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The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 10:46 AM
He also played the coach on Friday Night Lights. Yep he was pretty annoying. The fight scene with Kong and the Dinos was really cool. Also liked that they made Kong more Gorilla looking and acting in the new film.

THE_JOKER
09-22-2009, 11:19 AM
He also played the coach on Friday Night Lights. Yep he was pretty annoying. The fight scene with Kong and the Dinos was really cool. Also liked that they made Kong more Gorilla looking and acting in the new film.

Your talking about the kong film from a lil while back? or have i missed somat an theres another new one out now?

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 11:27 AM
yep the one from a couple years ago with jack black.

THE_JOKER
09-22-2009, 12:06 PM
yep the one from a couple years ago with jack black.

Yeah that was a good one.... Long but good :lol:

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 12:14 PM
I liked it, I thought some of the acting was a little off but hey it's all about entertainment anyway. Like I said before, I really liked the the way they caprtured Kong in a more Primatal form as to being a guy in a gorilla suit. Of course the CGI helps, it's not like in the original or the 70's version they could just CGI it. It was a guy in a gorilla suit, or a miniature model for the movies.

THE_JOKER
09-22-2009, 12:17 PM
I liked it, I thought some of the acting was a little off but hey it's all about entertainment anyway. Like I said before, I really liked the the way they caprtured Kong in a more Primatal form as to being a guy in a gorilla suit. Of course the CGI helps, it's not like in the original or the 70's version they could just CGI it. It was a guy in a gorilla suit, or a miniature model for the movies.

Its truly amazing what they can do nowerdays :lol: They just keep getting better an better, well apart from the few lemons here an there.

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 12:22 PM
Lemons??? What movies you consider lemons?

Bullitt
09-22-2009, 01:00 PM
The matrix.

THE_JOKER
09-22-2009, 01:01 PM
Disaster Movie

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 01:23 PM
Don't forget the ever popular Battlefild Earth.

Ragnarok
09-22-2009, 02:40 PM
"Hey, can I pay seven-fifty to see John Travolta and his tentacle snot?" was the question least asked in all of world history.

I'd add "Glitter" and include the entire "Matrix" series (a rip off of "Tron" and "Terminator" in too many ways) to films that deserve to never be seen or heard again by humanity. Furthermore, I'd say about 99% of anything done by Roger Corman, Ang Lee, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich and David Lynch ("The Straight Story" would be the one exception) should be burned in a machine that can burn things twice, and then put what was left and the machine into a second incinerator and burn that!

"Godzilla" was a crime against nature and all of humanity. Patrick Tatapoulous' Godzilla design was the only thing good about it, but the creature's motives and personality were completely wrong. "Oh, 'he's' pregneant," was merely an excuse to try to reenact "Jurassic Park's" raptorfest. And who the hell thinks Matthew Broderick is talented enough to be in anything other than a Barney spin-off? The only people I was rooting for was 'Zilla and the Frenchman. The rest can go to Sheboygan and rot.

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 02:47 PM
I agree with that, I never liked the Matrix series. How about Wing Commander? Now that was a top notch movie. NOT!

Ragnarok
09-22-2009, 02:51 PM
I never saw it, but I have no doubt that it sucked like Paris on a first date. :puke:

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 02:56 PM
That's the equivilent of a black hole isn't it??

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Godzilla was Godawful! Do you remember the classic monster flick, I believe it was called Gargantua, where there was two giant monsters and one was "good" and the other was evil. That'd be a cool CGI remake.

FunkyHunk
09-22-2009, 05:32 PM
So, how bout those Mets huh?

The Stray Cat
09-22-2009, 06:58 PM
Don't know aboutthe Mets, but I do know all three NFL teams from NY won yesterday!! WOOOHOOO!!

Ragnarok
09-22-2009, 07:57 PM
Godzilla was Godawful! Do you remember the classic monster flick, I believe it was called Gargantua, where there was two giant monsters and one was "good" and the other was evil. That'd be a cool CGI remake.

Yeah, it was called "War of the Gargantuas", which amounted to Frankenstein vs. Frankensteen. I'm kind of familiar with it, but I never saw it. Supposed to be the sequel to "Frankenstein Conquers the World", which I have seen, but that's only relevant to the Japanese version. The US release cut all of the sequel references out. "FCtW" was a terrible, terrible idea. Frankenstein's monster fights a giant armadillo/Chinese dragon thingy called Barugon. Toho should'a just stuck with Big G. Then there's the Daimajin stuff…I don't even want to get into that. :p

Barugon had a big part in a somewhat recent Godzilla movie that I think has to be one of the best Toho ever made. It also has the worst name: "Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidora: Giant Monsters All Out Attack." In the Goji-fan circles it's just called GMK. One of the few movies where G is a truly horrific and cruel badass (even the creature design was creepy), and the ONLY one where Ghidora's a good guy. I loved it. They even got a slam in on the US Godzilla in the first three minutes of the movie - awesome!

If there is anyone to do a new Godzilla film…after seeing what he did with Kong, I think Peter Jackson ought to handle it. If not him, then maybe The Mexicutioner, Guillermo del Toro, but I don't entirely trust him. He might take it into Lovecraftian territory, like Godzilla is really Cthulu. That would be the equivalent of making Sauron a Decepticon. :blink: I don't know, maybe that would be the way to do it?

The Stray Cat
09-23-2009, 07:16 AM
I hear that I hope Mr. Del Toro don't turn the Hobbit into some love story because was no love in that movie. Their wasn't even a female character mentioned really in the Hobbit book. Speaking of Tolkien, it'd be awesome to do a movie based on the Silmarillion, now that's a story!

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 10:48 AM
I'd be more worried about del Toro taking The Hobbit and making it so different looking and feeling that it wouldn't fit in context with The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He said that it will be MUCH darker than the book was, and I remember reading that he wants to change the look of the wargs to look more like real wolves rather than bear-sized pitbull-hyenas. The rumor right now is there will be three films: two based on The Hobbit (directed by del Toro) and a third that will act as a lead-in to LoTR (directed by Jackson). But that's 100% unconfirmed. It was buzzing around the movie news sites, like Rottentomatoes.com, a few weeks ago but I haven't seen anything since.

It would be awesome, but I'm not sure The Silmarillion would be film-able - it'd have to be at least 24 hours long with a budget of $3 billion and be in production for about 12 years. :blink:

The Stray Cat
09-23-2009, 10:59 AM
True about the Silmarillion but the story line is excellent. Del Toro needs to just stick to the book. Now making the Wargs more wolflike would be okay by me, as that was how Tolkien described them. I hope they include some lesser characters to. like I thought leaving Bombadil out of LOTR was kind of crappy. SO hopefully they'll include Beor in human and bear form!

I've heard about the extra tie in film but they better do it soon and keep it to Tolkien's notes, the actors are getting to old to carry it on. Other than Gandalf of course because he doesn't really age.

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 11:58 AM
I know a lot of people were disappointed about the omission of Bombadil, but according to Philippa Boyens, the biggest problem Tommy-Boy presented was he was completely immune to the power of the Ring. It undermines the all-consuming evil of the Ring and takes away almost all of the urgency to destroy it. "Hey, why go to all that trouble of spelunking in Moria, thwarting spiders, skittering over the rocks of Mordor and dodging the Orc Draft when we could just give the Ring to that singing forest hermit and end the movie early?"

From a dramatic perspective, they did right thing. Plus it would've taken so long to do the whole meeting with Tom Bombadil sequence. That's just my opinion.

The most important thing to me for The Hobbit movie…Smaug! They cannot FAIL that one! He must be awesome! The Laws of the Universe DEMAND IT!!!

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Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 05:54 PM
My interwibble is getting faster again and I have no idea why:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/573184824.png
Quit toying with me!!!

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 06:03 PM
:cryin:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/573190744.png
It's getting worse!

AeroSynch
09-23-2009, 06:37 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/573208744.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 06:53 PM
<_< Well, at least my upload speed is better than yours. :lol:

More mobile Core i7 stuff. Dell just announced revisions to their Studio lineup with inclusion of the Clarksfield mobile quads. (I've been incorrectly calling them Lynnfield - Lynnfield is basically the same architecture, only for desktop use.) The prices are so much less than I was expecting. Direct link: http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/core_i7_systems/fs.aspx?refid=core_i7_systems&s=dhs&cs=19

And some more tests/reviews:
http://blog.laptopmag.com/hands-on-with-intels-blazing-core-i7-itll-rip-your-eyelids-off
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1084/1/
http://hothardware.com/News/Intel-Core-i7-Mobile-Processor-Clarksfield-Review/

Finally, Intel's propaganda:
http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20090923comp_sm.htm?iid=pr1_releasepri_20090923sm

Based on the performance I'm seeing, I'm beginning to vacillate again whether or not I want a desktop DAW.
http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/emo/emo-conflicted.gif

AeroSynch
09-23-2009, 07:21 PM
Can I get a laptop with a 6.5L V12 off a MB S65 AMG in it instead? I mean, that right there is crazy powaa.

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 07:24 PM
I've seen one with a Ferrari logo, maybe it has a 12-cylinder? :lolbeat:

AeroSynch
09-23-2009, 07:27 PM
I've seen one with a Ferrari logo, maybe it has a 12-cylinder? :lolbeat:

:rofl:

So that i7 720 Processor, is that a quad processor?

Like 4 x 1.6GHz?

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 07:30 PM
Yup.

Toshiba has announced their first machine with the new Clarksfield CPUs - the Qosmio X500. The size I need, and if it can be equipped with the faster CPU (the 820), I'm going to seriously, seriously consider getting it before I decide to drop the coin to finish my DAW.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVyoeqI33kE

Old Busted Hotness
09-23-2009, 07:32 PM
That's weird, I can hit Anchorage faster than you :lol:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/573236686.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Old Busted Hotness
09-23-2009, 07:35 PM
Hell, I can hit Joburg faster than you can hit Anchorage :eek:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/573237856.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 07:39 PM
That's 'cause your ISP kicks my ISP's breakfast! Several pages back I as'plained at how internet connections up here in the hinterland blow like a nor'easter.

Old Busted Hotness
09-23-2009, 07:40 PM
Ha ha, sucks to be you :D

AeroSynch
09-23-2009, 08:13 PM
Yup.

Toshiba has announced their first machine with the new Clarksfield CPUs - the Qosmio X500. The size I need, and if it can be equipped with the faster CPU (the 820), I'm going to seriously, seriously consider getting it before I decide to drop the coin to finish my DAW.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVyoeqI33kE


Dang!

So 1.6Ghz x 4 of them = 6.4Ghz of processing power?

That is INSANELY fast! :omg:

Do want.

