(Thanks as always to for setting up this community in the first place).
I'm sure some of you guys saw Victor's original post advertising some very rare Russian equipment for sale.
Well, I was unable to resist the lure of a Lomo 19a9, to the point where I flew to Gdansk in Poland to buy it from him.
Plus, being a total sucker for buying mics, I ended up taking the Oktava ML16 off his hands as well.
Both mics work perfectly! They're beautiful and in great condition considering their age. The Oktava being made (as is stamped on the body) in 1964, and the Lomo being only a few years younger.
Victor was really great, and it was lovely meeting him and his friends too. He even brought along his laptop, audio interface and recording software so I could test the mics out for myself, record with them and listen to the playback, very reassuring.
Victor and his friends then proceeded to give me a guided tour of Gdansk, we took in some of the sites and got some lovely lunch together.
If they don't manage it by my next subscription payment day, it might be time to switch to music all access instead.
I want a platter of Kesha Sausages immediately.
Have you ever dreamt of eating your favourite celebrity? Well dream no more as the folks at BiteLabs claim they can grow meat from celebrity tissue samples. Yes, pretty soon you'll be able to enjoy Kanye West via the medium of salami (or so they claim). All you need to do is convince your favourite celeb to provide the necessary biological goods. BiteLabs suggest tweeting them.
Explaining the process, the website states: "It all starts with your favourite celebrities, and a quick biopsy to obtain tissue samples. Isolating muscle stem cells, we grow celebrity meat in our proprietary bioreactors. In the tradition of Italian cured meats, we dry, age, and spice our product into fine charcuterie."
Read more: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-02/27/celebrity-meat
Communion with the literal flesh and blood of Christ should be functionally identical to the transubstantiated flesh and blood of Christ.
Bet the first congregation to try it still gets excommunicated though.
Anyway, in that form factor I'd wager a significant proportion of their product wouldn't be entering the digestive tract via the mouth.
Please someone help me, I'm desperately trying to remember the name of a pair of speakers:
They're often used in the US as an alternative to NS10s as nearfields.
They are typically black, wood grain finish, although I think they do a rose wood and beech version.
They're actually hifi speakers, but work well as monitors.
They're taller than NS10s and are front ported.
You can see a pair in this picture, inside the focals:
I want to remember what they're called because I used them a few years ago and loved them. Only speakers I'd take over a pair of NS10s for nearfield duties.
Sorry I don't have more to go on, I'm a forgetful moron.
It also said that Apple often presented a password prompt screen for parents to enter their details without explaining that this would finalise any purchase made in the app."
That's so naughty.
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