Hammond As In Organ, by Stuyvesant Barry
Hammond As In Organ: The Laurens Hammond Story by Stuyvesant Barry
Copyright 1974, Stuyvesant Barry All Rights Reserved May not be copied, published, used on anyone else's web pages or in any way without express written permission.
Preface: This story was recently uncovered and brought to the Webmaster's attention. The manuscript was written in the early 1970's by Stuyvesant Barry. The book was never published, and thanks to Stuyvesant Barry, we have been granted permission to reprint the entire book here for our readers to enjoy. The book was written while Laurens Hammond was still alive. Since its writing, Laurens Hammond died (July 3, 1973), at age 78.
electronics  history  organ  music 
august 2017
Kuban Landings - Bob's web Page
The scenario represent the largest Soviet naval landing in the west in WW2. The landings were to coincide with an attack from the Novorossisk beach-head on the Kuban Peninsular, the plan being to cut off the retreat of German and Romanian troops of the 17th Army.
wargames  cd  tob  romania  soviet  wwii  scenarios 
june 2017
Where to Go on a Day Trip from Malaga, Spain
So you've booked a trip to Malaga? The Andalusian city is the perfect starting point for exploring southern Spain. The city's major airport and convenient bus and train stations make traveling around Andalusia as simple as checking the times, booking the tickets and going.

You have organized tours to Morocco, Seville, and Granada, while there is a direct train to Osuna, where Game of Thrones season five and six were filmed.

The truth is, Malaga is a fine city, a good compromise of culture and beach that's not too big and not too small. But it has nothing unique to set it apart from the other cities in the area. So my advice would be not to pick just one of these day trips but to choose three or four and fill up your vacation with day trips.
spain  travel 
june 2017
Class Action Suit Filed Against All Romance eBooks | The Digital Reader
When it shut down just over 2 weeks ago, indie ebook retailer All Romance eBooks gave customers just 3 days to download their purchases, and more importantly, it offered publishers and indie authors ten cents on the dollar for unpaid royalties on the condition that they agree to not sue.
books  cloud 
june 2017
Bug #1313446 “window disappears on toggle shade” : Bugs : unity package : Ubuntu
I used Unity Tweak Tool to enable Toggle Shade using middle click. When I click to top of the window, it rolls up and disappears. A "ghost" outline of the window appears and the only way to get the window back is by using Alt-tab. Sometimes, when reselecting the window using Alt-tab, Ubuntu freezes (crashes) and an internal error is generated. It seems to be related to Compiz but I'm not sure. An error report was generated and sent.
unity  asshats  ubuntu 
april 2017
Nadeshico Sushi restaurant challenges gender roles with all-female staff clad in kimono | RocketNews24
How many times has a woman made sushi for you at a sushi bar in Japan? If you answered ‘never’, you’re certainly not alone as the world of sushi is one that’s traditionally been dominated by men. While a number of female sushi chefs are working hard to change societal norms and stereotypes, there’s one special restaurant in Akihabara that’s taking things even further, with a sushi bar staffed entirely by women. From purchasing ingredients to preparing fish and making sushi, these ladies are looking to challenge the male-dominated profession, and they’re doing it all while dressed in traditional Japanese clothing.
japan  sushi  food  restaurant  travel 
april 2017
FactorsOfEffectiveRange < Gunwiki < TWiki
VERY few questions I get at gun shows are any more irritating than "What's the effective range of this weapon?" The asker typically means, "If I buy this gun and go grab some ammo off the shelf without researching the correct type to use, what's the farthest I can drop anyone I want to, assuming I practice a lot? By the way, I expect you to know the precise MOA potential for every single upper you stock, even though the manufacturers don't supply that info and I would expect the rifle for half price if you had actually test-fired it to find this out for me."
