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I bought mine a used clavinova off fb marketplace for $75 ...

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: September 15, 2020, 03:59:58 PM »
if you like those guys check out deviantollam as well, a ton of practical physical security penetration testing information awaits

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: September 03, 2020, 09:49:47 PM »
buffa-cue sauce ... it is degen af, but I have some mixed up in the fridge for sure ... best on pork country style ribs

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Open Discussion / Re: Amp ohm mismatch
« on: August 27, 2020, 08:41:39 AM »
re: tube amps, it really depends on the technical specifications of the output transformer, the tubes, and how the amp was designed (bias, class, etc) ... if you've got an overengineered amp that isn't running on the ragged edge of exploding in class a-b you can run a reasonable impedance mismatch probably forever and you'd not really notice ... if you're running the tubes hot on an undersized output transformer in class a your mileage may greatly vary

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: August 20, 2020, 08:10:41 PM »
I don't know if a bierock (aka runza) is considered a meat pie but mustard is the cherry on the top  ... practically required

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: August 19, 2020, 08:27:52 PM »
I finally tracked back to the claims about bland American food ... I don't find that to be the case. Chain restaurants and prepackaged processed foods tend to be bland because their premise is based on mass appeal but American cuisine is actually pretty regional and usually anything but bland.

That said, we have absolutely ruined Chinese food in America and we're really working towards doing the same to Mexican food 

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: August 19, 2020, 08:15:52 PM »
I married into the deep south where mayo is a requirement in the household ... before, not so much. I developed preferences (blue plate or duke's) and I prefer McCormick's lime flavored mayo for elote which was about the only time I had mayo (as a condiment) before

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Open Discussion / Re: Looking for a Yorkshire Puppy
« on: August 16, 2020, 04:50:03 PM »
to expand on what benny said, the price has gone way up as well due to the whole supply/demand thing ... my inlaws are charging ridiculous prices for bichon frise, good while it lasts I suppose

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Open Discussion / Re: Cat barf extravaganza
« on: August 12, 2020, 06:34:19 AM »
I can't believe there isn't more enthusiasm about the guy talking backwards

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Open Discussion / Re: Mn3005 delay Mods
« on: August 10, 2020, 11:23:16 AM »
I believe the man-o-war also uses the 3101 (two of them, in fact)

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Open Discussion / Re: Mn3005 delay Mods
« on: August 09, 2020, 07:58:12 PM »
mn3101 pin 5 will accept direct oscillator input ... think the aquaboy and deluxe version have that chip ... but that's just a possibility, I haven't done the practical work to make that happen

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Open Discussion / Re: King of Tone High Gain Mod
« on: July 28, 2020, 05:39:05 PM »
I've always assumed it was a decision not to put an electrolytic in the signal path or source a large value film cap

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:02:08 PM »
Oh please ... our current guv ran on bedtime stories to a baby about building the wall ... as you might expect we’re doing poorly against COVID because we wanted those Memorial Day tourist dollars

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:31:26 AM »
I saw Hum back when they were a thing ... easily the loudest band I'd seen at the time. still think they're criminally underrated

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Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:17:10 PM »
ideally what we need is only enough people immune that the virus isn't pushed to mutate more rapidly (or more radically) to find new hosts ... in agriculture those anti-vaxxers or just people who do not have access to a vaccine would be considered "refuge" ... the rest of us would get some mileage out of being vaccinated, world keeps on spinning. tbh with the amount of people catching it more than once ever-increasing I'm wondering what an effective vaccine would even look like

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