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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:03 AM
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This settles it: My iPod shuffle is partial to The Fall, Coil, &Roxy Music
It's totally chosing to play more from these artists, as well as Nurse With Wound, Jesus Jones, Nirvana and Jesus Lizard.

Like, way more than one would suspect from a randomly generated playlist.

What's going on?

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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:04 AM
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1. It is a conspiracy of all the 80s bands
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:07 AM
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2. How do people live with shuffles?!
Seriously, I don't get it. I'd need like 500 of those to get even a fraction of my music collection portable...and I'm not talking about solely ill-gotten gains, either.

I'm finally taking the iPod plunge, thanks to my SO (it's a belated birthday gift). It's the 20 gig one and I'm mulling over how to whittle my collection down to the "must listen to" stuff.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:09 AM
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4. Get a Rio
It plays OGG. Smaller format better sound..... that is if you really want to squeeze things in.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:11 AM
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5. I've heard good thing about Rios
But being broke right now, I'm just happy having a player at all. Can't wait for it to come in the mail. I'm so glad I don't have to lug around a zillion CDs anymore.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:14 AM
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9. I had a Rio forst, but returned it and got an iPod.
I didn't like the way Rio's software organised tracks. Once you've used the iPod software (iTunes), you won't go back to whatever you're using presently on your PC (WinAmp, or whatever).

My first iPod was stolen, and they no longer make a 40G model, so I bought this one used on eBay. It's exactly the same as my first one.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:18 AM
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11. Oh, I'm an iTunes fiend
Edited on Wed Sep-14-05 01:19 AM by Chovexani
Hell I still run 1.0 on my iMac. Great program.

Unfortunately, I'm in a bit of a bind. BF forgot both my computers are several years old and a couple of OSes behind (iMac is running OS9, PC is running 98SE). Newer iPods require OSX for Mac and XP on PC, at least for iTunes.

So now I'm gonna have one, without any idea how to put stuff on it. I need to find an alternative program, as finances are running tight lately and I just can't afford to beef up either machine to the point where they can run the newer OSes.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:12 AM
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6. Mine is a 40G, I meant the random shuffle setting.
Mine is a 3rd generation 40G model; it holds all my cds, plus many of the LPs and singles I burned into AAC last year.

"9665 songs, 28.4 days, 37.7 Gigs". It's full; I guess the other 2G and change is for internal iPod software, etc, because it won't accept any more music files.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:13 AM
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8. Okay, phew
:)

Now THAT is a collection. :toast:
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:19 AM
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12. My 1gig holds about 200 songs.
I don't need more than that at one time. I like to rollerskate and I have been waiting for the shuffle my whole life. I love it. It fits anywhere. And I have the tape adapter to listen to it in my car.

When I am skating, I want to listen to music, not look for it.

But we all have different needs.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:22 AM
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14. Hmm, I never thought about it like that
I'm such a music freak that I need to have a whole mess of stuff on hand, on the off chance I might want to listen to it. I get freaked out that I will want to listen to something and not have it.

Yeah, I'm weird. :crazy:
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:04 AM
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18. Crazy is skating around
trying to hold the cd player just rite. :silly:
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:06 AM
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20. Oh man I used to see people doing that in the park
I was bad and laughed at them too. :)
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:08 AM
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3. Mark E. Smith is haunting it!
He's not dead yet, but he looks like he's been dead for 15 years... :)
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:13 AM
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7. My shuffle picks the same stuff all the time. nt
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:18 AM
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10. I miss listening to the Fall
I bought my 43rd Fall cd in July but I put it with the rest and they're all packed away...luckily I still have earworms!

(I am the carry bag man...)
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:56 AM
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15. Leave the Capitol, City Dweller!
And don't forget your Jawbone, and the Air Rifle.

Kurious?

Free Range in Iceland, the Slags and the Hip Priest...

The difference between you and us is that we have brains. Because we are Northern white crap but talk back.

Who makes the Nazis? Oswald Defense Lawyer.

I've been sharpening a knife in the bathroom... you should see-e-e-e my new house!

It's the Lay of the Land, My Son.

All the Hostesses were Moslem.

I drank a Jar of Coffee, and I took Some of These.

No one will fuck with me again. I am Damo Suzuki.



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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:05 AM
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19. oh relax!
The North Will Rise Again!

where have you been!
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:09 AM
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21. Why, with the League of Bald-Headed Men, of course.
But you... you're not up to much.
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:21 AM
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23. How Wonderful and Frightening...
I Am Curious ,Orange...
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:35 AM
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24. There's a new fiend on the loose...
Jolting in his tradition, it's fear of the obtuse.

Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
But it gets worse day by day...

Give us a ring, give us a ring if you're Mister Big...

It was the Fault of the Government...I was very disappointed.

Hey dude! Get your mental bones right outta here!

You!

Hep!!

Spencer must Die.
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:42 AM
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25. now "I'm Totally Wired"
can't you see?
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 01:21 AM
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13. Mine only likes Jawbreaker..
The new iTunes make songs less random. You should check it out.
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:00 AM
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17. Jawbreaker...
I did a poster once and they were on the bill...
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:12 AM
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22. Jawbreaker rules..
They made me EMO.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 02:00 AM
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16. You have to understand that computers don't really do random
They use various formulas to simulate random... but its not truly random. And depending on how complex the formula (or how variable the seed is) applied to your data set you can quite often find yourself in cycles. A way to bust out of this type of thing is to start the system playing from a different song than you normally hear. This seeds the system with a different start point.
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