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9 hours ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

Can't find a Hackers stream anywhere.  Unbelievable.

i feel like it's gotten quite a bit harder to torrent films/shows in the last few years, which is the opposite of what i would have expected/hoped for. Music's still pretty easy to come by though

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speaking hypothetically of course

 

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So, I stopped using or updating Pro Tools around 2013 because it's a garbage program that I only used because I was doing freelance audio book editing at the time and the recordings were always delivered as Pro Tools sessions.  When the company I was freelancing for was bought out and shut down their local studio I never opened it again.  

 

There's a decent chance, though, that I'll be starting to do some audiobook work again this summer, so I figured I should get PT10 installed on the new laptop and practice a bit so I'll be able to work fast if I have to use it again.

 

And, surprise surprise, the PT-10 installer literally bricked my laptop, after the required reboot it couldn't get past BIOS. More specifically, it was the ilok driver, because I did manage to do a system restore eventually and rolled it back to this morning, before the ilok driver was installed.  Working fine again.

 

Anyhow, I've never seen a piece of non-malware do that (20 years ago something I downloaded erased my boot sector and it took me about 3 hours to figure out how to rebuild it since the DOS command isn't officially documented and I didn't have internet access at home).  

So Pro Tools 10 is just like I remembered it. 

 

Hopefully if I do get this work it'll be OK to render the raw recordings to a stem and do the actual editing and mastering in Reaper, where I have a better workflow, better performance, better stability, and plugins that actually sound good.

 

EDIT: also, even though I have the ilok drivers installed (doing it manually instead of from the PT10 installer works fine) and Pro Tools itself is loading, none of the bundled plugins recognize it - but that has been a problem since about 6 months after I first bought it, I'd just forgotten.  They worked fine out of the box, and then one day they just didn't and since then they've never worked on any computer or OS I've tried, I guess an ilok driver update must have broken compatibility and Avid didn't care to fix it because at that point they'd dropped AAX support anyway and fuck people using older versions of their software, right?

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SFWP: I needed a breakfast yesterday when it was Sunday and I was in a cheapo hotel that didn't even have any kind of cafe or restaurant. So being Sunday most places were closed early in the morning and the few that were open were packed full with potential covid super spreaders so I went to the almost empty hypermarket cafeteria and got a croissant and it had fucking mayo as a filling. Wtf? Is this common? By the way, I also hate mayo inside a sandwich so much and those are fucking everywhere.

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That sounds ghastly.  The mayo, I mean.  Load sounds par for the course.

I think i have a suite viewing tomorrow?  The date was set a few days ago, but my follow up messages were ignored (regarding whether we should meet in front, or if I should buzz a number, or...).  Really hoping it still happens, and that I get it, as the location is perfect... and one of my matches outlined in graphic detail the kinds of scenarios she'd like to play out in there with me (we'd be minutes walking distance from each other, and her work).  So I really want to make that dream a reality.  Living in a tiny cabin far outside the city does have its drawbacks.

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They scheduled someone else for the 11am slot I agreed to on Fri, and didn't mention that until this morning.  WTF - dicks!  Luckily they were able to offer up 12:15, but I bet someone who views it before me will accept it on the spot.  Two other places I contacted responded with bizarre rambly word salad about leaving for ____ because of some church thing and needing a tenant asap as a result, so just write down all your info here and it's yours.  Telling that half the ads that seem like reasonable offers in my area are scams.

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fuckin cringe post right here!

been getting daily (week days) radiation treatments for a few weeks. 9 left to go. there's a nurse there i chat w/every time and we have a good rapport and good chats. lot's of questions and answers. beyond the necessary medical stuff.. this is normal i think and chats happen in these medical offices.. it's just what happens when you're hanging out before/after appointment and are there frequently.  i can't figure out if we're flirting though. typically i don't flirt w/people when they're working because it just seems creepy and someone shouldn't have to be hit on when they're trapped at work.. still.. i want to flirt.. maybe will just ride out the chats and make room for flirts as a possibility. 

so rusty at it all and my social skills are like a 3 out of possible 10 after cancer stuff over the last few years and now pandemic. maybe i'll just awkward myself to death. reminds me of that meme.. 

