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This time tips onNvidia ffmpeg transcoding Fallout Perks Late to Movies,Shared 2FA,Time to leave app
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I talk about using Nvidia to quickly transcode
Go over fallout 76 perks
Show up to movies 20min late to miss th BS
Shared 2FA because everybody uses SMS for some reason even tho the feds say now not to ... it took us 10 years to get here lol
Time to leave app ! never be late to anything again... LOL .. you wish !
The chaps continue to shed more light on our beloved programming language
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In this episode the HPR Audiobook Club discusses the audiobook Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell
This may be Pokey's all time favorite audiobook.
This book takes the 'fish out of water" trope and turns it on it head to a certain extent.
Is Klaatu really Bilbo Baggins?
Ishmael Wang is kinda our hero.
So Traveller is a huge influence on these books.
You know you want to deep dive on the lore of this universe. Go ahead.
Buy more Nathan Lowell books.
WWID, What Would Ishmael Do
Excellent recording, despite equipment of dubious quality.
Solar Clipper Universe vs. StarDrifter Universe, and how we are fantastically lucky to have both.
As usual, the HPR AudioBook Club took some time to review the beverages that each of us were drinking during the episode
Thaj: Grapefruit Juice, simple, delicious.
x1101: Shipyards Signature Series IPA
pokey: I like Roma Sambuka in my coffee. It's muggy here today, so I'm happy to discover that it's just as good in ice coffee. Roma Sambuka does not seem to have a website. The trick, imho, is to make your coffee as you normally would, then add the booze. Don't adjust for the booze, other than using a bigger glass.
Thank you very much for listening to this episode of the HPR AudioBookClub. We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We also hope you'll consider joining us next time we record a new episode. Please leave a few words in the episode's comment section.
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Sincerely, The HPR Audiobook Club
P.S. Some people really like finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we always include a few.
This episode was processed using Audacity. We've been making small adjustments to our audio mix each month in order to get the best possible sound. Its been especially challenging getting all of our voices relatively level, because everyone has their own unique setup. Mumble is great for bringing us all together, and for recording, but it's not good at making everyone's voice the same volume. We're pretty happy with the way this month's show turned out, so we'd like to share our editing process and settings with you and our future selves (who, of course, will have forgotten all this by then).
We use the "Truncate Silence" effect with it's default settings to minimize the silence between people speaking. When used with it's default (or at least reasonable) settings, Truncate Silence is extremely effective and satisfying. It makes everyone sound smarter, it makes the file shorter without destroying actual content, and it makes a conversations sound as easy and fluid during playback as it was while it was recorded. It can be even more effective if you can train yourself to remain silent instead of saying "uuuuummmm." Just remember to ONLY pass the file through Truncate Silence ONCE. If you pass it through a second time, or if you set it too aggressively your audio may sound sped up and choppy.
Next we use the "Compressor" effect with the following settings:
"Make-up Gain for 0db after compressing" and "compress based on peaks" were both left un-checked.
After compressing the audio we cut any pre-show and post-show chatter from the file and save them in a separate file for possible use as outtakes after the closing music.
We adjust the Gain so that the VU meter in Audacity hovers around -12db while people are speaking, and we try to keep the peaks under -6db, and we adjust the Gain on each of the new tracks so that all volumes are similar, and more importantly comfortable. Once this is done we can "Mix and Render" all of our tracks into a single track for export to the .FLAC file which is uploaded to the HPR server.
At this point we listen back to the whole file and we work on the shownotes. This is when we can cut out anything that needs to be cut, and we can also make sure that we put any links in the shownotes that were talked about during the recording of the show. We finish the shownotes before exporting the .aup file to .FLAC so that we can paste a copy of the shownotes into the audio file's metadata.
At this point we add new, empty audio tracks into which we paste the intro, outro and possibly outtakes, and we rename each track accordingly.
Remember to save often when using Audacity. We like to save after each of these steps. Audacity has a reputation for being "crashy" but if you remember save after every major transform, you will wonder how it ever got that reputation.
On the left we see circles of constant latitude. The largest of these circles is at latitude 0° and is called the equator. Its circumference is equal to that of the Earth and so it is an example of a great circle.
On the right we see lines of constant longitude. These run from pole to pole and are perpendicular to the equator. Each of these lie on a great circle (in fact they are half a great circle each).
Great circles on the surface of a sphere are analogous to straight lines on a flat 2D surface. They offer a way to connect any two points with the shortest distance. Lines in 2D or great circles on a sphere are examples of what is called a geodesic. In physics, particles that are not subject to any forces will follow geodesics.
In Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the presence of mass or energy will alter the shape of spacetime and that will determine the metric. From the metric you can derive the geodesics and from that you can predict the motion of objects with no forces acting on them. In this way you can do away with the approximation that is Newton's gravitational force and replace it by a description that only involves the curvature of spacetime. I only touch on this in this show but will likely return to it in future shows.
Here are the equations discussed in this show and the previous one:
The Canvas is the first key concept in learning Gimp
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The Canvas is the main stage on which all of the action takes place, and it controls some aspects of the final image. When you get ready to export, you only export what is on the canvas.
Good day to all in HPR land, this is Tony Hughes coming to you again from Blackpool in the UK. To recap this is the 5th in a series of shows about my hobby of restoring Matchbox and other Die cast models. In the last show I went through the process I use to remove the paint and prepare the casting for repainting and reassembly. In this episode we will look at the painting of the castings and 'Spoiler' what to do if things go wrong.
After polishing and before painting I degrease the casting in some alcohol. I use a cheap own brand nail polish remover from the Co-Op but there are many ways of doing this and as many products on the market, so use what you have to hand. Even a good clean in hot soapy water, dry with a lint free cloth and then a wipe over with alcohol wipes works well. Remember to wear gloves when handling the casting after this process as the grease from your hands can undo all your hard work.
