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Question: Your thoughts on Microsoft acquiring GitHub?
Asked by fladd (131.174.45.x) on June 4 2018, 3:14pm
Reply on June 4 2018, 7:25pm:
    GitHubLinkedIn ugh. But I dunno really.
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Question: Hi Justin. Two or more duplicated lines and I will usually make it a function. What are your thoughts on code duplication?
Asked by provoc (118.209.246.x) on June 4 2018, 3:01pm
Reply on June 4 2018, 7:25pm:
    I think that's a bit premature, but a dozen lines seems about right. Having said that, I'm very guilty of letting functions get huge.
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Question: Are you still upset about the outcome of game 1 of the NBA finals? Do you blame the refs or Lebron's teammates?
Asked by Mommy (76.110.183.x) on June 2 2018, 11:33pm
Reply on June 3 2018, 12:24am:
    Completely over my head ;)
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Question: There are a few people reporting that Reaper's performance takes a hit due to Spectre and Meltdown fixes, which apparently restrict something related to thread-handling. Is this true, and if so, can anything be done about it?
Asked by Justin (24.193.0.x) on June 2 2018, 4:50pm
Reply on June 3 2018, 12:24am:
    I have zero information to offer!
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Question: Which OS has the best audio api in your experience?
Asked by Will (23.125.224.x) on June 2 2018, 12:37pm
Reply on June 2 2018, 2:54pm:
    For audio: I'd say something like jack(linux) and ASIO(windows but not a MS API) are tied somewhat, then CoreAudio (macOS), then ALSA, then far behind the native win32 APIs.

    For MIDI, jack is simplest, then maybe coreaudio/win32. I haven't implemented ALSA MIDI yet.
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Question: Do you watch videos in Lynda, Udemy, Groove3, etc. ? Have you subscribed to anyone of them?
Asked by OnlineLearning (104.236.74.x) on May 31 2018, 6:17am
Reply on June 2 2018, 2:54pm:
    Not really.
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Question: Are you married? My sister wants to marry you.
Asked by Breanne (59.89.120.x) on May 29 2018, 12:29pm
Reply on May 29 2018, 4:25pm:
    I am, but also I wouldn't be in to the whole arranged marriage thing.
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Question: Have you alone written the EULA for REAPER or with the help of other people? Is it boring to write EULA stuff and updating it with every upgrades?
Asked by IreadEULA (104.131.92.x) on May 29 2018, 12:28pm
Reply on May 29 2018, 4:25pm:
    Our EULA was written once by a lawyer many years ago, but while we've slightly updated it since then it is rare that it changes.
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Question: What are some websites that you enjoy reading for leisure?
Asked by rob is not long (47.201.169.x) on May 29 2018, 12:36am
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Question: Any advice for novice programmers interested in audio?
Asked by gentlemanRabbit (47.154.0.x) on May 28 2018, 7:44pm
Reply on May 29 2018, 4:23pm:
    Hah I dunno, jsfx and reascript in REAPER are a good and relatively easy way to do interesting things...
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Question: What your thoughts about Linux? will it be equal in popularity with Windows at some point? p.s Also, why do i need to enter "yes" for human, what if i'm pony? discrimination!
Asked by Pooooony (94.230.207.x) on May 28 2018, 2:27pm
Reply on May 28 2018, 4:52pm:
    Ponies not permitted! I like Linux, but who can ever make such predictions about the future..
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Question: Do you have perfect and/or relative pitch?
Asked by Pitch (117.197.12.x) on May 27 2018, 4:45pm
Reply on May 28 2018, 4:52pm:
    Definitely not perfect nor absolute, but my pitch perception has been getting better I think.
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Question: What would you do if electricity wasn't discovered (yet) ? ?
Asked by wasereb4 (88.130.48.x) on May 27 2018, 12:58am
Reply on May 28 2018, 4:51pm:
    Hopefully I'd discover it! Otherwise playing music doesn't require electricity so if I could make that work I'd try.
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Question: Which you prefer/like more? Windows or Mac (or Linux)? Android or iOS?
Asked by iOS X (220.158.145.x) on May 26 2018, 2:11pm
Reply on May 26 2018, 2:32pm (edited at May 26 2018, 2:33pm):
    These days, linux and iOS. But I use all of them except Android.
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Question: SWS thingy, could you comment on this please ? bit.ly/2kmRR9s
Asked by nofish (87.123.192.x) on May 25 2018, 11:01am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:11pm:
    For future reference please email me rather than post here. It's probably a bug in our end, I'll see if I can reproduce and see why.
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Question: Will you guys release both 32 & 64 bit REAPER 6 or just 64 bit? Newly released Studio one 4, Live 10 & Reason 10 stopped developing 32 bit and only provides 64 bit software. Actually, now it's better to stop having compatibility for older computers since 99% people use 64 bit now and soon, no one will use 32 bit. Barely there are people who use Windows XP, m
Asked by BeModern (59.97.206.x) on May 25 2018, 4:48am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:09pm:
    We have no plans to drop 32-bit support any time soon.
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Question: Is it as secret what is going to be in Reaper 6 or everything would be posted in Pre-release discussion?
Asked by Georgy (172.250.71.x) on May 25 2018, 1:08am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:09pm:
    It will all go into the pre-release discussion before release, but before it goes there it might be secret.
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Question: why they made vst3 hosting harder than vst2?
Asked by ruchira (123.231.124.x) on May 24 2018, 10:00am
Reply on May 25 2018, 2:09pm:
    I guess it's just more complex? Some might say overdesigned? Some... hah
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Question: Will Reaper die withought you?
Asked by Dick (216.240.42.x) on May 24 2018, 2:34am eh
Reply on May 24 2018, 2:39am:
    Hopefully we'll never have to find out!
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Question: i imagine that programming for gradual tempo changes must be very frustrating due to how many variables it impacts. is it?
Asked by Nym (needed long (71.69.184.x) on May 23 2018, 2:12pm
Reply on May 23 2018, 8:30pm:
    It can be tricky, yeah, especially when you want to have editing that affects things both before and after a change.
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