It's worth knowing that whenever a seller actually answers this question, it's almost always a ballpark guesstimate. Effective range, as defined below, is a stack of three variables: weapon/ammo accuracy , shooter proficiency, and lethality. Muzzle velocity is important here, mainly because it determines the degree of muzzle drop, as well as the point at which the round goes subsonic. When a spitzer (i.e. conventional pointy) bullet's velocity drops below the speed of sound, its trajectory is disturbed. From that point it begins to tumble, and its accuracy goes downhill very quickly from there.
guns  simulation  weapons  ranges  wargames 
january 2017
Block I Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC): How to build one in your basement
This report describes my successful project to build a working reproduction of the 1964 prototype for the Block I Apollo Guidance Computer. The AGC is the flight computer for the Apollo moon landings, with one unit in the command module and one in the LEM.
computer  space  nasa  Apollo  history 
november 2016
Imaginative Strategist
PB/PL boards, rules and resources
panzerblitz  wargames 
october 2016
This website is devoted to the PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader wargames published by the Avalon Hill Game Company in 1970 and 1974.  Though venerable, these games have retained a freshness and a devoted following of players due to a terrific breakthrough design and a modular approach which allows endless variations of scenarios.
panzerblitz  wargames  boardgames 
october 2016
Timeline JS3 - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.
TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet, like the one we used for the Timeline above. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS's core functionality.
javascript  library  time 
october 2016
choice of file protocol (AFP vs CIFS vs NFS) - NETGEAR Communities
- AFP: fastest reads, not far behind on writes, caches better. No pathologically bad cases.
- CIFS: good for raw I/O throughput (large reads or writes that actually have to go to the server), but bad for small reads/writes, and doesn't cache reads.
- NFS: speed is in the middle, no access to user shares. No pathologically bad cases for read performance. Note that the ReadyNAS doesn't support NFS over TCP, so it always uses UDP, so you don't get TCP's path MTU discovery, so if you mismatch MTUs on server and client, you'll get really flaky results. (In general, NFS is the least user-friendly of these protocols on OS X.)

In my opinion, AFP is the clear winner; it's cached much better by an OS X client, with significantly better read performance even if it does have to cross the network.
readynas  netbook  protocol 
september 2016
Norwegian Army Uniforms 1670-1730
The Norwegian army trace its lineage from 1628 when five national regiments were raised by conscription. The number of regiments varied during the 17th century but at the start of the Great Northern War there were six national regiments recruited from the following stiftamt (counties):
uniforms  Norway  GNW 
august 2016
Napoleon House | South Writ Large
Has anyone—tourist or local—ever been disappointed by Napoleon House? Its appeal is a certain type of—I’m going to dare say it—authenticity. That bona fide nature has nothing to do with cohesiveness. The two-hundred-year-old French colonial townhouse, turned grocery then café and bar, is not decked out in period decor and doesn’t serve French cuisine. It’s been allowed to live and breathe, to accept and absorb waves of change. You can be your modern self here, while basking in the comfort of something so historic it feels permanent. Pull out your iPhone while you eat a quick lunch, or sit pretentiously with Moleskine and fountain pen for hours as the sun moves across the tile floor. It all fits.
travel  usa 
august 2016
EWAR WW2 Scenery 15-20mm - Plast Craft Games
European house 9,99 €
European building 11,00 €
Coiffeur Terrace 13,00 €
Small Shop 9,00 €
EWAR Building Set 35,50 €
Sainte-Mere-Eglise 33,00 €
City Road 23,00 €
City Walls 20,00 €
15mm  wwii  wargames  buildings 
july 2016
Re-enabling Repeating Keys In Yosemite | James Reuben Knowles
After upgrading to Yosemite I found that navigating in my JetBrains IDEs vim was dead. Even though key repeating is set in the keyboard preferences, keys won’t repeat. Worse, letters that can take accents pop up a menu that then expects me to choose and accent
osx  keyboard  hack 
july 2016
Can we have an open phone please? The case of the Ubuntu Phone | Privacy International
For some time, many in the privacy and security community hoped for a completely open-source mobile phone, one that would allow for code to be examined and strengthened to prevent malicious attacks to a user's privacy.
