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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

Come to the dark side. :evil: 

 

I'm okay with GNOME but I like having only a single bar instead of a top information bar and a launcher elsewhere (so basically I don't like Unity, GNOME, etc. for that). It looks nice and all (especially GNOME's implementation) but I'm that "Less, but better" guy.

I'll consider it :wink:

 

I'm pretty happy with doing:
Super key > [enter app name] > Return key

 

Posting my lock screen :D


Edited by akiroz - 8/8/14 at 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

 

I like her outfit! Can you link me to the original version of this wallpaper?

NOPE~ Akina-chan is MINE!!!  :devil_face:

 

http://3rdeye.jp/products/testament/media/twitter.zip

post #122808 of 156290
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Installed GNOME 3 on my server for the sole purpose of copying stuff with a progress bar and file browsing (the cp command is stupid and I'm sick of it)
But damn... this is sexy... I'm getting this urge to abandon OS X....


So you're saying you got a $1000 laptop to run Linux? XD

I should get started on that Linux course, but I've been too busy re-tagging my music files....
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

I'm listening to lossy versions of the soundtracks for Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. Sounds nowhere near as good as lossless. Really great music, at any rate, especially the creepy/emotional tracks.

Are there any audio "theories", myths or stories here on this website that make you go "Huh...that sounds like a load of BS"?
Do you consider yourself a skeptic person?

 


Music from Japan.


Edited by Tom Yum Goong - 8/8/14 at 2:11pm
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post
 

NOPE~ Akina-chan is MINE!!!  :devil_face:

 

http://3rdeye.jp/products/testament/media/twitter.zip

 

Sweet, thanks! I have no idea what it's about, but the visuals are nice.

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I've bricked my Mac by running Linux on it...

I installed Linux. Because of the tiny-ass harddrive I decided to remove OSX to safe space. Then when I got up with Linux due to driver issues I wasn't able to install Windows or OSX on the laptop again. It kept complaining about bad sectors on the harddrive and any operating system outright refuses to install.

So yeah, right now I've got a bricked mac sitting in a closet.
post #122812 of 156290
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

Are there any audio "theories", myths or stories here on this website that make you go "Huh...that sounds like a load of BS"?

Do you consider yourself a skeptic person?


 
Music from Japan.


Music from Germany
post #122813 of 156290
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Are there any audio "theories", myths or stories here on this website that make you go "Huh...that sounds like a load of BS"?
Do you consider yourself a skeptic person?

 

Of course, there is plenty of misleading information to be found on any audio-related website.

 

My level of skepticism is healthy, but I don't discount things at the drop of a hat.

 

Are you implying that I'm imagining the difference? Because I'm certainly not...it's rather easy to hear the difference between clear, punchy, and tight and muddy, distorted, dull, bloated, etc.

 

In fact, I just heard the lossy (320 kbps MP3) version of one track and it doesn't even sound a third as good as the lossless. There is easily noticeable distortion.


Edited by Music Alchemist - 8/8/14 at 2:24pm
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

Of course, there is plenty of misleading information to be found on any audio-related website.

My level of skepticism is healthy, but I don't discount things at the drop of a hat.

Are you implying that I'm imagining the difference? Because I'm certainly not...it's rather easy to hear the difference between clear, punchy, and tight and muddy, distorted, dull, bloated, etc.

In fact, I just heard the lossy (320 kbps MP3) version of one track and it doesn't even sound a third as good as the lossless. There is easily noticeable distortion.

Always remember that human perception is a tricky thing.
It is fact that a trained ear can hear some differences between 320 kbps and FLAC, but the differences are subtle at best. However after noticing them your brain enlarges the difference and 'fools' you into thinking that the difference is actually great. That, and even if their is no difference, expectations can actually create differences. The only way of finding out whether what you're hearing is the real deal is by doing blind tests. I do suggest you try it actually.

Audiophiles tend to trust their ears over rational judgement in my experience. A romantic view which I can appreciate, but through learning more about neuroscience I have come to realize that it's mostly just our brains exaggerating and imagining things than real difference leading to greater enjoyment of the music.
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

So you're saying you got a $1000 laptop to run Linux? XD

I should get started on that Linux course, but I've been too busy re-tagging my music files....

