This is really getting tired already. With all the hunger and death and disease going on in the world, and the relatively few responses on all these Wikileaks crap isn’t it time to give it a rest? Is that all the latest headlines are? Wiki this Wiki that. Give it a rest already. It all the same tripe rehashed over and over again. I think it is causing damage to this forum, or hasn’t anyone else noticed the single minded slant in this part of the forum?
How about North and South Korea ready to start a major war? How about Zimbabwe getting ready to commit virtual suicide? How about Sudan splitting and 2 and the horrible plight of the women who gt flogged at the whim of the male pigs? How about Iran getting ready to implode? It seems the powers to be have done their job very well, at least in this forum, no one is paying attention to anything except some people who download music or movies illegally, whoop dee dooo. Really shallow. I hope this is just an aberration. It seems that some Mods just love anything about football and can’t get into nothing any deeper, or tolerate it either. This forum is fast becoming irrelevant and boorish. Which is a shame, especially with some of the most intelligent and savvy people on the net here. Complacency is a disease. Why not create an atmosphere for people who are TRULY oppressed given a venue to express it without being afraid that they may ruffle the feathers of some who just want to drink their lattes and talk about sports. Just think how lively this forum was a couple of years a, Now it has turned into “What doodad have you purchased lately?, “Isn’t my pet cute?” I even read comments by Moderators how people should give up on trying to fix their hardware, stating the need to have “clean rooms” and offering theoretical advice and using emoticons in a facetious manner, in light of their obvious lack of experience, especially after I offer real world experience, post what tools can be used, and that I own. I try to start discussions on these types of issues but find the threads instantly “put down” by Mods who do not understand that before you throw something away, you should at least try to fix it. A soldering iron and a 10X eyepiece can fix a host or problems, probably 50% of electronics, motherboards, TV’s stereo (surround sound) receivers and a boatload of other electronic failures. But what do I know, I had an electronic repair shop for 10 years, fixed MacIntosh , Krell, Carver, etc amps., that means nothing. People would be surprised to find out that in an afternoon, with some minor woodworking tools, you can make 1/4 wave tubes for $150 dollars that will rival speakers costing 1000’s. I own electrostatic speakers that I made: 4, 2 x 3 foot panels that rival Martin Logans, of course, posting opinions like this will probably get my the " bowing down in praise used in a facetious manner emoticon” by some Mod or someone else who wishes to ride this forum into irrelevance. Some who reads this post thoroughly will understand I am not knocking it, I am worried about it.