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Craig was sucked into the endless vortex of tech at an early age, only to be spat back out babbling things like "phase-locked-loop crystal oscillators!". Mostly this receives a pat on the head from the listener, followed closely by a question about what laptop they should buy.

FLAC is a lossless audio format or codec. Craig Simms explains the quality vs. file size trade-offs.

For more information on this topic see Know your digital audio formats and Please Explain: Lossless audio.

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Dino posted a comment   

He didn't really say anything. He just stood there being weird.

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