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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6330 on: August 30, 2019, 09:07:29 am »

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Free converters are a crapshoot.

I've yelled at many, this one's fine. 320kps mp3 without too much hassle but you can even write batch files and stuff if you want. Never it rendered something mute, it's pretty decent.

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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6331 on: August 30, 2019, 09:45:38 am »

Had a dream that a friend that kinda ghosted me a few months back got back in touch. Woke up to find that it isn't so :V
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6332 on: August 30, 2019, 10:39:45 am »

WMA is patent encumbered, and also can contain encryption to enforce DRM.

Free converters are a crapshoot.

The format itself is also just shit.

Isn't it an artifact of the dark time of Realaudio? I guess I should have used an elipses for a dramatic pause buffering.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6333 on: August 30, 2019, 10:45:40 am »

WMA lived longer than that.  It was alive and well (for various definitions of the term, for a format nobody wanted) in the 2008 era. RealAudio died way before that.

If you mean "Engendered at the same time", then yes.  Otherwise, no.  It was one of the few formats the xbox360 supported natively. (along with the equally horrific WMV format.)

The codec set had 9 (yes, NINE!) major evolutions.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6334 on: August 30, 2019, 11:27:23 am »

If you mean "Engendered at the same time", then yes.

I remember seeing a video where these two college chicks got engendered at the same time. Shit was wild.

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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6335 on: August 30, 2019, 11:33:00 am »

If you mean "Engendered at the same time", then yes.

I remember seeing a video where these two college chicks got engendered at the same time. Shit was wild.

I get that this is supposed to be a joke, but I think you mean "impregnated", not "Engendered".  Unless you mean, the act that the parents of the college girls did to cause said college girls to come into existence.

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Definition of engender
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1: BEGET, PROCREATE
2: to cause to exist or to develop : PRODUCE
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intransitive verb
: to assume form : ORIGINATE
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6336 on: August 30, 2019, 11:42:41 am »

Nah, nah, I'm pretty sure it's engendered... Like when they get genderfluid all up in them.

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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6337 on: August 30, 2019, 11:43:23 am »

yup wma is useless, most converters are spamware. try fre:ac or freac (free audio converter), if they haven't patched it to shit yet. else I can provide a good version.
VLC media player's got an in-built converter, so I'm giving that a go.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6338 on: August 30, 2019, 09:04:28 pm »

I'm sick of feeling this vague sickness in my stomach all the time

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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #6339 on: August 31, 2019, 01:39:23 am »

Made a minor name change to differentiate this more from sad thread.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #6340 on: August 31, 2019, 03:23:27 am »

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VLC media player's got an in-built converter, so I'm giving that a go.

That's (good?) news.





ITS POWERTOOL SATURDAY MOFUGGLES

I should go spot where the worst offenders live and install remote controls in theirs doorbells, and let some code decide wether they're gonna sleep trough tonight. One can dream eh

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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #6341 on: August 31, 2019, 03:24:33 am »

Just look at who all has easily hacked smart lightbulbs in your area, and plan a rave party light show for them.

https://www.theverge.com/2016/11/3/13507126/iot-drone-hack
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #6342 on: August 31, 2019, 03:31:27 am »

hehe I admit a "smart" home could do the legwork, but I don't think many of my neighbours do more than TV and facebook when it comes to technology, I never bothered to check but I'm willing to bet I could find more than one house in the street without wifi.... but maybe I'm underestimating how ubiquitous it has become.

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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #6343 on: August 31, 2019, 03:45:05 am »

No need to go war driving:

Just get your first 3 digits of your public IP, then cross reference it with shodan.  That should give you local devices in your area (at least your service area anyway) that are so poorly secured that they deserve the !!FUN!!, and then just go from there.

But I do admit, that does take some of the fun out of it.
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« Reply #6344 on: August 31, 2019, 05:19:17 am »

I've made the wonderful discovery that Microsoft has their own propriety music file - .wma

This doesn't work on non-Windows devices.

So now I've got to convert every fucking music file (bar four of them) into .mp3 files so I can actually use them on my phone. I have 3 minutes to dot his in before I have to head off, so that's not fucking happening. Looks like I'm going to spend some 20-30 minutes without anything to listen to beyond screaming children, assuming the doctor isn't running too late.
Why the hell does Microsoft do this? Rhetorical question, I know it's to try and encourage people to buy more of their product. I just hate them for doing it.

Back when wma came out you have to realize it was a different time. mp3, realaudio and wma we all proprietary, patented options being worked on at the same time. mp3 wasn't some sort of industry standard: someone owns it. Winamp even got a cease and desist order for the proprietary mp3 decoder they embedded in their player, since it was only licensed for personal use, but they were selling winamp as shareware.

it just won the "format wars" for audio compression. If wma had won out then we'd be laughing at "mp3 players" as useless hunks of plastic now. Note that Apple also uses their own weird audio format, not mp3.
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