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  Reply # 298077 11-Feb-2010 19:26
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BlueToothKiwi: Wow Sony Walkman have come a long way since I had one 20 years ago!! 



Stuff the Walkman; I used to walk down the street with a ghetto blaster on my shoulders! Cool

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  Reply # 298078 11-Feb-2010 19:31
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Those were the days. 8 D size batteries for a couple of hours music. Paid $900 for a single tape ghetto blaster with removable speakers.




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  Reply # 298079 11-Feb-2010 19:33
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The new lasonic with the ipod touch opening looks pretty good - if you are into the church of jobs. Never see anyone with a ghetto blaster nowdays, its all kids walking thru malls playing hiphop on their tinny cellphone tweeters thinking they are da man... But I digress from pizza and beer ;)




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  Reply # 298081 11-Feb-2010 19:43
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richms: The new lasonic with the ipod touch opening looks pretty good - if you are into the church of jobs. Never see anyone with a ghetto blaster nowdays, its all kids walking thru malls playing hiphop on their tinny cellphone tweeters thinking they are da man... But I digress from pizza and beer ;)


When we had a ghetto blaster we thought we were da man.
I can still remember wiring my 1983 Honda Civic to run my 12 D battery CD ghetto blaster from it's internal power through the battery interface.
That ghetto blaster had a GREAT power supply, it took a lot of punishment.
Unfortunately they don't make them like they used to.

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  Reply # 298084 11-Feb-2010 19:53
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Ha Ha Can't believe we're two days out from the Wellington event and talking old skool ghetto blasters. I had a twin tape deck one no detacheable speakers though. I fell off my bike with it in my bag and before i noticed the 1.5 inch deep gash outta my knee i was asking about the ghetto blaster. Priorities are something the younger generation know nothing about hehe.

I still believe full sized floor speakers are where it's at for home stereos too ! ! !

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Reply # 298093 11-Feb-2010 20:32
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jtbthatsme: Ha Ha Can't believe we're two days out from the Wellington event and talking old skool ghetto blasters. I had a twin tape deck one no detacheable speakers though. I fell off my bike with it in my bag and before i noticed the 1.5 inch deep gash outta my knee i was asking about the ghetto blaster. Priorities are something the younger generation know nothing about hehe.
I still believe full sized floor speakers are where it's at for home stereos too ! ! !


Old school is not necessarily bad.
My ghetto blaster survived numerious normal parties and beach parties pumping it out over 4-5 years. (But I did have to clean out the sand from the switches and the dual tape decks)
My daughters ipod has survived around 2 years with good care and a case to protect it.

Hence my comment of they don't make them like they used to,

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  Reply # 298101 11-Feb-2010 20:56
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Hell no i wasn't saying old skool is bad as your dead right they don't make em like they used to take any tv made within the last 4 or 5 years i bet they won't last as long as some of the old crt's did

My parents one is approx 15 - 20 yrs old and i have seen people with even older (In fact i own a working 25 inch philips matchline crt that was the original release matchline tv which is approx 20yrs old give or take a year or two and other than some wear and tear it works well) However I'm glad to say i now have LCD (as of about a month ago hehe and am enjoying watching hi def movies with my newly acquired home theatre system (bought same day as tv).

Your daughter is doing well my girls mp3 player lasted about 2 - 3 months before she lost it hehe. She may get a new one soon but will just be a cheapish one as she has also been through a few cell phones too and can't afford to keep replacing the stuff all the time.

Back on topic though. What times are people looking at turning up in town at the venue??? I'm thinking of heading in about 4ish probably via train or bus from Lower Hutt anyone else planning to be there this early??? Also is the venue still open to the public or is it all ours for the night???

