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Comment: Radio? (Score 1) 126

by Randle_Revar (#48785081) Attached to: Radio, Not YouTube, Is Still King of Music Discovery

I occasionally listen to 95.7 (now "the jet" formerly "KJR") here in Seattle, but not as often since they (ClearChannel) twice attempted to rebrand it and somewhat altered its format (for one thing they put in a damned morning show, when they used to brag about playing only music in the morning because "who talks along with the radio?")

Now it is pretty much my USB stick in the car and Pandora at home.

+ - In response to open access journals, Nature starts own (Beer-free) Library->

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An anonymous reader writes "The fact that access to scientific journals is expensive and that universities in developing countries can't afford them has been one of the key points for open access journals. Nature has started now a "world library of science" to offer content to developing countries (and everyone else) for free, but without a permissive license. Unesco also allowed to add its logo to the front page."
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+ - Pitivi Video Editor surpasses 50% crowdfunding goal, releases version 0.94

Submitted by kxra
kxra (2826067) writes "With the latest developments, Pitivi is proving to truly be a promising libre video editor for GNU distributions as well as a serious contender for bringing libre video production up to par with its proprietary counterparts. Since launching a beautifully well-organized crowdfunding campaign (as covered here previously), the team has raised over half of their 35,000 € goal to pay for full-time development and has entered "beta" status for version 1.0. They've released two versions, 0.94 (release notes) being the most recent, which have brought full MPEG-TS/AVCHD support, porting to Python 3, lots of UX improvements, and—of course—lots and lots of bug fixes. The next release (0.95) will run on top of Non Linear Engine, a refined and incredibly more robust backend Pitivi developers have produced to replace GNonLin and bring Pitivi closer to the rock-solid stability needed for the final 1.0 release."

Comment: Re:He tried patenting it... (Score 3, Interesting) 986

The independent reviewers may not be that independent. It is basically the same group that reviewed it back in 2013, and they produced a paper that was promptly ripped apart. I also seem to recall at least one of them is a friend of the inventor...

Comment: Re:Missing one key point (Score 1) 303

by Randle_Revar (#48099799) Attached to: What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Dunno about more recent Ubuntu versions, but historically it has not handled version upgrades as well as Debian. Not sure why, but there is it.

That said, I agree with 1, 2, 5... 3, I would be amazed to see on Stable. I have certainly seen apt crash a few times on sid/experimental, but you would hardly use that for servers.

Comment: Re: DJ (Score 3, Interesting) 137

by Randle_Revar (#47843937) Attached to: Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

And he is a huge geek, with tattoos of early arcade video games, and at least a fair bit of electronics and general maker know how. Most of his mouse heads have fans for ventilation and cameras and screens (cause the angles are wrong for easily looking down at the board), and he designed and built the first ones. I think he still designs them (if they change), but he has a company actually make them now if I recall... And hooking up all those racks of equipment goes beyond just plug port A into port B. I feel like I saw something that indicated that he has some programming ability too. If he was older he would probably be/have been a /.er

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