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    The WBF humor and joke thread.

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    Michael Fremer's home power-system story

    Fremer has moments on camera where he is a real treasure. "So we were drilling into the gas line with the last one. Now we're going to try something else." I laughed, but that is something I hope he had checked out pronto. Can you imagine the sight if a gas line feeding into his...
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    Streaming vs. Collecting

    Hardware RAID is optimized for delivering data and feeding directly into RAM. Sounds like software backup is running on top of that requiring more resource allocation.
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    Streaming vs. Collecting

    Background activity deciding what tracks/albums have current streaming availability is very fluid. Music rights are seeing considerable trade and bunching between corporate entities. Outside the US the pie slices a little differently is my understanding. For a few dollars a month a lot is...
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    A new signature ...

    I retract my former expectation WAF of Courante would be low. The scale and interaction with aesthetics of your room work fine. Well enough they pass as architectural sculpture complementing how light plays across your view over the course of a full day. Wow, as already relayed, these were...
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    I've finally made up my mind about FLAC vs uncompressed...sigh. Hard drive makers rejoice.

    At least most here seem to have come to agreement stepping further away from the native recording parameters and format raises the chances of harming SQ. My statement stands per incremental changes occurring in the digital domain. Everything matters means looking at everything. Including...
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    I've finally made up my mind about FLAC vs uncompressed...sigh. Hard drive makers rejoice.

    Be that as it may. You can only melt gold down so many times. Nothing is lossless or absolute in this life.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Yes, that is exactly where I heading with it. Hopefully without spilling any apples out of the cart by upsetting someone's day with a fresh concern! Reference to this legacy audio storage and playback factor had origin outside the Extreme/TAS environment. If anything, a broken file...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    This entire hobby is an island. ;) My query was directed at something Emile stated isn't a concerning factor.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Two questions. Is anyone able to notice audible change in files (playback using Extreme) after embedding art into a file? Same for any other metadata file editing in Roon or elsewhere if that isn't too broad. Album art dimensions are capped so it seems reasonable on disk size is too...
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    JAMES BOND 007: No Time To Die Trailer (2020)

    Women in his life don't tend to have the most fortuitous outcomes. Maybe... You get all the good parts in a condensed easily digestible manner without having to sit through a few hours of mostly shortcomings? :p
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    What are you currently listening to (Classical)?

    Typically these 'reminders' are excerpts (often riddled to some degree with voice overs) making a timely appearance in the lives of generous supporters. Find the track listings and timings below along with answer to your question on retail availability. Best of luck if you wish to track a...
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    What's Spinning Tonight?

    Edit: Ha, apparently something didn't work first time. As in everything, totally blank! This House CD is a remix album of a single issued before the album itself was released. The remixing (courtesy of David Cole and Robert Clivillés aka C+C Music Factory) of their last US #1 hit off their...
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    What are you currently listening to (Classical)?

    At one point I knew a fun story about this release (passed along socially with all that entails). Facts are fact checked so I'll stop at mentioning Soundmirror handled the recording and Reference Recordings took them on directly following this self release. Inclusion of Yuja Wang's performance...

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