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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:38 pm 
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Hows this for ultimate nerdy!! Metal detecting !! 8) Love it

Also Motorsport ... Havent raced for ages now but still have alot to do with it.

Dr S .... Would a collection of Silk Cut Jaguar group c stuff be of interest? My dad has a very nice collection that he was looking to sell a while ago .. Not cheap mind :wink:


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Dude....with your luck you'd probably find some minty Quad Electrostatics and a Mitchell Gyrodec at your local tip


:lol: :lol: ....give him a week or two :roll:



Ok - from the tip:

Spendor BC1 Actives (uber rare)

Cambridge Audio pre/power

Cyrus DAD7000 CD

Marantz CD63

Thorens 166/ 165/ 160 turntables

B&O systems

Apple MacBook Pro

KEF B200/ T27 drive units

to name but a few.

:oops: :lol: :lol:

loads of amplifiers

Loads of Mission speakers

Because loads of Americans come and go from the local airbase - lots of nice stuff gets left behind - I now have some Bose Accoustimass III for my rear speakers (found, mint in their box!)

best find - Mission M-Time surround system built into its own cabinet with 5 speakers and cabling included - now installed in my mates pub. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:29 am 
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Oh and Cigarette cards,got loads from the 50's upwards,whole sets as my dad used to work for Imperial Tobacco,some of the sets were never released to the public aswell 8)


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legrandefromage wrote:
Ok - from the tip:

Spendor BC1 Actives (uber rare)

Cambridge Audio pre/power

Cyrus DAD7000 CD

Marantz CD63

Thorens 166/ 165/ 160 turntables

B&O systems

Apple MacBook Pro

KEF B200/ T27 drive units

to name but a few.

:oops: :lol: :lol:

loads of amplifiers

Loads of Mission speakers



Keep an eye out for some Acoustic Energy AE1's in Piano Black for me please............I used to get a semi over these BITD :lol:


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a number of people that I have trained have gone on to earn a professional wage in gaming, while I sat back and missed the boat :(

Sounds cool, especially representing your country but I have to ask - do you mean these people earn a living by playing games? Or by developing/testing games ?


The people I had in mind make a wage playing games competitively for various pro-gaming teams, im sure its not a massive figure, but to be able to live off of a hobby sounds great to me. Ive a few other friends who earn a decent living doing shoutcasting & coverage (think sports commentators) for big events.


Update, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7532594.stm
Michael O'Dell (Odee in the gaming world) played a couple of matches for the team I ran between 2002 & 2006 (he actually managed his own team at the time, but played occaisionally for mine when his team wasnt in action ...he used to charge 10% of any winnings back then :P ).

If you check the article...theres quite a decent amount of money to be made if your good enough, his team scooped $500k in prize money in that competition alone! ... I do sort of regret not keeping up with it.


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Twinshock Motocross - if you thought retro MTB is expensive then think again!! Sourcing spares can also be a nightmare.


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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
just lately (ie since 1980) ive been faffing around with puzzles..mostly taking them apart......but just recently i taught myself to do the rubik cube so i started collecting them now and then..i have a couple of originals from 1980 plus a rare 5x5 from meffert (1 of only 70 ever made i think).. a glowie ... a diansheng from hk and my latest from japan.....the mirror cube......


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I collect old cameras, love walking, and I make wine. Have just bought a canoe, but perversely owning one is a nightmare if you live on a boat, so it might have to go. :(


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I powerkite, For those of you who are unaware of this as a sport its just going up and down a beach on a big skateboard being pulled by a kite. Works well because I hate cycaling into the wind so no wind cycle and if theres wind I ride easy !


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Music has always been a passion, but in the mid 90s I took up percussion, Tenor Sax (gave up soon after LOL) the didgeridoo, never looked back I played with a couple of bands before recording an album. Finally turned pro in 2004 and not looked back.

I too am a audiophile (now ex due to going skint some years ago) I had a Naim Nait 3 and Arcam CD player. Never got round to expanding on it really.. One day...

I also do an awful lot of photography- why I have not been in here much. More than 10, 000 photos taken since Dec 17th! Not kept everyone but I still took 'em...

I just sold a batch of prints to a local shop too and have order for notlett cards and postcards etc...


Now I just need to more jobs like that and a new bike can be mine, along with some nice lenses.

Simon


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