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  1. The form worked fine for me in Chrome. I don't know what everyone else was seeing, but maybe it has to do with browser plugins or javascript issues? I have a pretty strong set of javascript managers and ad blockers on my browser, but Google Docs was allowed to work fine.
  2. There are ads on the internet? Using my computer, you'd never know. I use Chrome browser, with Ublock Origin and Adblock, and a whole collection of custom rules that I have been tweaking for over 10 years of using adblockers and script stoppers. Let me see if I can paste my custom rule file into the forum here, and you can just copy/paste into your settings. Edit: I can actually export them, so here you go - Ublock Origin custom rules. Then select the list subscriptions to get most of the rules, and these lists are very good - 99% of nonsense is stopped right out with them my-ublock-static-filters_2-13-2016,_12-40-36_AM.txt my-ublock-dynamic-rules_2-13-2016,_12-40-19_AM.txt
  3. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/james-horner-dead-titanic-composer-804365 The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant. "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent," Patrycja wrote on Facebook on Monday. "He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road." Horner was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, officials said. An earlier report noted that the plane, which was registered to the composer, had gone down, but the pilot had not been identified. READ MOREComposer James Horner Dies in Plane Crash: Hollywood Reacts For his work on the 1997 best picture winner Titanic, directed by James Cameron, Horner captured the Oscar for original dramatic score, and he nabbed another Academy Award for original song (shared with lyricist Will Jennings) for “My Heart Will Go On,” performed by Celine Dion. “My job — and it’s something I discuss with Jim all the time — is to make sure at every turn of the film it’s something the audience can feel with their heart,” Horner said in a 2009 interview with the Los Angeles Times. “When we lose a character, when somebody wins, when somebody loses, when someone disappears — at all times I’m keeping track, constantly, of what the heart is supposed to be feeling. That is my primary role.” His score for Titanic sold a whopping 27 million copies worldwide. His fruitful partnership with Cameron also netted him Oscar noms for original score for the blockbusters Aliens (1986) and Avatar (2009). The pair reportedly were also at work on Avatarsequels. READ MOREHollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 The Los Angeles native earned 10 Oscar noms in all, also being recognized for his work on two other best picture winners: Braveheart (1995) and A Beautiful Mind (2001). He also received noms for An American Tail (1986), Field of Dreams (1989), Apollo 13 (1995) and House of Sand and Fog(2003). Always busy, Horner has three films coming out soon: Southpaw, the boxing drama that stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams and is due in theaters in July; Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem, out in September; and The 33, a drama based on the 2010 mining disaster in Chile that’s set for November. His lengthy film résumé includes The Lady in Red (1979), Wolfen (1981), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1983), Red Heat (1988), Glory (1989), The Rocketeer (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Jumanji (1995), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Troy (2004) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). His father was two-time Oscar-winning art director/set designer Harry Horner (The Heiress, The Hustler). READ MOREJames Horner's Most Memorable Scores: From 'Titanic' to 'Avatar' Horner spoke about the state of his career in a December interview with David Hocquet. “I’m much choosier,” he said.’ “I don’t want to be doing these movies that now 85 or 90 composers want, as opposed to six. And now all these movies, action movies. I don’t get offered all the movies obviously, but I see a lot of them and I do get asked to do a lot of them, and I just know they’re not asking me to do something that I can do something original, they’re asking me to do a formula and I’m too rebellious.”
  4. Anyone ever noticed that Trew seems to always have the highest prices for everything? $350 is way too steep for this, I'd be a buyer at $250 sure - $300 is a maybe.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfJTcP87hsU&feature=youtu.be
  6. Lol! It was great seeing everyone again, but it looks like I missed some of the best fun!
  7. Glen, I can tell you stories about Hillary. She is NOT qualified to be a 1st AD, and her previous jobs were as a PA or maybe a Key PA. From that, she suddenly vaulted to the 1st AD position with the other 3 criminals, and all four of them have been co-conspirators for a series of errors in judgement and process for 3 different projects in Savannah now. Safety meetings? They'd never had them. This wasn't an unusual day for them, just wake up and jump right into filming. "We make films by our own rules" as criminal Jody Savin liked to say and told a group of disgusted filmmakers in Savannah just days before the incident. Stealing shots in the NYC subway? If the MTA got hold of them, there would have been hell to pay. Unfortunately, the MTA didn't, and we know the final result of them getting away with bad behavior for so long. Sadly, this was a long time coming. Hopefully none of them will EVER be in a position of authority on anything in the industry again.
  8. I have an entire collection of 200 series stuff, and they are great performers. Miles better than the Senny or AT stuff I had before. I've gotten nearly a 1/4 mile range (not production quality, but enough for signaling) out of them in certain conditions. I also have a couple 210 receivers that I could sell you to get you started, B27 or 28.
