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Comment: Re:Boar is the solution (Score 2) 499

by yo_tuco (#37560238) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Long-Term Video/Picture Storage?

Disclaimer: I'm the author of Boar, and I think that absolutely everyone who values their files should use it. Or something similar, although I haven't found anything else that fits my needs.

Current state
The project is in beta phase...

What do I need to run it?
Boar is written in Python and tested on Windows and Linux. You will need python 2.6 or higher. Also, you should know that boar is (so far) a command line tool and will require some basic command line skills.

It's beta, only tested on Windows and Linux and you need command line skills? It doesn't sound ready for Everyone just yet. You're going to need a GUI for the majority that's not reading your post here on /.

Comment: Re:It's easy to feel good about Apple's policies.. (Score 1) 422

by yo_tuco (#32594668) Attached to: Apple Reverses Rejection of Ulysses Comic

"...I hate iProducts.... I hate.... I get angry... "

Take a chill-pill. Your "hate" over inanimate objects and anger over behavior you have no right to dictate is not healthy. Amazingly, if you just forget about it and move on, you'll have more time to deal with more important things in life.

Comment: Re:kill it (Score 4, Funny) 168

by yo_tuco (#32529412) Attached to: Judge Rejects SCO's Motion For a New Trial

"Will someone please squash this bug please."

Better yet, warm up your arm and be the first one to throw your best shot! Mulligans are allowed. My favorite McBride quote from a CRN Interview:

"
CRN: This lawsuit is very unpopular among many in the open-source community.

McBride: We're either right or we're not. If we're wrong, we deserve people throwing rocks at us..."

Comment: Re:Got my CD in the mail a few days ago (Score 2, Interesting) 143

by yo_tuco (#32270436) Attached to: OpenBSD 4.7 Released

"I'm planning on making this one into some sort of automatics control for the house (turn the lights on, report temperature, I don't know, a bunch of lame stuff like this)."

OBSD has support for the 20 pin gpio header on a Soekris net4801 board out-of-the-box. With that you can easily make either digital or transistor switches to control things. The shell command is gpioctl which you may want to grab the source and mod it so its not reading command line arguments and can be put in your code without an os system call depending how frequently you are reading/writing the pin states.

Comment: Re:Moot point (Score 1) 269

by yo_tuco (#32101440) Attached to: GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

"I imagine this is also a huge factor for people who shoot conventional black-and-white photos. 256 shades of grey is not a lot of fidelity."

No, it's not a problem for BW film shooters. You scan the negative as color. I shoot lots of medium and large format BW film. I know people who scan and edit in 48-bit. Really, you can't see the difference and what there is does not matter. Like I said, subject, mood and composition trumps a 200lp/mm lens and all the measurebater technology every time. That's why a skilled photographer can win an award-winning shot with a plastic lens on a Holga next to a shot that just woos you with fine fidelity and sunglasses color and is boring. YMMV.
       

Comment: Re:Moot point (Score 1) 269

by yo_tuco (#32101162) Attached to: GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

12-bits of color will not increase the number of stops of light your camera can capture. In the case you described, there are physical limits. If you exceed that, your SOL without combining multiple exposures. So you could use a medium format digital which is better at grabbing more light than small format digital or use medium or large format film and use the zone system to compress the high values and bring in more "stops of light".

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