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Goodbye, Ctrl-S

pinkj *Crash* (521 comments)

I was writing a long winded post about how the days of 'ctrl-s'ing every 10 seconds are finally gone, but I lost it all after my computer crashed.

about 7 months ago
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Dr. Richard Dawkins On Education, 'Innocence of Muslims,' and Rep. Paul Broun

pinkj There's a lavalier mic on him... (862 comments)

...and yet it sounds like a distant camera mic with a bunch of background noise. Please look into making these videos sound better. Yes, it does matter.

more than 2 years ago
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Wikipedia-Sponsored Pilot Study Lauds Wikipedia Accuracy

pinkj In before... (125 comments)

In before 'citation needed'!

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel

pinkj Well... (897 comments)

Obviously they put big boobs in to swell the kernel.

more than 2 years ago
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MusOpen Releases Open Source Classical Music As Pro Tools Files

pinkj Re:ProTools sucks donkey ballz (83 comments)

The last I heard the new version won't work with old hardware. Nice. Spent $20k on a system three years ago, and now it's $20k of JUNK if I want to use the new features of the new software. Dear Avid: Fuck. You.

Not true. We're using an 888/24 interface with ProTools 10.2 in our studio and it works fine. Avid simply doesn't help you with the hardware if you're having trouble with it which is a little disheartening, but there are a large number of Pro Tools users on a number of forums who will help. Just because they say they don't support a piece of hardware it doesn't mean that it doesn't work. Plus, since Pro Tools 9, you can finally use practically any non-Digidesign/non-Avid audio interface; even your internal soundcard.

more than 2 years ago
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Sound Increases the Efficiency of Boiling

pinkj Oooohhhh (96 comments)

Sounds hot.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Desktop Linux Hasn't Taken Off

pinkj Re:Followup about sound. (1264 comments)

This post gave me a stomach ache at how similar my problems have been when playing with a Linux distro. Just add the horrible problems when using the proprietary ATI/AMD or the openati vid drivers. I've never had a distro work well. I'd usually troubleshoot until I give up, live with it for a while, then reinstall Windows when I need something to work.

more than 2 years ago
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Robots Go Wild at the USFIRST.org Robotics Competition (Video)

pinkj Re:Guys (49 comments)

Wicked echo on the voiceover there, can you record that stuff in front of a curtain, or hang cloth over the walls or something. Its the little things.

But yeah this looks like a lot of fun.

I work in audio post-production so I always try to tell myself that most people don't have the know-how when it comes to recording, editing and mixing audio. Because if I didn't, I would be screaming at 95% of all the videos I watch on the internet.

Common voice over problems are:
1. Recording near the blaring computer fans.
2. Popping the mic on lips plosives (Ps and Bs)
3. Being too far from the mic (like in this case)
4. Clipping the recording.
5. Using an incredibly crappy webcam mic.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Say Spread of Schmallenberg Virus Is 'Warning To Europe'

pinkj Re:Germany (113 comments)

Why do all these horrible new viruses emerge from Germany?

Schadenfreude?

more than 2 years ago
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The Politics of the F.D.A.

pinkj Re:Broadly true. (238 comments)

The only study referenced in this piece is 'Gold, L.S., et al. (1992) _Science_ Vol. 258, pp. 261-265' which is 20 years ago. Though I'm sceptical of the organic movement and its claims, I'd like to have more data on this piece's premise as there are assumptions made. For example:

'For obvious reasons, organic farmers have done little, if anything, to dispel the myth that "organic = chemical/pesticide-free". They would only stand to lose business by making such a disclosure.'

Are all organic farmers cut from the same cloth with the same methods? What about farmers who try to grow crops without any pesticides at all?

more than 2 years ago
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MediaFire CEO: We Don't Depend On Piracy

pinkj Re:I use Mediafire professionally (185 comments)

I copied the Mediafire share URL, opened IE which I've almost never used, pasted in the URL in the URL bar, pressed Enter, and it started downloading the file without any pop ups or directing to any other site.

more than 2 years ago
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MediaFire CEO: We Don't Depend On Piracy

pinkj Re:I use Mediafire professionally (185 comments)

I've been using it for over 2 years. Have you used it or are you trolling?

more than 2 years ago
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MediaFire CEO: We Don't Depend On Piracy

pinkj Re:I use Mediafire professionally (185 comments)

Why would you host them on a slow, remote, ad-filled site, rather than on your own network?

I never noticed it being ad-filled as I've always used Ad-Block Plus. But even then, if I'm sharing files to other employees or clients, I simply send them the mediafire link and their browser automatically starts downloading the file. They have no reason to visit the Mediafire site at all.

more than 2 years ago
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Where does your electricity come from?

pinkj Re:Solar _and_ wind (498 comments)

Where do you live?

more than 2 years ago
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MediaFire CEO: We Don't Depend On Piracy

pinkj I use Mediafire professionally (185 comments)

I certainly hope they don't plan on taking down Mediafire as I have over 2 years of work related files uploaded there. I paid for that storage. If they are going to go after every file storage site, what alternatives do we have?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Punishing Chrome Results For 60 Days

pinkj Wha? (173 comments)

Feeling...positive...feelings...towards...billion dollar...corporation...must search for...negative...feelings...for another...corporation...!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Like To Read?

pinkj PKD (647 comments)

I've been reading a bunch of Philip K Dick on the iPad through Kindle.

about 3 years ago
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X-Men Origins Pirate Draws a 1-Year Sentence

pinkj Re:Problem with the analogy.. (341 comments)

At least watching the workprint made it fun: "Claws Grow".

Hell yeah! I found the workprint to be far more entertaining than the finished film as well. I watched it at least 3 times and laughed my ass off every single time. Remember the plane crash? "EXPLOSION!!!" The part when Wolverine gets hit by the Big Rig was great, too.

I wish more studios would include workprints and stuff like that on their legitimate DVD/BD releases. The process of making a movie is often times far more fascinating to me than the movie itself.

If you get Sin City - Extended Cut, you get to watch the whole film with green screen, though it's sped up to be 14 minutes or something.

about 3 years ago

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Meyer Sound on Audio Development with Linux

pinkj pinkj writes  |  more than 4 years ago

pinkj (521155) writes "Rarely do you hear about audio development with Linux or audio developers joining the Linux Foundation. It was interesting to read this article on Meyer Sound's input in Mix Magazine on why they prefer using Linux to develop their audio software. They used Linux to develop "the D-Mitri digital audio platform and Galileo loudspeaker-management system":

"'I started using Linux in 1994, right after college,' says Perrin Meyer. 'At the time, Sun or HP Unix workstations cost about $100,000, and after I graduated, I no longer had access to Columbia’s computers. So [by] using my own computer with Linux, I was able to keep the same advanced programming environment I had in school.'""

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