Mashup Challenge $100,000 prize - WTF if Spectate Swamp wins?



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I'll point them all here for the links and discussion. If it doesn't get locked. Maybe some of this will get back to the NetSquared mashup group and they will reinstate the Swamp search. If not they will look bad. Even badder than the naysayers here.
     

    Right, it is everyone else who looks bad, not you.  Various people have addressed every single claim you have made, and asked relevant questions.

    What do you do?  You ignore any relevant criticisms or questions and simply repeat the same stuff over and over again.  That's not much of a discussion.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Then they will miss the traffic that my next press release will generate.

    "Press release".  Right.  You are so far off anyone's radar that even the local newspapers in "Backwater Hicktown, Canada - Population 82 + 1 three-legged dog" don't care about you.

    Maybe you should go public with your threats against the Olympics, China and various organizations.  That ought to generate a lot of press coverage in the real world.  Of course, you wouldn't do that because you are cowardly, hypocritical liar.  Just like you wouldn't admit that your "Tokin" company is related to marijuana, when some local First Nations people protested against it.



  • @pitchingchris said:

    It would be a public service if he silently removed himself from the gene pool and took all his posts descendants with him.
     

    There. Fixed that for you. Much better.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @pitchingchris said:

    It would be a public service if he silently removed himself from the gene pool and took all his posts descendants with him.
     

    There. Fixed that for you. Much better.

     

    He is already doing a great job of that, wouldn't you say?  I think Spectate deserves an honorary Darwin Award.  He has done pretty much everything but offing himself to get to that point. 



  •  @pitchingchris said:

    I can position a stone under a steady drop of water and acheive the same affect. Doesn't make it any more magical

     

    Heck, with some Hydrofluoric acid one could manufacture enough "magic" rocks to destroy the universe...



  • @CodeSimian said:

    He is already doing a great job of that, wouldn't you say?  I think Spectate deserves an honorary Darwin Award.  He has done pretty much everything but offing himself to get to that point. 
     

    Maybe we will get lucky and he will be shot down at the olympics by a bunch of armed chinese police who have been warned of his threats.

    "It's Desktop Search Stupid!"

    "He's got a bomb! Fire!" [in chinese of course]

    "Magic stones! Dance! Dinosaur skin!"

    [Gunfire]



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Maybe we will get lucky and he will be shot down at the olympics by a bunch of armed chinese police who have been warned of his threats.

    "It's Desktop Search Stupid!"

    "He's got a bomb! Fire!" [in chinese of course]

    "Magic stones! Dance! Dinosaur skin!"

    [Gunfire]

    Not dramatic enough :)  Reminds me of old Chinese movies.



  • @pitchingchris said:

    Not dramatic enough :)
     

    Yeah, but really,do you imagine them spending any time to reason or listen? I don't.

    One look at him coming towards you rambling and muttering and I don't think most people would need more reason...



  • Dino Mummy find - Spectate Swamp knows of 2 more...

     

    Some more dino facts from the worlds greatest dino hunter. Spectate Swamp

     

    demo308-pict2 – 00:53
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    demo308-pict3 – 00:40
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    demo308-pict4 – 01:06
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    Remember you don't find anything without Spectate Swamp Desktop Search.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Some more dino facts from the worlds greatest dino hunter. Spectate Swamp

     

    demo308-pict2 – 00:53
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    demo308-pict3 – 00:40
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    demo308-pict4 – 01:06
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    Remember you don't find anything without Spectate Swamp Desktop Search.

     

    Okay, I was wrong.  You are a troll.  You are troll who is so dedicated that you wasted decades of your life and squandered your reputation to perpetuate a couple of bad jokes that are only funny to you:

    • SSDS
    • Magic Stones
    • Dinosaur Skin

    I really feel sorry for your family.  I mean, it's one thing to sully your online name (not worth much as long as you try to remain more-or-less "anonymous").  But not only did you publish your name, address, picture and videos of yourself online, you also got in the mainstream newspapers (which are also proudly posted online).  Do you realize people are laughing at you?  Those who aren't laughing are annoyed.  Those who aren't annoyed feel sorry for you.  On the bright side, you found the perfect site to showcase your colossal failure at...well, everything.

    On the off chance that you are somehow being serious - if we don't find anything without SSDS, and nobody else uses SSDS, I guess you are the only person who can "find" anything, huh?  Congrats.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Some more dino facts from the worlds greatest dino hunter. Spectate Swamp

    I'm sure Robert Bakker and a few others would like a "showdown" on that one.



  • Everybody wants a little Skin - Dino Skin that is.

