* Posts by Outcast

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3

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Why the heck would anyone willingly want to infect/contaminate perfectly good hardware with Microsoft software ?

Defies comprehension in every single way !

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Crowd-funded OpenShot 2.0 delivers graphic Linux package

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Although I can move individual frames I still can't zoom in closer than 8 seconds on the timeline.

The Track size is also miniscule on a 4k monitor

http://i.imgur.com/tb84zYK.jpg

But it's coming along nicely

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BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

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Never had a problem here in Peterborough. I was online all day & night (using the rest of last years hols up). I have changed BT's HH to a Netgear jobbie though (cost me about £160)

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Longing to bin Photoshop? Rock-solid GIMP a major leap forward

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Slow loading ?

Not on my system it aint

GTX970, 16gb ram ,iiyama 28" 4k monitor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcwAD8-DgR8

As for learning curve... I remember trying to learn on Art Dep pro, then Image FX (morphing) and Photogenics. (Bit of True Brilliance thrown in there too)

The difference was that it was fun and exciting doing that stuff back then.

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Feeling abandoned by Adobe? Check out the video editing suites for penguins

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Dude. ALL NLE's Crash.

I used MediaStudioPro and Premiere (with a bit of MainActor) from about 1997 to 2007.

Heck, even my Genlocked & siamesed A1200 (with 060) & running infochannel would crash.

They #ALL crash. Just give it long enough !!

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My experience

Indeed Openshot is quite capable. I edited my nieces wedding in it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOdBI6uoIA

Yes the intro music is wrong and it WAS precisely what you expected it to be with that intro. Google muted the entire thing so I chose that licence free from their list just for something. Obviously the dvd they got is ok.

No I don't expect anyone to watch more than 2 mins of that !!

Openshot suffers from HORRIFIC timeline redraw delays when using MTS files and you really have to be careful lining up the cuts/Transitions. Kdenlive is superior in this sense because you can use proxy clips.

Both crash if you give it long enough (as does ANY NLE) so ..Save, Save, Save as you go.

I installed Lightworks when it was beta but it has one heck of a learning curve and then you find out that to actually render out to something you can use requires plenty deneros to cross palms

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NOxious Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal: Chief falls on sword

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/Tinfoil Hat time

Makes you wonder if the former ousted CEO of VW didn't drop a sneaky heads up to the relevant testing authority ?

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Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership election

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Re: Congratulations!

Ukippers are NOT anti Europeans. (Is that geographically possible ?)

We are anti- EU. <----- No it's NOT the same thing.

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Open-source Linux doesn't pay, said no one ever at Red Hat

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Don't write off Nautlilus

Just Yet !!

Bit late to the party but here's a face off of the search engines I did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUN58XiKYoc&feature=youtu.be

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Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

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Big Bash

"In the end the Amiga directed me into my career as my first proper job was for an early UK ISP and eventually to the present where I own my own hosting company. I owe it all to you Amiga truly."

Your comment makes you sound suspiciously like an awesome guy I know from Lowestoft who was a major help with our Amiga "Big Bash" shows !

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2015 Fiat 500 fashionista, complete with facelift

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I know little about the 500 but how can a 1.2 Litre (1200cc) be a 900cc ?

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Alconbury.

iirc it has the second longest runway in the UK which is no longer being used and it has excellent road links to get to it.

And it whooshes over John Majors house which is a flange benefit !!

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Euro SPACEMAN snaps incredible images of our Blue Planet

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Stunning. Although when I watched it I didn't realise the missus had turned the sound down on the player.

I was marrying up the images to Human Leagues - "Gordons Gin" !!

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General Motors issues STOP DELIVERY for 2,800 corvettes over defects in 2015 model

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Paris Hilton

Brakes ?

They'll only slow ya down !

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

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Seeing Speedball 2 on my mates A500 was what made me buy one.

Brilliant game. The humourous audio snippets were the icing on the cake.

My daughters loved Tiny Troops mainly for the....

"Aaaaaaaarmageddon & Run Awaaaaaay" sound snippets !

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

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Re: Perspective please

He's trying to buy his way out of his one way ticket to hell

Clue: Diablo doesn't care about money !

;-)

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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No Sharp Elsimate ?

I went to school just south of Perth WA in the 70's and this was the "Must-Have".

Pretty wierd considering I couldn't afford one and even if I could no-one was allowed to use them anyway !

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Dry, cold and volatile: How to survive Mars, and your fellow crew

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Penal Colony Mars

Now where could we send all those peado's & murderers etc that's out of the way and they won't be coming back, Well. Not for a long time anyway. ?

Don't knock it as it's worked a couple of times before and now one of those colonies is the most powerful nation on the planet and the other is a really nice place !!

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When three Linux journos go crowdfunding

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Mark me down for a sub

Good luck

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Classic telly FX tech: How the Tardis flew before the CGI era

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Re: Nice history

In the words of the late Ian Dury..

