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by Greg
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Microscope for cartridge diamond tips
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Microscope for cartridge diamond tips

I use a proper simple microscope as my loupe only shows if the tip is dirty or not. Dual used to make a splendid thing, with little turntable mount and illumination, so you could centre up the stylus assembly and then rotate it under the lens. Shame I couldn't take photos, as the best tips I saw ba...
by Greg
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Microscope for cartridge diamond tips
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Microscope for cartridge diamond tips

Stereoscopic microscopes even second hand look expensive to me unless you have a further need beyond cartridge inspection. Unless you have a mate with one or a link into an organisation such as your local university, surely there must be companies out there that offer a simple service for payment.
by Greg
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Streaming advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Streaming advice please

Hmm, I subscribe (or rather, I bought a lifetime membership when it was cheap) to Roon which presently accesses Tidal or Qobuz. I don’t like Tidal because its high res is all MQA which for my ears, doesn’t work. In contrast, Qobuz doesn’t use MQA and high res is simply a detailed flac file. There is...
by Greg
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Car Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Car Tyres

Recently had a pair of Michelin Crossclimate tyres fitted to the wife’s car, not cheap but boy they are good, quiet and loads of grip in the wet. I was impressed enough to get a pair fitted to the front of my car, both cars are front wheel drive, better than the Hankook and Continental tyres they r...
by Greg
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Car Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Car Tyres

I’ve just checked my previous preference. https://www.f1autocentres.co.uk/car-tyres/buy-tyres-online Formula 1 are approximately £2.50 per tyre cheaper on my own preferred choice of tyre against Black Circles. Plenty of depots in your interested area. Price may vary according to your tyre of choice....
by Greg
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 882290

Re: Nothing In Particular

Just taken the second tablet so I'll see how things are in the morning. Not sure instantaneous results should be expected. They are not paracetamol! My understanding is the benefits will be realised after you’ve been taking them for several weeks which is typical for this sort of medication/dietary...
by Greg
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Car Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Car Tyres

Buy your tyres from Black Circle. Have them delivered to the fitter of your choice. Pay additionally for the fitting, but overall bill is likely to be the most competitive.

https://www.blackcircles.com/?gclid=Cjw ... kMQAvD_BwE
by Greg
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 882290

Re: Nothing In Particular

So how much Magnesium should we be taking? Loads of products available through your supermarket or online from Amazon. Many have different Magnesium doses. What is the recommended daily dose?
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1410

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

No So, if you do not have an egg allergy yet the vaccine makes you ill, that is quite unusual. Most people have no problem with it at all. The fact the illness impacted both you and your wife is even more unusual. Were you inoculated at the same time when you were afflicted this way? Makes me wonde...
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1410

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

Paul Barker wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:32 am
Because it’s always given me a horrendous illness that last much longer than the common cold I refuse it and feel much better all winter than when I’ve had it. Wife refuses it as well.
Are you both allergic to eggs?
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 882290

Re: Nothing In Particular

No f*cking sidewalk or walkways in the airports I use. Some, I have to walk for miles!
by Greg
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1410

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

Don’t be put off, Mark. I’m with you albeit I can’t evidence it, but sometimes personal speculative circumstance is good enough. I take Vit D supplement and also invested this year £10 in the Flu vaccine. To date, since the autumn and unusually, I’ve not had a cough, cold, sore throat or anything ot...
by Greg
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 882290

Re: Nothing In Particular

pre65 wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Our Ray and Greg could be on the edge of a nasty bit of weather at Christmas.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50892037
Not me, mate. I’m on a ten day holiday in the Canary Isles :D
by Greg
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Squeeze box down!
Replies: 32
Views: 1064

Re: Squeeze box down!

I can help you with WAD Schematics if you need them. Back in the day we used Ni-Cads which sounded good. Other types of battery are
not so good.
by Greg
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 882290

Re: Nothing In Particular

IslandPink wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Oooh, that's harsh !
More likely, just ‘living in the past’.