seek the council of Saruman.
Saruman, Saruman, does whatever a Saru can, but how will that be enough?
you can tell the entire text lacks vowel diacritics
So did the writing reform that came out of Beleriand, where vowels were promoted from tehtar (points) to full letters. Remember Durin's gate on the west side of Moria, noted for the weak default password that Narvi set and Celebrimbor leaked? The inscription on that was written with vowels as letters.
it is not possible to convert it to material goods without massively devaluing the "currency" in the process.
Not all the devaluation need happen at once because not all the conversion need happen at once. Mr. Nakamoto could just go on a BTC-to-fiat exchange once a month and withdraw enough to live on for a month. Few people would care.
Why can't we have digital USD that can be transmitted this easily without the use of credit cards?
We can. It's called Dwolla. And at the current exchange rate, its 0.25 USD transaction fee isn't that much higher than the 0.0001 BTC transaction fee of Bitcoin.
CDs are limited to a 90 db
CD has a ~93 dB theoretical SNR, but noise shaping pushes most of that noise above 16 kHz where the human auditory system isn't so sensitive. In practice, CDs can be mastered with 120 dB of dynamic range in those frequencies where it matters. It appears TigerPlish is referring to a 24-bit processing chain, which reduces the noise that each generation of digital signal processing adds, resulting in a cleaner 20-bit master heading into the 16-bit noise shaper. Monty explains.
Or look at it another way. Imagine a 1-bit format that uses heavy dithering to represent signals using pulse density modulation. How much dynamic range does a 1-bit signal have? If not much, why would Sony have chosen 1-bit PDM at 2.8 MHz for SACD?
LPs are limited to 60 db but oddly I have several LPs with more dynamics than their CD counterpart.
That's because level compression in LP mastering works differently from CD. LP uses RCA Victor's New Orthophonic preemphasis curve, which allows bass to go louder than treble, while CD uses no preemphasis.
But the point is, we're not talking about classical music with a 72 piece orchestra, we're talking about what's on the radio worldwide.
I listen to NPR's classical station, you insensitive clod!
Sorry, but I'm unable to parse your question
Then let me rephrase: New features of FAT exist to provide interoperability with devices containing older implementations of FAT. To escape this network effect, one would have to forgo interoperability with these devices. But a lot of these devices that only speak FAT are critical to business operations, such as a digital camera used by an online merchant to prepare product photos for its website or for its eBay store. So how should one continue to do business while forgoing this interoperability?
Drug addicts aren't constantly being bombarded with happy, uplifting advertising claiming how good it is to use drugs.
Yes they are. Often these adverts end with "Ask your doctor if $drug is right for you." And other times, they're Cheech and Chong movies.
Distribution without charge can still generate revenue
It can also generate a lot of legal fees for determining what "revenue" is related to distribution of copies of a particular work.
But nobody has used short file names in decades.
In VFAT, the long file names are interleaved with the counterpart to inodes under UNIX. Each inode contains an 11-byte short file name, and these must be unique within a directory.
So now, the "feature" continues to be necessary only so that FAT can provide compatibility with itself. That's like begging the question.
It's to provide interoperability with the billions of other devices using FAT. How is a network effect necessarily begging the question?