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Old 23rd March 2020, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default Life in the time of the Virus

It seems now most of Europe, US, Australia and Asia is now in the grip of the most infectious virus the world has seen since the 1918 Spanish Flu.
All non-essential businesses, and even Schools and Universities, are about to shut down in Victoria, if not most of Australia. This will have a profound effect on small businesses, family life, and particularly on social life for all of us.

With a number of underlying health issues, my wife and I are in the zone and need to be very careful. No parties, no personal contact with friends and family, and minimised association with other people in any situation.

This is a moment in our lives where we need to remain calm and learn to spend our time in solitude, hopefully doing something useful like reading a terrific book, learning something of the world in a documentary, enjoy music, or - dare I say it - build something of beauty like an Aspen Amplifier!!

In the last eight years since my AAA nearly took me out, I have produced one after another of new designs. We have the latest version of the Maya, the SAKSA, the open source ALPHA and ALPHA Nirvana published by XRK971 in the SS forum. This last amp is a rare design from me; it is a Class A of quite unusual high efficiency (43%) and it does 39W into 8R. The sound quality of this amp is peerless, up there with my Maya.

I would like to offer my best wishes to all Aspen customers from past, present and future; and suggest that we will all get through it. It's serious, but with intense quarantine and isolation we will flatten the J curve and quickly contain the contagion.

And finally - buy an Aspen module, and put it in a box for your wonderful enjoyment through the next six months!

Ciao,

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Old 23rd March 2020, 01:28 AM   #2
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Could the above qualify for what 'Private Eye' refers to as 'Desperate Marketing'!

Here's part of a tweet highlighted in the current issue of the satirical magazine: "Help yourself today by self-isolating in comfort with a fresh new mattress from Mattress Man."
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Old 23rd March 2020, 04:14 AM   #3
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Dear Hugh,
Yesterday Indian Prime minister called for self curfew. social media helped a lot in knowing the seriousness of the virus issue. all Indians cooperated well by staying at home from 7 am to 9 pm. Indian government locked down 80 districts until march 31. it may get extended depending on the number of infected case . in my place pondicherry section 144 imposed.

Hugh and all aspen family members...Better stay at home and enjoy music .
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Old 23rd March 2020, 06:13 AM   #4
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Could the above qualify for what 'Private Eye' refers to as 'Desperate Marketing'!
Quite right, if a little acerbic, Sir!

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Old 23rd March 2020, 06:16 AM   #5
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Hi Raj,

Yes, the entire world is alerted to this virus, but the good thing is that a highly infective virus is subjected to fast mutation, so this might well spend itself quite quickly.

Thank you for your best wishes; and I return the very same to you and your family. Mostly the virus attacks the elderly, so you should all be fine, but the children seem to be highly infectious so we need to avoid kissing babies!

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Could the above qualify for what 'Private Eye' refers to as 'Desperate Marketing'!

Here's part of a tweet highlighted in the current issue of the satirical magazine: "Help yourself today by self-isolating in comfort with a fresh new mattress from Mattress Man."
All's fair in love and war and business
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Old 23rd March 2020, 06:58 AM   #7
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Como'n, this is a commercial part of the forum... guys...

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Yes, but I find the click bait thread title a little distasteful, hence my comment, BTW, it is a "thing"
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Yes, but I find the click bait thread title a little distasteful, hence my comment, BTW, it is a "thing"
You should be ashamed of yourself. You have never posted in the AKSA forum ever before. This is not BT or Black Hole.
May you fly away.
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You should be ashamed of yourself.
Don't be silly, if he wasn't in any doubt about the appropriateness why say this?:
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