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I'm glad you were able to pass some of it on.
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Also I've been playing Last of Us, a little bit every morning. This is one seriously good game. I'm absolutely enthralled by it so far.

The last third of that game is PHENOMENAL. PHENOMENAL. I can't overstate that enough. It actually channels the hair raising tension from David Cage games without sacrificing gameplay. The scenario design was such that I actually breathed a sigh of relief when the respective season was over. But man... The Fall and Winter chapters were just filled with strokes of brilliance and I totally bought into the relationship between Ellie and Joel. Never before have I actually felt so invested in the fate of digital characters that I'd actually fear for their death, its handled with a level of gravitas that is practically nonexistent in gaming.

I think the sound design is incredible as well. The gunshots are just thunderous! I think Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker deserve a mountain of accolades for their voicework as well. I'm at the 89 percent mark right now, but I don't think any other game deserves GotY more than TLOU. Not based on what I played
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Hey DF, are you familiar with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats? I really enjoyed their first album. They channel the early 70s vibe well.

Which is actually part of what I'm trying to write about, if this writers' block ever goes away.

 

I've got the FitEar Parterre here. For some reason I can't really think of anything to say about it right now. I like it tho.

 

Also I've been playing Last of Us, a little bit every morning. This is one seriously good game. I'm absolutely enthralled by it so far.

Nope, never heard of them but considering you've been batting a thousand with me on new music recommendations I'll be looking into them very soon. Thanks again for all the new music you've introduced me to. By the way, I know you don't usually like to thin out your gear collection on head-fi and prefer instead to move your unwanted stuff to people you know in your city BUT if you ever want to move the Parterre along please keep me in mind. Finding a FitEar product for sale online is like trying to find a mythical unicorn


 

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What it brought to mind the other night is Tomorrow's Harvest hearkens back to the Cold War side of the recent past more than their other albums. It's a musical Scarfolk, in a way -- mingling the era's ambient fears of annihilation with modern terrors, presented through the nostalgia-riddled esthetics of 1970s institutional design and craft. But not played for laughs (or, at least, BoC isn't playing for the audience's laughter).

 

I think people who reached adulthood in North America or Europe before 1989 will always hear a different album than people born later.

I live all of 4 hours drive from the minute men missiles and the B-52 bombers with nuclear payloads which are located in North Dakota. To the north of my city we have the DEW line (distant early warning line) which is a series of radar stations set up by both the Canadian, American armed forces during the 50's and is overseen by NATO. In the event the Russians launched a first strike or counter strike against the US it would be Canada who would be stuck in the middle of the onslaught. When I was growing up in the 80's all a lot of us teens would talk about was what would happen if a nuclear exchange ever happened. Even worse, there was no shortage of movies available about nuclear war or trying to survive in a post nuclear world. In a lot of ways it was not a fun time to be a teen during that time period when you knew in the event that something did happen it would be you and your country that would be the first to go.  I like your synopsis of the album, is it the imagery used on the CD jacket itself that made you think of the cold war or was it the music itself that bought those thoughts and feelings out?


 

 

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Some people getting a little too worked up there. I only found out today. Things like this happen. Companies change, and founders often leave, whether it be out of their own volition or forced out. Heck, it happened to Steve Jobs. Nevertheless, this sort of stuff happens, so I'm not sure why people are so incensed over it. Whether the company changes for better or worse, remains to be determined. I am friendly with Dr. Moulton, though, and I'll probably be contacting him some time soon to hear his side of the story. I've just been busy with other stuff lately.

Personally, when he stopped posting on a regular basis I began to wonder if he had left Heir. Even so, when the news finally dropped I was rather shocked he left. Love him or hate him he was Heir Audio. I can't help but wonder what Heir will come up with in future or if they even have a future.


 


@Coq de Combat

@ a_recording

 

Both you guys know I've been driving bus for almost 5 years, right? Here's the thing, that youth group may claim they're doing their civic duty but the reality behind it is they're nothing more then strike busters. If they were part of the boy scouts or something along those lines I would believe they were only trying to help people in need. The truth though is they represent the youth group arm of a political party and as such they're making a political statement against the labor movement therefore, they're anti union.

 

Something else I'd like to bring to both your attentions. The city, political body, whatever, may claim these people are trained to do the job but speaking as someone who had to go through 90 days driver training, had to pass three testing stages as well as get my license upgraded and get full air brake certification I highly doubt these kids are well trained to drive a bus. Even after I got all that and got my training/testing out of the way it took me a good 18 months of actually being on the job running routes and experiencing the joys of having a overflowing bus all the while navigating bumper to bumper traffic and trying to keep an eye open for crazy drivers to actually say I became comfortable behind that wheel. The city in my opinion is taking a very foolish and wreckless chance with the public safety. I can say a lot more about all this but I really don't want to see the thread degenerate into a labor vs management debate. As it is, I'm probably the wrong person to ask about all this due to the fact I'm in the same line of work and I'm biased.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 6/20/13 at 8:17pm
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Game 7. NBA Finals.

Meh.....my team's not there. frown.gif

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Lakers fan... but go Spurs.

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That's what I've been saying the last few days.....

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Celtics fan. Ditto.

 

 

Sadly, I just checked and it seems the Heat won. 

 

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Sadly, I just checked and it seems the Heat won. 

 

 

I'm really not even that upset. It was a great series, but the Spurs *cough Ginobli cough* made too many mistakes in the last two games. I don't know why Pop kept him in, instead of Diaw and Neil. They didn't deserve to win.

