Why does the audio world embrace annoyance?

fiddlefye

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I think we should bring back the TV Cart!

My liking if the idea maybe dates back to when I was in the AV club (shock). Teachers would sign out TVs and I’d wheel them from our AV room all over the school at a full jog. Im pretty by sure I ran a few kids over. It was more exciting when they signed out a 16mm projector as I’d get to miss class to show them how to thread it (this was the late 80s…dying tech).
I was in our AV club and used to run the carts up and down hallways as well. Down below was usually one of those gigantic open-reel B&W video machines. Alternatively, there might be a Bell and Howell 16mm projector - not exactly old tech yet. One of the great side benefits to being in AV club was that we could hang out and play euchre while watching 'Hogan's Heroes' at lunch time.
 

JoeThePop

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I was in our AV club and used to run the carts up and down hallways as well. Down below was usually one of those gigantic open-reel B&W video machines. Alternatively, there might be a Bell and Howell 16mm projector - not exactly old tech yet. One of the great side benefits to being in AV club was that we could hang out and play euchre while watching 'Hogan's Heroes' at lunch time.
Euchre! Figures being just across the border euchre would be a card game you would play. I know people who aren’t Michigan natives and they ask what it is about Michiganders and euchre. I tell them it is an easy game to learn, but at the same time it rewards skill and a measure of aggressive play. The perfect, quick card game to play when you have 4 people.
 

JohnVF

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I was in our AV club and used to run the carts up and down hallways as well. Down below was usually one of those gigantic open-reel B&W video machines. Alternatively, there might be a Bell and Howell 16mm projector - not exactly old tech yet. One of the great side benefits to being in AV club was that we could hang out and play euchre while watching 'Hogan's Heroes' at lunch time.
We were slight delinquents and may have used our all access after hours keys to peek at tomorrow’s tests. It was a great gig- I got out of class all the time to deal with AV problems and to film things for different classes. We were using big (compared to now) cameras to film onto VHS or Beta machines.
 

fiddlefye

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Euchre! Figures being just across the border euchre would be a card game you would play. I know people who aren’t Michigan natives and they ask what it is about Michiganders and euchre. I tell them it is an easy game to learn, but at the same time it rewards skill and a measure of aggressive play. The perfect, quick card game to play when you have 4 people.
In high school our lunch rooms were filled with euchre foursomes and the odd three-handed group. I was notorious for "going alone" with nines and tens and actually "making it". You only live once, right!?
 
I remember most holiday visits to my paternal grandparent's house wound up in the basement (echo chamber) with at least a few carousels of slides, narrated by my grandfather. The last one usually had to do with their latest excursion in the Minnie Winnie.
 
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JoeThePop

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Powerpoint ruined it all.
Yes! I would like to take PowerPoint rights away from my management. Every little issue/task seemingly requires a PowerPoint presentation. Great tool abused by the users. “With great power comes great responsibility”
 

kirk57

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I think we should bring back the TV Cart!

My liking if the idea maybe dates back to when I was in the AV club (shock). Teachers would sign out TVs and I’d wheel them from our AV room all over the school at a full jog. Im pretty by sure I ran a few kids over. It was more exciting when they signed out a 16mm projector as I’d get to miss class to show them how to thread it (this was the late 80s…dying tech).
I was about to poke fun at the whole AV club thing then I remembered I was in the French club. I probably joined because it was all girls.
 

fiddlefye

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I never said we had a carousel. None of that highfalutin carousel stuff in our house. We had a single slide projector, and then a straight tray type.
We had an Aldis 35mm/120 single-slide projector until long after I'd left home after which time my father bought a Carousel for 35mm and some huge German thing for 120. I always loved the Aldis as it had a lovely crinkle finish and a particular smell when it was running and hot.
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I've had a Rollei projector for decades. It just got out of the housefire with its life, but not unscathed cosmetically. Sometime in the 80s I walked into a pawn shop on Queen in Toronto and found a lovely coated 90mm f2.4 Heidsomat flat-field lens for it - $3.00.
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JohnVF

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I was about to poke fun at the whole AV club thing then I remembered I was in the French club. I probably joined because it was all girls.
I quickly realized that there were no girls in the AV Club so I also joined the school newspaper, where I met my high school/college girlfriend. Words are more of an aphrodisiac than sound I guess.

On the slide projector front, my siblings and I finally found out that the reason there were no family photos prior to the mid ‘70s was that my father only shot slide film. So we dug out an old Argus projector and learned all about our family before we were part of it, one Easter not that long ago. Hundreds of slides - and no naps. It was fascinating.
 

fiddlefye

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I quickly realized that there were no girls in the AV Club so I also joined the school newspaper, where I met my high school/college girlfriend. Words are more of an aphrodisiac than sound I guess.

On the slide projector front, my siblings and I finally found out that the reason there were no family photos prior to the mid ‘70s was that my father only shot slide film. So we dug out an old Argus projector and learned all about our family before we were part of it, one Easter not that long ago. Hundreds of slides - and no naps. It was fascinating.
Same thing in my family. My father shot Kodachrome in 120 with an Ikoflex and then made up bound glass slides. The 35 mm stuff started appearing when my sister and I were small. I shot a ton of slides and one summer a few years ago scanned them all - around 30,000 of them in total. I'd pulled them out to have a look and discovered that some of them were fading and decided I'd better hop to it.

As to the female side of high school - I played in bands (concert and jazz), orchestras (school, youth and adult) and sang in choir and usually had lead parts to play in all of them so I had no shortage of female attention to work with. I swear that when I was 16 I still looked like I was 12, but the girls never seemed to notice or at least care.
 

kirk57

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I quickly realized that there were no girls in the AV Club so I also joined the school newspaper, where I met my high school/college girlfriend. Words are more of an aphrodisiac than sound I guess.
You had better luck than I did with the French club. But then again I was 5'1" tall at the time, with a voice like a girl and round John Lennon type glasses; a long haired hippie type in rural Kentucky.
 
I was never in the AV club, but did take an AV class in high school. The only memorable thing I took away from that was a stop motion film of us racing around on our butts on the hallway floors that we had lined like streets with yellow and white tape. Think Peter Gabriel video for class competition. That, and it got me involved in the Radio Club. I never had the gift of gab for DJ, but did have the tinkering experience to set up equipment so I kind of became the sound guy and picked a lot of the music. We spun a lot of AC/DC, Nugent, 38 Special, REO Speedwagon and such. You can probably figure the time period, just prior to the hair band/buttrock era.
 

mhardy6647

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I was in our AV club and used to run the carts up and down hallways as well. Down below was usually one of those gigantic open-reel B&W video machines. Alternatively, there might be a Bell and Howell 16mm projector - not exactly old tech yet. One of the great side benefits to being in AV club was that we could hang out and play euchre while watching 'Hogan's Heroes' at lunch time.
I've probably told all y'all this already, but when I was in grad school. Grad school...
once in a while, one of the dep't admins would pop in the lab and ask me, somewhat sheepishly... "Could you come downstairs [to the big main lecture hall] and thread the movie projector?"
I was - apparently - the only person in the JHU Biology Dep't in the early 1980s who knew how to thread a 16 mm sound film projector. :)
It is probably why I was accepted into the program, and maybe even why I managed to graduate -- come to think of it. :rolleyes:

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FloriduhBoy

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I was watching a youtube review of a streaming product and the reviewer said a key to getting the incredible sound quality he was getting was to replace the wall wart switching power supply with a linear power supply on the (...............wait for it...........)......WiFI ROUTER.
The reviewer would have been glassy-eyed if he replaced the fuse in the linear power supply with a $200 one.
:roflmao:
 
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