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About plasticpenguin

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    Veteran Wammer
  • Birthday April 25

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  • Location
    Bookham, Surrey

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Pro-ject Classic
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Goldring 2500
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
  • Digital Source 2
    Panasonic player
  • Integrated Amp
    Leema Pulse MKI
  • My Speakers
    PMC TB2i
  • Headphones
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. My fingers are crossed for Boris. Does his girlfriend have the virus?
  2. I've not deviated from the current virus. I've just stated that scientists know more about the virus than they are letting on. And I'd rather listen to a professor who's worked in labs with the virus, albeit it's a different strain now. There is light at the end of the tunnel. The only snag, no-one's sure how long the tunnel is at present.
  3. I know. No probs. I'm just trying to put a realistic view on a dark period of our lives. You have to ask yourself why there's so many new cases when so many people are isolating? Many reasons, but a lot is down to extra testing kits becoming available, and over the last couple of days a few people have sadly died from the same residential home. There's sadly been a few from the medical staff... lots of plausible reasons. My initial post was about the title: The Government haven't been hiding the truth about information on the virus. British scientist have known for decades, but why who knows. Perhaps because they wanted to prevent any mass panic. I don't know on that part, that's a guess. Anyway I'm back out in the garden for another couple of tinnies. The sun's out and it's quiet. No aircraft. No cars. It's beautiful if a little surreal.
  4. Don't do it. Very nice but colossal price tag.
  5. Don't shoot the messenger. I'd rather believe someone who's worked with the virus than the scaremongering on social media and the news. This professor, interviewed by Dan Snow a couple of weeks ago, can't recall his name, was very honest but reassuring that all viruses, regardless of any strain, will run its course. The weather: One thing all viruses have in common is they don't like warm or hot weather. I'm not being dismissive or complacent but hopeful that somewhere down the line it will peter out. It'll take 2 or 3 months but it will happen. Just trying to be positive and taking info from learned people in that particular field.
  6. If you look in the Discovery section. It reads: "Human coronaviruses were discovered in the 1960s.[9] The earliest ones studied were from human patients with the common cold, which were later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43"[10]
  7. (Groan) Luxman and Accuphase look great. What's not my taste is the price tag. Anyhoo, have you decided to have a listen to the Signature? (sorry if I missed it).
  8. An interview with a retired Professor of virology said he knew about this virus in the late 1960s. Albeit it's a different strain now, but I would be amazed if they haven't tracked it for many, many years.
  9. Another Pros episode. Bodie puts in a cassette in a Hitachi player, although unsure what model it was. I had the D230, but the facia is slightly different. (26min 29 secs.)
  10. I was thinking along the Garrard line. I owned the SP25 MKV which had a sleeker look and a different platter. That one looks like a MKII or III.
  11. On a episode of the Professionals, what's the turntable (35 mins 54 secs)
  12. Amazing how these old rockers still like the analogue sound. Brian May was quoted in saying that vinyl is truer to the original recordings.
  13. Programmes such as Antiques Road Trip on Really TV, Salvage Hunters on Quest and Bangers and Cash on Yesterday.
  14. Also when they restored the Wilys Jeep they went to a WWII reenactment . He was standing there and said "that's a Spitfire", when the aircraft flying past him was a Hawker Hurricane. Let's hope he knows more about cars than aircraft.