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  1. #261
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    I think most people would struggle with the 86th floor, I know I would.

    When on holiday, if our hotel balcony is more than say 70-80 ft, I need a minute to get used to it and check the integrity of the balcony rail and fittings.

    Mrs. P is a lot better than me, but then she's done bungee and parachute jumps. And she still thinks it's funny that I screamed like a girl when we went on a bungee catapult Although I maintain it wasn't the height, it was the feeling that my guts were dropping out my arse.

    The more I think about it the less I like heights after all.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    torrential rain here, had to go out in it to the shop as run out of food. Got soaked. It's blowing a gale too.
    Strange concept that. running out of food... Do you mean that there wasn't anything left at all in the house you could eat, or rather there wasn't anything in that you fancied eating?

    We've got two fridges and a freezer full of food, not to mention a 'larder' filled with tins and jars of all sorts (soup, etc). plus tons of dried foods, such as pasta and rice, plus fresh veg, so to completely run out of food would take several months!

    Don't you keep any stocks in reserve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    I think most people would struggle with the 86th floor, I know I would.

    When on holiday, if our hotel balcony is more than say 70-80 ft, I need a minute to get used to it and check the integrity of the balcony rail and fittings.
    86th floor? Lol.... You're going to the wrong hotels! Don't think I've ever stayed in a hotel with more than half a dozen floors, as I much prefer small family-run places to 'stack-em-high' soulless skyscrapers in package holiday resorts, if indeed that's what you're referring to?

    So if you're not too keen on heights, avoid the above and stay in smaller hotels with more character - simples!

    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.

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    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.


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  6. #266
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    86th floor? Lol.... You're going to the wrong hotels! Don't think I've ever stayed in a hotel with more than half a dozen floors, as I much prefer small family-run places to 'stack-em-high' soulless skyscrapers in package holiday resorts, if indeed that's what you're referring to?

    So if you're not too keen on heights, avoid the above and stay in smaller hotels with more character - simples!

    Marco.
    Too excited about your two fridges to pay any attention to the preceding posts - I was replying to Macca's post about the 86th floor of the Empire State building, but you weren't going to let that get in the way of your telling me I might be doing holidays wrong
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

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    Lol... 'Tis true, I just jumped in for a giggle, read the most recent posts, and made an arse of it, so my apologies

    And yes, having two fridges is a frequent cause of much excitement. I had a dream about it last night.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Strange concept that. running out of food... Do you mean that there wasn't anything left at all in the house you could eat, or rather there wasn't anything in that you fancied eating?

    We've got two fridges and a freezer full of food, not to mention a 'larder' filled with tins and jars of all sorts (soup, etc). plus tons of dried foods, such as pasta and rice, plus fresh veg, so to completely run out of food would take several months!

    Don't you keep any stocks in reserve?

    Marco.
    Nothing left except tins of beans and sardines, which is the emergency/collapse of society food. And some cheese but nothing to go with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    86th floor? Lol.... You're going to the wrong hotels! Don't think I've ever stayed in a hotel with more than half a dozen floors, as I much prefer small family-run places to 'stack-em-high' soulless skyscrapers in package holiday resorts, if indeed that's what you're referring to?

    So if you're not too keen on heights, avoid the above and stay in smaller hotels with more character - simples!

    Marco.
    You'll struggle to find a small. family-run place in Manhattan. The hotel I stayed in was only 5 floors but they were situated between floors 33 and 37 of the building. But you want to be up high when staying there, gives the best views of the city. Once you get used to it. I couldn't go near the window for the first day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Nothing left except tins of beans and sardines, which is the emergency/collapse of society food. And some cheese but nothing to go with it.
    just enough food to keep you going, long enough to wish you didnt have it. you need a bigger stock of end of the world rations
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