We spent the day soldering up some LR Phonos and took a break to see how the 4304 compares to its daddy. Alas Pops had what appeared to be an intact filament without continuity and even a removal and reflow of the base didn't save it.
other winter news here in the north involves snow, ice and sand. I was moving the bigfuns around and forgot why they were so heavy.
It seems 20 years ago somebody had the brilliant idea to mass load them by filling the voids with play sand which came in very handy in navigating the uphill path of ice to the storage shed.