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Old 04-28-2009, 07:38 AM
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Pfft, the YouTube ones are by and large horrible.

You need the Something Awful ones. In progress. Complete. Animal Crossing is highly recommended.
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Is this actually a real form of musical notation?
No.
If written music can be said to be equivalent to written language, this guy's white-board scribbling is like a crude sentence diagram. He's drawn a sketch showing different sections of a simple piece in relation to each other and spelled out what the sections contain, but you wouldn't want to put something like that white-board in front of a musician and tell them to play it.

This "piano lesson" is akin to the tripe purveyed by the "play piano in a flash" guy on PBS, and is aimed at the person who "always knew I felt musical" but couldn't be bothered with putting in a little time and effort to acquire basic music-reading skills. Strictly home-recreation and self-amusement stuff, this.
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D'sok'd-pakh, at a guess.

Also, does anyone else feel there would be more opportunity to say "bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronnt uonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk !" if it were possible to remember the word?
Yeah, I'm in a Catholic Studies class that would benefit enormously from the ability to make that allusion on a regular basis. It would be a genuine help. It would also be beyond awesome.

Thanks for the pronunciation shot.
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No, really: how do you pronounce "dsokpach"? I need to know this by Tuesday.

...and, in the category of "sentences I never thought would be written," a new challenger emerges.
Crap. I hope you meant this Tuesday.

I've always pronounced it basically as written: "duh-SOCKED-patch". And if anyone's curious, it was totally random -- doesn't mean anything, or at least I don't remember it meaning anything.
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deh-soak-pach. At least that's how I'd say it.
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If written music can be said to be equivalent to written language, this guy's white-board scribbling is like a crude sentence diagram. He's drawn a sketch showing different sections of a simple piece in relation to each other and spelled out what the sections contain, but you wouldn't want to put something like that white-board in front of a musician and tell them to play it.

This "piano lesson" is akin to the tripe purveyed by the "play piano in a flash" guy on PBS, and is aimed at the person who "always knew I felt musical" but couldn't be bothered with putting in a little time and effort to acquire basic music-reading skills. Strictly home-recreation and self-amusement stuff, this.
True, but he has done some (moderately) more complex stuff as well, like the Chopin C sharp minor waltz.

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Yeah, I'm in a Catholic Studies class that would benefit enormously from the ability to make that allusion on a regular basis. It would be a genuine help. It would also be beyond awesome.
I'm sure you could get away with just mentioning the fall of a once wallstrait oldparr.
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Crap. I hope you meant this Tuesday.

I've always pronounced it basically as written: "duh-SOCKED-patch". And if anyone's curious, it was totally random -- doesn't mean anything, or at least I don't remember it meaning anything.
Dammit! I just sent off my "guide to pronouncing dsokpach" to Larry a few hours ago! I'll tack this on to my note as an addendum.

No, it doesn't mean anything. I know this because I have gone through every single mention of the word ever referenced by Google in an effort to answer this question. It is, however, a hilarious word which I have always wanted used in an oral context. It also scared the pants off Larry when he saw it in his script. :P

I was pleased, incidentally, to find that VVS8/9 has gotten itself archived over at Trekipedia. I thought it was just gone forever, which would have peeved me considerably.
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How come whenever you double-click a file to open it in Quicktime, you still have to press Play? Most other programs have autoplay, so why not Quicktime?
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By the way, some people have been "misspelling" the word here, if such a thing is possible. It's dsokdpach.

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I was pleased, incidentally, to find that VVS8/9 has gotten itself archived over at Trekipedia. I thought it was just gone forever, which would have peeved me considerably.
I noticed this recently too. Unfortunately, I've been unable to reach the people who used to run the site. I'm glad to hear it's archived at Trekipedia; you can also use the Wayback Machine to get it. All the links still work as far as I can tell, and even the forum is preserved.

I was thinking about hosting VVS here if the site wasn't going to come back, but now I know it's in good hands. Trekipedia is an excellent Trek site, and not just any -- it's the work of Jeff Harlan, who was on the VVS team. He'll take good care of it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:10 AM
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I just saw an incident on Scrubs that bugs me. Turk orders fries with his lunch, Carla does not, ostensibly because they're unhealthy. Carla proceeds to steal fries from Turk's plate. Turk is incensed. Why didn't she order fries for herself? Because she can't have fries, they're unhealthy.

PNQ: Is this common when dealing with women? 'Cause I know if that ever happened to me, I'd say "If you have the opportunity to order fries, choose not to, then attempt to steal mine, then you are being selfish and self-deceiving. I'm dumping you."
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Well, one time I went to a movie with a girl who was allergic to popcorn, and that's why she wouldn't get any. But she wanted me to get some so that she could have some of mine. I didn't really get that one.
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Okay, I look and I look, and I just can't find. Does anyone know of a free audio recording software out there on the Internet? I don't need whistles and bells, I know I'd have to pay for those, I just want to be able to record two hours of my voice in a row for a commentary without nagware popping up!
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PNQ: Is this common when dealing with women?
yes, dear. It is self-deceiving, and it is both perfectly normal and staggeringly common. The subconscious idea is that food isn't unhealthy if it originated on someone's plate. It's the same logic which dictates that raw cookie dough has no calories (because it's not baked), leftovers eaten directly out of the Tupperware over the sink don't count (because it's not on a plate), and broken cookie parts aren't fattening (because the calories all leaked out when the cookie broke).

If you're going to dump every girlfriend who orders a salad and then snags one of your fries, Nate, you're in for a cold and lonely existence. I suggest you re-examine either your standards or your sexuality.
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It has yet to happen to me, I was just wondering. And maybe I wouldn't break up with a girl after one infraction like this, but she will be getting a (gentle) lecture from me. And if she dumps me for overreacting, fine. I wouldn't want to be with her anyway.

Understand, it's not the fries itself, it's the principle of the thing. I read somewhere that you should never go anywhere on a date without being prepared to buy two of the most expensive entrees on the menu. I'm fine with that. If my date wants to order TWO orders of fries on the side, fine, as long as she eats them. But blatant self-deception is something I will not allow. If that means I die alone, fine.

Oh, and don't think I won't say "if they were too unhealthy for you five minutes ago, they are too unhealthy for you now. Make up your mind."
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Well, your statements are reasonable enough, but I predict you may have a bit of a time finding someone who lives up to that standard. Not impossible, just a challenge. And my guess is that she's going to be over 30. If you're not, you may have a wait ahead of you.
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Well, I'm 27 now, so over 30 isn't too far of a stretch. And is being honest with yourself really too much to expect?
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Well, I'm 27 now, so over 30 isn't too far of a stretch. And is being honest with yourself really too much to expect?
When it comes to women and food...yes. American culture has done terrible things to our psyches. But I have some hope for the millennials.
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Audacity should do the trick, I believe.
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Yeah. I already had it installed. I forgot about it.
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