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Naturegirl1999

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7575 on: September 09, 2021, 04:28:47 pm »

There is a genus of archaeans that can use hydrogen sulfide and methane to metabolize for itself. I need to find the article again that mentions the products of said reaction. I mention this since methane is a natural gas, and itís worth knowing that some life can eat it, said life does tend to live in volcanic springs though and environments with a pH of 2 to 3, there are lots of archaeans we havenít been able to culture yet, learning of their existence through rRNA sequences and traces of their unique membrane chemicals
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7576 on: September 13, 2021, 05:43:13 pm »

Can anyone recommend a good mic for voice recording?
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7577 on: September 13, 2021, 06:26:06 pm »

Blue's line of mics are reasonably priced and good enough for podcasts and the like. I have this guy. This advice is a few years old, so there are probably better options nowadays.

Also, learn how to dampen noise with something like Audacity (but not Audacity because it is now selling your data). It is super easy, takes only a couple seconds, and greatly improves your audio quality.

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7578 on: September 13, 2021, 06:56:10 pm »

Yeah, I have that one too and it's really nice!  Mine isn't quite so shiny for some reason but it's been really great, apparently it's really good at only picking up my voice and not other noises.  particularly when I keep dropping it on the ground.  I guess that's one thing, I kept getting told I was too quiet unless I bring it pretty close to me, which meant balancing it on my easy-chair's armrest.  I guess a boom would be ideal.

The other weird about it, or at least mine, is that it requires mini-USB.  The one that's kinda trapezoidal and is barely used anymore.  so I feel pretty stupid about losing the cable because it's pretty tricky to replace at a store.  I ended up getting a set of USB adapters but the mini-USB one broke fairly quickly, RIP. 

So yeah don't lose the cable, or be ready to order a *real* one.  I couldn't even find one in the thrift store electronics department, and it's crazy how much cool stuff is just hanging around there.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7579 on: September 13, 2021, 07:44:26 pm »

Right, the Blue Snowball doesn't have a large "range" but is pretty specific about what it picks up in exchange. I tended to put mine between my keyboard and myself, for general reference. It wouldn't pick up construction noises or neighbor noises unless they literally shook the desk it was on.

I think mine has the USB type B chunky boy - which would likely be impossible to replace without ordering online. I don't think any of my other electronics use that.

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7580 on: September 13, 2021, 09:23:58 pm »

Ach, check your local thrift stores if you need older USB cables. Some of them have literal walls of the stuff. Similarly, I just ordered two mics on auction, the M-Audio Producer and the Samson C01UPRO, those also need USB-B plugs and I think I have one of them floating around. Hoping at least one of them doesn't suck, I'd hate to have to cave and find a Blue somewhere after thinking I'd already found a good deal here, heh.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7581 on: September 13, 2021, 09:50:34 pm »

I'm going to check again, yeah.  I'd rather not pay $7 plus shipping (and time) for a dang USB cable, and the thrift store is just such a delight anyway.  Also I was rushed, last time.  They've got this huge comic section...  Not to mention I keep meaning to get some more clothes, and there's no better place.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7582 on: September 13, 2021, 10:22:49 pm »

Usb B is used by printers.

such cables can often be found that way.
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« Reply #7583 on: September 14, 2021, 02:04:57 am »

Had some trouble finding one of those awhile back almost had to buy a printer so I could use the printer/scanner I'd already bought.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7584 on: September 14, 2021, 02:44:17 am »

Usb B is used by printers.

such cables can often be found that way.

I'm sure my work wouldn't notice a few of those going missing.

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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7585 on: September 25, 2021, 06:46:01 am »

... does it count as a work dream if you work in a library but you're designating underground fantasy libraries for a conquered group of dwarfs in a city builder style UI in a dream?
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7586 on: September 25, 2021, 01:50:33 pm »

With how all this aligns beautifully it sounds like you're living your best life. So I'm going to let you off with a verbal warning don't let me catch you again!
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7587 on: September 27, 2021, 05:55:45 pm »

How legal is it to write a check for exactly zero dollars and zero cents, like will my bank get mad or something

I get letters from my college asking for donations, like the fuck happened to the 40k I'm still paying off to this day, not to mention whatever students there I'm 'supporting with my donation'

If I can't do a non-check I'm putting a single penny in the return envelope, or maybe one of those car wash/chuck-e-cheese "not cash" tokens.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7588 on: September 27, 2021, 06:20:44 pm »

As near as I can tell it would probably be fully legal. It would also probably be unwise; beyond the whole "has checking information" shtick, there's sometimes processing fees of one sort or another, or other issues.

Better to take a picture of (a copy of) your diploma (or remaining debt, or whatever) you had something poop on and mail that. Gets the point across without possibly involving banking fees.

e: single penny is a good one, though. For extra poignancy, take a heavy pair of scissors to it and mail back a part of one roughly equal to how much student loans you have remaining to pay off. Half done, they get half a penny, etc.
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Re: The small random questions thread [WAAAAAAAAAAluigi]
« Reply #7589 on: September 27, 2021, 09:11:43 pm »

How legal is it to write a check for exactly zero dollars and zero cents, like will my bank get mad or something

I get letters from my college asking for donations, like the fuck happened to the 40k I'm still paying off to this day, not to mention whatever students there I'm 'supporting with my donation'

If I can't do a non-check I'm putting a single penny in the return envelope, or maybe one of those car wash/chuck-e-cheese "not cash" tokens.

If I remember correctly, sending them 1 cent cost them more than you donated. Banks and credit cares "have to" take their fees as well. Usually they figure out what you did and leave you alone, but you also made the credit card companies profit, so...
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