1. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Just woke up from a 2 hour long nap... Ugghh!
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    05-04-2016 01:37 PM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Somebody needs to try this at work...

    https://plus.google.com/106927593261...ts/jfhJdQavhzY

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    We can't have those at work, too dangerous. I **** you not.
    05-04-2016 03:04 PM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's not that the chords themselves are complex, they're not. They're just (as with most metal songs) standard power chords. It's that the actual songs are complex as a whole, with these simple power chords all over the place, all up and down the neck of the guitar.

    It's like the difference between a classical piece, where you'd have one or two complicated, or complex (6 string) chords versus a metal song where you have 8-10 simple power chords (2-3 string chords) at all different locations on the neck, played very quickly.

    With the former, you're focused on precise finger placement for these complex chords, where the latter, the power chords all have the same basic chord "shape" with the fingers. You're just moving your hand up and down the neck to different positions more rapidly. It's more like a workout! lol
    I understand. I used to play classical music in an orchestra, Bach, etc. Symphony stuff. Though I didn't play guitar in that I am very familiar with music and it's complexities. I always enjoyed listening to the music and melodies at different levels in it rather than playing it. I was always fascinated with composition.

    I can't write music but I was able to read it quite well at one point. I know I'm not tone deaf but to create music and appreciate what you create are two different things.

    I still have desires to learn guitar and maybe one day take it up again. Time is my enemy. :/
    05-04-2016 04:23 PM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I had a cold glass coke bottle imported from Mexico! I don't know why but I think coke tastes better in a glass bottle
    Coca-Cola taste different in different parts of the world. Different sugars make for a different taste.

    Canada, US, UK and Australia all taste different.
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    05-04-2016 04:25 PM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What I have learned in history so far Is that the U.S has some ****Ed up parts in history especially Vietnam. What made me shake my head was when I saw the former advisor to lbj while laughing" we messed up ".
    You just realised this now?
    05-04-2016 04:26 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    You just realised this now?
    Better late than never I suppose...

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    05-04-2016 04:52 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Morning, Ed.

    You're absolutely correct - they don't have a clue at MSFT and the hardware for the 950 is nice. I layer it against my G4 and it is only slightly bigger and wider. It feels very compact, for a big screen phone. My mitts are huge and I can one hand it fairly decently.

    I'm headed home tonight and so I'll grab the spare memory card I have. If I'm still having issues with service at the GF's, I may end up switching to the XL quicker than I'd like.

    I won't completely knock MSFT though, they are trying. The issue is they're trying to walk a tight rope of satisfying the needs of the consumer of today and getting buy in for the stuff coming in the pipeline. Very difficult to do.

    Still...Here's my problem:

    iOS debut: summer 2007
    Android debut: fall 2008
    Windows Phone debut: fall 2010

    So you're telling me, we're nearly 6 years in, and the number #3 OS in mobile is still struggling to find traction? How is that acceptable?

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    What's to say the 950XL has a better radio than the G4?
    05-04-2016 04:55 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I had a cold glass coke bottle imported from Mexico! I don't know why but I think coke tastes better in a glass bottle
    The Mexican Coke has real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.
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    05-04-2016 04:57 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I read an old interview years ago. When a well-known metal band were recording, the producer would absolutely pay his greatest attention to creating and capturing the perfect sounds of those "power chords", chord by chord, riff by riff... its aural sculpturing.

    One interesting bit was they saw no difference between recording metal and electronic synthesiser music... it's all about the prefect riff
    Anyone who has an iPhone or iPad and wants to see what an analog Moog modular is like can try this new app.

    Moog brings its legendary $10,000 Model 15 synthesizer to the iPad http://www.imore.com/moog-brings-its...nthesizer-ipad
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    05-04-2016 05:01 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    What's to say the 950XL has a better radio than the G4?
    Well, we'll find out. If they both are crap, I'm screwed two ways.

    Nokia and Moto had the best radios in the business. Samsung's are decent too.

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    05-04-2016 06:04 PM
  11. azcruz's Avatar
    Because I was lazy to get my coffee mug...

    Good morning folks!
    05-04-2016 07:41 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Because I was lazy to get my coffee mug...
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...9d3282899b.jpg
    Good morning folks!
    Sup, AZ. What's new with you?

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    05-04-2016 07:42 PM
  13. azcruz's Avatar
    Been busy with class and events...
    05-04-2016 07:43 PM
  14. azcruz's Avatar
    The Mexican Coke has real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.
    I almost thought the talk was about cocaine...
    05-04-2016 07:44 PM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It's one of these days where I log about 5 hours commuting...sigh...

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    05-04-2016 07:46 PM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I almost thought the talk was about cocaine...
    I see you're in a 1800s kinda mood with that Coke stuff...

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    05-04-2016 07:46 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Been busy with class and events...
    Understood. Any new huawei devices you've got your eyes on?

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    05-04-2016 07:47 PM
  18. azcruz's Avatar
    I see you're in a 1800s kinda mood with that Coke stuff...

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    I thought I saw Al Pacino walk by...
    05-04-2016 07:47 PM
  19. azcruz's Avatar
    Understood. Any new huawei devices you've got your eyes on?

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    The P9 is coming next month. We'll see how it goes.
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    05-04-2016 07:49 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The P9 is coming next month. We'll see how it goes.
    How's the huawei watch? There's a nice promo in the US for it right now at $250...

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    05-04-2016 07:53 PM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I thought I saw Al Pacino walk by...
    You mean as Scarface in that Coke white suit? Probably...

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    05-04-2016 07:53 PM
  22. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I thought I saw Al Pacino walk by...
    You mean as Scarface in that Coke white suit? Probably...

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    Say hello to my little friend!
    05-04-2016 08:29 PM
  23. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Anyone who has an iPhone or iPad and wants to see what an analog Moog modular is like can try this new app.

    Moog brings its legendary $10,000 Model 15 synthesizer to the iPad Moog brings its legendary $10,000 Model 15 synthesizer to the iPad | iMore
    Already on my "wish list"! (And it's for iPad only) I've already purchased a good couple hundred dollars worth of synthesizer and guitar amp/effect modeling apps on the iPad. What's one more? :D
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    05-04-2016 08:32 PM
  24. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I understand. I used to play classical music in an orchestra, Bach, etc. Symphony stuff. Though I didn't play guitar in that I am very familiar with music and it's complexities. I always enjoyed listening to the music and melodies at different levels in it rather than playing it. I was always fascinated with composition.

    I can't write music but I was able to read it quite well at one point. I know I'm not tone deaf but to create music and appreciate what you create are two different things.

    I still have desires to learn guitar and maybe one day take it up again. Time is my enemy. :/
    Nice! And you're quite right about composing, and appreciating what you've created. I've always said that what I play (and compose, as my original material) is different than what I listen to. Until recently that is, where I've found myself wanting to play a lot of cover songs that other people will recognize... a lot more than I used to anyway.

    It's never too late to learn Rue! Maybe you should try picking up an inexpensive acoustic guitar and see where it takes you...
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    05-04-2016 08:39 PM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Already on my "wish list"! (And it's for iPad only) I've already purchased a good couple hundred dollars worth of synthesizer and guitar amp/effect modeling apps on the iPad. What's one more? :D
    It says for iPhone 5s or newer as well as iPad.

    Incidentally, I've been listening to Rick Wakeman most of today, except when I watched the Cavs game.
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    05-04-2016 09:54 PM
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