Thad E Ginathom
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Thad E Ginathom

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Just curiosity: what's the portable record player seen behind Colbert on The Late Show? May 6, 2021 at 10:54 AM

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    1. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Just curiosity: what's the portable record player seen behind Colbert on The Late Show?
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        It's not a Crosley?
        May 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I have no idea what it isn't, which is why I asked! :)

        I'll google that and look. Thanks
        May 6, 2021 at 3:32 PM
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... ... ... Looks like that is what it is. Google says I could even get one from Amazon.in.

        It also seems to say that it looks a heap better than it sounds.

        But, as I said, just curious. No plans to return to playing LPs. Deck in cupboard if I ever do have.
        May 6, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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    2. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      If I was a witch's hat, sitting on her head like a paraffin stove...
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'd fly away and be a bat, across the air, I would rove.

        Looks like I'm starting one of those Incredible String Band phases of my life.
        Apr 9, 2021
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Makes a change from the Dead, eh? The String Band are another group who got under my skin.

        (Wearing black cherries for rings)
        Apr 10, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Gently tender falls the rain...
        Apr 11, 2021
    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Surrealistic Pillow!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can it be that I didn't listen to this album many times fifty years ago?

        Anyway, we lost touch with each other, and I only recognised two of the songs.

        What a wonderful album! :)
        Mar 23, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Still sounds fresh today.
        Mar 23, 2021
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    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Computer dead. It's getting heart/lung/brain transplant next week
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Ouch. A MB failure is never good.
        Mar 20, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Quite the leap, but yeah 10 years seems a damned good run for a motherboard from what I can tell; it's usually the PSUs that last so long, no?

        Either way hope the new machine works well!
        Mar 20, 2021
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I am on my second PSU. And the case and PSU have been kept, along with hard disks etc. Just the guts transplanted.

        It's giving me some problems making everything work with Linux, especially setting up a new ssd as a boot device. Won't work. Fine... does everything so much faster, including booting, even from an hdd. So I'll just use the ssd for pics.

        On the whole, it is *very* nice!
        Mar 21, 2021
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    5. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      Get off my digital lawn you young whippersnapper, you with your electric guitars and rock-n-roll music!!!!
      Wow, didn't realize you were approaching nearly seven decades!! Congratulations for making it this far; keep that bastard C-19 away from you.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        lol... and thanks :)

        Things are getting easier with covid in my part of the world, but I still believe in being careful.

        You take care too!
        Feb 23, 2021
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        How old must one be to join the Super Best Old Farts Audio Club (SBOFAC)? Good health and cheer to you both.
        Feb 24, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Ask @Claud --- he's recruiting!
        Feb 24, 2021
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    6. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Adventures with new (to me) Television Technology...
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        There has to be a higher-fi answer to this, but although I'm willing to pay more than $15, I'm not willing to pay actual-hifi prices.

        There is an hdmi -> hdmi+audio-out box that is still fairly inexpensive, and might butcher sound less than cheap bluetooth. But would the firestick work if not plugged directly into the monitor?
        Jan 22, 2021
      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I would expect so. It sounds like the box under consideration is just used to split audio off of the signal. As long as it's HDMI compliant, it'll provide power to the stick, and I'd expect the audio to be Y'd between the audio out and also sent upstream HDMI to the monitor.

        Usually monitors have software choices to turn on/off the internal speakers.
        Jan 22, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        My monitor does not have any speakers. Oh... it has an audio out, which seems to do what an hdmi splitter does. I stuck earbuds in the socket: it sounded awful. It would also be cumbersome cable-wise, but then, so would the hdmi splitter.

        My monitor is on an Ergotron arm (wonderful) but the cable space is jam-packed.
        Jan 22, 2021
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    7. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Got a TV for the first time in years. Thinking about bluetooth/portable 'phones....
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      2. Abhishek Chowdhary
        Abhishek Chowdhary
        SQ wise Sennheiser are very decent even surprising for a BT unit. Issues are with quite low volume and subpar pads stitching. While the volume wasn't a concern to me, the stitch threads came off within 2 months of use. But this was for a 4.40 and 450 looks almost the same
        Jan 20, 2021
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Abhishek Chowdhary I'd describe the inexpensive RHA earbuds I'm using now for bedtime etc as being low-volume, but it is enough for me: maybe the volume would be ok.

        Hardly high-end, but... these are still too expensive for lousy build (stitch) quality, though. Did you make a warranty claim?
        Jan 20, 2021
      4. Abhishek Chowdhary
        Abhishek Chowdhary
        Didn't bother with warranty claims, gave the 4.4 in family. Bought a philips taph850bk, horrible in every sense. Heavy, creaky , massive bass boost , torturing treble. Glowing reviews though :)
        Jan 23, 2021
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    8. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Went into Cyclone preparation mode. In the end it didn't hit here although we did get great rainfall. Will set up computer again tomorrow
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      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Sounds like a best-case scenario to me!
        Nov 26, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I think it was @Lyander who said that nobody wishes a cyclone on others, but we can't help hoping it will go somewhere else. Yes, all well here. And elsewhere: more damage to crops, I think, although the I understand it ripped the electricity supply out of the city it hit to the extent that they are going to rebuild it.
        Nov 27, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... Which is going to take a couple of weeks. But then they'll have underground cables. We had quite a few hours (but not days) of power cut, with our trusty generator running our powerful pump to keep the garden empty and the house safe.