    @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:
    Some more dino facts from the worlds greatest dino hunter. Spectate Swamp
    I'm sure Robert Bakker and a few others would like a "showdown" on that one.
    I'm pretty sure most dinosaur finds are more like dinosaur thefts. The people that find it never get any recognition. There would be droves of people that Robert Bakker stole dinosaur finds from. The guy that found the fish head, said he called the tyrell museum in Alberta. He was going to give the stone to them. They were so arrogant with him only asking where he found it. He gave them the wrong river. All these great dinosaur people are doing so at public expense and with threats of jail time for anybody that has anything worth while. The 3 dino skin hunters from here will not provide any locations until ransoms have been paid. We'll post some pictures but no locations. Screw the Robert Bakkers of the World.

     



  • @pitchingchris said:

    I can position a stone under a steady drop of water and acheive the same affect. Doesn't make it any more magical

     

    Yesterday I made a sandwich and one of the pieces of bread had a big hole in it. Also, one of the pickle chips had 2 holes in it. Therefore I must be at least 2x the shaman Swampie is, because the stuff I find has more holes. I should've put the sandwich on my wooden table, taken some photos of it, then screened the photos on an LCD and taken wonky off-axis video of it, mangled it through a half dozen transcoding runs, then uploaded it to ebay along with 200 pages of rambling incoherent line noise for sale for $9,999,999,999,999.99 - a reasonable bargain, given the hol(e)y food's awesome powers.

    But I was hungry, so I just ate it instead.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

     

    Some more dino facts from the worlds greatest dino hunter. Spectate Swamp

     

    demo308-pict2 – 00:53
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    demo308-pict3 – 00:40
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    demo308-pict4 – 01:06
    — SpectateSwamp

     

    Remember you don't find anything without Spectate Swamp Desktop Search.

    <font color="red" size="24">YOUR EARS ARE THE SIZE OF FROGS. </font>

     



  • @DaveK said:

    YOUR EARS ARE THE SIZE OF FROGS.
     

    Size of frogs or the size or frog's ears? I really think you need to clarify - this is the kind of poorly thought out grammer that makes a thread go badder than it already is.

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    [quote user="MasterPlanSoftware"]

    [quote user="SpectateSwamp"]You'll be amazed what you can do when you have free time and don't have to worry about computer technicalities.

     

    Or when you don't have a job, friends, non-insane hobbies, or family that will still talk to you.

    [/quote]Poor MasterPlanSwamp you seem to have even less friends, no hobbies or a job. Otherwise how could you be doing all this posting. That's kinda sad isn't it.[/quote] @SpectateSwamp said:

    [quote user="MasterPlanSoftware"]But I still don't spam forums with ridiculous claims

    If I'm spam then you are "spam helper" and thanks for that. Not all learning should be boring. A little search mixed with some stones a bit of dinosaur skin and a tablespoon or two of spam helper. What fun.

    [/quote]

    He had me pretty convinced he was an authentic nutjob when he brought in the stones and newspaper articles, but now I'm not so sure. These quotes seem a lot like classic Internet bait-and-troll techniques.

    Despite the (apparent) decade of work on SSDS, and the newspaper clippings, I'm still not entirely convinced...
    - Seems unlikely a real newspaper would run this many articles about the same crackpot
    - The text of the articles seems sort of Swampy in places
    - It wouldn't be hard to make those articles with a printer and a camera
    - The line number labels in the SSDS source aren't even close to the actual line they're on. I can see way-too-low numbers -- lots of new code was added after the label was made, but "line_32500:" is on line 10115. WTF, he deleted over 20000 lines after he made this label? Also, there's less than 100 lines between 4000 and 12000.
    - 3 labels: line_30012, line_30012a, line_30012b. He has some other instances of this, one going up to M, though it skips some letters...

    Also, just found this bit of code: (starting on line 8613 of source.txt)

    [code]' W R I T E C O N T R O L . T X T H E R E
    'control.txt control control.txt control.txt control.txt control control file here
    'create control file open for output etc
    'write to the control file here
    line_30500: 'november 03 2000 control.txt and control1.txt file create print
    save_line = "30500"
    If visual_impared <> "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "34" ' lines per page 1
    End If
    If visual_impared = "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "11" ' lines per page 1
    End If
    If visual_impared <> "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "12" ' font size 2
    End If
    If visual_impared = "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "36" ' font size 2
    End If
    If visual_impared <> "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "3" ' aqua background color 3
    End If
    If visual_impared = "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "6" ' purple 3 background color 6=brown or gold
    End If
    If visual_impared <> "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "15" ' white text color 4
    End If
    If visual_impared = "YES" Then
    Print #FileFile, "0" ' black text color 4
    End If[/code]



  • @joemck said:

    He had me pretty convinced he was an authentic nutjob when he brought in the stones and newspaper articles, but now I'm not so sure. These quotes seem a lot like classic Internet bait-and-troll techniques.
     

