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Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

…This is what happens when I don’t check my reader for two weeks. -_- I miss things like this. *sighs*
Anyway! Yes, I know I’m late–but late or not, this is important! If you haven’t read this, then go read it.
Go read it now.

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“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.

Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.

Net Neutrality under…

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I was thinking about making a post about the Vocaloid Megpoid Trial, but I found that my friend River beat me to it! 😉 Great post, River!

Strike A Spark

Just a quick post today!

Two days ago I was able to download and install the 14-day trial for Internet Co.’s Megpoid English. . . and I’m having a blast! So far I’ve found that the Tiny Vocaloid 3 Editor included in the trial is very easy to use (though I did have to look up a few things in the User Manual).  It’s easy to input the notes and lyrics of “Scarborough Fair”, and the best bit so far is that Megpoid sounds great even with very little tuning!

Here’s the second beta test that was posted on Youtube, “Time After Time” (originally by Cyndi Lauper), so you can hear what she sounds like with no tuning:

And here’s a demo song, “You Are the Reason” by neutrinoP and Wolf, with an unknown amount of tuning:

Sure she’s not the best English Vocaloid, but she’s not the worst either. …

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