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    MS-DOS reacted to PorkishPig in Can I connect a headphone preamp here?   
    Whoops, I'm blind.
     
    I believe you're going to need to use two 1/4" to dual 1/4" splitter cables. You may want to fact check me on this, as I have not personally use this type of configuration.
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    MS-DOS reacted to H713 in Does anyone own a MOTU M4 here by any chance?   
    The Modi is a separate DAC, so there's no good way for you to control it using the Behringer.
     
    As for the differences between the Behringer and the RME...
    The answer is "it depends". The RME measures a lot better. No question about it. In fact, the ADI-2 performs well enough that Audio Precision even suggests using it (with their software) for less-demanding test applications. There are a lot of uses for an audio interface besides just recording in your bedroom. Anyone suggesting that "the RME is for Audiophools" is missing the point, and a single blind test may not be sufficient to show differences. There are a lot of different ways that an interface can perform well (or poorly), and a single listening test (even a good blind one) doesn't show all of them. 
     
    The Behringer is probably the budget king, but it's still a budget interface. The M4 is a significant step above it, and the RME is a significant step above the M4. Will you hear a difference in the converters? That depends on the circumstance and how it's being used. Companies like RME, Lynx, Apogee and Metric Halo are selling a professional product. Reliability and longevity are much better, performance is better, and the customer service is better. I have a Lynx L22 from 2003 in one of my systems. It works flawlessly on Windows 10, and it still beats the performance of any Behringer interface despite being over 15 years old. By contrast, I have a Behringer FCA610 (don't remember the age) that is significantly noisier and has much lousier drivers. Of course, the Lynx was also probably a $700 card when it was new. 
     
    I'd also like to address one point about the Behringer that it uses "Midas preamps". That means virtually nothing these days- it's just marketing. First, there have been a lot of different preamps to bear the Midas name, some better than others. The later Midas consoles used a chip (I want to say they used the SSM2017, which has been replaced by the SSM2019). The SSM2019, like the SSM2017 that came before it, is a pretty costly Analog Devices part and I would be very surprised to see it in an $80 interface. They're probably using something a little less expensive.
     
    To be clear, I'm not trying to knock the Behringer. Considering the price, it's remarkable that it works at all, but it does so quite well. Most people would probably be more than satisfied with it. If you need rock-solid reliability or low noise performance, it's best to look elsewhere, but most people don't need that. 
     
     
     
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    MS-DOS reacted to The Flying Sloth in Does anyone own a MOTU M4 here by any chance?   
    Jesus this is an old thread.
     
     
    The 202HD is probably best bang for buck at the moment (it has separate volume for headphones and main outs too) and as for the ADA8200 having comparable converters to the Lynx units, there was a blind AB comparison on a very popular studio audio forum not long ago where (from memory) the results showed most people preferred the 8200. 
     
     
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    MS-DOS reacted to SolarNova in Any 24 inch OLED coming soon?   
    Aye thats a fast display for sure, though its BFI doesnt work with variable refresh unlike the 279QM
     
    259QN
     
    279QM
     
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    MS-DOS reacted to Doobeedoo in Any 24 inch OLED coming soon?   
    Yeah very little options currently. Maybe, there will be 4K 240Hz OLED monitors that are like 30" but even so, that thing will be priced insanely, if it ever even comes out.
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    MS-DOS reacted to TraveltheWorld in Has long term bluetooth radiation been studied on VR headsets?   
    The spec based on tissue heating up was created many decades ago and set primarily to keep techs safe when they worked on large microwave emitters. Those in the scientific community that are becoming concerned about unintended affects around consumer devices (phones, etc) are concerned not due to heat but around other effects to cellular growth and processes. Your body can be effected by microcurrents and there is potential to mess up cellular processes.

    There were enough studies done that suggested some issues with phones that the WHO now includes a  tentative warning about this. 

