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 :lol: Yeah, I bet.

I also have a car crash audio recorded somewhere, on a piece of footage I never used.  You can hear it, and the subsequent shouting, extremely clearly.  The street I live on is extremely busy, traffic wise - it's classified as an "A" road in UK parlance, so a main trunk route, and in this case it's 1.5 miles long, running direct from King's Cross to Camden, so it's a major throughfare.  Between the double glazing and my mic settings though, it's pretty easy to ignore.

Edit: Moar video.  Won't be one tomorrow though, as this is the last one in my backlog.  Maybe one Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

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Thanks, though that could just be my mic settings as well.  I've set it to screen out noises below, and above, a certain range, and in addition to generally having a neutral tone when speaking, I'm sure that helps.

Still doesn't let me screen out sirens from the street below, unfortunately, or otherwise I'd leave my windows open.

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Next video up.  Also bonus video of me melting things using a laser shotgun, just because.

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To be honest, after the Xmas bonus debacle, I'd happily burn a couple of sick days.  I would've gotten more value out of them than I did out of the bonus, that's for sure.

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God I wish we got enough snow that I couldn't come into work.

I mean, I live where I work, but I'd love to see how long it would take people to figure out "it's snowing and I can't make it" is not a valid excuse to walk downstairs.

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Institute a draft.  Remember, if it's not explictly forbidden by your remit, then it's implied by default.

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Next Requiem video should be processed in a couple of hours.  At least going by the source file, the visual quality is so much higher now.

This is the first opportunity I've had to sit down and watch your videos, I really enjoyed that.

Thanks, the next one should be up shortly. 

Took 4 hours to process, for some reason, but it's done.

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Next Requiem video should be processed in a couple of hours.  At least going by the source file, the visual quality is so much higher now.

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Ah, the #alllivesmatter crowd types.

In other news, testing has yielded a method of video making that is about as resource consumptive on my system as my current one, but results in much higher quality of video.  It also records about 2 gig for every 10 minutes, but such is life and the cost of quality.

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heavy drinking culture....hypnotic verbal diarrhoea and self confidence

Yup, that sounds like most sales departments.

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Hope you find what you are looking for Meunster!

Congrats Nigel, Cain.

I have had an interesting couple of days - I went to Gdansk to do a technical audit for one of our customers. The colleague who I was travelling with (much more senior than me) started drinking in the airport, carried on on the flight and then we went out to a sports bar when we landed. At 1am I went back to the hotel with the local sales manager, leaving said colleague to his own devices (fraternising with some Danish handball fans).

The appointed breakfast time rolls around and there's no sign of him. 20cm of snow had fallen overnight. He's not picking up his calls. We go to the customer and complete our business. By now it's 1pm and we still haven't heard from him. At 3pm, just as I am about to say 'fuck it' and start making my way back to the airport said colleague staggers into the hotel. Pale, slurring and dishevelled he says he's been to the hospital. After another couple of hours of recovering it turns out he's a recently diagnosed diabetic and didn't realise you aren't supposed to drink on his medication.

Is it uncharitable of me to think that, medication or no, this was supremely irresponsible/unprofessional? I have a meeting in a minute with my boss (and maybe others) to give them my version of events.

Edit: He was the one that drove us to the airport. Luckily, he has a company car so I was insured to drive us back again.

It's pretty irresponsible, yes.  Diabetics do get thirsty, which could explain maybe drinking a little too much...you have a few drinks, don't quite feel satisfied, but you've had a few drinks so your judgement is off.  But what kind of idiot doesn't check his medication, then drinks solidly from (presumably) the early afternoon until past 1am?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 22, 2016, 09:07:13 am »
I don't often make use of the term "entitled manbabies", because it would give me nothing to use in situations like this.

"The government who I consider illegitimate and who I am currently bearing arms against wont let me keep my free source of labour that they pay me for!  It won't let me exclusively use land that is intended for public use!  Waaaaaaaah!  Tyranny!"

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Well, I finally got to see, in full-color IMAX 3D with surround sound, what the Racist As Fuck segment of the Sanders supporters look like.

Thanks, Facebook. Now I know.

Was this the "if Bernie doesn't win I'm going to vote Trump because fuck everyone who isn't a white man" or the "black people are required to vote Bernie, anything less is treason against the greatest civil rights protestor since MLK" crowd?

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As the man said listening to libertarians recounting how America was a revolution away from statism and feudalism:

Quote from: Cain on the Americans for Sarah Palin Facebook group
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No.

I act as a fig leaf for their incompetence, another layer of bureaucracy to shield them from direct involvement in the building.  Apparently they want to make this role "more managerial" than it was previously, whatever the fuck that means, but I suspect I'll just be doing what I do now, only with more cash.

That doesn't sound so bad, really. Getting paid more for the same bullshit.

Yeah, although I don't relish the idea of "monthly informal chats" with my manager and his manager.  I hate them enough as is, without spending time outside work seeing them.

Congrats on your interview.

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As the man said listening to libertarians recounting how America was a revolution away from statism and feudalism:

Quote from: Cain on the Americans for Sarah Palin Facebook group
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No.

I act as a fig leaf for their incompetence, another layer of bureaucracy to shield them from direct involvement in the building.  Apparently they want to make this role "more managerial" than it was previously, whatever the fuck that means, but I suspect I'll just be doing what I do now, only with more cash.

In the US a "promotion" often means you get paid effectively the same but they change your job title and heap on more responsibilities.

They tried that here with me, too, last month when the redundancies started rolling in.  I said no dice.

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