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06:07 pm: new tool album
So. I went into town today (such a long walk) and bought the new tool album, 10,000 days. I can't yet give a review because of the following :

I am attempting to rip it at the moment, but it's being a bit troublesome. phobos's CD drive makes Very Strange Noises Indeed (clunk clunk clunk whirrr clunk x lots) when I insert the shiny disc into it, as does one of ganymede's. It's doing a close approximation of being ripped with ganymede's second shiny disc player, but I keep getting fatal errors, starting with track 4. I don't have a dumb CD player, because I've not really seen the point in having one yet. Besides, I'd have nowhere to put it. I've tried it in my cheapo DVD player and it actually manages to crash it!

I'm not sure whether this is because it's not really a CD, but is one of the evil copyprotected things that look remarkably like one, or maybe it just was defective? Who can tell, in this day and age when music companies intentionally ship defective products. Neither the packaging nor the CD have an actual 'Compact Disc Digital Audio' logo on them, or a warning. Is it worth trying to take back to Rockaboom for an exchange/refund?

I suppose this is the universe getting back at me for teh smug (this is the first CD i bought after posting that, you see). Beware of teh smug. It bites back.

On the upside, I can report the packaging is quite neat. it includes stereo glasses through which to view the booklet and stuff.

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From:greeba
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
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If you continue to have trouble, you can have the mp3s I downloaded the other week >) And yes, I have now bought the CD, and some extortionate concert tickets, so my conscience is clear.
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From:abigailb
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
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i'd prefer to have a rippable/playable copy out of the principle of the thing, but i suppose if they're going to force me to illegal means to actually be able to listen to the music i bought, that's their call. so yes. :)
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From:tankgirlinblack
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm still unsure as to why music is one one the things you can buy and not properly own.
If I buy clothes, I can sell them on when I don't want them. I can look at the stiching and recreate them and give them to friends/sell them on as well if I want to. I fail to see the difference with music
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From:abigailb
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
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have a read of this, which is what they're aiming to abolish in the long term (your right to sell second hand music, dvds, etc)
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From:abigailb
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
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and they'd do it to books too if they had a chance
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From:tankgirlinblack
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
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As far as I know, if it's copy protected thingy you shouldn't be able to find the CD logo/hologram anywhere on the box/CD, as it's not legally a CD.
But I may be wrong.
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From:abigailb
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
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yep. philips own that trademark and have got quite arsey about it, although their patents have expired now so they can't stop the non-cds existing.
From:thatmakesmemad
Date:May 2nd, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
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its a sony album and they've been playing around with copy protection but thereagain they recalled all those cds after the debacle with the software that used rootkits like a virus
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From:psychocandyclub
Date:May 2nd, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
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OSX will rip and burn it no probs (and hopefully remove the copy protection in the process), I can do that for you unless you want Tims mp3's.

Nx
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From:abigailb
Date:May 2nd, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
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that would be great - i'd prefer bit-for-bit copy as tool compresses rather badly.
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