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Everything and Nothing / Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:14:50 PM »
heheheh...you just like having that movie theater like experience with that 90 foot picture on the wall don't you ;D

Every time I go to Costco I see several people wheeling out $1000+ plasma sets, one after another.  Not to say there won't be new technologies that will replace plasma, or that LCD doesn't compete already.... and I'll be the first to say, our HD projector is just miles and miles better than any plasma set out there (though it's not viewable in a bright room)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« on: January 10, 2008, 11:14:02 AM »
hey Mike,

just saw an article this morning on one of my computer news that Plasma is definitely NOT dead after all, in fact, the article goes on saying how it's making a great comeback:)...

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: January 09, 2008, 06:51:53 PM »
I guess no one likes little ol me then:)


This Forum includes an optional feature called "Karma" which allows users (at least somewhat established users, who have registered and posted a few times) to give positive or negative karma points to users who contribute something positive or negative to the Forum.

So...

Someone who creates an interesting topic, or who posts an insightful post, or a good CD review, might receive positive karma. 

Someone who breaks a Forum rule, or posts something inappropriate, or even who posts a "waste of space" comment, might receive negative karma.

I've turned on the karma option so we can experiment with it a bit.  If it's used frivolously or spitefully, I'll just disable it, but if it can be used for a sort of "peer review" to encourage people to contribute, and discourage people from acting like fools, then we'll keep it.

The karma points show up under your name & avatar, each time you post.


is there a way to tell who gave us karma ratings?

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Everything and Nothing / Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« on: January 08, 2008, 08:50:05 PM »
yes...sorry about that smidget confusion there:)......what can I say..I am having more and more senior moments:)...hehehe

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 08, 2008, 05:45:20 PM »
hahaha..I have to ask, Really, can any of us be 'Mentally Fit':) muhahahahah


Yes - I love this topic - I'm the culprit for the 2006 and 2007 versions of this thread... :)  really glad you fired up a new one!

Once and for all - I'm buying a new soundcard and recording again.    Recording again has been my plan for about 4 years now (if you could still see the old threads, you'd laugh...)...   This is the year!   

Heidi and I have already talked about getting a new soundcard since my Aardvark is tied to Win98 - and I don't feel like trying to get it to work in XP.   I might still use the old computer for a drum machine - we'll see.   I have a goal of writing a few songs this year and maybe, just maybe, getting a release ready to send out as a demo.

We've already moved a large chair out of my studio and half of my bass amp is in next to my synths for the first time in 5 years (the other half of the amp is at my mother-in-laws - we had a great jam session on New Years Eve... :)  it's coming home soon...).   I'm toying with getting a new effects box as a present to myself, and Heidi thinks I should buy a decent guitar.   I'm definitely getting the sound card - we'll see about the rest. 

Beyond music my goal is to continue getting healthier and losing weight.   It was quite the weird year for my health last year.   I think I'm on the right track now with regular exercise, eating right, vitamins, and regular doctor visits.   

My wife and I have these sort of running resolutions to be...

* physically fit
* financially fit
* mentally fit

I've been working on those three for about 5 months now and things are looking a little better in the world.

Heidi and I plan to hike more - that's the biggie for us.  I'm not an outdoor person, never have been.  We went hiking once last fall and I loved it.   We also bought bikes and I can't wait for the weather to clear up a bit to get out and ride!   I'm riding indoors this winter to hopefully have the muscles built up to actually be able to go a decent distance next year.   



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear for sale @ Hypnos HQ, 2008
« on: January 08, 2008, 05:40:55 PM »
got 'GAS' huh there Mike(Gear Acquistion syndrome) where one likes to go out and just buy and buy a lot of gear for one's studio:) heheheh


I'm also going to add a few miscellaneous pieces of studio gear, little FX boxes and stuff.  Trying to clean up some clutter.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« on: January 08, 2008, 05:38:41 PM »
actually Mike, OLED is an enhancement to LCD....typical LCD as of today so far use just basic flourscent lighting for the backlight and the screen pixels, but by switching over to OLED as a backlight, it will improve the contrast, colors, etc of an LCD screen...in fact, Samsung already has a model out that uses OLED techology...in fact, they are also incorparating it into DLP's too...:
http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=televisions&type=televisions&subtype=dlptv&model_cd=HLT6189SX/XAA


Darren, you're right that plasma screens use more electricity than comparably-sized LCD screens.  You're also right that Sony is doing LCD sets and not Plasma sets, at least next year.  But as for Plasma "not going to last much longer," do you realize you're talking about a technology that is seeing massive growth, not a downturn? 

Also, OLED coming into play (which will not happen, for large-size TV screens, during 2008 or maybe even 2009) is not something that will lead to the increased acceptance of LCD over Plasma.  OLED will be a competing technology to both LCD and Plasma (you seem to imply that it's some sort of enhancement to LCD technology), so if you're proposing that OLED is a technology to wait for (just try to find an OLED television in stores, any size screen, at any price) then a person should buy neither Plasma nor LCD.   

