Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:28 UTC
Multimedia, AV You know, I really like America and its citizens. Beautiful country, lovely people, nothing but good experiences on my end. However, like everyone else, the US has its problems, and one particular annoying one is the power of lobby and interests groups. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that the RIAA and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) are asking Congress to mandate FM chips in all portable devices - cell phones, mp3 players, PDAs, everything. Wait, what?
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Chicken Blood
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2005-12-21

I don't find listening to public radio pretentious at all but I do find your need to mention it when you clearly understood the reference regarding commercial radio highly pretentious.


I was trying to point out that all FM radio isn't bad just because of the annoying commercial stations, just as all English food isn't bad just because some of us had parents who were shitty cooks. I don't see any pretension there, but I guess i'm not looking hard enough…

I'm willing to listen though. Why was my comment about English cuisine so offensive to you as to justify this many replies to what was a passing humerous use? You may very well have a reason for taking such offense and I'm willing to listen. Why do you take a generalized reference to a known joke about English cuisine so personally?


I guess I've heard it just too many times from people who have never even been to England or had "a bad meal in London" because they were too clueless to do their research. Since you don't qualify on either of these counts I'll let it slide.

I happen to live on the West Coast of the US, so I am well aware of the diverse and interesting foods that are available here. Head further inland though and I don't think the US has much to offer over UK cuisine. It might not be boiled to death, but it's fried to death and super-unhealthy.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"
I was trying to point out that all FM radio isn't bad just because of the annoying commercial stations, just as all English food isn't bad just because some of us had parents who were shitty cooks. I don't see any pretension there, but I guess I'm not looking hard enough…
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If that's what you intended to say then you should have said it rather than assuming that everyone was going to read your intonation through text. You'd have saved yourself a lot of grief right from the beginning. It's not even about "not looking hard enough", simply the way your text came across regardless of how you meant it.

Similarly, if we'd been speaking in person, you'd have realized that the passing joke was meant to add to the criticism of radio overplay form 90% of broadcasters rather criticism English cooking as a definitive conclusion.

Such is the case with text based communications.

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Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

If that's what you intended to say then you should have said it rather than assuming that everyone was going to read your intonation through text. You'd have saved yourself a lot of grief right from the beginning. It's not even about "not looking hard enough", simply the way your text came across regardless of how you meant it.


Right, because your interpretation is the only interpretation possible. If you didn't get it, than no-one would get it.

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