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It is not the music that is the issue, it is the hosts of Radio 1, it has all gone to pot lately. Nick I'm a twat Grimshaw, Sarah is a Cox. At least there is a bit of funny humour with Scott Mills. Hope Baby maker Cotton is back soon.
Radio 6 FTW![^]
Seriously, great music, stuff you've never heard, in effect it is actually a music channel rather than an entertainment channel which is what R1 and R2 are, we just didn't notice the change.
And, if my understanding of the music business is correct then they play the nonsense from what is produced today is because the record companies make it cheap to do so since it increases sales, whereas the less popular current stuff (but at least the same quality and possibly better) and the older stuff is more expensive; same as the cost of new CD's from mega artists vs. the back catalogue of good artists which are expensive: low prices to cause impulse buys and high prices for the things people are buying because they have deliberately gone looking for them, it's just a business model.
So anyway, Radio 6, give it a whirl, especially Sunday morning with Cerys, each weekday with Lauren Laverne, then Edith Bowman and Liz Kershaw on Saturday - proper music nerds playing great music, much of which you will never have heard of (which is a big part of its attraction for me), plenty of people in the business because they love music not because they are entertainers who happen to have radio as their medium rather than TV.
In the States we have MTV. Started as all music videos. Then it got to a point where there is little music so they started VH1 (video hits 1). Again started as all music videos. Now both have more talk than music.
I remember back in the dim & distant past that I had a Hillman Imp that blew head gaskets regularly - a problem for which they were well - and deservedly - renowned.
On one of the many blown head gasket occasions, it being a Saturday and out of reach of a suitable replacement, the blown gasket was replaced with Cornflake packets, using the dead gasket as a template, combined with copious amounts of Hermetite Red.
It lasted for 2 weeks, which was about on a par with the more conventional head gaskets I'd used...
Hey there guys! I'd love some input from the community and any opinions on code hosting services. Our trusty old in-house server, which ran a local subversion server (among other things) just died this week, and we're thinking of moving to a hosted service. There are many comparison websites out there, but I'd prefer input from someone with first-hand experience with these services (reliability, security, suppport...)
I've been looking at Assembla, BeanStalk, ProjectLocker and a few others. Anyone here using such service? Or do you prefer keeping the sources on a dedicated server you have control of? Thanks!
Thanks! I forgot to mention that we need to stay with SVN for now, Git support is nice if we decide to move in that direction in the future, but the SVN requirement is critical right now. The TFS service looks nice, will bookmark it for reference.