People's lack of technical knowledge in these forums is frightening.
It says a lot about our education system that so many have no lnowledge of even the simplest principles.
Yes, yes. And young people have no respect and the buses used to run on time (they didn't) and people could leave their front doors unlocked and Wagon Wheels were bigger and only cost a halfpenny ... etc.
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...And most people used to, odd as it may seem, listen and enjoy their music rather than giving themselves brownie points/self-back slapping because they know how something does or does not work...
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I'm sure if I could find a kindly old gentleman willing to give me his cast-off Macbook I would find it was the best thing ever, not to mention singing the praises of the kindly old gentleman and his enterprises at every opportunity.
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My parents warned me about 'kindly old gentlemen' casting off their macs.
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These things are not connected as I am sure you realise. You world does change and we are materially a great deal better off than we were in the past and I don't hanker for the old days in any way. However that doesn't stop my basic point being true, our education system does right now produce people who are lacking in basic knowledge as evidenced by many of the posts to this forum.
It is possible to enjoy listening to music whilst knowing how the equipment reproducing it actually works. Ignorance is not generally felt to be a good thing!
Have you not tumbled yet that some couldn't give a s*** about how a hi-fi/AV component works.
Not only are you apparently smarter than everyone here, you also have the super ability to know when we went to school (perhaps you work for the NSA?) My bet is that most on this site don't fall into sweeping generalization of what the education system is producing "right now".
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However that doesn't stop my basic point being true, our education system does right now produce people who are lacking in basic knowledge as evidenced by many of the posts to this forum.
This is a consumer forum on the whole. It is populated by people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Do you expect everyone here to have studied electronics, computer science and physics?
Not only that, but your protest about "our education system right now" (your words) is fundamentally flawed.
People actually in education "right now" are not here on the forums (except possibly a very few). You know youself that the majority of people on this forum are midlle aged men who left education a long time ago, so you should conclude that the failures in technical education were decades ago in most cases.
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times?!
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Got to admire the fact that, on a thread where pretty much everyone has agreed, it still descends into an argument
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Well, we sorted out the original question, and then had so much time on our hands that we had to fill the rest of the programme with arguments on a tangential issue.
It says a lot about our education system that so many have no knowledge of even the simplest principles.
Which presumably is why some of them spend a fortune on stuff that doesn't do anything!
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