arghdos's recent activity

  1. Comment on GNU Guix 1.0.0 released in ~tech

    arghdos Link
    Oh wow, this is really cool! I've been using Conda to achieve something similar, but man does it ever have issues if you run into differing versions of glibc or glibc++. I'll have to check guix out!

    Oh wow, this is really cool! I've been using Conda to achieve something similar, but man does it ever have issues if you run into differing versions of glibc or glibc++. I'll have to check guix out!

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- High Heel Sneakers in ~music

    arghdos Link Parent
    Nope, hadn't heard that one -- thanks for the rec, been great so far!

    Nope, hadn't heard that one -- thanks for the rec, been great so far!

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou -- Malin Kpon O in ~music

    arghdos Link Parent
    The percussionist on that is just absolutely killing it.

    The percussionist on that is just absolutely killing it.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou -- Malin Kpon O in ~music

    arghdos Link Parent
    I hadn't heard the first compilation! The TP Orchestre has a vast (for afro-beat actually recorded in Africa from the 70's anyways) catalog, always great to catch more. The song Dis Moi La Verite...

    I hadn't heard the first compilation! The TP Orchestre has a vast (for afro-beat actually recorded in Africa from the 70's anyways) catalog, always great to catch more. The song Dis Moi La Verite is a particular toe-tapper there.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- High Heel Sneakers in ~music

    arghdos Link
    The marriage of the band Stuff to the incredible horn of RRK. A very different sound on this album than most in his discography, full of funk and grooves. Also check out the cover of The Entertainer

    The marriage of the band Stuff to the incredible horn of RRK. A very different sound on this album than most in his discography, full of funk and grooves. Also check out the cover of The Entertainer

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou -- Malin Kpon O in ~music

    arghdos Link
    Killer funky track off a compilation of the magnificent TP Orchestre Poly-Rhthmo de Cotonou. Also check Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me (among others)

    Killer funky track off a compilation of the magnificent TP Orchestre Poly-Rhthmo de Cotonou. Also check Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me (among others)

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Amazon to launch 3,236 satellites into orbit for global broadband project in ~tech

    arghdos Link Parent
    Neat-o! So if we drop the satellite cost an order of magnitude, we're down to ~8$ a person!

    Neat-o! So if we drop the satellite cost an order of magnitude, we're down to ~8$ a person!

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Amazon to launch 3,236 satellites into orbit for global broadband project in ~tech

    arghdos (edited ) Link Parent
    So I was actually curious and ran the math: Satellite launches range between 10-400 million $. I would guess their satellites probably wouldn't be in the higher end as 3000+ similar or identical...

    So I was actually curious and ran the math:

    • Satellite launches range between 10-400 million $. I would guess their satellites probably wouldn't be in the higher end as 3000+ similar or identical satellites seems like you'd at least save a bunch of money on design / economy of scale. So let's call this 50 million dollars a satellite edit: /u/Blake suggests below that this will be more like 5 million per satellite.
    • 3236 satellites per the article
    • Guessing the number of taxpayers in the world is significantly harder -- only around 2% of people in India pay income taxes, where about 56% pay income taxes in America. Let's just take a wild ass estimate and say 30% of the world pays an income tax, though I suspect it may be lower than this, given the proportion of the world living in poverty

    This gives us ~7.7$ a tax payer, so no quite fractions of a cent, but not totally unreasonable either.

    Play with the numbers as desired

    8 votes
  9. Comment on How Much Longer Will Baseball Stadiums Be For Baseball in ~sports

    arghdos Link Parent
    I will say I've at least found decent 14$ beers at Citi Field or MSG when I've been there for concerts, e.g., Sofia & Matilda, the farmhouse beers from Goose Island (and unlike say, the 312, these...

