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#2801  Postby arugula2 » Feb 27, 2021 3:47 am

Daft Punk (the entity, not the constituent members). ;)



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#2802  Postby felltoearth » Feb 28, 2021 3:56 pm

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#2803  Postby felltoearth » Feb 28, 2021 3:57 pm

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#2804  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 28, 2021 4:47 pm

They'll be back :snooty:

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2805  Postby aufbahrung » Mar 07, 2021 7:08 pm

Olivier Dassault French version of Elon Musk dies in Helicopter Plunge

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#2806  Postby aban57 » Mar 08, 2021 1:58 pm

aufbahrung wrote:Olivier Dassault French version of Elon Musk dies in Helicopter Plunge

https://www.forbes.com/profile/olivier- ... 1546a72412


French version of Elon Musk ? LOL
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#2807  Postby Ironclad » Mar 09, 2021 6:33 pm

Piers Morgan first casualty of the royal internal war 2021. Bye bye numbnuts
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#2808  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Mar 11, 2021 9:50 pm

* my (modified) emphasis ( or 'interpretation' )

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2809  Postby The_Piper » Mar 12, 2021 1:32 am

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That's Kill em all! :mrgreen: RIP though. :dopey: I never knew the cassette only had one inventor. There were reels and I think playtapes before that.
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#2810  Postby Hermit » Mar 12, 2021 3:43 am

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That's Kill em all! :mrgreen: RIP though. :dopey: I never knew the cassette only had one inventor. There were reels and I think playtapes before that.

And they were preceded by wax cylinders.

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My first recording device was this tape to tape monster. It weighed a bit more than 10 kilograms.

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#2811  Postby The_Piper » Mar 12, 2021 1:23 pm

Cool. So many ways people got their exercise in the old days. :lol: I have a couple reel to reels to sell but they're not portable. Surprisingly they're not worth a fortune. I think wax cylinders preceded vinyl records. Those are valuable. It's funny how the BBC article says that cassettes took off right away when 8 track superceded them on the market for a while. I think cassettes are superior to 8-track because they're more reliable, 2 sided instead of 4 track, easy to rewind and repair. Though a musician friend pointed out 8-tracks have better sound quality (if they work right) because the tape is wider. I don't know if that's true or not. The tape is wider but the recording is on 4 tracks.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2812  Postby Calilasseia » Mar 13, 2021 8:33 pm

Murray Walker, the legendary Formula 1 commentator, has died at the grand old age of 97. BBC Sport covers this here.
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#2813  Postby Hermit » Mar 14, 2021 2:49 am

Murray Walker's inaccuracies and mangling of the language were a constant source of amusement to me, especially when his co-commentator was the 1976 F1 world champion, James Hunt.

Walker, excitedly: And that, that is Patrick Tambay! You can visibly see Tambay closing the gap to Nigel Mansell at this moment of the present time! At this rate he will gain a place ahead of him before the end of the race, if things don't go wrong for him, but anything can happen in Formula One racing, and it usually does!

Hunt, calmly: That is René Arnoux lapping Elio de Angelis.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2814  Postby Ironclad » Mar 16, 2021 1:39 pm

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Kotto, star of Live and Let Die, Alien and much more, has passed.
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R.I.P. THREAD

#2815  Postby Ironclad » Mar 16, 2021 1:39 pm

Dbl
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2816  Postby Ironclad » Mar 17, 2021 12:24 pm

Fuck, NO

Sabine Schmitz: Former racing driver and Top Gear presenter dies aged 51 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/56420308

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#2817  Postby Ironclad » Mar 17, 2021 12:25 pm

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#2818  Postby Calilasseia » Mar 17, 2021 9:22 pm

Ironclad wrote:Fuck, NO

Sabine Schmitz: Former racing driver and Top Gear presenter dies aged 51 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/56420308

:(


Bugger. That one seriously ruined today for me.

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2819  Postby Calilasseia » Mar 17, 2021 9:43 pm

Meanwhile, if you need a demonstration of how consummate a racing driver she was, watch this video ... watch her annihilate the rest of the field and make it look effortless ...



Those in the know used to joke that she knew the Nurburgring better than her own anatomy, and it probably wasn't that much of a joke ...
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2820  Postby Hermit » Mar 18, 2021 2:20 am

Not that her anatomy wouldn't have been worth knowing. Schnittig.

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Schmitz proved that she was a competent race car driver when she won the 24 Hour Nürburgring race in 1996. To prove it was no fluke she did it again in 1997.

And, yeah, lapping the north loop in 10:08 with a basically stock standard Ford Transit van was a bit of a lark. I guess having done ~14 thousand laps around that circuit before then helped. Schmitz would have known the birth and evolution of every bump, depression and crack as well as when and where a bunny was likely to cross the track.

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