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    ScratchCat reacted to LAwLz for a status update, If you ever need to cut a few seconds at the beginning or end of a video file, do it   
    If you ever need to cut a few seconds at the beginning or end of a video file, do it in FFmpeg.
    Most programs will re-encode the entire file if you cut it, which results in really long processing times (the file has to be transcoded) and it reduces the quality of the video. With this one line command you can do it in a few seconds with no quality loss:
     
    ffmpeg -i INPUTFILE.mp4 -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:00:00.000 -t 00:00:00.000 OUTPUTFILE.mp4
     
    Replace "INPUTFILE.mp4" with the name of the video (or entire path if it's not in the same folder as FFmpeg).
    Replace the 00:00:00.000 with the time you want. -ss is when the video should start, and -t is when the video should end.
     
    For example:
    ffmpeg -i Overwatch-GamePlay.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:01:04.000 -t 00:10:03.000 PlayOfTheGame.mp4
     
    That will take the video "Overwatch-GamePlay.mkv", and crop out the part between 1 minute and 4 seconds, until 10 minutes and 3 seconds, and create a lossless, shorter video, in seconds.
     
    Don't be stupid like me and mess around in non-linear video editors.
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    ScratchCat reacted to GDRRiley for a status update, Some more of my crazy edits. A slightly different shot than last time but same place.   
    Some more of my crazy edits. A slightly different shot than last time but same place.
    yeah the first kind looks like a nuke is going off.

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    ScratchCat reacted to MEC-777 for a status update, So, our dogs like to "travel" the property - all 199 ares and then some. We live on a   
    So, our dogs like to "travel" the property - all 199 ares and then some. We live on a farm in the middle of nowhere so it's not really a concern. They almost always return on their own. The few times they didn't were times when they were testing and learning the limits of their territory (they're only just over a year old). We have GPS trackers for them as well so we can see exactly where they are, within about 10 meters at any time and up to several kms away, depending on the terrain. 
     
    The next thing we want to try is a way to communicate to them when they are too far away to hear our voices. We've been training and working with them since we got them just over a year ago. They're very smart and obedient (most of the time ) so we're going to try attaching 2-way radios to their collars so we can talk to them and relay commands over long distances. I'm curious to see how or if they will respond. Fingers crossed they will come when called through the radio.  
     
    Something like this, I think will do the trick. 
     
    https://www.amazon.ca/Motorola-T100TP-Talkabout-Radio-3-Pack/dp/B01DM7AEF8/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1536936663&sr=8-8&keywords=2+way+radios
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    ScratchCat reacted to Mira Yurizaki for a status update, I'm reading a write-up on Tom's Hardware on NVIDIA's Turing hardware and it's somethi   
    I'm reading a write-up on Tom's Hardware on NVIDIA's Turing hardware and it's something on the level of what I'd say Ryan Smith from AnandTech would've wrote. It sheds a lot of light on the architecture that NVIDIA didn't talk about back in GamesCom.
     
    The first bit that really caught my attention was on this page https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-turing-gpu-architecture-explored,5801-4.html
    The integer cores allow for concurrent FP and INT operations to happen, whereas previously the GPU couldn't (wonder if this is the same on GCN since I don't think GCN has integer units) The scheduling was changed to allow for concurrent execution, so this increases instruction throughput A unified cache structure for the load-store unit, which NVIDIA claims helps keep the CUDA cores fed. This reminds me of what NVIDIA did with Maxwell, when they moved from each SM unit having 4 schedulers competing against 192 CUDA cores down to a single scheduler having 32 CUDA cores each.
     
    There's also a few other things that looked interesting like:
    Variable rate shading, so the game can have the GPU shade in up to 4x4 blocks to save time Some new "Mesh shader" which helps with LODs The hybrid RT algorithm is explained in more detail, and it can be emulated on Pascal (obviously very slowly)  
    Anyway, the whole thing can be found at https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-turing-gpu-architecture-explored,5801.html
  5. Funny
    ScratchCat reacted to DrMacintosh for a status update, Woke up, this was in a YouTube recommended page   
    Woke up, this was in a YouTube recommended page

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    ScratchCat reacted to PCGuy_5960 for a status update, Free Game BoiZ https://www.humblebundle.com/store/warhammer-40000-space-marine   
    Free Game BoiZ
    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/warhammer-40000-space-marine
  7. Agree
    ScratchCat reacted to STRMfrmXMN for a status update, In case you were curious, I asked a salesman at my dealership (Chevy) what percentage   
    In case you were curious, I asked a salesman at my dealership (Chevy) what percentage of buyers who bought trucks actually used them for their intended utility rather than just as a showpiece or because they "only drive trucks," similar to how many Europeans would only ever drive a small car.
     
    He guessed something along the lines of about 50% of people (in the area where the dealer is located which is somewhat rural) that buy Silverados probably will never see a trailer, an ATV, that sort of thing. They just drive trucks because they would never own anything else.
     
