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Eric

"I love it when a plan comes together."

Posted on 2007.06.15 at 14:01
Current Location: 75070
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In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.

  • My client now enforces the 'steel toe' policy when walking around in the warehouse. For those of us who wear tennis shoes, clip-ons are provided. So there I am on the highly polished concrete floor clopping around like a horse standing on its hind legs.


  • Rec'd an offer on my house.


  • Was standing in the hallway at the old E-Systems building and saw a guy come out of a conference room. He had the new Air Force logo on his shirt, and that caught my eye. As he passed by me, I said, "Excuse me." He stopped and turned toward me. I said, "I was in one of your imagery classes at Goodfellow Air Force Base."


  • Rec'd a caution for "Thread-Hijacking" on the Anna Online Forums.


  • Niobe returned home after a 4-day hiatus. Unfortunately, she's now acting like that cat in Pet Semetary. Creepy.


  • I'm really starting to show my age. I had to explain to schpydurx that there were no consumer digital recording products in 1965.


  • Tony's airlock has been active all morning. He likens it to a hatch on DS9.

Little girl's birthday party is Saturday, there will be lots of people there. I'm grilling burgers. Dad's bringing Angus beef patties (to die for) and sharp cheddar cheese. My wife picked up all the trimmings yesterday. Our refrigerator is up and running in the garage, greatly increasing capacity as two families are living under one roof. If the house goes through, we'll close on the 20th of July.

Well, 1000-1400 today: I'm outta here! Ya'll have a good one.

Comments:


JaceMan
jaceman at 2007-06-15 19:33 (UTC) (Link)
And that is precisely why my show will always be more respected than yours Hannibal. While you're off highjacking forums I'm out there freeing those poor, defenseless forums from evil transgressors, such as yourself.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-16 05:45 (UTC) (Link)
I've been a bad, bad boy :(
JaceMan
jaceman at 2007-06-16 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
Just the same... I'll leave the spanking to your wife.
galinda822 at 2007-06-16 03:22 (UTC) (Link)
clopping around like a horse standing on its hind legs.
Are you sure there's not someone behind you with two coconut shells making the noise? (Movie reference.)

Rec'd an offer on my house.
I've got my fingers crosssed! The sooner you sell - the sooner I can come visit. :)

Rec'd a caution for "Thread-Hijacking" on the Anna Online Forums.
You've been a bad, bad boy!

Niobe returned home after a 4-day hiatus.
Damn, she found her way back!!!

Make sure you take plenty of pictures at little girl's birthday party for me. Give her lots of hugs and kisses too! I'll miss being there!!!!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-16 05:50 (UTC) (Link)
(Movie reference.)
I don't know the movie, but what it reminded me of, was what I thought the funniest scene in Bowfinger was, when they put high-heel shoes on a dog and have the dog walk through an empty underground parking lot (out of sight, you see, behind the cars) following a paranoid-schizophrenic who could hear the steps, but not see anyone "following" him.

the sooner I can come visit. :)
Ayep!

You've been a bad, bad boy!
I've been a bad, bad boy.

Damn, she found her way back!!!
She returned like kinda like the cat from Pet Semetary. Creepy!

Make sure you take plenty of pictures at little girl's birthday party for me.
Will do! I'll post them on darkvoyager.
galinda822 at 2007-06-16 16:27 (UTC) (Link)
It's from "Monty Python and The Holy Grail"! One of your favorites - I know. :)

I'm greatly looking forward to seeing little girl's birthday pictures. Remind her to save one of those popsicles for me! :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-17 06:13 (UTC) (Link)
For you, anything!
galinda822 at 2007-06-17 07:38 (UTC) (Link)
Well, almost anything!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-16 05:38 (UTC) (Link)
I'm really starting to show my age. I had to explain to schpydurx that there were no consumer digital recording products in 1965.
No you dumbass. You didn't have to explain that to me. What you have yet to explain to me is how magnetic tape that was used in 1965 was not plagued by tape hiss. I have been very patient with you. I've explained. Begged. Pleaded. Cajoled. Yet all I get in return is I'm sorry you continue to argue something in which you have no knowledge. If you've never heard a 4-track play sir, shut the hell up. I've already answered your question.