"There ain arf been some clever barstewards - Lucky Bleeders"

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Unknown Aussie and Dutch family car spring solar surprise

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Wusses.

Siff upper lip chaps (& Chapessess)

btw.. Centre of gravity appears waaaay too high.

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Congrats on MP3ing your music... but WHY bother? Time for my ripping yarn

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Unhappy

I'm getting pissed off with artistes who release their cds in oversized sleeves.

Just bought Arctic Monkeys AM and it doesn't fit in the rack (neither does "Panic of Girls" etc) so instead of being proudly displayed in the rack they get lost in the cupboard

:-(

It might be Big but it aint Clever !

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Nissan to enter 300 kmh electric car in Le Mans endurance race

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Kewl Electric

If they can make them this Cool I'm all for it (at a sensible price for us paupers !!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YP1O-BpGBBk

Thread that's taken from.... http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1042959&highlight=electric+vehicle

Their latest project... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z9bPY-xXFCQ

Thread .. http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=1073960

Yes you'll probably have to join the forum to view the thread. Not much I can do about that other than to say they are kewl projects.

Oh.. And they sound great too.

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

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Wot No Amiga A3000T & 4000T ?

Even the A1000 was a sexy bit of kit

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2012: The year that netbooks DIED

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Linux

The real reason

I didn't bother reading all the comments to apologies if it has been said..

Asus wanted to release a small form factor laptop with limited RAM & SSD. Asus wanted XP on it but Microsoft wanted to kill XP and was pushing Vista. Vista was too pricey and bloated.

So Asus threatened to ship them with Linux installed. Messers Ballmer and co laughed and said "go ahead, it'll flop".

Asus sold EVERY SINGLE One. Returns were on a par with any windows offering. It was a runaway success.

Microsoft had to back peddle before Linux got traction with the public. So they extended the life of XP and gave Asus the deal it had wanted originally.

Now a campaign of disinformation was started.

ie:

Why would you want a tiny 8mb SSD when for the same price you can have a 130gb ? In other words, the usual Ms tactic of newer, faster, bigger (more expensive)

This of course completely defeated the whole concept of the Netbook being a cheap but robust (no spinning HD) computing device.

Asus were no fools either. They deliberately chose Xandros instead of any major distro so as to not completely alienate MS.

Yup, Microsoft wanted this little upstart dead. Looks like they finally won.

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A year on the run: El Reg tracks 2012’s techno-fugitives

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DX7

Much kudos for the Awesome Yammie DX7 alone.

What was the topic ? Sorry, got sidetracked.

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NASA: THE TRUTH about the END OF THE WORLD on 21 Dec

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Devil

Maya

@ Sisk

The Mayans ARE still around

Methinks they'll party hard this year having rickrolled the entire planet !!

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The early days of PCs as seen through DEAD TREES

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Joe Pillow

@ J.R.Hartley

Indeed. Not a single mention of Joe Pillow or how his arrival @ CES convinced Apple execs their days in the computer industry were (severely) numbered.

Mags I bought regulary (EVERY month)

1: Amiga Format but moved to Amiga Shopper when released

2: Amiga User International

3: CU Amiga

4: MicroMart

5: Computer Shopper <--- Once in a blue moon

None: But peruse online Linux stuff

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TiVo: Cisco and pals could owe us BILLIONS over DVR patents

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Electronic Design

Anyone rememeber Casablanca NLV ?

I bet ED have/had some patents prior to Tivo's.

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Canonical flings out Ubuntu 12.10 – now with OPTIONAL Bezos suck

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Customer ?

Surely you're only a customer if you paid for the product ?

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Ubuntu's Oneiric Ocelot: Nice, but necessary?

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Media

Try formatting a USB stick (don't use the cli). I just want to know if anyone else goes through the palaver I went through to do that simple task.

It was right click icon and select format.. Bingo, Job done. (Not anymore)

Oh and I discovered where the reboot option is....

Select Logout, then click on the power button (top right of screen) then select Shutdown.. THEN you get a choice of reboot, Shutdown or Cancel !

I am slowly beginning to fettle 11:10 to something I may be able to put up with but why go around the block just to cross the street ?

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Upgrade or downgrade ?

I upgraded last night and was surprised that it completed the upgrade without glitches. So.. on reboot I was expecting Unity and that's what I got. I've been using Gnome 2 "Classic" mode but as this is the "chosen path" I figured I might as well give it a fair suck of the sauce bottle.

So, after reboot what did I find ?

No graphic drivers activated. Not a biggy but on activation.... Where's the restart option in the cog (me menu ?) .. Seriously, there's only Shutdown.

Next... I nipped round corner T'shop for some Doritos and when I got back I discovered the screen locked, s'funny, I had that set to 45 mins. Oh well... I'll have to reset it again... except.... Where is it ? It was in screensavers but that's gone... I used that "Dash" effort to search... I clicked around clicking on likely candidates.. Nope.. I give in ... Give me a clue !!

