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    Upper limit for DSD rate determined by physicists

    https://phys.org/news/2020-06-theorists-upper-limit-quantization.html Well assuming 10 to the minus 33 seconds is the smallest quantum of time, then you can't sample DSD any faster.
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    Special list of manufacturer members

    What I am thinking is a easily accessible list of members who are manufacturer's or their representatives. Pretty often I see someone asking, "should this device work this way or how does this work is it normal?". And we have a member from the company that makes the device. Sometimes the...
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    Stirling Moss passes at age 90.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8211843/Sir-Stirling-Moss-tragically-dies-aged-90-wife-pays-touching-tribute.html
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    Do you know COBOL...opportunities await

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/coronavirus-cobol-programmers-new-jersey-trnd/index.html Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims I know COBOL. I hate COBOL. I've turned down jobs before that involve COBOL. That...
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    6G for when that 5G isn't a thing anymore

    5G isn't a thing really yet. I also think most of its big promises will never happen for general use. Only special areas and events. But don't worry they are already starting to simmer the hype for 6G. It will be like a 6th human sense, it will do so much I can hardly describe it all...
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    Youtube TV sound quality or lack thereof

    Was planning on switching to Youtube TV (not to be confused with regular youtube online videos). I started a free trial. Picture was very nice which was a good surprise for a streaming real time service. My first problem with the sound is no Dolby Digital Surround. Stereo only. That was a...
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    Expectation bias in the shoe industry

    Saw this over on Audiophile style. Very funny. Fake high end store sells footware for $250 to $400. People gush over the quality. Name of the store was Palessi. It was a stunt by Payless shoes. The footware sells at Payless stores for $19-$24. And yes they refunded the purchasers after it...
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    Improving flat panel speakers in blind test results

    https://secure.aes.org/forum/pubs/conventions/?elib=20603 Another for those with AES access to possible help discuss. Blind testing of preference for conventional vs flat panel speakers. Two non-commercial flat panels with panel damping were able to score close to conventional speakers in...
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    New paper on high resolution audio perception without music

    https://secure.aes.org/forum/pubs/conventions/?elib=20690 Be nice to learn more from those with AES access. The results are roughly summarized in this blog on Stereophile. https://www.stereophile.com/content/hi-rez-audio-distinguished-blind-testing Thanks to @Miska for pointing it out to me...
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    That time a US physicist lost the 6 page secret to building an H bomb

    https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/PT.3.4364 John Wheeler lost 6 pages with the key secrets to building a workable hydrogen bomb during a train trip. I thought it was an interesting bit of high detail on an old event from the early 1950's.
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    White noise improves hearing

    https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/News/Uni-Research/Good-noise--bad-noise--white-noise-improves-hearing.html According to this research. Paper is available here. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211124719313634?via%3Dihub
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    Mark Waldrep's HD audio challenge II

    http://www.realhd-audio.com/?p=6713 If you haven't seen it, a group of 20 tracks originally recorded by Mark Waldrep in 96/24 available for download in various other formats for a test of whether higher resolution audio is audibly different. These are the full tracks not just samples. So...
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    Big tech tracks you while watching streaming TV...of course.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/09/studies-google-netflix-and-others-are-watching-how-you-watch-your-tv/ I am not very surprised though I didn't know much about how prevalent it was. Maybe the most surprising is Netflix doing detailed tracking even of your devices in use when you...
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    WARNING: MacOS Catalina and audio devices

    https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/macos-10-15-catalina-compatibility-list/ If you use a Mac be aware the upcoming Catalina update will possibly cause issues for audio software and hardware. The linked article is mostly about pro recording gear. At least a few people here use an...
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    Can two software players sound different from each other and why?

    This is a thread I'm starting for @maty He can explain how he has determined that the answer to the question of software players sounding different is yes. We'll then discuss that topic. Okay Maty, give us a reply.
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    What would it mean to use Bayesian statistics in listening tests?

    http://nautil.us/issue/74/networks/the-flawed-reasoning-behind-the-replication-crisis I could point to others articles, but this one I happened to see today. I've long thought except at the very beginning of testing some area of knowledge that 5% significance (two sigma) leads to too many...
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    Is it possible to get 120 db dynamic range from recording to listening room?

    Can you record a performance, play it back in your home, and get 120 db of dynamic range in the playback? Let me start at the beginning, where the recorded performance takes place. I'll ignore electronic soundscape creations where obviously the answer is yes. I'll steal this from Amir's...
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    "Do digital audio players sound different playing 16/44.1 music?" - Listener Results.

    https://archimago.blogspot.com/2019/05/blind-test-results-part-3-do-digital.html He has some results up with some interesting conclusions.
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    Chernobyl series on HBO

    First two episodes were very good. Not very comforting. The first hours after the accident are hard to believe, but matches other accounts I've read.
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    Jeff Bezos' space plans

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/05/jeff-bezos-unveils-his-sweeping-vision-for-humanitys-future-in-space/ Hope you get a discount or some first in line benefit for having Prime. At the very least maybe they'll make some new Amazon series called O'neil cyldiners.
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