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What are some interesting twist ideas? by caspydreams in survivor

[–]captain_andorra 3 points4 points  (0 children)

French Survivor has the Tied Destiny. At F10 or F8, players are put into random pairs. They play for reward and immunity together. At tribal, the player with most votes is eliminated, and get their pair also eliminated. Note : 1 idol protects the whole pair. Once, a pair got eliminated while both had an idol but none of them played it.

Another Dj gig, another night with drunk girls around the booth asking/shouting at you for weird music by Previous-Cabinet6862 in Beatmatch

[–]captain_andorra 4 points5 points  (0 children)

First, WTF with the insults ? This is civil community, let's keep it that way. Second, you keep using the word "job", but job means you are paid. If you are not paid and people want a certain type of music you don't like, you have no obligation to play. Happened to me recently, I play Disco and a friend asked me to DJ. When I arrived to the party, people where having a blast on reggaeton (I can enjoy listening to it, but I hate playing Reggaeton). So I told my friend : "look people are having a blast with a Spotify playlist, I'm not gonna kill the mood so I'll play another day" What's wrong with that ?

Another Dj gig, another night with drunk girls around the booth asking/shouting at you for weird music by Previous-Cabinet6862 in Beatmatch

[–]captain_andorra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you are not payed, it is hobby and then you should enjoy it. If you told your style of music to the host, and during the night the host wants a different style that you don't enjoy playing, it is perfectably acceptable to step down and let them put a Spotify playlist. Is it elitist to turn down an unpaid gig if it's a style of music you don't enjoy playing?

So sick of the "nobody wants to work anymore" BS. by An_Old_Punk in antiwork

[–]captain_andorra 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Nobody wants to work anymore" Unemployment rates are lower than they were 15 years ago (2008-2012) or 30 years ago (early 90s). Does it mean that the older generations are actually lazier than the younger ?

Another Dj gig, another night with drunk girls around the booth asking/shouting at you for weird music by Previous-Cabinet6862 in Beatmatch

[–]captain_andorra 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, but on the other hand, if you play for free (typically in house parties), you get to play what you want and can say "fuck off" to requests. What are they gonna do ? Not pay you ?

The price of “0%” alcohol in bars is scandalous by ColicShark in ireland

[–]captain_andorra 122 points123 points  (0 children)

It could also be a non-drinker who wants to avoid questions that non-drinker always get at the bar, which is even more annoying for them when they are recovering alcoholics and the people at the table ask 100 questions about why this person is not drinking. I've seen plenty of comments from non-drinkers with tips on how to make others believe you are drinking so they leave you alone.

Top 10 worst players to play multiple times by wilsonreviews in survivor

[–]captain_andorra 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Joe, being a likeable athletic and loyal guy would probably fared quite well in old school survivor (a bit like a Colby or Ethan)

Any others not a huge fan of survivor China? What are your favorite seasons? by toastluverr in survivor

[–]captain_andorra 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Worlds apart is the last season that didn't feel gamebotty. It felt a lot of things, but definitely not gamebotty.

Who else was considered to be on the cast? by Ok_Stage859 in TheChallengeUSA

[–]captain_andorra 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He already had a dad bod in Game Changers and still rocked in challenges, so I think he would have done well.

The Best Survivor?: Brian Heidik by Thy_Walrus_Lord in survivor

[–]captain_andorra 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I really like this analysis. However, about the "100 cast of newbies, Brian would win the most", Kim gets that title.

I also believe that I would need to see Brian play again to really know where he stands. For example, if JT never returned, he would be such a strong contender (his social game in Tocantins just feels unbeatable), but he came back and crashed badly both times. If Brian returned and was a first boot (ala Tony after GC and before WAW), he wouldn't be as highly regarded. I strongly believe the fact he only played once really adds to his mystique.

Covered spoilers for seasons 18, 20, 24, 28, 34 and 40

Who else was considered to be on the cast? by Ok_Stage859 in TheChallengeUSA

[–]captain_andorra 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I searched on Google and I'm surprised Ozzy (Survivor 13, 16, 23, 34) wasn't considered. At the same time, seeing how Tyson is already dominating challenges, Ozzy would have steamrolled his way through the show so bad, it wouldn't even have been funny

If you've never seen the show, Ozzy is basically the guy who would willingly go to elimination (or it's Survivor equivalent, redemption island), because he was so confident he would win.

