NEW RADIOHEAD - pay what you want - what did you pay?

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  1. faceking

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    New Radiohead... I'm about to download. Wanted to research what artists normally make on an album, and go from there...

    Those here that downloaded, what'd ya pay? Feel free to use your home currency... converter found here: Currency Converter - Yahoo! Finance

    I can certainly afford a RHead CD, and at the same time grab it off of USENET... but curious how good it is, too.
     
  2. D_N Flay Table

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    I wouldn't pay anything for the shite they call music.
     
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    That's very helpful, knuckle.
    :bryce:

     
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    AW shucks... just found it on the USENET... do I download it.... I'll download it for free.. decide how much it's worth... and then pay for it on the WWW, and not download it.

    Think about it... your favorite album(s)... know that you know how good they are.... what would you pay for it/them?
     
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    Nothing! I pirated the paid version of LimeWire... why would I pay for music.
     
  6. Mr. Snakey

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    The only one free that is left for music is Soulseek.org A light program no ad ons or spywear and they have everything.
     
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    USENET.. an older part of the internet (pre-WWW) that only goobers n geeks know about.. plethora of binaries... no "host" per se... everything lives on the USENET servers. Thin clients... I recommend... but you need an ISP or service that allows for unlimited... mine costs about $9/month... well worth it.

     
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    Ive been more into dowloading movies via Bit torrent than anything else. Any software program is free and places to crack the serial numbers are all over. The DvD rips are amazing quality and i burn about 6 movies on one disc at a cost of about 30 cents..
     
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    Bit Torrent is nice.. but you are dependent on ppl hosting and seeding 100%... on usenet.. the whole file is there.... you can see it... no seeders... what's there is THERE. Only problem is retention... most providers only keep 21 days... some longer.

    BitTorrent gives up IP addresses too.... I'm guessing they are next with the MPAA and RIAA.
     
  10. Mr. Snakey

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    I consider it safer than a Soulseek or Limewire. Its a game of snatching it quickly and its gone.
     
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    In 5 years I've never gotten spyware or viruses from limewire...as long as you have a good anti-virus program it catches the program trojan viruses before they even downloaded.
     
  12. Mr. Snakey

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    Oh yes. i havent neither in all the years ive been downloading
     
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    How would you know really? Some viruses can creep through anti-spyware, but alas I use limewire aswell, but I mostly use torrents.

    Personally I wouldn't pay anything for their album, or a penny if I had to. Why pay over what's needed for anything in this day and age?
     
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    Antvirus programs. Spyware programs etc. Thats how you know. A registry cleaner is a good idea too.
     
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    I've never had a virus attack my computer? Thats how I know... Virus programs tell you the directory in which the virus is pulled from... so if you have any knowledge at all about a computer and how it works OS wise.. then you can figure out what program caused it.

    Avast
    AVG
    Ad-aware SE
    Spybot Search and Destroy

    Great programs.
     
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    You underestimate virii.
     
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    Limewire is just silly and dangerous

    also: I paid zero, but I love it and it's not as if Radiohead need the money :)
     
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    Explain your reasoning as to why you think it is dangerous?
     
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    On topic: I haven't heard anything from the new album, but I'm not sure if I'd pay for it, regardless of how good it is. Too many opportunities to get it free. And RH aren't exactly poor, struggling artists.

    Re viruses... I've been on the 'net since 1994 (and remember USENET). I haven't had a virus since the late 90s... the way I can tell is that my PC has never been noticably impaired in its operation. If I do have PC viruses, they aren't affecting anything, and I consequently don't care.
     
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    Viruses for starts, although a bit of common sense can help avoid that

    and it's programs like Limewire where they are looking to prosecute 'music sharers'

    I use a music sharing forum for all of my music and then torrents at a push
     
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