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>> No. 26617 Anonymous
23rd June 2018
Saturday 6:35 pm
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Dropbox's free 2GB seems too small to store my online videos so I looked into paying for an upgrade. Their Dropbox Plus package includes 1TB - good stuff - for £79.99 a year.

What the fuck? That's silly money. I could buy a 1TB+ external hard drive for less than half of that and keep it forever. But they want to charge me that much to just rent one?

How can the cloud storage services justify these prices? Technology companies must be able to buy storage at massive bulk discounts.
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>> No. 26664 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 5:02 pm
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>>26662
>If, as >>26623 argues, "that stuff is pretty much free" and "you're literally just paying for storage", then OVH would still be offering this service
Lad, that's bollocks and you know it.
>> No. 26665 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 5:09 pm
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>>26664

If I had a service that was 'pretty much free' to run, and I was charging a bit of money for it, I'd probably not stop offering that service.
>> No. 26666 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 5:35 pm
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>>26665
You might not stop offering it, but then again you're not a top 10 hosting company, so I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that they know their business better than you do. There are plenty of potential explanations for them pulling the plug. If you wanted to just focus on numbers, the straightforward explanation for closing it to new customers while continuing to service existing customers indefinitely would be the marginal cost of new customers, which is made up almost entirely of the physical resources underlying it - hardware and power.

As I said, they know their business better than we do, but if I had to speculate at the reason for doing it, I'd guess that either it's profitable but not sufficiently so, it's someone's pet project and they've moved on, or they believe it's cannibalising the market for the storage part of their primary cloud offering.
>> No. 26667 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 6:06 pm
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>>26666

Or that it's expensive to run.
>> No. 26668 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 6:23 pm
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>>26667
Because if it's too expensive to run the ideal solution is to keep running the service and just close it to new customers.

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>> No. 26431 Anonymous
1st April 2018
Sunday 6:32 pm
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I was using an old Moto G2 until recently. As the charging port became warped, a few times I've decided to have a fiddle around with a pin or toothpick to get it back into position and connect properly with the charger.

While tired last night, I tried to use the edge of a pair of tweezers. This went badly and I've totally mashed the inside of the port.

I've already ordered a replacement handset so I'm not exactly heartbroken, but it would be nice to have a go at fixing it and keeping it as a spare handset.

Have any of you lads ever replaced something this fiddly before? Aside from using smaller tools (I'm thinking of a watchmakers screwdriver etc.) how do I avoid hamfisting it?
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>> No. 26601 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 5:39 pm
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Allo lads. Just thought I'd report back after a couple of months, in case anyone who looks at this thread wanted a followup.

>>26439

I'm extremely happy with it. It's an upgrade in every way, very few slow moments with apps, storage space fits every app I need and then some, and I really like the metal case. There's some smart UI upgrades that I'm quite fond of, too.

It was a good purchase, I'm hoping I can keep it in sound working order for as long as possible.

>>26436

This is a properly good product. I'd advise anyone to keep in mind length when you're buying, as the first one was too short. It doesn't hurt to have a spare I suppose. It's saved my MicroUSB connector from big "rips" of the charger out of the port several times already -- and I realise now I must have been tiredly mashing the poor thing every time I came home from work to put in on charge.

To be honest, I think it really should a standard on these phones, considering it's such a delicate part of the phone.
>> No. 26602 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 8:13 pm
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>>26601

>This is a properly good product.

>To be honest, I think it really should a standard on these phones, considering it's such a delicate part of the phone.

Unfortunately, they're technically illegal until 2025. Apple hold a patent on magnetic power connectors and will not grant a license to anyone else. Chinese cable manufacturers don't care, but phone manufacturers won't go near it because they'll be sued into the dark ages.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US7311526B2/en

The Qi wireless charging standard is reasonably well-established and is now available on most flagship phones. I expect that mid-range phones will have wireless charging within the next couple of years. It's not as fast as wired charging, but it's a much neater solution.
>> No. 26603 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 8:29 pm
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>>26602
>but it's a much neater solution.

Well except for all the heat they throw off.
>> No. 26604 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 9:01 pm
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>>26602

I much prefer plugged-in quick charge to Qi. I don't want another peripheral I need to charge with, and with quick charge I only need to plug in for about half an hour a day.

