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 No.32642[Reply]

tortoise TTS is too slow and making good AI models takes time

websites like elevenlabs and fakeyou are too expensive for mass production of audio. You can get away with shorter stuff for free, however.

for TTS i still use festival scripts piped through libreoffice writer TTS plugin. I can get Linux or Windows to generate an 10 hour audiobook from a pile of text ripped out of a PDF in about a half an hour. Not bad. problem is, it sounds like shit. MP3 attached is an example of the kind of output you get from that.

I previously made this thread:

https://leftypol.org/tech/res/18106.html

I often listen to audiobooks because I'm too busy with kids and work these days to really commit with a hard cover book. I can listen to an audiobook when changing a diaper or doing laundry or at work. I can't do that with a regular book. Problem is, not everything I want to listen to has a professionally made audiobook ready for it, and even if it does, I can't always find a good torrent. I still explore TTS pretty often because I think it has a lot of potential for helping people who don't have time to read a regular book. Also visually impaired and blind people.

Do any of you mess around with TTS? If so, what's your approach?

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 No.15368[Reply]

what comedian do you like /leftypol/ ?
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 No.32579

The little bit of Clarke and Dawe that I've seen is quite funny. I take it these guys are the Aussie equivalent of Monty Python

 No.32610

Bong Hit Transplant

 No.32620

Whats everyones take on John Oliver? Recently he's had some good takes against landlords and all. His pieces are pretty good and I watch em sometimes

 No.32621

>>32620
His writers room is aging millennials from college humor who make “like x if it y with x” jokes forced into every other line of what equates to a capstone 10 page paper riddled with neoliberal sensibilities with an ideological underpinning that harps only on impossible soft changes and “just vote”. It’s sometimes interesting as far as content if it’s a topic I know little about, but it’s the kind of smug Reddit tier “did you know that coffee beans came from little goofy goats that ate the beans and the shepherd said ‘golly Ms molly the Goat, you shake that rump you bad bitch!’ And then all of societal progress happened.”

 No.32626

>>32620
Liberal Tucker Carlson rehashes last week's Twitter controversies mediated through mock incredulity



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 No.32529[Reply]

Are there any kinds of online communities that are exclusive to amateurs and dilettantes in a certain topic anymore? My patience is pretty thin for people that expect others to be their DDG or that pontificate on something that they clearly don't understand.

 No.32530

Why did you ask this on /hobby/?

 No.32532

>>32529
I find subreddits usually fine. YouTube usually has nice videos. Where are these "expert" communities you refer to?



 No.20605[Reply]

This was the peak of American comedy, prove me wrong

>protip: you can't

 No.32416

>>20605
gotta love the old Transatlantic accent



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 No.32324[Reply]

Shin Kamen Rider is just around the corner so let's make a thread about Tokusatsu
Thoughts, recommendations, etc.
I personally enjoy these tokusatsus the most:
>Kamen Rider Kuuga, Black Kamen Rider
>Choujin Sentai Jetman
>Himitsu Sentai Goranger
>Ultraman 66
>Ultra Q

 No.32354

I'm currently watching Kodai Shōjo Doguchan, it's REALLY good.

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My favorite American Internet Tokusatsu



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 No.32327[Reply]

Which one you going with

 No.32328

>>32327
Middle one probably.

 No.32329

>>32328
Those are sold out everywhere, unfortunately

 No.32332

>>32327
Definetly middle one

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 No.3525[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hello comrades. ITT we talk about what we are doing to improve ourselves. I'll go first:

I am trying to quit smoking. This is probably my sixth attempt but I am going to try and take it more seriously this time.

I have been cutting down for the past few months and had gotten down to 3 cigarettes a day but when I tried to quit earlier this week I ended up buying a pack at the end of the first day and smoking the whole thing that night out of anxiety about quitting.

I am a drug addict in recovery and this leaves coffee and kratom as the two substances I can use. The kratom seems to help with cigarette cravings or at least incentivizes smoking because I feel sick when I smoke on it. I might try NRT too. I am going to try and get back into running too since that helped me get off heroin the first time.
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 No.32310

I want to stop watching porn (includes girls/traps at social media like tiktok or instagram) and just to fap one time at week, i have readed easypeasy twice but didn't work

 No.32311

>come here expecting shitty attempts at self-help
>find a long ass boring discussion about muh idpol
Never change faggots.

 No.32312

>>22524
Smash copious 18 to 26yo pussy

 No.32313

>>32312
this tbh. fuck normies and their rules.

 No.32316

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>>32311
>come here expecting shitty attempts at self-help
>find a long ass boring discussion about muh idpol
>Never change faggots.

sounds like you came here hoping to be disappointed, but got disappointed by something other than you were hoping for?
Shitty attempts at self help, eh? Well it's like anything, you have to start somewhere
muh idpol can get tedious, tbf
and of course, idpol is often criticised in bad faith, not wanting oppressed groups to have their own place in the sun



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 No.32175[Reply]

Fuck star signs, what's your favourite widescreen cinematic aspect ratio

 No.32184

>>32175
Cinemascope, the objectively correct answer

 No.32187

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>>32184
Funhouse mirror looking format

 No.32188

>>32175
1.85:1

 No.32189

>>32175
Male Gaze™

 No.32191

>>32175
A tie between 1.66:1 and 2:1
More movies need to be shot on Super 16



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 No.15005[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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 No.29221

pallas cats

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 No.29225

>>29222
>>29221
1 Манул

 No.29226

>>29219
Those coons hit the jackpot

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 No.23567[Reply]

I'm talking about the supermarket, panniers, touring, camping, diy type of fools. Maybe even the recumbent type (full respect btw).

Not the carbon type.
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 No.32032

>>23664
>weather proofed octa-cicle
sweet ride.

 No.32034

>>23664
Just get an RV at that point

 No.32044

>>23667
I think what he meant was that you can't drive that thing outside of paved roads (which are also destructive to the enviroment themselves)

 No.32046

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>>23567
>Not the carbon type
join the based dept wimps

 No.32047

>>32000
>I often wish I could commute to school/work, or go to the supermarket on my bike, but this is a very unsafe place so it'd easily get stolen. Plus I don't have a helmet.

Get a dirt bike with good suspension. Also my bikes got stolen so I know those cable locks dont work, they just cut them.

Go to a motorcycle store and get a thick chain lock and a thick U lock and if you want hide a gps in the seat or something. They can't cut those off easily



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