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Paul Young

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  1. BTW thank you for all of your responses.

    At the beginning of the month I used my Image Line discount to buy their everything bundle.   I told them I wasn't able to play with it yet due to my situation.  They gave some free Flex packs for their synth.

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  2. 53 minutes ago, Starise said:

    Sorry to hear of this Paul. I'm glad to see that you're out of the hospital on on the mend. Post surgery can be a very trying thing. 

     In thoughts and prayers.

     

    It's amazing what is does to one's mental state.  I'm more worried about that.  I burst into tears when someone mentions a certain deity's grace and mercy. I almost died and avoided some certain disabilities.

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  3. On 7/22/2020 at 5:16 PM, bitflipper said:

    I used to be on insulin. It struck me as weird that the treatment for high blood sugar was more insulin, when the underlying problem was excessive insulin to begin with (due to insulin resistance).

    The biggest annoyance with the insulin wasn't the 4-times-a-day shots, but the hassle of having to do it before every meal, even on an airplane or in a restaurant. And making sure any hotel I stayed at had a fridge for my insulin.

    When they took me in, the paramedics in the ambulance said my blood sugar was something in the neighborhood of 500-600, and my blood pressure was pegging the meter. This was all happening during a heart attack, so it was a memorable day.

    That was 14 years ago. I am no longer diabetic and take no medication for it. The solution was weight loss and sugar avoidance (sugar, not carbs; I eat all the rice and potatoes I want).

    I relate this to you as a way to say the future need not be as bleak as it might seem at the moment.

    Wow! In 2010 I weighed 280 and now I'm 194.  I don't know how that happened.  I take insulin once before bed. This is probably the easiest thing I do. I don't have a desire for sugar products now.  When I'm in the store I see some donuts or cakes and I just say that is death staring at me.


  4. 18 hours ago, Jim Roseberry said:

    There will never be high demand for "vintage" (old) CPUs.   

     

    I don't know if I'd agree that Intel is overpriced.

    Overpriced compared to what?

    I paid less for a i9-9900k than I did for a P2-266 ~23 years.

     

    AMD is great in some areas (heavily multi-threaded applications)... and weak in others (extremely low latency audio).

    The new 10900k is $600... and all 10 cores will run locked at 5300MHz... and it'll do so running quietly with quality air-cooling.

    You won't get all-core clock-speed anywhere close to that with AMD (or socket 2066 Intel for that matter).

    TDP for the 10900k is 125w

    That's about the top end for a quiet air-cooled machine.

     

    Threadripper has TDP of 280w... and (if you use PCIe 4.0 to get crazy fast M.2 Ultra SSD speeds), you've got an active-cooled chipset (tiny high-RPM fan).

    With TDP of 280w and active-cooled chipset, there's no such thing as a quiet Threadripper build (unless you allow it to thermal-throttle - which defeats the whole point).

    Overpriced to my previous builds.  Let.s not forget you have to buy a cooler.

    Tempted to go with an i9 build but there might be the risk of not being able to replace a board.

     


  5. 54 minutes ago, StudioNSFW said:

    With all technology...if you can wait, it will get cheaper. 

    I wonder if someday there will be fanbois that gush over the audio quality of vintage CPUs?

    Wishful thinking.  Intel is overpriced.  Plus I don't see those video cards dropping in price anytime soon.


  6. 13 hours ago, ensconced said:

    Sorry to hear, I had noticed your absence, and checked every now and then by hovering over your name, and the Last Visited date never changed. At least you came through it and are on the road out. If I may ask, have they given you a good  prognosis? and did you have any knowledge that something like this was possible or did it happen just out of nowhere?

    All the best to you, and may you make a full recovery.

     

      Yes,  I'm able to walk around now.

      The cause was diabetes.  Never had it before,  My blood sugar was over 600 when I went to the hospital.  Swollen testicles put  everything in motion,  (except me


  7. My last  post was June 4. Not long after that date my blood sugar increased and created a serious infection that required multiple surgeries and almost ended my life.   Now I'm in rehab and this is the first time  I've been on the web in a while.   Life has become surreal since such things as walking and controlling bathroom use are now a challenge.

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  8. 19 minutes ago, Dzilizzi said:

    Darn it, now you have me listening to a bunch more pianos.  And a choir thingy.  

    I like the Blue.  And the TBO.  Never sure between the MKII's and originals though. 

     Smaller footprint.  I'm replacing all of mine with the MKIIs. 

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  9. 18 hours ago, cclarry said:

    It's Sound Forge Studio 12...not Pro...big difference..
    But Acid Pro 8 is worth the $10 if only to have an upgrade
    to the newest version later...

    Unfortunately the upgrade never goes lower than $99.   Acid is the new Finale when it comes to new releases.  Acids previous version was 9.0.3 before 10 came out. Magix still has the dumbest business practices.

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  10. 9 minutes ago, Fleer said:

    Apparently the  man’s got his own problems now with his “All Lives Matter” reference. Lack of timing to say the least. 

     Yep, I didn't really bother to read that email or wondered what caused it.  I just like developers just be developers and leave it at that.

     

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  11. 3 hours ago, Fleer said:

    I was all over them when they did those $4 a piece offers (after coupon). Now, not so much. I did get SPL Iron for $15, though, but that’s about the end of it. 

    I've given them more money than I have Waves.   I was hoping for something by now other than that fancy EQ, I got enough of those.

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