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by Russ
Fri May 05, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: To all of those whining about the AHCA
Replies: 2
Views: 904

To all of those whining about the AHCA

You're Suffering From Anxiety. This is a Pre-Existing Condition. You have about six months to fix it.

:)
by Russ
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Do you prefer your music on a physical or digital medium?
Replies: 37
Views: 13977

Re: had to go digital

This is a really interesting thread, been fun to read all the opinions. So first off, thanks for sharing. .... (edited for space) But I'm with devomeister - the difference in sound quality between CD and MP3 isn't obvious 99% of the time I listen to music. I like a good production, but I'm no audio...
by Russ
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Do you prefer your music on a physical or digital medium?
Replies: 37
Views: 13977

I find it especially confusing when it comes to metal heads. I mean, 80s metal sound quality was shit. It was shitty for second tier bands well into the 90s. Indy records sounded like shit until the early 00s. Today, I find the average band recording out of their mom's basement and posting up on ba...
by Russ
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Do you prefer your music on a physical or digital medium?
Replies: 37
Views: 13977

I honestly don't think that higher res formats are going to ever be the standard. We're not even to the point yet where the top vendors of digital music are selling FLAC, nor are the top selling portable devices capable of handling FLAC. Most don't want to pay more for lossless files anyway. I thin...
by Russ
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Do you prefer your music on a physical or digital medium?
Replies: 37
Views: 13977

The first two, I care about. Not so much with the rest of that. No mention of sound quality, eh? Is it really just Ken and I that can hear that mp3 is a poor substitute for a cd on your main system? Inferior and sonically exhausting. If I had to listen just to files on my phone, I think I'd sooner ...
by Russ
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Do you prefer your music on a physical or digital medium?
Replies: 37
Views: 13977

I'm hopelessly anti-digital upon reading my post. :cry: lol... Album artwork can be amazing. I fondly remember the sea serpent on Asia's debut, as well as most of Iron Maiden's catalog - especially Somewhere in Time - which was always superior to Judas Priest's cover work. :) And who can forget the...
by Russ
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Do you prefer your music on a physical or digital medium?
Replies: 37
Views: 13977

Do you prefer your music on a physical or digital medium?

I love physical media, and fondly remember the hours I spent, as a youth, looking at the artwork and reading liner notes. However,, the problem I've had with cds is that they're fragile (sun and scratches can do a number of them), and, more importantly, they're an incredibly inefficient use of space...
by Russ
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: At what point does economic disparity undermine democracy?
Replies: 12
Views: 10406

Had the minimum wage of 1968 ($1.60/hr) been adjusted for inflation, it would be $10.74/hr in 2013. Had the minimum wage been tied to productivity... from 1960 through today it would have risen to $22/hr. Productivity? As in "how much stuff I get accomplished in an hour"? I'd like to see how you wo...
by Russ
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: At what point does economic disparity undermine democracy?
Replies: 12
Views: 10406

http://www.nelp.org/page/-/rtmw/uploads/Real-Value-Minimum-Wage-NELP.jpg Had the minimum wage of 1968 ($1.60/hr) been adjusted for inflation, it would be $10.74/hr in 2013. Had the minimum wage been tied to productivity... from 1960 through today it would have risen to $22/hr. Slaying dragons? No.....
by Russ
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: At what point does economic disparity undermine democracy?
Replies: 12
Views: 10406

What percent of jobs, I wonder, are provided by people in the 1 percent? No matter the country, it is much much (much much much) less then the money financed by the "job provide people" (among others) to that 1 percent. Judas Trickle down down economics is a sham. Over 50 years of data should be en...
by Russ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: At what point does economic disparity undermine democracy?
Replies: 12
Views: 10406

Out of 141 countries, the U.S. has the 4th-highest degree of  wealth inequality in the world, trailing only Russia, Ukraine, and Lebanon. It's well known that the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch are bankrolling the Tea Party, and the influence they have had is undeniable. http://www.alternet.org/ec...
by Russ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: At what point does economic disparity undermine democracy?
Replies: 12
Views: 10406

At what point does economic disparity undermine democracy?

the top 1% captured 121% of the income gains in the first two years of the recovery. From 2009 to 2010, top 1% grew fast and then stagnated from 2010 to 2011. Bottom 99% stagnated both from 2009 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2011. In 2012, top 1% income will likely surge, due to booming stock-prices, as ...

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