Art Dudley  |  Nov 19, 2005  |  0 comments
Yet another of the best systems I've ever heard at a hi-fi show was an exhibit by some former distributors for the English manufacturer Exposure Electronics, at a Chicago Consumer Electronics Show in the late 1980s. The exhibitors seemed to believe it was better to impress with a humble product than to overwhelm with a full-bore assault, because they limited their display to a single amplifier: the then-new Exposure X (as in "10") integrated, mated to a record player comprising a Linn LP12 turntable, Ekos tonearm, and Troika cartridge, and a pair of Linn Kan loudspeakers.
Stephen Mejias  |  Nov 18, 2005  |  2 comments
"John says you need to stop putting women on pedestals."
"Oh yeah?"
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 18, 2005  |  0 comments
Freedom To Tinker is now reporting that the removal tool for Sony's SunComm, ummm, "protection" leaves systems vulnerable to outside interference. Another cure worse than the disease.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 18, 2005  |  1 comments
Craphound has posted a letter from Amazon that tells customers they have bought a root kit infected disc and offers to take 'em back. No obfuscation, no whiny excuses about "bad customers"—just direct action.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 18, 2005  |  0 comments
Huckleberry auditions for his new position as antenna. (Note Magic Eye tuning indicators.)
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 18, 2005  |  0 comments
Bagheera plays cat and mouse.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 18, 2005  |  1 comments
On November 16, while listening to the radio, I was mesmerized by Howard Dully's audio coverage of what he found out about his own lobotomy at the age of 12 by Dr. Walter Freeman. This is powerful stuff—and I'm in awe of how even-handed Dully is in his reporting.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 18, 2005  |  0 comments
A lot depends on how you define "diagnose." A new study in Nature reveals that relatives of the autistic exhibit many of the same brain abnormalities without having the disorder.