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  1. Maybe one of these methods can be adapted: http://www.gksoft.com/a/fun/catch-lion.html
  2. The only sure method is to devise a space-filling curve through the factor space and traverse it.
  3. This is where some shill is supposed to crawl out of the woodwork and point out that MQA (as distributed today) doesn't have per-play authorisation and thus won't suddenly stop working in this manner. That is true. However, it is still a proprietary format. Sooner or later, it will be impossible to buy a new DAC with MQA support. If your old DAC breaks, you're screwed. The same goes for software decoders. At some point, the last Audirvana version to support MQA will no longer run on the latest OS releases. Again, your MQA files become unplayable. If you don't believe this will happen, go to https://samples.libav.org/ and grab a few files at random. See how many will play in Jriver, for instance.
  4. Your response puzzles me. If you remove DRM protections from a file, you are breaking the law, even if the company that sold it no longer exists.
  5. Which, at least in the US, is illegal.
  6. The most recent example of consequences of DRM: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48829661 It's not the first time this has happened, and it's unlikely to be the last. Google "the books will stop working" for additional coverage. The simple absurdity of that phrase nicely sums up what is wrong with DRM.
  7. If that's not an offer of money, I don't know what it is. Well, I suppose it could be an offer to have someone "taken care of."
  8. What is your PhD in? Just curious.
  9. Or just pretend it has my name on it. After all, I did much of the underlying work.
  10. "For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert." — Arthur C. Clarke
  11. I was not aware Kal had these qualifications. That raises the knowledgeable academic count to one.
  12. Typically, the raw DC input feeds a buck (or linear if you're so inclined) regulator outputting 5-12 V. From this, low-noise LDO regulators provide the voltages (usually 3.3-5 V) required by various components. The noise seen by the critical circuits is mainly determined by the local regulator, not the external power supply, provided the latter is of reasonable quality.
  13. The NDA might prohibit disclosure of its existence. That's all too common.
  14. Of course there are examples where the music plays a distinctly secondary part. That doesn't mean Tchaikovsky, for instance, without the visuals isn't worth hearing.
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