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Brewery / Re: So yeah, the PC people have won once again..
« Last post by Dualflip on February 28, 2021, 11:39:17 PM »
From my perspective, I'm not sure you are speaking for the entire Mexican community, and not all Mexicans will think the same way you do.

I'm actually a descendant of European immigrants to America. Though lately I've been seeing things more from the perspective of people of color, because that seems like a useful thing to do as a way of understanding a lot of the BS that's accumulated in this country.

Everyone has a reason to hate someone else, throughout history everyone has commited attrocious things against others, the romans for example took half of the world, the persians in spain, the egyptians with the jews, the british and the americans, or the british and the indians, the spaniards with the mexican natives, hell, the americans with the mexicans, you guys took half our land and didn't even bother to change the name of the cities! ahahaha you even have a state called New Mexico which serves as a reminder of that... If everyone looked at history like that, there are plenty of reasons to be pissed, there has been millenia of conflict  between races, religions, communities, etc... I don't think its healthy nor wise to hold on to that fact and specially use it as an argument to self censure oneself to not say anything because at someo point in the past someone made some wrong decisions and someone might feel offended. My family line is entirely from Spain from both sides of my parents, my grand parents arrived to Mexico in a boat, do you seriously believe people here in Mexico are pissed at me because my roots are from Spain even when the native Mexicans were conquered for 300 years by the spaniards?

I think that what you are talking about is something that happened more recently, like slavery in the US, or the Hollocaust, so when is it ok to talk about it? can we talk about Gengis Kan and make fun of what he did because it was in the 12th century or is it still too soon? I know it may sound ridiculous, but I am trying to prove a point, how far back in history is it considered ok to make fun of? Shall we never make fun of neanderthals because the homo sapiens were probably the ones who wiped them out? You said your family is from european descent, exactly from where? I could bet that some ancester of yours was oppresed by some other country at some time, why don't you get offended by that?

You see, you are mixing pollitics, religion, and history with comedy, that is the mistake, comedy is comedy, its not pollitics, not religion, not history, its something entirely different. I am not saying "forget about history" I am saying "when listening at comedy, chill the f**k down, right now is the time to laught not the time for history"

There is an episode in family guy in which they go to Italy, and they arrive at the Italian airport and there is a banner that says "Welcome to Italy, remember we were on the Nazi's side", I found it hillarious, I ask any italian members here, do you really feel offended? There is a joke between Argentinians and Mexicans, soccer is extremely important for Mexicans and Argentinians, the joke goes like this: an Argentinian tells a Mexican "Hey, you have never won a soccer world cup, right?" and the "Mexican goes, yeah, but you guys have never won a war right?" (refering to the Falkland Islands) and every time I tell that joke to an Argentinian we both laugh.

People need to be able to take a joke about themselves, I'll just end with this anonymous quote "BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO CAN LAUGH AT HIMSELF, FOR HE WILL NEVER CEASE TO BE AMUSED" and here are many, many more https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/laugh-at-yourself.html
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The Lab / Re: Burning resistors
« Last post by JohnRoberts on February 28, 2021, 11:15:45 PM »
Yes. I was more asking how I could be pulling more then 1 watt when resistance is low and no tubes are installed.
Kirkoff suggests that the current is all going somewhere. Look for an unusual low impedance path to ground.

JR
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Brewery / Re: So yeah, the PC people have won once again..
« Last post by Scodiddly on February 28, 2021, 11:13:06 PM »
I'm not sure you are speaking for the entire Asian community, and not all Asians will think the same way you do.

From my perspective, I'm not sure you are speaking for the entire Mexican community, and not all Mexicans will think the same way you do.

I'm actually a descendant of European immigrants to America. Though lately I've been seeing things more from the perspective of people of color, because that seems like a useful thing to do as a way of understanding a lot of the BS that's accumulated in this country.

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Brewery / Re: So yeah, the PC people have won once again..
« Last post by Dualflip on February 28, 2021, 09:55:44 PM »
Yes, actually it is OK for an Asian person to make fun of themselves.

