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Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: July 18, 2019, 04:20:25 PM »

art, music, etc. / Re: Post Musical Equipment Here....
« on: July 11, 2019, 07:21:35 PM »
But then on a whim I tried this Real McCoy wah. This thing is GREAT! Fairly silent sweep, it's pretty much a part-for-part reproduction of the old Italian made wahs like Hendrix and Clapton used. It's also got this filter toggle under the treadle that shifts the sweep range a bit to accomodate single coils vs humbuckers better.

Nice  :thumbsup:

Was unfamiliar with the RMC brand.

"Recently" (as in late December 2018) I came to be in possession(thanks, Santa) of this parametric EQ, which is so much higher quality than the Boss PQ-3B pedal I still had from the 80's.

It sounds great, doesn't color the sound with noise or distortion that I can hear (whereas the Boss pedal would scoop or boost frequencies but kind of degrade the overall sound.)

The "Bypass" button is configurable, so I have it set instead to toggle the EQ on/off (rather than full bypass) so the Boost and EQ can be separately controlled by each footswitch.

Around the same time, I also swapped out the Vintage 30's in my 2x12 guitar cab with Celestion G12H-75 Creambacks instead. They sound tasty, but they're a bit weak on bass response. Considering swapping one V30 back in, and hearing how it sounds blended.

Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:16:09 PM »

Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:15:47 PM »
^ Haha, was not expecting that ending.

« on: July 07, 2019, 11:11:02 PM »

Well hey!

Hope you and your family are doing well.

(I'd become resigned to the notion you might be in actuality deceased!)



/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:36:10 PM »
An image that exquisitely blew my mind when I saw it, at 13 yrs. old, published in Byte magazine in 1984.

At a time when almost no home computers could handle true 16-color graphics, this "picture was rendered using an Ikonas graphics processor and framebuffers,. It took about a month to execute mainly because it had to be executed by parts, the final resolution of the original image - 4096x4096, 24 bits per pixel - being far greater than that of our framebuffer."

Created by Pixar (Lucasfilm at the time) as a proof-of-concept of a computer generated scene achieving film resolution.

(This image has stuck with me ever since, but I didn't know the history of it till now.)

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Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: June 10, 2019, 10:05:34 AM »

Quake / Re: Q2VKPT - Quake 2 real-time raytracing using RTX
« on: June 08, 2019, 04:10:40 PM »
It really does produce some nice-looking imagery on some maps.

I like the little details, how the glowing hyperblaster cells cast a greenish tint to nearby surfaces.

Quake / Re: Q2VKPT - Quake 2 real-time raytracing using RTX
« on: June 06, 2019, 09:54:18 PM »
Managing about 20 FPS at maximum quality on my non-RTX 1080ti, rendering at half-resolution. (That is, the viewport is 2560x1440, but 3D view is scaled up from 1280x720.)

About the same FPS I was getting in 1998. :D


Community Events / Re: Been gone a long time
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:44:04 AM »
Howdy! Welcome back  :beer:

/dev/random / Re: What games are you playing ?
« on: May 30, 2019, 10:22:38 AM »
Review of Romero's new DOOM I campaign  :evilgrin:

/dev/random / Re: The last movie you saw....
« on: May 29, 2019, 12:58:21 PM »
This thread from someone having grown up in the USSR lauding the authenticity of the Chernobyl miniseries on HBO prompted me to give it a watch, and it's rather fascinating. Would recommend.

внимание, внимание!

/dev/random / Re: The last movie you saw....
« on: May 27, 2019, 10:23:55 AM »

Amazing they were able to clean up 100-year-old footage to such a level of fidelity

(I've only seen the trailer so far, not the whole documentary.)

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