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Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 129

If the average human eye can't tell the slightest difference, what's the point of making displays that dense?

The whole retina thing is just a marketing ploy. Perhaps some wants to hold the phone closer than what Steeve decided was the optimum range. There is no denying text is sharper and you need to zoom less when having better than retina resolution.

In any case, I'm not average.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 108

You are tied to the complexity of the PC. Tied so tightly you can't imagine there could ab another way.

A tablet just isn't up to the task of serious content creation. You can barely write on them (yes you can, but it isn't exactly fun) and your fingers are just too clumsy compared to a mouse pointer. This will not change until the next tablet revolution comes with completely overhauled interfaces, this will probably take some time if it will ever happen.

This has nothing to do with "complexity", tablets and PCs are two very different things as it stands today. Tablets are great for consumption.

Comment: Re:Ugh...great (Score 1) 252

by Lussarn (#43353117) Attached to: Blink! Google Is Forking WebKit

It's possible, maybe even likely Blink will be the new universal rendering engine and WebKit an Apple only thing, timeframe a year or two. I don't know if Blink or WebKit developers even want to merge between the projects. It will be interesting to see how this saga continues, the browser war have been a bit stale as of late. Not that I like browser inconsistences but I do like competition.

Comment: Re:Any good studies? (Score 1) 749

by Lussarn (#43249259) Attached to: Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

This is what I did, not on MP3 but DD vs TrueHD.

I'm a heavy movie watcher. When I got a receiver capable of lossless sound I just wanted to know if I could hear the difference. If I can't it's really no use for me. I took a movie with a great soundtrack, namely Transformers (shity movie, but one of the best soundtracks). I ripped the blueray and made a little program to play small parts of the movie 2 times, 1 using TrueHD and one using Compressed Dolby Digital (640kbps), randomly switching which soundtrack it played first. I calibrated the volumes to match until I couldn't hear any difference on most parts of the movie (dialogs etc, where the DD bitrate is clearly enough for my ears/equipment/room at least).

Then I sat down with pen and paper in front of the movie and guessed if I was hearing Lossless or compressed sound. My conclusion and my numbers from the guesswork is that Lossless vs DD is very much hearable when the action gets going. The sound is more spread out. sorry I don't know the terms for this (I'm not an audiophile) but, lower low volumes, higher high volumes, better separation beetween different simultaneously playing sound, and possibly better channel separation. My conclusion also is that the difference isn't earth-chattering on my living-room-setup and I can still appreciate DD movies . But the difference is there and it's nice.

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