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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Stephen Fry's eloquent response to Grammar Nazis on: November 10, 2014, 04:16:44 PM
My major f'ing psychotic hatred (as opposed to a pet peeve) is not spelling or grammar, but the inability to communicate with a sufficient degree of precision with the fallout being ambiguity or meaninglessness, and then having someone get upset because I've asked for clarification because what was previously said was unintelligible.

 

Clarity is good. Ambiguity is for politicians and poets. tongue

Here's some more Stephen Fry for y'all.  Cool

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs3lvGruzuI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs3lvGruzuI</a>

Also...

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12/12-h/12-h.htm  Cool

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'And only ONE for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'

'I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't—till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'

'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master—that's all.'

Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. 'They've a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they're the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!'

'Would you tell me, please,' said Alice 'what that means?'

'Now you talk like a reasonable child,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. 'I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.'

'That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful tone.

102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Any fans of the TV Sci-Fi show "A Town Called Eureka"? on: November 09, 2014, 07:54:40 PM
I rather liked Eureka. I never really was annoyed much by much going on in the show as it developed. There were a few characters that I didn't like at all, and others that were fantastic. Fargo was hilarious and really helped make the show what it was.

Warehouse 13, well... as it went on, I started to get annoyed by some of the characters. They morphed into, well... I just didn't like some of them. Claudia... She was such a wonderful, fun character to start with, but become this nasty, jaded shell of her former self later on. I really started to hate Claudia. Steve and Pete on the other hand... Always fun characters. Even when Steve is whiny and desperate (which was still a bit annoying).

Especially scenes with Felicia Day in them.

Felicia Day plays some of the most brilliant, wonderful characters! She's also in Supernatural from time to time, and those episodes are always fantastic. She just brings a whole new level of fun and energy to whatever show she's on.

I think the first time I saw her was on Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. That was a brilliant show! The long promised sequel has yet to materialise though.

One show that really never should have been canceled so unceremoniously was Farscape. It really was fantastic for building its own, unique universe, similar to how Eureka and Warehouse 13 build their own worlds. Still... Farscape did a much better job at universe building than either Eureka or Warehouse 13.

But hey, why create a profitable masterpiece when you can have low-budget reality shows that insult your intelligence and are enough to drive any sane person to suicide simply to escape from them?

103  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Music Identification via Sound Card on: November 09, 2014, 07:32:27 PM
There is an open-source music recognition project called (appropriately) "My Music Recognition" that is currently looking for testers:

'Testers wanted' announcement:
http://newsletter.sourcef...,10s8,2ocb,7opb,1zwy,l1rr
Home site:
http://sourceforge.net/pr...jects/mymusicrecognition/
GHacks review:
http://www.ghacks.net/201...s-songs-playing-computer/

(The sourceforge site is offline at the moment; give it a few...)
EDIT: (sourceforge is back up)

As an alternative, I've heard bits here and there about Tunatic:
http://www.wildbits.com/tunatic/


I gotta admit, I'm a bit surprised to see someone create a single application with this lone functionality. It makes sense for some larger applications, but a dedicated one? I'm surprised.

104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ripple - When the Good comes back on: November 09, 2014, 07:42:00 AM

But there are 8 results! tongue  Thmbsup

(I'll make ya famous!?)
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: November 09, 2014, 04:25:16 AM
Possible inspiration?  Cool
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 09, 2014, 01:01:36 AM

I'm a cannibal! tongue
107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Internet freedoms restrained - SOPA/PIPA/OPEN/ACTA/CETA/PrECISE-related updates on: November 08, 2014, 07:30:00 AM
"We Must Fight The Net." - PDF page 10, document page 6, US Department of Defense "Information Operations Roadmap":

[attachimg=#]

Source:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/s.../pdfs/27_01_06_psyops.pdf

Is it any wonder the treaty freaks are alway at it? At least the military speaks a bit better English so that not everything is newspeak.

108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 08, 2014, 12:13:14 AM
DEATH FAKERS!

Jim Morrison = Rush Limbaugh
River Phoenix = Mark Dice
Bill Hicks = Alex Jones
Jonathan Brandis = Adam Kokesh
Brandon Lee = Christopher Greene

Rush Limbaugh is Jim Morrison 100% Proof

Autoplays a Youtube video. >> River Phoenix, Bill Hicks, Brandon Lee, Jonathan Brandis, All Faked Their Deaths

http://alexjonesisbillhicks.com

 Thmbsup

Just. Wow.

I now wonder what buddy thinks about the moon landing, Atlantis, and Area 51!  cheesy
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: November 06, 2014, 11:54:05 PM
Basically, I've been getting network speeds that would make Renny froth at the mouth and be mistaken for having rabies!

