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background noise

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you know how on http://simplynoise.com/ you can listen to back ground noise? they even have apps for android and ios.

well, i once created my own with audacity. here they are in high quality FLAC format (16bit, 44.1kHz). simply play them with repeat set to on.

i’m releasing them here, free for anybody to use in the Public Domain.

Brown Noise (mono)
Brown Noise (stereo – unique per channel)

Pink Noise (mono)
Pink Noise (stereo – unique per channel)

White Noise (mono)
White Noise (stereo – unique per channel) 

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December 22nd, 2012 at 11:31 pm

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controlling foobar2000 over the network

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this works really well: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=62218

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December 22nd, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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internet privacy is dead

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read all about it here in this long and revealing article.

long and detailed article from 2011 about the NSA whistle-blower and the drastic changes, especially since 9/11:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/23/110523fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=all
recent interview with himself on RT (the russian “fox news” equivalent). there’s a video interview there. the article is just a transcript of it.
http://rt.com/usa/news/surveillance-spying-e-mail-citizens-178/
what can i say? RIP privacy. long live End-To-End Encryption! see: OpenVPN, Tor, …

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December 22nd, 2012 at 1:58 am

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“Poverty is uncomfortable, but regret is excruciating”

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=937430

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December 19th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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japanese patterns

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these are from the CD that came with the book:

Pattern Sourcebook: Japanese Style 2
250 Patterns for Projects and Designs
Shigeki Nakamura
ISBN: 978-3-283-01123-9

“The purchaser of this book is permitted unrestricted use of the data recorded on the accompanying CD-ROM, either in its original form or in a modified fashion.”

I took the source PSD files and converted them to PNG for easy viewing.
to download all in one ZIP file: click here. Enjoy!

 


if you like these, you might be interested in the printed book (amazon link) and other books from the author.

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December 7th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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recipe: rotten, slimy, green noodles

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how to make this dish: i thought i’d share my recent experiment in cooking as it turned out quite good.
for best results, i recommend you use the same brands as i did. click on the picture for a bigger view. if you use other products the flavour might be
substantially different. these were purchased in Vienna, Austria, at major stores such as Interspar and Merkur.
it’s a really simple dish and easy to make. there’s hardly any manual labour involved. it should fill two people.

 

preparation steps:

1. put about 3 teaspoons (not heaped) of green tea into the metal container. tea bags or other methods should work just as well. we’re going to cook the noodles in green tea!

2. take a large bowl of water and let it boil. before it boils (half way in, ~70 degrees celcius), insert
the tea and let it sit for 2 minutes, not too much. the water should have a distinct, dark green look.
3. insert the noodles at boil. you can use the whole package. i just used two thirds of it.
let it cook for 6 minutes.
4. prepare the mold: take the can of sardines and drain the oil inside. put the sardines on a plate and crush them lightly with a fork.
in a large serving bowl, insert all the pesto sauce. then mix the sardines with it and stir the sauce with a fork, so that the sardines unite with the pesto.
next we add a fair amount of olive oil to the sauce and stir even more, so it’s a smooth blend of gooey goodness.
taste inbetween to reassure a right amount of olive oil. it should have a balanced taste to your liking.
5. when the noodles are done, pour them in a strainer and rinse with hot water! shake so all the water (green tea) goes out.
6. put the noodles into our serving bowl with the sauce and stir well.
7. optionally reheat it in a microwave for 1 minute at 800 watts. the sauce can cool it down too quickly!
8. enjoy and share with those around you. :-)

 

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November 12th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

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adsl in rural vienna

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November 4th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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adjust monitor color based on day time

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just came uppon redshift and f.lux. these programs adjust your monitors color (redish or blueish), in real time, according to the time of day. they try to match your monitor to the sunlight outside. really usefull!

 

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November 2nd, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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hexchat

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has a theme manager to get stuff like this:

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October 30th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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live beatboxing

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October 27th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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