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Comment Re:Going to waste bandwidth on useless audio forma (Score 1) 142

Indeed, we're talking Chopin here, not Kidd Rock. With classical music you need dynamic range. With other classical composers you need even more; the 1812 overture comes to mind. I'm not sure 24 bit would be high enough, provided you had some REALLY big amplifiers in your stereo. I mean, cannons are a lot louder than drums.

Comment Re:Going to waste bandwidth on useless audio forma (Score 0) 142

Besides the fact that 24bit 192kHz audio is retarded audiophile snakeoil and provides zero audio quality improvement over 16bit 44.1kHz as a end user format this is a good idea.


There's some research suggesting that humans can hear transient sounds with frequency components theoretically beyond the normally recognized 20kHz or so "audible" limit.

Now if I could just find it - my Google-fu is weak and all I get are audiophile regurgitation of that. :-(

It has everything to do with harmonics. At CD sampling rates a 15 kHz sine wave is indistinguishable from a 15 kHz sawtooth wave -- you only have three samples per crest. Whether or not a human ear could discern the difference has afaik not been studied.

Comment Re:Aaron (founder of Musopen) any ? I can answer? (Score 0) 142

Thanks for all the comments and for those that have backed us. I'll be here if anyone has any questions/comments they'd like answered. -Aaron

Your accolades are well deserved and it's you who deserve our thanks, not the other way around.

The only question I have is, why isn't your comment nodded to +5? Come on, mods!

Comment Re:Superstorm Sandy? (Score 1) 417

I mentioned coincidences. I don't think there's anywhere near enough evidence as to whether or not climate change played a role in it. They get few hurricanes that far north and the few they get are seldom (never?) severe. I was in one when I was stationed in Delaware in the Air Force. It was an F1, they condemned my barracks afterwards.

And the latest climate models are showing the likelihood of Sandys in New York decreasing because of climate change.

Comment Re:one-way street (Score 1) 227

This has been historically true but working in the security industry I see it chaning. Shit has started to roll back up hill if you will. The data breach laws, in the health and financial sectors, and the realization that the rest of the world now has the manufacturing capability to leverage your IP against you if they do still it in those sectors, has the CXO and board of directors types worried.

They are starting to internalize what these can do your public image and stock price. While the blood sacrifice of some IT guy might been sufficient in the past when the investor gods come demanding an offering it might be only their blue blood that will do.

Ultimately these guys are likely everyone else they want to secure what they feel is theirs. Before that meant putting up really good numbers, and you could also shift the blame for a disaster onto some subordinate if things did not work out. Now that is slightly less true with respect to IT and an interest in solving the problems rather than papering over them is developing.

Comment Re:one-way street (Score 2) 227

Or, more to the point, they don't understand it even if you try to tell them.

I call BS. I know this is contrary to widely held Slashdot opinion but for the most part people don't get into upper management without know which side of the bread to butter. Sure there are cases where you have the "Vice President of being the CEO's step son" and "Chief Flirt with the Ownership" and its true lots of people are promoted to their level of incompetence; but upper management is mostly as smart you probably are and with better social skills.

If they don't understand its because you talking to them at a detailed level on topic you have lots of time in learning invested in and they don't. If your sentence ends with "... and then after a short no-op sled BAM!" you probably are doing it wrong.

They want to know know about risk. What is likely hood someone could and would exploit the vulnerability. What harm can happen if they do. Then if you get a question like "but I don't understand I thought we had a firewall" You can answer with analogies like; "well we have guard that normally sits up but the front entrance. He makes it hard for people to come in and walk out with stuff normally; but if the latch is left broken on the dock door someone might pull up toss a bunch of product in the back of pickup and drive off before he even get to the other end of the plant to do something about it"

Comment Re:Superstorm Sandy? (Score 4, Informative) 417

Categories only measure wind speed. What made it a "superstorm" was an improbable set of coincidences, such as being at high tide when the moon was in perigee, and another storm intersecting Sandy. What made it a superstorm was the amount of damage it caused, not its wind.

And it isn't just New Yorkers, it's the entire news media that always calls it a superstorm.

Comment Re:Now with all those dead features. (Score 1) 42

Chevrolet did reasonably well with the Nova in Latin America, even exceeding its sales projections in Venezuela. The story of the Chevy Nova is a classic example of an urban legend, a story that is told and retold so often that it is believed to be true even though it isn't. Like most other urban legends, there is some element of truth in the story (no va indeed means "it doesn't go")

ReÃr, es gracioso. Si, yo hablo poquito Espanol. I didn't say they couldn't sell them.

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