where the hell have you been, wasn't quite ready to start dredging the canal but the thought was there. We miss you on Yahoo.
You refer to the Archives of E-S re: what is in the past. I have very little use for what happened last year or 5 years ago and this is all that Intellectual Property everyone here is so concerned about. What Value is there in a post about how someone had a problem with a pulse modulated controller that went out of production several years ago or how some manufacturer ripped you off when that company no longer exists? All the schematics, drawings, video links from the past are of almost zero value now to anyone because the world moves on and isn't stuck in the past. Rick Kosiorek posted a few pages of pics showing one of my Sanyo/Rabbittool hub motors I was selling and well those pics were nice and the data interesting but those hub motors went out of production 5 years ago and so what is the Current Value in Dollars of those pages of pics/data?
You extract only the posts that are of a strictly technical nature and will have some connection to 2011/2012 and delete the rest and I'll bet you'll have no more than a few hundred pages of material that might have some value to someone.
What Value do you place on Posts saying it is 72 F outside today or some jerkoff in a car cut me off while I was riding my iZIP home. As for Intellectual Property a lot of Members here have double digit IQs who are here only because the Cartoons have not started on TV yet and when moving forward do we fight to retain posts from Members who contribute nothing of any value worth reading beyond their Humor value?
I like this crap re: the stuff I posted is mine and Trevor isn't going to make a buck from my Intellectual material. Good f*ckin grief give these guys a frontal lobotomy. Now if someone posted the schematics for the missile guidance system of the Raptor Fighter-Interceptor I could see them wanting that info protected but when you want crap like its 72 F outside today protected from Trevor something is wrong here.
Endless-Sphere is mostly a place you come to waste time shooting the sh*t with like minded souls and it is way better to be here than spending Quality Time with the misses. When a person is faced with a technical challenge they post asking for assistance and assistance is usually heaped upon them and that is good and as it should be.
When people come to E-S to blow off steam, take hostages or run people into the ground to make themselves feel better that happens too but is this the crap you want to keep in the Forum and fight to save it? Trevor could make a fortune selling a lot of E-S Posts to Howie Mandel for use in his stand up comedy acts. I know I get a chuckle reading a lot of what people here post and I have almost zero sense of humor. Oatnet alone could keep Howie Mandel's audiences in stitches laughing.
PS I'm not planning on hanging around E-S. Just dropped in to contribute my 2 Cents and make YPedal's day.
Wow, are you human? or some kind of Borg?
We are here to talk about our hobby. That is non essential but very important part of our lives. It seems to me, you are interested only in money and present moment. I do not know if the rest of member agree or not, but I for one, am interested in non-essential part of life, as well as essential part.
In your logic, we don't need to know our history, past. We don't need anything other than what we really NEED, which according to you, is money. We don't need any museum, library, history book or archive. You may have a bike but just to get to work, not for joy ride, after all, it is non-essential. Is that a life?
I do not post here often, almost non, but let me tell you my history. I made an ebike, actuary a trike, over 20 years ago when ebike did not exist. The frame was made out of titanium tube and the motor was 1 hp Scott motor with a bunch of F cells. I wish this forum was there when I was making the trike. I made a lot of mistake but I finished the job and I still have the trike. I could learn a lot from other member, from their mistake or success. I am still learning that's why I come to here to read what other's doing.
You may not know, as a human, the history is very important as well as the present. That's the reason why we try to preserve here. This is the place we can see what's going on now and how we get here. Without history, archive, we are nothing but a bunch of animals. We learn from the past and apply that to the future. I wish someday, somebody remove your Borg implant and you come back to human society.