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Just buy something else and watch this company disappear.
600 posts • joined 20 Jul 2009
Just buy something else and watch this company disappear.
The only thing that is lost is stuff you cannot hear. The difference between a 24bit and 16bit sample is inaudible hiss. There is nothing to be gained by using higher rates as every one born has 'human' ears and cannot hear high frequencies that animal can. Dogs, cats, bats, dolphins and elephants for the low notes might appreciate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bd99cADk70 It is all explained in easy to understand terms there.
There are no "steps" or "staircases" in a digital recording. You can digitize a sine wave and play it back perfectly, you can see the results on an oscilloscope to prove it. The steps thing is a myth perpetuated by people you don't understand how sampling works. Visit youtube where you will find videos that prove this as well as the truth about 24bit and 16 samples.
Because my dear deluded friend, MP3 is a lossy format. It throws information away every time it encodes. So your loop experiment just shows you know nothing about digital formats. Do your files on your computer 'degrade' when you copy them? No? Try to figure out why.
You forgot about privacy issues. Windows 10 reports back EVERYTHING you do with it. So all patients private details would belong to M$. One reason to go in a different direction. Windows 10 is poison.
What's the quality of a internet radio? You pick your poison anything from 32kbps mp3 to 320kbps AAC. there are plugins that will record any of the streams, it even names them and cuts the crap out in between tracks. Some stations don't advertise. Just listen for a couple of hours and fill your boots. It has pointed me the way of music i'd never get to hear otherwise.
Go back in time and FM was all there was. It didn't stop anyone getting rich then and neither will the 'net or youtube.
Music has been free on radio of decades. It has not stopped people from buying music. Even in the internet age there are dedicated genre stations which serve music 24/7. Yet big bands/acts are still millionaires. You need to hear music before you know you like it and perhaps buy it. It is the quality of youtube that is a problem, if there is one.
You do know that Thunderbird can access webmail? If you have several accounts, it is just one program running in the background, all your email in one place.
I take it this phones home everything you do too? And idiots will still flock to it.
Trying so hard not to laugh.
Old news. Wesley Crusher used a device to clone the Captains voice to take control of the Enterprise. Seeing as Fiction is used a guide for modern living (1984), you'd think they would know this is a foolish idea based on Star Trek. Or perhaps that is why they are doing it.
Just don't use that service. For example I don't do internet banking and never authorized it, so no one can use it access my account. That is all anyone need do. Let them be 'hip' with someone else's money.
Nibiru has been found, so to keep the conspiracy theorists happy the story is hushed up. You didn't read it here.
The same fools that would pay British Gas £9 to fiddle with a thermostat.
$40% to give your data/secrets to M$, sounds cheap
The new ISP is cheaper and they don't block anything. I don't reward stupidity so I feel good. That is the difference.
Retentions dept, I tried that. All I wanted was a new 21st century modem instead of the piece of shit Noah used. They refused to give me one unless I signed on for an additional 18 months. I told them that If I moved elsewhere I'd get a new modem and probably a reduced price. They wouldn't budge so I left. Then the phone calls began begging me to stay (which I didn't) They even sent me a new modem which is gathering dust in its box. I don't think these people understand business or customer relations.
Seems to be par for the course. I read my contract with my ISP and it says the price will rise by £3 p/m when my contract expires. On that date I'll be seeking a new provider. When will they learn to leave stable long-term customers alone? They could have a guaranteed income for years, but screwing people over is preferable. Same with the power providers. It must be a cartel deal because they all do it.
The real deal is the Gov turning a blind eye to M$ illegal spyware.
How many cores are dedicated to spying?? Would not touch it with yours.
Is know to M$? Yes. I've been telling idiots that but they still won't believe. They defend M$ by diverting to other companies that do similar. People today are conditioned to be defend oppression, they like being butt fucked.
They will embrace it and probably pass a law to make it compulsory to use Windows 10. They will demand access to all the data M$hit collects. Governments of the 21st century want this.
Connection fee was always a con, just a money grab for no reason but because they can. Putting up your price because a competitor does is a sign of a cartel and they should be punished for it. If only there were some body to oversee that?
