When Smart Homes Go Bad


All technologies have intended uses and unintended, fringe, use cases. Tech companies can only do so much to anticipate bad actors.

The modern smart home is becoming a reality. You can monitor and control it from afar, it knows … Read the rest

Singles Soundtrack

Great, kinda forgotten song by The Smashing Pumpkins here.

Was on the Singles movie soundtrack along with some other great stuff.  Oh the early 90’s, good era for music.


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Movie Lovers Coalesce The Vapors Around Streaming

It’s not just music lovers realizing that streaming has a long way to go to match physical media.

Film lovers see the same issues:  degraded quality, no extras, no ownership, unknown/ temporary access.

We give up a lot for … Read the rest

The Power of Labels

Degrade -d  

  • treat or regard with contempt or disrespect
  • lower the character or quality of
  • reduce to a lower rank, especially as a punishment

Synonyms: demean, debase, cheapen, devalue, shame, humiliate, mortify, abase, dishonor, dehumanize, brutalize, lossy

 


Original   

  • present
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The Logical End of Social Media

The logical end of social media is tribalism based not on bloodlines or geography but on opinion and politics. It feels inevitable.

It could abolish the economy. It could crush the democracy.

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It could trample on the constitution and bill … Read the rest

Youkill Audio Youtube

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Lossless data on the left. The right side is a visual representation of what we’ve been listening to for 20 years now.


Deets on Youtube’s audio handling:

Audio is streamed at either 128k or 320k mp3.

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Social Media?

= listening to music with other humans.

= watching movies with other humans.

= watching television with other humans.

= discussing the news with other humans.

These are social exercises.  Sorry internet, you really aren’t social. You are anti-social in … Read the rest

We Will See What The Digital Age Has In Store For Us

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Records, record stores, record sales … it’s all gone.

It’s up to the young musicians to try an’ figure it out.

There’s no money in it. There’s no record companies.

It’s free! You can download it. Nobody gets paid, so … Read the rest

It’s Hard To Take Risks With A Pessimist

Great song from one of the few modern bands that really does it for me – it’s Menomena (like the muppets song) with Wet & Rusting:

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Dawg Gone Analog

It’s happening. I’ve considered and planned and anticipated this for 15+ years. But always compromised.

I’m going analog at the studio. Direct to tape. Outboard gear. No DAW. No computers needed at all.

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Cliff Notes on the Loudness Wars

With master quality HD audio getting into people’s ears and getting more buzz every day, I think its important to look into one of the related issues in recorded music: The Loudness Wars.

It really does get to the core … Read the rest

You Are Not Alone

Quality of sound is not a joke. It leads to quality of life and quality of mental state.… Read the rest

Breathophile

I love air. I really enjoy breathing, and I do it everyday.

It’s what drives me and is perhaps the most important thing in my life.

I don’t want it constricted or contain some odor of unfamiliarity.

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The Problem With Maps Apps

The now-standard overhead helicopter view used by mobile GoogleMaps, AppleMaps, etc. is neato but not a perspective that is natural for humans while driving. I’d rather see huge clear labels than 3D graphics any day. They are distracting us more … Read the rest

iWatch, iBuy?

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Will Apple put out a wearable? The Android makers are going full speed into Android watches, regardless of reviews and actual ship dates. They want to appear to be flooding the market but I haven’t seen a single one out … Read the rest

The Truth About Naked Selfies

If you take a naked selfie on a working cell phone you don’t expect privacy and you aren’t interested in privacy. I call BS on the crying for these latest celebrity hacks. It’s 2014 and we all know that there … Read the rest

A More Powerful Computer Virus

Great — there’s a new security risk popping up that has a lot of people worried, and it uses USB to change the game and raise the risk of what can be infected if your system is compromised.

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Attack of the Screen Zombies!

Great article about how most of us are growing addicted to our devices:

https://medium.com/better-humans/aa594e4cf609
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