* Posts by rmacd

11 posts • joined 10 Mar 2010

YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

rmacd

Subsidised?

Get your facts straight. We put more cash into the UK coffers than we get back out. If we're talking subsidy junkies, look at rUK first.

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One-minute Koch-blocking earns attacker two years, massive fine

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Massive organ blown with Kinect

rmacd

Re: Kinect isn't the important bit here...

I ended up borrowing a Kinect for a few days and got it hooked up with Pd (open source Max/MSP) via a little OSC magic in no time - there are a couple of good libraries available.

This dude sure looks impressive on stage, but it looks like this piece has been basically pre-determined, sequenced really, with the role of the gestures changing as the piece trundles on. Pushing through a few instructions via MIDI on demand, when one has already decided it's going to be, say, a block of A minor on diapason, principal and 2', is trivial.

Meh. Move along.

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Gmail users howl in anguish at 'disappeared' accounts

rmacd

43k?

I had a mere 220k emails dating back to 2004 on my GMail account whereupon about a year and a half ago, having suffered a day-long outage, I eventually jumped the bandwagon and started using my own server instead.

Ironically I'd been running a mail hosting company for a couple of years by then but hadn't trusted myself with it for my own mails. Haven't looked back since.

Going back to the joy of deleting emails is undescribable - I pity those stuck in swamps of useless emails, kept 'in case they're ever needed' - pah.

As to why I ever thought not deleting my emails would be a good idea, I don't know.

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rmacd
WTF?

Read before you click

Yes, there's the option to 'Leave messages on the server' - but learn to read.

However as Ken rightly said, there's no easy way of restoring the mails if deleted from the server, unless you've got some way of untar'ing your maildir mails (*having converted them from Thunderbird's native implementation of mbox, for example) straight onto your mail root.

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Denon Ceol with Apple AirPlay

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Gaelic

Of course, Ceòl also Scottish Gaelic* for 'music'... yet people forget such a language exists and is spoken.

*Yes, I agree with above post, Irish = Irish, but Scots Gaelic is "Gaelic"

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Feds asked to probe Google's leaky search terms

rmacd

No shit sherlock

What a dipshit.

You'd have thought after what... 15 years? ... people'd have picked up the nature of the referer header? Common knowledge?

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Users' passwords exposed by Splunk

rmacd
WTF?

WTF

Why the hell are they keeping my password in cleartext, in any case?

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Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses

rmacd

MAC addresses

Visible? Yes, that they are.

Consider if two APs have the same SSID (happens fequently) - computer's got to know which one it's communicating with, right? :)

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rmacd
WTF?

And as for the United Faildom?

Forgive me for sounding ignorant - but does this mean it is already the case in the UK that they've built up a DB of the WiFi MAC codes as they've been trundling around?

I wouldn't, of course, be in the least surprised. Though I'll be a-shooting them a letter if it's indeed the case.

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Whatever happened to the email app?

rmacd

Horde?

Horde does of course have its sleek dimp (d=dynamic) application which is a hell of a lot more ajax-like than the old imp. Though you can't go wrong with plain HTML.

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