The Week That Was [Friday, 10 December 2021]

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12 Responses to The Week That Was [Friday, 10 December 2021]

  1. kaysee kaysee says:

    Filling out an application in 2021

    Q: Gender


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  2. Shy Ted says:

    Applying for a job in Oz?
    Have we got a position for you!


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  3. egg_ says:

    Was just going over some old PVR recordings, as you do, and came across the HOT30 from December 2012 where Mel was interviewing Robin Williams and George Miller re Happy Feet, with Williams putting on a good Aussie accent.

    Since then, in 2014 Mel was sacked over the Royal Nurse suicide due to their prank call and Willimas suicided in the same year, an unlucky year for both.

    Life is fickle.


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  4. egg_ says:

    December 2011, that is.
    3D TV was the big thing at the time.
    Broadcasters are no longer bothering with the format IIRC.
    IT’s likely to return as smartphones are offering similar technology (360 panoramic video).


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  5. egg_ says:

    Where’s the HiFi blogger these days?

    It’s interesting how technology is diverging ad has been for some time.

    With the advent of cheap amplifier technology since transistorisation in the 1960s, HiFi purists face evolution.

    Higher power transistor amplification allowed “acoustic suspension” – small, bassy but inefficient speakers in small boxes producing good bass due to cheap amplifier technology.

    Now, with soundbars and active Bluetooth speakers, etc. DSP (Digital Sound Processing) is being used to miniaturise speakers even further, compared to huge high efficiency speakers with low power valve amplifiers, that purists enjoy even today, dominating the lounge room.

    Diminutive soundbars sitting under your TV can now get down to 50 Hz, without an external subwoofer, for less than $100.

    Many high efficiency speakers costing well into the thousands are not flat to 50Hz, barely flat to 100Hz.


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  6. egg_ says:

    First World problems:

    US owners of Samsung Smart TVs complaining that the EPG (Electronic Program Guide) has been reduced to the left hand pane of the screen with ads showing in the right hand pane and you can’t turn the feature off – Samsung tells consumers it’s hard coded into their devices.


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  7. egg_ says:

    Now, with soundbars and active Bluetooth speakers, etc. DSP (Digital Signal Processing) is being used to miniaturise speakers even further, compared to huge high efficiency speakers with low power valve amplifiers*, that purists enjoy even today, dominating the lounge room.

    The irony being that the recording mastering would most likely have been done on smallish (8 in or less) active studio monitors, possibly also with DSP in the amplifier chain.

    *Manufacturers are now saying why bother putting in a “drone cone” (passive radiator) – just put another active driver in its place, as amplification is so cheap.


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  8. egg_ says:

    Donavon Frankenreiter – Life, Love & Laughter
    1,844,396 views Dec 25, 2009
    donavonfrankenreiter
    28.9K subscribers

    Posted Xmas Day 2009.

    Was a popular tune during program breaks in Summer on MAX on PayTV.


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