AERO에서 MEGA, Mailspring 창 scaling 이상할 때

AERO에서 MEGA, Mailspring 창 scaling 이상할 때

Display의 scale을 100%이 아닌 상태(150%)로 쓰고 있는데 이상하게 보였다.
High DPI scaling override를 “scaling performed by system”으로 하니 정상적으로 보인다.

Mailspring은 “performed by application”으로.
System이나 system(enhanced)로 하면 글자 흐릿 (ClearType 적용되지 않듯이)

Asked Gemini (Advanced) a few questions about the film “Margin Call”

Asked Gemini (Advanced) a few questions about the film “Margin Call”

The answers are as follows:

Key Themes

  • Greed and Systemic Risk:
    The film highlights the reckless greed and flawed risk models that fueled the financial crisis.
  • Moral Ambiguity:
    It portrays characters struggling with moral choices when faced with imminent financial disaster.
  • Human Cost:
    It showcases the devastating impact of the crisis on those involved, from Wall Street executives to average investors.

Detailed Breakdown

focused on some of the key events and characters

Opening: The Layoffs and Eric Dale’s Warning

  • The film starts coldly with mass layoffs at the investment bank. Eric Dale, a veteran risk manager, sees it coming and is unsurprised when he’s let go.
  • Before leaving, he gives junior analyst Peter Sullivan a crucial flash drive, hinting at its vital nature. This subtly sets up the crisis that will unfold.

Sullivan’s Discovery and Escalation

  • Driven by professional curiosity, Sullivan analyzes Dale’s model overnight. He discovers that the firm’s leveraged position in mortgage-backed securities is on the brink of catastrophic failure.
  • Sullivan alerts his superior, Will Emerson, who initially dismisses the severity of the issue. As the scale of the disaster becomes clear, the alarm spreads up the chain of command.

High-Stakes Meetings and Ruthless Choices

  • Mid-level executives like Will and Sam Rogers are pulled into a vortex of meetings, each escalation bringing in more senior leadership. These tense confrontations showcase the mounting pressure and growing panic.
  • Sarah Robertson, head of risk management, tries to find solutions but is undermined by higher-ups seeking a quick fix.
  • John Tuld, the calculating CEO, arrives. He coldly recognizes the gravity of the situation and devises a ruthless plan: dump all toxic assets before the markets realize their worthlessness.

The Fire Sale: Ethical Conflict and Collapse of Trust

  • The bulk of the film centers on the execution of the fire sale. Employees wrestle with knowingly selling worthless securities to clients, the very definition of fraud.
  • Sam Rogers particularly displays inner conflict, aware of the destruction they’re perpetuating on investors and the markets. He knows their scheme may buy them time but will decimate trust in the system.
  • Others are pressured into going along to ‘save the firm’, highlighting the lack of individual accountability in such high finance situations.

The Aftermath: Scapegoats and Lingering Doubts

  • Once the fire sale is complete, the company has superficially averted bankruptcy. However, the consequences are swift:
    • Further layoffs ensue, including Sarah Robertson, who’s made the scapegoat for the firm’s recklessness.
    • Disillusioned by the experience, Sam Rogers expresses his regrets and a desire to leave the industry.
  • John Tuld remains defiant, offering a warped “apology” but highlighting the cyclical nature of such financial collapses, suggesting little is learned and it’s just business as usual.

Additional points to Note:

  • The film is deliberately shot in a claustrophobic style, emphasizing the tension and confinement of these characters throughout the night.
  • Dialogue is heavy with financial jargon, adding to the sense of insider knowledge and heightening the crisis for the audience.
  • Even while showing morally compromised actions, it portrays the characters as humans caught up in a systemic failure, leaving viewers to question how these situations arise repeatedly.

