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BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??

Mr Happy 11 Nov 04 - 08:05 PM
SINSULL 11 Nov 04 - 08:08 PM
Padre 11 Nov 04 - 08:09 PM
Rapparee 11 Nov 04 - 08:12 PM
Alba 11 Nov 04 - 08:22 PM
Alba 11 Nov 04 - 08:24 PM
Ebbie 11 Nov 04 - 09:28 PM
Once Famous 11 Nov 04 - 09:32 PM
Sorcha 11 Nov 04 - 09:36 PM
Amos 11 Nov 04 - 09:55 PM
Amos 11 Nov 04 - 10:07 PM
Amos 11 Nov 04 - 10:10 PM
Alba 11 Nov 04 - 10:40 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 11 Nov 04 - 10:58 PM
Blissfully Ignorant 11 Nov 04 - 11:01 PM
mack/misophist 11 Nov 04 - 11:03 PM
Amos 11 Nov 04 - 11:40 PM
sledge 12 Nov 04 - 12:51 AM
Peace 12 Nov 04 - 12:57 AM
Ellenpoly 12 Nov 04 - 01:25 AM
ThreeSheds 12 Nov 04 - 04:10 AM
Nick 12 Nov 04 - 07:55 AM
MMario 12 Nov 04 - 08:42 AM
muppett 12 Nov 04 - 10:06 AM
Liz the Squeak 12 Nov 04 - 10:27 AM
SINSULL 12 Nov 04 - 11:08 AM
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Subject: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 08:05 PM

Am I a Dinosaur ??

Guess I must be-- Whats MP3 mean?

& I heard tonight someone's child wants an Eye-prod for Xmas??

What are these things? Anyone know?


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 08:08 PM

Not a clue.
Triceratops in training


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Padre
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 08:09 PM

Join the brontosaurus brigade!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 08:12 PM

Yes, I know what they are.

Dinosaurs had feathers. Do you have feathers?


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Alba
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 08:22 PM

Hahaha..love it ..an eye pod...sounds medical doesn't it:>)
I haven't a clue what these things are Mr Happy. I am the first to admit I am cyberlly (is that even a word) and techincally challenged.
Ive heard of them, seen them advertised but as to the purpose.....no clue.
I'm still struggling with my "puter".......after 3 years....

Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Alba
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 08:24 PM

prove of "puter" challenged lies in the spelling of technically..
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 09:28 PM

iPod is an Apple palm pilot, stores everything from music to movies, I gather. I have no idea what the acronym MP3 actually means, other than Music something something, I should imagine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Once Famous
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 09:32 PM

It could be worse.

You could be Mothra.


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 09:36 PM

Palm pilot.....hand held electronic day planner.
MP3....no clue but it's a sound thingie


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 09:55 PM

The iPod, by Apple, can be seen at their web site http://www.apple.com/itunes/and is a small portable device which plays music files in a very delightful way. The player fits in your pocket and can hold thousands of song files on its miniature harddrive. The songs are in a special computer format for digital music called MP3. The file format captures sound at slightly less than CD quality (so the fgiles can be ore compressed) which makes the files more transferable. They sound very satisfactory when played on the iPod and you can sit through long meetings, boring previews, airplane rides or long walks with your skullbones vibrating to your favorite music.

My iPod contains 636 music files in 4.8 Gigabytes of space which is about 10% of its capacity. Sitting in my office I can listen to Rick Fielding, Mozart, Kendall Morse, Cara, Andrew Llloyd Webber, Charlie Byrd playing Brazilian, Yo Yo Ma, Brubeck, Tahiitian Island chants, Gordon Bok, etc. And I still have 32 more Gigs to fill.

It is a wonderful combination of convenience and utiltity and relatively high fidelity.

I love it.


Amos


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:07 PM

MP3:

A compressed audio format that is popular for downloading across the internet and for use with memory-based audio players. Files may be recorded on CD-R or CD-RW media for playback in compatible DVD players, audio CD players, and CD-ROM drives. Files are usually named as "*.mp3". Sound quality varies as a function of the recording/encoding bit rate. In our opinion, anything recorded with less than 128 kbps data rate will sound degraded. For a high fidelity home audio system, we would recommend MP3s encoded at no less than 256 kbps data rate. Anything less would mean too much compression was used at the cost of sound fidelity. See Windows Media Audio (WMA).
timefordvd.com/glossary/GlossaryLtoM.shtml