    The science around this is all messed up and it will take time to determine what is real and what is not because: Like with tobacco, there is a lot of money and energy already invested in technologies and the issue is so politicized that the US FCC has not even attempted to modernize the way they determine regulations in this area.
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    MS-DOS reacted to Kanna in Can I use this gamepad to recenter the video in DeoVR?   
    idk as long as it is detected by the phone it should work
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from akio123008 in does anyone care/use fm radio of phone or dedicated radio? and which country are you in?   
    Im gonna buy a Sony radio for my mom because I dont want to have the wifi enabled all day.
    https://www.sony.com/en-jo/electronics/radios/icf-306
     
    Good ol analog radio that always work.
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from HelpfulTechWizard in Has long term bluetooth radiation been studied on VR headsets?   
    Specifically when you are wearing a headset 4 or 5 hours in a row. What i've read is "it's not proven it does harm, but we haven't studied it long term yet to say it's 100% harmless" basically. Sounds like "we can't say 100% to cover our ass legally". They used to say a similar thing about smoking cigs back then.
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    MS-DOS reacted to DelavorexIndustries in Has long term bluetooth radiation been studied on VR headsets?   
    I would be interested to see a study on tinnitus and sleep cycles with bluetooth use over time. If I find anything interesting i'll link on post.
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from flametwist in Has long term bluetooth radiation been studied on VR headsets?   
    Specifically when you are wearing a headset 4 or 5 hours in a row. What i've read is "it's not proven it does harm, but we haven't studied it long term yet to say it's 100% harmless" basically. Sounds like "we can't say 100% to cover our ass legally". They used to say a similar thing about smoking cigs back then.
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from Slayerking92 in Has long term bluetooth radiation been studied on VR headsets?   
    Specifically when you are wearing a headset 4 or 5 hours in a row. What i've read is "it's not proven it does harm, but we haven't studied it long term yet to say it's 100% harmless" basically. Sounds like "we can't say 100% to cover our ass legally". They used to say a similar thing about smoking cigs back then.
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from Levent in Is there an Android emulator that isn't borderline malware?   
    Im from europe. I think google voice gives you a free phone per gmail account ifor free isnt it? The android x86 website gets blocked by Emisoft:
     
    Website blocked!
    Host: www.android-x86.org
    This website has been blocked because it may be dangerous. It is strongly recommended that you do not continue.
    Reason: Suspected Malware
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Nvidia sell to scalper and they don't care.   
    Stop buying and prices will drop. I have a 1600 super and im not buying shit until I like the pricess.
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    MS-DOS reacted to James Evens in Which device can I buy to measure if an air purifier is working?   
    There are diffrent options. The cheapest option would be something like a SDS011. The real measurement devices are expensive.
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from TetraSky in Which device can I buy to measure if an air purifier is working?   
    Yeah I barely ever open the window here, whats the point if you see a damn laundry instead of nice mountains.
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    MS-DOS reacted to TetraSky in Which device can I buy to measure if an air purifier is working?   
    I can't answer the other question about testing the air quality (it should be visible in the light of the sun whether or not there's less airborne particulate) , but I can tell you that it won't be harmful to you.
    Forgetting to clean or change the filters, will result in the filter clogging up, restricting airflow. It won't suddenly start letting particulates go through just because it's clogged up.
     
    What this clogging will do, is make the fan work harder to try and pull the air in, this can result in higher electricity usage and reduce lifetime before failure.
    Because it's clogged up, it also won't be able to take in the particulates as effectively as before, too.
     
    So it can cause harms to the air purifier itself and if it's really clogged up, it will no longer be as effective.
     
    That said, you probably don't need to buy a new HEPA filter every few weeks like they would want you to. Twice or thrice a week is likely fine. Most of the particulates will be dust anyway. Just vacuum the filter to somewhat increase it's life if you want to save a few bucks.
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    MS-DOS reacted to PorkishPig in How to search for tweets?   
    You can add (from:USERNAME) in Twitter's search to search by user. You can also use Twitter's Advanced Search at https://twitter.com/search-advanced to achieve the same result.
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    MS-DOS reacted to MrBrightSyde in Can I hop on an Arma 3 server by myself with no microphone and have a good time?   
    Try playing on King of the Hill servers. Usually full, pure PVP, no real need for a mic.
     
    Arma 3 itself is very diversive in game modes, from survival mods, to Altis Life RPG, to servers that require mics and placing you in squads.
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    MS-DOS reacted to Sauron in Python - Cutting out parts of a video using face detection (quick and dirty)   
    @MS-DOSposted this topic a couple of days ago:
    I was pretty sure this could be achieved with python using a couple of libraries... so I did it.
     
