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.
If you're handy enough to set all this up, you could buy second hand DSLRs like the Nikon D70 or the D70s with a small problem like soldering of the card slot gone bad. Fix those and you'd be able to use DSLRs with a much better sensor than the crappy picam. Many a wedding was shot with these cameras, including sometimes usage of the kit lens.
Yes, I did factor in the cost of the kit lens, which the guy I'm commenting on didn't. If you're going to talk about the 1D-X you should add in the roughly $1500 for the lens too. Plenty of money to get the control stuff and second hand kit lenses for my D70 rig sorted out.
The fun bit here is that they did a bullet time setup with the RPI using Ethernet and home brew software. Yes, it'd cost less to do it this way than if they would use professional grade cameras, or even amateur stuff, but the image quality isn't better than the average web cam or front cell phone camera. It's an exorcize in setting this sort of thing up, not an attempt to get it done on the cheap.
We do more than make parallel processors with silicon chips. We have memory and flash storage too, for instance. those benefit.
Some tasks do actually scale well to parallelism if you want to talk processor. Still, one core needs access to memory usually, so designing buses that are fast and short enough to get all the cores proper access to the memory will be a challenge, unless you can shrink the process so you will have enough room on your silicon to put the pathways and logic to do so.
While most consumer use software can't deal with parallel stuff, there are plenty of reasons to want process shrink. Higher clock speeds is even one, if you insist on performance gains.
Cash is a piece of paper that is only worth something if the issuer is still somebody. If you have one billion German Reichsmark, you have a piece of memorabilia, totally worthless. That is because the government that issued it declared it worthless.
Valuable metals are nothing more than shiny stuff. Yes, they are of some use in the industry because they tend to corrode very little and have a good electrical conductivity, but almost all their value is based on the fact that they are rare and we humans all agree on their value. The big difference is that there is no signle government that can declare gold worthless and however you have of it is only going to be worth something if you put it through their systems, thereby revealing yourself. Bitcoin and other e-coins are the virtual equivalent. If you want to do a payment and not rely on some form of government-backed currency, you used to pay in gold, silver, diamonds or something like that. Since physical payments don't work very well on the internet, the internet needed a virtual equivalence. This is virtual gold, silver, diamonds or whatever trinkets you fancy, not virtual cash. We have that already in the form of paypal, e-banking and all that.
Most car manufacturers dimension their batteries such, that a car parked with a full battery should be able to start after 2 months under normal circumstances. If your car only lasts ten days, either your battery or charging circuit isn't working properly, or you indeed have devices in the car that consume too much electricity in standby mode. If your radio is the culprit, it really needs to be replaced. Fortunately, car stereos follow an industry standard form factor and plugs, so replacing that should be easy. Oh wait, they all stopped using that because they wanted to integrate all the car computers with that thing.....
You are forgetting that your engine ECU requires power too. They have quite a few dynamic parameters stored in RAM that you really don't want to store in flash because they are updated every few seconds if the engine is running and you need a quick and easy way to erase them. Maybe modern cars would be able to store them in flash, but the older generations didn't have that luxury and would need to relearn their ignition timing and fuel mixture every time you pulled the plug on them.
They could have taken many samples of this one person to verify it's actually the true RNA. Given enough samples, you'd statistically eliminate the deterioration and contamination of individual samples quite drastically. You most certainly wouldn't be able to come up with the definitive complete RNA or DNA of this person, but the margin for error would be so low that even the most sceptical peer reviewer would be convinced.
Contamination would most likely be limited to recent events. Ancient people peeing in the corner would have left a little DNA/RNA, but that would be limited to single cells on or near the surface, not being protected by bone structure or surrounding cells. The chance of that DNA/RNA surviving is way lower than the DNA/RNA inside the bones, so most likely, we're only dealing with the handling of the bones since the 1980s.
Yes, this one person could still be a freak occurrence. However, if you were to see that as a valid argument, our entire theory of the origin of modern humans is based on a few freak occurrences we just happen to have found scattered around the planet.
Ferrari cars cost just as much to develop as your average ford. However, the number of cars being sold, will make the development cost per car much higher. Add much higher production cost because of materials used, fabrication methods used, number of actions to produce a certain part and yield to the equation. Even if Ferrari would make a bold move and decide to sell their cars at the same price as Ford, they would still have to buy more expensive materials and do more to those materials before they are a car.
MicroSoft may have put more money in developing Win7 initially than they did in XP, I wouldn't know if that's the case. The real thing is that the production cost per copy is negligible; they just turn a knob and come up with a sales price based on a marketing model.
The home PC market is crashing since most people don't need a PC anymore to watch movies, communicate with their family or play games. The introduction of the computer in the home has moved from the single device to smart phones, tablets, media players and game consoles. People hardly need a "real" computer anymore and the budget for one has moved on to other devices. School going kids and students may need one to do school work on and learn, but the requirements for that sort of machine aren't that exciting usually and an older model or really cheap new hardware will do just fine.
Offices don't really need PCs to do more than office work. To be honest, typing a letter or stuffing things in a spreadsheet hasn't changed much over the past ten years or so. Offices tend to move towards VDI where the machine the user has is only an input/output device and the "desktop" is actually running on a server, often not using a desktop OS in a VM, but simply a session on a server OS.
MicroSoft is losing their monopoly in office suit software, server software, e-mail platforms and such. Several attempts to get new markets like search engines, media and music players, have failed to yield any profit and are costing them money. Depending on how you look at it, their game console business is a success, but the net profit they got from it is either not fantastic, or they are still in the red and it's not a commercial success at all. They have a large part of the market, but it's still not clear how much they have spent to get that and if they actually have recovered that money. The desktop PC market is shrinking rapidly and they need some way to keep all those developers paid and shareholders happy.
With the current stock price and results they had in the past, shareholders have very high demands. This makes that they are turning the knob for the Windows7 and 8 desktop OS prices way up. This makes people either pirate it, or buy a PC that comes loaded with crapware to sponsor the price of the OS, or they move to another OS because they are tired of the whole windows clutter and viruses.
In China, crapware sponsorship is worth next to nothing because piracy is much more prevalent there and sponsors expect very little return on the installations. That makes the OS very expensive to put on legally for vendors or end users, resulting in even more piracy.
China has the power to convince MicroSoft to extend XP life and even sell it for a lower fee. If the Chinese government would decide to move to Linux as the OS for all official government desktops, home users will follow that sooner or later, especially if it was free and there would be less malware. It wouldn't be easy or cheap to do so for China, but this XP retirement is an event where they have a clear cost/benefit model that has a pivot point that is an actual threat to MicroSoft. If China would migrate to Linux, it'd give a much bigger threat to MicroSoft than a few German cities doing it. Even the cities migrations have already resulted in quite a few enhancements that make Linux a more viable desktop alternative. Once China puts their weight in, the reasons that keep linux away from the corporate desktop will disappear rapidly. Given the recent revelations about (industrial) espionage and predominantly closed source being used as a pivot point to do so, Windows hasn't gained popularity either. MicroSoft can't afford China to dump desktop windows OS, even if they'll not make a dime in profit on it, so they will try to work out a solution with China one way or the other.