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Old 11-05-2002, 07:49 AM
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Breaking News In The Fight Against Audio Piracy!!!

In light of the discussion on mp3 sharing, I offer the following article.

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Music bosses have unveiled a revolutionary new recording format that they hope will help win the war on illegal file sharing which is thought to be costing the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue.

Nicknamed the 'Record', the new format takes the form of a black, vinyl disc measuring 12 inches in diameter, which must be played on a specially designed 'turntable'.

"We can state with absolute certainty that no computer in the world can access the data on this disc," said spokesman Brett Campbell. "We are also confident that no-one going to be able to produce pirate copies in this format without going heck of a lot of trouble. This is without the best anti-piracy invention the music industry has ever seen."

As part of the invention's rigorous testing process, the designers gave some disc to a group of teenage computer experts who regularly use file swapping software such as Limewire and Gnutella and who admit to pirating music CDs.

Despite several days of trying, none of them were able to hack into the disc's code or access any of the music files contained within it.

"It's like, really big and stuff," said Doug Flamboise, one of the testers.

"I couldn't get it into any of my drives. I mean, what format is it? Is it, like, from France or something?"

It would appear that the music industry may, at last, have found the pirate-proof format it has long been searching for.
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Old 11-05-2002, 09:46 AM
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Bah!

I own a ton of those "bleeding edge" vinyl discs!

I will admit, those things require a reciprocating platform with a gimbal balanced cantilever that has attached, a specially-designed magnetic transducer head with a laser cut diamond jewel to decode the information!

Unfortunately, the anti-piracy format severely impairs audio quality!

I've been able to crack the code with my prototype "magnesium oxide poly-silicate magnetizer"...

...more commonly known as a tape cassette...
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Old 11-05-2002, 10:18 AM
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I've been able to crack the code with my prototype "magnesium oxide poly-silicate magnetizer"...

...more commonly known as a tape cassette...
But... the signal-to-noise ratio reaches an almost unbearable level with each additional transfer of the data onto another medium. That's the beauty of this system. It gets to the point that no one WANTS a copy!:p
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Old 11-05-2002, 03:54 PM
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Check out my table..

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Old 11-05-2002, 05:33 PM
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Geez Kuan,

Where did you go to find such an antique? They don't make those belt drives anymore! Last thing I saw was direct drive
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Old 11-06-2002, 05:43 PM
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I almost bought a Yamaha platter like that back in the mid-80's. What brand is it? Is it newer, or do "they" still make 'em like that?
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Old 11-06-2002, 07:09 PM
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They STILL make them like that... after figuring out that the old belt drive with outboard motor was best at isolating vibration. Add floating platter and you have a pretty good table.

You can get them for less than a big screen TV.

www.sumikoaudio.net

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Old 11-06-2002, 11:51 PM
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You guys are cracking me up!!

Kuan,

That is one beautiful turntable!! Guess with clear base like that it will go with any decor you've got.

I inherited a beauty from my dad. I only wish I knew how to make picture files under 50 kb so I could post a picture for you. It's a Denon DP 53-F that looks like it could belong in some museum of modern art. It has little light sensors the platform so it senses what size LP you've placed on it and self adjusts for 33 or 45 speed. Pretty cool.

Like some of you older members (myself included, pushing 38), I have crates full of those older LPs. I'm trying not to sell them because a lot them are of music that was never transfered to CD format. Sad.
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Old 11-07-2002, 07:59 AM
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Thanks Stefano

I have tons of LP's from garage sales. Most people don't know what they have and practically give them away. Most of my records cost me $0.50 or less!

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Old 11-07-2002, 10:19 AM
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Hey sflori, is that a DP-53F or a DP35F? I've got a DP35F. Great turn table!
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