    I will say I've at least found decent 14$ beers at Citi Field or MSG when I've been there for concerts, e.g., Sofia & Matilda, the farmhouse beers from Goose Island (and unlike say, the 312, these are actually quite good). If you're gonna try to sell me a ridiculously overpriced beer, it's gotta be at least decent or I'm a hard pass

  10. Comment on What are some of your favorite live performances viewable online? in ~music

    arghdos Link Parent
    Yes, King Curtis was a legend, but don't sell Cornell short! He was one of the most influential session funk guitarists of the decade. Tracking his career is insane.. he's the guy who played with...

    Yes, King Curtis was a legend, but don't sell Cornell short! He was one of the most influential session funk guitarists of the decade. Tracking his career is insane.. he's the guy who played with Aretha, the RH Factor, Sam Cooke, Freddie King, Etta James, Jack McDuff, Ester Phillips, Rahsan Roland Kirk, Joe Cocker, Donny Hathaway.... The list goes on. If I had a dime for every time I heard a great funky lick and looked it up to find Cornell... I'd have a butt load of money :p

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What are some of your favorite live performances viewable online? in ~music

  12. Comment on What are some of your favorite live performances viewable online? in ~music

    arghdos Link Parent
    Ahhh yeah that's a killer show. Off the top of my head, I'd likely have to go for Little Feat at the Ultrasonic in '74... The perfect rock and roll performance. The Ultrasonic was a magnificent...

    Ahhh yeah that's a killer show. Off the top of my head, I'd likely have to go for Little Feat at the Ultrasonic in '74... The perfect rock and roll performance. The Ultrasonic was a magnificent studio (and simulcast station in Long Island) for a few years in the early 70s, with outstanding tapes from Bonnie Raitt, and the Band, and Herbie Hancock among others, but it's hard to pick a show that better exemplifies the heights a band can reach than Little Feat at the Ultra.

    For the visually inclined, and those looking for something more contemporary, Chris Thile has a number of videos of full Bach performances on Mandolin out there. As much as the Punch Brothers bore the pants off me, there's no denying that Chris is among the best Mando played in the world (along with Sam Bush)

    1 vote
  13. Comment on India Shot Down a Satellite, Modi Says, Shifting Balance of Power in Asia in ~news

  14. Comment on A Battle Is Raging Over The Largest Solar Farm East Of The Rockies in ~enviro

    arghdos Link
    I can't wait till we have NIMBY's protesting natural disasters that ruin the scenic "resort"-like setting of their communities.

    "I mean we live at a resort, essentially," says Dave Walsh, one of the many Fawn Lake residents organizing against the planned solar farm. One corner of the massive project would butt up against the back of the gated community. Walsh says he supports solar, in theory, but not here.

    "It's not in keeping with the type of setting that people bought houses here [for] — they wanted to be out in the woods, essentially," Walsh says.

    I can't wait till we have NIMBY's protesting natural disasters that ruin the scenic "resort"-like setting of their communities.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Nazis Have Always Been Trolls in ~misc

    arghdos Link
    This passage in particular stood out to me: This quote easily could have been written in 2019.

    This passage in particular stood out to me:

    “Apparently it matters little to his followers what he says,” a New York Times reporter wrote of Hitler in 1930. “Their chief concern is how he says it. What he says may not be true to those who know better, but to those who like it it is not without its logic.”

    This quote easily could have been written in 2019.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Phish - Sample In A Jar in ~music

    arghdos Link Parent
    Gonna be at Dick's this year! Excited, haven't been able to make it out there since 2013!

    Gonna be at Dick's this year! Excited, haven't been able to make it out there since 2013!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

    arghdos Link Parent
    It's blood orange season my friend. Red cocktails abound. For something easy, I'd do a rum punch -- usually about 3/1 juice to rum, add simple syrup if necessary, but it probably won't be. There's...

    It's blood orange season my friend. Red cocktails abound. For something easy, I'd do a rum punch -- usually about 3/1 juice to rum, add simple syrup if necessary, but it probably won't be. There's some more good stuff here if you want to get fancier.

    When you play remotely, do use roll20? Webcams? A conference call? Going to be moving across country soon, trying to figure out how to keep my group playing!

    2 votes