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My approach exactly. With physical CDs, I know that I can rebuild my collection from source materials any time I need to. I've re-ripped my music half a dozen times since I started using MP3 players of one sort or another. I like using the players for their compactness and convenience, but since they are small and portable they are subject to loss or easy damage.
I don't trust cloud storage for my personal property. I've read too many horror stories of that sort of thing disappearing overnight, leaving you with no recovery. Given the overheated atmosphere surrounding it, I can't see using the cloud for other than a delivery mechanism. If you don't have a backup, you're screwed.
Yeah, exactly. I think we're just of an age to see music as something less disposable than a lot of people nowadays seem to do. The idea of paying a monthly fee for 'all the music I want' and owning none of it, seems retarded to me. I buy a lot of CDs to find the few I like, then I'll buy every iteration of those few to get all the tracks that I can, and listen to them over and over.
Sometimes I just get out all my box sets, just to look at them. Yes, I have a problem.....
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I think we're just of an age to see music as something less disposable than a lot of people nowadays seem to do.
Not to mention the fact that there are huge catalogs of music originally released on LP's that have never made it to CD format. The best you can hope for are 'Best of...' collections and that sort of thing.
I buy actual CDs, in the hope that the performer will actually benefit from the transaction. I have no faith that online transactions will honestly benefit the artist who spent a lifetime cultivating his/her mastery in order to bring beauty to our otherwise sordid, empty lives. I admire and honor those of an artistic bent who devote their lives to creating auditory beauty for the rest of us to enjoy, while I detest the scumbags who control the artists' talents and collect huge, unearned sums in the manner of a lamprey - parasites, all.
A couple enters a restaurant and ask for a meal, when they were ordering dishes the noticed that the waitress always brang the food with the thumb inside the food. when they ordered the soup and after they had done with it the husband asked the waitress: why do you have always to bring the food with your thumb sticked into it, she replied I have a preoblem with a bad nail and the doctor told me to place the thumb in a hot place. Then the husband replied: and why you dont stick your finger over your f.... ass, she replied that is what I do between dishes note english its not my native language so any 2.0 version of the joke will be acepted
This is one reason to avoid socialized healthcare.
[Edit: Can someone explain why this was reported, along with my explanation of the joke? It's a f***ing joke, grow the f*** up, or stop using the internet. It appears that sensitive univoters are using the report button to express their dissatisfaction with humour. Wasn't there a policy to make those that flag or vote for removal publicly named?]
Private medicine is great, as long as you can afford it. Managed care is great, as long you don't have something that's threatening but not fixable - I can't get lower spinal surgery paid for because my C2 and C3 discs are nearly touching my spinal cord; since this means I've got a very high chance of spending my last days as Christopher Reeve spent his, no surgery to fix my torn L3-L4 junction, even though it would clear up quite a few issues for me. Yeah, I can still get the surgery if I pay cash. Private medicine is great, if you can afford it. While this ax is over my head, humor does not include the socialized medicine debate. Glad to rain on your parade.
The joke was nicely done, the humor was passed along even with the occasional error. I'd guess it was a much better job than I'd do translating the same joke into your language.
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I have a preoblem with a bad nail and the doctor told me to place the thumb in a hot place. What kind of doctor would give this advice, but not tell the patient to keep the area clean? That was the joke.
[Edit, this was also voted for removal. I see absolutely nothing offensive here. This kind of action, if allowed, is going to finish off the Lounge]