The Dog as Symbol

Sam’s dog has no direct narrative impact on the movie. The main thrust of “Margin Call” is the financial crisis. However, his dog serves as more than a fluffy side detail; it functions as a nuanced symbolic tool:

  • Humanity Amid Chaos: The first time we see Sam is not in the corporate war room but a quiet domestic scene. He walks his dog late at night. This simple action contrasts strikingly with the ruthless decisions he’ll later make and serves as a subtle reminder that he’s a person with life outside the cutthroat world of finance.
  • Vulnerability and Morality: When Sam faces the hard choice of carrying out the toxic asset sell-off, he confides in his dog at one point. The dog isn’t judging, merely present. This scene underlines Sam’s inner conflict as he struggles with the morality of his actions, suggesting some remnant of conscience.
  • Lost Faith: Near the end of the film, the dog is revealed to be sick and requires costly treatment. This mirrors the sickness of the financial system – something Sam helped perpetuate. It can be interpreted as a symbolic loss of innocence and faith. Sam is now tainted by the crisis and faces tough choices for himself and those he cares about.

Filmmaking Device

Beyond symbolism, the dog serves some storytelling purposes:

  • Character Grounding: “Margin Call” is dense with jargon and abstract financial tension. Scenes with the dog provide brief moments of ‘normalcy’ for Sam, letting the audience see something human about him amid the cold calculations.
  • Pacing Breaks: The dog-walking scenes force a slower, contemplative pace compared to the rapid-fire decisions made in the boardroom. These quiet moments give the audience breathing room amidst the intensity.


It’s key to note that we glean this information indirectly. We never get explicit statements about how deeply Sam loves his pet. It’s left for the viewer to piece together the relationship’s importance through visual cues and context.

Seth is a young, ambitious risk analyst. He’s motivated and bright but naive regarding the cutthroat world of high finance. His arc reveals:

  • Initial Idealism: Seth likely entered the field hoping to put his skills towards something valuable. He takes pride in his ability to understand complex financial models.
  • Wake-Up Call: Discovering the hidden risk with Peter Sullivan is Seth’s brutal ‘crash course’ into the realities of the system. He confronts the gulf between textbook models and how things actually work on Wall Street.
  • Pressure and Compromise: He witnesses the high-stakes decision to execute the fire sale. Being in that room fundamentally alters him. Seth experiences immense pressure to “fall in line,” demonstrating the systemic corruption he’s now a part of.

Seth as the Audience Representative

Seth partly functions as a stand-in for the audience:

  • Technical Explainer: He often puts technical jargon in layman’s terms for other characters (mainly Will Emerson). This mirrors how he helps the audience understand the intricate financial concepts that undergird the crisis.
  • Window into Transformation: Seeing his moral hesitation, initial resistance, then ultimate acquiescence in the sell-off is powerful. It highlights how readily ordinary people can be pressured into morally questionable actions in such high-pressure environments.

A Foil to Other Characters

Seth interacts meaningfully with several key characters, showing different aspects of the industry:

  • Peter Sullivan: They are the young ‘technically minded’ generation. However, while Sullivan retains some critical distance, Seth is quickly corrupted.
  • Will Emerson: Seth looks up to Will, a hardened yet jaded professional. Will gives Seth the infamous pep talk about how they profit from people’s desire for the unattainable, revealing the cynicism he’s adopted to survive.
  • Sam Rogers: While mostly background, we see that even higher-ups like Sam started somewhere like Seth. Seth’s arc is thus a stark warning of the path he could easily follow within this system.

A Piece of the Larger Story

Seth alone can’t carry the moral weight of the film. However, his transformation encapsulates a vital piece of the “Margin Call” message: the system is designed in a way that rewards and even necessitates ethical compromise for young and talented individuals, perpetuating greed and a lack of real oversight.

How the film was received by critics and the general public

Critical Acclaim

  • Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews:
    “Margin Call” garnered widespread praise from critics for its tense storytelling, sharp dialogue, and stellar ensemble cast. It boasts impressive scores on aggregators:
    • Rotten Tomatoes: 87% “Certified Fresh”
    • Metacritic: 76/100 (indicating generally favorable reviews)
  • Specific Praise:
    Many reviews highlighted:
    • The film’s intelligent handling of a complex subject matter, making the financial crisis accessible.
    • The lack of moralizing, presenting characters navigating shades of grey rather than easy villains.
    • The claustrophobic style that mirrored the building tension.

