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kfield
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Re: Stayin' Alive
kfield   8/18/2013 12:03:50 PM
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Thanks David for the information about CPR and absolutely I hope I don't ever need it and you don't need to perform it on me!  You do make a good point about a good skill to have, actually it's a good skill for other people to have as well!!  Hard to believe the BeeGees are pretty much all gone.

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Re: Stayin' Alive
David Ashton   8/17/2013 8:59:14 PM
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@Karen...they were actually born in England, but moved to Australia as kids.  And once they got famous they moved back to England.   There was a 4th brother Andy who died young.  So there is only one left now (Barry).

I love their early stuff, once they got to the high pitched stuff I lost interest, but I must admit "Stayin' Alive" is catchy

On the subject of CPR, they've been decreasing the breaths...used to be 5, then 2 (to 30 compressions, which is what you use "Stayin' Alive" for), now they are optional and I think about to be removed completely.    I'd rather not have to do CPR on you (or anyone) but if it does ever happen I'll sing "Stayin' Alive" to you.  If you get up and run off screaming, I'll know I've got you going again...  :-))

Everyone should do CPR, I get a first aid refresher every 3 years care of my job, but having done it I would pay for it myself if I had to, it's a good set of skills to have.

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Re: Stayin' Alive
kfield   8/17/2013 7:16:52 PM
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@davidashton  I hope you'll be nearby should I ever be in need of CPR -- I alawys loved that BeeGees song. And don't they hail from your neck of the woods?

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Re: I admit I closed my eyes after a few seconds
kfield   8/17/2013 7:15:13 PM
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@seaEE I am the conference director for DESIGN West and first had a good laugh at your idea and then thought "hey wait" this could actually be very cool. If you'd like to join our loosely formed planning group for all things fun at next year's event, drop me a line at karen.field@ubm.com

PS I have to admit I adored that song.

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Re: I admit I closed my eyes after a few seconds
Max The Magnificent   8/17/2013 2:33:13 PM
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@seaEE: A wireless mesh network of disco balls...

Keep on taking the dried frog pills :-)

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Re: Breathing Earth
David Ashton   8/17/2013 5:38:13 AM
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In the ancient Windows days I used to have a screen saver that did something like that, I thought it was great. Lost it somewhere, but it probably wouldn't work on the later versions anyway..... 

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Re: Stayin' Alive
David Ashton   8/17/2013 5:23:08 AM
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@Janine, @Max it DOES work, and the editing is really good.  Did the original clips have the same timing?  I doubt it.  So have they changed the speed of them to fit the music?   Or just taken the bits that happen to fit?  They do change often, annoyingly so sometimes, so maybe it's the latter.

Max, I'm with you on the Beegees, Their early stuff was really good (First of May, Words, Don't Forget to Remember, Spicks and Specks, etc) before they started the high pitched stuff.   A really good movie with lots of early Beegees music was "Melody", about two schoolkids falling in love in London in the 60's.  Difficult to find, but there are a few on Ebay.

Almost anyone who has done a CPR course will have been told that "Stayin' Alive" gives you almost the exact rhythm for your chest compressions.  I always hum it in my head during my annual retest and I haven't got it wrong yet!

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I admit I closed my eyes after a few seconds
seaEE   8/17/2013 12:43:12 AM
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I admit I did smile, but I also screwed my eyes shut so as not to forever taint the pristine memory of the original Staying Alive song.  Man that was a close call!  The good news is that if a video like that can be created, is world peace not possible?  :)   I mean, even if you derated that video 80% you could still achieve world peace.   And now I am thinking about Max's propellor Beanie.  Couldn't a mod be done on it to turn it into a mini disco-ball beanie?   A wireless mesh network of disco balls with built in strobe LEDs...it boggles the mind.  All the engineers at the next conference dancing to Nights on Broadway.  It would be like a disco version  of Drew Carey's Cleveland Rocks, crowds spilling out into the streets.

 

Sheesh, I just come up with a genius idea like that and it appears I still have the rank of a CEO.  That ought to qualify me as a Lecturer.

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Re: Distiracted
Max The Magnificent   8/16/2013 4:22:27 PM
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@kfield: This one on a meteor exploding and the resulting debris ring is breathtaking!

Wow!

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Re: Breathing Earth
Max The Magnificent   8/16/2013 4:19:47 PM
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@betajet: Reminds me of the the Professor Challenger story "When the World Screamed" (1928), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I never read that one -- but I'm remembering one by either Brin, Bear, or Benford about the Earth "waking up" and becoming a thinking entity... can't recall the title ... I thought it was "Earth" but the review on Amazon doesn't seem to match my recollection

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