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EU Warns Nokia Not To Become a Patent Troll

ikkonoishi Re:Typical american slasdotters (78 comments)

American Slashdotter: "Damn europeans! Always picking on our good ol hard workin corporations. Its about freedom and choice. Don't they get it."

Well considering you are like the third comment on this post, and there are no comments that actually say that...

I'm just going to leave this here.

[Citation Needed]

about a year ago

Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

ikkonoishi Re:Net energy? (580 comments)

Batteries are heavy, expensive, and wear out. This would be much better even at less efficiency.

more than 2 years ago

Hotmail No Longer Accepts Long Passwords, Shortens Them For You

ikkonoishi Re:That's nothing; think how they store the passwo (497 comments)

Alternately they they match your long password against the hash, trim the password to the new length, and overwrite your old hash with a hash of the trimmed password.

more than 2 years ago

Online Services: The Internet Before the Internet

ikkonoishi Re:Someone else must have used Prodigy... (387 comments)

Yeah I used to love the Mad Libs game, and the choose your own adventure games on there. Had to be careful because some of them charged money, and I wasn't allowed to use any that did.

There was a little icon at the bottom of the screen (This was before multitasking computing. The prodigy application ran in DOS and took up the whole screen.) that told you how much you were being charged at the moment. Some of them charged by number of page loads, and some actually charged based on the time you spent on the page.

My mom used it for email, and was on a bbs.

more than 2 years ago

RoboBonobo: A Project To Outfit Apes With Tablets and Telepresence Bots

ikkonoishi So basically... (68 comments)

They use the idea of giving monkeys smartphones to drum up funding for their research, and then when the smartphones don't actually help anything they take them from the monkeys to use themselves.

more than 2 years ago

Millions In China Live In Energy Efficient Caves

ikkonoishi Re:Earthen berms.... (210 comments)

Yeah it's a very arid region, the soil is porous and soaks up moisture, and is easy to dig into.

So basically it is only useful because of local conditions. Kind of like wind power in that regard.

more than 2 years ago

$6 Trillion In Fake US Treasury Bonds Seized In Switzerland

ikkonoishi Re:Pretend they are real (199 comments)

If we pretend they are real then they would be PART of the US debt. The US debt IS treasury bonds.

more than 2 years ago

The Most Dangerous Toys of 2011

ikkonoishi Re:Want! (292 comments)

Yeah its too bad none of those old SNL skits are on youtube. The networks must be real strict with the takedowns because the best way to sell dvds is to make sure nobody knows SNL used to be funny.

more than 2 years ago

Greenpeace Breaks Into French Nuclear Plant

ikkonoishi Re:To say nothing of their own reputation (561 comments)

The holding tanks were supposed to be a temporary measure until a permanent disposal facility was built, but the building of the permanent disposal facility was blocked for political reasons. The waste could be reprocessed in a breeder reactor into usable fuel, but breeder reactors are forbidden because they make weapons grade fissionables.

more than 2 years ago

In the EU, Water Doesn't (Officially) Prevent Dehydration

ikkonoishi Re:But why... (815 comments)

Or white granulated sugar. Serving size: 1 gram; Carbohydrates: 1 gram; Sugars: 1 gram. Ingredients: Sugar.

about 3 years ago

In the EU, Water Doesn't (Officially) Prevent Dehydration

ikkonoishi Re:Let's be accurate here (815 comments)

Instead they do stuff like advertise things like Licorice as "Low in fat". Considering it is made almost entirely out of sugar that is technically accurate.

about 3 years ago

In-Vitro Muscle Cells, It's What's For Dinner

ikkonoishi Re:In-Vitro Muscle Cells, It's What Human's Crave (619 comments)

Guess what happens to all the animals being raised for meat once synthmeat starts driving down the prices. They get slaughtered to cut feed prices.

about 3 years ago

Strange Places To Find Open Source

ikkonoishi Re:not really sustainable. (118 comments)

You need far more energy to smelt steel than any amount of windmills will provide. Not to mention carbon.

about 3 years ago

Redbox Raises Its Prices To $1.20 Per Day

ikkonoishi Re:Why it doesn't matter (232 comments)

I used it to rent Tron Legacy.

The movie sucked, and then after I returned it redbox sent me like 12 emails in the next two weeks. It was like some creepy girl I went on a date with, but never called back.

about 3 years ago

Ron Paul Wants To End the Federal Student Loan Program

ikkonoishi Re:Subsidies inflate pricing. (1797 comments)

Student loans can't be defaulted. Bankruptcy doesn't discharge them, and they can garnish your paycheck. That why banks love them so much. Nearly no risk.

more than 3 years ago


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ikkonoishi ikkonoishi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Huh weird. I just got moderator points. FIFTEEN of them! What happened to the 5 point limit? I feel as if I were some sort of god!


Okay Okay I give already.

ikkonoishi ikkonoishi writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Arrg this is the fifth day in a row that I have been inflicted with mod points.

This is what I get for modding responsibly. This time I'm just going to blow them by modding +5 posts as trolls.

I know I could just turn off moderation, but that would be admitting that I'm not man enough to handle them.

Damn you slashdot! Stop stalking me!


Searching for SHODAN

ikkonoishi ikkonoishi writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I'm currently looking for some free (beer and/or speech) programs for TTS that might be useful for making something that sounds like SHODAN of system shock fame.

If anyone has any experience with this sort of thing please comment because I do not have clue zero about this stuff.

Update: I have looked into source forge TTS systems, and have found a few things that look promising, but they all seem to use precompiled voice modules so they can't be modded easilly to do what I want. If I could find the proper voices it should be possible to play them in sequence and simultaneously in order to produce the various stops, starts, and tone shifts that SHODAN uses.

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