Craig Sawyers

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Craig Sawyers last won the day on January 9

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About Craig Sawyers

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 03/02/1956

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    Oxford UK


  • Location
    Oxford UK
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  • Hobbies
    Copious squared
  • Headphones
    Stax Lamdas, SR007Mk2 DT990, K701, Etymotic FR4P
  • Headphone Amps
    KG Triode, Dyna-something, KG BH, T2 clone completed and sounding stunning
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    Tent Labs CD, Accuphase T-101 tuner, Metrum Octave DAC (breathed on), Logitech Transporter, Tortuga Audio LDR passive pre
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    Old Audio Research pre/power, Linkwitz LX521

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  1. Even his link doesn't work - haha
  2. Try a man-bag, then the size of the wallet is irrelevant. Started using these thirty-odd years ago when I got fed up ruining business suits stuffing all sorts of shit in the pockets, and seeing how relaxed the Europeans were with man-bags. Bought the current one in a market in Calais. Mine houses wallet, phone, calculator (still a tech-nerd), business cards, Oyster card, loose change, and odd shit like scissors earplugs ibuprofen etc. The other, larger alternative is generically called a Messenger bag, and you can also stuff an ipad or laptop in those too.
  3. Latest episode has a comedian called Ross Noble. He comes from Cramlington - 10 miles from where I come from (Ryton on Tyne). The accent you hear is a rather softened local dialect called Geordie. Which is basically my accent too. If he had spoken in broad Geordie (in other words not softened) you would not have been able to understand much. Except perhaps Birgir - Icelandic has the same Scandanavian roots as Geordie.
  4. Happy birthday!
  5. The photo of the guys says it all.
  6. Missed last night's ep - but will catch up today. Matt LeBlanc is a first rate, top drawer anchor for the show. All shuddering memories of the ginger one are fading from the memory like a bad dream.
  7. This is only going to end in one way, and the faster the better
  8. Condolences and RIP GG
  9. Beer barrel urinal and cistern in Church Inn, Ludlow Herefordshire
  10. That wouldn't happen to be an April Fool? If it isn't, WFT?
  11. Wow. ^This.
  12. Happy birthday!
  13. I wired my T2, and made the umbilicals using teflon coated wire from Navships - and that is a good number of years ago. So the colours are different - not a problem provided you have enough colours to be unambiguous when wiring up.
  14. Nah - he totally British. Which makes the whole, clearly expensive, exercise so very, very strange. It would have been kind of OK in a hot country - but in a country where you can get all four seasons in one day?
  15. So the guy next door has been on a major project. The previous owner has put in wooden decking and a fish pond, which I thought looked kind of nice. Current guy didn't like it, so he hired a company of knuckle draggers to take that out and put "something" in instead. I need to take a photo of the edifice and post it. It is basically a built-in double barbecue. This is truly in the brutalist style - it is like an angular horseshoe that you can stand behind, but big enough that two or three can get behind there, and so seriously built could double as a nuclear shelter. One barbecue is I think gas powered (well, there was copper pipe going on at one point), and I think the other is charcoal. Where the decking was he has paved in off-white slabs, which are also on the top surface of the barbecue horseshoe. The outfit he got to do all this started in October, and have just finished. I swear you could build a whole house in that time. The problem is that this is in the UK - where it is cold and rainy more often than not. Last year we managed a total of three barbecues in our kettle because that was the only coincidence of (a) decent enough weather on the day (b) a weekend and (c) enough certainly of good weather to buy the meat. We planned to barbecue several more times, and ended up cooking inside on the hob. So I have absolutely no idea why the guy has spent so much money on something that will hardly ever be used. I look forward to seeing it used in anger, but I'm not holding my breath.