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176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 06, 2014, 09:23:58 AM
This from OpenCulture.com

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Musician Shows How to Sing Two Notes at Once in Mesmerizing Video

in Music | October 6th, 2014

Anna-Maria Hefele, a musician based in Munich, has an unusual talent. She can sing two notes at once. In the music world, it’s known as polyphonic overtone singing, and it’s believed that the practice originated and still endures in Mongolia. Above, Hefele offers a pretty captivating five-minute display of her technique. On her website, she notes that she offers concerts, lecture performances, and workshops in overtone singing. In fact, there’s a workshop being held later this month near Salzburg, Austria. Find updates on Hefele’s Facebook page. Enjoy!

She's pretty amazing! (She's also rather pretty too.  Wink )

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh709gas</a>

 Thmbsup

1. HA! Let's see the pitch correction* software deal with that! tongue
2. Bah, that can all be done in the studio and fixed in the mix! tongue
3. Yeah... pretty damn amazing! cheesy

But seriously, that was darn cool.  Thmbsup

I do wish that she would have used words in some places.

From the page:

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the video is live, and every human being is able learn overtone singing Wink ....well...not starting directly with polyphonic overtone singing.... but singing overtones on one fundamental isn't too hard.

I would like to see her do a tutorial on how to do it. Just a very basic one. But everyone can do it? Wow. That's a big claim.
177  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 06, 2014, 09:14:43 AM
(Think parts of Eddie Van Halen's solo in Panama or Somebody Get Me a Doctor for examples of where it does fit.)

+1 for 40hz's analysis.

Panama cued up to a mind bending solo: http://youtu.be/w-NshzYK9y0?t=2m10s

(I never could nail that solo. Everything else was easy and fun, but the solo? Nah. I could never get it right.)

Somebody Get Me a Doctor cued: http://youtu.be/NkJOZOOXJWk?t=1m10s

It's more obvious in Panama though. Somebody Get Me a Doctor is more subtle.

But, there's a reason why Eddie is venerated as a guitar (demi)god.

Art often involves "infanticide". You kill your babies. You work and work and come up with this uber cool riff/phrase/paragraph/plot line/method/UI/whatever, and then you realise that you have to kill it. Because, well, various reasons. That bit was beautiful, and you loved it - it was your baby... and then you realise that it can't see the light of day in the broader canvas that you'll present to the world.

Salt and cumin are great, but pouring an entire package in your meal doesn't work.
178  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: How much value would there be in an optional floating small clip window? on: October 05, 2014, 08:19:57 PM
I would find it useful. I only use CHS in some specific situations because I find it is slow for me, but that would make it very fast & easy. (An assignable global hotkey for it would make it even faster, e.g. CTRL+SHIFT+1,2,3,4)
179  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Who is your Favourite "Doctor"? on: October 05, 2014, 11:08:12 AM
So, who is your favourite Doctor?

I'm firmly in this camp:


If you don't understand the question, please crawl out from under your rock. tongue

180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 04, 2014, 07:07:18 AM
http://www.theonion.com/a...self-against-ebola,37085/

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How To Protect Yourself Against Ebola

This week saw the first confirmed case of Ebola virus within the United States, the latest development in an outbreak that has already claimed over 3,000 lives. Here are some ways you can protect yourself against this deadly disease:


  • Boil all bodily fluids before consumption.
  • Regularly examine your DNA under an electron microscope for any indication that Ebola has attached itself to your cell membranes.
  • Recognize the symptoms of Ebola, which include fever, chills, and developing symptoms too late to do anything about them.
  • Cover the nose and mouth of Ebola patients when they sneeze to avoid spreading germs.
  • Avoid eating bat soup, which is actually pretty sound advice whether there’s an ongoing Ebola outbreak or not.
  • Ebola can only be spread once patients are symptomatic, so if you believe you’ve been exposed, get all your errands and public trips out of the way before your symptoms start showing.
  • Be sure to stay up to date on developments by signing up for the official CDC phone tree.
  • Try being born one of the 15 percent of rural Gabonese citizens with natural immunity to the virus.
  • Give billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies.
  • If you see a suspicious-looking filamentous virus particle roughly one micron in length, stay away.
  • Continue following lifelong plan of avoiding Dallas, TX at all costs.

181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 04, 2014, 06:58:54 AM
Prices in 1938 (Source)

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182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 04, 2014, 06:53:14 AM
Oh, for the love of Pete, just STOP... STOP I SAY!!  STAAAHHHHHHHPPPP!!

