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  1. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    i would love to know if the average australian gives anywhere as near a fuck about the royal visit as the fawning media outlets would lead us to believe. seriously, abc news 24 had a picture in picture over some actual news today of those two standing around in some room doing fuck all.
  2. @~thehung

    Everything in it's right place.

    ha! shit is an apostrophe dammit radiohead's music fits a sort of mentality, and i am not talking about facile outward identification as a fan. if you arent afflicted with it, you probably won't 'get it' — much like most genres. while thats a bit (a lot) overblown, subjectively, they are more like their own genre to me than a band. the earlier and more rockier songs lend themselves to superficial listening, while more than half the rest can sound dank and depressing if consumed that way. ...just hours and hours of Thom Yorke rhythmically moaning because he has a tummy ache or something thats making him too weak to saw through his wrist with the blunt end of a plastic butter knife. to be overly reductive; there's emotional landscapes here that are only known to disassociative and introverted types. but at the same time, theres too much pathos and verve for mere self-pitying misanthropy. its a bit like how in a blues/soul song you can find solace for your broken heartedness and be uplifted by an expression of its universality — radiohead's more melancholic songs tap into a similar thing, only there's usually a more cerebral vibe. to my mind, theirs is the kind of art where part of the appeal lies in recognition that everything, down to the smallest detail of musicality, is usually that way because it was deliberately handcrafted as such. its delight in things being just so, the subtle juxtapositions and symmetries in the tapestry. if you notice it, it wasnt an accident. theres songs ive heard hundreds of times that i am still mining fresh 'aha' moments from. remember this post of yours? on the surface, a fairly plodding video of some old guys dyeing fabrics. but i would argue there's a deeper appreciation to be had, to which its languid editing and looooong moments of near silence are key, which depends on some kind of affinity with a Zen-like sensibility. is that wankery? i dont think so. but it can be read that way. much like snobs waxing lyrical about radiohead's oh so deep and complex music. as for your best hope of appreciating radiohead, my suggestion is, for the love of god, USE HEADPHONES. in the later albums, especially, there is so much going on spatially. and pay extra attention to set and setting. the band never clicked for me for years coming out of a TV on Rage. and avoid any kind of typical youtube experience. thats the equivalent of stuffing a fine dining meal onto a hotdog bun, covering it tomato sauce, and then washing it down with homebrand cordial as you run for an inner city bus. ppl: dont believe the hype! just really listen. conversely, maybe they suck.
  3. @~thehung

    Everything in it's right place.

    ha! ironic comma saying this album was ahead of its time is kind of passé. but its still true enough. definitely a shock to the system at the time. the 90s equivalent [oops! released in 2000 - Ed.] of Dylan going electric is maybe overstating it, but it took a while to grow on many, myself included. and maybe it will last forever. i find the stuff that grows on you the slowest tends to.
  4. @~thehung

    Smallest, most direction antenna

    ohhh righhhhht ... i think i see the cause of misunderstanding now. that car analogy OMG WTF! :P well i cant blame you since i never stated it all explicitly in one chunk. - the antennas are monopole omnis. - when i originally said "rotate the orientation of the two antennas while mapping the spectra of their summed signal for all compass directions" i was talking about rotating the array — ie. two antennas both affixed to a single rigid structure at around 1/2λ apart — so that a measurement is made at 'every' bearing represented by a straight line between antenna A and antenna B. so for example, ignoring coupling, if the transmitter was due north, you would expect near cancellation when the array is pointed at either 0° or 180°. yes?
  5. @~thehung

    Smallest, most direction antenna

    LOL nice one. so maybe you know little beyond generalities then? because youve had ample opportunity to add something pertinent. if you check the relevant section of the technical paper i quoted from there is actually a graph showing the amount of mutual impedance due to coupling as a function of antenna separation in fractions of a wavelength. yeah, somehow that hadnt escaped my attention, and has never been in dispute. just so we are clear, i was supposing that the distance between the rotated antennas would remain constant. IF it is your contention that no useful phase information (ie. ZERO) could possibly survive the presence of ANY amount of coupling (Z > 0), then why not educate me on how and why this is the case? shouldnt be too hard if you actually know what you are talking about and are actually interested in a civil discussion.
  6. @~thehung

