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Brexit, English Racism, and Rise in Hate-Crime




The spike in hate crime since the EU referendum has left some people frightened to leave their homes, the leader of Britain’s police chiefs has said.

Sara Thornton, chairwoman of the National Police Chiefs' Council, made the comments as she revealed the number of hate crime incidents reported to a national police portal since the vote has been five times the typical weekly level, new figures have revealed.

Between last Thursday and Wednesday this week, 331 incidents were reported to the police-funded True Vision, compared to the weekly average of 63 reports. All the incidents are under active investigation. - telegraph


The reason why this is happening is because the British, or more accurately, the English,  have never really had to face, or had impressed upon them what utter racist murdering and plundering people they were in their history that would make even Hitler a lesser evil in comparison.

They are still taught to worship a monarchy that is equivalent to the Third Reich in their relation to the colonised peoples;
they still applaud their racist historical characters;

are taught that they 'civilised' the world whilst ignoring the fact that such 'civilisation' was not intentional but an accident of colonialism, and that if there was any civilisation, it only began to take real shape after their racist and murderous asses were booted out of colonised states;

still parade their veterans of the second great European war as if they were heroes where in actual fact they were a part of a global racist plundering army;

still present themselves as the saviours of the world in their defeating the Nazis and the Japanese whilst keeping quiet about how they actually gave birth to these entities themselves through their preexisting racist white supremacist mindset and forcing the Japanese to be like them or risk being colonised and plundered;

Or the bloody cheek of calling these 'world wars' when it was just a European War with others being roped in to fight for their 'empah' and queen/king and other such bollocks;

how about the loot in the British Museum....or their precious Queen's crown;

or how about how they had joined the white-only EU, restricting ease of entry to peoples from, say, the 'Commonwealth' to whom they owe a greater debt considering their global economic, political and military ascendancy today arises largely from that stolen from this commonwealth in the past, if not in the present?

You think their history books are going to be structured in a way that the English might naturally start wondering any of the above?  That's censorship.  And these fellas keeping banging on about how the Japanese censor their history books.  Or call others terrorists when they have done far worse or instigated it through incessant provocation.  What audacity.  Oh sorry, I forgot, white man can do no wrong even when wrong right?  

So is it any wonder that this sort of thing is happening?  Do you think any of the English, be they from the 'leave' or 'remain' camp realise any or most of this?  No.  They won't.  And you know why my dear boys and girls?

There is no such thing as a non-racist English.  There are only those whom are blatant about it, and those who don't think they are racists simply because their racism has been normalised.

I think the English got a lot of soul-searching to do....if they can find it that is.

P.s. I don't hate the English.   I just recognise them for the good that they have, and the twats that they are as well.



A More Accurate Determination of Headphones Neutrality from Frequency Response Graphs




This is my current way of studying headphones Frequency Response Graphs.

The first picture shows a comparison (from Headphone.com) of the AKG K712 vs the K702. In that picture, we look at the zero line to determine the neutrality of the headphones, and the predominance of one frequency range over another, IN Relation to the zero line and IN Relation to each other.
Is that accurate? Is there are a more accurate way of determining the quality of a headphones? I've been considering this for a while....

Hence, now I'm considering determining the quality or neutrality (neutral sound without anything being too emphasised) of headphones IN Relation to a resituated zero-line that is placed 3-4 dbr down from the highest point or plateau of the bass-midrange curve on the left. And then, from there, we see the relation of the rest of the frequencies TO the plateau. I illustrate it in the latter two pictures with my own 'zero' line.

Of course, in this, we may not even need a zero-line and can just pay attention to how the frequencies stand in relation to each other. But resituating the zero-line to the 'ideal' below the highest plateau of the bass-midrange, and then looking at the rest of the frequency might give us a clearer picture of the degree to which the headphones might be warm vs bright.

In the latter two pictures, it appears that the AKG K712 is the more 'neutral' of the two.


NOTE: treble should roll-off after 1k so as to not be too prominent. If it is maintained at the zero-line, it will stand out too much as the human ear is very sensitive to that range. Hence, the need for the treble to be rolled off after 1k.

The K702 is slightly on the 'bright' side as the as it does not roll-off (downward) after 1k (1,000) and maintains its roughly treble-prominence throughout till 10k (10,000). Mastering with such headphones might see one toning down the trebles, thinking its enough, where actually, when you play it in normal headphones that has a treble roll-off, it will not be enough.


