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Daddyjt

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  1. I called a cousin who is a State Trooper and asked him about it. He explained that it’s to protect motorcycle riders, as they are “sitting ducks” when stopped behind a car at a red light, especially with the explosion of distracted driving accidents. I can understand that reasoning, but I still think it’s a bad idea. As for crowding the white line, he said that is not a “thing” - drivers are under no obligation to be any distance from the white line(s), so long as they are between them. I honestly don’t remember how close I was to the white line, but I do remember that a semi was next to me. I initially thought the semi had blown a tire, as that’s what it sounded like. I’m sure the motorcycle rider was crowding towards me, to distance himself from the semi... I think he should have at least stopped, but oh well.
  2. The other day, I’m sitting in traffic at a red light. I’m about 12 cars back on a 6 lane (3 in each direction) artery in SLC. That’s when I hear what sounds like a gunshot right outside my drivers side window, and see a motorcycle ripping between the rows of cars waiting at the red light. Something on the rider or his motorcycle hit my side mirror and tore it off my truck. Just as he got to the front of the line of cars (by riding between them), the light turns green and he’s gone. So I hop out quickly (in traffic) and grab one of the trim pieces to my mirror (most of it was still dangling by the wiring harness) and get back in my truck. I rolled the window down and brought the rest of the still-attached mirror into the cab, so as to keep it from scratching the shit out of the door. I called the sheriff’s department to report the accident (not that I had much info to give, as it happened so fast and motorcycle plates are so small). As I’m relaying the incident to the dispatcher, she asked me something that literally stunned me - “were you crowding the white line?” Excuse me?? “Well if you were, this incident may have been at least partially your fault.” WHAT? Apparently there was a new law passed last spring called “filtering”, and you guessed it, this new gem of a law allows motorcycles to “filter” between rows of stopped cars at traffic lights, and roll right up to the light. Is it just me, or does this law seem completely asinine? Luckily, most of the damage to my truck was easily fixed, but it could have been much worse.
  3. Most every album Chip Davis put together was “concept” by virtue of being strongly themed, but here are a couple of my favorites:
  4. If you want to save some coin Brian, I’ll buy the US version and ship it to you... (if that would save you $, based on the exchange rate?)
  5. 1,200hp 2020 Corvette C8 coming soon.... http://hennesseyperformance.com/vehicles/chevrolet-2/corvette/c8/
  6. I count myself as one of the few (perhaps sacrilegiously so) people that far prefer the post-Waters PF material to the “original” material. This set is long overdue - I just wish it were a bit cheaper, lol....
  7. Heres a handy formula to assist you in your calculations😉
  8. I’ve been pulling the other site up weekly for the past couple months, hoping to see some more Carverfest photos, but have repeatedly gotten the “board is currently unavailable” message. Now today it’s the white screen “404 page not found” message... If CarverAudio is dead, what does that mean for the future of Carverfest?
  9. I received this as a gift from Tim ( @PhilDent ), and it has quickly made its way to the top of my play rotation. The sound quality is not only superb, but it is lively, active, visceral! The range of tracks keeps you guessing - there’s something different around every corner. One of, if not the best DTS mix I’ve experienced. highly recommended, and THANK YOU TIM!
  10. I did not realize Tekton was local to me - they are about an hour south of me (with no traffic, lol). I’ve been to Wilson - they are up in the mountains, east of SLC, and RBH is not 5 miles from me (though I haven’t been there yet. We’re becoming quite the Mecca for great speaker companies:-) I will make it a point to get down to Tekton... thanks for the info!
  11. I still feel guilty for not putting more work into preparing for our visit;-) you're welcome any time!
  12. Yea, about that... Star Wars is probably my worst - regular dvd, special edition dvd, box set dvd, blu Ray, and I still have my laserdisc box set, lol. Saving Private Ryan will be up very soon... as will U571! And Bad Boys II. And Bohemian Rhapsody.
  13. It’s been 3.5 LONG years since I’ve had a home theater set up. This was self induced, to an extent. My last 3 houses had spaces dedicated to a home theater, but all had significant shortcomings. Therefore, when we had our last move, I insisted on an unfinished basement. I wanted to build the theater I wanted - and as you’ll see from the photos, I’m not talking knock-down drag out, no holds bared - just a nice, comfortable place to enjoy films and surround encoded music. Well, one thing led to another, and it took me 2.5 years to start construction. I see you doing the math, and yes, you are correct - I have been working on the basement for just over a year. I know, that’s a long time. However, in that year, I’ve added a full bathroom, three full bedrooms (17x14, 12x14, 21x12 and all w/ walk in closets), and a huge (28x17 w/ kitchenette) family room. I also removed the sliding door entry into the basement and replaced it with a double-swing French door. In all, I’ve added 1,800 finished sq’ to the house. The new home theater came together this past week, and we christened it this past weekend with a John Wick marathon. The room is still not as large as I’d like, but it’s as big as it can be, without making major compromises in other room(s). The rack is temporary (until I can build the one I want), as is the amplifier compliment. The position of the window on the back wall prevented me from using all four of the Klipsch RS7 surrounds (They’re BIG), so I used my trusty old Polk LS F/X for the rear surrounds. I was going to add the second Velodyne DD18, but good lord - the first one is set at volume 36 (out of 100) after about an hour and a half setting the room correction parametric eq. And it shakes the room. And the plates in the cabinets upstairs. And the pictures on the walls in the guest room next door. The sound is AMAZING. Well worth the wait....:-)
  14. I feel guilty posting this link Tim, and I bear no responsibility for what comes of it... I have been buying all my new music here - SO MANY 96/24 (and a lot of 192/24 as well) selections, and very reasonable prices. I bought this very same Tool album in 96/24 for $17... you choose your format - FLAC, ALAC, WAV, etc... https://www.hdtracks.com/
  15. is that a “yes” Barry? Is so, it’s yours - if not, Tim gets it...
  16. Hell Brian, what’s Family for, if not to lean on in troubled times...?
  17. Check with Kevin @kve777 - he’s in the NJ area and is a solid tech. As for stereo equipment stores, good luck - those have seen disappearing at the same rate as video rental stores:-(
  18. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10353667/british-man-parasite-crawled-up-penis-africa-holiday/
  19. These are SOLD. Thanks Kevin - please keep us updated on your project! @Nahash5150 , @B-Man , @compwaco - I went to edit the title of this thread to *SOLD*, but the edit button is absent from my original post...?
  20. Most people only know “Baker Street”, but this entire album is one of my favorites, and I can honestly say there’s not a song on it that I don’t enjoy.
  21. I moved some on an inflatable mattress with good results.
  22. I am parting with my ALIII speaker pair ( https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/58176675 ), but before doing so, I removed the Infinity woofers and reinstalled the stock ones. I thought I’d offer the Infinitys here first, before going to the open market. Shipping is no problem, as I have them in the original boxes, and then in the original 2x shipping master pack box. Asking $200 + actual shipping.
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