256kbps mp3 is very close to CD quality. On truly top of the line equipment you (and by you, I mean an audiophile, not a ranting idiot) might be able to tell the difference.
From the wired article:
Although CDs have a wider dynamic range, mastering houses are often encouraged to compress the audio on CDs to make it as loud as possible: It's the so-called loudness war. Since the audio on vinyl can't be compressed to such extremes, records generally offer a more nuanced sound.
The music you download is going to be mastered the same crappy way that CDs are. As for the belief that:
No, this is opinion. Please look up fact and opinion in a dictionary. An unqualified "better" is factually meaninless (sic) without criteria to back it up.
The belief that quality is everywhere and always subjective is cheap nihilism of the grade school variety.
The polls showed a dead heat
Here is the percentage support for Ahmedinajad in a number of polls taken in the runup to the election:
Note that the poll that had him at 23% support was taken at almost the exact same time as the one that had him at 61.7% support.
The pollsters in Iran are politically motivated liars. If you trust their numbers you will come off looking as stupid as you would if you trusted the Iranian government's statements. Do realize, however, that if the Iranian government didn't want a certain person to win the election, they could have just refused to allow that person to run in the election - as they did with several other would-be candidates.
If they didn't want Mousavi to win why didn't they just refuse to let him run, citing "un-Islamic behavior" or some other such nonsense?
This has been studied extensively. Peer review of code is much better at finding bugs than QA testing.
If you release code without QA testing and the process works for you, fine, you can consider releasing code without peer review.
If you wouldn't consider releasing code without testing, but currently release it without peer review, you are batshit insane. Sucks to be you. Sucks even more to be your support department.
The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.