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blakeyboy

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  1. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    Damn! I like enigmatic mysteries!!!!
  2. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    There must be some mechanical/metallurgical reason as to why the dots stay circular, but I have no idea what that is....
  3. blakeyboy

    More Pennies

    My dentist collects pennies. I'll ask him. (He'll probably use Fuji 9.)
  4. blakeyboy

    Charles Kennedy

    ......is this the new Laura Ashley collection?
  5. blakeyboy

    Charles Kennedy

    ...and you tell that to kids today....and they don't believe you......
  6. blakeyboy

    Charles Kennedy

    Correct. It's only briefing room 'A', as it's acronym shows. A briefing room. No more than that. Anyone party to a decision can hold a briefing if asked. I doesn't require the person at the top to be there at all. Incidentally, Dave, are you available still? My relationship with BT over the past 30 years requires Disaster Management. What a bunch of useless half-baked inept lying twats. The lies I have been told by BT over the years would fill a book. I bet you were glad to get out!
  7. blakeyboy

    Charles Kennedy

    I enjoy the way she attempts a pop at the privileged members of the cabinet etc. If you do too, have a look at her Wikipedia entry and get your head round who her family are/were..... Aha!! In my sister's house, she is genuinely only ever referred to as " 'Ol bendyface'"....
  8. Just a question that's been in the back of my mind for many many years..... If dusters weren't yellow with red edges, would they work? I mean, if you use a pice of cloth that's a different colour, is it a duster? And why?
  9. blakeyboy

    Dusters

    Oh I love coming up with Lockdown Busting Crap! Next week: nailbrushes.
  10. blakeyboy

    Dusters

    Ah yes, but is it a duster? Are you dusting? ( 'dust' being a strange verb- to put on dust, and also to remove it.....)
  11. Mother of God
  12. blakeyboy

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    I'm laughing at the thought of someone in Weymouth screaming as their auction finished, and the coin making 20 times what they had hoped....:-)
  13. blakeyboy

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    This one made me laugh - a good salesman! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333986955726?hash=item4dc32c81ce:g:2nwAAOSwhNtgkEGw
  14. blakeyboy

    An unlucky metal detectorist.......

    Nature over Nietzsche?
  15. blakeyboy

    An unlucky metal detectorist.......

    A clue to how he was likely to think is contained in the fact that he's called 'Shane'......:-)
  16. blakeyboy

    10kg Gold Coin

    Is it possible to call something a coin that hasn't been struck?
  17. NEVER a dimpled mug. EVER. 'Traditional' ? Invented just before WW11 to show off colour of new ales to promote them. A _ghastly_ way to drink beer. Always reminds me of the hideous Davenports adverts and Watneys keg.
  18. Just an idea, what with more time on hands etc. i've been going through my driver stock and wondering what to make next...
  19. yep! all of the above ( I think...at the limits of my physics) Small speakers particularly sound good these days, but boy you have to pump some power in. The contrast to this is all too apparent -I'm in the Marshall factory, and I can have my main 4-way active monitors on, and the four drivers on the two lower bands can't 400w peaks into them quite often- the whole system will draw 8 amps from the mains if I push it- yet if you stick 30w into an open backed light frame cab, containing a 12" speaker with, crucially, a small coil and magnet, so it's not over damped, the sound blows your head off!!!!!! I know that my monitors have huge headroom before clipping- my treble unit amplifiers will drive them at 310W rms before clipping etc etc, and a guitar amp is deliberately made to overload, but the difference in efficiency is stark. Ask Jerry about Quad ESL speakers!! After the ballon goes up I'm want to go to Herefordshire for a listen. Last pair I heard was 43 years ago, and I still remember the experience like it was yesterday....
  20. I saw this chart today- it explains a lot....:) It's from this article: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-five-universal-laws-of-human-stupidity?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB
  21. ...but you need more power when the speakers can handle it, but have to nowadays because people want smaller 'better' sounding speakers, which has made efficiency drop, so you need to give them more..... A good big 'un always beats a good little'un....
  22. Oh wow- really??? Oh that's useful. I never understood why the 66 was always preferred over the 88 by the hifi boys....just better specs? Or was the 88 pushed in power at the expense of something else?
  23. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Aaargh!
  24. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Great...a Hip Hop version of Basil Brush..... What next? Una Stubbs sings Led Zeppelin?
  25. blakeyboy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I know I've posted this before, but look at the state of mine.....
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