[sdiy] OP275 [was: Re: Audio mixers]

Harry Bissell harrybissell at wowway.com
Thu Jun 23 14:24:27 CEST 2011

Sadly, the converse is true... there are many ENGINEERS who are just
not good circuit designers...

I have an axiom that I live by... other "engineers" are either total IDIOTS,
or they are so far beyond me I cannot even conceive of just how clever they

In most cases, good designing or engineering come down to the same thing,
achieve the desired end result at the most cost-effective point.

H^) harry  (who likes both Jim and Bob...)

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Schreiber <synth1 at airmail.net>
To: lanterma at ece.gatech.edu, synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
Sent: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:44:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [sdiy] OP275 [was: Re:  Audio mixers]

True story:

In WWII, the Germans recruited a UK-born child (of German-born parents) to 
be a spy. His cover story was he was born in Iowa on a farm. He had a 
perfect midwest accent, he memorized all the baseball stats (which was a 
popular way to 'ferrett out' spys, as every USA soldier could reel off 
baseball stats). He went undetected for many years.

However, he was caught when he asked a motor pool grunt to "please put some 
petrol in the Jeep".

There are MANY good circuit designers that are not formally trained (re the 
late Jim Williams of LT). But, there are MANY people who want to be 
*engineers* (NOT the same thing) and try to pass themselves off as such. And 
they ALWAYS make the most tiny of slip-ups to indicate to the EEs that they 
are 'playing at it'.

This is another such case.

Paul S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <lanterma at ece.gatech.edu>
To: <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [sdiy] OP275 [was: Re: Audio mixers]

> On Jun 22, 2011, at 9:11 PM, Paul Schreiber wrote:
>> From "article" (cough):
>> "THD below 1 kHz is definitely non-zero with the 600R load."
>> This person has outed themself as a TOTAL IDIOT and hence, everything he 
>> says is best avoided.
> Huh...
> Have you seen his "Small Signal Audio Design" book? Most of it doesn't 
> sound too idiotic... but if it is idiotic, the internets need to be 
> warned. ;)
> - Aaron
> _______________________________________________
> Synth-diy mailing list
> Synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> http://dropmix.xs4all.nl/mailman/listinfo/synth-diy 

Synth-diy mailing list
Synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl

Harry Bissell & Nora Abdullah 4eva

More information about the Synth-diy mailing list