Minidisc was fantastic, but I felt it came too late and got wiped out by writable CDs. I still have a player - no idea if it still works!
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…and certain fuckwits think that because they don’t have lives outside work the rest of us don’t, so send out meeting invites for stupid times when I’m either still in bed or long since knocked off for the day. WFH is a change for good for a lot of people, but my working hours aren’t changing because you’ve got nothing better to do at 7-30am or 5-30pm.
I understand what you’re saying and I would never have a Sonos speaker system as my primary music source, but a Sonos connect plugged into my hi fi to stream off a NAS, and additional speakers scattered around the house is very convenient. I don’t need audiophile quality while I’m in the kitchen cooking dinner. That requirement is for when I’ve finished dinner and sat down with a glass of wine.
The problem with Google’s way of handling copyright strikes is that you have no comeback to argue that it isn’t in breach of copyright. You could write and publish a completely new song and if one of the big publishers doesn’t like it they can get it taken down. There’s little to no recourse. I currently have an issue with Google publishing incorrect information about something that is auto generated content on a search. I can’t get through to anyone to get it deleted. Their way of operating anonymously is becoming more and more of a problem.
I came here to post much the same. The idiots I bank with send me emails When I have a new statement telling me how to recognise fraudulent emails. You can’t opt out of them. If I could, then I’d know that every email purporting to be from my bank was fraudulent. They also now send me txt messages telling my credit card bill is due. Normally a few days after I knew it was due - because I check my account several times a week and have already paid it. They seem obsessed with trying to contact me for absolutely no good reason.
It goes into creating an illusion of “preserving the nation’s heritage for future generations”. Unfortunately, they can’t actually tell you which generation is going to benefit. It sure as hell won’t be the next generation, and I doubt it will be the one after. It’s purely protectionism of itself, and cash fleeced from customers. I’d sooner smash all the pointless stately homes down and use the land to build houses that people can actually live in.