Though I'd enjoy a magnetic, vertical Qi mount for my car.
>> No. 26605 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 1:05 am
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>>26601
> I'm extremely happy with it. It's an upgrade in every way, very few slow moments with apps, storage space fits every app I need and then some, and I really like the metal case. There's some smart UI upgrades that I'm quite fond of, too.

Very nice lad. I got the cunts at Motorola to fix the damn thing under warranty (luckily it wasn't water damage just some wire or board needing "an adjustment", whatever that means (I'm assuming a wire came loose or something) which at least vouches for the water-proofness of the thing).

Now, all I need to do is find the time to move all my stuff back onto the phone that the bastards nice technicians factory reset back to infinity from this awful, awful "Lenovo K6 Vibe" that I bought in the interim. Honestly everything that could be wrong with a phone is wrong with this one despite the quite respectable specs (32gb internal storage, 3gb ram).

I miss my old Goole Nexus phones, I really do.

Sage for utter rambling.

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>> No. 26594 Anonymous
2nd June 2018
Saturday 10:28 pm
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What are the chances of a small voice recorder made in China secretly sending all my recordings back to the manufacturer for phishing purposes?

Should I only buy something like this from well-known US/EU/Japanese brands?
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>> No. 26596 Anonymous
2nd June 2018
Saturday 11:11 pm
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>>26595
The hardware's cheap and the software even cheaper but unless this requires some odd driver download to get working it's probably not worth worrying about.
>> No. 26597 Anonymous
3rd June 2018
Sunday 3:10 am
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>>26596
This. If you're buying it in from China on the cheap, then chances are you want to worry less about espionage and more about whether the thing will even work in the first place.

The Chinese direct market is very much polarised into two camps. At one end you have the bargain-bucket zero-fucks manufacturers who put out dirt cheap, low-quality kit. At the other end you have the players that take competition seriously and supply half-decent merchandise at surprisingly good value.

On a side note, one thing you definitely want to avoid buying from China is locks, for reasons entirely unrelated to their quality.
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3rd June 2018
Sunday 4:03 am
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>>26597
> On a side note, one thing you definitely want to avoid buying from China is locks, for reasons entirely unrelated to their quality.

I'm interested but assuming it's much the same reason you don't install Chinese or Russian AV software either?
>> No. 26599 Anonymous
3rd June 2018
Sunday 7:14 pm
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>>26598
Nope, it's worse than that. Nobody has blanks for them.

In the West, there are relatively few manufacturers, and a number of standard profiles for keys, so a locksmith can stock a few hundred varieties of blank and be confident they can cut you a key if the two or three you get with the lock aren't enough.

In China, there are thousands of manufacturers, each with their own profiles, often using a new profile on every new product. While they're all usually happy to supply blanks, no product has enough of the market to be considered essential to a locksmith's arsenal, and so with potentially millions of possible blanks on the go, nobody bothers even trying. Though you do at least get at least half a dozen keys with your lock.
>> No. 26600 Anonymous
3rd June 2018
Sunday 10:52 pm
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>>26599

The lock business is weirdly monopolistic. The majority of lock and door hardware brands are owned by the Assa Abloy group, with most of the rest owned by Allegion.

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>> No. 26581 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 11:34 pm
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I want to make a generic printArray function in Java. Do I have to make a separate function for every primitive type like this?

public static <T> void printArray(T[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); } public static void printArray(int[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); } public static void printArray(double[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); } public static void printArray(float[] arr) { System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr)); // etc

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>> No. 26588 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 2:55 am
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>>26581

Praise be to Jesus for it has been many moons since I was forced to use Java but surely something like:

System.out.println(Arrays.toString((arr.getClass().getComponentType()[]) arr));

should work?

Either that or loop through the array and arr[i].toString() on each element, each class should really have its own toString() method ready for you to use.
>> No. 26589 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 8:22 am
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>>26585
Yeah Java will have that effect.
>> No. 26590 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 4:01 pm
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>>26581

Basically yes - but that's why java.lang.Arrays.toString() has all those same overloads.

An 'int' isn't an Object. However, an 'Integer' is - and you have easy conversion between the two types on-demand (this is called 'boxing' and the reverse 'unboxing' - https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/data/autoboxing.html ).

So, if you don't want all those overloads, maybe start with an Integer[] instead (e.g. Integer[] ia = {1, 2, 3}; ) or convert from int[] to Integer[] using some crazy map func somewhere (IDK Java) before you make the call.