Public Reception

  • Financial Niche Success:
    “Margin Call” wasn’t a massive blockbuster, given its subject matter and limited star power. However, it found a strong audience among:
    • Those interested in business, finance, and the mechanics of the 2008 crisis.
    • Fans of dialogue-heavy, ensemble-driven dramas.
  • Word-of-Mouth & Streaming Availability:
    The film likely gained more viewers over time through positive word-of-mouth and availability on streaming platforms, attracting people intrigued by its critical reception.

Awards and Recognition

  • Accolades:
    The film earned a few notable awards:
    • Academy Award Nomination: Best Original Screenplay (J.C. Chandor)
    • Independent Spirit Award: Robert Altman Award
    • Numerous National Board of Review awards (Best Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay)
  • Legacy:
    Although it isn’t the most well-known movie about the financial crisis, “Margin Call” is often held up as one of the more realistic and well-crafted works dealing with that specific event.

Additional Considerations

  • It’s important to note that audience opinions will always vary. For some, the film might be too dense or lack traditional cinematic thrills.
  • It’s hard to get precise box office data on such independent films, making it harder to measure popular interest than for big-budget productions.
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새롭게 개발된 링 타입 드라이버 유닛은 오디오 투명성을 제공하도록 다이어프램 중앙이 트여 있어 주변 소리를 선명하게 들을 수 있습니다. 통화 중에도 다른 사람이 이름을 부르는 소리를 들을 수 있고, 음악을 감상하면서도 친구와 대화할 수 있습니다.

진보한 오디오 신호 처리 기능이 탑재된 정밀 음성 선별 기술 덕분에 상대방이 시끄러운 곳에서도 말하는 소리를 선명하게 들을 수 있습니다. 소니의 노이즈 감소 알고리즘은 5억 개 이상의 음성 샘플을 이용한 AI 머신 러닝을 통해 개발되어 다양한 환경에서 주변 소음을 억제하고 사용자의 목소리를 선명하게 추출합니다.

Speak-to-Chat 기능을 설정하면 다른 사람에게 말하는 즉시 음악을 자동으로 일시 중지하여 주변 소리가 들리면 대화에 집중할 수 있습니다. 헤드폰을 착용하고 있거나 손을 사용할 수 없는 경우에 특히 유용합니다. 대화가 끝나면 음악이 자동으로 이어서 재생됩니다.

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Language translations for Firefly prompts provided by Microsoft Translator.

요 며칠 또 신해철씨가 보고 싶어진 것은

요 며칠 또 신해철씨가 보고 싶어진 것은

Shin Hae-chul’s words on music writing software and developing one, technology in music

늘 그립지만 이번에는 기억나는 인터뷰와 트윗 때문에 — 그 인터뷰와 트윗 옮겨 적어 본다.

아래는 신씨 돌아가신 후 2014-12-25에 코리아헤럴드가 공개한 마지막 인터뷰 “나의 음악과 가족

옛날 시대 작곡가들은 머리에 한번 떠오르는 이야기를 오선지에 빠르게 메모 했었잖아요. 요즘에는 컴퓨터 시스템이 복잡해지다 보니까 자기가 할 수 있는 건 늘어났는데 머리에서 악상이 떠오르는 것보다 만들어지는 게 너무 느려요. 예를 들어 오케스트라 규모 정도의 음악에서, 오선지에 그리는 사람은 심포니를 한번에 그릴 수 있는데, 미디를 쓰는 사람들은 더 느려지는 거에요, 악보 사용법도 둔해지고요.

머릿속에서 떠오르는 것을 거의 실시간으로 스케치를 보여주는 기계가 있다면 어떨까.. 이 때에 여러 사람이 협력하는 게 아니라 한 명이 치고 받는 것을 시뮬레이션 하다 보니까 한 사람이 할 수 있는 게 필요할 것 같다… 이게 (음악 프로그램을 만들어야겠다는 생각의) 시작이었죠.

