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October 5, 2019 at 12:46 pm in reply to: Let's talk about frogs. (Dedicated to nosignalallnoise). #42765
Dude. Your Berniecrat threads? You guys go at each other’s throats like my parents were in the months before their divorce! Only thing I thankfully haven’t seen yet is one of you two going off on a drunken rampage with a steak knife in hand and the other taking an aluminium Tefal pan to the back of your (general “you”) cranium to shut you up.October 5, 2019 at 11:44 am in reply to: Let's talk about frogs. (Dedicated to nosignalallnoise). #42763
I was inspired to start this thread by nosignalallnoise, since he often drops into threads expressing his disgust at political discussions, and at times attempts to change the subject with the statement, “I like frogs.”
I think for his sake he should simply ignore topics in which he has no interest. Those who are having the discussion are doing so of their own free will and his comments make him to appears to be a big party-pooper.
But maybe this thread will help him, as well as those whose discussions he’s tempted to interrupt.
Look asswipe, I don’t need your “help” with anything. You’re also the last one qualified to “help” anybody “tempted to interrupt” anything. As many times you’ve been booted over the years you have absolutely NO place calling other people out and coaching them on what you think somehow constitutes discourse.
“Party pooper”? That’s a weak shot, even for you. First, since it obviously taxes your limited intellect, the point of my commentary is to defuse the ridiculous arguments that erupt between mising_kskd and vitalogy whenever the former starts in. They’re like a couple little preschoolers fighting in a playground sometimes. Second, you’re obviously not from around here if you don’t understand the “I like frogs” comment.
You are such a fucking hypocrite that I am at a loss of further words to accurately describe you. Now please go jump off a building before you accidentally knock some poor chick up and fill the planet with your brain-dead spawn.
The rest of your post is just your usual pointless airhead babble to fill up space and make it look like you have something worthwile to say, and doesn’t even warrant a response.
It may have lower dynamic range compression (audio companding or pre-/de-emphasis; what you’re referring to), yes. The pathetic-ass bitrates they use (data compression; what everybody else is referring to) in order to overpack and overcrowd their service to squeeze every last penny they can out of it defeat the entire purpose, and quality suffers as a result.
I’m with cheesyduck. I find the synthetic high-frequency component generated at the receiver to make up for loss of it in the data stream, and all the general artifacting, migraine-inducing after about that long. Remember, I’m “that guy” who will listen to the mono 32 kHz 64 Kb (with CRC, yet) Muzak MP2 streams off SES-3, on headphones for hours at a time sometimes, with little complaint.
Are you two little children as tired of having these pissing matches as everybody else is of seeing them?
Oh for Pete’s sake. Get a room already, you two.
Jesus fukin’ christ.October 1, 2019 at 1:10 pm in reply to: Democrats are saving the American republic, and Republicans absolutely hate that #42687
LOL @ F’n’Bacon thinking he’s the one to call anybody out for being “deeply flawed”!
Hit the archives much?September 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm in reply to: Trump asks Ukrainian president to help Giuliani w/ investigation of Biden's son #42637
I like dogs.September 25, 2019 at 11:07 pm in reply to: Trump asks Ukrainian president to help Giuliani w/ investigation of Biden's son #42607
Hey Andy Brown–
Add another one to the roster:
https://feedback.pdxradio.com/forums/users/texter/September 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm in reply to: Media continues to not understand and underestimate the Sanders movement #42576
I like frogs.
^– What he said.
I usually fit my PCs with a kludged-together RCA line-in built from panel-mount sockets (used to get these at Rat $hack), a modular cable that you’d use to connect the CD drive’s line-out to the sound card and an expansion slot cover. This enables you to bypass the flimsy 1/8 TRS jacks that sound card manufacturers use as an excuse for a line-in port. Since I use digital audio extraction for CDs (uses the CD drive’s IDE or SATA interface) I haven’t had need for going line-out from the drive so this frees up at least two internal line-in ports on the sound board for other uses.
1. Drill the holes for the sockets in the slot cover plate then mount them up
2. Lop ONE of the modular plugs off the cable then solder the appropriate wires to the left and right sockets and ground tabs
3. Mount the cover with the attached sockets into an unused expansion slot in the back of the PC and connect the other end of the cable to the sound board’s auxilliary or CD line-in and reassemble the computer
4. Connect your stereo component and start recording
One of my PCs used to have TRS line-in and microphone jacks in the front panel. That was removed and replaced with RCA sockets in a similar manner so I don’t have to pull the PC out of the rack any time I need to connect an audio device (e.g. a tape deck, or a scanner discriminator output for 900 MHz pagi–erm, packet teletype monitoring. Yeah, that’s it.).
Ground loop issue; try choking the cord going into the laptop.
Go hump an hippo!
Audacity works great. You may have to download a few plugins to get the export format options you want, but the installation instructions spell that out clearly and provide the links.
