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i use text-to-speech to generate audiobooks from large amounts of text. However when I use ebooks as the input there's a lot of shit like line breaks, end-line hyphens, page numbers, citations, headers, footers, and other junk that I don't want in there. Within reason, what's the best way (other than manually doing find and replace with regular expressions) to clean up text before processing it with TTS?


On linux you can use ebook-speaker that does skip some of that stuff . It's a command line tool to help visually impaired people. It doesn't have an inbuilt TTS so you have to install one beforehand, like for example espeak or festival.

You can also use pdftotext to turn pdfs into regular text files and then use the utilities sed and awk to remove all the crap you don't want the TTS to read aloud. It's easy to put sed and awk commands into a bash script, so that once you have exactly how you want it, you can apply it to other files.




i use festival already to generate ebooks. sounds like what i need is sed and awk


i looked into sed/awk tutorials

I found it easier to just convert PDF to text and then brute force through all the stuff with just find/replace using regular expressions in notepad++

I've already made a couple of audiobooks this way and listened to 1 of them


maybe upload the audiobooks to youtube or some other video platform?

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My pc is turning only the led and fans, no peripherals and no image, I tried changing the memory slots but no success, what could be the culprit?


What make and model, and how long have you had it?
What distro of linux are ya using?
Are you sure the monitor is plugged in correctly?


What do you mean make and model? I have my computer since 2020, and yes everything's plugged correctly


Who make your motherboard and CPU? Is there a beeper if so what beep code?


if there is no beep,then your motherboard is probably fucked,that's what happened to me.


either a bent pin on the CPU/mobo or a dead CPU


i would like to discuss an idea thats been floating around in my head for a while, i haven't seen this brought up anywhere yet

trying to devise a way to actually organize effort around a common goal, primarily a primary defense against getting psy-op'd

the general idea is to make an ML algorithm, NN, what-have-you, that is designed to filter out common idpol/psyop from discussion and return concrete, actionable information. what's being suggested is essentially a great equalizer, it flattens the playing field so that the work necessary can be done without worrying who's glowing. typical glow tactics would be programmed in, and divisive messaging would simply come out as 'please remove me from the group cause i'm not in a position to actually help'.

for example, your org is going to do up a mutual-aid. someone still liberal would typically be crying and complaining about how they're oppressed black disabled lesbian muslim etc. etc. the algo would filter that to the recipient and turn it into something like, "I'm in a position where I need financial assistance before I can actually help with this thing". Then resources could be distributed to them accordingly, freeing them up to be actually useful.

maybe not the best example but interested in feedback
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the people you don't like are trying to use censorship to suppress "misinformation", right? in that case, your best bet would be to keep an eye on what kind of technology they develop to achieve their goal, copy it from them and apply it for your own goals. both sides want to control the narrative, so it makes sense that the means to achieve it would be the same.


id-pol operates by self-referencing
you'd have to make a heuristic linguistic filter algorithm to detect self-referencing.

AI stuff uses a lot of computational power, i don't know if that's really viable.

The least effort variant is word-substitution for identities.

However be warned that if you make a censor system, all the identitarians are going to flock to it in order to let their id-pol pass through while they block the id-pol of the rest. You somehow have to find a mechanism that plays the different id-pol factions against each other so that they all block each others id-pol. Seems like a tricky thing to get right.

I don't know maybe it's better to train a gpt-bot on marx's collected works and use it to drown out idpol with in depth economic discussion.


Topic blocking is a cat and mouse game, but it could help.
Account blocking becomes a cat and mouse game but can be done.
If capital wants to obstruct something, they will make it so.

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There are no search results after page 40.
Try every category, every word the millions are a lie.


Every search engine is the same.
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It's also because Google search works differently than it used to. Now it operates on the same algorithmic content delivery social media uses based on data harvesting taken from both the aggregate of all users and specific users. Search results will be slightly different based on your prior search history and whatever data Google gets from cookies, browsing history, watch history on youtube, and whatever other data they get from you.


That makes it less useful as a technical resource when you are searching a model name and just wanting anything that matches that is on the Internet. For example I remember a year or so ago coming across on the Internet hex edits instructions for IBM PC Dos 7 files to fix bugs but I can't find it with Google searches even though it should be easy and I don't know if it is Google being Google or the page is no longer up.


It never used to be like that. I remember in the earlier 2000s you would not get repeating results.

>unironically using Bitchute a rightoid run site

Why? There is other options you know.


No shit, ever since the war in the ukraine started and DuckDuckGo announced they would counter disinformation along with everyone else and added the Bing telemetry to their site, every search engine just gives me stuff one grade above the Epoch Times. Really makes you think.


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Share and discuss various p2p alternatives to HTTP/S

Onion router, stable despite a bunch of attacks
Small-world network based on encrypted key-based routing
Distant fork of Freenet that uses garlic routing
Built on distributed hash tables that consolidate data with similar hashes
Torrent-ish web browser that can view websites on the Dat protocol
Friend-to-friend network that does not rely on you setting up a router or having to seed or anything

There's also Lokinet and ZeroNet but they seem weird and gimmicky
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>decentralized webs/nets?
is a new one


It doesn't take a genius to understand it, especially when they have websites


People take offence at having to learn things.


Wouldn't internet load balancing count as a type of decentralizing? Basically before your request even goes to an ISP it gets split between multiple connections even can be multiple ISPs so assuming if everyone connects at different times they will at least in theory get close to the collective speeds of all connections combined which is basically sharing your internet though ive only heard of this done with neighbours and you would have to use some form of encryption or else they could potentially intercept your data transmissions.


