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    Sticky: I think, for the most part, those four "VS"...

    I think, for the most part, those four "VS" dualisms are not really either/or situations, but are continuums along which we need to find some balance. Neither extreme is likely to be completely...
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    Sticky: Nicely put!

    Nicely put!
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    This one is definitely on my radar. I just got...

    This one is definitely on my radar. I just got an email from a guy at work who I was working with this earlier this week. We have both been at the company over 19 years but had never met. We...
  4. You beat me to it. I came here just to make...

    You beat me to it. I came here just to make (essentially) that comment. You're not necessarily paying for those empty seats as much as the price simply ensures there will be empty seats. Such is...
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    ^^^ I want all those EHX pedals. Maybe...

    ^^^ I want all those EHX pedals. Maybe someday....
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    I just got a Boss ES-5 loop switcher for my...

    I just got a Boss ES-5 loop switcher for my guitar pedals. It took me quite a while just to take apart my old pedal board and wire everything up to the boss unit. I've set up only a couple of very...
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    Sticky: I guess I didn't give much indication that my...

    I guess I didn't give much indication that my comment was somewhat facetious, but I did figure that moderating this place could be a pain at times. As you say though, PE is awesome compared to so...
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    Sticky: True, but in the case of colleges and...

    True, but in the case of colleges and universities the endowments are often only allowed to trickle out at a certain pace. They can't be adjusted on the fly to deal with something like a pandemic.
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    Sticky: I would think that might happen just about every...

    I would think that might happen just about every day while moderating this forum.
  10. That's pretty much how I feel. And that's a...

    That's pretty much how I feel. And that's a great point about there not being a ton of wankery. I like that this is more on the stripped-down and composed side of things. The pristine recording...
  11. One of the things I like about it the pristine...

    One of the things I like about it the pristine (aka sterile) sound.
  12. Fantastic album. Really enjoying this one.

    Fantastic album. Really enjoying this one.
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    Sticky: It's really hard to understand what this might...

    It's really hard to understand what this might mean. It seems to be implied that you can get the virus again, but the article doesn't really say that. It also doesn't say if those who have been...
  14. They've joined the choir invisible.

    They've joined the choir invisible.
  15. You sure they were dead and not just resting?

    You sure they were dead and not just resting?
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    Sticky: Just trying to be objective here. I'm basically...

    Just trying to be objective here. I'm basically in agreement with the above quote from the article, but just because no similar petition was circulated concerning Biden doesn't mean he necessarily...
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    Sticky: Absolutely. There are more points I could make...

    Absolutely. There are more points I could make here, but I'll let it rest.
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    Sticky: I think this might just be a matter of opinion. ...

    I think this might just be a matter of opinion. I have seen some things that have me doubting. I'm not going to post them here because this is already probably going to be considered political by...
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    Sticky: You gotta wonder how people carrying weapons...

    You gotta wonder how people carrying weapons massing next to a state capital and not experiencing any arrests or repercussions consider themselves "not free".
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    Very sad, Kelly. My condolences. RIP Keith.

    Very sad, Kelly. My condolences. RIP Keith.
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    Sticky: Yesterday was a weird day. I mean, I'm...

    Yesterday was a weird day. I mean, I'm completely fine and feeling very fortunate, but for one thing there was an active shooter alarm at my work. I had the day off, but I heard about it when I was...
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    Sticky: I got so tired of my own personal echo chamber on...

    I got so tired of my own personal echo chamber on Facebook that I started following several people with whom I vehemently disagree (politically) and ended up having meaningful and respectful dialog...
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    Sticky: It's tempting to post an essay or two here that...

    It's tempting to post an essay or two here that address this sort of antagonism and suggests solutions, but I'm sure it would be deemed political despite attempting to be balanced.

    I'm tempted to...
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    Personally my favorite lyric from YM is "forever...

    Personally my favorite lyric from YM is "forever is a long, long time".
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    Never heard the Alcatrazz stuff, but I'd suggest...

    Never heard the Alcatrazz stuff, but I'd suggest just the first two Rising Force albums and quit there.
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    Loved that "Yes shreds" video. Particularly the...

    Loved that "Yes shreds" video. Particularly the crickets. :D
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    I'm sure Jesus could really nail some difficult...

    I'm sure Jesus could really nail some difficult licks.
  28. A YouTube guitar teacher rants about Phish

    Is it just me or is this video kind of amusing? Reminds me of the old "hey, I'm just helping this band with a little exposure" argument from 20 years ago.

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    Sticky: Find those bootstraps and pull!

    Find those bootstraps and pull!
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    Well, as usually stated (only looking at the...

    Well, as usually stated (only looking at the weight ratios), it is equivalent or analogous. If we start taking into account the biological structures that would allow that to take place, then...
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    Sticky: I'm sure there has been such a playbook in...

    I'm sure there has been such a playbook in existence for 50 years. If not, exactly what are we paying our national security people to do all these years other than game this stuff out?
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    Sticky: Perhaps they've moved the bats away from the...

