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  1. There was a lot of this when North American subscribers with French Qobuz accounts started getting them blocked in anticipation of establishing service in the US. Not in Canada or Mexico, only the US. Then US residents decided they especially didn't like the catalog licensed for streaming here anywhere near as much as the mature European one with much that would never make it here. There really is nothing Qobuz can do other than follow international laws and the regulations enforced by nations they operate in.
  2. Your complaint lies with the entities in control of licensing said music for streaming. At some point you will butt up against your national laws governing business practices like streaming services as well.
  3. What about programs that constantly search entire catalogs; Roon, backup softwares, etc? The question was "How Long Do SSD Last?" The answer is good quality SSD will handle an order of magnitude or better of constant I/O than rated. The deeper answer is legacy SSD of known good quality are still in constant, inconstant, infrequent, and still retaining all data after being unpowered for substantial amounts of time... use. Imperfect examples, certainly.
  4. This ongoing article (possibly abandoned now) is rather definitive.
  5. WOW I believe that you went back on this decision to some extent. Bold move nonetheless. I'd bet half the members here listen to tracks from at least double that many albums in an average week. You could probably count on one hand those who have purposely erased their entire catalog. Granted it filled an article or two that probably got a decent amount of interest. Would you care to offer an update on the current condition of your library? Across the last month and a half I have easily quadrupled the amount of non-classical discs I own and have ripped to disc. Somehow a Depeche Mode two disc album accidentally got purchased and ripped merely for the purpose of determining the album DR for each disc. Erased with glee and put in the out pile. I went on a bit of a spree at that point but nothing else jumps out as bringing me so much joy to be rid of.
  6. It is an image that was used for promotional purposes by company manufacturing a product relevant to this discussion. Assertion is this, attractively made up to appear, damp and vulnerable woman has been rendered into that state by the emotional impact of said product. One can almost hear the strings gently coming to life.
  7. What is this the middle of Winter where all but 4 hours might as well be late at night and everything is chilled? Summer is reserved for after parties that happen in daylight. Observe. Naughty language warning
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    Offline Upsampling

    I had a look at the recent changelog. @mansr's SOX is implemented as of version previous. Good to see him getting well deserved recognition. Going to try v. 1.102 when I get a chance since it seems the updates are less worrisome than I feared.
  9. rando

    Offline Upsampling

    I used it to some file conversion from various other lossless formats into wav as well as some trials with DSD. Can't remember if I did any DSD64 to higher rates. For sure tried making DSD files out of everything from mp3 to DXD. After sampling the alternatives I was happiest with results out of this program using the current at the time version. Not sure I like how often it gets updated or if this sentiment would apply to the current version. Main use I've found for it was rescuing ISO from SACD that ISO2DSD didn't like. Which it did admirably leaving me to wonder as to source of corruption XRECODE was able to deal with. Rather than drive myself crazy I just sat down to listen until the worry melted away.
  10. In single it is a very very low electrical charge. The danger, and why phone cord packaging states not to get it wet, is the lines can take a current if given one. More of a concern for linemen with bundles of wires, but angry pixies are angry pixies.
  11. @Teresa Shame on @lucretius for making fun of you. He appears to have forgotten what a treasure you are to the AS community. I'll suggest to the suitable authority handing him down a punishment of one or two gentle lashes with a cryogenically treated cable followed by a brief reeducation period listening to a physical disc.
  12. a national holiday and should treated it as such with easy acts of enjoyment free of common labors.
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