Also it's okay to have e.g. an ArrayList<Integer> and put ints in it rather than a plain int[]. Nowt wrong with the collections types.

... That's all I know. I use C# for a reason.
>> No. 26591 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 4:31 pm
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>>26590
> I use C# for a reason.

The reason being you missed the memo that MSFT killed .NET and burried it under a mountain of unsold Windows ME CDs ?
>> No. 26592 Anonymous
30th May 2018
Wednesday 6:24 pm
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>>26591
Your vertices are a little too well-connected.

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>> No. 26548 Anonymous
19th May 2018
Saturday 1:10 am
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Anyone fucking around with GDPR?

I've just found out that it will change the cookie law to require explicit consent. I've already come across one website that has thrown up a splash page to harvest my consent before it redirects to the page I actually want.

I don't care about cookies, but the problem here is that I have to enable scripts before I can click the button and visit the page I actually want. So if that gets rolled out across all websites it will defeat the point of me browsing without scripts in the first place. Grrrrr.
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>> No. 26576 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 10:19 pm
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>>26575
How do I report it anyway, I'm guessing the ICO doesn't yet have the infrastructure set up, as their website has a whole list of subjects to complain about but none are relevant.
>> No. 26577 Anonymous
28th May 2018
Monday 11:56 pm
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>>26576
You can start the process online. Report it under "Your personal information concerns".
>> No. 26578 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 12:05 am
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>>26574
The text is even worded in such a way that no-one would believe it to be mandatory!
>> No. 26579 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 12:14 pm
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"We are currently working out a way to continue misusing your data, please stand by"
>> No. 26580 Anonymous
29th May 2018
Tuesday 1:30 pm
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I'm not sure that's how freely given consent is supposed to work.

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>> No. 26482 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 12:31 am
26482 Replacing my WRT54G
I found a WRT54G in a skip about a decade ago, dried it out, installed Tomato on it and it's been working ever since. It still works just fine as a WiFi access point for my internet connection, but it's starting to fall flat for my in-house needs. The 1000Mbit LAN ports don't cut it anymore and same-network WiFi connections are lagging behind what's possible on even the cheapest devices out there now.

There are plenty of suggestions on them there interwebs, but I'm curious: do you lot have any suggestions or hands-on experience with more modern Open/DD-WRT-alike compatible WiFi routers?
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>> No. 26496 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 7:42 am
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>>26495
Are other consumer routers similarly vulnerable? Is there a router that isn't leaky like a sieve?
>> No. 26498 Anonymous
15th April 2018
Sunday 7:11 pm
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>>26496
> Are other consumer routers similarly vulnerable?
Yes. Both home/small business and corporate.

>Is there a router that isn't leaky like a sieve?
For home or small business use you want OpenBSD with PF and a copy of https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-PF-No-Nonsense-OpenBSD-Firewall/dp/1593275897/ or something very much like it.

Most corporate risk analyses assume that the network is compromised and work on segregating data, incident response, and "need to know" policies. In other words I wouldn't trust a Cisco more than a Juniper more than I would MS Word 2007 - they're all heaps of shit to begin with before we even start talking about bugdoors.
>> No. 26569 Anonymous
27th May 2018
Sunday 8:08 pm
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>>26498
> For home or small business use you want OpenBSD

Running on what? Look for something small, fanless and entirely libre and OpenBSD compatible and options quickly shrink.
>> No. 26570 Anonymous
27th May 2018
Sunday 9:50 pm
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>>26569

Can't you just throw OpenBSD on a rpi and be done with it? What do you need "libre" anything for? Everything you want in a routing / firewalling setup comes pretty much out of the box.

Of course if OpenBSD never got around to doing an ARM port just ignore my ignorance and try buggering around with iptables on a locked down Linux instead.
>> No. 26571 Anonymous
27th May 2018
Sunday 9:51 pm
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You can get loads of PFsense boxes on ebay.

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22nd May 2018
Tuesday 8:02 pm
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>> No. 26556 Anonymous
22nd May 2018
Tuesday 8:38 pm
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Absolutely fucking mental. Iverson had a second crack of the whip with J, which is only slightly less mental. APL-derived languages are apparently modestly popular amongst quants, but it's always struck me as a kind of Esperanto of programming languages - theoretically brilliant, but not particularly useful in reality.
>> No. 26557 Anonymous
22nd May 2018
Tuesday 9:02 pm
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Damn you, I may have to watch this in its entirety.
>> No. 26558 Anonymous
22nd May 2018
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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>>26557

Allow me to steal the rest of your evening:


>> No. 26559 Anonymous
22nd May 2018
Tuesday 10:08 pm
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>>26555
No wonder nobody takes APL seriously if Jeremy Corbyn's pushing it.

