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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: December 30, 2008, 10:34:24 PM »
Okay...I will bite but I will probably be laughed out of here(I can hear the laughter starting now), but I just got finished reading Nora Roberts 3rd book in the trilogy, The Sign of Seven, Pagan Stone...it's about love, sex(yes I said it hehehe) and evil brewing in a small town every 7 years....3 men with imbued powers given to them as children along with the 3 women in their lives have to defeat this evil before well, you know, all goes to hell:)

I don't know if Lena likes these kinds of books, but I love her writing, strong characters and funny moments within her books between her characters that just make me laugh out loud....

I esp loved her The Three Sisters trilogy books....

P.S. for those that like Sci-Fi and Sex...check out her psudeo name, J. D. Robb, her Lt. Eve Dallas sci-fi detective novels..

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Everything and Nothing / Re: CD-R Deterioration
« on: December 23, 2008, 04:16:21 PM »
hahahaha...not to berate you or anything, but damn....sucks getting old doesn't it??:) hahahaha
and yes, I am turning the big 40 next year......oh man....


There are several things that seem to have a correlation to problems with the lifespan of burned CDRs.

First, poor quality media.  I think some artists and labels, faced with buying CDR media in large quantities for a new release, make the decision to save $30 or $50 on media costs, with the result that a much higher number of copies have gone bad after 5 or 10 years.

Second, stick-on disc labels.  There's no dispute that the labels cause problems for slot-load CD players, like in many car players and some laptops (like my Apple Powerbook) due to increasing the effective thickness of the disc.  Also, slightly off-center labels create rotational instability (think of your washing machine going out of balance in the spin cycle) and so the discs are more likely to have other problems in playback.  I've also heard reports of a sort of "rot" happening on sticker-label discs, though I've heard of this so rarely that I don't know if it's a real thing.

I had three things in mind when I started typing this and have already forgotten what the third thing was...
 
 ???

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 23, 2008, 10:57:32 AM »
well...at least someone shut the door up there since here in West texas we are finally getting to a high of 60 or so today...YAY!!!....the last few days, barely saw above 32 or so......freezing down here..

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 18, 2008, 03:25:45 PM »
hahaha..I don't know about you guys...but this stupid west texas weather here....high in the 60's one day and this weekend, they are saying maybe the highest 32 or so maybe:)....brrrr...I think I am going to move to Hawaii:)



I'd normally be totally OK with a science debate on this forum, but for some reason this scientific debate seems to divide sharply on political lines (liberals/democrats tend to believe in human-caused global climate change, conservatives/republicans tend to the reverse), so we'd better not!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 17, 2008, 05:07:51 PM »
:)...hehehe..I know that....
but I just get kind of annoyed with the people that say it's 'all human caused' global warming.. ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 17, 2008, 04:36:03 PM »
okay..I am going to throw my .02cents in here on another theory that I think most people have never thought of...
I will say yes, part of the climate change is probably due to the 'global warming' but another part I think most people over look is that the earth does change the axis around the sun every few thousands of years and due to this the earth shifting parts of it's surface away from the sun, etc. that maybe this is the other part cause for our climate change..

think back to the past ice ages, etc extreme climage changes we had thousands of years ago...do you think back then there were cars, etc???



Well clearly this disproves the "theory" of "global warming" so...  ;)



Though I know you're kidding... I just had a friend in town for past 5 days who is a "global climate change denier" and he said this same thing, when the ice storm started:  "Hmm, obviously you're right about global warming!"

I'll bet climatologists wish they'd never come up with the term "global warming" in the first place.  Even though they tried backtrack and say "The phenomenon we're talking about really should be called global climate change," it seems like the horse already left the barn as far as that meme sticking.  Now every time there's an ice storm, or a cold winter, or even a rainy summer, people are making the same "so much for global warming" jokes.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Looking for new web host
« on: November 26, 2008, 03:32:27 PM »

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Congrats there Jim, these are very awesome and you have done a great job....
keep it up and looking forward to your future endevors...

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Looking for new web host
« on: November 23, 2008, 09:33:13 AM »
have you looked at startlogic.com

great great web hosting site...

Jim uses it....

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too bad something like this doesn't get release either on DVD-audio or even blu-ray....with blu-ray, you could either have just audio or both audio and video montage of the concert in TRUEHD or even DTS-HD audio..:)

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is anyone in our goverment thinking about the long road ahead...like it's our 'tax payer' money that is being used to help bail out the economy.....
maybe it's time to start thinking 'outside' of the box....like for example, oh, I don't know..maybe become a true 24/7 society and let the people that our loosing their jobs maybe actually work a different shift and hey who knows..maybe greedy corp america will wake up and realize the more people are working and making money around the clock, etc and buy around the clock..maybe our profits will go up....
just little things like that..

and for peep sake....come on already..get rid of this BULLSHIT!!!! daylight savings time change..it's not helping us at all...
little things like this I think will in the long run may help our economy...

