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ToadMan last won the day on May 4 2020

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  1. There are few people around this place that have stood the test of time the way he did. I think those of us who have been around for a long time can remember at least one interaction with him. I remember being frustrated by how he would always create new threads. But he had character, he was tenacious. He used this place to share a lot of things about his life. Sitting here now, I wish I had known him better. Peace
  2. I had to annoy Maple Music to get my download link (which came with the pre-order)...
  3. I'm not sure why Matt gets the kind of response he does. It's a little confusing to me. I've been that interested in seeing many smaller acts play so I can't really talk about the atmosphere in those shows. Certainly when I've seen Matt play in the Bay Area the crowd has been kind of a weird mix. There are lots of people who don't know the artist and lots of die hard fans. Back in Canada I used to suspect that there were a lot of hold overs from the MGB days... at this point that doesn't make that much sense. It's unreasonable to go to a show and expect to hear music that the artist wrote and
  4. I have mine... so you should email somebody over there. The definitely went out a while ago.
  5. It doesn't sound like any think in particular to me (assuming you are talking about the live road from Calgary)... Maybe it is?
  6. Everybody knows that the acoustics in Saskatchewan suck. With nothing for the sound to bounce off it's like an anechoic chamber. :D
  7. I got my vinyl too. Like all the other vinyl I own it will sit on my shelf looking awesome. I have no capacity to play it.
  8. So much hate for "Us Remains Impossible"... I'm not sure why I like that song as much as I do.
  9. Copying at 1x wouldn't have made any difference... Well, maybe it would have on old drives. Bit errors are pretty low on modern devices. PCM has not built in EC so you can't detect them. I suppose another point making is that you could convert to a lossless format like FLAC now. Since it's lossless you can always convert to any other format for sharing. I'm not even sure that WAVE is really that universal. MP3 is probably more universally accepted (though, lossy).
  10. FLAC is loseless PCM. It, by definition, gets all the "tasty digital info". Anyway, since you are ripping CD's you are sampling at 44.1 and only using 16 bits, which means that audible data was thrown away anyway... 44.1 can only sample frequencies up to 12.5kHz (by Niquist-Shannon) and has a high pass rolloff at 10kHz. A true audio file would insist on at least 48kHz @ 32bit, but more likely 96kHz @ 64 bit (I'm not actually sure what the bit-width measures would really by... a 64bit DAC is pretty rare)
  11. Yeah... so Season 2 was pretty much a soap opera... But that was predictable when the run in was made up news. I kinda like the characters, so I watched it for what it was, and it was marginally enjoyable. The ending seemed like they are probably cancelled but not totally committed to being dead.
  12. I have a friend who wants to get a stalker van and paint "Free Candy" on the side. And then, you know, hand out candy.
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