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  • This is embarrassing: I can't get my CD player to play CDs.

    03/18/2018 6:13:27 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 106 replies
    N/A ^ | 3/18/2018 | Me
    I'm not usually, if ever, asking for help on something, but my cd player won't play "Hitman" or anything else I feed it. I can't find a "My CD" folder, as described in one of the articles' repair steps. I'll do what I can from your suggestions, up to my limited knowledge base, to implement any ideas. Within reason. Thanks in advance.
  • Sorry Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna - Mozart Had the Best-Selling CD of 2016

    12/08/2016 12:35:05 PM PST · by nwrep · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 8, 2016 | Laurie Chen
    A mammoth box set of Mozart’s music is officially the best-selling CD release of 2016. Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition has sold a total of 1.25 million CDs in the five weeks since its release, announced Universal Music Group via Billboard. The anthology, containing every musical work written by famed Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), has managed to beat this year’s hit albums from stars including Drake, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kanye West.
  • Why Vinyl Sounds Better Than CD, Or Not

    08/29/2015 1:06:53 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 95 replies
    SCIENCE FRIDAY, NPR ^ | February 10, 2012 1:00 PM ET | John Dankosky
    JOHN DANKOSKY, HOST: Up next: how to tell your CD from your MP3, from your AAC. But first, let's start with the LP. When I was a kid, music took up a lot of room - not in your hard drive, but in your life. Being an audiophile meant devoting shelves and shelves and shelves and shelves to your album collection. And when you moved out of your parents' house, out of your first apartment, you hauled milk crates filled with your music collection onto your next life. And these days, most of us probably get our music in the...
  • 5th grader finds Dead Kennedys CD at school library. Writes diary entry about it

    09/19/2014 9:19:08 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 38 replies ^ | 18SEP2014 | 5th Grader
  • How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

    08/26/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | August 18, 2014 5:21 PM ET | Laura Sydell
    Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." --- Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc. Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs...
  • Will the CDC's Bird Flu Vaccine Work if the Virus Mutates?

    04/06/2013 3:07:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | 05 April 2013 Time: 05:10 PM ET | Rachael Rettner
    On Thursday (April 4), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it had begun work on a vaccine against H7N9, a new bird-flu virus causing illness in China. So far, health officials have reported that 16 people have become sick with the virus, six of whom died. Currently, the virus does not appear to spread between people. The CDC plans to "build" the virus to use it in its vaccine, rather than wait for a sample to ship from China, the New York Times reported. Using the H7N9 genetic sequence as a blueprint, CDC researchers will synthesize genes...
  • FDIC Notice of Coverage Expiration For Noninterest-Bearing Accounts

    12/03/2012 1:44:49 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies ^ | Effective Jan 1
    Snip... For example, if after the expiration of the Dodd-Frank Deposit Insurance Provision a depositor under the single ownership category has $500,000 deposited in a noninterest-bearing transaction account and $250,000 deposited in a certificate of deposit, or total deposits of $750,000, the depositor would be insured for up to $250,000 and uninsured for the remaining balance of $500,000. ...Snip
  • Derivative CDs Tempt Savers as Banks Reap Fees

    02/16/2012 9:05:52 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 5 replies ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | By Matt Robinson
    A gray-haired woman picking a flower with a young girl adorns the cover of an HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) brochure that promises investors both “the growth of the market” and “the security of FDIC Insurance.” By tying interest rates to everything from the Dow Jones Industrial Average to precious metals, the pamphlet for HSBC’s Market-Linked Certificates of Deposits explains U.S. investors have the potential to earn “enhanced returns” over as long as seven years. A separate disclosure states that they also may earn zero, getting just their original principal back after the CD matures, while brokers may collect fees of...
  • Compact Disc death foretold for 2012

    12/01/2011 6:16:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Reghardware ^ | 11/07/11 | Caleb Cox
    Compact Disc death foretold for 2012Major record labels to kill format? By Caleb Cox 7th November 2011 15:45 GMT The major record labels are planning to kill off the CD format by the end of next year to make way for digital downloads only. That's the claim made by music site Side-Line which says it heard whispers that the end of the CD is nigh from music industry insiders. That said, it has failed to get any official confirmation from the labels, though that's not perhaps surprising. The notion is that, by the end of 2012, the majors will focus...
  • Sony's Ohga, credited with developing CD, dies

    04/23/2011 9:33:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    AP) ^ | Saturday April 23, 2011, 12:05 pm
    {photo}Norio Ohga, holds a Sony Mini Disc in New York. Sony says Ohga, credited with developing the compact disc, has died Saturday, April 23, 2011. He was 81. Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer said Ohga helped redefine the Japanese manufacturer not only as an electronic hardware company but helped it also expand into software or entertainment.
  • Washington area is wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, census data show

