well done in posting that article and spot on.
Kees, you have identified something that Tourmaline and I have discussed frequently by email. Americans, with exceptions, have been completely brainwashed into only being consumers/buyers. That's understandable as they were the first consumer society. If Americans stopped buying, their economy would collapse overnight. Compare that with Germany even in it's worst years there is always a current account surplus.
How many times have I challenged the science believers, because that is exactly what they are, to tell the rest of us exactly what experiments they have conducted to validate their theories - never on any thread has one of them described a single experiment they have done - why because they hav'nt done anything at all
One idiot described my challenge on the thread recently closed as an outburst, that was the best he could do, rather than have the balls to say his opinions were only based on theory and that he had never done anything himself.
So we can now say categorically that all the science believers never have conducted any experiments and that they can only spout theory. This must be self evident since not one has ever offered up anything practical to support their arguments.
Their obsession (and it is an obsession) with denouncing expensive cables falls flat when I mention that I make cables for pennies that beat even the cheap commercial offerings - why is there always deadly silence, well we know the answer - it's becasue it does'nt suit their argument of course it als makes them look stupid - because no answer is an answer in itself.
It really is time now for those who run Head-fi to now seperate those who hear differences from those who don't. Of course mostly the sc/believers only post to destroy - I for one don't want to converse in any way with them because I find them to be totally negative and in my personal life I don't associate with such types, occasionally one will try to impress itself and it's negative views upon me but it only lasts a matter of moments and normaly leaves them seeking medical help.
If I encounter someone (again in my personal, face to face life) that is not interested in what I have to say, I simply desist from any attempt at further dialogue. This seems to me to be a sensible and rational response on my part to that situation.
If Head-fi do adopt this policy, the outcome is clear - those who experiment and truly want to share their experiences will have threads bubbling with inovation which will undoubtedly come from cross fertilisation of ideas, methods and so on. Whereas the 'negativos' ( I like that expression don't you) threads won't get past a couple of posts, if that.
I really think that the time has come for Head-fi to try this idea, if it does'nt work scrap it but go back to what - the shambles that all cable discussion threads are now.
And to think that only about 18 months ago I agreed with Bigshot - it was the reality of experiments I did first with power cords and then with I/Cs that changed my mind but then I have an open mind, present me with something that looks workable and I'll try it - the sc/bes never do and that really says it all.
C'mon head-fi try the seperation idea - it will be
for some and