Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!


Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
From: Shane Turner (shane.turner@sympatico.ca)
Date: Sun Jul 31 2005 - 06:45:20 EDT


I believe it to be worth pointing out that, "This is a presentation of
Earth's natural radio emissions that occur ...specifically, at AUDIO
frequencies between approximately 100 to 10,000 cycles-per second (0.1 - 10
kHz)." In other words--Antenna picks up frequencies. Signal amplified.
That's it. This is hardly an abstract process taken place in a lab, and was
recorded on location straight to a digital tape recorder.

Every time you listen to the FM radio or play a cassette tape (demod the
signal, etc) or a CD player (digital->audio conversion) there are probably
more steps involved in converting the original data/source than what is
going on here.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Nowak" <john@johnnowak.com>
To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!

>
> On Jul 30, 2005, at 8:03 PM, electroacoustics@canada.com wrote:
>
>> Yes right. 'Hear' is the important word. No one is
>> hearing anything of whatever the original data might
>> have been before it got converted, so stop it with the
>> 'its from Saturn' crap. Its from a lab on earth, and
>> its a sham, and a bad one at that, and the 'cool' and
>> 'beautiful' people who apparently have only three
>> adjectives in their vocabulary (between them) are
>> duping others into thinking this space junk is actually
>> worth a listen. Its data. Garbled, distorted, data. If
>> you think its worth something, then try contemplating a
>> glass of water until the bio-matter inside makes it
>> undrinkable.
>
> While I think some relaxing chai may be in order for you, I do in essence
> agree with your general evaluation. What you're hearing isn't sound
> produced by some fantastical space body. It is some radiation that has
> been modified in very drastic ways (relatively speaking) in order to make
> a "something" audible. Scientists routinely put out such nonsense: "Here
> is what DNA sounds like! Amazing!" No no no... please stop...
>
> - John
>



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