Dr. Carson's Speech

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Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby BFan » June 21st, 2008, 9:38 am

Meh, I tried the link on the old forum: geekshavefeelings.com/bah, but Window's Media Player says that it cannot play the file... :o
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby sachleen » June 27th, 2008, 10:19 pm

I don't think WMP plays asf files. VLC plays it fine.

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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby theoneandonly » June 28th, 2008, 12:55 am

Yeah, either VLC or Media Player Classic (with codecs) will work. Definitely ditch WMP.
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby BFan » June 29th, 2008, 9:10 am

Hmmm...so how do you get it to play with VLC? I mean, there isn't a "run with" button.
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Postby sachleen » June 29th, 2008, 1:11 pm

There are multiple ways of doing this. You could right click each file and click save as and save it to your desktop. Open up VLC and go to File > Open and open the file. You could drag and drop the file into VLC. I have all filetypes associated with VLC so when I just open the file, it will open with VLC.

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Postby theoneandonly » June 30th, 2008, 10:42 pm

tehkubix, do you use VLC to play DVDs as well?
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby sachleen » July 1st, 2008, 9:39 am

I use VLC for everything.. although i haven't played any DVDs lately...

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Postby theoneandonly » July 1st, 2008, 5:29 pm

Who needs DVDs when you can torrent? :twisted:
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Postby sachleen » July 1st, 2008, 5:34 pm

theoneandonly wrote:Who needs DVDs when you can torrent? :twisted:

That's what i was kinda going towards.. :twisted:

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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby theoneandonly » July 2nd, 2008, 9:58 am

We're terrible. :twisted:
I'm going to have to find a way to torrent on my college network now. :cry:
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Postby Mr. Cool » July 4th, 2008, 11:59 am

Man I loved Dr. Carson's speech. Awesome speaker!
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby speedycat129 » July 5th, 2008, 7:14 am

Good try to get this back on topic, but with these two...

He was a truly amazing speaker. I appreciated his total disregard of P.C.
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby adam124218 » July 5th, 2008, 9:07 pm

Just to get people talking, I'll post my differing opinion. :)

I did not appreciate his method of disregarding political correctness, and I'm a serious anti-PC advocate. However, there's a difference between not censoring yourself to stick with PC and going out of your way to insult people just to prove you're anti-PC. I thought that Dr. Carson's message, whether it was what he intended or not, came across not as 'I'm gonna stick it to political correctness,' but as 'I don't care if I insult people because it's okay if you don't mean it.'

I don't think you can condone making jokes about minorities under the blanket of "no offense, but..." Ultimately, it does matter if you offend other people. You can't just say, "I don't want to be politically correct, so I'm going to go ahead and make insulting jokes."

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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby theoneandonly » July 5th, 2008, 10:02 pm

adam124218 wrote:...but as 'I don't care if I insult people because it's okay if you don't mean it.


I agree; he seemed to demonize pro-PC individuals as the 'wrong' or 'bad' people. I think his message was too aggressive. I mean, sure, you don't have to be politically correct, but there's no reason you need to belittle people who may choose their words more carefully.

For more discussion: What did everyone think about the God section at the very end of his speech?
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby BFan » July 6th, 2008, 6:21 am

Mmkay thanks.
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