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#302136 - 21/09/2007 17:23 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
canuckInOR
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Registered: 13/02/2002
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Loc: Portland, OR
Alas, our trip to England is going to be around April, to coincide with an uncle's teaching semester. We won't be able to swing a second, so soon after.

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#302137 - 24/09/2007 09:50 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
LittleBlueThing
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Denise and I will be there...
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#302138 - 25/09/2007 00:18 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: LittleBlueThing]
FireFox31
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I will be there, but maybe in Italy before hand? Nah, just lost in the Lakes again!
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#302139 - 12/10/2007 03:03 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
eliceo
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Registered: 18/02/2002
Posts: 335
toss me an evite, i may just go

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#302140 - 02/11/2007 00:29 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
schofiel
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Posts: 2992
Loc: Wareham, Dorset, UK
Say Rob, have you or I had any really cool ideas about what's going to happen at the party? I mean, if we were to discuss revealing the possibility that {censored} and {censored} might be revealed at the event, do you think it might entice people to go to the party?

How about if we {censored} the {censored}{censored}{censored} and {censored}? Would that be FUN, or what?
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#302141 - 11/11/2007 20:38 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: schofiel]
osito
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Please add me and my girlfriend to the list.

Don´t want to miss the opportunity to get to know the ingenious people
that have developed imho the one and only indash MP3 player.

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#302142 - 20/11/2007 01:05 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: julf]
ShadowMan
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Registered: 09/06/1999
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Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
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Anyway, in a business jet you get to see exciting places like Gander, Newfoundland... (the Falcon could have made London-New York nonstop, but we were doing Amsterdam-Denver).


Just two hours from my home! My brother lives there actually! Not too often that we here on the Rock find mention of our beautiful province in the wild.
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#302143 - 20/11/2007 01:47 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: ShadowMan]
jimhogan
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Registered: 06/10/1999
Posts: 2591
Loc: Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
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Just two hours from my home! My brother lives there actually! Not too often that we here on the Rock find mention of our beautiful province in the wild.

I gotta say that when you've spent some time on a charter stretch DC-8 where two thirds of the passengers are smoking and one-third of the passengers are changing the diapers on their mil-dep babies that are puking on a regular basis....well...when you look out the window at Gander....it looks just like heaven.

And Newfoundland remains the land of my dreams.
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#302144 - 20/11/2007 08:09 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: jimhogan]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1298
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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when you look out the window at Gander....it looks just like heaven.

When I visited, it looked sort of like... a runway in the middle of snowdrifts

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#302145 - 25/11/2007 21:14 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: mlord]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
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Superb! I'll be there!


Flights are now booked for SWMBO and me!

(why is this thread in "Off Topic".. took a while to find it again!).

Cheers

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#304870 - 09/12/2007 14:28 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: andy]
g_attrill
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Registered: 14/04/2002
Posts: 1172
Loc: Hants, UK
From my observations, about two months out the prices rise again, although I think most airlines have a complex structure based on passenger loads, and the prices might dip again if the flight is empty. In July I was on a flight and the person sitting next to me had booked the week before and only paid £70 more, and the flight was pretty busy. I'm looking at flights to SFO for the end of January and NWA had a deal for £280 return (stopping over in MSP), last week it jumped to £331.

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#304871 - 09/12/2007 15:30 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: g_attrill]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
I have a friend who used to work for Midway Airlines (now defunct). It was his job to administer the system that dealt with determining the minute-by-minute price of airline tickets. That was his entire job. And apparently the software used (I wish I could remember the name of it not) was an industry standard.

The point of this is that if it was a person's full-time job to deal with that single system for a mid-sized airline, there is no way you can expect to be able to figure out what prices are going to do.
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#304915 - 09/12/2007 23:48 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: wfaulk]
MarkH
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I travel a lot. From experience plus conversations with airline employees, I would say there is no way you can ever hope to out-guess modern airline yield management systems. These things juggle a huge number of variables, most of them stemming from mining data not publicly available: for instance things like the history of connecting flights that passengers on flight X have gone on to, and the chances that encouraging people to choose flight X or not might generate extra revenue from the connection, etc etc.

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#305934 - 10/01/2008 18:43 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: MarkH]
JonnyGee
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Registered: 30/01/2002
Posts: 56
Loc: Cambridge, UK
Been thinking about the sound system requirements for this event... the options are:
- Loud
- Very loud
- F*&%ing loud
- Overpowered in a way that simply isn't safe

Any thoughts? It's really just a matter of how much green and how much grey...

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#305935 - 10/01/2008 18:50 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: JonnyGee]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Quote:
- Very loud
- F*&%ing loud


I think either of those two would do.

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#305937 - 10/01/2008 19:01 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: mlord]
JonnyGee
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Registered: 30/01/2002
Posts: 56
Loc: Cambridge, UK
Originally Posted By: mlord
Quote:
- Very loud
- F*&%ing loud


I think either of those two would do.


OK, and of course we have to consider coverage patterns. Back in toe '06 party, Rob S had to do a big announcement twice because the system was firing it all at an empty dance floor and most people couldn't hear a thing. Damn 60*40 horns.