Now I understand. You have no idea how magnetic tape works and therefore don't understand the problems associated with it. Thus, you cannot have a discussion of this issue with me.

I used to have so much faith in you. Today, you have shown me your more obtuse side. I'm sorry I even asked you such a simple question.


Fine. You want to be an ass, and deflect, rather than answer? Two can play this game sir!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-16 05:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry I even asked you such a simple question.
You asked me a series of seemingly unrelated questions, all of which I answered. You seemed to playing a game of sorts, dancing around what you wanted to know, without asking that question directly, and I grew weary of your game.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-16 05:46 (UTC) (Link)
Fine. You want to be an ass, and deflect, rather than answer? Two can play this game sir!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-16 05:51 (UTC) (Link)
No you dumbass. You didn't have to explain that to me.
Why would you ask me if my father's recordings in 1965 were on DAT tape?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-06-16 06:41 (UTC) (Link)
1. I asked you if four-tracks were plauged with tape hiss under the assumption that four-tracks were magnetic.

2. Magnetic tape (be it VHS, Super-8, cassette, 8-track 4-track, server backup tape) has the associated problems that I explained to you in our exchange on crowy's site.

3. You initial reply is "No" meaning that 4-tracks do not have a tape hiss problem. So I assumed that there must have been a design principal that I was missing. I started with the obvious

4. I confirm that 4-tracks are indeed magnetic.

5. You give me a useless link about multi-track recording.

6. I point this out and again restate the question to which I am seeking a solution i.e. how do 4-tracks solve the tape hiss problem.

7. You babble horseshit about answering the question of whether or not 4-tracks are magnetic.

8. Thinking through the problem, the only solution I can come up with is that they used magnetic heads but wrote digital data, thus explaining your assertion that 4-tracks are not plagued with the tape hiss problem.

9. You tell me I know nothing about the subject deflecting to answer the question that sparked the discussion.

10. I throw your clever line back at you and again give you a chance to answer the question and clarify the confusion that you have created.

11. You finally come back around full circle telling me what I already know, i.e. that they are analog magnetic tapes.

12. I restate the problem again, having given up hope that you would explain how 4-tracks combat tape hiss woes.

13. You call me ignorant in so many words and then conclude that if I had heard a 4-track tape/player, I would have an answer to my question.

14. Yet again I explain what tape hiss is and thus the problem that I am seeking a solution to that you supposedly have deep knowledge of.

15. You then lambaste me for being ignorant and still do not provide the solution to the problem and then arrogantly declare a truce.

16. I again explain tape hiss, this time in laymen's terms, providing a quick (but incomplete) explanation of the whole process.

17. You arrogantly post that you are old because you had to explain to me that there were no consumer digital recording products in 1965.

18. Again I restate the problem, this time in exasperation knowing that I won't get the solution to the problem out of you and parrot back to you your clever quip.

19. You reduce the whole discussion to child's play, making me out to be the fool.

20. Again, I give you your clever quip.

21. You asked the dumbest question in this entire discussion.

22. I type up this answer to your question.

23. During the last several steps, I research and find that 4-tracks do indeed have tape hiss problems and that the only method for reducing/eliminating tape hiss is through some form of noise reduction such as Dolby.

24. I conclude that you know very little on this subject given your consistent behavior and instead of letting you leave the battlefield with your honor, I give you back your quip:

Fine. You want to be an ass, and deflect, rather than answer? Two can play this game sir!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-16 06:45 (UTC) (Link)
What?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-06-18 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, there is a little of that - but only as much as on a CD recording made from studio master tapes. You see, the 4-track has the ability to run at much higher speeds, thus reducing the amount of 'hiss' by increasing the amount of tape used per second to record a signal. Furthermore, many of the 4-track tapes are created with the use of finer magnetic particles, further decreasing this annoyance.
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