So the first thing to say is that I am still in the early stages of learning this hobby and use what are referred to as 'Rattle' cans in this community, it just means spray can painting rather than the use of an Air Brush, which I will be moving onto at some point so I can mix my own paint colours and not just those available in a spray can.
So far I have been painting the casting outside during a warm dry day with little or no wind, or in a sheltered spot behind the garage if the wind is a little strong. I have now set up a small portable spray booth in the garage for this so will be able to paint in all conditions weather wise, which will make life easier.
So back to the casting, I use a Hemostat Clamp to hold the casting on this model it is attached to the post that holds the model together as this will not be seen when reassembled, I used a grey primer, spraying light coats all over the model until it is completely covered in the primer. Priming helps smooth out any small imperfections for the final paint coat, and as the casting is over 50 years old, it also lays down a consistent base colour and ensures that the colour coat should be the same all over when final paint is applied. As you can see in the picture it also shows up the casting lines and if desired these can be filed away prior to final painting, as this is a restoration I left this casting as original as possible, and left these in.
After leaving the casting to dry for about an hour I came back with the colour coat, the original model was a metallic brown, but the nearest match I was able to find in the local pound shops is a metallic gold. Not perfect but the final results look good, but a little lighter than the original paint. I applied the paint in smooth fine strokes, getting what is called a tack coat of the paint all over the model casting to start, then applying another coat (the wet coat) all over until there is no sign of the primer and all looks smooth but with no runs in the paint finish. The balance needs to be just right with not too little or too much paint, but with practice you get there in the end. Unforseeably on this occasion there was a reaction with the primer on the rear of the model which caused bubbling of the paint.
So after allowing the paint to fully cure I used a little wet and dry fine sanding paper to smooth out this area and gave the casting another coat of paint, and fortunately this time all was well as you can see from the pictures in the show notes.
While the casting was fully curing I turned my attention to the screen plastic. I found the best of the ones I had salvaged, from the 4 castings, picture 008 in the notes, and gave it a polish with some auto sol polishing compound using a cotton bud, and it came out quite nice. I then gave it a wash in soapy water to remove the residue of the polishing compound and after drying gave it a dip in some Pledge floor shine, it works great.
After coating the screen in the Pledge it is placed on a pad of paper towel and covered with a plastic pot to stop dust getting on it while drying.
Although the original casting had a black painted base I liked the look of the polished base so decided to leave this as it was, but if painting the base it is the same process as the main casting.
Well that's it for this episode, on the next I will look at putting the wheels and axles back on the base and the reassembly process.
This is Tony Hughes for Hacker Public Radio, saying goodbye for now, keep safe everyone and I'll be back soon with the next instalment.
Devuan is a fork Debian that uses sysvinit or OpenRC instead of systemd, which is the default in newer Debian releases. The Devuan development team aim to maintain compatibility with other init systems in the future and not detach Linux from other Unix systems.
[Edit: Ken 2020-07-21]
A significant portion of this show relates to the U.S Supreme Court decision in the case of McGIRT v. OKLAHOMA, and speculation as to possible ramifications.
Released: 2020-07-15. Duration: 01:30:36. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:Python, PEP, Linux, Alia Shawkat, Brad Pitt, Stackless Python.
A discussion of Python questions and their answers (part 1). Plus news on Brad and Alia
Released: 2020-07-03. Duration: 00:37:57. Flag: Explicit. Tags:TWRP,Tweakers,LineageOS,scrcpy,tektab.com,bootloader,fastboot,Sony Xperia XA2,pinephone.
Join Ken on this 6 year long journey of success but also failure
Released: 2020-07-02. Duration: 00:04:37. Flag: Clean. Series:Model Hacking. Tags:Matchbox Cars, Diecast Models, Restoration, paint removal, caustic soda, paint stripper..
In this the 4th in the series Tony discusses paint removal on the castings of the MK10 Jaguars
Released: 2020-06-25. Duration: 02:06:47. Flag: Explicit. Series:HPR_AudioBookClub. Tags:HPR Audiobook Club, Audiobooks, SciFi, Western.
The HPR Audiobook Club reviews the audiobook Tincture by Matthew D. Jordan
Released: 2020-06-19. Duration: 01:15:34. Flag: Clean. Series:Podcast recommendations. Tags:pimoroni, gadgetoid, Monster Mouth Headphone Holder,Free Culture Podcasts.
Makers Corner is a tech oriented DIY podcast, from the Other Side Podcast Network
Released: 2020-06-18. Duration: 00:45:41. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:Linus, Transmeta, EdgeOS, Arch, Californication, device tree .
In this short episode our two heroes rant about Linus, Transmeta, EdgeOS
Released: 2020-06-17. Duration: 00:03:11. Flag: Clean. Series:Model Hacking. Tags:Matchbox Cars, Diecast Models, Restoration, dismantling the model.
In this the 3rd in the series Tony discusses dismantling the castings of the MK10 Jaguar
Released: 2020-06-15. Duration: 00:02:15. Flag: Clean. Series:Hardware upgrades. Tags:pc,hardware,build,battlestation,discussion,review,walk.
I take a walk and discuss my experience building a new PC after having not done so for many years.
Released: 2020-06-10. Duration: 00:07:10. Flag: Clean. Tags:NeXT, NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, Rhapsody, Darwin, MacOSX, OSX, macOS, AUX.
Response to Linux Inlaws S01E06 (hpr 3079) regarding NeXT, NeXTSTEP, and what would become Mac OS X.
Released: 2020-05-29. Duration: 00:19:02. Flag: Clean. Series:Social Media. Tags:social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, Security, OCaps.
A look at how to secure social networks against attack while still being open to strangers.