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Funniest post I’ve ever read

August 21st, 2007 2 comments

I’m a fan of short and to the point – so this post by IamAhab (his first ever) over at Audioholics really had me rolling:

IamAhab’s first post on the site:

Please don’t ban me. I promise I’ll behave! But seriously, I just went to log in at the av123 forum and I was informed that I had been banned. The wierd thing is, I’VE NEVER EVEN POSTED THEIR!!! I just spent a grand on Onix speakers and was looking forward to spending some time on their forum. Hope things go a little better for me over here.

Official response (on our forum) from an admin over at AV123:


Apologies for the error. Your account was flagged as it shows classic signs of what spammers sign up with. We regret the error. I have activated your account.

If you would please change your user name from ‘pooponastick’ to something more family friendly, it would be sincerely appreciated.


Sean / AV123

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I find myself making assumptions about HD-DVD issues

August 20th, 2007 1 comment

I’d like to think I’m ambivalent. I’d like to think I was unbiased… Completely sterile in my logic and reasoning. But I’m not. I’m pissed. These companies (HD DVD and Blu-ray) are absolutely driving me insane. The writing is on the wall, history is laid before them and they are like a couple of giant children with overgrown bank accounts who are playing ‘sissy fight‘ with a couple of marketing companies.
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Our AC is out…

August 18th, 2007 3 comments

It’s August. In Florida. I have no AC. My room is already hot cause its got lots of equipment in it that generates heat (PCs, external hard drives, displays, etc)… I’m hot and have moved my base of operation temporarily into the bedroom so I can be under the high-speed fan.

Yesterday Tina calls me over, saying “Clint, there’s a problem!” I come over to find that my ceiling is dropping onto my dining room table. It’s not raining. That means, AC unit is condensing and there is cold air blowing into my attic (you learn these things quickly as a homeowner). I suit up (put on crappy clothes), go into the attic and locate the leak… I have no idea why AC systems can’t simply work – they are obviously loosely-related to the plumbing field (another industry made of up clueless losers who purposely underdesign/make things to break so that they stay employed)

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Format Wars Bring Out the Big Babies

August 10th, 2007 4 comments

I have bias. Gene has bias. Tom has bias… Dina… heck, I don’t know, she probably doesn’t even care…. But I certainly have bias.

But I don’t wear it on my sleeve and it’s generally targeted towards protecting consumers from the ridiculous cycles the industry goes through… repeating mistake after mistake… after mistake… There’s a reason “ad nauseum” is in our vernacular – it’s absolutely nauseating to see these cycles, and even WORSE to see the stupid “my side, your side” camps that pop up.

OK, my point – I’m getting to them now (there’s more than one)…
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When Product Websites Go Bad

August 9th, 2007 2 comments

I was wrapping up a review this week – it was a pretty neat iPod/MP3/PC audio player with a wireless iPod dock. It has a couple of speakers and is a nice sleek “lifestyle” (which is code for ‘a tad overpriced but nifty’) product.

Mondo Mint

Well one of the cooler things about the product was a nice application that allows you to control the device via the PC… set EQ, loudness controls, default input selection, etc. It’s like a mini receiver controller and the PR company sent it to me via email, saying it was available to users…
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