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- n. Any of several channels of data added to a compact disk (or similar) that is used for indexing and tracking
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Mike uses the example of a subcode in a genome detailing biblical events.
Particularly interesting was a small subcode of “Capital Lawes,” imbedded in the early Massachusetts lawbooks, and copied by other New England and Middle Atlantic colonies.
Some scholars used this subcode as prime evidence that the basic stuff of Bay law was biblical, not English common law.
It seems that he has succeeded in strong-arming the New York City Construction Authority into permitting him to use unsold copies of his new book (The Art of the Ass -) in place of the subcode concrete he has hitherto been employing in his massive West Side project.
The settlement also does not affect Shepherd's subcode and building inspector licenses, which means he still will be able to work in Gloucester or any other state municipality.
And this is just the raw audio data, which comprises only about a third of the CD's storage capacity (the rest is encoding, error correction redundancy, subcode, etc.).