Historically, 23rd May hasn't been a great day to be a criminal or dissident. On this day in 1701, the notorious pirate Captain Kidd was hanged at Execution Dock, Wapping, London. His body was then hung in chains from a gibbet on the shore in Tilbury for three days as a warning to passing mariners.

Today in 1934, the Texas Rangers ambushed and killed Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, and today in 1430 Joan of Arc was captured and handed over to the English.

Oh, and in 1498 Girolamo Savonarola, the dictator of Florence, was simultaneously hanged and burnt. Which is nothing if not thorough.

Talking of thorough, this week on whathifi.com, we've...

Over in the Forums we now have over 14,500 registered users, over 50,000 threads and almost 80,000 posts to keep you talking.

This week we've been discussing cables and mains blocks - yes, still -,  subwoofers with hi-fi systems and top biscuit choices.

So why not join in? Click here to start talking hi-fi and home cinema with fellow enthusiasts, or here to subscribe to the magazine.