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Ask Slashdot: the State of Free Video Editing Tools?

schreiend AVS (163 comments)

AVS Video Editor. It's not free (although $39 is pretty close to that) and may not be suitable for your needs you didn't give much details about, but as I was looking for a free video editing tool a couple of years ago, I couldn't find anything which would a) support AVCHD; b) play Full HD without dropping frames; c) not crash every five minutes;

about three weeks ago

Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

schreiend Safety suit? (54 comments)

Looks more like a brazen bull to me.

about three weeks ago

Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

schreiend Exploiting semantic gap (91 comments)

to solve a reverse Turing test. Totally new idea.

about a month ago

Transparent Fish Lead to Stem Cell Research Breakthrough

schreiend Would you like lemon (33 comments)

with your fish?

about a month ago

The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

schreiend Absolutely (145 comments)

In the recent decades we've been eyewitnesses to the revolutionary breakthroughs in such fields as energy, transportation, healthcare, and space industry, to name a few. The technologies emerged are nowadays pretty much ubiquitous and impossible to go without in day to day life. Yet the hardware IT industry is stuck with Moore's law and silicon, and there's even an embarrassing retreat to functional programming in the software branch.

about a month ago

1958 Integrated Circuit Prototypes From Jack Kilby's TI Lab Up For Sale

schreiend Re:Microchip (76 comments)

1. Because brand name generalization is so uncommon.

about 3 months ago

Robots Will Pave the Way To Mars

schreiend We're not ready for Mars yet (95 comments)

We've to build robots (space dock, new type of engine, new rad hardening, etc) first - these myths have long been debunked by Robert Zubrin. It's the never-ending process of getting ready that the space industry earns the Benjamins from, not the flight itself.

about 4 months ago

Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

schreiend Re:No thanks (583 comments)

You shouldn't want to override anything in this car. Its logic in undeniable.

about 4 months ago

Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

schreiend Speed reading (224 comments)

I had been learning it about 20 years ago; developing ability to cherry-pick key words and to absorb the _rough_ meaning of the whole page in a couple of seconds was one of the keystones of the technique. They promised it won't hurt when reading fiction, but it actually turned into inability to enjoy the reading itself. On the other hand, it did help to digest tons of technical books, so I'm not complaining.

about 5 months ago

Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

schreiend Welcome to LesterCorp. (142 comments)

How may we meet your filing needs?

about 6 months ago

Researchers Use Electroconvulsive Therapy To Disrupt Recall of Nasty Events

schreiend Re:Erase all button (96 comments)

You can't cure major depression with the right food and exercises. In severe cases the patient either undergoes some irreversible brain surgery like cingulotomy or commits suicide.

about 9 months ago

$1M Prize For Finding Cause of Unintended Acceleration

schreiend Re:Misleading summary (690 comments)

So the solution isn't that simple.

Maybe it is: Brake Assist, that works like you've described: analyzing rates pedal are being operated with, current vehicle speed, etc. I just wonder if BAS cuts off gas line in case of emergency braking.

more than 4 years ago

The Chinese Route To a Web Free of Porn

schreiend Re:Why are commies such prudes? (420 comments)

"There were even organizations such as the Junior Anti-Sex League, which advocated complete celibacy for both sexes. All children were to be begotten by artificial insemination (artsem, it was called in Newspeak) and brought up in public institutions. The Party was trying to kill the sex instinct, or, if it could not be killed, then to distort it and dirty it. He did not know why this was so, but it seemed natural that it should be so." George Orwell, 1984

more than 4 years ago

The Chinese Route To a Web Free of Porn

schreiend Nice solution! (420 comments)

To further lower fertility rate, I'd suggest redirecting every porn request to "2 girls 1 cup" video.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Offers Glimpse of Symbian Facelift

schreiend Re:Apple... (114 comments)

He was replying to my earlier post mentioning all classes of devices, even specifically mentioning 20 Euro Nokia phones.

He also alluded to a, well, peculiarity of the UI which is typical for all kinds of Symbian phones regardless of their price. It doesn't really matter in case of a 100-dollar-phone, but for smartphones it ruins the functionality.

And it's no wonder your wife has difficulty using a phone that doesn't exist...I'd say it's almost a miracle she manages to make calls.

Or was it N82? I've tried to memorize Nokia nomenclature, but stuck on 6120.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Offers Glimpse of Symbian Facelift

schreiend Re:Apple... (114 comments)

'We will reduce the clutter and improve the input methods including multi-touch and single tap,' Kallasvuo told delegates. 'It should be just two taps to get to your favorite music or videos, rather than eight. We'll improve browser experience so that it's a quicker, flash improved, media experience with pinch-to-zoom and so on.'

Are you sure he was talking about

TRUE low-end


nearing $100 mark without contract

devices? My wife's N87, though being 3G-phone equipped with GPS, is practically unusable for anything but basic calls, and the UI is the primary reason. Trying to push Symbian into smartphone market, instead of keeping it right where it belongs - as an OS for low-end cheap phones, is just a weird way to waste money.

more than 4 years ago


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