AeroSynch
09-23-2009, 08:28 PM
http://www.comixed.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/128975531665817919.jpg

The Stray Cat
09-23-2009, 08:36 PM
Ha if I was drunk that cat would make me :puke:

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 08:40 PM
Dang!

So 1.6Ghz x 4 of them = 6.4Ghz of processing power?

That is INSANELY fast! :omg:

Do want.
Well, that's not technically how one counts it because they run in parallel rather than series. But, yeah, it's four processors (cores) on one die all running at 1.6GHz each with two threads (think "highways") interconnecting each core. So four cores, eight threads. Plus it overclocks like a mug! The 920XM is the one definitely worth coveting, but at $1,000+ for just the CPU, I don't think it's worth it. The 1.72GHz 820QM is pushing it at $550-$600.

These aren't the first mobile quads, but they are the first ones worth owning. The Penryn series units were expensive and, for the most part, not worth the hassle. They ran fairly hot, especially the C2E X9300. These new processors have a lower clock-speed but are considerably more powerful and theoretically aren't the groin-torches the Penryns were.

These also remove the need for a Northbridge processor - it's all done on-die.

AeroSynch
09-23-2009, 08:45 PM
Noice. I will investigate further when I plan to upgrade my current Acer 4420 to a faster laptop.

Ragnarok
09-23-2009, 08:53 PM
Everyone's going to be using these processors in the near future, so the limitations of having to choose from just Dell, Toshiba, HP, Clevo and Lenovo at first is going to be a non-issue.

Apple's probably going to adopt them too…except only in their top-of-the-line 17" MBP that will require one's first-born to pay for. It will be January of 2011 before they "trickle down" quads to their 15" and 13". I am SO through with Apple. It's freaking tyranny if one wants to have access to the Mac OS.

Ragnarok
09-24-2009, 09:11 AM
Some more "The Hobbit" news from an Ian McKellen interview. Short, but kinda interesting.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10007663-hobbit/news/1846345/exclusive_ian_mckellen_on_the_hobbit

The Stray Cat
09-24-2009, 07:46 PM
Some more "The Hobbit" news from an Ian McKellen interview. Short, but kinda interesting.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10007663-hobbit/news/1846345/exclusive_ian_mckellen_on_the_hobbit

Well that is good news. I really don't think anyone else could pull it off like Mckellan. It'd be like replacing Harrison as Indy.

Ragnarok
09-24-2009, 09:51 PM
Latest movie news - Adam Sandler cast as "Indiana Jones" in Indy 5!












































































PSYCHE!!!

Yeah, Hugo Weaving is supposed to return as Elrond, too, along with Andy Sirkis as Gollum. There has been a lot of speculation as to who will be playing the younger Bilbo. I saw Jack Black mentioned once. That wasn't even funny! :mad:

:lolbeat:

FunkyHunk
09-25-2009, 05:15 AM
I'm looking forward to that movie for sure.
The Hobbit is WAY better than Lotr. It's a cooler, and more appealing story.
And we wont be bothered my Samwise and Frodo's "relationship problems" this time :nice:

Ragnarok
09-25-2009, 10:29 AM
"Relationship problems?" I think I must've seen a different movie. "Gandalf the Gay runs down a Hobbit hole on a quest that reaches to the flaming furnaces of Brokeback Mount Doom," wasn't the plot summary printed on the LoTR DVDs I have. :thinking:

:lolbeat:

I'm joking big-time there. It's just that I wouldn't necessarily characterize the conflict between Frodo and Sam instigated by Gollum that way. :nice:

BTW, "The Hobbit" has more problems than who's playing Bilbo: http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/09/25/mgm-on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy-where-does-this-leave-bond-and-the-hobbit/

It more or less says that MGM, the company that owns the movie rights to "The Hobbit", as well as the Bond franchise, is in financial turmoil and is on the edge of folding. Nothing negative is certain, but there's a chance of some intellectual properties changing hands if there is.

The Stray Cat
09-25-2009, 09:07 PM
I can't find it right now, but I just read last week the lawsuit by Christopher Tolkien and the TOlkien estate was settled along with the suit against them by PJ himself. So this is supposed to open the funds to move on with the film finally. I've heard alot of rumors about Bilbo, the only true one is Ian Holmes is not doing it again.

Ragnarok
09-25-2009, 09:22 PM
They should give him to the "Benjamin Smuttin" VFX guys.

Ragnarok
09-27-2009, 11:14 PM
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Are we living in a post-LULZ society, now? :huh: Where is everyone?!?

THE_JOKER
09-28-2009, 04:09 AM
Just got a top secret photo of iran's new nuke launcher...... \/\/\/\/\/ Scary stuff.











































http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto=3AYANUUM

Oggy
09-28-2009, 04:20 AM
rofpmsl ^^^^:Happybounce::Happybounce::rofl::rofl:

FunkyHunk
09-28-2009, 09:23 AM
Good one http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k205/funkyhunk/Anim/emo-lolbeat2.gif

But, on a more serious note, I'm fed up with rain!
It's been raining around here for like a month almost without exeption.
This sunday my mate and I went to my favourite crawling spot to record some video, and it actually stopped raining for a half an hour!
But, when that half hour was up the rain, wind, thunder and lightning started really acting up.
I hate the autumn! In a couple of weeks the snow is going to come down, and if it's gonna snow as much as it have rained till now, were in deep sh*t. (most likely snow tho)

Anybody else not liking autumn?

Ragnarok
09-28-2009, 09:27 AM
Ours is on its last leg and will be snowing soon, so I'd be in the same boat as you. Do you mind if I ask where in Norway you're located? You guys might be getting winter about the same time as us here in the land of wind and ghosts.

Snow is indeed a four-letter-word. http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/emo/emo-cold.gif

FunkyHunk
09-28-2009, 10:57 AM
I live in the northern part of Norway, about 300 km north of the polar circle :puke:

The only thing that sucks about living here is autumn, winter and early spring :p Other than that I love it.
Beautiful fjords, mountains, midnight sun, great fishing, awesome summers and so on.

Snow is a four letter word indeed, but that ain't the word I'm thinking of when I see it :p

The Stray Cat
09-28-2009, 11:04 AM
so is it like 30 days of night up there Rag?

FunkyHunk
09-28-2009, 02:55 PM
I don't know about Ragnarok, but we got those dark days around december/january up here. It's not that fun.

The Stray Cat
09-28-2009, 03:14 PM
I don't know about Ragnarok, but we got those dark days around december/january up here. It's not that fun.

It's not that fun as having a group of Vampires after ya or not fun just because it's dark and dreary for so long?

Ragnarok
09-28-2009, 03:15 PM
I think Funky Hunk is officially the northern-most located member here. Would you be in or somewhere near Tromsø? My Great-Grandfather was born there. It's a far bigger city than could be sustained here in AK so far north.

so is it like 30 days of night up there Rag?
I live in South Central-ish AK, so it's not quite that bad, but it does get dark early and gets light very late. 4-5 hours of light/day during the solstice days. Up in Barrow and Prudhoe Bay, the two farthest-north towns in AK/USA, it's about six weeks of uninterrupted darkness.

I don't know about Ragnarok, but we got those dark days around december/january up here. It's not that fun.
The most similar conditions would be up on the North Slope (Barrow, Prudhoe Bay, etc.). Very rough living.

However, your internet speed seems to kicks serious butt, so you've got that going for you. Mine dropped from 860Mbs to 160Mbs today. You live more remotely than I do, yet your ISP seems to have their crap together - mine doesn't. Kind of aggravating. Different countries, sure, but still…

Old Busted Hotness
09-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Autumn "down" here is pretty nice actually. Temps in the 60's and not a lot of rain, but more than summer. High winds today, though, 40-50 mph gusts.

300 klicks north of the circle is right on up there. Does that make you our official polar bear?

FunkyHunk
09-28-2009, 10:01 PM
It's not that fun as having a group of Vampires after ya or not fun just because it's dark and dreary for so long?

Well, if vampires were real, we would be all living in churches painted with garlic paint and such :p

I think Funky Hunk is officially the northern-most located member here. Would you be in or somewhere near Tromsø? My Great-Grandfather was born there. It's a far bigger city than could be sustained here in AK so far north.

However, your internet speed seems to kicks serious butt, so you've got that going for you. Mine dropped from 860Mbs to 160Mbs today. You live more remotely than I do, yet your ISP seems to have their crap together - mine doesn't. Kind of aggravating. Different countries, sure, but still…

I live 40km south of Narvik, which is something like 170km south of Tromsø, so its not far from here.
I've been to tromsø alot. Very good night life, lots of pretty women :)


Autumn "down" here is pretty nice actually. Temps in the 60's and not a lot of rain, but more than summer. High winds today, though, 40-50 mph gusts.

300 klicks north of the circle is right on up there. Does that make you our official polar bear?

If I looked like a bear, or something like that, maybe? (i'm actually quite skinny)
I could be the official norhern-most member? :p

One paradox about the fact that I live in a country with this little sunlight is that I work for a Solar cell manufacturer :thinking: (Renewable Energy Corporation)

The Stray Cat
09-29-2009, 07:39 AM
Autumn "down" here is pretty nice actually. Temps in the 60's and not a lot of rain, but more than summer. High winds today, though, 40-50 mph gusts.

300 klicks north of the circle is right on up there. Does that make you our official polar bear?

The lovely fall weather you were having you could've kept Stu, We here in NY have had enough Rain and wind! LOL! I love Autumn here in WNY the changes leaves, the cool breezes, the only bad part is raking the dang leaves up, and I have a forest of maple trees as part of my lawn, :censor:

Ragnarok
09-29-2009, 09:11 AM
Not to yank this discussion too far out of whack, images of HP's new DV8 behemoth lappy with its Clarksfield quad CPU in-tow were seen in a leaked HP 2009/2010 catalog. It's not as garish as the Toshiba Qosmio X500, but flashier than Dells Studios. Simpler to link than attach…

http://www.engadget.com/photos/hps-leaked-winter-2009-2010-catalog/2323314/

It looks just like the current DV7, only it's quite a bit bigger.

THE_JOKER
09-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Whats with all the talk of laptops in here then?? who's getting one?? its turning into a nerdy version of car trumps :lol: gigga this an ram that an quad core this, seriously though whos getting one?

pardonmyn00b
09-29-2009, 10:00 AM
Autumn "down" here is pretty nice actually. Temps in the 60's and not a lot of rain, but more than summer. High winds today, though, 40-50 mph gusts.



Beautiful day here in NE Ohio ain't it? Not as windy as yesterday

Old Busted Hotness
09-29-2009, 10:36 AM
Whats with all the talk of laptops in here then?? who's getting one?? its turning into a nerdy version of car trumps :lol: gigga this an ram that an quad core this, seriously though whos getting one?

Well it's not like it's possible to actually derail this thread. It went off the tracks as soon as they were laid.

