CBS/Paramount sues to stop Axanar 2 - Electric Boogaloo-Fanboys gone WILD-too many hyphens

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Do you enjoy pie?

  1. Yes, sweet, please

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  2. Yes, savory, please

    34 vote(s)
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  3. Yes, any kind

    60 vote(s)
    40.3%
  4. No, I'm a heathen

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  1. Matthew Raymond

    Matthew Raymond Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think this was popularized by the film Hustle & Flow, but my understanding is that, generally speaking, it doesn't work. It's better than nothing, but hanging moving blankets or bedspreads on clothing racks would probably do more in less time.

    Note that simple foam tiles will kill high frequency sound, but it will do little for reverberant low-frequency noises like rumbling sounds. You have to have a certain density and thickness to absorb certain frequencies, and if the density is too great it will act as a reflector rather than an absorber.
    Considering he could have spent significantly less time just building sound absorbing panels made of towels or mineral wool that would have been more effective, I would discourage such an undertaking. (Although, for safety reasons, I'd prefer using denim insulation instead of fiberglass. Use protective gear in either case, but with denim you technically don't need it unless you're cutting the insulation to fit.)
     
  2. SITZKRIEG!

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    Wait... I can use my jeans from back when I was a thin trekkie to insulate for sound? Excellent. Now if I can find a use for old some Z. Cavarrici and Zubaz pants... :)
     
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  3. fireproof78

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    But I have egg cartons and a nailer.
     
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  4. Therin of Andor

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    It was 1977, a budget of $0 and many donated egg cartons.
     
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  5. jespah

    jespah Taller than a Hobbit Moderator

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    I'm not so sure I want to hear about your Saturday night plans.

    /runs/
     
  6. Matthew Raymond

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    Well, technically you can if you have enough jeans, but the denim insulation is treated to be resistant to fire and mold, whereas your old jeans are not.
    I guess the question is whether you value your time or not. If you value your time sufficiently, you may decide that it's worth the dollar amount to do something else.
     
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  7. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Whatever that's supposed to mean...
     
  8. Matthew Raymond

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    I was originally responding to this:
    Is the money you would spend on materials worth several months of your spare time? By just valuing your own labor at minimum wage, your spare time over several months could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. I'd argue that this would justify looking at other approaches, even if it requires spending some money.

    (Not that it matters anyway, because the egg cartons are probably a fire hazard.)
     
  9. fireproof78

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    I always do cheap. So, if I have egg cartons and means to connect it for the occasional audio work I think it is well worth while. Or just fun. You know...fun? I know; it's a strange concept to talk about.
     
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  10. motorhead

    motorhead Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    what about salmonella/bacteria?
     
  11. Therin of Andor

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    The point being, if he went with whatever commercial soundproofing was available in 1977, he would be donating the cost of materials himself. Donating them to his place of employment. The egg cartons were free. So it was egg cartons or nothing.
     
  12. fireproof78

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    That comes in on Tuesday.
     
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  13. Nerys Myk

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    Sal Monella? He's my butcher!! :eek:
     
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  14. dupersuper

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    Apologies if this is just a failure of my sarcasm detector, bit: the gif is from Portlandia and the Albuquerque line is from Looney Tunes.
     
  15. Sgt_G

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    Bugs Bunny, specifically.
     
  16. fireproof78

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    No, just a failure on obscure pop culture references. ;)
     
  17. dupersuper

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    Not obscure to me (I had the cassette tape as a kid); just saying the "left turn" gag started with Bugs.
     
  18. fireproof78

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    Indeed. But I was having a little fun with the Albuquerque.
     
  19. Sgt_G

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    That's pretty weird even for Weird Al ........
     
  20. fireproof78

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    Probably one of his weirdest.