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MP3 can damage your hearing

Scare meme of the day: can MP3s damage your hearing? The issue is whether the "inaudible" frequencies removed in the MP3 encoding process are necessary for the ear to calibrate itself, and lossily-compressed sounds can cause damage to the listener's perception of timbre. The RIAA's much-vaunted watermarking plans could also be dangerous. (via Slashdot)

There are 3 comments on "MP3 can damage your hearing":

Posted by: dPhilc Sat Dec 21 23:52:52 2002

Were you ever active on the old C64 scene?

Posted by: acb Sun Dec 22 16:21:01 2002

Not really. I played around a bit with my Expert cartridge and once coded a simple bat-and-ball game in assembly, but I didn't crack games, make demos/SID tunes, &c. Why do you ask?

Posted by: Ben Mon Dec 23 14:00:01 2002

But Andrew, what's up with those tartan pants! They could do some real damage if you wear them in public!

And in case you haven't heard, Joe Strummer has died but Shane MacGowan is still touring.

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