Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
May 30, 2022 at 7:13 PM Post #93,841 of 100,628

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May 30, 2022 at 7:57 PM Post #93,842 of 100,628

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They are Wireworld Oasis 8's, and I do really like them so I'm intrigued by this idea, though the trick would be finding someone who can do it.
Naturally I can do it, but you would be in line behind an upgrade I am doing for Sir Cowen which could take forever! The man is trouble.🤪🤪
 
May 30, 2022 at 8:01 PM Post #93,843 of 100,628

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May 30, 2022 at 8:33 PM Post #93,844 of 100,628

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And get off my Lawn!
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Just kidding. But you are giving your general age away.
Yeah there are plenty of clues as to my generational age in that post, but as some understand, with age comes additional wisdom, which allows for a broader and deeper understanding of the phrase, 'Just because we CAN do something does that necessarily mean we SHOULD do something?'

And I do have an ipad, a cell phone, a computer, and a plethora of other super-zoopy tech gadgets and doo-dads so it's not like I'm a techno-phobe. But I also understand the strengths AND weaknesses of all of this techno-wonder and some of it does not bode well for our overall health and well being.

Just say'n is all.

JJ
 
May 30, 2022 at 8:58 PM Post #93,845 of 100,628

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That would be so cool! The SR71 is one of my all-time favorite aircraft. It looks like something out of a science-fiction movie even today.
I had a friend who was the head of engineering at Edwards, and one of only two women to fly in the SR-71. She once explained it to me. "I have a hundred hours more at Mach 3 than I ever expected".
 
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Nancy's favorite ride.

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(Castle Air Museum in Atwater, CA. Can recommend.)

Lurking here for over a year, and I can't believe that my first post on this thread will be something not Schiit related and not even on the Sine Wave.

There is a (I think anyway) neat story about this plane (which has carried multiple Presidents as Air Force one). I saw it go up for auction many years ago (the plane and a warehouse full of spares). I sent the listing to my father, who at the time was Head of Restoration at Castle and suggested they bid on it. The response was "we don't pay for planes." Anyway, the plane didn't sell, I pointed that out, and after some wheeling and dealing (with Castle promising to build a fully enclosed building for the plane eventually), they got the plane and it was flown in.

A fun note about the SR-71: It was delivered, parked out front, and locked--no way to open it and they were specifically told they would never be allowed to open it. That lasted less than a week -- a former SR-71 crew member stopped by, wanted to take a look, heard the story and opened the canopy. So, on open cockpit days, you can thank that nameless man for opening up a plane that was never to be opened.

And a note for any British folks: Castle has an AVRO Vulcan Bomber. From what I understand, in Britain you cannot see the inside of any of the Vulcans in museums. I heard this when my wife's uncle was visiting us. So, we brought him over to Castle, grabbed the keys, and went inside. A special treat. It is open on every open cockpit day, so if you happen to be in the area and want to take pictures you aren't allowed to take back home, feel free (note: This Vulcan was gifted to the USAF, so their rules apply).
 
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I use my iPhone as a cell phone about 1/4 of the time. The rest is using it as what it is: a small tablet computer.
I like to pretend that my infernal device is still primarily a communications device so
  • email
  • news
  • texts
  • calls
I've heard tell it can do more than that.
Waiting for the VR version that can project a 120" screen into my head before I use it for those other things.
 
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Lurking here for over a year, and I can't believe that my first post on this thread will be something not Schiit related and not even on the Sine Wave.

There is a (I think anyway) neat story about this plane (which has carried multiple Presidents as Air Force one). I saw it go up for auction many years ago (the plane and a warehouse full of spares). I sent the listing to my father, who at the time was Head of Restoration at Castle and suggested they bid on it. The response was "we don't pay for planes." Anyway, the plane didn't sell, I pointed that out, and after some wheeling and dealing (with Castle promising to build a fully enclosed building for the plane eventually), they got the plane and it was flown in.

A fun note about the SR-71: It was delivered, parked out front, and locked--no way to open it and they were specifically told they would never be allowed to open it. That lasted less than a week -- a former SR-71 crew member stopped by, wanted to take a look, heard the story and opened the canopy. So, on open cockpit days, you can thank that nameless man for opening up a plane that was never to be opened.

And a note for any British folks: Castle has an AVRO Vulcan Bomber. From what I understand, in Britain you cannot see the inside of any of the Vulcans in museums. I heard this when my wife's uncle was visiting us. So, we brought him over to Castle, grabbed the keys, and went inside. A special treat. It is open on every open cockpit day, so if you happen to be in the area and want to take pictures you aren't allowed to take back home, feel free (note: This Vulcan was gifted to the USAF, so their rules apply).
So a former Air Force One, an SR-71 and a Vulcan all in the same place? Now I just have to visit!
 
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So a former Air Force One, an SR-71 and a Vulcan all in the same place? Now I just have to visit!
I missed where this place is? LInk? Address? Transporter codes? Pls?
 
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So a former Air Force One, an SR-71 and a Vulcan all in the same place? Now I just have to visit!
Never heard of this place until this morning. Checking the website - they are 2 hours away from me, and actually had an open cockpit day TODAY!!!
I could not make it today, but plan on next open cockpit day (Oct. 8)...
 
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So a former Air Force One, an SR-71 and a Vulcan all in the same place? Now I just have to visit!
…and a B-25J, and a B-29, and a B-52, and a B-58, and a RB-36H, and a C-47, and a C-130A, and a MC-130 P, and an EC-121, and an F-15A, and an F-16A, and a T-38, and an EA-6B, and a literal Schiit-ton more.
 
