A little while ago I put together a little application on our phone system so that when a telemarketer calls in, I can transfer them to this extension and annoy the hell out of them. I thought about it a bit more and decided to make it a little more interesting, so I can get them to hold on the line as long as possible. Today I recorded a bunch of different voices sounding really interested in what a telemarketer would be offering. Have a listen:
Once I gather enough calls, i'm gong to setup a little podcast of all the best calls from a fortnightly period. Enjoy!
Update: The author now admits that the MP3 is a fake, not a real telemarketer. OMG LAME!
Someone please tell me how to convert this file into any other video format, using a Mac. Quicktime grays out "Export", and no matter what I've tried with ffmpegX 0.0.9w-r5, it croaks when trying to convert the audio ("qdm2").
You're really disappointing me here, Lazyweb. I'm totally losing faith in you.
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After 9 years of effort, involving hundreds of folders all over America, the Business Card Menger Sponge was completed. The resulting object is comprised of 66,048 cards folded into 8000 interlinked sub-cubes, with the entire surface paneled to reveal the Level 2 and Level 3 fractal iterations.
On Sunday Sept 10, Dr Mosely will present a lecture on the logical challenge of decomposing this fractal form into manufacturable subunits and on the structural considerations of building such a large object out of business cards.
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