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Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 04-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,338
Posted By donp
Rockbox has it. I can't name the software, but...

Rockbox has it.
I can't name the software, but perhaps more useful would be a preprocessor that speeds up a bit but puts more emphasis on reducing long gaps between words.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 04-12-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By donp
I don't think you said where you expect all...

I don't think you said where you expect all these podcasts to come from. Wifi? (does she have that?) If not, then some mobile data carrier? (what country makes a big difference in price)

If...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 04-04-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,077
Posted By donp
Sandisk clearly has more incentive to include a...

Sandisk clearly has more incentive to include a slot as they make the cards.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 03-29-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By donp
Score yet another point for players with...

Score yet another point for players with swappable batteries.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 03-26-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By donp
The easiest way is to use a PDA with a music...

The easiest way is to use a PDA with a music playing program on it. You can get various security programs for them, with different passwords for guest and admin.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 03-25-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,051
Posted By donp
There are at least 2 battery factories in Vermont...

There are at least 2 battery factories in Vermont making lithium, alkaline and air cells.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-23-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,961
Posted By donp
In your post you didn't indicate anyone, though...

In your post you didn't indicate anyone, though one might infer it was about the previous post. If you really meant to direct it to only one person you could have sent a message instead of publicly...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-22-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,356
Posted By donp
If I go to sleep with earphones I wake up the...

If I go to sleep with earphones I wake up the cord around my neck from rolling over. Is that what you meant by hard core? The usual is to hook it to the bedside stereo.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-22-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,961
Posted By donp
Maybe because other people (for example, the...

Maybe because other people (for example, the original poster) keep asking for "funky stuff" that doesn't interest you.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-22-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,961
Posted By donp
If you get a player that can be rockboxed (V1...

If you get a player that can be rockboxed (V1 fuze, for example) it can navigate with voiced prompts. with rockbox you can also select larger fonts.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-22-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By donp
I'd guess that a lot lower percentage of V1's are...

I'd guess that a lot lower percentage of V1's are 4 or 8 GB compared to V2's because the memory was more expensive when they were built.
Forum: Anythingbutipad 02-13-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By donp
So what's new? Their initial agreements with...

So what's new? Their initial agreements with holders of the "Apple" and "Macintosh" trademarks (Apple records, McIntosh Labs (who also registered Macintosh)) were contingent on them never going into...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-12-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,607
Posted By donp
My Sansa e200 w/ Rockbox can do this. There's a...

My Sansa e200 w/ Rockbox can do this. There's a car mode setting to pause when external power goes off and resume when it goes on.

The player will then shut down depending on your idle time...
Forum: Anythingbutipad 02-09-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,824
Posted By donp
For less than the cost of a flash card, you could...

For less than the cost of a flash card, you could just get and carry spare rocks.

That's a commonly suggested "solution" on the battery thread.

BTW, if the rock is flint, you can use it to...
Forum: Anythingbutipad 02-08-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,824
Posted By donp
Talking AFAIK the battery life of the Kindle is measured...

AFAIK the battery life of the Kindle is measured in pages, not elapsed time (if you don't leave the radio on for subscriptions etc). So battery life for kindle would be some number of thousand...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By donp
If there's an objectionable fixed noise floor on...

If there's an objectionable fixed noise floor on the player (like I Sony I had) then turn the player up and the phones down to reduce the noise.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-04-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By donp
Sansa Clip+ or Fuze both have FM and expansion ...

Sansa Clip+ or Fuze both have FM and expansion

I don't think "touch screen" and "without looking" go together unless it has real buttons for that outside the screen.

"audiobooks" come in...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-02-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,639
Posted By donp
1) Might need the chips in the player made with a...

1) Might need the chips in the player made with a rad-hard process & design (I've done that for satellites)

2) Maybe not for your hip pocket!
Forum: Other Gadgets & Technologies 02-01-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By donp
Will it be worth it if the library turns off the...

Will it be worth it if the library turns off the wifi when it's closed?

Yes, better antennas get you more range, but you can't just slap on a 20-30 foot cable to put the antenna up on the roof as...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-31-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By donp
Time and technology flies! A scant 10 years ago...

Time and technology flies! A scant 10 years ago the buzz was for IBM's new CF compatible 1 GB micro hard drive, when a 64 MB flash card (what you needed to carry a WHOLE CD at 128 kb/s) cost an arm...
Forum: Anythingbutipad 01-29-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,824
Posted By donp
FWIW, if you're willing to up the ante to the...

FWIW, if you're willing to up the ante to the Ipad pricepoint, you start seeing netbook size laptops with "real" processors.
Forum: Other Gadgets & Technologies 01-28-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,597
Posted By donp
Dual boot XP and Fedora 12 Linux

Dual boot XP and Fedora 12 Linux
Forum: Anythingbutipad 01-28-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,824
Posted By donp
Oops! Fujitsu applied for the Ipad trademark in...

Oops! Fujitsu applied for the Ipad trademark in 2002 for.. a portable wireless touchscreen thingy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/technology/companies/29name.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Forum: Anythingbutipad 01-28-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,824
Posted By donp
So with a 32GB Touch at $299 or an Iphone running...

So with a 32GB Touch at $299 or an Iphone running around $500, that would be $1200 for the WiFi Ipad or $2000 for the cell version?

Nope, $599 for the WiFi, $729 for 3G


You can also say...
Forum: Anythingbutiphone 01-27-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,736
Posted By donp
For my ex it's the Empire theme from Star Wars. ...

For my ex it's the Empire theme from Star Wars.

My friend has the geekiest ever that he did in Java. If it's someone from his contact list it plays their initials in Morse code.
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