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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 09 Mar 2016 09:19

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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby ph00tbag » 12 Mar 2016 17:38

Bronies Are Cool wrote:So Australia just followed Colorado's footsteps for legalizing medical marijuana.
Australians, how do you feel?

Marijuana is straight up legal in CO, though. You just need to be old enough and able to present ID at the time of purchase.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 14 Mar 2016 09:00

ph00tbag wrote:
Bronies Are Cool wrote:So Australia just followed Colorado's footsteps for legalizing medical marijuana.
Australians, how do you feel?

Marijuana is straight up legal in CO, though. You just need to be old enough and able to present ID at the time of purchase.

True.
I don't quite remember what the article said, but is it that only medical M is legal for you guys?










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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Acsii » 14 Mar 2016 21:25

Bronies Are Cool wrote:Kind of.
It's like, I know I don't dislike apples. I'm not a huge fan of them, but they're alright.
Someone gives me an apple. It takes a lot of mental strain to eat it. And I don't even know why.
In my head, I know that really the only thing I am not a fan of about apples is the texture. It tastes fine.
But, that's logical me.
The subconscious me say to not eat it.
I really don't know how to explain that.
It sounds really dumb, and to someone who hasn't experienced this before, it might be hard to try to understand it.
Like for me, it's hard to understand people who have identity issues because I can't relate.
And so, I don't really expect anyone to really understand what I'm trying to say.
Because even to me, I hardly understand it. But I kind of don't. Because I feel like it shouldn't be difficult to eat something other than what I do. Idk.

I can actually relate to this quite a lot. I hard for me to eat an apple normally because I had braces for so long so my brain is going "this is wrong"
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 20 Mar 2016 21:33

so for the last like, 5 years, I have been talking about getting a legit pc.
Well, now I have one.
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has 7 fans, and a controller for the fans on the front of the machine, so I can turn them up and down manually if I would like to. and lights. I like lights.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby ph00tbag » 21 Mar 2016 17:16

*whistles*

That's some pretty impressive kit. I would also look around for a proper sound card for music production. Your rig is going to run like a dream for most general purposes (having a SSD for my boot disc, I can attest to how divine it is), and for gaming, especially, and it won't necessarily be bad for music, but a sound card can dedicate a lot more CPU power to your DAW, and if you want to hook up a lot of external devices, a better sound card will manage them more efficiently. A better sound card will also make for slightly better fidelity in rendering.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 21 Mar 2016 20:39

ph00tbag wrote:*whistles*

That's some pretty impressive kit. I would also look around for a proper sound card for music production. Your rig is going to run like a dream for most general purposes (having a SSD for my boot disc, I can attest to how divine it is), and for gaming, especially, and it won't necessarily be bad for music, but a sound card can dedicate a lot more CPU power to your DAW, and if you want to hook up a lot of external devices, a better sound card will manage them more efficiently. A better sound card will also make for slightly better fidelity in rendering.

right. This is something I intend on getting, just not right now. I just spend a decent amount of money on this rig. And this was prebuilt from my friend, so I'll have to add on later.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Acsii » 22 Mar 2016 05:32

I always make the comment that I wish I had the money to build a gaming rig... then i remember I don't really game that much and I've put more than the cost of a gaming rig into my guitar rig. Also the fact of I'd rather have a Mac Pro for audio and video editing stuffs
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 22 Mar 2016 10:34

Acsii wrote:I always make the comment that I wish I had the money to build a gaming rig... then i remember I don't really game that much and I've put more than the cost of a gaming rig into my guitar rig. Also the fact of I'd rather have a Mac Pro for audio and video editing stuffs

I had a similar thought process in wanting a gaming rig and needing money.
I've been saying I'm going to get a rig and saving money for 5 years.
I'm 20. That's 25% of my life I've been saving and planning.
I could have gotten it sooner, but I'm glad I waited.
I don't game as much now as I used to, but I'm glad that I'm capable of gaming when I want.
My machine is playing Battlefield 4 on ultra settings at over 80 fps. Which is above my screens refresh rate.
Black ops 2 plays at over 400 frames per second. I might be able to get a good rate at 4K with that game.
Bio shock infinite is running like a charm.
I'm very satisfied with my machine right now.
My next step is to download Game maker and get back to making some dank games.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 27 Mar 2016 09:45

Happy Easter. And if you don't celebrate Easter, ignore this message I suppose.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 29 Mar 2016 09:17

I'm thinking about starting a YouTube channel where I talk and just kind of review stuff or something and kind of be a jerk on purpose. State my opinion about things and exaggerate my opinion for the drama / entertainment.
My inspiration would be the channel "I hate everything". I enjoy his sense of humor.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby ExoBassTix » 30 Mar 2016 14:20

Bronies Are Cool wrote:I'm thinking about starting a YouTube channel where I talk and just kind of review stuff or something and kind of be a jerk on purpose. State my opinion about things and exaggerate my opinion for the drama / entertainment.
My inspiration would be the channel "I hate everything". I enjoy his sense of humor.

I generally stay away from those things. I believe that the world has enough hate already, and I'd rather not encourage more by giving it attention.

In different news, just to get it out there, I've been falling and growing a lot, as far as me personally is concerned. Music too though. I have been rather absent here because of trying to be more time efficient, and forgetting about some stuff really. I generally don't have a lot of room to give to hanging on forums.

Recently college has been big on my head. Today I had my 'entrance exam', the talk with the entrance committee. Final stage of the whole entrance procedure. I'm having high hopes for getting allowed in the main course, even though I seem to have chosen the wrong curriculum due to having a wrong image of what it was about. Hopefully gonna be able to fix that.

So now until after summer break, I only got college (another one, that I'm finishing this year) one day in a week. Plus daycare two days a week. So things are gonna be a bit more relaxed for me this time around, even though I won't have any time to sit around and do jack. I still gotta do a lot of work for that other college. At the beginning of this school year, I received a package with about 18 multitracks of songs in various genres (singer-songwriter, Rock, Funk, Gospel, Metal, and even one semi-House track I guess) recorded at that college, of which I need to have six completely mixed by the end of the school year. Plus I also gotta write song lyrics on an existing (unreleased) track on a pre-defined melody for the end of the school year. And right now, the only thing standing in my way of accomplishing that, is my head.

Cuz I have been allowing myself to get distracted too easily. Thankfully I'm still working on this every day, and I've yet to see if I found a good way to counter my auto-excuses for distraction this time. In the meantime, when I'm not doing stuff for college, I'm heavily improving on my production skills. Seriously, I'm beyond excited with how much I've grown since joining this forum :D I've gotten so much better at sound design and manipulation, and creating a seamless aural image with combinations of sounds. I'm also slowly starting to get the hang of managing inactivity on tracks of mine, though it's curently still going tediously slow. For now, though, it's fine, as I can work on other music in the meantime. I've actually finished quite some new things recently (or gotten close to some), though I've yet to release most of them due to album projects, etc, you know the drill (probably?).



So that's me in a nutshell last time around! How have you guys been? I haven't been talking to a lot of you for a while, so it'd be great to play catch-up.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Ricky Denzel » 05 Apr 2016 11:06

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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Acsii » 06 Apr 2016 06:58

So I'm doing sound and some video stuff for a gig tomorrow, and randomly I get to meet axis of awesome because of it
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Ricky Denzel » 08 Apr 2016 12:25

Acsii wrote:So I'm doing sound and some video stuff for a gig tomorrow, and randomly I get to meet axis of awesome because of it

How did it go?
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 09 Apr 2016 00:01

So at my first gig, nobody showed up. That's a fun experience. I actually thought it was really funny.
I ended up cleaning up the venue with a bunch of people and earned a free drink, and $10.
There was one person who didn't come for my gig, but was just there because of whatever and I guess she was a recruiter or something. And she got my contact information after hearing a couple songs.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Acsii » 10 Apr 2016 06:30

Bronies Are Cool wrote:So at my first gig, nobody showed up. That's a fun experience. I actually thought it was really funny.
I ended up cleaning up the venue with a bunch of people and earned a free drink, and $10.
There was one person who didn't come for my gig, but was just there because of whatever and I guess she was a recruiter or something. And she got my contact information after hearing a couple songs.

get used to stuff like this. That's why I recommend doing gigs with plenty of different people so people come for other people and stuff.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Acsii » 10 Apr 2016 06:33

Ricky Denzel wrote:
Acsii wrote:So I'm doing sound and some video stuff for a gig tomorrow, and randomly I get to meet axis of awesome because of it

How did it go?

I ended up getting shoved off to run the Front of House on a mixer that I've never used other than to test monitors at my local audio store, and that was an older version of the desk so the firmware is different. Other than the bands changing vocal mics after the soundcheck and the vocalist of one band point the mic at a holdback by accident it went smoothly.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 13 Apr 2016 12:25

As an IT guy, I get told, "hey. The Internet is slow. "
"Ok. Let me pull out my magic fingers to make the company give us faster internet."

I really don't think people understand that this is not exactly something I can fix.
Printer not printing? I can fix that.
Conputer not booting? I can fix that.
Internet is slow? Not my department.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby ph00tbag » 17 Apr 2016 09:42

"Internet is slow? Kill your coworkers so they stop flooding the network!"
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Acsii » 28 Apr 2016 22:27

ph00tbag wrote:"Internet is slow? Kill your coworkers so they stop flooding the network!"

well it's the only way... right?
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby ph00tbag » 29 Apr 2016 17:30

Acsii wrote:
ph00tbag wrote:"Internet is slow? Kill your coworkers so they stop flooding the network!"

well it's the only way... right?

I mean, you'd also have to make sure you logged them off the network.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby Bronies Are Cool » 01 May 2016 18:41

so The Legend of Spiro: Dawn of the Dragon is a rare video game. Weird because spiro was kind of a big name back in the day.
I have seen some of these games sell for $60 which is impressive considering it came out in 2008, and they are used. (Thats the price for most new games now.)
So, I am buying a bunch of copies of this game and am starting a collection so that one day when they double or triple their value, I'll sell them for a nice price.
I hope my investment aint a bad investment. Hoping to get at least 150% out of it, but not going to put a whole lot into it.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby FLAOFEI » 03 May 2016 12:15

That sounds pretty risky. Especially since they are pretty expensive even now. And either way, you'd have to wait a REALY long time to see a good increase in price. The only real scenario I could see giving you a significant return on that is if they the series gets a good reboot to spark new intrest.
The other way to go would be waiting for many years... which you said you where gonna do... It could work I guess.

I really don't know, but I'd do some research on retro game prices over time befor doing that... But good luck.
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Re: Official Dish Cushion Thread

Postby ExoBassTix » 06 May 2016 09:47

The most satisfying thought about Celestia and Luna, to me, is the comparison with chess. White always starts.

And in a way, that's a perfectly fine representation. It's in no way supposed to be coloring, as, after all, black and white aren't colors. And, in a way, you can take solace in the fact that most people say "black and white" instead of "white and black", if you feel so inclined. Of course I only say this because I've been there.
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