You need FFMPEG for some import options, you also need FLAC, Twolame and LAME binaries if you intend to use FLAC/MP2/MP3 (remember, 320 Mb/s CBR 44100 or 48000 stereo!) export unless they’re built in now.
since I use Macs I can go directly in with analog or digital audio
SPDIF-in has been standard equipment on most sound cards worth spending money on for the last ~20 years or so, doesn’t matter if it’s MAC. I think it was specified under AC97. Various ways of handling digital-in/out had existed on very high-end sound boards before that but AC97 was what standardised (i.e. drove the price down) the tech.
At this time I don’t have a turntable and haven’t used one in many years. But I will look into it.
Get a Technics SL1200 (IIRC) and a decent 1/4″-mount magnetic cartridge and you’ll be set for life (plus you can do 78s by switching out the cartridge, you can also do Edison 80s by wiring an LP cart out of phase and adjusting the pitch control up somewhat). If you get an 0.5 mil needle (or just use your standard 0.7-mil needle and set the tracking force a hair lighter) you can take Seeburg audio in albeit at 33 (you can pitch it down the rest of the way in software). All the stuff about a “special” narrow needle being needed to play Seeburg disks was really marketing toss from an era when a lot of mainstream phonographs, especially the 4-speed BSRs and VMs built into combo and console stereos of the time, had super-heavy ceramic pickups that needed a fuck-ton of tracking force just to generate any signal. In reality they’re not much different of the standard microgroove mono LPs of the era except they run at 16.6 RPM rather than 33.3. Most decent stereo turntables having lightweight tonearms with magnetic stereo or mono LP cartridges can track them perfectly fine with no more damage than any other record. But I digress.
The Audio Technica record players are OK for general listening (forget about having a variety of cartridges unless you manage to find one with P-mount, since the ones I’ve seen are all integrated into the tone arm) but you can never go wrong with the Technics. There’s a reason why the SL1200 series has been in production for so many years. Basically AFAIAC, if you can find it at Freddy’s or Target, it has no business being in the stereo rack.
I strongly advise staying away from the really cheap turntables sold under brand names like Crosley. They’re garbage. Crosley does make some decent gear at the higher end of their lineup but their bread and butter turntables are really not good at all.
Yes. Shango, radiotvphononut and countless others have skewered Crosleys and their ilk over the years. I think Aussie50 even once did an autopsy on one he found in the scrapyard (yes, apparently they made their way to the Land Down Under. Crosley: Destroying the World’s Record Collection One Country at a Time.™) To their credit the Chinesium BPC “Lucky Tone” transports with CEC Chuo Denshi ceramic cartridges they use *are* reasonably competent 78 players in an emergency, when they do work, though I wouldn’t dare plop an LP or an Edison 80 on one or you won’t have much of a record left after a couple plays.
You probably have everything you need already. If your stereo receiver has a magnetic phono (RIAA, usually) input and a line output (tape monitor), you’re set. The stereo functions as the preamp. Connect the line-out of your stereo to the computer sound card’s line-in (lime green jack IIRC) and go to town. Download Audacity if you don’t have it already (https://audacityteam.org/), install it and use it to capture the audio from the line-in port.
You’ll want a different amp for doing 78s since most if not all were pre-RIAA and will sound just sort-of OK on a modern wired-for-RIAA stereo amp. For maybe 99% of LPs, 45s and maybe a Seeburg disk here and again, it’s sufficient.
Most of the so-called “vinyl digitizer” turntables on the market are Chinese BPC garbage to be avoided, but it’s your call/they’re your records. Shango even did a review of one that could write directly to a USB disk (had its own MP3 codec) and while a very good idea in concept, fell flat on its ass fidelity-wise. I think it may have been an Audio Technica.
Did you see what appeared to be yet another attempt by F&B to crash the party? It was in the thread “Is This How The Republican Party Dies.” The homepage showed a first post by a new member named tweeter (or something close to that) but if you clicked on the post it came up as not there.
No, I missed that one.
Somebody needs to be keeping track of all his sockpuppets over the last 15 or so years. Start a scorecard, I predict he’ll crawl back out from under his rock and be on here in full force starting next year if not late this year.
I don’t know if it was a WordPress glitch or Dan has it set up so you can’t sign up and post in the politics side without posting on the radio side first (if that’s possible).
Much as I disagree with most of his policies and believe he’s obviously suffering some sort of personality disorder (read through some of his other posts elsewhere on that site), this guy at least had the right idea here and Dan really should implement most if not all these policies in the politics side:
But then he closed his site’s politics side eventually because, predictably, it turned into yet another you’re-either-with-me-or-against-me pissing match and right properly (assuming he had a choice) implemented a site-wide ban on all political/religious discussion.
There is an appropriate time and place for everything and a broadcasting-related forum is not an appropriate time or place to discuss politics and religion, unless the issue in controversy can be shown to relate directly to broadcasting.