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    Re: What "Other" Hobbies Do You Enjoy?

    Another life long RC fan. Never tried slope soaring but thermals with sailplanes, I have. Mostly enjoy helicopters and airplanes as far as flying and am proficient with aerobatics, precision,...
  2. Re: Comparing Qobuz and Tidal, what are your experiences?

    In one word..... "Agreed"

    I ran Tidal for some years and then added Qobuz as it became available to us. No more Tidal for me...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    February 1963
    Recorded September 26, 1962
    Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

    Duke Ellington - Piano
    John Coltrane - Tenor (all but #3) and Soprano (#3) Saxophone
    Jimmy...
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    Re: Jay's Audio Journey

    Classic case of audio merry-go-round upgradetitis fueled by obsessive/compulsive desire to "experience" the best of the best. It is a fun game with no logical destination but the journey itself... As...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    Always a great listen.

    Released January 1963
    Recorded September 14, 1962
    Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    Kenny Burrell – guitar
    Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone (tracks 1,...
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    Re: Mysterious drones swarm US Destroyers

    60 Minutes has covered some strange stories before but nothing like this.

    The Pentagon is no longer denying they are "real"....

    Navy pilots describe encounters with UFOs Navy pilots describe...
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    Re: Mysterious drones swarm US Destroyers

    60 Minutes on CBS.

    Navy pilots recall “unsettling” 2004 UAP sighting

    Navy pilots recall ?unsettling? 2004 UAP sighting - YouTube
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    Re: Mysterious drones swarm US Destroyers

    Former Navy pilot says flight crews observed UFOs off Atlantic Coast "every day for at least a couple years"

    Next month, a government report is expected to be made public on sightings of...
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    Re: Economy and Finance Thread

    A bit of a detour while on the AI topic...


    While there are articles that claim there will be new jobs created with AI and automation (of course there will be but one needs to understand that AI...
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    Re: Economy and Finance Thread

    I'm familiar with that theory and Klaus Schwab. I'm familiar with the presentations. One does not need a crystal ball to see a future where the Fourth Industrial Revolution and largely displaced and...
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    Re: Economy and Finance Thread

    But the actual negative OIL prices in 2020 were something! Not that it was Trump's doing but the actual pandemic and the whole world reacting. The coordinated effort of world leaders shutting...
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    Re: Economy and Finance Thread

    Because the world always needs a scapegoat and a guy/gal to point the finger on. Human nature. In reality some things are a direct effect of policies and others not so much. They exist and manifest...
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    Re: Economy and Finance Thread

    That's not politics but the quote from the article saying that the current president received news that under his leadership, things are not going great as far as inflation and jobs... But we all...
  14. Re: In room, real-world measurements of my Harbeth 30.2s

    Measurements must be the scientist and the inner audiophile needing some confirmation? :P

    The Harbeth 30.2 are indeed very enjoyable speakers and I enjoy my pair daily as a music lover. Never...
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    Re: Economy and Finance Thread

    Good time to keep a very close eye on your portfolios. With the market valuations quite a bit outside the sane and reasonable level (my own opinion FWIW) if the FED refuses to do anything about the...
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    Jeff Bezos’s New Superyacht

    Jeff Bezos’s New Superyacht Heralds Roaring Market for Big Boats
    The triple-masted, 127-meter ship is likely to cost more than $500 million.

    “The market’s been roaring,” said Sam Tucker, head of...
  17. The Surprisingly Badass Life of the Inventor of the Saxophone

    "The saxophone has variously been described as everything from “the most moving and heart-gripping wind instrument” to the “Devil’s horn”. Rather fittingly then the instrument’s inventor, Adolphe...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    "At the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, Davis performed the song "'Round Midnight" as part of an all-star jam session, with the song's composer Thelonious Monk, along with Connie Kay and Percy Heath...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    Not a bad way to start the week.

    1961 recording of the quintet for the Moodsville label. Rudy Van Gelder recording.

    Coleman Hawkins - tenor saxophone
    Ronnell Bright - piano
    Kenny Burrell -...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    Amazing album. So much soul on this Riverside label recording. Chet playing trumpet with alto flautist Herbie Mann, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, pianist Bill Evans, guitarist Kenny Burrell,...
  21. Re: Does size matter? Capacitors - few big vs many smaller

    Krell KSA-50S. Look at that "testicular fortitude" for a 50w amp Class A amp. :D

    Solid-state stereo power amplifier. Specified output power: 50W into 8 ohms (17dBW), doubles with each halving of...
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    Mark Levinson legendary ML2 monoblocks. A 25w into 8 and 50w into 4 Class A amps. How much capacitance could it possibly need? Back in those days, nothing but the best would do. Sprague Nippon, very...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    A fantastic Sunday morning listen. Heck, every morning is better with Oscar Peterson and Ben Webster! :)

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51p1jcXvvsL.jpg
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    By the way, the big capacitors do take some time to charge, it is not an instantaneous process and one can clearly see that in this video on the voltmeter. One can also appreciate the instantaneous...
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    It's not a very simple question to answer. There are many factors involved and come into play. There are different types of capacitors and they can and do behave differently when it comes to ESR or...
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