My, my, my...someone's wound a bit too tight, eh? I specifically said in noise study #7 that these "fuses" appear to exhibit noise filtering capabilities and that they should more appropriately be reclassified as passive power conditioning devices rather than just circuit protection devices. However, such reclassification would probably require another level of regulatory approval and certifications.
I noted, prior to the antagonist being upgraded to my ignore list, that he frequently resorted to profane language and personal attacks rather than a rational and informed rebuttal of technical positions he disagrees with. I am surprised that someone who purports to be a trained research scientist would use such methods to rebut a technical position that he disagreed with.
The validity of my writings should stand on their own. My academic and professional accomplishments are irrelevant. If someone has some valid, contrary information to anything I have written, I would be interested in reading and discussing it. I did not put the antagonist on "ignored status" because he disagreed with me, but rather because all he does is repeat the same vile rants without any rationally contravening facts. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but what that sage old Chinese philosopher said over 2000 years ago is still true today:
"A man with an argument is always at the mercy of a man with an experience."
I don't know why anyone on an audio forum would be interested in my academic pedigree, and I suppose most rational forum members couldn't care less. However, for the sake of those poor, tortured souls who stay up nights wondering where my Ph.D. came from or if I have any IEEE papers, I will submit the following:
I received my Ph.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane overall ranks in the top 50 among United States research universities.
Most of my technical writings were done during the 16 years I spent in the telecommunications industry with AT&T and Lucent Technologies and are proprietary. I have been in academia for the last 8 years and for the past five years my research program has been sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratories, which again, is proprietary. However, for those who are itching to read some some of my non-audio-related technical writings, I will point to a few:
1. I was invited to give a presentation at IEEE Globecom 2008 in December of 2008. IEEE GLOBECOM is the premier international telecommunications technical conference for industry professionals, academics, and governmental agencies. This is a link to the technical program for the day I presented a paper on "Security Optimization for the Digital Oilfield": Globecom 12/3/2008 Program.
All of the presenters listed on the program above were invited to speak because they are recognized by their peers as experts in their respective fields.
2. I presented a peer-reviewed paper, which was co-authored with one of my former graduate students, at the 40th IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory in March of 2008 entitled "Capacity Optimization For 3G Networks". The abstract for the paper can be found here.
3. I was awarded patent # 7,013,255 on March 14, 2006 for "Traffic Simulation Algorithm For Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks". The patent abstract can be read here. Of course, the full filing documents can be read at the US Patent and Trademark website.
The interested reader can find other IEEE publications authored or co-authored by me if they query the appropriate IEEE database. However, these few examples should provide some insight into my technical professional interests. The papers are available for purchase if anyone wants a copy to cuddle up with at night.:)
If someone reports that they have found something that sounds good and it seems like something I want to try, I go and try it. I don't need to see their academic transcript or see their listening trial published in a peer-reviewed IEEE or AES journal before I dive in. This is a hobby.
I hope this helps. But if it does not...medication is available.:)