    I think he is a toxic combination of genuine nutjob and annoying troll.  Yes, his beliefs are real, but he is also deriving a perverse amount of pleasure from annoying others (in his words, he likes to "rile up" the forum.)  If you think about it, many trolls got attention by pretending to be retarded, for laughs - Spectate is the real deal.  

    If all of this is really a hoax, then Spectate is truly an insane troll genius.  The only other explanation I can think of is that Spectate is not Doug Pederson, but some enraged arch-enemy of Doug's who is hell-bent on ruining Pederson's reputation.  I still can't think of a reason why a real troll would publish his real name, pictures, address and videos.  AFAIK, trolls are supposed to maximize annoyance with minimum effort, while avoiding embarrassment in the real world.  

    http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2002-06-25/1004349.html

    Doug Pederson claims that the current stock volatility is directly
    related to a curse he put on participating countries of the United
    Nations back in January, 2000, after they refused to legalize pot.

    ("Canadian Loon Spots White Crow") 

    <font face="Helvetica,Arial"><font color="#000000">The Saskatchewan shaman figures his powers are getting an
    extra boost while the bird is in town and he promises to use them
    for healing purposes.
    </font></font>

    <font face="Helvetica,Arial"><font color="#000000">The 57-year-old says he used to do curses but plans to
    “stay out of the curses” as he ages.
    </font></font>

    <font face="Helvetica,Arial"><font color="#000000">In the meantime, he says he’ll try to get his mayor,
    Trevor Thain, to take action to protect the white crow.
    </font></font>

    <font face="Helvetica,Arial"><font color="#000000">Mayor Thain’s office did not return reporters’
    calls.

    </font></font>

     

     

     This also sounds like Spectate:

    <font face="Verdana" size="3">Doug Pederson's UFO Video's will be requested and shown if possible</font> 

    ...

    <font face="Verdana" size="3">There are at least 4 different types ranging
    from Very small to Much bigger.

    They interact with a Sparrow and
    the bird sees it. Another overtakes
    a Crow in flight and checks it out.</font>

     

    (The stupidest thing is he thinks digital video artifacts are "real" and can be seen be birds.) 

     



  • A more fishy story I never knew.

    @CodeSimian said:

    Doug Pederson claims that the current stock volatility is directly related to a curse he put on participating countries of the United Nations back in January, 2000, after they refused to legalize pot.
    The UN's plans are to irradicate the Marijuana plant worldwide. What's not to curse there.

     @CodeSimian said:

    (The stupidest thing is he thinks digital video artifacts are "real" and can be seen be birds.) 
    My friend Martyn Stubbs did all kinds of downloads from the shuttle when he was managing Shaw Cable in North Vancouver. He is quite famous for it. They are out there and that sparrow did spot the so called artifact. Download the video of the Mushroom Cloud that I captured. Lots of movement way up in the cloud. I showed the video to a young lady I knew. She said she saw it just across the river from the golf course. But it was 2 weeks after the one I videoed????

    It's great to see some of you are digging into the code. Quite simple isn't it. Anybody but anybody can figure that logic out. I do have quite a few more write-ups on my medicine stone escapades. I will upload them along with more video artifacts.

    I'm not really damaging my reputation too bad here. From checking the video counts. There are fewer than a couple dozen viewers. A pretty small group really.

    FishHead update. My other friend came by last evening. He is going to a storage area he has to look for the photo. He tells me he sent 3 or 4 pictures to the Tyrell Museum. They were quite arrogant with him, to the point where he hung up on them.  Damn thieving Dino Gurus. How about those pictures back. He also said more of the fish was buried under river rock. He is comming back after the weekend. I sure hope he finds that picture. This is probably the greatest dino find ever and just a handful of us here know about it.

     

     

     

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    The UN's plans are to irradicate the Marijuana plant worldwide. What's not to curse there.

    Everyone who has heard or read at least one word coming from your mouth or hand and at the same time knows that you like to smoke weed should know why not to curse but rather to warship them for this objective.

    Oh... sorry. I forgot. What I meant was. When someone has read anything you wrote. And he knows you like Marijuana. BoonDoggle. Then this guy also likes UN. For trying to ban it. Data Data Dinosaur Skin is Fun. Holy Stone and Desktop Search.



  • Aliens you forgot Aliens - DerulaSwamp

     

     @derula said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:
    The UN's plans are to irradicate the Marijuana plant worldwide. What's not to curse there.
    Everyone who has heard or read at least one word coming from your mouth or hand and at the same time knows that you like to smoke weed should know why not to curse but rather to warship them for this objective.

    Oh... sorry. I forgot. What I meant was. When someone has read anything you wrote. And he knows you like Marijuana. BoonDoggle. Then this guy also likes UN. For trying to ban it. Data Data Dinosaur Skin is Fun. Holy Stone and Desktop Search.

     

    You forgot the aliens DerulaSwamp. View them with slow motion. The best is the tobacco leaf flyer.