Not to yank this discussion too far out of whack, images of HP's new V8 behemoth nappy with its Clarkson quadrophonic MFU Pinto were seen in a leaked HP 2009/2010 catalog. It's not as garish as the Tosser Quasimodo X500, but flashier than Del Monte Tomatoes. Simpler to think than attack…

http://www.engadget.com/photos/hps-l...talog/2323314/

It looks just like the current DX7, only it's quite a bit bigger.

I have no idea what you just said....

THE_JOKER
09-29-2009, 10:54 AM
Never said it werent possible stu, i already know its been derailed :lol: just genuingly interested in which lucky person is gonna be the owner of a new piece of tech :chug: Ian told me about a new mat earlier that you place your phone or whatever on it an it charges it wirelessly, the new modern tech baffles me, i also hear some laptops have a fingerprint recognition instead of a good ol password??? It's simply mind blowing sometimes :lol:

FunkyHunk
09-29-2009, 12:13 PM
This is about the only thing I like about winter.
But this one is under rust repair, so I only have my fwd ford escort to play with, and yanking the parking brake isn't all that fun :puke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbjf53fdm2Y

THE_JOKER
09-29-2009, 12:44 PM
Here play this, it passes the time :lol:

http://www.miniclip.com/games/ice-breaker/en/

The Stray Cat
09-29-2009, 12:51 PM
Well you could make snow angels,LOL!

Ragnarok
09-29-2009, 03:08 PM
Well it's not like it's possible to actually derail this thread. It went off the tracks as soon as they were laid.

Not to yank this discussion too far out of whack, images of HP's new V8 behemoth nappy with its Clarkson quadrophonic MFU Pinto were seen in a leaked HP 2009/2010 catalog. It's not as garish as the Tosser Quasimodo X500, but flashier than Del Monte Tomatoes. Simpler to think than attack…

http://www.engadget.com/photos/hps-l...talog/2323314/
It looks just like the current DX7, only it's quite a bit bigger.


I have no idea what you just said....
I've played a DX7 in high skrewell - I HAYTE DEM! :mad:
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Never said it werent possible stu, i already know its been derailed :lol: just genuingly interested in which lucky person is gonna be the owner of a new piece of tech :chug: Ian told me about a new mat earlier that you place your phone or whatever on it an it charges it wirelessly, the new modern tech baffles me, i also hear some laptops have a fingerprint recognition instead of a good ol password??? It's simply mind blowing sometimes :lol:

Aerosynch and myself were having a discussion about new-fangley-dangley notebooks a few pages back - that's why I went back to the laptop subject. The fingerprint readers have been around too long. I'm always paranoid about that crap.

As for myself, I'm not getting any new piece of technobaublery this year (save one) like I had hoped. I spent some time on my finances this last weekend and came to the conclusion that I won't have the money to either 1) build my DAW; or 2) get a laptop instead. As an alternative, I will be picking up one of these the middle of October or early November…

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A Korg M50-73 workstation. I might actually have something to contribute to the "Scale 4x4 has Talent" thread. Sans-video, though. It'd be MP3 only.

The DAW (desktop or laptop) was to serve as the cornerstone of my project studio. (DAW = Digital Audio Workstation, by the way.) With it, I would do all of my multitrack recording and sequencing, mastering, as well as run most of my synthesizers/instruments. The plan was to acquire the computer this fall and my master keyboard 'round January or Febtober (it was to be a Kurzweil Music Systems PC3X). I'm going to put that off for a while.

With the Korg M50-73 (in the pic above) I will be able to compose and work on a self-contained machine that has a fairly good synthesis engine, lots of controls and a robust sequencer. The downside is that I won't have a lot of the control and editing convenience that a computer-based rig will give me. I can still edit but it's a little less simple than with a mouse. This keyboard does have a touch-screen, so that will help some.

So my pro-rig with a DAW at its core will be put off until this coming spring. I'm going with a Clevo D900F (or a newer variant if that's what is available by May/June), which is a 17" laptop with a Core i7 desktop processor.

Old Busted Hotness
09-29-2009, 03:32 PM
Go on witcher bad self, Keyboard Cat!

Ragnarok
09-29-2009, 03:34 PM
http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/catdogowl/cat-concertocat.jpg

AeroSynch
09-29-2009, 04:25 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s56/jsf007/arnold2.gif

THE_JOKER
09-29-2009, 04:46 PM
Saweet plans rag!!!! :chug: an a flippin nice lookin piece of kit there matey!! wish i had the cash for such things, what with the economy ect i doubt a kidney is worth a tenner now :lol:

Roketcooper
09-29-2009, 08:15 PM
I HATE CALCULUS
My teacher is rubbish. I don't like working with nothing but variables. AP Physics is a totally different story, at least I can apply what is being taught there. Derivitive-slope blah blah blah my Calc teacher is a tool. :mad::mad::mad::mad::banghead::banghead::banghead: :mad::mad::mad::shoot::shoot::shoot:

Ragnarok
09-29-2009, 08:31 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s56/jsf007/arnold2.gif
Magic ticket my ***, McBain!

Saweet plans rag!!!! :chug: an a flippin nice lookin piece of kit there matey!! wish i had the cash for such things, what with the economy ect i doubt a kidney is worth a tenner now :lol:
The nice thing is that 'board isn't too expensive stateside - $1,399. But you guys in ol' Blightey are getting kinda hosed - £1,049.57, which is almost $1,700 Amur'can. Seems a little out of sorts. That VAT is el crappo de la toro. One of the reasons it's so important to me is I hope to one day have some kind of profession in the music business. It's been a dream for a long time, so like any trade I have to view these kinds of things as tools.

I HATE CALCULUS
My teacher is rubbish. I don't like working with nothing but variables. AP Physics is a totally different story, at least I can apply what is being taught there. Derivitive-slope blah blah blah my Calc teacher is a tool. :mad::mad::mad::mad::banghead::banghead::banghead: :mad::mad::mad::shoot::shoot::shoot:
I took AP Physics my senior year of HS. The only problem was that the school itself and the Anchorage School District would not recognize it as such - it only got a standard Physics title and credit. It was a weird deal. Our instructor insisted on teaching a college-level class regardless of the class's official title. The very first thing he said at the beginning of the second semester was, "Gravity is not a force."

The Stray Cat
09-29-2009, 09:12 PM
Wow we've gone from Laptops to keyboard back to movies and swung full circle and now physics and calculus, lord please change direction of this thread again.:banghead:

Breaker 1-9
09-29-2009, 10:05 PM
How About...we CLOSE this thread??? I think it needs to die and never seen or replied to EVER again. I mean from the get go the very first post was plain retarded.

Ragnarok
09-29-2009, 11:26 PM
Wow we've gone from Laptops to keyboard back to movies and swung full circle and now physics and calculus, lord please change direction of this thread again.:banghead:

Hey, that's what this thread is all about. Don't like the direction? No problem - take the discussion wherever you want it to go. :D I promise I won't talk about keyboardage no mo'.

Non-sequitor in 5…4…3…2…1…

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THE_JOKER
09-30-2009, 02:08 AM
How About...we CLOSE this thread??? I think it needs to die and never seen or replied to EVER again. I mean from the get go the very first post was plain retarded.

Simply dont click on it an stop watching?? Problemo solvo :D :nice:

AeroSynch
09-30-2009, 01:09 PM
I HATE CALCULUS
My teacher is rubbish. I don't like working with nothing but variables. AP Physics is a totally different story, at least I can apply what is being taught there. Derivitive-slope blah blah blah my Calc teacher is a tool. :mad::mad::mad::mad::banghead::banghead::banghead: :mad::mad::mad::shoot::shoot::shoot:

I took Calculus last year as a junior. LOVED that class! The teacher was the best. In my opinion, teachers are what make the classes. You can have a cooking class, but it the teacher is a bad one, then that class will suck.

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 02:30 PM
Hey, that's what this thread is all about. Don't like the direction? No problem - take the discussion wherever you want it to go. :D I promise I won't talk about keyboardage no mo'.

Non-sequitor in 5…4…3…2…1…

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I like cookies too. My favorite cookies are peanut butter with hershey kisses in the middle. MMMMM mmmmmmm MMMMMMMM.

Old Busted Hotness
09-30-2009, 03:53 PM
Those new golden Oreos are pretty good, too. I could demolish a whole bag of those things.

LondonF350
09-30-2009, 05:39 PM
I don't know if you guys get them accross the pond... but these puppies rock....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61nHQbEcABL._SL500_AA280_.jpg



@ Rag: What kind of music are you going to make??

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 08:10 PM
Golden Oreos are incredibly good.

I have never seen those McVities, look screy having digestives on the package, over here that usually means something that's gonna taste bad! LOL

Ragnarok
09-30-2009, 09:21 PM
I don't know if you guys get them accross the pond... but these puppies rock....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61nHQbEcABL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

In Soviet Russia, cookies eat you!

@ Rag: What kind of music are you going to make??
The stuff I was writing before the muse left me was sort of symphonic/new age/ambient/rock. My ultimate goal is to explore more symphonic territory, but with this initial purchase of the M50 that won't be attainable at first. In fact, many of the orchestral sounds on most hardware-based instruments are laughable. The Kurzweil PC3-series would be one of the few exceptions. One can find pretty good strings sure enough, but overall it requires software instruments for absolute realism and versatility because they can access gigabytes of multisamples and have far more sophisticated scripting functions. The M50 has a lot of contemporary sounds, and its synthesis engine is robust enough to allow me to freely develop a lot of new and unconventional noises, however super-realistic orchestral and acoustic sounds aren't its strong suit.

To get really serious I'll need this…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5U0OemfI0s

…this…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTb5vvwKIJY

…and this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNjT1xW8jmw

Oh, and this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdYHBwsko7k

There would be other instruments, but these would be pillars upon which my music temple would be based. The "sound" I'm hoping to get kind of close to (without being a blatant rip-off of) would be a chimera-hybrid of Hans Zimmer/Jerry Goldsmith, Ulrich Schnauss and David Arkenstone. My older music had sort of a Vangelis/Kitaro vibe. I also tried my hand at video game music rearranging.

And before anyone gets on me about going back to the subject of music gear, blame London350 - he's the one that asked me. :lol:

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 09:26 PM
It's all good dude. That's what this thread is for. However it might be a 15 yard personal foul penalty if we stay on subject to long.:cop:

Ragnarok
09-30-2009, 09:30 PM
http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/no-weebbooo.jpg


:lol:

BigSki
09-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Those new golden Oreos are pretty good, too. I could demolish a whole bag of those things.


I like to dip them into Nutello and make a pig of myself!

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Rag have ya heard anything up yonder revolving around this new flick called Paranormal Activity? Supposed to be the next Blair Witch cult following movie.

