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Old 25th September 2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Maplin newsletter: How To Get To Grips With MP3

"The music is compressed by removing frequencies that are beyond a humans hearing; also the frequency spectrum is sampled at 128kbps not 44,100 as used on a CD.

Although this leads to a slight loss in quality, the human ear is very forgiving and using a number of other mathematical tricks, the sound quality is more or less the same."

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Old 25th September 2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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A friend of mine who I went to uni with worked in the head offices at Maplin for a time. All I can say is they are complete and utter monkeys, and the management are a disgrace.

Have you emailed Maplin to let them know of their error? Not that anything will be done about it, but hey...
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Old 25th September 2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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A friend of mine who I went to uni with worked in the head offices at Maplin for a time. All I can say is they are complete and utter monkeys, and the management are a disgrace.

Have you emailed Maplin to let them know of their error? Not that anything will be done about it, but hey...
I reckon they have a filter that sends my emails into a folder called "Victor Meldew". I mailed them about one of their FeaturedProducts: an in-car DVD player designed to be visible by the driver. I said I didn't feel safe on the roads knowing that their customers were driving with one hand and watching porn with the other and their response was that it was no more dangerous than satnav.

For years they were selling a DJ slipmat which they claimed would "cut down on the likelihood of your latest dance 12inches slipping".
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I reckon they have a filter that sends my emails into a folder called "Victor Meldew". I mailed them about one of their FeaturedProducts: an in-car DVD player designed to be visible by the driver. I said I didn't feel safe on the roads knowing that their customers were driving with one hand and watching porn with the other and their response was that it was no more dangerous than satnav.

For years they were selling a DJ slipmat which they claimed would "cut down on the likelihood of your latest dance 12inches slipping".

Priceless !
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