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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

rewindustry this is the answer (298 comments)

if you value your craft. the bespoke solution is not for everyone, but there is something to be said for the perfect fit. i am able to confirm that it worked well for me, and remains the second most useful thing i ever developed.

4 days ago
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AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

rewindustry Re:please read the reply (95 comments)

thank you for clarifying. my opinion is that, since we have the ability, it makes a lot more sense to record both streams on both devices, as this gives a better chance of recovery, should either or both be compromised. i wonder what the truth is...

about a week ago
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Ridley Scott Adapts Philip K. Dick's 'Man in the High Castle' For Amazon

rewindustry wtf is an adaption? (94 comments)

the word is adaptation, surely?

only the bbc, so far, has shown the ability to adapt anything with any degree of responsibility.

perhaps i do not understand merkin manglish - maybe adaption means "convert to a drug"?

about a week ago
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AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

rewindustry i am not responding to the OP at all (95 comments)

please read the reply (currently scored 5, informative) to which i am responding. according to that, they are not different devices, they are redundant units - there are two, and BOTH record BOTH cockpit voice AND flight data, i presume on the same media. at last word the bbc is reporting that the cockpit voice is still missing, but this does not make sense, if the AC i am replying to is correct.

about two weeks ago
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AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

rewindustry please read the reply (95 comments)

(currently scored 5, informative) to which i am responding. according to that, they are not different devices, they are redundant units - there are two, and BOTH record BOTH cockpit voice AND flight data, i presume on the same media. at last word the bbc is reporting that the cockpit voice is still missing, but this does not make sense, if the AC i am replying to is correct.

about two weeks ago
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AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

rewindustry mandatory open source (258 comments)

look at the damage that closed source has done to us, in the virtual world, and project this onto the physical world.

you must not give machines the same private autonomy you allow microsoft (for example) to take.

it is bad enough we permit closed source to handle our data, and the lessons from this are obvious.

a closed source AI operating in the physical world is a golem and should be considered evil by definition.

about two weeks ago
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AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

rewindustry something does not add up (95 comments)

from bbc - "Divers retrieved one of the flight data recorders of crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, says officials, but the voice recorder is still missing"

if you are right, then the report is a lie.

can you support your statement?

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

rewindustry they can NOT hear (786 comments)

evolution has it's dead ends also - say goodnight, petrolheads.

about two weeks ago
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Short-Term Exposure To Diesel Fumes Causes Changes In Gene Expression

rewindustry hark at the disappointed... (132 comments)

another gas pedal gone spongy on you, sorry.

you ARE killing us.

park it.

about two weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

rewindustry use an emulator (189 comments)

should be simple.

am willing to bet they will make it complicated, for profit.

about two weeks ago
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Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

rewindustry sad (234 comments)

you're one of those metal beetle people, aren't you?

about a month ago
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Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

rewindustry bad design (234 comments)

it's not the cold, it's the things you do to escape it, that make you sick. your buildings and carriages are sealed up like tupperware, into which you blow hot air, usually loaded with moisture. convection heating is cheap and easy, a very low budget way of making people feel warm. proper radiant heating and healthy fresh air are expensive and difficult to maintain. of course, you could just dress for the weather, but most of you don't.

i can't breathe in your world, i drown in my own perspiration every time i get on a bus, go shopping for groceries.

it was minus two here, and dropping, the last i looked, and my windows are open wide, as they always are, year round.

the air tastes like fresh water.

about a month ago
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Boston Elementary, Middle Schools To Get a Longer Day

rewindustry adult working hours (161 comments)

are less than this already, on average.
this discrepancy can only grow.

about a month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

rewindustry Re:Fork ! (581 comments)

yea, with a brick.

about 2 months ago
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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.

(r.e.m)

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

fork it.

about 2 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago

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i can has kickstart?

rewindustry rewindustry writes  |  about a year ago

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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