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Subject: RE: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS


From: TP Diffenbach <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 20:58:45 -0500

> every forum has it's fair share of loons, wait around

Lee, I'm not sure who you're implying is a loon. I hope you're not
suggesting I am.

SteamShip's original post didn't make clear what model he has. Since his
symptoms (partial boot, drive "clicking") sounded similar to the symptoms
I've had with my FMR (which is currently being serviced), I suggested that
if it were an FMR, it could be an issue of the widely-reported Archos
quality control.

Mike Holden let me know it couldn't be an FMR, because SteamShip had
mentioned batteries; but the FMR has batteries too, and SteamShip hadn't
mentioned whether they were removable batteries or not. Mike then mentioned
that it "peeves" him to see the "myth" of FMR problems perpetuated. While I
can't speak to whether it's a myth or not, I can speak from my personal
experience: my FMR is not very robust, and I know that many on this list
seem to prefer the Recorder.

Be that as it may, Mike was polite in his objection, and I don't begrudge
him his opinion. But then, Steamship comes back shouting in ALL-CAPS that
I'm perusing some "SELFISH AGENDA". That seemed to me, and continues to seem
to me, to be bizarre: I have no agenda; I own an FMR, I've just spent $110
to have it serviced, and I had originally posted to try to give SteamShip
the benefit of my experience.

Rather than shout back, I tried to respond with (admittedly biting) humor.
SteamShip's response was to call be a bastard and to tell me to "shut the
fuck up", apparently under the misapprehension that the world revolves
around him and the sole purpose of this mailing list is to hold his virtual
hand when his toys are broken. In his next post, he then proceeds to snipe
at Roland and once again insult "Mr. High & Mighty Thomas Paul Diffenbach"
for "trashing" the FMR. Then he spreads some FUD about Jörg's excellent work
on flash, and announces he regrets contributing $30 to Rockbox because this
list didn't warn him not to buy the Archos model he bought.

Again, my original post was an attempt to discover the nature of SteamShip's
problem, and to help him if I could. For that, I've been cursed at by
SteamShip, and now I have to wonder if your comment about "loons" was
directed at me. No, I haven't contributed $30 to Rockbox, and my code
contributions are minor, but if you look under the credits in the menu,
you'll see my name. You won't see SteamShip's.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of lee donaghy
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS

 --- SteamShip <> wrote: >

every forum has it's fair share of loons, wait around
till [IDC]Dragon reads you post he's best qualified to
give an answer to your flashing problem unless any of
the core developers dip in first ;)

Lee donaghy
great yarmouth

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