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  • sphinxsix changed the title to AudiophileStyle Seems Alive and Well :-)
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1 hour ago, plissken said:

 

I think the flow of traffic, due in part to the encouraged departure of highly experienced members, has benefited another site.

 

I think that's correct, but I also think it has led to a healthier if at times less technically proficient atmosphere here.  (There are still people here who are quite technically proficient in various areas, present company included.)

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

Computer, Audirvana -> optical to EtherREGEN -> microRendu -> ISO Regen -> iFi NEO iDSD DAC -> Apollon Audio 1ET400A Mini (Purifi based) -> Vandersteen 3A Signature.

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3 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

My goal is a community that fosters the enjoyment of this wonderful hobby.

 

Very well said

 

https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/bits-and-bytes/audiophile-style-state-of-the-union-r882/

On 2/17/2020 at 10:45 PM, The Computer Audiophile said:

Audiophile Style is about increasing one's enjoyment of music, gear, and the community in general. Nobody needs more negativity in their lives or more judgement of their personal pursuits. The world is full of that nonsense. Audiophile Style is a place to leave all that behind, to forget about one's mentally or physically draining day, and to immerse oneself in that which has brought joy to so many for so long.

 


 

3 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Sure, some smart people left. However, they didn’t take their knowledge with them under lock & key. There are plenty of people who can offer equally as much, with the added benefit of tact and professionalism. 

 

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Many times I've been reading an older thread and thought how this is a much better place without the constant sniping and arrogance of a few previous members like mansr, and the relentless inanity of Ralf11.

“To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity for reflection.” 
Bertrand Russell 

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8 hours ago, Jud said:

As an attorney involved in large scale litigations I've evaluated whether to hire expert witnesses. They have to not only have technical expertise, but be able to make a favorable impression.

 

As a former prosecutor involved in a number of complex criminal cases, I believe that the ability of an expert to communicate his/her technical knowledge in language that can be readily understood by laymen - whether that be a judge or jury -  is the most important characteristic desired in an expert witness. Not that making a favorable impression is not important as well.

"Relax, it's only hi-fi. There's never been a hi-fi emergency." - Roy Hall

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - William Bruce Cameron

 

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4 hours ago, Confused said:

I actually miss Mans I have to say.

 

Me too, with a twist that is.

 


 

4 hours ago, Confused said:

He had quite a good sense of humour on occasion too.

 

Couldn't agree more

 

https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/38493-blue-or-red-pill/  

On 2/10/2018 at 5:38 AM, manisandher said:

Invitation for @mansr

 

Come up to my place (Leamington Spa, UK). I'll pay for your fuel or train ticket.

 

https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/62009-digital-signal-transmission/page/9/?tab=comments#comment-1112992

On 2/27/2021 at 3:31 PM, manisandher said:

3. I invited @mansr to my place (even paid for his train ticket) to help me conduct an ABX in good faith

- Mans was in my office controlling the playback software (using the random generator on his phone to determine A/B)

- I was in my listening room across the corridor

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dd28IbM9fg#t=1h13m28s

 

NOT a professional by any means, does DSM-5 ring a bell?

 

On 2/27/2021 at 3:31 PM, manisandher said:

One of his suggestions was that I heard the keyboard strokes as he controlled the playback software from my office. Yes really... that I could hear keyboard strokes from another room, with two well-sealed closed doors and a corridor between us... AND decifer the keyboard strokes correctly! Absolute madness.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Y1Q8Go7Hs#t=45s

 

https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/62314-designing-a-raid-roon-server-w-hqplayer-upsampling/?tab=comments#comment-1116681

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6 hours ago, Allan F said:

 

As a former prosecutor involved in a number of complex criminal cases, I believe that the ability of an expert to communicate his/her technical knowledge in language that can be readily understood by laymen - whether that be a judge or jury -  is the most important characteristic desired in an expert witness. Not that making a favorable impression is not important as well.

 

I think a possible difference is that I wasn't using taxpayer money. 🙂 We could afford a choice from among experts who were good at putting their concepts in lay language, and the choice was determined by who would make a better impression with judge or jury.

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

Computer, Audirvana -> optical to EtherREGEN -> microRendu -> ISO Regen -> iFi NEO iDSD DAC -> Apollon Audio 1ET400A Mini (Purifi based) -> Vandersteen 3A Signature.

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I must say I also miss mansr's sense of humor and the ability to go far off every now and then. Our relation shifted after some initial friction (typical objectivist vs subjectivist stuff) and the breaking point was the moment when my listening impressions of the undecoded MQA and his objectivist observations of the format correlated with each other (was a long, long ago - during the brief moment when Chris sympathized with the new format). After that I had an impression there was quite lots of sympathy and respect for each other on both sides, we've also had lots of fun together on some, not necessarily serious threads. This was really cool for two people seeing audio from so different angles. 

As for ralph - I actually managed to forget about him, but since I just got reminded of him - I must say I'm still impressed with how fast he was able to fill in gaps in his general knowledge using Google, think he might have been better at it than many contemporary AI's  :D 

 

Sometimes measurable things can't be measured. In such situation one must use a chicken to measure them.

 

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20 hours ago, Jud said:

 

I think a possible difference is that I wasn't using taxpayer money. 🙂 We could afford a choice from among experts who were good at putting their concepts in lay language, and the choice was determined by who would make a better impression with judge or jury.

 

Perhaps a greater difference is the "balance of probabilities" standard of proof in civil cases compared to "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" in criminal cases.  I can see where the "better impression" is more likely to tilt the balance in your favour. I can't say that financial considerations ever influenced the choice of experts in any of my cases. 🙂

"Relax, it's only hi-fi. There's never been a hi-fi emergency." - Roy Hall

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - William Bruce Cameron

 

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1 hour ago, Allan F said:

I can't say that financial considerations ever influenced the choice of experts in any of my cases. 🙂

 

So here's the sort of thing I'm talking about:

 

Don't know if you remember the 1984 Syncrude fire that knocked a huge refinery offline for months while oil was $60+ a barrel, but that resulted in a billion dollar lawsuit involving Exxon and the Canadian government, among others.

 

There were literally dozens of experts, among whom were the first engineer to be licensed to use a PC version of the software Boeing used to model stresses on the surfaces of its military jets; and a Dutch engineer who booked us three *weeks* of computer time on one of the world's fastest supercomputers, used by Royal Dutch Shell to model oil platform explosions and fires.

 

I am guessing that although criminal prosecutions can be exceedingly complex, there would have been no question of jetting around the world vetting and hiring dozens of experts using state of the art hardware and software for one of them.

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

Computer, Audirvana -> optical to EtherREGEN -> microRendu -> ISO Regen -> iFi NEO iDSD DAC -> Apollon Audio 1ET400A Mini (Purifi based) -> Vandersteen 3A Signature.

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