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#370605 - 03/22/12 12:09 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: medic8r]
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16319
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Did somebody say buffet?
"I wish I had documented more…" said nobody on their death bed, ever.

#370607 - 03/22/12 12:19 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: medic8r]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6662
Loc: It's all about the location.
Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: Adrian
I've recently bought a home with 3/4 acre property just outside of Toronto

So you're no longer in the place that Tom, Peter and I saw at the homecoming bash in 2010?

Does the new place have anything nearby that can compete with the Chinese buffet restaurant that you took us to? grin

JP, I sold that house last August. There is a Mandarin Restaurant in Barrie which is about 15 minutes from where we will be moving to...the one I took you guys to is the headquarters, it's larger than their other restaurants, but they all have the same menu. On your way up the 400 to Axiom, you may have seen the Barrie Mandarin on the east side of the highway. Dammit....I'm gettin hungry....
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

#370608 - 03/22/12 12:22 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: CV]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11061
Loc: Central NH
Adrian- Congratulations on the house and the boat!

You know, you could keep us better informed of such things!
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

#370664 - 03/22/12 05:59 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: CV]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8343
Loc: Tacoma
I think we stopped at the beer store in Barrie.

It was next to Timmie's.

my wife's Necky Chatham

Hey, now, family forum, Murph.
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#370674 - 03/22/12 07:25 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: tomtuttle]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7382
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I think we stopped at the beer store in Barrie.

It was next to Timmie's.

In Canada, everything is next to Timmie's.

Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

#370698 - 03/22/12 11:12 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: Adrian]
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1846
Originally Posted By: Adrian
Dak, my suggestion on the stick shift was based on talking to a couple of Dodge truck owners when I was shopping around for a diesel myself. They were driving slightly older trucks, so maybe the new autos have been improved. I've put over 30km's on my '10 GMC Duramax/Allison with no problems so far and the truck will get 30mpg's(imp) on the highway if cruising at 90km(55 mph approx).

I didn't think the Duramax got that kind of fuel economy, it's a V8 motor right? I think i will want to spend about 20k$.. maybe a little more..However, hopefully i can find a deal.

#370762 - 03/23/12 03:21 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: CV]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6662
Loc: It's all about the location.
Yes, 6.6L. That's doing about 1450rpm in 6th or a steady speed of about 90kph. City driving is a different story but still better than gas. Note I'm talking about imperial gallons so US mpg would be about 1/5th less or around 24 mpg.
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

#373563 - 04/17/12 09:17 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: CV]
1sweetspot Offline

Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 174
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
Got a sweet deal on a slightly used Rancilio Silvia espresso machine from a seller on Kijiji. Matches perfectly with the Rocky grinder I bought a few weeks ago. Then sold my Saeco Via Venezia to a co-worker not as far down the rabbit hole as I am.

He's happy as can be and I am in espresso heaven! I have some of the Santa Lucia Costa Rican beans Josh from Transcend coffee brewed to win the National Barista Championship. Now to start pulling some godshots...good-bye sleep!

#388762 - 01/25/13 01:14 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: J. B.]
BlueJays1 Offline

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4092
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Originally Posted By: J. B.
Follow up to my previous posts re coffee:

i did get a Nespresso machine at the beginning of January and
have been enjoying excellent coffee since then.

i also found a way to make "percolator" coffee for friends who don't like espresso, those who say "oh, it's so strong!":
i use 1 Nespresso coffee capsule and run it twice at the "longo" setting, thus making about 220ml of coffee.
the result is by far the best "percolator" coffee anyone has ever tried, with crema that lasts until you see the bottom of the cup.

I was shocked! Very skeptical at first since it was a capsule based espresso system. That was put to rest! Now I use a Nespresso Citiz as my main espresso machine. Such a well engineered piece of equipment. Beautiful crema, consistent cup after cup. That's what I like the most, consistency and extremely easy and fast clean-up.

Once I get low on the starter pack I might try modding the capsules to use with my own coffee.

I’m armed and I’m drinking. You don’t want to listen to advice from me, amigo.

-Max Payne

#388764 - 01/25/13 02:11 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: CV]
exlabdriver Offline

Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1174
I've had the Nespresso Pixie plus milk frother package since Christmas.

Again, stunning European engineering & made entirely in Switzerland - a rarity these days. At $.68 per cappuccino (I have 1 per day) using Nespresso's pods, it is a bargain especially considering the convenience factor. Their frother is absolutely foolproof as it makes wonderful thick milk foam - way better than I ever made manually.

I manually made cappys daily for 20 years & this little gem beats that hands down...


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