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  Reply # 298103 11-Feb-2010 21:01
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jtbthatsme: Hell no i wasn't saying old skool is bad as your dead right they don't make em like they used to take any tv made within the last 4 or 5 years i bet they won't last as long as some of the old crt's did

My parents one is approx 15 - 20 yrs old and i have seen people with even older (In fact i own a working 25 inch philips matchline crt that was the original release matchline tv which is approx 20yrs old give or take a year or two and other than some wear and tear it works well)



You can't beat the old Philips K9. We had one in our seventh form common room back in my secondary school days, and on our last day of school we celebrated by smashing it to pieces!

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  Reply # 298105 11-Feb-2010 21:06
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Yeah, and you can usually fix the old stuff too...




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  Reply # 298107 11-Feb-2010 21:10
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I used to always try fix stuff myself before taking to get it repaired or replaced. I had a joystick i paid like $90 in my teens too the thing busted a couple of springs which i fixed and replaced leaving it working fine and when it broke beyond repair i went psycho on it smashing it by swinging the cord onto the concrete and it just wouldn't break any further even tried jumping on it to no avail.

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  Reply # 298205 12-Feb-2010 02:50
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No free beer to wash the free? pizza down with - I may not like that.

Tooo much sarcasm?

I popped in to Red Dog on Wednesday afternoon and tried one of their pizzas (3 little pigs), and it wasn't half bad, although for the size I thought $17+ was a tad overpriced.  The waiter didn't know diddly about the FreeView event - so I was asked if I was going to book a table!

It was empty at the time 4pm ish.
I mean I like to support the sponsors, that why I still bought their pricey pizza, but Red Dog don't seem to be willing to come to the party, considering their short-sited view on the beer Kegs.

Successful people in business know how priceless goodwill is, and Red Dog are pissing all over it, unlike the other sponsors.  Red Dog are getting in the way of folk who only wish to have a good time, and now I'm feeling a little bit depressed over this.

So heres a photo of something thats not!



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  Reply # 298209 12-Feb-2010 06:35
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Sooo if we are not able to get another place to have predrinks and Pizza Monteiths at what time are people turning up tomorrow for those that are??? I for one think either way it's gonna be a great night.



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  Reply # 298220 12-Feb-2010 07:34
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Evolbob: No free beer to wash the free? pizza down with - I may not like that.


I know it may be confusing, but please read the first post. The drinks are sponsored by Telecom New Zealand in all events. In Auckland we have additional drinks by Data Centre Ltd. Also a small bar tab contribution from Sniff.

The DB Monteiths kegs are in addition to the drinks we already have guaranteed.

Is that CLEAR NOW?




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  Reply # 298228 12-Feb-2010 07:58
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freitasm: Also a small bar tab contribution from Sniff.



I don't want to be seen to be going off topic again - but Have you seen the really cute Dog sniffing at you in the Intro of the Sniff web site?  Really clever!





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  Reply # 298230 12-Feb-2010 08:10
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Evolbob:I mean I like to support the sponsors, that why I still bought their pricey pizza, but Red Dog don't seem to be willing to come to the party, considering their short-sited view on the beer Kegs.


If you don't understand how the liquor & hospitality industry works it may seem short sighted, but infact it's not.

The majority of bars and many larger restaurants have supply agreements with either DB or Lion. 

Both DB and Lion like to push exclusive supply agreements which means the venue will only stock products from the one supplier which is why many bars only carry products from either DB or Lion and not a mix. Some bars don't like exclusive deals but may offer pourage rights (ie tap beer) from one supplier and give them the majority of facings in the fridge but carry a limited range of bottled beers from other companies.

At the end of the day it all comes down to $$. Breweries offer significant amounts of money for loyalty and meeting supply targets and may contribute to things such as fitouts. It's not hard to see why venue do align themselves with an exclusive supplier when so much money is at stake.

One Reg Dog is a Lion venue so aren't going to want to be helping DB out in any way by letting them promote a product. Don't hold anything against ORD for this, they are simply protecting their business. If somebody from Lion came in and saw them giving away DB product it would certainly not go down well!
 

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