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nspectre337 karma

Gives new meaning to "banging out a tune" ;)

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Name checks out.

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This is a taste of that world.

If he went into the military at 18 in 1945 that means he likely "caught the bug" sometime between the ages of 10 and 15. 1937 to '42. His was an analog, ingeniously mechanical, electromagnetic world of wires and resistors and diodes and capacitors.

A world at war. Radio was king and Television was barely on the cusp of its golden age, a novelty of the rich. If you didn't live in a big city, you may have never even seen a TV broadcast. Just movies and newsreels at the local theater.

He might have started exploring with tearing apart the telephone, tube record player and radio. He likely did the popular thing of building himself a Cat's Whisker crystal radio set. Ham radio would be a logical next step.

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One thing to keep in mind is even those old newsreels were foleyed by someone like RK. Bomb explosions, for example, weren't heard by the aircraft crew (over the very noisy camera aircraft) and they wouldn't have been synchronous with the visual bomb impact (light travels faster than sound). Also, a lot of battlefield cameras didn't record audio. Just black and white film. Sound effects were added later.

They did, however, likely have the advantage of first-hand experience with the real sounds they were mixing in from their tape libraries. So, the better sound engineers would be able to match up the proper library machine-gun sound to the type of weapon actually being fired on the film.

Inelegant engineers or Directors might mix up the wrong weapon sounds or mix in multiple aircraft engine noises to match the number of aircraft on-screen, even though in real life the cameraman would only have heard their own aircraft. Not the others.

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Simple. They don't develop the drug.

They bought the rights to market it in America from Knight Therapeutics Inc., who also didn't develop it (Knight Therapeutics Inc. being a specialty pharmaceutical company that acquires and licenses pharmaceutical products.)

Miltefosine (INN, trade names Impavido and Miltex) is a broad-spectrum phospholipid antimicrobial drug. Chemically, it is a derivative of lysophospatidylcholine. It was developed in the late 1980s as an experimental cancer treatment by German scientists Hansjörg Eibl and Clemens Unger.