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22nd April 2018
Sunday 12:31 pm
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>> No. 26522 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 12:51 pm
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>>26521
My wife chose this song to walk down the aisle to. This version, I believe.



Why did you post this in /g/?
>> No. 26523 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 3:35 pm
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>>26522

g = games
>> No. 26525 Anonymous
22nd April 2018
Sunday 3:41 pm
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>>26523
No, /e/ is video games. /g/ is technology. This is neither, you've literally just posted a video of a lass playing the harp with no context. It's as low effort a thread as I've ever seen.
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24th April 2018
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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>>26521

I'd like to have this pasty wench play on my traditional instrument if you catch my drift.

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>> No. 26458 Anonymous
6th April 2018
Friday 6:11 pm
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Hey everyone. A few years ago someone recommended a Sansa Clip Plus as an MP3 player for running. Because I was broke at the time I didn't get one.

It looks like they've gone up considerably in price, with the cheapest I can find being a £50 refurbished one.

Can they be had any cheaper?

If not, are the 'sport' and 'jam models (between £20 and £30) much worse in terms of features and build quality?
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>> No. 26484 Anonymous
11th April 2018
Wednesday 6:42 am
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>>26479
For me it saves power on my phone to use another small device for songs, but I'm often going long distances without the ability to stop and charge along the way. Plus >>26480
>> No. 26485 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 1:10 am
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I've got a Sansa Sport, it's essentially the same thing, only downside is not being able to slap rockbox on it but aside from that it's grand and the battery lasts forever.
>> No. 26486 Anonymous
12th April 2018
Thursday 11:31 am
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As a result of this post, I dug my Clip out for the first time in a few years. The headphone port is dodgy, and afaik it just needs a re-solder but I had a decent phone by that point so just forgot about it. They are very good, but if you have a large collection of music, Rockbox is unusably slow.
>> No. 26487 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 10:10 pm
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>>26475
>iPod nano 6th generation, I'm assuming you can get a used one for next to nothing these days.
Not really. You can get the 8GB ones for less than £50 if you're patient on ebay, but the 16GB ones still go for £80+, and as you say, you have to deal with iTunes. Some don't mind, it's just an inconvenience as far as I'm concerned. I'm also the kind of twat who downloads FLAC where it's available, and in their boneheaded way Apple still refuse to support it - you've got to convert to MP3, or ALAC, their proprietary lossless format.

I got tired of running my phone down, so picked up a little DAB/FM unit. It's surprisingly good for what it is, and lasts about six hours per charge.

Anyone ever used wireless headphones, jogging type or otherwise? I've been thinking of shelling out for some in the house, it'd be great not be tethered to the desk.
>> No. 26488 Anonymous
14th April 2018
Saturday 10:11 pm
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(Sorry to jack your thread with that last query, OP.)

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>> No. 26277 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 8:27 pm
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I'm almost certain this thread already exists, but I can't find it, so sorry.

What're the .gs recommended "teach yerself coding" websites? Free would be nice but I'll pay if I need to.

I don't have any specific goals in mind other than seeing if I can get to grips with a language.

Cheers in advance.
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>> No. 26450 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 12:16 pm
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>>26448
>that moment as a kid

I have a distinct memory of being about Year 2 aged and clocking that I could actually read in my head rather than out loud, and then bounding over to my parents' bed on a Saturday morning with a Roald Dahl book in hand to proudly display to them my latest development in reading ability. In my head.
>> No. 26454 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 5:35 pm
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>>26448

I remember the LOGO robot they dusted off every so often in ICT. It was enough to get the idea of stringing simple commands together to make a more complex action, but sadly in my day that's about as far as it went, that and a bit of Lego mindstorms.

I'd have been well into the python minecraft thing or scratch if it'd been available then. Being able to take home a raspberry pi might well be the thing that makes programming more of a basic skill than a specialist one.
>> No. 26455 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 6:17 pm
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>>26450
That's adorable.