    First the control files that have it run from a CD the exe that is run from the auto run is special.exe (just a renamed copy of search.exe) When the name matches with that in cmd(45) - line 45 in control.txt file then it starts and runs with the prompts comming from cmd(46) (47) and (48) for prompts #1, #2 and #3.

     

    tobacco leaf flyer

     

    Then the control file for the display of the best video starting at 46 seconds in and plays in slow motion for 5 seconds or so freezing on the changing final frame for a few more seconds.

    The "speeed" should be changed to "speed" I had it deactivated for some reason.

    Tobacco leaf flyer 

     

     

     see the video at:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm8vqH5mQ_s

    use the program to slow down the playback after you down load the vid. What do you think. Alien or leaf. I'll upload the other videos in the next little bit.. You can find them by name.

     

     

     

     

     



  • Somebody should hassle Tryell Museum. (MasterPlanSwamp) We want to see the Roger B. FishHead pictures for 4 or 5 years ago. Post them and send them back to Roger. A$$H0les

    80%+ of everything collected by museums has never been on display. So don't send your good stuff there. Take a picture of it and post it on the net.

    What about the netsquared squares are they doing any posts here. Probably not. Swamp search would win hands down in front of a (non technical audience) Techies feel threatened by such power. That's all.

    I know a top alien hunter. (Martyn Stubbs) And have videoed a few of my own Maybe?

    I know top dino mummy hunters (Leo C & Roger B) and have bagged One of my own.

    I am a carrier of some of the most powerful stones on the planet.

    I have a strange bird visiting my backyard. 

    I have created the most powerful program on the planet.

    I can share my data like no other. Who forced NetSquared.org to drop Swamp Search. History won't be kind to them.

     

    I told you that you only knew the half of it before. Now you know about 2/3rds. Keep laughing. Fools.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I told you that you only knew the half of it before. Now you know about 2/3rds. Keep laughing. Fools.
     

    Hmm, maybe Spectate is not a troll after all.  Maybe it is 100% mental illness.  I ran across a guy like this in university, on the Computer Science general discussion newsgroup.   He had delusions of grandeur (claiming he could predict or influence the future) and he was convinced the campus police and government were out to get him.  He also claimed he could write some kind of uber-program (I think a Google replacement?) - sound familiar?  Nothing anyone could say would persuade him to move an inch from his paranoid stance.  One or two people felt the guy was genuinely mentally ill.  It was also the case on that group that everyone posted with their real names (or at least student ids, which were derived from their names).  Of course, it is easy to spoof the "from" header in NNTP, but I doubt he did that.

    Spectate, please get professional help.  For the sake of everyone's mental health.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Swamp search would win hands down in front of a (non technical audience) Techies feel threatened by such power. That's all.

    So go ahead.  <font color="#ff0000" size="6">Please demonstrate SSDS to a non-technical audience. </font> You have friends, right?  You keep talking about your buddies who accept you and your beliefs for what they are.  You mentioned in one of the articles that you have enough friends not to worry about strangers laughing at you.   You have family, right?

    Demonstrate SSDS to a small audience of friends and family.  They should be awestruck by its ease of use and power, so they'll naturally start using it themselves.  Then use your camcorder to record video testimonials, where they will use the program and explain how much they like it.  You LOVE video, right?  Here is your chance to put it to good use.

    You have no excuse for your friends and family not to use SSDS.  Or are they part of the conspiracy, too? 

    If you can upload ONE video of ONE person other than yourself who loves SSDS, maybe you could convince someone here.  Highly doubtful, but maybe.  

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I told you that you only knew the half of it before. Now you know about 2/3rds. Keep laughing. Fools.
     

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but if this group is full of fools and nerds, like you say,<font color="#ff0000" size="4"> WHY THE FUCK DO YOU CARE WHAT WE THINK? WHY DO YOU KEEP COMING HERE AND POSTING THE SAME BS WHEN CLEARLY NOBODY CARES?</font>  Why are you so hell-bent on convincing everybody of your awesomeness?  I'm sure you will just ignore these very reasonable questions, but I gave it a shot.



  • More Aliens than you can shake a stone at.

     

     There was a lot more action in that video. It's been so long that I forgot. That tobacco leaf shoots straight up into the clouds at a distance. In the middle of the screen. Way too fast for the human eye. But birds and Shamen with camcorders can see them.

     

    And that fish is so big it could swallow a horse. Truly a sea monster. I sure hope Roger B. can find that picture this weekend.

    Maybe Martyn Stubbs will share a few of his UFO video. I should call him. Haven't talked to him in a while. He might be more weird than me with all that alien stuff....

