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'puter soundbytes (was Re:Vexillology)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2001, 22:36
In a message dated 10.11.2001 08:41:40 AM, cowan@MERCURY.CCIL.ORG writes:

>It's the characteristic noise made by robots, computer terminals, and other >pseudo-intelligent critters: meep....meep...meep... >
My Mac has _my_ soundbyte of a pleasant, unobtrusive radar ping filtered through the modelled acoustics of a 100,000 gallon steel oblong cylinder object filled with water. :) Beeps & other such sounds are for games IMMHO... & for system warnings, I need an annoying sound like the low frequencies of a chainsaw mixed with the middle and high range freq.s of a metal fork clawing down a chalkboard ::cringe:: czHANg who has a mild case of synaethesia (ok, not so mild... I can't frikkin' drive...) OBCONLANG: names for "computer" in Lego (so far) are {with pseudo-Berlitz-style pronunciation guide, hehe}: _mecnocerebre_ {} <<machine/mechanical brain>> specifically the early types of computers (pre-Mac/PC era) _ciber-cerebre_ {sEE.bAYr-sAY.rAY.brAY} <<cyber(netic) brain>> for the more recent computers (Mac/PC era) and future computers For short, computers are referred to as _PiCi_ {pEE.sEE} and, amongst programmers, hackers & _ciber-puncte homi_ <<cyberpunk humans>>, the computer hardware contained in a system is referred to as _cube_ {kOObAY} <<box/cube>> ;) Comments, peeps? Applause, eh? Money? o_0? *gigglabytes*


Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>