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by JR.
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Document
Topic: Phono Preamps
Replies: 48
Views: 67695

Re: Phono Preamps

In case I haven't mentioned it recently, back in the early '80s after I published the P-10 kit article, some puke approached me for royalty payments because he managed to convince the patent examiners that a balanced input phono preamp was novel. :roll: :roll: I ordered a copy of the patent wrapper ...
by JR.
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: how green is my shack?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: how green is my shack?

The elementary school a few hundred yards from me had geothermal wells installed in 2010. I would be interested in talking with the building engineer responsible for the geothermal plant to see how its working out. Ground sourced heat pumps are very effective even up north where air source heat pum...
by JR.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: The Great Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: The Great Replacement

Haven't heard much from our favorite anarchists (occupy, et al) lately.

Kind of like when you can't hear the kids making noise its time to worry they may be up to something. :roll:

JR
by JR.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: The Great Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: The Great Replacement

I just finished reading another book "The madness of Crowds" by Murray and it was an eye opener... He inspected various aspects of the sundry major groups of grievance seekers in modern culture. He even goes as far as to suggest that movement leaders have bad intent, trying to destabilize and tear d...
by JR.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: how green is my shack?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: how green is my shack?

My most recent electric bill showed 2/3 the energy consumption of the same month one year ago... This is a better payback than summer months, with the extra benefit that house is heated 24x7 not just in the daytime. === I have half considered getting a heat pump based clothes dryer when my current d...
by JR.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1106
Views: 393515

Re: Entropy

Wrong thread diameter.... I would have fallen in that trap. Pipe threads are tricky. Not only diameter and pitch matters. I got aware recently of conical threads. On 1"1/2 firehoses. After the fact it seems logical but it was news to me.... This explains some (probably most) of the difficulty I hav...
by JR.
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1106
Views: 393515

Re: Entropy

Now almost 2 weeks later my sump pump is still out of service (and crawl space still flooded). Today the second discharge hose adapter fitting arrived and it was the wrong size... I clearly ordered a 1.25" diameter fitting, but they sent me a 1.5" diameter fitting. arghhhh This is probably $0.20 wo...
by JR.
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1106
Views: 393515

Re: Entropy

Right now the states are competing to do the dumbest sh__.... NY recently released dangerous criminals without bail and they just repeated the same crimes... :oops: The pendulum seems to have swung a little too far toward leniency. JR It's a deliberate engineered collapse. I don't assume bad intent...
by JR.
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1106
Views: 393515

Re: Entropy

Right now the states are competing to do the dumbest sh__.... NY recently released dangerous criminals without bail and they just repeated the same crimes... :oops:

The pendulum seems to have swung a little too far toward leniency.

JR
by JR.
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1106
Views: 393515

Re: Entropy

For anyone who has a package stolen this should make you smile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxhDk-hwuo His other videos are good, esp the servo assist dartboard. I'm inspired by this video. If I sent a package from myself to myself and setup the Fedex driver for theft then I would have standing...