If they simply kept the loved feature of a removable battery, this would have been a non existent problem. Just recall and swap the defective batteries. I hope they get burned and learn not to follow stupid trends in the future. Removing features is a thing pioneered by Sony.
M$ has got away with this nonsense because governments want the sheep to use this spyware. I hope they get taken to the cleaners, but I doubt much will happen.
@Mark 110 You like the spying and phoning home? I guess it must be ok then. Baaa!
Ban exclusive rights and everyone wins. Until that happens expect this nonsense to continue.
He is doing important research and does not want his computer phoning home and giving his secrets to M$.
If you have a car accident you are told by your insurers to not admit liability. Apply the same logic to the goons that knock on your door. I'm not urging people to not pay if they watch TV but don't self incriminate yourself. Do not sign anything. If you do then you deserve what you get. Crapita cannot do anything to you unless you give them the ammo to shoot you.
They forced and tricked people into 'upgrading' to 10. Destroying computers and damaging businesses. A few were vocal and even fewer people sued. So now the way is clear for them to pull this shit as they know they will get away with it. I doubt that many sheep will do anything but roll over and spread 'em.
Double plus good, that's all I have to say.
Sharing your private data with M$ and whom ever else they choose to share it with.
Just go to eBay and type in 'android tv box' the cheaper is not the better. The top of the range should be around £40 any more and you are being ripped off. Prices fall as ram size and android version fall.
Don't forget on that day we'll get cheap bent bananas again.
If the government really wanted to do something pro consumer they would ban exclusives. Sky, BT and Virgin would all carry the same content and therefore compete on price and quality of service. In the same way grocery shops and petrol stations compete. I hope illegal streaming kills them all.
If you encrypt the email then send it, won't that make it private?
There is a CG animated show called Roughnecks with 7 chapters lasting abut 90mins each. It is Starship Troopers done right. It is a bit dated now but still worth a look. Ricoooo...
The bible is fiction not sci-fi.
Why not just make something that has not been made before? Why must Hollywood churn out the same films over and over again. There comes a point where you've seen all future films before they are made. Instead of enjoying the film you spend all you time comparing it to the original and why this version sucks balls. Then Hollywood blames piracy for low turnout, rinse and repeat. Make a TV series instead.
There is no need to make fun of Richard Hammond's height or lack thereof.
Because Sony only made one console and you happen to own it. Muppet.
In a fair society exclusive lockout would be illegal. Sky will never see any money from me no matter what they do.
I just wish that one day somebody will have the brain cells, guts to make a Batman film or game that doesn't include the now boring, "My parents were murdered flashback". We all know the origin story by now and if we want a refresher then the media is already out there. In BvS the crux of the story was a name shared by their mothers. How stupid. Just make a film where Batman detects and beats up the bad guys, real bad guys. How difficult is that?
@ lamont Wesley was in the very first episode.
@ Michael Strorm
It was mentioned again a few times. That alien probe left him with the gift of music. Picard now plays a flute/recorder like instrument. He does so in his free time in his ready room. He even nearly got a wife because he was musician and she played the keys. Things do carry over in TNG, that is what made it so good.
I thought the US sat system clocks had to be constantly updated as they drifted from earth time. A few soldiers have a full time job tweaking the system daily. Were Galileo's clocks designed to be self sufficient, hence the 4 clocks of two types?
There are many telegraph poles around here. still in use.
What business is going to be happy sharing everything they produce with M$? All your trade secrets and private communications are sent back to M$. People are either thick or insane to use Windows 10 for anything.
Why is it bad for this guy to sell a keylogger when M$ has one built in and running on Windows 10 and compromised W7 and W8 machines? Where are the criminal charges for M$?
If the BBC want to 'compete' with commercial broadcasters then let them. But let's make it on an even footing. Scrap the Tax, let them make shows that people want to watch or go under. Make fat cats on top earn their wages/worth just like what happens in 'real' companies. I remember a BBC campaign where they stressed that they could make unique programs because of the unique way they a funded. Yet they deliberately try to compete with other channels by showing dross. You cannot have it both ways. I hope I live long enough to see the BBC licence fee scrapped. They (BBC) will make a saving of millions by no chasing people who see them for what they are.
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