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The crowd sounds are apparently taken from the FIFA computer game. You can turn the sound off it's claimed but I'm buggered if I can find the setting to do so.
If it’s from Fifa, it’s very good.
 

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That's what I read - haven't played the game to compare though. I don't know how it's done but the the 'excitement' level of the crowd seems to increase when appropriate from the play. Clever stuff.
 

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That's what I read - haven't played the game to compare though. I don't know how it's done but the the 'excitement' level of the crowd seems to increase when appropriate from the play. Clever stuff.
I was wondering if someone had their finger over the 'cheer' button!
 

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The crowd sounds are apparently taken from the FIFA computer game. You can turn the sound off it's claimed but I'm buggered if I can find the setting to do so.
Try the volume knob.
 

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The football crowd sound is using the same technology used in the FIFA games - it responds dynamically to what's happening on the pitch.

To turn it off I think you need to be watching via the Red Button, or maybe iPlayer. You won't be able to change the sound on a broadcast version.
 

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How does it know what's happening on the pitch in real life? Motion sensors on players?
 

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The football crowd sound is using the same technology used in the FIFA games - it responds dynamically to what's happening on the pitch.

To turn it off I think you need to be watching via the Red Button, or maybe iPlayer. You won't be able to change the sound on a broadcast version.
Yeah I realised that. The red button actually takes you to iplayer. Still can't see how to turn the added sound off there though.
 

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There was a story in the latest FT about hairy babies in Spain (some kind of medication fault). Truth is stranger than fiction.
 

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Demonic possession is a thing of the past, now that we have social media to encourage people to do strange things ...
Police reel in Louisiana man captured swimming in fish tank

Police in Louisiana were able to reel in a man captured on video swimming through a fish tank at a sporting goods store.

Kevin Wise, 26, told KSLA-TV that he plunged into the indoor aquarium at a Bass Pro Shop in Bossier City last week to follow through on a promise he made to followers on the social media platform TikTok.

“I said that if I got 2,000 likes I would jump in the tank,” Wise said. “I got way more than that and didn’t want to be a liar.” ...

A video captured by shopper Treasure McGraw showed Wise swimming through the tank before climbing out and running from the store with wet clothes. ...

Bass Pro Shops filed a complaint with the Bossier City Police Department Friday, saying it cost them money to empty out the 13,000 gallon aquarium and clean it after Wise’s swim ...

Wise was charged with simple criminal damage to property and released with a citation to appear in court, police said.

He told KSLA-TV he planned on continuing to make videos for his followers, but cautioned others against doing similar “spur of the moment” pranks. ...
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/0d7e30ec84643716c7eed9da936a2684
 

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I, too, hope the allegations against Savage are untrue. I really like the guy. He personally answered an email I sent him within minutes, and my wife and I have a couple of collectible computers signed by him.
 

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Oh no! I just can't believe such a thing of him.
How could they prove this anyway? It's just one person's word against another's.
Its the seemingly nice people who get away with it. But after such a long time it will be hard to prove. It does sound as though she disclosed it to her family years ago.
 

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Its the seemingly nice people who get away with it. But after such a long time it will be hard to prove. It does sound as though she disclosed it to her family years ago.
Apparently, the claim is that he first (allegedly) began this behaviour when he was 9 years old.
Hmmm. You know, when I was that age, I didn't have a sexual thought in my head at all. Not until I was 13 or 14.
I'm not saying it's impossible (because it's not) - but I don't believe it.
 

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Apparently, the claim is that he first (allegedly) began this behaviour when he was 9 years old.
Hmmm. You know, when I was that age, I didn't have a sexual thought in my head at all. Not until I was 13 or 14.
I'm not saying it's impossible (because it's not) - but I don't believe it.
Children who abuse other children have learned it from somewhere. They think that's how people interact.

They might have picked it up not from any physical example but from being exposed to pornography, which is abusive in itself.

Anyway... we'll see.
 

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Yeah, I find it difficult to believe a child that age would have thought up all this stuff unless he had been exposed to a fair amount of porn, or was himself abused in the physical sense. Some form of sexual activity, maybe. The detailed list of alleged actions, unlikely.
 

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Children who abuse other children have learned it from somewhere. They think that's how people interact.

They might have picked it up not from any physical example but from being exposed to pornography, which is abusive in itself.

Anyway... we'll see.
That's just sad. And awful.
I had a sheltered upbringing, so it's hard for me to understand.
 

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Its the seemingly nice people who get away with it. But after such a long time it will be hard to prove. It does sound as though she disclosed it to her family years ago.
Sounds like a sort of family open secret. If people she's previously told about it are willing to come forward, that's evidence.

Many families have no idea how to deal with this sort of situation. It can be easier for them to deny it ever happened than to try to deal with it.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how that word could be made in scrabble. I don't see enough other words in there for someone to fit in the tiles you have.
Someone playing themselves and contriving to lay the tiles out in a manner that suits them?
 

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I'm trying to figure out how that word could be made in scrabble. I don't see enough other words in there for someone to fit in the tiles you have.
Hen and zone and then fill in the gaps?
 

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Hen and zone and then fill in the gaps?
You only get seven letters at a time, so at least one more letter would need to already be in play. Presumably from a word played vertically I guess.
 

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You only get seven letters at a time, so at least one more letter would need to already be in play. Presumably from a word played vertically I guess.
He but zone and then fill in the gaps.
 
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