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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Coming Second Quarter 2019.
    From McIntosh Laboratories.
    Hallucinated over a three-martini lunch in Binghamton, NY.
    Lovingly hand crafted in someplace we don't want to mention

    The McIntosh F-10 Vacuum tube flashdrive.
    LED status light changes from green to red as capacity of the drive is used.
    10,000 USD
    70th Anniversary Limited Edition: 127,995 USD

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    Specifications:
    Capacity: if you have to ask...

    70th Anniversary Edition includes collectible McIntosh boxer shorts with purchase.


    inspired by: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NB0QYPQ


    Cool! More offerings:
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handmade-8-16-32-64-128GB-Pentode-Radio-Tube-USB-Flash-Drive-Disk-Stick-Thumb/171822011249?hash=item280163d371:m:mcATxKz7cLQZuvt8Jrtqz5Q
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    ^^^

    :)

    Mac really should be all over that as a fashion accessory for their digital audio products.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ^^^

    :)

    Mac really should be all over that as a fashion accessory for their digital audio products.

    Interesting as I've been looking around. Seems to be a growing trend. Retro looking clock using Russion IN-14 tubes!
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    edited February 2019
    FWIW, the Nixie clock is an old thing. Heck, I've actually got one here :) It's not up and running only because I've been too lazy to add an isolation transformer to it. The one I have runs straight off the AC mains, so it's a teeny bit lethal if someone happened to grab it while well grounded. :/

    Why the fug do people put LEDs under vacuum tubes?!?!?!?!?!?!???? :(
    What is wrong with humanity in 2019? ;)


    The really cool nerds are goin' with oscilloscope clocks:

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    The poseurs of course, are using the digitally synthesized variety :p

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    https://neil.fraser.name/news/2018/01/25/


    On the other hand, I just heard someone on the radio* use the word synecdoche (correctly) and even pronounced it correctly. :) And he wasn't even talking about vinyls ;)

    ________________
    * Yeah, I'm listening to NPR -- your point? ;)

  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    Yep. Never heard the term Nixie until I started searching around! :smile:
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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,251
    verb wrote: »
    Yep. Never heard the term Nixie until I started searching around! :smile:

    Nixie watch FTW! I've debated buying one many many many times..... For those "Nerd Nights Out"...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • scubalab
    scubalab Posts: 3,019
    edited February 2019
    There was a VERY cool video floating around the forum IIRC about 2 or 3 years ago showing the building of the nixie clock tubes. Think Dan @EndersShadow posted it, but I could be wrong...

    I'm too lazy this morning to look for it! :p
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    verb wrote: »
    Yep. Never heard the term Nixie until I started searching around! :smile:

    Nixie watch FTW! I've debated buying one many many many times..... For those "Nerd Nights Out"...

    oh, yeah! :)

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    verb wrote: »
    Yep. Never heard the term Nixie until I started searching around! :smile:

    heck, fire - when I was in grad school we had numerous pieces of equipment that used them!

    Packard Tri-Carb liquid scintillation counters and old LKB Instruments fraction collectors fairly leap to mind.


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    I can't even find a photo of the old LKB FC with Nixies. I am so disappointed. :(

    (although, pack rat that he was, I would NOT be surprised that my thesis advisor might still have it squirreled away someplace) :)
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,251
    edited February 2019
    scubalab wrote: »
    There was a VERY cool video floating around the forum IIRC about 2 or 3 years ago showing the building of the nixie clock tubes. Think Dan @EndersShadow posted it, but I could be wrong...

    I'm too lazy this morning to look for it! :p
    Twas I. Link here

    Video below
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    scubalab wrote: »
    There was a VERY cool video floating around the forum IIRC about 2 or 3 years ago showing the building of the nixie clock tubes. Think Dan @EndersShadow posted it, but I could be wrong...

    I'm too lazy this morning to look for it! :p
    Twas I. Link here

    Video below

    Really cool! Available for only 2 hundie each!
    https://www.tubedepot.com/products/dalibor-farny-rz568m-nixie-tube
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  • liquid scintillation counters

    That may be correct terminology, but ...... it's ... just .... so ..... wrong.
    MrBigBlueLight
    Here to pick your brain & steal your cookies
    Shifting to Plan B+
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    Clipdat wrote: »

    I saw that one! Got it saved in my watchlist! :smile:
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  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 798
    Time Machine
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    Bizarre Steampunk
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    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,914
    edited February 2019
    They stand out with that lens on the front fenders. I thought it was a picture of that music bar you linked too a few days ago.

    Then I saw that lens... :DB) I like that green color a lot!

    What's going on with the hood vents? They come with those now?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,965
    Nah, this one is heavily modded. Teal wrap, hood vents, etc.

    Just liked the lighting and composition of this photo.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,914
    It's in high def. for sure. It's like standing right there across the street. Super clear! I like the lighting too. Poster pic. for sure.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Agree. The picture has a certain surreal lighting going on
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,965
    It's that early morning light that you get when you leave the house at 6am for a morning drive and then make a stop somewhere at about 8am when the sun is coming up.

    I'm familiar with it, as well as the feeling I get when I go out for a satisfying morning canyon carving session, and have a fantastic drive free of any traffic.

    I think that's why I like the photo so much, because I've literally experienced the same thing that that owner has.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    For any of you who don't get cats, this exchange crystallizes the whole cat deal pretty well, I'd opine.

  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 6,883
    edited February 2019
    Older pics ive posted before. some are long gone. Theres the 1450 :)
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    as seen elsewhere on The Internet; sorry it's not larger. This is a snapshot of innovation.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    ^^^ is one of those folks you, @OleBoot? The image is kinda small for these presbyopic eyes. :/

    In other haunted hifi news.
    Now, I am not a JBL maven, but is it common and normal for vintage JBL monitors to include grinning death heads as part of their internal damping scheme?

    As seen elsewhere*

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    * https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/compression-driver-variance-question.857307/#post-12447159
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 890
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ^^^ is one of those folks you, @OleBoot? The image is kinda small for these presbyopic eyes. :/

    The queen, the bishop (seen moving diagonally), or the lion?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,242
    Actually, pretend I never posted that :p The lion GIF, no kidding, was transiently -replaced by a photo of two happy looking people who seemed to be enjoying some conviviality on a street someplace. It's back to the lion GIF now... honest! :/