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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 25, 2011, 09:56:37 PM »
After enjoying "The Gate" for years, I finally got around to buying Terra Ambient's "Wanderlust" and "The Darker Space".  What the hell took me so long?!

Very very nice; all three have been on endless rotation all day. 

Highly recommended!  (but then again, you already know this...  I'm just late to the party...)   ;)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Ultimate Ambient Synth
« on: June 13, 2011, 04:36:48 PM »

 ;D ;D

Keep the lighter fluid off your monitor.

Have you checked out Google's logo today?  Recorded anything fun?   ;D


"Since trying Michael Menkin's Helmet, I have not been bothered by alien mind control. Now my thoughts are my own. I have achieved meaningful work and am contributing to society.  My life is better than ever before. Thank you Michael for the work you are doing to save all humanity."

I bet that Mr. Menkin could, for the right price, make a helmet big enough to cover your whole house.  I assume some wimpy sunspot activity would be no match for his anti-alien-thought-ray technology!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Special Editions
« on: June 08, 2011, 11:47:32 AM »
The CR releases that had problems with cracking have a metal post that the disc is pressed onto. The metal is not flexible enough and every time you put the disc into the case or take it out, it puts stress on the hole in the disc. Lots of people have reported radial cracks starting from the hole in their CR discs, and I'd really recommend either keeping the disc in an envelope inside the case (not on the metal post), or at least making a CDR backup that you keep somewhere safe.

I see.

Yep - all mine were ruined.  I have backups on CDR, except for Biokenetics, which was too far gone to rip.  Cool design, poor execution.

You, sir, have made my day.   ;D

Jokes, Nonsense and Amusing Links / Sneezing Fetish?! What the...
« on: May 24, 2011, 12:12:37 PM »
I Googled "Hypnos Forum", and this came up...  and no, I did NOT click on it... 

In my opinion, religion and spirituality is such a personal thing.  Whether any god exists or not, it doesn't really matter.  What does matter is how it changes one's life (hopefully for the better).  Yes, you could assume that these people are deluding themselves, but who cares?  If believing in something makes their life better, that's all that really matters.

I think the big problem with religion are churches, which act as an authority.  These "leaders" put their own personal spin on things, and speak it as gospel.  It's done with good intentions, but it usually will to lead to conflicts in each listeners personal belief.  Even worse, they'll change their own personal view to match what's being said.  Ugh!....

Agreed; religion is a very personal thing.  I don't know any two people who share exactly the same views - maybe the same denomination, but never exactly the same beliefs.  There are 7 billion people on Earth; that's 7 billion different religions.  Is one of them the "right" one?  Maybe...  but then what about all the people (and their beliefs) that will be born in the future?  Seems like their religions should be included in the pool of possible "right" ones too, making it even less likely that someone alive today is "right".  Yet another argument against organized religions.

I guess we'll all find out tomorrow when the rapture hits.   ;D

Methinks this thread will die a swift death at the hands of the mods...  but until then, GO HAWKING!   ;D

If we took all the energy, money, and time spent on fairy tales and used it to do some REAL GOOD, this world would be a much better place.  That being said...  I don't have much faith (heh...  the irony...  ) that humans would behave so well without the "social control" aspect of religion.  So, while I think it's a bunch of crap, it may actually serve a purpose.

And yes, I am aware of the incredibly pompous and elitist tone of what I just wrote.  Meh...


Jokes, Nonsense and Amusing Links / Re: The Haunted Stick
« on: May 17, 2011, 05:16:03 PM »
Oh God, I remember that - absolute hilarity.   ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 17, 2011, 05:13:27 PM »
Someone mentioned Pulshar's "Inside" on this board; wow, what a winner!  Along with "Brotherhood", it's been in constant rotation here for the last week.  Great dubby minimal techno, with actual SONGS instead of just atmosphere.  Really great stuff.

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Paypal is the devil
« on: March 22, 2011, 11:30:27 AM »
My two cents:  Paypal adds value by giving buyers and sellers convenience, and they should be compensated for that added value.  If I want to send my brother $50, I can mail him a check, and he can deal with cashing it, depositing it, etc.  Or I can send the money via Paypal, and with a couple clicks it's in his account.  Shouldn't Paypal collect a fee for providing us with this service? 

Banks have traditionally given away services (free checking, etc.) because their costs of providing these services can be recouped by investing your money, and earning interest on it; that's why they have minimum balance requirements:  to ensure that there is enough money for them to invest to get a return.  Paypal works the same way, to an extent; however, they don't make investments (loans to other customers) to make money, and they don't require a minimum balance to use their service - they charge a percentage on each transaction.

We can argue whether their fees are too much for what they provide; but in a free market, we are free to go elsewhere if we don't like it.  There are plenty of Paypal Sucks websites - clearly some people don't like them.  But charging for hteir services hardly seems like a good reason, imo.

And for the record, I don't think you're a thief, Jesse!   :D

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Paypal is the devil
« on: March 22, 2011, 09:05:30 AM »
I thought Google Checkout was free in the beginning...   I assume they quickly realized that free doesn't work...

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Paypal is the devil
« on: March 22, 2011, 08:38:30 AM »
Does Google Checkout allow you to receive payments, or just make them?  Might be a good alternative.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Nuclear Disaster in Japan
« on: March 17, 2011, 03:48:21 PM »
I hope we all can learn from these mistakes and make some changes for the better.

+1 for that

What´s the point of learning a lesson yourself if those in control refuse to learn anything and change direction accordingly? Chernobyl might have become too old a hat for many, I´m afraid, so it was about time to warm it all up again.

Man is an evolutionary dead-end street. To be discontinued.


In the long run, we're all dead.  But that's no excuse for not trying to make things better in the time we have.  The alternative is curling up in a ball and crying, which is the coward's way out.

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Teddy Roosevelt; Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

We'll expect a full, detailed report on all 100 hours worth of Sundummy sounds by next week.

 ;D  Good luck!  By the third disk, you'll be hitting 'erase' instead of 'play'.   ;)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Cassette tapes..
« on: February 13, 2011, 04:04:28 PM »
Anyone have any interest in a bunch of misc. noise/ambient/odd 80's-90's tapes?  My brother has a box full of NWW, Cock ESP, MSR Tapes, Rising From the Red Sands, etc. cassettes he's gonna either pitch or give away.  If anyone's interested, I can get a detailed list.

Gone to a good home; thanks for playing!

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