Hypocrisy? Bias? Naaahhhh!

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Hypocrisy? Bias? Naaahhhh!

There exists a certain hypocritical bias from some BLFers…well…really the world. Don’t get me wrong…it’s OK to expect a higher standard. However, it’s a two-way street…isn’t it? Some folks selectively look the other way when their favorite vendors participate in, shall we say, certain distasteful activities. Typically, this curious bias seems to coincide with the peculiar behavior of pointing out the flaws of others. Added for extra emphasis, self-righteousness and perceived legitimacy…the “Shill!” label given to some that dare differ in opinion.

Face it…Chinese vendors SUCK. However, some just suck…less. Know that going in and you will save yourself a lot of heartache and argumentation with folks that think they have the market cornered on morality…and honest vendors.

I’m not necessarily trying to stir things up here, but perhaps we should be honest and think before throwing rocks at glass houses. This was posted to promote honest conversation about the things we buy…not to promote argumentation.

Now…back to your regularly scheduled flashaholic consumerism Silly

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Most likely this would be considered looking for trouble. I doubt this thread will go anywhere good and anywhere at all, besides being closed.

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Most likely this would be considered looking for trouble. I doubt this thread will go anywhere good and anywhere at all, besides being closed.

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from the tone of it I agree with ol, I will however bite and point out that I’ve always found cnqg/fancyflashlights fine to deal with, along with intloutdoor and now fasttech.

they keep the parts I want at a reasonable price, give me good service, are quick in my experience to rectify any issues and dont spam the forum.

if this makes me a shill so be it, but some dealers fail to stick to the very few simple rules here, that’s why they are not here anymore. end of story really.

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I can truthfully say that I have always, albeit slowly, received every single order that I have placed with Chinese marketers. The ONE time I got stung was by an outfit in Washington State.
No, I don’t get Swiss-watch quality (usually), but neither do I expect it or pay for it.

From my experience, i believe your allegations are unjustified.

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These types of posts are generally pointless. I’d rather have someone explain to me how a buck boost driver works.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
These types of posts are generally pointless. I’d rather have someone explain to me how a buck boost driver works.

buck drops the voltage. boost… well, boost boosts the voltage 8)
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If i had $500 per light to spend and no interest in the technology or modding, i wouldn’t frequent Budget light forum…
Now that said we do things here you can’t buy from a mainstream manufacturer, a few examples, designing our own drivers, modding lights in unique ways, replacing mcpcbs with sinkpads, some members make their own light bodies or parts, build their own test equipment and test emitters for real life output.
So perhaps low money outlay means more creativity for us?
In my case even if someday i could afford that $500 light, i would still come here for the envelope pushing we do
Isn’t it ironic that BLF ideas can be so good they get stolen.

We all want quality, and have differing means of paying for it, higher quality will always cost more, but in general most of us go for the best we can get at a certain price range. If lower price means some manageable bs from a seller thats the unfortunate non dollar cost we can’t avoid. I can’t imagine anyone here likes it, and if we could eliminate it somehow i can’t imagine any forum member not jumping at the chance. If some have it in their nature to stick up for unscrupulous sellers and practices, then i feel sorry for them but will not let them define the forum or the good people here.

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kronological wrote:
There exists a certain hypocritical bias from some BLFers…well…really the world. Don’t get me wrong…it’s OK to expect a higher standard. However, it’s a two-way street…isn’t it? Some folks selectively look the other way when their favorite vendors participate in, shall we say, certain distasteful activities. Typically, this curious bias seems to coincide with the peculiar behavior of pointing out the flaws of others. Added for extra emphasis, self-righteousness and perceived legitimacy…the “Shill!” label given to some that dare differ in opinion.

Face it…Chinese vendors SUCK. However, some just suck…less. Know that going in and you will save yourself a lot of heartache and argumentation with folks that think they have the market cornered on morality…and honest vendors.

