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 91 
 on: Today at 08:39 AM 
Started by Alex.C - Last post by harrison.t.reed
Don't forget, Geezer, that dentistry in the US and the UK is ... different. Like Bach 42 vs Conn 88 different.

Sorry. I couldn't help it. :-P

I seriously hope you can get it fixed and still play trombone the same as always.

 92 
 on: Today at 08:36 AM 
Started by Alex.C - Last post by Geezerhorn
Hi all
I have broken the tooth next to my front tooth off at the gum line, no chance of capping or crown.The only option I seem to have is an implant ( ker-ching  2000 plus) or a high end denture which clips in between the teeth either side. Is there anyone out there  who has had the same problem and can tell me how it worked out?..I assume the implant would be a good out come, but no idea if the denture would be strong enough...I'm a bass player...
thanks - in hope!
Alex.

Perhaps you need to see another dentist. That happened to me on a front tooth! My dentist took a root canal impression and had a heavy-duty cast pin created which fit a crown. He had the crown made over-size so that it fit down over the stump of the tooth under the gum line. He then cemented both the cast pin and crown back on. It's been over two years and it is just as solid as any other tooth.

...Geezer

 93 
 on: Today at 08:32 AM 
Started by BillO - Last post by BillO
So... traditional gravity is well understood per einstein's work and those before him. We can calculate the force, determine when it happens,  how it happens, have it pretty well figured out. However, when dealing on the quantum level with gravity, it isn't fully consistent between the two.
There are distinct differences between Classical Mechanics, Relativistic mechanics and Quantum mechanics.  I'll try to explain the best I can if you want me to, but I'm not sure this is the place.  None of the 3 actually agree on gravity, but that does not mean they aren't all useful tools for work in their domain.  Just that none of them is a perfect theory.

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So does that mean that gravity doesn't exist and we should throw it out, or just that we don't fully understand?
Their failing(s) say nothing about Gravity.

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Byron et al want to say that if we can't understand something, we can't count on it, or claim that it's there. That there seem to be contradictions in the concept of God, therefor it shows how God doesn't really exist. But they don't say that for other areas... those areas, science areas, well... we just haven't gotten there yet. We haven't figured it out yet. Calling one just part of the way there, and the other invalid, mostly just serves to show the preference of the person proclaiming the call. Seeing what you want to, rather than applying your own logic consistently.
Science is open to scrutiny and revision.  It's one of the mechanisms of science.  Religion is not open to scrutiny and God is not subject to revision.  There are scientists working every day to do away with or change the nature of our current understanding of Gravity.  Gravity seems okay with that, however God threatens you with the worst possible end if you try to lift his skirt to see what's happening.

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The nature of God as we understand it is ultimately that God is a god and we are people, and the very nature of that is a gulf too great to comprehend. When Job questions God why God makes him suffer, God's response is basically... how can you possibly understand His motives?
So just put up and shut up and do what you're told?

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So, yes, there are characteristics that we can ascribe, but the full comprehension just isn't there. And there will be inconsistencies, or seem that way... not because of what it, but because our understanding is limited. Runs into a major wall in this area. How does a fish understand a solar system? How does a fly understand the seasons?
I'm not trying, at least here, to unravel God.  Just come to some understanding of God we can use to discuss the religions that surround him.  Why do you fear that?

 94 
 on: Today at 08:20 AM 
Started by Russ White - Last post by Russ White
I just want to make one small comment.

I doubt many Republicans would accept the label "Government of Putin". 

I don't listen to what they say, I look at how they act. They, with the exception of McCain and Graham, do not act as if they give a rat's backside as long as their party won. See Gowdy stopping the oversight committee's investigation. Until they do take action in a substantive way, GOP DOES stand for Government of Putin.

 95 
 on: Today at 08:17 AM 
Started by connman93 - Last post by HouBassTrombone
Your 1 5/16ths is the earlier one... only two were made and one was altered to be what they are now, this one has a 28.2 mm rim and the rest were opened up to 28.5. I think I would like to buy it to put away and not be out in the public because it is different than the stock model. Sending you an email!

 96 
 on: Today at 08:14 AM 
Started by Alex.C - Last post by Alex.C
Hi all
I have broken the tooth next to my front tooth off at the gum line, no chance of capping or crown.The only option I seem to have is an implant ( ker-ching  2000 plus) or a high end denture which clips in between the teeth either side. Is there anyone out there  who has had the same problem and can tell me how it worked out?..I assume the implant would be a good out come, but no idea if the denture would be strong enough...I'm a bass player...
thanks - in hope!
Alex.

 97 
 on: Today at 08:10 AM 
Started by Dukesboneman - Last post by harrison.t.reed
I played my 88H for ten years, for at least two hours nearly every day. I love that trombone. I would do drones and intervals every few days, so I had that trombone pretty well figured out.

I had what you call brand-loyalty, and I bought a Conn alto. I ended up going with a King 3B for my "small" bore, because I couldn't figure out the small Conn tenors. Besides that, though, I figured I could play my 88H until I died. The only things that were a bit of a crapshoot was high F5, and low C in 7th with the valve. I thought it was just me. In any case, it is a great example of the Eastlake 88Hs that Conn made when Lindberg was blowing it up in the early 2000's and they were pushing the Gen IIs.

I continued to convince myself that my 88H was the end-all-be-all, which was easy to do because the Army began handing me a steady stream of Bach 42Bs that played like crap. "Must be the wide crook", "must be the tight leadpipe", "must be the rotor ports". Paralysis by analysis. I wouldn't realize that all of this stuff was totally moot until a band signed out a beat up T-350 for me to play.

By moot, I mean that Bach vs Conn, wide vs narrow, bell materials, rotor design, crook materials -- all that crap that you think you have choices over at Edwards or Shires -- is completely not worth debating about. The two Edwards I've played now have been so well built and play so easily, that I honestly wouldn't want to tinker with or debate any of the variables. They were both pretty stock designs -- the T-350 was the early 2000's Alessi setup, and the T-396A is stock.

I realized that all the things I tinkered with and thought about and compared between Bach and Conn was meaningless. It was like trying to get two station wagons to compete and tweak them in order to outperform a BMW.

I don't think it's about the brand, or even completely the design, or the materials used. I think it's about how well the builder executed their superior design. This is why there are some Elkhart 88Hs that you won't even be able to pry free from the owner's cold dead hands. That's why the Yamahas that do their versions of classic designs better than the classics are the same. And why, maybe, the new Elkharts aren't the same as the old Elkharts, even if they are the same design.

 98 
 on: Today at 08:05 AM 
Started by BillO - Last post by BillO
Through His revelation. Through the written Word given to us, from Him.
Well, I've been through both testaments of the Bible and the Qur'an and have read other sundry texts dedicated to the explanation of the afore mentioned.  I'm sad to say I have no idea of what God's plan is.  Do you Dusty?  Could you explain to us?

 99 
 on: Today at 08:04 AM 
Started by BillO - Last post by BGuttman
I have a problem with this "omniscient" and "omnipotent".  If God is omniscient and omnipotent, how can he allow someone to kill innocent people?  If he's omniscient he knows that the killing will occur.  If he's omnipotent he should be able to stop it.  This is a conundrum to me.  I would sooner accept that God (whomever he is) started things off and is now busy elsewhere and isn't watching what happens here.

 100 
 on: Today at 08:01 AM 
Started by BillO - Last post by BillO
Might be trendy to shrinks, but really doesn't do anything except give you someone to blame. In the end, life still won't be everything you want, and blaming others only goes so far.
It at least allows you move on without blaming yourself which can be extremely damaging.

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