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Forum: Serious 23rd Aug 2015, 03:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By supermonkey
Details are still coming out, but I don't believe...

Details are still coming out, but I don't believe any US Marines were involved in this. It was a student, a member of the Oregon National Guard who had recently done a tour in Afghanistan, and a...
Forum: Hardware 23rd Aug 2015, 02:53
Replies: 11
Storage Bulletproof NAS
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Posted By supermonkey
Setting the hardware recommendations aside for a...

Setting the hardware recommendations aside for a moment - what are you doing that necessitates a NAS that is close to milspec, and that can be loaded into a pelican case and taken on the road? I'm...
Forum: Tech Support 16th Aug 2015, 05:24
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By supermonkey
Ah, sorry. I let my presumptions get away from...

Ah, sorry. I let my presumptions get away from me. In the most basic explanation, the video codec (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_codec) is the how the actual video file is encoded. A very...
Forum: Tech Support 14th Aug 2015, 22:13
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By supermonkey
I'm willing to bet that the ZMP5 is just a...

I'm willing to bet that the ZMP5 is just a container file for whatever video codec the CCTV software is actually using. I wonder if Handbrake can read it and transcode it to something more friendly.
Forum: Tech Support 14th Aug 2015, 20:48
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By supermonkey
If it's a relatively standard media file, then...

If it's a relatively standard media file, then you can play it back using VLC. VLC has options to adjust playback speed.

Also, if it's just a media file could you copy it of to a DVD-ROM, then...
Forum: General 14th Aug 2015, 19:22
Replies: 14,449
Views: 1,955,069
Posted By supermonkey
There's just something special about watching an...

There's just something special about watching an incredible musician with complete command of his instrument. Chris Thile performs J.S. Bach's Sonata #1 for violin - on the mandolin.

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Forum: General 11th Aug 2015, 23:52
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By supermonkey
It's kind of on a short hiatus at the moment. ...

It's kind of on a short hiatus at the moment. We've hit the height of summer, and that means constant strings of 37+ degree temperatures, and mid-to-high humidity to go with it. That makes it hard...
Forum: Software 9th Aug 2015, 20:44
Replies: 744
Views: 54,370
Posted By supermonkey
Well bummer. I've done a few quick searches...

Well bummer. I've done a few quick searches online and from what I can tell it appears as though Microsoft removed the option for unique backgrounds on multiple monitor setups. That's kind of...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 6th Aug 2015, 21:14
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By supermonkey
I've used that one (or one strikingly similar). ...

I've used that one (or one strikingly similar). I never had a problem with it until my 40D died and I got a 60D to replace it. The remote interface on the camera body changed, and I ended up...
Forum: Software 31st Jul 2015, 21:53
Replies: 6
Windows win10 now what?
Views: 537
Posted By supermonkey
I suppose you could always buy a legitimate 8.1...

I suppose you could always buy a legitimate 8.1 license, then upgrade for free.
Forum: Software 31st Jul 2015, 19:02
Replies: 744
Views: 54,370
Posted By supermonkey
On my main computer, I chose the option to not...

On my main computer, I chose the option to not save anything and install a clean copy. When I got to the step to sign in with my Microsoft account, I clicked the "Skip this step" option and just...
Forum: Software 31st Jul 2015, 18:56
Replies: 6
Windows win10 now what?
Views: 537
Posted By supermonkey
Sorry, but beta testers do not get to keep a free...

Sorry, but beta testers do not get to keep a free Windows 10 license. If you do a clean install, you'll have to break down and buy a legit copy.
Forum: Software 30th Jul 2015, 22:20
Replies: 744
Views: 54,370
Posted By supermonkey
Weird. So far with the "clean install" option...

Weird. So far with the "clean install" option it's been pretty smooth going except for one little irritating thing, and I'm not convinced that it's a Windows 10 issue. I installed Chrome, and for...
Forum: Software 30th Jul 2015, 17:35
Replies: 744
Views: 54,370
Posted By supermonkey
I'm one of those lucky people who had no...

I'm one of those lucky people who had no problems. I took the data I wanted to save and copied to a second hard drive while I ate dinner yesterday evening. Then I downloaded the upgrade tool, ran...
Forum: General 30th Jul 2015, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By supermonkey
I wouldn't use a sponge. After the shower the...

I wouldn't use a sponge. After the shower the sponge will remain saturated, and it will promote mildew growth inside all the little pores. If you're looking for something solid to place bottles,...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 29th Jul 2015, 03:57
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By supermonkey
How coincidental. It's been a long time since...

How coincidental. It's been a long time since I've painted, and I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to get back into it. I've had a blank canvas for a couple years just waiting for the...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 28th Jul 2015, 16:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By supermonkey
If you want to check the settings immediately...

If you want to check the settings immediately after taking the picture, press the "Play" button to look at the picture, then press the "Disp" button. The "Disp" button will display various...
Forum: General 27th Jul 2015, 17:43
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By supermonkey
A couple of people have suggested packing the...

A couple of people have suggested packing the hardware in your checked luggage. I would avoid that for one very simple reason: I absolutely do not trust the TSA. My rule of thumb when packing a bag...
Forum: General 26th Jul 2015, 17:18
Replies: 16,730
Views: 1,554,006
Posted By supermonkey
It's summer. In Houston. Outlook for the next...

It's summer. In Houston. Outlook for the next week is at least 37C, and right now we're sitting at a low 61% humidity, but there's no rain in the forecast for the next several days. And we're only...
Forum: Software 24th Jul 2015, 19:56
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By supermonkey
I know that sex sells, but now Aflac? Is nothing...

I know that sex sells, but now Aflac? Is nothing sacred anymore? I guess it could have been worse - it could have been pornish game hens.
Forum: General 24th Jul 2015, 04:31
Replies: 5,222
Views: 660,819
Posted By supermonkey
I recall reading the novel when I was in high...

I recall reading the novel when I was in high school. It didn't hold my interest, and I can't really remember anything specific about it. Then again, I have a terrible memory and can't remember...
Forum: General 23rd Jul 2015, 19:04
Replies: 5,222
Views: 660,819
Posted By supermonkey
Terminator Genisys - 2/10 The first Terminator...

Terminator Genisys - 2/10
The first Terminator movie was a good science fiction film. It took itself seriously and has enjoyed a pop culture following ever since. The second movie took the story...
Forum: Software 23rd Jul 2015, 16:54
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By supermonkey
You'll need to provide a bit more detail in order...

You'll need to provide a bit more detail in order to get a better response. Where did you download the images from? How did you download them (right click -> save as, or some other method)? What...
Forum: General 22nd Jul 2015, 17:27
Replies: 59
Other New Horizons
Views: 2,336
Posted By supermonkey
Only to find that Curiosity became self aware,...

Only to find that Curiosity became self aware, repaired all the other rovers, and they've claimed the planet for themselves.
Forum: General 22nd Jul 2015, 15:15
Replies: 59
Other New Horizons
Views: 2,336
Posted By supermonkey
Awesome stuff right there. Ever since I was a...

Awesome stuff right there. Ever since I was a kid I've always wondered what Pluto looked like; now I know. It's amazing what people can do when we work constructively instead of destructively.
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