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Things that make you go oooh thread....

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Re: Things that make you go oooh thread....

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 2nd, 2021, 10:39 am

Nope, they moved to Haywards Heath. Presumably driven out by rents/property prices :(
https://www.macaris.co.uk/about

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Postby servodude » December 2nd, 2021, 10:20 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Nope, they moved to Haywards Heath. Presumably driven out by rents/property prices :(
https://www.macaris.co.uk/about


Well that's sad
- but I can't imagine they're selling that many reissue tonebenders give the prices?!

I know they're a "classic" - but I don't think they're more classic than a BigMuff or RAT or Tubescreamer; all of which you can pick up for sensible money

nuts

- sd

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 2nd, 2021, 11:16 pm

Tubescreamer TS808 with a JRC4558 chip of course

I'm sure you know about this site..
https://www.electrosmash.com/

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Postby servodude » December 3rd, 2021, 12:05 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:Tubescreamer TS808 with a JRC4558 chip of course

I'm sure you know about this site..
https://www.electrosmash.com/


Indeed
This stuff is full of mad contradictions and psychology
The JRC4558 was just the cheapest Japanese op-amp you could get away with in audio - but now it's something special because it was used
- the LM308 in the RAT is way worse (it's really slow)

And germanium? yeah give me some of that temperature instability..
..i was in a band with a guy whose organ would wander terribly as the studio heated up (some vintage hohner thing)
and in the time it take to retune it would cool down a bit - rinse and repeat

but that's all part of the fun

- sd

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 3rd, 2021, 10:34 am

a guy whose organ would wander terribly

[splutter #2]


Erm, anyway- yes there are people who go out of their way to find germanium transistors for early effects
Can be a bit problematic as 'some' germanium transistors haven't aged well for various reasons - not just ones in circuit, but 'new old stock'
Think it was more the early transistor packaging/encapsulation causing issues rather than the germanium itself degrading

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Postby malkymoo » December 3rd, 2021, 3:57 pm

Well, this certainly made me go oooh

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/19 ... shell-bum/

The Stroud News and Journal can always be relied to come up with a scoop, especially if it concerns someone from Gloucester

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 3rd, 2021, 4:09 pm

I'm sure I've seen that story before, with the location changed. I suspect it's an urban myth !

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Postby bungeejumper » December 3rd, 2021, 4:29 pm

One of my in-laws used to work in a hospital A&E department, and she said this sort of "accident" happened fairly often - although not usually with bombs, but with electric screwdrivers or tubes of bath sealant, or occasionally vacuum cleaners on blow. The most celebrated example was the guy who filled his rectum with concrete. He'd probably have got away with it if it hadn't gone round the bend before it setsolid. (Google at your peril - the X-rays are still out there.)

On this occasion, however, the police who attended the bomb incident were planning to charge him but eventually decided to let him off. :lol:

Incidentally, a scoop wouldn't have been much use. They'd have needed a shovel. ;)

BJ

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Postby pje16 » December 3rd, 2021, 5:12 pm

a lot of this sounds like a PITA :lol:

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Postby mc2fool » December 3rd, 2021, 8:03 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:I'm sure I've seen that story before, with the location changed. I suspect it's an urban myth !

Yes, indeed, at least, mostly so. But Barts Pathology Museum does have on display a, um, self-inserted shell casing that the hospital removed from someone's rectum. 'Twas in the 1930s IIRC.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » December 3rd, 2021, 10:30 pm

"there's a lot of it about" perhaps
Anything over a 30mm armour-piercing must smart a bit - particularly if depleted uranium
(uranus??)

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Postby servodude » December 3rd, 2021, 10:54 pm

mc2fool wrote:
AleisterCrowley wrote:I'm sure I've seen that story before, with the location changed. I suspect it's an urban myth !

Yes, indeed, at least, mostly so. But Barts Pathology Museum does have on display a, um, self-inserted shell casing that the hospital removed from someone's rectum. 'Twas in the 1930s IIRC.


I believe it's referred to as "doing a Bryce Curdy" in the A&E departments round Glasgow

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Postby servodude » December 3rd, 2021, 10:55 pm

I think I've just watched a documentary about Peter Jackson making a documentary about the Beatles making a documentary.
Now I need to check if my wee spinning top falls over

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Postby kiloran » December 5th, 2021, 11:36 pm

Bees not affected by gravity until the lights go out https://www.reddit.com/r/BeAmazed/comme ... ts_go_out/

--kiloran

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Postby vrdiver » December 8th, 2021, 11:53 am

The Marketing team brought their A-game to work today...

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Postby scotia » January 7th, 2022, 5:41 pm

From the BBC Site

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-59906706

There have been some single track roads that I have needed to reverse on - but none as bad as this

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Postby scotia » January 12th, 2022, 4:53 pm

From the BBC Site:- British tank soldiers' final year in Germany.

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Caption:- Captain Alex Field, the reconnaissance troop leader, has breakfast in the officers' mess dining room at Athlone Barracks, in January 2019

Alternative captions are welcome :)

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Postby SimonS » January 14th, 2022, 7:04 pm

scotia wrote:From the BBC Site

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-59906706

There have been some single track roads that I have needed to reverse on - but none as bad as this


The BBC missed out on the salient point. They were making a film, a remake of the Italian Job.

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Postby SimonS » January 14th, 2022, 7:14 pm

scotia wrote:From the BBC Site:- British tank soldiers' final year in Germany.

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Caption:- Captain Alex Field, the reconnaissance troop leader, has breakfast in the officers' mess dining room at Athlone Barracks, in January 2019

Alternative captions are welcome :)


Alas, it has to be a set-up. I was at Chatham(HMS Pembroke)in 1974 and the Mess Silver (similar) was valued then in excess of £2 million. Most of it was kept in a vault, select pieces in a heavily armoured display cabinet. It only came out at Mess Dinners and was gone long before breakfast.


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