전 2030년이 오기 전에 자동 작곡 기계가 개발된다고 생각하고 있어요.

그게 대중음악의 어떤 영역까지 먹어 들어올 지는 모르겠는데 자동 작곡기가 따로 생기는 게 아니라.. 이렇게 생각하시면 될 걸요. 지금 전화기로 음악 들으시면, 내가 좋아하고 자주 들었던 음악 기록이 남잖아요. 그게 패턴이 확률적으로 계산 되는 것이 거든요.

음악적으로 확률 변수는 굉장히 좁은데, 자동으로 음악을 만들어내는 조합도 그렇게 숫자가 많진 않아요.

모자르트의 칸타타가 나오는 것은 아닐지라도, 최소한 내가 아침에 일어날 때 모닝콜이 매일 자동으로 만들어져 울린다거나, 그 이후에는 좀 더 복잡한 방식으로, 내가 오늘 간단한 시를 하나 썼는데, 그걸 가사로 해서 이건 어때 저건 어때 자동으로 음악을 만들어주는 거죠.

이 패턴은 사실 몇 년 내로도 가능해요.

네. 그렇게 함으로써 뮤지션이 없어지진 않을 거에요. 21세기는 프로페셔널과 일반 리스너 사이의 경계가 무너지는 시대이긴 하잖아요. 실시간으로, 리스너가 하루아침에 음악을 만들고요. 자동 작곡기계는 개인을 음악 크리에이션 영역과 조금 더 가깝게 해주는 것이죠.

그리고 저는 남이 만든 음악을 듣고 그게 ‘내 경험 같아서 좋다’ 이런 게 아니라 내 마음의 심상이 그대로 음악으로 만들어지는 것이 많은 가능성을 가지고 있다고 봐요. 예를 들어 자폐증 치료 같은 거요.

여러 사회 이슈에 발언하는 데 관하여

이런 각도로는 첨 얘기하는데, 전 그냥 음악을 한 거에요. 물론 저희 세대에는 조용필 선배가 사운드나 음악에 몰입하는 태도를 봤지만, 그 아티스트가 음악을 하면서 삶의 태도하고 음악을 일치 시키는것을 월간팝송에 소개된 서구 아티스트들을 통해서 교육받았거든요. 존 레논 음악 같은 경우 평소의 행실과 일치한다고 봐요. 그렇게 생각하고 했던 것들이 라디오 DJ를 겸하고 있어서 쉽게 수면에 드러났다는 것뿐이고. 그렇다고 해서 제가 의견을 내기 위해서 어떤 장소에 나오거나 액션을 취한 게 아니라 이 모든 게 라디오에서 비롯된 거였거든요. 라디오는 하루 종일 나에게 있었던 일을 허심탄회하게 얘기하는 매체, 이런 식이였으니까요. 그리고 그렇게 됐을 때, 하는 수 없다 생각했어요. 뭐 어쩌겠어요. 지금은 기회라는 의미의 규정자체가 많이 달라진 것 같아요. 예를 들어, 내가 칼을 내려놓고 살 거냐 아니면 칼을 가지고 살 거냐. 그리고 이 칼이 나를 위한 칼이냐 아니면 강도를 잡기 위한 칼이냐, 이런 규정도 있어야 할 것이고요. 지금 저에게 가장 중요한 규정은, 칼을 갖고 다닌다면 칼집에 넣고 다니자. 칼을 손에 들고 다니는 건 양아치고, 칼집에 넣는다는 것은 그래도 내가 규정이 있는 사람이라는 거잖아요. 언제 꺼내냐에 대한 규정은 항상 똑같아요.

트위터에서, 기술이 더 뛰어난 지금보다 70년대 음악의 사운드가 더 훌륭하게 들리는 이유가 궁금하다는 질문에

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