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  • My online lectures are audio recordings over PowerPoint presentations that you can view as a video, and some of them are around or over a hour long because my lecturers like to ramble a lot. This last class I need to do is gonna suck.
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    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    Have you tried boosting the playback speed to 1.25x?
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    Krin
    Krin
    if the lecture is on youtube i usually blast that shit to 1.75x speed. just... don't zone out lmao
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I have issues processing speech, so increasing the playback speed is pointless for me.
    One thing about the corona panic and the UK lockdown is giving me joy, at least - watching the buds on the trees behind my garden slowly turn into leaves. :)
    >"I should clean out my bookcase, my wardrobe, my desks and under my bed. Oh, and dust off my plushies too."
    >Proceeds to sit on bed playing Animal Crossing.

    (But seriously, I will dust the plushies. They're disgusting right now. orz)
    So, I've just been made redundant from work. Whether this is just temporary for a few months because of corona or permanent because of a minimum wage increase in the UK next month remains to be seen. But now I've lost half of my monthly income when combined with disability benefit.
    So, my uni has stopped lectures and any forms of face-to-face contact; the archive I volunteer at once a week has told me not to come in for a bit; and my workplace might shut down because of Covid, and it's likely I won't get sick pay for it because I'm the true definition of a part-time worker (I only pop in once a week.) What a fun March this is turning out to be, and I normally love springtime.
    The con I was gonna go to next Saturday has been pushed back to June because of Covid, and the government has pushed back local council and mayoral elections in the UK to next year. Even though Covid might have stabilised/disappeared by this summer. Yaaay, a new excuse for them to undermine democracy!
    Maribelle
    Maribelle
    Little note on the summer thing as someone who works in the medical field no professional will make that claim because we do not know how Covid 19 will behave them and the statement of it will go away in the summer while it may be true if it isn't will lead people to become complacent with their bad habits when it could and at the moment probably will still be a concern at that point in time
    I've been seeing a few bits of Mikuo (Miku's genderbend) fanart and cosplay on Instagram recently, and all I can think of is, "Holy shit, people still remember/care about Vocaloid genderbends?!" I thought that practise died out in late V2/early V3, around the same time fanloids in general died out because the amount of official Vocaloids released was becoming healthy enough for fanworks without relying on OCs.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    The only derivative character I've seen much of post-V3 is Sakine Meiko, and even she started dying out once Meiko V3 came out... still, it's cool that they still have some active fans! What a blast from the past.
    When you nearly fall for one of those bank phishing scams because it was sent to your uni email address, and it wasn't written in broken English. I'm an idiot... orz

    (I didn't get very far into the scam, don't worry. I didn't actually put my bank details in there. Still paranoid now tho.)
    I started learning German yesterday! (I've been meaning to for a while now for career prospects, but I haven't found any suitable courses until now). Since I'm a complete noob to the language, I've just been learning basic phrases, grammar rules and pronouns for now. (The pronouns are confusing me the most so far. ^^;)
    patuk
    patuk
    german language is one of the compulsory subjects here in schools, quite frankly I don't remember much of it :LOL: good luck tho
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    @patuk In Britain, you might do German as part of a foreign language class, but I was put in French and Spanish instead. :(
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    cafenurse
    cafenurse
    I wanted to learn german in school but my schools only option was spanish! :( then i transferred to a different school where they had german as an option but I didnt have room in my schedule for it and I had already completed my language credits with spanish from the years prior. boo!!
    My PC went into sleep mode just now (as it usually does if I leave it alone for ten minutes), but when I tried booting it up again, it just completely restarted as if I'd pressed the power button to start up? Wtf?
    I thought my PC was working fine now, but then Office 365 just suddenly decided to not boot up at all this morning, right when I wanted to continue writing an essay for uni. *headdesk*

    Resetting the entire app to its default state fixed it, but if it happens again, I'm just gonna uninstall the app version and download my uni's click-to-install software version. I've heard Windows Apps can sometimes just corrupt at random?
    >New Windows Update refuses to install, gets fed up and decides to mess with elevated Command Prompt.
    >DISM detects missing/corrupt file. No other methods can work around error code which indicates corruption.
    >Becomes royally fed up and installs Win10 1909 via Media Creation Tool. Pulls through after an hour and random internet hiccups.
    >Huzzah, no Win Update errors so far! ...But now the graphics drive is borked. Currently fixing that.
    >Seriously, Win10 is a nightmare if it develops errors. :( Win7 was way more stable on me.
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    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    AAAAHHHH MY PC ALMOST CRASHED WHILE TRYING TO UPDATE THE GRAPHICS CARD AND SETTINGS

    ...I hate this. :cry:
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    Graphics driver is working again properly. *phew*

    That's enough computer tinkering for today...
    Got Pokemom Shield in the post today - only clocked in two hours so far, and unlike much of the fandom, I haven't found anything to complain about so far. :P
    I've been chatting a lot more recently on here than usual. Am I really bored, or is there just more news/discussions coming through than usual on here?

    One thing I will say is that this place is way more chill than VO ever was. Perhaps that's the actual reason why I'm posting a bit more regularly. :P
    When you're listening to a song with a good instrumental, but they use either the completely wrong Vocaloid for the track, or they tune the right Vocaloid in a bad way so it ends up bugging the crap outta you. :(
    Wario94
    Wario94
    For the completely wrong Vocaloid for the track, this cover for Senbonzakura had claimed to be sung by Meika Hime (it even had it's own artwork for that cover), but it's actually sung by Meika Mikoto. (Even the one who made this cover made this error):
    So far, it got two likes and two dislikes.
    For the right Vocaloid in the bad way, on one point I asked ViVi-P, a Vocaloid producer, for creating a cover for Rin-chan Now! featuring Meika Hime (for Miku), Meika Mikoto (for Luka), and Rin herself. The end of the result was... well...
    For the "Rin-chan Now!" cants, their sounds awful!
    Also, when I trying to find that ViVi-P cover, but believe it or not it was not there! I guess that ViVi-P decided to removed that cover herself.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    God, the "Wrong Vocaloid" thing is such an easy mistake to make, too. Some people don't realize that some voicebanks just do not work for certain kinds of songs. Sometimes love, willpower, and excellent tuning just isn't enough to make it work.

    Another thing that bugs me is when people use waaaaay too many vocal scoops. I can be guilty myself, since I tend to tune like I sing, and I use lots of scoops when I sing. But when you have vocal scoops every other note, and especially when those scoops aren't even well-placed or sound less like a scoop and more like a glitch... big pet peeve of mine, if I must be honest.
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