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Look into your email notifications to see the answer. I don't want to leave the spoiler open
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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I want to be tested to be sure I am not related to a Kardashian, so I can go on living.
Why? What sort of costume have you bought?
OTOH, you probably are. Go back about 40 generations (about 1,000 years) and you should have ~1 Trillion ancestors. At that time the human population is estimated to be about 275 Million. That's a lot of overlap.
My wife did 23andMe because of her health problems and she talked me into it.
What's irritating is that _someone_ joined 23andMe with the name "Anakin Skywalker" and supposedly he's my third (ish) cousin.
"You share a paternal-line ancestor with Napoleon Bonaparte." -- I'm sure he was familiar with a light saber.
I am apparently descended from Henry VII of England. This means that if the correct quarter of a million people suddenly die, I get to be King of England! Yay... erm, oh no! Who would want that job voluntarily?
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
In preparation for my upcoming screen-cast debut to the other team members, I bought a microphone and am in the process of obtaining several applications (both Linux and Windows) to facilitate my nefarious plans.
There are a number of applications that allow you to create screen-cast videos, but since I'm screen-casting from a Windows VM, I figure a Windows app would be the best option. I found a list of screen-casting apps on the internet, and I eliminated a few at the outset because they don't allow audio input.
I tried to use Expression Encoder, but unless I spend $200 on a retail version, it won't allow me to encode to MP4, so that's a no-go. Also, after I'm done recording the video, EE doesn't allow me to see a preview because it can't detect my video hardware (i think that was the message it displayed). Anyway, Only being able to encode to WMV is a no-go, so the preview thing really doesn't matter.
There are a number of free and retail screen-cast applications out there but it's difficult to find a consensus about which one is the most capable. I've almost decided to use SnagIt - At $50, it's 1/2 the price of EE. If anyone has a favorite, I'm open to suggestions.
Have you ever noticed that when you hear a recording of your voice, it doesn't sound the same as how you hear yourself in your head? I was playing with Audacity to see if I could fix that, and accidentally stumbled on a method for creating a darth vader voice. Not being one to refuse a trip down random rabbit holes, I also found an MP3 online of darth breathing, and combined them into a single track. The results are almost impressive, so much so that I might add Darth as a vocal observer in my screen cast, to add comic relief.
When I'm stuck on a programming problem, I tell my dog about the problem, and it helps me think of ways to overcome the problem. In a similar vein, hearing yourself describe a process allows you to transcend the topic, and actually think of different (better?) ways to approach a problem. It's the same as "talking to the dog", but in this case, I'm the dog. As I was scripting out the screen-cast, this happened a few times. Woof!
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