Mark what are the units in the photo you posted? Amplifiers for those large old Altec-Lansing Voice of the Theatre horn speakers? Designed for commercial use? Thx.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,218
    edited January 21
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    ^^^^ WOW. I just when through Holger's Flickr pages. He has some way cool old stuff, probably very rare. Mark what are the units in the photo you posted? Amplifiers for those large old Altec-Lansing Voice of the Theatre horn speakers? Designed for commercial use? Thx.

    Pretty sure those are Western Electric amplifiers.

    The story of WE, Altec, and JBL (and some other great names of the era) is tied inextricably to the development of the talkies -- and is absolutely fascinating.
    Their scientists and engineers literally wrote the book(s) on acoustical engineering and the accurate reproduction of sound.

    He photographs a lot of folks' hardware, and is a regular attendee of get-togethers like the annual (AFAIK) European Triode Festival (ETF).

    https://www.stereophile.com/content/gramophone-dreams-34-salt-cellar-system
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/_hb/albums/72157711901106451

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    This stuff is my kinda hifi -- most of it is beyond my pay grade, but my little hifi upstairs is in the shallow end of that pool ;)

    PS Holger Barske's also an excellent photographer, I'd opine.

  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,427
    Agreed, excellent photographer! Thank you!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,478
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    50861197047_8d858ea772_b.jpgk13_0025 by Holger Barske, on Flickr
    oh, yesss...

    14 watts of pure power...




    😉
  • delkal
    delkal Posts: 764
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I've been wanting to cash in my piggy bank for a while as it was nearly full and finally got around to it today. I guessed I had around $60 in it and was shocked that there was over $124 in it, and after paying Coinstar's fees I netted $110. It's the first time I've ever used Coinstar and while I didn't like paying the fees, it beats rolling that much change. Plus most local bank's lobbies are currently closed anyhow. Only problem was the machine doesn't accept Canadian coins and spit them out, though I only had about $3 in Canadian coins.

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    Its easy to get rid of dimes. The trick is to start out with a few dollars worth of them every day with no other coins. Then every purchase you make pay the change just in dimes. I don't like being the guy in line making everyone wait while I count out change but dimes are easy. And even the most challenged cashiers can usually get the number of dimes you give them right the first time counting. Save all of the nickles and pennies you get back for the machine.

    Another trick........every time you walk by a coin machine check the reject bin. My son does this and he says he finds coins at least 30% of the time. Usually they are foreign coins but occasionally he will find pre 1964 silver coins. They are rejected by the counter.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,912
    There's a coin*star machine next to a scratch-off machine we get tickets at. When I join my wife on some trips, I ALWAYS check that reject bin. :D

    I have maybe 50 foreign coins from there. Why I save em...I don't know. :s

    When I was about 12, my mom would give me the silver dimes she got in change. She also let me look through the other change for coins I needed to fill my coin books up with. Those were the good-ol days for sure. memories.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,549
    I have some Israel money

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,712
    That looks safe...
    afterburnt wrote: »
    7plklnlfumn4.jpg

    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,053
    edited January 22
    ...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,053
    edited January 22
    audioluvr wrote: »
    That looks safe...
    afterburnt wrote: »
    7plklnlfumn4.jpg

    Is this the Graph Zep? The USS Akron and Macon were built around the same time frame, and the airframe itself looks to early to be the Hindenburg.

    I wonder what OSHA would have thought of this work space...

    Post edited by nooshinjohn on
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    audioluvr wrote: »
    That looks safe...
    afterburnt wrote: »
    7plklnlfumn4.jpg

    Is this the Graph Zep? The USS Akron and Macon were built around the same time frame, and the airframe itself looks to early to be the Hindenburg.

    Macon
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,053
    afterburnt wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    That looks safe...
    afterburnt wrote: »
    7plklnlfumn4.jpg

    Is this the Graph Zep? The USS Akron and Macon were built around the same time frame, and the airframe itself looks to early to be the Hindenburg.

    Macon

    Yep... I went and looked, the Graf has a different internal bracing structure...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,912
    I one of those people who can't climb a ladder above where if I fall, I won't die.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,478
    Tony M wrote: »
    I one of those people who can't climb a ladder above where if I fall, I won't die.

    So you have many two step ladders?