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  • sport 15 Jan 2013 10:19:40 12,775 posts
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    ED209 wrote:
    sport wrote:
    That's over a decade ago, the Internet has changed quite since then.
    Do they still have pictures of naked ladies spreading their retarded whims?

    /checks

    Phew, it's not changed for me!
    Honestly, who looks at porn "pics" anymore when there's streaming galore.
  • mcmonkeyplc 15 Jan 2013 10:21:51 39,467 posts
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    Downloading was never just a fad. Well maybe in the mid 90's. From the late 90's it was pretty damn obvious where things were going.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Aretak 15 Jan 2013 10:29:20 10,366 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    In a roundabout way he's right. Give it another 5 years and people will all be streaming music. I don't have a single mp3 on my hard drive anymore.
    Maybe if you only listen to mainstream music, but there's always going to be plenty of niche stuff (especially foreign arists) that won't be available on streaming services.
  • Deckard1 15 Jan 2013 10:39:45 28,716 posts
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    MP3's will always be essential for portable music though.
  • Dougs 15 Jan 2013 10:41:08 68,385 posts
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    Mobility. Until mobile networks are up to scratch and reasonably priced (inc decent bandwidth) and sub services come down a bit, people are going to want to listen on the move still. Can't see that changing.
  • sport 15 Jan 2013 10:41:32 12,775 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    MP3's will always be essential for portable music though.
    If only there was a way to access the Internet without cables, kinda like radio waves or something.
  • Deckard1 15 Jan 2013 10:42:58 28,716 posts
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    So people are going to stop having there own personal music selection because they can listen to the radio?
  • sport 15 Jan 2013 10:45:30 12,775 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    So people are going to stop having there own personal music selection because they can listen to the radio?
    No silly, I was alluding to the wireless revolution that is gonna hit us like a metaphorical tidal wave in the near future.
  • disusedgenius 15 Jan 2013 10:46:05 5,422 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    So people are going to stop having there own personal music selection because they can listen to the radio?
    Because they can choose exactly what the radio plays.
  • Mr_Sleep 15 Jan 2013 10:47:06 17,184 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    As I understand it, it's actually the supermarkets that have totally fucked the likes of HMV and Game, not online retailers.
    Kind of, the supermarkets took the AAA title purchases from HMV as they would always negotiate a better deal, it's rare for one of the big titles to not be sold at cost or as a loss leader in a supermarket. HMV and the like could no longer rely on a bump from those sales as they couldn't afford the loss on each unit.

    I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of it is also related to the costs of building leases, their flagship stores would be costing an absolute fortune to maintain.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • mcmonkeyplc 15 Jan 2013 10:47:10 39,467 posts
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    56K WARNING!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • chopsen 15 Jan 2013 10:48:39 16,126 posts
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    Given that mobile voice coverage is still not universal, it'll be a while until mobile data is a viable alternative for local storage. Some people may not want subscription costs, either.
  • ED209 15 Jan 2013 10:48:58 505 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Honestly, who looks at porn "pics" anymore when there's streaming galore.
    Pah! Streaming's a fad! I've never managed to get off to anything on Netflix*, plus with the pictures you get to actually see it going in.

    *ok one time while iCarly was on, but it was the episode where she snacks on a retarded whim so it's understandable.

    Samantha Janus?

  • Moot_Point 15 Jan 2013 10:49:04 4,340 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    MP3's will always be essential for portable music though.
    If only there was a way to access the Internet without cables, kinda like radio waves or something.
    So instead of having a device with your music library on, you'd rather pay a monthly charge to access it via WiFi?

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  • sport 15 Jan 2013 10:50:54 12,775 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    sport wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    MP3's will always be essential for portable music though.
    If only there was a way to access the Internet without cables, kinda like radio waves or something.
    So instead of having a device with your music library on, you'd rather pay a monthly charge to access it via WiFi?
    I'm not telling you what I'd like, I'm telling you what's going to happen.
  • Deckard1 15 Jan 2013 10:51:18 28,716 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    So people are going to stop having there own personal music selection because they can listen to the radio?
    Because they can choose exactly what the radio plays.
    And what happens if you can't get a decent mobile signal? Or you're abroad?
  • THFourteen 15 Jan 2013 10:52:07 33,836 posts
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    I have spotify on my phone and ipad and it lets me downlaod all the music i want for off-line listening. you just have to log in once per month.

    i'd much rather that and pay 9.99 a month and get to listen to tonnes of different stuff
  • Moot_Point 15 Jan 2013 10:54:23 4,340 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Moot_Point wrote:
    sport wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    MP3's will always be essential for portable music though.
    If only there was a way to access the Internet without cables, kinda like radio waves or something.
    So instead of having a device with your music library on, you'd rather pay a monthly charge to access it via WiFi?
    I'm not telling you what I'd like, I'm telling you what's going to happen.
    Eh?

    I have a couple of devices that have all my music/video/apps on, without the need to stream wirelessly. If you are willing to pay to access stuff you have bought, then be my guest!

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  • Dougs 15 Jan 2013 10:55:58 68,385 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    Or yeah - alternative to cheaper mobile data is wider accessible public Wifi.

    I struggle to see it /not/ happening.
    Public wifi is arse though. The experience in terms of connecting is a ballache, and is mostly tied into another contract elsewhere - whether mobile, Sky, Virgin etc. 4G will make most public wifi redundant imo. Agree that it will happen, but won't be mass market for a good 4-5 years.
  • MetalDog 15 Jan 2013 10:58:31 23,728 posts
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    One thing's for sure, the next time we have major civilisation collapse we're going to leave one hell of an interesting dark ages for future archaeologists to puzzle over.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Deleted user 15 January 2013 10:58:44
    On the move I use itunes match, have around half my library on the phone, when it comes to a song that isn't on my mobile it streams and saves over 3G. It's definitely the way it's going, what with amazon and google rival services.
  • sport 15 Jan 2013 11:00:09 12,775 posts
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    Christ guys, I'm talking about next year or something. But give it a decade (same time frame as that HMV meeting till now) and every device you have will be able to access the Internet, whether that be through wifi or 3G or magic.

    If you don't like it, then fuck off to Mars. It'll be a penal colony by then anyway.
  • chopsen 15 Jan 2013 11:10:19 16,126 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    And what happens if you can't get a decent mobile signal? Or you're abroad?
    That's an interesting one. Moving to an entirely streaming-only media delivery model is not just a technological issue, but also a political one. We can have our 12G mobile devices or whatever, but the desire to break the world up in to little chunks doesn't seem to be going away, or is solvable by wireless technology.
  • kalel 15 Jan 2013 11:12:09 88,416 posts
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    While the digital landscape was a little ten different ten years ago, it's still a massive failure to not adjust for where it was potentially headed, even more so when you're paying experts to tell you where it's heading only for you to go "nah, bollocks, downloading will never catch on".

    It astonishes me how companies like Kodak, Sony and now major retail outlets have filed to see the writing on the wall with regards to digital. Their demise is exactly what they deserve.
  • chopsen 15 Jan 2013 11:14:59 16,126 posts
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    Yeah, but I thought USB wouldn't catch on so I can't be too disparaging (what's wrong with RS232?)
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