It's my server which was running linux (ubuntu) the entire time. Only difference is that I just installed a GUI for it.

 

and I've been too busy teaching my computer to tag music for me....... Here's what I learned:
NEVER EVER use shell scripting to deal with files or folders that contains any of these characters: \ /

 

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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

I've bricked my Mac by running Linux on it...

I installed Linux. Because of the tiny-ass harddrive I decided to remove OSX to safe space. Then when I got up with Linux due to driver issues I wasn't able to install Windows or OSX on the laptop again. It kept complaining about bad sectors on the harddrive and any operating system outright refuses to install.

So yeah, right now I've got a bricked mac sitting in a closet.

What...? how on earth did you managed to "brick" a macbook by installing linux?

Were you messing around with the motherboard firmware?

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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

What...? how on earth did you managed to "brick" a macbook by installing linux?
Were you messing around with the motherboard firmware?

No... But it doesn't work either. If you don't believe me, you can have the laptop (granted you pay for shipping).

Perhaps it's just a coincidence and the hard drive got messed up when dealing with different file systems and partitions. Haven't really spent great effort towards fixing it either. Maybe I should, but then again I can't really be bothered. It's an older model, and I've got a better laptop anyway.
post #122817 of 156290
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

Always remember that human perception is a tricky thing.
It is fact that a trained ear can hear some differences between 320 kbps and FLAC, but the differences are subtle at best. However after noticing them your brain enlarges the difference and 'fools' you into thinking that the difference is actually great. That, and even if their is no difference, expectations can actually create differences. The only way of finding out whether what you're hearing is the real deal is by doing blind tests. I do suggest you try it actually.

Audiophiles tend to trust their ears over rational judgement in my experience. A romantic view which I can appreciate, but through learning more about neuroscience I have come to realize that it's mostly just our brains exaggerating and imagining things than real difference leading to greater enjoyment of the music.

 

Most of the time, the differences are either subtle or inaudible; but other times, they are so drastic that there is no possibility of imagining it.

 

Just convert 1,411 kbps lossless files to bit rates under 50 kbps for an easy comparison.

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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Music from Germany

:popcorn:

Old Japanese men playing drugged up Psychedelic Rock ♥

 

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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

Of course, there is plenty of misleading information to be found on any audio-related website.

 

Are you implying that I'm imagining the difference? Because I'm certainly not...it's rather easy to hear the difference between clear, punchy, and tight and muddy, distorted, dull, bloated, etc.

In fact, I just heard the lossy version of one track and it doesn't even sound a third as good as the lossless. There is easily noticeable distortion.

I once stumbled over a thread where a guy explained why silver cables do sound exactly 5.3 times better than copper ones. Something about particle physics or whatever. He was either a really really good professional troll or a lunatic.

Nah, I can hear that myself. Only to a certain extend though.
320kbs MP3 vs. 564kbs FLAC? Nope, does sound exactly the same to me.
256kbs MP3 vs. 978kbs FLAC? Jup, the FLAC does sound better.
I even have some rips where I believe to hear a difference between the 320kbs and FLAC version. But only a few.
FLAC vs. WAV....does sound exactly the same to me.
I still think some people really go above and beyond with the whole file format thing....people who claim to hear like a 10kbs difference. BS, if you ask me.

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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

Just convert 1,411 kbps lossless files to bit rates under 50 kbps for an easy comparison.

Dude.

 


Have you ever gone through the whole Golden Ears song and dance?

https://www.goldenears.philips.com/en/index.html

Really interesting!
Never made it through all the gold level stuff. The last three or so challenges are too much for my puny ears.


Edited by Tom Yum Goong - 8/8/14 at 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


No... But it doesn't work either. If you don't believe me, you can have the laptop (granted you pay for shipping).

Perhaps it's just a coincidence and the hard drive got messed up when dealing with different file systems and partitions. Haven't really spent great effort towards fixing it either. Maybe I should, but then again I can't really be bothered. It's an older model, and I've got a better laptop anyway.

Is it one of those white ones? you should sell it when it becomes vintage :D

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