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Everything and Nothing / Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« on: January 07, 2008, 05:02:11 PM »
Well for one that's about to take the plunge myself next month, I will say this and have noticed the trend in the last few years.....just like the blu-ray vs. HD dvd format wars...from what I can gather is that plasma is going way of the do do bird......it's not going to last much longer due to the higher wattage needed plus the expense of it...
so that's why more and more manufactures are turning to LCD even Sony just recently announced they are getting out of the rear projection part of the tv's and going strictly LCD....
in fact, with OLED coming down the pipes..I see LCD becoming even better...

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnos Forum move
« on: January 04, 2008, 06:37:27 PM »
nah...they just don't realize that they have to create a new 'cookie' in IE or what ever browser due to the new IP address, etc....I had to do the same is log back in with my username...
just sometimes, people just don't look up and just start reading with out realizing they are not logged in...


I'm concerned that maybe a lot of people are having trouble logging-in for some reason.  I see lots of "guests" viewing the Forum at any given time, but not many logged-in members.

Maybe people are just browsing and waiting to see more traffic before they bother logging in. 

I won't be able to work on this much until later today, but if people are trying to log in and unable to do so, please email me at mg (at) hypnos.com

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 28, 2007, 11:04:01 AM »
hmmm...maybe we could "collarabate" on something together...:)


Hey there Mike,

I didn't realize what a great looking guy you were:)....hmmm..when do we get to see shots of Lena now doing her thing???? hmmmm:)...

I will probably post mine soon but considering my studio is very very simple and laid out simple enough....I am one of those that do everything, most everything through the computer, etc....only thing I use is my keyboard....

Lena can't do her thing with anyone watching.  Oh, you mean her music thing!  Well, I think Lena's shy enough about recording music without having me photograph her while she's playing.  Maybe some day.

As for me, I'd have to be a "great looking guy" to win the heart of a red hot sexpot like Lena, wouldn't I?   ;)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 26, 2007, 08:38:23 PM »
Hey there Mike,

I didn't realize what a great looking guy you were:)....hmmm..when do we get to see shots of Lena now doing her thing???? hmmmm:)...

I will probably post mine soon but considering my studio is very very simple and laid out simple enough....I am one of those that do everything, most everything through the computer, etc....only thing I use is my keyboard....

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Damn MySpace hackers!
« on: December 20, 2007, 12:20:46 PM »
hahaha..I didn't think that was you....but hey...who knows the 'Real Lena' ;D

Hey, everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that if you're on my MySpace friends list, you are going to find a nice little bulletin from "me" about how I am apparently a "Nawty Babe", who wants to "Hook-Up". (yeesh).....
 


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sexy Ambient
« on: December 18, 2007, 05:12:47 PM »
uhhhh..okay guys, you caught me red handed...:)..what can I say heheheh

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Re-launching of Wind and Wire
« on: December 18, 2007, 05:11:58 PM »
congrats there Bill,

I know sometimes just by walking away for quite some time will help one's mental state, I know I just did that with my music for the last 2 years and now my mental state is much better(I think muhahahah)


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sexy Ambient
« on: December 17, 2007, 05:10:03 PM »
ahhh yes, that would be correct....I am living the bachelor dream:).....


...
The Michael Whalen is nice sounding and all, but what about if one wants go longer than 54 minutes...what about those of us who like long love making sessions all through the night???:)

Put it on "repeat all";D

I'm guessing you don't have kids (with homework, projects, extra-curricular activities, PTA meetings & early AM school buses t'catch)  :D

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sexy Ambient
« on: December 17, 2007, 01:43:08 PM »
some of us just get in the groove of things:)...

All through the night?!  Good lord, I thought we were all old guys on this board!!!   ;)

On the other end of the spectrum, how about this:  http://www.obscurica.com/sloppy_seconds.html

(double entendre is accidental, I assure you...   ::))

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sexy Ambient
« on: December 16, 2007, 08:52:48 PM »
I am probably going to get pummeled for this answer:)...but hey, I will throw it out anyways...
The Michael Whalen is nice sounding and all, but what about if one wants go longer than 54 minutes...what about those of us who like long love making sessions all through the night???:)

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You're quite welcome...in fact, I am thinking about putting at least maybe a couple of more of my albums up for free download:)..

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 06, 2007, 08:33:06 PM »
Yay...it worked:)...


Thanks..will try that...

Just testing the einstein36 problem. Ah, yes ....

einstein ... try going to your profile and checking that "return to topics after posting" is checked (in Look and Layout).

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 06, 2007, 08:32:45 PM »
Thanks..will try that...

Just testing the einstein36 problem. Ah, yes ....

einstein ... try going to your profile and checking that "return to topics after posting" is checked (in Look and Layout).

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