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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted February 17, 2012 at 9:13am (EDT)  
Irene007 wrote:
> I didn't mind her but I never cared for singers
> (male or female) that have great talent and must
> sing to the top of their lungs in every song.
> I prefer softer voices, I like a song to be sung
> not yelled.

I understand what your saying, but of course the songs she sung lent themselves to THAT kind of singing and her ability to do so, which I feel stood her apart from most other singers, just set the bar that high.

I know you dislike them  * smile * but her, Celine, Christine aguilera et al, I respected because they COULD sing like that AND live too...this age of auto-tune, assisted back-up singers etc is awful....how many times have I heard a great song sung well and then you hear/see the artist live and.........the song sounds completely different or they take the safe route?

Her singing "One moment in time" live at the grammys still give me goose bumps............at one point she pulls the mike away in error from her mouth whilst hitting a note and the sound dies (obviously) before she quickly recovers.



gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted February 17, 2012 at 9:04am (EDT)  
FauxLo wrote:
> cerealkiller wrote:
>> Sad thing, but she was no comparison to Michael
> Jackson.
>
> She smoked Michael. He was amazing in all musical
> aspects, but as a vocalist, she owned it. No
> other singer's voice rests in the same velvety,
> wonderful spot that Whitney's voice did naturally.

I agree, sure MJ was a great showman, but in terms of a voice.............
gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted February 16, 2012 at 12:28pm (EDT)
edited February 16, 2012 at 12:30pm (EDT)  
Hi All, I guess I must be the only one ....

But, I am genuinely upset she is dead  * frown * ........even more so than MJ, ...ahhh the music of my youth!!






Regards David


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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted February 6, 2012 at 9:00am (EDT)  
dab wrote:
> For all the people saying sex would be illegal,
> the age of consent in a lot of places is 16.
> So she might want to check the laws where she
> is but that may or may not be an issue. -- your
> friendly picker of nits (just metaphorical nits,
> not literal ones)

Yea, I wasn't understanding the illegality either, in the UK and here it is 16 for age of consent
gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted February 5, 2012 at 3:33pm (EDT)  
The younger you are the greater the issue is regards age difference, e,g a 6yr age gap when one of is 40 is a non-issue................ if your happy *shrugs*, as much as I do not want to sound materialistic money/income is a real consideration, as blunt as it sounds (I am a diehard romantic BTW), you cannot take love to the bank.

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 29, 2012 at 3:21pm (EDT)  
Thats pretty much what I have , I "believe" your [processor is similar to mine................. my old system wasnt slow until i started rendering/producing DVD's then it was awful....everything is much quicker now + I can surf and do other things

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 28, 2012 at 11:29am (EDT)
edited January 28, 2012 at 11:50am (EDT)  
Dear All,

so 13mins of video I took of some clips of the show I went to yesterday..




Regards David

EDIT: Why do ALL Canadians hate Celine Dion? (ok thats a generalization but.......)

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 26, 2012 at 6:25pm (EDT)  
Yea I would find some way to go CK, outside of the Bahamas, Hawaii is horrendously expensive.......and I would take it cos I know I couldn't afford it any other way

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 26, 2012 at 4:56pm (EDT)  
Lysannus wrote:
> Although not as bad as Chinese right gambler? .............right  * smile *
gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 26, 2012 at 9:05am (EDT)  
Your lucky, I speak both Chinese and Indian/urdhu , in these there are several different dialects depending if your form the north or south I can get by , though I am only fluent in 12 of the 33 officially recognized chinese dialects........................... actually this is total BS, I only speak english  * smile *

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 25, 2012 at 10:00pm (EDT)  
Actually..............all the Young Girls/ladies or who were young when they came here Liss, Biggles, llamamama, Iseult et al I find are infinitely more intelligent than I and often speak/type in a way I sometimes find quite intimidating..................... in a nice way of course  * smile *

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 24, 2012 at 9:15am (EDT)
edited January 24, 2012 at 9:16am (EDT)  
lexyluv wrote:
> ok seriously gambler, why would we drink pee or
> eat crap...thats just stupid and have u ever tried
> drinking salt water-u not ur cousin


Obviously the sarcasm was lost in translation......................................  * rolls eyes *

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 23, 2012 at 6:19pm (EDT)  
Dear Irene,

Thank you!! I am going to have a nice read........

