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In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

@spacekookie I have an RCA Receiving Tube Manual on the coffee table right in front of me.

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I remember in the 50's and 60's people were throwing out their vacuum tube powered stereos because the transistor had arrived.
Today those old tubes are worth a fortune. Turns out they sounded much better playing records than those new transistor amplifiers.

@mydogisahusky I have an old "shitty" tube guitar amp that sounds like orgasmic noise shredding your eardrums so yea I know a thing or two about that 😬😬😬

@spacekookie @mydogisahusky not a good example really because guitar amps favour valves for the same reason everything else stopped using them, they distort the sound.

for a home stereo it's better to reproduce accurately as possible and give user control over creating any "warm tone" with an EQ. not that i wouldn't take a valve amp setup over any cheap 80s compact stereo

@Pegasus @spacekookie @mydogisahusky It depends, how strong is the feedback. Yes, you can build a tube amp with much less feedback which distorts the sound more and sounds better when playing an alectric guitar.

@steelman @spacekookie @mydogisahusky Or you can go the other way entirely, and put a half broken transistor radio in the cab like queen did

@mydogisahusky @spacekookie Yes, transistors were poor back then. But much (not all) of the tube hype today is magical thinking.

@spacekookie You can snipe fake physics fans by asking their opinion on Bardeen (apparently very neighborly).

@spacekookie I'm glad someone finally had the guts to say this. Thank you.

@spacekookie Why? I thought transistors made a lot of cool things work. Why bad?

@spacekookie well, they do have some negative unintended consequences, but have brought some very good things to us as well. I suppose the irony is not lost on you that you've written "computers were a mistake" ON a computer?

@spacekookie you've combined douglas adams, technology, and shitposting. you're a genious

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Makes a person wonder what was first thought about computer chips, when they first came out ..

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