Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
We both do. When we get together we toss about a lot of Yiddish. I picked it up when I lived in New York, and he's Jewish. When we're in the same room the inner Mel Brooks comes out of both of us. Actually, I do the better Mel Brooks, he's more of a Gene Wilder, though he looks more like Zero Mostel. He may disagree with me there.
We follow each other. It's called being friends. The end of this month when I go to Montreal for the comedy festival we'll get together and do the Yiddish thing to the extreme consternation of waitresses and bartenders all over the city. We both wish we drove Ferraris, both have to settle for BMWs. Which of us came up with the Enzo Ferrari reference first I don't remember, probably me, that's more of a Mel Brooks thing than Gene Wilder.
Rick, see you in three weeks. Stock up on the Fin du Monde.
So Bill, I went through "RickJames" posts. Every one of them. There's a lot of this garbage -
Bill is one of the worlds leading loudspeaker designers. If you knew anything about speakers you'd know who Bill is. Tom Danley does, Mark Seaton does, Don Keele does, Joe D'Appolito does. I doubt you know who they are too.
When it comes to PA Yoda is the Master. Have you looked at his site?
Really? You? Arguing speaker physics with Yoda? What's next, arguing aeronautics with Burt Rutan, or astrophysics with Stephen Hawking? smile.gif
As for Bill being an expert, his name is on the masthead of AudioXpress magazine, and before that Speakerbuilder, right along with Vance Dickason and a dozen other noted experts. Yours isn't. mad.gif
The only professional loudspeaker designer to post in this thread is Bill Fitzmaurice.
But not one single mention that he knows you personally, much less that you've been best friends for decades. That is like crack for fanboys, to personally know their hero. But he hasn't mentioned it once. And as far as I know you've never mentioned that you know him either, before yesterday.
What's worse is that out of the 100 or so BFM posts he's made (with no less than 75 links to your site and about 50 recommendations for people to leave this forum and go to your private forum), he never mentioned once that he might be a bit biased since he's your best friend. This is all kind of remarkable, no? With only 176 posts, most of them about you and firmly recommending your products, neither of you have ever mentioned that you are personally involved. Having a personal relationship should be mentioned by at least one of you if he's going to promote you so heavily as to talk about you in well over half of his posts and jump in to defend you dozens of times over the years. This type of hidden personal bias is unacceptable. Good thing he's not a real person, huh?
The thing I did really notice is that "RickJames" uses the same tone, wording and phrasing as you do Bill. You didn't even bother to hide your sockpuppet identity well. Sure, friends can talk the same sometimes but not friends that only meet up once a year and live so far apart in vastly different cultures. He likes all your favorite phrasing (sow's ear, silk purse) and well as your favorite strawman argument "my wife can have a say in my speakers when I can tell her what to do with her shoes".
Those are fairly popular phrases and ideas but what's more fascinating is stuff like this that you've been saying for years.
Don't try to design your own horn, it takes years of experience. From what you say the Table Tuba Long Style should do just what you want.
To see what it can do in a horn using Hornresp use the system design tool, which will calculate an ideal horn. Then you can make the length shorter, the throat larger and the mouth smaller until you get the box size down to where you're comfortable with the size.
How many times have you posted these exact same things, Bill? Dozens?
The Hornresp system design tool is the kicker here. NOBODY else in the free world advises ANYONE to design like that. It's absurd, it's a recipe for failure. It's the easiest way to make a beginner quit.
And surprise, surprise. "Rick" doesn't like diyaudio either. I wonder why.
That explains a lot. I've lurked there (diyaudio) maybe three or four times, and all they do there is argue. Places like that give the internet a bad name.
There are way to many coincidences here Bill. I think it's been proven beyond any reasonable doubt that "RickJames" is your sockpuppet account. And you use it to good effect, promoting yourself, your website, your resume ("Rick" even suggested that you know more than the people arguing with you because you had more "likes", as if that's an even remotely accurate way to assess knowledge or proficiency, and besides you are bound to get a lot of "likes" when you post all day every day on multiple different forums).
I'm not going to tell on you but sooner or later someone is going to flag this thread for the moderators. You could just walk away with whatever dignity you have left, at this point this issue is going to be investigated. It will be pretty funny if you continue to try to play it out until the very bitter end.