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by jack
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1889
Views: 125157

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

I got no numbers as I neglected to turn on my GPS watch even though I charged it specially this morning 🤔 However, it was a 55 mile hilly loop with the San Fairy Ann intermediate group - averaging about 15 mph continuously with a cafe break halfway. I am completely destroyed. It's too soon after the...
by jack
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1889
Views: 125157

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Out with San Fairy Ann tomorrow for a 50 miler... First decent ride in two weeks as only just over 'flu. Hoping it'll be ok...
by jack
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10247
Views: 633177

Re: Nothing In Particular

Ray P wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:12 am
This is minute...
Ah! The old jokes are the best.

A man walks into a bar with a newt on his shoulder - the barman looks at it and says

"Unusual! What's it's name"?

"Tiny", the man replies.

"Why 'Tiny'"?

BECAUSE HE'S MY NEWT!

Ta Da!!!
by jack
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1889
Views: 125157

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

That's a sweet looking frame. Nice! Which hydraulic discs will you use? Can the frame/forks take them? Looks like the mount is there... I didn't ride this weekend due to the weather. Grim. Cold, grey, damp and with 35-45kmh wind. SWMBO convinced me that I'm still not right and that it'd be a bad pla...
by jack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: FS: Metcal MX500P-11 NIB + extras
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: FS: Metcal MX500P-11 NIB + extras

Converted it to a MX500-P-21 (the 230V version) and tested.

Have included 3 decent s/h bits. I will have a look around for others, but the ones I've included cover most things.
by jack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Eyesight...
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Eyesight...

Even though I have new bionic eyes that give me perfect long distance vision, I can see sod-all closer than about 100cm without reading glasses. This makes SMD assembly almost impossible - just very very hard. So, invested (not a lot) in an Andonstar ADSM302 digital microscope - they're on Banggood ...
by jack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Amazon basics....
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Amazon basics....

Id give the Amazon stuff a go - I've just replaced a load of extremely exotic cables (bi-wire Nordost "Super Flatline") with it and I think the cheap stuff sounds as good if not better. It's certainly a damn sight neater, sounds better, and the cats don't chew it... PS. I was given the Nordost stuff...
by jack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Amazon basics....
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Amazon basics....

Is this wise ? Copper coated aluminum magnesium Maybe. Maybe not. Sounds very good though... Seriously, it's known as CCAM and is very common in high quality RF cables, voice coil windings, power transmission etc. Standard stuff. About 10% - 15% Cu over an Al/Mg alloy core - about 2.5 x lighter tha...
by jack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Amazon basics....
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Amazon basics....

Just sorting out some cabling and thought I'd give the Amazon Basics range a try... AmazonBasics 14-Gauge Speaker... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01D5H8YNO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share Added some reasonable 4mm plugs... FosPower Banana Plugs 6 Pairs /... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06Y9129X1?ref=ppx_po...
by jack
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Welcome to Audio Talk
Replies: 62
Views: 29139

Re: Welcome to Audio Talk

CFdZWgiAj8I BTW, before you start looking for solutions to problems that don't exist, the site runs on a IONOS server and thats doing fine thanks. Exactly how does that work then? That was sarcasm based on your apparent suggestion that there was no physical hardware. I am fully aware of docker and ...
by jack
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Welcome to Audio Talk
Replies: 62
Views: 29139

Re: Welcome to Audio Talk

Makes you realise that running your own tin is an absolute edge condition these days. what on earth does this mean? :) It's becoming the exception, not the rule, to own your own server hardware (like Nick does). Most companies use virtual capacity in the cloud - the hardware that it ultimately runs...
by jack
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Welcome to Audio Talk
Replies: 62
Views: 29139

Re: Welcome to Audio Talk

You rent virtual capacity - you can change the configuration at any time. DO Droplets are essentially Docker containers - they are cheap, fast, flexible and trivial to manage - you can specify virtual databases & filestores too. Bandwidth & speed & excellent - I use pretty much the cheapest options ...
by jack
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Welcome to Audio Talk
Replies: 62
Views: 29139

Re: Welcome to Audio Talk

Ancient thread....

Have you ever considered moving from a dedicated server to a Digital Ocean Droplet or similar? (I use DO and SiteGround - way way better than GoDaddy or others I've used)

No physical hardware, very cheap and fast...

Just a thought....
by jack
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10247
Views: 633177

Re: Nothing In Particular

Ant wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Connie booth turned a bloke into that newt and he hasn't got better yet
She's a WITCH!
by jack
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10247
Views: 633177

Re: Nothing In Particular

First newt of Spring!

Found this little chappie looking rather confused in the the workshop just now... it's a "Smooth Newt" - very common, but still protected.
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