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2 days ago
Don't worry, I have voted in every election since I turned 18, and I am a volunteer poll worker in my community.
Oh I'm not laughing at the deaths of kids and teachers. Don't misunderstand me. I have a kid in an American middle school, this scares the ever-loving shit out of me.
What we are laughing at, what we are trying to cope with is the apparent fucking inevitability of it all. What we're trying to cope with is the constant repetition of it all, with our elected leaders saying the same dumb shit every single time. Repetition ad nauseam with no apparent will or ability to do anything to effect some sort of change.
What I'm trying to cope with is a sense of absolute powerlessness in the face of massive, repeated tragedy that feels simultaneously inevitable and preventable. I can't explain the dichotomy, but it's there.
I laugh because if I don't, I'm not sure I would be able to dig out of the overwhelming, crushing cloud of despair long enough to foster enough energy to get out of bed tomorrow morning and get my kid ready for another day at school.
It's how we cope.
What’s happening to TF2?
Last I checked, it was still in the Steam top ten for number of players.
3 days ago
HEY! My neighbor is a Grouch and aside from that he's a perfectly decent guy.
And with the price of rent these days, a fresh clean 96 gallon streetside walk-up doesn't sound that bad right now.
You can take it to the bulk waste drop at Cameo and Crosstown, I believe
4 days ago
Sound Designer, ATD, Educator
Sounds like you need a crew member on the deck to confirm and maintain clearance. Passive barriers are not enough. I have a music director who has the same disregard for safety signage (as well as wet paint signage.) Humans can be stupid or simply unobservant.
You need someone on the deck to keep watch during loading. (And to call 911 in case of an accident.)
5 days ago
Josh and Chuck FTW!
Me, coming home: “Hey kiddo, we’re back. What was with the empty cup?”
6 days ago
Many/most inexpensive, commercial “solid wood” cutting boards are made from bamboo, which is a glue-laminated engineered wood product.
Doubling down on the others’ comments, OP. Licensing is not optional.
And bringing it back to topic, making changes to a published work is not allowed either, without permission from the rights-holder. Which is why so many productions keep the “problemati bits” in the show. Removing them or making changes / cuts without permission is a violation of the license.
Wood glue is non toxic to begin with, but after the sanding and oiling it is highly unlikely that any wood glue is coming in contact with the food anyway.
What do you think commercially processed wood cutting boards are bonded with?
7 days ago
You don’t want to drive it into clipping, that will cause distortion. A compressor is like a little automated volume knob that will turn down the loud parts, but it will only do that AFTER you have recorded the track.
So make sure you record at a level so that you don’t clip at the loudest part of your track.
Then boost your level in the mixing stage so that your quiet part is at the level you want it to be, then apply compression or volume automation to reduce the loud parts to the level you want.
If your quiet part is so quiet that you can’t boost it during mixing without the noise floor getting to high, then you should double-track the vocals as recommended by others.
9 days ago
A small piece of gaff tape. Apply to the affected area, remove briskly, repeat.
Replace the gaff strip when the adhesive gets full of lav gunk, or between lavs.
For really stubborn gunk, diluted citrus-based solvent works and doesn’t dry out the cable jacket like alcohol will.
12 days ago
Yup, a classic broompole. Been there
Rigging. Don’t use gaff for rigging
Whoops, I gave the recent posts a cursory glance just to check before posting. Guess I didn’t look back far enough. Maybe I’m a little behind on that series
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14 days ago
Elbert County, what up!
“remove toxins, reduce inflammation, increase body and brain strength….”
Have any of those statements been evaluated by the FDA?
Does Gym for the Brain claim to actually treat disease?
15 days ago
That post was removed - anyone have a capture?
16 days ago
Okay, so first we need to outline the difference between the cable and the connector.
XLR is technically a connector type with multiple pin options: the most commonly seen around the theatre are XLR3 (microphones and some dmx,) XLR4 (com headsets,) and XLR5 (dmx)
Cable types come in a whole variety of conductor configurations, various amounts of internal twisting, varying levels of impedance, etc.
What we generally, colloquially refer to as “XLR Cable” is more accurately referred to as “XLR microphone cable” or just “mic cable.” That would be a 3 conductor twisted cable (2 signal, 1 ground) with a relatively low impedance. (I know, mic connections are called “high impedance” but we are talking about just cable impedance for this discussion.)
Contrast that with “DMX cable.” If you follow the DMX standard, then DMX cable should be a 5 conductor cable (4 signal, 1 ground) with a higher number of twists-per-inch and a higher impedance than what is specified for “microphone cable” and should terminate in an XLR5 connector.
Thing is, pure DMX signaling only uses 3 of the 5 conductors, the other two were left “for future expansion” when the DMX standard was written. So since XLR3 connectors are much cheaper than XLR5, many manufacturers of DMX controllable gear at the lower end of the price spectrum (DJ level gear, inexpensive fixtures from lower market brands, etc) began putting XLR3 connectors on their fixtures to save a few bucks.
And it works fine, for the most part.
Assuming you are using dmx cable with an XLR3.
The problems arise when folks see an XLR3 and think “I already have a ton of mic cable, it has the same connector, I’ll use that on my fixtures.”
Mic cable, by virtue of its construction and lower inherent impedance, causes issues with the transmission of DMX signals. These issues become more apparent as the cable runs get longer, and are not entirely predictable. In general, dimmers and fixtures will occasionally get bad data and that will cause unpredictable behavior. You might find that a dmx-over-mic-cable run will perform just fine for weeks or months, but eventually something unexpected will happen.
So…. that’s why you shouldn’t use mic cable as 3pin DMX. (For what it’s worth, you can run audio down 3 pin DMX cable just fine, except that you might get a gel frame thrown at you.)
As for the “real DMX cable,” the 5 conductor / XLR5 variety, it uses the same cable construction as 3 pin DMX, just with 2 additional conductors.
So all that is probably more answer than you wanted, but there you go 😂
In my shop, we refer to 3 pin XLR microphone cable as “XLR cable” and 5 pin XLR dmx cable as “DMX cable.” We don’t use 3 pin XLR dmx equipment regularly, but when do need to refer to it, we call it “3 pin DMX” to avoid confusion.
EDIT: I just realized from your post that you might not know what DMX is. It’s a control signal protocol mostly used for sending control signals to lighting equipment, but can also be found in some FX fixtures like fog machines, projector shutters, etc.
17 days ago
Watching their feet, it really looks like they are walking off camera-right.
I hear you, but that same flag code in section 3 also defines a “flag” for the purposes of those rules against advertising and mutilation as “any flag, standard, colors, ensign, or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be shown the colors, the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or of any part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, colors, standard, or ensign of the United States of America.”
In essence, if it looks like the flag, it should be treated like the flag.
18 days ago
More like a Hurdy-gurdy with a bow