Who said I don't have rabies! tongue Grin
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: November 06, 2014, 11:28:30 PM
The definitive answer to "Does down-tuning REALLY make a metal song 'Heavier'?":

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8S-F3DKA-8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8S-F3DKA-8</a>

Um... Yes?

Grin  Thmbsup
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM on: November 06, 2014, 08:23:56 AM
the only problem I have with Synergy is that I can not test it before I buy it.
Spending $10 and then recognizing that it is the wrong tool is not an option for me.

I hear ya. If I can't try it, I certainly won't buy it. Period. It's often better to set up a VM then download a warez version and try that. (Or just move on and try something else.)

I've downloaded the Win-64x and OSX-10.9 installers and uploaded them for you here:

http://cynic.me/ Synergy.zip

Let me know when you've downloaded them so I can remove the file.

112  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for Software KWM on: November 06, 2014, 07:30:06 AM
I've been using Synergy for a long time now, and it's worked quite well.

Synergy is also GNU/GPL, and people are free to distribute it.
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: November 05, 2014, 11:23:47 PM
Infographic with timelines for what it took to create the iPhone. (Could be any modern smart phone, but, whatever.)

http://quartsoft.com/blog...ology-history-infographic

Way too big to post here.

114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: November 05, 2014, 10:03:56 PM
But, every now and then there are some seriously cool ones. This music video falls into the AWESOME category!  Thmbsup

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUZ2tfr1bsU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUZ2tfr1bsU</a>

Reminds me of this one, which was written when scientists said there were only 3 forms of matter:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbgul1NpEA8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbgul1NpEA8</a>

Then after scientists decided there was a 4th form of matter, they wrote this one:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkGSV9WDMA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkGSV9WDMA</a>

The funkiness never ends. A current theory on why Jupiter has an electro-magnetic field is that at its core it has super-heated hydrogen that has collapsed into a metallic form with an ordered, crystalline structure, and that metal contributes to the EM field.

Metallic hydrogen. Is that light metal as opposed to heavy metal? Could Yngwie play that?
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: November 04, 2014, 10:43:20 PM
If you are in Melbourne (or Victoria), THIS is THE event of the year to come out for!

http://www.meetup.com/Bit...lbourne/events/217722162/

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The Bitcoin Address with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Monday, November 24, 2014
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

1/41 Stewart Street, Richmond (edit map)

Join us for the highlight event of the year and hear from the brightest minds in the bitcoin community. It’s free, it’s open to the public and it’s catered.

CoinJar is proud to present The Bitcoin Address in Melbourne and Sydney in conjunction with partners College Cryptocurrency Network and Bitcoin Association of Australia. The event is a free, open-to-public bitcoin meetup featuring international speakers from the bitcoin community, including crypto expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos and entrepreneur Tatiana Moroz.

Whether you’re completely new to bitcoin or you’re a bit of a bitcoin enthusiast, this event will educate and inspire you about the currency of the future. Our speaker lineup is well-known by the bitcoin community worldwide, and they’ll give you valuable insights on using bitcoin for the everyday and the extraordinary.

“I’ve been looking forward to visiting Australia, as it has a vibrant and active bitcoin community. Australia’s high tech and entrepreneurial culture combined with its young population make it fertile ground for bitcoin.”
- Andreas M. Antonopoulos

"I have always dreamed of visiting Australia. It represents this raw adventurous spirit... I know that bitcoin has some really solid support and interest in the community, but I also know that just like in the states, there will be plenty of people who don't know about it yet! In between hiking, swimming, and checking out the sites, I hope to have many opportunities to share how bitcoin has improved so many lives around the wall and is a truly international phenomena."
- Tatiana Moroz

About the event
World-renowned crypto-currency expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos will cover current issues and emerging trends of bitcoin in his keynote address.

You’ll hear from Bitcoin law expert Pamela Morgan, who will discuss how bitcoin is being used globally in innovative ways. Entrepreneur and musician Tatiana Moroz joins our speaker lineup to share her experience of spreading the use of bitcoin amongst the artistic community.

We’re expecting a big crowd, with limited places, so invite your friends and RSVP now.

Andreas is a mind-blowing speaker. Off the hook. Crazy amazing.

There is NOTHING that will prevent me from going, short of death.

If you are thinking about it, you MUST RSVP NOW! The RSVP list is ballooning very quickly, and space will likely run out very quickly.

I've RSVP'd +1 for a friend, so if he can't go, I've got 1 space reserved for a DC'er if you couldn't RSVP in time.

116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Regexp help on: November 04, 2014, 09:25:41 PM
Yeah... generally you can be pretty sloppy when checking for IP addresses though as they're unlikely to be reported badly, and few other strings will match improperly, e.g. version numbering with major, minor, revision, and build -- 10.23.34.987.

