I've got the same problem with CRT televisions, less so with monitors. Because of the annoying high-pitched tone coming from them I'm glad they're going the way of the dodo.
I did do a test of which I don't know whether it counts as double blind, with a track in wav and 44.1/16, 48/24, 96/24, and 192/24 flac formats (I think from Linn records as testcase). All from the same high quality master, I played them a number of times in random order, and then checked whether I recognised them correctly. I found that 96/24 was noticably better than the lower rates, but I could not discern any difference between 96/24 and 192/24.
That said, I did do a hearing test a few years ago, which surprisingly told me my hearing was very good for my age (then low thirties). I did suffer from a sudden prolonged bout of tinnitus about seven years ago, and have repeatedly had short episodes of tinnitus after attending metal concerts (before this happened).
The release of US classified information is illegal everywhere. Otherwise anyone who spied on the US Government while in Paris would be fine.
That's not the case with any of the rules you mentioned.
This sounds like a lot of nonsense. If the release of US classified information is illegal in Paris, that is, according to French law, then you're right with regards to spying in Paris. And it could be, since the US and France are NATO allies. However, that does not make the same true everywhere else. I highly doubt that for example Iran has a similar stance on spying on the US.
That's not to say that anyone who spies on the US government in a country where that's legal is safe. The US has quite a record of extra-legally dealing with people.
In addition, if someone who spies/d on the US government were to enter US territory, it's even more likely the person would be apprehended. The US government likely views itself as having universal jurisdiction where people embarrassing it are concerned, regardless of whether this is in line with international law.
Many airlines, including Lufthansa, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, already refuse to carry research primates...
under the pressure of PETA and other ilk (I am actually shocked that airlines caved without even a whimper in any major news source). Author of the first article proposes that scientists should take a stand against luddites:
Picture a crowd of scientists waving placards plastered with photographs of stroke victims and sufferers of Parkinson's disease. They are demonstrating outside the corporate headquarters of British Airways, Lufthansa and Delta, demanding that the airlines stop impeding the biomedical research that could deliver big advances against these and other diseases.
if scientists want continued access to animals as research models, they will have to appear on the front line with every bit as much visibility, determination, organization and persistence as animal-rights activists now muster.
We, scientists, are the force to be reckoned with and every scientist who still believes that human rights to the best health care supersede rights of the animals, imaginary or not, should take a stand, not only scientists actively involved in medical research on primates."
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