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Interzone / Re: [add to buddy list] <-- ?
« on: November 25, 2012, 03:59:28 AM »
Click on a user profile. Note this option right above "Send a PM." Does anyone understand its function?

J.O.

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Interzone / Useful things this forum can do
« on: November 25, 2012, 03:58:11 AM »
1. Replenish Audiofile entries for bands that are on the site (http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/)

2. Comment on the news articles on the main site (http://www.deathmetal.org/)

3. Join the mailing list (http://lists.amerika.org/listinfo.cgi/team-amerika.org) where we coordinate to fix stuff.

15 minutes a day helps a lot. We aren't asking for money or even handjobs like other metal sites. We don't support false metal or poseurs, or indie rock metal or douchebag metal.

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Interzone / Re: Ripping
« on: November 22, 2012, 03:23:12 PM »
It is generally accepted in the scene community

Perhaps not the best standard.

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Interzone / Upgrading our codec
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:57:58 PM »
Why MP3s, or MP4s, anymore?

http://www.opus-codec.org/

This is the future

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Interzone / Trollcall
« on: August 06, 2012, 08:38:42 PM »
Does this site still have active trollers?

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Interzone / Re: Carbonized
« on: August 02, 2012, 03:22:16 AM »

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Chick-fil-A put itself in the middle of another controversy on Wednesday by announcing that it would not support indie-metal supergroup Twilight now that Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth has joined the band.

http://www.examiner.com/article/chick-fil-a-faces-nationwide-boycott-for-intolerance-of-black-metal-supergroup

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Interzone / Re: Why is this place a lurker's haven?
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:29:48 PM »
Metal went hipster; the old ways faded. It's not coincidence that ANUS was more popular when metal was vital, 1988-1998ish.

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Interzone / ANUS validated: pop music similar, image-based
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:27:45 PM »
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Here we unveil a number of patterns and metrics characterizing the generic usage of primary musical facets such as pitch, timbre, and loudness in contemporary western popular music. Many of these patterns and metrics have been consistently stable for a period of more than fifty years. However, we prove important changes or trends related to the restriction of pitch transitions, the homogenization of the timbral palette, and the growing loudness levels. This suggests that our perception of the new would be rooted on these changing characteristics. Hence, an old tune could perfectly sound novel and fashionable, provided that it consisted of common harmonic progressions, changed the instrumentation, and increased the average loudness.

http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/120726/srep00521/full/srep00521.html

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To critics, MTV -- which arrived in the 1980s -- heightened the value of looks and slickness over "authenticity," with the image becoming more important than the music. And nowadays, in our 24/7 world of rapidly posted YouTube videos, instant MP3 releases, reality shows, lurking paparazzi and meat dress one-upmanship, it's easier than ever for spectacle to overwhelm singing.

"I think a lot of this stuff is specific to particular genres and subgenres of music, and the old distinction between rock and pop, where the people on the pop side are not expected to be authentic in the same way as the people on the rock side," he says.

...

Doucette says that commercialization comes with the territory.

"A band is a brand. It sells music, it sells image, a lot of things. This is our product, this is what we do. The fact it has artistic integrity is what separates it," he says. "The difference is where the emphasis is."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/27/showbiz/art-pop-music-image/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Bonus:

http://blog.adw.org/2012/06/on-the-coarseness-of-our-culture-and-what-we-have-lost-as-illustrated-in-a-commerical/

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Interzone / Opportunity to make the world better
« on: July 19, 2012, 06:26:10 PM »
http://www.digital-inn.de/forum14/

These people need someone to write them documentation. Experience isn't needed. If you can explain, in English or German, how simple things work, it will be a lot better than what they have now.

This is the best CD ripper out there because it takes a technical approach to CD ripping, including verifying the data. But it's a mess. The documentation is thin FAQs that are often wrong. If you go through the forum, most questions are answered but in a chaotic and disorganized form. If you put it all into one place, it will really help the CD ripping community.

Come the fuck on... get out of your shells, go do something useful for the world at large.

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Audiofile / Daed
« on: June 28, 2012, 04:01:29 PM »

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Interzone / Mental objects
« on: June 20, 2012, 07:16:26 PM »
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Intentionality

It is important to note the distinction between intentionality in the sense under discussion here on the one hand and the idea of an intention in the sense of an intelligent agent’s goal or purpose in taking a specific action on the other. The intentionality under consideration here includes the idea of agent’s intentions to do things, but is also much broader, applying to any sort of object-directed thought or experience whatsoever. Thus, while it would be normal to say that “Jack intended to score a point when he kicked the ball toward the goal”, in the sense of ‘intention’ pertinent to Husserl it is equally correct to say that “Jack intended the bird as a blue jay”. This latter being a way of saying that Jack directed his mind toward the bird by thinking of it or perceiving it as a blue jay.

http://www.iep.utm.edu/huss-int/

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Metal / Re: Indie Metal
« on: June 13, 2012, 06:06:11 AM »
After 20 of Montreal’s most epic indie metal bands showcased their headbanging fury over five rounds, the final five bands will duke it at the Corona on June 8. The five finalists are Bookakee, Dark Century, Hollow, Spelldown and Trainwreck Architect.

http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/06/07/montreals-top-5-indie-metal-bands-duke-it-out-for-slots-at-this-summers-heavy-mtl-festival/

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