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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 / 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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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 / 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.

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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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People who rate themselves as having high emotional intelligence (EI) tend to overestimate their ability to detect deception in others. This is the finding of a paper published in the journal Legal and Criminological Psychology on18 May 2012.

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The participants were asked to judge whether the pleas were honest or deceptive, say how much confidence they had in their judgements, report the cues they had used to make those judgements and rate their emotional response to each plea.

Professor Porter found that higher EI was associated with overconfidence in assessing the sincerity of the pleas and sympathetic feelings towards people in the videos who turned out to be responsible for the disappearance.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120518081317.htm

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Metal / Loud music is the devil
« on: May 21, 2012, 06:04:05 PM »
Drinking alcohol, taking drugs and engaging in risky sex have long been linked together in young people, but a new study suggests that “risky music-listening” should also be added to the list of health-risk behaviors.

Not only do teens and young adults who listen to loud music have an increased risk of hearing loss, Dutch researchers found that young people who blast music were also more likely to smoke cigarettes, binge drink, take soft and hard drugs and have sex without a condom.

http://medicaldaily.com/news/20120521/9963/loud-music-young-people-behavior.htm

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Metal / Hessiandom
« on: May 16, 2012, 03:23:26 PM »
Since the mid-twentieth century some social psychologists have demarcated communities as static entities; conceptual and physical boundaries were placed around communities to facilitate scholarly analysis. This theoretical and methodological bias is contrasted against the consideration of the dynamic flow of communities and, by association, identity formation. The application of social interactionism provides one method through which to remedy the partiality of preferred approaches to community as practised in contemporary social psychology. Opening up analysis to the consideration of processes of communing exposes the interconnection of identity and community, symbiosis that develops through social interactions across places via the creative use of music and material objects. Evidence collected through auto-ethnographic engagement with New Zealand Heavy Metal fans clarifies the complex associations that shape and maintain individual identity and community associations. Social ties are negotiated and maintained across online and offline spaces, through personal interactions and shared experiences, via object recognition, and threshold maintenance. Social psychological research needs to return to early works of psychology and symbolic interactionism to account more fully for the complex and emplaced nature of identity and community.

http://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/6078

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Metal / WAR MASTER - Free show May 19
« on: May 15, 2012, 01:39:24 AM »
Metal Summit VI [map] [event]
War Master, Spectral Manifest and Bound In Flesh
May 19th 8:30pm - 12:00 AM
Sound Exchange Houston
1846 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098

http://www.examiner.com/article/free-show-war-master-spectral-manifest-and-bound-flesh-may-19


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Metal / Those who mock black metal die unexpectedly.
« on: May 14, 2012, 07:27:51 PM »
http://www.myspace.com/detsorgsekalf

FPOS from this band died suddenly at age 27.

http://www.bravewords.com/news/182122

He left behind nothing of importance.

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