     Tobacco leaf flyer. very very fast and is showing off. Just like me. Some leaf, some artifact. Maybe a magic camcorder. Or the power of the stones. Or I'm really good at faking this stuff.

    demo85_pict7 – 04:23
    — SpectateSwamp

    ======================================================================
    0:32.29 thru 0:33.08 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 vg start==32000 wait=4 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip1 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    0:52.00 thru 0:52.04 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 xg vg tobacco leaf strange type start==51500 wait=8 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip2 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    0:57.01 thru 0:57.05 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 vg start==57000 wait=4 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip3 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    1:00.07 thru 1:01.07 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 vg start==60000 wait=5 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip4 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    1:56.29 thru 1:57.08 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 vg start==116000 wait=4 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip5 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    2:32.21 thru 2:33.15 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 vg start==152000 wait=5 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip6 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    2:59.21 thru 2:59.28 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 vg start==179000 wait=5 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip7 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    3:22.04 thru 3:22.09 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 pg start==202000 wait=4 length=262 demo85_pict7 clip8 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict7.mpg

    ======================================================================
    0:08.18 thru 0:08.23 seconds
    photo 23Oct2003 pg start==8000 wait=5 length=86 demo85_pict8 speed=125
    xxx.c:\search\mpeg_videos\demo85_pict8.mpg



  • v nz grzcgrq gb nqncg gur ffqf vagresnpr vagb na nqiragher tnzr jvgu guvf cerzvfr

    Years ago, a man with an average job in data processing and few ties to society found a pair of magical stones. He knew instantly that they were magical, although he could not articulate how. He took the stones home and kept them near him while he slept.
    The stones inspired him to create a computer program, and feverishly he did so. The program was a strange maze of magical numbers with no resemblance to any real application. He could not understand why he had created it, but he knew that he had to somehow use it.
    As he studied the flow of the program the stones had written through him, his grasp on computer programming as we know it became weaker, and his mind began to comprehend the logic of the stones. While he could not understand the program's true purpose, he could add other code to the program to perform tasks that, while strange, were at least comprehensible to human minds.
    Compelled to use the program somehow, he added to it every operation he could find a way to implement within its alien logic, and he changed his personal workflow so that he would have reasons to use the strange new functionality. Believing the program to be a work of genius, he advocated that others use it like himself. He invited those who said they could not comprehend the program to visit him so that they would be exposed to the mind-altering magic of the stones. None visited.
    It may seem that these stones and the program they wrote are evil, that they bring madness and destruction, but the truth is more complex. Run under the right circumstances, given the right sequence of arcane commands, the program could channel the magic of the stones to open a data connection to another world. By using the program to search the world of the stones and uncover its secrets, the user can also uncover a dark secret that threatens to destroy our own world, and use the stones' magic to save both worlds from a threat beyond human comprehension.
    However, in order to create the program, the stones warped the mind of their original finder too far to their own logic. The worlds can only be saved by a user whose mind is still human, who can apply the rationality and logic of our own world to the world of the stones and find the secrets that link the two worlds.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Swamp search would win hands down in front of a (non technical audience) Techies feel threatened by such power. That's all

    Honestly, this program has the worst interface I've ever seen, what the hell happened to the default form style provided by Visual Basic? You've instead created some butt ugly greenish background with a huge list. No tutorial, no quick start guide, nothing. Most people here have a technical background and they don't understand how it works and now you're crazy enough to assume the general public are going to use it? You're truely insane, you provide no docs, nothing!

     This is my last post since your ignorance will only anger me even more. FYI, don't you dare come back to Neowin.



  • @Popcorn said:

     This is my last post since your ignorance will only anger me even more. FYI, don't you dare come back to Neowin.
     

     You will be back. No one can resist insulting this retard.



  • @Noser said:

    Years ago, a man with an average job in [b]data processing data data processing[/b] and few ties to
    society found a pair of magical stones.

    Fixed that for you.

    God in heaven, why am I still replying to this thread?



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    You forgot the aliens DerulaSwamp. View them with slow motion. The best is the tobacco leaf flyer.

    First the control files that have it run from a CD the exe that is run from the auto run is special.exe (just a renamed copy of search.exe) When the name matches with that in cmd(45) - line 45 in control.txt file then it starts and runs with the prompts comming from cmd(46) (47) and (48) for prompts #1, #2 and #3.

    Read this carefully:
    WE. DO. NOT. HAVE. YOUR. FREAKING. CD.

    Also you're always suggesting we download your video and play it slow and look for minute details. Then you upload your video on YouTube.
    1. YOU download it. If you can figure out how to download from YouTube, my opinion of your intelligence will go WAY up. (Yes, there're tools for this, but we can't be bothered to use them to view crappy video of leaves and bugs in slow-mo.)
    2. YouTube *RE-ENCODES* videos and *SCALES* *THEM* *DOWN*. We can't see much detail in the crappy low-res version.
    3. Don't post a 5 minute video of clouds rolling by to show us a leaf flutter by at 0:51. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, EDIT!!! You just wasted 5 minutes of my life. I WANT THEM BACK!
    4. "Video artifacts" are the light-colored blocky crud around darker things (like trees). Insects are NOT video artifacts, even if you don't notice them until you watch the video.
    5. A 1/4 second video of a leaf or insect fluttering by is NOT evidence of aliens or the supernatural.
    6. Even if it is a tobacco leaf.

