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    So I'm guessing this only applies to digital media, right? Boycott and return to physical media only. Fuck those shitlords.

    If vynil can make a comeback, this shouldn't be impossible. Trouble is how easy it is to upload/download instead of getting your ass off the couch and buying something. But if you do that, youre labeled a hipster I guess
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    So I'm guessing this only applies to digital media, right? Boycott and return to physical media only. Fuck those shitlords.
    While I applaud the noble sentiment, for the most part that is wishful thinking, I'm afraid.

    All it takes is one kid to upload your LP via USB turntable and the world gets it free on youtube and you have no way to opt out. The people who buy the LP are the people who want it specifically on vinyl and that's a pretty small percentage of overall listeners.
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    True, can't stop people from ripping anything I guess. Still don't quite understand the USB turntable. If the whole point is to enjoy it on that medium, what the fuck is the USB port doing there?

    And although its a small percentage, it does seem to be growing steadily. Just today I went to the local hmv (which at the same time last year, looked like it was liquidating everything to make way for another apple store) and noticed that they carry quite a bit more vynil than before. Where there only used to be one bin now has an entire aisle.
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    When I searched "new vinyl releases" mostly what I found was major label stuff that was originally released decades ago.
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    I did see quite a few older records in the mix, but I did see some new ones. But maybe that's good, right? Back catologues getting resold. If there's a market for something like that, maybe the physical medium isn't dead. If the trend grows, google can basicly suck it, or probably buy that also. Here's hoping the former is the way it goes down.

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    Did anyone not think there was a reason Google has spent so much money on Obama's elections? Big business owns Washington and it will get what it wants. BTW they own Obama and other companies owned Bush.
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    Holy sh***!!
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    Could google change the election results by altering search algorhythms to favor one candidate over the other?

    The way it gives piracy sites that it profits from 1st page listings while proving it can filter results by de-listing payday lenders to try to make itself look good?

    By using extortion, Google could create a Stockholm syndrome atmosphere (if it hasn't already) in which politicians cravenly do what google tells them to.

    Should've killed the monster when it was small.
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    Man! You have GOT to try a hit of this RANGE SUNSHINE!

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    Could google change the election results by altering search algorhythms to favor one candidate over the other?

    The way it gives piracy sites that it profits from 1st page listings while proving it can filter results by de-listing payday lenders to try to make itself look good?

    By using extortion, Google could create a Stockholm syndrome atmosphere (if it hasn't already) in which politicians cravenly do what google tells them to.

    Should've killed the monster when it was small.
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