The standard model does not explain why particles have the particular masses they do, so obviously a genuinely new underlying theory is waiting to be discovered even without breaking any rules or postulating new fundamental particles. Exciting enough?
Reading comprehension issues. "Not an instrument like a guitar is". Or similarly, an instrument like a rock is. You can get music from a rock if you are determined enough. And I can communicate with you if I am determined enough, though actually this is getting boring. I suggest you go away and listen to an entire album of solo scratching. Please don't tell me whether or not you liked it.
You raised the question of whether these guys are musicians or not, not me. I said "a pair of turntables is not an instrument like a guitar is", which is patently obvious. A turntable is more an instrument like a kazoo is, and as an art form, has a future roughly as bright.
if you're trying to insinuate that a DJ isn't an 'instrumental' artist, you're wrong. A pair of turntables is an instrument just as a guitar is, and a performance using one requires just as much 'musicianship' as with any other instrument.
No, sorry, a pair of turntables is not an instrument like a guitar is, it is more an instrument like a mixing board is, and a DJ is more like a sound guy or a producer than a musician. Put it another way: some DJs may be performers but not all performers are musicians. Otherwise agreed with your post.
Replace? Yes. Sound the same? Definitely not. Just consider the range of effects possible with an electric guitar. The only way to do that with a digital workstation is to use a guitar for input, then it isn't purely digital. Another example: synthesized piano is getting very good, but it still cannot be mistaken for the real thing.
Sound different but just as good? Maybe, sometimes. There is no question that digital has already invaded the territory of traditional instruments. In applications where top quality is not a requirement a digital clarinet or trumpet can work out just fine cost a lot less than the real thing, perhaps unfortunately.
How can we still have such a place on this earth.
It is just one of a depressingly large number of such places.
The Romans called it damnatio memoriae.
What makes you think VP9 is a second rate codec, can you quantify that?
If not, guess what that makes you.
Perhaps Youtube is something you want to watch. But riddle me this: what is it about open source video codecs that brings out the trolls?
Microsoft, EMC, Oracle and Netapp
Somehow seemed to fit.
A lot of Apple's product stasis comes down to the idiotic decision (from Jobs?) to go with fixed pixel resolution which really limits their room to manoeuver on screen resolution and aspect. While Android scales everything on the fly, Apple apps have to be recompiled, probably the source code has to change too. To dig out of that mess Apple needs to bite the bullet and go to variable resolution just like Android. But the logistics of doing that are apparently just too scary for pencil pusher Tim Cook.
Look, even Steve Wozniak says this is stupid. I say, totally typical Apple. When Jobs died Apple lost the mojo but kept the hubris.
Tim Cook: wears the turtleneck, but doesn't fill the shoes.
But its profits stay sky high.
You know Roadrunner vs the Coyote? You know how Coyote dangles in the air for a while before cratering? It's like that.
Apple remains obsessed with thermonuclear war instead of introducing products that people want. Meanwhile its market share keeps slip, slip, slipping away.
In my book, if you can breed with it, it's human. Maybe anthropologists are special.
Surely Microsoft at least experimented with inflatable dolls.