>>26454
I was gifted a Raspberry Pi two Christmases ago, but it's still in the box. As an adult who has the time?
>> No. 26456 Anonymous
5th April 2018
Thursday 7:04 pm
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>>26455
Plenty of people; that's why FOSS exists -- most people do it in their spare time, very few of them are paid.
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5th April 2018
Thursday 7:15 pm
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>>26456

In my experience they're either students, people who get paid by their company to work on a FOSS project that said company uses, or professional bellends and wankers. Which is why most of FOSS is utter toss.

After working for 10+ hours staring at WinDbg, gdb, or IDA Pro the one thing I really really don't want to do when I clock off is think about fucking computers.

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>> No. 26427 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 2:59 am
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I made a problem solving program.

https://pastebin.com/VJC92nkN
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>> No. 26429 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 9:23 am
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>>26427
Now all you need is a problem causing program, and maybe you can evolve the two into skynet.
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30th March 2018
Friday 3:23 pm
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Jugs go in /x/ m8.

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>> No. 26357 Anonymous
20th March 2018
Tuesday 9:09 pm
26357 Dodgy batteries
Hello brain trust.

What are our thoughts on third party laptop batteries?

I very much love my X220 and don't want to let it go, but both of the official batteries I have are about a third of the capacity they're supposed to be now.

There are still official Lenovo batteries on the market (for 80 quid) but I would assume these things have been sitting on shelves for long enough that they're probably half dead anyway.

Are Chinese knock-offs really that bad? I'd have thought we were at a stage in battery technology where they're probably as good as the ones made in the 'official' Taiwanese factory anyway. But at the same time I'm very aware that the potential for disaster is fairly high in a Li-ion pack.

Another possible move is that these battery packs are just a big plastic case full of 18650 cells. It's within my capabilities to spudge one open and replace the old cells with new 'trusted' ones, but it's a lot of hassle if the chinese ones aren't going to set fire to my cock.

Any thoughts? Do you trust the Chinese?
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>> No. 26409 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 5:56 pm
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>>26408

I hate to be the grumpy old man not really, but you kids don't know how good you've got it. Back in my day, bands would scrimp and save for a couple of days in a crap demo studio. We usually booked the overnight shift because it was slightly cheaper. I can't begin to describe the heat and smell of a room that's lined in acoustic foam, full of hot analogue equipment, completely unventilated and being used 24/7. A reel of 2" tape cost a couple of hundred quid and only held 16 1/2 minutes of multitrack audio, so keeping your multitracks was an absurd luxury. The closest thing we had to home recording was a Portastudio, which cost about as much as a top-of-the-range Macbook. The only way to get your music heard by a wider audience was to send a tape to John Peel and cross your fingers.

Paying CDbaby £35 to release your album to the world is pocket money in the broader scheme of things. You don't need a record deal, you don't need a studio, you don't have to pay for pressing and you get to keep the majority of your royalties.
>> No. 26410 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 6:29 pm
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>>26409

You're not wrong, though there was nowt wrong with Portastudio. The record labels ran on cassette for a while, back when they'd get 15 million demo tapes in from their A&R.

Computer recording is still a very recent luxury - even when I was getting into the game in the naughties it was an exciting new novelty to record to HDD. I'd argue you still need to spend money (or invest time learning the skills) to get a usable demo.

Audio recording will however always be a bizarre fight between bleeding edge digital technology and a rack full of weird tube pres and compressors and a bucket reverb you found in someone's garage. I love it.
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25th March 2018
Sunday 6:32 pm
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>>26409

>get to keep the majority of your royalties.

That's the problem though, Before the 90s happened artists got a pretty decent deal, then it got progressively worse but still alright, and now you get a cheque for 25p from PRS every three months. The fact that it's piss easy to get your music out there is both a blessing and a curse - it has diluted the pool somewhat.
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25th March 2018
Sunday 7:19 pm
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>>26411

>Before the 90s happened artists got a pretty decent deal

We really didn't. They looked like OK deals because records sold in fantastic quantity, but the absolute percentages were horrible.

If you were a big artist and had a really good agent, you might have got 18% net. Out of that share, you paid for promotion, pressing and distribution. That tour bus? It's coming out of your royalties. The fancy sleeve with the holographic artwork? It's coming out of your royalties. The label takes the majority of the royalties, but then dumps all of their costs onto the artist. That 18% net deal gets whittled down to about 2% gross. Major artists might have been millionaires, but that's only because their labels were earning hundreds of millions. It was daylight robbery, but they got away with it because there was so much money sloshing around.

