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Comment Re:Littering (Score 4, Funny) 271

And then I got a call from officer Obie-Wan. He said, "Kid, we found your name on a space probe at the bottom of a half a gigaton of
garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it." And I said, "Yes, sir, Officer Obie-Wan, I cannot tell a lie, I put that space probe
under that garbage."

Comment Re:And how will this (Score 5, Insightful) 243

The price of the diamonds may go down, but the amount of money you are required to spend on your wife to demonstrate your love for her will remain fixed. Bigger diamond, more diamonds, platinum band, all these options are open to her to make sure you don't spend less on her than she expects. And she expects
you to spend enough on her that you notice the cost. Not enough to cause resentment, but enough to delay discretionary and hobby purchases for yourself for anything up to year or so, depending on the occasion (e.g. an eternity ring).

This will elevate her status amongst her peers, confirming to them and her family that she made the right choice in a lifetime mate: someone who has the financial wherewithal to make these purchases and someone who has an emotional attachment to her that's strong enough to actually do it. It will also increase her financial self-worth, giving her something she can personally contribute to the family (at high emotional cost) in times of great need, or something of intrinsic and emotional value she can hand on to favoured descendants. At worst, she can flog it off if you separate.

Buy these things for her, and be happy with your lot. With luck, you may get a blowjob on your birthday.

Comment Re:It's a status symbol. (Score 1) 504

They may be using an iPad as part of the 'content creation process', but loading dailies and previsualisations, scripts and shooting notes are all "content consumption", not actual creation.

I make videos for a living and I'd love more iPad action, but it just doesn't fit that well. Even scripts are better on paper. At least you can scribble on them.

In my institution, there is a projects to roll out iPads to certain personnel. Most of the tasks performed will be record retrieval, but some will be data entry. That may be considered 'content creation', but it's no more advanced than an electronic form with all the heavy lifting happening on servers.

Comment Re:I install that solution all the time. (Score 1) 85

Another vote for the Marantz. I have just arranged a boardroom's AV installation, and this was the only bullet-proof (idiot-proof) system. It's rack-mounted (i.e. invisible), controllable from the AMX touch panel and integrated into the whole system. The secretary can hit 'record' at the start and 'stop' at the end without leaving her seat and it all happens magically. The AV fitout is about $90 000 installed so the Marantz - while not cheap - is just a tiny part of it.

Like the other guy said, if they can't afford it, they don't really want it.

Now if Lumpy could recommend something idiot-proof and AMX-controllable for me to record the visuals from the matrix switcher I'd be happy...

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