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Guitar Hero: Metallica Setlist Released

no reason to be here Re:Bet it will sound better than the CD album (82 comments)

That was the fault of the engineer on the album. I don't know why Rubin keeps going to him, but he keeps compressing the shit out of everything when they mix the albums. The mastering engineer publicly called them out on it after the album had been released. Quote from wikipedia: " MusicRadar and Rolling Stone attribute a quote to the album's mastering engineer Ted Jensen in which he claims that "mixes were already brick-walled before they arrived" for mastering[70][71] and cite a petition from fans to remix or remaster the album." Oftentimes today "mastering" today is simply over-compressing the hell out of the mix, but apparently, that was done ahead of time on this one.

more than 5 years ago
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The Player Is and Is Not the Character

no reason to be here Sonic the Hedgehog is the 1st example I thought of (152 comments)

to counter his point.

In the original Sonic the Hedgehog, if you stopped giving input, after a few seconds, sonic would stare out (presumably) at the player and begin tapping his foot impatiently. Direct address of the audience is, if I am not mistaken, the classic example of breaking the 4th wall.

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Prevent Gmail From Emailing Under the Influence

no reason to be here Re:Just tried it. (258 comments)

Uhh...9x4=36, not 46.

Apparently, it does work, assuming you're telling the truth about being drunk, and aren't just bad at math.

more than 5 years ago

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no reason to be here no reason to be here writes  |  more than 7 years ago

no reason to be here writes "The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which has become notorious for suing anyone from high school students to retirees for downloading music from the web, has gone after web sites such as Idolator that have posted leaked songs from the upcoming NINE INCH NAILS album, "Year Zero". The problem, however, is that the tracks were leaked intentionally. Several songs from the album were left on computer hard drives at venues on the band's current European tour, with fans finding and posting them on the web for others to download and swap. According to Billboard.com, the RIAA sent cease-and-desist emails to web sites that posted the tracks, leading one industry source to say, "These f***ing idiots are going after a campaign that the label signed off on."
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no reason to be here no reason to be here writes  |  more than 7 years ago

no reason to be here writes "CNN.com is currently running an article about a woman who died after participating in a radio station's "Hold your wee for a Wii" contest. Contestants in the contest were given bottles of water to drink every fifteen minutes, with the person who went the longest without going to the bathroom winning a Wii console. The coroner's office suspects that the most likely cause of death is water intoxication."
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no reason to be here no reason to be here writes  |  more than 7 years ago

no reason to be here writes "CNN.com is currently running an article about the possibility that Martian life does exist, but that it is so very different from what scientists on earth expect that the very experiments used to detect Martian life might have inadvertently destroyed that life. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a geology professor at Washington State University, has hypothesized that life on Mars may have evolved to use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water in the same way that earth-based life uses salt walter; such life forms could survive the Martian environment, but would have been drowned and burned by the tests performed by the Viking probes."

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