Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Comment Oh I forgot (Score 1) 103

If you're doing this for surveillance, I use iSpy you can define a range of your camera that if it detects motion will start recording and you can choose how far in advance the buffer is and how long it waits before it stops. It can be triggered by audio too, I've found it to be very nice for watching maintenance at my apartment and people trying to break in to our cars.

They do charge for remote access features but you can "roll your own" for that if you need it (I didn't). It can use an external mic as a source or one on the camera either way.

Comment I'm not sure about doing it live, but... (Score 3, Informative) 103

I use avidemux and audacity to add Rifftrax to movies. Basically copying out the existing audio, merging the rifftrack with the movie audio in to one track and then putting it back in as a separate audio track so the original audio is there too if you want to watch the movie without jokes (pretty rare for me actually, but it's nice to have options ;)).

Someone else already suggested OBS, I've used that too for recording gaming video. It can be pretty intensive and it takes some fiddling to make it workable but it's not bad.

Comment Re:Just bought my first Windows 10 box (Score 4, Informative) 246

Unless you're running Enterprise, it's not disabled and still spying on literally everything, including sending sound from the mic to Microsoft. I was going to list some links but I'm at work and don't have time. A little searching will show you the truth.

The US TLAs would like to thank you for your endorsement of global privacy death.

Comment I rarely find offices cold enough (Score 2) 388

because they turn off A/C over weekends and whatnot to "save money" where it's probably cheaper to just maintain the temperature rather than start having to cool everything again.

My apartment is rarely cool enough either because it's from the 60's and has shitty insulation and we've had it break consistently every year for the last 3 years. The complex is run by a corporate office out of another state and local management has changed 12 times in 7 years, so rather than replacing anything it limps along with duck tape and prayers. My electric bill was $190 last month, 960 sq feet should be easier to cool.

Comment what a bunch of bullshit (Score 2) 60

You're a liar or a troll. It's as simple as that. I've lived in Indiana my whole life and experienced, firsthand, racists of all colors (you did know that anyone can be a racist, right?) but they're far from the majority. Stop playing the victim, bitterness like this doesn't do anything but keep you locked in and your eyes closed to reality.

Comment By using it all you're giving your implicit assent (Score 2) 296

that this kind of bullshit is okay, same with Apple.

Microsoft has always been evil but they're not even trying to hide it any more. I'm a hardcore gamer so for now I'm sticking with Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop but my next upgrade will probably not be Windows. Not that Valve is spotless but I sure trust them more than the other, worse, options.

Spending time trying to clean the shit they rubbed in your face out of your eyes doesn't help anyone else. How about just don't let them rub shit in your face?

"The Mets were great in 'sixty eight, The Cards were fine in 'sixty nine, But the Cubs will be heavenly in nineteen and seventy." -- Ernie Banks