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Old 22nd March 2019, 09:26 PM   #14141
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And, they're off!
Good grief.

Maybe "Scoundrels & Scalawags" ( Scoundrels & Scalawags: 51 Stories of the Most Fascinating Characters of Hoax and Fraud by Reader's Digest Association ) should be required reading in middle school? Perhaps it would provide people with at least some tiny little bit of protection against the endless stream of cons they're going to encounter as adults.

I must run. Apparently there is an "action against my social security number for fraudulent activity", so I have to go call an unknown phone number and give a total stranger all my personal identification information now.


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Old 19th May 2019, 02:41 AM   #14142
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Good grief.

Maybe "Scoundrels & Scalawags" ( Scoundrels & Scalawags: 51 Stories of the Most Fascinating Characters of Hoax and Fraud by Reader's Digest Association ) should be required reading in middle school? Perhaps it would provide people with at least some tiny little bit of protection against the endless stream of cons they're going to encounter as adults.

I must run. Apparently there is an "action against my social security number for fraudulent activity", so I have to go call an unknown phone number and give a total stranger all my personal identification information now.


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Old 19th May 2019, 07:25 AM   #14143
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Looks like a comb filter.
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Old 19th May 2019, 07:08 PM   #14144
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Looks like a comb filter.
It's a bypass. 😁
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Old 15th July 2019, 03:25 PM   #14145
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I always wanted a Dual turntable when I was a kid, don't know why, I knew they were good, there was something about the way they looked. However I bought into the CD culture in 1985, a Memorex something or other for 250! A lot of money. Re the incredible amounts of money some people sink into their turntable, doesn't seem at all reasonable when you consider the intrinsic limitations of the media. A while ago I overheard a lady on the train, explaining to her granddaughter that grandpa had just bought a bamboo plinthe for his Linn Sondek, cost 1000 she said, and improved the sound, she was convinced as well, talk about faithful!
They actually cost an eye watering 1950, thats beyond insane
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I have a good friend who by coincidence is one of the UK best cabinet maker/antique furniture restorers and we discussed getting a few of these
and making an LP12 plinth. LAMPLIG Chopping board - bamboo - IKEA. He says I need two so thats 25 and he reckons he could make the plinth in 4 to 5 hours, his rate is roughly 40 an hour. So for between 185 to 225 I can have a brand new bamboo LP12 plinth and even at that price I am not in the least tempted
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Old 16th September 2019, 03:23 AM   #14146
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Old 19th September 2019, 11:52 PM   #14147
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Oh, good god...

"...The QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer addresses this problem by emitting a subtle field which manipulates all electromechanical resonances within its immediate proximity so that they vibrate in unison with each other..."

That site gives bacon a bad name.
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Old 20th September 2019, 01:19 AM   #14148
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Oh, good god...

"...The QPOINT Resonance Synchronizer addresses this problem by emitting a subtle field which manipulates all electromechanical resonances within its immediate proximity so that they vibrate in unison with each other..."


That site gives bacon a bad name.
I'm assuming Q is for quantum?
How come none of these outfits walk the Planck?
Maybe a warp mini field, to shorten signal paths...
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I'm assuming Q is for quantum?
How come none of these outfits walk the Planck?
Maybe a warp mini field, to shorten signal paths...
Word is that a secret government contract prevents them from retailing it at this time.
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Old 20th September 2019, 09:06 AM   #14150
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I borrowed one of these Geoclense units from a friend of a friend.
The intended purpose is to 'harmonise' the radiations from household wiring.
Turns out when plugged into dual wall socket supplying any audio gear the sound changes with marked (resonant) increase in bass.
Just sayin'.

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