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  1. djbmc

    GTA (V) 5

    how they gonna get the whole apartment thing in multiplayer to work? Say there's maybe 100 of the top apartments available in the city (the most desirable ones) that the maxed level players will all want to buy, how many servers will they have running for your apartment to be available? and what happens if you and ur mate both own the same home but want to play together? do u house share?
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    The Gym Topic

    Try adding some explosive movements to your workout like box jumps or some sprints. throw a couple of machines in the mix as well, go light and concentrate on form with the squats, then finish yourself off (lulz) with a hack squat or leg press machine.
  3. How to Be Outraged on the Internet BY MARK ON AUG 7, 2013 IN ARTICLES, DESPAIR When Al Gore singlehandedly invented the Internet in 1993, he envisioned a new, shining city upon a hill, where global citizens could debate the issues most important to them. It was a great idea: let’s take the calm, reasoned discussions that occur at every family Thanksgiving, in every bar at 2 a.m., and every basic-cable news channel debate show, and give everybody a chance to join in. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out: everything. Literally everything. It turns out that when people are given a chance to argue anonymously, it takes about 15 seconds for the debate to descend into a virtual screaming match, leaving everyone involved both angrier and stupider. Thanks, Al Gore! You really did us a solid! It’s a sad state of affairs, to be sure. And maybe, with a little work and a lot of restraint, we could all come together and change the way online debates work. But that takes effort, so screw it. Let’s all just accept the new normal and join in the worldwide brawl that Internet-based discussion has become. Before you do, though, there’s an important skill you’re going to have to learn: how to be outraged. Just practice the steps below, and in no time, you’ll find yourself transformed from a calm, reasonable human being into a flaming ball of hatred, rage, and resentment! You’ll thank us later. Probably by tweeting “DIE IN A FIRE” at us. Don’t worry, though. We’ll know what you mean. 1. Always remember: it’s about you. This is the first rule of Internet outrage, and you should never forget it. Every time somebody expresses an opinion with which you disagree, they are doing it to anger you personally. It doesn’t matter whether the person actually knows you; the only reason he wrote what he or she did is to piss you off, and you would be a fool not to take it as a deeply personal insult. A political writer says nice things about the candidate you plan to vote against? That’s the equivalent of him setting fire to your car and insulting your mother’s chastity. React accordingly. 2. You are the only person who realizes how enraging this situation is. There might be seven billion people in this crazy world of ours, but always keep in mind that you’re special, and if you don’t express your fury over a particular situation, nobody else will. It can get lonely, being the lone vox clamantis in deserto, but that just means you’re going to have to rant more loudly and obnoxiously than everybody else. Social media is particularly good for expressing your feelings of isolated rage. If you notice your friends discussing a topic you find irrelevant, you’ll want to reply with a passive-aggressive post of your own, highlighting your righteous anger in the face of others’ apathy. Learn to write sentences like “I can’t believe everyone’s talking about the royal baby when [thing that makes you mad] is going on.” Not only will you let people know you’re smarter and more engaged than them, you’ll also give yourself the praise you so richly deserve! 3. Everything is your business. As hard as it is to believe, before the Internet, people tended to stay away from conversations they weren’t involved in. If you heard two people discussing politics, or more personal topics, in a coffee shop, etiquette demanded that you not join in and tell them they were both sadly misinformed. (Truly, it was the Dark Ages.) Not anymore! Do you disapprove of the way your Facebook friend is raising his or her child? Are you unhappy with the pet name your buddy has given his or her significant other? Jump right in! Private conversations are so 1989, and there is no topic of discussion that wouldn’t benefit from your strongly-held opinion. 4. Learn the vocabulary of outrage. Particularly the ABC’s of angry commenting: Always BeCapitalizing. An enraged rant just isn’t the same if it isn’t rendered, at least partially, in all caps. You’ll also want to keep some of these phrases in your back pocket: “NO. JUST NO.” (also acceptable: “WOW. JUST WOW.”) “THIS IS NOT OKAY.” (Note: It’s actually spelled “OK,” of course; “okay” is a semi-literate barbarism. But this is the Internet, college boy, not your master’s thesis, so get it right.) “WTF.” “I CAN’T EVEN.” “FAIL.” Whatever you do, don’t attempt to engage your rival’s actual arguments — keep it personal, and content-free. Remember, you’re not trying to change minds, you’re trying to shore up your own enraged-nerd credibility. (But do save “KILL YOURSELF” or “DIE IN A FIRE” for more serious matters, like if somebody doesn’t enjoy a particular video game quite as much as you do. You don’t just want to throw these around willy-nilly.) 5. Constantly threaten to quit social media. You might be a master of outrage, but you’re still a delicate little flower, and it’s vital you let everyone know that. If not enough people sympathize with your latest rage fit, regretfully inform them that you’ll probably be deleting your social media accounts, because nobody seems to care about the things you care about — they’re just using Facebook and Twitter to interact with friends and family, and maybe share things that make them happy. Wait for the comments begging you to stay to roll in! 6. Quit social media. In a huff. The huff is vital. Do not forget the huff. 7. Rejoin social media. Preferably around two days later. Explain your decision to rejoin by posting to something that makes you really mad, and letting your friends know that you just couldn’t stay silent about it. Did the political party you oppose issue a press release saying the exact same things they’ve been saying for 50 years? There’s your post! Sure, you deserve a rest, but you have a great responsibility to your friends: letting them know what they should be furious about. What would they do without you? Besides, you know, live their lives and do the things they enjoy? 8. Pile on. The person with whom you disagree might be getting thousands of hateful tweets and Facebook replies, helpfully suggesting that he should perform obscene acts to himself and/or die in a painful manner. But they’ll never get the point unless you weigh in. Remember: it’s only bullying when it’s happening to you. When you’re doing it, it is brave social activism, and you should be awarded some kind of medal. 9. Don’t keep your outrage hidden. A common mistake that angry people make on Twitter is yelling at someone without letting everyone who follows them witness the unhinged rant. Did your bus arrive five minutes late? Did the clerk at the fast-food joint neglect to give you enough napkins? Was the attendant on your flight momentarily distracted when you were trying to get his attention? Don’t make the mistake of tweeting only at the business’s account — put a period first so everyone can see it. There’s nothing your followers want to read more than your abusive whining to whatever intern runs a company’s social media account! They’ll all be breathless, awaiting your angry updates. Stick it to the man! It won’t make you look like a jerk at all! 10. Make sure your tone is hectoring, intolerant, and enraged. You’ve heard the old saying:you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. That’s all well and good, but remember, you’re not trying to catch flies. You’re trying to simultaneously provoke and publicly shame them. Why bother converting other people to your point of view when you can just insult them and compare them to Hitler? It’s not important that the problems of the world get solved. It’s not important to foster a discussion that draws in people from all walks of life. And it’s certainly not important to behave with even a modicum of dignity. It’s just important to win. And on the Internet, rage is its own victory. We’re not going to solve the world’s problems, but we can at least make other people feel horrible for disagreeing with us. And if you disagree, well, I’ve got a fire, and I’d be happy to tell you what you should do in it http://thepessimist.com/2013/08/07/how-to-be-outraged-on-the-internet/
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    Music Industry

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/aug/06/edm-electronic-dance-music-singers DJs are making a killing these days as electronic dance music (EDM) is one of the most lucrative sectors of the music industry. Top DJs can demand £50,000 to £100,000 for a gig – and, unlike touring rock acts, they have hardly any overheads. But the scene is hiding a shameful secret – the women who write the melodies and lyrics to the dance hits, as well as sing them, claim they rarely get paid for their work. In the early 1990s, Milli Vanilli and C+C Music Factory found themselves in the midst of a scandal when it was revealed that the vocalists fronting the acts were just lip-synching to other singers' vocals on some tracks. Martha Wash, the actual singer of C+C Music Factory's Gonna Make You Sweat, even sued the label for proper credit and royalties, Milli Vanilli had to hand back their Grammy, and the US introduced rules making it mandatory to credit correct vocals on CDs and videos, in the aftermath. While the pop sector has largely cleaned up its act since then, little has changed in for EDM acts. The featured singers on many club hits, most of whom have also written the "toplines" (melody and lyrics), often find themselves being replaced by someone younger and "prettier" for videos and tours, while seeing no royalties at all. One such singer is Antonia Lucas who, after decades of feeling devalued and disrespected by club music producers and labels, decided to set up the Vocalist Songwriters Alliance (VSA). Lucas's first introduction to the business, almost 20 years ago, was a session for a prominent garage producer. What she thought would be the recording of one track turned out to be a long line of producers coming in, one after the other, with beats without music. Lucas was required to make up melodies and lyrics on top of the beats. "Twelve records came out of that session – six of which were hits – and all I received was £200 and no writing credits," she says, adding that some of the tracks are still being issued. Last year she started a Facebook group for singer-songwriters in the sector, and within days the group had over 60 members, all describing similar experiences. The VSA now has 300 members. One of them is artist and songwriter CoCo Star (real name Susan Brice). In 1996, Brice's track I Need a Miracle was released by Greenlight Recordings in the US and became a club hit. It was then re-recorded and released on EMI's Positiva imprint in the UK a year later. In 1999, a British DJ mashed up her vocals from the song with German act Fragma's track Toca Me. The mash-up was released without Brice's permission on a bootleg white label for which she was never paid. This sparked a buzz in the clubs, and Fragma released their own version of the bootleg, Toca's Miracle, on Tiger Records in Germany and Positiva in the UK in 2000. It went to No 1 in 14 countries worldwide. "[Toca's Miracle] has reportedly sold more than 3m copies, but I've never been paid for any of these remixes," claims Brice. She says that her vocal was credited to Fragma, alleging that an impostor touring as the singer collected her PPL airplay royalties until six months ago. PPL collects performance royalties for recordings, when they're played in public, such as in clubs and on the radio. Of the money it collects, 50% goes to the owner of the recording (usually the label), 45% to the featured artist (usually the singer), and the remaining 5% to the non-featured musicians. Its registration for Toca's Miracle includes a number of studio programmers as "featured artists" as well as another vocalist. Brice is registered as a non-featured artist at a rate of 1%. Tiger Records, claims it owns the copyright to Toca's Miracle, but it has so far failed to produce any sample agreement, licensing agreement or assignment agreement to Brice's label, Universal Music. Brice alleges that this is because what they used is a bootleg, with her vocal sourced from an illegal file-sharing site. When asked about the Fragma Toca's Miracle dispute, a spokesperson for Universal Music Group, which bought EMI last year, said: "There's quite a long chain of contracts behind this, starting with Susan's original deal with Greenlight, which we're looking into so wouldn't want to comment until we've got to the bottom of it." The Guardian also contacted Tiger Records, as well as its distributor Kontor New Media, for a comment, but has yet to receive a reply. Brice is not the only featured artist to have had such problems with Fragma. Kirsty Hawkshaw, former frontperson of Opus III, who's hit It's a Fine Day went to No 2 in the UK charts in 1992, co-wrote and sang Fragma's Radio Waves, but hasn't received any royalties for it. "They never signed a contract with me," she says. Hawkshaw wrote to iTunes about the dispute, and it promptly took the track down, but she says she has no money to hire a lawyer. Like many other artists I've spoken to, she also fears being threatened and blacklisted for speaking out. Both artists have had similar experiences with other EDM producers and labels. "Susan and I could have probably made a million, considering all the compilations that have featured our songs," says Hawkshaw, who has also joined the VSA. "The producers are not all necessarily choosing to be rogues, unfair and dishonest," says Lucas. "Some are just ignorant regarding how the industry works." Hawkshaw concurs. When confronting a producer who had done a mash-up using her vocal, he claimed he had done "millions" of mash-ups and nobody ever told them they needed permission, adding that he had not taken credit or sold it – and so had not abused the artists' rights. "I said, 'If I used your backing track to promote myself without your permission, you wouldn't be happy with me,'" she says. All VSA members have reported not receiving royalty statements from the record labels selling their work – and being "stonewalled" when challenging them on it. Lucas says that this kind of behaviour breaks down the individual – Brice says she suffered a nervous breakdown as a result – and that many members considered leaving the industry, before finding out that they were not alone. "Some of the biggest DJs out there are doing it [to their featured vocalist/co-writers]," she says. "They're making the most money, yet they expect to pay the least. They believe they're superior to us – but without us, what would the fans be singing?"
  5. djbmc

    Formal Shirts

    I find buying slim fit a size too big helps. I find it hard to get shirts that are the right length and still allow me to raise both arms without getting too tight on my back
  6. Well rude. Damn foreigners coming into London and taking your jobs.
  7. All these questions for money are ridiculous considering everyone on this site is a street smart investor with a property portfolio.
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    The Gym Topic

    i swear the number of reps vs. the amount of weight ur lifting isn't on a standard scale, there's some kind of multiplier effect going on. i can get 8 reps out on dumbbell shoulder press on 30k quite easily now, so i jumped up to 34k yesterday: 3 good reps, the fourth was a bit rubbish, although i did complete it. i thought i was gonna get at least 5 out.
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    some tech news

    wasn't sure where to put this: http://gamerfury.tumblr.com/ brilliant.
  10. Whether or not it's normal or natural isn't the point. You can't fuck your sister coz ur offspring would be extremely ill. You can't abuse children because it's child abuse. Gay relationships aren't either of these things.
  11. I remember back on 95/96 getting my old man to tape the shows for me coz i wasn't allowed to stay up to listen. He's as much a perfomer as the people he interviewed and he'll be missed. As for 1xtra I haven't listened since rampage left. It's shit.
  12. Lol some guys hate gays so much they're researching extreme gay sexual procedures. Perfectly normal behaviour
  13. Whether it's natural or not isn't the point. A homosexual relationship is between two consenting parties. Peadophiles find sexual pleasure in abusing innocent children. The fact that some of you can't make that distinction is worrying to say the least. I can only hope I have been irrevocably trolled.
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    I heard mgeez was gonna relaunch his rap career as trillbo swaggins. Shortest rapper in the game.
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