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Comment: Human eye sees WAY more. (Score 1) 168

by Khyber (#48669373) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

'It should be safe to conclude that humans can see frame rates greater than 24 fps."

We can go even faster than that.

While this video I just shot won't show it very well due to FPS limitations, you can easily perceive much faster than anyone here assumes. In the frequency range I'm playing in, you've got THOUSANDS of hertz in difference on some of these notes. The LED setup makes it REALLY easy to see in real time.

Comment: Re:uh - by design? (Score 1) 160

by Khyber (#48668873) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Are you forgettingelectrical signals don't propagate at light speed? Bring that up a few more ns. Now toss in all your processing, etc in a digital solution.

" Mackie 1404"

Not eeeeeeven close, but at least you got the brand right. You're missing the digital /SPDIF and optical outputs on the back - I've timed this from the same equipment and different outputs. Digital adds latency like mad.

 

Comment: Re:uh - by design? (Score 1) 160

by Khyber (#48667873) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Yea. I work in Riverside. Done audio and video work for groups such as The Neil Deal and other bands out in Studio City. I have plenty of experience with digital recording and multitracking/overdubbing, starting with Cool Edit back in the late 90s (and some MIDI/MOD/IT tracking.)

Simple physics alone is going to dictate that sub 5ms latency is pretty much impossible without your cables being a foot long once you take all the signal pathways, processing overhead, etc. in a piece of hardware into account.

Everything else is marketing.

Comment: Re:uh - by design? (Score 1) 160

by Khyber (#48667345) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

"you need PCIe or Thunderbolt if you want to have a few hundred tracks and still have under 5 milliseconds latency"

That's what a mixer board is for and even ASIO drivers don't provide sub 5ms latency. The only thing on this planet providing sub 5ms latency are direct connections from instrument to IEMs, and even then you have to deal with things like comb filtering.

Yamaha has a good piece on this and I'd take their word well over Avid's, given Yamaha has been in this game FAR longer, starting with musical instruments back in 1887, versus Avid's 1984 starting date.

Comment: Re:uh - by design? (Score 1) 160

by Khyber (#48665173) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

"You're obviously not in the pro audio world."

You obviously aren't either. Thunderbolt's way overkill for bandwidth requirements, and most onboard sound systems in a typical desktop handle proper mixer outputs and inputs just fine, with pretty much professional noise floors. I get more noise from my guitar amp and distortion pedal than I get recording the line-in with nothing attached/everything turned off.

Pretty easy setup. Added bonus, you can't infect through a line-in signal that I'm aware of!

Comment: It's hard to take this article seriously (Score 4, Insightful) 621

by mbone (#48642197) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

The primary problem we have today is not automation, it is over-concentration of wealth. Automation will destroy jobs to the extent that the people running the companies implementing the automation wish it to. If those companies are run by people who are happy to deliver worse service as long as they can pay fewer people, then, yes, we have a problem, but it is not with the technology.

There is no such thing a technological determinism. It's people all the way down.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.

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