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Naturally I can do it, but you would be in line behind an upgrade I am doing for Sir Cowen which could take forever! The man is trouble.🤪🤪
Well I'll cross that bridge when the amp is released and I have the need! And maybe with a less expensive cable!

Edit: I also wonder if blue jeans cables would make them. They seem to focus on custom stuff...
 
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Well I'll cross that bridge when the amp is released and I have the need! And maybe with a less expensive cable!

Edit: I also wonder if blue jeans cables would make them. They seem to focus on custom stuff...
They are an easy build, I am sure BJ could make them for you. I ran a company that did such work but in retirement I look to other projects. 😁

I just bought a wood turning lathe so I hope to experiment with making headphone stands soon.
 
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Lurking here for over a year, and I can't believe that my first post on this thread will be something not Schiit related and not even on the Sine Wave.

There is a (I think anyway) neat story about this plane (which has carried multiple Presidents as Air Force one). I saw it go up for auction many years ago (the plane and a warehouse full of spares). I sent the listing to my father, who at the time was Head of Restoration at Castle and suggested they bid on it. The response was "we don't pay for planes." Anyway, the plane didn't sell, I pointed that out, and after some wheeling and dealing (with Castle promising to build a fully enclosed building for the plane eventually), they got the plane and it was flown in.

A fun note about the SR-71: It was delivered, parked out front, and locked--no way to open it and they were specifically told they would never be allowed to open it. That lasted less than a week -- a former SR-71 crew member stopped by, wanted to take a look, heard the story and opened the canopy. So, on open cockpit days, you can thank that nameless man for opening up a plane that was never to be opened.

And a note for any British folks: Castle has an AVRO Vulcan Bomber. From what I understand, in Britain you cannot see the inside of any of the Vulcans in museums. I heard this when my wife's uncle was visiting us. So, we brought him over to Castle, grabbed the keys, and went inside. A special treat. It is open on every open cockpit day, so if you happen to be in the area and want to take pictures you aren't allowed to take back home, feel free (note: This Vulcan was gifted to the USAF, so their rules apply).
I grew up in Yorkshire, very close to a major V-bomber base - Finningley.

The UK was closer to the threat, and hence we had only a four minute warning. The Vulcans on alert were parked, literally, at the end of the runway and at the start of their watch the crew did all the checks, set switches etc. When there was an alert, there was a single switch on the undercarriage leg that started all the systems, ran up all four Olympus engines (an early version of the same engines in Concorde) whilst the crew strapped in and they rolled in a stream. They would do this at airshows at their home base once in a. while and it was truly amazing.

They ended up, after nuclear deterrence duties were transferred to subs, as a low level bomber and there is footage somewhere of a Vulcan - this thing has a 111 foot wingspan - stirring dust on the ground as it turns over the Red Flag desert. There is similar footage around (and crew interviews of similar events flying the Buccaneer - which WAS a low-level aircraft, again at Red Flag.

Roll forward 35 years, I'm flying ex-military jets on trips to the UK and my aero aircraft back home in CA. You could say I was and always have been, an aviation nut. My then wife went to England with her sister on a garden tour. Their lunch eating entertainment was to decide who in the restaurant was married and who were having affairs. Once couple they got chatting to (they were wrong, they were long married) provided a titbit that she thought would interest me when she got back. "This guy flys a Vulcan." "Nah", says I "there are no private Vulcans and certainly non flying." "Here's his card", and she laid it on the table to trump my lack of knowledge - supposedly aviation is my specialist subject.

Turns out Dr Robert Pleming worked for Cisco and visited the Silicon Valley HQ regularly. I emailed him and he confirmed that he (well the trust he formed) had Vulcan XH558 and they planned to return it to flight. He ended up at a July 4th BBQ at our house in Oakland with more Brits than Americans there and ran videos of the restoration and of 558 in flight before retirement. They did, eventually, achieve their goal and 558 flew for about 10 years. She is now preserved in a museum at Doncaster airport - what was, in my day, RAF Finningley, The RAF station my dad used to take me to as a kid.

Cheers
 
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Lurking here for over a year, and I can't believe that my first post on this thread will be something not Schiit related and not even on the Sine Wave.

There is a (I think anyway) neat story about this plane (which has carried multiple Presidents as Air Force one). I saw it go up for auction many years ago (the plane and a warehouse full of spares). I sent the listing to my father, who at the time was Head of Restoration at Castle and suggested they bid on it. The response was "we don't pay for planes." Anyway, the plane didn't sell, I pointed that out, and after some wheeling and dealing (with Castle promising to build a fully enclosed building for the plane eventually), they got the plane and it was flown in.

A fun note about the SR-71: It was delivered, parked out front, and locked--no way to open it and they were specifically told they would never be allowed to open it. That lasted less than a week -- a former SR-71 crew member stopped by, wanted to take a look, heard the story and opened the canopy. So, on open cockpit days, you can thank that nameless man for opening up a plane that was never to be opened.

And a note for any British folks: Castle has an AVRO Vulcan Bomber. From what I understand, in Britain you cannot see the inside of any of the Vulcans in museums. I heard this when my wife's uncle was visiting us. So, we brought him over to Castle, grabbed the keys, and went inside. A special treat. It is open on every open cockpit day, so if you happen to be in the area and want to take pictures you aren't allowed to take back home, feel free (note: This Vulcan was gifted to the USAF, so their rules apply).

I should have added that there is a Vulcan simulator that one can "fly" in the UK (https://www.virtual-aerospace.com/product/worlds-only-vulcan-bomber-flight-experience/). These can be fun I once had a crack at an F4 Phantom II sim and even though it was fixed base it was fun and had me sweating!

Cheers
 

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