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  1. Severin

    Severin Dec 23, 2016

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    Picked these up third hand at an incredible bargain: a pair of Universal Audio 610 Solo pre-amps - lovely tube warmth that can get as dirty as you want it to. They are posed below in geeky/poetic glory with a Universal Geneve bumper watch (a Polarouter, not-newly-acquired).

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  2. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Dec 23, 2016

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    I bought a set of these poker chips while I was out at thrift shops looking for watches. My inlaws love Obama, so I figured what the heck, I need to buy them a Christmas present.

    The shop said they were from the inauguration, so I made up a label and added it to the box to make it look more official. The chips are great quality and come in red and green. However, when I search Google, I cannot even find a pic that looks even close.

    Anyway, they look cool and the in-laws will enjoy them.


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  3. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Dec 27, 2016

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    Flights to London for a holiday next September/October
     
  4. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Dec 28, 2016

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    At the end of every year I rewrite the company business plan. This year I finally looked the bull in the face and admitted to my self that the only reason I stay in business is to "Help fill up the day." So, I have been doing my wood stuff in the same shop as my business and it is a real pain as the shop is not big enough for both. To do some wood work I have to clear the bench, bring the stuff in and then since I work "Just In Time" with my clients have to put it all way and dust off all my equipment. Since no one can retire from a job that helps fill up the day, I have decided to create a very nice wood shop in the basement. Today I purchased a 1750 cfm dust collector for the shop. I felt it was the best piece to have before I started building the benches and stuff. Pictures to follow as it comes along.
     
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  5. albertob

    albertob Dec 29, 2016

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  6. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Dec 29, 2016

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    A few sets of Zeiss NASA Space slides... not sure what I'll do with them but thought they were cool.

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  7. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Jan 15, 2017

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    Been busy with damn customers and a nasty cold I could not shake but here is a pic of what we have done so far. 1000 pounds of stuff hauled to the dump, floor painted in that area wood shop 1-15-17.jpg and dust collector modified and running. That's the grandson helping me out.
     
  8. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 16, 2017

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    Finally had my new monitors arrive, a set of dual LG Ultrafine 27" 5K 10-Bit wide gamut USB-C displays compatible with the new MacBook Pros, didn't cost much at all to upgrade since the old 27" Apple Thunderbolt Displays held their value so well but these are simply astonishing, the detail, the ease on the eyes of retina resolution with this much screen real estate and the quality of watching 5K HDR videos on it is just amazing especially the reds and teal shades.

    The most important thing for an engineer is to have the right tools, with this I'm looking forward to the next few years I'll spend working with them.

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  9. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Jan 18, 2017

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    Spent some time in the second hand book shops around the British Museum this afternoon, came away with this. Well worth £7.

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  10. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 18, 2017

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    Wow, that's a metric shitload of pixels right there. I'm slightly jealous :)
     
  11. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Jan 18, 2017

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    Ash has all your pixels and bass.
     
  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 18, 2017

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    34,675,200 Pixels to be precise between the two 5K panels and the MacBook Pro. Should be enough :)

    To put in perspective a single non retina 27" like @Trev 's has 3,686,400, or about one tenth ;)
     
  13. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 18, 2017

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    Yeah, I'm at 8,394,400 pixels total. Need more!
     
  14. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 18, 2017

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    :mad: :thumbsup:
     
  15. TexOmega

    TexOmega Jan 21, 2017

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    I went for the Hand Forged Morta.

    Thanks for the link.

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  16. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 21, 2017

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    Nice knives.

    Picked up one of the SS fixed blades when @omg smstr first put the link / post up. :thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

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  17. TexOmega

    TexOmega Jan 21, 2017

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    I like hand crafted items in many guises and when I saw the initial post, I had to have an example.

    Quality through and through.
     
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  18. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Jan 21, 2017

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    Should arrive Tuesday to go with my PO! :thumbsup:
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  19. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 21, 2017

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    I'm a massive nerd, so I love Dungeons & Dragons especially 5th edition, just picked up this new release:


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  20. corn18

    corn18 Jan 22, 2017

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    Too much time on my hands. Fisher anti-gravity space pen

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