Do you listen to music when coding?

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Sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I just program in silence. Generally I listen to a specific set of pieces for each project when I'm making good progress so that I can associate certain pieces with good programming (speed & quality).

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yes someone posted above me but it looks like it was removed. it was neither ignorance or stupidity. the guy was resurrecting old threads and i said to let it die, in fear that if no one did then he would keep it going
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So a thread that is a week old is to old to be posted to?
The forum already has an automatic archiving system, you don't have to do that job yourself.
yes someone posted above me but it looks like it was removed. it was neither ignorance or stupidity. the guy was resurrecting old threads and i said to let it die, in fear that if no one did then he would keep it going


So, I'm going with ignorance. When you would like to increase the signal-to-noise ratio and there are methods to do so without... decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio (hello Mr. Report Button) please avail yourself of said methods instead of posting more off-topic crap that extends the life of threads and that other people will be forced to read if they wish to evaluate the (non-)content.
It's pretty stupid to spam the report button whenever someone does something wrong. You should refrain from it unless it's pretty serious IMO.
I listen to porn music! Okay, just kidding, I usually never listen to anything when programming as I find it too distracting and I already have enough problems of distracting myself as it is. I do listen to all kinds of music otherwise though.
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If I don't listen to music while programming, I get distracted easily. When I need to focus I listen to music - when my mind tries to wander it finds the music, and then I can come back to the programming with ease.
I find rhythmic (electronic, dub, rap) gets me in the mood to do logic, but I really get my freak on to nostalgic tunes from the past - Kind of cracks my noggin open and I remember shedloads more off the top of my head rather than reading reference material.
I find it to be the reverse for me- listening to music ends up leaving me a bit more distracted. Mind you, the only music I actually listen to during the day is classical stuff (I leave the rock for trying to fall asleep), but nonetheless. I just leave the television on behind me. It isn't so much the music as it is the ambient noise. Complete silence doesn't work, but neither does anything I actually care to pay attention to.
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