Which is called tinnitus.
If you put anyone in a sound proof room for long enough, they will eventually hear noises.
The most common form of tinnitus is a high pitch ringing and the most common source is now believed to be in neural cortex (related to memory and overactive neurone feedback) rather than the ear, although the original source is often a defect in ear mechanism, such as a loss at a certain frequency where the brain is attempting to compensate.
In my case, it is 24x7 for the last 15 years. I can hold a hair dryer up to my head and still hear it.
The only medically accepted treatments are habituation(TRT)/masking which is teaching your brain to break the fight/flight response.
There are other techniques that have variable results, such as xanax, hypnosis, vegas nerve stimulation, notched music, and playing tones either side of the tinnitus frequency.
I heard a quote recently that if you could hear pain, that would be the sound of tinnitus.
Which is called tinnitus.
Bit coin is stupid because it can't expand and shrink to fit economic use.
Money is convenient form barter and needs to represent the productive capital of its users and to remain stable for a given capital. (Eg an apple is worth 1dollar from year to year, 1 dollar today, then 10 dollars next week)
As more people use it, scarcity increases its value, making early adopters insanely rich. See the con.
Finally, someone who gets it.
Bit coin is stupid.
Money supply needs to grow and contract depending on the number of users and the value they create.
Fixing the number bit coins made it a type of ponzi, where thee early adopters were bound to make a squillion as the supply side tightened. I have no symapthy for investors.
98% of the functionality of these apps could have been done in a web page in '98.
Exactly this. I'm so sick of going to some special interest forum, only having the page hijacked by, would you like to install our app. Wtf. Apps are becoming like web urls, but not as convenient.
Well you are getting warmer.(Well warmer than any of the other posts I've read yet)
There are only two ways to destroy a speaker.
Overpowering (99%+ of cases), and Mechanical failure due to cone overextension.
Speakers are rated in Watts (RMS) and appear like a resistor that varies a bit with frequency.
If you take a 1W(RMS) speaker and match it to a 1W(RMS) amplifier, there is still a chance you can damage the speaker by overdriving it with a square wave which has 1.4 times the energy of a sine wave.
Thus because VLC has 200% volume function, you could take a peaklimited song and clip it from a 'sine' to a 'square' wave and damage the speaker. Unlikely, but possible and good engineer would take this into account when designing the system.
DICE: Pass me a cuban timmy.
TIMOTHY: A Habanos or a Cubatabaco sir?
DICE: Timmy my boy. You don't get to sit in the big chair without getting a fidel.
TIMOTHY: A fidel sir?
DICE: Yes, finest cuban a man could ever have. Rolled by Fidel Castro himself; In fact I'm suprised the man didn't hand deliver it.
TIMOTHY: You sound kind of... powerful sir.
DICE: Timy you have no idea of my power. I'm going squash all those
TIMOTHY: How sir?
DICE: Beta. Haven't you seen it Timy. It's brilliant. I've had the finest MBA's from Harvard & Princeton working day and night on this. I pulled a lot a favours to get this level of talent and I'll be **ucked if some geratric old world BBS has beens are stopping me. Timmy, it's the future. Web 2.0 is yesterdays news. Its a new paradigm. Young people can't think more than a 160 characters so why should beta. Big fonts Timmy.. and pictures. People don't like reading Timmy. The chineese had it right all along. Picture words. Its the future timmy. Ride my coat tails Son. Well be Rich.. Rich I say...
First time accepted submitter maratumba
DICE: timothy, this is exactly what we need, fresh meat, web 2.0, it's all the rage
TIMOTHY: Thank you sir. btw, I hope you don't mind me saying, I love the new beta.
DICE: Why thank you timothy. I hear the feedback has been voluminous. A loyal liutenant like you deserves a promotion, a big future I say.
DICE: In fact son, your management material, CEO even.
TIMOTHY: 'evil grin'
DICE: In fact, after all the abuse those asshole
TIMOTHY: 'bigger evil grin'
DICE: **uk them. All those
:) Made my day AC
Soul skill. I've managed a company for 20 years. I have two jobs. Manage problems and add value. If a customer or employee comes with a problem, the first thing I do is acknowledge the problem (whether I agree or not) by restating the problem in my own words. This 1. Helps me understand the problem 2. Defuses the initial emotion from complainant.
DICE needs to man up and have the empowered decision maker communicate directly by acknowledging the problem; being the beta site significantly reduces the community experience by using too much whitespace, reducing information density, and breaking below threshold comment summarisation; then detail a course of action. Even if management is bloody minded enough to continue with beta, at least have enough fortitude and character to tell the community. If you are having tough internal debates, make us a part of the debate so it can bring clarity to your conversation.
Silence is the the worst way to deal with crisis.
Maybe microsoft secretly bought dice and pland to emrace, extend and extinguish
Better to boil the frog and have the users disperse than shock them into making a competing site.
1. Way too much vertical white space, which is more precious than dehydrated unicorn testciles thanks to 16:9 screens.
2. A More Button. WTF! The bandwidth for text is cheap. Give me the whole converstaion.
3. Coonversation context is lost because I can't see summarised comments nested under modded up comments.
4. Thick borders. 1 pixel is enough.
Way way way too much vertical whitespace. With the crap 16:9 ratios, vertical space is more precious than gold, yet beta wastes tons of it with empty pixels meaning it is much harder to understand context.
And whats this load more crap. Load the whole conversation. Don't mke me click for another 20 comments. Its 2014, text bandwidth is cheap.
My big issue with it is the crazy amounts of wasted whitespace. This is a trend in site layout that needs to die.
Here Here. Slashdotters like data density. We extract lots of information very quickly. eg. Having a UID next to a user name infers how long they have been in the community.
It is like pixel density in monitors which has gone backwards in the last 10 years, and now is only just starting to progress again with 4k displays. I want more data density, less white space.
Hmmm, thats probably more an American cultural thing of not being able to read compound sentances.
I have found when writing to americans ( I know, gross generalisation) that I need to bullet point my points, with the bullet point not exceeding 20 words.