What a lot of white people miss is that a big factor is relative power (or privilege).  If the comedian is an American white guy making fun of black people, there's the whole ugly history of American slavery, oppression, etc. behind it.  Whether or not the comedian means to invoke the spectre of lynching, it's something that's more likely to be in the background of how a black person perceives it.

It's not the case that people are suddenly being offended by things, they have always been offended.  Just maybe now they're actually feeling like they can speak up about it without fear of brutal retaliation.  Imagine you're in a company meeting and the boss, who makes enough to have a Mercedes, starts making fun of your sh*tty old Honda.  Are you offended?  Almost certainly. Can you say anything back your boss?  Probably not.
I'm not sure you are speaking for the entire Asian community, and not all Asians will think the same way you do.

One of my favorite comedians is Louis CK, there is this famous routine in SNL were he makes fun of child molestors, I recommend you to watch it, the balls this guy has to say what he said on National TV are unbelievable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzh7RtIJKZk, it is the most Un pollitically correct thing I have ever heard, but it is brilliant. Yes, I know, he used to masturbate in front of women and got punished for that by basically making him a pariah. But my point is, that is comedy! being able to make fun of whatever you like, that is also why I love Family Guy, those guys will make fun of everything and everyone, no one is safe, and its hilarious, people need to understand the difference between comedy, free speech, and just plain old hate.

I've said it before, I am Mexican, when I hear a comedian making fun of Mexicans I do not get offended, I laugh, because most of what they are saying is actually true!, when Donald Trump says all mexicans are rapists, that is another thing, he is not being funny, he is lying and he is promoting hate, two very different things, and to put both things in the same category is a mistake, and I belive that is what people are doing right now, the job of a comedian is to make you laugh not to promote hate, they use stereotypes because most of them are based on true facts!

I'll tell you my opinion, and again, this is just my opinion, white people (and I am white btw, but I am Mexican so I don't carry all the baggage you do) are so scared of offending anyone, they feel uncomfortable for everything, even so that when someone else does something they consider inappropriate, I just think they are projecting their own insecurities onto them. For example, cultural appropriation, just because you use a Mexican sombrero you are now accused of "cultural appropriation", what? do you think us Mexicans care if you use a Mexican sombrero? no, its the white SJW who care. I recently read a story on the news that Kim Kardashian is being accused of cultural appropriation because she released her own brand of tequila, she basically came to Mexico, tried several types of tequila and decided to launch her own brand of tequila, apparently its quite expensive, but she is now being accused of cultural appropriation. Man this thing has to stop!, don't know if you know this but the birth control pill was invented by a Mexican scientist here in the 50s, but got commercialized till the 60s by a US scientist, is that cultural appropriation aswell?

Jordan Peterson who is a clinical psychologist and teaches at the Toronto University has said that in the future, universities will be just about STEM fields because the humanities are being so corrupted by the SJW that you can no longer say anything

Again, when did feelings became more important than facts, here in Mexico we call this generation the "Crystal Generation" because they are so sensitive that anything offends them even when you are not offending them.

I am going to tell you a story, this is absolutely true, I can point to you to the videos and the documentation, a woman professor who was teaching a law subject via remote conference right now during the pandemic to some accountant students in a university here in Mexico, said something like "you need to include Bibliographic references in your homework", the students didn't do it and argued that the term "bibliography" was something they didn't understand because they didn't study law which was the thing the teacher was teaching, arguing that "bibliography" was a law term, the teacher had to explain them that "Bibliography" is not a term used in law, its some commmon sense and something you learn in primary school, you can watch the 10 minute video of the students arguing with the teacher, the patience of this teacher is stellar. Well to be short, the students reported the teacher and she got fired, Obviously the video caused outrage in Mexico, how was it possible that these ignorant students didn't know what Bibliography meant, and overall that the teacher was fired, I don't know the end of the story, but it tells you the state of things right now.
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Drawing Board / Re: 6418 sounds farty
« Last post by john12ax7 on February 28, 2021, 09:27:50 PM »
A grid stopper can be useful,  as it will limit the current if the tube grid goes into conduction.  But also it will create high frequency rolloff in combination with the tube input capacitance, this can help distortion to not be too harsh and fizzy sounding.

