Dave Garrett

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  1. "South African Jazz"

    I assume you have the premium version of MalwareBytes that provides real-time monitoring. I don't have much experience with that version, but if you're going to be accessing blog links to any of the various cloud storage services like Mediafire, you should be running two browser add-ins: uBlock Origin and an industrial-strength pop-up blocker like Poper Blocker. That combination will kill almost all of the more egregious attempts to inject ads that border on malware, unwanted redirects, and pop-ups that ignore the built-in pop-up blocking function in most browsers. You can still allow "good" pop-ups on a case-by-case basis.
  2. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    At the end of last season it was all but a foregone conclusion that Keuchel had played his last game as an Astro, but the longer he has continued to remain on the free-agent market, the more speculation there seems to be about him eventually getting re-signed. For quite some time it seemed like Gonzalez had a far better shot at returning than Keuchel, but that possibility was significantly diminished as soon as the Astros signed Aledmys Diaz.
  3. Michel Legrand - RIP

    There's also a companion disc of sorts to the Cinema box set that focuses on the French New Wave: Le Cinéma De Michel Legrand Nouvelle Vague I had not seen the Anthology previously (I have the Legrand/Demy and Cinema sets) - it looks like a great set, but those asking prices are a non-starter.
  4. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Rejection From Hall Of Fame Sends Roger Clemens Spiraling Into Performance-Enhancing-Drug Binge
  5. There's still at least one active cartoonist whose skills are comparable to the old-school guys, Gasoline Alley's Jim Scancarelli. But more often than not, GA has been recycling older strips of late (with the exception of the recent arc commemorating the strip's 100th anniversary), and there's been plenty of speculation as to how long Scancarelli will continue drawing it before opting for retirement.
  6. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    I have a very similar thought every time I hear some SiliValley techbro utter the word "disruptive".
  7. "Boston Charlie" appeared many times in Pogo over the years around Christmastime - here's a Sunday strip from 1971:
  8. RIP, Super Dave

    Jerry Seinfeld pays tribute to Bob Einstein - Twitter video
  9. New daily photoblog that just kicked off on January 1, tracking events in jazz that took place during 1959: The 1959 Project
  10. Return Of The Film Corner Thread

    Yeah, likewise, I sit in front of a computer often enough that I don't watch movies on one unless there are absolutely no other options (which is a very infrequent scenario). But you do know that there is an official YouTube channel for Roku, right? My recollection is that they originally had one, then had to pull it from the Channel Store after some sort of dispute with Google, then there wasn't one for a long time before they finally resolved everything and it was once again made available: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/837/youtube Even better, if you have the YouTube phone app, you can search for videos using your phone, select one, and play it directly via the Roku channel. Beats the hell out of trying to search for a video using the Roku remote and on-screen display.
  11. Return Of The Film Corner Thread

    Why non-YouTube? The first hit on a YouTube search is an HD version (720 instead of 1080, but close enough to HD) apparently ripped from Netflix. I don't have a Netflix account, but if you go to the official Netflix site for the film, A Final Cut for Orson appears to be streamable from there: https://www.netflix.com/title/80085566
  12. Return Of The Film Corner Thread

    The shorter doc is called "A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making" and is just under 39 minutes long. I think Janus Films has the domestic rights to all of the Ray films that Criterion has released on Blu-ray/DVD (The Apu Trilogy, THE MUSIC ROOM, CHARULATA, THE BIG CITY, and several others). I don't think they circulate prints for these, but they do offer bookings for DCPs for several of them. They can be contacted at booking@janusfilms.com. I could swear I read something not too long ago about an impending Blu-ray release of JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY, but I can't seem to find any mention of if anywhere now. If true, that would obviously provide a path forward for some inquiries as to who the rightsholder is. Unfortunately, determining the copyright status of motion pictures is frequently an undertaking that's complicated enough to require retaining the services of professionals who perform such research for hire. If I had a need for such services, the first person I'd contact would be Eli Savada at the Motion Picture Information Service. https://www.facebook.com/mpisonline/
  13. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Charlie Morton (or "CFM", as he's known among Astros fans) will never pay for another meal in Houston for the rest of his life. His performance over the last four innings to clinch the victory in Game 7 of the Series ensured that. I really thought he'd be back, but I guess the Astros didn't feel comfortable enough to offer a deal comparable to the one the Rays put on the table given his age and medical history. His family's set for life now, and I wish him nothing but the best going forward. He will be missed.
  14. Opinions sought: Acrobat Records

    Longevity. CD-Rs have a dye layer that is modifiable, which makes it more susceptible to degradation than a "regular" CD pressed from a glass master. There are all sorts of competing claims out there from manufacturers who cite accelerated aging tests to "prove" that their brand will last for X number of years, but in general it seems that CD-Rs made from higher-quality materials (like the ones with a gold substrate and more stable phthalocyanine dyes) are the ones that can compete with pressed CDs in terms of how long the data remains readable. From a use standpoint, I'd think there would be very little difference as long as the discs remain playable. Of course, the problem is when you're purchasing music on a CD-R, you often don't know if the vendor/publisher/replicator used good-quality blanks, or the cheapest ones available, which is why many people avoid them whenever possible. A few links of interest: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/scientists/projects/cd-r_dvd-r_rw_longevity.html http://www.mam-a.com/phthalocyanine https://www.mediasupply.com/dye-layer.html