Never used Ardour, but if anyone's looking for a DAW I cannot recommend Reaper highly enough.
519 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007
Same here. I was tested by my optician when I was about 14 / 15 years old as part of the whole 'careers advice' thing.
At the end of the test, he handed me a document (three A4 pages, single-spaced print on both sides) that listed all the jobs that colour-deficient vision disqualified me from ever doing, with Military / Commercial Pilot on the first line.
This was at the bottom of page six:
Careers where colour blindness may be beneficial
Obviously I'm unable to discuss any subsequent work for Military Intelligence.
It was actually the FBI who flagged that up. When the FBI asked the CIA if they had info in their files about any of the names on the FBI's list of arabs attending US flight schools, the CIA hid the fact that two people on the FBI's list were known al-Qaeda members.
All well and good for admins of the corporate moneybags lot with their swanky Pro Plus* subscriptions, but what about those of us having to make do on (and I use the term very relatively) cheap Business Premium or Business Essentials subs?
* Pro Plus might have some more fully-featured admin tools, but bizarrely costs £2 a month more per user (+VAT) and doesn't include any of Microsoft's cloudy service goodness like SharePoint, Teams or even Exchange.
Tell me again that you don't have a problem with it once your bank account has been emptied after their now-insecure systems are penetrated by (well-funded, organised) criminals. Or when your medical records are dumped online and - entirely coincidentally - your insurance premiums triple overnight.
Breaking end-to-end encryption is not a cure for society's ills. (Proper) Education is the cure for society's ills, but the problem there is that it's a) very expensive and b) encourages critical thinking, which is the last thing that a government wants.
Likewise with the super-rich. Almost literally impossible to spend all the money they have, so money simply becomes another scoreboard in the Billionaires' Dick-Swinging Contest, alongside the larger-than-yours mega-motorboats (which most certainly are not yachts), ultra-short-run hypercars and all the rest of the monstrously vulgar geegaws they acquire in place of friends.
Seemingly according to their website their only funding stream seems to be sponsorship, and sponsorship packages start at £25k. Is it beyond the wit of the Bloodhound SSC team to set up a GoFundMe page or similar? Crowdfunding isn't going to raise anywhere near £8m but I'm sure they'd get something from it. I'd be happy to chuck them ten or twenty quid right now if I could find any way to do so, and I'm fairly sure I'm not alone.
All I could find was this now-defunct campaign from 2017, on a site called crowdfunder.co.uk that I'd never even heard of until five minutes ago.
They could even just set up a direct payment page on their own site... Anything, just as long as there's a link to a payment page that can be included in stories like this. Because hyperlinks, the WWW... y'know?
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