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Comment Re: SubjectsSuck (Score 2) 204

It's different in that if a vulnerability is discovered in the underlaying library an new release of PHP is required to fix it. Note you will need to convince the hosting provider/infrastructure team to test and deploy the latest release. This is the reason the cryptography library for Python (and requests) don't want to be made part of the core so they can be agile and respond quickly to security problems.

Comment Breaks and outside time (Score 1) 118

I'd largely put these products in the snake oil category, I few years ago after a day in front of my computer at work I'd be completely exhausted turns out I needed glasses (to correct the changing shape of the cornea) but I got that advice from an optometrist. An interesting side note was that they advised that if you take regular breaks (easy to get a cuppa or take a walk) monitors don't have any real negative effects themselves. However, what can have a detrimental effect is a lack of sunlight. So get out of your cave and get some fresh air and sunlight your eyes will thank you.

Submission + - Thrust: Chromium-based cross-platform / cross-language application framework (github.com)

Captain Arr Morgan writes: "Thrust is require/import-able, it lets you distribute NodeJS, Go or Python GUI apps directly through their native package managers.

Thrust is based on Chromium's Content Module and is supported on Linux, MacOSX and Windows"

And being based on Chromium (libchromiumcontent to be specific) it provides backing for building a browser but is not limited to. Unlike other application frameworks like atom-shell or node-webkit, Thrust does not embed any specific language runtime (like NodeJS in both their cases) but uses a local RPC so any language can provide a binding. As an example, I've create a (janky) browser in about 6KB of Javascript. JankyBrowser

Comment Re:The benefit if this is flac rips from the sourc (Score 2) 413

A rip from the MASTERS (I assume you mean final mix) is only sometimes a good thing, after hearing my own bands recordings before and after mastering I want a mastered version please. Mastering is an important step in the recording process, of course we master for quality ensuring there is no clipping or un-necessary compression, however some compression can be necessary to get a good result.

FLAC rips from vinyl do not come close. When a track has been mixed it is mastered for the different media that it will be delivered for. A vinyl master has a shelving filter to remove low frequencies (leaving them in will cause the needle to skip or bounce on the LP), vinyl also has a much smaller dynamic range than a CD and a high noise floor. Next the sound of vinyl is actually very tinny and lacks bass (put your ear near the needle to hear this), this is made up by boosting base frequencies either in the player (or via an LP input that some older stereo's included), so the sound has already been heavily messed with before it's even gotten to your A to D converters.

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