    Here's a challenge: Download a video from YouTube. Note that it's a .FLV file. Get SSDS to play it slowed down. Then post a video of that. ...video or it didn't happen

    ______________________________________________

    @CodeSimian said:

    http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2002-06-25/1004349.html

    <snip> <snip>

    Whoops, I didn't realize there were actual links to newspapers on this. I had thought maybe "Doug Pederson" was made up.

    I now agree. Either he's an authentic nutjob or he isn't Doug. Most likely nuts. 



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    What about the netsquared squares are they doing any posts here. Probably not. Swamp search would win hands down in front of a (non technical audience) Techies feel threatened by such power. That's all.
     

    You did not meet their entry criteria - that alone means you could never win. They have no interest in you ar this thread in all probability (they may not even know www.thedailywtf.com exists). 

    Techies understand the problems with SSDS (hard to maintain source etc.), non techies are happily uses to a world of simple to use applications with mouse support and help / tooltips that are integrated. Non techies expect applications to be easy to understand and forgiving when mistakes are made.

    SSDS on the other hand requires people to remember an arbitary series of commands that must be entered at specific propmts (prompts which are ignorable in some situations) with a minimal amount of help provided by SSDS. When they manage this they are left with something that provides the search functionailty of notepad or media playback they could have used media player for...

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    I know a top alien hunter. (Martyn Stubbs) And have videoed a few of my own Maybe?

    I know top dino mummy hunters (Leo C & Roger B) and have bagged One of my own.

    I am a carrier of some of the most powerful stones on the planet.

    I have a strange bird visiting my backyard. 

    Indeed, this says more about you than you could ever know.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    I have created the most powerful program on the planet.

    I can share my data like no other. Who forced NetSquared.org to drop Swamp Search. History won't be kind to them.

     I told you that you only knew the half of it before. Now you know about 2/3rds. Keep laughing. Fools.


    You have created a badly written, not that useful single file searching program - this does not equate to the most powerful program on the planet.

    You can share your data how exactly? Nothing you are doing to share your data (youtube, public forums, cds etc. ) require SSDS or any contact with you and your wonderful world.


     



  • Archive.org upload in progress. For an Easter search

    @joemck said:

    If you can figure out how to download from YouTube
    I'm uploading it to archive.org (right now)

    And PopcornSwamp. It seems you have been following me from Neowin. I'll just have to visit again. Posting my views on the Bear Stearns fiasco.

     

    the archive file will be "demo85-pict7" It will take an hour or two 107mb file size



  • Tobacco Leaf Alien

     It takes about 15 minutes to download the video.

    http://www.archive.org/details/demo85-pict7 

    I used ulead to look at the details.



  • @stolen_username said:

    God in heaven, why am I still replying to this thread?

    The Magic of The Stones enslaved you. You'll be bound to this thread forever.



  • @spenk said:

    @DaveK said:

    <font color="red" size="24">YOUR EARS ARE THE SIZE OF FROGS.</font>
     

    Size of frogs or the size or frog's ears?

      I said @DaveK said:
    <font color="red" size="24">SIZE OF FROGS</font>
    , didn't I?  If I had meant @DaveK said:
    <font color="red" size="24">SIZE OF FROG'S EARS</font>
    I would have said @DaveK said:
    <font color="red" size="24">SIZE OF FROG'S EARS</font>
    but I didn't, I meant @DaveK said:
    <font color="red" size="24">SIZE OF FROGS</font>
    and so I said @DaveK said:
    <font color="red" size="24">SIZE OF FROGS</font>
    .  I might even have said @DaveK said:
    <font color="red" size="24">SIZE OF FROGS'</font>
    , because I know how to use apostrophes to indicate plural and possessives and even both at the same time, but that's not what I said, I said @DaveK said:
    <font color="red" size="24">SIZE OF FROGS</font>
    because that's what I wanted to say and that's exactly what I meant.

    @spenk said:

    I really think you need to clarify - this is the kind of poorly thought out grammer that makes a thread go badder than it already is.

    I always use big words and perfect grammar.  This leads to some interesting 'dialogue'.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    But birds and Shamen with camcorders can see them.
     

    Jesus, you don't even know that the word Shaman doesn't have any connection to the word Man?? How can anybody not know how to spell his own job title? It would be like me saying I'm a software developerist...

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    I used ulead to look at the details.

    This is a direct contradiction to your "no editing" policy. That makes you - you guessed it - a LIAR!! 




