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Yes. Why else would we use it? 4,007 Views / 154 Replies  
Yes. Why else would we use it?
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 21, 2005 at 08:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, it just struck me as a bit... 4,007 Views / 154 Replies  
OK, it just struck me as a bit lascivious-sounding when I first heard it. I lived in the South for quite a while and don't remember hearing it, but I believe you.

Larry made me laugh with this...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 21, 2005 at 07:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In any case, a testament to the richness of our... 4,007 Views / 154 Replies  
In any case, a testament to the richness of our language.
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 21, 2005 at 07:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I think there's something implicitly sexual... 4,007 Views / 154 Replies  
Yeah, I think there's something implicitly sexual about it. Not menacing, more matter-of-fact, as in "Never mind snuggling and all that crap: A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do," but with a hint...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 21, 2005 at 12:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wouldn't be that harsh - we all jump to... 6,224 Views / 275 Replies  
I wouldn't be that harsh - we all jump to conclusions from time to time, myself included.

As it turns out, Plame didn't even seek to recommend Wilson - apparently she just responded to an inquiry....
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 20, 2005 at 11:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Everything I've read suggests that Roberts is a... 782 Views / 32 Replies  
Everything I've read suggests that Roberts is a shrewd choice and would probably make a good justice. Shrewd because he's not much of a lightning rod, which will take the wind out of the Democrats'...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 20, 2005 at 07:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not to be argumentative, but it wouldn't be... 782 Views / 32 Replies  
Not to be argumentative, but it wouldn't be necessary to overturn Roe first - we could go ahead and amend the Constitution, whereupon Roe would be moot. But I don't think the public would support...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 20, 2005 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's never too late . . . . :D 6,224 Views / 275 Replies  
It's never too late . . . . :D
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 19, 2005 at 10:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's from a link that Simey provided earlier:... 6,224 Views / 275 Replies  
It's from a link that Simey provided earlier: http://www.bakerlaw.com/files/tbl_s10News/FileUpload44/10159/Amici%20Brief%20032305%20(Final).PDF

It's a brief filed on behalf of the entire media to...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 18, 2005 at 07:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You still don't know the history of it all, only... 6,224 Views / 275 Replies  
You still don't know the history of it all, only Simey's version.

1. Plame did not "send" Wilson to Niger - by all available accounts, she gave his name to the people in charge, who appear to have...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 18, 2005 at 03:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I applaud you for being willing to call it what... 6,224 Views / 275 Replies  
I applaud you for being willing to call it what it is. I fail to see how anyone could condone it. It doesn't matter whether it's illegal or not: they targeted one of our own intelligence agents in...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 17, 2005 at 10:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is just more "the Democrats behaved badly... 1,326 Views / 48 Replies  
This is just more "the Democrats behaved badly too," which we already know. It doesn't refute anything about the Southern Strategy or party realignment in general.
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 16, 2005 at 11:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was referring to Carter and Clinton because... 1,326 Views / 48 Replies  
I was referring to Carter and Clinton because they're the only Democrats to have won national elections since the realignment began. That's what this discussion is about: realignment, which occurred...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 16, 2005 at 11:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Southerners usually vote for other Southerners.... 1,326 Views / 48 Replies  
Southerners usually vote for other Southerners. That's the only way Carter and Clinton could win after the parties realigned, and as I've often said, probably the only way the Democrats will win in...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 16, 2005 at 01:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic... 1,326 Views / 48 Replies  
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/13/AR2005071302342.html



I made it all up, of course, and got Mehlman to say it. Very clever of me.

I'm glad the party is...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 15, 2005 at 10:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And, again, your basis for saying so, other than... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
And, again, your basis for saying so, other than that Germans have lousy ears, is what exactly? Neither you nor Y3a have identified a single flaw in the methodology - you just keep saying that you...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 15, 2005 at 11:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Like I said, I assume that in any comparison... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Like I said, I assume that in any comparison test, the amps aren't being asked to drive unreasonable loads. If I had a pair of Wilsons, I'd probably use Krells too.



In other words, you'd agree...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 15, 2005 at 11:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, that's the test that I linked to on the... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Yes, that's the test that I linked to on the previous page and that we've been discussing. No one seems to want to actually read it.
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 15, 2005 at 10:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
1. I didn't say it was perfect. There's no such... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
1. I didn't say it was perfect. There's no such thing.
2. It wouldn't need to be perfect, it would only need to be good enough to reveal audible differences to well-trained ears. It was more than...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 15, 2005 at 10:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No - if you read the article, you'll see that the... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
No - if you read the article, you'll see that the subjects were determined to demonstrate that they could hear the difference. That's why they volunteered - they were skeptical about the results of a...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 15, 2005 at 10:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
LOL - the test could also prove exactly what the... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
LOL - the test could also prove exactly what the results show: that however macho we might feel about our ears, for all practical purposes we can't hear the difference. That's the simplest and best...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 15, 2005 at 09:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps it would be a good time to explain that... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Perhaps it would be a good time to explain that that doesn't prove anything to me vis-a-vis your ability to hear the difference in a controlled test. ;) The subjects in this study, with similar...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 14, 2005 at 09:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I knew as soon as I mentioned that article that... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
I knew as soon as I mentioned that article that everybody would say "Oh, that's crazy, they must have been listening through cardboard speakers / they're a bunch of tin ears / I can hear the...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 14, 2005 at 07:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, right, you and Sherwin both have better... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Yeah, right, you and Sherwin both have better ears than Deutsche Grammaphone's mastering engineer, listening through B&W 803s. I'm impressed! :D
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 14, 2005 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, what do you mean by "drive"? Do you mean... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Well, what do you mean by "drive"? Do you mean provide adequate power, or do you mean "sounds better to you"? The former is certainly a variable - I didn't mean to suggest that all amps can drive the...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 14, 2005 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.geocities.com/altbinariessoundsmusiccla... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
http://www.geocities.com/altbinariessoundsmusicclassical/mp3test.html

