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Archive: January 28th, 2008

January 28, 2008: OMG :) Check out this snowfall forecast map…

  This is from the GFS Model.  It is showing a BIG BIG BIG snowstorm later this week.  Accumulations of 15-18" here in Waterloo!  Still a LONG way off though.  Looks like potential for snow back home as well.  AGAIN a bit early to call for snow – we know what usually happens!  Stay tuned!  

  This map will change but it is fun to look at tonight!!!!




January 28, 2008: Hell just UNFROZE…

  You knew it was too good to be true…


Free music downloads site in chaos as record giants pull out

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Music fans around the world faced confusion today as it was announced they would be able to download unlimited, free songs without breaking the law.

A revamped online file-sharing service had vowed to offer a catalogue of 30million free songs that are compatible with iPods, but record labels have denied they had granted permission to share the songs.

Qtrax, which makes its debut today, is the latest online music venture counting on the lure of free songs to draw in music fans.

The key to their revolutionary venture was thought to be advertising, which they hope will pay the bills, namely record company licensing fees.

The New York-based service was among several peer-to-peer file-sharing applications that emerged following the shutdown of Napster, the pioneer service that enabled millions to illegally copy songs stored in other computers.

But Warner Music said it had not authorised the use of its tracks by Qtrax – and later Universal Music Group and EMI followed suit, saying they did not have licensing deals with Qtrax and discussions were continuing.

Justin Kazmark, a spokesman for New York-based Qtrax, has declined to comment.

To take advantage of the free but legal service, the user will need to download the Qtrax software which displays adverts while the user is searching and downloading songs.

The site was expected to feature special sections including one called "Last Night" where users can search for newly added tracks from live concerts that were recorded the night before.

It will also feature music videos, artist documentaries, interviews, album reviews and biographies among other features.