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 09:34 PM
I like to dip them into Nutello and make a pig of myself!

Now that sounds tasty, me likes me some Nutello every now and then!

Ragnarok
09-30-2009, 09:50 PM
Rag have ya heard anything up yonder revolving around this new flick called Paranormal Activity? Supposed to be the next Blair Witch cult following movie.

Nuh-uh. This is the first time I've heard of it. Most movies that supposedly take place up here are usually filmed in British Columbia or Washington state. http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/emo/emo-annoyed.gif

A couple exceptions would be "On Deadly Ground" and "White Fang." The sixth Star Trek movie filmed up here on Knik Glacier (not all that far from Ragnar's Bat Cave) in the sequence where Kirk, Bones and Iman's space-yeti character break out of the Rura Penthe penal mines.

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 09:57 PM
I'm not sure where this is supposed to take place, But it was released in a small number of theatres and all but Iguess it is supposed to be insanely realistic. Aside from the video documentary esque style of filming. I guess it was a 15,000 dollar budgeted film. LOL!

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 09:59 PM
I've also heard that Russle Crowe is doing a new all better than Costner Robin Hood film. Maybe we'll actually get to see a Hood the way he was meant to be.

Ragnarok
09-30-2009, 10:03 PM
Yeah, it's called "Sherwood." I was sort of following it when it had been announced some time ago. Crowe was originally to play both Robin Hood and the Sherriff of Nottingham. That changed a while back. It's to be directed by Ridley Scott. Maid Marian (Marion?) might be played by Olivia Wilde - someone I hadn't heard of before, but supposedly will also be in the Tron sequel. I think that just announcing that there's a Scott/Crowe Robin Hood film makes it better than the Costner one.









"My boat."

The Stray Cat
09-30-2009, 10:08 PM
Olivia Wilde is gorgeous, she's a newbie to hollywood I believe. My brother in law is obsessed with her and has her pics from Maxim or Stuff or one of those mags on the wall where his band practices in our Barn.

I think it looks cool the few screen shots I did see. I didn't hear about thr tron movie? :thinking:

Ragnarok
09-30-2009, 10:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AwvuirSEAA

Ragnarok
09-30-2009, 11:33 PM
Okay, I feel stupid. It was called "Nottingham", not "Sherwood" like I said earlier. http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/facepalm.gif It's now simply just called "Robin Hood" after all. And Cate Blanchette will be Maid Marian. You know, I sometimes truly question my own competence. When I goof up it's usually pretty bad.

Also "Tron Legacy" will out December 17, 2010.

Oggy
10-01-2009, 01:01 AM
tron legacy looks great:chug:

The Stray Cat
10-01-2009, 03:16 PM
And How does Robin Hood feel about Crowe portrayin him on film?

THE_JOKER
10-01-2009, 03:22 PM
And How does Robin Hood feel about Crowe portrayin him on film?

Well if there's any disagreement, it's guaranteed to be on the new's headlines

MojaveMonster
10-02-2009, 11:09 AM
Wow we've gone from Laptops to keyboard back to movies and swung full circle and now physics and calculus, lord please change direction of this thread again.:banghead:

I just started doing Facebook for the heck of it. Mostly to find an old girlfriend who influences my life even 6 years after I split town. I split 'cuz I had some growing up and changing to do. When I make major desisions I think " What would Erin have me do?" even though I've been in a different relationship for the past 5 years which I seem traped in. My girl now whats to get married but I only have it for this ol' chich, Erin.

Well I find her last night on the Facebook and get a reply this morning....I was so excited.....until I read she's getting married soon.
:pcrage::banghead::puke::banghead:




:nuke:

Sorry to change the subject but I didn't wanna start new thread. I've lost my motovator and I don't know what to do. I'm waisting my time with this girl and her time too. I'm wasting time in this damn desert. As I get closer to my 33rd BDay I start to ascess my life and realize how waistful I am. I don't take things seriouslly and treat life like I'm at the bus stop....if I miss it I'll just hop on the next one. I gotta figure something out before I loose it.

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 11:43 AM
Well I have been married for 12 years now, I have four kids, three with my wife now. I still feel like my life is waiting for the bus, other than my wife keeping me grounded to some point. So don't worry to much, but if you don't feel right about the GF you need to be honest with her and don't waiste her time.

Ragnarok
10-02-2009, 12:51 PM
I just started doing Facebook for the heck of it. Mostly to find an old girlfriend who influences my life even 6 years after I split town. I split 'cuz I had some growing up and changing to do. When I make major desisions I think " What would Erin have me do?" even though I've been in a different relationship for the past 5 years which I seem traped in. My girl now whats to get married but I only have it for this ol' chich, Erin.

Well I find her last night on the Facebook and get a reply this morning....I was so excited.....until I read she's getting married soon.
:pcrage::banghead::puke::banghead:




:nuke:

Sorry to change the subject but I didn't wanna start new thread. I've lost my motovator and I don't know what to do. I'm waisting my time with this girl and her time too. I'm wasting time in this damn desert. As I get closer to my 33rd BDay I start to ascess my life and realize how waistful I am. I don't take things seriouslly and treat life like I'm at the bus stop....if I miss it I'll just hop on the next one. I gotta figure something out before I loose it.
No apologies, soldier! That's an order! :mad: :lol:

I had a similar experience about twelve years ago. Not the same circumstances, but basically the same outcome. For me it was a drifting apart and the feelings I had for her weren't 100% mutual. She did think a lot of me, but it wasn't fully reciprocal.

One day after not hearing from her for almost a year I received a letter that she had gotten married. I thought someone had killed me. We weren't together and I wasn't actively pursuing her, so I had no "right" to be filled with jealousy or rage, especially now that she was someone's wife. Regardless it still hurt immensely. She had contacted me twice within a year of that over the phone and I refused to let on how ruined I was. It took me a very long time to get over it. She haunted my dreams until only recently. That certainly wasn't her doing, but it was something inside me that wouldn't let go.

I don't have a lot of good advice unfortunately. You basically have two options I guess:

1) Hold on to a memory and let it consume and corrode you until you have nothing left, or…
2) Accept that what happened did hurt but realize that you have opportunities for a new relationship to make new memories that will be more important and special than those that are behind you. It will take patience and strength, but it will be worth it. It can be a very exciting prospect.

I took the first path and it nearly destroyed me - so I would advise against taking that road. I lost almost ten productive years of my life to the memory of someone that should not have had any further meaning to me. So I have been on that second path for a while now. I'm not currently looking for a girlfriend (I don't have the means to entertain her for one thing :lol:) but I will soon and I look forward to it with great anticipation. :nice:

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 01:09 PM
No apologies, soldier! That's an order! :mad: :lol:

I had a similar experience about twelve years ago. Not the same circumstances, but basically the same outcome. For me it was a drifting apart and the feelings I had for her weren't 100% mutual. She did think a lot of me, but it wasn't fully reciprocal.

One day after not hearing from her for almost a year I received a letter that she had gotten married. I thought someone had killed me. We weren't together and I wasn't actively pursuing her, so I had no "right" to be filled with jealousy or rage, especially now that she was someone's wife. Regardless it still hurt immensely. She had contacted me twice within a year of that over the phone and I refused to let on how ruined I was. It took me a very long time to get over it. She haunted my dreams until only recently. That certainly wasn't her doing, but it was something inside me that wouldn't let go.

I don't have a lot of good advice unfortunately. You basically have two options I guess:

1) Hold on to a memory and let it consume and corrode you until you have nothing left, or…
2) Accept that what happened did hurt but realize that you have opportunities for a new relationship to make new memories that will be more important and special than those that are behind you. It will take patience and strength, but it will be worth it. It can be a very exciting prospect.

I took the first path and it nearly destroyed me - so I would advise against taking that road. I lost almost ten productive years of my life to the memory of someone that should not have had any further meaning to me. So I have been on that second path for a while now. I'm not currently looking for a girlfriend (I don't have the means to entertain her for one thing :lol:) but I will soon and I look forward to it with great anticipation. :nice:

Well Said Rag!, You are the MAN;)

MojaveMonster
10-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Thanks fellas. Ya, Rocked....I need to Man up, sooner or later. It more or less involves finding a new job as well. I need to get out of this desert for one. I have no friends out here, Just the GF Donna.....and you guys. My friends are all in San Diego and Seattle area which both have military post I may be able to slide into easily. One's nicer, and the dollar last longer in the other. I'll figure it out, I just get overwelmed sometimes with "what do I do".

As far as the other girl, Erin, I will pretend I never spoke to her. If not her, I will keep what she reprosents to me high up in my mind and use her as the insperation she has always been to me. I need that or I will fall into old ways which will ultamatelly be the end of me. I gotta use her as the drive to tie things up here and move along. And yes, that will be exciting.

Thanks for hearing me fellas.

Ragnarok
10-02-2009, 01:59 PM
Anytime, man. :nice:

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks fellas. Ya, Rocked....I need to Man up, sooner or later. It more or less involves finding a new job as well. I need to get out of this desert for one. I have no friends out here, Just the GF Donna.....and you guys. My friends are all in San Diego and Seattle area which both have military post I may be able to slide into easily. One's nicer, and the dollar last longer in the other. I'll figure it out, I just get overwelmed sometimes with "what do I do".

As far as the other girl, Erin, I will pretend I never spoke to her. If not her, I will keep what she reprosents to me high up in my mind and use her as the insperation she has always been to me. I need that or I will fall into old ways which will ultamatelly be the end of me. I gotta use her as the drive to tie things up here and move along. And yes, that will be exciting.

Thanks for hearing me fellas.

Good luck to you in the future bud, your future s only what you want it to be. So stay positive and good things will happen!

MojaveMonster
10-02-2009, 02:31 PM
Oh, BTW Rockedout, is that the wolf from Never ending story? I haven't seen that in ages but it does look like that wolf.

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 02:34 PM
Oh, BTW Rockedout, is that the wolf from Never ending story? I haven't seen that in ages but it does look like that wolf.

Yep it is, I love that flick back when I was a wee lad, course I'm not much older than you so you probably remember it from childhood as well.

salmonfacesalad
10-02-2009, 02:58 PM
Yep it is, I love that flick back when I was a wee lad, course I'm not much older than you so you probably remember it from childhood as well.

I got to see that movie in the theater:chug:. Must have been 1985' or 86', I even shed a tear two when the horse sank in the mud.

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 03:00 PM
I got to see that movie in the theater:chug:. Must have been 1985' or 86', I even shed a tear two when the horse sank in the mud.

AWW MAn I forgot about that sad part, but he comes back in the end, so it's all good. That was an incredible movie for it's time. The second one wasn't to bad either.

THE_JOKER
10-02-2009, 03:14 PM
AWW MAn I forgot about that sad part, but he comes back in the end, so it's all good. That was an incredible movie for it's time. The second one wasn't to bad either.