I'll give this a month and if still not happy I'm gonna change over to Peppermint.

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Nobody has any idea about new pension thing happening

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Maxwelled

The so government rips off our pension funds and wants us to give them more. At least Maxwell had the decency to top himself.

I was made aware of the new pension crap last year, I'm 50 years old so I'll be opting out <-- They'd probably want a grand a month from me !!

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Mr Bean prangs £650k McLaren

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FAIL

R.Send

I live in Peterborough.. Local news here..

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/traffic-transport/latest-travel/rowan_atkinson_s_horror_crash_in_240mph_car_1_2942670

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Cornish cow plucked from jaws of death by Navy chopper

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Devil

Cows with Guns ?

Ok.. So instead of becoming fish food it gets to become (several) burgers.

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Who are the biggest electric car liars - the BBC, or Tesla Motors?

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Paris Hilton

Scalextric

So make roads like Scalextric tracks. That'll make sure the buggers are in the correct lane at the correct time and if they aint then they'll wait for the appropriate correction point !!

Or... Use that electric toothbrush charging idea. iirc Tesla ( Nikolai) discovered a way to send a charge over the airways.

Where's the electric shock icon ? Ok I'll use Paris instead as she probably uses something rechargable !!

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Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans

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MediaStudioPro

I wish I could get MSP to work in WINE or be able to buy a native Linux version. It's what I "grew up with" and am comfortable using. Either that or Main Actor !!

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RAC prof: Road charges can end the ripoff of motorists

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The real reason

Is... we are having.. what is it ?... 2.1 kids instead of the 6 or 7 of yesteryear. Which is the same problem as the Pensions fund. (Apart from it being ripped off). ie: inverted pyramid. Except with driving.. Within the next 5 years a hefty chunk of those OAP's will be coming OFF the roads. Along with New Tech this will result in a serious drop in (Road) revenue. So the Bullshit Campaign starts picking up momentum.

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Mechanic drove three miles with angry bloke on bonnet

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Ello John...

I bet he never sells a dodgy motor again

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Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx turns back on Yahoo! search switcheroo

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@ Jaunty

Ext4 by default

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MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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I got this email...

... and thought it was hilarious

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OpenOffice is the new David Hasselhoff

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Happy

Bah amateurs

Protext FTW

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ARM boss forecasts mass migration to netbooks

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Go

Where are they ?

I just wish they'd hurry up and release the damn things.

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More MIDs with ARM than Atom by 2013

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Linux

Where are the ARMS ?

Well they wanna bloody well hurry up and make the ARM Netbooks available. I've had £300 burning a hole in my wallet for the past 3 weeks. I've been waiting to see whats announced at CES. Well thats been & gone.

Where are the ARM Netbooks ?

/Stomps feet

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Italians threaten suit over Windows pre-install

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Images

I feel that stores should be forced to sell computers os free.

In the box could be 3 discs with images of various os's. 1 of them could be a trial version of Windows.

Argue amongst yourselves which distro's should be chosen.

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Pitchfork-wielding mobs encircle smart meters

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Got the power

Sounds like it'll soon be time to buy a diesel Genny

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AMD squeezes promises from Intel

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Excellent

Microsoft next ?

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Asus delays 'smartbook' release

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Linux

Anyone else

Getting suspicious that a certain company from Redmond are leaning on manufacturers to delay release until they have an ARM port ?

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Europe plots black boxes for cars

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@ Martin 19

I have been a wagon driver for 23 years mate. I'm well aware of the restrictions and when they were implemented. (I Aim 44 tonners for Langdons)

You didn't take into account the skateboard effect going downhill. There are many times on the motorway when CC is enabled that the gradient lets the vehicle get up to 57 ish. @ 58.5 the exhaust brake kicks in to retard the speed but the clock is still ticking on the overspeed.

This is why you see the brake lights come on, on a perfectly clear motorway. You have to pull it down to 55mph for about 2 seconds to reset the timer. Many times I haven't quite held it at 55 long enough to reset and....... DING... DING.... DING.. OVERSPEED logged.

Now consider that OUR motorway limit for HGV's is 60mph then why have I just recorded a speed infringement ?

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FAIL

Preparing us for

Digital Tachographs in private vehicles.

Insurance companies will love it. They will detect who the furious drivers are and charge them extra extra

Two extras because they will charge us all the first extra anyway.

Next step will be "Auto nicking" via Digital tachograph. When a wagon exceeds 56mph (90kmh) for more than a minute a warning sounds and the driver then has 30 seconds to get below 56mph for an "Auto infringement" is recorded on the digital card. This is then downloaded at the depot (or at roadside VOSA checks). Slapped wrists are on the way (even though UK motorway speed limit is 60 mph we still get a bollocking because EU rulings state we have exceeded the wagons designed speed limit).

Just another reason for voting UKIP !!

Of course, the mantra "If your've got nothing to hide then your've got nothing to fear " will be used to justify it all.

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