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#360237 - 12/06/11 09:43 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: J. B.]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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just for fun, i just checked how many transistors compose my cpu + gpu;

the total comes out to 1 982 000 000;
almost 2 billion.
incredible!
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#360238 - 12/06/11 09:50 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: J. B.]
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I just wonder where they find all of those microscopic people to soldier them all together.

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#360239 - 12/06/11 10:14 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: CatBrat]
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it's done with genetically engineered microbes, along with some ultra secret magical formulas to increase work precision.
it's also said that they, like cows, like Mozart and that increases production.


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#360240 - 12/06/11 10:17 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: J. B.]
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Mozart? Hmmm. I would of thought Lady Gaga.

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#360242 - 12/06/11 10:40 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: CatBrat]
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i wanted to try my new scientific calculator, so i took the number of transistors in both my cpu and gpu (Q6600 G0 + Nvidia GTX 280) and converted those to a set of tubes that would be separated one from another by 2.5 in. on a board (around 25 tubes per square ft.)

a board containing all those 1 982 000 000 tubes would occupy a space of 2.84 square miles.
in my pc, the total area of those transistors occupy only a few square inches.
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#360243 - 12/06/11 10:42 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: alan]
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Great post, Alan! Makes me think of the 1,000+ LP's I left behind on the Mexican border 20 years ago. I miss them only as period pieces, nothing more. I don't miss their acquired noises. I don't miss moving them in milk crates @ 40 lb. ea. (that's about 2 stone for Canadians). I had a Rega, Planar 3 with that cool 7 lb. glass platter.

And I miss fold-outs, die-cuts, 24 x 36" posters, 12 x 12" photo booklets, printed lyrics for which an electron microscope is not necessary, etc. It'd kill me to lay out twice as much for a new release on vinyl than it costs on CD. And I'm gonna miss them, too, when they go away.

Downloads are just not sexy.
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#360244 - 12/06/11 10:45 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: BobKay]
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I'm resistant to the download idea. Don't care for it at all. I've never done it, and probably never will.

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#360245 - 12/06/11 11:20 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: CatBrat]
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Brian, we're both pushin' 60! I don't think anyone expects us to welcome any changes kindly, and I don't plan on disappointing any of them. You in?

I don't think there's a single company whose R & D demographics breakout includes Bucket-listers.

We're just supposed to buy the very latest in geriatrica that they show us on TV.

My next big purchase is a defibrolator, and I'm gonna learn to to use it on myself.
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#360247 - 12/06/11 12:53 PM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: BobKay]
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I just bought my own version of defibrillator today. It's called the Shakira: En Vivo Desde Paris concert video.

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#360283 - 12/07/11 07:25 AM Re: how many of you guys have a Turntable? [Re: BobKay]
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2 stone? That's in the U.K., you nut! Ha, ha. We're metric up here, which I've accepted very reluctantly. I still think in pounds, inches, yards and miles.
Thanks for your nice comments.

Loved the cool Rega glass platter. So true about downloads.

Alan
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