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Comment: Re:DIY (Score 1) 130

by Virtucon (#47853211) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

All this has been baked and there's multiple documents covering it along with any customizations. I realize handbrake is out there and I use it but sometimes ffmpeg direct is always best for me. scaling example:

-vf scale=640:480

for removing black bars example:

-vf "cropdetect=24:16:0" to a dummy file, then once you know the size of the bars (crop detect output)
-vf "crop=640:256:0:36"

Again, there's lots of recipes out there and it's all documented as well. Just search.

Comment: Re:Tonya (Score 1) 814

by Virtucon (#47846593) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

she didn't bop Nancy on the knee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt,[6] hired Shane Stant to break Kerrigan's right leg so that she would be unable to skate. After failing to find Kerrigan at her training rink in Massachusetts, Stant followed her to Detroit. When she stepped off the ice after practice at Cobo Arena and walked behind a nearby curtain into a corridor, Stant struck her on the thigh a few inches above the knee with an ASP telescopic baton.

Comment: Re:TIme for high speed rail and lower rail prices (Score 1) 814

by Virtucon (#47846567) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

I can't see both as being compatible. High Speed Rail will require large amounts of capital investment and in order to be successful will need to be 1) more convenient/reliable than air travel 2) Competitive in terms of routes and time schedules with airlines 3) have the political backing to accomplish this. Telecommuting is probably the easiest answer and is even mandated for federal employees but I don't see the old ways changing.

Comment: Why not be courteous? (Score 1) 814

by Virtucon (#47846535) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Instead of just pushing your seat into recline first, why not politely ask the person behind you if they'd mind? Shit flying is a fucking pain in the ass now, with Security, Airline Policies and Ticket prices the last thing I need is some rude fuck flipping the seat back into my lap. Usually I just wind up sneezing a bit and coughing. The seat recline usually stops after that. Yeah it's faux germ warfare but it works.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe

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