I’m not necessarily trying to stir things up here, but perhaps we should be honest and think before throwing rocks at glass houses. This was posted to promote honest conversation about the things we buy…not to promote argumentation.

Now…back to your regularly scheduled flashaholic consumerism Silly

I’m not sure I understand your post. I’ll tell you why. When ever anyone mentions Wallbuys, you post and say how good they are OR you make a comment that goes like ‘lets see how long it takes for the haters to turn up’ That kind of thing, so, If you are saying that people are calling you a ‘shill’ then I can understand this. I personally don’t think you are really, nor am I trying to insult you. Just trying to understand where you are coming from.

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Pulsar wrote:
buck drops the voltage.

so does linear Glasses

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Bort wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
buck drops the voltage.

so does linear Glasses

can we stay on topic here Silly
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Pulsar wrote:
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buck drops the voltage.
so does linear Glasses
can we stay on topic here Silly

no, it would be better if we went right off topic because its going to end in a flame war….

so, anyone got any amusing light related anecdotes? I’ve been looking at a house today, it has a huge thrower test range out front and no light pollution 8)

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Pulsar wrote:
Bort wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
buck drops the voltage.

so does linear Glasses

can we stay on topic here Silly

shill! shill!!!!! Silly
j/k, all you had to do was say “slightly”, and the conversation would have been over, and you were also off topic anyways Wink
i already put in my serious contribution to this thread

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Must get out the road to my other test range. Too much light pollution here. If only it’d stop snowing there. Currently -6 (About 20F) and snowing.

Again!

My car is 4×4 but can’t handle ten feet of snow.

 

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technically the conversations was buck and boost drivers. no room for linear thinking in this thread Party

lin·e·ar  (ln-r)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
2.
a. In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
b. Having only one dimension.
3. Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
4. Botany Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins: a linear leaf.

[Latin lneris, from lnealine; see line1.]

line·ar·ly adv.

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linear [ˈlɪnɪə]

adj
1. of, in, along, or relating to a line
2. of or relating to length
3. resembling, represented by, or consisting of a line or lines
4. having one dimension
5. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) designating a style in the arts, esp painting, that obtains its effects through line rather than colour or light and in which the edges of forms and planes are sharply defined Compare painterly
6. (Mathematics) Maths of or relating to the first degree a linear equation
7. narrow and having parallel edges a linear leaf
8. (Electronics) Electronics
a.  (of a circuit, etc.) having an output that is directly proportional to input linear amplifier
b.  having components arranged in a line
[from Latin līneāris of or by means of lines]
linearity  [ˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ] n
linearly  adv

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lin•e•ar (ˈlɪn i ər) 

adj.

1. of, consisting of, or using lines: linear design.
2. pertaining to or represented by lines: linear dimensions.
3. extended or arranged in a line: a linear series.
4. involving measurement in one dimension only.
5. of or pertaining to the characteristics of a work of art defined chiefly in terms of line.
6. having the form of or resembling a line: linear nebulae.
7. Math.
a. consisting of, involving, or describable by terms of the first degree.
b. having the same effect on a sum as on each of the summands: a linear operation.
8. narrow and elongated.
[1635–45; < Latin līneāris; see line1-ar1]
lin`e•ar′i•ty, n.
lin′e•ar•ly, adv.
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linear  (ln-r)
Being or resembling a line.
 
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Pulsar wrote:

technically the conversations was buck and boost drivers. no room for linear thinking in this thread Party

lin·e·ar  (ln-r)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
2.
a. In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
b. Having only one dimension.
3. Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
4. Botany Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins: a linear leaf.

