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|Wed, May 24 2006||1100||Video Processing - Heisenberg take 2||
Turns out it takes ages of CPU time to compress and decompress the files,
as compared with the near zero amount of work done by most filters.
So it goes like this, (Tir'eh):
you can due a step, saving a new file with just the resizing stage done,
which will take about 2 hours of cpu time, and once you got this part
over with, you are safe past that stage and can continue to the next, You do the math.
You will grow old before your computer does, and die at young age of hunger so don't argue with me, please,
it can be fatal.
of course, if you have a culture of your own like I do,
you do argue of course,
and end up being convinced anyway,
after a long period of still excruciating mental pain,
when you don't have time to eat,
and later when you wake up from this nightmare
you smile and say:
"Yeah, but look how much more I know now"
|Wed, May 24 2006||900||Video Processing - Heisenberg||
So all this can be rehashed using Virtualdub , except that when it comes to non-lossless
compression, you cant really make a picture better by compressing and recompressing
it for the purpose of bettering it.
This is a general problem in architecting of complex computing systems, and is well
known in the hacking community, simply as "The Heisenberg Principle"
most obviously exemplified by a program that counts time it takes to travel in a loop
by timing it each round and adding the result to a total, there by counting the counting
program rather than what the program would actually do if you did not count!
Heisenberg Said (in plain terms)
If you try to observe the geographical location of an electron relative to its core atom(ic) force
of gravity, the mere observation will change the result, and therefore we will never
know where the electron actually is at any given point in time.
The implications of this quantum physics only fact I know, on the world
of computer programming is immense.
Ok, where was I,
|Wed, May 24 2006||700||Video Processing - Virtuosity||
there are a few things you will find useful in Virtualdub:
Most importantly, you can resize the frame (of the whole movie)
thereby also possibly changing the proportion, like they used
to do on the silver screen for westerns, and like is almost always
done in the edited-for-TV version of the movie.
But you are not the first one to do that, and not the first to err,
and not the first not notice the error, as an experienced computer programmer,
and not the first to have just finished waiting for ages for Pazollini's Canterbury Tales,
and now that it arrived, not only the picture is not quite in focus, but the proportions are
way off to a point of excruciating pain, and it doesn't quite matter because you
can hear them speak what you have read from their lip motions just a few dozens of seconds ago.
|Thu, May 31 2007||600||Evolution Take 1812||
The Babel Fish is ancient.
A new predator arrived at the territory.
An unknown species.
The neo predator feeds only on websites of a specific kind.
If they are sufficiently symbotic with its needs,
he takes control.
It feeds the websites, creating a dependency,
thereby transorming and adjoining
them to become part of his territory of control.