November 19, 2019

Martin: Humor for holiday stress

By Melissa Martin nstead of a frazzled freak-out around the hectic holidays, what about trying laughter. Not hysterical ‘lose your mind’ chortling or ‘milk coming out of your nose’ snickering. But, belly-laughing glee with giggles and guffaws.  Funny A hilarious holiday tune—sing along with me. Grandma got run over by a reindeer/ Walking home from […]

MILLS: Education as liberation

By Oliver Mills Education is an active, positive process which expands our consciousness, and enhances our understanding. In this sense, it liberates us from the strictures and barriers that have been imposed on us by society. Liberation implies being unhindered in our movements, not having our thinking being checked in order to restrict our ideas, […]

Measure well, sound bad

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Folks are often stumped when a unit that sounds great doesn’t measure great. Perhaps the THD is high, or the noise levels higher than expected. We chalk the mismatch between measurements and sound quality up to the unknown. It is assumed by many in our industry that the one […]

The Publisher speaks: Holiday Monday – who knows which one?

By Joan Wilson GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME. We are having such a down pour right now (Tuesday) which we badly need. Yesterday (Holiday Monday), however was a beautiful and perfect day for the Gun Bay celebration. On my way up to Gun Bay I thought I’d be rained on according to what […]

Strangling meaning

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio One of my readers emailed me worried about Power Plant regenerators. I thought his concern, along with my answer, might be interesting. The concern is one we get a lot. “All power regenerators limit current. They can only provide a percentage of the total available current in the wall. […]

The Publisher speaks: Missing pair of glasses – you won’t guess where I found them.

By Joan Wilson Gardening is my favorite past time but I do not garden with my glasses on. Last Monday, 10th October, I found myself gardening with my glasses on. I immediately removed them and put them on the back bumper of my SUV. I finished my gardening and cleaning up my place and returned […]

The education challenge

By Oliver Mills Education is transformation. It is creative and innovative thinking which provides new perspectives, and different angles to issues or positions being contemplated. Education is also about being moral, fair and just in our dealings with others. It is an incremental unravelling of what is, to achieve what it could be. We tend […]

The death of CES

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio The Consumer Electronics Show has been on life support for years. With the recent announcement from USA Today that “CES has been named one of the 10 Best Auto Shows in the world,” I would have to say a proper funeral is all we’re missing. I’ve been attending the […]

The Editor speaks: Now the red poppy we wear is controversial

There is something very wrong in this world when a single red artificial poppy that has stood as a mark of respect for all those who have lost their lives fighting on behalf of their country, and to raise money for those whose lives have been affected by war, is now controversial. The arguments against […]

The myth of Golden Ears

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio We probably all know someone we consider to have golden ears. A person with hearing so acute they can pass judgment on recordings and stereo systems in microseconds. And they’re almost always correct. Yet, does the term apply only to people with anatomically perfect appendages? It doesn’t take a […]