ubuntu  phone  privacy 
july 2016
Outsourcing lønner seg ikke - Fagforbundet
Undersøkelsen ”Shared business services outsourcing: progress at work or work in progress?” gjennomført av Working Lives Research Institute (WLRI) ved London Metropolitan University sier følgende om outsourcing i en av sine hovedkonklusjoner:

”Til tross for over 25 år med erfaring må til og med mer akademiske tilhengere av outsourcing innrømme at det er svært få konkrete bevis på at outsorcing av offentlige tjenester har vært i samfunnets interesse”
work  norsk  outsourcing 
july 2016
UK Drug Dealers Absolutely Love the Nokia 8210
This week we took you down memory lane with a story in which we talked about some of Nokia’s most iconic handsets the world has seen.
nokia  phone 
june 2016
Ubuntu Phone - No Privacy by Default
As it stands Ubuntu Touch (Phone) is a failure from a privacy perspective and as such is certainly not something I can recommend in its current form. Hopefully this will change, but alas it seems that for some time now Canonical has been more interested in monetising their users rather than providing them with a clean and user friendly Linux experience (which was clear from the original Dash scandal on Ubuntu Desktop), so I won't be holding my breath that things will improve.
ubuntu  phone  privacy  security 
june 2016
So Hey You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication | WIRED
Earlier this month, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson found that his Twitter account was hacked to tweet pro-Donald Trump messages, despite having two-factor authentication in place. The hackers, as he tells it, had called up Verizon, impersonated him, and convinced the company to redirect his text messages to a different SIM card, intercepting his one-time login codes. And activists in Iran and in Russia both recently found that their Telegram accounts were being hacked, likely by state-owned telecom companies helping those authoritarian governments to hijack the SMS messages Telegram uses to log users in.
security  authentication  phone  sms 
june 2016
Apple continues to market privacy in its battle with Google | The Verge
The site reiterates Apple's mantra that it makes money by selling products, not personal data — a party-line that has been used to attack rivals like Facebook and Google. "We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers," wrote Cook last year. "We don’t ‘monetize’ the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you."
apple  privacy 
june 2016
User security, privacy issues draw sharp contrast between Apple iOS, Google Android in FBI encryption case [u]
The resolute position of Apple's chief executive Tim Cook to defend the security of iOS encryption has drawn a sharp contrast with the deafening silence from Google, Microsoft and their hardware partners in Korea and China, where individuals' security and privacy are commonly overlooked as being a critical feature.
apple  privacy  security 
june 2016
What cellphone companies don't want you to know
Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.
privacy  phone  advertising 
june 2016
HTG Explains: What Android Data is Backed Up Automatically?
Some System Settings: Android also synchronizes some other system settings – for example, Android stores saved passphrases for Wi-Fi networks and retrieves them on each Android device you use.
android  security  privacy 
june 2016
Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to - The Washington Post
Nearly one in two Internet users say privacy and security concerns have now stopped them from doing basic things online — such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released Friday.
internet  privacy  chillingeffect 
june 2016
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: On the (provable) security of TLS: Part 1
TLS sounds very simple. However, it turns out that you run into a few serious problems when you try to assemble a security proof for the protocol. Probably the most serious holdup stems from the age of the cryptography used in TLS. To borrow a term from Eric Rescorla: TLS's crypto is downright prehistoric.
encryption  algorithms  security 
june 2016
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: On the NSA
All of this is a long way of saying that I was totally unprepared for today's bombshell revelations describing the NSA's efforts to defeat encryption. Not only does the worst possible hypothetical I discussed appear to be true, but it's true on a scale I couldn't even imagine. I'm no longer the crank. I wasn't even close to cranky enough.
encryption  nsa  privacy  security 
june 2016
The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole • The Register
When I look at Microsoft, however, I see more than whether or not there are problems with the latest version of Active Directory. I notice that it started out with an "unlimited" OneDrive offering and has now cut that to 5GB. I remember Microsoft pulling the plug on its DRM servers, screwing anyone who bought music from them. I don't conveniently forget Windows 8, nor the loss of Small Business Server.
