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#214969 - 07/11/08 10:40 AM Monster is evil
Nick B Offline
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Registered: 08/05/06
Posts: 496
Monster cable is now suing another company for using the name "Monster" as the name of their store. This being a "Monster" store that sells children's clothes. Every couple of months Monster cable tries to sue a company for some ridiculous reason. So, spread the word to everyone you know. If the results of the hdmi cable shootout wasn't enough to never buy Monster again then this puts it over the top.

link: http://www.audioholics.com/news/editorials/monster-cable

- Nick

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#214970 - 07/11/08 10:43 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: Nick B]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Yeah, I read about that a few days ago... what a joke.
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#214977 - 07/11/08 12:01 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: Nick B]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 914
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
The difference between childrens clothing and av cables / accessories does confuse some people (monster)! Monster must think people are idiots.
Mel N. aka Mickey Moose
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#214980 - 07/11/08 12:27 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: onn]
Haoleb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
 Originally Posted By: onn
Monster must think people are idiots.


unfortunately... most people are

as a human being, I guess you would think that most people think the same way that you do. I have quickly realized this is most definetly NOT the case. It absolutely blows my mind what I have seen people do.
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#214981 - 07/11/08 01:09 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: Haoleb]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6404
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Yeah, by definition, half of the population has below-average intelligence ... the rest buy Axiom speakers!
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#215017 - 07/11/08 07:22 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: onn]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: onn
The difference between childrens clothing and av cables / accessories does confuse some people (monster)!
Yeah, I can't tell you how many times I've tried to connect my equipment using leggings or some jammies with feet. I'm always so surprised when I don't get any sound.
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"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

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#215019 - 07/11/08 07:24 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: Ajax]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10965
Loc: Central NH
Jack, try the oxygen-free leggings.
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#215022 - 07/11/08 07:27 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: Haoleb]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: Haoleb
 Originally Posted By: onn
Monster must think people are idiots.

unfortunately... most people are

as a human being, I guess you would think that most people think the same way that you do. I have quickly realized this is most definetly NOT the case.
It is a mistake to assume "everyone thinks as I do." It is just as erroneous to assume "nobody thinks as I do." The truth lies somewhere in between.
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"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

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#215024 - 07/11/08 07:28 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Jack, try the oxygen-free leggings.
I knew I was doing something wrong. DRAT! \:\(
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"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

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#215031 - 07/11/08 07:46 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: medic8r]
anthony11 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 267
Loc: Seattle WA
 Originally Posted By: medic8r
Yeah, by definition, half of the population has below-average intelligence ...

Actually, by definition half of the population is below the *median*, not the average/mean. If the distribution is pretty even on both sides, the two will be close. If, say, most of the individuals above the median are just a little above it, but most of the induhviduals below the median are way, way below it, the average/mean will be significantly lower than the median.

Alternately, let's say there's a neighborhood with 10 houses. One is valued at $1 million, five at $100k, and four at $200k. The median would be $150k, but the average would be $230k.

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#215059 - 07/12/08 12:15 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: anthony11]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
MY friend just bought a new TV and almost got suckered into buying some Monster HDMI cables...

I showed him the monoprice cable I own and the results from the HDMI cable shootout comparing monoprice to monster/ect.

After my little speach he agreed to pay 8 bucks for 2 10 footers from monoprice \:\)


Monster relies on idiots for business, and unfortunately there are plenty of them out there.

It's up to sane people like us to keep our friends/family from buying into that garbage.
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#215061 - 07/12/08 12:20 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: terzaghi]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11270
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
It's up to sane people like us [...]


Says the muppet with the gun.

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#215062 - 07/12/08 12:26 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: onn]
LT61 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 836
Loc: Illinois.
Yes, there are too many.......eeeeeidiots.

Thanks for the perfect segue to my NEW Avatar!
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#215069 - 07/12/08 06:45 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: LT61]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 914
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Someones broken the first rule of Axiomonism and changed to a non-muppet. Where are the stones.
Mickey Moose
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#215077 - 07/12/08 11:39 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: onn]
LT61 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 836
Loc: Illinois.
As Ren would say: HEY!.....take it easy, man!
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#215094 - 07/12/08 04:44 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: LT61]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 914
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Ren who?
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#215117 - 07/12/08 11:39 PM Re: Monster is evil [Re: onn]
LT61 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 836
Loc: Illinois.
As kcarlile would say: *sigh*
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#215119 - 07/13/08 12:11 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: LT61]
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
As pmbuko would say: As pmbuko would say: As pmbuko would say: As pmbuko would say:



Whoah, sorry. I think I entered a dimensional vortex there for a bit.
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#215120 - 07/13/08 12:14 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: pmbuko]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11270
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Whoah, sorry. I think I entered a dimensional vortex there for a bit.


I'm glad you were able to pull out.

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#215122 - 07/13/08 12:19 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: CV]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16298
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I had to start pulling out about 15 seconds before I wanted to be out.
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#215166 - 07/14/08 08:12 AM Re: Monster is evil [Re: pmbuko]
Thasp Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 338
I stopped using Monster when I found out they ruined 1/4" jacks by using slightly larger than standard tips.

It makes for a very tight, firm connection compared to other cable for a short period of time until it's stretched out and fucked up your 1/4" jack, and then your instrument/interface/whatever requires repair.

Scum company.

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