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#61 - Episode 2: Revenge of the Sith This is one reason why… 09/15/2014 on This week in science! 0
#60 - Yes. Our limited perception of our senses does not dictate rea…  [+] (1 new reply) 09/15/2014 on This week in science! 0
User avatar #61 - misfitxcreepx (09/15/2014) [-]
Episode 2: Revenge of the Sith

This is one reason why people say analog recordings sound better than digital. When you record in a digital format, you have to set a sample rate for the project. This is basically the same things as the frame rate on a video. Analog recordings don't use a sample rate. They just pick up what is recorded. All CD's use a sample rate of 44.1 kHz. What this means is that for every second that goes by, there are going to be 44,100 little "pictures" of the waveform of the sound. Because of this and for reasons I don't want to get into right now, the sample rate is 2 times as high as the highest freq. you can record. So a 44.1 kHz sample rate will allow you to record up to 22,050 Hz sounds. Humans can only hear up to 20,000 Hz so this is pretty much okay.

However, because the sample rate cuts off our ability to record higher than 22,050 Hz (if using 44.1 sample rate) those frequencies that are higher don't get reproduced, meaning any difference tones that would have been heard, aren't. Another sample rate that is fairly popular is 96 kHz. This helps, but like I said, all CD's use 44.1 no matter what. And don't get me started on .mp3's!
#117 - *Fishbone. Not fretbone. haha 09/12/2014 on Never Fight At Dave's Concerts 0
#116 - How is LTJ not ska anymore? We've still got Big D, RBF, MU…  [+] (1 new reply) 09/12/2014 on Never Fight At Dave's Concerts 0
User avatar #117 - misfitxcreepx (09/12/2014) [-]
*Fishbone. Not fretbone. haha
#107 - Why do you think she's retarded? She lives her life, doing som… 09/11/2014 on Random Facts Compilation... +1
#71 - **** yes, Streetlight! 09/08/2014 on Never Fight At Dave's Concerts 0
#97 - Ok I see what you're saying. My main point I think w… 09/05/2014 on I played with your heart, 0
#68 - But in your situation, only one side has the capabilities of n…  [+] (2 new replies) 09/05/2014 on I played with your heart, +1
User avatar #70 - PetroleumPinecone (09/05/2014) [-]
Well North Korea does have nuclear capabilities, just very poor delivery mechanisms. Kahn's premise revolves around the disparity between the two belligerents in terms of delivery, defense, and readiness. Even in the scenario of a nuclear war between the USSR and the USA there were a wide range of possible results contingent on these factors.

You're confusing the principle of deterrence, which is indeed "you nuke me I nuke you (and it sucks for us both)" with that of MAD, which is that "if either of us starts the nuking neither of us will be left at the end of the day". Kahn was all for deterrence (along with a ton of other things) and in fact argued that by having reasonable post-war systems in place you enhanced your deterrence - there's even less chance of the other side starting a fight if you'll still be alive and well while they're in ruins.

A large part of the book is spent debunking the idea that if nuclear war starts both sides will be annihilated. I'm not doing it much justice by trying to summarise 800 pages of strategic thinking from a brilliant analytical mind at 6:38 in the morning, but I hope the point is clear enough.
User avatar #97 - misfitxcreepx (09/05/2014) [-]
Ok I see what you're saying.

My main point I think was just that while North Korea does have nuclear capabilities, they couldn't really "hit us" so that situation seemed to not coincide with mad or the principle of deterrence. It turns into "you nuke me I can't nuke you" type of thing.

But I see what you're saying. Two nations nuking each other doesn't mean the end of the world for those nations it just really fucking sucks for both. So while no one really wants to nuke/get nuked, it still pays off to make sure that in the case that it does happen they end up having the upper hand.
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User avatar #123 - licestr (09/01/2014) [-]
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