june 2016
Watchdog demands MSN Music mea culpa • The Register
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is demanding that Steve Ballmer make a public apology to all people silly enough to purchase tunes from MSN Music, Microsoft's long-defunct iTunes wannabe.
microsoft  music  drm 
june 2016
The case for ethical ad-blocking • The Register
When is ad-blocking ethical? How about when the adtech industry is behaving so unethically it destroys people’s livelihoods?
google  adblock 
june 2016
Music's value gap? Follow the money trail back to Google • The Register
But while YouTube’s porn filters are always on, the Content ID music filters are off by default. And that’s because it’s a powerful competitive weapon. The filters are only turned on if you as a supplier agree to sign a contract with Google’s advertising business. If you want to use YouTube’s channel to market but prefer to use another advertising supplier to monetise your work more effectively: tough. You can’t.

If you refuse to sign then Google won’t turn the Content ID filters on**, and the lorries will keep dumping inferior versions of your product by the back entrance, and you’ll have to keep filing a form for every pair of wellies.
google  music  copyright 
june 2016
REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms • The Register
A leaked version of one of YouTube's controversial secret contracts with independent record labels has been published for the first time - and it appears to be stuffed with clauses that could land Google in trouble.

Google wants to launch a new Spotify-style streaming service under its YouTube brand, and so requires music labels to sign new contracts with it. A leaked copy of one such contract reveals that Mountain View proposes to block indies who refuse to sign the new contracts from YouTube's video service - which is the de facto global digital jukebox
google  music 
june 2016
Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you • The Register
In a separate piece last week ("Brexit vote would harm EU unitary patent plans"), the FT reported that: "The long-awaited single European patent, protecting inventions through out the EU, is set to arrive next year - unless Britain votes to leave" the EU.
patents  eu 
june 2016
Hacked in a public space? Thanks, HTTPS • The Register
A lot of experts claim “HTTPS is broken” and here is one small example of why. If you sit in a coffee shop and go surfing you can quite easily end up being the victim of a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack. All a potential attacker needs is a copy of Kali Linux, a reasonably powerful laptop and coffee!
security  http 
june 2016
Et godt alternativ til hotell
Tilbyr enkelt-/ dobbeltrom sentralt på populære Grünerløkka, med kaféer, restauranter. Trikk/buss i umiddelbar nærhet. 10 min gange til Oslo S.
Oslo  hotel 
may 2016
How to sync your iPod with Spotify - How-To - PC Advisor
Last week, Swedish music streaming service Spotify revealed it plans to rival Apple by giving all of its users the ability to manage the tracks stored on their iPods.
spotify  ipod 
may 2016
Stack Exchange is an OpenID Provider – Stack Overflow Blog – A destination for all things related to development at Stack Overflow
openid.stackexchange.com is a permanent service we will fully support for as long as we are solvent as a company. Feel free to host some part of your identity with us forever, and we promise to ... well, hopefully not suck in the manner to which you have become accustomed.
may 2016
Slow Ethernet LAN Transfer Speeds on the ReadyNas Duo | fergyblogs
I have a ReadyNas Duo and for a long time have been getting very slow transfer speeds when connected to my desktop computer via ethernet. It transfers much faster via WiFi to my laptop, and even to my desktop when I disable LAN and enable the WiFi card.
readynas  networking 
may 2016
Duff's device - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the C programming language, Duff's device is a way of (manually) implementing loop unrolling by interleaving two syntactic constructs of C, the do-while loop construct, and a switch statement. Its discovery is credited to Tom Duff in November 1983, who at the time was working for Lucasfilm and used it to speed up a real-time animation program.
c  programming  hack 
may 2016
The Unix Tree
Welcome to the Unix Tree. Here you can browse the source code and manuals of various old versions of Unix. For every file, you can also find related files from other versions: this can help show how the different versions of Unix are related. Most of the Unix versions below come from the Unix Archive.
unix  history  source 
may 2016
Google can't hold back this malware running riot in its Play store • The Register
Security researchers have discovered a strain of Android malware that keeps finding its way onto Google Play – despite the store supposedly being scrubbed clean of infiltrated apps.
