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  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    what to replace CD changer with?

    I have an older Pioneer 100 disc changer, but its starting to wear out. Rather than just replace it I was wondering about storing my music electronically and having it sent to the amp. My first choice would be if somebody invented a CD player with a hard drive that could simply store all my CDs...
  2. Jeremy Illingworth

    second hand book shops in London

    I heading to London, England, next spring and am hoping to hit some second hand book shops while there. I'm primarily interested in Folio Society books and was wondering is anybody here could recommend some stores or point me in the right direction to finding them. jeremy
  3. Jeremy Illingworth

    best way to demolish chimney

    I need to remove a brick chimney from a 1936 house that goes from the basement to the roof. Has anybody done this before? What's the best way to preceed? For the portion above the roof and in the attic I was simply going to break them loose and throw them into the chiney, periodically...
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    well bound books

    As of late I have been reading the great works of literature and stumbled across the books of Easton Press. They are beautiful, well made books which I would love to add to my library, but they are extremely expensive. Are there any other publishers making nicely bound editions of classics that...
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    The most profound statement about drinking ever

    It was already done, two or three years ago. I saw on in the odd news at Yahoo; the headline was They Needed A Study For This? They showed that intoxication affects the part of the brain that relates to facial recognition and the number they gave for improvement in perceived attractiveness was...
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    What is your favorite WWII Fighter Plane and Bomber?

    Douglas Bader lost both legs in a 1931 plane crash and was forced to retire from the RAF on a disability pension, even though he could still fly with his artificial legs. He re-enlisted when war broke out and began flying Hurricanes and Spitfires. He made several kills before and during the...
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    LCD television reviews

    I'm looking to buy a 26/27 inch LCD television set but I'm having trouble finding reviews on current models. I'm a member of the Consumer Reports web site, but they have out of date review. Where can I get a review of what's in store now? jeremy
  8. Jeremy Illingworth

    what to do in Portland?

    I just got back from Portland and I'd like to thank everybody for helping with the suggestions. We didn't have very much time there but Powell's was incredible, even though I only had three hours there and the Kennedy School was an excellent find. There was no line, little noise and the meal was...
  9. Jeremy Illingworth

    what to do in Portland?

    Would any of you know of a store that sells vintage watches? Nothing fancy or rare, hopefully under $300. jeremy
  10. Jeremy Illingworth

    what to do in Portland?

    It is indeed Portland, Oregon and I have updated my profile to reflect my move to B.C. We are definitely going to go to Powell's. We're definitely going to do some shopping because we're going to specialty stores that sell things we're specifically interested in (Rejeuvination Lighting...
  11. Jeremy Illingworth

    what to do in Portland?

    I'm going to Portland for the weekend and was wondering what to do? I've already got some stores picked out, like Rejeuvination Lighting, Williams Sonoma, Paradise Pen, etc. but was wondering if there are any interesting and unique places to go or things to do that I may not know about. jeremy
  12. Jeremy Illingworth

    Carpet dyeing: scam?

    Only natural fibers can be dyed as synthetics will not absorb any dye. So unless you have wool carpet, it is a scam. Or at least a really bad idea. jeremy
  13. Jeremy Illingworth

    Was Pearl Harbor really a surprise?

    I agree that before the war the old brass failed to realize that air power was the new power at sea. While the Commonwealth nations treated the air force as a third and equal branch of the military, it wasn't until the late forties that the Amercicans did. In Jimmy Doolittle's excellent book...
  14. Jeremy Illingworth

    Woman gains TWO pounds, files lawsuit!!

    That is correct, although I have a legitimate case. I am going after General Mills. Although I find Lucky Charms to be delicious, I find nothing magical about that deliciousness. jeremy
  15. Jeremy Illingworth

    Is it easy to do a tune-up on an original SNES console?

