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Out of the Blue

Okay, the switch was flipped, and everyone should now be accessing the site by SSL by default. It doesn't seem likely that this is causing any problems, but if it is, please let us know ASAP (though if this preventing accessing the site, you probably aren't reading this... damn!). Anyway, a big thank you to Frans for getting this worked out for us.

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Japanese Girl Is A Better Drummer Than You.

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24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 12:37 Wick
 
Well done Frans! Seamless transition!  
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2016, 12:29 Ant
 
Genesys wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 11:16:
But now the NSA will have no idea how many times I refresh BluesNews every day. You do know "Going Dark" just helps the terrorists? Think of the children!
Not just NSA!
 
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Ant @ The Ant Farm: http://antfarm.ma.cx and Ant's Quality Foraged Links: http://aqfl.net ...
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22. SSL Mar 27, 2016, 12:28 Ant
 
Awesome. I just noticed it yesterday.  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2016, 10:50 RoboNerd
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 16:48:
I would have made such a great rock star. Oh sure I'd be long dead most likely but what a way to go! In big pile of groupies, coke and booze.


And then you would have made the R.I.P. section of "Out of the Blue" Hmmmm....note to self, upon completion of time travel device, visit young Cutter to encourage drumming career... Drummer
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 21:59 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 13:35:
BobBob wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 13:22:
Keep a roll of tinfoil for extra security. Wideeyed

Be sure to wrap it around your head in a cone shape. If pressed directly to the skull, it will offer no protection.

You guys are freaking me out! What's going on? Aliens?! Alien
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 4: CHORUS: And now, dear viewers, shall our play go to \ A Planet stark and drear for our next scene. \ Imagine sand and rocks within thy view. \ Prepare thy souls - we fly to Tatooine!
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 19:56 Creston
 
I hadn't even noticed. Great job, Frans and Blue!
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 19:53 Agent.X7
 
https://youtu.be/6NYNNsFWGy8

This is how you do it.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 19:05 eRe4s3r
 
rudra wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 18:05:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 17:42:
As someone who just likes a good sound I think she uses way too many cymbals. Her drumming has no clear defined beat

its extremely clearly defined - you just lack the perceptual capacity to hear it

with that said, youd probably need to be a musician (or have a trained ear) already to have that ability, this is more flashy/complex/advanced than most backbeats

So this is a case of "too much too fast" ? I find this interesting because to me it really sounds more like noise. I definitely don't have any perceptual capacity to hear every part of a detailed drum performance though.

 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 18:52 PenGun
 
Here ya go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSUHGcVda0g
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 18:05 rudra
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 17:42:
As someone who just likes a good sound I think she uses way too many cymbals. Her drumming has no clear defined beat

its extremely clearly defined - you just lack the perceptual capacity to hear it

with that said, youd probably need to be a musician (or have a trained ear) already to have that ability, this is more flashy/complex/advanced than most backbeats
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 17:42 eRe4s3r
 
As someone who just likes a good sound I think she uses way too many cymbals. Her drumming has no clear defined beat  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 16:48 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 13:47:
Anyone who practiced drums for an hour is a better drummer than me. Always been intrigued with drummers who can also sing simultaneously -- for instance like Don Henley and Phil Collins off the top of my head.

I drummed for 2 years as a kid - 14-16 - my uncle was a professional session drummer and was teaching me. It's probably my biggest single regret I didn't stick with it. I would have made such a great rock star. Oh sure I'd be long dead most likely but what a way to go! In big pile of groupies, coke and booze.
 
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"They call me a chauvinist pig. I am . . . and I don't give a damn!" - Steve McQueen
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 16:06  Frans 
 
Genesys wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 12:10:
It looks like Amazon's got a problem with their Associate links. The iframes get loaded securely with src="//rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/..." urls, which inherit the "https" prefix if the originating site used it. Unfortunately, the served content has hardcoded http:// links to the clickable images, and that triggers the warning.
Yes, that is a known problem already mentioned by Blue.

Genesys wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 12:20:
Blue, check this link out: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3890003/amazon-widget-and-ssl . It looks like adding "&internal=1" to your iframe request will make those images get fetched over https.
Ah, excellent find, that worked for our Amazon links too, despite the different hostnames. Thanks!

Now Chrome and https://www.whynopadlock.com/ consider the site completely okay. But Firefox and IE11 are more strict, and still display mixed-content warnings due to the switchadhub.com ads which have the same problem with their tracking pixels.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 14:40 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I don't know how complicated a rhythm Henley and Collins can do while singing -- but just the idea of singing and drumming at the same time seems to me like orders of magnitude above patting your head and rubbing your stomach...  
Truth is brutal. Prepare for pain.
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 14:36 Agent.X7
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 13:47:
Anyone who practiced drums for an hour is a better drummer than me. Always been intrigued with drummers who can also sing simultaneously -- for instance like Don Henley and Phil Collins off the top of my head.

Depends on the tempo and complexity of the rhythm. I can sing just fine when drumming until I throw a wacky fill in and completely lose the lyrics. I've never been brave enough to sing while doing anything else on stage.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 13:47 Mr. Tact
 
Anyone who practiced drums for an hour is a better drummer than me. Always been intrigued with drummers who can also sing simultaneously -- for instance like Don Henley and Phil Collins off the top of my head.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 13:35 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 13:22:
Keep a roll of tinfoil for extra security. Wideeyed

Be sure to wrap it around your head in a cone shape. If pressed directly to the skull, it will offer no protection.

Illustration: Dunce
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 13:22 BobBob
 
Keep a roll of tinfoil for extra security. Wideeyed  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 13:16 Agent.X7
 
OH MY GOD, I....nope, I'm good.

Also, the little Japanese girl. I hate video titles like that. This little Japanese girl is a better drummer than you will ever be! Except, I AM a drummer, and she's actually not better than me. I mean, if you worship at the alter of John Bonham and Lars Ulrich and think Travis Barker is the man, then yes, she's probably better than you would expect. If you like prog-metal, then she's got nothing on Portnoy, Mangini, or Peart. Why can't they just title it "Hey, this little Japanese girl is a good drummer." Or, this girl may grow up to be the next Meytal Cohen?

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5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 12:48 Hanover
 
I feel so secure now!

My Visa # is <redacted>
 
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