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Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

Betacam

Re: Not Engineering

Not Correct

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.

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Internet is a TOOL OF SATAN that destroys belief, study claims

Betacam

Be Afraid

The more "belief" someone has the more dangerous they are.

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Where the HELL is my ROBOT BUTLER?

Betacam

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".

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

Betacam

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.

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Takeaway order spewer Just Eat plans to raise £100 MEEELLION in IPO

Betacam

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.

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Actually, there is an Arapaho word for 'pliers'

Betacam

Heresy ?

Heresy ?

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?

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UK.gov to train up 11-year-old cyberwarriors

Betacam

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.

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My work-from-home setup's better than the office. It's GLORIOUS

Betacam

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.

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Microsoft to push out penultimate XP patch on March Patch Tuesday

Betacam

Thank you but I already have a mother.

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Frenchman eyes ocean domination with floating, mobile Bond villain lair

Betacam

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.

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SkyDrive is dead! All hail Microsoft OneDrive! Happy now, Uncle Rupe?

Betacam

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.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-rid-of-skydrive-in-windows-8-1-explorer-1447031829

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

Betacam

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.

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How many keys can one keyboard have? Do I hear 200? 300? More?

Betacam

Not really - I can remember all the ones I need to (probably about 20) and I bet most other regular Photoshopers' can too.

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El Reg BuzzFelch: 10 Electrical Connectors You CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!

Betacam

Will no one think of the Krone Block?

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Ditch IE7 and we'll give you a FREE COMPUTER, says incautious US firm

Betacam

Microsoft really got serious on standards in IE8

"it came before Microsoft really got serious on standards in IE8"

This is a joke right?

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Slovenian jailed for creating code behind 12 MILLION strong 'Mariposa' botnet army

Betacam

Re: Future historians and Windows era...

You'll never make it to tomorrow.

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If you're still waiting for Firefox on Windows 8, don't hold your breath

Betacam

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.

(not trolling)

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

Betacam

Re: Who cares what a PC box looks like?

I stand corrected.

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Betacam

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?

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DON'T PANIC: No FM Death Date next month, minister confirms

Betacam

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 !

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Build your OWN Apple iBeacon with a Raspberry Pi

Betacam

Re: Excellent Article

Doh!

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Betacam

Excellent Article

Excellent Article - An great project to gain knowledge, have fun and annoy iPhone users

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

Betacam

Re: Win 8.1

Exactly that

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.

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Astroboffins solve birth of the Man in the Moon face

Betacam

The back of the moon

http://www.space.com/11186-photo-side-moon-nasa-lunar-orbiter.html

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Backup software for HDD and Cloud

Betacam

Re File Sync

Thanks for this suggestion. Looks like it may be simple enough for clients to use.

Thanks

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WD unveils new MyBook line: External drives now bigger... and CHEAP

Betacam

Acronis True Image ?

Acronis True Image . .

A disincentive if ever I heard one.

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Nokia Lumia 1020: It's an imaging BEAST... and it makes calls too

Betacam

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?

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Betacam

Re: "Ann Frank's drum kit"

How is that funny? A young person spent years living in fear and was then murdered.

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Happy 50th birthday, Compact Cassette: How it struck a chord for millions

Betacam

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.

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Tor usage up by more than 100% in August

Betacam

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.

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'Symbolic' Grauniad drive-smash was not just a storage fail

Betacam

What They Know . .

What If:

"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.

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Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data

Betacam

Newspaper of choice

Well - if that's not trolling I don't know what is.

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Think you're streaming Superman? Think again, punk

Betacam

Re: just....

"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.

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Making the case for upgrading from Server 2003

Betacam

Re: Oh Thank god or other convenient deity

BTW: Would that be a BOFH type Zapp - perhaps a focused EM pulse?

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Betacam

Oh Thank god or other convenient deity

All Hail Drewc

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Foxconn recruiting 3,000-strong army to work on Firefox OS

Betacam

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?

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Scientists investigate 'dark lightning' threat to aircraft passengers

Betacam

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.

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Wanna be a ROBOT OVERLORD? Boffins pave way with mind-controlled cursor

Betacam

Neural Net?

The first Neural Net ?

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MIND CONTROL HAT makes CHOPPER do what BRAIN says

Betacam

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.

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Microsoft SQL Server 14 man: 'Nothing stops a Hekaton transaction'

Betacam

Nothing can stop a Hekaton transaction

Resistance Is Futile!

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EMC inks deal to take Brit F1 racer Lotus to the clouds

Betacam

Umm Symantec?

Umm Symantec? On something fast - (the irony).

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Setanta, ESPN couldn't make UK footie TV work. How will BT Sport?

Betacam

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.

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Good news: Debian 7 is rock solid. Bad news: It's called Wheezy

Betacam

Re: What do people do on these OS's?

Thanks Matt

You make some valid points.

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Betacam

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.

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Fraudster gets ten years after selling fake 'ionic charge' bomb detectors

Betacam

Re: 10 years is not enough!

Davehhhhh

Beat me to it

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Betacam
Devil

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.

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DARPA looks for a guided bullet with DEAD reckoning navigation

Betacam

Early Knife Missile ?

So this is how the Cultures knife missiles got started?

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How to save UK's open data: Meet the 'Fair Value Licence'

Betacam

The Met Office . .

have opened up their data with some very useful API's. A similar situation perhaps.

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Who's a Siri boy, then? Apple hoards your voices for TWO years

Betacam

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.

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Provider of FIFA goal line tech chosen, tracks ball in space and time

Betacam

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

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