I SAID STAAAAAAAAAAHHH... oh never !@#$%^&ing mind...  mad

7, 8 , 9, 10...

God! Before you know it, they'll have a 12 string guitar~! tongue Grin
183  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 03, 2014, 09:58:40 PM
More jokes from the patent office! Grin

https://www.techdirt.com/...t-granted-toothpick.shtml

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Via Sarah Burstein and the Design Law Blog, we discovered that just this week the US Patent Office granted a design patent... on a toothpick:



Those patent fellows are just too funny!  Thmbsup
184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 03, 2014, 12:57:09 PM
So the Department of Homeland Security releases a Cyber Security Guide, that triggers a security warning on load:
 (see attachment in previous post)
Failing to read your own material ... Priceless!

Awesome on so many levels!  Thmbsup

I do like the "remember my preference" bit. That's just icing on the cake!
185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: October 03, 2014, 12:49:20 PM
On baritone guitars:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baritone_guitar

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Metal bands started using baritone guitars in the late 1980s, as it became increasingly popular to "down-tune" or "drop-tune". Early examples include Carcass (using B Standard) and Bolt Thrower (Using A Standard on Realms of Chaos). Pat O'Brien of the band Cannibal Corpse has a baritone guitar to allow him to use the tuning G# without experiencing tuning problems because of his use of a Floyd Rose Tremolo.Dylan Carlson of drone metal band Earth played a baritone guitar on Hex (Or Printing in the Infernal Method). Machine Head also uses baritone guitars tuned to Drop B and C# standard (tuned 40 cents sharp). Robb Flynn, singer and guitarist from the band also has a signature Epiphone Baritone Flying V called "Love Death".

FWIW - I will NEVER use a Floyd again. They're just crap. I hate them. Got one now, and still hating it. I just don't like them - they decay like milk on a hot day. F that.

But I never thought about a guitar that way. I just thought of them as they were. (I grew up with different tunings.) I've done down-tunings, but never thought of "baritone". Then there were the 7-string Ibanez guitars too. Take Korn for example. Great stuff. Heavy low strings.

This is a great tune that shows that low thumping:

NSFW or NSFL!!!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRPxao3e_jY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRPxao3e_jY</a>

More Korn with that low thump (SFW):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAWjsVoDpm0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAWjsVoDpm0</a>

This is a tune that would really have benefited from lower tunings or a 7th string:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SCzzZT2qH8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SCzzZT2qH8</a>

I think a lot of metal could really benefit from those low notes more.

For example, can you see Angel of Death dropped a fifth for the main riff and that signature riff?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6_zsJ8KPP0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6_zsJ8KPP0</a>

How much heavier would the heaviest tune of all time be?

And yeah, I like cello more than violin. smiley
186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 03, 2014, 10:11:39 AM

BWAHAHAHA! That was good! Post it in the humour thread!  thumbs up
187  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 03, 2014, 08:31:11 AM
It's an image.  That trick was pulled a few pages back, also.

Ah... got it. I knew that it was an image, but figured it was just posted in the wrong place and took it seriously.
188  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Silk Road Seized - Dread Pirate Roberts Arrested on: October 03, 2014, 08:29:18 AM
It appears the FBI are lying about how they found the Silk Road. <faux surprise! />  ohmy

http://krebsonsecurity.co...poke-holes-in-fbis-story/

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“I find it surprising that when given the chance to provide a cogent, on-the record explanation for how they discovered the server, they instead produced a statement that has been shown inconsistent with reality, and that they knew would be inconsistent with reality,” Weaver said. “”Let me tell you, those tin foil hats are looking more and more fashionable each day.”
189  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 02, 2014, 08:36:40 PM
Did something happen to this video?

Try reloading the page. Could be any number of things.
190  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: extend a mp3 music! on: October 02, 2014, 08:35:17 PM
This file is reduced by 6 dB. So, it's significantly quieter. I kept it as an MP3. Not sure if it will be quiet enough, and I'd still recommend reducing volume in the mix instead.

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191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 02, 2014, 12:09:35 PM
^ BWAHAHAHAHAH~

Those #AskDrMann tweets were funny.  Thmbsup

192  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: extend a mp3 music! on: October 02, 2014, 12:03:08 PM
You're doing everything wrong.

You want to go from MP3 to WAV and do everything there, then mix it in with anything else that you need to mix with and reduce the volume then. Not before. Not after.

If you go MP3 > WAV > MP3 > mix > MP3 you will have audio degradation that you can avoid.

The fewer steps, the better, unless you are purely dealing in a lossless format like WAV or FLAC. I wouldn't recommend ALAC or RIFF.