Shows nothing without js.

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Stable Diffusion can now texture your entire scene automatically in blender. This will greatly increase the output of small devs IMO as it will multiply the amount of content they can create.
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probably due to lighting in blender


This is terrible if you want any kind of control over the art direction of your game.


In time you'll be able to create something like a more advanced color-scheme that makes the AI generate in a style you defined with some kind of script language that's optimized for describing aesthetic patterns.


So how the holodeck worked in Star Trek?
If it progresses to that point why would artists be afraid of this? At that point it's just a faster tool than the tools that already exist to streamline the digital artistic process that no one feared will destroy jobs or end the human creative experience.


>This is terrible if you want any kind of control over the art direction of your game.
… you can modify the uv map still and touch it up anon. its not set in stone. Just like you can edit images from stable diffusion in Gimp/photoshop

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How bad is Spotify?

It's a bourgeoise vice, but I really like it. I hate having to search all over the web to pirate albums, organize those albums in my desktop, and transfer transfer both to my phone and laptop from my desktop. Spotify just makes the process so much easier. I can listen from any device I want. I want to add some songs to my playlist? I search it up and add it in a matter of seconds. I want to share music? I copy a link and send it over in seconds. Spotify has 99% of the music I listen to and I don't even listen to mainstream stuff.

Should I really make the effort to switch back to pirating? Should I stop prioritizing comfort over data security? What does /tech/ think?international_brigadeInternational Brigade
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>Should I
>Should I
>But should I
>why should I
What is it with people who need to be told what to do? And what makes them think that anyone gives a fuck about what they do?


Lots of people use streaming platforms and have doubts over them
It’s a conversation starter


Shut the fuck up Stirner
'Should' has the implied question that they're deciding whether an action will or will not be beneficial to their goals. That's a valid course of action.

>paying a middleman host
>especially when they take a HUEG FUGGIN CUT
Unironically, pirate and donate directly to artists to incentivize them under capitalism.
It's usually really easy once you have a few sites.


you can use an invidous exclusively for sourcing music


You could host your own streaming service. That way you'd have access to all of your pirated (and legally acquired) files, potentially from anywhere, without having to manually copy them to your destination device everytime.

There are different ways of doing this depending on your situation and your needs. I currently have a basic setup, which consists of a physical server PC at my bro's place, a Wireguard tunnel between my house and his, DDNS to keep track of our IP addresses, and media stored on a TrueNAS volume, which I access via NFS/SMB shares. There are ways to expand on this, such as by installing a media player like Jellyfin, and by making it accessible from anywhere on the Internet (not just through Wireguard).

It's a nice personal project if you're into this kind of stuff. There is an initial cost, especially if you're looking to host from home, but you can repurpose an older PC for this, and if you decide to buy a server, then at least then you get to keep all the hardware (eventually upgrade it, repurpose it or sell it), not to mention you have full control over the content and how long it stays there, and you don't have to keep paying subscription fees and lose everything if you stop paying. You could also just rent a VPS if you can't or don't want to mess with hardware yourself, or if you want to just simplify the whole process to just installing Jellyfin/Plex and dropping some files on there.

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Reminder that Vicky is canonically a computer hacker.






Episode Scout's Honor (pilot season, ep 8)
>"And if you all play your cards right, I just might teach'a how to hack into the school's computer system, just like I did."



Anyone else confused about them? I thought "senior" would mean someone with like a decade of work experience in the field, but I keep seeing people get promoted to it after only 2-3 years of working. Is there any meaning behind the titles or is it seen as just some extra benefit of "prestige" companies throw around to attract/retain people?


Also it seem the best way to "climb the corporate ladder" is to switch jobs every other year. I've been working at the same place for four years now, does that mean that I will be stuck there until civilisation collapses?


Quite possibly yes, the other alternative is to play hardball with the managers and try to get promoted.


well yeah and it's not too surprising
if there's a job you need done you can find more people in the labor pool with a wider variety of skillsets than you can find looking inside your company, compared to the extra work involved in promoting an existing employee. there's really no incentive to reward loyalty to the company so why would they.


job titles are meaningless /thread


lol my senior engineer was late 22s, ex-contractor in [asian country].
ageism is dumb.

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The STEM student -> defense contractor pipeline is a serious issue in this country. In many places and some fields, a greater majority of available jobs are like defense contractors. That shit is bleak and horrifying man. They'll be like "assist in creating autonomous ai for delivering payloads towards targets" and knowing exactly what they mean lol. I took a robotics software class where we discussed "efficiently tracking multiple moving targets with distinct trajectories" as like an academic problem and briefly wondered if I hadn't chosen the wrong field of study.
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People would probably not care about some random queer failsons fifteen years doing IT work for the weapons manufacturer if they didn’t position themselves as some poor put upon marginalized personality who jockeys for social power on Twitter. Pretty important context!
A fairly common issue within queer “spaces” (and if we are being honest plenty more ‘marginalized’ leftism-as-aesthetics social groups) is that people aggravate the most for social power & woe-is-me clout consistently end up, uh, being full of bullshit affectations.


most surreal shit is that the asshole who tried to cancel and dogpile the attack helicopter book author works on actual attack helicopters



just do a new 9/11


These people should be socially exiled from online spaces.

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