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Also "BioWare" has announced Mass Effect 4 is in the works apparently and is going to be set apart from the trilogy involving Commander Shepard. The press release mentioned it being "Casey Hudson's vision" or something.

In other words, it's probably going to suck something fierce. : (

Like with any cow, you gotsta milk it bone-dry. RIP Mass Effect. (?)
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I've got some really big, intimidating decisions weighing on me at the moment. The prospect of moving to Oregon is both exciting and terrifying. Also I'd be focusing less on the historical / anthropological aspect of my discipline and more on the linguistic side of it. Not sure how I really feel about that.

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I've got some really big, intimidating decisions weighing on me at the moment. The prospect of moving to Oregon is both exciting and terrifying. Also I'd be focusing less on the historical / anthropological aspect of my discipline and more on the linguistic side of it. Not sure how I really feel about that.

 

That sounds like a big change to me.  I don't remember you talking about that much around here.

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The Sansa players (Clip+/Fuze/Clip Zip) behave differently from my Classic. I'm guessing the Classic burns more battery with ALAC because the HDD has to spin more. The Sansas, in their original firmware, get their best battery life with mp3.....but put Rockbox on them, and they do better with Vorbis and FLAC than MP3. So decoding efficiency certainly has a role to play in the process.


Yeah I think this was also an experience in the past with my Fuze. But also my crappy Sflo2 (battery life was about the same with all formats :P), Hifiman 601, DX100. But my Studio V could last up to 85 hours with mp3 so it goes both ways. But 55 hours of FLAC is superb.

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That sounds like a big change to me.  I don't remember you talking about that much around here.

 

It's always been part of what I do: ie. translation and focusing on key usage of words in texts, the development of those usages across authors and translations, and theories of meaning specifically in Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine. The main difference is that my focus right now is more on the literary side of things, the specific works and the specific hermeneutics involved in studying them (both in medieval times---such as Aquinas' study of Aristotle and Islamic scholars---and as modern-day exegetes looking back from our current perspective).

 

The biggest difference is that in this new position I would be expected to be less historically focused and more ahistorical. Historicity would still be involved in discussing hermeneutics, but it would be focused less on the actual application and more on the theory of hermeneutics itself as it's developed across different times into the contemporary era. Similarly with linguistics, it wouldn't really involve classical language structures as much, but also more linguistic theory as it's developed through history up to structuralism and post-structuralism in the 20th century.

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And since two of the Regulars here are getting/have got their iP5, I wonder if this would happen to you?

 

Amazing iOS 6 Maps. The guy running it is going to get tired before he runs out of examples.

 

For whatever it's worth, the area I live is pretty well represented, although my wife was watching our route while we were out driving last night and it misfired a few times. Google's routemaking algorithms would lead to odd decisions, but seemed mostly because of prioritizing certain optimizations that are undesirable in real life (eg, shortcuts through surface streets instead of highways because of calculated time savings if you hit the lights just-so). Apple's maps and, I assume, route planning are partially provided by TomTom, and I don't recall TomTom's products being this notoriously unreliable.

 

Granted this is Apple's own product, but so far it seems like the datasets separately are more reliable than the result that Apple came up with by merging them.

 

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I like how they trademarked Ultrathin. Also near zero distortion, except on the word dsitortion.

 

You're thinking of diaphragms. Clearly they're describing their headphone's diaphram, an innovative new technology that comes from their attention to dteail.


Edited by ardgedee - 9/21/12 at 12:34pm
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So any impending doombringer in the sky?

No, just a bunch of space and a couple flying whales.
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I don't like rap and contemporary R&B but Frank Ocean's debut album "Channel Orange" I quite liked. It reminded me ancient times when I enjoyed listening to Stevie Wonder. 

 

Here is his new video "Piramids".

 


Edited by mutabor - 9/21/12 at 1:35pm
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I just realized that since my partner's getting her iPhone today, I'll have access to Apple's new generation of iBuds.

 

I don't think she'll mind if I mooch them for a tryout.

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I just realized that since my partner's getting her iPhone today, I'll have access to Apple's new generation of iBuds.

I don't think she'll mind if I mooch them for a tryout.

Add in "FOR SCIENCE!" too.
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This is completely and totally true: I wrote SCIENCE! in immense block letters on a wall of my workplace today.

 

I would like to say that it's because we're scientists, and so science is what we do. But actually we're more like engineers: We just design and implement, we don't experiment and research. Science is awesome, though, and I approve of science.

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It's always been part of what I do: ie. translation and focusing on key usage of words in texts, the development of those usages across authors and translations, and theories of meaning specifically in Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine. The main difference is that my focus right now is more on the literary side of things, the specific works and the specific hermeneutics involved in studying them (both in medieval times---such as Aquinas' study of Aristotle and Islamic scholars---and as modern-day exegetes looking back from our current perspective).

The biggest difference is that in this new position I would be expected to be less historically focused and more ahistorical. Historicity would still be involved in discussing hermeneutics, but it would be focused less on the actual application and more on the theory of hermeneutics itself as it's developed across different times into the contemporary era. Similarly with linguistics, it wouldn't really involve classical language structures as much, but also more linguistic theory as it's developed through history up to structuralism and post-structuralism in the 20th century.

I've always wondered, and this may sound ignorant. But, what is it exactly a philosopher / researcher in philosophy can do? I imagine one can write interesting articles or books, or something, but that would only earn you enough to go around if you're really talented. And if you study the works of other philosophers, how can that go on for so long? You can criticize it, but what else? But my most burning question of all: does philosophy ever move forward?


You seem like the best person to ask these questions.
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These earpod thingies are quite impressive. I'm thinking that the XBA-1 is their closest competitor, though I'd have to do a comparo. I'm a little surprised actually.

Well I'll be... I think that the XBA-1 and -2 are the nicest of the Sony XBA bunch, so this is pretty interesting. I like the 2 more though, IIRC. FALSE! Did a check on the old thread, and I like the XBA-1 since it doesn't have the weird treble I heard auditioning all 4, and I like the SportsBA more since I like the ear strap (and a bit of a bass bump, albeit IIRC it is a bit boomy). Hmm I should buy that, and a Clip Zip w/ 64GB for kicks.
Edited by jgray91 - 9/21/12 at 2:26pm
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does philosophy ever move forward?

 

That's a great question... I would say no because in my mind, there's nothing "new" to "think" but variations of existing things... but of course, that tells you how much I know about anything... lol... So I would definitely love to read MF's answer!

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I don't like rap and contemporary R&B but Frank Ocean's debut album "Channel Orange" I quite liked. It reminded me ancient times when I enjoyed listening to Stevie Wonder. 

 

Here is his new video "Piramids".

 

 

As much as I enjoy seeing semi-nude women, you do realize posting videos with exposed breasts is probably not going to fly with the mods, yes? Chalk it up to repressive society.

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