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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

rewindustry rubbish, as usual, who is this poster? (194 comments)

blueray is compressed, therefore the bit pattern has practically nothing to do with the actual content, is simply random distribution.

about three weeks ago

Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

rewindustry my share must remain in the ground (203 comments)

i gave up burning fossil fuels (to every extent possible) well over a decade ago.

you/they have collectively burned far more than your fair share already.

my share - the oil i am not burning - stays in the ground, and this should be law.

haha, and also god is alive and well, and working on a much less ambitious project.

about a month ago

Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

rewindustry Re:Fork ! (581 comments)

yea, with a brick.

about a month ago

Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

rewindustry binary logs?? (581 comments)

you cut all the tall trees down
you poisoned the sky and the sea
you've taken what's good from the ground...

(midnight oil)

and now this.

it's the end of the world
as we know it.


it's like climate change - either we get smart, or we get wiped out - debian, clearly, are not getting smart.

fork it.

about a month ago

Location of Spilled Oil From 2010 Deepwater Horizon Event Found

rewindustry nonsense (73 comments)

crude became what it is under very different conditions.

this will now get eaten and otherwide gradually decay into the biosphere.

laugh it up, people, zoom zoom zoom.

about a month and a half ago

After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

rewindustry Re:FOSS (183 comments)

down with chrome, down with chrome, down with chrome.

now, please.

about 2 months ago

The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

rewindustry Re:Unicomp (304 comments)

i break model Ms regularly. the pins inside the case cannot take a great deal of lateral shock - the plastic feels nice, but it's not very strong, and it degrades.

unicomps do not feel quite as nice, i admit, but the important bits are there, and i can type without killing myself on it, and as far as i can tell it's a better plastic, as in more flexible, better impact resistance, less likely to degrade.

unfortunately only time will tell...

about 2 months ago

Xen Cloud Fix Shows the Right Way To Patch Open-Source Flaws

rewindustry closure (81 comments)

can we find and name that idiot?

about 3 months ago

Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

rewindustry how is this new? (308 comments)

is this not the same thing as using "guilds" in permaculture?

about 3 months ago

Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

rewindustry format C: (399 comments)


about 3 months ago

Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

rewindustry would the "is fixed because i use something else" (399 comments)

clowns please pipe down.

this seems a simple error to actually fix, so why is everybody fapping off about this thing, and not fixing it?

or did i miss the patch?

i'm actually hoping for a reply here, sorry if i missed the meeting, otherwise will be applying my own patch, very quickly.

i rely on bash and it's isms, it's a good thing, and ought to be more of a standard.

about 3 months ago

Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

rewindustry what about canada? (200 comments)

has anyone an opinion how canada is showing in this matter? last time i looked we came dead last, behind the benighted states even, and as far as i know we are currently not co-operating at all. i've been watching for mention of canada in the "international" media (slashdot foremost of these) and so far have seen nothing, except we may have managed to kill off rob ford, at last. is anyone able to correct this impression?

about 3 months ago

Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

rewindustry weapons of mass destruction? (221 comments)

put down the remote, back away from the TV, kessler, you sound just like the dumb bulb you no doubt are.

god bless america.

nobody else will.

about 3 months ago

Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

rewindustry interesting discrimination (236 comments)

this would appear to mean that apple users, up to now, have not been "interesting" to the U/NSA...

about 3 months ago

Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

rewindustry Re:Most documentaries suck (103 comments)

generally it has been my impression that most of the original bbc documentary work has been quite reasonable...

to the contrary, although it's subtle, the same documentaries as reworked by discovery (tm), history (tm), etc, on this side of the "pond" are somehow not quite as satisfying..

anyone else have a similar impression?

i admit i've not wasted much time on the american feeds, am really only commenting based on the bits i've had to watch on other people's screens.

about 4 months ago

Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

rewindustry fight, fight, fight... (398 comments)

if it's that easy to bypass throttling, then have at it, i say - the more the better.

