PipeChat Digest #1985 - Sunday, April 1, 2001
Re: Turntables Ect, ( off topic sorta )
  by "Joshua Haberman" <joshua@haberman.com>
Re: Tempermental temperaments
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Turntables Ect, ( off topic sorta ) From: "Joshua Haberman" <joshua@haberman.com> Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 23:17:43 -0800   * Bob Scarborough (desertbob@rglobal.net) wrote: > Sorry, lil fella. Check your facts next time you decide to tangle with > me.   You don't intimidate me. Obviously you know a lot, but if you assert something I'm reasonably certain is wrong, I will call you on it, even if it's a promise of the condescending tone you take with anyone who disagrees with you. If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong. Why must it be a contest?   > The term "codec" does not, nor ever has, any connotation of > "compression" and "decompression", whether the nefarious MPEG Layer 3, > or any other.   The Webopedia (http://webopedia.internet.com/), mirrored by ZDNet, AOL, and Lycos, lists as the first definition of codec:   Short for compressor/decompressor, a codec is any technology for compressing and decompressing data. Codecs can be implemented in software, hardware, or a combination of both. Some popular codecs for computer video include MPEG, Indeo and Cinepak.   A site called "Acronym Finder" (http://www.acronymfinder.com/) lists as its first match for CODEC:   Compression/Decompression Module (usually applied to audio data)   Thomson Multimedia themselves, creators of mp3, refer to "a new mp3 coding-decoding (codec) format" in a recent press release (http://www.thomson-multimedia.com/vus/04/042/01/090101.htm). Though they call it coding-decoding, they're using it in the "compression and decompression" sense, as it is in reference to mp3.   I make no claim to the meaning of "codec" in the context of telecommunications, since I know nothing about the phone system. But in computer media vernacular, the most common use of "codec" is in reference to compression/decompression. The device which converts digital to analog (or vice-versa) is most commonly referred to as a DAC, or Digital-Analog Converter.   > The Turtle Beach product is barely better in codec signal-to-noise > ratio than is a SoundBlaster AWE 32, which is dreadful at about 50 dB, > less than a quality LP pressing!   Which Turtle Beach product specifically? Because the website I cited earlier (http://www.pcavtech.com/soundcards/) reports the Fiji's S/N ratio to be 93 dB digital->analog and 83 dB analog->digital. Where do you get your data?   Joshua   -- Joshua Haberman University of Puget Sound http://www.reverberate.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Tempermental temperaments From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 00:07:47 -0800 (PST)     --- Mack <mack02445@mindspring.com> wrote: > Hey guys let's be careful, this is getting towards food fight > proportions again and is an unwinnable war. My delete key is wearing > down. >   CUTE! Thanks a bunch!!!! <g>   P.S. Do you have to play today!!??? <BIG g>   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/?.refer=3Dtext