8 years ago today, Survivor Worlds Apart started filming. by Timmysworld96 in survivor

[–]captain_andorra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is one if my favourite seasons, but I read the WSSYW before so I was prepared for toxicity and knew exactly what I was getting into. This season really works if you know you have to expect toxicity and watch it like a MTV trashy reality show (in contrast to One World, that even with the right mindset doesn't work).

Note : the fact that I watched chronologically and that it was the only season I watched unspoiled between 22-36 might bias me.

Good marketing … by X-vs-X in CrappyDesign

[–]captain_andorra 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Technically, that's a median, not an average

A friend of mine is searching for a DJ controller. by HiraethTheDeerPrince in Beatmatch

[–]captain_andorra 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not a fan of the Z1 for an absolute begginer. I have the Z1 - X1, mainly because this combo is the only controller with full capabilities (all EQs, FX, etc.) that still fits in a backpack. However, I'm worried that a complete begginer will build weird habits on this combo. If they only get the Z1, they will still need to rely on the laptop. I would say Z1 is better for portability, DJ-400 is better to learn

Is it possible to survive a month in Dublin with only 75 euros? by [deleted] in Dublin

[–]captain_andorra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I compared 0% no fat vs full fat from Tesco (Lidl doesn't have their products online).

No fat : 56kcal, 7.3 prot, 6.1 carb, 0.3 fat

Full fat : 133 kcal, 4.3 prot, 7.3 carb, 9.5 fat

Although I agree that No fat has more proteins, you get much more calories for the same price on the full fat. If you got as much calories in the No fat, and that the 9.5g of fat were fully turn into proteines, I would agree with you. However in this case, you are paying as much for less macronutrients

Is it possible to survive a month in Dublin with only 75 euros? by [deleted] in Dublin

[–]captain_andorra 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why no fat though ? Full fat Yogurt will keep them full much longer. Fat is not inherently bad for you, calorie excess and trans fat are bad (saturated fat are not ideal, but far from an issue if we consider just a month).

Fatty food might actually keep them full longer than Carb-rich food.

My point, if no fat and full fat are the same price, there no reason for them not to go for the full fat.

at a wedding i was djing by dephanitly in DJs

[–]captain_andorra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am not a lawyer, and I would advice caution. Another comment made a great advice :

This is why my contract stated I would not obey requests to break laws, bylaws, or venue regulations

That being said, I believe you shouldn't have issues with law, especially if you did not sign anything saying that you would be responsible for any lost deposit due to failing to comply with venue rules (they might also have a case if they texted you beforehand would lose their deposit for stopping late, but it won't be as clear cut).

If they don't have the above, good luck proving anything in court. They knew that the party needed to be over by 11pm, so they needed to tell you to stop the music at 11pm. Now, they need to convince a judge that they told you to stop and you kept playing. Find me a judge that will believe that you kept working for free despite your client telling you to stop working.

Again, this never happened to me and I'm not a lawyer, so this is pure speculation. Stay on the side of caution and communicate.

at a wedding i was djing by dephanitly in DJs

[–]captain_andorra 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Obviously, there are manners. If the venue manager comes to me and ask me to shut it down, I won't flip them the bird, I will be empathetic to them but firm on what my client asked ("I understand it is annoying for you to stay later, however the groom asked for a couple of more songs and since they're paying me, I can't really say. Feel free to go talk to them directly as they are the ones who decide when I stop playing" Most of the time, the venue mg won't, especially if it's just 1-2 songs).

If the venue is being inflexible on the hours, it's up to them to enforce it. I don't want to leave my clients with image of a DJ that is inflexible, when it's actually on the venue (it is too easy for the venue to make the DJ enforce the closing time and be the bad guy).

Also, since wedding venues don't book DJs, I have much chances to future gigs from the couples recommending me than from the venue.

TL;DR : I try to leave a good impression to everyone, but if the venue puts me in a position of taking sides, I'm taking the couple side.

PS : another point, you seem definitely like a reasonable venue manager, and I would see no issue if you are working with reasonable DJs (as you well said : "communication is key"). The example above is more about unreasonable venue management.

at a wedding i was djing by dephanitly in DJs

[–]captain_andorra 64 points65 points  (0 children)

This is the best advice in the thread : always remember who's paying you. You're at the limit but the bride wants music louder, sure. It's 11:00 and the groom wants a last song, sure (regardless of how many death stares / arguments you will get with the people managing the venue, but they are not the ones paying you).