1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Just an electrical person's perspective on this. There's lots of information around, most of it wrong.

    For any distance under 50 ft (15m) you do not need to use heavy gauge cables. Humans cannot detect any deterioration (there is none) when using smaller cables at these distances.

    It's more important to use quality cables rather than heavier gauge.
    That's what the manual for the speakers recommended.
    04-20-2017 11:59 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    It looks like I'm getting new speakers tomorrow, speaker wire and banana cables on Friday, and an amp on Monday. So I won't be able to use the speakers until next week.
    Congrats!
    04-20-2017 03:13 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    Water tower at original King Koil mattress factory in Minneapolis.
    We had an Escape room activity at Puzzleworks. Had a great time.

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    04-20-2017 03:49 PM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That's what the manual for the speakers recommended.
    I'm not going to go against their recommendations regardless how wrong I think it is... The claim of better sound... Sigh...

    I work with cable calculations as part of my job. Though the lengths, power and voltages I deal with are quite different the calculations are the same.

    At the end of the day. You're attaching a cable from a source (amplifier) to a load (speaker). That's the basis of electricity in its most basics of forms.

    Cable specification should always be based on the source output type to the load and length of cable.

    Now I know the average consumer wouldn't know this but it sort of irritates me that a speaker manufacturer doesn't or prefers not to give proper recommendations. They should have a table in the manual. That would be more correct.

    Anyway, end of rant... 😄
    04-20-2017 04:34 PM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Hey Rue, since you plan to escape to France...Have you been watching the French elections? I'm heading stuffs that the top female candidate is being called a "Trump lite". Well, if she gets elected and you're going to move, might as well come to 'Murica and get the full Donald experience... Especially since you have a taste for the debonair...
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    04-20-2017 05:48 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Here's the real reason why 99's been quieter on the thread this week. He's been very busy with this:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Unite...e-game_id93267
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    04-20-2017 07:15 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Here's the real reason why 99's been quieter on the thread this week. He's been very busy with this:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Unite...e-game_id93267
    Actually I have been in meetings all day in Minnesota this week 😁
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    04-20-2017 07:20 PM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    And for the record, I flew American Airlines this week as well.
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    04-20-2017 07:21 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Actually I have been in meetings all day in Minnesota this week 😁
    You share the same knack as the young female clinicians have at my internship...peeing all over my jokes with facts and logic...
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    04-20-2017 07:32 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Downtown Minneapolis.
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    04-20-2017 09:26 PM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Today was a nice touch at the internship, where the staff had a lunch for us interns as a thank you and I got a signed card. I really appreciated that.
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    04-20-2017 09:27 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Today was a nice touch at the internship, where the staff had a lunch for us interns as a thank you and I got a signed card. I really appreciated that.
    Aw that's really awesome that they did that :)
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    04-20-2017 09:57 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Aw that's really awesome that they did that :)
    It was nice. I surprised them by bringing this along... Junior's cheesecake. Got a red velvet one...
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    04-20-2017 09:59 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    As much as this isn't the Pixel with the very latest update, I must say that every Thursday since owning the Mi Note 2, I've gotten beta ROM updates. It's s nice feeling.
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    04-20-2017 10:13 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    It was nice. I surprised them by bringing this along... Junior's cheesecake. Got a red velvet one...
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6a8227d6c9.jpg
    That looks very good!
    04-20-2017 10:43 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    As much as this isn't the Pixel with the very latest update, I must say that every Thursday since owning the Mi Note 2, I've gotten beta ROM updates. It's s nice feeling.
    Nice. Sounds like you made a great choice in getting this phone! I saw a review for it on Android Central today and thought of the fact that you have it. I just haven't read it yet.
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    04-20-2017 10:45 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Nice. Sounds like you made a great choice in getting this phone! I saw a review for it on Android Central today and thought of the fact that you have it. I just haven't read it yet.
    It was more of a summary and I commented on it.
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    04-20-2017 10:47 PM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    Night photography is where this phone blows everything else out of the water.
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    04-20-2017 11:03 PM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hey Rue, since you plan to escape to France...Have you been watching the French elections? I'm heading stuffs that the top female candidate is being called a "Trump lite". Well, if she gets elected and you're going to move, might as well come to 'Murica and get the full Donald experience... Especially since you have a taste for the debonair...
    I don't think 'Trump Lite' is the right term for her. Deceptive is maybe a better term...

