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Monday, January 2, 2006

Another Reason to Hate Coldplay

As if I needed another one. Ars Technica found out that Coldplay's latest CD comes with a "handy" DRM fact sheet that basically says that this disc will not play in every CD player because their DRM Is Good For You. Oh, by the way, if you don't like this deception, you're out of luck since you can't return the CD. After all, you opened it. Yes, the CD is reportedly already on the file swapping services. I'm not going to provide a link because a) I don't feel like getting my site caught up in an RIAA frenzy and b) someone might actually listen to Coldplay. This is what happens when the recording industry gets to write their own rules.

The Master comments: And that's why you ALWAYS disable autoplay on your PC. Thankfully the music industry and the RIAA will eventually cut their own throats, so I'm not too concerned. I buy the CDs, rip them, and listen to them on my iPod. I'm sick and tired of being called a thief by the industry, when I plonk down my hard-earned money for their garbage. Makes me glad that I really mainly buy my music via iTunes now. While it is limiting as well, I don't need the music anywhere else but my iPod anyway. Especially since Eeyore doesn't like a lot of my music anyway :-)

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year's Eve!

Please be careful out there! Drink responsibly and get a designated driver! Ol' A.T.'s got to work in the morning so I'll probably be asleep before 2006 hits. Here's to a blessed, safe, and productive year!

NFL Week #17

"This is the end, my only friend, the end." Alas we have reached the end of another NFL season and thus the end for the Lions. Now to see what idiot they are going to hire as coach to bungle this team into the future. Will I see a Lions championship in my lifetime? Last Thursday marked the 49th anniversary of their last championship, throttling the Browns 59-17. The Lions have had one playoff win since then. Let's just say that I'm not holding my breath. Here's my picks, read 'em and weep. Chargers, Giants, Panthers, Ravens, Seahawks, Colts, Chiefs, Patriots, Bills, Steelers, Bucs, 49ers, Jaguars, Bears, Redskins, Cowboys.

Apparently Eeyore's only difference is the Broncos.

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