    Smallest, most direction antenna

    perhaps i should have said "...incidence of incoming signal direction of arrival" instead. i wasnt talking about the orientation or type of transmitter. "Note that in general, the definition of the receiving mutual impedance implies that the receiving mutual impedance is dependent on the direction of the plane wave, which is used as the excitation source. But for omni-directional antennas such as dipole and monopole antennas, the receiving mutual impedance is independent of the azimuth angle of the excitation plane wave." https://studylib.net/doc/18215614/mutual-coupling-in-antenna-arrays still not convinced you grasp what i am proposing about the symmetry of the spectral information. do you have anything more elucidating to add than 'it will fuck your shit up'?
  7. @~thehung

    Smallest, most direction antenna

    maybe you missed my point. i understand well enough what it is in general terms. and after some reading i am under the impression that the mutual coupling effect on two receiving monopoles is independent of transmitter direction. it will surely play havoc on SNR regardless of what exactly it does to phase/magnitude, so there is that — but my point was there will still likely be symmetry either side of the bearing to the transmitter (pointing towards or away). if you expect otherwise for some specific reason, then do elaborate. i can see that accounting for the errors added to any two omnis rooted to the ground would result in calculating a useless range of maybes, but propose that when data from all orientations is mapped, a true bearing could be inferred.
  8. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    knew nothing of them, so watched a couple mins, switched tabs while it played, all the while thinking this Greta chick is a little too butch to find attractive but damn if she doesnt have an impressive androgenous power to her vocals HAHAHAHA really fricken good. the Plant flavour is super strong obviously, especially in the way its produced, but somehow his vocals dont feel like lame-assed mimicry either. theres flavours of other notables in there too, but most importantly, his sound is 'authentic' in its own right. cant say i have been yearning for a zeppelin-esque aesthetic for a long while, but if this song is representative of the band i will be looking to them if/when the mood hits, looooong before the likes of *spit* shitemother.
  9. @~thehung

    Smallest, most direction antenna

    yes it seems like that could be somewhere between significant and deal breaker as far as i can tell 'mutual coupling' is expressed as an impedance but its unclear to me how this effects magnitude/phase and hence adds ambiguity however - what i proposed above *might* diminish its relevance. suppose you can to rotate the orientation of the two antennas while mapping the spectra of their summed signal for all compass directions. even with a fairly FUBAR signal you should be able to identify some kind of pattern of symmetry either side of the points where total cancellation would (ideally) be expected. and drastically more precisely than you could vs merely watching a meter.
  10. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    shame about the post fight mayhem, but the beating McGregor was taking during the second round was good to see after the bus incident.
  11. @~thehung

    Beth vs Nathaniel.

    yes and no. making certain presumptions about what "artistry" is, and what 'adding to it' means... yes, in that any substance capable of altering states of consciousness can add to someone's artistry. as for heroin, people who are pain free and in a relaxed and pleasant mood will find it easier and be more inclined to use their creative imagination. its reasonable to guess that in a one-off experiment in which 1000 randoms were tasked with being 'artistic', a carefully calibrated dose of heroin given to one half would result in them as a group producing art of superior quality/quantity by some objective measure. but then its also reasonable to assume that if the experiment were extended over a year with the participants given free reign to determine their dosage, the initial results would be resoundingly overturned. compared to many other drugs, opiates are inferior in their ability to enhance creativity at any time, and superior in their ability to bring disaster over time. so, no.
  12. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    look, i know theres inherent difficulties in that it isnt really possible to project the colour black, however, for the potential revenue its totally worth finding a way to make this work!
  13. @~thehung

    i see dead people

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pt92rz4mxah0dil/ninjaisshakuhassun.mp3?dl=1 awesome!
  14. @~thehung

    And What Are You Listening To?

    ^that was great. makes reliving this for the umpteenth time obligatory. Vai vs Cooder. everything about this scene...cinematically...musically...PERFECT!
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