Deals started to look worse in the 90s, but that's mainly because CD sales started to collapse after the launch of Napster. The cost of recording and promotion were relatively fixed, so an increasing proportion of artists found themselves failing to recoup. Things only started getting objectively worse in the late 00s, when labels started offering 360 deals that covered record sales, live revenues and merch.

A notorious example of dirty record label accounting is something called breakage. Back in the days of vinyl, record labels would deduct about 20% of the artist's royalties for breakage, ostensibly because vinyl records were fragile and a lot of them got broken before reaching the retailers. The idea that one in five records were broken in transit somewhat stretches the limits of plausibility, but ho hum. When CDs arrived, the record labels were advertising them to the public as unbreakable, but they still charged 20% breakage. Ostensibly this was because the smaller CDs were easier to shoplift. When iTunes came along, the labels still charged 20% breakage for something that's literally impossible to break. It's 2018, most recording revenues are from streaming and the labels are still charging 20% breakage.
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25th March 2018
Sunday 11:37 pm
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>>26409

I certainly agree with most of your post.

I first started learning production techniques in the mid 00's before the "home recording revolution" really took off, but if anything my feelings are mixed at best about what it has done for music as a whole. Back then, there was no room for "all the gear, no idea" types. Anyone can play at being a musician these days, and it's harder for the ones with talent to shine out above the sea of rubbish- Which has only reinforced the power of labels and publishers.

Things have just gone completely the opposite of how I hoped they would, really. I was one of those people who really believed in the whole "Music can just be free for everyone, and we'll make all our money on gigs and merchandise!" utopian mindset in the early days of online distribution. No need for labels, kills the concept of piracy dead... But here we are a decade later, and it's pretty much just the same as it ever was, only there are no physical copies any more.

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>> No. 26383 Anonymous
22nd March 2018
Thursday 6:19 am
26383 Shoreham Air Disaster - embracing failure and the AAIB
I'm a huge believer in embracing failure in technology - create a psychologically safe space where people can talk about what went wrong without fear or favour. No blame. The Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) is the absolute best in any business at this.

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aircraft-accident-report-aar-1-2017-g-bxfi-22-august-2015

Not much will be written about this as it is now a court case and the pilot is being charged with manslaughter - but everything is in that report. Amazing work.

Every geek can learn from this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u20-oh5Wblw

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>> No. 26330 Anonymous
18th March 2018
Sunday 2:41 pm
26330 Curved Monitors
I tend to use a multi monitor setup, with some horizontal, some vertical. I have an ageing Apple 30" LCD and am in the market for a new, large monitor. Samsung do a pretty good 32" now that I have used, but I notice there are a lot of very large curved monitors around now.

I am sceptical - are they really better to use than two flat monitors, correctly positioned? Anyone out there with a curved setup?
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>> No. 26365 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 1:34 am
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Would you mind mentioning why you didn't like it for games? It's slightly annoying since some games letter box as they don't support this wide a resolution (and this particular screen has a noticeable amount of backlight bleeding) but for games that do I find it quite nice. As long as your setup doesn't choke rendering the resolution and, for FPS games, there's an FoV slider you can just plain see more; I don't see the down side.
>> No. 26366 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 1:35 am
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> generally things are happier when I pretend it's two screens and have two windows occupying half of the screen each. Still, I like the setup.
>> No. 26367 Anonymous
21st March 2018
Wednesday 1:42 am
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It was a very subjective thing for games - I actually don't like a massive FoV - if you do, it's no problem, but it makes me feel a bit queasy. Having ultrawide just makes everything visually seem a bit 'off'. Perhaps I could have gotten used to it. If you like it you like it, I suppose, but I could never get my head around it, no pun intended.

The only thing we ever found it useful for was showing a big long ableton or Logic project.
>> No. 26416 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 12:25 am
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>>26367
Thanks, I never knew that too wide an FoV could be an issue (only the inverse).
>> No. 26417 Anonymous
29th March 2018
Thursday 12:29 am
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I don't know if I'm just an outlier, but it definitely gives me a sort of motion sickness.

I've hit a point where I'd rather play games on the sofa looking at a nice telly, but that's not exactly the discussion so I'll be quiet.

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