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Ever consider actually talking to other members of Hondaswap?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Kanned, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Kanned

    Kanned Beast

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    There is a program called Ventrilo ( Ventrilo - Surround Sound Voice Communication Software ) that I discovered and have been using for 5 years now. It's a Voice over IP program that allows you to speak to as many people at once as you want, whether it be 50 people in the same conversation or one on one. All that is needed is a server, and those who wish to talk will need a microphone(durrrr). I've owned a server hosted by nrgservers - ventrilo servers, SHOUTcast servers, game servers, server hosting for 4 years now, and the quality is literally better than the phone. My server is has a high quality codec and can hold 50 people at once all for $10.00 a month. For me to upgrade to a 100 man server, it would only be $12.50. If anyone wants to see how it works, let me know. I'll be more than happy to give you my server info and let you hear the quality. The best part is that you can set it to where you have to hold down a button to talk, so you don't have to worry about people overhearing a personal convo or such. I think people going in on one would be a good idea for technical issues and boredom purposes. Although, political debates could get out of hand with you crazy bastards. Discuss.
     
  2. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Could you imagine

    "User Celerity has joined the conversation"

    "Yeah so that' why .. I ... "

    <Crickets>

    "Yo, what up people?"

    "All users have left the conversation, you are the only user remaining"
     
  3. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    lmao

    interesting concept
    would be cool if i wasn't at work when i'm on HS
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Also, peakoil uses something like this to talk as well. And it's nice when a thread is moving fast and it's on to a teacher / student type of thing.

    So one of the oil industry guys gets on, and other members listen and ask reasonable questions. We simply shoot too much shit for a conference call.
     
  5. micah

    micah Senior Member

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    ive used ventrillo/teamspeak/roger wilco and other programs like that for years in different mmorpg's

    you can divide it into seperate rooms and such, even password protect some of the rooms

    cant say that id use it, but its a good idea ;)
     
  6. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    the last thing we need here is phone support....
     
  7. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Who is going to host the ventrillo server?
     
  8. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    why not just get someones phone number instead?
     
  9. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Cause we couldn't have everyone on at the same time... Wait... maybe that isn't such a bad thing.
     
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    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    Do they have vaginas?
     
  11. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yup, with a shed full of kayaks. first come first serve
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    well shit if everyone wants to chat at like 8-9pm i can open up one of the access conference lines :)
     
  13. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    or just a voice chat like i have seen on yahoo. i dont think i wanna sit on the phone lol all night its bad enough im on the computer so much a night.
     
  14. Black Widow g2

    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    I use Ventrilo when I DJ for the radio station... It's a cool proggie. Come say hi some time.
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    does it come with webcam?
     
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    Here's a screen shot of the program for those who aren't familiar with it. This is some friends of mine and I in the same channel. There are websites next to some of the names because you can post a comment that others can copy, like a link to a video. You have to hold down a designated button on your keyboard or mouse when talking or it will not be heard, so it's not like you're stuck on the phone. You can randomly leave the comp and do other shit without worrying about people eaves dropping. No webcam, just microphones. Don't mind the random channels friends made =P
    [​IMG]
     
  17. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It would turn into Celerity and Silverchild bickering about politics putting everyone else to sleep.
     
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    That's why channels are so great. They can simply go into their own channel and no one else can hear them. All well, I was just throwing an idea out. Failed.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Wish I had 75 bucks. ESI has a program that with a headset/mic you can talk right off your laptop through the internet via the phone system, anywhere with internet access.
     
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    Why spend $75? Yahoo does the same and only cost $0.01 a minute.
     
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