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#305954 - 11/01/2008 08:50 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: Schido]
Schido
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Oh btw, i didn't get anything from e-vite.com yet.
E-mail address is [email protected][the same dutch provider that RobS uses]
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#305955 - 11/01/2008 09:31 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: Schido]
LittleBlueThing
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Loc: Reading, UK
me neither...
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#307197 - 12/02/2008 14:30 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
I'm making a start on the plans for the party. Currently I am considering hosting it at my place (as with the UK meet before last) as a fairly substantial gathering can be accommodated in the garden. This will allow us to spend more money on beer and less on venue hire! Any objections?

I am looking into various entertainments and activites for the party itself. However I have not considered the days around the party - perhaps we could appoint some events organisers if enough people are interested in making more than a night of it. At the very least I would like to organise a fun event for earlier in the day of the party - for example, there is an excellent clay pigeon shooting centre which takes groups.

Suggestions and offers of organisational help appreciated.

Rob

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#307200 - 12/02/2008 14:39 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: LittleBlueThing]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
Originally Posted By: LittleBlueThing
me neither...


Please confirm your email address in PM.

Thanks

Rob

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#307204 - 12/02/2008 15:05 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
I think having any or all of the events centred around Rob's place would be totally grand!

Rob.. that being the case, I wonder if someone local to the area might provide a modest soldering station setup for use one morning or afternoon?

I would happily volunteer some time there performing basic mods/fixes to players that other participants might want to bring along. Things like the cs4231a fix, the temperature sensor fix, and other similar, useful yet relatively simple things like those.

We'd just need a proper solder station, solder, flux, tweezers, a magnifying lens/lamp thingie, and a small supply of thin wire.

???

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#307205 - 12/02/2008 15:23 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: mlord]
LittleBlueThing
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Registered: 11/01/2002
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Loc: Reading, UK
Originally Posted By: mlord
I think having any or all of the events centred around Rob's place would be totally grand!

Rob.. that being the case, I wonder if someone local to the area might provide a modest soldering station setup for use one morning or afternoon?

I would happily volunteer some time there performing basic mods/fixes to players that other participants might want to bring along. Things like the cs4231a fix, the temperature sensor fix, and other similar, useful yet relatively simple things like those.

We'd just need a proper solder station, solder, flux, tweezers, a magnifying lens/lamp thingie, and a small supply of thin wire.

???

no beer?
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#307207 - 12/02/2008 15:34 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: LittleBlueThing]
Robotic
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Registered: 06/04/2005
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Loc: Seattle transplant
Originally Posted By: LittleBlueThing
no beer?

LOL There must be beer!
In TIG welding class I kept a candy bar in my pocket so I could quiet my shaky hands before practical tests.
This is why I don't solder any small, delicate things!
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#307209 - 12/02/2008 16:56 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: mlord]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2091
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Originally Posted By: mlord
I would happily volunteer some time there performing basic mods/fixes to players that other participants might want to bring along.


I'll bring down some bits and pieces, and some beer - in exchange for soldering of one wire (I never completed my memory upgrade as I couldn't get the RAS line on without bridging leads on the processor - too clumsy)

seem reasonable?

I'll see what kit I have kicking about and let you know.
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#307211 - 12/02/2008 17:53 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: frog51]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: frog51
I'll bring down some bits and pieces, and some beer - in exchange for soldering of one wire (I never completed my memory upgrade as I couldn't get the RAS line on without bridging leads on the processor - too clumsy)


That's the kind of thing I had in mind, so bring it on!

I suppose I could actually tote along much of the needed materials and tools, except for the temperature controlled soldering station itself. The rest of the required bits and pieces are hardly any size/weight at all.

Which reminds me.. gotta remember to pack the copper braid as well..

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#307213 - 12/02/2008 18:05 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: mlord]
DWallach
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Registered: 30/04/2000
Posts: 3730
Be careful. Soldering equipment could be easily mistaken by an overzealous security screener as something else. (Even if you manage to avoid U.S. airports during your journey, I fear the paranoia has spread well beyond our borders.)

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#307218 - 12/02/2008 20:05 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: DWallach]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14130
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: DWallach
Be careful. Soldering equipment could be easily mistaken by an overzealous security screener as something else. (Even if you manage to avoid U.S. airports during your journey, I fear the paranoia has spread well beyond our borders.)


Yeah, even to this forum/topic, it seems. smirk

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#307483 - 20/02/2008 15:42 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: mlord]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
The repair station is a great idea. I can provide a full set of electronic workshop equipment, and I'm sure Schof will be happy to bring along the empeg spare parts collection.

On a more hedonistic note, I'm thinking local ales by the firkin, hog roast, cocktail bar, bring-a-playlist tunes and a gargantuan Wii experience!

Also, introducing for the first time, never to be repeated, your once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of EMPEG - THE GAME SHOW!

Rob

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#307488 - 20/02/2008 19:05 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3979
Loc: Manchester UK
I'd interested in seeing if I can resurrect my main player which is currently out of action with a mystery IDE and Ethernet problem, the aux and radio visuals work fine however.
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#307489 - 20/02/2008 19:24 Re: Empeg 10th Birthday Party [Re: rob]
LittleBlueThing
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Loc: Reading, UK
Cocktails - mmm. Pina colada.
I'll need a floor somewhere...
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