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#2501 InsaneMultitasker OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:10 PM

Reminds me of a british show wife and I were watching. One of the guys had stepped outside and another comes out and says, 'hurry back inside, your beer is going to get cold'.  I had to process that for a few seconds.



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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:21 AM

Oh how I wish I had the room to put a desk like this!

 

 

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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:37 PM

those are cool desks, but a righteous pain in the heinie to setup computers for users on.



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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:41 PM

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Posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:35 PM

I'm pretty sure its a impossibility to be off topic with anything you post in a thread titled "ot-pɐǝɹɥʇ-ƃuidɯnp- ;)"

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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2019 6:21 PM

Had a few seconds and was bored...

 

 

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2019 11:18 PM

Wow... nice Piano and Violin rendition.

 



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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 7:14 PM

I got nothing constructive done today, but I did get my new toy installed and even played with it a bit.   :-D

 



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:04 AM

Sigh ... nice toy, still not legal in Germany. Just recently, this was relaxed a bit; in court, clips may serve as a piece of evidence, but those clips may only be used for that purpose and not be made accessible to the public. I suppose this has not improved with the EU's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation, known in Germany as DSGVO) which requires that any digital processing of personal data must be done with the consent of the affected people. This may have been targeted against Google et al., but they "forgot" to exempt photography from it, which is virtually all digital now... Not much hope that some day politicians learn enough about new technologies to make reasonable laws.



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:28 AM

How does that work with cellphones? People always seem to whip them out to record anything and everything these days.

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 AM

Objects are usually not expressively protected (they don't have a privacy), although artwork may be protected - the illumination of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as far as I know, is protected, and you must not publish photographs of it at night, while it is OK during the day. However, this differs from country to country. I am not aware that there is a similar law in Germany, concerning objects outside of buildings. There is a law in Germany that allows you to take photographs of people without their explicit consent if they are a minor part of the scene ("Panoramafreiheit" - freedom of panorama [pictures]). However, with the introduction of the mentioned European regulation, it is not clear whether this right is still valid to its full extent.

 

Saying that, I don't see many people who take pictures of other people without asking. They are more busy with "me in front of the bridge", "me on the bridge", "me after crossing the bridge", "me pointing to myself" and so on.

 

The dashcam issue is similar to the problem of webcams at your front door, which must be mounted in a way so that they do not see anything outside of your private grounds. It is explicitly forbidden to monitor public walkways or streets.



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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:42 PM

/rant mode ON

 

Granted my computer's native resolution is only 1080P, and my cellphones screen resolution is far less, but both those devices can play 4K MP4's, but my Sony TV refuses to play them.  Yeah I know, it's not a 4K TV, but so what!  Is this just another lame attempt by Sony try and force people into buying yet another TV?  Is so, screw em.

 

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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:54 PM

IIRC, 4k MP4s use H.265 for video encoding, while most lower-resolution videos generally use H.264.  Your TV may not support H.265.



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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:35 PM

IIRC, 4k MP4s use H.265 for video encoding, while most lower-resolution videos generally use H.264.  Your TV may not support H.265.

 

Yeah, it sucks because converting to H.264 while downsizing to 1080 is time consuming.



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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:35 AM

 

Yeah, it sucks because converting to H.264 while downsizing to 1080 is time consuming.

 

Yes it is, and CPU-intensive.  H.265 is almost a two-to-one improvement over H.264.  Processing VP9 is just as bad, even at 1080p.  At least you can watch 1080p on your phone, I have to downscale to 320x240 for mine :D



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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:10 PM

Another time consuming chore is moving things from DVD to hard drive.  Only 3 more seasons out of 10 to go... on this one anyway.

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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:33 PM

Shoulda said something... I already did all that, coulda helped :)

 

FWIW, I picked up DVDfab a couple years back. Great investment. Easy peasy, can use GPU for decoding and encoding (though I find software encoding gives better quality.)

 

Lastly, MKV is the best container for retaining chapter information.  It can still have MP4 and AAC streams inside.

 

Lastly, again, I rip from DVD/BluRay to local hard drive, then copy over to the NAS.  Plex server is pretty damn handy.



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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:14 PM

Shoulda said something... I already did all that, coulda helped :)

 

FWIW, I picked up DVDfab a couple years back. Great investment. Easy peasy, can use GPU for decoding and encoding (though I find software encoding gives better quality.)

 

Lastly, MKV is the best container for retaining chapter information.  It can still have MP4 and AAC streams inside.

 

Lastly, again, I rip from DVD/BluRay to local hard drive, then copy over to the NAS.  Plex server is pretty damn handy.

 

I use a two-step process myself (for ripping CD's), which is probably not very efficient, but it's a hold over from the days when I had a slow-ass computer.  I use MakeMKV for ripping CD's, but I use Handbrake to batch process them all into MP4's.  I agree I prefer MKV format myself, especially it's ability with subtitles, but my Sony big screen basically says, "screw you" when it comes reading MKV format off a USB stick, so I save everything in MP4 format for conformity.  If you can suggest a single step process for 1080P MP4's, I'm all ears... DVD Fab maybe?

 

I also use Debut Video Capture from NCH software.  In fact I have quite a few of their software programs as I've found them to be quite good for a reasonable price and you only need to purchase the elements you need/want. 



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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:20 PM

Yeah, DVDFab will rip directly to MP4. Bummer about the TV.  I just picked up a 32" TCL Roku TV for the office a few months ago.  With the Plex app it will play from my home NAS.  According to the website it supports "MKV (H.264), MP4, MOV (H.264), TS (H.264) Music: AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AIFF, FLAC, AC3."  So for me, no H.265, either.



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:10 PM

I´m just out for a minute.

 

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Posted Today, 12:52 PM

Found an interesting "TI-related" video on YouTube today.  ;)

 







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