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Comment: Apple & Taylor Swift aside... (Score 1) 368 368

... did the poor artists on Apple's music service sign something which allows Apple to distribute their music for free? Are new artists STILL giving away the rights to their own music? Has nothing been learned in the past 10-20 years? Or can these small labels & artists sue the living shit out of Apple over this?

Comment: Re:It's not stealing. (Score 1) 408 408

Legal or not, false scarcity is an abuse of intellectual property rights, as are indefinite terms, lack of refunds, and the spamming of some IP all over the goddamn place while still expecting to 'own' control of it. I'm sure there's more but I still need coffee....

  Therefore, screw you lady. Cry me a river.

Comment: Mostly a gimmick I think. (Score 1) 147 147

I started with mechanical keyboards and barely noticed when they all disappeared. I liked them well enough but there is no way I'm spending $100.00+ on a keyboard for nostalgia or some imperceptible gaming edge. Certainly not when I spill a beer in my keyboard every few months. Perhaps if I were a coder or writer who actually typed all day...

Comment: I put less effort into it for sure but.... (Score 1) 361 361

Grew up on Casey Kasem
First album purchase was the Saturday Night Fever sound track
Spent high school/college listening to Rock/Metal AND New Wave/Post Punk
Brief Grunge fling in the 90s, then ELECTRONICA, mainly Trip-Hop/Downtempo/Trance/ProgHouse. Electronica remains my favorite genre.
Lately I'm all over the place... World (Reggae, Flamenco, Samba, etc..)NOLA Jazz & Blue Grass get a lot of play plus, and still, a bit of all of the above.

I listen to music less frequently than I used to but to a huge variety of music and a couple of live shows a year.
    Pushing 50... Haven't bought a proper album in 20 years but I do splash out for some of my favorite (non-millionaire) artists every now & then. I try to buy as close to the source as possible, preferably from their own website. I don't use streaming sites unless I'm hosting a party & being lazy.

I do hate most of the radio, but more because of commercials & DJs than the music. While my daughter's pop is frequently grating., I even like myself a catchy Katy Perry tune every now and then.

OS/2 must die!