There was a sequel?????

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 03:16 PM
Yes there was a sequel, Different kid in it, but a lot of the same fantasy characters.

THE_JOKER
10-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Yes there was a sequel, Different kid in it, but a lot of the same fantasy characters.

May have to find and live the moment with that one :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 03:18 PM
Like I said it was good, I think there was actually a third one, but it stunk hardcore. So don't bother with that.

THE_JOKER
10-02-2009, 03:22 PM
Like I said it was good, I think there was actually a third one, but it stunk hardcore. So don't bother with that.

Noted :lol: im off to vid shop tommorow anyway so might try find it :nice: night night fella!

The Stray Cat
10-02-2009, 03:27 PM
Noted :lol: im off to vid shop tommorow anyway so might try find it :nice: night night fella!

Sounds good, let me know if ya find it. I know like a year ago or so the WalMarts had them in their $5 DVD bins. Haven't seen it anywhere else though.

MojaveMonster
10-02-2009, 04:06 PM
The part that use to trip me out was when the flying dog thing had those bumps all over it and the troll lady used a seringe to suck them out. It tripped me out because I use to get a similar rash all the time.

salmonfacesalad
10-02-2009, 05:02 PM
Like I said it was good, I think there was actually a third one, but it stunk hardcore. So don't bother with that.


Jack Black plays the high school bully in the third one, the kid from that old show 'Sea Quest' was in the second one.

LondonF350
10-02-2009, 06:38 PM
The stuff I was writing before the muse left me was sort of symphonic/new age/ambient/rock. My ultimate goal is to explore more symphonic territory, but with this initial purchase of the M50 that won't be attainable at first. In fact, many of the orchestral sounds on most hardware-based instruments are laughable. The Kurzweil PC3-series would be one of the few exceptions. One can find pretty good strings sure enough, but overall it requires software instruments for absolute realism and versatility because they can access gigabytes of multisamples and have far more sophisticated scripting functions. The M50 has a lot of contemporary sounds, and its synthesis engine is robust enough to allow me to freely develop a lot of new and unconventional noises, however super-realistic orchestral and acoustic sounds aren't its strong suit.

To get really serious I'll need this…

And before anyone gets on me about going back to the subject of music gear, blame London350 - he's the one that asked me. :lol:


Sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to your 'scale4x4 has talent' entry. :chug:
I only asked because my 19 years of DJing (both sides of the pond) have left me with a lot of contacts in the dance music arena. I was going to offer to link you up.. but sounds like you are going in a (very) different direction.
It's all good though. When it comes to music, I'm into EVERYTHING... so I can't wait to hear some of your stuff. :nice:

Ragnarok
10-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to your 'scale4x4 has talent' entry. :chug:
I only asked because my 19 years of DJing (both sides of the pond) have left me with a lot of contacts in the dance music arena. I was going to offer to link you up.. but sounds like you are going in a (very) different direction.
It's all good though. When it comes to music, I'm into EVERYTHING... so I can't wait to hear some of your stuff. :nice:

Thanks for your enthusiasm. :blush:

Yeah, dance music is one of those genres that is kind of its own universe. I've heard a lot of it, and not much of it is both original and very well executed. The good stuff is definitely out there, but like a lot of music, it's not as easily found. Andrew Aversa, aka. zircon, is probably one of the better indie artists in that arena. He's got a lot of music on iTunes right now. "Antigravity" is probably his best album, but the others certainly are pretty good.

There's a faction over at the KVRAudio.com forum that are big-time trance haters. They refer to it as Tarnce - which I assume would be short-bus electronica according to their logic. :lol: I sympathize with some of their cynicism, but not all of it is bad. The only genres I hate with passion would be jazz and any form of rap.

The original plan I cooked up this last year was to have enough material completed (and more importantly enough gear amassed) for an album in late-2010, but I'm thinking more like 3rd- to 4th-quarter 2011 now. But you never know; I might get my crap together sooner than I thought and have a CD pressed before then.

My first album will be self-produced and then see where it goes from there. Twenty years ago the most prominent label that released the kind of music I've written would've been Narada, but ever since their absorption into the Virgin/EMI behemoth they've been a channel of non-stop smooth jazz and wannabe Peter Gabriels. Today it would be Neurodisc. I'm not sure I like giving up creative control for the sake of exposure, though.

LondonF350
10-03-2009, 04:55 AM
Yeah, I hear you... but as someone who has been a part of the music biz for very many years, I have to say that I know many, many, many producers who are very precious about creative control, but also broke mofo's.
The amount of unrecognised talent out there is ridiculous. I think the hardest thing to get your head around, for creative types, is the business side of the music business. ie, making some money out of it.
There is a balance between doing exactly what you want to do, and doing something that earns a crust. It's what stops most people from succeeding.
But it can often feel like compromise, which is somewhat soul destroying. Believe me, I've played my fair share of 'sell-out' (as well as 'sold-out' ;) ) sets just to earn a living. But it's those nights when you can let loose exactly what you want to, that make the job worthwhile.
I'm rambling a bit, but what I'm trying to say is; pay as much attention to the business side as the music side, and you'll be fine.
Too many excellent producers out there who's stuff is never heard because they don't 'get' the industry side of making music.

And as far as 'trance' music goes... meh, you can keep it. I don't like very much trance music. As you said it is too formulaic.
I think dance music in the US, is very different from here in the UK.
There is a different kind of 'soulful' house music, that I mostly play. i'll try and find you some links to stuff that I like.
:chug:

LondonF350
10-03-2009, 05:17 AM
It's on oldie, but this is one of my alltime favourite records:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1XDpLyHomQ

Old Busted Hotness
10-03-2009, 05:37 AM
Rag? Hey it's Stu from Succubus Records. Hey I got your demo and it's fantastic. Totally mind-blowing stuff. Huh? No, man, it's perfect, don't change a thing. Listen I got the contract here all ready for ya to sign, but there's just one thing. What's that? No, no, it's not a big deal at all. We just want to open the thing with a couple of Barry Manilow covers. Like I said, no big thing, right? Hello? Hello?

Old Busted Hotness
10-03-2009, 10:21 AM
OMFG, you made this a sticky? :lolbeat:

Ragnarok
10-03-2009, 10:42 AM
Yeah, I hear you... but as someone who has been a part of the music biz for very many years, I have to say that I know many, many, many producers who are very precious about creative control, but also broke mofo's.
The amount of unrecognised talent out there is ridiculous. I think the hardest thing to get your head around, for creative types, is the business side of the music business. ie, making some money out of it.
There is a balance between doing exactly what you want to do, and doing something that earns a crust. It's what stops most people from succeeding.
But it can often feel like compromise, which is somewhat soul destroying. Believe me, I've played my fair share of 'sell-out' (as well as 'sold-out' ;) ) sets just to earn a living. But it's those nights when you can let loose exactly what you want to, that make the job worthwhile.
I'm rambling a bit, but what I'm trying to say is; pay as much attention to the business side as the music side, and you'll be fine.
Too many excellent producers out there who's stuff is never heard because they don't 'get' the industry side of making music.

And as far as 'trance' music goes... meh, you can keep it. I don't like very much trance music. As you said it is too formulaic.
I think dance music in the US, is very different from here in the UK.
There is a different kind of 'soulful' house music, that I mostly play. i'll try and find you some links to stuff that I like.
:chug:
Business savvy is definitely a must-know, even if I don't remain an indie composer. I have several books on my study list that I'll acquire over the next several months. I figure I'll start with these…

All You Need to Know About the Music Business 6th Edition

The Future of the Music Business: Music Pro Guides

Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook

The internet has given a lot of new opportunities that didn't exist before (as well as new challenges). I'm going to have OasisCD do the manufacturing of my 1st album, and with that service they include a kind of quasi-independent online and offline distribution program. The local music stores, including chain stores like Borders, are eager to sell local artists' music.

There are two major ambient/newage/electronica radio stations - one online (MysticRadio), one over-the-air broadcast (Echoes) - that really cater to new music, providing it's interesting and playable. I hope I fit the bill. :huh: They have given tons of exposure to a lot of up-and-coming artists, so there's that angle, too. I'm a little unsure of some of the "social networking" sites that a lot of musicians use. LastFM is the least irritating to look at, but it's succumbing to MySpace-ification. But if LastFM, FaceBook and MySpace will work, I have to consider them. An indie artist from Canada, LIGHTS, used MySpace and it was a major factor in her promotional stuff and garnering new listeners. Granted her work is very accessible and radio-friendly (mine somewhat isn't - some of my older pieces are eight to twelve minutes long - they'd have to play commercials at the halfway point), but it's original and very well executed. In fact, she won the "Juno" award for best new Canadian Artist earlier this year. She also tours…a lot…like, constantly. That may not be feasible for me, but at this point all of this is theoretical. I'll get my music the way I want it and then go from there. I'm not going to rush it. ;)

It's on oldie, but this is one of my alltime favourite records:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1XDpLyHomQ
Yeah, that's definitely not the direction I'm going. :lol:

Rag? Hey it's Stu from Succubus Records. Hey I got your demo and it's fantastic. Totally mind-blowing stuff. Huh? No, man, it's perfect, don't change a thing. Listen I got the contract here all ready for ya to sign, but there's just one thing. What's that? No, no, it's not a big deal at all. We just want to open the thing with a couple of Barry Manilow covers. Like I said, no big thing, right? Hello? Hello?
http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/misc-philspectorcrazyhair.jpg

Sure. Anything you say. Next thing you'll have me looking like Elton John!

http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/misc-eltonjohn.jpg

A side note, I've just spent the last while studying the sequencer functions of the Korg M50 in its manual (PDF from the Korg website), and I have a serious obstacle: it doesn't have piano-roll editing! <groan> Instead it has this cryptic events list that is so arcane to try to work with that I will be driven completely mad and might very well look like that picture of Elton John. The least expensive synthesizer/workstation with piano-roll sequencer functions is the M50's big brother, the M3, which is a far more complete and much more serious machine. It's also much mo' munneh! :mad:

51444

If I can find the extra scratch, instead of getting the M50-73 ($1,400) I would try to get the M3-61 ($1,900). It's more money and fewer keys, but I'm going to be better off in the long run. It has things that the M50 doesn't have, like sampling, higher polyphony (120 voices vs. only 80), expansions to add a FireWire audio interface and a 24-voice analog modeling synth engine, aftertouch, more controllers, and a better touchscreen LCD. I'm just trying to figure out how to be able to afford that in the next six weeks. :thinking: I could get the M3 in a 73-key version, but that's way, way, WAAAAAY too much - $2,300.

