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    I like how Dave talked himself into the Saxonia, thereby also necessitating the purchase of a Grand Seiko. This is how it's done!
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    Have decided to sub whisky in for wine occasionally for both variety and carb-reduction purposes. Thought I'd start at Cluster A and work my way through. What's the most characteristic Macallan please?
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    Happy Birthday, Grahame!

    Happy Birthday! It ain't nothing but a G thang!
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    The analog thread.

    OK to have one for non-specific vinyl discussions? Vinyl relevant links on Head-Case http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4450-hagerman-bugle-dl-103-revisited.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/do-yourself/3931-pass-pearl-pcbs-related-parts.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/6471-linear-tracking-tone-arms-experience.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3070-zyx-bloom-best-bargain-mc-under-5-000-a.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/5684-mc-phono-stage-review-rogue-stealth-vs-benz-lukaschek-pp-1-t8.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/audio-accessories/5193-what-do-i-need-terms-vinyl-accessories.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3174-sony-ps-x800-vinyl-cheap-easy.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/do-yourself/4629-custom-turntable-build.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4538-demagetizing-vinyl.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4423-benefit-lomc-vs-homc.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3183-cinemag-suts.html
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    Speaker Porn

    I admit it -- though primarily a headphone guy I enjoy drooling over pictures of beautiful speakers. For the artistry, for the engineering, for the lulz. I would enjoy seeing particularly striking examples you may happen to come across. These really struck me today. New Vienna Acoustics Klimt series. Concentric midrange/tweeter units adjustable for tilt and toe-in. Murata supertweeters. Eton spider-cone woofers. 22Hz - 100kHz. The black one makes me think of Barad-d
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    The (Round) Football Thread

    Refuse to use the S word. Know we have some fans of the true religion, however misguided because they don't support Chelsea. Open for memes and banter!
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    The (Round) Football Thread

    Chelsea not playing very well recently, but every now and then ... WTF is this ball from David Luis? And the take and finish by Pedro while being mauled by a defender twice his size. Redonkulous. https://streamable.com/82f64
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    Onwards and upwards!
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    My wife has a 35mm Saxonia and, anecdotally, it is the only watch she regularly gets asked about, as in: "What is that? That's beautiful!" Calatrava, AP -- no one cares.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Simplisafe doorbells have an anti-lick coating. Just saying.
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    Drink more wine, it's cardioprotective. Dave, sorry not a fan of either. Can't remember what you already have in your collection but at $9K or so there are others that I would rather own.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Seconded! WTF Reks -- anything we can do?
  13. Love that they're still doing exactly what they've always done. Sort of naturally follows from earlier works?
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    ^^^ I saw that, and have many questions.
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    RIP some fuck or another

    Late to this one but, yeah, they don't tell them like this anymore (for various reasons).
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    Happy Birthday looser101!

    Happy birthday!
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    Happy Birthday, Knuckledragger!

    Happy Birthday!
  18. There doesn't seem to be one specifically for general chitchat that I could see? Doubtless will be heavily shoveled-upon if in error in this matter. Anyway, nice update of the 13" Macbook -- now Pro -- today I thought. $100 price cut and FireWire makes a comeback, adds LED backlit display, support for 8GB of RAM, and the new uber-permabattery (OK, not unmixed blessing). Also thought $30 for Snow Leopard upgrade was pretty fair. Leaner, faster and (allegedly) fixed fucking finder would be well worth that to me.