there has to come a point when derision and cronies will be forced to admit they have been raping yet another dead horse.

when dealing with bullies it pays to be light on your feet, i find.

about 5 months ago

Help Crowd-FOIA Stingray Usage Across America

rewindustry is RTFA the correct reply? (89 comments)

quote[ A stingray is a controversial[1] electronic surveillance device for remotely capturing data from mobile telephones.[2] It is designed to mimic a cell tower so all the mobile phones in the area communicate with it and provide information, including location data. This can be done even when the phone is not being used to make a call.[2][3] Critics have called the use of the devices by government agencies warrantless cell phone tracking, as they have frequently been used without informing the court system or obtaining a warrant.[1] The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called the devices “an unconstitutional, all-you-can-eat data buffet.”[4] A stingray can be carried by hand or mounted on a vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle.[3] The devices are also referred to as “cell site simulators” and “IMSI catchers.” ]

from the wiki, first link in the article.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

rewindustry Re:seems you missed the point of C (466 comments)

you seem to have missed my point - C is excellent for abstraction if you have taken the time - as i have - to build your own library of such.

these are skilled hands - read the article - the man is a C professional already, looking for alternatives.

what happens if everbody follows your advice?

who will maintain the C code that *inevitably* lies beneath all "higher" level languages?

i realise i'm soapboxing here, but as one on whom the burden of that maintenance has fallen, and surrounded as i am by script kids who take garbage collection for granted, eat memory like it was candy, and stuff buffers as if they were infinite, i am more than a little afraid of what the future will bring.

there is no such thing as a free lunch, and this includes the highler level coding languages - robert a heinlein (not necessarily the heinlein)

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

rewindustry github.com (466 comments)

sorry, is the air i breathe, forgot the microsofties might not know about it.

about 6 months ago

Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

rewindustry Re:stupid move (207 comments)

agree - sites like this make ikea crap more desireable, not less.

about 6 months ago



i can has kickstart?

rewindustry rewindustry writes  |  1 year,23 days

rewindustry (3401253) writes "(RFC)

am fifty this year, been working on a thing since basically it was possible, back in the soundblaster, gravis, etc era. by this time am pretty sure it already has been done, but perhaps not quite the way i've been doing it, on my own machines.

it is essentially an audio tape loop with digital advantages. you begin an instance by defining a length, and you get a recording space which simply goes around and around, continuously, and in which you play.

from there the options expand as you like — for instance i like spaces of 32 to 128 bars, and i add a click track or other guide beat, to begin with. because everything is continuous, having no beginning or end, this can be multiplied out to be any new length i might like, in production.

i can then create a new space, the same integral multiple of the original, with perhaps an extra 8 bars inserted, for count in and out, if am working on a 'final' length.

this is only one method i settled into using. of the many i have been fiddling with, perhaps the most fun is to set things to fade slowy into the background, as new ideas are inserted — the effect is like playing in a hall of mirrors, which is great for not-very-good musicians like me. after the fact i like to select the best bits, and set them to fade in and out and around at random endlessly, or until bored.

all of the above, built to an RFC standard, can be distributed across the net in pseudo real time — it does not matter that each instance of a given "space" is running in it's own time, as long as you accept that any submission to a multi-user space will only appear the next time around (assuming your connection is fast enough). no matter how long it takes to arrive, a simple protocol will ensure it appears in the right place.

my overall thesis is that this very simply concept should be enough to easily make global recording a comfortable enough experience — as comfortable an experience, for instance, as participating in slashdot.

in fact a comment system like slashdot would form an ideal basis for a control system, by impementing an extention allowing users moderate which parts are mixed into what spaces.

i think — which might explain why i am posting this here. first off, has this already been done, and conversely — if it not, how do i get it out there? i'm a bit tired of playing with this thing by myself, and so far have not seen the app/gadget on the market that already does the thing i've been dreaming of... and suddenly it occurs to me that slashdot is the place to find out, for once and for all."

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