Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?
I used a video capture card with Svideo input. I found after many trials that VLC worked well in capture mode with a tape that had issues. I had to manually clean the video and audio heads in the thrift store VCR and used another tape to verify the VCR worked wel mechanically. It still took two attempts. I then transfered it from the Windows 7 box to a Linux box and had FFmpeg transcode it after bleeding the docs for a couple hours and fumbling with several attempts.
Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
I'm partial to my drawing pencils. Simple tech that simply works. ;) I do like that they are now lead paint free.
Try Fun With A Pencil by Andrew Loomis
NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
If we get nationalized hellcare it IS gov't's bizness. In such a single payer system you have to weed out those who are an excess burden on the body politic.
Netflix Shutters Its Public API
I am absolutely sure NASA will get right on that. ;)
Heh, there is a story in an issue of Heavy Metal called "Patriot" it is the most prescient story about modern times I had read 20 something years ago.
Netflix Shutters Its Public API
The only good way to deal with corporations is to have orbital bombardment capability.
Unfortunately you have to get them to build it for you.
Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?
It would get rid of pubic transportation, be cheaper in the long run and if there is zero manual allowed, safer.
Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?
A friend of mine self publishes on Amazon. He managed to bootstrap himself to be his own publisher by doing the best he could on his first two books. He's now to the point he pays the people needed to review and clean up his books as a publisher would do. He self promotes and is doing well enough he's happy. If he had the time he'd be able to do writing full time but sadly he started writing science fiction in his 60s. The one thing he cannot do and probably will not is to provide intriquing cover art.
Stross and other authors dependant on an outdated business model and unable to change will continue to go on ranting screeds against change.
Should We Eat Invasive Species?
Bring it. I have charcoal and hunger as my superpower. I am more than just a bloodmouth carnist and my stomach is a mass grave.
Meet Canada's Goosebuster Drone
You kill and eat them. With proper management they're a sustainable resourse. In the US if they were included in game animals the fees and taxes hunters pay on ammunition, firearms, licenses etal could be used to make sure they were a sustainable game animal.
Maybe the candidians could learn that.
Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?
You can make a room or closet a vault or just build a wall with a door to make an enclosed space in a room. You then alarm that with it's own zone. It's trivial to do. If you're very paranoid you can lace the walls. It does not have to be reinforced but you want to make it difficult which is fairly inexpensive.
Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America
One marginally withing NRC limits. ;)
"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology
The description match some of the crypto in the NSA museum. This is not new. I should ask them if the algorythm the KY-3 used is declassified now. They'd made the hardware FOYO before I got out in the 80s.
How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?
You send the information needed to make them and robots to teach them.
If you've read the James P. Hogan novel about this at +1 to your geek cred.
If you can name it without googling +2
NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant
Most of them were buried, burned or otherwise rendered non-corporeal by Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, etc, etc, etc
An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw
There's several companies that manufacture all sorts of fishing tackle and accessories. They'll be deliriously happy if you go watch their youtube videos. :)
Is Analog the Fix For Cyber Terrorism?
Digial, analog, trinary, HIKE! You won't safe them without MIKE!
In other words children it's all the humans who're messing up your security chain.
You need better, faster, stronger, smarter people who have a driving need to make your security better from the floor sweep to the ablative meat.
Without it you're just asking for an ass raping.
Study: Happiness Improves Developers' Problem Solving Skills
People who get regular sex are happier and more productive.
It's a health care issue and should be mandated the employer pays for whores.
The Tangled Tale of Mt. Gox's Missing Millions
Buy all you can. :)
The only thing that cannot be fudged is that we cannot make. Gold keeps it's spending power over long stretches of time.
Nostalgic For the ZX Spectrum? Soon You Can Play With a New One
Asia's Richest Man Is Betting Big On Silicon Valley's Fake Eggs
"I'd go on a Vegan diet but the delivery time from Vega is too long."
--brownkitty aka Morgen Kirby
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Slashdot is beginning to suck, this is the end
Fuck you. Reviling people who complain is exceptionally execrable, posting private emails as a means of chuckles means you do not deserve the protections of civilized discourse. Feed off the shit eating cretins who think that what I have is theres if they can convince a more powerful force to take it from me.