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by jack
Fri May 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 596
Views: 21417

Re: Remember These?

It's called "engineering" - it's what differentiates us from scientists and theoreticians.

I have some suitable ferrets (sic) that I can bring along if you want...
by jack
Thu May 23, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19
Replies: 91
Views: 2574

Re: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19

Just a word of warning - It's not advisable to have three people called "Nick" in the same room at the same time.
by jack
Tue May 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston '19 what are you bringing
Replies: 114
Views: 2007

Re: Owston '19 what are you bringing

Small point! Small speakers get lost in that room, what with a) the room size, and b) all the noisy drunken gits talking all the time... I could bring a RPi-based WiFi Vortexbox system wot I built with a couple of IQaudIO-based clients to drive other people's speakers directly or via their amp... (P...
by jack
Tue May 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston '19 what are you bringing
Replies: 114
Views: 2007

Re: Owston '19 what are you bringing

Yep that’s pretty much it. There’s plenty tables so everyone just sets up at a free table, then once we are all ready we go round the room listening to each system in turn, three tracks on each. After that it’s pretty much a free for all, folk like to try their stuff with other folk’s gear. Beer ge...
by jack
Mon May 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19
Replies: 91
Views: 2574

Re: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19

Aye, and it's acid rain unall. ;-). I'll be passing the station in Donny so can pick you up on the way if you like. I'm really going to try to bring something this time so you might have to balance a large PS on your knees, or an H frame baffle or something :lol:. If possible, that'd be awesome! I ...
by jack
Sat May 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1980
Views: 135169

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Went out with #2 son who is 25, therefore under half my age...

Short 52 km at a reasonable speed with not a lot of climbing - about 1000ft

Average BPM was 121 with a high of 165.
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by jack
Fri May 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 1614
Views: 217546

Re: A little light humour

Seeing as I'm having to travel North of Sevenoaks:

https://nick.desmith.net/Shack/VID-20190517-WA0003.mp4
by jack
Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10393
Views: 655752

Re: Nothing In Particular

One of our lads' friends who they used to play rugby with, has just got his first international cap... playing for Ghana against the Ivory Coast...

See if you can spot him in the team photo...
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by jack
Sun May 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1980
Views: 135169

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Good efforts all round. I'm continuing with the hill walks at the moment. Stuck at around 1 1/2 to 2 hrs currently, ticking over. Had some nice views. One good day, last Monday. Friend of mine from work is doing the Fred Whitton challenge today in the Lakes. Hope he survives ! - good weather for it...
by jack
Sun May 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 1980
Views: 135169

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

72 km (45 miles) today in cold, windy (from the NE) & wet conditions. 2,500 ft of climbing - short sharp hills. Started in Maidstone, had lunch near Faversham at the Brogdale national apple, plum & cherry collection (v. nice café), before cycling back. Very pretty ride but very cold (as low as 7C) a...
by jack
Thu May 09, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston '19 what are you bringing
Replies: 114
Views: 2007

Re: Owston '19 what are you bringing

the tree in the forest But which one? A forest suggests more than one tree. Not so. When does a forest stop being a forest - reducto and absurdum suggests that if you remove trees, each time you remove a tree you still have a forest. There are over 800 definitions of what constitutes a "forest". Wi...
by jack
Wed May 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 432
Views: 30171

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Should you wish to try a rewind, I have a "MoReCo Morris Improved Coilwinder" which you are welcome to borrow. I could bring it to Owston ..

I've used it to rewind the output transformers of various vintage radios etc...
by jack
Wed May 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 432
Views: 30171

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

You could always rewind it....
by jack
Wed May 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston '19 what are you bringing
Replies: 114
Views: 2007

Re: Owston '19 what are you bringing

FWIW, I used to be part of the UK Tesla Coil and General High Voltage Nastiness group. We regularly did stuff that would be considered very dangerous by untrained or unfamiliar folk... We all had to sign a disclaimer, accepting responsibility for what we were doing and agreeing that by being part of...
by jack
Wed May 08, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19
Replies: 91
Views: 2574

Re: Attendees Owston 1/2 June 19

Aye, and it's acid rain unall. ;-). I'll be passing the station in Donny so can pick you up on the way if you like. I'm really going to try to bring something this time so you might have to balance a large PS on your knees, or an H frame baffle or something :lol:. If possible, that'd be awesome! I ...