411: Techno

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Techno
I don't know what's worse - that there exists broken-hard-drive-sound techno, or that it's not half bad.
Title text: I don't know what's worse - that there exists broken-hard-drive-sound techno, or that it's not half bad.

[edit] Explanation

Cueball points out that due to the repetitive nature of techno music, the iTunes 15 second sample can be used to recreate the entire song.

The title text refers to the clicking and grinding noises of a dying hard drive, a sound similar to some techno songs.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball looking over Megan's shoulder while she is clicking her mouse with her other hand on her chin.]
Cueball: Wait, you're buying techno on iTunes?
Megan: Yeah. So?
Cueball: Couldn't you just loop the 15-second free sample 20 times and get basically the same thing?
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Discussion

I had a hard drive once, MFM or RLL I cannot recall, which periodically would make an odd RRRRRRRR noise (possibly due to lack of calibration or vibration reduction somewhere) to which I referred as my "heavy metal drive".

Contemporary techno is rather reminiscent of 1541 read/write problems. I aver that technology originally spawned the term "head banging", which completes the cycle of metal versus techno. Thokling (talk) 13:04, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
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