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1 hour ago, ignatius said:

so rusty at it all and my social skills are like a 3 out of possible 10 after cancer stuff over the last few years and now pandemic. maybe i'll just awkward myself to death. reminds me of that meme.. 

based on your temperament and interactions on here, I would say you probably don't come off as an awkward creepy person IRL. at least that's my take. I would also take a guess that the nurse doesn't necessarily view y'alls interactions as flirting, since if she's the least bit attractive, then other single dudes are probably doing & thinking the same as you. it would be in fact super awkward if you did try and make some sort of advance that she politely declines because she's actually married or something, and you still have to go there for several more appointments. so yeah, wait until the last one before dropping to your knees and asking her to bang you.

but tf do I know...I've been married 10+ years and have lost any such "game" I once had. I've also lost the ability to act normal in social settings, since I have a wife I can hide behind. I can sit there, not talk, drink beer, and stare into space while she gabs on with others. the pinnacle of human achievement right there, I suppose.

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so yeah, wait until the last one before dropping to your knees and asking her to bang you.


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There's nothing wrong with light flirting. People do it all the time almost without noticing. So go for it, just don't ram your tongue down her throat. :ok:

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7 hours ago, rhmilo said:

Nurses are like bar people. The answer is no.

yeah i mean.. i know.. and as said generally not gonna flirt w/anyone who's at work because they're trapped and shouldn't have to deal w/that shit on the job. but still enjoying the idea that we're flirting a little and time will tell. 9 appointments left to enjoy the atmosphere. 

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If you're single, and she's single, and the vibing is still there after a few more appointments, then you should go for it.  Life's too short not to take chances like this.

Like we all seem to agree it can't be in the job setting though, that's why you need a change of venue.  Drop something nonchalantly like "me and the boys are going to [thing] this weekend (some farmer's market/flea market/free concert, w/e)".  Gauge the reaction and follow up with something like "you should totally check it out," if and when the moment's right.  This is not shooting for a date or anything romantic just yet, only to get the conversation outside of the professional confines.

who knows? you could end up with a great meet cute story like Wil Feral in training Day:

Just a suggestion of course.

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2 hours ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

I just received the "reacting well" badge.

Me too, just now. Interesting that it came in as I was just sitting here reading posts and not reacting or replying to anything. I guess in my case that's what reacting well is. :cisfor:

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So my £75 nude poster sized print of a naked Rumer Willis (which was signed by Rumer along with sisters Scout and Tallullah) turned out to be fake. The signatures were real its just their faces, tits and pussies are clearly photoshopped. Why can't celebrities just learn to live in the bodies god gave them? I mean is that really too much to ask? 

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17 minutes ago, yekker said:

My oven is self cleaning and its very hot and smokey in my place. It's going to take 5 hours. 

the last building i lived in got full of smoke on 2 floors because one person cleaned their oven the day after thanksgiving. all the hallway smoke detectors kept going off for hours. i was told it was from old turkey grease. 

get a fan. point it out the window. 

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29 minutes ago, ignatius said:

the last building i lived in got full of smoke on 2 floors because one person cleaned their oven the day after thanksgiving. all the hallway smoke detectors kept going off for hours. i was told it was from old turkey grease. 

get a fan. point it out the window. 

Lol! My place isn't that bad. I got a fan. It would have been worse in here if I hadn't cleaned it the other day with baking soda and vinegar...

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On 7/15/2021 at 12:16 PM, BobDobalina said:

If you're single, and she's single, and the vibing is still there after a few more appointments, then you should go for it.  Life's too short not to take chances like this.

Like we all seem to agree it can't be in the job setting though, that's why you need a change of venue.  Drop something nonchalantly like "me and the boys are going to [thing] this weekend (some farmer's market/flea market/free concert, w/e)".  Gauge the reaction and follow up with something like "you should totally check it out," if and when the moment's right.  This is not shooting for a date or anything romantic just yet, only to get the conversation outside of the professional confines.

who knows? you could end up with a great meet cute story like Wil Feral in training Day:

Just a suggestion of course.

ended up watching the full movie lol

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I soaked my microwave fan filters in my frying pan and used a multipurpose cleaner with febreze scent. It was so strong smelling that I must have cleaned it for 10 minutes. I cooked some lovely pork chops in it and eating them they tasted like febreze !! Yuck. I ate them anyway, now I need some mouth wash.

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