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Samuel T Cogley

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  1. MQA is Vaporware

    I predict the result will be that MQA is awesomely awesome.
  2. MQA is Vaporware

    As we both know from Hoffman, "your system's not resolving enough" is the go-to retort to those claiming not to hear a difference that the audiophile elite swear by. Here, @GUTB has simplified this to, "your system sucks". Same sentiment.
  3. MQA is Vaporware

    Yes, but your day job is part of your "Atlanta's Atkinson" shtick. 1 2 One of my favorites. The Epic Fail that is your LH Labs crowdfunding "reporting". If someone paid for this bit of "expertise", they should be entitled to a full refund. 3 4 This post is over ten years old. You've been doing this "I have credibility because of my day job" bit for over a decade now. 5 saving the best for last your epic fail that is the downright fawning you did with LH Labs. Did you know there's still people who haven't gotten their gear from LH Labs that they ordered years ago? If anyone has brought your day job into your audiophile act it's you. If you attribute some of your audiophile "expertise" to your day job, then when that expertise is non existent (like with your LH Labs cheer-leading), I think it's perfectly reasonable to call your day job competency into question. Your day job and your "Atlanta's Atkinson" shtick are inseparable.
  4. MQA is Vaporware

    Ok. For clarity, I would phrase it, "the hash is a constant size, irrespective of input stream size".
  5. MQA is Vaporware

    I'm actually surprised Hoffman is letting Scoggins take such a beating over there. The fact that MQA apologists can find no quarter on audio forums is a hopeful sign.
  6. MQA is Vaporware

    This is not correct in my experience in using these hashes. For example, an SHA512 hash returns a 512 bit (64 byte) value regardless of the size of the input stream: host $> openssl sha512 01\ Cleveland\ Orchestra\ -\ Symphony\ No.\ 1\ in\ B\ flat\ major\ \(\'Spring\'\)\,\ Op.\ 38\;\ 1.\ Andante\ un\ poco\ maestoso\ -\ Allegro\ molto\ vivace.flac SHA512(01 Cleveland Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 in B flat major ('Spring'), Op. 38; 1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace.flac)= 5def2b4e3fc826a005b5bc5795b9e07b7f3007ef229bf5c354cdda4dcaad2593c70a519a13f36ca32f4432699a2f0a0a99e2abf844406f994b04c044f94056aa host $> ls -l 01\ Cleveland\ Orchestra\ -\ Symphony\ No.\ 1\ in\ B\ flat\ major\ \(\'Spring\'\)\,\ Op.\ 38\;\ 1.\ Andante\ un\ poco\ maestoso\ -\ Allegro\ molto\ vivace.flac -rwxrwxrwx 1 user group 53218211 Nov 16 18:31 01 Cleveland Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 in B flat major ('Spring'), Op. 38; 1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace.flac Note that the input file is 53MB, and the hash is 64 bytes. What you're describing sounds more like a One TIme Pad.
  7. MQA is Vaporware

    You won't get any technical information to back up that specious claim. Scoggins is here to parrot MQA marketing and drop names. Nothing more.
  8. MQA is Vaporware

    The whole point of Bitcoin is anonymity through encryption. I think @crenca's point is how does audio DSP require encryption?
  9. MQA is Vaporware

    In my experience over at Hoffman over the years, Scoggins has close to zero technical knowledge himself. He just parrots what he's told by manufacturers, and holds them in the highest regard as the ultimate experts. When he's challenged on one of his technical claims, he simply retreats to "that's what X told me, and he's more of an expert than you".
  10. MQA is Vaporware

    Scoggins has been trashing Monty Montgomery for years. I don't think those videos will sway his "beliefs" that have been spoon fed to him by manufacturers. I especially like the dropping of three names in one sentence: On Planet Scoggins, Monty Montgomery is a Flat Earther.
  11. MQA is Vaporware

    I appreciate what you're saying. And I see that you and I agree that Scoggins is an "industry representative". Using a public forum to brazenly promote your "brand" and disseminate vendor marketing propaganda is acceptable to some. I get it. But that doesn't make it ethical IMHO. Scoggins deserves to be called out on what he's doing here.
  12. MQA is Vaporware

    Scoggins is playing the people here who believe he might actually turn out something objective regarding MQA. Part Time Audiophile is clearly in the tank for MQA, and Scoggins' history of audiophile "journalism" demonstrates with crystal clarity how he values his relationships with vendors above all else. There's no way he's going to play nice in CA after trashing it on Hoffman and Facebook. His sycophants are expecting him to slay the "flat earthers" (as he calls those who question his assertions) and he knows he must show them he is worthy of their sycophancy. Scoggins is here to show audiophile vendors that he can put forth their marketing propaganda in the most hostile of environments, and that's exactly what he's doing here. I like your list of MQA talking points and I think it's fairly complete. Scoggins used "he's against MQA because he's not getting paid" to dismiss Brian Lucey's valid concerns, of course without actually acknowledging any of the issues.
  13. MQA is Vaporware

    Do MQA threads hover around the top of the general section of the forum? Yes. Has discussion of MQA "taken over" CA? Hardly. You're not only reading the threads you seem to abhor, you're posting in them. The majority of threads in the CA forum are not about MQA. Just because the MQA threads are getting lots of action doesn't mean the other threads or forum sections have fallen silent. I think @crenca's advice is spot on. Avoid the MQA threads (this forum has a thread ignore feature) and you'll be happier.
  14. MQA is Vaporware

    Don't feel too sorry for Mr. Scoggins. He has an agenda here as he's telling the Hoffmanites:
  15. MQA is Vaporware

    I was going to go with Shunyata polo shirt Audiophile "journalism" hath its privileges, after all.