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Gen. Dreedle

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New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« on: December 19, 2010, 09:47:23 PM »
Yes, caving in to the demands of our more vocal members, we will now have said feature.

Haven't decided who gets to be Dr. Stupidus, or if any one can answer a "Ask Dr. Stupidus" a question, or if you can ask and answer it, yourself. Keeping in mind that if you do, you have to put the question in quotations marks. Italics would help, too.

I guess............

Edit by Bossman, to reflect change in suggested name.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 04:47:15 PM by bossman »
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupid!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 12:34:06 PM »
I suggest a slight modification.

Instead of Ask Dr. Stupid, I suggest the name be Ask Dr. Stupidus.

Fits better, no law suits, etc.
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupid!
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 09:21:55 AM »
"Electronic Crossovers are the boxes that split sound into different frequency ranges so they can be applied to the appropriate loudspeakers. They are used by every PA system, by almost every recording studio monitoring set-up, and to a small but growing extent in domestic hifi. There is, to the best of my knowledge, no book devoted to this subject. A few loudspeaker books have short sections on it, as described below. The book will contain as little mathematics as possible, though a certain minimum is required to deal with the concepts involved. .........my background in design for production enables me to consider the needs of industry. There will be a large amount of never-before-published information; perhaps 30 per cent of the book. This is basically new technology that I have developed myself over the last year..

Published:
12/06/2011"


Q: Dear Dr. Stupidus, does term "new technology" mean 4 opamps @UG in the row???   :-\
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupid!
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 02:00:00 PM »
Q: Dear Dr. Stupidus,

Is Minnesota a province of Italy?

http://www.cepro.com/article/print/italian_company_purchases_wadia_digital/

Signed,

Confused by Rigatoni
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupid!
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 03:51:14 PM »
"Electronic Crossovers are the boxes that split sound into different frequency ranges so ..........

Blah, blah.........snip..........

.....my background in design for production enables me to consider the needs of industry. There will be a large amount of never-before-published information; perhaps 30 per cent of the book. This is basically new technology that I have developed myself over the last year..

Published:
12/06/2011"


Q: Dear Dr. Stupidus, does term "new technology" mean 4 opamps @UG in the row???   :-\

You thought Dr. Stupidus did not notice that piece of self-promoting codswallop?

Dear Reader:

The new technology will be how to construct the boxes out of the proper materials, to make the speaker sound like the material it is made out of.

Don't you understand why they are called boxes?

And, yes, we will be using the latest high-speed op-amps, highly over-compensated, in a quad package. Unity gain, as driving the sections with a predictable, constant, stable impedance will breathe new life into the construction of said boxes.

(On a serious note...........I do have schematics, most notably for a sharp notch filter, that uses an op-amp in the feedback loop, to make the notch really sharp.)

(But since no one hear is building ham radio gear, we can forget that neat little trick.)

Look at the bright side: at least he hasn't wasted the last 8 years, on getting the proto for his latest patent to work.

What a concept.............patent something, before you actually have a working model. That is certainly a way to get rich.

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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupid!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 04:00:23 PM »
Q: Dear Dr. Stupidus,

Is Minnesota a province of Italy?

http://www.cepro.com/article/print/italian_company_purchases_wadia_digital/

Signed,

Confused by Rigatoni

Dear Rigatoni:

Minestrone is a national dish of Italy. This place will have to be renamed. And probably cleansed of all Nordic nitwits.

Their stuff will look nice, but now break twice a day.

Audio Research is halfway there. Not sure how they will make it look nice, though.
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupid!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 04:36:42 PM »
Q: "Dear Dr. Stupidus,

Can you please explain the difference between hummus, and Hamas.

Thank you,
Confused about chickpeas"


Dear Confused,

I will let my esteemed colleague, Greg Gutfeld, sort this issue out for you.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/red-eye/index.html#/v/4454829/gutfeld-war-on-hummus/?playlist_id=86926

And if you don't believe me, you are a racist, sexist, hummus-aphobe. And, you sir, are worse than Hitler.

HITLER!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 05:39:28 AM »
Dr, Stupidus,

I understand why promoting your own products may not be too savory on a do-it-yourself audio web forum.  Obviously, there is too much opportunity for abuse.

But, why is it OK to promote your own on-line magazine that you charge for?

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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 06:24:00 AM »
Quote
But, why is it OK to promote your own on-line magazine that you charge for?

Dear Confused,

your confusion can be explained with phrase "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi"
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2010, 01:54:20 PM »
That sounds Italian, too.
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2010, 02:23:44 PM »
Dear Snowed in a land of confusion,

It may sound Italian, but it is in reality Latin. Which rhymes with satin. Which is usually white. Just like snow.

There, the source of your confusion has been identified.

"May the Schwartz be with you."

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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2010, 05:20:24 PM »
Et tu, Cartman?
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 08:37:35 AM »
Never argue with a fool,
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2011, 07:12:43 AM »
What if you need to make a plate load resistor?
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Re: New feature: Ask Dr. Stupidus!
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2011, 01:02:15 PM »
Dr. Stupidus,

found nice feature for this site. Can we incorporate this Country counter into our forum?
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