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Everything posted by GregWormald

  1. I do like Nicholas Roeg, and I haven't seen this film in almost 47 years. I don't remember much so must be time to watch it again.
  2. That's not unusual at all. Many people visualise when talking to arrange their thoughts and a good proportion of them do the visualisation so well that they literally are unconscious about what their eyes are taking in. When talking to someone in the car the passenger may pay enough attention to the road to moderate their conversation when the driver's attention is needed elsewhere. The driver also knows that they can respond at a later time or get the passenger to repeat if they've missed something. Even so, people do have accidents when distracted by passengers, or by daydreaming, or when just thinking about something other than driving. Those who think that they can multi-task actually can't--the brain doesn't work that way, it just switches between tasks and both tasks get less than optimum attention. Stay safe people. Focus on the driving while driving. 100km/hr is just a tad under 28 metres every second; thats a lot of distance to get into trouble.
  3. I've tried most of the fancy ingredients and nearly all make great meatballs or meat loaf or just the patties; but for burgers in rolls I'm with Tubularbells on the plain but with the addition of garlic powder sprinkled on the outside. One thing that stops the patties from getting thick in the middle or becoming cup shaped is to press a dent in the centre with a thumb.
  4. Try the one built into the Opera browser.
  5. I used swimming pool filter sand to the top in metal stands and noticed (maybe placebo effect) a small difference that I called positive.
  6. The Americans (and some others) seem wedded to the proposal that "bigger is better" and this affects their society in some strange ways--in addition to car design. (I lived next door to them for almost 25 years!)
  7. ๐Ÿ˜€ As Colin Chapman said--"add lightness."
  8. This video is HILARIOUS. Burn your tyres to nothing in no time flat--and slow to boot.๐Ÿคฃ Also slides all over in the corners--HA! My base model Boxster does 0-100 in 4.2!๐Ÿ˜„and corners at 1G without sliding.
  9. In Adelaide I found a guy who specialises in print consumables and is very free with his help and advice. He actually recommended the printer manufacturer cartridges due to my very low print volume. He doesn't sell them.
  10. Yes, weight is really important in sports cars. Duh! That's how Porsche gets the performance--aluminium panels etc.
  11. I'm in favour of sending the donations to whomever takes nothing for themselves.
  12. I have no experience except with the stock version in my Boxster. The consensus on the 718 forum is that the Burmester is very good--much better than the Bose (as if that's surprising). Apparently it can be bettered with a custom system, but then there's very little that can't.
  13. I saw a clip from this on the Tube and thought it might be 'interesting'. I looked it up on Rotten Tomatoes. Very mediocre reviews--both professional and consumer--but one said it had a feel like it might be a cult movie down the track. So I thought "OK, I can always just leave it early and watch something else." It's about a phobic 'stoner' and his semi-hopeless girl friend; and then it turns into something else. Comedy, thriller, and ????. It's not great but I found it to be a lot of fun. Careful, it has some gory violence. Boy, sometimes I have weird tastes.๐Ÿ˜
  14. Yup--this. I have had great service from Internode for years. BTW--tell Telstra you want your money back because of their failure to deliver.
  15. I fired up the Kamado and did a slew of chicken thighs. I marinated them in green curry paste, pork rub, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Nostimini and coconut milk. Yum, and quite hot!
  16. Or the same range with one-sixth the weight and size? That would sure go a long way to decreasing the environmental impact of EVs gross vehicle weight.
  17. An 'un-upgraded' Linn is still an excellent t/t, but a service/adjustment would be a good idea.
  18. I've started using https://start.duckduckgo.com/ and seem to get almost the same results as Google without them tracking me or stealing my information.
  19. You can't patent an idea/concept, only the specific iteration of it. E.g.--while Apple really conceived the phone/music player, there are now many "copies" of the idea.
  20. Trevor has been nothing but outstanding with my ME equipment and (a long time ago) modifying/upgrading my Marantz CD63.
  21. I've used both dealers and independents. The independents have always been specialists in that particular brand or even the specific models (Mazda rotaries). Some dealers are great, some are useless. Ask around, and then use your own experience as a guide.
  22. Great work; and they should sound excellent when fully refurbished! I bought a new pair of these sometime around 1970 and they were indeed superb for the time, and probably still very good when in good (or refurbished) condition. They were my introduction to quality sound. I took them to NZ with me and when I left I was able to sell them for the same price I paid--free listening for seven years! Yes, the cabinets need to be sealed--these were one of the early acoustic suspension speakers (this construction was invented by the founders of AR) and the speakers depend on the sealing to provide the required suspension spring/damping. Without the cabinet the speaker suspension is very floppy. The lack of ports also makes them quite flexible in their placement. (I still prefer acoustic suspension speakers and find the SGR CX4F-2 delightful.) BTW the ones I had did not have any beading around the front--so I would say the grill cloth was replaced earlier too. Please keep us up to date on how it all goes. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  23. Setting up an early Linn is basically quite simple. It's also fiddly and time consuming.๐Ÿ˜ฎ Ivor T was quite helpful when I wanted to do mine myself and kindly sent me a complete set-up manual, and the agent here was unable to improve what I'd done. Doing all nuts up TIGHT was a requirement to keep things stable.
  24. Forget all the fancy stuff.๐Ÿ˜€ Sit where the sound is best. Play. Reverse one speaker's connection. Play The connection that gives the best bass and musicality is (almost inevitably) 'in phase'. If you can't tell--don't worry, no damage will occur; and if you can't tell--it doesn't matter. Relax and enjoy.
  25. My sister and partner in Vancouver have been into 'trucks' for many years. Every time I visit there's never enough space in the cabin--someone is always stuck in the storage space behind some seats and the dog. The ride is bumpy and abrupt and the vehicles always seem to run out of steam going uphill as we tour the Rockies. I really can't figure it out. They say it's because they do a lot of camping, but I camped frequently years ago and just hitched a small trailer for the gear and then had a nice comfortable ride once settled in a camp; and for the rest of the year. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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