    She took over her father's party known as the Font Nationale which is (was?) an extreme right political party. Heavily racists, anti immigration, highly nationalistic, etc...

    Unlike her father though she's tried to shed that image a bit (except for the nationalistic part and lighter on immigration). She doesn't even use her last name on voting posters. Unlike Thump, she actually knows how to speak and make sentences...

    Due to the party's history the banks in the country refused them loans so the party is being funding by international interest. i.e: Russia and USA investors. If you don't already know, both the US (far right -Thump) and Russia hate the EU and want a divided Europe. Easier to manipulate smaller countries...

    Anyway, on to her chances of becoming president. I won't say it's impossible but you need to understand the voting system, which different than what I'm used to and what the US has.

    It's a two round system, generally. The only way for her to become president is to hit 60% during the first round of voting. This is unlikely to happen but never say never... currently she's at 40% and depending on how she did during the debate last night she's either higher or lower. than that.

    It's likely she will make it past the first round. However, it's unlikely she'll do well in the second round. It's believed that the voters will go with the other candidate rather than her but you never know...

    I'm watching things. It's not always easy to do from the UK as our news is to put it bluntly, ****. Considering how much goes on in the EU, the UK media does a **** poor job of reporting anything, unless it's a terrorist attack or shooting.
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    04-21-2017 01:46 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I don't think 'Trump Lite' is the right term for her. Deceptive is maybe a better term...

    She took over her father's party known as the Font Nationale which is (was?) an extreme right political party. Heavily racists, anti immigration, highly nationalistic, etc...

    Unlike her father though she's tried to shed that image a bit (except for the nationalistic part and lighter on immigration). She doesn't even use her last name on voting posters. Unlike Thump, she actually knows how to speak and make sentences...

    Due to the party's history the banks in the country refused them loans so the party is being funding by international interest. i.e: Russia and USA investors. If you don't already know, both the US (far right -Thump) and Russia hate the EU and want a divided Europe. Easier to manipulate smaller countries...

    Anyway, on to her chances of becoming president. I won't say it's impossible but you need to understand the voting system, which different than what I'm used to and what the US has.

    It's a two round system, generally. The only way for her to become president is to hit 60% during the first round of voting. This is unlikely to happen but never say never... currently she's at 40% and depending on how she did during the debate last night she's either higher or lower. than that.

    It's likely she will make it past the first round. However, it's unlikely she'll do well in the second round. It's believed that the voters will go with the other candidate rather than her but you never know...

    I'm watching things. It's not always easy to do from the UK as our news is to put it bluntly, ****. Considering how much goes on in the EU, the UK media does a **** poor job of reporting anything, unless it's a terrorist attack or shooting.
    Yeah, I'd seen most of this recently.

    Maybe my vantage point is different, but it would appear she's got more in common with Trump and a stronger chance of getting the job than many people are giving her credit. Putting one pig in a dress and another in a suit doesn't change the fact they're both pigs. Trump is actually quite deceptive too, for example...

    Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I see a very disturbing potential policy from these first world countries where the threat of extremist views may cause voters to trade off common sense for security...
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    04-21-2017 05:40 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yeah, I'd seen most of this recently.

    Maybe my vantage point is different, but it would appear she's got more in common with Trump and a stronger chance of getting the job than many people are giving her credit. Putting one pig in a dress and another in a suit doesn't change the fact they're both pigs. Trump is actually quite deceptive too, for example...

    Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I see a very disturbing potential policy from these first world countries where the threat of extremist views may cause voters to trade off common sense for security...
    To me Trump is more extreme capitalist bordering on dictator. He believes the government should be run like a business and he's it's CEO. Which is rather scary in a way. Especially if it's one of his... I know he's full of it and has deceived his loving supporters but going by what I've seen of his supporters I'm not overly surprised, sadly. He's out to take credit for anything good that comes along and avoid being called out for anything bad. He's out to manipulate everything.

    As for Le Pen... she's a populist using the similar rhetoric that Trump has used. However, she's not afraid to hid her alliances like Trump has. She's pro Russian. Pro Brexit. Pro USA. Anti EU. She's been straight about all that.

