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Phaedra Starling is the pen name of a romance novelist and licensed private investigator living in small New York City apartment with two large dogs. She practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and makes world-class apricot muffins. Gentlemen. Thank you for reading. Let me start out by assuring you that I understand you are a good sort of person. So far, so good. Now, you want to become acquainted with a woman you see in public. “But wait! Well, no. So when you, a stranger, approach me, I have to ask myself: Will this man rape me? Do you think I’m overreacting? I don’t. When you approach me in public, you are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Fortunately, you’re a good guy. To begin with, you must accept that I set my own risk tolerance. The second important point: you must be aware of what signals you are sending by your appearance and the environment. This means that some men should never approach strange women in public. Are you wearing a tee-shirt making a rape joke? Pay attention to the environment. Yeah.

Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music : Scientific Reports To identify structural patterns of musical discourse we first need to build a ‘vocabulary’ of musical elements (Fig. 1). To do so, we encode the dataset descriptions by a discretization of their values, yielding what we call music codewords20 (see Supplementary Information, SI). In the case of pitch, the descriptions of each song are additionally transposed to an equivalent main tonality, such that all of them are automatically considered within the same tonal context or key. The dataset contains the beat-based music descriptions of the audio rendition of a musical piece or score (G, Em, and D7 on the top of the staff denote chords). Full size image (297 KB) We first count the frequency of usage of pitch codewords (i.e. the number of times each codeword type appears in a sample). (a) Examples of the rank-frequency distribution (relative frequencies z′ such that ). Full size image (374 KB) Codeword frequency distributions provide a generic picture of vocabulary usage.

Aaron Karo presents Ruminations.com VG Emulation for Newbies > Kega Fusion Tutorial About Kega Fusion This tutorial is to help you with Kega Fusion. It was written by the famous Steve Snake. He created the famed emulator KGen in 1997. It wasn't long before his emulator developed a great game compatibility rate, becoming one of the great emulators that popularized video game emulation. *If you would like to download Kega Fusion, I have it in my emulators page. Extracting & Placement I suggest you make a new folder called "Genesis" within a folder called "Emulation". Back to top First time tip Upon opening Kega Fusion for the first time, you'll be greeted by the "Kega Fusion First Time Tip". 1. 2. 3. Setting up the keyboard or gamepad 1. 2. 3. 4. Loading a game Click on the File menu and click on the type of game you want to load (as shown to the right). Remember, it's important to click on the correct Load. *Loading a Sega CD game is a different ball park and has some strings attached. Full screen mode To blow up the game to full screen, go to Video then Full screen. 1. 2. 1.

How to copy text from any Window or Program Software? There is no way you can copy text from places like this You can copy text easily in Windows using the Crtl+C or Ctrl+Insert key combination’s, but the above commands only work in certain text areas, but what if you want to copy text appearing in ‘Getting started’ Tab of Microsoft Word ? certainly you won’t be able to select the text , you can’t highlight it. the above mentioned commands won’t work here. But hey wait, actually you can copy text from this place, or any place for that matter, let me tell you how 1) Install a OCR reorganization software , the one I used is ‘capture text’, It can be downloaded from capturetext.com , you get a free 21 days trial, so no worries 2) After installation its blue icon will appear in you windows task-bar, click on icon to start copying text, after clicking your mouse cursor will change to a cross hair 3) Move the cursor to the place/Window from where you want to copy text and select the area from which the text has be to copied Related posts:

MKV Ordered Chapters: User's Manual Recently an MKV feature known as "ordered chapters" or "ordered editions" has become increasingly common. The purpose of this thread is to clarify some common concerns about said feature. Q: Why use ordered chapters?A: Ordered chapters, when combined with MKV segment linking, provides an easy way to save a lot of diskspace and improve video quality for TV anime. This is not because ordered chapters compress video or anything. Q: What do I need to do to get it working properly? Q: What about other players or operating systems? Q: Can I rename the files? Q: But that sucks, I want to change the subtitle font and remux! Code: Segment UID: 0xa2 0xa6 0xa2 0xa7 0x45 0x22 0x6b 0x85 0x85 0xd4 0x75 0x5e 0x6c 0xf4 0x67 0x60 Remove the "Segment UID:" part and all the "0x", and note it down somewhere. 2) Use mkvextract to extract the chapters XML file. 3) Start GDSMux. Q: Does this feature increase CPU usage? Q: I don't like this. Q: This is relevant to my interests and I would like to know more!

That VideoGame Blog Films and TV shows that would make great video games. Part 1/2 » That VideoGame Blog Join That VideoGame Blog as we count down a dozen films and TV shows that would transition well into video games. Part One coming right now! Taking place in 2517 in an uncharted solar system with no faster-than-light travel, Firefly is a 2002 Space Western focusing on the lives of a renegade crew trying to scrounge a living on the fringes of space. Making only occasional references to Earth, the series established that long before the events of the TV series the world could no longer support such a sizable population and a significant percentage of the population emigrated to a new star system in generation ships. Managing only fourteen episodes and one feature length film, (not including comics), the Firefly IP is a potential goldmine for a well-developed space-shooter hybrid. In this new universe, core planets are under Alliance control (a unique blend of Western and Chinese cultures as a result of the only two remaining superpowers, the USA and China, combining).

On The Chopping Block: Five AAA Games That Will Never See The Light Of Day (And One That Might) For every game that is released on the market, there are dozens that never make it passed the first production meeting. While I have no feelings towards those games because they were never shown to the public, there have been many instances where a game was shown to the market to much fanfare, and then their productions were suddenly cut short and they vanished forever. This article is about those games. The ones that could have been AAA titles, the games that you would have expected to sell systems and launch new franchises. Why didn't these games make it? Project Milo For The Xbox 360 Project Milo went by another name when it was shown off at E3 in 2009. It would have been like turning your TV into a window. Reports were coming in that Project Milo would never actually be a game and instead was just made to showcase the power of the Kinect. Mega Man Legends 3 The game that caused Capcom fans everywhere to wither up and die on the spot when they got the bad news. Fallout Online

Pandora's Tower - Review - gamrReview It seems like games these days have to have everything in order to please anyone. Every long-standing franchise is either adding multiplayer or simplifying gameplay in order to tick off as many boxes as possible to grab some extra market share (I'm looking at you, Ninja Gaiden). Pandora's Tower goes in the opposite direction and actually strips things down. Imagine a Zelda game in which you only have one person to talk to, one vendor, and no sprawling overworld between dungeons, but does stripping down a tried and true formula leave you with no fat, or just no soul? Pandora's Tower is the last of the three “Operation Rainfall” targeted games and probably the one with the least hype behind it. When you compare a developer whose game catalog is 75% One Piece adaptations to Sakaguchi and Monolith Soft it's hard for Ganbarion to compete in hype. Hey kids, can you guess which part is his weakpoint? How that shoulder tentacle of hers sways in the breeze is just too gross for words.

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