Clubhouse: the current Giffen good of the Internet. Content that has its perceived value elevated through an illusion of exclusivity.

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@martin That said, I'm very interested in Live platforms where the content could be automatically recorded and published as podcasts!

@martin The flexibility offered by the way in which I consume podcasts had made live-audio rather uninteresting to me (not counting breaking news). Clubhouse seems like a way to wall potentially great content into an absolutely horrible platform. Anyone who uses it for "real" content are very deliberately excluding me, and that's their loss, not mine.

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GOMO: Glee Over Missing Out.

What I feel when I see that this and that has happened on Clubhouse, and am delighting in both not caring, and not having spent my time keeping up with it.

@CSB I think they definitely will. But no one will take them seriously. It'll be seen as the domestic electioneering and scapegoating that it is.

@CSB We're just going to have to sit back and watch while the original shouts of “our lives will turn better, and we'll be able to trade with everyone” turns into “well, at least we still have groceries, and we only have to pay 5 pounds to travel to the rest of Europe”. It's so desperately sad.

@CSB At this point I don't think there is anything bad that could happen that would cause Brexit-voters to admit that they demonstrably haven't gotten what they voted for (what they are getting now is far, far, from what the Leave-campaign promised, and worse than the “project fear” scenarios the Remain-campaign held up as risks of a Brexit vote.)

@CSB Sure! I won't get back to it until tonight, but I'll see if I can get some fun ones later.

@CSB I've bought it, and played about 8 hours of it so far. On the PC it runs surprisingly smoothly (even on my very middle-of-the-range hardware), and while there are some bugs here and there, that hasn't ruined my enjoyment of it. It's obvious in the game that I've hardly scratched the surface of what it has to offer, and I'm looking forward to getting deeper into it, and fortunately, it seems to lend itself to “an hour here and there” rather than obsessive, continuous, playing.

@CSB I use it whenever I need to get baseline knowledge of something I know nothing about. I've had very good experiences with it, though I think what one gets from it depends on the courses you take, and the way in which you learn. Definitely worth a try, though!

@CSB For the price of that mic it would be worth giving it a try.

My next venture into mic-land will be a modmic uni (plugged in through a Scarlet Solo), but my usecase is almost exclusively meetings during which I like standing up/walking around. I'm interested to see how it will work out.

@CSB The still pick up noise, though they do pick up less of it. Give the volume of my voice/distance from the mic, I had to amp it to a point where you could still clearly hear my keyboard. Though, my keyboard is rather loud. I could probably have solved it by being nose-to-mic, but that wasn't practical for meetings.

@CSB (Just be prepared to have your mouth closer to the mic than a condenser)

@CSB Oh, I just saw that the dynamic mic is unidirectional as well! Go for it, that would be interesting!

@CSB Then again, I suppose it's always worth having a dynamic mic lying around in case you want to start cultivating a career in live singing.

@CSB It's worth a try, but I used a Shure SM58 for meetings for a while, and it also picked up a good deal of typing. I'm not sure an omnidirectional dynamic mic would fare any better than a unidirectional condenser. You also have to be very close to it when speaking in a normal voice, if you want to pick up the voice and not the noise.

You may have more luck with a mic with a more focused polar pattern, and placing the mic above you.

So... I hate to admit it, but... I kind of miss the hourly: "The future of MIIIICCCCCEEEE"

What even is the future of MIIICCCEE any more?

How will anyone know?

@CSB Of the two, Luck.

If you keep being dealt terrible hands, there is a hard limit on what you can do with them.

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