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maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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FunkyRes wrote:
Don't even get me started on audiophiles.

CD quality is as good as the human ear can hear, this has been demonstrated with several double blind studies using a variety of equipment, yet audiophiles (including Steve Jobs) are convinced that "high definition" audio is real.


Strictly speaking, this isn't quite accurate. You are dropping data, even if by necessity, so your signal isn't as pure as if you are standing there. Now, 44kHz is enough to accurately reproduce 22kHz, which gets you above the "hearing threshold" for most people, but it drops most of the harmonics above that. It's those extra harmonics that contribute to timbre and "richness" - and is why a lot of people think MP3's sound "tinny" (MP3 compression tends to kill the higher frequencies)

A much better solution is 96kHz, which allows sampled frequencies up to 48kHz. This gets you the audible range plus the first order harmonics. It's not that much more expensive, and sounds a hell of a lot better. Beyond first order harmonics, and you really are in audiophile land. Unfortunately, it would double data rates, which is why we didn't do it in the past. A 70 minute CD would become a 35 minute CD.

That said, most people aren't listening in the environment where this would be noticeable anyway. If you are in a car, for example, a cassette tape is probably sufficient.
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The reason MP3s sound funny is that the compression flattens out the harmonics in the audible range. You'd have to be a freak or a dog to tell the difference between uncompressed or lossless 44khz vs. 96kz.

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Well, just so long as you aren't drooling vaseline out your butt.
This one actually isn't all bad:

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The kerning needs work.
C. Ives Lacks Critical stick fiddling Thinking
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And "were" should be "we're".
The execution is bad, no question. But if you're getting a tattoo that one is still better than being permanently marked with "YOLO" or the name of some hair metal band or the Chinese character for soup.



Anyhoo,

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damn if that doesn't look like the guy's head popping right off

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C. Ives Lacks Critical stick fiddling Thinking
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Geesie wrote:
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This should be in NSFW.
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Oh? How about this?

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Pithecanthropus Roast Master
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Freakout Jackson Chillin' with mah trollees™
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whoah, what was that pill you gave me

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blurt mundus vult decipi
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TOS wrote:

I would have posted that in AO.
ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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blurt wrote:
TOS wrote:

I would have posted that in AO.


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AO == Adults Only section.

Also:
FOR THE EARTH!
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Just don't overdo it like this guy:
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Geesie Couldn't hit it sideways
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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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DukeofNuke FREE RADICAL
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Awesome.

Now lets see him trying to fight his way out of the skimmer!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA !!!
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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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:up: Most impressive Dukes of Hazzard joke evar!!!1!
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