Ragnarok
10-03-2009, 10:44 AM
OMFG, you made this a sticky? :lolbeat:

Well, there were some requests, demands if you will, to stickify it way back in the thread. :lol:

AeroSynch
10-03-2009, 01:19 PM
Cheese.

Ragnarok
10-03-2009, 01:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjkTEIoJc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyfhzqhJNbg


You're :censor: welcome! http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/emo/emo-homerhulk.gif

The Stray Cat
10-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Speaking of A team, have ya seen the cast line up for the new movie??? Its going to be cool I think!

Ragnarok
10-03-2009, 08:51 PM
Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Hannibal (what the…), that guy from District 9 as Murdock, and Quentin Jackson as B.A. Barackas…I just dunno. (Never heard of this Bradley Cooper guy.) I wasn't a rabid A-Team fan as a kid anyway, but still… (I did watch it if it happened to be on.) How does one make a serious A-Team movie?

Now, if they had cast Jim Carey…or Steve Carell…as Murdock I'd have gone downtown and turned in my badge.

The Stray Cat
10-03-2009, 09:02 PM
Bradley cooper will make a good Face, and Quentin will be good as BA, the other two not so sure. I don't know if this is going to have the cheesy one liners and all or actually be more action based. Only time will tell. I've learned a lot from these classic TV shows made Movies. Wait for the DVD release!

Ragnarok
10-04-2009, 10:29 AM
Live from Bulgaria, issaterdeyniyeh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQt-h753jHI
51486

MojaveMonster
10-04-2009, 11:47 AM
Business savvy is definitely a must-know, even if I don't remain an indie composer. I have several books on my study list that I'll acquire over the next several months. I figure I'll start with these…

All You Need to Know About the Music Business 6th Edition (http://www.amazon.com/Need-Know-About-Music-Business/dp/0743293185/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254587292&sr=1-1)

The Future of the Music Business: Music Pro Guides (http://www.amazon.com/Future-Music-Business-Guides-Leonard/dp/1423454456/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254587292&sr=1-3)

Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook (http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Music-Marketing-Handbook-Self-Promotion/dp/097148385X/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254587292&sr=1-8)

The internet has given a lot of new opportunities that didn't exist before (as well as new challenges). I'm going to have OasisCD do the manufacturing of my 1st album, and with that service they include a kind of quasi-independent online and offline distribution program. The local music stores, including chain stores like Borders, are eager to sell local artists' music.

There are two major ambient/newage/electronica radio stations - one online (MysticRadio), one over-the-air broadcast (Echoes) - that really cater to new music, providing it's interesting and playable. I hope I fit the bill. :huh: They have given tons of exposure to a lot of up-and-coming artists, so there's that angle, too. I'm a little unsure of some of the "social networking" sites that a lot of musicians use. LastFM is the least irritating to look at, but it's succumbing to MySpace-ification. But if LastFM, FaceBook and MySpace will work, I have to consider them. An indie artist from Canada, LIGHTS, used MySpace and it was a major factor in her promotional stuff and garnering new listeners. Granted her work is very accessible and radio-friendly (mine somewhat isn't - some of my older pieces are eight to twelve minutes long - they'd have to play commercials at the halfway point), but it's original and very well executed. In fact, she won the "Juno" award for best new Canadian Artist earlier this year. She also tours…a lot…like, constantly. That may not be feasible for me, but at this point all of this is theoretical. I'll get my music the way I want it and then go from there. I'm not going to rush it. ;)


Yeah, that's definitely not the direction I'm going. :lol:


http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/misc-philspectorcrazyhair.jpg

Sure. Anything you say. Next thing you'll have me looking like Elton John!

http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/misc-eltonjohn.jpg

A side note, I've just spent the last while studying the sequencer functions of the Korg M50 in its manual (PDF from the Korg website), and I have a serious obstacle: it doesn't have piano-roll editing! <groan> Instead it has this cryptic events list that is so arcane to try to work with that I will be driven completely mad and might very well look like that picture of Elton John. The least expensive synthesizer/workstation with piano-roll sequencer functions is the M50's big brother, the M3, which is a far more complete and much more serious machine. It's also much mo' munneh! :mad:

51444

If I can find the extra scratch, instead of getting the M50-73 ($1,400) I would try to get the M3-61 ($1,900). It's more money and fewer keys, but I'm going to be better off in the long run. It has things that the M50 doesn't have, like sampling, higher polyphony (120 voices vs. only 80), expansions to add a FireWire audio interface and a 24-voice analog modeling synth engine, aftertouch, more controllers, and a better touchscreen LCD. I'm just trying to figure out how to be able to afford that in the next six weeks. :thinking: I could get the M3 in a 73-key version, but that's way, way, WAAAAAY too much - $2,300.

Could a Korg MS2000 work at all for ya. Doesn't do sequensing but does alkinda sounds. I've benn wanting to off it if interested.

Ragnarok
10-04-2009, 04:23 PM
Could a Korg MS2000 work at all for ya. Doesn't do sequensing but does alkinda sounds. I've benn wanting to off it if interested.

If I had the money I'd definitely be interested because it would supplement my main 'board pretty well. Unfortunately I don't have the coin. :( It's going to be a major financial struggle just to get the M3 as it is. I'm even considering dumping every scrap of RC stuff I have to get the money by November - possibly even my entire videogame collection. I still appreciate you mentioning it, though.

The MS2k was a really neat little synth, though. It only had four voices, but those four voices were killer. In a lot of ways it sounds even better than its descendent, the R3, which has twice the polyphony and more synthesis functions than the MS2k (the R3 amounts to a baby Radias). The MS has a lot more grit and edge, especially in its low-pass filter.

MojaveMonster
10-04-2009, 05:00 PM
If I had the money I'd definitely be interested because it would supplement my main 'board pretty well. Unfortunately I don't have the coin. :( It's going to be a major financial struggle just to get the M3 as it is. I'm even considering dumping every scrap of RC stuff I have to get the money by November - possibly even my entire videogame collection. I still appreciate you mentioning it, though.

The MS2k was a really neat little synth, though. It only had four voices, but those four voices were killer. In a lot of ways it sounds even better than its descendent, the R3, which has twice the polyphony and more synthesis functions than the MS2k (the R3 amounts to a baby Radias). The MS has a lot more grit and edge, especially in its low-pass filter.

I liked it cuz you can grab knobs and tweek them in realtime. And all the other stuff I haven't figured out but you sound like you know what you are talking about. Let me know...it's just sitting here

Ragnarok
10-05-2009, 08:49 AM
I liked it cuz you can grab knobs and tweek them in realtime. And all the other stuff I haven't figured out but you sound like you know what you are talking about. Let me know...it's just sitting here

I really appreciate that. Tell you what: when the dust settles after I've picked up my M3 (providing I still have a place to work in another two months :huh:), I'll let you know for sure because an MS2000 would be awesome to have as a lead 'board or something to kick out "Berlin School" step-sequenced ostinatos. (The MS2k has been on my short-list of complimentary keyboards for a while - the Roland JP-8000 is another. Kind of funny I'd run into one on an RC forum. :lol:) If it's in good shape and I'm able to give you the money you need for it, I'd definitely be interested. :nice:

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 08:56 AM
Hey is this legal, this isn't the BST section nor is it the Electric Organ Forum.
J/k;). Sounds like you need to get some CDs soldRag and start making some cashola.

MojaveMonster
10-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Hey is this legal, this isn't the BST section nor is it the Electric Organ Forum.
J/k;). Sounds like you need to get some CDs soldRag and start making some cashola.

hey hey now, this is between me and Rangerboy, lol:sht:

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 09:20 AM
Ragnarok Records :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 09:21 AM
Sorry, didn't mean to put my two cents where it doesn't belong. But you just called Rag rangerboy, now he's going to be mad!:whip:

Ragnarok
10-05-2009, 12:49 PM
Hey is this legal, this isn't the BST section nor is it the Electric Organ Forum.
J/k;). Sounds like you need to get some CDs soldRag and start making some cashola.
This is entirely in the realm of the theoretical. :p :lol: Plus, electric organs ain't synths. It's like comparing a skateboard (organ) to an F-22 (synthamasizer). Besides, electric organs are for guys that may have lost their precious cargo to frostbite after trying to take a wizz in AK at -40°. :thinking: (Go-go gadget…uh, nevermind.)

hey hey now, this is between me and Rangerboy, lol:sht:
Oh no, now rangerboy is in on it. :cryin:

Sorry, didn't mean to put my two cents where it doesn't belong. But you just called Rag rangerboy, now he's going to be mad!:whip:
Meh. I've been called worse. As long as he didn't call me clodcrawler2006. :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 12:56 PM
Well I know electric organs aren't what they are called, except for Inspector Gadget. But at least it was never used on Brain. LMAO!

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 12:57 PM
Peaking of synthesized music, I heard "Rock Me Amedeus" on the to work this morning.

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 01:01 PM
Peaking of synthesized music, I heard "Rock Me Amedeus" on the to work this morning.

Green 350?? Noooo i wanna skip that one :lol:

Right 2 questions:

1) You got a wireless keyboard which the batteries are running out of?

2) Or did you just type too fast?
:lol:

Ragnarok
10-05-2009, 01:01 PM
Falco does not count as music. :mad: Nor does that band that did "I'm a Barbie Girl."

I know that there are some kind of limiters being put on QWERTY keyboards nowadays that are supposed to prevent typos from typing too fast so they create a lag which actually induces more typos, like letter omission. I'm a fast typistologistician and I run into it on my i-rocks kb.

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 01:03 PM
Falco does not count as music. :mad: Nor does that band that did "I'm a Barbie Girl."

"Im a barbie girl"

Thank you for bringing back a nasty disturbing memory. :(

Ragnarok
10-05-2009, 01:09 PM
Here's a sonic balm to heal those wounds…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgicvLU6yN0

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 01:15 PM
I missed my "S":wacko:

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 02:05 PM
I missed my "S":wacko:

And the word "Way" :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 02:14 PM
And the word "Way" :lol:

Yes I did miss "WAY" also. dang ADD makes my brain do crazy things.

Yes the green F350 is UGLY!!

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 02:17 PM
Yes I did miss "WAY" also. dang ADD makes my brain do crazy things.

Yes the green F350 is UGLY!!

Yeah its why iv'e gone quiet, i dont want that color :lol: though its inevitable, so when i do hit that mark i'll speed through to the next. So expect to help me with convo in the 3 word thread :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 02:25 PM
I got your back bro, I have to get out of green quickly also.

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 02:29 PM
Wouldn't mind a nice Orange meself, with the black wheels :lol:

Begger's cant be chooser's though :(

I'll hit the 3 worder soon as :nice: :lol:

Ragnarok
10-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Here you go…
51520

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 02:38 PM
Here you go…
51520

Thanks.......i guess? :lol:

Suppose i could print it off an make a badge?

