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The other reason to not help in a corporate environment is that you do it once.... and you get stuck with it. It'll be a new responsibility that you've unknowingly taken charge of it. "Oh, you helped us with that script that we run once a month. Can you run it for us instead now? You know how it works better than us. kthxbye."
I got hit with that recently. I do software dev and I was at a different facility pushing out a display board (TV attached to PC) and a staff guy saw me there. Next day, something is wrong with a pc and the guys calls help desk asking for, "That asian guy". -_- And about business not knowing things about tech, they ask for changes that appear simple on the UI but will take quite an effort on the backend due to them asking for basically core infrastructure changes and they expects it to be done yesterday. They think that code is generated magically and things can be photochopped together. Ugh.

IT is (or should be) a service organization. We are trained to help whenever we can - HOWEVER - sometimes you have to manage the users. So, for example, when you get a call or a drive-by support request that is out of your area of responsibility, you can try saying: "Oh, OK, you need the IT Helpdesk, I'll forward your call and they should be able to help you." If you are surly about it, it is bad for IT, but if you are pleasant and nice about it, then it looks like you are genuinely trying to help - even though what you are really doing is kicking the idiot over the wall to someone else!
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Hey guys I need some advice, I think my delivery has improved a lot compared to a couple of months ago. In this latest video I don't noticeably mess up in my monologue until near the very end. There's a couple of places where I nearly trip up but I catch myself in time. Do you guys think my monologue sounds overly monotonous at all? I'm trying to keep it quick and simple and I'm hoping to keep my video length under 15 minutes at all times, a lot of people who watch YouTube don't seem to like to watch a video for more then 15 minutes at a time. So what do you guys think?

 

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Hahaha, you don't even know what the adjustor thing does? I've been wondering about that for ages now.
Honestly, yeah I find your voice pretty monotonous. I can see you're trying though, which is a good effort. You talk a lot about the headphone's history, durability, and how they've been around a while, which I personally would have excluded.

When I first tried the PortaPro earlier this year, I was really surprised at how much bass they had. I thought it would be a cheap-o pair of headphones with no bass; typical of foam driver on your ear < $50 headphone.

I see a few people here and there use the PortaPro while walking across the college campus to get to their next class.
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Hahaha, you don't even know what the adjustor thing does? I've been wondering about that for ages now.
Honestly, yeah I find your voice pretty monotonous. I can see you're trying though, which is a good effort. You talk a lot about the headphone's history, durability, and how they've been around a while, which I personally would have excluded.

When I first tried the PortaPro earlier this year, I was really surprised at how much bass they had. I thought it would be a cheap-o pair of headphones with no bass; typical of foam driver on your ear < $50 headphone.

I see a few people here and there use the PortaPro while walking across the college campus to get to their next class.


I've read its supposed to aid in fit but exactly how I haven't got the faintest clue. I tried using the adjuster and the littlest pressure seems to cause the adjuster to release so I'm at a loss at why exactly its there. Not to sure what I should do, voice wise, to change my delivery. My voice is naturally soft and borderline deep.

 

The Porta Pro is currently on sale on Amazon for 25.00 USD. If you're looking for a decent knock around headphone its a pretty good investment in my opinion.

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As far as I understand, you're supposed to adjust those Comfort Zone controls while you're wearing the headphones, rather than setting them beforehand; they're spring-loaded, so they return to default when you take the headphone off the head. You would certainly be in a better position to test that than me.

 

As far as suggestions go, I don't think the length issue is necessarily a problem. There's a lot of information to go through, and I can't imagine really shortening it down too much. I would recommend doing something about the output level, though, since I had to turn the volume all the way up to maximum to make out what you were saying. Ironically, I almost never watch YouTube videos while using headphones (way too many horrible, fatiguing cheapo mics in use out there), so maybe it's not as bad while using headphones.

 

I enjoyed the impressions, at any rate. They were pretty much in line with what I've heard from others. That $25 price is mighty tempting. I really could use a beater for general purpose use, and something with relaxed treble should work well for all the shouty, shrill recordings on YouTube. Plus, there's this nagging feeling that I can't quite claim to be a true Head-Fi'er unless I've at least heard a pair of these things.

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I'll check out the review in a little bit DigitalFreak, I'm sure you did a great job. Just stop worrying,...when you relax everything falls into place. And,...que cards help. :-P
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Google just purchased Boston Dynamics, the company that makes these little beauties. This is the 8th robotics company Google has purchased in the last 6 months. The "Skynet" jokes can now start any time...

Warning: Cheetah! (Click to show)

Warning: Big Dog! (Click to show)

Warning: Pet Man! (Click to show)

Warning: Atlas! (Click to show)
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Iran launches second monkey into space 

 

 

First Iranian in space race returns home safely ! 


Edited by Hi-Finthen - 12/14/13 at 5:26pm
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This is the second time Iran has sent a monkey to space. The first one, pictured, was sent to space earlier this year.

 

Second Iranian in space race returns home safely !!

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Third Iranian astronaut returns from space. He was a teenager when he was sent up.

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Third Iranian astronaut returns from space. He was a teenager when he was sent up.
How did I KNOW that image was going to come up...
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Deja Vu all over again for the first time?

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Continuing the theme of the month.....

 

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Deja Vu all over again for the first time?
THATS it...
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