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  1. Feb 2019
    1. noise

      What is Locke's notion of "noise"? He seems to be using it with a negative connotation, where noise is meaningless and incomprehensible, a clamor of sound and incongruencies that prevent understanding.

      But noise does not necessarily have to be meaningless or incomprehensible--it just takes the right way of listening to make sense of it (Cf. Ratcliffe's Rhetorical Listening).

    2. Without this, men fill one another's heads with noise and sounds;

      Alluding to the Transactional Model of Communication, noise can external (e.g. words, sounds) or internal (e.g. anxiety, distraction). Noise is a barrier to clear communication, which in this sense, inhibits the progression of knowledge.

  2. Oct 2018
    1. If the SM58 noise floor is calculated at room temperature, the voltage output is 0.00000032 volts.

      This is equal to -130 dBV. The SM58 Vocal Microphone Specification Sheet says:

      Sensitivity (at 1,000 Hz Open Circuit Voltage) –54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV)

      At this sensitivity, the self-noise would be 94 - (-54.5 - -130) = 19 dB SPL, which is pretty typical and certainly not "lower than can be typically measured".

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  8. Mar 2015
    1. filled with the uproar of men and horses

      noise and confusion of death

    2. loud cries

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    3. amid the whirling eddies

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    4. the banks rang again

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    5. The waters resounded

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    6. a great uproar

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander