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by Painboy
15 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 172
Views: 10859

Re: Good Cover Versions

You’re getting into some definitional issues here. The band Indigo Girls is 2 women. Do they use additional musicians on stage and during recording? Are some of them male? Yes, but the band itself is Emily & Amy. How meaningful is it to say you’re an all female band when there’s a rotating cast of ...
by Painboy
30 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 172
Views: 10859

Re: Good Cover Versions

I think that there is just not anything resembling cultural support for girls playing instruments in the US. Flute and violin and keyboards is about it. There's no pop culture anything about girls in bands, even wind ensembles and orchestras, so even those groups end up being mostly boys. Compare t...
by Painboy
Today, 12:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 172
Views: 10859

Re: Good Cover Versions

Interestingly, a lot of the female singers that I've enjoyed lately tour with all-male or mostly-male groups of performers on instruments. Alice Merton, K.Flay, Zella Day, etc., they mostly have males playing instruments. They're doing well in their careers and could presumably get female backing p...
by Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 20:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

It's even more energy efficient, as far as the washer goes, if you hand dry it. But the amount of energy for the bottles and the rinse agent is probably a lot cheaper than more energy spent on heating and wasting it. A bottle of rinse agent lasts a pretty long time. Even taking into account the ene...
by Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 18:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Speaking of dish soap is there a reason I need rinse aid to make sure my dishes are dry despite the dishwasher being less than a year old? I never had this issue with older dishwashers provided I use heat dry. With this new one, without the rinse aid, I basically have to wipe down all the utensils ...
by Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 16:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66541

Re: Twitter!

I agree with Radley Balko's take on this clusterfuck: "As a libertarian, I've voted for candidates from the LP as well as from both major parties. But I can't remember wanting one party to lose as badly as I want the GOP to lose in November. They basically need to start from scratch." Careful what ...
by Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Speaking of dish soap is there a reason I need rinse aid to make sure my dishes are dry despite the dishwasher being less than a year old? I never had this issue with older dishwashers provided I use heat dry. With this new one, without the rinse aid, I basically have to wipe down all the utensils a...
by Painboy
17 Apr 2018, 11:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66541

Re: Twitter!

Kolohe wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 20:35
It's idiotic for anything sooner than the day Obama was elected to be covered in AP History.
That was an AP History text? I know it was a while ago but I don't remember mine being that poorly written.
by Painboy
16 Apr 2018, 16:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66541

Re: Twitter!

A Trumpster (who in other contexts undoubtedly spends a lot of time sneering about liberal "snowflakes") is upset by an AP history book. https://twitter.com/yoalexrapz/status/984876944587096064 Arguably there is room for debate on how to address still controversial topics, but the stuff highlighted...
by Painboy
16 Apr 2018, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2922
Views: 121322

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Yeah the soundtrack doesn't exist. I definitely would have gone that route if it were possible.

From what it sounds like it would be a lot of work for something pretty lo-fi. Oh well.
by Painboy
16 Apr 2018, 00:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2922
Views: 121322

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Not sure if I'm asking the impossible here but is there a way to scrub out unwanted sounds from an audio track? Specifically I want to lift a section of soundtrack from a movie but remove as much of the other sounds that overlap it that I can. I've done some minor audio editing by chopping up tracks...
by Painboy
13 Apr 2018, 22:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2522
Views: 117902

Re: Video Games!

My $150 Elite controller is getting stick drift. I knew I should have got the stupid protection plan.
by Painboy
13 Apr 2018, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1787
Views: 92147

Re: Towing the Lion

Jadagul wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 03:56
this is a horrifying post:
Anonymous wrote:Fun fact: the phrase "toe the line" is actually "tow the line" as in everyone pulling on a rope together to move a heavy object. Nobody really cares if it's wrong but it's fun to look at how turns of phrase get edited over time.
Aargh I hate people.
by Painboy
13 Apr 2018, 13:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1520
Views: 44444

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I will also point out one of the architects of Obamacare stated that one of it's goals was to increase consolidation of those organizations as they believed they could reduce bureaucratic costs. He's since admitted that idea didn't actually work to reduce costs. I wonder if that was shades of the o...
by Painboy
12 Apr 2018, 20:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66541

Re: Twitter!

Ann Coulter the open Islamophobe who's been toeing the line into outright white supremacy and Jew-bashing, but at least PART of her foot stays on the "non-evil" side of that line, some of the time ...Which part? I dunno. Trying to give her some benefit of the doubt, here. Also, regarding this whole...
by Painboy
12 Apr 2018, 15:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1520
Views: 44444

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I will also point out one of the architects of Obamacare stated that one of it's goals was to increase consolidation of those organizations as they believed they could reduce bureaucratic costs. He's since admitted that idea didn't actually work to reduce costs.
by Painboy
11 Apr 2018, 01:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Fast as Lightnin' - boxing / mma / martial arts stuffs
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Fast as Lightnin' - boxing / mma / martial arts stuffs

I just watched Bisping vs Henderson 2 (because it happened to be on at a bar I was at), or at least rounds 3-5. I don't know what mainstream opinion about it was, but IMO it was so bad it made me angry. Had I been there I would have been catcalling both fighters. Maybe they're great athletes, but i...
by Painboy
01 Apr 2018, 21:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2501
Views: 87247

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

I saw Ready Player One. I'll write something more when I have time. For now:

Ready Player One:Otherland::The Da Vinci Code:Foucault's Pendulum
by Painboy
01 Apr 2018, 18:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2522
Views: 117902

Re: Video Games!

Hairbrained Schemes had a kind of launch event in Seattle so I was able to play with a build that had one of the single player missions on it. The game looks really good and plays well. It has a nice clean interface and they added some things to take advantage of the PC. There is a fog of war but it...
by Painboy
29 Mar 2018, 11:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2501
Views: 87247

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 09:46
Ready Player One looks really dumb.
I'm going Friday to watch this as a work morale event. Despite paying me to go, I've seriously considered staying at the office and working during the time instead.
by Painboy
25 Mar 2018, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

We have what seems a wannabe megachurch named "Uproar" here, that's had signs out on the streets saying "Easter Bunny + Helicopter = Uproar". Turns out they're going to have an Easter thing on Saturday with the easter bunny dropping 40,000 eggs from a helicopter, and all I can think of is the WKRP ...
by Painboy
23 Mar 2018, 17:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 828
Views: 56313

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Using neural networks to generate the names of new D&D monsters: http://aiweirdness.com/post/172170729017/dungeons-and-dragons-creatures-generated-by Pigaloth is worthy of Lewis Carrol. Are you a Jabberwocky or Jabberwont? I have no idea what a Fraithwarp is but I certainly wouldn't want mess with ...
by Painboy
22 Mar 2018, 13:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6251
Views: 175767

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

That post was 100% sincere. Not having an explicit free speech guarantee leads to bad things, and convicting a guy of a felony for teaching a pug to raise a paw at a picture of Hitler is one of them. Especially when he says in the beginning of the video, "and what's one of the worst things I can th...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2018, 11:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1190
Views: 38569

Re: Inequality

I had always assumed it was from some shitty stock photo site. Had no idea it was actually made for something.