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BBC - iPlayer Radio
HD sound means High Definition sound.

We are now delivering the sampled 'HD' sound at a rate of 320 kb/s (AAC), which delivers more audio information and results in better sound, compared to the previous rate of 192 kb/s.
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march 2015 by therobyouknow
BBC News - Internet data plan back on political agenda
"264. Simon Attwood
COMMENT NUMBER 264 IS AN EDITORS' PICK
23RD NOVEMBER 2014 - 10:52
There's a darker and more dangerous consequence to the kind of constant nagging fear that we have endured since the creation of 24/7 media. Neural wiring is highly sensitive to negative influence on epigenetics and neuroplasticity. In other words, a state of constant fear causes atrophy to parts of our brain associated with empathy and compassion, at the same time feeding primitive fear structures"
psychology  comment  opinion  biology  epigenetics  brain  physiology  thoughtcontrol  thought  internet  surveillance  politics  policing  agenda  bigbrother  communication  article  bbcnews  bbc  computing 
november 2014 by therobyouknow
BBC News - The dark side of silence
"what makes it bearable for them is that their soundscape is something generated by - and so something owned by - everyone." "these days noise is more unequally distributed. And that's where the trouble starts." "The lesson from history, it seems, is this - when it comes to noise, be careful what you wish for."
silence  sound  noise  audio  environment  article  magazine  bbc  society  trend  protest  industrial  campaign  voice  community  social  quote 
march 2013 by therobyouknow
BBC News - 'Only rats' safe to eat at Indian restaurant in Devon
Only rats safe to eat? Does that mean that people going to the restaurant could eat the rats without any illness later or does it mean that the rats themselves could eat the restuarant's food without getting ill? :)
article  bbcnews  bbc  semantics  humour 
september 2010 by therobyouknow
BBC News - Young more lonely than the old, UK survey suggests
"the decline of community and a growing focus on work."... "young people we tell us that talking to hundreds of people on social networks is not like having a real relationship and when they are using these sites they are often alone in their bedrooms." ..."Economic changes that disrupt people's work-life balance & family life, & send people 100s of miles for work, can get worse during recession. Openness about being lonely, & vulnerable friends & neighbours, is an important first step." "... too much time communicating with friends & families online when should see them in person." ... "Manhattan in NYC has 50% lone households, more than elsewhere in the US, yet its 'urban village' model sustains social networks - people habitually use alternative meeting places, incl. cafes & public spaces,." ""According to evolutionary psychology, cities could in fact be our perfect environment because of the demands they make on our complex social brains, but only if they are well designed."
article  bbc  behaviour  community  connected  generation  news  psychology  social  technology  youth  isolation  loneliness  lonely  people  impact 
may 2010 by therobyouknow
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