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  1. AndrewB

    Who eats ice cream by the pint (500ml)?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Wmcmanus Same thing for pizza. It would be nothing for me to order a large thin crust pepperoni pizza from Dominos along with an order of cinnamon sticks and eat it all in one sitting (even the cup of icing that comes with the cinnamon sticks). ...
  2. AndrewB

    Happy Birthday Wmcmanus!

    Hey Oldtimer, Happy Birthday
  3. AndrewB

    Beyer DT250 vs. DT150

    With the DT-250 you need to specify 80 ohm or 250 ohm. Switching between 80 and 250 using the same amp/source/material will yield a different experience, because of the different impedances presented to the amplifier. That said, I really like the presentation of the DT-250/80 when driven...
  4. AndrewB

    Hot Dogs. How do you eat them?

    other: cheese, sweet relish, toasted bun...yummm grilling season will soon be upon us
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    Getting Divorced

    Hi crewcheif, I feel your pain, and understand your relief. Having gotten out of a 15 year bad marriage, and winning custody of my son when he was 3 (he's 8 now). I am not a lawyer, but I have three pieces of advice for you: 1) get back to Ohio, don't let the law think you abandoned...
  6. AndrewB

    What is Home?

    home is: 127.0.01
  7. AndrewB

    Any anime series that you've been enjoying?

    Ghost Hunt...excellent goose-pimpy old school horror-supernatural anime
  8. AndrewB

    Grounding a guitar amp

    Start by replacing ALL the electrolytic capacitors. Be aware that the main power supply cap(s) may be isolated from ground on purpose, and need to stay that way.
  9. AndrewB

    Broken Tube *56k beware*

    always a sad sight Time to replace that tube
  10. AndrewB

    New Camelbak, remove plastic taste?

    Quote: Originally Posted by spacecoyote Just don't put Gatorade in it. Seeing as I am looking for a hydration system currenty, I've got to ask...Why Not?
  11. AndrewB

    good deal on Fluke 189?

    The NIST cert means that the meters calibration is traceable to National Standards. Nothing you really need to pay a premium for as a DIY user.
  12. AndrewB

    what are you drinking right now..

    Hot lemon and honey tea, homemade sore throat remedy
  13. AndrewB

    My business is taking off!

    Don't be afraid to turn away work....
  14. AndrewB

    My FireFox is running like #%^@!

    I'm having freezing issues. Though I'm running Ubuntu and Firefox2.0.0.3 So much for Windows and Mac :0
  15. AndrewB

    Headphones for electronic listening music..

    Personally, three recommendations: Beyerdynamics DT250-80 Grado SR-80 AudioTechnics ATH-M40 Found them all to be good
  16. AndrewB

    Revitalizing old rubber?

    The best way...replace it.
  17. AndrewB

    Quick review: ATH-ANC7 from Audio-Technica

    I have been interested in a noise canceling phones for a while. Seeing as I could grab these ATH-ANC7 Audio-Technica's for short change, and that I really like my ATH-M40's I decided to give these a go. Sources: Iriver H120 rockbox'd for FLAC and SHN specific play back Desktop PC Ubuntu...
  18. AndrewB

    Repairing Denon AVR-900 Receiver

    Quote: Originally Posted by infinitesymphony A few questions... What do you mean by "the output chips?" Ok, can you post a picture of the devices that are mounted to the heatsink? How to use a DMM Google is your friend! Buy a service manual when in doubt! I'm...
  19. AndrewB

    Repairing Denon AVR-900 Receiver

    Try unsoldering the output chips, so they are dis-connected. Replace the 6.3 A fuse (using a 6amp would be ok)(only use the slo-blow for diagnostics, replace with regular fuse once its fixed) and try powering up again. If it doesn't blow the fuse, then connect one output device at a time and...
  20. AndrewB

    Music, what is your guilty pleasure?

    :wince: Kate Bush
  21. AndrewB

    Psychedelic Reccommendations

    Any earlier Hawkwind: Space Ritual is classic Pink Floyd: other early work Paul Kantner : Blows against the Empire Frigid Pink Grateful Dead: check out a life time of free live music Farflung: Pretty neat. Architectural Metaphor: really neat local band Daevid allen Gong...
  22. AndrewB

    What is the first LP/CD you bought with your own $

    Pink Floyd- The Wall. brandy new the Tuesday it was released. forgot to mention that was on a double LP, not CD.
  23. AndrewB

    Self-Adhesive Standoffs

    Quote: That would be brilliant, thanks. Would have been, but the bags empty Mouser has them in stock.