The K712's only problem is that the treble rolls-off a bit to early at 600hz. However, the rest of the treble range thereafter is quite ideal.

Hence, the AKG K712 is quite the significant improvement over the K702.



ed






The Con in Product-Model Variances




So AKG has just released another pro headphones - before you click away because you might not be interested in headphones, this is about more than that, and applicable to just about most products you buy these days.

Ok. First we have 'studio', then 'reference', then 'superior', now 'master' reference headphones.
What next? 'Premium', 'emperor', 'king of the world', 'guardians of the galaxy', headphones. I really marvel at this sort of sales strategy as it is a monumental con.
Whenever improvements are made, the new headphones should just replace the older model, and sold for the SAME price as the older model.

You know what I think. This is just a whole load of concrap. Like I was saying to a friend a couple of weeks ago - yes, I actually talk about such stuff in my offline life too now and then - when it comes to professional headphones, there is no need for higher and higher level or entry-level models. All you need is one model for open-back, and another for closed-back headphones as they serve different purposes.

Whenever improvements are made, the new headphones should just replace the older model, and sold for the SAME price as the older model. 'Choice' in this area is just a con as it enables them to put out improved models as models of another category altogether, and from that, they can justify a higher price. And AKG also states that these 'top of the line' models are made in austria so as to further justify the price hike. No man. All 'made in China' ones should see a price drop and 'made in austria' ones should maintain their old prices.

'Choice' in this area is just a con as it enables them to put out improved models as models of another category altogether, and from that, they can justify a higher price.

And people just fall for this ploy all the time. They'll come up with advice like, 'get an entry-level model first, then in a few years time, you will be able to save up for a better one.' No no no. You should not confuse 'the latest model' with 'top end'. That's just a con from all corporations for many products these days. The 'top end' model should be the 'latest model' of the 'old model'. In other words, and in this context, the k812 should replace the k712 just as the k712 should replace all earlier models and so on. And the k872 should be sold for the same price as earlier professional closed-back models whilst all those older models should be discontinued.

What this sort of strategy, or scam, allows them to do is to always hold back existing technology and produce current headphones with lower technology, split them up into different level models, and sell them all for different prices, when what ought to be done is that they should be sold for the same price as the lower end models as replacements of these.

What we are seeing here folks, is another instance of corporate piracy.  Through these scam strategies, they're just trying to model a new perspective in you so that you deem nothing amiss in these variances in their models.


ed




Capitalism, Scams and Headphones


What you see in the picture illustrates a scam.  You may not be interested in Headphones, or  Frequency Response Graphs, but the principle here is cross applicable.  So just consider the following.

Let me keep it simple. AKG produced the k601 some years ago, with an MSRP of $300usd. Then, after a while, it discontinued it. You know why? Because the quality of these phones is similar to high end models now being sold at more than a thousand US dollars (click image above for a clearer view of the similarity between the $300usd k601 and the $2000usd Audeze LCD X).


So AKG realised that they were selling us real quality at a relatively low price with the K601. Now, even for the best AKG headphones, like the K712 or K812, the latter of which costs more than a thousand dollars (approx: $1500usd), you can't get the quality of the k601 in terms of frequency response curves. (click image below.  The $1500usd K812 is only slightly better only at the 1-3khz region.  But in the rest, of the curve, the $300usd k601 produces a more neutral professional response)

They've decided to hold back technology that they produced a few years ago and for which they made a profit selling for as low as 300usd, SO they could sell us 'higher end' models at 3 or more times the price with LOWER quality. So in future, to get the same quality as the k601, we'll have to pay much more.

capitalism isn't about innovation, but holding it back so much much more money can be made from selling lower quality presented as higher quality, and even higher quality can thus be sold at much much more. And that also means that the price of truly low quality stuff can be sold at a higher price.


You see folks, capitalism isn't about innovation, but holding it back so much much more money can be made from selling lower quality presented as higher quality, and even higher quality can thus be sold at much much more. And that also means that the price of truly low quality stuff can be sold at a higher price.

