Originally Posted by Glimmie
Look, enough if this crap!
Amrim, ever wonder why nobody in the electronics or computer industry will hire you anymore? Just look at this thread and I think it's obvious!
You know, I wonder about a few things in life. Like how long congressman Weiner was going to keep his job. That ended this morning when he resigned
. I also wondered about the Japanese victims of Tsunami as I was writing about my career at Sony in an early shot at my past employment. But thankfully, I don't have to wonder about what you are claiming.
This being AVS where even the Pope doesn't get a pass for being truthful without providing evidence
, I guess I am compelled once more to talk about me, rather than the topic at hand.
I joined Microsoft after we sold our start-up to them in 1997. I left around 2007. As you can see from my join date of this forum, for the bulk of my employment at Microsoft I have been posting here, under my real name with just about everyone knowing precisely who I am and where I work.
At the time I joined, I probably had 20 to 40 people working in my group. Despite being a member here and speaking my mind, I rose up through the ranks, becoming a company officer and executive, with some 1000 people reporting to me during the height of our new OS release.
Everyone from PR people to my boss who was the SVP of Windows Client Division knew about my posts and activities there. Reporters who followed the company read them too and some of whom have become good friends as a result of seeing how I conduct myself here. Today, my company employees, relatives, friends, you name it, will contact me from time time, seeing my name pop up from posts here due to Google indexing this site.
I left Microsoft after some 30+ years of working hard to start my own company. One of them is in my signature. The other I can't talk about. Suffice it to say, I am extremely fortunate to not have to go looking for a job.
So no, I don't have to "wonder" if I can get a job because I enjoy interacting with fellow hobbyists on topics of interest to both of us. I get nothing but praise when the topic comes up with industry people and they say, "are you the amirm on AVS?" I let you think why I have that track record, and why. The world has voted with their feet and it is the opposite of what you claim (putting aside the fallacy of you knowing factually what you claimed anyway).
You talked about "crap" going on here. No discussion of technology is "crap." What is crap is what what you said above and what I have to do to answer it. We are here as hobbyist and in the case of you and I, two industry professionals. What's so hard about talking about the technical topics? You have to shoot the messenger instead of the message? To what end? Was your logic otherwise too weak?
You are not a moderator here. This is a debate thread. No one came to ask advice to buy a new AVR. It is a controversial topic and it always garners enthusiastic discussion. It is the nature of such topics. The thread has 3,000 views. That tells you that people do want to see the discussion and people challenging the data, hoping to learn something and if not that, at least be entertained
. So please don't call us out of order. If you think what we are doing is wrong, report us. Don't self moderate by throwing my career under the bus. I can fight back as you can tell from above
Back to crap, I am constantly begging manufacturers to come on these forums to discuss their products. Wouldn't be wonderful to have the designer of Mark Levinson amplifiers come and talk their design and testing instead of me? It would be. But they won't set foot here. They tell me "Amir, we have no idea how you put up with all the grief. We won't come because people just drag the discussion into the gutter and nothing good comes out of it." And here we are, proving them absolutely right.
The other day I was looking for something and landed on a 70 page thread on subwoofer placement involving Dr. Geddes technique. I was shocked and horrified about what went on there. People literally stripped him and stoned him for daring to set foot here to discuss *his* technique! His qualifications were put in doubt, where he worked, etc., etc. Just like you all doing here.
For good or bad, I am used to this stuff. You have to get up much earlier in the morning to get a rise out of me with these bullying tactics. Folks are way ahead of you in how far they have gone, including sending me implied death threats. Still, I keep saying what is on my mind. If something is not accurate, as was the statement that no data on S/PDIF translates to essentially all being good, you are going to get me to speak up.
You don't like that, don't make sweeping generalizations. Throwing unfounded accusations don't work.
I love AVS and will keep posing. There are lot of smart people here who I learn from so this is a small price to pay. But for good of the industry, and ability to attract world class experts here who are the employable type
let's cut out the crap, err, personal remarks.