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Comment: Makes sence (Score 1) 315

by Dvija (#37631342) Attached to: Can Relativity Explain Faster Than Light Particles?
It seems to make sense, the neutrino particle is just smaller than the light 'particle', therefore it has less mass, and can go faster. That's why all our current calculations for light etc. still work and are valid, the formula e=mc^2 is just bound to the resolution of light 'particles'. Maybe the 'constant' c needs to be re-evaluated so it takes particle size into account? It should be more of an asymptotic relationship: Q: Whats faster than light? A: The closest thing to 'nothing' (i.e. the mathematical limit in calculus)
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+ - The Loudness Wars May Be Ending

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Mike Barthel writes about a technique called brick-wall limiting, where songs are engineered to seem louder by bringing the quiet parts to the same level as the loud parts and pushing the volume level of the entire song to the highest point possible. "Because of the need to stand out on radio and other platforms, there's a strategic advantage to having a new song sound just a little louder than every other song. As a result, for a period, each new release came out a little louder than the last, and the average level of loudness on CDs crept up (youtube) to such a degree that albums actually sounded distorted, as if they were being played through broken speakers." But the loudness wars may be coming to an end. Taking advantage of the trend towards listening to music from the digital "cloud"—via services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple's forthcoming iCloud—a proposal by audio engineer Thomas Lund, already adopted as a universal standard (PDF) by the International Telecommunications Union, would institute a volume limit on any songs downloaded from the cloud effectively removing the strategic advantage of loudness. Lund's proposal would do the same thing for any music you could buy. "Once a piece of music is ingested into this system, there is no longer any value in trying to make a recording louder just to stand out," says legendary engineer Bob Ludwig, who has been working with Lund. "There will be nothing to gain from a musical point of view. Louder will no longer be better!""

Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.

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