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    Physical fitness and healthcare
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    Accuphase e-530, Klipschorns modified with AK’s steep slope crossover, Dave Hover Eli-track midrange horn using JBL2482 drivers, JBL2404 tweeters

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  1. Bosco-d-gama

    Fact or Fake?

    Unless he can demonstrate how he saved anyone - outcomes are meaningless (to medicine) is my point. Without that knowledge we can’t repeat or predict similar outcomes. If we did know more clearly what worked we may be able to hone the drugs or the therapy approach and gain as much as possible. It sounds like they did attempt to study the stuff w/o adequate results.....and he did not like that.
  2. Bosco-d-gama

    Fact or Fake?

    Statistics demonstrate results, not testimonials. Real break through treatments consistently improve outcomes. This guy seems to want to dispute rather than prove. Do ALL or MOST of his own patients survive?
  3. Bosco-d-gama

    Fact or Fake?

    Research protocols require experimental designs able to be demonstrative of an outcome. The more a researcher can isolate ‘cause and effect’ the more valid the work and this will be shown in the statistics. Burzynski has failed on all accounts from what I read to validate his drugs or his applications of the drugs. None of his works passes peer review. He seems to be one of the oddballs, at best......... or a complete fraud at worst.
  4. Bosco-d-gama

    Fact or Fake?

    Historically we watched ‘approved’ drugs turn out to have very serious problems. The ‘process’ is set up to validate drugs and treatments and regimens. The cancer ‘process’ now has a fast track whereby more promising treatments can get to sicker pts faster. I have witnessed charlatans dupe desperate patients and their families. That is truly horrific. We see tons of miraculous claims in our holistic markets. Essentially if it sounds spectacular then it had better be spectacular - consistently. Think of the initial cure for tuberculosis. Does western medicine have all the answers - nope. But compared to a century ago we fair pretty nicely.
  5. Bosco-d-gama

    Fact or Fake?

    Too good to be true? If there was a panacea for any type of cancer it would be heralded and applied. And there have been some. Medicine has made great strides in cancer treatments and these are well documented. This does not mean that oncologists are all similarly competent. Unsure about this man personally. I do know there’s no silver bullet for cancer yet.
  6. Bosco-d-gama

    how to listen?

    Rather than attempt to invest/interest listeners in my ‘gear’ I prefer to just have guests over and say ‘nothing’ about the music. 90% of the time during their visit I get asked about the system regardless of what’s being played or how loud the volume. It just sounds good, I know and it is clearly evident. When I have directed listeners to enjoy my gear they tend to put on their ‘critical’ ears. Neighbor has a fairly costly rig featuring German Physiks omnidirectional speakers. Every time we’re there I have to ‘appreciate’ them or the world will wobble out of orbit. They are fine sounding but for what he’s got invested in stuff - they are simply unimpressive. They overwhelm the space. But I am polite. This neighbor knows what I own and I have yet to invite him for an audience. I already know his response. Simply put I enjoy what I have cobbled together and use the system for the simple entertainment of guests. When I wish to ‘flex’ the gear I do so personally. I will play music selections requested by others......... and nobody is allowed to putz with any of my stuff.
  7. Bosco-d-gama

    Ice Cream Flavor of the Week

    Umpqua - Java Thunder
  8. Bosco-d-gama

    how to listen?

    My, my, my.......... With a career steeped in research I do tend to look at subjects with an objective and critical eye. I find enjoyment in finding pathways to proofs. I do not believe anyone is telling anyone what’s best or right or wrong. We’re just acknowledging that the ability exists for quantifying these systems and yes behavioral responses. Industrial psyche stuff. Others may be skeptical but there’s a science to this and the main applications are in advertising. Look how successful BOSE is when it comes to steering the stereo market. Feel free to skip the analytics if you choose. Lots of diehard BOSE fans will testify to the wonders of sound reproduction with zero basis in facts/reality. We choose to split hairs to the nth degree...... and it is fun to boot.
  9. Bosco-d-gama

    how to listen?

    Agreed. Individuals always have the final word about their preferences. Agree as well that companies require studies like this to try to bring to market products that stand to succeed. Disagree regarding study bias. Research certainly can devise studies with meaningful results. Manufacturing anything is very costly so genuine market research is a paramount part of predictable business. Try and obtain business financing without product development research in your business plan. Without that data, those charts, the understanding of market segments, customer profiles, etc...... and your business will navigate on a wing and a prayer. Pragmatism has its rewards. As end users we often make choices based on performance graphs and other data. Others just accept advertising BS and end up with BOSE. Your preference is very real. But customers rarely have the occasion to preview all of the equipment in its endless configurations in person. Ultimately you decide to buy based on something and the more you know about the product the better informed will be your purchase. You can simply shoot craps or you can do the research........ so you’d better hope that somebody gives you valid research and that you know the difference between good and bad data/presentation.
  10. Bosco-d-gama

    how to listen?