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 02:38 PM
Here you go…
51520

Can I get that in XL?

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 02:41 PM
Chevy chase is gonna be in a new movie, with Vinnie jones......How random? :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 02:45 PM
I love the old Chevy Chase stuff, like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is just a classic.

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 02:47 PM
I love the old Chevy Chase stuff, like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is just a classic.

Yeah reason i bought it up is cause he's on tv now, National Lampoon's European Vacation :lol: The other one was on last week, where he drives across country to goto wally world i think it is? an its closed.

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Yeah reason i bought it up is cause he's on tv now, National Lampoon's European Vacation :lol: The other one was on last week, where he drives across country to goto wally world i think it is? an its closed.

That was just called vacation, then european vacation, christmas vacation, vegas vacation.

The one where he tries to go to wally world is just to dang funny. when he ties the dead aunt to the top of the car! Classic. And that was one of John Candy's first movie roles too.

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 02:54 PM
That was just called vacation, then european vacation, christmas vacation, vegas vacation.

The one where he tries to go to wally world is just to dang funny. when he ties the dead aunt to the top of the car! Classic. And that was one of John Candy's first movie roles too.

John candy's fantastic! :lolbeat: the security guy, brilliant :lol:

Cant beat the classics :D

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 02:59 PM
Nope, I absolutely love John Candy, I have a bunch of his flicks on DVD. I really like as I have said before "Trains, Planes, and Automobiles" they filmed a lot of the film about 15 from where I live and the train station they go to is about 25 min.

I also really like "The GReat Outdoors"

THE_JOKER
10-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Nope, I absolutely love John Candy, I have a bunch of his flicks on DVD. I really like as I have said before "Trains, Planes, and Automobiles" that filmed a lot of the film about 15 from where I live and the train station they go to is about 25 min.

I also really like "The GReat Outdoors"

Coolio!! Yeah Plane trains an auto's was a good one of candy's too! so many i gotta rent again now :lol: well im going quiet again now, getting too close to green :D Off for kip :nice:

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 03:07 PM
Yep I'll be ready to help ya out of green tomorrow bro!

Old Busted Hotness
10-05-2009, 03:39 PM
Spaceballs FTW!

Ragnarok
10-05-2009, 03:52 PM
http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/ani/ani-spaceballsdoubletake.gifhttp://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/ani/ani-spaceballsdarkhelmet.gif

The Stray Cat
10-05-2009, 06:41 PM
I see your swartz is as big as mine...

THE_JOKER
10-06-2009, 09:24 AM
Spaceballs, aint seen it!< guarantee i will now though :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-06-2009, 09:39 AM
Space Balls is a Mel Brooks Classic, worth every minute of insanity.

Ragnarok
10-06-2009, 09:55 AM
http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/celebrity-pictures-john-candy-happens-vegas.jpg

The Stray Cat
10-06-2009, 09:58 AM
http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/celebrity-pictures-john-candy-happens-vegas.jpg

Good Ol' trusty Barf.

Oggy
10-06-2009, 10:25 AM
spaceballs rocks, it's almost as good as blazing saddles:nice:

The Stray Cat
10-06-2009, 10:39 AM
Almost Blazing Saddles worthy but not quite!

THE_JOKER
10-06-2009, 11:33 AM
Good golly miss molly.

Ragnarok
10-06-2009, 08:24 PM
ATTENTION PS3 OWNERS!!!

Hey, is anyone having problems with their PS3 since updating their firmware to v3.0? I'm not, but the reason I ask is I've seen reports of serious problems that some are experiencing: bricked 1st party controllers, no Blu-Ray playback and game glitches. I found this report that a full-on class-action lawsuit has been filed over it. :huh:

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=25526

The Stray Cat
10-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Man I don't own a PS3 but my three brother in laws all own one. I'll have to send that link to them, I don't think they have had any trouble but maybe they have loaded V3 yet.

I'd be ticked off for sure though.

Ragnarok
10-06-2009, 08:57 PM
The one game that's most effected is "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." I don't own that one, so I have no way of checking to see if it would be a problem on my system. Everything else has been fine. When I saw the other reports, I fired up a couple of Blu-Ray movies and used the controller - not one hiccup.

There's been a subsequent FW release (v3.01) that supposedly fixes the game software problem, but the hardware failures still persist. I must be one of the lucky. :thinking:

The Stray Cat
10-06-2009, 09:10 PM
Well all these gaming systems have their troubles, it's just part of the deal with electronic equipment. You can buy a dvd player and have it die in a week, that's why "real" companies like microsoft and Sony, put such nice warranties on their products.

Ragnarok
10-07-2009, 12:10 AM
Well, this is a little different than something like premature hardware failure due to the occasional component defect(s).

The suit claimed that Sony is charging $150 to repair PS3s with "sustained hardware damage" from the update.

Sony must not put much stock in their own warranty. :blink: It's a compulsory update that Sony makes every PS3 owner take part of, and then they are (allegedly) making the customer liable for the damage that their own firmware causes. Sony's like most gigantic corporate entities: they'll remain arrogant about this until it costs them too much money. I like their products, but I've grown to not think very fondly of the company itself. :(

I'm doing just fine with my PS3, like many other PS3 users who have been unaffected, so I cannot complain about my own situation with my console, but if the allegations are true then Sony needs to accept that they are liable in the bricking of PS3s that their firmware (that everyone who owns a PS3 MUST DOWNLOAD and INSTALL) did.

They also should find out why only some were effected and others not. It may have something to do with certain machines made during a particular run, or from a specific factory. This is where your theory might actually be a factor. I shouldn't have disregarded it off-hand like I did. :blush:

Oh well. It's not my mess to clean up. :D

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 07:22 AM
Iv'e just fallen victim to a new PS3 game, well gonna fall victim, one called Operation flashpoint, dragon rising. Looks very exciting, as for the update issues? (Touch wood) mines good so far?

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 07:54 AM
I hear people's with them new skinny versions are having probs?

Give it about 6 months an PS4 will be out, then PS4 skinny, then PS5, then PS5 skinny and so on.........

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 07:56 AM
That's the trouble I have with systems. I had just bought my first xbox and 3months later Xbox360 comes out and then a year later my sytem is obsolete and can't find games anywhere except game stop. WTF.

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 07:59 AM
To be honest i cant believe no one else has stepped in now with some new next gen jobby, someone mentions console an its always Sony or Microsoft that springs to mind, with runner up being nintendo. Wheres the crazy russian guy with a skeptovic 2000? Squad core Giggajoggafloppa super 6 speed......$999,999,995.

EDIT: With the Skeptovic 2000S (slim) For $999,999,005 6months down the line?

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 08:15 AM
Those new systems come with flux capacitors for time travel abilities. That's why they cost so much, but the neat part is because of the time capabilities, you can travel back in time and play games on any system you want, Sega genesis, atari.

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 08:23 AM
Those new systems come with flux capacitors for time travel abilities. That's why they cost so much, but the neat part is because of the time capabilities, you can travel back in time and play games on any system you want, Sega genesis, atari.

With that in mind, what also has to be noted is the impact on your electric bill for the power needed, granted its a great system by far exceeding todays standards, but the Skeptovic 2000 is hardly user friendly, not to mention out of the question for pacemaker owners.

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 08:25 AM
I'm planning on running mine off a solar powered generator, Because I need to time travel back to when Mullets were cool, and life was easier.

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 08:30 AM
I'm planning on running mine off a solar powered generator, Because I need to time travel back to when Mullets were cool, and life was easier.

Good idea for the power usage, although to time travel to that era, your gonna need all 3 of the Skeptovic 2000 Jinjanto holograph's wich set you back another 25G's. Thats the trouble, all these latest gadgets get add-ons further down the line all contributing to that PROFIT thing.

An there all useless crap

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 08:55 AM
When if I can get the time space continuem to open, I'll only need the 3 of the Skeptovic 2000 Jinjanto holograph's to get back and who says I want to come back. Chicks in the eighties were hot with their big hair and tight pants!!

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 08:58 AM
When if I can get the time space continuem to open, I'll only need the 3 of the Skeptovic 2000 Jinjanto holograph's to get back and who says I want to come back. Chicks in the eighties were hot with their big hair and tight pants!!

You may have found the loopole in Mr Skeptovic's system there fella!!! :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 09:00 AM
I am good at finding the holes. I should've been a tunnel rat in the Army but I'm just to darn big for the tunnels.

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 09:02 AM
I am good at finding the holes. I should've been a tunnel rat in the Army but I'm just to darn big for the tunnels.

:lol: I guess well have to wait for update V9.01100010100010101000101 for the skeptovic 2000 so you cant do that.

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 09:04 AM
I'll still find em, I have the Japanese manufactured "Findaholes Ying 2360", with capabilties beyond reckoning.

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 09:10 AM
I'll still find em, I have the Japanese manufactured "Findaholes Ying 2360", with capabilties beyond reckoning.

Sounds pirated :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 09:21 AM
I paid for it through ebay canada. they are illegal here in the states, because all of our government levels and laws have holes in them.

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 09:28 AM
I paid for it through ebay canada. they are illegal here in the states, because all of our government levels and laws have holes in them.

Dug out by you no doubt :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 09:35 AM
Saving the world One hole at a time! :rofl:

THE_JOKER
10-07-2009, 09:43 AM
Saving the world One hole at a time! :rofl:

You a golfer now? :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-07-2009, 10:32 AM
Only miniature golfer. I don't golf never have liked it. But my macjine can every hole on a course without walking all eighteen of them.:p

THE_JOKER
10-08-2009, 02:54 AM
New gas safe advert i seen on tv this mornin, here's a Youtube vid, need sound up though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVs5IfUOoOw&fmt=22

The Stray Cat
10-08-2009, 08:05 AM
So i tried out my Spetrovick 2000 this morning, now I'm back from 1980 and I am sporting the coolest Mullet! All business in the front, Party in the Back.:nice:

THE_JOKER
10-08-2009, 08:17 AM
So i tried out my Spetrovick 2000 this morning, now I'm back from 1980 and I am sporting the coolest Mullet! All business in the front, Party in the Back.:nice:

Thats copyright infringment!! The spetrovik 2000 is a clear copy of the SKEPTOVIC 2000 :nono: your only helping the pirates :lol:

I always thought of going back in time to days of old when the horse and cart was genius, and being allowed to take a few things with me, i wonder what they would think toodling around in their cart if a Veyron, or say a tank rolled by?

The Stray Cat
10-08-2009, 08:31 AM
Well read the book "A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by MArk Twain, good book and kind of describes a bit of that.

I wasn't using pirated technology it was a misquote of the Name. Sorry sir won't happen again LOL!

THE_JOKER
10-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Well read the book "A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by MArk Twain, good book and kind of describes a bit of that.

