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Old 03-07-2018, 10:16 PM
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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/co...bit-2018-03-06

To be fair, if I had a cat I would probably buy that outfit sober...
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Originally Posted by cal_len1 View Post
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/co...bit-2018-03-06

To be fair, if I had a cat I would probably buy that outfit sober...
Have at it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cute-Pet-Do...r=451226581897

I mean, how can you go wrong for 12 bucks?
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Anyone know the screw size for the visors? Got blanks, but I forgot I don't have the screws....
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#10 sheet metal screws with a 90* countersunk button head phillips, its about 1" long or 25.4mm for proper people.
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Well damn. Wish me luck in finding some locally. If anyone has some laying around PM me.
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Edit: While I'm here.

Touge Run seems to have gone out of business. I'm 50/50 on ebay lips, but it seems there aren't a lot of exterior products for NB2s or maybe I'm missing something. OEM accessory parts (skirts, mud guards, etc) all seem hard to find (in good quality).

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actually it may be a #12. But literally any hardware store has these.
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Originally Posted by hi_im_sean View Post
actually it may be a #12. But literally any hardware store has these.
He lives in Key West. There isn't really a hardware store. But they do have a KMart.
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Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
He lives in Key West. There isn't really a hardware store. But they do have a KMart.
Looking for anything down here....



Has anyone ordered a trunk from Treasure Coast? I've always wanted a ducktail for the NB and I could use a new trunk anyway. I've read their hardtops are 50/50 - Brand New Lightweight Fiberglass Ducktail Trunk for NB '99 - '05 Miata!
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You have $200-ish you want to spend on some decent computer speakers. Any reason not to go with these? This will just be for listening to music when working from home, dicking around on the computer, or jamming along with the guitar.......in other words, doesn't need to be reference quality but sound good and get decently loud.

ProMedia 2.1 Bluetooth Computer Speakers | Klipsch


No desire for the BlueTooth version since I've read, any BT source it detects it automatically overrides whatever input you have going and there is no setting or anything else you can change to keep it from doing so.
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Having had a set or klipsch in the past (like, 10 years ago) this is what I'm rocking now. I can't hear 150 difference. Headphones for games, and a decent 5.1 system for my tv.

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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
You have $200-ish you want to spend on some decent computer speakers. Any reason not to go with these?
About six months ago, I picked up a pair of these to use as my office speakers:

Alesis Elevate 5 MKII Powered Desktop Studio Speakers | Musician's Friend

Alesis is a pretty well-known brand in the broadcast and recording industry, and so I was a tad leery of the low price as compared to what I usually pay for Presonus / Genelec / etc.

Totally worth it. While not quite as loud at full-tilt-boogie, for near-field use these suckers are every bit as good as the bigger versions which I've installed in numerous studios over the years. They're large enough that they're not gonna fit comfortably onto a normal-sized desk, but I picked up a set of these floor stands to go with them:
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Couldn't be happier with this setup. It's a huge improvement over any of those 2.1 systems I've ever heard before.


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^Excellent, thanks Joe, I was hoping you were going to chime in. I did buy a decently large desk for the home office, 60"x29", but you can see even with the monitor mount the two 27s take a up a bit of room. Sorry for the hasty edit, I know longer have Photoshop/Illustrator at the current gig, I realized the pic I took last night after getting the desk and chair setup had some stuff showing that probably shouldn't be posted publicly.

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Looks like those Alesis are backordered at Musicians Friend, thoughts on these?

PreSonus Eris E5 High-Definition 2-way 5.25" Nearfield Studio Monitor | Musician's Friend
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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
Looks like those Alesis are backordered at Musicians Friend, thoughts on these?

PreSonus Eris E5 High-Definition 2-way 5.25" Nearfield Studio Monitor | Musician's Friend
I actually have that exact speaker installed in the new audio control room we're commissioning right now at WGN. We're using them as the PFL monitor (its bigger brother, the E8, is the main monitor), but they're also quite good.

It's kind of silly how cheap high-quality studio monitors have gotten over the past decade. You used to have to shell out a thousand bucks to Genelec for this sort of gear.

EDIT: The E5s are the smaller units, the E8s are next to them:


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Is anybody else using the Android app Skimmer Scanner for hunting out gas station fuel pump credit card skimmers?
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Is anybody else using the Android app Skimmer Scanner for hunting out gas station fuel pump credit card skimmers?

No, but that is interesting. Looks like they're pulling known devices.

I hear about them a lot in my area. Most of the pumps have security tape on them from when they were last serviced.
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Originally Posted by Girz0r View Post
No, but that is interesting. Looks like they're pulling known devices.

I hear about them a lot in my area. Most of the pumps have security tape on them from when they were last serviced.
Most of the ones around here have broken or previously removed security tape because the employees or owners are lazy or cheap.
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Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
Edit: While I'm here.

Touge Run seems to have gone out of business. I'm 50/50 on ebay lips, but it seems there aren't a lot of exterior products for NB2s or maybe I'm missing something. OEM accessory parts (skirts, mud guards, etc) all seem hard to find (in good quality).
Well poop. I kinda wanted one of their ducktails for the streetcar.
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I've been making pens all weekend. Trying to catch up on promises I've made over the past months. Anyway, I have discovered the hard way that I have made myself allergic to some of the semi-exotic woods used in pen making. Specifically Indian rosewood.

It smells so nice to turn, and I've had the dust collection system (2 micron) going the whole time. Apparently, that's not enough, as I feel like my lungs are going to explode, and my nose will not stop running.
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