90 posts • joined 20 Jan 2011
Um, not exactly...Apple's proprietary, and, until recently, closed-source codec is lossless - Apple Lossless Audio Codec or ALAC for short, or even better - ALE (Apple Lossless Encoder).
You must be confusing that with the codec sharing the same .m4a extension (and the same container) which is Advanced Audio Coding, the successor to mp3, not developed by Apple at all, but a consortium including Sony, Dolby and Nokia along with Bell Labs and the Fraunhofer institute. Though to be fair to your comment that is the default codec on pretty much every Apple device out there.
Re: Fancy that, Luddites alive and well in London
There's an app for that, Hailo.
Re: Somebody told me
Trevor - an informative post ruined by a rather unclever attempt at comedic hyperbole - to whit: "For the real nutjobs looking to engage in chemical lobotomy ...however is roughly as stupid as drinking 190 proof Everclear straight from the bottle." and a completely false statement: "The leaves of the marijuana plant are generally only used by enthusiasts who need "filler" to mix in with the buds that they smoke. There is no value (and a lot of downsides) to smoking what is essentially hemp fibres. (Just pick up a rug and smoke it. That's basically what smoking a marijuana leaf would net you.)". The source of hemp fibre are the fibrous (oh there's hint in there!) stems and not the leaves. While the leaves do not contain nearly as much THC as the female flowers (or male flowers for that matter), they, and to a far lesser extent, those fibrous stems, do contain THC.
Re: Surprise! > Chrome
I'll grant you that, glad I don;t have one though.
@Jess "though it most certainly won't work on my Mac. (Because chrome isn't available for it.)"
Wow, just wow - what are you running on your mac? Chrome on Mac supported on OSX up to three years old. http://www.google.com/mac/
It may not be our stone or our shoe...but its costing us quite a few £ to keep an eye out for a bloody stone!
its called the second amendment. Though tragically most Americans think its about the right to own and carry firearms and shoot each other than overthrowing a possibly corrupt and fascist government.
Ah, QEMM how we loved you.
Mine's the one with multiple config.sys files hand tailored to run various programs.
I love all living things...
and eat most of them.
I won't eat this glop, its dead Jim.
Re: He's nuts
I think psychopathic is the more correct term for what his behaviour indicates. But he's certainly one fascinating psycho!g
Re: @LarsG: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites
I bet @LarsG's side starts with "Do you want to earn £££'s working from home?"
Mines the one with no canned meat in the pocket.
Oh the irony...are you proud to be the first poster and quote the bible baddly?
"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."
Oh oh, double irony alert...I'm fallinggggggg.......
Paris as she thinks irony is something is something one of her PA's does.
Whole new meaning...
to the term "talking out your ass".
What Dave said. Android blows for musical work, not playback, but anything requiring psuedo-real-time control of audio.
'cause apparently Paris is not much good at real time audio control either.
"Linux and Mac users can get the same tool from Metasploit directly." - I don;t see anything for OSX on the Metasploit website, just Windows and Linux.
Wow, those would be some serious Business Conduct Guideline violations...I wonder if anyone got RA'd for that ;)
This is why...
I love El Reg.
Paris, 'cause she's all about the love baby!
Re: That'll work.
Awesome reference to a fine fine film...ah, Rowdy Roddy Piper...a fine Canadian. Time to get *your* glasses.
Empty Handed Herders...
I'm a Yak, not a reindeer you insensitive clod!
quote: "On our last trip over the border we found that you can buy curds _everywhere_. Small stores have bags on the counter as if they were chewing gum or sweets."
...and in some places they are still warm as they were only made that morning, and they squeek...and that my friends is what you need to make real poutine - fresh squeeky curds. All else is just a greasy mess of chip gravy and cheese.
Send in "Dog"
..the bounty hunter...oh wait, he was denied entry due to a previous murder conviction and missed Celebrity Big Brother...which is what this is turning into.
Re: Damn, pipped to the post
I salute your 4 digit slashdot ID sir! Mine is in the low 6's (113531) , wish I got in a little sooner!
Re: Yeah, because 4th on the planet would just be a failure, wouldn't it.
But not your right shoe?
He'd have to pry that one out of his mouth to see if it measures up.
Re: What can I get, LEGALLY - and USEFULLY.
@Robert - root your device and install whatever you want, its all mostly legal...you can probably even drop JellyBean on there, might want to wait a while til a stable version gets released put through it paces and all.
The issue may be warranty related, but if you are careful you won't brick it, right? I rooted and unlocked my Nexus S and I am only just over a year into my two year Vodafone contract...no worries ;)
I can see it now...
"Honey, did you put the new USB hub in the fridge? I can't find any sockets to plug the milk in!
Mines the one with the smell of stale milk emanating from it.
@AC 12:13 Re: Beware of the weasel
Downvote for not reading the article - its NOT outsourcing, its off-shoring. Subtle difference, but different none the less. The rest is pretty spot on though!
Mines the one with the "thanks for all your years of service, now get back to training your off shore replacement." card.
Still no fix for Audio? WTF!?!