    Here is the script:
    It accepts a video and an image of the person you want to isolate and outputs a video file containing only the parts where that person is on screen.
     
    To run it you'll need to install ffmpeg, python 3.8 and the following python packages using pip:
    pip3.8 install dlib face_recognition opencv-python argparse ffmpeg-python  
    then pass the command line arguments, e.g.
    py.exe -3.8 .\autocut.py --video .\bvt.mp4 --face .\b.PNG --name biden --frameskip 30 --scale 1  
    As a proof of concept I took this video with highlights from the recent US presidential debates:
    and fed this screencap of Biden to the script:
    and this was the result:

     
    (this is just a gif for demo purposes, the script produces an mp4 file with the same quality as the input video)
     
    Face recognition is pretty slow on a high resolution video (because of the linearity of the task it would be pretty challenging to parallelize this) so there's the option to skip frames and only check every so often if the person is still in the frame. This is controlled via the frameskip parameter (a value of 30 means that one frame every 30 is checked, meaning roughly 1 second in this case). Skipping frames means the cuts won't be as accurate, for instance you can see the moderator for a few frames. There is also an option to scale down the frames to less than 1 to speed up processing but bear in mind this lowers the accuracy of the face detection algorithm.
     
    It's possible this would be faster using a higher performance language like C++ but it would take longer to get working whereas this is just a few dozen lines long and runs on everything.
     
    There are some edge cases where it doesn't work well due to inherent limitations of face recognition, e.g. when the person is turned as in this frame:
    however, for a quick montage from, say, an interview where people always stare at the camera it shouldn't be a problem.
     
    With that said it's probably just as fast and less error prone to just do this manually.
     
    I hope this is useful to somebody if not, at least it was interesting for me.
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    MS-DOS reacted to duncannah in how do they make old movies into 4k?   
    They were recorded on film, so with modern technology can be digitalized in higher resolution

    Here's a video that goes more into detail:
     
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    MS-DOS reacted to tikker in I cant believe Smart TVs can't schelude a color change   
    They function fine without internet. Naturally you won't be able to use the features that require internet, but it can still function as a normal TV.
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    MS-DOS reacted to thrasher_565 in I cant believe Smart TVs can't schelude a color change   
    its not the eyes its the brain and telling it to sleep its the problem. the light makes it seem like its not dark out so don't sleep.
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    MS-DOS reacted to Elad.Evron in Anything worth waiting for 2021?   
    So monitors are a very wierd industry in that there are not a lot of pannel manufacturers but there are a lot of monitor integrators.
     That means that there are around 4-6 companies that make the pannel it self (the actual part that a picture is displayed on) but there are like 20+ companies that take those and put them in box and call that monitors. 
    So what that means is that we have a very limited amount of different pannels to work with, there are around 15 different VA pannels being made, like 5 TN I think, and IPS is the biggest one with more then 30 (but like 8 of those are good for gaming).
    the fact that no buddy knows or cares to know which spesific pannel type from which compamy and people (me too) are satisfied with the pannel type (VA,IPS,TN) makes it hard to know which monitor will be good, and like proceses are a lot of the computer industry, there are difreneces in preformence in the same pannel model and even in the same OG pannel (to make LCD pannels they actually make a very big pannel and then cut it to the size they want oit to be its kinda cool) between two corners though that is not as noticable. 
     
    Adding another layer arre the monitor intagrators that make thier own changes to the preformence (ULMB mode, different pixel overdrive modes, how they calibrate or sometimes not calibrate the monitor at the factory) introduce even more veriants in final preformance and even how and where your monitor was stored and for how long can effect preformance (even though its basically a non issuee today, escpecially with LCD monitors).
    hope you had an interesting read 
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    MS-DOS got a reaction from gabrielcarvfer in Are air purifiers safe to use?   
    the raspyness disapeared after some hours, not breating from the exhaust ever again...
     
    what I do is to run it at max speed when I wake up, then after 20 minutes (its a small 3x3 room, even with the door open it should have an entire cycle in 20 minutes right?) I turn it to speed 1 and hopefully speed 1 is strong enough to get the particle count low. then before sleep i run it at max speed again for 20 minutes and put it on sleep mode
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