Something about the soundtrack to Hi Stranger tickled neurons untickled for many years.
It turned out to be the Windows 95 startup sound slowed 4000%.
Here's the original, for reference.
The Windows XP startup sound 800% slower (below) is what you will hear when the singularity tricks you into thinking you are being uploaded to the immortal metamedium, but are really just being eaten.
And here's Windows 2000:
I'm about certain that the governing principle of Windows startup sounds is "Brian Eno sped up a thousand percent")
Here's the Windows startup sound slowed to cover 24 hours; if ever I produce a movie or game set in space, this will be the ambient bridge audio. My favorite part begins about nine hours in.
This is terrific. Dallas Taylor, the host of the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, learns the origin story of Netflix’s “ta-dum” sound (aka “sonic logo”) from its creators. Mashable: In an episode dedicated solely to this sound, Netflix VP of Product Todd Yellin starts out by revealing that it’s actually called “ta-dum” internally. Yellin is a […]
Enjoy this surprisingly relaxing and accurate performance of game console startup chimes by Bored Piano. Below, all the MS Windows startup chimes and nightmare beats.
I learned this morning that the Mac chime – the epic C Major chord that plays when you boot an old Mac – can be turned on in newer models. Here’s the terminal command, courtesy of Mr. Macintosh: sudo nvram StartupMute=%00 And to turn it off again: sudo nvram StartupMute=%01
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]