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Re: One-liner .sig

by marius (Hermit)
on Dec 12, 2000 at 11:37 UTC ( #46225=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to One-liner .sig

For those of us on non-/dev/dsp supported systems, anyone care to comment as to what the sound is? Is it just a sine wave, as cogent suggests but doesn't affirm? Is it just a bleep? Is it something clever? I presume it's the sine wave, but didn't see an affirmation from anyone.


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Re: Re: One-liner .sig
by cogent (Monk) on Dec 12, 2000 at 11:42 UTC

    Ah, sorry. It's actually fourteen fairly short (on my system, at least) beeps of random pitch. I presume that the sine waves are the (very low-level) way of making the sound wave for each beep, but that's a guess, as I don't really know how /dev/dsp works.

    I could probably make a wav, given enough time...

      That would me moderately frightening if you could cause it to speak your name. Granted, it would no longer be a One-Liner .sig. =]


        Omigod. That would be *so* *much* *more* than frightening.

        But I don't think "I was hacking with the pack function so that I could send /dev/dsp the raw data to speak my name" counts as a valid sick day excuse, so I really oughtta just go to sleep, now.

        But I won't, of course.

        I consider it semi-breaking the rules but a post that makes me laugh out loud in the middle of the night deserves a ++ =)

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        honk() if $you->love(perl)

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