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1  General Category / General Discussion / interview with his friend Alice Cooper on: August 14, 2017, 09:49:50 PM

Just so sad his slipping into darkness.............
2  General Category / General Discussion / new pastime and/or hobby.... on: August 10, 2017, 10:46:06 PM
I can't remember if it was our friend Tod or Jim that sent the image that inspired me to do my part. Someone needs to make sure our friends get the support they need to recover. So with that in mind here is my first effort at helping them get through their ordeal. You must be logged in to see the image. Clicking on image makes it bigger, at least on my box.

3  General Category / General Discussion / Glen Campbell on: August 08, 2017, 10:23:15 PM

The second one is awesome.
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Helen"s pictures published! on: August 06, 2017, 06:41:39 PM
There's another. Hampton Preston Mansion..............they credited to someone else but fixed it.  When I was the Maint. Super.  I worked for the "Richland County Historic Preservation Commision". "Historic Columbia" was a rival of ours and they always wanted "our" property. We Had the Robert Mills House, Hampton Preston Mansion, Woodrow Wilson's Boyhood Home and the Mann-Simons Cottage.

RCHPC was later dissolved and Historic Columbia "won the battle". We NEVER called Hampton Preston a "house" it was a Mansion and the real treasures were in the basement.....

The Houses were (when I was there)  decorated with real artifacts and set up to be "period appropriate" and what they looked like when they were in "their prime".
5  General Category / General Discussion / Helen"s pictures published! on: August 05, 2017, 09:14:49 AM
SC picture project by SCIWAY............

In another life I was the Maint. Supervisor for the Historic Commision and the Mills house was one of 4 that I took care of.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The "review" Truth for trade! on: July 29, 2017, 10:19:08 PM
Hey John, I think that is the fair price. It is, after all, a used unit and it is in the old style case. Hard to believe it was delivered right at 2 years ago!  If I sold it I'd want about what the toy cost and I'd never buy the toy!

Deal has been made and it's gone, I think.

7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The "review" Truth for trade! on: July 29, 2017, 12:06:22 PM
Hey Steve, it came back for me to "do some things" (top secret). These changes were made based on the Ultimate but do not include the x-formers. Since it was in the original case and was not up to "the current standard" it was just easier to build another with the "changes". All that I have ever built could incorporate these changes assuming they are worthwhile. Time will tell.

The new one does not have gain, that was not the intent and the circuit is identical to them all.

Keep in mind, there is no guarantee of a future review but the possibility exists. We'll see but one thing is for sure, it will not be anytime soon.

Hope this helps!
8  General Category / General Discussion / The "review" Truth for trade! on: July 28, 2017, 12:08:38 AM
Well, as many of you know, I love toys. The less useful the better. With that in mind..............  The Truth that Arthur reviewed has come back to me (it's all good, trust me Smiley ) and I was going to sell it but I realized I'd like a toy more than the money. Helen on the other hand is going to kill me but it is what it is. The review Truth has 4 inputs and 2 outputs and remote. It is the old case.

Here's what I want.....  from here, so I can return it if it really sucks!

Soooooo.....if anyone would like to own the review Truth shoot me e-mail and get me one on the way Smiley

Thanks !
9  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: The Ultimate Truth lives............ on: July 18, 2017, 09:19:28 PM
Hey Tphile, well sort of. The experiment was a success from my point of view but in the end the gain was not without compromise. The xformers were never supposed to improve anything, as you know. Their purpose was simply to add 6-8 db of gain on one input without affecting the sound in any way regardless of cost. The experiment was not a complete failure but The Truth is so over the top that any compromise is just that. The whole effort is to have guys with not enough gain from their phono stage which they may love not to have to replace it for one with more gain to be able to know The Truth. Going after the one part of the market not open to me..............guys with not enough gain from ether the digital source or their phono. They were "audible". Just barely but they were not "invisible". That was the goal, so in that respect it was a "not good enough attempt". Would I be happy with them? Hell yea but they were not mine and I do not need them......I just want them Smiley

I'd say that I'd be happy with the result of the added gain if I needed it but since I have the Transcendent Phono Stage with 54 db of gain it's a real non issue.

So, the idea is not dead but there is more work to do..............doubling the cost of The Truth for 6-8 db on one input and having ANY compromise in sound is not acceptable.

So, still working on it and there are a lot of ways to skin a cat!

Hope this helps.

10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Synthetic lubricant on: July 18, 2017, 08:57:11 PM
Steve, Henry, yep 10-30 weight synthetic motor oil. Guy at VPI told me to use that so I did. I doubt any of this matters. If it's running on an oil film it's probably just fine.
11  General Category / Politics and Religion / President Trump kicking ass............. on: July 06, 2017, 07:39:39 PM
12  General Category / General Discussion / Happy Independence Day on: July 04, 2017, 08:34:49 AM
Helen Sid and I (me?) wish you all a Happy Independence Day.


13  General Category / Politics and Religion / Stephen Hawing has lost his F*ing mind on: July 03, 2017, 07:19:37 PM
I really am at a loss for words.....President Trump is going to turn Earth into Venus with his policies, apparently, according to this (maybe once was) "genius" ......Hawking has lost his F*ing mind. He must not be aware of China and their "contributions to climate change",  it's all President Trumps' fault obviously.

What a fucking overthinking, over educated idiot. Leave the Earth ?........His drugs must be good, really good. By withdrawing from a "treaty" that actually could do nothing but drain wealth from the USA President Trump is somehow going to cause destruction of the Earth. What morons believe this?

President Trump recently took the controversial steps of withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement – a move which Professor Hawking says could destroy Earth.

Professor Hawking then reiterated his claims if the human race is to survive we will need to leave Earth and colonise another planet – most likely Mars.

Sooooooo........since we are not going to give a bunch of money to people that can do nothing to stop the natural cyclic climate of the Earth and that will destroy it ( not giving money)  we must move to another planet? Got it. Makes perfect sense "professor". Please tell us how to build that 6 billion person spaceship. Oh...shit I forgot...only the chosen will be able to be saved. Just enough of the "elite" to continue the "human race".

Seems much easier to just adapt to VERY SLOWLY changing climate like mankind has done since we first walked this earth. OTOH that damn pesky sea level raising a couple inches in a couple decades  or centuries might take us by surprise, I guess.

It is so sad that so many buy into this "America is at fault", " Climate change" and "we can save the planet BS". It has made even once "smart" people like Hawking sound like fools.

****EDIT...check out the comments.....apparently Venus could never have been like Earth......from the article "Venus, the second closest planet to the sun, was once Earth-like.
But a build-up of greenhouse gasses in its atmosphere turned the planet into a boiling celestial body with temperatures of 250 degrees celsius and wind speeds of up to 100 metres per second"

Complete explained in the comments.

14  General Category / General Discussion / Don Garber has died............ on: June 20, 2017, 10:19:11 PM
Don has passed. I am very sad to hear this. Don was responsible for getting me started when he took the first pair of Horns to Art Dudley. Had he not done that this forum would not even exist.

He was a good guy.
15  General Category / Politics and Religion / bad news for the "climate change" believers..... on: June 10, 2017, 03:19:16 PM
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