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Old 05-07-2008, 08:53 AM   #496
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i remember sitting in class on the day oink died, watching a guy get a text about it and then check his laptop for the news - i didn't know what it was but i figured it out from the headlines and stuff
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Did he go out of the room to cry?
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Well, I just like being in the position where the decision simply doesn't have to be made. There's some promising gene therapy research being done, but that's a long way away from tangible outcomes. I'd be more comfortable with that than fuckin' lasers. It terrifies me, honestly.

It's hard to describe what things are like in a controlled light setting, like indoors right now at night. I wouldn't say things are blurry or washed out, just ... indistinct and smaller. In a way, it's kind of like low-res. I've never been able to come up with a good way to describe how I see; partly because my only basis for comparison is putting on my glasses, and basically that just magnifies and enlarges things a bit.
i've never thought of it as low-res, my nearsightedness. next time i take off my contacts i'll have to think about it. i usually just think "damn shit is blurry." i can't focus if i try, whereas my bf is farsighted (glasses to read and such) so i asked him if when we're lying in bed together i'm blurry and he said (hahaha) looking at me too closely/focusing too long gives him a headache up close.

so you don'tknow if you just mimic nearsightedness, or was that a no?
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The loss of Oink was devastating. It had almost EVERYTHING. It was the ultimate in filesharing and I can see why it got taken down, but damnit, record companies, learn from that example. Oink had a massive range and strict quality controls so you always got good audio quality and tagging. I would HAPPILY pay $50+ for a month's access to legally download all I like, or maybe buy a gigabyte's worth of downloads for $5 or whatever. Thousands would. But the record companies are too dumb to see that.
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i've never thought of it as low-res, my nearsightedness. next time i take off my contacts i'll have to think about it. i usually just think "damn shit is blurry." i can't focus if i try, whereas my bf is farsighted (glasses to read and such) so i asked him if when we're lying in bed together i'm blurry and he said (hahaha) looking at me too closely/focusing too long gives him a headache up close.

so you don'tknow if you just mimic nearsightedness, or was that a no?
Shortsightedness is part of what's wrong with my eyes, but it isn't the full story. There's astigmatism, nystagmus, strabismus, and of course the albinism removing pigments that aid sight. So I do have some aspects of shortsightedness, but it goes well beyond that.

Like I say, it's really hard for me to describe how I see because this is normal, and all my glasses do is provide some enlargement and a bit better focus. I can't begin to imagine what normal sight is like, or how people see the world in 6/6 (20/20).
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The loss of Oink was devastating. It had almost EVERYTHING. It was the ultimate in filesharing and I can see why it got taken down, but damnit, record companies, learn from that example. Oink had a massive range and strict quality controls so you always got good audio quality and tagging. I would HAPPILY pay $50+ for a month's access to legally download all I like, or maybe buy a gigabyte's worth of downloads for $5 or whatever. Thousands would. But the record companies are too dumb to see that.
Now THAT is affordable. I'd even pay double that for the month thing.

i'm listening to appleseed cast live for the first time, the torrent i dl'd had like 5 gigs. the vocals are super hard to hear (usually they are mixed under anyway but not this severely) but the instruments are very clear, weird, i wonder what the source was, especially as there's no crowd noise. they sound pretty rockin' libe though.
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wow i just listened to a bit of a song from each of the gigs i have and some are kinda tinny and noisy but others are fabulous quality (and with stronger vocals).

but their setlists live are weird, mostly because low level owl is a whole sound experience, so to hear the songs mixed up and mixed in with stuff from other albums is weird and doesn't quite flow.
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I better go do work, guys ...
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wow i just listened to a bit of a song from each of the gigs i have and some are kinda tinny and noisy but others are fabulous quality (and with stronger vocals).

but their setlists live are weird, mostly because low level owl is a whole sound experience, so to hear the songs mixed up and mixed in with stuff from other albums is weird and doesn't quite flow.
Ahh, yeah, I imagine trying to work stuff from a cohesive album into a set would be really difficult. I know that Dream Theater has often just done the Scenes From A Memory album in full rather than breaking it up, though it has a couple of breaks that allow them to do just certain sections (at the gig I saw, they did the first four songs as there's a brief pause between tracks four and five that allows them to logically end things there).
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Ahh, yeah, I imagine trying to work stuff from a cohesive album into a set would be really difficult. I know that Dream Theater has often just done the Scenes From A Memory album in full rather than breaking it up, though it has a couple of breaks that allow them to do just certain sections (at the gig I saw, they did the first four songs as there's a brief pause between tracks four and five that allows them to logically end things there).
god if u2 would just play TUF and bsides



i want a smiley for ropsdeadofhappiness:

i should go work too
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oh my god that is SO inappropriate. i have a paper late and the prof emailed me and 3 others who are late NOT bcc'd but it looks like to the WHOLE FUCKING CLASS to say "where is it"
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(we have very lax penalties about late papers, and i'm finishing it today, but WTF that is NOT ok)
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god if u2 would just play TUF and bsides



i want a smiley for ropsdeadofhappiness:

i should go work too
That would be made of SuperWin. ExtraSuperWin.

Hell, I'll settle for all of JT even.

It's kind of sad that the most of an album U2 has ever done in order live is three songs, to the best of my recollection (One/UTEOTW/WGRYWH on ZooTV, and Streets/ISHFWILF/WOWY was done at some JT shows; there may have been a WOWY/Bullet/RTSS too but my memory's refusing to tell me when).
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oh my god that is SO inappropriate. i have a paper late and the prof emailed me and 3 others who are late NOT bcc'd but it looks like to the WHOLE FUCKING CLASS to say "where is it"
WTF.

You could and probably should lodge a complaint about that.
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