Too far, MPA!

This is a discussion on Too far, MPA! within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I posted this over at ES, but I'm also going to do so here because I'm angry, man. So g'damn ...

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    Too far, MPA!

    I posted this over at ES, but I'm also going to do so here
    because I'm angry, man. So g'damn angry. Anybody that plays
    guitar should be. Plus, I was told by these folks:

    http://ultimate-guitar.com/news/gene...ast_stand.html

    to spread the word. Which I'm doing. Yeah, this is technically
    "spam', but I don't care! Eat it up! EAT THE SPAM! Hehe. Get it?
    See, SPAM stands for, "Specially Prepared Assorted Meats" and
    usually comes in a blue tin can. It can also mean, like, internet
    things. When I said, "eat it," yeah, that was a pun of some sort
    or something.

    Anyway, Olga.net was shut down not too long ago. I just found
    out because I rarely visit them anymore (too many inaccurate or
    incomplete tabs), but, man. Jeez. It's so flippin' dumb. Tabs. Sites
    are being shut down that provide guitar tablature. It makes no
    freakin' sense! NONE AT ALL! I knew they were *trying* to
    do this last year, but I didn't think anything would ever come of
    it. I wish Olga or some other site would actually fight them and take
    it all the way to the SUPREME COURT OF THE WORLD!

    I'm so mad.
    Staying away from General.

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    So I guess I was wrong about SPAM. Apparently it means,
    "SPiced hAM."

    I don't know where I got "Specially Prepared Assorted Meats,"
    but I like it better.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%28food%29
    Staying away from General.

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    There was another one shut down before ... it was one of the MIDI ones ... I can't remember what it was called, but I don't care - I downloaded 36k tabs from somewhere so that should keep me going for a while (even though I rarely use tabs any more, meh). Besides, it's good practise to learn songs yourself!

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    Ethic, now you've gone and made me hungry with all your talk of ham and assorted meats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    There was another one shut down before ... it was one of the MIDI ones ... I can't remember what it was called, but I don't care - I downloaded 36k tabs from somewhere so that should keep me going for a while (even though I rarely use tabs any more, meh). Besides, it's good practise to learn songs yourself!
    powertabs.net was shutdown for a while, although its back up and running, the only change is that you have to sign up for an account before you can download any tablatures... but still ...

    And o yeah, lots of the tabs that were there before are missing (or maybe its just my imagination ).

    Anyhow I like tablatures since at a glance one can easily look how something is exactly being played, that is if they are 100% correct ( which most of the time isnt the case ....) .
    But still I like to be able to download them , and MPA shouldn't be bothered by tablatures ( although I can understand their point of view ).

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    I've always thought it was "Specially Prepared American Meat" or something. Stupid misleading childhood.
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    I just got a new toy...

    A Yamaha SG100S (Silent guitar).

    http://www.yamaha.com.au/products/mu...lent/steel.asp

    [PS: Thats not a white guitar, it only has a steel frame which can be removed]

    My expensive hand made Maton did not make it after a trip to Thailand (split across the top seams due to the humidity changes).

    So I have a easily transportable guitar that runs of a 9 volt and out thru headphones.

    I can have an MP3 player as input and output to any radio instead of the headphones (via an adaptor for my MP3 player).
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    >> My expensive hand made Maton did not make it after a trip to Thailand
    I'm sorry to hear that! If there's anything I can do ...


    What's the sound like on it? I suppose one gets the same (unamplified) sound as if they were playing an unplugged electric guitar. Are they the tone and volume twiddley things on the top there?

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    Spam?

    I always thought it was Something Posing As Meat... meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    What's the sound like on it? I suppose one gets the same (unamplified) sound as if they were playing an unplugged electric guitar. Are they the tone and volume twiddley things on the top there?
    Excellent crisp sound.

    About the same volume as an unplugged electric and a similar action (much lighter than an accoustic).
    It has 2 levels of reverb as well as bass, treble and volume on the top (bit hard to reach while playing).
    There is an input volume so you can adjust the level of your MP3 player so you can play over the top of it.

    A bit wierd to get used to as there is very little to hold on to.....
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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    Speaking of spam, my site's guestbook got spammed today! I feel privilaged!

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    DAMN THEM!!!!!!!! :: http://twomers.aoeex.com/ Why do they pry at my site?? Why?? Anyone know any good spam blockers? I need source! It's urgent



    EDIT :: I think I'll have to resort to image verification I hate myself for it
    Last edited by twomers; 08-22-2006 at 01:17 PM.

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