    I get that it's a common culture thing here in America like small, sporty cars in Japan (Type R) or overbuilt cruisers (Mercedes, BMW, etc) like Germany, but it seems so incredibly wasteful to me. Not to mention that trucks are EXPENSIVE. A very, very base model 1500 at my dealer is like 35 grand with no features aside from A/C and an AM/FM radio. To spend that much money on something and then not use any of its utility seems odd to me. 
  8. Funny
    ScratchCat reacted to mrchow19910319 for a status update, You asked for it,. I came here to deliver.   
    You asked for it,. I came here to deliver. 
     

  9. Funny
    ScratchCat reacted to BlueChinchillaEatingDorito for a status update, Well that's probably why it's been feeling very sluggish for the past few hours. Can'   
    Well that's probably why it's been feeling very sluggish for the past few hours. Can't even type any text without it lagging all over the damn place. That being said, 1 of 4 slots used? On a relatively thin (not Ultrabook) laptop? I don't think so... I know there's at least two slots in this thing, but surely not four. 
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    ScratchCat got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update, Forget lootboxes, the new form of gambling - Will-This-Page-Load-or-Time-Out (interne   
    Forget lootboxes, the new form of gambling - Will-This-Page-Load-or-Time-Out (internet connection available separately)

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    ScratchCat got a reaction from Den-Fi for a status update, Forget lootboxes, the new form of gambling - Will-This-Page-Load-or-Time-Out (interne   
    Forget lootboxes, the new form of gambling - Will-This-Page-Load-or-Time-Out (internet connection available separately)

  12. Funny
    ScratchCat got a reaction from Den-Fi for a status update, Forget lootboxes, the new form of gambling - Will-This-Page-Load-or-Time-Out (interne   
    Forget lootboxes, the new form of gambling - Will-This-Page-Load-or-Time-Out (internet connection available separately)

  13. Funny
    ScratchCat reacted to Den-Fi for a status update, I bought a Steam Link, then realized there are computers on all of my TVs already...   
    I bought a Steam Link, then realized there are computers on all of my TVs already... I'll probably give it away on here.
  14. Funny
    ScratchCat reacted to Hiya! for a status update, Evolution of Gaming Mice. I am so bored so i decided to make this..   
    Evolution of Gaming Mice.
    I am so bored so i decided to make this..

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    ScratchCat reacted to 2FA for a status update, 1. color.firefox.com is really nice for making a custom theme quick and easy. 2. The   
    1. color.firefox.com is really nice for making a custom theme quick and easy.
     
    2. The side view extension on Test Pilot is neat.
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    ScratchCat got a reaction from Jtalk4456 for a status update,   
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    ScratchCat reacted to Tech_Dreamer for a status update, Just like the video.   
    Just like the video.
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    ScratchCat reacted to WhisperingKnickers for a status update,   
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    ScratchCat reacted to Skanky Sylveon for a status update, The whole "Apple refused to repair my iMac" has blown up. Anyway, here's my stance. A   
    The whole "Apple refused to repair my iMac" has blown up.  Anyway, here's my stance.
     
    Apple not having the proper support for repairing a ten thousand dollar all in one seems insane to me.  Those who are defending Apple are stating that their terms of service state that they don't have to.  Although that point is irrelevant since Apple did seem to try to repair it.  Also, that's more a legal disclaimer to cover their asses.  Most companies have something similar, and most companies try to repair, since it's usually cheaper, and tends to make the customer happy, thus helping ensure repeat business (and to be fair, that does seem like what Apple was trying to do).  Stating that you aren't going to repair it, and you legally don't have to is a surefire way to loose repeat business with said customer.
    Although those who are using that excuse are pissing me off, it makes Apple's service technicians out to be complete dicks, which isn't the case.  They are trying to twist the circumstances in Apple's favor, yet ironically, making Apple seem even worse in the process.  Being incompetent is better then being an asshole, and is usually easier to fix as well.
     
    My biggest criticism to Linus was buying a non self serviceable product in the first place.  At least one that was that expensive.
     
    I break my desktop screen?  I can replace it without having to replace my whole computer (that is, if the company in question refuses to fix it).  Same goes for any other component in my machine, motherboard, RAM, CPU, GPU, hard drives, etc.
     
    It's idiotic to spend that much money on ANYTHING that doesn't have standard replaceable parts (ATX/ITX style motherboards, PCIe slots, etc), period.
    Be it Apple, ASUS, Intel, MSI, AMD, anyone.
     
    So, with that said, why should I ever invest in a iMac Pro over an equivalent prebuilt?
    The only reason that I can think of is for the OS, and there are very few OS X only applications that make the OS necessary.
  21. Funny
    ScratchCat reacted to RadiatingLight for a status update, God Damn. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference. Screen was going   
    God Damn.
    Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference.
     
    Screen was going black when visiting some websites.
    Spent hours troubleshooting, no solution.
    Switched display cable from HDMI to DisplayPort, PROBLEM SOLVED.
     
    WTF
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