android  malware 
april 2016
RED IS BAD | Shopping | Krakow
We've never quite seen anything like this before. Depending on your political views, this might just be a shop that sells shirts...or it might be something more than that. Red is Bad themselves call it 'freedom apparel' - shirts, hats, hoodies, bags and other items with overtly patriotic images and slogans, some of them subtle, some of them not so much. This is not cheap souvenir store swag, but Polish-designers creating high-quality uber-nationalist urban apparel collections. Pick up shirts celebrating the Home Army, Warsaw Uprising (and several other Uprisings), the Polish calvary, Witold Pilecki, ancient kings and more for your super-proud relatives or in-laws.
poland  krakow  tourism 
april 2016
Bookmarklet Crunchinator
Based on the Javascript Crunchinator Demo, you can use this to quickly create a bookmarklet from some javascript code.
javascript  bookmarklets 
april 2016
Deprecating the Sync and Datastore APIs | Dropbox Developer Blog
Last week, we announced a preview of the new Dropbox API v2, aimed at simplifying the experience of developing with Dropbox. As part of this effort to simplify our platform, we’ve decided to deprecate the Sync and Datastore APIs over the next 12 months.
april 2016
Norsktoppen startet opp 20. januar 1973, med Jon-Anders Helseth som programleder. Det var Arne Bendiksen som var pådriver for å få i gang programmet. Forbildet var radioprogrammet Svensktoppen i Sverige, som hadde vært på lufta siden 1962.
norsk  radio  music 
april 2016
Personlige fotogaver, mange fine gaveideer hos smartphoto
Ta vare på minnene på mange ulike måter! Lag fine produkter med bilder fra ferien, festen, med bilder av nære og kjære eller hva du vil. Perfekte gaver å gi bort, gaver som kan både brukes og som gir liv til de beste øyeblikkene. Eller gi deg selv en fin gave!
norsk  buy  photo 
april 2016
The Natural History of Gmail Data Mining — Medium
In late 2010 a pair of obscure trial lawyers in Texarkana, Texas, who had apparently not been following the latest news from Mountain View, made what was to them a momentous discovery: ads in Gmail are correlated with keywords contained in the emails. The seeming naïveté of this pair regarding modern Internet business models did not, however, extend into the courtroom. This being Texas, and these being trial lawyers, they knew exactly what to do. Within weeks they had filed a class action lawsuit charging that Google’s data mining business model was a form of illegal wiretapping. Hundreds of millions of users of Gmail and Google Apps, they said, had never consented to having their emails intercepted and scanned for purposes of targeted advertising. If the Texas trial lawyers prevailed, Google would have to pay billions in compensation
google  privacy  datamining 
march 2016
Omvisning i klokkespillet - Oslo kommune
Dere tas med opp på taket av Rådhusets østre tårn. Her kan dere nyte utsikten over byen og fjorden, ta en nærmere titt på klokkespillet og få en innføring i klokkespillets historie av rådhusguiden.
norsk  oslo  tourism 
march 2016
Orange Amp Page
We have tubed a lot of the old Orange amps thru the years and with the AD series released in 1999 Orange began its rise once again and it's good to have them back! So far Orange has kept the production in the UK except for the smaller amps like the chinese Tiny Terror, so hats off to them for this! All of the new Orange amps have a nice robust build quality and we have not run into any problems with them. The AD series consists of the 15 and 30 sized EL84 amps and the AD50 and AD140. The AD15 and AD30's are again marketed as class A amps just as VOX claims the AC30 is class A. Neither is true, the only real class A amp Orange has ever made was the AD5 which was a single ended true class A amp using a single EL84 for power and making about 5 watts.
orange  amp  guitar 
march 2016
Choosing the correct knob for your guitar or bass. - Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies
This article will help you pick the correct knob for your guitar.  Choosing the correct knob for your guitar isn’t difficult when you have the right information.  We will discuss some of the different styles, control shaft types, and whether you need recessed or non-recessed knobs.   Pictures will be included with each explanation to help you see the differences.
guitar  electronics  diy 
march 2016
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