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Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by magiccabbage, May 14, 2015.
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  1. paul2qute
    On a different note, adrenaline rush for me is listening to Dave and M scaler in a demo room....how mad is that fella taking that plane and doing loop the loops with it talk about having ball's,apparently he survived the crash and now is flying for the Red arrows
  2. doraymon
    Thanks, I'm "quite" relieved...
  3. miketlse
    When you live overseas, you learn to discuss the many similarities and absurdities of language, with your friends and colleagues.
    It makes me aware, that what I thought I communicated, was not the message that was received.
    Yes the brits are less reserved, but much of 'learning english as a foreign language' is still based on 'queens english' which is perhaps not so appropriate nowadays.
    Language everywhere evolves, and so should all of us who try and communicate on a global platform like head-fi.
    Yes it is frustrating to read posters describing the mundane as 'amazing', but us brits can at least try and fight a losing rearguard action. :relaxed::relaxed:
  4. paul2qute
    Can you speak French?I've got French running through my veins, Bordeaux, 4 bottles,need to change my profile name to Focal,4 bottles of Bordeaux and even the Focal Utopia headphones sounds pretty good
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  5. miketlse
    I find the speaking french in real time the hardest part.
    I can listen to colleagues speaking french, and get the gist of what they are saying.
    I get asked to translate papers from french to english for engineering conferences, with the help of google translate, I can instinctively tell which sections are wrong, and need me to reword.
    The last challenge remains speaking french in real time.
    As ever, recognising what one is weakest at, is the first step to trying to improve. :slight_smile:
  6. paul2qute
    So that's a no then.Not only are we reserved but ignorant too..expect everyone to speak English.I use to go on holiday to France with my mum and dad in the caravan, dad one night practiced for hours what to say next day in real time to a woman, it was fluent what he said I swear, well she went off on one like dad was fluent it was comical, all he said was oui oui, came back and I asked him how it went, he said I haven't got a clue.But that's the difference between my dad and me, I won't go to France because I can't speak the language but my dad didn't have a care in the world he would let nothing stop him
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  7. miketlse
    Remember that only a few hundred years ago, after the Norman conquest, 90% of the legal and upper class language in England was French.
    The lower classes spoke anglo saxon (mainly german and danish).
    Many of the English words, have their roots in French words.
    Understanding that, is the first step to understanding our common heritage, when discussing language with european colleagues.
  8. miketlse
    Once we accept that we (france and england) have more that binds us, than separates us, we have a good start point.
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  9. paul2qute
    Just googled it mate 1099 so more than a few hundred years ago but interesting stuff, I lived in Singapore for 2 and a half years and they all speak English as the common language, they have different dialects so they speak English to communicate, that's was in 1981,really interesting stuff
  10. musickid
    For the material scientists i have two solid granite slabs which i bought from argos cheaply and they fit the dimensions of the mscaler/hugo2 which i have ordered. Is granite a good base for hifi delicates as i know alot of the specialist companies sell them at extortionist prices. The slabs seem cool to the touch and this is my only reservation any help please? mk
  11. paul2qute
    Don't listen to me mate I know nothing but audiophile hi-fi rack is the best I've heard to date,Rob watts has designed his creations to be pretty much immune to outside interference so I would of thought as long as its level I wouldn't worry, but if you look at the chord racks they tilt the chord forward
  12. musickid
    cheers paul
  13. paul2qute
    All I would say is don't stack them on top of each other, can't understand why chord show pics of them stacked, put them on different shelves
  14. musickid
    I think the stacked h2/scaler pic was taken whilst flying high.
  15. paul2qute
    No I mean the hugo TT 2 stacked with the m scaler and Toby amp looks awful
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