    Perhaps they've moved the bats away from the potential intermediary hosts so they feel it's safer now? From their perspective they probably feel like it has mostly been fine for a long time...
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    Sticky: Well I wasn't thinking of live bats, only ones...

    Well I wasn't thinking of live bats, only ones that are dead and ready to be sold (assuming they aren't already cooked). But yes, why not set those free as well? Around here bats are nearly wiped...
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    Sticky: That seems like a really stupid idea. I have no...

    That seems like a really stupid idea. I have no problem with the destruction of bats in the markets, but where are they getting the other bats? Some sort of bat farms or trapping them in the wild? ...
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    Sticky: A friend of mine told me yesterday there's some...

    A friend of mine told me yesterday there's some sort of correlation if you look at a map (of the USA) of where COVID-19 cases are occurring and a map showing the instances of sealed indictments. ...
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    My parents played his records a lot when I was a...

    My parents played his records a lot when I was a kid. Not really one that stood out for me among the country artists they enjoyed, but somehow there's still a nostalgia there. RIP.
  37. That's really what it's all about. Having fun...

    That's really what it's all about. Having fun and doing what you want to do. Some $$$ is nice to help cover gas, dinner, a few expenses, etc. But that's for those of us for whom it's not a career....
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    Thank you. Unfortunately, I don't have one and I...

    Thank you. Unfortunately, I don't have one and I could be wrong, but I suspect those channels are unlikely to exist out here in the sticks of central Vermont, but who knows. I will see what I can...
  39. I should remind you that you seemed enthusiastic...

    I should remind you that you seemed enthusiastic about that new Boss pedal pretty recently. Maybe a little volunteer live stuff could help boost the economy once things start to return to some...
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    What are the best places to look to stream these...

    What are the best places to look to stream these old shows? Was that discussed somewhere in this thread?

    A few years ago we bought the entire Get Smart series on DVD and my wife loved it. Pretty...
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    Poll: Unless we're talkin' porn, then not so much.

    Unless we're talkin' porn, then not so much.
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    Sticky: Damn. That's heartbreaking.

    Damn. That's heartbreaking.
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    Sticky: Yeah, apparently no one had the foresight to...

    Yeah, apparently no one had the foresight to anticipate how ridiculous that was going to sound some day.
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    Sticky: I house-sat for a band mate many years ago that...

    I house-sat for a band mate many years ago that had a bidet in her house. Not sure if she actually ever used it or what, but she expected water to be in it at all times for the dog to drink.
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    Sticky: Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm had...

    Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm had some interesting things to say:


    https://youtu.be/cZFhjMQrVts
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    Sticky: If you run out of toilet paper: ...

    If you run out of toilet paper:
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    Sticky: I'm a little sketched out about all this. I'm in...

    I'm a little sketched out about all this. I'm in my mid-50s and fairly healthy overall, but in the last six months or so I have had some weirdness with my lungs. I have mild bronchial spasms and...
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    Poll: Also interesting to see vinyl and streaming in a...

    Also interesting to see vinyl and streaming in a tie. I would have expected streaming to be much higher based on commentary here over the last couple years.
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    Post #149 on page 6.

    Post #149 on page 6.
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    Despite that Youtube video (which wasn't...

    Despite that Youtube video (which wasn't terrible, IMO) I'll probably buy this album too even though SW (or Porcupine Tree) has never been hugely demanding of my listening time. I wish him all the...
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    Poll: Since the question said listening I had to pick...

    Since the question said listening I had to pick digital, but 99% of that is ripped from CD.
  52. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    I thought it was a cruise to the edge, but...

    I thought it was a cruise to the edge, but apparently it's possible to actually go over:

    https://www.ktvu.com/news/passenger-describes-feeling-over-the-edge-being-trapped-on-princess-cruise
  53. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    Masks may help slow down the virus, but earplugs...

    Masks may help slow down the virus, but earplugs can prevent Yes versions from thriving after they spawn.
  54. Slowing down the number of new humans seems...

    Slowing down the number of new humans seems generally more palatable than asking the existing ones to stop existing.
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    That doesn't sound like an instrument that would...

    That doesn't sound like an instrument that would be fun to change the strings on, lol.
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    Glad to hear from you, Steve! Welcome back.

    Glad to hear from you, Steve! Welcome back.
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    :O That's a lotta strings! I ended up...

    :O

    That's a lotta strings!

    I ended up buying an Eventide H9 Max pedal. For those who don't know, this is a sort of jack-of-all-trades pedal. It's pretty crazy how many different uses there...
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    I guess it all depends on how one defines "sounds...

    I guess it all depends on how one defines "sounds alike". How about 3rd World Electric?
  59. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    :rofl My thoughts are more along the lines of...

    :rofl

    My thoughts are more along the lines of the "authorities" over-doing the response and shutting down certain activities like cruises or not allowing artists to travel from certain places. I...
  60. I do have to wonder how many are going to be...

    I do have to wonder how many are going to be excited about getting on a cruise ship these days.
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