Using GPLv3 will all but ensure no corporate/enterprise support, thus leaving the older, less useful formats in place.
Not necessarily. If the format is free and well-defined, there can be other implementations. This happened with FLAC, which started out LGPL.
The method they use remind me though of FLAC.
FLAC is actually in the first episode for a few seconds; it was the baseline they were comparing against.
FLAC has a verify mode when encoding which, in parallel, decodes the encoded output and compares it against the original input to make sure they're identical. Every once in a while I'd get a report that there were verification failures, implying FLAC had a bug.
If it were actually a FLAC bug, the error would be repeatable* (same error in the same place) because the algorithm is deterministic, but upon rerunning the exact same command the users would get no error, or (rarely) an error in a different place. Then they'd run some other hardware checker and find the real problem.
Turns out FLAC encoding is also a nice little hardware stressor.
(* Pedants: yes, there could be some pseudo-random memory corruption, etc but that never turned out to be the case. PS I love valgrind.)
Here's an idea to clear up this mess nicely: get rid of all sales taxes. They're extremely regressive and complicate and impede commerce. Increase income, property, and capital gains taxes to compensate.
Sales tax is only 'regressive' if you measure the expenditure as a percentage of income, which is totally arbitrary. That phony definition plays on people's classism to sway them one way or the other. Sales tax when measured against the actual tax base is not regressive and in the US is actually more 'progressive' in that some goods you need to survive have no sales tax.
Isn't the fact that it's "good, free, and open" the exact reasons the publishers wouldn't use it? It kinda flies in the face of them being tyrannical mongrels controlling the media distribution if customers can actually meaningfully use it.
From the publisher's point of view, MP3 is as free and open as FLAC is. That's why a lot of them do sell FLAC. Like the Beatles (before they were even in the Apple store), the Rolling Stones and even Metallica.
rsync -av rsync://winmtr.cvs.sourceforge.net/cvsroot/winmtr/*
TSA is another colossal failure of Obama's administration, and another reason to not re-elect him.
P.S. the TSA was created by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act and signed into law by President Bush. I'll save you the one-word search:
Citation needed. What are you talking about here? I'm sorry, but you can't look for hidden weapons in peoples' cars with today's technology just by driving by them in a van. X-rays don't penetrate steel unless they're extremely high power, and at that power, you'd kill the people inside the car.
hell, even https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=x-ray+van would do it.
"citation needed" does not mean "I'm too lazy to type 2 words into a search box"
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