COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 077 - jo

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Post by ColleenMc » August 17th, 2020, 12:55 pm

My mom said something similar about the piping plovers on the south Jersey beaches where she lives! I was curious enough to do a little research on the bitterns in the modern day. They are still pretty scarce and hard to spot, but after a bad drop in the 1990s, their numbers have rebounded. And the booming sounds is pretty cool, there are a couple of YouTube videos that show it.

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Post by soupy » August 17th, 2020, 3:11 pm

Thanks for the information on the Bitterns Colleen :D

PLOK :thumbs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjuNz16RfoA

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Post by soupy » August 20th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Sent Pm to michaelb71 about reloading his file.

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 20th, 2020, 5:42 pm

Thanks, Craig! :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 22nd, 2020, 2:56 pm

We've been having some splendid summer skies as of late, so this selection is a bit of self-education on my part.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf077_clouds_nationalweatherservice_sa_128kb.mp3
17:30


"Ten Types of Clouds"
an excerpt from "Clouds" by the National Weather Service.

The sections I read are:
How Clouds Form; The Four Core Types of Clouds (thru "Nimbo-form"); and Ten Basic Clouds.

The article mentions the man who, in 1803, invented the cloud-naming scheme we use to day:
Luke Howard (1772-1864)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Howard

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Post by soupy » August 22nd, 2020, 5:30 pm

Thanks Sue :thumbs:

Do you have a link to the text :D

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Post by soupy » August 23rd, 2020, 12:22 pm

Thanks for the class on clouds -

You just have to step oudside and look around and you begin an investigation.

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 23rd, 2020, 12:56 pm

Thanks for the PL, Craig! :) Believe it or not, I was rewarded this morning for "looking up" with a full rainbow arch across the sky.

The weather service website has a very nice interactive cloud chart, which identifies 27 different kinds of clouds: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/cloudchart#myModall1

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Post by soupy » August 23rd, 2020, 1:53 pm

I should go outside once in a while :D
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Post by Availle » August 24th, 2020, 5:48 am

This is an interesting one:

Treaty between Japan and Russia [with a reply of his excellency the Korean Minister for Foreign Affairs]
by ... unknown, I guess?

Appendix E from my latest solo, which I'm not going to read there because appendix. Starts at page 471 here:
https://archive.org/details/koreaherneighbor00bird_0/page/471/mode/1up

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf077_treatyjapanrussia_unknown_ava_128kb.mp3

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 24th, 2020, 9:10 am

Availle wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 5:48 am
This is an interesting one:

Treaty between Japan and Russia [with a reply of his excellency the Korean Minister for Foreign Affairs]
by ... unknown, I guess?

Appendix E from my latest solo, which I'm not going to read there because appendix. Starts at page 471 here:
https://archive.org/details/koreaherneighbor00bird_0/page/471/mode/1up

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf077_treatyjapanrussia_unknown_ava_128kb.mp3

7:44
Thanks for this, Availle! :) The take-a-way I get from Appendix E is that, in diplomacy as in life, when the big guys try to decide in private what the underdog's place at the table will be, the result is a failure:

"I beg to express my sincere thanks for your dispatch and the information it conveys [re the Russo-Japanese Convention concerning Korea]. I would observe, however, that as my Government has not joined in concluding these two Agreements, its freedom of action as an independent Power cannot be restricted by their provisions... "

Ye Wanyong (Korean Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mar. 9th, 2nd year of Kun-yang (1897)]"


Here is a Wikipedia article about the Yamagata-Lobanov Agreement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata%E2%80%93Lobanov_Agreement

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Post by JachinandBoaz » August 24th, 2020, 2:39 pm

Sue -

I just uploaded the following to this collection:

Title: Saba and Himyar: Chapter 1 of A Literary History of the Arabs
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/37985/37985-h/37985-h.htm#Page_1
Author: Reynold A. Nicholson (1868–1945)
Wikipedia Article on Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynold_A._Nicholson
Duration: 01:01:01
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf077_sabahimyar_nicholson_dwd_128kb.mp3

It's a history of Ancient Yemen--Queen of Sheba and whatnot. I've included the link to the author's Wikipedia article, since I don't think he's in the catalogue yet.

I had a technical question. I tried running this through checker, mainly to make sure that the volume was correct. Checker immediately errors out on me and tells me that it's failed because it's over 60 minutes. There's an additional comment, stating that some collections permit recordings of over an hour. (And I've seen that this collection often has recordings over an hour long.)...But checker didn't answer my original question, which was basically, other than the length of the recording, is the volume level fine. Is there a way to bypass the "over 60 minutes" error and still utilize checker's ability to parse the recording to ensure that the volume is correct?

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Post by soupy » August 24th, 2020, 3:06 pm

Good for Korea :clap:

Thanks Availle PLOk :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 24th, 2020, 5:11 pm

JachinandBoaz wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Sue -

I just uploaded the following to this collection:

Title: Saba and Himyar: Chapter 1 of A Literary History of the Arabs
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/37985/37985-h/37985-h.htm#Page_1
Author: Reynold A. Nicholson (1868–1945)
Wikipedia Article on Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynold_A._Nicholson
Duration: 01:01:01
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf077_sabahimyar_nicholson_dwd_128kb.mp3

It's a history of Ancient Yemen--Queen of Sheba and whatnot. I've included the link to the author's Wikipedia article, since I don't think he's in the catalogue yet.

I had a technical question. I tried running this through checker, mainly to make sure that the volume was correct. Checker immediately errors out on me and tells me that it's failed because it's over 60 minutes. There's an additional comment, stating that some collections permit recordings of over an hour. (And I've seen that this collection often has recordings over an hour long.)...But checker didn't answer my original question, which was basically, other than the length of the recording, is the volume level fine. Is there a way to bypass the "over 60 minutes" error and still utilize checker's ability to parse the recording to ensure that the volume is correct?

Daniel

Hi Daniel, Thanks for your contribution to Vol. 077! :D

As to your question about the Checker program: The 60 minutes is an arbitrary cut off point used by the program. For the Nonfiction Collection, recordings can be up to 74 minutes long. As to whether your volume is ok, I looked at the "Information" tab in Checker to see if your volume is ok, and it is. Your volume is 90.3, and "we [that is LibriVox] look for a volume of around 89dB," per the instructions for the one-minute test: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

Ooh... "around 89dB"...??? So, what are the exact parameters? I'm sure they exist, but I didn't find them during a quick dive into the Wiki. (Craig? Jo? help here).

As a matter of the historical record, when I joined LibriVox in 2008, there was neither a Wiki nor the Checker app, and we were instructed to look visually at the wave form in Audacity and keep the wave form between -0.5 and 0.5 To this day, that's the way I record -visually- and when I run my recordings through Checker the volume is ok.

Being a non-techie, if I were confronted with your dilemma and I wanted use Checker to check my volume, what I would do is make a test mp3 of a longish piece of my recording (just under 60 minutes), and run that mp3 through Checker. :wink:

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