  9. It is a matter of respect - Some of the employees might be Hasidic Jewish, some might not be. But it is respectful to be aware of the more restrictive tenets of their faith. Not allowing the computer ordering system to operate or run transactions is the same as a Jewish (or Amish, they do this too) farmer that doesn't work his animals or allow his animals to work on the Sabbath. Everyone gets a day of rest. I like their store and convenience too... But the service at our "usual suspects" like Pro-Sound and Gotham is better and more personal. The staff also tend to be more informed about the products and how we might use them.
  10. Sure... But only if you can guarantee you will be there hosting!
  11. Get well soon Mike! Hope to see you at NAB this year, although I need to sort out my own travel plans to get there.
  12. I thought it had been kinda quiet around here recently...
  13. Tom Visser wins the internet for today. Funny!
  14. Hey, congrats Eric! Looking forward to walking in and shmoozing with the new local sound gear source!
  15. grateful isn't in their vocabulary most of the time - the view of these 'gotta be OMB b/c it is a skeleton crew' type producers, is that they are doing US a favor by hiring us, and WE should be grateful for their generosity and the few shekels they decide to fling at us for our work. After all, they have the picture and this great DP who has worked on blah blah blah production (always some crap you've never heard of) and the Alexa camera (which has mysteriously become a VER HDX or even a 5D on me) as the carrot to entice me to work with them. Uhm, Mr "producer" sir? I'm a sound mixer. I don't care what the camera is or who the DP is - they don't affect the professional way I approach my job, and my professional results can actually make their work LOOK better and present better to the client. Bad camera is an artistic choice. Bad sound, just like the image being out of focus, means your product is wasted money. Pay a proper rate and you will get a fantastic product as the result. Without that proper rate... I don't know what hack you might end up with, or how poor the results will be.
  16. James, your previous version had also been crashing instantly on me too - turned out to be a conflict somehow with an adblocker tweak that I use. Odd, since I know that you don't use any ads in your software, and the firewall didn't detect any untoward net connections. When it decided to work for me, it would also crash when entering the map view (or anything that triggered the maps) b/c of a conflict in that app - again it seemed to be trying to tag an ad server and being kicked out. I'll try and locate a log file for you if it eats it again, but it seems to be behaving now. I'm still on 7.1.2, and jailbroken, obviously.
  17. There are places in the USA where blocks 28 and 29 have things happening, and are active currently. These images are from Canada, but the plan is the same divisions here in the USA. As with TV services, adjacent geographical areas cannot use adjacent wireless blocks, so if location "A" is using block "A" paired... Then nearby will most likely be using the C block paired. This leaves the B block in that area open as a "guard" band... Our tiny little transmissions in that guard space wouldn't be able to be detected unless someone happened to wander directly onto our set, and even then, they would need to know that interference had even happened and why. The beauty of these cellphone transmissions: They are self-healing! Digital signalling is affected by trees, weather, walls, etc. Lots of things cause your phone to automatically adjust its own radios, transparently to the user. What happens when the interference gets so bad that a call drops? 99.9% of us just look at the phone, say "aww crap" and redial. Data use (everything else) just slows down while the device adjusts. At no point does a device alert you that there is any kind of interference, and people are unlikely to complain to their provider unless the interference is consistent in a given location. As such... I still say our best plan is the one that has always worked for us: Arrive at a location, scan for free air, and tune to that. The phone signals will self-heal around us, and because they are the larger power... WE have to be reactive to THEM, not the other way around.
  18. http://www.tmonews.com/2014/10/fcc-commissioner-discusses-progressive-plans-wants-to-look-at-lowerhigher-frequencies/ Talking about looking at higher bands up to 60 gHz (want to warm up your coffee with your phone? - now you can!) seems like a good thing... BUT they are also suggesting looking LOW, like down to the 400 mHz spectrum! Its getting to be the Wild Wild West out there - If all the wireless is outlawed, soon only the outlaws will have wireless!
  19. The first AD in this case deserves to hang with the other three co-conspirators, because she blatantly neglected her responsibilities toward safety of the crew on both this and the prior film with these same three, and the same DP. The prior film had numerous complaints from the surrounding city and documented examples on their own and from the film commission of unsafe and incredibly disrespectful or just stupid actions. Throwing a piano down the stairs of a historic home, allowing a toddler to roam in a field full of cattle (and filming both) doing yet another shot on active railroad tracks with a toddler... This first AD and the rest of the above-the-line team have all participated in these actions before. This first AD had compromised her own judgement by being so friendly with the director/producer and his wife. Considering their ridiculing of the location manager after being notified that the permission had been denied ("Stop being such an old man" Oh, you are just a stick in the mud" ) they had no intention of obeying the location manager or the terms of their agreement (or lack of) with the railroad.
  20. Can it have a feature where if it picks up any noise from the wearer after the word action is called (so a bit of voice recognition) - it shocks them?
  21. Does the outside say "free candy" in badly painted spray paint? That is a creepy looking box Jack.
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