In 1995, Gross and Levenson published the results of their test screenings. They came up with a list of 16 short film clips able to elicit a single emotion, such as anger, fear or surprise. Their recommendation for inducing disgust was a short film showing an amputation. Their top-rated film clip for amusement was the fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally. And then there’s the two-minute, 51-second clip of Schroder weeping over his father’s dead body in The Champ, which Levenson and Gross found produced more sadness in laboratory subjects than the death of Bambi’s mom. “I still feel sad when I see that boy crying his heart out,” Gross says. “It’s wonderful for our purposes,” Levenson says. “The theme of irrevocable loss, it’s all compressed into that two or three minutes.”
Archive for July, 2011
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Tags: Abbeville, bank, Chimney, dead Santa, Disappear, ho ho ho, Louisiana, Merry Christmas, missing person, noel, Santa Claus, skeleton
— Skeletal remains found in the chimney of an Abbeville, Louisiana, bank two months ago have been identified as those of a local man who hadn’t been seen in 27 years. The remains are those of Joseph W. Schexnider, who vanished at age 22 in January 1984, Abbeville police Lt. David Hardy told CNN. Schexnider’s disappearance was noted after he failed to show up for a court hearing on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. When officers showed up at his home to take him in to custody, Schexnider’s mother said he had fled to avoid arrest. The remains were discovered in May when construction workers were doing renovations on the main branch of the Bank of Abbeville, a historic building that sits on the main square in the southwestern Louisiana town of 25,000 people. Tests done at a Louisiana State University forensics lab established the remains were those of Schexnider. The cause of death was likely dehydration and starvation, Hardy said. Foul play was not suspected and the case is closed, he said. Hardy told reporters that Schexnider had gloves and a cigarette lighter on him, but no bag or anything to indicate he planned to carry loot from the bank.
Tags: Audacity, audio editor, Cool Edit, free, Free File Review, freeware, music editor, software, sound, Sound Forge, technology, WavePad
Audacity is a Swiss Army knife for audio. It has been my go-to audio program for years. It can perform nearly any sound editing task, except ripping tracks from CDs. An abundance of features results in a rather cluttered-looking, slightly confusing interface. Installation is a little bit unusual – an mp3 encoder may, or may not need to be downloaded and installed after the main program is installed. This is not a major issue and Audacity provides very good instructions for doing this. Audacity is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Recording may be Audacity’s most useful ability. It will record any sound that your PC can play. Simply click the Record button, the Stop button and then export the recording to your format of choice (mp3, WAV, AIFF, Ogg and a few others). Editing can be basic, such as changing the volume or trimming dead space, or it can get quite advanced with a ton of included filters and effects (change tempo or speed, equalization, click removal, fade in, fade out, etc.).
What I like about Audacity –
Features – Audacity does it all(almost).
Performance – Audacity works quickly and always produces quality audio.
Recording – Simple to use recorder.
The only negative with Audacity is its learning curve. Some things are counter intuitive, but excellent Help documentation is provided. A new user may get frustrated initially. If a person spends a little time learning the program, excellent results are easily obtained.
– – The Bottom Line – –
There is no better free audio editor. Period.
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Tags: avian, baby name, bird, cockateel, communicator, mimic speech, minah, parrot, wtf, zoology
Parrots, with their amazing abilities to mimic speech and talk to humans in addition to each other, are by far impressive communicators. But research shows that parrot conversations are even more complex. Each parrot has its own signature call that others use to address it, which is the parrot equivalent of having a name. But where do these “names” come from? New research has shown that just like with human babies, parrot parents name their offspring, even before the babies can communicate themselves.