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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A woman is listening intently to a compilation album. Although she has never heard this album before, it features many of her favourite artists, and she recognises a number of tracks she likes.

When the album finishes, instead of feeling happy and satisfied, the woman is angry and upset. Why?
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Is she, herself, one of the artists on the album, or related to one of them, and this is a rip-off/ infringement of copyright?
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Is she, herself, one of the artists on the album, or related to one of them, and this is a rip-off/ infringement of copyright? no to all
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the name of the compilation relevant? Something like golden oldies and she's made to feel old? Is where she's listening to this relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this one of the party compilations we made on tapes in the 1970s? Or is this an official album that is (theoretically) available on something like iTunes?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the album something you could buy in a store? Was it more like a homemade mix tape?

Does she know anything relevant about the production of the album?

Are the actual songs (or at least one them) relevant? Are the actual artist(s)? Was it something in the album that made her upset? Something missing from the album?
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I really like the puzzle title so I have to ask , does she suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? some other ailment?
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Is she upset because of something on the album? Something not on the album? Something missing? Sound quality? Some other technical aspect?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peter365:

Is the name of the compilation relevant? no Something like golden oldies and she's made to feel old? no Is where she's listening to this relevant? not especially

Lynne:

Is this one of the party compilations we made on tapes in the 1970s? No. Wait, they had a 1970s? Or is this an official album that is (theoretically) available on something like iTunes? yes

Alexanderhamilton:

Was the album something you could buy in a store? yes Was it more like a homemade mix tape? no

Does she know anything relevant about the production of the album? no

Are the actual songs (or at least one them) relevant? no Are the actual artist(s)? no Was it something in the album that made her upset? no Something missing from the album? no

Peter365:

I really like the puzzle title cheers so I have to ask , does she suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? no some other ailment? no

Galfisk:

Is she upset because of something on the album? Something not on the album? Something missing? Sound quality? Some other technical aspect? no to all
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she angry because she spent so much time listening to the album that she missed her bus and missed an important job interview and the sequence of events will impact that rest of her life? Well, at least until the next day?
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Is she angry because she spent so much time listening to the album that she missed her bus and missed an important job interview and the sequence of events will impact that rest of her life? Well, at least until the next day? no
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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant where she listened to the album? Is it relevant what device she used to listen to the album? Did she listen to the album alone? If she had listened to the other compilation album, would she still have been upset and angry?
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Is it relevant where she listened to the album? not especially Is it relevant what device she used to listen to the album? yes! Did she listen to the album alone? she was alone, but others were listening to the same album If she had listened to the other compilation album, would she still have been upset and angry? under the circumstances of the puzzle, she would have gotten angry at the end of any other compilation album
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The device she used to listen to the album:
Mp3 player?
Computer?
CD player?
Boombox?
Record player?
Car radio?

She was alone when she listened to it you say. Was she in her home?

I don't suppose it was that she was listening to the album being played on a radio station, and was angry when she found that songs weren't being cued up live?
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Was she listening to the album in the bus/train and at the end of the album she realized that she missed her station?
Did she want the device to play songs in random order and at the end she realized that it didn't?
Was anything wrong with the device she used?
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Alexanderhamilton:

The device she used to listen to the album:
Mp3 player?
Computer?
CD player?
Boombox?
Record player?
Car radio? none of the above!

She was alone when she listened to it you say. Was she in her home? yes

I don't suppose it was that she was listening to the album being played on a radio station, and was angry when she found that songs weren't being cued up live? no

Redwine:

Was she listening to the album in the bus/train and at the end of the album she realized that she missed her station? no
Did she want the device to play songs in random order and at the end she realized that it didn't? no
Was anything wrong with the device she used? no
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Did she listen to the album through the headphones? Was it a vinyl album?
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Did she listen to the album through the headphones? no - although with certain equipment this would have been possible Was it a vinyl album? no
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Is woman's profession relevant? Did she use a particularly extraordinary device for playing CD's?
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You say others were listening to the album. At the same time? Were they all listening to a simultaneous broadcast? If so, an Internet broadcast? A TV broadcast? Radio?

Was there some revelation that came to her at the end of the album? Was the revelation about the album? About someone else? About something else?
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Redwine:

Is woman's profession relevant? no Did she use a particularly extraordinary device for playing CD's? no/FA

Alexanderhamilton:

You say others were listening to the album. correct At the same time? yes Were they all listening to a simultaneous broadcast? yes If so, an Internet broadcast? A TV broadcast? Radio? no to all

Was there some revelation that came to her at the end of the album? no Was the revelation about the album? About someone else? About something else? n/a to all
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Was the album broadcasted in TV?
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Was the album broadcasted in TV? no
Redwine (Redwine)
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Was the woman and/or other listeners to the broadcast aware that they listened to the compilation album?
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Was it a compilation of old songs, or recent ones? Were they the original artists or covers?
Did she ever own the CD herself? Did she own the copyright to the album?
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Was the broadcast over a phone line? Was she calling a customer service hotline? Was she angry because she had been waiting for so long, they ran out of music? Was she angry before the music started?
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Redwine:

Was the woman and/or other listeners to the broadcast aware that they listened to the compilation album? yes, although they may not be precisely aware of what it was

Lynne:

Was it a compilation of old songs, or recent ones? irrelevant Were they the original artists or covers? original artists
Did she ever own the CD herself? no Did she own the copyright to the album? no

Alexanderhamilton:

Was the broadcast over a phone line? Was she calling a customer service hotline? Was she angry because she had been waiting for so long, they ran out of music? Goodness. Yes, that's exactly it. Was she angry before the music started? Probably a little, yes.

***** SPOILER *****

She was on the phone to Inland Revenue with a fairly urgent query. She was put on hold, and kept there for the duration of a compilation album!


Well done, everyone. Oh dear, it looks like I'm out of puzzles now.

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