I just tried the new #kdenlive automatic subtitle, and it's really good! I still need to correct it (and it would be nice to have a slightly better interface for that), but a lot of work gets done automatically. So my latest video has subtitles now!
Making a light that stays on for one hour https://diode.zone/videos/watch/911e2ac9-2e24-468c-87a8-a459c1b98c56
It is a plan to force all providers of communication (email, chat apps etc) to be forced to automatically scan all communications and inform authorities should something that could be related to child sexual abuse be found. See https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52020PC0568&from=EN
The dutch and belgian police claim that they have hacked #skyecc. Sky ECC claims they weren't, they're using 521 bit elliptic curve crypo, and maybe the police had made a fake app? I'm not sure how that would work, as it seems Sky ECC isn't just an app, but a customized phone. Anyway, interesting story that I haven't seen yet in English media.
New speedrun category: Windows 10 Dell Any%
I've always made the implicit assumption that setting up a PC with windows preinstalled was easier than installing a fresh Linux. I'm setting up a windows box for work, and I no longer believe that. It also takes longer.
I don't even mean getting all the required programs on there. I just mean getting to the desktop screen.
It took me 2+ years to get to this point- on and off, and parts of it definitely beyond my control.
But the MachXO2 family of FPGAs now has a full (experimental) FOSS flow from Verilog to bitstream. I'd upload video, but attachment limits. So see here: https://twitter.com/cr1901/status/1356042679608606721?s=19
Testing Verilog FPGA code using Icarus https://diode.zone/videos/watch/3ff6822d-7c41-413f-b369-c6e36884d00b
Now that I've got a reliable toolchain setup, if you have any recommendations for learning #verilog feel free to pass them along 😇
I'm particularly interested in learning the language, patterns (how are things like the files laid-out, how modular programming is done, etc.). I'm working directly with verilog code (as opposed to a GUI tool) so looking for good examples to learn from.
I haven't really been following Russian politics, but I just came across something amazing.
So Putin's main opposition, a guy called Navalny, got poisoned a while ago, but was lucky enough to live. Some journalists did some good research, and pretty much figured out who did it. So the opposition guy pretends to be from the Kremlin, phones up one of the operatives, and interviews the operative about the operation. And then puts it on youtube (including english subtitles)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibqiet6Bg38
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-talk-3 this comic is my favorite piece of media about quantum mechanics. It explains some of the misconceptions while having a very childish sense of humor.
Got me a #MCH2021 ticket! Now I just hope the event will actually continue. Hopefully I see some of you guys in August!
Electronics, programming (mostly rust and python), and Discordianism. I also have some videos at diode.zone
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