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WHICH MOVIE IS THAT SAMPLE FROM?! [11 Jun 2007|03:54am]


It’s the new game show called, ‘which movie is that sample from?!’

Go to the following link: http://www.soundclick.com/deadnumber339

Go to the music link and listen to Hallihallo John.

This should be an easy one for now; which movie did I get this sample from?
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DEAD NUMBER 339 [08 Jun 2007|06:52am]

If you like your music inflexible, extreme, and deafening: http://www.soundclick.com/deadnumber339
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Things to pass the time... [06 Apr 2006|03:03pm]

[ mood | Thinking behind a rainbow ]

In a community that has a message board there is just not a whole lot to say...which pretty much makes for the dull and boring.

So I have a few ideas...
1. Post way cool/funny/insightful/inspiring posts worthy of repeating
2. Keep us posted (by cross posting) of any important features/news/announcements that we may have missed a thread on.
3. Maybe some lyrics from our favorite songs
4. Random musing about how purdy Water & Atnevon are...
5. Your plans to take over the world!
6. Other LJ communties that may interest the listeners of SS
7. Have I mentioned that Water is pretty? *stalks water*
8. I forget what 8 was for...
9. Can you think of other things?

Now certainly, I don't really want this community to to have messages daily, my Flist is long enough, but I'd certainly not mind seeing this group brought to the top now and again on a regular basis. And I think that with at least a few entries we might just entice more members that pop in to just check us out...

Lastly, I love you guys!

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Second Shifters Contest! [20 Mar 2006|12:13pm]

Thats right, our wonderful leader and all around crowd favorite DJ Water has fired up a new contest! At stake is a t-shirt of your choice from www.jinx.com OR any obtainable cd. The winner gets their prize mailed out to them at absolutely no cost.

So what exactly is the contest? Well, our beloved Waterbabe has created a moderately intricate cypher for you all to try and crack.

Think you have what it takes? Come on over to the Secondshifters.com Forums and take a look at the contest thread.
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Spread the word [20 Mar 2006|12:11pm]

Help get the word out about Second Shifters!

Post in your journal about it...get your friends to check out the site....get them to join the community.

You know once you're bitten, you just can't resist!
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behind the scenes [21 Feb 2006|10:40pm]

Since our very first air date of June 13th (Friday the 13th) of 2003, we've had people messaging and asking us just how it is that we manage to run our station, and while we've always given a broad overview to curious people, we've never really gone into great depth about just what we do, because there is so much too it. But, since we know from your messages that many of you like getting into those technical details, here goes...

The Second Shifters radio stream runs on its own dedicated Pentium 4 2.6GHz server, courtesy of Slackhost, with 1 GB of DDR RAM, and a 1600 Gigabyte per month transfer limit (that's not a typo). If the power goes out where the server is housed at, a battery backup will ensure that the stream doesn't miss a beat, and in the event that the power stays out for longer than the batter is capable of, a backup diesel generator will kick on to make sure that you can stay listening.

On the streaming side of things, Second Shifters runs off a Shoutcast based audio server, with some special modifications to keep things interesting. The live DJs link up to the server, sending out at 64kbps in mp3pro format. From there, the server listens to the main stream and sends it back out at 24kbps and 40kbps for our regular listeners to listen to, and leaves the original higher quality stream for our Gold Members to listen to. For our remote DJs, they link up directly to the server so that they can make their playlists from what is stored on our server, without actually having the music stored on their computers. They then add in live voice recordings of themselves to talk to you while they're on air.

If you're wondering just how many CDs we have to have to keep a good variety of darker music on the station, there's enough CDs here in the main office to fill an entire wall full of book cases, and we're always buying more CDs out of pocket to keep things new and fresh.

In addition to all this, we then have to pay our royalty fees in order for the station to stay legal and on air. When you broadcast on an AM/FM station, you generally only have to pay a percentage of your profit as royalty rates to ASCAP and BMI to keep yourself out of trouble. However, if you plan to reach a larger audience of people and broadcast on the internet, you have to pay additional fees for every single song that you play and for every single listener that hears that song to the RIAA. Rather than pay all these separately, we use a service called swcast, that groups them together into a monthly fee.

After all is said and done, we end up paying at least $400 U.S. every month to keep things running as smoothly as they do, but we love doing it, and we're glad to have so many that love to listen.

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Welcome to Second Shifters [21 Feb 2006|04:33pm]

First off, I'd like to welcome you all to the community. You can tune into the station at http://www.secondshifters.com and click on listen. You can tune in using winamp, windows media player, or you can download the free (virus and spyware free also) second shifters player. Our DJs are laid back and always willing to take requests. Also, this is a completely legal station. The owners of the station make sure that all their music is legitimate and all the fees that need to be paid are paid, etc.

and yes, that does show what's currently being played :)

Here are a few things to know about the station.

There are a lot of websites out there, a lot of things in life in general that offer no protection to anyone. Hatred flies free and is hidden under the guise of free speech. No protection is offered to those of us who are different, who don't fit the mainstream mold of what is expected.

Some of those people wish to find a haven, where they are free to discuss the things that are still not talked about in public. Freedom's that we all take for granted, and others try to take from us. Our rights as human beings to be the people we are without being afraid that we will be persecuted for it. We realize that there are minors who may listen to us, and people with sensitive beliefs and different ways of life: while we protect our right to free speech, we temper it with our beliefs in humanity. The first of which we consider to be: Do whatever you want to do, just don't hurt someone else by it.

We do not endorse any life choices: we endorse your right to make them, and be safe when you do so. We embrace all religions, all lifestyles, and all choices that are brought forth that will benefit mankind; and our need to learn more about ourselves and others. If you were to categorize the station, and it's cause: You would find the word humanity in capitol letters often. We are here for the enjoyment of everyone, our site, or forums, our station itself.

Just remember, in the battle of 'free-speech'... your right to it ends when it begins to hurt another person. Please, do not abuse our DJ's or our Forums with hatred or abuse, and we will watch over all of you, making sure that this is your place to be free and explore yourselves and the world within our pages, safely. As always, let the music play, and the soul fly free...

Take a look at the site, join the forums, tune in and get bitten. You might just like what you here. Also, our DJs also take requests in our chatroom. Feel free to drop by and get to know some of the other listeners!

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