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General Discussion / Re: Generative.fm
« Last post by drkmttr on July 20, 2019, 08:16:05 am »
Hey Slim.Fatz!

Thank you for the info and your interesting background. I'll be sure to check out those links you provided to your past professors. You're right, a lot of work was done back in the days to create the mathematical underpinnings of AI and machine learning. Now that we have much more powerful hardware to run it on, it's progressing very quickly. Most things in this world are usually incremental improvements to previous knowledge. However, when I say "true AI created music" I don't mean what we have today or what you had in the 70's. I am referring to true intelligence that can make beautiful music like any human with little to no guidance. I don't mean statistically varied samples and arrangements, I mean the AI understands music theory and applies it with any sounds or instruments provided and the results match or exceed human quality and creativity. They might pull this off with narrow AI but considering the diverse cultural aspects of homo sapiens, it would probably need to be a general/strong AI that would eventually learn music and "feel" it like we do. Since we're still far from such an AI, we don't have to worry about musicians and artists being out of work just yet.  ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Generative.fm
« Last post by Slim.Fatz on July 20, 2019, 07:29:19 am »
Generative systems are a lot like windchimes and your computer is the wind. Although, I think as time goes on I wouldn't be surprised to see true AI created music.
Hi drkmttr,

I take it that you are quite a bit younger than I, so I thought that I might provide you with some background to computer/AI-generated music. I think that you might be surprised to learn that computer/AI-generated music has its roots back in (at least) the 1970s !!  :o


Back in those "dark ages" before personal computers or smart-phones (this was in the early 1970s), I was a student at the University of Illinois, majoring in mathematics and also very interested in computers, music and music composition. I was very lucky to get to know and become a student in the advanced music composition classes taught by Prof. Herbert Brün, who was teaching (together with Prof. Heinz von Foerster) courses dealing with diverse topics (such as cognition, composition, cybernetics and others) at the University's Biological Computer Laboratory. In order to keep this post short I will refer you to the following links so that you can get an introduction to these two brilliant men: Herbert Brün & Heinz von Foerster8)


These two outstanding people had a profound influence on my development both personally and professionally. Unfortunately, many of their achievements and pioneering work seems to have been forgotten -- most likely due to their intense interest in their research and disinterest in promoting themselves (in contrast to so many people today in the age of lunatic social media self-promotion). I continue to wonder at the claims of younger people about how (supposedly) "new" AI advances and achievements are appearing, when in fact many of these were initially developed and researched back in the 1970s. The extreme difficulty and expense (back in those days) to use or have access to powerful computers was a tremendous handicap. Things have, of course accelerated with today's more powerful, inexpensive and compact computers and computing devices; nevertheless most of these "wonderful and new" AI developments actually have their roots before most of the spell-bound fans were even born.  ;)


Regards,

-- Slim
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Another converted machine
« Last post by pin on July 20, 2019, 03:18:37 am »
I'll, at least, warn the owner about the limitations of this thing.
1GB and HDD is not a good duo  :D
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Another converted machine
« Last post by VinDSL on July 19, 2019, 09:34:22 pm »
[...] it'll work for sure, but sadly it's not the best experience any more :(

I have a lot of 'painfully slow' machines, but I continue to upgrade and use them anyway.

At the other end of the scale, I have some 'blindingly fast' machines. I upgrade them, but rarely turn them on.

I'm at a loss to explain this, other than to say, it's akin to owning a classic car, or '42 Indian Chief motorcycle.

The only thing that sucks on my Eee PC is when I open a modern browser window. Then, it slows to a crawl.

I've been looking around for a suitable substitute, but yet to find one. In the meantime, it's what I make of it.

P10 & Linux 4.18.x is a wicked combination. It's not painful at all, until one starts aimlessly surfing the web.
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Another converted machine
« Last post by PCNetSpec on July 19, 2019, 08:29:12 pm »
Good to see Peppermint still doing the netbook thing .. where I first started :)

Though I bet 1GB RAM is a little painful on 18.04 based builds (?), IIRC I kinda gave up on <2GB systems and Ubuntu after 14.04 .. it'll work for sure, but sadly it's not the best experience any more :(
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New Users / Re: Xfce-Panel theming problem
« Last post by PCNetSpec on July 19, 2019, 04:57:23 pm »
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Another converted machine
« Last post by VinDSL on July 19, 2019, 04:29:04 pm »
Noice!

P10 and Linux 4.18.x FTW   :D






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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Last post by VinDSL on July 19, 2019, 04:22:11 pm »
AI has spent too much time in the Brown Cafés and its sense of direction has been compromised...............................

Right!

I'm obviously sitting in the Ukraine, at the moment...  :D





Anyway... Welcome aboard, and have fun!
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Another converted machine
« Last post by pin on July 19, 2019, 04:19:03 pm »
Just converted another machine to Peppermint  :D

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~ $ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: TOSHIBA-NB250 Kernel: 4.18.0-25-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: TOSHIBA NB250 v: PLL2PE-009009EP serial: N/A
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: PAV10 DDR2 v: 1.00 serial: N/A BIOS: TOSHIBA v: V1.60 date: 07/30/2010
Battery    BAT1: charge: 46.1 Wh 100.0% condition: 46.1/47.5 Wh (97%) model: TOSHIBA PA3835U-1BRS status: N/A
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N455 (-MT-) arch: Bonnell rev.10 cache: 512 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3325
           clock speeds: max: 1667 MHz 1: 1216 MHz 2: 1233 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 ) drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Pineview M x86/MMX/SSE2 version: 1.4 Mesa 19.0.2 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-25-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 07:00.0
           IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac: 00:26:4d:f5:22:ad
           Card-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: 1c:75:08:6f:e9:7e
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (2.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK2565GS size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 229G used: 6.8G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 152 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 214.8/923.0MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Last post by invisible on July 19, 2019, 03:40:22 pm »
Hello VinDSL

AI has spent too much time in the Brown Cafés and its sense of direction has been compromised...............................

I forgot to add to my original post that the BIOS on the Gemini II is pretty easy to navigate and it has a simple Pop-Up window when booting to allow the user to choose OS or USB device etc.

I spent about 15 minutes configuring and testing the BIOS - not bad when you consider how arcane some BIOS choices can be.

Kind regards
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