1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Hey gang, just poking my head in to say hello. I hope everyone is doing well!

    I've been enjoying my Jet Black 7 128GB!!! Love it! And I've been rocking it naked... Just too damn sexy to cover up.

    Still playing No Man's Sky, plus I bought a two game combo on Origin: Titanfall 2 & Battlefield 1. Another game on steam called Space Engineers was advertised at $24.99 on Steam, but then I remembered seeing it at walmart for $7.00 so I ran up there and bought it lol! Probably a few other games I'm forgetting.. but yeah, they've been keeping me busy!

    Oh and it's been over three months since my last cigarette. (Nov 7th was my last one) I'm done with the Nicoderm patches; went through all 3 stages and now just chew 2mg Nicorette gum when I get a craving... which DOES happen not gonna lie! At least I'm not smoking though ....

    And... my last bit of news; I don't know if I mentioned it here, but my RX8 bit the dust and needed a new engine. I looked around and realized that it'd take between 3&4 thousand USD to get an engine for it, when it also needed a paint job, new tires, brakes, etc.. so I sold it and washed my hands of it..

    Plus, I've been longing for an older project car that has an engine that I know how to work on, so I've kept an eye out for a few months and finally found my ride: a 1980 Chrysler Cordoba with the 2 barrel 318 (5.2 liter) V8.
    Congratulations on the smoking cessation, Ed.

    Hopefully you like the new project car as much as you did your old ride.
    02-17-2017 07:18 PM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I'm glad you're doing well, especially with quitting smoking!

    Have you done anything new with music?

    What kind of guitar amps do you like?

    I've gotten into analogue gear for home music listening on a big way.

    I'm using a valve phono preamp and a valve headphone amp. I just love the warm sound it gives my vinyls. My vinyl collection is growing too. I will need more storage for my albums soon, since they are outgrowing the milk crates I keep them in.
    Hey Laura! I've been playing quite a bit lately actually. I've moved my amp to the garage since I never use it in the house (I use the PC and the ME-80 as my USB interface and play through Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5. (And various other recording applications, DAWS and amp modeling/FX software)) so in the garage is where I do all my "loud" practicing. I've got my turntable and stereo equipment out there as well, which has plenty of audio inputs so I can do backing track jam sessions and play along with songs and such.

    My favorite guitar amp? I'd say any older tube driven Marshall heads (like a JCM800) with a 60's era Celestion speaker equipped 4x12 cabinets would be my first choice... there's just nothing IMO better than that warm Marshall sound (a "Marshall Stack")... Second would be Probably a tie between Mesa Boogie and Peavy (I love my Red Stripe Peavy bandit 112 even though it's a transistor amp aka "trans-tube")

    Glad to hear you're into the vintage analog audio! I totally agree, it's how sound was supposed to sound! People don't get it these days, they can't hear what they're missing from music today.. because it's not there.
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    02-17-2017 07:34 PM
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar

    5.2? How much gas does that beast spend? I'm assuming a lot.
    It does have a 2 barrel carb so not as bad as a 4- barrel. I'll be happy if I can get 15MPG or more around town. The way I'm looking at it, is that's just extra money I'm saving by not having a car payment lol This car is paid off!! :D
    Last edited by Ed Boland; 02-18-2017 at 07:02 AM. Reason: "It does"
    02-17-2017 07:41 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here's a thread I started over at Android Central in response to a request for a writeup on analogue gear, not specifically related to use with Android devices: My adventures in analogue gear (turntables, vinyl LPs, valve amps, and more) - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    Please check it out if you're more interested in how I listen to music or why I'm buying all those vinyl LPs.
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    02-17-2017 09:18 PM
  5. Rose640's Avatar
    I does have a 2 barrel carb so not as bad as a 4- barrel. I'll be happy if I can get 15MPG or more around town. The way I'm looking at it, is that's just extra money I'm saving by not having a car payment lol This car is paid off!! :D
    Well it's just too much for what I'm used to. We usually get 100KM on 5L. But again, that's a V8, not a 1.6 Diesel Volkswagen. Lol.

    How much does a car like that costs? Does it count as an old-timer?
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    02-18-2017 04:34 AM
  6. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Checked what car this Chrysler is. 5,3m long? That's a boat Are you doing any tuning on the engine, 120-130 doesn't seem like a lot. Also how is RX-8 doing?
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    02-18-2017 06:11 AM
  7. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Well it's just too much for what I'm used to. We usually get 100KM on 5L. But again, that's a V8, not a 1.6 Diesel Volkswagen. Lol.

    How much does a car like that costs? Does it count as an old-timer?
    Not a turbo diesel huh? 😁
    Also with anything under 7l is great consumption for me and my driving
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    02-18-2017 06:13 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So Amazing Weather HD is now dead on Windows phone. It's interesting because when I was WP more, in used to use this app and Weather Flow. Weather flow died the last time I had a WP and now Amazing Weather has died...So I'm stuck with the MSFT apps for the next WP I get.

    Which is just fine on the one hand, as WP is now a showcase for MSFT apps. But it just goes to show you how WP is still a showcase for the little kid shouting in the corner by itself.

    Very sad.
    02-18-2017 09:25 AM
  9. Rose640's Avatar
    Not a turbo diesel huh? 😁
    Also with anything under 7l is great consumption for me and my driving
    The lower the consumption the better it is :D.

    I'm looking to find something ultra cheap to drive during the summer, something like 1.2 benzin (Germans call it benzin, we call it benzin, I don't know how Americans call it, petrol?). Just need it for 3-4 months and then I'm off to college.
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    02-18-2017 09:32 AM
  10. Rose640's Avatar
    Bayern's loosing again. It's slowly becoming a tradition.
    02-18-2017 09:33 AM
  11. Rose640's Avatar
    So Amazing Weather HD is now dead on Windows phone. It's interesting because when I was WP more, in used to use this app and Weather Flow. Weather flow died the last time I had a WP and now Amazing Weather has died...So I'm stuck with the MSFT apps for the next WP I get.

