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  1. Axial

    Windows 10 Worth It?

    It was an amazing year (2018) for Microsoft and Windows 10, particularly since the fall. Who is Windows 10? Us the advanced users and beta testers and communicators.
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    5G - Are We Safe Or Insane?

    Google must know something more than I know ... Are we getting more disconnected (with our health, out vital human values, our natural environment...wildlife animals, forests, plants, air, water, humans, ...) by being more connected and faster connected? If so, then why are we living by old rules of laws (here 1996) that are killing us more and faster? I've read many scientific articles, commentaries from expert doctors, mathematicians, physicists, biologists, ...all with PhDs and highly respected by their scientist peers, watched videos (like the above and many others), shared my findings from those, listened the non-concerned people, the minority of few concerned ones, being ridiculed, insulted, taken for a charlatan, an ignorant, an out-of-touch reality repugnant, a traitor, a mentally handicapped, a nobody. I thought to start this thread right here to see if everyone was right or just dreaming an impossible dream. And, this is only 5G that we're talking about here...much more "immersive" than anything before...3G and 4G. Just imagine starting a thread about electric and electronics! ...Like electric cars (good) and music/movie servers connected to the Internet highspeed highway with super fast telecommunication technology. Is 5G better with ICE cars or with electric cars? Do we need more factories making foil paper as a fire retardant suits? Do we look like Marvel superhero comics? ...With 5G implemented in our suits? ...To alert us of imminent dangers from global warming, climate changes, forest fires, ozone layer, gas emission levels, toxic emulsions, eruptions, emails, ...? To let us know fast that the prescriptions drugs we are taking against radiations are the wrong prescriptions because the pharmaceutical companies falsified their reports on their real effects and the doctors simply bought their formula? Are we more concerned by what we have (money, luxury items, cars, yachts, room services, fancy food, expensive cigars and cognac, ultra high end tape cassette decks, etc., etc., etc.) than who we are? ...Our family values, our health, our respect for our planet and humanity and our environment and our space, air, water and dirt? Are we going to let hazardous materials (electrical posts, like in dry areas), rule our lives and burn our houses and incinerate our communities? ...More posts, more transformers, more electronic boxes, ...more wireless brain for more and faster human damage. We don't think before we build; we just do it blindfolded like blind people and regardless of the real consequences that matter the most...the human brain cells preservation. But I'm sure I'm already @ the point of no recuperation. So why even bother? I want to live my life in the ultra fast lane, leave me alone it is my right the law says so, written in 1996. I abide by the laws, I'm an obedient citizen, I pay my taxes, I vote for the right people, and I eat meat (steaks & eggs and mashed potatoes).
  3. Axial

    Windows 10 Worth It?

    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/21/windows-10-updates-kb4480977-kb4480959-kb4480967-and-kb4480976-released/
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    5G - Are We Safe Or Insane?

    That ^ plus nobody is ignorant in this thread here. We're all learning on a same equal level, with the utmost respect for each other, using and intelligent language of communication, universal...sweet peaceful melodies from ultra fast/high 5G radio wave frequencies. ...English? Of course English, not French, Italian, German or Mexican. _____ Music (humor):
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    "Industry lore has it that much of the first wave of early-mid 1980s CD issues came from vinyl production master tapes, or tapes of even higher generation, with all the generational tape noise, and EQ moves etc, that that implies. Hence we had a wave of 'remasters' of the same albums in the late 80s/early 90s trumpeting as being sourced from 'original master tapes' -- mixdown masters. Though that didn;t necessarily mean 'flat transfer with no changes in EQ etc' Furthermore, and very unfortunately, the 'remaster' era was soon overlapped by the 'loudness wars' era, which arguably negated or rendered moot the sonic benefit of OMT sourcing. And that in turn led to yet another wave of remastering, this time in 'hi rez', to get 'better sound , though once again there was NO GUARANTEE that the dynamics and EQ weren't altered compared to the OMT source. This bullsh*t went on for years and now we have possibly a final iteration where places like HDtracks are having their feet held to the fire by audiophiles to deliver 'original master tape' sound as unadorned as possible. And (for no good technical reason) in 'high res'. However, HDtracks et al only get what the (notoriously lax) record companies deign to give them, so the wheel keeps turning....." _____ BBC announcement of the Compact Disc (circa early 80s - for fun):
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    No sweat, our music CD collections from the 80s all vary; we live in different regions of the world, we purchased from different manufacturing plants, different masters, and of course our own taste in the music we prefer...Rock, Jazz, Classical, etc., and from various records labels ... • https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/80s-vinyl-sound-like-cds • https://www.quora.com/Was-the-CD-in-the-80s-really-crappy
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    You guys, K-Man & John, are fast readers!
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    You are totally right; the "mastering" has a lot to do with it. And nothing near a SOTA analog rig was used in those tests. Most CDs from the eighties were terrible sounding.
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    Best RCA Cables

    Sometimes it's a humor way, other times it's a young spirit way; it lets our imagination @ random free nonchalance venture. It's a positive, when used sparingly. It's a different way of communicating young @ heart.
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    Lies about vinyl vs digital

    ☕ https://www.audioholics.com/audio-technologies/dynamic-comparison-of-lps-vs-cds-part-4 Make yourself a nice cappuccino, sit down comfortably in your favorite sofa with your laptop (tablet, iPad), light a big Cuban cigar (for non-smokers have a couple chocolate mints), relax in taking your time reading and assessing (assimilation and adaption; graphical and from mental memories) ... all that plus jazz ... Remember, the journey, the souvenirs and in the now. ...A vision towards the future from looking @ the not so distant past...the fifties, sixties and seventies; the renaissance years, when we were young, beautiful, full of vitality and fidelity...high fidelity (Hi-Fi). Today we're in high resolution (Hi-Res) ... analog and digital, and totally relaxed @ ease (Hi-Rest). Each moment in time is the most important one, this one moment now...then the next one and so on, with good memories of good times passed.
  11. Axial

    5G - Are We Safe Or Insane?

    Do you have scientific evidence? It will take few years before enough data is collected.
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    Best RCA Cables

    Cool ...
  13. Axial

    5G - Are We Safe Or Insane?

    You have a point there. Brain damage people from 5G radio wave frequencies are going to need some medical treatments and prescription drugs @ another point.
  14. Hi John, that's an interesting link.
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    Best RCA Cables

    You sound like someone who's having a heart attack. It's ok you know; there are many good type of connectors out there...not just the ones that YOU think are good only for YOU. Those WBT are not that bad; I know so...I use them in my own rigs. And I must have tried hundreds of different connectors in roughly sixty years. You need to relax more I think.
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