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Old 30th December 2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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With the upcoming solar maximum looming before us it is even more reason to build a vacuum tube amplifier for music reproduction. Vacuum tubes being impervious to EMP, as opposed to semiconductor junctions, would continue to function.

Of course unless you live in a Faraday cage, you will also need a source for your music. Ah ha! Vinyl records! But with the power grid down you will need a power source for all of this.

You are going to need lots of batteries, a recharging source such as wind or water generator, solar panels, etc., and a vacuum tube power inverter.

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Old 30th December 2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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And when the entire world power grid collapses, then civilzation will collapse right after it. You will need a large supply of food and weapons to defend yourself. Plus the food wil eventually run out, so you will also need a large defendable plot of land to grow food and raise animals. Inbreeding could become an issue if you are limited to your own family, so you will need to include other individuals to breed a replacement society.

Oh, and stiffening caps for the car stereo.

It is going to be a lot of work.
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Old 30th December 2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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Old 30th December 2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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Damn... hope i get my amps finished before this happens.... Bit of AC/DC as the world gets sucked into a black hole seems the only way to go... MMmmm or maybe 170mph on the Ninja will do if i dont get amp done :P
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Old 30th December 2011, 12:24 PM   #5
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Yeah, but the skip will be awesome.
And while they may not be as strong as apes, don't lock eyes with 'em, don't do it. Puts 'em on edge. They might go into berzerker mode; come at you like a whirling dervish, all fists and elbows.
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Old 30th December 2011, 02:15 PM   #6
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Old 31st January 2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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EMP will not kill all solid state. Equipment that is shielded will be fine. If its in a cave, on a submarine, or in a screen room, it has a good chance of surviving. For that matter any serious ssurvivoialist should be burying there CB radio in the ground. (Best place for it anyway).
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Old 1st February 2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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Most people do have a Faraday cage, it's called a car.
Stick all the sensitive kit in there and it should survive.
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Old 1st February 2012, 04:57 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by toprepairman View Post
Most people do have a Faraday cage, it's called a car.
Stick all the sensitive kit in there and it should survive.
Cellphone works in a car, radar detector works on passenger seat, IRFD toll passing device works in a glove box. And car itself can't run without computer.
The Devil is not so terrible as his math model is!
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Old 1st February 2012, 06:02 PM   #10
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A car looks like a Faraday cage to LF and VLF. Microwaves, no.
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