* Posts by Perseus

6 publicly visible posts • joined 29 May 2008

Apple is Fisher-Price of sound quality, says Neil Young



Audiology students in the Netherlands once did a study among several hundred high school test. They did exactly what's said in the article: they put blindfolds on people (so they'd be concentrating on nothing but the sound emanating from the headphones) and played several songs, in MP3 and original WAV formats.

They had to say which versions of the songs they liked best. Welp, 82% said that the mp3-versions sounded best. But when pressed, most of the subjects simply said that they "couldn't tell the difference".

This was AFTER the testers had informed the subjects which versions were MP3 and which had been WAV. Psychologists explained that the subjects, when asked why they preferred the MP3 versions, was because most people had never heard of a WAV file.

Google unfurls less laughable Wikipedia



Yes, 'knol' in Dutch does translate to 'turnip'. Unfortunately for Google, the Dutch language is so rich that a 'knol' is also Dutch for...an old, worn-out horse.

David Davis tells El Reg that Labour is 'mesmerised' by tech



A Tory concerned with civil liberties... That'll be the day

Yes! It's the Knight Rider satnav!


Don't believe the hype

This looks to be a FAKE story.

Autoblog.com links to the 'original' story on Nextautos.com, but there the story has been pulled without explanation. Only pics from a Nextauto.com user remain.

Move on, people, it was fun while it lasted...

The New Order: When reading is a crime


...and but...

...but to think that things will get better under a Tory gov is like... Errr, like... Come on...

Oh crap, I can't even think of a bad enough example!

US protests to WTO over EU 'IT' tariffs

Paris Hilton

Tut tut


"I'll swap you this trade agreement in exchange for...ummm...tariff reduction!"


"Ummm... Nope, nope, can't do that, sorry... But I'll... Swap you this VAT reduction forrrrr... errrrr..." *scratches head* "...a change to import agreement No. 5!"

Etc etc

Paris - because she sucks