I've checked out the net on this, and haven't seen anyone realising this scam.  However, some sellers on Amazon US must have realise this as they are selling the k601 for a higher price than its original MSRP.  That is strange as older products are sold at a lower price, unless they realise its good quality and the manufacturer has discontinued it for that reason.  Even Apple sells its small-storage mp3 players at a higher price per gb than its discontinued Apple Classic ipod.  It goes on everywhere. 



ed



'Terrorism' and respecting the right to retaliate


https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline/posts/10153490303806636


Simon Sammut: How's that latest wave of cultural diversity working out for you Germany

Ed: Before more guys go all 'terminator' on refugees, etc, take a look at your own history books to see who started the ball-rolling.

Cranston Greg: Oh that makes it ok then

Jonny Knight: That's right. Ignore the current problem because we should still be feeling guilty for the actions of our ancestors.

Riley Nichols: Another self hating leftist

Ben Hawes: We aren't allowed to defend ourselves against Islamic terrorists today because history? Seems legit

Chris Austin:
Ottoman empire anyone?

Ed: Cranston Greg, is retaliation ok? Or do you think like your colonial predecessors that those who throw a spear in the face of musket fire are 'savages'?



If you thought it was ok to ‘retaliate’ after 9/11, so why begrudge them a similar right in the face of your actions in the middle east?  I’m just using your own standards - except that it wasn’t the middle east that has been bullying and oppressing you like you have them for decades.  



You sound like your colonial ancestors who actually saw people as savages if they threw spears in the face of musket fire.  You obviously think you have the right to shoot without the other side having the right to be pissed off about it.  That’s white supremacism for you.



When we respect others' right to retaliate, then we'll be more circumspect in our efforts to offend in the first place. The evil, my friend, starts with the one who threw the first blow, and in the case of the west, it went on and on for quite a long time didn't it.

Ed: Jonny Knight. 'Ancestors'? The people who did what they did are still doing as they did.

And I suppose you also think that half a million children killed via US and UK embargoes in Iraq in the course of ten years prior to 9/11 is a non-event too.

But its ok, you probably think that white lives matter more.

Ed: Ben Hawes. No. Not repeating your history would be a good place to start.


When we respect others' right to retaliate, then we'll be more circumspect in our efforts to offend in the first place.



ed


Teenage Anorexia, Selfies, and Narcissism




The rise of eating disorders such as anorexia among teenagers is a sign of "narcissism" in society, broadcaster Baroness Joan Bakewell has said.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Baroness Bakewell, who is chairing the Wellcome book prize panel, said she was "alarmed" by the illness.

"No one has anorexia in societies where there is not enough food," she said.
It was "a sign of the overindulgence of our society, over-introspection, narcissism really," she added. - bbc

Well, are you surprised.

Just look at the nonsense the west keeps promoting in their fashions, celeb-worship, lax sexual attitudes, movies, music, pop culture.....

Freedom for such a breed (of narcissists) is not wanting to aspire to more than the worse you can legally do.  In other cultures, the effort to curtail our worse impulses in search for our greater potentials is viewed as freedom - freedom to be more than our first impulses and the appetites of the day dictate.


It is the epitome of a cultureless 'culture' which reduces the mind and spirit to mere commodity and hedonistic self-worship.  Religion, respect for elders, consideration of difference, appreciation of other cultures and identities, all cast aside for mutual validation amongst the young via being contantly 'connected' via children and teen sit-coms, movies, Facebook, pop culture.......

Freedom for such a breed is not wanting to aspire to more than the worse you can legally do.  In other cultures, the effort to curtail our worse impulses in search for our greater potentials is viewed as freedom - freedom to be more than our first impulses and the appetites of the day dictate.

I'll stick to traditional religions that incite critical introspection. And I'm sure many of the ancestors of the present west would agree with me too.

As for parents in both the western and non-western world.......don't wean your kids off their pacifiers only to replace it with a mobile device, as these 'mobile devices' are generally an intravenous drip that keeps them sedated and oblivious to the art of critical introspection.



ed






Music Production with Consumer Headphones - Sony MDR1a




Just a short 1min 48sec tune i put together and mastered with the Sony MDR1a Headphones to see how it would turn out without doing it on my 'professional' monitors or studio headphones. I then cross-checked the sound on my Macbook Pro speakers.

Didn't spend much time on it, just about half an hour composing and 15 mins mastering to see if the Sony can deliver ok masters with minimal effort and non-'professional' headphones.





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