I wasn't using pirated technology it was a misquote of the Name. Sorry sir won't happen again LOL!

:lol: all is forgiven.

The Stray Cat
10-08-2009, 03:05 PM
Man does that make me feel at ease. I couldn't live with out your forgiveness. Mr. SKEPTOVIC. LOL

THE_JOKER
10-09-2009, 01:11 PM
Dont forget the 2000, comes in 2 models so far the 2000S (Slim) and the 2000M (Mobile)

I might sell the idea to bill gates, he ows me a few favours anyhow :D

The Stray Cat
10-09-2009, 01:49 PM
Well he's going to be busy for the next couple weeks with the new windows coming next week.

THE_JOKER
10-09-2009, 01:52 PM
Well he's going to be busy for the next couple weeks with the new windows coming next week.

Another windows??? FFS :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-09-2009, 02:00 PM
Yep it's going to be like an updated version of XP to get rid of the Vista.

Ragnarok
10-09-2009, 08:16 PM
Gentlemen.

Ragnarok
10-09-2009, 09:22 PM
What in the holy frigging crap! Just saw on FoxNews that Marge is going to be doing a Playboy "shoot."

http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/no-gojira.jpg

Has the whole freaking world gone insane?!? The Simpsons used to be a family show (emphasis on "used to be") and now they're going to have the matriarch of the Simpson family flashing her wares in the pages of a girlie mag? I'm fully aware that Marge is a fictional character - a drawing at that - but the principle of the whole thing still stands. What's next, the Power Puff Girls doing Maxim?

:kick:

This just in: Pizza is good. Details at eleven.

The Stray Cat
10-09-2009, 09:45 PM
Marge doing playboy is disturbing on so many levels. First like you said RAg what the heck is happening to america, secondly what man on earth cares to see that. Is hef having a hard time finding chicks to pose or what?

Ragnarok
10-09-2009, 10:54 PM
It's a sad, pathetic man that gets his motor runnin' on pictures of a naked, yellow-skinned, blue-haired, four-fingered housewife drawing with a serious overbite. :nono:

News flash: Pizza remains awesome. Experts baffled.

THE_JOKER
10-10-2009, 01:54 AM
Google Marge Simpson with the filter off as believe it or not she does porn too :nono: Some very sick an twisted desperate peeps out there :lol:

Ragnarok
10-10-2009, 10:05 AM
I doubt any of that's official, though (let alone legal).

Special Report: Where the dangheck is my pizza?!?

The Stray Cat
10-10-2009, 08:57 PM
I doubt any of that's official, though (let alone legal).

Special Report: Where the dangheck is my pizza?!?

I ate it, thanks it was very good.

Old Busted Hotness
10-11-2009, 06:22 AM
It's a sad, pathetic man that gets his motor runnin' on pictures of a naked, yellow-skinned, blue-haired, four-fingered housewife drawing with a serious overbite. :nono:


Hubba hubba! :Happybounce:

Wait, did I say that out loud?

The Stray Cat
10-11-2009, 06:37 AM
Hubba hubba! :Happybounce:

Wait, did I say that out loud?

I didn't hear anything.......:blink:



Honest!

LondonF350
10-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Got your subscription yet stu???

http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/misc-judgejudy.jpg

LondonF350
10-11-2009, 02:41 PM
Google Marge Simpson with the filter off


DO NOT DO THIS..... it is very, very bad advice!!!! :nono:

Old Busted Hotness
10-11-2009, 03:14 PM
It's a little creepy how many images you get.

Dready
10-11-2009, 03:24 PM
DO NOT DO THIS..... it is very, very bad advice!!!! :nono:

I wish i hadn't
Marge Bart and Lisa!!!!!:smackbutt:

Dready
10-11-2009, 03:25 PM
I wish i hadn't
Marge Bart and Lisa!!!!!:smackbutt:

Marge and Santos L Helper!:puke:

Dready
10-11-2009, 03:26 PM
Marge and Leila from Futurama!

Must stop getting disturbed now

Dready
10-11-2009, 03:27 PM
Marge and Ned Flanders
Enough Safe Search is going back on

Old Busted Hotness
10-11-2009, 05:12 PM
You all need help. At least I left the dog out of my search :puke:

THE_JOKER
10-12-2009, 01:41 AM
I wonder who actually draws those versions? Im guessing either a dirty randy school kid, or a middle aged obese guy, living in his mom's attic, surrounded by flashing lights coke cans an crisp wrappers.

Oh as for my "Bad" advice? Advice is something upon which you may "CHOOSE" to take, I just show the offer, the decision is yours http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Unhappy/evil-082.gif

The Stray Cat
10-12-2009, 08:11 AM
I don't even want to try it, I'd rather poke my eyes out with a dull spoon!

LondonF350
10-13-2009, 07:15 PM
I don't even want to try it, I'd rather poke my eyes out with a dull spoon!

That would be preferable. :crazy:

http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2008/6/20/633495987683532308-what-has-been-seen.jpg

Ragnarok
10-13-2009, 07:45 PM
Gentlemen.

The Stray Cat
10-13-2009, 07:58 PM
evening Rag

Ragnarok
10-13-2009, 08:01 PM
So…anyone try out Aion? I'm not into the MMO stuff, but I've been seeing and hearing more and more about this one and my interest is piqued. I'd need a more robust GPU and a not-quite-as-sucky internet connection to get anything out of it, though. Based on the footage and screenshots I've seen it kicks WoW in the ghoulies and steals its gurlfrond.

Allow me to demonstrate: World of Warcraft --> :kick: <-- Aion. Gurlfrond --> :Happybounce:

THE_JOKER
10-14-2009, 09:58 AM
Always comes back to pc talk with you eh? :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-14-2009, 10:13 AM
He lives up in the Yukon, LOL there's not much else for him to do up there. Making the Willy orange is only fun for so long!

Ragnarok
10-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Always comes back to pc talk with you eh? :lol:
Not always - we've talked about movies n' weather n' awesome vintage Ford Broncos for sale seen on the edge of roadways, and that last post was technically game-related. …A game that's played on a PC…http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/facepalm.gif I didn't intend to spawn a discussion about cartoon grotesqueries with my earlier outrage http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/soapbox.gif so I decided to try to steer things to safer shores.

He lives up in the Yukon, LOL there's not much else for him to do up there.
In all honesty my social isolation has more to do with my personality, a painful autoimmune disorder and my somewhat overwhelming work hours. Even if there was a lot to do and fun to be had here in Wasilla, I probably wouldn't be partaking. I don't go barhopping (that's for booze frogs) or dancing (that's for cool people with little inhibition) or chatting online with babes all day (that's for unemployed cage-fighters). Doesn't leave much for me. :( Sorry.
Making the Willy orange is only fun for so long!
Watchu' talkin' 'bout, Batman? The orange-ification was Thorsteenster's project. http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/emo/emo-eyebrowraise.gif I'm further recusing myself from that discussion.

The Stray Cat
10-14-2009, 02:10 PM
I know it was Thor's topic, I'm just saying...

Anyway speaking of your weather, have ya gotten a bit of snow yet?

And on the movie side of things, I watched Observe and report over the weekend, not as funny as I was hoping:(

Ragnarok
10-14-2009, 02:35 PM
Oddly enough, no snow. It's been in the upper-40s/lower-50s for the last week or two. Been the first time in a couple of years that the snow didn't come while the trees still had a few leaves in them. This year the trees are bare but it's not that bad outside. Drizzly rain, but not bad. It's not that abnormal.

I remember the winter of 2001/2002, we had barely any snow all year (to be clear, there was some, but very little) until the first week that March when it dumped almost 40 inches of it in 24 hours. It snarled the airports, mail, everything. I sold my E-Maxx on eBay when it happend and I ticked off the buyer by taking so long to mail it - there was no mail coming in and none going out for about a week, and he refused to comprehend it.

The Stray Cat
10-14-2009, 02:38 PM
The guy on ebay is the same guy who sells stuff and list in his auctions please allow five days for handling.LOL!

We haven't seen any snow yet either, they keep forcasting it but it never happens. We've had some nice frosty mornings but that is it.

THE_JOKER
10-17-2009, 10:58 AM
Its gone quiet again??? Rag, say something spontanious! OR to do with a pc or synth, either will do :lol:

Still got snow then Rocked??

The Stray Cat
10-17-2009, 11:44 AM
It wa snowing this morning, but it's all pretty much melted now. We had maybe 2" total between THursday night and today.

Where has Rag been? Maybe they locked him a recording studio until he comes out a master piece that brings peace to the entire universe and all people receive RC trucks in place of their weapons. SOunds so nice. I'll buy it.

THE_JOKER
10-17-2009, 01:07 PM
It wa snowing this morning, but it's all pretty much melted now. We had maybe 2" total between THursday night and today.

Where has Rag been? Maybe they locked him a recording studio until he comes out a master piece that brings peace to the entire universe and all people receive RC trucks in place of their weapons. SOunds so nice. I'll buy it.

Been on poppa's magic medicine? :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-17-2009, 01:15 PM
Nope only the stuff my Dr. prescribes! He's a GOOOD Dr.:crazy:

THE_JOKER
10-17-2009, 01:16 PM
Nope only the stuff my Dr. prescribes! He's a GOOOD Dr.:crazy:

Sounds it :lol:

The Stray Cat
10-17-2009, 01:27 PM
I'll send ya his business card, what's your Addy? LMAO!

I really enjoy coming on here and just BSin and have a good time and relaxing then some dolt has to come in and start crap on purpose just to be a schmuck!:banghead::rant:

THE_JOKER
10-17-2009, 01:29 PM
I'll send ya his business card, what's your Addy? LMAO!

I really enjoy coming on here and just BSin and have a good time and relaxing then some dolt has to come in and start crap on purpose just to be a schmuck!:banghead::rant:

Theres one in every 20ft radius :lol:

Ragnarok
10-18-2009, 02:07 AM
http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/misc-cowboycurtis2.jpg
^ Morpheus calls his "dealer" for more blue pills.

The Stray Cat
10-18-2009, 06:25 AM
http://hvx-rc.com/forumstuff/general/misc-cowboycurtis2.jpg
^ Morpheus calls his "dealer" for more blue pills.

Morpheus must've gotten the pills!:lolbeat:

Ragnarok
10-18-2009, 07:39 AM
Who knew that the way out of the Matrix was simply choosing Nyquil over Dayquil? The philosophical implications are incredible!

The Stray Cat
10-18-2009, 09:26 AM
with that hair and that outfit I would've stayed in the Matrix. Least I was Bald with a cool black trench coat and shades. LMAO!

THE_JOKER
10-19-2009, 05:24 AM
Perhaps that guy who writes the programs (woman in the red dress) wrote this one for morpheus? maybe he had a secret "Thing" Weird cowboys? :lol: