1. BAS Speaker V40N2 has been
published. It features our visit to Brandeis's Memory and Cognition
Laboratory by John S. Allen. Also, On listening to FM Broadcasts
by Brian Geyer.
And The Answer, My Friend, is Blowing in
the Port by Peter V.K. Brown.
2. In the TV series The
Fringe, investigators solve cases with the paranormal,
with gore. It is well produced and entertaining as long as you
don't take it seriously. The science in each episode starts
with a kernel of truth and quickly becomes nonsense. The audio
has some problems. The voices have a claustrophobic sound with
no ambience, perhaps because of body mikes, and every time the
dialogue rises above conversational level the compressors kick
in. Shouting is no louder than ordinary speaking. This was probably
a decision made at the beginning of the series to speed production
since then they wouldnt have to worry about level everything
is the same. The Dr. Who series is notorious for this and even
some major motion pictures--Water World for example.
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