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Not sure about past few years, but lately the way it searches has definitely changed.
I have noticed basically two things. 1. Previously it was matching all words to find a good match, so if you type required words in random order, it used to find links that may be a hit. NOW, it seem to matching with sentence and also applying some kind AI to infer what you are trying to search for. 2. Second, through my previous searches, it tries to find related link for this search.
The first point is something I am not liking. As previously, I just have to type technical words for which I am facing problem and it gets all CP/SO links that contains those words. Now due to it's intelligence applied, I have to make sure the search phrase I type makes some sense, else it doesn't find good links. That's my opinion though !
As previously, I just have to type technical words for which I am facing problem and it gets all CP/SO links that contains those words. Now due to it's intelligence applied, I have to make sure the search phrase I type makes some sense, else it doesn't find good links.
Yep, exactly that. It no longer searches on a load of technical words they have to be in a phrase google can understand, and get that wrong, and its useless.
I haven't noticed any difference. What exactly does it ignore? I did notice that it favors certain sites (like SO) and fails to block obnoxious scum sites (you know the type, the ones who hijack search results with fake hits) but other than that it beats the competition.
Use verbatim mode. It seems to give the same quality results as early google. There is a Chrome plugin to enable it all the time. Or you can click on 'Tools' -> 'Verbatim', but you can only get there after you search once.
(Couldn't stand their results until I figured that out. Very friggin' annoying to have to search the search results!)
Another "my post was down-voted post" it was about MQA last week, no problem, bovvered.
I thought one of the reasons for this forum was for discussing what is interesting to the poster and may interest other tech-minded people.
I was excited about this new recording/playback technology, it would appear obviously nobody else was, at least not in the Lounge.
In a way my experience confirms what I already knew, the average person on the street really doesn't care about audio quality and new audio playback technology, this is a very niche product and will I'm quite sure fail similar to long list of possibly superior technologies before it eg. Betamax. etc.
1st rule of CP (or any online forum these days) - get a thick skin - not everyone (and on some days, not anyone) is going to like a post - the 'downvote' isnt personal - people either like the content or dont - suck it up, move on
I had a downvoted comment the other day too for no reason at all, just get over it. Some people are dumb, other are trolls, other are malicious, some other just have something against one of us for reasons only they know... There are 12,677,591 members as of now, you can't expect resonable behaviour from everyone (incidentally, that is the main reason the world sucks a lot IMHO).
Option II: A lot of us here are getting up in years and that's not good for ears.
Even those who didn't blow there ears out with loud music.
Your quest, by the way, could have been deduced by the simple acceptance of 5-10% THD in the noise-makers mindlessly purchased by the modern brook for injection into their auditory canals. On the other hand - considering what's offered in place of music - what's the difference?
In my HS/College days, you were looking toward 0.5% (better cost too much). "Low" efficiency speakers with flat response curves; kind of all the stuff I guess you like.
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OK NO PROBLEM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY
I count myself as an oldie too but I can still appreciate well recorded music.
All the latest releases are very compressed and sound like crap I agree, not just the latest pop either, the problem is most listeners think loud=sounds good, so all stuff is released mastered at the loudest possible level without distortion occurring.
That's the main reason MQA is interesting to me, I'm hoping the consumer will get less compressed better mastering quality, of course if MQA does go mainstream then it will be recorded loud too, so in a way I hope it remains unpopular.
This weekend my mother in law asked me why suddenly YouTube stopped showing videos at full screen in her MAC.
I've never used one so I told her that the best we could do was going in front of it and trying to see what was happening.
At the end, she has Mac OS X 10.5.8 and it looks like it is so old that all the external services start malfunctioning with it's safari version.
I tried to install chrome, Firefox, opera, tor, Maxthon, and I don't remember if I tried with others, but all of them refused to install in that old OS version.
Given this is an old computer 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 8GB DDR3 RAM memory, I don't know if she should buy the update DVD or not. In the Internet I've read contradictory information about that: some say that it won't work with that computer and some say it will.
What do you recommend? should she buy the DVD? and in case that DVD should be bought... which one? I've seen a lot of them in the Apple store.
PS: she is only using that computer to navigate the internet, seeing painting YouTube videos... so it has not much sense changing the computer.
Most likely the processor will not be supported, but best contact a support rep from apple.
If the machine is for net only, perhaps save the time (and money) and put some user-friendly linux on it, it should work.
I was under the impression that they gave updates free (no need to buy DVDs).
Maybe the hardware is too old to support anything newer? Can you get her to open the App Store and see whether anything newer is offered for update?