Saturday, July 30, 2016

12 Amazing Free Plugins To Give Life To Your Mix - PSU

I haven't checked these out yet, but plan to in the near future...

12 Amazing Free Plugins To Give Life To Your Mix - PSU: "Thankfully, our DAWs are already packed full of great plugins. But sometimes it’s difficult to get the “character” we want out of them. What I mean by “character” is the way that certain pieces gear can add coloration to your tracks. For instance, if you use a vintage SSL console, you will get a certain sound due to the natural harmonics and distortion of the hardware. While it’s great that technology allows us to get a pretty much clean/un-colored sound with very little noise, sometimes it’s nice to have those extra artifacts to give life to our recordings/mixes. Luckily, we don’t need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on gear."

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Neither Charlie Hunnam Nor His Abs Will Return For Pacific Rim 2

Neither Charlie Hunnam Nor His Abs Will Return For Pacific Rim 2: "I can see the rewrite now. Charlie Hunnam will appear in a short cameo. The cameo would consist of the following scenes. Mako: The clock has reset, we have a category 2 event! Becket: We need to go now! Mako: Are you going to put a shirt on? Becket: There’s no time! (Becket runs across the screen, abs prominent) (Mako and Becket get intoGypsy Danger 2: Becket’s abs are still exposed. ) (Gypsy Danger marches out, as awesome guitar rift plays. A kaiju suddenly attacks) (Camera jostles, focuses on Becket’s abs.) Becket: It’s time to cancel this guy! Mako, Mega Zord attack number 5! Mako and Becket do a pseudo-kungfu move that looks like a series of vertical crunches, camera focuses on abs. (awesome explody C.G scene) Mako: Right, let’s finish him! (Kaiju feigns right and grabs Gypsy Dangers heads from the right. The claws sink through and evelope Becket. A finger covers his head, another his legs, camera can only see his abs.) Mako: Nooo! Becket: Kill em for me! (Set explodes as the Gypsy Danger’s head is ripped in half, the last we see of Becket is his nude torso and abs) Mako finishes off the kaiju single handedly, plot happens, and she gets all drifty and kinky with John Boyega."

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Evil Dead 4 Movie Hopes Revived By Ash vs Evil Dead

Evil Dead 4 Movie Hopes Revived By Ash vs Evil Dead: "Starz presented a panel for season two of Ash vs Evil Dead, their series based on the Evil Dead films. Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless and producer Robert Tapert spoke with reporters in roundtables, where Tapert stated that the current focus is to produce more seasons of the TV series. However, success means a fourth movie is more likely down the line than it would have been without a TV show."

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Halliburton sheds more jobs, looks to North America recovery

Halliburton sheds more jobs, looks to North America recovery: "Halliburton took a promissory note from "its primary customer" in Venezuela in exchange for $200 million of outstanding trade receivables, according to the statement. McCollum said at an investor conference last month that the company has a "need to really hit the brakes" in Venezuela because it’s not getting paid for the work being done there. The company said in May the amount it was owed in the country rose 7.4% in the first quarter to $756 million."

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NEWS  |  Under May's New Government, a UK Gas Fracking Push Is Probable  |  Rigzone

NEWS  |  Under May's New Government, a UK Gas Fracking Push Is Probable  |  Rigzone: "As Theresa May’s new government prepares to take the U.K. out of the European Union, it’s likely to promote one technology shunned by most nations on the mainland - fracking. May, her predecessor David Cameron, and newly appointed members of her cabinet including former Energy Secretary Amber Rudd have supported hydraulic fracturing of Britain’s shale rock to reduce the nation’s increasing dependence on natural gas imports. May voted in line with government policy against additional regulation on exploration companies and an 18-month moratorium on the practice in 2015. Cameron’s government planned to go “all out for shale” and the new cabinet probably won’t change its view as officials are set to decide whether to approve applications to frack by companies from Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. to IGas Energy Plc.  Fracking has been banned or suspended in EU nations including France, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as in Scotland and Wales. “The government policy on fracking hasn’t changed," May’s spokesman Greg Swift told reporters in response to questions about U.K. shale gas development."

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Monday, July 11, 2016

NEWS  |  Oil Price Rout Slams Houston's Commercial Real Estate Market  |  Rigzone

NEWS  |  Oil Price Rout Slams Houston's Commercial Real Estate Market  |  Rigzone: "The prolonged slump in oil prices has slammed the office market in the U.S. energy industry hub of Houston, where more than 10 million square feet is available and vacancy rates are at their highest in 20 years, the real estate firm CBRE reported. Thousands of energy industry employees have lost jobs and companies have slashed their capital budgets during the steep slide in crude prices, which are still down more than 50 percent since 2014. CBRE found that 10.2 million square feet of commercial real estate was available to sublease at the end of June, as companies sought to shrink their footprint and get others to cover the terms of their leases."

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Big Data Algorithms Optimize Oil Wells | Automation World

Big Data Algorithms Optimize Oil Wells | Automation World: "The global oil producing industry spends millions of dollars every week on preemptive well monitoring—sending technicians to remote sites to check wells for operational faults. Though the idea of operating oil wells with the help of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is catching on, labor costs still dominate operating expenses. Not only does the typical oil company still send field technicians out driving from well to well to regularly inspect the equipment and report back on findings, even using IIoT technologies in many cases does not resolve issues with labor costs, argues Nav Dhunay, president and CEO of Ambyint. “If you just analyze the data, all you’ve done is push the problem around,” Dhunay says, arguing that the main expense is still labor, albeit a different kind. “Now you have people staring at screens, looking at graphs, trying to understand the data. It just pushes up the labor cost.”"

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