MPEG-1 layer 3 audio encoding, used to compress audio on CD-ROMs and for downloading via the Internet.
www.disctronics.co.uk/technology/glossary/glossary_mn.htm


A standard technology and format for compressing a sound sequence into a very small file (about one-twelfth the size of the original file) while preserving the original level of sound quality when it is played. MP3 is the most poplular Internet-Audio format and is revolutionizing the music distribution industry by allowing users to download music over the Internet.
www.parthusceva.com/news/glossary.html


An increasingly popular way to store audio in electronic format. The MP3 format compresses audio files in such a way that the file size is relatively small, but the song sounds nearly perfect. You can identify MP3 files because they end in the ".mp3" extension. Typically 1 MB is equal to one minute of music or several minutes for spoken word/audiobooks.
www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/consumered/nf457.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:10 PM

Note that originally, a standard for audio and video was developed called MPEG: the acronym for Moving Pictures Expert Group, MPEG is an international standard for video compression and desktop movie presentation. (www.ircbeginner.com/opvinfo/webglossary.html).

MP3 stands for MPEG-1 Layer 3, an audio-only encoding process.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Alba
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:40 PM

Oh Amos I'm still bewildered but enlightened. Thank you for explaining them to us. The iPod sounds amazing...but I know I am so challenged that...oh never mind.
Thanks again
Blessings
Jude

Martin...it might actually be a very handy thing to be Mortha.....mmhh..all that power...no more probs with dinosaurs around the back yard eh?
:>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:58 PM

Deffinition - Techno Dinosaur - circa 2004

You must be currently running and utilizing a DOS 3.1 (or below OS) on a maximum of an 8288 (8088 preferred) Mozilla/Mosacic must be your interface.

Sorry...you fall many tecno points shy of a dinosaur.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Blissfully Ignorant
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:01 PM

If you're a dinosaur, then i'm a dinosaur too...and i'm rather young to be a dinosaur...


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: mack/misophist
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:03 PM

Eschew I Pods. You get stuck with Apple proprietary sound formats, is what folks say. Or is that the Apple download service? Am I a dinosaur for not using a Mac?


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:40 PM

I dunno about no proprietary -- I drop a CD into my computer, drag the files I want into iTunes and drop them into my iPod. THen they're with me. What's the deal?

Your not stuck with anything that I can see. Eschew shmoo.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: sledge
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 12:51 AM

The only portable digital music device that limits you to a proprietry music format is the new sony player. Not a bright move on their part I feel, look what happened to Betamax.

The ipod uses mp3 which you can produce using several types of easily available software and you can also download ready made mp3 tracks directly and legally now from websites such as Apples Itunes at reasonable cost. There are many differnt mp3 players around now, many of them with immense storage capactity. Many of them also support WMA which is the microsoft music format which is supposed to compress files even further with equal quality playback, not used it myself though.

I use an ipod mini and it suits me perfectly, 1000 tracks where ever I go.

Sledge


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Peace
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 12:57 AM

That all means something, right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 01:25 AM

I'm just glad it wasn't actually an I-Prod, which sounded both dangerous and deeply unpleasant.


(Amos, once again you astound me! Have you made any plans about what will happen to your magnificent brain when you no longer have need of it?...I'm having some ideas... ;-D )

..xx..e


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: ThreeSheds
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 04:10 AM

I spotted a funny scene the other day with an old gent talking very slowly and loudly to a teenager with an eye prod The teenager obviously thought he was cool the old gent just thought the kid was deaf


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Nick
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 07:55 AM

>>i'm rather young to be a dinosaur...

Surely a baby dinosaur is still a dinosaur?


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: MMario
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 08:42 AM

hmmm - 'pears to me this "Amos" critter is one of them new-fangled mammals - y'know with hair and warmblood. I've heard they don't even lay eggs no more.


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: muppett
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 10:06 AM

Mr. Happy Sounds like you're a contender for being a T.O.G. (Terry's Old Geezer) see www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/wogan/togs. for further details.


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 10:27 AM

I know lots of children who can have an eye prod for Christmas if they want to come to my house.. hell, they don't even have to wait until then, just use my front garden as a garbage can and let me catch them!

LTS
(Dinosaur and lady curmudgeon in training)


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 11:08 AM

Whew, Amos! With all that dragging and dropping, I am fairly swooning with anticipation of getting my own I-Pod.

Being Mothra and having to deal with those two warbling little girls on a regular basis would be pure hell. MOTHRAAAAAAAA!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Once Famous
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 11:15 AM

Ha ha, sinsull!


