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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: Combine stereo outputs for twice voltage?
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Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 23:43:11 +1100
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"John Fields" wrote in message
> >> > ** For Christ's sake John - do I have to always put smileys in
> >all >the Yanks ??
> >> > Or write "beware - sarcasm up ahead" ?
> >> ---
> >> You really need to do neither.
> > ** Oh yes I do.
> > Most of us are quite aware of what you're doing, namely, trying to
change the direction of the thread so the focus on your error(s) will be
> > ** What errors ? - I cannot answer and allusion.
> Well, let's just look at the most recent. You wrote, "I cannot
> answer and allusion.", which is nonsensical in the context of this
> discussion and is, therefore, in error.
** What ? A typo ?
** John, I will make one more attempt to reason with you.
Any non specific complaint about someone is nothing more than a slur. It
is not possible to answer a slur against oneself except with another one. So
you must tell me where I made an error or you are just abusing.
Perhaps I've missed some
> nuance, in which case I'd be ever so grateful if you'd care to clear
> it up for me, but if you can't then I expect you to own up to your
> error as a gentleman would and admit that you've been unhorsed.
** See above - what error an I suposed to admit to ?
> > Case in point, my original post was innocuous and merely a request for
> >information from the OP.
> > ** Certainly it was.
> >> You then took it upon yourself to jump on my post and
> >> use it to do a little flaming, hardly a polite thing to do.
> > ** I did not "jump on your post".
> > I used it to make an *ironic* point about the dickheads here who
> >*insist* on answering such questions as the OPs WITHOUT asking the
> >questions you did.
> The fact that you admit
** Cut the colored language ... "admit" is not the case at all.
that you used my post for your own purposes
** My purpose was to highlight an ongoing absurdity - by using irony.
> attests to the fact that you jumped on it and used it as a vehicle
> to further your own ends.
** Yes - the highlighting of an absurdity that pervades NGs.
Whatever your opinions of the
> participants in this discussion might be, be assured that mine are
> not likely the same as yours and that your attempt to make it seem
> that we (you and I) are, somehow, allied is flawed.
** Please yourself - but you broke the oft assumed rule of not asking
the OP but guessing.
Several others in thenthread pretened it WAS the rule !
> Well, at least as far as this discussion is concerned;-)
> I might also point out that while you felt it was important to label
> the participants in the discussion who didn't ask "the essential
> questions" as "dickheads",
** No so. The "dickheads" were those who **abused me** for not doing
the same as them and making unwarranted assumptions about what now apears to
have been a troll.
neither did you (ask the essential questions). Ironic, huh?
** I did not make *any* assumptions either. My post in response to the
OP was a direct contradiction of him so challenging him to came back and
explain what he was on about.
> > ** Yanks are *notorious* for missing sarcasm - and you missed mine.
> You must be joking.
** Why ? - the fact is world wide famous. Yanks do not like or get
sarcasm and irony, they react all hostile like you are doing now and miss
> Just because we don't always rise to the bait doesn't mean we don't see
** You were not baited. The irony was not aimed at you.
> > Did you imagine for one second I was serious about ......"these
> >wonton boys are Gods " ? Have you never read or heard of William
> >Golding's "Lord of the Flies" ?
** My bad spelling ..... should be "wanton".
> >> I, for one, am wise to your game
> > ** Oh come on. That is rediculous, John.
** My spelling concerns you ? That is truely bizzare.
> >>and suggest you might have better things to do with your time than to
> >around licking the burns you'll surely receive if you choose to persist.
> > ** This smacks of paranoid delusions.
> > It is really very silly.
> > .................. Phil
> I suggest you get your own mental house in order before you start casting
** You are casting aspersions around pretty wildly. Did I tread on the
toes of someone you are friends with ?
I actually expected you to get a smile from my post. You responded
with a smiley to an earlier post of mine re using a 240 volt tranny at 120
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