# Boards

## Do The Maths!

For you maths geeks out there (I know who you are!) I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is you're gonna be a virgin till aged 32, and you've got 4 more years of those idiot jocks giving you wedgies. The good news is those same idiot jocks will become your employees and your beautiful wife to-be is just starting kindergarten.

Me? Was I a virgin till my early thirties? Oh, hell no! I's talking about matt.... ;-)

Seriously, now. I did a little of the maths. Songs from new discs averaged about 95 cents; used CDs, 69 cents. All said and done, new and used CDs, cost me about 84 cents per song. About 52p/song, I believe. So my question is how much does downloading off the net cost per song? My guess is other than the freedom of picking and choosing individual tracks, it's probably cheaper just to buy the discs, right?

Me? Was I a virgin till my early thirties? Oh, hell no! I's talking about matt.... ;-)

Seriously, now. I did a little of the maths. Songs from new discs averaged about 95 cents; used CDs, 69 cents. All said and done, new and used CDs, cost me about 84 cents per song. About 52p/song, I believe. So my question is how much does downloading off the net cost per song? My guess is other than the freedom of picking and choosing individual tracks, it's probably cheaper just to buy the discs, right?

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I'm frightfully sorry old bean but you've lost me completely *adjusts bowler-hat, swivels umbrella*

(OceanRain, I think the point is that downloading you can pick and choose the tracks you want - albums these days are all filler-tracks with one single)

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And since we started to talk about it earilier, I thought maybe we could devote a thread to downloading vs. Tower Records... OK, OK Virgin Records! Obviously I was wrong!

"Oh, I know... let's start a London nightclubbing thread... maybe OceanRain will start crying and go home...." All I'd gotta say to that is.. HA! Double-HA!!

And just what the hell is pie and mash anyway??!!!

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Moving on, do you know any good Indie clubs around the Shoreditch area...I went to this really cool one the other week, you should check it out. Oh wait...

Pie & Mash is the english equivalent of Clam Chowder.

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Now what exactly was your point?

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Of course there are always a few who fit the stereotype down to a tee but they're in the minority by a long way. On the whole I've found academic mathematicians to be a friendly/interesting/culturally literate bunch. Infact I would venture that most mathematicians know a hell of a lot more about the arts than most arts degree people know about mathematics, but then I am a bit biased :).

I admit I do get annoyed by the maths people that are just in it to become an accountant or an investment banker - but then you run into those types in most walks of life.

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