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angry_face.gif I'm gonna have to give my teams a real talkin' to!

 

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angry_face.gif I'm gonna have to give my teams a real talkin' to!

 

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You're a Kings fan!!!!!!!! Oh Silent One, why did you have to be part of the king nothing cult? Oh well, at least you're not a Rangers or Habs fan. I'd have to destroy you if you were.

 

GOOOOO JETTTSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

 

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P.S.

 

Colts rule

 

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Well, I don't really follow hockey, but I'm sure you can guess who I would root for if I did.....

(and yes, I live in New York State...lol)

 

   

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Well, I don't really follow hockey, but I'm sure you can guess who I would root for if I did.....

(and yes, I live in New York State...lol)

 

   


NY state would give you the choice of rangers, islanders or devils. Considering you have 2 Boston team logos up then you would be talking the bruins. To bad the Hartford whalers ran off to Carolina by the way. How the heck can you cheer for the bruins and live in NY state? That's so wrong, lol. That's akin to me living in Wpg and cheering for the oilers. The person who does that is taking his life in his own hands during a home game.


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blink.gif I found it odd when a team, two or three landed in warm southern states.

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NY state would give you the choice of rangers, islanders or devils. Considering you also have 2 Boston team logos up then you would be talking the bruins. To bad the Hartford whalers ran off to Carolina by the way. How the heck can you cheer for the bruins and live in NY state? That's so wrong, lol. That's akin to me living in Wpg and cheering for the oilers. The person who does that is taking his life in his own hands during a home game.

 

If I was a hockey fan, it would be the Bruins for me.wink.gif

It all started in the 1980s, as a youngster watching the Larry Bird-era Celtics with my dad....later on, when I branched out into other sports, I just stuck with the Boston theme. The Patriots might as well be a Boston team, given the proximity of their home field to Boston.

 

There is a lot of trash talking between the Yankees fans at work and I....along with the one lone Tampa Bay Rays fan...lol.  

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Maybe,...
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Just beat TLOU. Christ what a way to end it. I don't even know how to feel about what I just played
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I don't understand what you mean by 'disrespectful to the strike'. Would it be disrespectful to the strike for people to drive themselves to the hospital, or to get friends to drive them? I am assuming these are volunteers from a youth organisation and they aren't really being paid. They aren't demonstrating that the strike worker's demands are spurious because they can do the same job under the same conditions. They aren't defying their union (they aren't part of the union). No one expects the youth organisation to replace the bus system.

 

I doubt anyone will intrerpret this as "well I guess we don't have to give the drivers what they want because we can replace them with youth organisations anyway".

 

Maybe in Australia we just have a different view of unions though, so I guess my view is coloured.

Well, the thing is that they're taking up a service that was provided by the bus drivers. I don't mind, nor does anyone else, if people take their own cars instead - but in such cases they are not taking a bus and telling people that "Screw this strike, hop on, I have a bus here". However, these youth are. Their actions are saying "Screw this strike, hop on, I have a bus here". It's not a question if they're disturbing the dispute or not -- it's apparent that they are -- but the question is whether it's a forgivable and a needed disturbance since it affects doctors, nurses, patients and everything inbetween that needs to get from one hospital to another.

 

I definitely see your point that they're not trying to start a bus driving company while there's a strike. I agree, the problem isn't, or shouldn't be, of that big of a magnitude. However, since our government pays taxi rides for patients and ambulances work as usual, I don't really see the need of providing this service. In my humble opinion, they are interfering with a labor dispute by providing the very service, for free, that the bus drivers would've been providing, had they not had a bad working environment.

 

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@Coq de Combat

@ a_recording

 

Both you guys know I've been driving bus for almost 5 years, right? Here's the thing, that youth group may claim they're doing their civic duty but the reality behind it is they're nothing more then strike busters. If they were part of the boy scouts or something along those lines I would believe they were only trying to help people in need. The truth though is they represent the youth group arm of a political party and as such they're making a political statement against the labor movement therefore, they're anti union.

 

Something else I'd like to bring to both your attentions. The city, political body, whatever, may claim these people are trained to do the job but speaking as someone who had to go through 90 days driver training, had to pass three testing stages as well as get my license upgraded and get full air brake certification I highly doubt these kids are well trained to drive a bus. Even after I got all that and got my training/testing out of the way it took me a good 18 months of actually being on the job running routes and experiencing the joys of having a overflowing bus all the while navigating bumper to bumper traffic and trying to keep an eye open for crazy drivers to actually say I became comfortable behind that wheel. The city in my opinion is taking a very foolish and wreckless chance with the public safety. I can say a lot more about all this but I really don't want to see the thread degenerate into a labor vs management debate. As it is, I'm probably the wrong person to ask about all this due to the fact I'm in the same line of work and I'm biased.

I agree that it's a political statement.

 

No, I don't really want to turn this into a debate either. I was more or less providing food for thought here and sharing something I found interesting from my parts of the world.

 

Here's something less controversial..

 

Today is midsummers eve in Sweden. This is usually how it goes down for most people:

 

 

 

This is when we eat surströmming. I'm sure you haven't heard about surströmming, so here's a clue: there's a thing called the surströmming challenge.

 

Edit: I need to put a warning on this video. Don't watch it if you're sensitive.

 

 

Yes, the smell is really THAT bad. You can smell it from far away.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 6/21/13 at 12:27am
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