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by billshurv
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1029
Views: 373362

Re: Entropy

The Passat used not only security torx but 5 point not 6. So I now have multiple sets of torx and can get most things apart. Nintendo DS used to be a sod to get into and have a full dissection kit for those from when the kids all had them. You jogged my memory. Our hoover burned out the plastic bear...
by billshurv
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1029
Views: 373362

Re: Entropy

Today's fix was the motorised head on a cordless dyson. Now whilst I generally find sir James a smug prick I needed a lightweight vac after wife had had her first C-section as the Numatic was too heavy for her to carry up the stairs and this was on special. It's good for a quick once over each day (...
by billshurv
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1029
Views: 373362

Re: Entropy

I am glad I don't have to wear white gloves to operate a computer!
by billshurv
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1029
Views: 373362

Re: Entropy

It's always been said not to power up a fridge for 48 hours after moving it in UK. Not sure how the modern invertor ones are different, other than the odd noises they make. I kind of miss the wobbly rattle of the old fridge.
by billshurv
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1029
Views: 373362

Re: Entropy

Cistern is the bit that holds the flush full of water. We have what is called a 'close coupled' unit where the cistern is directly placed on the bowl with (I assume) an o-ring to seal. And yup. 30 year old steel bike frame with BB that has been there at least 15 years. It'll need some grunt to remov...
by billshurv
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1029
Views: 373362

Re: Entropy

Troubles, it would appear come in 4s for me. Bottom bracket on bike has failed and the toilet cistern has started leaking. I haven't had to remove cranks off a bike in 20 years. Can I remember where the special tool is? No chance :( . Steel bike so I doubt the BB will come out without a fight either...
by billshurv
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Miking the Royal Albert hall
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Miking the Royal Albert hall

You are right the workload needs lots of extra hands. I had always wondered why there were so many microphones up there when I have been to concerts and good to know they are not just spot miking to death. In recent years they also have been doing some experimental binaural recordings. Last years we...
by billshurv
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Miking the Royal Albert hall
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Miking the Royal Albert hall

Listening to the last night of the proms tonight and found this interesting article on how the BBC mic up the hall for the season

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/bbc-proms

I found it interesting that that have different mix vans for TV and radio.
by billshurv
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

If the setup is for listening enjoyment then anything goes. Whatever you like best is best. If you are going for accuracy then without access to the source file or tape there is no objective way to judge anything. Never said it didn't was just stating my preference. However I would argue that "ther...
by billshurv
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1029
Views: 373362

Re: Entropy

amazingly the HDMI inputs are holding. Children are happy.