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So I jokingly made this comment last Friday about testing the MDX in flood situations as we were heading off to my son's Tae Kwon Do tournament over in Wahpeton, ND. It turns out the Wahpeton/Breckenridge area was ground zero for sandbagging the Red River last weekend. Here's what we encountered on the way back, the striking thing is that this isn't a lake, it's a cornfield!

 

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I like the waves in this one. At it's deepest, the water might have been 9-10 inches across the road, not a real big deal, although the waves splashing up on the side and not knowing exactly how deep it was going to get was kind of a rush.

 

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OMG!!!

All things the same, Ghost, I think I'll take the snow. That water would do nasty things to my collection of antique televisions in the basement!

(p.s. - to see my basement, http://www.area31.org/vintage.html )

I once drove a taxi through water that came over the top of the hood and up towards the windshield under a via duct, and for some reason, it made it! The headlamps were swimming as was the engine, and the whole car right up to the side windows, and it just ran right through. Never happen again in my lifetime......
 

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A little work with photoshop and you could place that fish on your roof rack...

"Be scared, be VERY scared!" :)
 

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You will have to explain the fascination you tundra folks have with large animal icons. Eau Claire, Wisconsin has large a large concrete rat and chicken, Huron, S.D. has a large pheasant and a steer, and now you show me a fish. Is this some Scandanavian cultural tradition or what?:D:D:D
 

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Wow!
I would definitely take the snow over flooding rivers.

Just saw Fargo flooded on today's morning news. Rough stuff.

Glad you made it back dry.

So how did your son do in the tournament?
 

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Wow!
I would definitely take the snow over flooding rivers.

Just saw Fargo flooded on today's morning news. Rough stuff.

Glad you made it back dry.

So how did your son do in the tournament?
Hi MarkC,

Well, since you asked :), quite well! Trevor took a first place for patterns, and a second for sparring - Pretty good since he was a purple belt competing with some purple trims and browns! He works hard at his patterns. The sparring was a surprise, as they rarely practice sparring at this school - all in all, a pretty good event! :D:D

I just happen to have a picture, since the Acura is in the picture, this technically isn't strictly bragging about my kid...

 

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remery said:
Ghost,
You will have to explain the fascination you tundra folks have with large animal icons. Eau Claire, Wisconsin has large a large concrete rat and chicken, Huron, S.D. has a large pheasant and a steer, and now you show me a fish. Is this some Scandanavian cultural tradition or what?:D:D:D
Yes, concrete megafauna are a big deal up here - I think part of the reason is that we need something to look at over the winter! :D I'll try to keep this trend going as we travel...
 

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OMG!!!

All things the same, Ghost, I think I'll take the snow. That water would do nasty things to my collection of antique televisions in the basement!

(p.s. - to see my basement, http://www.area31.org/vintage.html )

Tim, you have a very interesting set of hobbies - TV's with tubes, cars with fins, why do I think you have stacks of 45 rpm records laying around... :D

Hey, can I interest you in a vintage Zenith Z-200 80286 computer? I paid 3 grand for it, would let you have it for half that :).

It would be a steal! It reads 5.25 inch disks, I'll throw in a couple hundred of those for free!
 

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I actually hate 45s because I never have the patience to keep changing 'em, besides which I sold my nice Silvertone record player/changer on eBay. But, I am working on a 1942 Philco console radio, building in a Heathkit 1950's FM receiver chassis (a 16 tube job), and a CD player! I'm routing this all through the original Philco chassis, which has a set of push-pull #45 tubes, and has great sound. I'm not necessarily just a kook that lives in the past, I just appreciate anything that's well made (hence my presence here :D ).

Funny you should mention the 80286. I'm working on building a "sleeper" Compaq Portable II "luggable" that will have a Pentium I chassis, color monitor, wireless mouse, and a decent modem. I've gone as far as I can with it as is, even got a 5.25 inch copy of the original Windows, but the old board just ain't got the cookies to run it.

When people ask me what my hobby is, I politely answer "beating dead horses!"
 

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Tim...have a question for you

I know that this should be an MDX question but I just couldn't resist. Looks like we both like Tube Audio eqq. sooooooooo. I have a question for you. I'm currently working on one of my restoration projects...Luxman MQ-360 tube amp. It runs 4 6550's for outputs (2 per channel obviously), and can't for the life of me get it to bias properly. I'm not beond asking for advice, so hear goes...do you have a good method for probing bias voltages? Ever bias 6550's?
 

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So Whats Wrong With Bragging!

ghost said:
since the Acura is in the picture, this technically isn't strictly bragging about my kid...
Hey - it's a God-given and probably Constitutional right for parents to brag about their kids .......... and for us Grandparents to brag about our grandkids! :D
And anybody says anything about it and I'll personally send them six months worth of dirty diapers.....
and oh yes, I just happen to have this picture of my grandson the cookie baker!
 

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Cute Grandkid, Roadrunner! (Keep the diapers, though - guess that's what the parents are for!)

Tube, I can't really answer your question, but if there ever was a guy to bias voltages in a 6550, Tim would be the guy to bias them!

Funny to see this thread wake up again after a year - how'd you find your way there Tubeamp? Searching for vacuum tube electronics threads?

An update - Trevor's now a red belt, going on black, one dangerous 9 year old. Evan is missing one of those top front teeth.

And that MDX sure looks naked without its side steps!
 

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Hey ghost

He he he, it was strange how I ran across this thread. Just cruzing around reading old posts...never know what you can find. It's like a yard sale...you just never know. I sure hope Tim can lend some advice, this amp has me almost beat...almost.

Roadrunner, cute kid...brag all you want!
 
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