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Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?

bucketoftruth CCRMA and Fedora (299 comments)

Our music studio only records live sound (no MIDI). We use CCRMA on Fedora20. It has a ton of stuff you might find useful. We use it for the RT prempt capabilities so musicians can auto-punch-in/out during recording without have to go back and time-shift tracks later. Our "sound card" is a pair of Echo Audiofire 12's for the 24 mics around the studio.

1 year,4 days

Dell Releases Ubuntu-Powered Cloud Servers

bucketoftruth Plenty of Linux integrators already (94 comments)

Why buy Linux from a traditionally Windows-only integrator with little Linux experience? There's plenty of very skilled Linux hardware integrators out there. I'm a shill for my favorite, Silicon Mechanics.

more than 3 years ago

UK Seeks Stronger Partnership In Space Technology With India

bucketoftruth Re:When I see stuff like this ... (47 comments)

I think you're forgetting the pleasure cyborgs in Blade Runner.

more than 4 years ago

New Video of Apple's Enormous iDataCenter

bucketoftruth Coming to a thumbdrive near you! (182 comments)

Some day all the processing power and storage in that place will fit on something you can hold in your hand. Let's hear from the /. futurist nerds why this will/will not be the case.

more than 4 years ago

Wine 1.2 Released

bucketoftruth Quickbooks? Quicken? (427 comments)

I'm not even going to check the website. Pretty much everything worth running already works, except Quickbooks. That's the game killer for real desktop adoption. I completely understand why it's nearly impossible to make it happen, but It would sure be nice if Quickbooks completely worked.

more than 4 years ago

In the last 24 hours, I've consumed ...

bucketoftruth Why stop at 4k? (496 comments)

As someone who's constantly training for marathons and triathlons I find that I'm frequently at a calorie deficit. Even if I constantly chug olive oil and almond butter I still need to fill in the gaps with 5 or 6 meals per day plus junk food. You have no idea how hard it is to cram 4k+ calories into every available orifice!

more than 4 years ago

Launching Frequently Key To NASA Success

bucketoftruth Fuel (145 comments)

The first thing that occurs to me is that it probably takes more than a week to gather all the fuel to launch a satellite into orbit, you insensitive clod.

more than 5 years ago

Iran Slows Internet Access Before Student Protests

bucketoftruth Have they gotten to /.? (289 comments)

Clearly if I'm getting a frist psot on /. then they've gotten to us to!

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pre Reviewed

bucketoftruth IMAP and XMPP? (144 comments)

I still haven't heard anything about IMAP/SSL and XMPP/SSL support. How does the calendar sync? Please be iCal or CalDAV. I'm going to wait for an emulator to be released before buying this phone so I can at least verify they have adequate software for email and chat.

more than 5 years ago

Ten Features To Love About Android 1.5

bucketoftruth Considering an android but need some answers (384 comments)

I've been waiting for an android thread! Before I go buy one...

1. Does it have an IMAP client that supports IDLE?
2. Do the IMAP and SMTP protocols support SSL/TLS from personal CAs?
3. Does the email client support identities (like thunderbird)?
4. Can I use my own Openfire XMPP server with my personal CA?
5. Can I use my own iCal/CalDAV server for my calendar? Is there another app besides google's calendar?

Those are my criteria for buying a new phone. Who's got the answers?

more than 5 years ago

Will Wright Leaves EA/Maxis For Stupid Fun Club

bucketoftruth Daikatana (102 comments)

Reminds me of Daikatana for some reason. Someone breaking away on their own with an open-ended, ambitious project that may or may not actually produce anything.

more than 5 years ago

Strange Glitches In Games

bucketoftruth Ultima I on the C64 (282 comments)

If you popped the disk out of the drive and walked a little way to make it access the disk to load more terrain it would instead generate miles of random tiles. Some of the tiles were endless stacks of chests. You could open those chests and get tons of gold. Works all the way up through Ultima 4. I never played any after that.

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Shooter Nexuiz 2.5 Released

bucketoftruth Noob player but addicted (309 comments)

I get violently motion sick when I play FPS games, but I can't stop playing this one. It's screaming fast and really fun. I think what makes it desirable to play is that it lacks the polish of the commercial titles but plays incredibly fast on my dated hardware. What it really comes down to is well designed maps and textures (for me).

more than 5 years ago

Google Voice Fixes Security Flaw, Almost

bucketoftruth Grand Central (55 comments)

What does it take to get into Grand Central? I've been signing up over and over for a year now.

more than 5 years ago

Linux Kernel 2.6.29 Released

bucketoftruth New mascot (this kernel only) (265 comments)

The most important feature is the new mascot, Tuz. FTFA:
As everybody knows, only important fixes will be merged into the mainline kernel at this late stage of the development cycle. One of the fixes merged by Linus on March 17 was a high-resolution SVG image of "Tuz," the mascot of the 2009 linux.conf.au conference. Tuz, in his new home at Documentation/logo.svg, serves to remind the world of the difficulties faced by the Tasmanian devil and how the linux.conf.au attendees supported the effort to save this species from extinction.

more than 5 years ago

How Steam Revived a Dead Game

bucketoftruth UT3 on Linux? (234 comments)

Since I abandoned Windows 2 years ago I haven't really played any games. Does UT3 run on Linux or do I need Cedega?

more than 5 years ago

Lenovo Removes Linux Option For Home Buyers

bucketoftruth DVD Playback? (380 comments)

On Dell's website, all the Ubuntu models have a note: Ubuntu 8.04 with DVD Playback. What does that mean? That they installed the unlicensed work-around for you or is there some licensed linux DVD decoder?

more than 6 years ago



Fox News encodes propaganda in their URLs

bucketoftruth bucketoftruth writes  |  more than 5 years ago

bucketoftruth (583696) writes "Descriptive URLs are all the rage these days, allowing would-be clickers to identify the content of an article before visiting the site. They can also be used to deceive or send a message. Fox News' website offered their version of a descriptive URL with a few easter eggs. 1. The URL includes "obama-gets-crack-healer-chief" when crack, healer, and chief don't appear anywhere in the article or headline. 2. The accompanying picture in the article is named "0bama_111009_forthood_monster_397x224.jpg". 0bama is spelled with a zero — a popular meme of groups that consider his presidency invalid. There's also no reference to a monster at Fort Hood, apart from the implied character of the shooter. Buy why include it in a picture of the president and first lady? Is Fox exercising creative license with URLs or is it more nefarious?"
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No Linux allowed for video at the Dem Convention?

bucketoftruth bucketoftruth writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bucketoftruth (583696) writes "If you browse to the Democratic Convention website and attempt to check out any of their upcoming streams you bump into the following artificial limitation:

We're sorry, but the Democratic Convention video web site isn't compatible with your operating system and/or browser. Please try again on a computer with the following Compatible operating systems:
Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or a Mac with Tiger (OS 10.4) or Leopard (OS 10.5).
Compatible browsers: Internet Explorer (version 6 or later), Firefox (version 2), or, if you are on a Mac, Safari (version 3.1) also works.

What reason could they have to block Linux from viewing streaming videos?"

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