But, then again, you probably don't need the best audio quality you can get either. Good enough is enough a lot of the time. smiley
193  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: extend a mp3 music! on: October 02, 2014, 11:14:23 AM
My software does it (mostly). Send me the file and I'll get it back to you looped for 3 min exactlly.

What you're asking for can only be done in looping software or a DAW.

Some good examples of software that is well suited are:

  • Fruity Loops
  • Saw Studio
  • Samplitude
  • etc.

For the volume reduction, that's a bad question. You need to know where it will be mixed, and the best thing to do is to mix it in there with the volume reduced.


194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 02, 2014, 01:43:47 AM
OMFG They actually blew the damn thing up!

Suspicious Object at Citizens' Circle

What an incredibly mind-blowing waste of resources on something that is obviously just carelessly discarded trash.

But, then again...yes it is that boring here ... In a town that is strategically relevant to abso- smiley ing-lutely nothing.


BWAHAHAHAHAHA~!

  • Bottle of water: $1.00
  • 15 emergency response personelle & vehicles: $12,500.00
  • 1 detonator: $75.00
  • Blowing up a water bottle: Priceless! tongue

::facepalm::

195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 02, 2014, 01:39:53 AM
^ Are you bored?  Grin  That was a lot of work for a punchline!  Grin

Hehehe! I had a couple minutes, and it's an idea that I've been throwing around for a fun NANY project. (A program to do funky things with BBCode to decorate posts and just do cool stuff that would otherwise take way too much effort.

Formatted for C# with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1.        private void txtOriginal_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
  2.        {
  3.            int start = txtOriginal.SelectionStart;
  4.            int end = txtOriginal.SelectionStart + txtOriginal.SelectionLength + txtLeftSurround.TextLength;
  5.            string s = txtOriginal.Text;
  6.            s = s.Insert(start, txtLeftSurround.Text);
  7.            s = s.Insert(end, txtRightSurround.Text);
  8.            txtOriginal.Text = s;
  9.        }
  10.  
  11.        private void btnPaste_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
  12.        {
  13.            txtOriginal.Text = Clipboard.GetText();
  14.        }
  15.  
  16.        private void btnCopy_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
  17.        {
  18.            Clipboard.SetText(txtOriginal.Text);
  19.        }

That was a lot easier than actually doing it manually.
196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: October 01, 2014, 10:42:43 PM
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice that draino isn't a clear liquid. Not to mention that this thing was effectively in the middle of no where at that time of day. No this was a typically spastic hyper-over-reaction that is so idiotically common in our society today. Litter bugs aren't terrorists ... They're just really annoying.

...

Clear liquids don't tent to imply an impending (BLEVE) energetic reaction. First cop on the scene should have just kicked it over and tossed it in the trash.

Hmmm... Let me see...


If we dig down a bit deeper into SJ's post, I think we can find a hidden message...

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice that draino isn't a clear liquid. Not to mention that this thing was effectively in the middle of no where at that time of day. No this was a typically spastic hyper-over-reaction that is so idiotically common in our society today. Litter bugs aren't terrorists ... They're just really annoying.

...

Clear liquids don't tent to imply an impending (BLEVE) energetic reaction. First cop on the scene should have just kicked it over and tossed it in the trash.

Pulling out those we have:

  • I
  • e
  • a
  • r
  • a
  • m
  • t
  • o
  • r
  • r
  • s
  • i
  • t

And unscrambling SJ's secret message...

I am a terrorist.

 ohmy

I rest my case!
197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: October 01, 2014, 08:40:22 AM
^^  Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: October 01, 2014, 03:30:41 AM
This is why you want to live in a house, and not an apartment. NSFL
199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 30, 2014, 11:05:01 PM
Is the Apple watch right for you?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAMybbLY6v0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAMybbLY6v0</a>

200  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are Your Favorite YouTube Channels? Here are Mine for Board Games on: September 30, 2014, 09:17:21 PM
NECRO!  (I love necro. LEAVE NECRO ALONE!)

Hail Cthulhu!  Thmbsup

"Academy of Ideas" is an interesting channel. I've not seen all of them, but the ones I have seen have been good summaries of philosophers and the like. The "Frédéric Bastiat - The Law" video is really good.

On the downside, there's quite a bit of Nietzsche in there, and while I enjoy reading Nietzsche for giggles, his philosophy is a waste unless you're hell-bent on becoming the evilest, most psychopathic monster you possibly can be.

But, still more good topics in there.
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