    12/15/2010 7:03:11 AM PST · by Poundstone · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2010 | Carol Morello and Dan Keating
    The Washington area's affluence and education levels make it the wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, according to census data released Tuesday that reflect five years of relative prosperity compared with the rest of the country.
  • Paperless Navigation

    05/31/2010 7:59:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 462+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 5/31/2010 | The Strategy Page
    After five years of testing, the U.S. Navy is finally entering the digital age for navigation. Five years ago, the first all digital navigation system was installed, in the USS Cape St. George (a cruiser). Called the Voyage Management System (VMS), this version used 29 CDs containing the 12,000 paper nautical charts that were stored in several large filing cabinets on the Cape St. George. The current version of VMS puts all the electronic charts on one high density DVD, or a portable hard drive. The navy has been working on VMS since the 1990s, and the first thing they...
  • Wanted: Freepers who have purchased Video Professor CDs

    04/04/2010 8:25:10 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 30 replies · 1,370+ views
    PackerBoy | 4/4/1010 | PackerBoy
    I am asking that any Freeper who has ordered a CD from Video Professor to please post a reply here or send me a Freeper email.Chances are that many of you have seen the Video Professor's television commercials on cable TV over the past several years. The commercials tout "FREE" CDs to teach consumers how to use computers and various popular software.I would like to hear from people who have ordered one or more CDs from Video Professor, including any "FREE" CDs, and hear whether you believe you received good value for your money, had any issues with your order...
  • The compact disc’s last stand

    03/24/2010 5:20:49 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 126 replies · 2,021+ views
    True / Slant ^ | 22 March 2010 | Michele Catalano
    Yesterday, I got a text message from my cousin asking if my son wanted any CD shelves, because he was getting rid of his.  I texted him back “LOL CDs.”Our CDs – thousands of them – are stacked on a floor to ceiling shelf unit in the garage. All those compact discs have been ripped onto the various computers in our house, shrunk down to invisible little bytes that take up no space in the house.  All of our subsequent music has been bought in digital form (save for my occasional vinyl purchases).If there was any doubt that the compact...

    03/03/2010 6:01:19 PM PST · by hampdenkid · 84 replies · 1,140+ views
    Vanity | 3/3/10 | HampdenKid
    I just hit a massive bump on 495 and my car CD stopped working. Won't play. Won't even eject. Do any of my fellow Freepers know what the problem might be? Thanks.

    12/31/2009 4:35:15 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 515+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 31, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    31 December 2009 “LIKE DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN” SNIPPET: “There is overlap in space if not in time between NW 253 bomber Abdulmutallab and various unsavory characters and websites. Perhaps it’s just a case of like-minded people moving through similar places at similar times in their lives, but then again, maybe Abdulmutallab came into contact with some of these people, particularly in what appears to be his critical period of radicalization in London circa 2005-2007. At this point all I have are suspicions and some interesting data points to share.”
  • Happy 30th Birthday, Compact Disc!

    03/09/2009 10:08:13 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 82 replies · 1,832+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 08 March 2009 | Jack Loftus
    Compact discs weren't always impromptu drink coasters. Once, in the not-so-distant past, they played music, contained pictures, and let people play video games with tacked-on FMV sequences. And today, the venerable CD turned 30. Happy birthday! 1979-2009.Thirty years. Pretty amazing that it's been that long since those crazy Dutchmen at Philips spun the technology off of laser discs as part of an optical digital audio disc demo in Eindhoven.Of course, the CD didn't immediately take off right then and there. It needed a little help from Sony, which worked with Philips to get the format standardized. The standard they named...
  • Nature Defeats Technology, Again [Photo]

    01/10/2009 5:43:31 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 15 replies · 1,223+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Sat Jan 10 2009 | Gizmodo
    Master buys dog training software. Dog finds training software. Dog decides he needs no bloody training. Dog acts accordingly, destroys it, then goes after master and bites his or her ass.I really don't know if this photo is staged or not. And quite frankly, I don't care, because knowing—and loving—dogs, this is how things should be. At least, if we are talking about Jones here. Screw training, lips be damned. [Dark Roasted Blend]
  • Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate

    08/08/2008 11:58:58 AM PDT · by xp38 · 44 replies · 164+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 8 2008 | By RHONDA SCHWARTZ and BRIAN ROSS
    ohn Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extra-marital affair with a novice film-maker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.
  • The Schiavo Case: Are Mass Media To Blame?

    08/09/2008 6:36:52 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 21 replies · 602+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 8, 2008 | Staff
    In 1990, Theresa Schiavo, an American citizen, had a cardiac arrest that caused irreversible brain damage which led to a persistent vegetative state diagnosis. A few years later, this diagnosis became a source of conflict over the interruption of artificial nutrition. The "Schiavo Case" was widely discussed from a medical, ethical and social standpoint in the United States and elsewhere. . . . [A]n article to be published in the September 23 issue of Neurology, . . . examines the media coverage featuring this famous case. The study reviewed American daily newspapers that were most prolific about this story: the...