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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - soderbergh edit

One of my top few favorite directors and soundtrack composers collaborated to remix Raiders as a study

I also generated some synchronized english subtitles for posterity.

Isolated Drum Tracks Extracted: Bonham, Moon, Peart, Copeland, Grohl & Starr

I've been seeing this article getting spammed around lately. It includes a list of youtube videos where popular pop songs have had their drum tracks isolated, some with greater success than others. Anyone who wishes to actually use these tracks in their favorite DAW would have to go through the effort of retrieving the audio from the videos; preferably in the highest quality format. Using the command-line python project, youtube-dl, I've already done this for you. The audio has been extracted from the HD versions of the videos, and converted to 44.1k 16bit WAV files. I've also normalized them a bit.

How to Organize and Store Cables

Throughout our short lives, many of us have managed to amass encumbering quantities of power cables, network cables, patch cables, cable adapters, usb cables, firewire cables, hdmi cables, and more cables. Most idiots, me being one of them, have wandered through it thinking it was sufficient to simply keep them rolled up and tossed into a crate or dj bag, possibly secured with some velcro or rubber bands. This inevitably results into the katamariesque constuction of a useless "all-in-one-cable" which may allow you to observe the cable you immediately require, but will probably put around five to five hundred minutes between you and it's usability. The solution: zippered ziploc zipper bags; replete with labels and a file cabinet; or be creative. Use the bags. 

Easy Fancy Mixed Nut Jar Label Removal

Manually peeling sticky labels from jars can be overly stressful and very demanding of one's time. A solution to this problem is using gravity to automatically peel the label from the surface for you.