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Computers do not produce high-fidelity music, do they?

Posted 04-25-2013 at 09:27 PM by flshope

Since my early 20s (40 years ago), I have been interested in high-fidelity equipment for music reproduction. To me, "high-fidelity equipment" means powerful amplifiers (100s of watts rms per channel), heavy big-box wooden speakers (several cubic feet each) capable of reproducing 30 hz to around 20 Khz with a flat frequency response and a bunch of other acoustic characteristics, and high quality devices to play music media. I am not into high-end equipment, where each component costs O($10^5)...
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Why DRM in HTML5 is a bad idea.

Posted 04-25-2013 at 10:31 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

http://freeculture.org/blog/2013/04/...all-web-users/
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Boston Marathon Bombing:

Posted 04-24-2013 at 03:42 PM by Nbiser
Updated 04-24-2013 at 04:20 PM by Nbiser

As we all probably know, there was a bombing in Boston during the marathon. There is now quite a bit of debate on this and surrounding issues. Were the bombing suspects Muslim terrorists? Why did they kill the MIT officer? etc. etc. I'm surprised that the liberal politicians haven't started saying, 'Ban all pressure cookers! After all, they can and were used as weapons of mass destruction!!' Indeed various leaders have come out and said that the constitution "needs to be reinterpreted to keep...
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Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64 codecs) on ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringt

Posted 04-24-2013 at 11:26 AM by sridhar11

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE (2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text- based subtitle formats too. For video output,...
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Reinstall Nvidia driver after kernel update in ubuntu

Posted 04-24-2013 at 07:14 AM by robinherbots
Updated 04-24-2013 at 07:18 AM by robinherbots

When the kernel gets updated by ubuntu, the NVIDIA drivers aren't working anymore because the nvidia kernel module isn't build for that specific kernel.

To solve this:

open a terminal
become su

> sudo su

Check which sources of nvidia are available

> ls /usr/src

You will see the kernel sources and nvidia sources

Let's rebuild the kernel module

> dkms build -m...
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