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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

cynyr Re:Attitudes (223 comments)

A bit late here, but personally the reason I'm against systemD isn't that i don't like/want a consistent interface, it's that there seems to be no documentation for that interface, or support for swapping out just a single part of it for another. Take logging as an example. Why can't they say we will verify that your logging daemon responds in a certain way, and then just run it? Right now i have to run systemD's logging, but i can forward it to something else as well. Same goes for dhcp for network interfaces. Why can't i be allowed to pick my own dhcp provider? this would allow for specialized dhcp clients if there is a niche where it is needed. Say one that works on AMD64 with uclibc and a static /dev/ because I'm trying to get a full rescue disk or bootstrapping image into something that will fit into an initramfs (because i can and want to).

Can I use systemD on a network rootfs? what about one with a separate /usr/ fs? or in the case of an old laptop I had, allow me to set the network card into 10MB-FD mode before trying to send any traffic as that particular network card would drop 99% of packets in 100MB-FD mode?

what media doesn't work on a fully optioned mplayer or gstreamer install? Well go2meeting's proprietary format they use for screen captures, and DRMed audio/videa, but that is about it

about a week ago
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AOC's 21:9 Format, 29" IPS Display Put To the Test At 2560x1080

cynyr Re:Nope (217 comments)

IS there one for windows 7? (sorry autocad and excel/outlook are windows only).

about a year and a half ago
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Google Maps Updated With Skyfall Island Japan Terrain

cynyr Re:40 years (107 comments)

The ancient Romans had concrete, or at least something very similar to it.

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Details Next-Gen Kaveri APU's Shared Memory Architecture

cynyr Re:Where's the fine print? (128 comments)

because you wouldn't need to transfer it between the CPU and GPU? you could just pooint the GPU at main system ram and let it have at it.

about a year and a half ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

cynyr Re:Other than trading (559 comments)

to be honest, I'd pay extra to watch the machine make my food. I'd love to be able to see all the moving parts and interesting devices made to dispense things like onion slices, lettuce leaves and other such delicate items.

I think a computer/machine would be able to make fies better than the humans do, and with more consistancancy as well.

about 2 years ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

cynyr Re:What year is this? (559 comments)

but the end game is that almost nothing would cost anything (unless it was heavily custom or actually made by a human.) Want a new car, go ask the car robot for a new one, and give it your old one to recycle/referb. Want dinner, ask the robot resturanut to make it for you.

about 2 years ago
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Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

cynyr Re:What year is this? (559 comments)

BTW I would pay extra for a burger made by a robot if i could watch it. BTW I still haven't figured out why a human makes fries at macdonadls? It seems like the computer would know better how many fies it is likely to need based on all sorts of data, how warm it is out, what time of day it is, if there is some sort of event happening, etc.

about 2 years ago
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Google Releases Glass Kernel Source Code

cynyr Re:How is it different than GoPro? (205 comments)

Clubs, doctors offices, and the stores can all ban the use of video recording devices. My gym already does in the locker rooms. I'm still confused about the issue you have with it. I can already do everything you are discussing, I just need to wear a backpack while doing it right now. Would you object to anyone walking around with a backpack?

about 2 years ago
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Google Releases Glass Kernel Source Code

cynyr Re:How is it different than GoPro? (205 comments)

And some people kill other people with axes and hammers. We should ban those as well and any other blunt instrument with a density above styrofoam.

about 2 years ago
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Google Releases Glass Kernel Source Code

cynyr Re: Major source of privacy loss (205 comments)

assume they are all the time and you'll be fine.

Wake me up when I can use it for walking or biking directions and fitness tracking for at least 6 hours, and can charge it via solar panels and I'm in. I'd gladly take somethnig like that backpacking with me. Being able to take a panorama shot without getting a camera out or removing hiking poles or taking the bag off would be handy, but it needs to be light weight, and have very long battry life, and be weather proof.

about 2 years ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:What's holding back 3-D printing? (348 comments)

building a Mill that will cut into something real (AKA metal) will be non-trivial. There is a reason that CNC metal working equipment is huge. Mainly that the forces required are rather large and the acceptable amount of movement/flex is just only a few 10,000ths of an inch.

about 2 years ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:For me... It's the cost of good printers (348 comments)

The reason for the small print space is that as things get longer they need to be stiffer and any alignment errors are compounded the longer you go.

about 2 years ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:Not enough publicity (348 comments)

ohh sorry, I always read "3D modeling software" as "3D parametric CAD software", but i'm a mechanical engineer, and those are one in the same.

about 2 years ago
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What's Holding Back 3-D Printing

cynyr Re:Not enough publicity (348 comments)

I agree, but have you tried to use any of the free #D systems after knowing something like solidworks or inventor? The free ones are clunky hard to use and in the way, where as a $10,000 license of inventor just gets out of your way and lets you get on with making things. It also comes with an extensive standrad parts library, for things like bolts, washers, structural steel tubing, etc.

I keep trying out the free CAD software and at the end of the day I keep wishing it was my work copy of autocad/inventor.

about 2 years ago
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Omnidirectional Treadmill: The Ultimate FPS Input Device?

cynyr Re:Dream on. (292 comments)

nope, those are fine, then all I see are blotches of color in the background. During the 3D movie, my brain thinks it should be able to focus further back, and refuses to accept that i can't. I know it's used for effect, and that fan in a 2D movie where the real focal plane and the apparent plane line up, but in a 3D one it's hell.

about 2 years ago
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USB SuperSpeed Power Spec To Leap From 10W To 100W

cynyr Re:Hell on power supplies (242 comments)

What I really expect is that the end devices get smarter...

the message on your phone says "Medium speed charging enable due to power restriction" or something like that.

about 2 years ago
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Omnidirectional Treadmill: The Ultimate FPS Input Device?

cynyr Re:Dream on. (292 comments)

I've seen one 3D movie (The hobbit in HFR), and I had to actively work to keep motion sickness and headaches at bay. I like looking at all the detail in the background, and that simply was not do-able in 3D. Also the scene where the fall down the mine-shaft i basically shut my eyes during since I couldn't keep up with the changing focal point.

about 2 years ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

cynyr Re:Um... (612 comments)

You can't get an A3 quatro diesel in the states at least and as of a year or two ago you can't get it in a manual at all.

about 2 years ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

cynyr Re:Um... (612 comments)

Gas (petrol) is ~$3.60/gal right now near me. Diesel is ~$4.00. That makes the cost of driving a wash if i could get a ~12% improvement in MPG. Since I'm /only/ getting 30MPG in my 1999 Saturn SW2, all I would need is a diesel with a combined real world MPG of around 35 to make it cheaper to drive. Looking at Fuelly.com most of the diesels are doing much better than that.

about 2 years ago

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