Perhaps you'd like to read this and then get back to us as to what makes it "completely and utterly wrong, sorry." Some of the...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 14, 2005 at 05:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Every properly conducted blind test I've seen or... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Every properly conducted blind test I've seen or participated in, where the gain levels are matched. I didn't believe it either until I saw it. It's important that the gain levels are matched - the...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 14, 2005 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Adcom is fine. They started out as an independent... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Adcom is fine. They started out as an independent value-for-money amplifier and phono cartridge company about 25 years ago (I had a couple of their first models) and are now a mainstream upscale...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 14, 2005 at 12:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought perhaps it was something along the... 3,354 Views / 150 Replies  
I thought perhaps it was something along the lines of a thong.
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 11, 2005 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a pair of Advents. My roommate had some as... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
I had a pair of Advents. My roommate had some as well and we used to stack them, per Harry Pearson's advice (when I still respected Harry Pearson). Fun!

I also had an Advent 201, and an AR...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 11, 2005 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So was it ever determined why Jacques Chirac is... 3,354 Views / 150 Replies  
So was it ever determined why Jacques Chirac is an ass thread?
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 10, 2005 at 10:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I read that ad, and the referenced "White Paper,"... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
I read that ad, and the referenced "White Paper," and the latest review from Absolute Sound, and I'm more appalled than ever at the state of the high end audio industry and supposedly independent...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 10, 2005 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So was it ever determined why Jacques Chirac is... 3,354 Views / 150 Replies  
So was it ever determined why Jacques Chirac is an ass thread?
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 9, 2005 at 10:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/08/governor.schiavo.... 817 Views / 21 Replies  
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/08/governor.schiavo.ap/index.html
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 8, 2005 at 08:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, but I've read that they spend a good deal of... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
No, but I've read that they spend a good deal of their time talking about failed relationships. Perhaps there's a connection?
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 8, 2005 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never pretended that both sides don't play the... 6,224 Views / 275 Replies  
I never pretended that both sides don't play the game - I'd be the last to suggest that - I was only wondering whether you had any objection to administration officials feeding this sort of...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 8, 2005 at 10:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
OK, you're talking about blind testing of... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
OK, you're talking about blind testing of speakers - when I questioned you, I assumed you were talking about blind testing in general. Where speakers are concerned, I wouldn't rely on blind tests - I...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 8, 2005 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I, too, am puzzled. If she wasn't that important,... 6,224 Views / 275 Replies  
I, too, am puzzled. If she wasn't that important, how does it amount to "high-level corruption"? Has there been any investigation into nepotism, as there is for the leak? Wouldn't a higher-up have...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 7, 2005 at 10:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. By the way, I never meant to discourage... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Yes.

By the way, I never meant to discourage anyone from talking about their equipment - that's fun. It's only when people start making broad claims that I don't feel are supportable - or accuse...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 7, 2005 at 10:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, I agree entirely. I don't mean to say that... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Yes, I agree entirely. I don't mean to say that some systems aren't more revealing or accurate than others; I only mean to say that (a) the audio industry is IMHO a cesspool of fraud and...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 7, 2005 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
LOL - good one. I don't associate Apple with... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
LOL - good one. I don't associate Apple with fraud; fetishism, maybe. But I'm referring to Magical Expensive Interconnects and Green Felt Pens kind of fraud and fetishism, not just looks. Apple users...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 7, 2005 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fair enough - I reread your posts and still see... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Fair enough - I reread your posts and still see "excessive buzzwords instead of explanations" and some of what I consider to be audiophile mythology. Why, in fact, do you think blind testing is a...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 7, 2005 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Which describes many audiophiles to a T, Y3a's... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Which describes many audiophiles to a T, Y3a's buzzword-laden foray into audio engineering concepts that he probably doesn't understand being a perfect example.



Perhaps for some; others of us...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 7, 2005 at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Almost everything in your post sounds like an... 6,460 Views / 297 Replies  
Almost everything in your post sounds like an audio sales person passing themselves off as an audiophile . . . you've used just about every audiophile cliche in the book. Do you even know what...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 6, 2005 at 10:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I know, but the ingenuity he's being cited for... 5,815 Views / 168 Replies  
I know, but the ingenuity he's being cited for happened 45-50 years ago.
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 5, 2005 at 09:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think of genius as exceptional, one-of-a-kind... 5,815 Views / 168 Replies  
I think of genius as exceptional, one-of-a-kind talent that, in most cases, redefines the art and changes the cultural landscape. In many ways, it's intangible and can't be defined. That's why, even...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 5, 2005 at 09:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2005/06/26/ed.co... 1,608 Views / 67 Replies  
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2005/06/26/ed.col.chaney.0626.html
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 4, 2005 at 10:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any thread about musical geniuses that starts by... 5,815 Views / 168 Replies  
Any thread about musical geniuses that starts by naming Billy Joel has been derailed at its inception. Sorry.

Also, let's not confuse cleverness and talent with genius. Frank Zappa was clever, but...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 4, 2005 at 01:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since my name came up, I'll respond: I never said... 1,326 Views / 48 Replies  
Since my name came up, I'll respond: I never said that Southern voters were driven solely by matters of race, I said that race has been a significant factor in American politics from 1964 onward (as...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 3, 2005 at 09:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You're just repeating yourself, so I'm not going... 1,326 Views / 48 Replies  
You're just repeating yourself, so I'm not going to bother. You're determinedly ignorant of the state of race relations in this country after 1965, probably because you're too young. Your insistence...
Posted by zigzag, on Jul 2, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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