    Which is just fine on the one hand, as WP is now a showcase for MSFT apps. But it just goes to show you how WP is still a showcase for the little kid shouting in the corner by itself.

    Very sad.
    Have you tried Perfect Weather UWP? I've been using that one since forever.
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    02-18-2017 09:34 AM
  12. Sport Driver's Avatar
    The lower the consumption the better it is :D.

    I'm looking to find something ultra cheap to drive during the summer, something like 1.2 benzin (Germans call it benzin, we call it benzin, I don't know how Americans call it, petrol?). Just need it for 3-4 months and then I'm off to college.
    It's petrol/gasoline/gas as far as I know. So you are going to study in Austria?
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    02-18-2017 09:39 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Have you tried Perfect Weather UWP? I've been using that one since forever.
    I'll let you know at the end of next week. Most likely I'll keep things simple and use few apps.
    02-18-2017 09:55 AM
  14. Rose640's Avatar
    It's petrol/gasoline/gas as far as I know. So you are going to study in Austria?
    I do plan to, but it all depends whether I get accepted to our college.

    If I manage to get accepted in top 100, then maybe I'd stay here, cause it's free in that case. Note that there are 4 departments, so it's not top100 anymore but top 25, not an easy task.

    If I don't make that happen then I'll send my CV and all the documents to Graz.
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    02-18-2017 10:34 AM
  15. Sport Driver's Avatar
    I do plan to, but it all depends whether I get accepted to our college.

    If I manage to get accepted in top 100, then maybe I'd stay here, cause it's free in that case. Note that there are 4 departments, so it's not top100 anymore but top 25, not an easy task.

    If I don't make that happen then I'll send my CV and all the documents to Graz.
    Considering your grades last year you should be fine, I assume?
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    02-18-2017 10:41 AM
  16. Rose640's Avatar
    Considering your grades last year you should be fine, I assume?
    I had 4.7, 4.7, and a 4.6 averages in the last three years, this one I hope for a 4.9. So that's not going to be a problem. The only issue is the entrance exam, I'll have to get ready for that one. It's taking place sometimes in 6-7 July, so plenty of time to prepare. I'll need at least 35 out of 40 points on exam, to have a total of 88 out of 100 in total.

    The last person to be accepted (in the department I want to be a part of) last year had around 86 points. So that's my goal. Though results in previous years weren't really that high, people with 80 points were accpeted due to low interest, thats another thing I hope will happen :D.
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    02-18-2017 12:11 PM
  17. Rose640's Avatar
    I just visited this site about studying in Australia. It's kind of bad. Poor with informations, unlinke the Austrian sites I visited. And this one is government's.

    For example, I was looking for Academic requirements and all I got was "those vary from institution to institution or level of education you want to study". This would be somewhat fine if there were links leading to sites what would define those requirements. But nope. Nothing.

    I'll have to search some more.
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    02-18-2017 12:14 PM
  18. Rose640's Avatar
    It looks like I'm going to need a Botwsana's citizenship to get a scholarship in Australia :D.
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    02-18-2017 12:22 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    I had 4.7, 4.7, and a 4.6 averages in the last three years, this one I hope for a 4.9. So that's not going to be a problem. The only issue is the entrance exam, I'll have to get ready for that one. It's taking place sometimes in 6-7 July, so plenty of time to prepare. I'll need at least 35 out of 40 points on exam, to have a total of 88 out of 100 in total.

    The last person to be accepted (in the department I want to be a part of) last year had around 86 points. So that's my goal. Though results in previous years weren't really that high, people with 80 points were accpeted due to low interest, thats another thing I hope will happen :D.
    Good luck!

    Sent from mTalk
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    02-18-2017 01:28 PM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I just visited this site about studying in Australia. It's kind of bad. Poor with informations, unlinke the Austrian sites I visited. And this one is government's.

    For example, I was looking for Academic requirements and all I got was "those vary from institution to institution or level of education you want to study". This would be somewhat fine if there were links leading to sites what would define those requirements. But nope. Nothing.

    I'll have to search some more.
    With Australia as well as Canada and USA you need to contact the university you wish to attend to see if you meet the requirements for the course you plan to study.
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    02-18-2017 01:41 PM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I had 4.7, 4.7, and a 4.6 averages in the last three years, this one I hope for a 4.9. So that's not going to be a problem. The only issue is the entrance exam, I'll have to get ready for that one. It's taking place sometimes in 6-7 July, so plenty of time to prepare. I'll need at least 35 out of 40 points on exam, to have a total of 88 out of 100 in total.

    The last person to be accepted (in the department I want to be a part of) last year had around 86 points. So that's my goal. Though results in previous years weren't really that high, people with 80 points were accpeted due to low interest, thats another thing I hope will happen :D.
    Good luck! I hope you get accepted to the school that will best for you.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 02-18-2017 at 01:55 PM.
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    02-18-2017 01:42 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    So the introduction event before the wedding begins. Ahh.

    Sister and her fiance are both late, but she might be later than him. People are already here.
    02-18-2017 03:08 PM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    So the introduction event before the wedding begins. Ahh.

    Sister and her fiance are both late, but she might be later than him. People are already here.
    Par for the course 😀
    02-18-2017 03:37 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Par for the course
    Haha! She's on her way now at least.
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    02-18-2017 03:48 PM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    Getting my XPS 13 a tune up at the Microsoft store.
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    02-18-2017 04:04 PM
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