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BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??

11 Nov 04 - 08:05 PM (#1324005)
Subject: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Mr Happy

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?


11 Nov 04 - 08:08 PM (#1324013)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: SINSULL

Not a clue.
Triceratops in training


11 Nov 04 - 08:09 PM (#1324016)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Padre

Join the brontosaurus brigade!!


11 Nov 04 - 08:12 PM (#1324019)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Rapparee

Yes, I know what they are.

Dinosaurs had feathers. Do you have feathers?


11 Nov 04 - 08:22 PM (#1324030)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Alba

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


11 Nov 04 - 08:24 PM (#1324036)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Alba

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


11 Nov 04 - 09:28 PM (#1324083)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Ebbie

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.


11 Nov 04 - 09:32 PM (#1324086)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Once Famous

It could be worse.

You could be Mothra.


11 Nov 04 - 09:36 PM (#1324093)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Sorcha

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


11 Nov 04 - 09:55 PM (#1324109)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos

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


11 Nov 04 - 10:07 PM (#1324129)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos

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


11 Nov 04 - 10:10 PM (#1324130)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos

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


11 Nov 04 - 10:40 PM (#1324153)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Alba

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?
:>)


11 Nov 04 - 10:58 PM (#1324167)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

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


11 Nov 04 - 11:01 PM (#1324173)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Blissfully Ignorant

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


11 Nov 04 - 11:03 PM (#1324176)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: mack/misophist

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?


11 Nov 04 - 11:40 PM (#1324202)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos

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


12 Nov 04 - 12:51 AM (#1324256)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: sledge

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


12 Nov 04 - 12:57 AM (#1324261)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Peace

That all means something, right?


12 Nov 04 - 01:25 AM (#1324276)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Ellenpoly

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


12 Nov 04 - 04:10 AM (#1324334)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: ThreeSheds

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


12 Nov 04 - 07:55 AM (#1324444)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Nick

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

Surely a baby dinosaur is still a dinosaur?


12 Nov 04 - 08:42 AM (#1324467)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: MMario

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.


12 Nov 04 - 10:06 AM (#1324549)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: muppett

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.


12 Nov 04 - 10:27 AM (#1324572)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Liz the Squeak

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)


12 Nov 04 - 11:08 AM (#1324617)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: SINSULL

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!!!!!!


12 Nov 04 - 11:15 AM (#1324623)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Once Famous

Ha ha, sinsull!


12 Nov 04 - 11:49 AM (#1324664)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: SINSULL

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


12 Nov 04 - 12:51 PM (#1324727)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Once Famous

No, sinsull!

I loved your referenced to the Mothra fairies!

Take care!


12 Nov 04 - 08:09 PM (#1325123)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Mr Happy

Well-a hearty thanks to all above.

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

Cheers

Mr H


13 Nov 04 - 05:45 AM (#1325471)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Gurney

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.


13 Nov 04 - 06:02 AM (#1325474)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Mr Red

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.......


12 Jul 05 - 06:04 PM (#1520871)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,Mr Happy

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'!


13 Jul 05 - 10:27 AM (#1521099)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,Uncle DaveO

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


13 Jul 05 - 05:57 PM (#1521301)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos

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


13 Jul 05 - 06:32 PM (#1521339)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Gray D

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)


13 Jul 05 - 07:54 PM (#1521422)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: McGrath of Harlow

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.


14 Jul 05 - 12:49 AM (#1521573)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: wilbyhillbilly

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.


14 Jul 05 - 07:45 AM (#1521707)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: s6k

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


15 Jul 05 - 07:08 PM (#1522364)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Gray D

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

Are there any MP3's of one hand clapping?

Gray D


15 Jul 05 - 07:45 PM (#1522384)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: Amos

Yes, but you can't find the file.

A


16 Jul 05 - 02:36 AM (#1522474)
Subject: RE: BS: Am I a Dinosaur ??
From: GUEST,The Shambles

The Last Roar (Of The Dinosaur)

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