Here are some URLs for regex to actually do IP addresses properly:

http://www.shellhacks.com...sses-in-a-File-Using-Grep

http://www.mkyong.com/reg...-with-regular-expression/

http://stackoverflow.com/...-from-strings-using-regex

They're kind of ugly with a lot of pipes.

@4wd - Your regex there is elegant and terse. It's one of the things that I tend to avoid as I find it's simply easier to read when being a bit more verbose. I also try to avoid a lot of special matching characters as in general as a lot of the regex I use are in EditPlus, and it's not really the best there, so it encourages being verbose rather than elegant.
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Music Identification via Sound Card on: November 04, 2014, 08:45:00 PM
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There are programs that can record audio from the sound card
It is my understanding this this can be extremely difficult, is dependent on vagaries of the sound card/driver, and may be close to impossible for many/most modern sound drivers.
It may have been easier with older versions of windows.
This may be your main obstacle.

Actually, it's not hard at all. You can simply grab the waveout (or similar) on most cards to get the audio.

What's difficult is the audio fingerprinting. It's not technically difficult as you only need to hook into the API for some service like Grace Note, but the business side of it is daunting as you're pretty much guaranteed that you'll lose money on it.

Now, if you can use something like Echoprint.me:

http://echoprint.me

Or MusicBrainz:

https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Fingerprinting

(A bit more out there as well.)

Then you can avoid the royalty costs of Grace Note.

However, you are then basing your software on something that you don't know if it will be around tomorrow, which often ends up badly. e.g. All the people who tried to use MS DRM for WMA, etc., and those that used the Google translate API, etc. etc. etc.

If you can run your own data server, then you're good, but you then run into server costs. Again... you're going to lose money on an application like that unless it has significant value elsewhere that people will pay for.

The best place to look is in audio software that does something else and also does audio fingerprinting an an ancillary function.

But as for writing up a small utility that did that, it's possible to do with some of the above open source, but the payoff is zero and it's a week or more of work, and a lot more if the entire solution runs locally instead of over the Internet. And, depending on how its released, the end user may need to sign up for developer accounts with service providers then go through the entire hassle of figuring out API keys.
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 04, 2014, 08:27:36 PM
Whoops! That wasn't the "demon" that I meant. I didn't mean to imply anger - merely speed.
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Regexp help on: November 04, 2014, 08:25:16 PM
And here's the analysis to help explain what's happening in there:

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120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Regexp help on: November 04, 2014, 08:20:46 PM
That helps.

This works, but you must specify that the search is multiline in order for the ^ and $ to operate properly:

^.+CtrlChan .+[^0-9]([1-9][0-9]{0,2}\.[1-9][0-9]{0,2}\.[1-9][0-9]{0,2}\.[1-9][0-9]{0,2}).+$

Here's the result in Expresso:

[attachimg=#]

121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Regexp help on: November 04, 2014, 07:40:04 PM
This is better:

^definedstring.+([1-9][0-9]{0,2}\.[1-9][0-9]{0,2}\.[1-9][0-9]{0,2}\.[1-9][0-9]{0,2}).+$

122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: November 04, 2014, 07:31:34 PM
My daughter is going absolutely bonkers for PLANETS!!!!

At 2 she can list all the planets in the solar system in order, and is constantly wanting more and more.

So, we've downloaded a bunch of slide shows, montages, videos, and music videos about planets, the solar system, space, etc. etc.

Some drive me a bit nuts. (Some kids videos are from India, but the English is pretty mangled and sometimes painful to listen to.)

But, every now and then there are some seriously cool ones. This music video falls into the AWESOME category!  Thmbsup

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUZ2tfr1bsU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUZ2tfr1bsU</a>

It's just so really, very, extremely well done. The choruses are really just extremely cool, and the verses are brilliant.

Tell me if you end up bobbing your head. Wink
123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Regexp help on: November 04, 2014, 07:23:46 PM
^definedstring.+([0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}).+$

Or perhaps:

^definedstring.+([0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+).+$

But, that should do it or at least give you enough to test & tweak. You'll have 1 capture group with the IP address.

124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 04, 2014, 01:31:05 AM
Is anyone else having a hard time imagining IainB as a demon driver?  embarassed
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 02, 2014, 10:25:09 AM
Drat... I'm a few posts behind on the British English stuff, but hey, I'm sure you'll excuse me as I'm half pissed. tongue

To add into the vernacular there, I have a few Ozzie favourites. Root & cunt.

The Seoul Women's University cheer leading team is called the "Seoul Women's University Rooting Squad" or "SWURS".

Root in Ozzie English means "to f**k".

Root for your team? Oh... hell yeah! Grin GO SWURS GO!

Cunt is a common word in Ozzie English for "fellow" (or similar). e.g. He's a decent cunt. It doesn't have near the negative connotation that it does in American English.

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