For quite some time now, people have been complaining about the lack of decent audio latency in Android, people who might want to hack together some musical application for instance. According to this: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4971761 - they have still not addressed the audio latency issues. for shame Google for shame! When and if I buy a tablet (or my next smartphone) it won't be one with audio latency issues.
I was being rather sarcastic, an A is all that will suffice for security, and even then....one never knows.
C is not a passing grade when it comes to site security?
If you all did some research...
The company providing this device has been around for a few years and the iBrain itself since 2010. The fellow who started it received a PHD for a one page thesis. The company leadership is him and three very experienced legal advisers. I doubt Apple will be suing him anytime soon.
Bah, sapphire glass is so naughties...they should have used Yttria-stabilized zirconia.
It is not the Supreme Court or the US Supreme Court, it is SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), which sounds a bit dirty like scrotum, and for good reason. Its bollocks. When a member leaves, the current power clique gets to appoint the new one.
Maybe I need to read the article again to find out how exactly Bill Gates is related to this current case?
The very thought of being a Sky customer makes me itch.
Dogs, fleas, laying down and all that.
Paris, since there's no fleas on *that* dog!
Re: Would the F23 have had the same problems?
Re: Would the F23 have had the same problems?
""Probably not, it would have had New and Exciting problems :)""
"No. It would have had New and Exciting Opportunities"
Features, we call them features.
I read that report as well, okay skimmed it mostly. Looks like they lost a very very good pilot and an extremely expensive bit of kit, now I think they'll lose a lawsuit.
Where the future begins tomorrow...
Look ahead...look far ahead, see that? its your past, er um...
"Gartner snips 2011 IT spending forecast – again" - they say hindsight is 20/20 - does Gartner need some corrective lenses to gaze back at spending from *last* year? Surely this can't be an el reg editorial gaff, can it?
Ah, yes, he was "taking a piss". Odd phrase that, one does not take the urine, one rather ejects it from one's body, which would be giving would it not?
That's all good and fine, but...
what about the phone I have which says Google on the back? No frozen dairy love for the Nexus S as yet.
Risking the wrath...
of Cthulhu, Dagon and others?
Have you tried swapping an iPad battery lately? Apple says don't bother http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/13/dead-ipad-battery-never-mind-replacing-it-apple-just-sends-ano/
Re: Far fetched explanation
No that's <insert carrier of choice>'s usual level of service.
"Have 'ya ever ben to sea?"
"No sir, but I've been blown ashore"
"Have 'ya ever ben to space?"
"No sir, but I've been blown out of orbit."
Re: A bit Harsh?!?
My 1996 high end gaming rig had I think a 350 watt PSU, my 2007 high end gaming rig had a 750
watt PSU..your point was?
What this - no new unit of measure?
Come on chaps, a few LBGBF's* coming at you is not something to miss, well actually it is, since it would hurt!
As in: it wasn't that she was fat, but once she got dancing she was a few LBGBF's and anyone who got in her way...well.
*London bus going bloody fast
You are of course right about the books of tree-stuff, but I would take a moment to bring your vision of a wide open distribution back to earth for the present. you certainly cannot buy any e-book anywhere.
For some silly reason, I can order a physical book shipped to me from the US, but I cannot buy a digital book from there and have it "delivered" to my kindle (or e-reader of choice) here. Someone told me the virtual printing, though more likely its the actual sale of the book, takes place in the e-reader owners country, and hence one cannot simply choose to purchase an e-book unless it is published and available in your country. A case in point, Tad William has released the forth and final book of his fantasy trilogy (well, it was supposed to be one!) Shadowmarch and in the USA, all four are available as e-books, but only the last book is available in the UK in e-book format, because Tad has a different publisher here in the UK.
The fact is, the borders between reader and book in terms of availability are even wider and more difficult to cross in this new world of e-books.
PS. I have another example of a book almost self published, that I can easily download in the USA, but will likely never be available here.
Mine's the one with the smuggled e-book in it.
One of the early ones..
was Vaughn Bodé - the artist who penned the fascinating (to young men such as me at the time) Cheech Wizard comic which appeared in National Lampoon. He told his son he saw god, then tried again and died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughn_Bod%C3%A9
Fail, 'cause there is no undo button if you do it wrong.
Reminds me of a case in Canada...Marc Emery ring any bells?
Marc sold pot seeds, lots of em. Sent Ottawa his due taxes on his sales, and every year a whole lot of pot seed catalogs to the Canadian House of Commons. The USofA did not like Marc doing this kind of business and somehow convinced our authorities to arrest him and hold hm for trial in the US. trhe head of the DEA pretty much admitted it was not a criminal proceeding but a political one (Marc is also one of the biggest figures in the pot legal reform movement), though at trial in the US last year this was disputed by the prosecution, who claim he is nothing but a criminal, he's serving 5 years in the US for doing legal business and paying taxes for it in Canada.
This has to hurt..."Her scene in _Big Momma's House 2 (2006)_ and Tropic Thunder (2008) was deleted." Paris "'cause *my* scenes never get deleted"
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro