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  1. Gurkensalat

    How do you listen to The Last Jedi the most?

    I can’t believe that, that would be absurd.
  2. Gurkensalat

    How do you listen to The Last Jedi the most?

    Why do you need a MacBook for that?
  3. Gurkensalat

    John Williams' Inspirations

    Definitely Stravinsky and Prokofiev, also Elgar, Walton, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky to name few others. I guess he knows the major classical composers very well and uses styles and techniques that seem appropriate to him.
  4. consider yourself stoned 😎
  5. Gurkensalat

    The official Smart Phones and Tablets thread

    Well, you know, Germany and The Netherlands and all that But at least we can meet here!
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    The official Smart Phones and Tablets thread

    Thats why I included a youtube video, so you can see it.
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    The official Smart Phones and Tablets thread

    My personal reasons: After 15 years of frustration with various Windows systems at home, and having never a problem with my Mac on the job, I finally switched in 2012 to a base Mac mini for 550 Euro (plus 70 Euro for more RAM) and never looked back. Its a no hassle, it just works experience that is very relaxing and a marked difference to my earlier computer experiences. Using a computer at home changed from being a chore to being fun, and I started doing much more like cutting family movies, putting the time I previously needed to fix Windows problems to a more productive and interesting use. I also bought a refurbished iPad 2 for 350 Euro from 2011, which runs nicely on iOS 7 (probably slower than iOS6, but very acceptable for such an old tablet; remember, technological progress was much more dramatic in mobile devices in the last 8 years than on PCs). This is now working as the family tablet, still fully functional despite being a 7 year old device, and I have now an iPad Pro 10.5 which is lighting fast and offers a lot of functionality with iOS11. So, despite I would not call myself a typical Apple fan and I don´t give a shit about status symbols, I am very content with the devices. My Mac mini works better and faster than ever after changing the HDD to an SSD, and still does everything I want from it. By the way, I don´t own a smartphone, because they are not worth it to me. I have a cheap standard cell phone without contract, and all the smart aspects are done by my iPad. This is just an additional version of the 2018 phone to boost sales mid cycle. The 2019 iPhones will like every year arrive in September. I think that is not true anymore. Apple heard the criticism and pledged to improve iOS performance on older devices with iOS 12. and this is the first beta of 12 compared to the final version of 11!
  8. Gurkensalat

    The official Smart Phones and Tablets thread

    This is just an additional version of the 2017 phone to boost sales mid cycle. The 2018 iPhones will like every year arrive in September and will be different/upgraded.
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    Far and Away being released on Blu-Ray on March 4

    I find Rosewood not a weak film, I like it quite a bit. A kind of Schindlers List on diet for Blacks (SL being the superior film).
  10. yes, the below has higher frequency extension and less dynamic compression. Which is which?
  11. Can anybody tell me, where exactly the Quote from The long goodbye is in the isolated score? I do not remember it from viewing the movie.
  12. Perhaps then we can find a compromise: The first motif for the crystal skull is based on tritones which are typical for Williams to denote the unknown. OK? :-) With this I withdraw from the discussion that has changed its course dramatically, since my first reply was made to contradict the opinion, that the crystal skull Motiv is just an inverted Ark Motiv which it is not considering the intervals and harmonics.
  13. I expect he will. Although would really like to get a TinTin 2 from Peter Jackson.
  14. No, they are both excellent. IMO the only underwhelming Williams score from the last 8 years is Book Thief.
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