Vinyl Is Not Better Than CDs

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“There are plenty of business-related grievances to be filed against the annual vinyl celebration, but it’s hard to argue with the spirit of a day encouraging people to explore and buy new music. Moreover, vinyl’s just more fun as a format than MP3s or CDs; there’s something viscerally satisfying about dropping the needle, and physically spinning the record back to rewind. And in a world where people feel all too welcome to hijack the playlist at parties they attend, it’s nice to have a harder-to-commandeer format on offer. Let’s not fool ourselves, though. Vinyl is great, but the idea that its sound quality is superior to that of uncompressed digital recordings is preposterous. They sound different, and that’s exactly the point.” w/ photos + videos

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Is Code The Most Important Language In The World?

“As technology becomes ever more pervasive, the people who actually create it have an increasingly influential impact on our lives. Their ability to code allows them to mold our interactions with computers, and define what services computers bring to us. In essence, coders have become the gatekeepers of how our culture uses technology. Because of this, many people now preach that everyone should learn how to code, saying that knowledge of programming languages is akin to reading & writing. But is it reasonable to assume that everyone will learn how to code? And what are the repercussions if we continue to have coding and non-coding classes?”

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Super Mario Ping Pong

“My roomate (Warren Strickler) and I (Kal Fadem) film every game of ping pong we play in our apartment. During one game we hit a series of shots that sounded like the beginning to theme song to the old Super Mario Brothers game. It was just too coincidental, so we checked the video, now you be the judge.” — Fadem12

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