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    You need specific wire construction in a power cable to cover full spectrum

    I took it to mean "wines made with no glaring differences in grapes or methods" even if every possible variation wasn't listed explicitly. The point being, readily identified aspects of the wine do predict its taste, making the entire argument invalid.
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    You need specific wire construction in a power cable to cover full spectrum

    In my experience, two wines as described do in fact taste approximately the same. Not necessarily exactly the same, but pretty close.
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    Are "audio grade electrolytic capacitors" snake oil?

    I wouldn't buy a Samsung today, but that's because of their atrociously bad software and their nasty habit of collecting (and presumably selling) user data. I can easily replace a few capacitors if need be, and I doubt Samsung is any worse than other brands in this regard.
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    Are there any audio review sites that can be trusted.

    Computer Audiophile Style is dead. In case you missed it, I was recently banned from the site along with anyone else who didn't applaud the establishment of an "objectivist" ghetto where any unwanted criticism of snake oil could be quarantined to protect the believers' fragile egos. Thinking...
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    Fuses do affect sound, the question is how much

    The trouble with that sentence is too many "and" as well as repetitiveness, not a lack of comma.
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    Fuses do affect sound, the question is how much

    That's all well and good, but how does it sound? Is it suitable for anything other than Hendrix and Prince?
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    Who's on Lock Down or Working from Home because of you know what?

    I went out hunting for toilet paper since I was actually starting to run low. Someone in Sainsbury's Local said they hadn't had any delivered since last week. Another two shops nearby were also sold out. There was a rumour of some store selling single rolls at rip-off prices, but I didn't check...
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    Are "audio grade electrolytic capacitors" snake oil?

    I have always assumed that anything sold as "audio grade" at a premium price is a scam to some degree. That does not mean everything labelled as intended for audio applications is suspect; it is the "grade" part that signals snake oil. Those using this designation would have you believe that...
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    AK unveils new 'AK4498' DAC with dedicated D-S chip

    There will be a much louder "ka-ching" sound.
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    AK unveils new 'AK4498' DAC with dedicated D-S chip

    He can call it whatever he wants, the output is still 1-bit.
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    AK unveils new 'AK4498' DAC with dedicated D-S chip

    Similar but better: the output is multi-level. Two-level (1-bit) DSD has a raft of issues that go away when the number of levels is increased.
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    TV Repair: some days you are unlucky...

    Of course, but that's thousands of volts.
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    ASMR Survey - pleasant or awful?

    In other words, it's porn.
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    TV Repair: some days you are unlucky...

    Human skin is not made of metal. The comparison to a welder is invalid. Ohm's law and all that. I did a quick test just now, connecting a bench supply to my finger using crocodile clips, then turning the voltage (DC) up gradually. At about 30 V, the sensation from the current started overtaking...
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    TV Repair: some days you are unlucky...

    Phone lines have a fairly high series resistance that limits the current, or the ring voltage would be dangerous rather than merely a tickle.
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