[Latin lneris, from lnealine; see line1.]

line·ar·ly adv.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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linear [ˈlɪnɪə]

adj
1. of, in, along, or relating to a line
2. of or relating to length
3. resembling, represented by, or consisting of a line or lines
4. having one dimension
5. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) designating a style in the arts, esp painting, that obtains its effects through line rather than colour or light and in which the edges of forms and planes are sharply defined Compare painterly
6. (Mathematics) Maths of or relating to the first degree a linear equation
7. narrow and having parallel edges a linear leaf
8. (Electronics) Electronics
a.  (of a circuit, etc.) having an output that is directly proportional to input linear amplifier
b.  having components arranged in a line
[from Latin līneāris of or by means of lines]
linearity  [ˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ] n
linearly  adv

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

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lin•e•ar (ˈlɪn i ər) 

adj.

1. of, consisting of, or using lines: linear design.
2. pertaining to or represented by lines: linear dimensions.
3. extended or arranged in a line: a linear series.
4. involving measurement in one dimension only.
5. of or pertaining to the characteristics of a work of art defined chiefly in terms of line.
6. having the form of or resembling a line: linear nebulae.
7. Math.
a. consisting of, involving, or describable by terms of the first degree.
b. having the same effect on a sum as on each of the summands: a linear operation.
8. narrow and elongated.
[1635–45; < Latin līneāris; see line1-ar1]
lin`e•ar′i•ty, n.
lin′e•ar•ly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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linear  (ln-r)
Being or resembling a line.
 

Smile

Wink

Silly

 

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Don wrote:
Must get out the road to my other test range. Too much light pollution here. If only it’d stop snowing there. Currently -6 (About 20F) and snowing.

Again!

My car is 4×4 but can’t handle ten feet of snow.

Is it still snowing? Shocked

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Pulsar wrote:

technically the conversations was buck and boost drivers. no room for linear thinking in this thread Party


since i must have implicitly agreed to a bunch of terms and conditions upon joining this thread, i should inform you that you have now agreed to give up your first born upon request J)

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aluminum or aluminium anyone?

and just so you know, if you pick aluminum, your wrong…… Silly

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we’ve still got a bit knocking about round here, I thought you southerners were still getting hammered?

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depends. if i look at any of my lights besides my 26650 mag, its aluminum
if it is my 26650 mag, its my aluminium torch… makes me feel sort of sophisticated
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your getting there, we’ll teach you English yet.

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MotoGP is on by the way.

“Can’t wait!”

 

 

 

 

 
 
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marcl wrote:
MotoGP is on by the way.
“Can’t wait!”

Just finished! Smile

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gords1001 wrote:
aluminum or aluminium anyone?

and just so you know, if you pick aluminum, your wrong…… Silly

My wrong what? :bigsmile:

See what I did there? Because it’s supposed to be You’re for you are not your. Don’t ya just hate grammar Nazis?

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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marcl wrote:
flashination wrote:
marcl wrote:
MotoGP is on by the way.
“Can’t wait!”

Just finished! Smile

Call me Mr. late for super. |(

 

 

 

 

 
 
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flashination wrote:
marcl wrote:
flashination wrote:
marcl wrote:
MotoGP is on by the way.
“Can’t wait!”

Just finished! Smile

Call me Mr. late for super. |(

:bigsmile:

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Chloe wrote:
Don wrote:
Must get out the road to my other test range. Too much light pollution here. If only it’d stop snowing there. Currently -6 (About 20F) and snowing.

Again!

My car is 4×4 but can’t handle ten feet of snow.

Is it still snowing? Shocked

Currently -4 and dry.

It has rained (once) in the last four months. The temperature even once reached 0. Once. For about ten minutes. It might hit two degrees on Wednesday.

Or it might not.

 

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Pulsar wrote:
http://carlygoogles.blogspot.com/2009/10/which-came-first-aluminum-or-al...

I don’t think his spelling of aluminium counts; he couldn’t spell his first name right.

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Make it simple for me to understand. I just modded a light with a 1.0A buck boost driving a Nichia 219. How would that relate to my light when running it on a 14500 as compared to an Eneloops.
Keep it simple so I can easily comprehend.

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