On TV, there are regularly commercials for websites for sex toys and toys for kids and both have "toys" in their name and I often forget which is which and usually can't even tell from the ads themselves. 🀨

@jon I suppose if one has a pristine CD, non-AccurateRip ripping methods are probably more than adequate in most cases?

(Especially for spoken comedy CDs. πŸ˜‰ )

@jon Ah, interesting.

The best native AccurateRip support on Linux seems to be "whipper" github.com/JoeLametta/whipper β€” it's command-line only, but is at least included in many distributions and has active development.

Apparently, some people are using Exact Audio Copy under Wine too.

Obviously EAC is not a native or FOSS solution, but no-cost and... works? Having a native command line tool is enough for me though. Thanks for the tip about AccurateRip!

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Doggo is too tired to work computer. Doggo sleep instead.

Remember to back off of watering your #succulent #plants if you are in the northern hemisphere! In the cooler months, once a month or about that is usually fine. :succulent: 🌡 #gardening

@jon I've used cdparanoia (and manually encoded to flac/ogg) in the past, especially for damaged or scratchy CDs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdparano β€” it's *really good* at recovering audio.

The Arch wiki has a good list of various ripping programs: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/O

(I use Fedora, but the Arch wiki is fantastic and the information mostly applies to all distros.)

These days I usually just go with Sound Juicer as it's as simple as just a click to rip everything properly, with tags and all.

@jon I was using Sound Juicer. wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SoundJuice

It doesn't have bitrate controls for MP3 anymore, but uses VBR and sounds more than good enough.

It can also rip to Flac, Ogg, etc.… but I'm usually ripping things for my girlfriend and she has an MP3 music player.

(I'm so glad the MP3 patents fully expired.)

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@frumble USB-3: Yes.
However, it was affecting Bluetooth and other 2.4ghz devices, not 5ghz (except on my phone perhaps).

@d_io @elementary The website wasn't working for me in Firefox, but it did in Epiphany (which is more-or-less basically Safari for Linux, as both use WebKit).

After poking around in dev tools and shift-reloading a bit later, it works everywhere.

The culprit? home.css wasn't loading.

(Perhaps it was the same for you?)

Yes, CDs in 2018.

It's often a lot cheaper to buy new CDs on Amazon than digital files, and sometimes there are exclusive tracks on CDs not available for download.


Uhhhhh... wireless everything is back to normal once I was done ripping the 4 CDs for my girlfriend.

Well, technically, when I unplugged the cheap USB DVD-ROM.

A USB DVD-ROM should *NOT* interfere with WiFi, Bluetooth, MS & Logitech wireless dongles, etc.

I guess that's why it's cheap? It's an unshielded piece of garbage.

BTW: Not just a computer device issue: It even affected my phone!

BTW2: My WiFi still sucks here, especially on evenings. But this was worse than ever.

I can see several dozen unpaired Bluetooth devices from my neighbors too.

This also does not help with the 2.4ghz spectrum noise.

Oh, and of course all the neighbors are all using all the random in-between WiFi channels. So not even 1, 6, or 11 (the only 2.4ghz channels you should ever use) work well.

The 2.4ghz WiFi interference from all my neighbors in the city is so bad right now that none of my wireless mice are working properly even just across the desk. πŸ˜’

It's also probably why my Bluetooth headphones also cut out and skip in and around my apartment when they're less than an arm's length from my phone too.

Even wireless game controllers sometimes have problems and don't register button pushes (or randomly add some)… with multiple controllers for both the Switch and PS4.


If you play the co-op mode in super Mario party with just Bowser and his minions it becomes a team-building exercise for the Bowser corporate office

@njoseph @bhaugen @maiki @maloki

In most democracies it's long been illegal for authorities to enter your house without a warrant.

It should be illegal to view your server/data without a warrant, for exactly the same reasons.

If our lives are going online, the legal principles that protect us offline need to go online too. The current situation is at least as much a regulatory problem as a technical one.

I opened up Firefox this morning and was met with a big "Butt".

It's a highlight of an article I saved last week about maintaining CSS. Near the top was an image of a styled "Button", which was truncated.

(As I work on the Cockpit project, I often also see "Cockpit" truncated to 4 letters too. :thaenkin:)

heyyy uh

quick reminder

ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over itβ€”he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.

here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference: dourish.com/goodies/jargon.htm

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