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One guy says that the Peavey 5150 and the Peavey 6505 sound different.

However, according to the designer of the two amps, James Brown, the circuits of the two amps are exactly the same. And, in a blind test that eliminates all variables, except for the two amp heads in question, most people can't pick out the difference.

So why are Peavey 5150 originals selling for an extremely upcharged price? Because of Eddie Van Halen. When he passed, people thought that the Peavey 5150 would become rare, and Eddie's passing gave them an opportunity to sell what was originally a great sounding, affordable tube amp around $1000, for extremely upcharged prices.

Well, one, the 5150 is the most used amp on metal records right alongside the Marshall JCM-800, so rarity isn't a thing with these amps, and even if the numbers on the front don't say "5150" you can buy the 6505, which is the same damn amp, according to the designer.

I should also note that most people place more value on the amp head than they do the speakers, which is silly, since it's the speakers that are actually creating the sound you're hearing.

The reason this bothers me, is because he's encouraging someone to buy an extremely overpriced amp that's the same as the 6505, which is much more affordable these days. Suggesting someone to buy a more expensive amp, when a lower priced one does the exact same thing isn't good advice. It's just spending money to spend money.
 
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Because AI needs to be stopped, it has no reason to exist
It's useful in some cases, but the recent and rapid development of ai is starting to creep me out a bit. I'd always thought ai could never be that intelligent, but Ive been seeing some lately, some that are usable by the general public even, that are getting way too intelligent for my liking lmao. In the past I've ruled out a lot as impossible, but with the insane development of tech in general since the 80s/90s, I'm beginning to think a lot more is possible than before, like, if sentient ai were to pop up now I wouldn't even be that surprised, and I don't know whether to like or hate that
in fact "sentient" ai probably exists already but I mean like, hypersentient humanlike ai idk
 
This isn't something I really gave much thought to until today when I was out taking pictures, but I think we underestimate how much artificial intelligence is already active in art. I mean I prefer having my lenses set to manual focus because I don't trust the auto focus to focus on what I'm intending to, but even something as simple as the auto focus is some form of AI, in that it is programmed to focus on objects. And just like other forms of AI, the auto focus technology has improved a lot, it's certainly a lot more reliable and faster for practical use. But that doesn't mean photographers who utilize auto focus are less responsible for their photographs than those who don't. Hell, leaving any setting on auto is letting the camera decide for you. I usually let it determine my ISO for me and usually it does a good job; very few times have I had to adjust the ISO manually afterward because I didn't like what the camera decided for my shot.

Similarly, digital artists who utilize bitmap tracing/live tracing are allowing AI to interpret the scan of their pencil drawing and converting it into lineart. And again, this technology has improved drastically over time. Usually this involves fine tuning what the AI has interpreted afterward, but there are a lot of stuff like that in the creation process now that aren't particularly controversial.

But I guess the difference here is that the artist is still the one in control, or the one creating.
 
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A little more than that, maybe.
Decided to do a bit of internet research and this article just says about 6,000:
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But this timeline leads me to believe that it hasn't even been 6,000 years, more like 5,997:
 

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there are theologians who seek to find a biblical interpretation that is both faithful to the scripture and doesn't contradict academic consensus.

I don't know a lot about theology, but this site seems to have some resources https://answersingenesis.org/creationism/old-earth/

i post this only because i think it might be interesting to both the religious and non-religious folk here. Not seeking to disagree with anyone on anything.

hope u all have a wonderful day
 

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there are theologians who seek to find a biblical interpretation that is both faithful to the scripture and doesn't contradict academic consensus.

I don't know a lot about theology, but this site seems to have some resources https://answersingenesis.org/creationism/old-earth/

i post this only because i think it might be interesting to both the religious and non-religious folk here. Not seeking to disagree with anyone on anything.

hope u all have a wonderful day
Duude, Answers in Genesis is the best
 

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Ah yes the good old days without "artificial intelligence" (in quotes because learning algorithms aren't the same as a sentient one). Bless the days where most people had to work themselves to death in cramped factories while underage screwing parts.

Who needs algorithms consistently improving our quality of life doing calculations on what's the most comfortable, healthy, or efficient way to create a products, medicines, or safety measures.

Yes, who cares if the first computers were create to crack codes to prevent many deaths in wars? Times were better when we didn't have automated anti-missile defenses to keep us safe from wars able to erase entire continents.

Decided to do a bit of internet research and this article just says about 6,000:
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But this timeline leads me to believe that it hasn't even been 6,000 years, more like 5,997:
I'll never understand the fetishization of religion of using pseudo-science in attempts to validate their theories. If it's a matter of faith just say it's a matter of faith instead of trying to find something to call evidence.

Even people of faith in a high religious hierarchy make sure to often voice that the Old Testament book, specially the Genesis, are parables and metaphors; so I really don't understand why some people still take it so literally.

And Newton's capabilities as a physicist does not mean he's a competent archeologist or historian. Just because a person is a genius in some areas it doesn't mean they were such a prodigy in every science. Newton was amazing at describing how nature phenomenas worked, not at dating stuff.

Do you truly believe all archeologists and historians around the world, that deal with evidence of ancient times on a daily basis, with physical fossils and objects, are lying? All linguists? All biologists? Every single machine that is able to make carbon measurements?
 
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Bless the days where most people had to work themselves to death in cramped factories while underage screwing parts.
There was a time period between the factories and the advent of ai, it's called the 1900's, and not to mention the 1000's of years that the most advanced technology was a wagon
Who needs algorithms consistently improving our quality of life doing calculations on what's the most comfortable, healthy, or efficient way to create a products, medicines, or safety measures.
Healthy is the only really valid one there, and people have brains, they can figure it out
Times were better when we didn't have automated anti-missile defenses to keep us safe from wars able to erase entire continents.
Yeah because we didn't have the missles then either
Do you truly believe all archeologists and historians around the world, that deal with evidence of ancient times on a daily basis, with physical fossils and objects, are lying? All linguists? All biologists? Every single machine that is able to make carbon measurements?
Not lying, but misinformed. The site that Ragnarokio linked is part of a great organization that really lays out how science backs up the Biblical accounts, but it's been a while since I've studied their stuff so I can't pull anything off the top of my head atm.
 

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