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    Same opinion on the Disney operation. Unlike the...

    Same opinion on the Disney operation. Unlike the world at the theme parks (where children are found just about everywhere, even at the ultimate high end restaurants (like the California Grill, or the...
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    Quality can vary, often in direct relationship to...

    Quality can vary, often in direct relationship to price. Go cheap, and don't expect the best.

    Not having been on a boat since the very early 1970s, and having been exposed to many years of...
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    The fact that I worked Cunard back in the day is...

    The fact that I worked Cunard back in the day is al the evidence of that which you would need. I started my time as a good clarinet and excellent bass clarinet, but only a mediocre sax player, but by...
  4. I've actually sat in a KRIT. An eccentric old...

    I've actually sat in a KRIT. An eccentric old ex-Marine has an odd museum down here in South Houston, and in addition to such oddities as a French 25 mm anti-tank gun and the big octopus looking...
  5. Sigh... It is better when expertise lies in...

    Sigh...

    It is better when expertise lies in one area, to remain in that area. I might not know my saxophones, but I do know my military production, so I'll attempt to correct your error.

    The...
  6. Lying and deception on an internet website?!?!?...

    Lying and deception on an internet website?!?!? Why, I never...
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    I've still got the last printout from the last...

    I've still got the last printout from the last run of the program. It was an irritant for some in the "administrative" portion of the office, as they were required to submit a separate BIRLS (what...
  8. Thread: VMI Manufaktur

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    Everybody makes mistakes. If someone maintains...

    Everybody makes mistakes. If someone maintains that they don't, they're either a) hidebound and incapable of change, or b) lying through their teeth.

    The trick is to realize what mistakes you make...
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    The Hollerith Card story...

    Somewhat tangental to music, but it's in there at the bottom so, after years of promises, here it is. I had it hidden in an old computer backup.

    Backup Your Data - 1970s Style


    A Cautionary...
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    Please read and digest the materials at the...

    Please read and digest the materials at the following link to a page on this site:

    http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php?806-Global-FAQ-Horn-Value

    Once you've gone through all of...
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    Different strokes for different folks

    I've mever had problems borrowing a saxophone when I neede to, so I've never maintained any backup horns for them.

    (During cruise ship duty in the late 1960s, I wound have felt differently - it's...
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    The first step to take is to review the posting...

    The first step to take is to review the posting at this link on our website:

    http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php?806-Global-FAQ-Horn-Value

    It's likely to disappoint you, but the...
  13. Thread: repair opinion

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    Also, older Selmer wooden basses were in a rigid...

    Also, older Selmer wooden basses were in a rigid Plywood case, with the ends of the joints bearing on the Plywood former from which the fabric interior was hung. If you made a habit of plopping the...
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    There's enough copper in most silver alloys to...

    There's enough copper in most silver alloys to cause problems, but not so much as is found in a penny or other US coin. The nickel or silver plate on an instrument would (after a thorough, initial...
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    It was on a "original" keyboard, so perhaps that...

    It was on a "original" keyboard, so perhaps that is why.

    My skin oil/persperation/whatever my body exudes is hell on just about everything that I touch. The copper allergy is brutal when you...
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    I'm a touch typist from before my high school...

    I'm a touch typist from before my high school days, where I was hammered into the regular habits of the approved methods by a stern (and very hot) business instructor. While I can fly across the...
  17. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    Dammit, Pete - speak English...[/COLOR]

    Dammit, Pete - speak English...[/COLOR]
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    I went by two summers ago, and he was wain...

    I went by two summers ago, and he was wain looking but otherwise up and around. Of course, with cancer, one never knows - my father had a blood borne cancer and he was fine (except when receiving...
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    Does it come in cocobolo wood?

    Does it come in cocobolo wood?
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    The "black box problem"

    My groups use "fronts" produced by Embee Ideas out of Saint Louis. They are light in weight, hold together well when erected, and look consistent and professional.

    Mike Brooks counseled me when I...
  21. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    Any large project like an extensive website or a...

    Any large project like an extensive website or a retail merchandise tracking system can lead you down this path if you don't plan ahead. I learned ("learnt") a long time ago that any extensive...
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    It is my impression that there are more players...

    It is my impression that there are more players who still use the Albert horns in Great Britain, so it may be the case in Down Under as well. Ask around a bit and see who you can find.
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    "cough, cough - 'Macintosh' - cough, cough" ...

    "cough, cough - 'Macintosh' - cough, cough"

    While I'm not the most extreme computer user in the world, I've been using them since the days of the mainframe, Hollerith cards, and programming in...
  24. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    Reading music off of an iPad-sized screen may...

    Reading music off of an iPad-sized screen may seem like a good idea, but unless your eyesight is extraordinarily acute, you are going to have real troubles making it out.

    When we cruised last...
  25. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    It helps to be paranoid when dealing with...

    It helps to be paranoid when dealing with backups. I've been doing them on my computer system since the early 1980s on critical stuff (financial, personal data and the like), but I got into them in a...
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