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Comment Uninstalled in 2009 (Score 4, Informative) 202

I uninstalled Flash in 2009 and for some reason I'm still alive! :-O

youtube-dl downloads and streams video and audio from about 500 legacy sites in the quality of your choice.

livestreamer streams live video from about 70 legacy sites such as the popular "Twitch".

VLC and mpv also can play video from some sites directly, e.g. YouTube.

Comment No problem with KeepassX (Score 2) 365

KeepassX does not use the clipboard but instead simulates actual typing, with a configurable delay.
When you select a password entry and press Ctrl-v in KeepassX, it hides itself, switches the focus to the last active window and types the password.
This also protects you from accidentally leaking password to remote desktop sessions or virtual machines that synchronize the clipboards.

Comment The Day After Trinity (1981) (Score 1) 60

I'd also recommend The Day After Trinity for a touching portrait of the project's human side.
>Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon completion of his wonderful and horrible invention became a powerful spokesperson against the nuclear arms race.

"You may well ask: Why people with a kind heart and humanist feelings... why they would go and work on weapons of mass destruction."

This one will stay with you.

Comment SoylentNews (Score 1) 33

SoylentNews picked it up: https://soylentnews.org/articl...
SourceForge has since removed the adware from GIMP-Win: https://sourceforge.net/blog/g...

[updated on 28-5-2015] Since yesterday, SourceForge Gimp-Win mirror downloads only the original software without any offers. We also invite the Gimp-Win developer to take back control of the project if that is his desire, while respectfully asking that he maintain any project updates or allow us to do so.

Comment Xenharmonism (Score 1) 106

The most urgent deficiency in most music software and the MIDI protocol itself is the fixation on the 12-TET scale.
The new MIDI HD protocol fixes this issue with its "Direct Pitch" feature that lets you define arbitrary notes.
However most composing software still offers no practical way to edit music in other scales.


It's time for music to evolve. The grim reality however is that popular music has been getting more bland for the last 50 years:

Comment The Machine That Changed The World (Score 1) 149

There's a gem of a documentary about the history of computing before the web.

The Machine That Changed the World is the longest, most comprehensive documentary about the history of computing ever produced.
It's a whirlwind tour of computing before the Web, with brilliant archival footage and interviews with key players — several of whom passed away since the filming.

Episode 1 featured Interviews with, including but not limited to:
Paul Ceruzzi (computer historian), Doron Swade (London Science Museum), Konrad Zuse (inventor of the first functional computer and high-level programming language, died in 1995), Kay Mauchly Antonelli (human computer in WWII and ENIAC programmer, died in 2006), Herman Goldstine (ENIAC developer, died in 2004), J. Presper Eckert (co-inventor of ENIAC, died in 1995), Maurice Wilkes (inventor of EDSAC), Donald Michie (Codebreaker at Bletchley Park)

Torrent (H.264): http://waxy.org/bt/seed/The%20...

Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.