        There's more weather systems on the way
        Nov 27, 2020
    9. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I'd rather have a Grateful Dead lyrics book than the I Ching. Should I cross the great water?
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Glad I got that sorted out. Thanks, GD!
        Oct 23, 2020
      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        Haha, that one (I Ching) I want to read. Nice bender for the BWC locial brain.
        Oct 23, 2020
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      5. Wilson
        Wilson
        "All the years combine
        They melt into a dream"
        Oct 23, 2020
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    10. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      After a long session of browsing and reading Grateful Dead lyrics, I'm amazed to note how often they sang about rain!
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Exactly. So many Dead snippets embedded in my consciousness.

        And unlike some, they age well too. Every decade it becomes a longer, stranger trip, and I have /never/ thought "what a corny line."
        Oct 12, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        And Wind. And water. And rivers...
        Oct 24, 2020
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      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Ripple :) Let there be songs to fill the air!
        Oct 24, 2020
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      Thad E Ginathom
      "An abundance of caution..." I hate that phrase. WTF can't people just say "being very careful."
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Out of an abundance of caution, everybody in the world should stop what they are doing, right now. Just in case.
        Oct 2, 2020
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Is it perhaps the collective noun, and nobody told me? Like a mumuration of starlings? An abundance of caution.
        Oct 3, 2020
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    12. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      The sedge has withered from the lake, And no birds sing.
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Today, I shall mostly be alone and palely loitering.
        Sep 23, 2020
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I usually google lyrics or quotes before posting, else I'll be making silly mistakes and... I think I've been misquoting this one, for years, as "sage!"
        Sep 23, 2020
    13. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Mother's Warning:
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... So it looks like a few mothers have given this sage warning!

        I nearly came here with the question: "What album cover?" But I battled on, brain cells and google, and arrived at the source of my memory: The *booklet* with the album Sunfighter by Jefferson Starship.

        https://www.musicaememoria.com/sunfighter_booklet.htm
        Sep 19, 2020
    14. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      There must be an easy way of changing earbud tips? This is what I did...
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm not an in-ear man, but I wanted something with a mic to use for phone calls, which I have never had before. Maybe occasional music use, but that kind of listening was really for my commuting days....
        Aug 26, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...Two or three years back, got RHA recommendation here, for low-budget buy. Bought for wife. She's broken the wires, but now got MA390 Universal for this purpose for me. Wow, never realised they are made in Scotland: I got myself some more Brit-fi!

        Do I like them? Not that much. They are very clear, with good highs and not too much bass, but the mids/vocal are a little rough at the edges. Will do the job.
        Aug 26, 2020
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Correction. Not made in Scotland, but it is a Scottish company. The earbuds are made in the usual place.

        And... How do you guys handle this problem?
        Aug 27, 2020
    15. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I was just wondering... Does Dangerous Minds still exit? ...
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Havn't clicked on that bookmark for a very long time.

        Yes! It does! Dangerousminds.net. Always something interesting about music, life. And stuff. Stuff to make a person think...
        Aug 20, 2020
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I was reading an article about Bobby Gentry, thus the nudge to listen to Ode to Billie Joe. Article was actually more about the song Fancy, which I hadn't heard before.
        Aug 21, 2020
    16. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      "sounds like raw anus" --- @Hands. Wow :)
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I cross referenced Hands with "anus" to find the post in question. I was not surprised to see 3 posts
        Aug 18, 2020
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Different things? Three things that we should avoid then.

        Oh, and... one for the "ratings" thread :)
        Aug 18, 2020
    17. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I love software that comes with humour...
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Would be even funnier if they just posted the questions, with no answers.
        Less helpful though...
        Jul 21, 2020
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      4. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Yes, this called innovation. Keynote 2021. And we are bringing back low travel keyboards. Magic + with less travel.
        Jul 21, 2020
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        Thad E Ginathom
        Jul 21, 2020
    18. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I shan’t be doing any jokes about French eggs. An oeuf is an oeuf.
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Proper French scrambled eggs should be the consistency of dog slobber, and utterly delicious.
        Jul 10, 2020
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Ou est la poule? On a volé ses oeufs! Ah non...
        Jul 11, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Don't be silly: voles don't lay eggs!
        Jul 11, 2020
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    19. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Never in my life imagined that I could enjoy music like this...
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Jul 3, 2020
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    20. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      The idea was to have some music playing while I read some news articles. That didn't last long...
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Cspirou, I used to be like that. Somehow, the internet spoilt me.

        But sometimes, there's a woman with a ukulele...
        Jun 26, 2020
      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I thought you were listening to the Benny Hill theme while reading news articles.
        Jun 26, 2020
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Curious that you should come up with that name from the past. I never liked him!
        Jun 26, 2020
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    Birthday:
    Jul 4, 1952 (Age: 68)
    Location:
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    Occupation:
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