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by raouf
March 10th, 2006, 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The competition heats up
Replies: 3
Views: 2831

The competition heats up

Between human speech and computer speech.

Check this site out:
http://vhost.oddcast.com/vhost_minisite/demos/tts/tts_example.html

I like the british accents.
by raouf
March 8th, 2006, 11:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Puzzles
Replies: 24
Views: 10329

Only if you have tons of time on your hands (and should be doing some recording instead)

http://www.samorost2.net/samorost1/

And the sequel

http://www.samorost2.net/
by raouf
March 6th, 2006, 5:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: approaching 1000 forum members...
Replies: 16
Views: 7394

kri wrote:
Gesine wrote:Wow, yes. All 999 members could give the 1000th member a recording each, as a welcome present. :)
Oh my goodness that would be incredibly overwhelming and....just...I can't think of it.
We can perpetuate it recursively, every new user's first recording would be a greeting for the next user.
by raouf
March 6th, 2006, 2:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox recording on Ubuntu
Replies: 36
Views: 10052

kayray wrote:
Kri -- I think you'll enjoy Linux! xmms is a very nice audioplayer.
If you use xmms then you might be interested to know that the Winamp skins apply also to xmms.
by raouf
March 1st, 2006, 11:34 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 5956

I assume we are talking about US copyright rules because the files are hosted on servers in the US. Is the location of where the files are hosted the deciding factor? It is understandable that the distribution of some of this material would be illegal in countries where this material is still not in...
by raouf
February 27th, 2006, 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knitting! (and other needle arts...)
Replies: 771
Views: 258980

Hehe... my husband and i have been talking for awhile about writing patterns based on things like Pi and the Fibonacci sequence ... but we gave it up when we found patterns already out there using the idea... we've also talked about doing patterns based on binary code too... but nothing has really ...
by raouf
February 27th, 2006, 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knitting! (and other needle arts...)
Replies: 771
Views: 258980

Here's an idea that may be too bizarre to contemplate. I wonder if you could take some elegant code and turn it into a knitting pattern of some kind. Not so bizarre, the original idea of a computer came to Charles Babbage together with Lady Ada Lovelace from automating loom machines. The idea first...
by raouf
February 21st, 2006, 10:50 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey from Southwest Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 4919

And another three cheers for SW Michigan. SW Michigan is unkown to most, which is a shame because it is a marvellous place. The only museum I know in that area is the Bicycle History Museum in Three Oaks. Every summer there is a famous Apple Cider Bicycle tour that starts from that location. And it ...
by raouf
February 21st, 2006, 10:03 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: "Sample Rate" -- extremely important, please read
Replies: 62
Views: 25191

Is there any easy way to determine the sample rate of these files? I would prefer not to do it by importing into Audacity, as the program takes some time to convert the mp3s. Don't know about Windows Media Player but Winamp is a freely-downloadable media palyer which clearly displays the sampling r...
by raouf
February 14th, 2006, 1:32 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: You're helping the blind
Replies: 7
Views: 4567

Corner Family; It is wonderful to know that Librivox fulfills some of your needs. If you are looking for free textbooks on the internet, here are some sources of Open-Content books (Creative Commons or public domain licenses) * Textbook Revolution capsule descriptions of free textbooks in many disci...
by raouf
February 13th, 2006, 12:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Memberlist Stats
Replies: 23
Views: 9526

Thanks Gesine for the rephrasing, it does read better. In relation to not liking our own voices there are two components to this, one is purely physical, one's voice sounds foreign when heard from a recording device versus when we usually hear it inside our skull which acts as resonator. The other a...
by raouf
February 12th, 2006, 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Food, Cookery and Recipes
Replies: 120
Views: 42495

Great tomato soup recipe Peter! Here is one for lentil soup. It is quick, high-protein and fat-free 2 cups red lentil washed 2 quarts water 2 bouillon cubes 2 tablespoons ground cumin 2 skinned tomatoes 1 carrot chopped 1 zuchinni chopped salt to taste dash cayenne pepper Put all in a pot bring to a...
by raouf
February 11th, 2006, 10:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern books that you wish we could record.
Replies: 472
Views: 161519

Fox in the Stars wrote: A more modern translation of the Tao Te Ching
Which translations of the Tao Te Ching speak to you?
I like to read a couple of translations side-by-side to get the gist of the work.
by raouf
February 11th, 2006, 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern books that you wish we could record.
Replies: 472
Views: 161519

Great topic, also off the top of my mind, History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant Study of History by Arnold Toynbee From Dawn to Decadence by Jacques Barzun All mysteries by Agatha Christie, P.D. James, Dorothy Sayers or Dick Francis Dune...
by raouf
February 10th, 2006, 8:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 13
Views: 5956

This is really just about words, and yet words do influence the way we think. Works "fall" into the public domain, or sometimes "lapse", which is just as bad. It's clearly not a good thing. The language makes that clear. Peter Keep in mind that these words were minted by lawyers and to them that ev...