Regards david x

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 23, 2012 at 12:03pm (EDT)  
lexyluv wrote:
> me and my friends tried it its discusting--the
> challenge is to take a water bottle and put 3
> tablespoons of salt in it mix it up and chug the
> whole water bottle in under a minute!

That test is for wimps, until you have drunk a litre of your own urine or eaten your own crap.........your NOTHING.....pfffft Saltwater?my 6yr old could do that..................Boo-Ra!!!

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 22, 2012 at 12:06pm (EDT)  
What about a "Can you remember what you did on this day two weeks ago?" category?...........  * laughing out loud * ...I am just being stupid, idle hands- Devil's work and all that

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 20, 2012 at 9:12am (EDT)  
There is a parcel waiting for me ..(I got advisory today) I will be getting it Monday, I am sure this is it sweety  * smile *

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 20, 2012 at 9:09am (EDT)
edited January 20, 2012 at 9:10am (EDT)  
dab wrote:
> It's pretty damned annoying, the way that electronics
> manufacturers are acquiescing to movie studio
> demands to make it as difficult as possible for
> people who buy their movies to watch them. I
> have to admit that I kinda want a Blueray player
> but this issue has caused me to put it off even
> though I have an HDMI path to my television.
> It's just too offensive.
>
> I haven't looked into it for a while, but last
> I heard the encryption in Blueray had gotten good
> enough that it wasn't a sure thing that you'll
> even be able to rip the disks to a different format
> so you can catch them.

.......Im sure you checked but, if you google your make and model I am sure it is HDCP compliant (Unless its one of the early ones) in which case you will have no issues whatsoever
gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 20, 2012 at 9:08am (EDT)  
I have been doing some research, the HDCP is pretty much a non-issue for "most" people as blu-ray players and Flat screens, cable boxes have the compliance already so you wouldn't even notice.
But HERE I have an oldish monitor and have just installed the Blu-Ray Drive, it also becomes an issue for people who were early adopters of HDTV's and connect a Blu-ray player and wonder why they are getting a blank screen?


What you guys are referring to is slightly different as your talking about encryption etc, The ripper/convertor I use will defeat most if not at all current encryption and you can do a lossless rip if you wish to MKV, I can rip to all of the following formats H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, VOB, TS, DV, MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg), MPEG- TS Video(*.ts), Quick Time HD Video (*.mov), WMV HD Video (*.wmv), Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video (*.avi). They just had an update in Apr 11, I am guessing that was to crack the last encyption


I do it because I sometimes ONLY want parts of a movie and want the BEST quality, right now (I know I know a guy thing) I am working on a "Best movie Fight scenes" DVD  * smile * ...
gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 19, 2012 at 3:51pm (EDT)  
.......If you install/ installed a Bluray read/write drive into your computer, chances are it would not be able to play? even if you have all the correct software etc?

This is because all your hardware needs to be "HDCP compliant" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hdcp basically a system setup by Intel corp to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections. These connections include popular ones like DisplayPort (DP), Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).

Most newer model HDTV's have this already, so this issue doesnt even come up for most people and few people install BluRay drives ...but for people like me, I have to buy a new monitor to be able to play movies- I can use a different software player and/or rip to a different format I guess......


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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 19, 2012 at 3:32pm (EDT)  
Yea, I did and saw what she is going through....... its just the whole Dumb blonde joke thing, I have travelled in little 8-10 seat propeller planes often, and the thing is with the stink of aviation fuel, the wind buffeting you + the noise of that propeller spinning it creates quite a visual as well as auditory "NO GO" area.

Like John Nance said, its extremely rare for this to happen..even if you make the error of stepping the wrong way, the wind, smell, noise usually gives you a sharp reminder.

gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 19, 2012 at 9:13am (EDT)  
........The News story about the Blonde Model who accidentally walked into a plane propeller?....I feel bad now  * wry smile *

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/mode...

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 14, 2012 at 5:13pm (EDT)  
I am not sure, exactly how big a change is for a mobile version?.

I use a Blackberry Torch with "Opera Mini" and i can check stuff on SC pretty easily, the cursor works fine on the D-Pad


Regards David

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 14, 2012 at 9:04am (EDT)  
What about a "Jeez this is a crap survey, but I will let it go THIS time" vote?

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 14, 2012 at 8:48am (EDT)  
Ha............

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gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted January 13, 2012 at 7:05pm (EDT)  
Irene007 wrote:
> Did you get yours David??

Not yet.......... but I have to check the PO  * smile * it will get here eventually
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