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Gen. Dreedle

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Ode to those other forums
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:03:42 PM »
Apologies to Frank Zappa. Blame CG for giving me the idea.

"I am gross and perverted.
I'm obsessed and deranged.
I have existed for years, but very little has changed.
I'm the tool of the moderators and their groupies, too.
For I am destined to rule and un-educate you.
I may be vile, and pernicious, but you can't look away!
I make you think that I am factual, with the stuff that I say.
I'm the best you can get.
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozing out from the INTERNET!!!

You will obey me while I lead you,
And believe the garbage that I feed you.
Until the day that we don't need you.
Don't go for help, no one will heed you!
Your mind is totally controlled, it has been stuffed into my mold.
And you will do as you are told until the rights to your IP is sold!

'That's right folks, don't touch that soldering iron........'

Well, I am the slime from the forum, oozing along on your workshop floor.
I am the slime from the forum, can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go!"


I know......a lot of you have trouble taking anything technical that I post, when I have a propensity of posting sarcastic gibberish like this. (We will see how twisted your mind is when you get to my stage in life! Too bad I probably won't be here then.)

But look at what passes for expertise on those other forums. Real experts are denigrated at every turn. Wanna-bes rule the day, and no one challenges them.

And when one of the real experts does, they are stifled.

Translation: Don't believe everything that you read on the forums. Anyone can be wrong. Yes, even me. You guys are best served when you use your intuition and curiosity to try stuff before you take it as gospel. Sure, a lot of what you read will work. But there may be better ways. You just have to the desire to sort through it all. And by all means, try it yourself before you take it as gospel.
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

Gen. Dreedle

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Re: Ode to those othre forums
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 05:04:28 PM »
Maybe I should make everyone who reads this write a 25 word essay on everything that they know more about diodes in power supplies than John Curl does.

OK, here is mine:

It is easier to design low current supplies, because there are things that you can do to limit peak charging currents. Keeps the diode noise down.

26 words...............went over budget. Time to Sin Bin me.
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Ode to those othre forums
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 05:05:07 PM »
CG is referring to someone who lectured The Devil, and was in turn insulted when The Devil told him to shove it. They want it both ways over there. Unless you are The Devil, in which case, he gets it stuck to him both ways.

I need to point out that CG claims he didn't make me do this.............The Devil made me do it!

In retrospect, I suppose he was right.
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Ode to those othre forums
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 05:06:28 PM »
Suggesting, and relating to the world we grew up in, are 2 different things.

There used to be a thing called personal responsibility.

Anyway, Carlos..............all this stems from a certain Mod Squad lecturing The Devil. First one way, then the other. Sometimes, we have enough spare moments in a day to watch the hypocritical fun and games that passes for edification on some other sites. We are grumpy old farts, who have spent too much time listening to Frank Zappa, designing RF gear, and as a result are warped individuals. We are amused by things that may not seem amusing to you.

Trust me, if it was you instead of The Devil, you would get it. (You probably already have.)
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"