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Comment: Ok ditch net neutrality and give us a free market (Score 2) 489

by dprimary (#49440617) Attached to: Reason: How To Break the Internet (in a Bad Way)

If there was "free market" we would not need net neutrality. There would be competition if I don't like one ISP's policies I have 10 other low latency, high bandwidth, reliable, with unrestricted services to choice to chose from. In truth most of the country is lucky if they have one choice that is not limited in one of those requirements. I had to load balance the two main ISP in my area to get something close to being an internet connection. What I can get has barely changed in 15 years. So 20 years without net neutrality has gotten us nowhere.

Comment: Vinyl Distortion (Score 1) 433

by dprimary (#48594903) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Some people people just love the distortions that vinyl produces. Low resolution, poor phase linearity, low frequency summed to mono, large amount of equalization for pre-emphasis and post-emphasis (40dB). Multi-band compression. High level of crosstalk between channels. It is close to a miracle the format works at all. It takes huge amounts of effort to get a respectable master cut. In the peak of vinyl production during the early 80's the efforts engineers put into getting good sounding vinyl was insane. Nobody is doing it to that level anymore.

Comment: Re:Sounds Better? (Score 1) 433

by dprimary (#48594537) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

I can tell you there has never been a vinyl master cut that sounds like the the original recording. Vinyl is a lossy, compressed, distorted format that some people like the sound of.
I have not had a vinyl master cut in years but they never came even close to the original. Analog tape never reproduced what you put into either.

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