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Submission + - Invitation to Slashdot Readers into beta (

gary.flake writes: "Slashot reviewed my book over a decade ago and fanned some flames when I changed jobs. So I thought that the least that I could do would be to give you a sneak peak at what I am up to now. is my new web service that allows you to save just about anything from the Web (text, images, embeds, or whole elements from the DOM with style and functionality preserved). You can keep your clips private, publish them in several different ways, or individually (and privately) share them with other users. For some great examples, see the programming category.

Until our servers start to spew smoke, I'd like to welcome Slashdot readers into our limited beta. Please let us know what you think."


Submission + - Mathematically pattern-free music (

gary.flake writes: Scott Rickard set out to do what no musician has ever tried — to make the world’s ugliest piece of music. At TEDxMIA, he discusses the math and science behind creating a piece of music devoid of any pattern. He used mathematics of Évariste Galois (who was born 200 years ago) to create pattern-free sonar pings which he mapped to notes on a piano, and then played them using the non-rhythm of a Golomb Ruler. Now, why didn't I think of that...

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