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 on: April 17, 2017, 11:48:06 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by brianvds
Played with it a bit in GIMP, but couldn't really make any miracles happen either. :-)


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 on: April 17, 2017, 07:35:34 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by Tweefo
Last night at the scope. How to get a shaper image? Got a free (older) version of Photoshop, I still don't know how to use it, but if the original is crap, I don't think that it can do much to improve it.




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 on: April 16, 2017, 21:56:40 PM 
Started by Hermes - Last post by BoogieMonster
A hungry traveler stopped at a monastery and was taken to the kitchen where a brother was frying chips:
"Are you the friar?" he asked.
The brother replied "No. I'm the chip monk."

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 on: April 15, 2017, 10:06:49 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by BoogieMonster
Coool.

 5 
 on: April 15, 2017, 09:50:11 AM 
Started by GCG - Last post by brianvds

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 on: April 13, 2017, 15:27:23 PM 
Started by GCG - Last post by BoogieMonster
Atheism and Religion are two sides of the same coin.
One always tries to use it's head, whilst the other relies on tales.

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 on: April 12, 2017, 12:21:59 PM 
Started by brianvds - Last post by brianvds
I also notice that I now suddenly get messages from something called McAfee WebAdvisor, i.e. once again they installed software on my computer without asking or telling me.
Sorry to hear that - it would be a disqualifier for me too. Luckily my PC was spared the third party interference.

I haven't noticed the file size issue, as I normally download at max 720p, and find the duration of the video gives a good enough estimate of how long I'd sit twiddling thumbs. But ja, file size would conceivably be a handy additional feature. I might just suggest it as an improvement.

Rigil

Waiting for the file to download isn't the issue; running out of data is. I have a limit on how much data I can download per month. On the last day of the month I make a point to use all of it, and then I often download movies that can take hours to download. :-)

Which brings us to the other great web thing besides YouTube, namely Pirate Bay. But of course we are all too nice to ever use it... :-)

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 on: April 12, 2017, 12:01:52 PM 
Started by brianvds - Last post by Rigil Kent
I also notice that I now suddenly get messages from something called McAfee WebAdvisor, i.e. once again they installed software on my computer without asking or telling me.
Sorry to hear that - it would be a disqualifier for me too. Luckily my PC was spared the third party interference.

I haven't noticed the file size issue, as I normally download at max 720p, and find the duration of the video gives a good enough estimate of how long I'd sit twiddling thumbs. But ja, file size would conceivably be a handy additional feature. I might just suggest it as an improvement.

Rigil

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 on: April 12, 2017, 11:25:59 AM 
Started by brianvds - Last post by brianvds
YouTube is truly a marvel of the modern age
I know! I've saved so much by fixing my own stuff after watching a few videos ranging from carburetors to fridges. Knowledge truly is power, and YT a valuable dispenser thereof.

Rigil

Hmm, never even thought of all the handy handyman stuff that might be on there. I learned a great deal about painting by watching YouTube vids though. Something that strikes me time and again: just what a total stranglehold on human creativity a few big publishing and music companies had in the past. They basically decided what we got to see, read and listen to. Now, suddenly, there are a bazillion hugely creative people online, freely sharing everything from their music to knowledge to homemade movies. I suspect this will end up being a far bigger threat to the current film and music industry than any amount of piracy.

Of course, the clever operators will learn how to use YouTube to their advantage instead of running around getting videos deleted for copyright infringement.

Now you replied while I was editing my previous message, so perhaps you missed it, so here is the edit again:

Edit: One problem with ClipGrab: it doesn't tell you how big the file is that you are going to download. Since I have a cap on my internet data, this is important information to me. I also notice that I now suddenly get messages from something called McAfee WebAdvisor, i.e. once again they installed software on my computer without asking or telling me.

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 on: April 12, 2017, 11:15:16 AM 
Started by brianvds - Last post by Rigil Kent
YouTube is truly a marvel of the modern age
I know! I've saved so much by fixing my own stuff after watching a few videos ranging from carburetors to fridges. Knowledge truly is power, and YT a valuable dispenser thereof.

Rigil

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