Well there you have it. The USA government finds security so important they are willing to spend the grand sum of $0 on it. They could have some pretty good consultants if they'd pay $100/hour
The interns they really want, easily get a decent pay for their skills in a lot of computer companies. Anyone willing to work for $0 will have ulterior motives to do so. Either they are so unskilled that even operating a cash register at a fast food restaurant at minimum wages is too difficult for them, or someone else is paying them to go do the work.
If the government didn't want to be regulating prices and wages and income of their citizens, they would put out a bid and have the lowest qualifying bidders do the job. Now they are pushing the market by forcing the price to zero.
I don't know who came up with this plan, but they really must hate their country and it's citizens a lot.
If work won't invest in lab space,time or training, I won't invest *my* time in doing what they should be doing. I do have my stuff, but I learn what I think will benefit me. Sometimes that happens to be the same as my work is about at that moment, but almost always it's something that I find interesting at that moment.
If work asks me to check out stuff at home, I tell them I leave home to go to work and when I'm done working I go home again. I'd like to keep the two separated. They know I have stuff going on at home and would probably be more than able to do what they want there, but they pay for my time there only, not for my time or equipment at home.
Cheapskates will always be cheapskates. If you want to work for a company where you get to nerd out and try new stuff, go work for a company that has that. They're not going to change because you want them to.
He won't get an accident as long as they want him alive and well more than they want him gone. As far as we know, there's a group of three unknown people that together can "set free" all the data he has stolen. As long as the USA doesn't want him to reveal all that data, he's safe from them killing him. They may want to abduct him back to the USA, but they know they can't kill him because then all hell will break loose.
The Soviet Union probably gets something in return for his visa, but he won't be giving them the crown jewels all at once. They won't tolerate him there once he's of no use to them any more, so whatever the deal is, they're not getting a lot of secrets out of him. For all we know, they might just keep him around to piss off the USA and that alone is of enough value to them.
The "amnesty" sounds like a trap. What possible gain could the USA have to keep him free/alive once the bear is back in the cage? He's a liability just for knowing what he stole, so the only way to contain that is to contain him.
You need an external DA converter that uses DSD to convert to analog, but that can accept PCM. The advantage of DSD (if any, purists sometimes come up with insane things) would be in the DA conversion part, not in the digital stream.
Don't start the mumbo jumbo about "synchronized clocks" and PCM vs DSD since the only clock you want to synchronize to is the one used during recording and that's in the past. Just get a good and stable clock in your DA converter and you're set.
Have you tried audio pebbles? If you stuff them in your ears, everything sounds much better.
I tried that, but every time I got music from another source, it was arranged differently, making searching, indexing and even playing hard.
If you'd have a player that would 1) Figure out the actual name of the album, the year it was released, give me a nice big picture of the cover so I could recognize that without having to read all the info, find the name and sequence of all the tracks 2)play gapless 3) rearrange my music in such a way that other players would be able to use that 4) able to export to mp3 VBR, since I like to use FLAC for home use but my car stereo can't play that. 5) do playlists where I could add and alter without disturbing what I'm playing right now
iTunes does a few of these quite well, but not all. Mainly, it doesn't run on my phone or my daily use computer, so it doesn't qualify at all for my usage
He was asking for cross platform, so unless apple brings it out for Android and Linux, which happen to be on most of my daily use devices, it's not an option. Apple supports OSX, IOS and Windows with their application, which is not enough in my opinion.
Also, Apple has an annoying urge to block your IOS device from linking up to more than just a few other devices without wanting to erase your music library from your device. That doesn't make it very cross platform in my opinion.