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Comment Pr0n (Score 2) 136

Don't worry, they won't care about your pr0n searches...well, maybe they'll just store them all up for 'later use' should you become a problem in the future.
As Cameron said "For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone"

Fuck them all. You heard it here first.

Comment Re: These companies keep giving us reasons (Score 1) 394

>When is the last time someone you know saved a dying SD card or USB drive without windows trialware?

You are joking right?

Last week, my brother presented me with a SATA drive and a USB drive. Both 'broken' under windows. I used testdisk under linux to fix the SATA drive (then copied all over to a brand new drive). The USB drive wasn't fixable but still used testdisk to copy 95% of the files over to another fresh drive. All done easily and simply under linux for free...and my brother was very happy...and he's now learned of the importance of backups.

Windows can go suck a fuck for all I care...I'm just unhappy that I have to work with it daily.

Comment Re:Totally orthogonal to the topic at hand... (Score 1) 574

I believe you - and, man that would be so cool!

As for sound quality - one of my favourite performances of 'Old man' is a live one with Neil on on his guitar that I first saw on youtube, with a pair of crap headphones (think it's this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... work, can't test). Anyway, it's brilliant and to me at least just goes to prove it's the song, the tune, the lyrics that matter and not being able to hear every single frequency in perfect clarity. ...but that's just my opinion. It's also my opinion that people who seem to care so much about speakers, wires, amps etc. are more into speakers, wires and amps than music. I've had the same Technics amp for 25 years...it's fine.

Comment Who need itunes? (Score 1) 360

I've never understand it. I've been collecting/ripping mp3s (and then later oggs) ever since about '97. I've never need a tool to 'organise' my collection. Every OS I've ever used has had this really clever idea called the directory (or folder). It's quite simple really, I haev one top-level directory called 'Music' and inside I have an 'A' folder, a 'B' folder etc. etc. Inside I have (here's the clever bit) more directories eg. 'Ah-ha', with that I have directories for each album by the band.

Okay, I have one directory under 'M' called 'Misc' which is getting a bit large by hey-ho.

Oh and I own all those files, they're mine and I can copy them onto any device I own and share with friends should I want to.

Screw Apple and screw anybody that doesn't let me own my music collection and potentially pass it onto my children. Props to Amazon that allows me to buy DRM-free mp3's (along with the CD! awesome!)

Quark! Quark! Beware the quantum duck!