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Does anybody know what instruments they used back then to accompany these songs, or was it just singing? Perhaps a type of flute?

Apparently a harp like instrument:

> The tablet h.6 contains the lyrics for a hymn to Nikkal, a Semitic goddess of orchards, and instructions for a singer accompanied by a nine-stringed sammûm, a type of harp or, much more likely, a lyre. One or more of the tablets also contains instructions for tuning the harp.


I used to use DevonThink OSX for organizing my info, it was excellent to archive and search through documents. Unfortunately it doesn't work on linux so I am now using org-mode wiki and projectile and the platinum searcher, just search, good naming conventions, no tags. Second rate but i can use it anywhere (including my phone).

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Yes a webforum with an NNTP gateway would be very nice. I remember vBulletin had some functionality like this and I hope Discourse will implement it. NNTP is very nice for archiving and it's distributed. Maybe we should do twitter and discussions over blockchains... when NNTP servers get out of vogue. There is a stackoverflow dump for local use by the way.

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Is it advisable to change your password in this case? Is there anything other you can or should do to secure your account even though some report it is fixed?

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Nice hack! I wonder what other useful common digital signals can one record with a dongle? Time and date, teletext (which includes weather forecasts and news) I am aware of. There is also project Lantern & Outernet which might deliver 20 MB of data to all continents through nanosats next year. What other digital signals are transmitted?

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Realy nice, thanks! What would be the added value of this compared to using vim handling autocompletion and syntax highlighting for editing queries and tmux for the output?

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I don't think Vim's autocompletion can suggest table names and column names from the current database. I think the advantage of this tool is in using the metadata from the database to suggest relevant completions instead of mere keyword completions.

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yes, that one was nice! the 2nd also had one and was a bit better. It even did games, which are now nowhere to be found!

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I recently bought the nano 7g, I have a smartphone and a tablet. It's great for swimming, running and commuting, but the main thing is that I sometimes want something smart and light with me that's not connected to the internet. The nano fulfills these requirmenets; my steps and speed are monitored, I can do a workout with my Jabra sports, listen to ebooks, podcasts, music, watch boardgame or esperanto instruction video's, view pictures for meditation etc and even read little booklets on it as I convert text to pictures and errants, todo or 'scheduled' lists from org-mode. Theoretically I can use an external microphone with it to record notes or thoughts during the day. In essence it is potentially an ideal accessible and wrist wearable computing device, so I am experimenting with the usability of this in practice. It now is mounted on two 1cm wide velco straps on my left wrist, wirelessly connected with bluetooth headphones. Internet is overrated anyway, less is more and small is beautiful.

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This is exactly why I love my Nano, and I was surprised to see him say he's never sold one to somebody under 50.

The nano is perfect for exercising as it's light and fits in the tiny little pockets on my exercise clothes. I'd much rather use that than put my phone in a big armband.

However, I will say that I wish it had streaming music.

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Yes I was surprised too. I've got a Samsung phablet thing, but it's a bit tedious to strap to my arm or thigh... even though I do use it for Zombies Run when working out. Regarding the lack of streaming music, perhaps subscribe to your favorite musical genre podcasts? For example I have Classic FM, A State of Trance and haven't even looked further as my old school mp3 playlist collection is good enough. And then there is FM reception, old school streaming...

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I had no idea there were just straight music podcasts. Thanks for the tip!

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I remember reading about the late Bob Wallace (Microsoft) and his experiments with psychedelics (perhaps microdosing) to aid in programming - I thought 2C-B was among those. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ABob_Wallace

Unfortunately I couldn't find track down a collection of his usenet posts. Does anyone know of a working archive?

EDIT: found one '96 post in what's left of the deja news archive (imported in the less usable google groups), you can't search by e-mail adres unfortunately: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.drugs.psychedelics/KvaQA...

About Google Groups vs usenet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Groups#Criticism

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Nice find, he's spot on. The group entity experience can be quite fascinating, but I'd attribute that more to the mushrooms, although 2C-B experiences are rather limited. But I can confirm it's arousing effects, quite a difference to the platonic/innocent nature of MDMA.

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> The group entity experience can be quite fascinating, but I'd attribute that more to the mushrooms

I had a strong group experience while on solely 2C-B, so I'm totally willing to attribute it to that.

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What's the average size per minute with ttystudio? I'd think that x264 or mp4 compression would be more efficient, but I am not sure if that would be more practical and doable for terminal sessions.

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