For the cap feel free to experiment and push the rolloff  frequency much higher,  it is often necessary for a distortion  stage.  You might see something like. 002u into 500k for 159Hz in a high gain amp.

The way a designer chooses to rolloff the low end and high end creating the distortion is part of what makes different amps sound different.
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Microphones / Re: Old Behringer B2 Pro
« Last post by ubxf on February 28, 2021, 09:07:47 PM »
"Under the capsule in the black plastic box there are two cheapest possible ceramic disk caps, they should be replaced for higher quality ones. I believe they are 1nf caps."
So i located those 2 capacitors why would they use that ? if they used good components everywhere else.
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Brewery / Re: So yeah, the PC people have won once again..
« Last post by Scodiddly on February 28, 2021, 09:07:37 PM »
Yeah, so now its all about that, making fun of yourself, what about if you are asian and make fun of yourself for being asian? is that ok?

Yes, actually it is OK for an Asian person to make fun of themselves.

What a lot of white people miss is that a big factor is relative power (or privilege).  If the comedian is an American white guy making fun of black people, there's the whole ugly history of American slavery, oppression, etc. behind it.  Whether or not the comedian means to invoke the spectre of lynching, it's something that's more likely to be in the background of how a black person perceives it.

It's not the case that people are suddenly being offended by things, they have always been offended.  Just maybe now they're actually feeling like they can speak up about it without fear of brutal retaliation.  Imagine you're in a company meeting and the boss, who makes enough to have a Mercedes, starts making fun of your sh*tty old Honda.  Are you offended?  Almost certainly. Can you say anything back your boss?  Probably not.
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Drawing Board / Re: SSL 4K G-Series Mic Preamp
« Last post by Whoops on February 28, 2021, 09:06:17 PM »
No it's R26 and R27. They are connected to a cable shield. But a connection to nothing else. So they are not connected. To keep that in mind. That's really unclear what they do. Copy and paste is not possible with ssl stuff.

Yes you are right R26 and R27 are connected to Molex1 Pin1 and Pin5 that are just shields not connected on the Gain Switch end.

I checked the SSL schematics revision notes to see if there was any mention of it but the only thing I found was this:
Rev 0, issue B, 07 SEPT 87
"R26 and R27 were 180R now 649R"
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The Lab / Re: Burning resistors
« Last post by pucho812 on February 28, 2021, 08:49:24 PM »
This depends on what of your description is reality. Either this:
Then it is in series with the load.

Or this:Then it is in parallel with the load and connected between V+ and ground.....

Well both are correct. The b+ leaves the psu and the first component is the electro cap to ground  I parallel with the trace and further down the trace is is resistor in series. The other end of the resistor goes into a daughter tube card at where b+ would be coming in.
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Drawing Board / Re: 6418 sounds farty
« Last post by Chrisfromthepast on February 28, 2021, 08:35:14 PM »
Thanks for hooking me up with the right search term!
Blocking distortion is definitely the sound Im hearing.
Based on my limited reading, 68n is a really large coupling capacitor and Im going to swap that for 47n.
A corner freq of 34hz is fine for guitar, I imagine.

In the current build, I’ve omitted a grid stopper resistor because I was ignorantly treating it like a glass jfet. Could that make a difference? 6.8k?

As it happens, the 2 diodes to ground between gain stages keep the tube in a safe input range and deliver a nice crunch.
Its good enough sounding that Im going to stick this one in an enclosure and build up a second one with the capacitor change.

Thanks for the support!
Im glad to get a little bit of experience with these tubes that I originally bought to play around with the p48 frankentube project. Its nice to be able to use a stable power supply on my first build with these quirky lil things.
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