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Question: Cockos' domain is not reachable when the clock is out of sync, is this by design or some default value at the web server? It isn't something that happens often but if you use VMs with snapshots etc the clock might take a while before it syncs etc.
Asked by Gio (79.130.181.x) on April 29 2019, 3:27am
Reply on April 29 2019, 3:33am:
    Hmm it's probably a function of the browser and it verifying certificates? You can use http://reaper.fm/ if you want to avoid TLS
Question: I've found another Reaper fan IRL yesterday. Was pretty cool.
Asked by eubn (79.19.115.x) on April 28 2019, 3:05pm
Reply on April 28 2019, 4:50pm:
    Hah right on
Question: Hi Justin, how do you get through programming ruts? Do you ever get stuck? Any advice for the wannabe programmer?
Asked by Lachlan (180.150.114.x) on April 26 2019, 5:11pm
Reply on April 27 2019, 2:59am (edited at April 27 2019, 3:01am):
    Does that mean lack of motivation or lack of solutions? Lack of motivation -- do other things (run, hike, play music, paint, whatever). Lack of solution -- well, usually you come up with something that almost works, then go from there. :) Or change the problem to make it solvable. Sometimes these all fail though, then you shelve it and find something else to do, and maybe return to it, maybe not?
Question: Is question no. 6 "Can I ask a question?" by "schwa" on July 24 2009.. real Schwa? If yes, then why he even asked you here when he literally meet you everyday, right? XD
Asked by Abhi (104.236.53.x) on April 26 2019, 8:48am
Reply on April 26 2019, 2:53pm:
    I think it was a joke?
Question: In the era of Windows 95, how Microsoft could expect from users to automatically know how to play the game Minesweeper? Today, we have internet everywhere, but not widely available that time. Tbh, I even don't know now how to play this game. Do you know? Also, Windows 95 sounds like much newer version than Windows 10, Microsoft's version numbering logic is weird, haha.
Asked by Abhi (103.195.215.x) on April 24 2019, 1:08pm
Reply on April 24 2019, 5:24pm:
    Maybe there was a Windows 95 user guide? :)
Question: Have you filthered your vocals yet (forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=...? Such screaming saturating fun on an analog footpedal (dry-wet), might work well with some of your pieces..
Asked by brummbear (69.172.165.x) on April 24 2019, 6:08am
Reply on April 24 2019, 5:25pm:
    Hah I'll try that
Question: Is there something in your mind, you are desperately waiting for?
Asked by Abhi (103.66.142.x) on April 23 2019, 5:54pm
Reply on April 24 2019, 1:19am:
    Impeachment proceedings...
Question: Do you have any known allergies? If yes, how do you deal with them?
Asked by Abhi (103.195.212.x) on April 22 2019, 4:13pm
Reply on April 22 2019, 7:53pm:
    Nope, though I have minor allergies and what would probably be considered intolerances...
Question: Are you anyhow, related to Stillwell's plugins? Read the 4th point - stillwellaudio.com/licensing/
Asked by Abhi (117.202.170.x) on April 21 2019, 4:23pm
Reply on April 21 2019, 9:45pm:
    We're friends with Scott yeah.
Question: Hey Justin, thank you for WDL ... and for REAPER as well...(not really a question, anyway)
Asked by Enrico (82.57.153.x) on April 21 2019, 10:15am
Reply on April 21 2019, 9:45pm:
Question: A hypothetical question - if you weren't a programmer and didn't made REAPER and if you got a job offer from NASA and Federal Reserve System, which job will you choose? (former is related to space stuffs and latter is related to finance stuffs, as you know). In short, which job do you like better than the other one?
Asked by Abhi (117.197.4.x) on April 20 2019, 11:18am
Reply on April 20 2019, 3:27pm:
    I’d probably go with whichever job looked more interesting... which would probably be NASA, but you never know the NASA job could also be incredibly boring and pointless. I did a short internship at Ames in high school and the work was pretty boring (though the experience was positive!)
Question: Was there a first time that you programmed something and just knew this was what you wanted to do? If so, do you remember what is was?
Asked by schmoe (172.218.181.x) on April 19 2019, 4:46pm
Reply on April 20 2019, 3:28pm:
    I don’t know the first time, but in high school writing a crappy DAC EMS music player, and a LAN e-mail program, I was having a good time.
Question: When songwriting, do you prefer using a notebook with pen or pencil? Or would you rather type on your keyboard?
Asked by Prizmaxic (96.3.195.x) on April 19 2019, 2:57pm
Reply on April 19 2019, 3:23pm:
    I try both but fail miserably, usually I end up trying to improvise over and over until I get it... then pull the best take from the recording.
Question: Are you into emotional trance music? If yes, then please listen to this song, it is very very emotional & lovely. Do you like the song? youtube.com/watch?v=R3_uj5QvUa4
Asked by Abhi (103.61.91.x) on April 19 2019, 1:26pm
Reply on April 19 2019, 3:24pm:
    Not really my thing
Question: Are people born on 1 January 2000, lucky? (Also, what is your birth date?)
Asked by Abhi (103.61.88.x) on April 18 2019, 1:58pm
Reply on April 18 2019, 7:39pm:
    I'd imagine they're like anybody else, except everybody is hung over on their birthday? My birthday you could probably infer from one of my web sites.
Question: Do you think it is useful to use Matlab in designing and testing DSP algorithms for audio softwares or plugins?
Asked by Enrico (95.235.4.x) on April 18 2019, 6:03am
Reply on April 18 2019, 7:38pm:
    It apparently is, but I haven't done it myself.
Question: Are there any features you would have added to Reaper, but didn't as they were allready scripted?
Asked by todd_r (193.113.57.x) on April 17 2019, 2:02pm
Reply on April 17 2019, 2:41pm:
    Usually if there's something I really need often I like to have it in-built...
Question: Which is the most horror movie you have ever seen? (want to watch some horror movies these days at midnight, haha)
Asked by Abhi (117.245.71.x) on April 17 2019, 1:03pm
Reply on April 17 2019, 2:41pm:
    I can't say I watch a lot of horror movies. I liked things like Dead Alive and Evil Dead, back in the day.
Question: Can I use your 'PathSync' software for syncing ebooks, music and videos between my Windows laptop and Android phone? I always needed a software which can sync my messy flies and folders between my two devices and it was such hectic for me to manually do it. Sometimes, I download stuffs from my phone, sometimes from my laptop. Since PathSync is in BETA version, I wonder maybe sometime it can corrupt my syncing and may not copy properly? Are you planning to release stable version soon?
Asked by Abhi (117.197.1.x) on April 16 2019, 1:22pm
Reply on April 16 2019, 3:13pm:
    Maybe, it's beta because of the UTF-8 additions, but it's probably reasonably stable.
Question: whats a good investment right now?
Asked by 2Kinvestor (159.89.136.x) on April 15 2019, 11:08pm
Reply on April 16 2019, 3:13pm:
    Short Lyft? I dunno ;)
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