  • @tdittmar said:

    Jesus, you don't even know that the word Shaman doesn't have any connection to the word Man?? How can anybody not know how to spell his own job title? It would be like me saying I'm a software developerist...
     

    I'm not sure the etymology of "shaman" is covered in Spectate's Grade 9 education.  He is really above that kind of intellectual geekery.

    He cannot even spell his own name - his SourceForge project is called SpecatateSwamp....  Also, he probably thinks "shamen" is a "clever" "pun" (like most of his renamed thread titles).

    @tdittmar said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    I used ulead to look at the details.

    This is a direct contradiction to your "no editing" policy. That makes you - you guessed it - a LIAR!! 

    Sadly, he has already covered this in another thread, on another forum:

     http://www.daniweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74992&highlight=spectateswamp+edit

    I'll give you the Cliff/Coles notes:

    SpectateSwamp: #1 reason for editing video is to cut out crime.  Don't incriminate yourselves.

    Forum Member #1: Sorry, what's your point? (This isn't even a video forum.)

    SpectateSwamp: BLA BLA BLA nature BLA BLA BLA video BLA BLA BLA Rodney King  BLA BLA BLA political forums

    SpectateSwamp: Another good use for editors is to view video artifacts.  It helps if you have a bird in the picture.  Birds can see video artifacts.

    Forum Member #2: This is highly amusing, considering you just posted a thread about how it's completely unnecessary to edit video.

    SpectateSwamp (direct quote):
    "It's not really editing. Just using an editor. My custom player does

    a reasonable job of slowing down the action. But I must agree that

    editors do have a purpose in "better viewing of digital artifacts"



    So technically I'm still not editing. Just viewing the detail with one.



    I have yapped so much about not editing. That it came back to bite

    me. That kind of stuff happens to people all the time."

    Forum Member #2 (direct quote): "
    Just using an editor.... to edit?



    You're not making any sense."

    Notice how Spectate starts off talking about editing to remove incriminating evidence, then as soon as someone calls him on his shit, he start talking about editing to view video artifacts.

    Kinda like he used "Stones" to refer to medicine stones and the Rolling Stones in the same post.  (Another "clever" "pun".) 

    As soon as anyone advances a cogent point of criticism or a valid line of inquiry, Spectate will simply redefine the whole discussion.  If you could prove to Spectate that SSDS doesn't do search, he would simply claim it was a video player all along.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    It takes about 15 minutes to download the video.

    Did you. Not. Read my post? We don't want. To download 170 MB. Of freaking clouds. To see. One second of LEAVES.

    I MIGHT look at your video if you would bother to snip out the boring parts. You want us to look at a LEAF. Don't make me wade through a half hour of clouds to find it. YES, clouds are PRETTY and we all ought to spend more time appreciating nature's beauty, BUT I can get a much better view of them through my window than watching ANY quality of video! When I want to watch CLOUDS, I watch CLOUDS. Not VIDEOS of clouds.

    Now if you want me to look at your leaf, EDIT THE DAMN VIDEO. I'll grant that you catch more things in your videos because you just keep the film rolling. I'll even agree that you can sometimes get a better view of natural scenery by showing it as-is instead of editing. BUT now that you're done filming and have something SPECIFIC you want to show us, cut out the parts that DON'T show that thing. What do minutes of clouds and wind noise have to do with your leaf? NOTHING. Then EDIT MOST OF IT OUT. A 1/2 second video of a leaf shouldn't be much longer than a second or 2. And certainly not A HUNDRED FREAKING MEGABYTES!!!!



  • Tobacco Leaf Alien - Shoots straight up into the clouds

    @joemck said:

    Did you. Not. Read my post? We don't want. To download 170 MB. Of freaking clouds. To see. One second of LEAVES.
    Come on JoeMckSwamp take a look. I'm sure it will be worth it for you. (104Mb) This thing shoots straight up into the clouds, after the pass real close up. What the H is it? It's a playful Leaf anyway. You will be excited. This group should have the software to expose it even better than dumb old Spectate. Any swampies out there that want to help out here?

    Re-rendering always causes some loss. So I didn't want to show you anything but the original. Please please take a look. A very close look.

     http://www.archive.org/details/demo85-pict7

     

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    @joemck said:

    Did you. Not. Read my post? We don't want. To download 170 MB. Of freaking clouds. To see. One second of LEAVES.
    Come on JoeMckSwamp take a look. I'm sure it will be worth it for you. (104Mb) This thing shoots straight up into the clouds, after the pass real close up. What the H is it? It's a playful Leaf anyway. You will be excited. This group should have the software to expose it even better than dumb old Spectate. Any swampies out there that want to help out here?

