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  1. 45 minutes ago, skullguise said:

    And does Dunhill like the Sennheiser's? 🙂

    Just a lovely kitty, looks a bit like one of my previous cats, Gryphon.  I really like tuxedo coloring.....

    As far as I know, he has never listened to them! Silver likes Bossa Nova, though. I like Tuxes, too: I've yet to meet one that wasn't a sweetheart. 

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  2. Dunhill sits here much more than I do. 


    On 2/6/2020 at 10:24 AM, shellylh said:

    Here are my kitties. They are about 6 months old - we got them in November. They are super loving.

    Those are special babies!

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  3. I have a 12.9 inch pro incoming.  I simply bought the recommended (by The Wirecutter) third party folio case for it, but I know I'll want to get a keyboard for it (my intention is to replace my MBP with the iPad Pro).  Does anybody who has one of these have a keyboard recommendation?  My current iPad is the first generation pro, and I hate the feel of the Apple Keyboard cover for it, and ended up using the Belkin QODE I used with my previous Air 2.

  4. 1 hour ago, jose said:

    Even so, what is the point of placing the amplifiers on top of the furniture? Only by weight and vibration immunity should they be on the ground.

    Maybe the other components are full of helium and the power amps are holding them down?

  5. Thank you!  This is my first foray into non-fiction, not including thesis papers.  It's hard work! Not that fiction isn't, too; there is a reason I never finished my "great American novel." :)

    Well, also, my "great American novel" wasn't very good.  So, there are two reasons why I never finished them.

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  6. I wrote 1.5 pages of my book on the philosophy of management.  I have now written four pages.  Not bad for three days! It's about treating people in your organization like people, and encouraging their growth and development in order to grow and develop whatever it is you are managing. 

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  7. 28 minutes ago, Craig Sawyers said:

    Needs some carpets and soft furnishings. Just sayin.

    Oh, that room badly needs some sort of damping, but I love that staircase, and the art.  And that console table. 

    4 minutes ago, jose said:

    I like that equipment, but with these speakers adding a subwoofer is stupid. The bass must be totally out of control.

    Sometimes you want things to be a little out of control. :)

  8. My girlfriend flies in to Cincinnati on Friday.  I am thinking of making a batch of this when she is here, then taking it with me when I visit her in NC for my birthday.  I have a decent cooler for my car, and then we can also drink whatever bourbon and rum is left over from the production (and Al's recipe is indeed the definitive version, and thank you for having made this thread, again).  

    Goddammit Matt.

  9. 2 hours ago, Aura said:

    i skipped a nog batch last year and really need to get cracking if i'm going to have anything this year... i'm thinking a half batch with 7 yolks and half the amount of booze. also need to do both brandy and rum this time, i skipped on rum last batch and felt like it was missing some depth.

    ~5 weeks is a bit short on mellowing it out but would be good enough.

    It will be tasty (and I definitely think rum is the real base of the nog).  Anyway: I don't necessarily agree with Kenzi Lopez-Alt on a lot of things, but he seemed to think that fresh nog is fine!

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  10. I do think the UG wears extremely well.  I have it on a period 20x14 Spiedel lizard strap and a UG gold-plated buckle. That strap has had the better part of a century to outgas, and it don't cause me issues. The watch keeps terrible time, but that is to be expected from a Unisonic, even right after service.  There is a reason quartz became the electric standard. This would be an incredibly charming watch even if it didn't have my dad's name and social security number engraved on the back, but I'd hate to have had to have timed that 14 second burn on Apollo 13 (which was actually done with a 1675 GMT Master, not a Speedy) with it.IMG_1389.thumb.jpeg.17ef15fa2d4eb8a5d6de114799ac64c5.jpeg

  11. I'm planning on putting together this year's batch together tomorrow.  I didn't actually get to drink any of last year's batch, but that was a weird time in my life (I still made the batch, regardless!).

  12. 5 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

    Id wear it but only if the wool is part of the strap and not just a pillow. Although if not I guess I could have the wife sew it together.. 

    Should offend nicely. Just like my neon pink lifting shoes. 

    That is definitely a shearling Bund strap.

  13. 1 hour ago, HiWire said:

    Apple announced the new noise-canceling AirPods Pro yesterday.

    Looks like their Beats investment is going to start paying off soon. The 4.5-hour battery life is too short for my liking, but it well sell well regardless.

    My AirPods currently last about two hours, so this is gonna be a perfect.  They are my most used tech that isn't a phone or computer.

  14. I think it's a very strange looking watch, myself.  I think it may just be the relatively wide bracelet. The details are all as you would expect from an ALS, but I'm not sure why I would buy this over, say, a train, which I could also afford.


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  15. Me timing black beans this morning for soup later. Chronographs are useful!


    On 10/20/2019 at 11:23 PM, SeaWolf said:

    I fully understand and take no offense.

    I've never done well expressing my self in written English. It always loses nuance. 

    Oh, no worries, and you do great!  I was making a joke about making a joke.

  16. 2 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

    Unlikely, my last resort is always jewelry.

    Don't feel bad for her, like I'm spending money she wouldn't. 

    I have one vice, watches, she might complain a bit but she is an enabler since 50% of my collection are gifts from her.

    Oh and I'm pretty so I have that going for me..

    I was just making a joke.  Pretty does help, though.

  17. 7 hours ago, Voltron said:

    Looking forward to this series. I've never read Watchmen but kind of want to. The movie pretty much sucked and I don't even remember what happened so I'm close to a blank slate for the series.

    The movie more or less was what happened in the comics, but the movie was bad and the comics are really, really good. Sometimes it's not the circuit, it's the implementation, I guess. Keep in mind that Alan Moore hasn't had a good idea in about 30 years, and it's a series very much of its time.

    As for me, Damon Lindelof is a total fucking hack, and I won't let him waste another second of the time I have left on this earth, if I can help it.  I'd rather watch a show written by my cats, and the script for it would just be the word "treats" written over and over.  At least that would have a reasonable ending, what with the cats finally getting treats.  That is a far superior ending to anything Lindelolf has ever written.*

    *I haven't seen The Leftovers, but I have read the book.  No thanks.

    Having said all of that, Al, if you are interested in the comics, the art by Dave Gibbons (pencils and inks, and I believe also the lettering) and John Higgins (colors), is a masterclass. And it's Moore at his best, and his best was very good (it's more than thirty years old :).)

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