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Jesus. First of all, it is obvious JJ is not a professional comedian but this type of joke is commonly referred to as a pun. “Pun (noun) a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word.”  “Copper” is generally... — Paul Cunningham on Feb 24
I think my frustration comes from knowing people who work in industrial environments, where everything needs to be reliable, or production stops and a lot of money is lost. Reliability MUST replace trendy if this industry is to survive and to be honest, when... — highfigh on Feb 24
I have been in this business for 16 years now. Back in the days, analog was the only way to get video. And things just worked. When HDMI happened, all kinds of reasons for a screen being black (or full of digital snow) arrived. We dealt with them. HDMI... — Mehuneau on Feb 24
BTW- that three hour trip due to a Redmere cable no longer passing video wasn’t made up- it stopped working after an update. That should never happen but, OTOH, the analog sunset shouldn’t have forced people to watch HD material at 480p on... — highfigh on Feb 24
“Don’t be a scaredy cat” is a kid’s way of taunting, but I doubt you saw it that way. If you were trying to be humorous, I’m not sure many will see it that way on first glance. Maybe “C’mon! It’ll be fun!... — highfigh on Feb 24
My goodness, highfigh, you are certainly giving Bob a hard time for sharing multiple viewpoints on fiber from a bunch of experts in the field. For the record, I was the one who wrote the headline. It was an invitation for dealers who have long been afraid of... — Julie Jacobson on Feb 24
Oh, you’re an audio enthusiast who writes about consumer electronics, you’re certified in a few areas and have studied music & guitar (almost forgot your karate- how that relates to this, I don’t know), want to tell people to not be... — highfigh on Feb 23

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