Saturday, March 17, 2012

Best Beer Run, Ever


Luckily for all other Americans, this extremely dangerous criminal has been taken off the street by a hard-working member of the law-enforcement community.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nitrate Contamination of Water Spreads in California

A new study shows that the problem of nitrate contamination of California's groundwater is expanded and set to continue doing so for many years. The problem is most concentrated, apparently, in the Salinas Valley and Central Valley, which sit at the center of the state's farming industry. According to Thomas Harter, of UC Davis, "Even if we were to eliminate all the sources of nitrate that we have today, we would still be dealing with this issue." Though nitrates are naturally-occurring in some foods, at issue seems to be the heavy concentrations of these chemical compounds, which are linked to 'blue-baby syndrome' and can reportedly kill young children. Read the abc news story for more of this horror story.

XiangSheng H-03A Hybrid Integrated/Headphone Amplifier

Aw yeah, baby!

Just look at this hot little number, the 'Little singer' Hybrid Integrated/Headphone Amplifier from China's Hefei XiangSheng Electronic Co. Ltd, looks like plenty of fun and your friends will drool over that vacuum tube goodness.

No friends old enough to appreciate the warm audio finesse and dusty odor that mark true hi-fidelity, grand-dad? No call for a Dolby? Fear not! The H-03A comes with more inputs and outputs than most of today's slick gadgets. Feast your eyes on those RCA inputs, the "MP3" mini-jack input and the AUX input.

And that's not even the best news! This awesome mix of classic tube and modern transistor technology is blessed with the most modern of media inputs, offering both a Flash-reading USB port and a Secure Digital Card reader. The only thing we can see left off the want-list is Bluetooth.

The amp's available in several different finishes, including black or silver, with a black or orange cover for the main power circuitry and a natty see-through plastic cover tube 'gubbins' that give this little beastie its 'hybrid' moniker. There's even a credit-card sized remote so you don't need to rise painfully from your barcalounger.

Maximum output:15W per channel
Input Impedance:  100Kohm
Output Impedance:4ohm to 16ohm
Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB
Input Sensitivity: 500 to 2000mV
Total Hamonic  Distortion:  less than 1%(1KHz)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 25KHz
Tubes: comes with 2 x 6F1  / but compatible with the more popular 6BL8, 6C16, ECF82 *6Φ1П
Supply Votage: all voltages are available 60Hz/50Hz
Size: (WHD) 240mm x 185m x 145mm
Net Weight: 3kg

Can't make it over to China to order up your very own Little Singer? Then hit up K&D Industrial in Hong Kong to see if they can help.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Art of FLIGHT will blow your mind.

Whether you like to live life to the fullest or, like the n-sphere crew, you simply appreciate others living their lives to the fullest, you will probably want to see this incredible documentary ASAP. If a title sequence so lush and creative it verges on arrogant and some of the most intense snowboarding humanly possible, all captured with mind-blowing cinematography, are the kinds of things that pump your nads, you best fire this 1080p goodness up on the biggest HD screen you can get your hands on, WITHOUT DELAY.

In the meantime, here's a little taster:

If that's not intense enough, there's even a metal trailer:

Relaunch imminent

Stay tuned for the imminent reawakening of n-sphere...