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Intel vs AMD DAW
« on: November 04, 2008, 12:19:44 PM »
since I am a tech support person who has extensively worked with both pc and mac platforms, it's just the little things about the way apple does things that I prefer pcs...:)


Personally I think Windows/Intel is better.

Fair enough... but do you say this based on familiarity with both platforms, or are you just saying Windows/Intel is better because you've never used a modern OSX/Intel Mac for any length of time?

Not being a smart-ass here, but in my experience those who express a strong preference for Windows are almost without exception people who haven't spent more than 2 minutes using a Mac in the last decade.  The people I know who have been exposed to both platforms and understand them both, without exception prefer Apple and MacOS.  I don't say this as a way of saying "see, you're wrong," but as a way of saying to those who really haven't investigated the platform that they should consider there might be something they're missing.



Can you do that in the Mac? I don't think you have that much flexibility.

Building machines from scratch?  No, Apple's whole plan is that you buy a machine entirely designed by Apple, and since the motherboard and the CPU and the video card and the RAM and the OS are all standard Apple stuff, the system just works without any BIOS tweaks or firmware flashes or other hacks.

If you're a hobbyist who just likes that kind of "under the hood" stuff, there's nothing wrong with that.  Some people like American muscle cars because it's so easy to get under the hood and play around... but recommending a '67 Camaro to someone who just wants a reliable commuter car is a bad recommendation, and likewise recommending a hot-rodded, self-built, tweaked and overclocked PC to a person who wants a reliable tool for getting their work done, is a poor recommendation.

But again, for those individuals who love tweaking and manipulating, and seeing how far you can overclock your liquid-cooled CPU without frying it, then for sure the Windows/Intel platform is the best way to go.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Intel vs AMD DAW
« on: November 04, 2008, 12:07:34 PM »
I am going to be quite frank here...but since I too use primarly a PC custom made desktop for my music recording since I use Sonar for many years around..I too ran across the AMD finally hit it's threshold and my music started dropping here and there and finally took a serious look at intel and it's performace....I say go for an intel but definitley NOT the latest cpu or motherboards since they JUST came out and let them work out the bugs and stability issues.
I have read too many issues, problems people are having with the quad core configurations, maybe not all, but enough for me to go core 2 duo only at this point and I have never been happier....been very stable for me and no issues what so ever.....
but definitely go with a custom made desktop if you decide to upgrade....OEM's just limit and I think hinder the performace on their desktops....

Has anyone here had experiece with both Intel and AMD cpus in a DAW?
I have an AMD chip and am frustrated with how quickly it gets maxed out.  AMD just doesn't seem to be suited to sound.

I'm thinking of upgrading and going back to an Intel chip, probably a quad core.  And no, I'm not thinking of going mac. ;)
Any happy intel users here?  Any suggestions?

Also, does anyone know about the benefits of dual versus quad core for DAWs?




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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: email addresses
« on: October 24, 2008, 11:35:52 AM »
hahaha..now I feel special:)...
congrats on your excited prospect from other post...


hahahah...don't worry..I do too....:)
I feel like that loser kid that no one wants to pick for kickball in school..

because i have your e-mail address

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: email addresses
« on: October 23, 2008, 10:34:32 AM »
hahahah...don't worry..I do too....:)
I feel like that loser kid that no one wants to pick for kickball in school..

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: space for music
« on: October 22, 2008, 08:09:01 AM »
you're talking about this website aren't you???:

http://www.spaceformusic.com/

works for me both at home and work...


visit again - looks closed to me.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Dream Collaborations
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:23:13 PM »
LOL....maybe a Rigel Orionis and Steve roach...hmmm...:)

I think Rigel Orionis and Darren Rogers,


never happen. i am too big for you now, darren. sorry! :o ::) ;D :D :D

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Everything and Nothing / image???
« on: September 12, 2008, 08:20:27 AM »
Just got to thinking about our side of the music and do you think image for us counts and helps make an impression on people like Pop, Rock & roll, etc walking down the red carpet???

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Dream Collaborations
« on: September 12, 2008, 06:58:14 AM »
I think Rigel Orionis and Darren Rogers,
Me and Steve Roach
Me and Kitaro...:)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Alternate Realms Podcast
« on: September 06, 2008, 11:08:17 PM »
HI there,

just wanted to let everyone know that I have done a podcast of my latest album, The Alternate Realms. So please enjoy it at:

http://rigelorionis.com/Music/Alternate%20Realms%20Podcast.mp3

and hope everyone likes the music...

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