Wizard’s Staff

Like many folks, I have that box in my closet filled with cables that I keep "just in case." Today I decided to go through that box and toss out the stuff that I knew was obsolete or that I'd never use again. Sure, there was the usual batch of BNC cables and excess power cords. But…

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Sirivocalepsy

This newly-discovered disease refers to the inability to keep quiet when you see someone else using using a device with a speech interface. What the device's user says: "Note eight dollars for lunch." What Siri hears: "Note ten dollars for lunch wow is that an iphone I've thought about getting one but Apple products are so expensive…

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Uh-oh

Mountain Lion is the next version of the Mac OS. From the Mountain Lion press release: "Gatekeeper is a revolutionary new security feature that gives you control over which apps can be downloaded and installed on your Mac. You can choose to install apps from any source, just as you do on a Mac today, or you…

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Need microphone set-up for faint voice recording

OK, audio geeks, I need help and I need it fast.In one week, I go to the Free Spirit Gathering. I hope to do some voice interviews. The set-up will probably be people sitting around in a circle, from 10 to 30 feet across (I have no idea). I want to make audio recordings of my questions…

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