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If you don't notice the hyphen, well...
This is a little like my "gainy image compression"
MP3 files compress audio with some loss of quality. MP-3 files, on
the other hand, expand audio, resulting in a bigger file with extra
audio features. Waveforms are interpolated, sometimes fractal, to
increase the sampling rate, individual
instruments are mapped on to
a virtual orchestra layout in surround sound if the file is merely
stereo, rustling of pamphlets, coughs and muttered and whispered
conversations are added almost imperceptibly, the acoustic
properties of different venues are modelled, rock concerts have
whistles and people singing along added plus the striking of lighters
and almost silently burning flames, people get up and go to the loo.
Weather conditions are taken into consideration and wind and rain
sounds added. Accidental slides along guitar strings augment notes
and the sound of musicians breathing added to non-wind
The whole format is proprietary and includes a fee paid per file, and
per play, having set up a direct debit, of the file, which is ten times
larger than the uncompressed version. The hyphen or minus is only
noticed by those in the know leaving others to wonder why the file is
so big and won't pay. Or maybe they just won't notice and they'll only
be left wondering why their device only holds a hundredth of the
tracks it used to, all unplayable.
I miss the "evil" category.
Frustrated with trying to get your mp-3 files playing? Go and see some live music instead! - Go and see a proper musical!
There should be an "Intentional typographic obfuscation" category [hippo, Dec 15 2016]
||Sorry, accidentally hit submit too early.
||As a conscientious objector to copyright law I will just keep downloading mp3s from youtube
||"a conscientious objector to copyright law" - what
kind of nonsense is this?
||It's the kind of nonsense espoused, presumably, by someone who has never produced anything that anyone would want to steal.
||blah blah Quakers blah blah notion of the commons blah blah nonroman systems blah blah plato n aristotle blah blah
||Well put, [beany]. Your arguments are sound and well-considered, as befits a man of your abilities. The fact that your conscientous objection saves you a few bucks is, of course, purely fortuitous. Jerk.
||Actually, on second thoughts, I think "twat" rather than "jerk".