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Comment: SoylentNews (Score 1) 33

by xororand (#49797069) Attached to: GoPro's Next Adventure: Virtual Reality and Drones

SoylentNews picked it up:
SourceForge has since removed the adware from GIMP-Win:

[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) 101

by xororand (#49796931) Attached to: Android M To Embrace USB Type-C and MIDI

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):

Comment: Re:Only a Matter of Time Now (Score 3, Insightful) 132

A stable driver ABI would lead to more proprietary drivers and nobody wants that.
Proprietary drivers are usually only supported for a few years before the vendor drops them to increase the sales of new hardware.
In the meantime, almost all libre drivers in Linux enjoy support for decades, on a large number of system architectures.

Dynamically binding, you realize the magic. Statically binding, you see only the hierarchy.