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  # 1941611 17-Jan-2018 16:23
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MikeAqua:

 

Geektastic:

 

I've done this one before but it annoyed me again this morning...

 

Remastered albums that replace the original and somehow make finding the original version you know and prefer impossible.

 

Today I played Script For a Jester's Tear by Marillion, an album I bought on release in 1983 and which I know inside out. Apple music's version is the 1997 remaster, which is appreciably different (ie they have not just improved the rendering of the original using better technology, they have messed with rhythm, timing and instrument tracks to actually make different versions of the original tracks) and there is no apparent way to get the original version now.

 

 

Agree.  I find tracks remastered post itunes use a wall of sound approach and lack dynamic range. 

 

Also the sensitivity of recording equipment to some frequencies sounds has improved over the years, so remastering an old recording can change the feel of it significantly.

 

Outside of Apple's 'walled garden' sites like mp3million allows customers to access a range of versions of the same album.

 

 

 

 

I have less of an issue where 'remastered' means "cleaning up the original analogue tape masters to sound cleaner".

 

What really annoys me is where it should say "remixed" rather than "remastered" because they've actually changed the tune to reflect some different interpretation.






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  # 1941614 17-Jan-2018 16:35
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gehenna:

 

Supposedly educated people who say "I seen" instead of "I saw".

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/100649366/new-zealand-doctor-says-disgusting-airasia-uniforms-are-ruining-malaysias-reputation

 

 

who is this woman and why should i care.





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  # 1941650 17-Jan-2018 19:01
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"You're call may be recorded for training purposes"

 

But they are though, used for training. Call Obs. (Call Observatons) 

 

 

They may occasionally be used for that. It is surely not the primary purpose, because they would not need to record every conversation just for training. Representative examples would suffice...

 

 

If they dont say for training purposes, they cant use them for training purposes. NZ is one party only, so they dont even need to tell you for cover your ass protection.





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  # 1941652 17-Jan-2018 19:02
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Geektastic:

 

I have less of an issue where 'remastered' means "cleaning up the original analogue tape masters to sound cleaner".

 

What really annoys me is where it should say "remixed" rather than "remastered" because they've actually changed the tune to reflect some different interpretation.

 

 

If they make them again from a new stamper then it is remastered anyway so the term is meaningless.





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  # 1941679 17-Jan-2018 20:51
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gehenna:

 

Supposedly educated people who say "I seen" instead of "I saw".

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/100649366/new-zealand-doctor-says-disgusting-airasia-uniforms-are-ruining-malaysias-reputation

 

 

 

 

She put "Dr" because she found it on her medication.


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  # 1941954 18-Jan-2018 12:01
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Coil:

 

When people ask for advice on a thread then they dont do what 99.9% of people suggested (which was the same thing) and go back to doing what they did prior which put them in the situation they are in.

 

 

I know a couple of those sorts.

 

 

 


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  # 1943211 19-Jan-2018 00:08
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Ants. Literally.

 

The fun of living "in the sand" @ the beach..





 
 
 
 


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  # 1943214 19-Jan-2018 00:56
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Ants. Literally.

 

The fun of living "in the sand" @ the beach..

 

 

 

 

We seem to have seen many more ants around than ever before this year.






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  # 1943255 19-Jan-2018 09:11
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People holding business meetings in cafes. Trying to read the paper and enjoy my eggs Benedict this morning but three dudes are having a meeting at the next table, one of them is droning on and on. The other two looked totally bored but dude #1 just keeps droning his drivel. If I can add another small thing that annoys me to this post, it's people who think they are full of insights but are actually not.

 

Eat your breakfast then have your business meeting somewhere else please. This ain't your meeting room.

 

 


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  # 1943264 19-Jan-2018 09:29
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Geektastic:

 

jarledb:

 

Ants. Literally.

 

The fun of living "in the sand" @ the beach..

 

 

We seem to have seen many more ants around than ever before this year.

 

 

Just last night and this morning we've discovered trails of ants in our kitchen. We have been in the house coming on 9 years and have never seen more than the occasional solitary ant in the past.


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  # 1943276 19-Jan-2018 09:45
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jarledb:


Ants. Literally.


The fun of living "in the sand" @ the beach..



We seem to have seen many more ants around than ever before this year.



Just last night and this morning we've discovered trails of ants in our kitchen. We have been in the house coming on 9 years and have never seen more than the occasional solitary ant in the past.



Concur. Not sure why this is. Weather? Global Ant Change?





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  # 1943334 19-Jan-2018 10:26
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Geektastic: We seem to have seen many more ants around than ever before this year.

 


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  # 1943488 19-Jan-2018 13:01
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People entering small, confined spaces (such as lifts) with a backpack and turning around without care for other people sharing the space. Take that thing off your back before entering the lift!




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  # 1943496 19-Jan-2018 13:13
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That really hard clear plastic packaging. I cut myself so often with it. I was just sent a mobility aid packaged in the damn stuff.





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  # 1943514 19-Jan-2018 13:42
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freitasm: People entering small, confined spaces (such as lifts) with a backpack and turning around without care for other people sharing the space. Take that thing off your back before entering the lift!

 

Plus on a bus...


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