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Comment Free software assistant... already exists (Score 3, Informative) 90

Free software assistant... already exists

They've got an RPi image you can download, slap on a card, and be up and running with a USB mic and something to handle the audio out.

Seems to me like the FSF should pay more attention to what is already going on.

Comment What. An. Asshole. (Score 1) 553

Like many, I championed his cause and firmly stated that he was being unfairly politically persecuted. But the reality is that he's just a douchebag that found a cause to stand atop and be the king of. It's just another power-play. He's as principled as a toaster oven.

Comment Re:Fucking useless (Score 1) 79

Up until Windows Vista, MIDI was handled by the hardware or the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth or whatever flavor of softsynth you had (like Timidity,) the browser just used whatever you had selected as your MIDI device. That option has been removed, now, so in Windows, you're stuck with whatever shitty GS they have unless you use another media player that can allow soft-loading of soundfonts (yay, AIMP2!)

Example of what MIDI can really do -

Comment Re:My art is shit (Score 1) 564

". The wire and magents make no difference to the saturation of the core at all."

Without the wire and magnets, you have no core period. It's all in the construction. Use a shitty weak magnet and thin conductors, you overload it easily. Use a strong magnet with thick conductors, you can't reach the saturation point as easily.

Pickup design 101. I've gone through several HUNDRED variations of magnet and conductor, from nail+bottlecap+bell wire+fridge magnets to United Nuclear magnets and 12-gauge wiring.

Pickups are not transformers, despite sharing several characteristics. Break out your o-scope and start building them.

Comment Re:Reading is Fundamental (Score 2) 139

If you knew shit about Boeing, you'd know they had R&D facilities where they developed alloys and then had other industry partners manufacture them en-masse.

Boeing was heavily involved in titanium alloys and aluminum-lithium alloy development in the 70s and 80s.

Which is a perfect explanation about why pure titanium, cerium, and more was found on the tie.

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