Depression has lifted with magnesium supplements. I perceive what I would call reality differently on and off the supplements. This is very strange, yet it is pleasant when I take them religiously. What should I make of this? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver
on Feb 20, 2014 -
Could someone explain to me what's happening in the guitar solo in "You Wear It Well" by DeBarge? [more inside]
posted by germdisco
on May 24, 2011 -
I remember once seeing a diagram of the human body where all of the parts are sized based on the amount of nerves in them (it was distorted, like maps that enlarge or shrink areas so that they're representational of population size rather than area). The lips and hands were both really big. My google-fu is failing me-- does anyone know where I could find it?
posted by NoraReed
on Oct 31, 2010 -
TurntableFilter: Distortion within 'table itself requires diagnosis and repair. Troubleshooting ideas and/or audio technician recommendations near Boston, MA much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson
on Aug 17, 2010 -
People have/make distortion pedals for sound. Do people also make distortion pedals for video? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jun 3, 2010 -
Distorted info, implying I'm being dishonest, put online accidentally by totally well-meaning people. Where are the lines in terms of asking for corrections, and if I do what is the etiquette? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 2, 2009 -
I listen to an MP3 and it sounds just fine. I listen to the exact same MP3 another time on the same system and it sounds all distorted. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Dec 19, 2008 -
Searching for the name of an old guitar distortion/overdrive pedal.
* distortion or overdrive
* had a feature that allowed holding for "sustain"
* used by my old hippy guitar teacher in 1992
* I was told it was difficult to find in 1992
I liked this pedal because I could hold my foot on the pedal and it would feedback. You would press once to turn it on, hold to get sustain, press to turn off. Not sure if it was custom or what.
I was too young at the time to note the brand.
posted by metajc
on Oct 19, 2008 -
What is wrong with my nauseating (but clear) glasses which do not preserve shape throughout the field of vision? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser
on Aug 10, 2008 -
I just got a new digital camera, and I've noticed that there seems to be some horizontal distortion. [more inside]
posted by Evangeline
on Sep 10, 2007 -
The sound on my OS X G4 laptop has suddenly become very loud and distorted. Help me make it stop. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Live Concert footage recorded w/Casio exilim 7.2 meg. Audio is on a scale(1-10) 7-8 distorted. I can extract from source. I have roxio 8 and demo of sony-vegas. Is it possible to reduce distortion at least enough to be decent. 3-4 (or better ) on the same scale? Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Will trade for said footage. The band is Mutemath, and Vedera.
posted by proph8
on Jun 28, 2006 -
After moving apartments, my Sony CRT HDTV has some color distortion along the right side of the screen. I'm guessing the TV took a bad bump somewhere along the way. Anyone else have this problem and found a solution? [more inside]
posted by parttimesaint
on Mar 9, 2006 -
The edges of my monitor are distorted. I can't seem to find the right adjustment to the settings. Can anyone help me fix this annoying problem? [more inside]
posted by eatcherry
on May 19, 2005 -
For the musicians out there (guitar)....what exactly is reverb? Distortion? Dissonance? Delay? And what are some marquee songs where I can hear them distinctly?
posted by Mach3avelli
on Apr 10, 2005 -
I often walk past artists painting/airbrushing photorealistic billboards on the sides of buildings. Talent aside, how do they do this? I would imagine that an original image would be projected onto the building, and then traced, but how do they avoid image distortion if the environment doesn't allow for a perfect straight-on projection? Do they project an already-distorted original onto the wall?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Feb 14, 2005 -
My bathroom has mirrored walls instead of tiles. When I look at myself in one wall/mirror, I seem slightly shorter and wider than I seem in the other mirror, creating the illusion of a 5 lb difference in my appearance. Is there a way to figure out which mirror (if either) is accurate?
posted by xo
on Feb 11, 2005 -
PC Sound Filter: Can anyone explain why the sound on my pc becomes distorted / scratchy when the DVD Drive or the CD Drive is in use? Its starting to drive me nuts. (specs inside) Thanks. [more inside]
posted by kev23f
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Word to PDF Distortion Filter
I'm distilling a bunch of Word Files which contain tables, over which I am superimposing "semi-transparent" light gray text boxes. When these pages are distilled, the resulting .PDF displays the gray text boxes as "varigated," i.e., having bands of light and dark gray.
Does any kind stranger know if there is some setting I can adjust to make this go away? Thanks!
posted by ParisParamus
on Oct 16, 2004 -
Pizza induced visual field distortion : When I chew - as on a piece of pizza (or whatever) and stare at a computer screen, especially from it distance, I perceive a "ripple" (or a "flicker") on the screen which is congruent with my chewing action. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by troutfishing
on Apr 10, 2004 -
I have a Stanton Str8-20 Turntable coupled with a Yamaha CR-640 (1980 vintage) Amplifier. Playing orchestrated music, the loudest sounds of the vinyl will distort. I had to 'tune' the turntable before using it, and this was my first time. I googled but nothing helped. Can anyone give me advice regarding the distortion, which is probably relevant to the fine tuning of the turntable? [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze
on Dec 25, 2003 -