The Analog Embrace: How Some Experiences Are Surviving the Digital Age

NikoBB

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In the meantime, M$, Intel and AMD still cannot solve the problem of high-quality sound reproduction (with minimal system dpc latency), especially from Vista+ onwards. The dpc latency of the OS+drivers is monstrous and does not allow sound directors and just lovers of high-quality sound to use most laptops and PCs. A well-known problem, but intentionally not solved. The last OS that was decent in this matter was XP...
 

NikoBB

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And by the way, our world is not analog. It is discrete at the quantum level. We are all just discrete clumps of force fields.
 

Endymio

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And by the way, our world is not analog. It is discrete at the quantum level.
Maybe. GR is a continuous theory; QM is discrete. Both are extremely well-tested and verified, yet contradictory and incompatible with each other. The question as to whether nature is fully describable with discrete or continuous variables is probably the central science question of our time.
 

Bullwinkle M

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The question as to whether nature is fully describable with discrete or continuous variables is probably the central science question of our time.

Only if it matters

If we can explain what actually matters with logic that is not accepted by the mainstream, then FWAK the mainstream

I go with what works, not what is accepted
 

Knot Schure

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If I told you I was introducing a new music medium that had only 30 decibels of stereo separation, a clearly audible noise floor that is only 60 decibels down on a good day, a dynamic range even less than 60 decibels, a frequency response of only about 40 Hertz to 15 KHz on a good day, and that this new medium would introduce second, third, and fourth order harmonic distortion, would you buy it? Then why do people still think vinyl albums and turntables are so great???
Don't worry, 'the analogues' will come around in the end... even if only, for the lack of new media / content.
 

Avro Arrow

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Despite the common public perception of the patch existing as giant islands of floating garbage, its low density (4 particles per cubic metre (3.1/cu yd)) prevents detection by satellite imagery, or even by casual boaters or divers in the area. This is because the patch is a widely dispersed area consisting primarily of suspended "fingernail-sized or smaller"—often microscopic—particles in the upper water column known as microplastics.
Regardless of that, it's still there and it shouldn't be. We're clearly not capable of properly disposing of plastics. Now, if records are made of recyclable plastic, that's not so bad. It's still not as good as wasteless data though.
 

mailpup

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Regardless of that, it's still there and it shouldn't be. We're clearly not capable of properly disposing of plastics. Now, if records are made of recyclable plastic, that's not so bad. It's still not as good as wasteless data though.
Vinyl records are recyclable into new records potentially. Back when vinyl records were the standard there were often discussions of whether a record was made of recycled vinyl or virgin vinyl. However, it was my understanding that the usual source of recycled vinyl was excess pressings or pressing errors, records that never made it into the public's hands. These were relatively clean source materials.

Post consumer vinyl records probably weren't recycled into new records much, if at all, although I could be wrong on that point. It was mostly a matter of vinyl contamination which introduced noise such as clicks and pops into the playback. Still, technically it could be done.