    Re-rendering always causes some loss. So I didn't want to show you anything but the original. Please please take a look. A very close look.

     http://www.archive.org/details/demo85-pict7

     

    Do you not understand? Nobody wants to download that duration and size of video for a second or so of 'interesting' footage. This is the whole point of editing video - to provide a focused and meaningful experience for the viewer.

    Although re-encoding the video will cause quality loss there are many tools that will allow you to cut mpg video without requiring the result to be encoded again, therefore there is no quality loss. Personally I would have expected such a self proclaimed expert on the evils of editting to have at least looked at what can be done with editors before dismissing them </sarcasm>



  • @spenk said:

    Personally I would have expected such a self proclaimed expert on the evils of editting to have at least looked at what can be done with editors before dismissing them </sarcasm>
    I was hoping that with all the experts here. Somebody could do a better job of displaying the video than me. I'm a Desktop Search expert and video nut. I stay away from editing. It would cut into my video time.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I was hoping that with all the experts here. Somebody could do a better job of displaying the video than me
     

    Most of us may not be experts with video, however the original recording is the limiting factor. If there are compression artifactsin the original there isn't a lot that can be done.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    I'm a Desktop Search expert

    No you are not. You have written a single file searching tool, this (as you have been told before) is not what desktop searching means. Plus the code is awful and you are so uninterested you cannot even be bothered to maintain (or even delegate the administration) of your own sourceforge project.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    and video nut

    Indeed.

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    I stay away from editing. It would cut into my video time.

    Odd decision, surely one of the reasons to record video footage is so other people can view it. Long, dull and meaningless videos with only a few seconds of interesting content are going to be ignored by the masses. Edit them properly and people will watch.



  • Tobacco Leaf Alien - Shoots straight up into the clouds

    Ok I'll get some video editing software and slow down the action so I can capture a still image. I'll be back.



  • Oh my gosh, seems like the first time he listened to any input ! Spenk, you have a gift !

    Although I'm not one for magic stones, dinosaur skin, or UFOs. I'm not denying the presence of them, I'm just saying whoever bases their life around them is in serious need of not mental help, but spiritual.



  • Tobacco Leaf flyer - Slowed down for this group

    see the original mpeg video starting 52 seconds in:

    tobacco leaf flyer #1

    tobacco-2

    tobacco-3

    tobacco-4

    tobacco5



  •  @SpectateSwamp said:

    see the original mpeg video starting 52 seconds in:

    OH NO! A blurry video of a leaf!

    Good lord, it is amazing you are able to stay alive while being this stupid... How have you not forgotten to breath by now?



  • Tobacco Leaf flyer - Slowed down for this group

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    see the original mpeg video starting 52 seconds in:

    OH NO! A blurry video of a leaf!

    Good lord, it is amazing you are able to stay alive while being this stupid... How have you not forgotten to breath by now?

    Download the original video and start looking at 52.26 in the lower right hand corner. thru till 53.07 The tobacco leaf flyer goes up the the clouds.

    There are a number of other fly-bys that the leaf does. The first one took place in .05 seconds. Come on somebody else look at this leaf with your video editors.

     

    I'll do some of the same so you can find the cloaked mother ship in one of the other videos. Check it out if you want to see things:



  •  @SpectateSwamp said:

    see the original mpeg video starting 52 seconds in:

    Are we supposed to be looking at something other than the leaf? Or is it an alien leaf with alien powers? Or some. thing.

      @SpectateSwamp said:

    I'll do some of the same so you can find the cloaked mother ship in one
    of the other videos. Check it out if you want to see things:

    WTF? Are we in an episode of star trek or something? Cloaked mothership - wtf are you on about.



  • I'm really confused now. Spectate, you're showing us a video of a leaf. You're TELLING us that this video of a leaf is a video of a leaf. Why the fuck should we be getting excited about this?

    It may surprise you, given we're all geeks here, but I'm pretty sure that everyone on this forum has ALREADY seen a leaf.

     

    I have some requests:

     

    1) Explain WHY this video of a leaf is worth watching

    2) Use a comma. PLEASE use a comma

    3) Curse MasterPlanSoftware. He said your beard was thick, like your mum, and unsightly, like your mum, and that it sits on your face.



  • @rc_pinchey said:

    3) Curse MasterPlanSoftware. He said your beard was thick, like your mum, and unsightly, like your mum, and that it sits on your face[b], like your mum[/b].

     

    FTFY.  Finish your insults, people.



  • @stolen_username said:

    @rc_pinchey said:

    3) Curse MasterPlanSoftware. He said your beard was thick, like your mum, and unsightly, like your mum, and that it sits on your face, like your mum.

     

    FTFY.  Finish your insults, people.

     

    It kinda loses the artistry when you spell it out.



  • @rc_pinchey said:

    It kinda loses the artistry when you spell it out.

    I agree, but a conversation with SpectateSwamp is not the place for subtlety... though I suppose he's unlikely to respond to a direct insult anyway.


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