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I'm Plugging An Awesome Band
Posted by Mr. Pulsar on February 24, 2009, 11:22 EST
Friday Mile

I was in the car with my roommate last week and when she was about to kick me out of the car this band was playing. Ignoring her telling me to get out of this car I began to jam, and I fell in love.

On the walk home (Thanks, Kat) I had much time to think over the mystical rhythms I had just endured and I was pretty happy about it. I went ahead and bought their album "Love & Gasoline EP" and I was pretty blown away. I don't know much about the band but they seem to be pretty local to Seattle. I apparently met some of the members at Thanksgiving Dinner. I remember my roommate going bonkers and fangirlish over one of their bandmates so now it all makes sense.

Needless to say I'm pretty inspired over the album, lots of emotion in it and great mixing for what seems to be self-produced. (Don't worry, if I'm wrong my roommate will just send me an angry email and I'll post the correction on here.)

So if I could ask one thing of all the viewers of TGSA out there, I'd ask to give this band a shot. All their tracks on the EP are pretty great, and I'd recommend "Distance = Danger" the most. It's pretty god damn groovin' if you know what I mean.

According to their MySpace they have a show here in Seattle tomorrow, which I'd like to go to but I hear most of their gigs are 21+, soooooo.... fuck.

There you have it, check out Friday Mile for great justice. I'm gonna go hit up my music studio now because I'm pretty inspired. Speaking of which Star Ennui should be releasing our first album in the summer, hopefully. I'm aiming for that, so far I have a bit of tracks produced without the vocals added in, as well as a couple of my last instrumentals as a solo artist.

- Austin "Mr. Pulsar"

Editors notes:
1.Austin's roommate did not kick him out of her car, it was added for dramatic effect.

2. Austin's roommate also believes Austin is very egotistical when posting news on TGSA, so if you agree/disagree/what have you, email at mrpulsar (at) gmail.com giving your opinion and they will be promptly forwarded to Kat.

3. There is no Editor.

Yes I Did! + 2 New Music Tracks
Posted by Mr. Pulsar on February 8, 2009, 20:01 EST
New Songs: LI Sirius A, and Serenade of Vega.

Send music feedback to: mrpulsar (at) gmail.com or on the newgrounds pages.

Todays rant: "Intel vs. AMD, the ongoing pointless nerd battle."

I recently built a Phenom II system, running 4GB of RAM and a 8800GTX. It plays everything I want it to, and pretty good I might add.

I'm curious though, so much shit is being talked about the Phenom II. I mean shit, I know Intel is better but like, why such hate?

The comparison I was getting was taking the Phenom II and the i7 head to head at a game like Left4Dead. The i7 running it around 130FPS while the Phenom II running it at around 90FPS. So people automatically assume the Phenom II is trash? Really? 90FPS? How much crack can you smoke in one day? :|

Considering the pricing between the two I'd say thats about right. I can afford a Phenom II with my income. I can't afford an i7 and I'm not paying $1000 for an 'ExtreeeeeEMMMEE' edition that does maybe 20% better overall.

I rest my case there, I don't feel like getting too in to it.

- Mr. Pulsar

Current music: Beck's Odelay
Reading: Wikipedia
Watching: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
comic on monday
Posted by Morr on February 15, 2009, 21:16 EST
Sorry I didn't notice what day it was.

eh, I'm on vacation, check back later.

The more you know!
Posted by Morr on February 9, 2009, 07:54 EST
Pulsar mentioned FPS!

And since theres always alot of debate about this and I feel like I can educate people now!

People always quote the "human eye can't see more than 24 frames per second" in these debates. That is a number used for non-interactive video and assumes there is motion blur used... and means that is the basic amount at which motion looks fluid. Humans can react just fine to interactive videos (like games) that show far above 100 frames per second. After 60 fps the difference starts to be so small that it doesn't really make sense to go over that, as a result most console games are optimised for 60fps. The difference between 30 fps and 60 fps is really noticable if you're even a bit used to games and therefor is a valid point to make.

I've heard people talk of military tests that said the 200fps is the actual limit of the human nervious system. I'd now link an article to this but I'm too lazy to find it.
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