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Uboa

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2009, 10:51:00 pm »
For the crazy lefties on here:

http://rachel.msnbc.com/

You can watch The Rachel Maddow Show online!

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009, 08:01:42 pm »
This site is a complete hypocrite.

It's a site that has video-game music and soundfonts.   http://www.vgmusic.com/~lunar/ but all the links are now broken.  :shock:   

Be sure to contact me if you find any broken links. Always useful. :)

- Dave

http://www.vgmusic.com/lunar/contact/  (Doesn't work)  How stupid!




What the friggin h--- is a soundfont you ask?

Like you can change the font of your text which I would show you but there isn't any word fonting on here.

So like you can also do that with MIDI instead of relying on your crappy slapped together built-in sound board.   You can also make midis sound 8-bit if you want by getting FM soundfonts and sound like "Ye old Days".

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009, 08:05:37 pm »
Vgmusic.com     27,401 game midis though the "requests" section of the forums are a complete joke but you can check the new file section everyday as there is always something going on.


Check out all the Schala Theme renderations and The Kingdom of Zeal remixes  AKA Corridors of Time
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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2009, 03:23:58 pm »
A few interesting and informative links (for me at least):


The Museum of Hoaxes is a website devoted to cataloguing and researching the various hoaxes of the world, past and present: http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/

While I wouldn't classify everything on that website as a hoax, deception is certainly a central theme of the materials included. It can be quite interesting (and sometimes downright depressing) to see what people get away with.

Now hopefully someone won't discover that the entire website is a hoax ;)


Along similar lines is the Worth 1000 website (www.worth1000.com). This is a website dedicated to photo-manipulation. Merely observing what individuals are capable of with photo-editing software is a sobering experience, but if it were just interesting I wouldn't have posted a link. The website also nicely enough includes a great many tutorials for various aspects of the activities the website is related to. I have found it useful for touching up my own personal photographs and restoring damaged and faded images.

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2009, 08:05:10 pm »
http://www.vbs.tv/

Interesting shows.

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2009, 04:21:29 am »
What do people think of VGmuisc.com and it's community?    I notice they don't seem friendly towards newbies and consider people "fresh meat"

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2009, 03:47:20 am »
http://www.magnatune.com/
http://www.magnatune.com/
http://www.magnatune.com/
http://www.magnatune.com/
http://www.magnatune.com/
http://www.magnatune.com/
http://www.magnatune.com/

and...

http://www.magnatune.com/

Excellent, dare I say ethical? MP3 site.  You can listen to an entire album before you buy it, apparently, and it seems that way for all music on the site.  I'm new to it -- just found out about it!


Also, for web programmers, an easy captcha method:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10217682-1.html?tag=mncol;posts
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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2009, 08:15:35 pm »
Ethnic music, but no country? WTH?


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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2009, 11:16:42 pm »
They're a little limited in their selection compared to big labels.  Still a fantastic idea imho.  Hope to see more companies like them.

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2009, 12:21:23 am »
They're a little limited in their selection compared to big labels.  Still a fantastic idea imho.  Hope to see more companies like them.

Oh, I understand the reason for a small selection, and in general, I think the industry is moving that way. (I'm graduating with a degree in Music Business in 2 weeks.) I just looked at the list and saw everything but what I listen to most of the time.

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2009, 02:08:24 am »
http://youhaventlived.com/qblog/index.html

That's one of my favorite blogs, containing the personal writings of noted MUD creator and virtual world designer Richard Bartle. A fascinating confluence of attractions, as the intellectual and dry-witted Bartle expatiates upon his everyday life in all its ordinariness, with the occasional foray into one of the most exciting subjects in the world today, and stopovers at other points of interest along the way...for fullness of measure.

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2009, 11:31:05 pm »
Elon Musk talking about Tesla Motors on Letterman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiJJKBbg4TA&feature=related

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2009, 03:10:38 am »
Best website I've ever come acros and it helped me today.           http://johnplaceonline.com/achieve-balance/11-causes-and-cures-of-hostile-online-communication/

I feel my weaknesses are number 2 and 4 on the list.  :shock:


This one is for if you are doing a presentation such as at school/work and you have known/unknown bullies present in your meeting.       http://www.ljlseminars.com/hostile.htm







Now just to kick off and relax here is a website that lets you play "abandonware" games on your browser with no downloads to make classic games a museum piece for future generations.     

  http://retrouprising.com/     that is r-e-t-r-o-u-p-r-i-s-i-n-g without the dashes.

It only goes up to the SNES section which sadly doesn't work and you cannot save your game on the Sega section either but most of the games are playable and I enjoyed it.

You also cannot contact the website to give praise/criticism so I could not report the problem.   :picardno

Nightio.

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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2009, 12:08:57 am »
www.getdropbox.com Its just 2GB of space online with a very clean upload download client. It works quite well, I just got it but its working for I need.

FW Edit: Just an FYI, the image is merely mildly suggestive, but dear reader, don't open this when you suspect your boss at work might be staring over your shoulder from afar or anything.  8)


EDIT2: I guess it is a little...it was just the first thing I uploaded :/
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Re: The interesting and informative links and resources thread.
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2009, 06:44:13 pm »
The Cartographer's Guild: http://www.cartographersguild.com/

It is terribly fascinating to watch skilled, professional map makers at work and see their visually appealing products. Additionally, the site is a useful resource for elements pertinent to fantastical mapmaking, from how water moves from land to sea to how many acres of land a medieval family needed to sustain itself.