    Unfortunately because she's a good speaker and can hide behind a pretty smile she deceives everyone into believing she's not like her father. However, a lot of her other party officials are still towing the original FN party lines. That's what makes all this the more scary. People who just see her and hear her don't know that a lot of what she says is in contradiction to what others in her party think.

    Not to mention she's said very little about any policies other than stopping all immigration and putting EU membership to a vote. She'll make a mess of France and the EU if she gets in. Which is what a lot of power hungry people want.

    Nationalism is a scary thing and a lot of people put their personal identity with it. That's how this division is happening. It also hasn't helped that there's been little to prove that strategies put in place since 2008 have proved successful. Long term austerity doesn't work. Seeing rich get richer just adds salt in the wounds.

    So anti globalisation movements. Anti immigration. Nostalgia of how things were. All this being fuelled not really by hate by a sense of losing something.

    From what I've read is that French voters are typically predictable, liking the safe bet, but things may be different this time. We don't know.
    04-21-2017 06:11 AM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    To me Trump is more extreme capitalist bordering on dictator. He believes the government should be run like a business and he's it's CEO. Which is rather scary in a way. Especially if it's one of his... I know he's full of it and has deceived his loving supporters but going by what I've seen of his supporters I'm not overly surprised, sadly. He's out to take credit for anything good that comes along and avoid being called out for anything bad. He's out to manipulate everything.

    As for Le Pen... she's a populist using the similar rhetoric that Trump has used. However, she's not afraid to hid her alliances like Trump has. She's pro Russian. Pro Brexit. Pro USA. Anti EU. She's been straight about all that.

    Unfortunately because she's a good speaker and can hide behind a pretty smile she deceives everyone into believing she's not like her father. However, a lot of her other party officials are still towing the original FN party lines. That's what makes all this the more scary. People who just see her and hear her don't know that a lot of what she says is in contradiction to what others in her party think.

    Not to mention she's said very little about any policies other than stopping all immigration and putting EU membership to a vote. She'll make a mess of France and the EU if she gets in. Which is what a lot of power hungry people want.

    Nationalism is a scary thing and a lot of people put their personal identity with it. That's how this division is happening. It also hasn't helped that there's been little to prove that strategies put in place since 2008 have proved successful. Long term austerity doesn't work. Seeing rich get richer just adds salt in the wounds.

    So anti globalisation movements. Anti immigration. Nostalgia of how things were. All this being fuelled not really by hate by a sense of losing something.

    From what I've read is that French voters are typically predictable, liking the safe bet, but things may be different this time. We don't know.
    If she's pro Brexit, she'll likely pull France from the EU. My developing country political experiences says she's got a very good shot...Especially since France has seen some acts of violence recently which has threatened the sense of safety and questioned the ideals of "who is French" in the eyes of some.

    Trump and Marie are like tangerines and oranges.... different individual fruit but from the same family (citrus). We'll see what happens.
    04-21-2017 06:17 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    If she's pro Brexit, she'll likely pull France from the EU. My developing country political experiences says she's got a very good shot...Especially since France has seen some acts of violence recently which has threatened the sense of safety and questioned the ideals of "who is French" in the eyes of some.

    Trump and Marie are like tangerines and oranges.... different individual fruit but from the same family (citrus). We'll see what happens.
    Well the main issue will be if she manages to win is if she has a majority or if she needs to create a coalition. That's where things get iffy. A coalition would weaken her stance. That's if she can even manage to create one.

    Not sure how France manages that stuff.

    From a logically perspective there's nothing any country can do to be 'safe'. Stopping immigration doesn't stop terrorism. But I know logic has little to do with these things.
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    04-21-2017 06:41 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well the main issue will be if she manages to win is if she has a majority or of if she needs to create a coalition. That's where things get iffy. A coalition would weaken her stance. That's if she can even manage to create one.

    Not sure how France manages that stuff.

    From a logically perspective there's nothing any country can do to be 'safe'. Stopping immigration doesn't stop terrorism. But I know logic has little to do with these things.
    Well,it is worth watching very closely now. When people get riled up, logic often goes out the window...
    04-21-2017 07:03 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Well,it is worth watching very closely now. When people get riled up, logic often goes out the window...
    Yes I know. I've seen it first hand here...

    All I can do is see what happens. If it goes pear shaped my plans change... maybe. That's all I can do in these circumstances.
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    04-21-2017 07:22 AM
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