Type "* foo" to search your bookmarks for "foo"
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Type "# bar" to search anything with "bar" in the title
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And you can combine them!
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This is brilliant! Now I need to work on memorizing these...
Bait and switch... that position taking control of the Union from the students? We eliminated it. (sotto voce: we just moved the responsibilities for that position to Dean of Students, and are still taking over control - we thought you wouldn't notice.)
In 's featured build, there was a Firefly -- a mouse mat with animated RGB LEDs around the edge. I'm a total sucker for decorative lighting. However, last year, I had to make the tough decision to return a Razer Deathadder Chroma mouse because their Synapse 2.0 drivers demanded that you create a login to your mouse -- a requirement that was provably gratuitous and unnecessary.
"But," I thought, "this is just a mouse mat. It's not like a mouse or keyboard that, y'know, does things; it just sits there and looks pretty. Surely Razer can't be so completely divorced from reality that they would require a 'license agreement,' registration, an online connection, and a login for a mouse mat."
It turns out I was wrong. From Razer's Web page describing system requirements for the Firefly:
> Razer Synapse registration (requiring a valid e-mail),
> software download, license acceptance, and internet
> connection needed to activate full features of product
> and for software updates. After activation, full features
> are available in optional offline mode.
Whoever has been passing out this "cloud" Kool-Aid need to have their head torn from their neck and stuck on a pike as a warning to other device vendors to not swallow this poison. Alas, it seems it's too late for Razer. Once you start demanding online registrations and logins for a MOUSE MAT, you are beyond recovery.
So long, Razer...
"Lemmings was one of the best (if not the best) original games on the Amiga. There were other great games but they were flight simulators or shoot-em-ups or ports/enhancements for the Amiga. Lemmings was original. At the time, it was unique. The story of Lemmings was a good one too. (I did not know about the music - I really liked the music that they ended up using)
We, at Commodore-Amiga, played the game too - and the dual-player, two-mouse playing mode. A mode that has not really been done elsewhere. That was a great two-player game as you could focus on yourself or spend some energy (and capabilities) to mess up your opponent. Of course, they can do the same so it would turn into interesting question of who goes negative first :-) "
and I had epic Lemmings battles at Commodore back in the day...
We, at Commodore-Amiga, played the game too - and the dual-player, two-mouse playing mode. A mode that has not really been done elsewhere. That was a great two-player game as you could focus on yourself or spend some energy (and capabilities) to mess up your opponent. Of course, they can do the same so it would turn into interesting question of who goes negative first :-)
Anyway, it does, however, capture what the Amiga was at the start - what potential it had but then was squandered (in a combination of the industry's fixation on the IBM-PC and Commodore's lack of understanding the computer market and need to market and continue to invest)
I feel proud and lucky to have been part of the Amiga world.
(Speaking of which, it took a Long Time for other OSes to include TTS by default - and the SAY command and pseudo-device SPEAK: made it very easy to script with speech prompting. My old build script when working at Commodore ended with "say done".)
The MOS graph is pretty impressive, and they have a few sound samples as well. I can't speak Mandarin, but for English, the Wavenet results are clearly better IMO than either of the other methods -- more tonally natural, with less glitchy weirdness.
They don't talk about this in the paper, but I would hope that, given how possible it is to run a fully-trained neural net model on a scaled-down system, this is realistically deployable in future Android versions as a new, upgraded TTS system.
- Mozilla CorporationPrincipal Software Engineer, 2011 - present
- Commodore InternationalOS Group Lead, 1988 - 1994
- Scala Broadcast MultimediaSr. Software Engineer, 1994 - 1998
- Worldgate CommunicationsDirectory of Network Protocols, 1998 - 2011
- PlayNetProgrammer, 1984 - 1986
- GE CR&D contractorSoftware Engineer, 1986 - 1987
- Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteComputer Science, 1980 - 1984
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