Originally Posted by Steve_Vai_rules
jesus christ what does this have to do with audio?
my god you guys. you are worse then high school girls...
what's the collective age in here? 30? 40?
Hi Matt, how you doin..long time no chitchat.
Threads have a habit of going here, going there, no audio talk to be seen anywhere.
Those are often the fun ones dontcha reckon?
Anyways, the thread title is about snake oil, whicj immediately put's it into the realm of the personal. At least I have gotten SOME agreement that we all have varying views on what constitutes snake oil and so the answer very much depends on the person.
So one step into the 'what makes us tick' realm if you will.
It then asked when does it become fraud. Well, yep, you guessed it, that too will vary not only in what might constitute fraud but IF it was that at all. Some then elect themselves not only judge and jury, but executioner as well, and so some discussion about their biases and or over-reaction ensued.
In any case, by defintion, the thread title kinda excludes 'audio' as such no?
So in many ways it was destined NOT to be about audio really but more about any induvudals reactions to it.
A thread about nothing, kinda apt when one of the more prolific contributors of nothing comes from Sounfield.....
Since we are now solidly in the realm of human behaviour and actions/thoughts/feelings, don't you too not find it interesting that 'group dynamics' has raised it's head??
I do, I love it. It is about theonly thing of interest left on forums. Let's face it, who (honestly) is not bored to tears by cable threads and the digital analog divide et al??
Could just be me I'll grant, but the human factor fascinates me.