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    LOS ANGELES - Virgin Records said Tuesday it would release the Rolling Stones' latest album on a new encrypted flash memory card that will allow users to preview and buy locked tracks from four of the veteran rockers' previous albums.

    The memory card, dubbed Gruvi, is manufactured by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based SanDisk Corp., and will be available in November at select U.S. stores for $39.95, SanDisk and the label said in a statement.

    By comparison, the Stones' latest album, "A Bigger Bang," costs about $14 on CD.

    SanDisk spokesman Ken Castle said the value for consumers is in being able to use the thumbnail-sized memory card to move music and other media between compatible mobile phones, electronic organizers, computers and other devices.

    To keep that content from ending up on Internet file-swapping sites or otherwise distributed without permission, the card comes with copy-protection technology, or firmware, built in.

    "You can take the card out and transfer it to other devices and the content stays locked in the card rather than to the device," Castle said.

    The cost to buy individual tracks from the four Stones albums loaded on the memory card — "Some Girls," "Tattoo You," Exile on Main Street," and "Sticky Fingers," — was not disclosed.

    But tracks on the card — even those from "A Bigger Bang" or any unlocked after purchase — cannot be copied to a PC hard drive, Castle said. A card reader-equipped laptop or desktop computer would be required to play the tracks, he said.

    Fred von Lohmann, senior intellectual property attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, said placing copy-protection technology on the SanDisk card didn't make sense because fans can already find the content online for free, so the copy restrictions only end up inconveniencing the customer who paid for the card.

    Last year, Virgin label parent EMI Music released music and video content by British singer Robbie Williams on another type of memory card for mobile phones.

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    RETARDED. How the hell would I play that in my car?!

    I'll pass... ...hopefully everyone else will, too.
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    I miss the good 'ol days.

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    Ok, so it's 40 bucks for the card and one album, and you must pay to unlock the other four albums on the card. Now if the card holds five albums and is only $40, that means it is NOT a 4.2 GB card...and the music is compressed. So if the back albums were maybe $10 apiece to unlock, you would be paying $80 for a flash card full of compressed music that you can only play on a computer or a limited range of music players. That will really fly, Virgin.

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    I'll stick to CDs for now. Call me old school.
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    There ARE still people like me who COLLECT albums and this defeats the whole purpose of doing just that. There's more to an album than JUST the music on it. I LOVE having the artwork, line notes, etc. For me, that stuff is a MAJOR part of the experience of a good disc. I don't see this flying...
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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty5150
    I miss the good 'ol days.
    I miss back when myself.

    I'm still tryin to adjust from recording on cassettes for criminy sake!!

    Can't imagine paying $40 bucks for that. Stones or not. A cd's just fine for me.
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    Well I give them credit for thinking outside the box, but they need to go back to the drawing board big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    I'll stick to CDs for now. Call me old school.
    That seems like a humorous statement to me. Old school to me is 8-tracks and records and even casettes. I understand where you are coming from though :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Executionor
    That seems like a humorous statement to me. Old school to me is 8-tracks and records and even casettes. I understand where you are coming from though :-)
    Definitely old fogie (ooops) I mean old school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Executionor
    That seems like a humorous statement to me. Old school to me is 8-tracks and records and even casettes. I understand where you are coming from though :-)
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty5150
    I miss the good 'ol days.
    yea, when tomatoes were cheaper...

    but anyways, who in their right mind would waste money on crap like that? i may be only 16, and "my generation" or however you wish to phrase it, are the ones who will be. not me. cds- the only good thing is the lyrics, artwork, etc...records: classic thing....never used 'em, but i have some....cassettes: i have a ton of them and the only thing they are good for is catching the funny songs played on the radio.....

    i dont even have an i-pod, or any of those spin offs.....
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    Vinyl forever.
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    Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    I'll stick to CDs for now. Call me old school.
    Quote Originally Posted by Executionor
    That seems like a humorous statement to me. Old school to me is 8-tracks and records and even casettes. I understand where you are coming from though :-)

    Isn't it amazing how the term "Old School" changes as the years go on? I miss my turntable, but I don't miss 8-tracks at all. The pause and click in the middle of a song was just too much. That and shoving a piece of paper or something in there to keep it from warbling when it played.
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