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Cloud34

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Yeah.

Anyways, about a month ago I stumbled upon a music website called Pandora. What you do at Pandora is enter a song or artist you like and then it will search its database of thousands and thousands of songs to find ones that are similiar in style, and then it will start playing them.

It is absolutely wonderful. I am very picky person when it comes to what type of music I listen to, but when I put in a song that I really liked it found other ones that I began to like right away.

The catch is, that it is ultimately not free. They give you 10 hours free, as a trial, then after that you can pay eaither $12 for 3 months or $36 for a year. Which is a very nice deal if you ask me.

The best thing is, it's perfectly legal :D
cplmac

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Sounds cool.
Cloud you are still alive?! Guess I better call off the search, not sure they would have found you in Chicagoland anyways...dot dot dot

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Spacey

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If I am listening to music online, I generally listen to Yahoo! Launch. My main (and huge) gripe is those folks only officially support XP and IE. They have apparently played around with supporting certain versions of Netscape, but that support is generally broken, and forget about Mozilla or Firefox, or Linux.

If you can live with that (and you may need to have a Yahoo ID, definitely required to rate the songs/videos), then there is a free version which has quite a few videos or audio tracks, but you get hit with some restrictions, their randomizer sometimes gives you songs for groups you have given low or "do not play" ratings, and there are commercials from time to time (like the Pepsi Sumo Chicken one!). There is also an unlimited version which costs, and it just went up to about $12/month, but I have not tried that version.

If you want to see what an eclectic mix of videos they have, here is a list of my rated videos:

http://launch.yahoo.com/musicvideos/ratedvideos.asp?userID=1210888352

And my latest neat find?? Check this out! Pick the first version of the video...

http://music.yahoo.com/ar-19323249---Crazy%20Frog

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Cloud34

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Yeah, I tried the Yahoo! service, but even in IE I couldn't get it to work. A shame, as I wanted to give it a shot.
cplmac

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I have found that a lot of interactive sites don't support Mozilla. Seems companies are having a tough time not using Active X controls.

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dip42

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cplmac wrote:
I have found that a lot of interactive sites don't support Mozilla. Seems companies are having a tough time not using Active X controls. 

I know how u feel it annoies me because all i use is firefox which is way better than otehr things out thier

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Spacey

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cplmac wrote:
I have found that a lot of interactive sites don't support Mozilla. Seems companies are having a tough time not using Active X controls. 


And that is part of the reason why there are so many problems with malware for Windows boxes. After all, if Windows Update uses Active X to install patches to a machine, why can't the black hats exploit the same features to put their stuff on your machine?? MS needs to get it into their skulls that they would be better off writing a separate program to pull down the patches and install them, rather than trying to fit one more thing into their broken browser. Of course, these are the same folks who have yet to learn how to avoid buffer overruns...

'Nuff said on that...(and to be honest, Netscape and its ilk have their own problems, just not as frequently as bad.)

Regarding the folks who tried IE and could not get it to work, do you have a Yahoo ID and have you signed in? I know this caused my wife some grief, along with the fact that she thought she was using IE when she was in fact using Netscape. I found the best way to be sure I was getting IE was to start as if I were running Windows Update, then forcing the URL to launch.

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