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Interzone / Re: Man cave
« on: September 18, 2013, 04:55:21 PM »
I want a writing hut! I've never even heard of that.

Also, you forgot garages, workbenches, and backyards! Optionally a good craft beer bar too, but those are difficult to come by. Thankfully by my mother's house there's a real good one that I stop into sometimes when I visit her.

Grieg had one. It seems like a fairly good idea if you want to seriously work on anything that requires a bit of introspection.

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Metal / Re: Nicolas Cage Digs Black Metal Acts Darkthrone and Satyricon
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:20:13 PM »
I think we should reach out and try to convert Mr. Cage into a black metal elitist.

After all, he is related to the director of "Apocalypse Now."

Too bad his son seems to be a black metal philistine. His band looks pretty atrocious.

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Metal / Re: NWOBHM, Doom: Best Of
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:41:00 AM »
I've always been partial to the two albums Solstice (UK) put out.  New Dark Age has some fairly interesting compositions.

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Metal / Re: Old Morning's Dawn - first thoughts
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:47:44 AM »
I got an actual copy of this last week and it is a shame my first impressions of it was from the 128kbps leak.  This is one of those albums where quality really matters.

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Interzone / Re: Happiness?
« on: June 18, 2013, 03:54:28 AM »
This all sounds so very Buddhist.

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Metal / Re: Media players
« on: May 29, 2013, 04:02:12 PM »
http://www.foobar2000.org/

It requires some customization out of the box to get it looking half-way decent but it is unsurpassed as far as features go.  It also has a very lightweight memory footprint.  Anything uses more than 20mb of RAM just to play an mp3 is a bit absurd.

Does anyone run out of memory nowadays? Maybe from a programming standpoint it's commendable to have the program run efficiently, but I think the average computer can spare plenty more than 20 mb of RAM.

It is still fairly good indicator of bloat. If you need half a gigabyte of memory to play a music file, something went wrong in the design of the program.  Also, if you are going to have a program be open 24/7, like how I use my media player, having it be less taxing on your system becomes more important.

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Metal / Re: Media players
« on: May 28, 2013, 03:02:59 PM »
http://www.foobar2000.org/

It requires some customization out of the box to get it looking half-way decent but it is unsurpassed as far as features go.  It also has a very lightweight memory footprint.  Anything uses more than 20mb of RAM just to play an mp3 is a bit absurd.

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Interzone / Re: Internet tax
« on: May 27, 2013, 05:40:06 PM »
If you've been too lazy to do anything about this yet Ebay has a new site up that will give you a pre-written letter and the addresses to all of your representatives.  It's slightly better than an internet petition so it is probably better than doing nothing.

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Metal / Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49
« on: May 02, 2013, 11:38:16 PM »
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=189480
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1560534/slayer-guitarist-jeff-hanneman-dead-at-49

This is pretty bad news considering how integral Hanneman was to Slayer.  I guess I saw it coming because he hasn't played/seen other band members for almost two years now.  It is going to be a solemn June 6th when it roles around this year.

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Metal / Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
« on: April 20, 2013, 12:07:32 AM »
http://www.deathmetal.org/news/black-sabbath-god-is-dead/

One of the best metal analysis from Brett in years.  A lot relevant and interesting topics are touched on.  Bravo.

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Interzone / Re: MEDIAFIRE DISASTER
« on: December 29, 2012, 06:33:56 AM »
I think I recommended a switch to a magnet link torrent last time this happened with megaupload.  It is a shame I have been too busy to get one up.  A few dedicated seeders of the whole library and we wouldn't have to ever worry about reuploading again.

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Interzone / Re: Connecticut Shooting
« on: December 15, 2012, 07:17:52 PM »
From initial reports on the gunman, he fits the profile.  A smart but socially maladjusted white male in his male 20s with no discernible future.  It is interesting to think about what can cause people with this tendencies to develop.  With no connection to community or friends and largely ignored by his peers, someone in this situation has very little external reasons to not go postal.  With the prevalence of this in our society, I am surprised their aren't more shootings like this.

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Metal / Re: DLA/Deathmetal.org publication
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:32:20 AM »
There was something called "The Portable ANUS" that was something similar to what you mention.  It is mostly the philosophic interviews/articles of ANUS but it would be nice to have something similar for the album reviews.

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http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/25/local/la-me-cap-mcpherson-20120625
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In doing that, McPherson is fitting into the pattern of millions of Californians who have snubbed the parties and become nonpartisans.

More than one-fifth of registered voters, 21.3%, are listed with no party preference, according to the Secretary of State. That's double the 10.7% in 1996 and more than quadruple the 5% in 1972.

In the last 16 years, the GOP's slice of the electorate has fallen from 37% to 30.2%. The Democrats' share also has declined, but less precipitously from 47.1% to 43.4%.

Unfortunately, California really is that liberal because it is an extremely urban state.  I grew up in rural California and a good majority of the population was moderate/leaned-conservative but there were also a sizable amount transplant citizens from nearby cities who kept their political beliefs after they moved.  You ended up a population that still was slightly liberal.  Most of the people who would have considered themselves conservatives in the past are now calling themselves independent in order to appeal to the transplanted urbanites.

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Interzone / Re: Listenin' to poop music
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:01:29 PM »
Why even bother?  Would you fuck an ugly chick just to see what it feels like the morning after?

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