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 11:49 AM

Are you being mean to me, Martin? I am never sure.
heh heh


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Once Famous
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 12:51 PM

No, sinsull!

I loved your referenced to the Mothra fairies!

Take care!


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 08:09 PM

Well-a hearty thanks to all above.

These oddly named gizmos are just more developments catering for consumer tastes.

Cheers

Mr H


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Gurney
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 05:45 AM

Been thinking about that myself. Seems to mean, do I transfer my LP records to CD to play them on the CD player, and get two LPs on a CD, or,
Do I transfer them onto CD in mp3 and get several LPs on a CD, but can't play them on most CD players, but can play them on a DVD player, (which as yet I haven't got, but they are very cheap, and videos seem to be going out anyway) or
Do I buy an Ipod, or
Do I buy a big memory stick, and one of those little transmitters that send the signal to the car radio, or
Do I stick with what I already have, until it is worn out.
Decisions, decisions.

Whilst I like using headphones, I insist on using them indoors, and I will not walk about the streets wearing what looks like a head-pacemaker.


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 06:02 AM

If you remember the Ronnettes and the Beach Boys then you are, sir, most definitely a...........

Da-doo-ron-ronadon

if you are too young for that then you must be a

Raptor.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 06:04 PM

Next.............. Wots a 'Blue Tooth'?

And the other gizmo,.......

........Ok- so why's it called an Eye-Prod if you stick it in your ear?

Surely it should be an 'Ear-Prod'!


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,Uncle DaveO
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 10:27 AM

MMario told us:

hmmm - 'pears to me this "Amos" critter is one of them new-fangled mammals - y'know with hair and warmblood. I've heard they don't even lay eggs no more.

I don't know what this world's coming to! Some people just have no respect for tradition!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 05:57 PM

It is called an iPod, not an eye-pod.

The prefix "i-" was developed by Apple as a way of labeling its cool design products, starting with the iMac; originally it was supposed to represent "Internet", but has gradually come to mean "Cool Apple-designed Thing". The "Pod" part was chosen partly because it is a small sleek container (like a seed pod is) and partly because "pod" also has a futuristic space-ship sort of ring to it. My eddicated guess. They now hold more than ever, and have color screens, and can hold photos, calendars, addresses, or other computer files as well as just songs.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Gray D
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 06:32 PM

Erm . . . according to one M. Python, a dinosaur is small at one end, then gets bigger in the middle, and then goes small again at the other end.

If you know someone with a full length mirror that they will let you look into then you should be able to judge for yourself.

If it turns out that you are too large to get a full view then:-

    a. your question may already be partially answered

    b. try standing further away (but not so far that you have to
       use binocliers as this may prove difficult with foreshortened
       front arms with claws on them)

Hope this helps,

Gray D (just spent a couple of hours looking at the fossils down on the seashore . . . the ones in the rocks, not the ones in the deckchairs)


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 07:54 PM

This is thread drift, but I notice the opening posts to this old thread are completely jumbled up in sequence, so that the opening post comes way down after posts reponding to it. ("There must be some way out of this said the joker to the thief...")

I get the impression this happens these days quite often when old threads are revived. Takes a dinosaur to notice stuff like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 12:49 AM

Well done McGrath, and thank you. I thought I had finally reached dinosaur stage 'cos I couldn't understand the first few posts, NOW it becomes clear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: s6k
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 07:45 AM

if you get an MP3 player, dont get an I-Pod, its just not as good as a Creative Zen Touch

heres why -

ipod holds 20gb of data, and battery lasts for 8 hours. you MUST install i-Tunes on the pc, and the player will only play MP3 or apples own format.
ipod mini is the same, but holds 4gb, and the battery lasts 12 hours

now then, the creative zen touch holds either 20gb or 40gb, depending on what model you get, will play MP3, WAV, WMA, and the battery lasts for 24 HOURS - plus, the zen is cheaper than the ipod.

when i bought my zen, it was £160 (for the 20gb) and £230 for the ipod.
i dont suppose prices will have changed much yet.

get the creative zen touch


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Gray D
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 07:08 PM

With a zen machine, do you just have to think about the music?

Are there any MP3's of one hand clapping?

Gray D


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 07:45 PM

Yes, but you can't find the file.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,The Shambles
Date: 16 Jul 05 - 02:36 AM

The Last Roar (Of The Dinosaur)

http://www.geocities.com/doireanne/thelastroar.html


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