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  1. #3681
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Had mine yesterday, feel like crap and I can hardly move my arm.
    sorry to here that Ali. hope your better tomorrow. which one did you get?
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “I like my whisky old and my women young.” – "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

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  2. #3682
    Join Date: Mar 2008

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    Cheers Grant, sure I’ll be fine in a day or two. At least you know it’s working lol.

    I got the Oxford one. She reckoned it would be about May for the second one.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

  3. #3683
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Yeah, sorry to hear that, mate. I'm sure you'll be fine soon. They're early up there doing your age group, eh!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  4. #3684
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Hi Dave,

    Hope you're well

    Quote Originally Posted by dave2010 View Post
    Indeed, and I was slightly apprehensive about having the jab myself, as I suspect I'd had bad reactions to previous flu vaccinations. This one was trivial - so trivial that I even wonder if it worked!
    Yeah, Grant's spot on and knows my feelings on the matter well enough (as outlined).

    This is the crux of the matter:

    Quote Originally Posted by dave2010
    The only agreement I have with anti-vaxxers is regarding compusion to do things if the people concerned have serious and justified concerns - such as they might have allergic reacations.
    Exactly...

    I'm so unused to being vaccinated for anything (don't even have the flu jab, and probably only had about 2 jabs in my life for anything), so I've got no history to point in the direction of any likely allergic reaction to the Covid one, so simply won't take the chance.

    My wife's already had Covid (tested positive and was hospitalised with it, now mostly recovered), and I didn't catch it, or at least not to my knowledge, despite having been with her 24/7 throughout. Therefore, I'm either asymptomatic or immune (certainly seemingly so from any serious adverse effects), so on that basis am happy to take my chances and let my immune system deal with it, if/when I should catch the virus - if indeed I haven't already done so!

    Your air pump for the car looks good, but I use nitrogen inflation for my tyres, so when necessary, gets topped up for FREE at my local ATS

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  5. #3685
    Join Date: Mar 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah, sorry to hear that, mate. I'm sure you'll be fine soon. They're early up there doing your age group, eh!

    Marco.
    Yeah seem to be getting through everyone pretty quickly mate.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

  6. #3686
    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Hope you're well
    Yes - thanks.

    Yeah, Grant's spot on and knows my feelings on the matter well enough (as outlined).

    ....

    I'm so unused to being vaccinated for anything (don't even have the flu jab, and probably only had about 2 jabs in my life for anything), so I've got no history to point in the direction of any likely allergic reaction to the Covid one, so simply won't take the chance.

    My wife's already had Covid (tested positive and was hospitalised with it, now mostly recovered), and I didn't catch it, or at least not to my knowledge, despite having been with her 24/7 throughout. Therefore, I'm either asymptomatic or immune (certainly seemingly so from any serious adverse effects), so on that basis am happy to take my chances and let my immune system deal with it, if/when I should catch the virus - if indeed I haven't already done so!
    We wondered if in fact we'd already had Covid as we had some moderate illness around last March. Mrs was really ill for one day - it's possible we did experience the virus, but managed to build up some immunity. On the other hand if we hadn't, then catching the nasty thing could have been really bad news.

    Sorry to hear about Del being hospitalised - that sounds quite serious. You don't really want to go there if you can avoid it. Glad things are now improving though.

    I know a few people who've had the disease - even very recently - and all the ones around our age or maybe ten years younger say it's really not fun, even though they are now recovering. FWIW - and it's your decision - I'd suggest you do go for the jab, but make sure the medics watch for an adverse reaction. If you are likely to, it'll probably be in the first 10-15 minutes or less. Have you ever had a bee sting, or found that eating any hot food (e.g. some spicy stuff) gives you a rash or breathing difficulties? That's the kind of thing to make sure you're covered for - so you'd need to be sure of the competence of the medics. Chances are they'd be OK. The medics do ask questions about previous reactions - and of course whether you are pregnant!

    I think most people who walk away afterwards aren't going to have a problem, though some may feel ill after a day or so. As I said already, for us this one was totally trivial - much better than the flu ones I've had.
    Dave

  7. #3687
    Join Date: Jul 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    I’m making a note of this tyre stuff as there will hopefully be an addition to the Beobloke garage once car sales places can open again. I was supposed to go and see it just after Christmas but then lockdown ruined the plans.
    Bugger. Just discovered that the garage selling my mystery car has a new arrival.

    Mystery car number 2 is pretty much identical to the car that I promised myself over 25 years ago when I first encountered one, whereas the mystery car number 1 I mentioned previously is a slightly different, more expensive and rarer model that I never even considered originally due to these factors.

    So do I want the cheaper one I’ve always lusted after, or the dearer, rarer, louder and probably much scarier one that I’ve been eyeing up since last autumn?

    Obviously, I shall use this conundrum as an excuse to try out both but, still, confusion reigns!
    Adam.

  8. #3688
    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Your air pump for the car looks good, but I use nitrogen inflation for my tyres, so when necessary, gets topped up for FREE at my local ATS
    Slight snag with the pump for the tyres. It runs off the ciggie lighter socket, and if the engine isn't running the battery might go flat. That's what happened to me, so I've had to charge the battery up again today.

    I thought there might be some mains ones, but most seem to be like this one. Hopefully not really a big deal, but merely a slight irritation and a temporary hiccup. At least the tyres are fairly solid now.
    The screw on fitting is quite good, though there is a problem getting it off fast enough so as not to lose too much air out of the tyres. This means that the tyres have to be pumped up more to allow for this to happen.

    Given the current somewhat constrained circumstances though, this seems to have been a good thing.
    Dave

  9. #3689
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Guess you could just run engine
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “I like my whisky old and my women young.” – "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #3690
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Yeah, when I used one I always ran the engine, but if the battery's in good condition and properly charged it should be a problem

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


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