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anarchist's picture

My computer has now been converted to a dual boot system and i am now typing this on IceWeasel using CrunchBang. I have begun what I hope to be a transition to using GNU/Linux as my primary OS kernel, and CrunchBang as my primary OS. Open source software is the best. Now I'll have to figure out a way to partition more hard drive space to this system so I can make room for all my music.

In other news, this has transported me to the center of existence today:

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elph's picture

Don't tell me...

you listened to this "inspiring" composition for the full hour?

Anyway... the fading finale was pure genius! Uh... where were you deposited at that point?

anarchist's picture

I didn't get to listen to more than like ten or fifteen minutes.

It did make me feel like I was floating in a different universe, though. A pinkish-yellow one that had nothing except bubbly clouds and my own spirit, continuously spinning up and down. I also felt some sort of vibrational (or more roational) force oscillating at the same rate as the beat.

The "composition" is pointless without (stereo) headphones, so I hope you weren't listening on speakers.

I listened to a 3hz one last night and fell asleep to it. The sensation wasn't as remarkable as I hoped it would be, though I did feel very euphoric a ffew minutes before sleeping to it.

jeff's picture

Err...

Maybe you're synesthetic?

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

anarchist's picture

That's probably true.

It isn't the case here, though. I hear sounds in my head when I see or feel certain movements. A lot of people claim to have the same results from binaural beats, which is the entire reason the beats exist. There's a website dedicated to it as well as many compilations of various combinations of modulating frequencies, which are meant to stimulate similar frequencies of brainwaves when the listener focuses enough. Apparently certain frequencies can even make people feel as if they're on powerful narcotics.

jeff's picture

Eh...

I'd never be biaural. Just pick an aurality and commit already...

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

Perhaps We Should Leave's picture

As a synesthete...

I hear what I feel, and slightly vice-versa.

This is really quite fascinating, actually. Thanks for the post.

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The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

elph's picture

"composition"...

even in quotes it's a misnomer! :)

lonewolf678's picture

Welcome to the GNU GPL way of life.

Free as in Freedom! Life after Windows! Fedora and Ubuntu are pretty sweet, I'd recommend you try them out. However you might not instantly take to Fedora as it's built on RPM unlike Ubuntu, which is based on Debian much like Crunchbang.

anarchist's picture

I basically just chose Crunchbang because I hear it's weird.

Someone told me that it's the weirdest Linux OS, so I installed it all that night within two hours or so. I just want something that nobody else will understand so I can be cool and so nobody else will be able to snoop around on my computer. What really draws me to #! is its minimal design, and the amazingness of Conky and Tint2 that really add to the customization options of the OS.

Ubuntu seems a bit too normal. Someone I know has been telling me all about Linux because he has a dual-boot and his father is a Linux contractor for the navy, so I'm familiar with Fedora, Red Hat, Legacy, Debian, and obviously Ubuntu.

jeff's picture

I stick with...

Mac OS X, since that is what all the L33tz use.

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

Perhaps We Should Leave's picture

You know who else used OS X?

HITLER.

* * *

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

jeff's picture

Please...

That bitch was totally about IBMs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_and_the_Holocaust

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

Perhaps We Should Leave's picture

You know who else used facts to back himself up?

HITLER

* * *

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

jeff's picture

You know who else had interesting thoughts on this?

Godwin!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

Perhaps We Should Leave's picture

Heh heh.

I was, in fact, reading about Godwin's law when I posted that. I did it specifically to invoke it. XD

You should know that Hitler also linked to Godwin's Law.

* * *

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

lonewolf678's picture

Since Jeff mentioned OS X

I figure some of you may get a laugh out of the only open-source Apple OS I know of:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_OS

It seems really neat and the mascot is pretty adorable. If anything I'll get a copy of it and run it on VMware hehe.

anarchist's picture

Wow.

Apple does a good job of hiding this. I had no idea Apple had open-source projects.