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Lucky for you a charity and a bunch of willing volunteers and bystanders were around to save you.  This is not a funny or clever stunt.  What you did was amateurish and reckless.  Your stupidity was luckily mitigated by passers-by calling for help and public services and a charitable organization saving your life.

If you want to do such egotistical self-serving 'stunts' for the benefit of low-rent, low quality entertainment in the pursuit of questionable five minutes of fame then perhaps you might have the decency to learn from this experience and in future arrange for your own safety backup team who can save you without needing to call on others to mop up your disasters when things go wrong and also ensure that next time you don't do something even worse like drop onto a passing boat injuring a passenger or get someone to risk their lives expending precious efforts to bale you out.

As it is this video serves as a warning to other fools to think things through and get a bit more realistic about ill-advised dumb moves in an attempt to get internet glory.

Shame on you.
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OK, we have eeeevil total surveillance fully operational; now, where are the sharks?  Sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads?
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A couple of points about this - it's VERY important that the section of the audio track you select only contains background noise and no speaking or sounds of movement.  Doing this will ensure that the "get noise profile" isolates just the noise and nothing else.  Secondly - DO NOT change the settings after you have selected "get noise profile" and instead just click on the bottom button which says "OK".  In fact you can simply select the entire track (Ctrl A or Apple A) and then click on "repeat noise removal" (or CTLR R or Apple R) from the menu and it will rerun the noise removal using the noise profile settings you got in the first step and then will isolate the sound from the noise.

If you select "get noise profile" and then reenter the noise removal and change the settings before clicking "OK" you will actually undo the "get noise profile" and end up with a very poor noise removal.  In short, your instructions are wrong, sorry! (Don't hold it against me when you QA my stuff!)

You can also use a high pass filter set to 80hz and a low pass filter set to 16000hz (16khz) which will improve your sound or you can experiment with installing and using a noise gate - google this for Audacity as it's not a standard plug-in.

The demonstration video's quality is poor, I think because more processing would need to be done to increase the sound quality - but the number one thing to get a good sound is to start off with a good raw unprocessed sound with as little noise as possible in the first place.

[A small disclaimer; I am a professional narrator for audiobooks and I made a million mistakes before I could get a good clean sound without making it sound like I recorded it on the surface of Mars in a sandstorm].
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Schindler's Lift
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Once again, I'm sorry to everyone for the outrageous behavior of my dogs who did their best to upstage Jim and myself at every possible step during the Q & A. - they normally sleep soundly and make no noise whatsoever but a random pizza guy turned up and tried to crash CodeRage which woke them both up in "kill the pizza guy" mode. :)

- IanB.
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I'm glad you had your helmet cam on.  Incontrovertible proof that not only were you in a safe road position but you were also clearly visible and even courteously back from the junction in order to give him room to swing through his turning circle.  Unfortunately, for whatever reason he failed to see you, I'm guessing because he was looking to his right to make sure he didn't clip the tree and fence.  If you'd still been in motion or less aware or he'd continued his turn a little faster this could have been at worst your epitaph but at least a documentary video of how you came to be pinned under the truck and mangled.

Glad you made it without injury.  Bad luck on the Ducati.  :(

Will you be posting a follow-up?  It would be interesting to see/read of what happened next.
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Great video.  :)

I am starting to be overwhelmingly impressed with the luxuriousness of your beard Alister!
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Superb demo - the section on software metrics - the science of complexity and monitoring change in the code base to promote improvement - is first class.  Really great job Alister! :)
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We dinner in the sky a little while back.  It was an interesting afternoon.
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Wow, quite a new direction!  Really great track.  What made you go for this sort of sound?
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