    I've repaired a couple of blue screen NES consoles, but thats not quite the same. If your SNES is working (mine are) then there is no need to do anything. If the contacts aren't connecting well they're probably just dirty and most game shops sell a kit for cleaning them. I think its just a mild...
  16. Jeremy Illingworth

    looking for a nice writing pen

    I just got back from Japan where I bought enough letter writing sets to last until HD DVD becomes obsolete and now I would like a nice pen to write with. Nothing as fancy as a Mont Blanc (are they really worth the money), just a good pen to write with. What are the big names in pens?
  17. Jeremy Illingworth

    ***Official PS3 Discussion Thread - E3 Launch Thread***

    I am in Japan right now and I really do not think that has anything to do with it. It is not as though everyone here is living in a shoebox where the size of a console is a determining factor in the purchase. When I go to the game stores XBox has by far the smallest presence of displays and...
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    Automatic watches

    But to me keeping accurate time is the whole point of a watch, unless its a status symbol watch. What good is the wrong time? Its no different that buying a certain television set because its got better performance. All televions display the image and all high end ones do it very well, but...
  19. Jeremy Illingworth

    Looking for a new table saw

    Its for medium duty use. I'm going to be making furniture, but lots of it over the long run. jeremy
  20. Jeremy Illingworth

    Looking for a new table saw

    I'm suddenly in the market for new table saw, hopefully soon. Can anyone recommend one or point me to a table saw review online? I've seen table saw shootouts in magazines, but never bought them because I didn't need a saw then, but I do now. jeremy
  21. Jeremy Illingworth

    What to see in Japan?

    Next week I'm going to Japan for a month. I'm going to spend three weeks in Tokyo and one week travelling on a Japan Rail pass. I was thinking about heading south towards Hiroshima and Miyajima and then back up. Where would you stop along the way? jeremy
  22. Jeremy Illingworth

    Automatic watches

    Last year I decided to invest in a quality time piece. Mechanical automatics are indeed less acurate, which to me defeats the point of owning a nice watch. If you get a Tag, make sure (if this matteres to you) that its an all Swiss watch, as they put their name on lesser watches of non Swiss...
  23. Jeremy Illingworth

    what is the quickest driving route from Calgary to the Vancouver ferry terminal?

    Thanks for all the help. I didn't get to Calgary until past eleven, so I decided against getting up early and making the drive in one day. I got up a eight and left the house in which I was staying at nine. I took the 1 all the way until the toll highway. The weather was good at first, but then...
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    what is the quickest driving route from Calgary to the Vancouver ferry terminal?

    Unfortunately I`m going on Monday and the weather here isn`t good. But the truck is booked and the house is sold. When I moved here I got a turbocharged moving truck from U Haul but the woman here said they`re uncommon and I shouldn`t expect another. jeremy
  25. Jeremy Illingworth

    what is the quickest driving route from Calgary to the Vancouver ferry terminal?

    I think the headline says it all. I'm wanting to drive a moving truck from Calgary early in the morning to make the last ferry to Victoria. What is the best route and what is the expected drive time for fair weather? How about foul? jeremy
  26. Jeremy Illingworth

    Are Swiss watches cheaper in Switzerland?

    I'm hoping to be heading over that way later in the year and I was wondering if they're cheaper where they're made. Does anyone know if Tissot or Rolex does factory tours? jeremy
  27. Jeremy Illingworth

    Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State.....PBS....Did anyone see this??

    I don't have cable and this is the first I've heard of the show. I'll definately get the DVD. I'm well read on the subject and plan on going to Auschwitz later in the year. But about the bombing of Auschwitz; I don't think it would have made a serious difference. Any damage done by an air...
  28. Jeremy Illingworth

    What MP3 player to get?

    I was thinking of getting an MP3 player but there are so many out there. I want either 128 or 256 MB and either internal battery or AA. What do you have and what do you recommend? jeremy
  29. Jeremy Illingworth

    how much are old movie theater seat worth?

    I have some movie theater seat, probably from the forties, that I was going to sell in the local paper. I have no idea what to ask and I though maybe some of you guys might have purchased some and could give me an idea of the going rate. Here's a picture: http://jeremyillingworth.tripod.com/...
  30. Jeremy Illingworth

    French chocolate dessert

    Like you all say, it is a chocolate cake (not glazed where I had it) with a molten center. I found what appears to be something similar on the web so I'll try it. Doug, I previously didn't have the correct spelling of Moelleux (which I got the day after I started this thread) but the way I've...