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Wikipedia cites an article at TorrentFreak. While that doesn't sound like a very reliable source, the article seems to be well researched, and the reporter is Dutch and hence probably has access to sources that I don't. (I don't speak Dutch.) Wikipedia's article on TorrentFreak claims that it's widely used as a source of original news by the likes of CNN and ...


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Verdict: Unlikely. Theoretical Background The term "lossy" refers to loss of information - that is, the decompressed audio does not exactly match the uncompressed raw audio - and as a result, may contain artifacts not present in the original. However, this data loss does not translate into missing audio that needs to be "filled-in" - the ...


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A riot in the modern sense of a violent disturbance of the peace by the crowd, no. However, with that said, it is important to remember that the meaning of words do change with time. If we look at the aforementioned Oxford English Dictionary we note the following: 1.3 archaic Uncontrolled revelry; rowdy behavior. Going back to the 1913 edition we can ...


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According to As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin: (with my censoring) Like many self-taught musicians, he hit only the black keys, which were easier for his untrained hands to control. He called them "n****r keys," and the pianos he used, "n****r pianos," Both terms were standard Tin Pan Alley jargon. His use of these expressions, repugnant ...


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Yes, he did, prolifically. See for instance this article about a 2011 presentation by a Harvard Professor of Music, called Improvising Mozart. In Mozart's time, his reputation was based first on his skill in improvisation, second on his skill as a performing pianist, and only third on his compositions. Improvisation is still an important skill for ...


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Probably not Summary I couldn't find a reliable source that could explicitly verify or debunk the claim, but available evidence paints a picture of an OJ-loving Feynman. The clip is part of a documentary that doesn't mention Linus Pauling whatsoever. Available evidence shows that Feynman was respectful towards Pauling which doesn't fit the narrative that ...


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For one thing, "Amazing Grace" isn't an old Negro spiritual. Per Wikipedia, the words were written by a British sailor (involved in the slave trade) who later became a clergyman. He only wrote the words: they were set to a number of tunes, with the current one not used until about half a century after its composition. It in turn was likely derived from old ...


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This has happened several times, but I think more often than not it's a stunt. In 1963, "Barefoot" Larry Justice who had worked for about six months at WPGC in Washington DC, locked himself in his booth and repeatedly played the novelty track 'Prez Conference' by Len Weinreb. Listeners really did come to the station to offer support. The issue was a pay ...


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The original research that produced this was done in a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and the University of Oslo, and UoG details it here. While the Glasgow part is available here, the part we are interested in is available here, but is $30. From the summary, it looks like the comparison is between the cost to produce the plastic used in ...


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Yes, though the improvement is not direct, not large, and not just from classical music. Listening to any emotionally positive music has been shown to improve a subject's mood, which in turn has been shown to improve cognitive abilities. Furthermore, although positive effects on certain tasks have been observed, the effects appear to be quite small overall....


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"Sex and Candy" came out in 1997. Kurt Cobain died in 1994. You can probably work it out from there. The misconseption exists simply because people think they sound alike. Kurt Cobain died April 5, 1994 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Cobain Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground released November 4, 1997 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_and_Candy


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Billboard published an article summarizing the report on which this claim is based: China Rising & Downloads Falling: 5 Takeaways From the IFPI's Global Music Report. The reported total recorded music sales in 2016 was $15.7 billion. Of that, $563.6 million was from vinyl sales. That's 3.6% when rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent.


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Yes, the chicken is playing the correct notes, but it is being assisted with cues. Take a look at this video that was posted by the chicken's owner. It has a much better angle, and it can be seen that the appropriate key lights up before being pecked. There is still quite a bit of software that is being used to allow the song to be played, but it's ...


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The older 'standard' appears to be a French one at 435Hz. While, 432Hz was used by Verdi; also referred as 'Verdi Tuning', based on a power of 2 calibration for middle C. The ISO 16 standard finalized to 440Hz (among other variations; including 439Hz being a prime and hence not easily reproduced in the lab). So, I guess it is not quite like 432Hz was ...


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In an interview at songfacts Marcy Playground's John Wozniak says that Yeah, where did I get the “sex and candy” part from? Well, I was dating a girl and she was going to Bryn Mawr College and it’s where my dad teaches. And I was probably 17 or something like that and she was like 18. I always liked the older girls. (laughs) But we were in her dorm room, ...


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TL;DR: There is a lot of relevant research and the findings are complex. They neither strongly support nor deny the assertion that listening to certain music or watching certain music videos may contribute to violent behavior. === This book chapter from 2003 covers research on "violent music" as it relates to child and adolescent development. It covers a ...


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Per Dr. Diana Deutsch, perceptual and cognitive psychologist at University of California - San Diego, peer reviewed research is yet to be performed. "All of this can be put to experiment, rather than a matter of opinion. People could judge blind pieces in A440 versus A432." Per concluding remarks of Emmanuel Comte's Is 'A' 432 Hz a myth?, "432 Hz is a ...


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According to Voice Care Knowledge Among Clinicians and People With Healthy Voices or Dysphonia Journal of Voice Volume 21,January 2007, Pages 80–91: Chocolate as a solid caffeine may be detrimental to the voice Four references (6, 18, 25 and 36) are cited for supporting this statement. The effects of preventive vocal hygiene education on the vocal hygiene ...


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"Music is considered an ecologically valid auditory stimulus since many different brain centers can be activated through functional dissociation between the ventral and dorsal networks involved in event segmentation of music." Evidence is inconclusive to suggest using headphones to drown out office noise is detrimental since some studies show positive/...


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A quick look makes the list of artists seem quite genuine. Oktoberklub, Ernst Busch etc are original GDR artists. The one example you picked out here — "the people's policeman song" — is a GDR composition, obviously in this cover version format recorded by another band much later. But it is wacky music in the original. The original is a children's song ...


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Check this video: https://youtu.be/9Xw6Ll9F38E?t=227 Partial transcription: Dylan: You asshole. You hit her. That's the thing I was pissed off about. I wasn’t pissed off at—about the flick. Do you remember what you said to me when I played you those tapes? Lennon: No. What? Dylan: I'll say it later. I was just gonna say it. Lennon: Well say it now! Dylan: ...


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Kurt Cobain died in '94, and this song was written in '92 or '93. But there is NO WAY Kurt could have sang this song, because it didnt come out until it was released in 1997 first in February and then again in October. Sex and Candy is Marcy Playground. As someone else mentioned all the times that Nirvana is mentioned as who sang it, it is an error. I was 15 ...


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According to focus@will, the answer is that it depends on the music in question. f@w is a music service claiming to use neuroscience to sequence their music to enhance concentration: f@w has published a white paper[pdf] on their first experiment in 2013, showing a 12% increase in beta and theta frequencies at P3 and P4 when listening to f@w-designed music ...


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