« on: February 14, 2009, 07:59:04 AM »
oh yeah....one doesn't find very many good sci-fi shows anymore on tv, but this one had me hooked since episode 1.......
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well...at least someone shut the door up there since here in West texas we are finally getting to a high of 60 or so today...YAY!!!....the last few days, barely saw above 32 or so......freezing down here..oh, darren, we so pity those of you in tex-ASS. you have 3 or 4 days every millennium below freezing, you poor boy.
I don't think you'll be laughed out of here, einstein36... in fact I'd guess that most of us will wish you well following your recent male-to-female gender reassignment.
There are several things that seem to have a correlation to problems with the lifespan of burned CDRs.
First, poor quality media. I think some artists and labels, faced with buying CDR media in large quantities for a new release, make the decision to save $30 or $50 on media costs, with the result that a much higher number of copies have gone bad after 5 or 10 years.
Second, stick-on disc labels. There's no dispute that the labels cause problems for slot-load CD players, like in many car players and some laptops (like my Apple Powerbook) due to increasing the effective thickness of the disc. Also, slightly off-center labels create rotational instability (think of your washing machine going out of balance in the spin cycle) and so the discs are more likely to have other problems in playback. I've also heard reports of a sort of "rot" happening on sticker-label discs, though I've heard of this so rarely that I don't know if it's a real thing.
I had three things in mind when I started typing this and have already forgotten what the third thing was...
I'd normally be totally OK with a science debate on this forum, but for some reason this scientific debate seems to divide sharply on political lines (liberals/democrats tend to believe in human-caused global climate change, conservatives/republicans tend to the reverse), so we'd better not!
Well clearly this disproves the "theory" of "global warming" so...
Though I know you're kidding... I just had a friend in town for past 5 days who is a "global climate change denier" and he said this same thing, when the ice storm started: "Hmm, obviously you're right about global warming!"
I'll bet climatologists wish they'd never come up with the term "global warming" in the first place. Even though they tried backtrack and say "The phenomenon we're talking about really should be called global climate change," it seems like the horse already left the barn as far as that meme sticking. Now every time there's an ice storm, or a cold winter, or even a rainy summer, people are making the same "so much for global warming" jokes.
Personally I think Windows/Intel is better.
Fair enough... but do you say this based on familiarity with both platforms, or are you just saying Windows/Intel is better because you've never used a modern OSX/Intel Mac for any length of time?
Not being a smart-ass here, but in my experience those who express a strong preference for Windows are almost without exception people who haven't spent more than 2 minutes using a Mac in the last decade. The people I know who have been exposed to both platforms and understand them both, without exception prefer Apple and MacOS. I don't say this as a way of saying "see, you're wrong," but as a way of saying to those who really haven't investigated the platform that they should consider there might be something they're missing.Can you do that in the Mac? I don't think you have that much flexibility.
Building machines from scratch? No, Apple's whole plan is that you buy a machine entirely designed by Apple, and since the motherboard and the CPU and the video card and the RAM and the OS are all standard Apple stuff, the system just works without any BIOS tweaks or firmware flashes or other hacks.
If you're a hobbyist who just likes that kind of "under the hood" stuff, there's nothing wrong with that. Some people like American muscle cars because it's so easy to get under the hood and play around... but recommending a '67 Camaro to someone who just wants a reliable commuter car is a bad recommendation, and likewise recommending a hot-rodded, self-built, tweaked and overclocked PC to a person who wants a reliable tool for getting their work done, is a poor recommendation.
But again, for those individuals who love tweaking and manipulating, and seeing how far you can overclock your liquid-cooled CPU without frying it, then for sure the Windows/Intel platform is the best way to go.
Has anyone here had experiece with both Intel and AMD cpus in a DAW?
I have an AMD chip and am frustrated with how quickly it gets maxed out. AMD just doesn't seem to be suited to sound.
I'm thinking of upgrading and going back to an Intel chip, probably a quad core. And no, I'm not thinking of going mac.
Any happy intel users here? Any suggestions?
Also, does anyone know about the benefits of dual versus quad core for DAWs?
hahahah...don't worry..I do too....because i have your e-mail address
I feel like that loser kid that no one wants to pick for kickball in school..