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Postby gyre » Sun May 23, 2010 8:05 am

Did you know that volume perceived as pleasant is less damaging?

The ability to lessen the connection is part of that, but nonharmonic being more damaging, I have to wonder which comes first, the awareness of pleasure or the physical harshness?
Anthropologists are only now coming to grips with these questions.
Music and communication appear tied together with being human.
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Postby gyre » Sun May 23, 2010 8:07 am

Token wrote:Relative is the key word here.

Absolute silence as perceived by most folks is not 0dB. It is anywhere from 20 to 30dB, and even then it pales in comparison to the tinnitus most urban folks have, myself included.

Human hearing is one of them fields where art and science come together.

It's all about perception through the individuals damaged aparatus.

The irs office here had a really serious pink noise generator for privacy in open spaces.
It broke down once and everyone got hot and left the building.

A good option for noisy locations.
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Postby Token » Sun May 23, 2010 8:42 am

Stop it Gyre, your getting me all hot and sweaty. :)

I love the fields of hearing, vision and perceptions.

There is so much art and sience that escapes us in these fields.

Thread drift is awesome.
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Postby gyre » Sun May 23, 2010 9:15 am

bm_cricket wrote:Doomdoomdoomdoom..

I just checked my UPS and, during the hours my computer is on and keeping track of it my UPS had to intervene this week 6 times for blackouts, 3 for under voltages and 4 for over-voltages. Those are just during day time hours when I'm actually on my computer..... in a week? That can't be normal.. Not to mention loosing at least one light bulb a week in the apartment...


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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 23, 2010 7:56 pm

Elorrum wrote:lights and generators? I thought this was gonna be about intoxication.

Me too.

Or at least an altered state. I was going to advise discretion irt dea. Now my advice is useless and I'm talking to hear myself talk.
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Re: Generators

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 23, 2010 7:57 pm

kingtom wrote:I have a Honda 2000 and a Onan 4000. The built in Onan will run every thing in my R/V , but the Honda is quieter and uses less fuel.
Also, it doesn't have seed spilling issues.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 23, 2010 7:59 pm

bm_cricket wrote:
AntiM wrote:Urge everyone to get surge protectors at a minimum. I've lost a programmable coffee maker here when we had summer brownouts, too many people on an old grid turning on the AC all at once. Everything in the house is on surge protectors now.


I've heard that surge protectors do little or nothing. They do give you more outlets?

I tell everyone to use a UPS. Most people here don't plug anything more complicated than a TV, game system, or computer into the wall.. and last year in a building of 20 apartments there were 4 brand new (dead) TVs in 8 months... Why didn't they listen to me!!? Whyyyy??!!!

I have no idea, Cassandra.
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Postby bm_cricket » Sun May 23, 2010 8:47 pm

gyre wrote:
bm_cricket wrote:Doomdoomdoomdoom..

I just checked my UPS and, during the hours my computer is on and keeping track of it my UPS had to intervene this week 6 times for blackouts, 3 for under voltages and 4 for over-voltages. Those are just during day time hours when I'm actually on my computer..... in a week? That can't be normal.. Not to mention loosing at least one light bulb a week in the apartment...


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Good to know it's only the best in the business who get the contract. Lowest bidder is always the more prepared, right?
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