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Ask Slashdot: Best Long-Term Video/Picture Storage?

yo_tuco Re:Boar is the solution (499 comments)

Disclaimer: I'm the author of Boar, and I think that absolutely everyone who values their files should use it. Or something similar, although I haven't found anything else that fits my needs.

Current state
The project is in beta phase...

What do I need to run it?
Boar is written in Python and tested on Windows and Linux. You will need python 2.6 or higher. Also, you should know that boar is (so far) a command line tool and will require some basic command line skills.

It's beta, only tested on Windows and Linux and you need command line skills? It doesn't sound ready for Everyone just yet. You're going to need a GUI for the majority that's not reading your post here on /.

more than 2 years ago
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California Spam Law Upheld By Appeals Court

yo_tuco I have Imperical Data (58 comments)

I know first-hand those augmentation pills don't work. Oh, wait, I mean...

more than 3 years ago
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Geek Squad Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter To God Squad

yo_tuco Re:Logo (357 comments)

"Does that mean that Geek Squad is Satanic?"

Only if you read the logo backwards.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox May Soon Overtake IE In Europe

yo_tuco Re:Browser market share (290 comments)

"I was really hoping for an analogy using the metric system."

I, on the other hand, was hoping for a car analogy.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Reverses Rejection of Ulysses Comic

yo_tuco Re:It's easy to feel good about Apple's policies.. (422 comments)

"...I hate iProducts.... I hate.... I get angry... "

Take a chill-pill. Your "hate" over inanimate objects and anger over behavior you have no right to dictate is not healthy. Amazingly, if you just forget about it and move on, you'll have more time to deal with more important things in life.

more than 4 years ago
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Chatroulette Working On Genital Recognition Algorithm

yo_tuco Re:a democratic solution (364 comments)

"crowd source it, let the people decide."

Actually, per the Wikipedia About ChatRoulette, a person can get banned up to 40 minutes if 3 people complain within 5 minutes.

more than 4 years ago
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Judge Rejects SCO's Motion For a New Trial

yo_tuco Re:kill it (168 comments)

"Will someone please squash this bug please."

Better yet, warm up your arm and be the first one to throw your best shot! Mulligans are allowed. My favorite McBride quote from a CRN Interview:

"
CRN: This lawsuit is very unpopular among many in the open-source community.

McBride: We're either right or we're not. If we're wrong, we deserve people throwing rocks at us..."

more than 4 years ago
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RIAA Says LimeWire Owes $1.5 Trillion

yo_tuco Re:Deficit reduction! (510 comments)

I couldn't comprehend until, finally, the car analogy.

more than 4 years ago
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Sniffing the Wireless Traffic of MIT Students

yo_tuco Re:Laptop Useage in Class? (218 comments)

"In theory they're typing notes or recording the lecture or something.

In practice, I suspect it is more of a distraction than anything else."

Not much different than when we were bored with a lecture and played hangman on our HP41C calculators back in the 80's.

more than 4 years ago
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OpenBSD 4.7 Released

yo_tuco Re:Got my CD in the mail a few days ago (143 comments)

"I'm planning on making this one into some sort of automatics control for the house (turn the lights on, report temperature, I don't know, a bunch of lame stuff like this)."

OBSD has support for the 20 pin gpio header on a Soekris net4801 board out-of-the-box. With that you can easily make either digital or transistor switches to control things. The shell command is gpioctl which you may want to grab the source and mod it so its not reading command line arguments and can be put in your code without an os system call depending how frequently you are reading/writing the pin states.

more than 4 years ago
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Lidar Finds Overgrown Maya Pyramids

yo_tuco Re:Research Report URL (169 comments)

"So we have found a large, ancient city with a large population."

Significant. One of the largest, ancient and romantic cities were so many of its citizens had broken hearts.

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Is Destroying Netbook Sales

yo_tuco Re:Whatever it taks! (911 comments)

"...Apple is the 400 lb gorilla when it comes to online audio sales."

The room usually has an 800 lb-force gorilla in it. That one must be drinking fewer carbonated sodas these days.

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

yo_tuco Re:Moot point (269 comments)

I wonder why my 8-bit per channel scanned BW negatives edited in the POS GIMP capture more stops of light than any APS-C or even FF small format digital camera I've seen with a single exposure?

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

yo_tuco Re:Moot point (269 comments)

"I imagine this is also a huge factor for people who shoot conventional black-and-white photos. 256 shades of grey is not a lot of fidelity."

No, it's not a problem for BW film shooters. You scan the negative as color. I shoot lots of medium and large format BW film. I know people who scan and edit in 48-bit. Really, you can't see the difference and what there is does not matter. Like I said, subject, mood and composition trumps a 200lp/mm lens and all the measurebater technology every time. That's why a skilled photographer can win an award-winning shot with a plastic lens on a Holga next to a shot that just woos you with fine fidelity and sunglasses color and is boring. YMMV.
       

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

yo_tuco Re:Moot point (269 comments)

12-bits of color will not increase the number of stops of light your camera can capture. In the case you described, there are physical limits. If you exceed that, your SOL without combining multiple exposures. So you could use a medium format digital which is better at grabbing more light than small format digital or use medium or large format film and use the zone system to compress the high values and bring in more "stops of light".

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

yo_tuco Re:Moot point (269 comments)

Subject, mood and composition of a picture trumps everything every time.

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

yo_tuco Re:I'm sure... (269 comments)

"It crash when the picture is big (4000x3000) tested in 2 distros..."

Did you change the default memory requirements in the preference? I scan 6x7 (cm) and 4x5 (inch) negatives and get 12000x10000ish images and edit them in the GIMP all the time. No crashes. Yes, I still shoot medium and large format BW film.

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

yo_tuco Re:Moot point (269 comments)

"That's a bit of a limitation when my camera can shoot in 12-bit color..."

Not a limitation at all. If you need 16-bit color to manipulate the hell out of your picture to reduce color round off error, then maybe capturing a good shot to begin with will solve that problem. And most devices to view that picture are low dynamic range anyway. So, gee, just think how MUCH better your picture would be in 128-bit floating point color!!! Hardly, you can't even see all the color differences of 16-bit.

more than 4 years ago
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Lightworks Video Editor To Go Open Source

yo_tuco Re:Great something (205 comments)

What about all those proprietary codecs in these cameras? It seems every manufacture is playing with the GOP too in HDV.

more than 4 years ago
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Lightworks Video Editor To Go Open Source

yo_tuco Re:Great something (205 comments)

The editor is part of the battle. The other is capturing the video off the cameras. When I select capture video in FCP, I get a list of choices a mile long.

more than 4 years ago

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