Extinct Media / rugged, affordable rooftop solar panels powering CD deck / Stockham drags Caruso decades into the future
There used to be -- maybe still is -- a fascinating e-List called "Extinct Media" which gloried in ancient vanished unsupported sound and image formats -- 8-tracks of course, pre-roll-film glass photographic plates, Edison recording cylinders, piano rolls for the amazing circa-1905 Welte player piano, etc. (Welte playback was robot fingers and feet which could play any piano exactly as the human pianist had.)
----- Original Message -----From: R******* a****Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:51 PMSubject: Re: [GeigerCounterEnthusiasts] Re: 2 items from today's Electronic Goldmine e-mail flyer
up here in the great northeast - home of Uconn womens basketball (the men ain't too bad this year also) - we have upgraded to those new things called cassette decks - much smaller and, with the new "walkman" technology, they are as portable as those transistor radios you here about now!! ain't that a hoot! Rick
--- On Thu, 3/24/11, tedtedted***** wrote:
Subject: [GeigerCounterEnthusiasts] Re: 2 items from today's Electronic Goldmine e-mail flyer
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 8:39 PM
Oh, Rick... That was a low blow!! Actually, it is a six disk changer that I pulled out of my car when I replaced it with the bluetooth deck. Truth be told, I do, in fact have an 8-track tape machine, but it's a reel to reel deck I once used in an old recording studio my brother and I owned years ago. It's sitting in a closet, in perfect condition and fully aligned. And... that's just where it will probably stay until the poor sod who has to liquidate all my junk upon my demise finds it!!
--- In GeigerCounterEnthusiasts@yahoogroups.com, R******* a**** wrote:
> sounds like all those old/ancient 8-track player found a home (where else but in TEXAS!!!!)
> --- On Thu, 3/24/11, tedtedted0001
> From: tedtedted*****
> Subject: [GeigerCounterEnthusiasts] Re: 2 items from today's Electronic Goldmine e-mail flyer
> To: GeigerCounterEnthusiasts@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 8:16 PM
> For whatever it's worth, Harbor Freight has a 45 watt solar panel kit for just over $200. I've got one, had it about a year, no problems of any kind. It's been hit pretty hard a couple of times by hail (Texas style thunderstorms can produce hail the size of softballs). Not so much as a crack. Comes with a 12v battery charger regulator. I charge a car battery which is hooked to an old UPS inverter. It provides 110vac to my little pagoda in the backyard and I took a 12v tap off of the battery to run an old car stereo mounted on a marine housing to provide tunes while relaxing. I strung up a cheap (really cheap) ceiling fan under the pagoda thing that actually works quite well. As I say, for whatever it's worth......