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Random Thoughts

blowfish

Whittingham
It is like shooting fish in a barrel just keeps going around and around. Life in the universe and we are all still seeking to blow each other up for power. While some do it using wealth while others use education system and political taps on the shoulder. Being non-political is the same as fence sitting.
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
It is like shooting fish in a barrel just keeps going around and around. Life in the universe and we are all still seeking to blow each other up for power. While some do it using wealth while others use education system and political taps on the shoulder. Being non-political is the same as fence sitting.
Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything 🎲
 

5 iron

Paranormal Novice
All of this nonsense and power struggles in the world is by people who haven’t realized that nobody gets out of here alive.
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Okay. Now what? A random thought had recently popped into existence inside my brain. Unfortunately it also popped right back out again, leaving a feeling of uncertainty about any of this being real.
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
While pulling another all-nighter obsessively remastering No Time To Run, I experienced a brief bout of auditory pareidolia that sounded so incredibly lifelike that it startled me into thinking that maybe I had an EVP event. It turned out to be a DAW artifact that occurs when moving a track segment while it is playing.

Unfortunately I have not been able to recreate the exact experience. This leads me to believe that I may have actually heard something very lifelike. It sounded like me talking on a phone, to myself who was on the other end. No vocal track at that location. Only piano and faint percussion.

The thing about this experience is that digitally speaking, the combination of bits that recreated the sound must be in 'the box' ... someplace. However the likelihood of getting the order just right again seems highly unlikely. It's like this newer version of
Schrödinger's Cat, with a far larger possible combination of outcomes.

Some of these artifacts remind me of the sound effects used in The Matrix. I better get some sleep. Gene reminded me we have an early show with John Olsen at 2PM this afternoon.
 
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marduk

quelling chaos since 2352BC
While pulling another all-nighter obsessively remastering No Time To Run, I experienced a brief bout of auditory pareidolia that sounded so incredibly lifelike that it startled me into thinking that maybe I had an EVP event. It turned out to be a DAW artifact that occurs when moving a track segment while it is playing.

Unfortunately I have not been able to recreate the exact experience. This leads me to believe that I may have actually heard something very lifelike. It sounded like me talking on a phone, to myself who was on the other end. No vocal track at that location. Only piano and faint percussion.

The thing about this experience is that digitally speaking, the combination of bits that recreated the sound must be in 'the box' ... someplace. However the likelihood of getting the order just right again seems highly unlikely. It's like this newer version of
Schrödinger's Cat, with a far larger possible combination of outcomes.

Some of these artifacts remind me of the sound effects used in The Matrix. I better get some sleep. Gene reminded me we have an early show with John Olsen at 2PM this afternoon.
That reminds me of something that happened more than 10 years ago.

I was transcoding Muse's Black Holes and Revelations album on my linux desktop at the time, and didn't realize that I also had the mic enabled. In the track for "Hoodoo," my then toddler son walks in, talks about the model starship Enterprise I had in my den, and walks out.

For years when that track would come on, I would swear that I could hear him talking even when he was nowhere near. Finally, I figured out what was going on.

Of course when I flipped to all macs, and they did their 'music match' thing, I lost that .mp3. I should dig it out sometime. It was mixed perfectly into the song.
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Anyone interested in participating in a round table this week or next. ?
 
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USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Anyone who knows of other musicians who like to make their own CDs, please post something about them here, or look for a new thread in the near future on this subject. BTW at 60+, I feel more like a geriatric with a hobby than a "recording artist". I'm also okay with that. Lots of senior citizens have hobbies, and many of them are far more talented than I am. I think it's totally cool for them and feel really glad to be among their ranks, because now if anyone asks why I do this, I finally have a legitimate excuse.
 
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RobinS87

Paranormal Novice
I realized recently that we are all in some kind of incomprehensible simulation.
Because the laws of logic sometimes just don't work as they should. After all, tell me, you also noticed something that defies any explanation.
 

marduk

quelling chaos since 2352BC
I'm pretty sure @marduk's situation is work from home, and that the people he's yelling at are a lot like Larry, Moe, and Curly
Yup. Instead of coming into the office and talking to people face to face in meetings, I'm sitting at home doing that virtually.

My commute is fantastic though!
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
The Scientist's Dilemma With The Paranormal

Is it that scientists feel it's beneath them to fair-mindedly examine all the evidence?
Or is it that scientists feel afraid to fair-mindedly examine all the evidence?
Or are they just in total denial about there being any evidence?
Conspicuously missing in the list is the element of truth.
What does this imply about scientists?
 
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