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Old 08-02-2018, 09:10 AM
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waltzing with sin
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson City MO USA
Posts: 45
I'm baaaaack

Hey people,

It's been many a sunrise and sunset since I last posted. A lot of water under the bridge. All that jazz. I'm still listening to old stereos and still a webmonkey. Photography has become a big thing for me, though I have yet to try to do something with it other than enjoy it. Maybe that's all I will do- after all, enjoyment of life is really what it's about- it's the only one we get, might as well make it as nice as we can. I'll post some things eventually. Linux has become a hobby as well- sitting with a cup of joe and Handbrake, digitizing some old discs about to bite the dust on this nice sunny birthday morning. Hope to be chatting with you all soon.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:58 PM
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See yourself on Color TV!
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Rancho Sahuarita
Posts: 4,833
Happy Birthday!

Any particular reason why you want to "do something" with photography (I assume you mean make some money)? If you enjoy it, turning it into a business could be good but could be torture if it makes you do stuff you're not really interested in.

Any camera clubs in your area?
Old TV literature, New York World's Fair, and other miscellany
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:15 PM
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Electronic M Electronic M is offline
M is for Memory
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pewaukee/Delafield Wi
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Originally Posted by ponderbear View Post
digitizing some old discs about to bite the dust
Do you mean LP's? Those only die of wear from playing them many times with high tracking force, or disinterested humans trashing them. The former is preventable (or long-term delayable) with good equipment/care. Please don't be the latter.
Tom C.

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Reading between the scan lines since the mid 2000's.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:09 AM
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Motorola Minion
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: near Strasburg PA
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Welcome back, have a happy birthday and what old stereos do you have?

I just gave a home to more than a crateful of 78 rpm records yesterday and yet I do not own a Victrola... but many 78's sound awesome using a ceramic cartridge and 3-mil sapphire stylus and amped via a TUBE amp Long live the 6V6!

The modern portable players are bad for old records. The post-war players are tough and they are perfectly OK as long as you check/adjusting tracking forces to what is recommended for the stylus/cart combo.

For my 50th birthday - I picked up my first awesome console, a 1964 Motorola with 23 tubes, 3-channel/vibrasonic, 11 speakers in a 2-lid Drexel contemporary walnut.
"When resistors increase in value, they're worthless"
-Dave G
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:00 PM
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Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!
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