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[#] Mon Oct 22 2018 14:08:30 EDT from fleeb

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Hm, isn't that this whole 'sun-will-have-a-big-flare-that-kills-the-routers' thing?

Except... that isn't as much about man's impact on the climate as the sun's impact on the earth in general. Or maybe our over-dependance upon the information super-highway.

[#] Mon Oct 22 2018 14:34:58 EDT from Haven

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Isn't this the reason why TCP/IP over Avian carrier was created?   


I was supporting a local government, and actually started to write up TCP/IP over Cervidae at one point.  We were trying to figure out how to provide Wifi in a fairly large park.    

[#] Mon Oct 22 2018 14:54:26 EDT from fleeb

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Hmm... TCP/IP over a solfeggio...

"Do, a deer, a female deer..."

[#] Tue Oct 23 2018 14:56:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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hmm ... the idea of solfeggio-encoding *anything* sounds appealing. Break it down into Base 7 (or base 11, if you want to include chromatics) and then render using the solfeggio syllables. Bonus points for inserting invalid syllables (such as "fu") which must be stripped out during decoding.

Now I want to stop everything and write a program that does this encoding and then sings it for you.

[#] Thu Oct 25 2018 11:59:39 EDT from fleeb

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Hrm... how does one introduce base 11 in solfeggio? Were there alternative syllables for the 'black' notes?

*tappity tip tap tap*

Uh uh:

Basically, for the sharpened note, change the vowel portion to 'i'. So:

do di re ri mi fa fi sol si la li ti do

But if you're doing 'minor' solfeggio, it changes, and the 'flattened' note gets an 'e' for the vowel:

do di re me mi fa fi sol le la te ti do

Ugh. This system feels convoluted, although I guess I see where they're coming from. But it wouldn't be very straightforward for solfeggio-encoding software. And there's already precedent for base 7 encoding in software engineering (where the 8th bit might have been used for parity, so only 7 bits were available), so I'd go with the straightforward non-chromatic solfeggio encoding.

Maybe when I get home, I'll write some utterly pointless software to solfeggio-encode binary files so you can literally sing to an executable you've compiled in whatever key you want.

[#] Mon Oct 29 2018 11:24:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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This is why I like you so much. Your brain has the same kind of damage mine does :)

[#] Fri Nov 02 2018 14:51:40 EDT from fleeb

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I need to remember to do this.

Then sing an encoded message to my vocal instructor, who will torture me with instructions to use the next octave up or something.

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