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Comment Re:slashdot cheap shots (Score 1) 345 345

I have a dozen minidisc recorders and a case of blanks, so I'm good until they stop making AA batteries. You can't get media anymore, they stopped making blanks about two and a half years ago.

Are vinyl records still "hip"? Still got loads of those and spare cartridges for my player. As far as I know you can still get vinyl.

BTW, I still run my home automatics (lights and socket timers) on an Epson HX-40, which also happens to have been my first Z80-based computer (yep, got that one even before my first ZX81). My home webserver runs on a Dell Latitude CP, which is a Pentium II with a battery that lasts for frickin' ever. What more could you possibly need for a media portal?

Comment Re:Maybe, but (Score 1) 293 293

and the Starbucks, and the McDonalds, and the Subways, and the ASDAs, and the Aldis... ...which is pretty much all that's left in Nottingham now. Hell, even the petrol stations are being shut down for forecourt pumps at the big supermarkets. You've only got a ghost of a chance at making it independently if you're planning on opening a secondhand shop.

Comment Re:Passed data with a ton of noise? (Score 1) 345 345

the differences between music and data CDRs:

1. the MAFIAA get the $2 per unit price difference
2. there is subchannel data on audio CDRs that if missing, will not permit standalone audio CD recorders to burn to them. For PCs this makes absolutely no difference whatsoever, since PCs simply ignore the subchannel data.
3. dye technology on audio CDRs limit the write speed to (last time I checked which was admittedly half a dozen years ago) 8x as opposed to data CDRs capable of 56x write speed. This is applicable to standalone as well as PC burners. It's the disc. Speaking of which, is Ritek purple still the go-to dye for DVDR?
4. Some stack players won't read data CDRs. If they don't find that ACDR subchannel data they won't read the rest of the disc.

Comment Re:Here's a better idea (Score 1) 368 368

the really weird thing is, Virgin used to (I don't know if they still do) have default locks on adult content too, thing is you have to be over 18 here to consent to contract. Don't they think someone who is old enough to sign a fucking broadband contract is *legally* old enough to view/purchase/STAR IN porn?

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