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Comment Digits (Score 1) 122

Firstly, I hope they pick some easy to encode / decode format like DV with PCM audio for archival. It's not space efficient like MP4, but it's less destructive on the information being digitised. I used DV on my VHS tapes.

On another point, isn't this what people are using Youtube for, as a big archive... oh, but the users haven't paid the copyright cartel their cocaine money the film/tv/record industry shoves up it's collective nose, so the uploads get "monotonized", blocked, or entire Youtube channel gets deleted.

Comment The Londno Mayor con (Score 1) 214

London has a congestion charge, which is a con, nothing to do with congestion, it's a straightforward tax, which is why most embassies in London do not pay it. London now has spy cameras looking at number plates to see if you're a "polluter", real reason is just to collect lovely data on drivers for the police and spies etc.

The new London mayor Sadiq Khan is short of money because he made an election promise to freeze public transport fares, that's impossible to keep without slashing services. Then there's the UKP38m (so far) stolen from taxpayer's for a pedestrian bridge nobody wants, and has no use whatsoever apart from to the corporations that want it as their taxpayer funded plaything.

So, instead of thinking about this as getting back at VW for their emissions cheating, it's just a tax rise to plug black holes in the mayors fraudulent spending.

Comment Great but.... (Score 1) 140

I dumped ripping to MP3 years ago, I use FLAC. Only reason to use MP3 is because most car stereos are dumb that they can't use FLAC or PCM-WAV, same reason for many pocket "MP3" players. Smart mobile phones can mostly read the formats, but their sound is dreadful.

If only online music stores would kill off MP3 for formats like FLAC.

Comment No vote (Score 3, Insightful) 993

I picked I would not vote, because I'm British not an American. But if I had the vote, I still wouldn't vote. The choice Americans have in this election is beyond abysmal. Whatever happens, I hope the world won't suffer from having two of the worst candidates ever running for American President.

Comment Brainless politicians (Score 2) 153

As I type, the new British Prime Minister has applauded the deal of ARM being bought by foreigners. She doesn't have a maths degree, so it must be really difficult for her to understand all profits now will no longer boost UK GDP, but instead boost Japan's GDP. In UK, the man who setup ARM, some of the press / political commentators and economists attacking the deal, but the politicians know best. At least the bosses of ARM get very rich from the deal.

Comment Priorities (Score 5, Insightful) 146

It's sick how the politicians are using their usual excuse of "think of the children" to attack the free internet via porn, while they let paedophile (pedophile) gangs roam UK's treats for decades, even police and social services helping these gangs commit their crimes.


But just as bad, while politicians have a fetish over banning porn, they have no problem having 24/7 violence on TV. How many people are killed with sex, and how many people killed because TV gives impression to people that violence is ok?

It's all a smokescreen to control the internet, most people too stupid to see it, they are just fixated on the control porn argument.

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