Category Archives: Computer

Bit perfect digital audio

In a comment to an earlier post, Fredrick mentioned that he had ‘read an interesting article by Chris Connaker at While testing Asus sound cards, he believes he has achieved bit perfect playback that still sounds awful’. A little … Continue reading

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AnyDVD – get it while you can

Today is the last day on which SlySoft will be offering a lifetime subscription for AnyDVD HD. This is software for Windows computers that removes region codes and decrypts DVDs, Blu-rays and HD DVDs. I’ve been using it for years, … Continue reading

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I’ve got to confess that I sometimes think that Apple products are overrated (I’m a CP/M, MS DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows XP nerd from way back). But now, thanks to Santa, I have an iPad, and I’m still … Continue reading

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Wiki vandal

I agree with the sentiment, if not the means of conveying it. For a few minutes this was at the end of the introduction in Wikipedia’s article on the Channel Nine Network here in Australia: The Nine Network is probably … Continue reading

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Which software for grabbing DVD frames?

I’ve been grabbing frames from various Blu-ray discs and DVDs, with a view to setting out some more┬áBlu-ray vs DVD comparisons. I really ought to stop the frame grabbing, and start the comparion setting out. But I found something interesting … Continue reading

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20 Years of IMDB

I just noticed that the Internet Movie Database is claiming that it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on 17 October this year. That surprised me. Back then, the Web was still some ten months in the future. Anyway, it … Continue reading

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I’ll call it ‘Centre’, you call it ‘Center’

As I mentioned in the previous post, Roadshow sent me the Blu-ray of the recent adventure movie, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. That’s what it’s called on the box, ie: ‘Centre’ or Australian/UK spelling. When I was typing … Continue reading

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I’m bit of a conservative these days when it comes to software. Add to that my sometimes background in doing computer articles, which prompted me to keep my installation pretty much bog standard, and I’ve persisted with some software for … Continue reading

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Is the gap still narrowing?

In one of the last pieces I wrote for the Melbourne Herald Sun before a regime change lost me that outlet (that regime has now gone too) concerned a then new solid state hard disk drive replacement from SanDisk. In … Continue reading

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Big Brother

Last night I received an email from wondering if I am ‘looking for something in [its] Romantic Comedy DVD department’. The offering at the head of the list is … To Die For. I suppose that amazon noticed I … Continue reading

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