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Offline linux-works

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2014, 07:37:13 pm »
diyaudio is pretty good, but it is hard to avoid the audiophoolery/just plain wrong-ness sometimes, though,m it is pretty good as far as that goes for an audio forum.

I'll have to disagree about the phoolery there.  head-fi - now THAT is fool of audiofulls (uhm, ok, the other way around) ;)   I won't spend any time there since its the blind leading the blind.  cannot stand the ignorance and the 'sales' oriented nature of that forum.  if you dare offend the holy iec cable salesman or the oxygen-free skin-effect silver wire guys, you get banned.  that forum exists to separate fools from their money.

but diyaudio has actual engineers who work in the field and have a lot of name recognition and respect.  designers of op-amps (linear, ti, etc) are there, as are world class amp and digital audio designers.  people produce boards and do peer review of their designs.  its a great site and there are not many 'phools' there.   at the end of each year (around october) there is an event that everyone looks forward to called 'burning amp' (lol) and we get together to do demos, talks, exchange info and have a few beers at dinner when its all over.

there are a lot of junk audio sites but diyaudio is one of the best and most trusted ones for non-BS info.
 

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2014, 08:25:03 pm »

but diyaudio has actual engineers who work in the field and have a lot of name recognition and respect.  designers of op-amps (linear, ti, etc) are there, as are world class amp and digital audio designers.  people produce boards and do peer review of their designs.  its a great site and there are not many 'phools' there.   at the end of each year (around october) there is an event that everyone looks forward to called 'burning amp' (lol) and we get together to do demos, talks, exchange info and have a few beers at dinner when its all over.

there are a lot of junk audio sites but diyaudio is one of the best and most trusted ones for non-BS info.

+1  :)
 

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2014, 08:33:39 pm »
The only forum I regularly visit is EEVblog forum. I'm also very often on http://electronics.stackexchange.com/. It's not actually a forum, but a questions and answers site.
 

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2014, 08:42:34 pm »
Pretty much all of the above - but I like to check out http://www.sonsivri.to/forum/index.php on the odd occasion too.
 

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2014, 10:51:45 pm »
I enjoy spending time in the electronics sections of arcade game forums.  It is straight-up hilarious to read how people troubleshoot their CRT monitors.  There are several EXTREMELY sharp folks in there, but they don't participate a lot because the general skill level is so low.  Even my dumb-ass can figure out a lot of the stuff they struggle with. :scared:
 

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2014, 11:16:19 pm »
I am a member of the AudioKarma forum for years with 1000's of posts, and am I enjoy visiting it every day.
That doesn't stop me from enjoying Dave's audiofoolery videos  :). I'm just myself, with multiple interests - and with a firm intention to only have fun on forums. I walk away from not so interesting subjects and fights. I find no pleasure in igniting them.

On the JavaRanch forum (dedicated to software, more than 10.000 visitors on a busy day) I'm one of the moderators - for the JDBC and certification forums. That's a forum where I spend some time each day to extinguish bush fires and remove spam. That job learns me that the audience mix and passion of members of  forums is similar.

 

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2014, 04:01:28 am »
ooh, don't mention Java here.  they'll string you up by your underpants and scream "Java is slow and bloated, and a language for babies in diapers" and other 15-year-old misconceptions.
 

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Re: What electronics forums do you use?
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2014, 04:11:01 am »
ooh, don't mention Java here.  they'll string you up by your underpants and scream "Java is slow and bloated, and a language for babies in diapers" and other 15-year-old misconceptions.

I know, right. The diapers are totally optional.
 


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