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post #61 of 87
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Originally Posted by bigshot
Yes, it taught me a few things.
Can we expect a book with your collected insights?

post #62 of 87
just on a side note, meaning pebbles aside, i own sorbothane Pandafeet and a trio of vibrapods. Right now the pandafeet are under my tv's dvd player, and the vibrapods are kickin' it under the PS2, which is a good thing, since the PS2 is the old school version and kicks like a bronco. does it improve sound? who knows, but it sure keeps those slippery units in place!

oh and i have isoblocks for my turntable, since that old technics lost its legs a long time ago. i need legs, don't shoot me!
post #63 of 87
Thread Starter 
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Can we expect a book with your collected insights?
No, but I am thinking about writing a blog entry about how we need to teach logic and argument analysis in the public schools.

An amusing way of looking at it is to compare the cartoons that the different age groups were raised on. When I was a kid, Bugs Bunny was the show to watch. Bugs was self-reliant, confident and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. He was perfectly capable of sticking up for himself. The following generation was raised on shows like the Smurfs, who were only able to accomplish anything when they worked together as a team, and believed that everyone was equal in every way and capable of doing whatever they wanted if they believed in themselves. People who disagreed were "disagreeable" and bad. I think this has led to the belief that "all opinions are created equal", "if everyone doesn't agree, chaos ensues" and "if you believe something hard enough, that's all that counts".

Of course, people may be illogical simply because they're illogical too... Someone here posted a few weeks back that they had heard about a psychological study that showed that people rarely do anything for logical reasons... they do things for emotional reasons, and then they try to think of logical reasons afterwards to justify their actions. I thought that was a pretty interesting idea.

See ya
Steve
post #64 of 87
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Originally Posted by bigshot
...they do things for emotional reasons, and then they try to think of logical reasons afterwards to justify their actions. I thought that was a pretty interesting idea.
That's what often crosses my mind with every new batch of your crusade: Could it be that the main reason for your emotional engagement is not to allow other people to have a more sensitive hearing?

post #65 of 87
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! Why doesn't everyone listen to *me*???? Go ahead and sulk in your corner, we'll bring milk and cookies for you later.

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No, but I am thinking about writing a blog entry about how we need to teach logic and argument analysis in the public schools.

An amusing way of looking at it is to compare the cartoons that the different age groups were raised on. When I was a kid, Bugs Bunny was the show to watch. Bugs was self-reliant, confident and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. He was perfectly capable of sticking up for himself. The following generation was raised on shows like the Smurfs, who were only able to accomplish anything when they worked together as a team, and believed that everyone was equal in every way and capable of doing whatever they wanted if they believed in themselves. People who disagreed were "disagreeable" and bad. I think this has led to the belief that "all opinions are created equal", "if everyone doesn't agree, chaos ensues" and "if you believe something hard enough, that's all that counts".
I copied and pasted this so it would remain for posterity. *whistles* Well, I guess we see who we're dealing with. So, the problem with Head-Fi is the Smurfs?

Be careful, on the net, you have no idea who you are talking to. I'd be willing to bet I have more education than you. Also, not a child, thanks for your concern for my welfare, though.

Also, be careful not to fall off your high horse, we wouldn't want you getting hurt. Wow, what an EGO. No wonder you chose to call yourself "big shot". Scary.
post #66 of 87
Papa Smurf said the Pandafeet would be Smurfy. But my rig ended up sounding like Azrael's growl - thin and grating.
post #67 of 87
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! Why doesn't everyone listen to *me*???? Go ahead and sulk in your corner, we'll bring milk and cookies for you later.
If you go back through the posts, you'll notice that I am generally quite respectful of you and your opinions. I answer on point and don't depend on one line dismissals and insults to get my idea across. Now look at your own post.

The reason that DBT threads degenerate isn't because of posts like mine. It's posts like the one you just made that drag the level of discourse down.

See ya
Steve
post #68 of 87
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Originally Posted by JaZZ
That's what often crosses my mind with every new batch of your crusade: Could it be that the main reason for your emotional engagement is not to allow other people to have a more sensitive hearing?
Have you not been able to make your points? I don't think I can do anything to prevent that. All I can do is make my own points.

See ya
Steve
post #69 of 87
I would guess most people tend to use both subjective and objective means with their decision making .
So the choice to be objective may be an emotional one and a choice to be
subjective could be a logical one.

Hmm, getting that logical feeling again....
post #70 of 87
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Originally Posted by setmenu
I would guess most people tend to use both subjective and objective means with their decision making. So the choice to be objective may be an emotional one and a choice to be subjective could be a logical one.
Well said! Wait... isn't that exactly what I've just suggested?

post #71 of 87
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Originally Posted by bigshot
If you want to make a point, you will have to do more than one sentence dismissals.
At least I answer to your posts, while you never answered the following questions:


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People here are college students buying … $400 worth of interconnects to hook up a $500 CD player to a $50 cmoy.
Do you have a link? Never saw something like this.
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You are calling these purely fictional thoughts of an adman “reviews”?
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I'm not resorting to being rude, calling people stupid or insulting them to make my point.
Addressing a member with a Quote of Mark Twain (fool) and a Quote of other head-fi members (phool) doesn’t count, does it?
post #72 of 87
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Originally Posted by bigshot
Have you not been able to make your points? I don't think I can do anything to prevent that. All I can do is make my own points.
So it really seems that you're blind to the «beam in your own eye»...

post #73 of 87
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1) Look at the "Show Pictures of your portable rig" thread

2) See the Six Moons link

3) The Mark Twain quote was "Everybody is ignorant... just on different subjects." Do you understand the difference between ignorance and stupidity?

Also, I don't believe I have ever called any specific poster a fool. If I did, I apologize. I only intend to call illogical beliefs foolish and refer to those who hold them as fools in general- not to belittle specific people.

Hope this helps
Steve
post #74 of 87
I only intend to call illogical beliefs foolish and refer to those who hold them as fools in general- not to belittle specific people.

Hope this helps
Steve[/QUOTE]


Illogical according to who? Why belittle specific people when you set yourself up as judge and jury and belittle everyone who doesnt hold your opinion. You should think about some of your posts and you would see why your input is not always well received Steve.
post #75 of 87
Any other World of Warcraft players who think "Large Brilliant Pebbles" sounds like something in a low level enchanting or smithing recipe?

/Nerd
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