    If you used each person as their own control then you could ascertain clearer results. Test the same person weekly for a month and compare them to themselves to assess decision continuity. Then study a group of people in the same fashion, using the same systems, environments and music and look for crowd preference patterns. The bigger the test group the greater the validity of the results (good or not-so-good). You have to assume that focus group studies similar to this is done by Klipsch and others. This ABX tool sounds ideal for this stuff.
  11. Bosco-d-gama

    Vaping and your optics....

    Sorry your thread got diverted. I’d think that the components would never have to deal with any more than 100% humidity at any given temperature unless someone is actually blowing exhaled vapors into them. Whether 100% humidity might impact optical sensors/cabling, etc - I do not know. Any members from our gulf coast would likely know. You may wish to concern yourself with the possible consequences of 2nd hand vapor breathing. Just as with smoking unintentional intake of atmospheric vapor can occur. I’d think that you might see vapor residue on furniture as well. And....... changing diapers on kids ain’t so bad. Now incontinence in the elderly - that’s quite another matter.😳
  12. Bosco-d-gama

    Vaping and your optics....

    I am very happy anytime anyone stops smoking. That said puhleeze do not light load vaping. Vaping is pretty much an unknown insofar as long term consequences. The vaping industry is not the least motivated by anyone’s health or well being. Their main goal is to become your nicotine provider - period. They want you addicted and they want your $$. They absolutely do target our youth. They want all existing users and they aim to harvest new generations of addicts. NO vapor seller or manufacturer will tell you that their products are harmless and most require their customers to sign liability waivers. The customers accept full responsibility for whatever occurs. Does that sound like a safe product and a sane decision? Physiologically lungs are not meant to intake anything except good old air, the cleaner the better. Our ‘guts’ are meant for the intake of food, drink, etc. Lungs react to abuse from any foreign substance. No smoke, no chemical vapors. Humidity, yes. Nothing, no nada else. This is pure fact and just plain common sense. Leave your lungs for their purpose of breathing, oxygen in, carbon dioxide out. Eat anything else you wish to put in your body. Vaping will soon be highly regulated and much more strictly controlled. The sooner the better. They’ve been a loose cannon on a crowded deck. Lastly IMHO nothing looks sillier than somebody smoking or vaping. Burning up $$ at the behest of some snake oil industry is the paramount of gullibility. Be happy you quit smoking but when you stop vaping your lungs will heal even faster. Already you’re pleased with how much better you feels ending smoking. Imagine how much better you’d feel after 10 years of quitting it all. Or, conversely, imagine how you could feel after 10 years of vaping and learning that it (plus your packyears of tobacco use) has turned you into a pulmonary cripple. Quit it ALL. That’s the smart decision.
  13. Bosco-d-gama

    $curious$

    Y’know it would be interesting to evenly divide the wealth of the country. Every person would be financially equal. Wonder how’d things would stack up after 2 generations? 🤪
  14. Bosco-d-gama

    $curious$

    It is an extremely dimensional topic. Not a matter of agreeing to disagree so much as agreeing that we cannot adequately cover aspects of it in these forums. So we sally forth and carry on, etc.
  15. Bosco-d-gama

    $curious$

    Zen...... you are sidestepping the discussion. It is a hypothetical that poses tough ethical/moral questions. Yeah, it can be framed in other ways too: who gets the parachute? You choose to vilify the ‘capitalistic’ insurance industry. What we have also seen elsewhere is that when our govt gets involved with an enterprise for some reason costs skyrocket. In this case the authors of the ACA essentially was the insurance industry so voila. The govt spends what we earn (and they can leverage) and has a habit of not being very thrifty. Back to the question. Who gets care when care is limited? Personally when I saw the costs of my care ($130,000 +) I was shocked and asked myself, are you worth this level of expenditure? And I am asking genuinely. It is called brain storming. Justify a choice logically. We need a system able to provide a sustainable level of care. Many countries have universal care usually with some necessary limits. Cuba’s care is exceptional....... but Cuba would never allow millions of migrants to flood that system. You seem to demand idyllic care for everyone, as in anyone from anywhere. Nice idea. How can that work?
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