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6431 No.1939   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

So i've been wondering, is FLAC really a superior compression format compared to MP3?

And even if it is, is it worth the time to transpose ones music collection from one format to FLAC?

What does /tech/ think on this?

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>> No.1949   [Delete]   [Edit]


While you are 100% correct about how one should stick to MP3 for the most part as opposed to FLAC, it's not necessarily true that you need badass equipment to be able to tell the difference, though you do need something of an ear. I don't have any kind of badass or high end equipment and I can tell the difference, albeit it is very subtle. It's not something that is in-your-face and obvious and you do, as you've said, need an ear to be able to tell.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that one should have decent head/ear phones as well. Your 2 dollar ear buds from radio shack won't cut it (obviously) but you don't have to spend anything above like 30-40. You can buy some good phillips earbuds (what I use) for like 20-30 bucks depending on where you shop.

tl;dr - your ear, not your equipment is the deciding factor. Equipment just helps.

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>> No.1950   [Delete]   [Edit]


In particular, you would want an ear with the sensitivity to pass an ABX test ( http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=ABX ) between FLAC and 320kbps MP3. The differences between the two can be more or less pronounced depending on factors such as a track's genre.

>> No.1952   [Delete]   [Edit]

I'm going to have to be a stick in the mud and say I honestly cannot tell the difference, I really can't. And people consider me a audiophile. Oh well.

>> No.1953   [Delete]   [Edit]

Thank you. It's really not worth the bandwidth to download and disk space to store unless you deal with production or even sometimes DJing if you know what the fuck you're doing in the first place with again, proper equipment. Really good headphones will work as well though as >>1949 pointed out.

Thread closed. Everyone now knows everything about FLAC.

>> No.2013   [Delete]   [Edit]

if you want an optimal lossless version of your music for future reference there is no question about what you should be using.

Obviously not everything is worthy of being in FLAC on your drives, but you should NOT shun it for things like not hearing the difference yourself.

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Sup /tech/ i have some questions: Why use MIPS? What's the difference between any Intel or AMD processor and MIPS. I am about to install Linux on my old PS2 but actually i have no idea if it's worth it or not. Tell me what you know

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It looks like MIPS is used as a special instruction set for the PS2 and other things, though I suggest you take a look at it yourself.

>> No.1924   [Delete]   [Edit]

Well, i did read Wikipedia but also wanted to know from you guys what you know about it, for what you use it and if it's good/better whatever.

>> No.1931   [Delete]   [Edit]

tl;dr except unless you plan on doing certain mobile/embedded development or just general fucking around there aren't too many reasons to learn any embedded technologies or such architectures (ARM).

In short, there's no reason to install Linux on your PS2 except for the absolute novelty of it. I wouldn't even call it much of an educational experience.

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Thanks for the info. ... not sure about development on embedded systems. I am planing 2 Linux projects (private) and it would be nice to see them running on embedded system but if I think about it, those projects aren't ment for embedded systems.

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251955 No.1876   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Beware of LNK files!

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Fear not, for Sophos Security kicks ass and made a patch for it!

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OK. so here's the deal. i was compelled to buy 5 of these Mac g3 powerbricks at an auction now i can't figure out what to do with them. they got no usb ports. Anyone know how to get then to share files over a network with my pc?

"in before pic of cat sleeping in mac"

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i sacrificed one to my curiosity and mutilated it. now im down to 4.
wtf is a Gentoo?

"windows share server"? sounds interesting ill give it a try.

>> No.1859   [Delete]   [Edit]

Do they have wireless?

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>> No.1875   [Delete]   [Edit]

What'd you learn when you cracked it open? Details? :3

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Not much. I didn't have the right tools so I had to rip it apart with my hands.

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So I'm looking to install an antivirus program into a flash drive so I can just pop it in a computer and do a scan. What do you recommend?

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>> No.1489   [Delete]   [Edit]

try this, should run off a thumb drive http://www.clamwin.com/ . If not I'm sure I saw a package on portableapps.

>> No.1513   [Delete]   [Edit]

HouseCall 7 is a nice program. its just an .exe. it auto updates its virus database. easily runs from a thumb drive. I also recommend HiJackThis. Its all Under "free tools" at http://free.antivirus.com/

>> No.1514   [Delete]   [Edit]

I am also interested in this :V


that says you have to scan files manually, though.

>> No.1888   [Delete]   [Edit]

install gentoo

>> No.1893   [Delete]   [Edit]


I suggest the PortableApps package of ClamWin, or a bootable USB. Two nice bootable discs that can be put on USB are Ultimate Boot CD and Hiren's Boot CD. There are also plenty of great Linux distros, those are incredibly easy to install by using the program Unetbootin.

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485966 No.1867   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

How are your LAN parties?
(this photo is from Evo2010)

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Let's say I have a room with speakers A,B,C,D, and E set up in this configuration with an assumed subwoofer F somewhere. I have a television on the north wall of the room and a PC on the east. I would like to have both the TV and the PC connected to the system. The TV will use all speakers ABCDEF as a normal 5.1 system and, this is where it gets tricky, I would like the PC to use the same system using a 2.0 stereo configuration using speakers C and E as Left and Right respectively. How would you best suggest I solve this problem?

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You may be able to wire them up normally, and just hook C & E up to the PC normally. You may need to add a couple of resistors though, depending on the inclination of the current to 'cheat' and skip the speaker.

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For the past couple of days, I have been working on a DIY CPU. It's finally done. Tell me what you think. I made it in Logisim.


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so i was told to fix a cassette converter for a car i should remove the middle tooth one (shown in picture) but that didn't work. what wheels should i remove from the below picture of can you suggest a cassette converter and a store that would sell it??

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Try buying a Radio-CD with USB and MP3. Throw that shit to the trash.

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I'd just get a new one. Radio Shack sells cassette adapters, but often waaaay overpriced. If you're in the States, try the electronics section of your local interstate truckstop (TA, Loves, etc). Failing that, check the car audio section of your local retail store/electronics boutique.
And, of course, as a last resort, Google and shop online. Good hunting.


That's so yesterday. Hi-def wax cylinders are the way of the future.

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2633 No.1846   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

sup tech Show your pc build here

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Already a good thread on it here

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