Don't knock Beta
It pissed over Vhs in quality.
And I have captured 30 year old tapes perfectly
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You forgot more efficient lungs.
But ultimate brain power, mammals come top, great apes, cetaceans, even some carnivores.
Put together top mammal brain, some of the better mammal COLOUR vision, but more importantly the visual cortex to process it, and of course hands, humans will remain top. An I think we will remain at the top unless we wipe ourselves out.
MP3 and rock
I find that never actually works, always sounds off.
Some CDs sound grating at high frequencies.
SACD and DVD-A both sound good, but it is likely the production which helps rather than resolution.
Vinyl still has a place.
People argue to CD quality and they will continue argueing for as long as they are around.
I have a small number of high resolution discs and they do sound good, I don't care about the reason, may be as simple as mastered properly, or may be the higher resolution, I don't really care why, if it sounds better to me it is worth it. There are so many poorly produced CDs around now, it is a minefield trying to buy something listenable.
The differences are similar. Just that you are happy with SD.
Vhs was a terrible format, a well mastered DVD, anamorphic, encoded for quality, good source is near the top in SD video, I just watched a Superbit DVD last night still looks good, one of the best SD pictures I have seen. But a well mastered Blu Ray does look a lot better.
I have seen a film on 3 formats, a Super Beta copy of the DVD (bad pressing so missed 20 seconds, so copied before posted back to be swapped), the DVD and the Bluray.
The tape copy was quite acceptable on a wide screen tube TV of British SD resolution (TV was not properly a PAL TV as the main tuner was DVB-T), main issue was composite edge enhancement. But this Vcr pissed all over any Vhs deck,
DVD looks good, best on THAT TV, via RGB of course.
Newer HDTV with decent upscaling
DVD looks good but a little soft.
BluRay looks stunning and is at the correct speed without being in jerkyvision (3:2 pull down).
So far I have replaced 6 films from DVD to BluRay.
1) Remastered, 5.1 and directors final cut better than, grainy master, PooLogic and directors quick cut.
I enjoyed the better presentation and the lack of messy grain, I also got a decent price for the DVD at a CBS.
2-5) Box set at £15 too good to pass up, pity last one is best used as a drinks mat.
I paid more for the DVDs but keeping them for the extras.
6) One of my favourite films.
Looks and sounds better.
So to me with a large screen panel TV of good quality and a Cell powered Blu Ray player I get more enjoyment from a film with the better quality as it is more like my own personal cinema, better than huddled around a 14" portable with a rental tape in my old Beta portable.
Mind you I have seen size and loudness substituted for quality, a work collegue from a previous job showed off his new TV and video, guess it was 29" about, but the size took away people from noticing the fuzzy picture and hissy sound. I noticed everyone else looking impressed and me thinking yes you have a TV and a crap VCR. I just sat 4 foot from my 25" between a pair of stereo speakers from Skipton, with a nice amp and the stereo out from one of my Beta HiFi VCRs, mainly watching films and TV from ITV (when they were good) because they had NICAM and BBC didn't.
Some of us like quality.
Bwahahahhahahahahahahahahaa! There speaks somebody who doesn't remember what am unresponsive empire of waste, incompetence and customer indifference that the GPO was! Remember "party lines"? Six month waits to install a line? Crummy little local exchanges with a few hundred lines and a full time engineer sitting around reading Razzle, and an operator polishing her nails?
I remember party lines, GPO were a little bit crap at some things.
And national rail? Remember the failed 1955 Modernisation Plan, which was supposed to support British industry and improve the railways, cost £1.6bn at the time (around £20 billion in current prices) How much more money would you want the state to throw away when it clearly doesn't either know how to build railways, nor how to run them? Or remember the dismal customer-loathing service of BR through the 1970s and 80s? The antiquated and unreliable rolling stock despite the Modernisation Plan? And BR were responsible for all manner of rubbish ideas of their own accord regardless of government support, like the progressive near closure of Marylebone, the failed outsourcing of locomotive manufacturing to Romania in the 1970s.
Started sensibly with trial batches, then they went stupid buying lots of crap just to oust newish build steam locos.
Mistakes, buying NBL stuff, Using 12LDA28C in the 47s rather than 16CSVTs, not buying lots of DP2s, the Claytons rather than more 20s.
Our railway industry is now a joke with only Brush left, and some remains of Paxman. If you want a British built and designed locomotive now, it would be Loughborough built, not sure on power units since Ruston Paxman were gutted.
Shockingly the remains of the most well know British power unit are now German and called the MAN 28/33D, this engine started in the 1930s as the English Electric 6T and grew valves cylinders turbos and intercoolers up to the CSVT range, then the Ruston merge change the name again, bored out twice to 280mm MAN bought them in early 2000s and now made around the world but NOT in the UK.
Nationalisation saw our domestic car industry go from world leading to woeful,
BL was a complete and utter joke, some cars were good, most were woefull. There were a few excellent cars like the Dolomite Sprint and the P6, but so much shit like the Allegros and Marinas.
left our aerospace industry as a single firm that no longer makes an entire aircraft in its own right,
Same sort of disaster as the railway industry except we still have Rolls Royce.
BTW my current car is British designed and made, but the owners were not, no idea who it was at the time. Also had the last in house designed engine.
What was wrong with his opponent when Cameron was elected leader?
Shows some backbone, and personal beliefs and like every other rebel gets told never a minister again.
Can someone please tell me why all the politicians I would like to run the country are blocked by Cameron from being ministers?
Just add in support for legacy applications as well.
Even if a VM, remember that we use OS to run OUR applications.
My tests would be a VGA mode DOS graphics application, using 16 bit DOS mode NETBIOS to communicate to a 32bit windows program.
Just want to be able to run without messing with compatabiltiy modes.
Now the above software worked with IPX on 6.22, Real/32, WFW, W95, 98, NT4, 2000, XP. With NETBIOS and IP on 2000 and XP, and got as far as loading but locked up when it tried to change video mode in Vista.
But with MS the question is always from Vista and on, what will they remove this time?
Well our MP (nearby to Sajid) he is not a local as such but has big local connections, his father was a previous MP, his father also died in a local hospice, oh and our MP lives in the town.
But then he was picked on quite nastily by a Labour PPC pillock (this person not the party) for not going to a discussion on food banks, therefore meaning they didn't like them etc etc. Instead he was at a meeting on childrens hospices. Oh that back fired on them people asking them why they hated dieing children.
But he entered parliament at the same election but has been told to expect to not be a minister as he once voted against the government.
This proves the usual that the party system is bad for democracy, vote as your constituents want and always be overlooked.
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