69 posts • joined 4 Jul 2009
Re: Not Engineering
Anyone with ears in a high quality playback environment can tell the difference.
Even at home listening to NS10m's I can tell the difference between a Cubase track made at 16bit/44.1 and a track made at 24bit/96Kh. You would have to be deaf not to hear the significant quality and dynamic range differences.
Re Flacs - the source format is all important - a Flac made from a CD is not high quality as the loss was already present on the 16bit/44.1 source.
As the article says - you have to go back to the 24 track tapes and remaster.
The more "belief" someone has the more dangerous they are.
Re: It's already here (and has been for years)
Reminds me of a line from, I think, a John Brunner book.
"It's supposed to be automatic but actually I have to push this button".
Re: Think out of the box
Last time I needed to separate a CPU from its heat sink I needed a hammer and chisel so thanks for the Arctic Silver cleaner tip.
Awful TV ads
Who are their truly awful TV ads aimed at?
The answer I arrive at is enough to make me lose my appetite.
Pliers are such a legacy tool. While I will accept they can be useful to remove nails (sometimes) I cannot remember the last time I used mine (pliers).
Pliers never open enough to grip the thing you need to grip. They slip when you can grip something resulting in pain and profanity.
I much prefer my collection of mole grips and forceps.
What do you use your pliers for?
It seems to me to be a good idea to get "cyber security" taught in schools
It seems to me to be a good idea to get "cyber security" taught in schools.
There are many smart 11-14 year olds with whom this may spark a real interest.
I do wonder how many will feel the pull of the dark side?
@ Northern Coder - beat me to it. Grr.
Not at all - the specs need to match the task.
It's simply stupid not to give anyone the right tools.
So glad I work only from home.
Thank you but I already have a mother.
a maximum draft of 31 metres
Not many commercial or leisure harbours can take a vessel with a draft of 31m's.
You would have trouble even approaching any land in the UK or northern France.
On the plus side that nice pointy keel might ground nicely when tides go out.
Re: cannot get rid of it
It is easy to remove Sky/One Drive form a win8.1 PC - a simple reg edit and you are done.
Some really good points
Some really good points raised in this thread and no extremist comments either.
I really like Win8.1 on my Asus T100.
Not really - I can remember all the ones I need to (probably about 20) and I bet most other regular Photoshopers' can too.
Will no one think of the Krone Block?
Microsoft really got serious on standards in IE8
"it came before Microsoft really got serious on standards in IE8"
This is a joke right?
Re: Future historians and Windows era...
You'll never make it to tomorrow.
Shame - Win8 needs a good virtual memory stress testing tool
Firefox - can't wait - Win8 needs a good virtual memory stress testing tool .
Actually I quite like Win8 - its quite good and very fast on a small touch screen like my new Asus T100.
I quite like IE11 too and, as a web-dev, I'm one of those whose should know better but I'm not seeing any of the issues we got with IE9 + 10.
Re: Who cares what a PC box looks like?
I stand corrected.
Who cares what a PC box looks like?
Who cares what a PC box looks like? Most work stations will end up under a desk at which point a rectangular form factor is more useful as you can put things on top of it.
I wonder if one can make toast on it?
Re: Yes, digital is always better than analogue
Not sure where the analogue vs digital point comes in here but, after the signal leaves the speakers all audio is analogue - as are our ears !
Re: Excellent Article
Excellent Article - An great project to gain knowledge, have fun and annoy iPhone users
Re: Win 8.1
My Miss 14-25 (dependent on mood / outcome required) liked Win8 so much she is now asking for a windows phone to replace her greengrocers phone.
The back of the moon
Re File Sync
Thanks for this suggestion. Looks like it may be simple enough for clients to use.
Acronis True Image ?
Acronis True Image . .
A disincentive if ever I heard one.
Re: "Ann Frank's drum kit"
Fair enough - I did not know the details, only the story. I simply meant that it was in bad taste (to me).
Death by violence and death by the impossibility of getting treatment is still death.
From your posts on this page you do seem quite aggressive and judgmental - perhaps therapy would help?
Re: "Ann Frank's drum kit"
How is that funny? A young person spent years living in fear and was then murdered.
Re: Anyone else remember
Yes - Even on 2" 24 track tape - which was always stared tails out so that the print through would be from behind the content rather than precluding it. The more you saturated the tape the bigger the problem.
Life was simpler when it was analogue.
Re: Tor prevents anyone from learning your location
Re: "but if they don't have a British IP address, then the BBC doesn't want their sort anywhere near their servers."
I think you will find that this is more about the existing non UK licensing for these programes than any racist motive.
What They Know . .
"They" don't care about data that is held outside the country as this would have to be accessible via "the net" and they can already read / see all this. They can know what it all is.
They could not know what was on a standalone machine hence the overreaction?
Also - I suspect that while backups of the destroyed data do exist it would be crazy to back this up to corporate systems.
Newspaper of choice
Well - if that's not trolling I don't know what is.
"Don't even bother to download a movie which is RAR'd up. You can't extract it until it's downloaded . ."
Um - Yes you can. You can see if the first part unpacks and you can often play the first part of a movie from a few rar parts.
Re: Oh Thank god or other convenient deity
BTW: Would that be a BOFH type Zapp - perhaps a focused EM pulse?
Oh Thank god or other convenient deity
All Hail Drewc
2000 - 3000 developers ?
Does it really take 2000 - 3000 developers to deliver a phone OS?
I realise that some of these are working on hardware etc but even so it seem a lot.
How many at Mozilla working on this too?
Gamma rays are pretty destructive to fleshy things.
I would much rather be a able to emit an EMP pulse. Then I can start working on the names on my list.
The first Neural Net ?
Clever - can be interpreted in multiple ways
"Apparently no fewer than five students (three of them female) were able to successfully make the chopper do what they wanted it to."
Clever - can be interpreted in multiple ways but probably the intention was to "get them at it" in these forums.
Nothing can stop a Hekaton transaction
Resistance Is Futile!
Umm Symantec? On something fast - (the irony).
Re: and motogp
I know but at least BT getting MotoGP means we never have to listen to the AWFUL BBC commentary team (who seem unable to even construct a proper sentence). The problem is the new ones will probably be just as bad
Actually the new player on MotuGP looks great - you can mix out the commentary and just hear the bikes.
Re: What do people do on these OS's?
You make some valid points.
What do people do on these OS's?
As along time and mostly happy windows user I read these Linux articles with interest. Not wanting to start a war but genuinely curious.
What do people do on these OS's?
You cannot run any industry standard software such as Photoshop. No decent music editing software. No real video editing software. Cannot run VS. The "office" equivalents are all flaky
I suppose that if you are a doing science or engineering with custom applications it makes some sense but otherwise ?
I understand that many of these varieties are free but is this "cost" not offset by all the hassle?
Why go through all the fuss one reads about getting basic stuff like audio and wifi working? In one post here someone said " I managed to burn a DVD".
As I said I really don't get it.
Re: 10 years is not enough!
Beat me to it
10 years is not enough!
Maybe the Iraqis could extradite him after (hopefully) a full ten years to prosecute him for some of the useless deaths.
Early Knife Missile ?
So this is how the Cultures knife missiles got started?
The Met Office . .
have opened up their data with some very useful API's. A similar situation perhaps.
Re: whinge! Whinge! Whinge! Whinge!
What's a telephone directory ?
I gave you an Up-vote but this does not mean I agree with the greengrocer data practices.
Re: If FIfa think they have problems
When I was a boy (jumpers for goal posts mmm) we used shouting and fisticuffs as out technical solution