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  1. Video sigh... ol' XP... seems like only last week I was...

    sigh... ol' XP... seems like only last week I was still usin' XP... oh, wait a minute...


    ;-)

    I do recall the titular knoll... but I don't think I ever had it as a desktop background.
  2. I/we love the Brandywine... up here in New...

    I/we love the Brandywine... up here in New England, the weather's not really hot enough to grow great tomatoes, but the Brandywines give me some semblance of the intense flavor I grew up with with...
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    Thanks - just wondering how much that impacts the...

    Thanks - just wondering how much that impacts the calculated resonant frequency and other parameters of the cabinet -- presumably not much, but then again, most aren't linearly related to volume (as...
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    This is a serious question :-P Does adding the...

    This is a serious question :-P

    Does adding the additional volume (i.e., the huge caps and additional layer of stuff, if I am interpreting the photos correctly) to the XOs have any substantial...
  5. I think (FWIW) TurboTax is fine as long as one...

    I think (FWIW) TurboTax is fine as long as one basically has a clue about the tax code and regulations pertaining thereto. Fortunately, Mrs. H does -- she does our taxes, which are fairly complex,...
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    Springtime in New England... ...

    Springtime in New England...

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/13893765935_a5cc933b5a_b.jpgDSC_9113 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    ... is an oxymoron.
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    The D4 has a serious hubba-hubba factor! :-) ...

    The D4 has a serious hubba-hubba factor! :-)

    Nice photographs, too.

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UvQPNwX8trE/UnafwxkGBcI/AAAAAAAAJ9o/Aj8z0QtP6k4/s800/DSC_0005s.jpg

    ... not a D4 ;-)
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    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?159...

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?159880-Nothing-to-see-here-move-along-)

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/13537362053_0f4029fe66_b.jpg
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    Were I you, I wouldn't admit that just anywhere!...

    Were I you, I wouldn't admit that just anywhere! ;-)
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    pretty little. Flikr, at least, lets one...

    pretty little.

    Flikr, at least, lets one decide what size to insert - from mild to wild :-)

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/9598891997_cb427c3552_s.jpgDSC_5663 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    ...
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    32 - I was doin' pretty badly (or is that "pretty...

    32 - I was doin' pretty badly (or is that "pretty well"?) 'til I hit those 'vinyl' questions...
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    :-) That, too, is excellent advice (from a pro,...

    :-) That, too, is excellent advice (from a pro, no less -- i.e., not that it needs my endorsement).

    My son's D200 was bought used, and my D5000 was a factory refurb.
    Heck, KEH was selling...
  13. The better one understands the 'science', the...

    The better one understands the 'science', the more - shall we say - critically may one evaluate the value of hifi products such as cable elevators, interconnects with batteries in 'em, quantum...
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    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/10420519555_91...

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/10420519555_91fbcbd51e_b.jpgSE84B in the dark by mhardy6647, on Flickr



    Well put! It is exactly so. We're a Nikon household, and I'll tell you why -- I...
  15. Impedance is a property of alternating current...

    Impedance is a property of alternating current (AC) circuits. Audio waveforms (music) are AC. Like resistance, impedance obeys Ohm's Law; that's why the units of impedance and resistance are the...
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    I've seen this device... that can capture...

    I've seen this device... that can capture radiation... right out of the air... and turn it into music. Astonishing. I think they call it... radio.

    :-P
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    I was being facetious -- us old guys struggle...

    I was being facetious -- us old guys struggle with new-fangled hifi concepts such as AVRs, transistors, 8 track tapes...
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    What's an "AVR"? ;-)

    What's an "AVR"? ;-)
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    FWIW, here is das Ding an sich from a Lafayette...

    FWIW, here is das Ding an sich from a Lafayette Radio Electronics (LRE) catalog, ca. 1969.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/13788754903_877d312855_o.jpghk530etal by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    ......
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    Sure -- well, it should be, at any rate! :-) ...

    Sure -- well, it should be, at any rate! :-)

    Use its tape out jacks to feed any line level input (TUNER, AUX, CD player, TAPE PLAY, etc.) on a preamp, integrated amp, or receiver. Just to be on...
  21. My current peeve is with folks (on media...

    My current peeve is with folks (on media interviews) responding to an interviewer's question by starting with the word "Sure." -- and then answering.

    That particular affectation really bugs me...
  22. I am an inveterate mumbler - I don't pronounce...

    I am an inveterate mumbler - I don't pronounce much of anything when I speak :-P
    (I do try to practice good diction when I give a presentation, though)

    That said, I appreciate both precise speech...
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    I have found it best to keep an open mind and...

    I have found it best to keep an open mind and open ears and to listen to a new-to-me pair of speakers whenever the opportunity presents itself... it is interesting to read folks' opinions about...
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    ;-) I re-surrounded a similar pair (I think...

    ;-)

    I re-surrounded a similar pair (I think they were 333s) for a one-time co-worker back in MA some years back. Iwas pretty favorably impressed with the results.
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    That generation of KLH speakers was actually...

    That generation of KLH speakers was actually pretty good - some of them (perhaps the 331, too) have the same Peerless silk dome tweeter originally used by Polk Audio in the original "Monitor Series"...
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