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Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tool To Detect Corrupted Files?

loftwyr Re:Newbie question hour? (247 comments)

mplayer can detect corrupted movie and audio files find . -name '*.mov' -exec mplayer -msglevel all=6 -speed 100.0 -framedrop -nogui -nolirc -cache 8192 -tskeepbroken -ao null -vo null {} \; | grep Warning! > $1.txt Change the *.mov as appropriate.

more than 2 years ago

Apache OpenOffice Lagging Behind LibreOffice In Features

loftwyr It has nothing to do with "head start" time (126 comments)

LibreOffice incorporated the Go-OO patchset on creation, OpenOffice still hasn't and likely won't. The Go-OO patches were all of the features (with a few exceptions) that are listed. If AOO adopted the patches, they would be nearly on parity.

more than 2 years ago

MacBook Pro Fragrance Created

loftwyr It'd sell (114 comments)

Well, people buy "new car" smell fragrances so I can see people buying this.

more than 2 years ago

Iraq Emerges From Isolation As Telecommunications Hub

loftwyr Another Homeland Security monitoring site! (59 comments)

Since Iraq is US controlled, that means that Homeland Security is likely to put a communications monitor system on the hub site. So, so much for routing around US observation...

more than 2 years ago

Emperor Penguins Counted From Space

loftwyr How do they know? (102 comments)

An international team of scientists used satellite technology to conduct a census of emperor penguin populations from outer space

How do you tell which ones are from outer space?

more than 2 years ago

Major Networks Suing To Stop Free Streaming

loftwyr Re:Wait - isn't this time/place shifting? (250 comments)

The sell commercials to based on certain people in certain places watching at certain times. This breaks that model completely and makes prime time (the most expensive) available to people who don't fit who the ads were targeted to. That "Wastes" the ad buyers money.

more than 2 years ago

What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

loftwyr At the theatre (409 comments)

The big screen, the excitement, the chance to get away from the house. That makes the environment exciting.

The cost and noisy others are drawbacks but that doesn't happen as often as I read about.

more than 2 years ago

New Group Paves Way For 2012 Online Primary

loftwyr Re:Good in theory (249 comments)

And if they don't, the established parties will to avoid vote splitting.

more than 2 years ago

Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

loftwyr Re:Yeah, yeah...everything enjoyable is bad for yo (283 comments)

Good thinking! If we all just eat junk food and do whatever we want, there can't be any negative consequences! I'm glad there are people like you to show the way.

more than 2 years ago

Kim Jong-Il Was an "Internet Expert"

loftwyr It's completely true! (238 comments)

When I was redesigning the Amazon front-end in HTML5, Dear Leader sent me a note about using CSS3 descritors that saved me over 50000 hours of work! I'm sure that others have the same story!

Dear Leader knew everything about Internets!

more than 2 years ago

Nokia Exec: Young People Fed Up With iPhone and Android

loftwyr I agree! (532 comments)

I showed my Android phone to my 2 year old and within minutes she was fed up. To her, all those icons and such were baffling. But then I showed her a windows 7 phone and she ate it up! It spent far more time in her mouth than any other phone in the house!

more than 2 years ago

Twitter Buys Moxie Marlinspike's Crypto Startup

loftwyr Re:His projects have disappeared (50 comments)

From their updates page:

"The Transition:

The Whisper Systems software as our users know it will live on (and we have some surprises in store that we're excited about), but there is unfortunately a transition period where we will have to temporarily take our products and services offline. RedPhone service will be interrupted immediately, but FlashBack users have a month to pull off any backup data they would like before that service also goes offline. "

more than 2 years ago

EU Targets Facebook's Ad System

loftwyr Re:You can opt out (170 comments)

But you have to opt-out for each ad as it appears on your page. That's the problem!

more than 2 years ago

Earthscraper Takes Sustainable Design Underground

loftwyr Re:sunlight how? (269 comments)

Ummm "through clear or translucent core walls". Read it again.

more than 2 years ago

IT's Next Hot Job: Hadoop Guru

loftwyr I'll start now! (112 comments)

After all, every other framework of the month has lasted for 30 years, Hadoop will have at least as much staying power as Ruby on Rails!

more than 2 years ago

KDE 3.5 Fork Trinity Releases First Major Update

loftwyr Trinity 3.5 (161 comments)

Because some people have trouble letting go...

I'm sure it's a wonderful set (although a bit slow getting to the page) but there has been so much improvement in the toolkits. Why do we have to fight change every step of the way?

more than 2 years ago

Ron Paul Wants To End the Federal Student Loan Program

loftwyr Ron Paul should give away his money (1797 comments)

Maybe if he had to actually work for a living at a minimum wage job, he'd stop asking those with little to no money to give up their chance to be raised up.

more than 2 years ago

RIM Unveils New OS Based On QNX

loftwyr Re:Why Not Android Already? (262 comments)

I have a feeling that they're following Palm down the long winding road of obsolescence. A Unix OS that isn't compatible with either of the two main players.

more than 2 years ago

Patents Google Bought From IBM Are "Weak"

loftwyr On their own, maybe (78 comments)

But since they've inheritied 16000 from Motorola, and another 1000 from IBM and I'm sure they're bidding on others, I'm sure the Google patent portfolio will do just fine.

On it's own Google's word processor isn't the greatest. Add the rest of the Google Apps portfolio, and suddenly you have something interesting.

more than 2 years ago

Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

loftwyr Re:SHAPE the future? (763 comments)

The front side and the back side. What were you thinking?

more than 2 years ago


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