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Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

Salsaman 2140 (301 comments)

Well, fortunately we won't have to worry about that until 2140. By which time I am sure transaction fees will be more than enough to compensate.

about 4 months ago
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Video Editor Kdenlive 0.9.6 Released

Salsaman Re:do they support ..... (95 comments)

Lol, I logged in by accident with my gmail account, then with my slashdot account :D

about a year ago
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Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

Salsaman Re:Is there a prize (414 comments)

Well, if you were to recite 1 digit per second, it would take around a million years to read the entire number out. I think the audience and speaker would be long gone before that happened.

more than 2 years ago
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Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

Salsaman Re:Thanks for the answers (so far) (414 comments)

I believe there is an algorithm for generating just the nth digit of pi. So to check the results they could take a few digits at random and check them. The checking would likely take a long time, but not as long as generating the whole set.

more than 2 years ago
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Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

Salsaman Re:What's the message? (414 comments)

Indeed you are correct - you could have an approximately equal distribution of all digits, but it doesn't tell you anything about the substrings. As a trivial example, a number which contained "13" but never "31" could never contain the string "431". So, to know for sure that you eventually find any given substring within the digits of pi, you need to prove that there is a roughly equal distibution of all digits, plus that all those digits are arranged in every possible ordering.

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Flash Now Officially a Part of Google Chrome

Salsaman Re:Pre-emptive move against HTML5? (168 comments)

Well, as long as browsers start to provide html 5 support there isn't a problem. Sites can be upgraded to serve html 5 video, with fallback to flash if the browser doesn't support it.

more than 4 years ago
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First Collisions At the LHC

Salsaman Re:We hit 7 TeV, but how much more to go? (256 comments)

How can they be so sure that anti-matter was anihilated ? Maybe it just ended up on the other side of the universe.

more than 4 years ago
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Security In the Ether

Salsaman Cloud computing ? (93 comments)

Cloud computing is all vapour anyway.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Filesystem For External Back-Up Drives?

Salsaman What about AFS ? (484 comments)

I am surprised that nobody has mentioned it, but what about a server running AFS (Andrew File System).

It has some great features:

Scalable - you can add as many servers as you want
Secure - it uses kerberos by default
Fast - local caches are kept until another client needs them.
Cross platform - openAFS supports pretty much every platform in existence.

more than 4 years ago
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac

Salsaman Re:AbiWord faces the same issue (398 comments)

I have the same problem with the LiVES project. Over 3 years ago, I managed to compile the sourcecode for OSX/Darwin, it took a lot of fiddling around, but it worked. I excitedly posted the news on the website and mailing lists, but no OSX users seemed interested. Since then, the code has changed a lot, fixes were made for it to compile on IRIX and Solaris.
 
Recently somebody posted a forum message noting how easy it now is to compile under OSX. I again posted this news, and asked if somebody could kindly compile it and send me a link to the resulting binary. Since then...nothing. Hence I have come to a conclusion about OSX users...well, I will let you guess what it is.

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Notebooks Selling Well On Amazon Germany

Salsaman Re:Experiment (207 comments)

The thing is, to keep it clean you have to run virus checkers, spyware removers, adware removers, etc, etc. Windows is just too hard for the average consumer.

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Notebooks Selling Well On Amazon Germany

Salsaman Re:Even the Germans... (207 comments)

In my experience, Linux outperforms Windows and Mac on the low end, the high end, and the middle end.

Free software is never a bad choice.

more than 4 years ago
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Harsh Words From Google On Linux Development

Salsaman Re:It's been time for YEARS (948 comments)

Boy, you sound stressed. Must be using Windows that causes it.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Gaming Patents — Where They're Going

Salsaman Re:Huh? (69 comments)

Have patents really devolved to "take what we can already do, put it in a box that also plays video games" and have that somehow be an innovation??

Yes.

more than 5 years ago
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Clean-Room RTMPE Spec Created From rtmpdump

Salsaman Re:RTMPE? WTF! (115 comments)

Is there some reason why you cant just copy the video file from your browser cache (like you can do with other streaming video files) ? Otherwise this seems trivial to work around.

more than 5 years ago
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Community Choice Award "Most Likely to be Shut Down By Govt"

Salsaman Re:Links please? (246 comments)

Do a search for it on google.

more than 6 years ago

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LiVES 1.0.0 released

Salsaman Salsaman writes  |  about 5 years ago

Salsaman writes "After over 6 years of development, the 1.0 version of LiVES, a free software video editing and VJ system for Linux/BSD was released yesterday.
Features include:
Loading and editing of almost any video format, with instant opening of dv and ogg/theora video; playback at variable frame rates, forward and in reverse; frame and sample accurate cutting and pasting; streaming input and output; encoding to over 50 different formats; dozens of realtime and rendered effects, generators and transitions; a multitrack window with limitless number of audio and video tracks and much more.
LiVES was nominated for Best Project for Multimedia in this year's Sourceforge Community Choice Awards.
The project is now seeking more developers to help it advance even further."

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LiVES 1.0.0 released !

Salsaman Salsaman writes  |  about 5 years ago

Salsaman writes "After over 6 years of development, the 1.0 version of LiVES, a free software video editing and VJ system for Linux/BSD was released today.
Features include:
Loading and editing of almost any video format, with instant opening of dv and ogg/theora video; playback at variable frame rates, forward and in reverse; frame and sample accurate cutting and pasting; streaming input and output; encoding to over 50 different formats; dozens of realtime and rendered effects, generators and transitions; a multitrack window with limitless number of audio and video tracks and much, much more !
LiVES was nominated for Best Project for Multimedia in this year's Sourceforge Community Choice Awards.
The project is now seeking more developers to help it advance even further."

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