YouTube comments are nearly always useless and/or abusive. Remember that trend a few years back, where every comment being left was, "did he died". It was everywhere, and constant. It was at plague proportions, near worse than the black death. Thankfully, the normal civility seen on YouTube: "get back in the kitchen, cunt", and all that.
Comments can sometimes make an otherwise bland video stand out. Take this recent example posted here earlier [riemanns cut], or this one below. I like the order of the sentence. The statement, the description, then the question. It's as if the idea continued to bloom in the mind of the commentator as they wrote it. God bless the people of the internet.
And sometimes the comments are funny when being naively read aloud, like when Neal, at Into Your Head podcast [intoyourheadpodcast.com], wandered into a tribal battle during episode 548 [IYH548]. I think it was a video of the Beatles song, "When I'm Sixty-Four". It just goes to show how irrelevant comments get. Click [ here ] to load audio player below.
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Posted at 20:23
This here, is one of the razors included in a pack of TESCO "value" branded razors that I recently purchased. The five-pack sells for 79c. I think it's 79c anyway. I can't be sure as my past-self didn't realise that my present-self would be doing a novelty review of them and thus, didn't make sure to keep the receipt. The price is important, but it's also not important. Price is a two fold thing, just like the two blades on this unit. So lets talk about it.
An all plastic construction. It should remain safe inside a wash bag during a trip to your "friends" house, and it should remain intact even if it hits the floor while you are shaving your balls. I say balls, because they are closer to the ground than your face (for most people). The razors are blue, and come with twin-blade technology.
The shaving experience with this unit was a little frightening at first. I had visions of that scene in Predator, where Sargent Mac snaps off the handle of his plastic razor [youtube]. Surprisingly, the shave was quite comfortable, I did have 2 weeks worth of hair to cushion it on, however. That two weeks of hair also proved to be it's Achilles heel. The razor clogged worse than a tongue dragged across the floor of a Yak's hair dressers. This was due to the blade holder using a closed-back design, unlike the open-back systems found on more expensive razors. The blades needed cleaning after every stroke, which slowed the shaving process down to about 30 minutes in total. It did a good job though, with just one cut at the base of the neck. One final thing: I like to finish a shave by going against the grain, to maximise value for money. Not advised with these - felt like I was removing skin.
In summary: Pros include - price, weight, blue colour, twin-blade technology. Cons include - abuse from people who find out that you are using 16c razors. This kind of abuse usually comes from people on the dole, who spend their stolen money on only the finest, Gillette Fusion ProGlide razors. You would do well to ignore these parasites.
Posted at 00:31
Every time a new version of the open-source "Mixxx" DJ software [mixxx.org] is released, I download a copy and give it a go. I've no real need for DJ software so I always uninstall it soon afterwards, but I like to keep track of it's ongoing developments.
The video above is me wanking about. They say you can judge how good a piece of audio software is by how well it's pitch shifting sounds. I don't know about that, but extreme pitch shifting is all this video really is, with a few attempts at finding something interesting thrown in (e.g. 2 minutes in). Due to inevitable copyright infringement claims, I ommited anything of musical value from this video, with just a hint at the end, of what else I got up to.
Mixxx is a valiant piece of free audio software, I admire what all-involved are trying to achieve. This version has added a whole bunch of features that Mixxx was in desperate need of. I think if you are really into it you can get a lot out of it, I'm just not sure if it yet comes close to the robustness and depth found with some commercial programs, but then again, I'm not a DJ.
Posted at 21:44