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



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Bird sees alien
     

    So what? Can you prove that the tiny speck is an alien and not, e.g., dust on your camera lens? I've taken pictures which had strange specks, but they turned out to be dirt on the camera lens...

     

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    ]To capture these Aliens. You'd need to train a bird to spring the trapdoor. They are the only ones that can see these intruders in realtime. Any kind of bird should do?

     


    And still, you have NOT answered the question which CodeSimian asked (i.e. WAS IT YOUR CAMCORDER OR SSDS THAT "CAPTURED" THE "ALIEN" FOOTAGE?). How hard is it to answer an "A or B?" question?

     

    Get a life, SpectateSwamp.      



  •  @Renan_S2 said:

    When all you have is a hammer 9th Grade. education, all problems start looking like your fingers Desktop. Search.   

    Thought I would help you out with your signature.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Thought I would help you out with your signature.
     

     

    OK, much appreciated, thank you. 



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    To capture these Aliens. You'd need to train a bird to spring the trapdoor. They are the only ones that can see these intruders in realtime. Any kind of bird should do?

     

    Actually, you're wrong. I can see why you've made the error, because you're obviously not a trained zoologist and you have no background in image analysis- allow me to help.

     

     

    At first glance, to the untrained eye, the above image does
    in fact appear to be a bird, seated on a power line, looking at an
    alien.

    But using a US government-issue reductive AI rescaling anti-compression refactoring algorithm, we can ENHANCE the image in order to see the true nature of what you've captured here.

    Following the ENHANCE, anyone with an advanced degree in simian macrobiology will see the error!

    It's pretty clear when you know what you're looking for, but I can see that without a detailed study of the creature's behavioral patterns some confusion could remain. So, to help out, I ran the ENHANCEd image through a triple-gaussian bi-dispersive correctional filter, adjusted the qualitative bias, lightened the de-contrastive alpha channels, and de-conglomoralated the minor distortions throughout.

    You see here that what you had taken to be a common species of bird is clearly a Hoffman's Sloth. It's an easy mistake to make, without access to government-standard image ENHANCE or the ability to autodeidefenestrate.

     

    Now you know, and knowing is half the battle! 



  • @rc_pinchey said:

    It's an easy mistake to make, without access to government-standard image ENHANCE or the ability to autodeidefenestrate.
     

    SSDS could have done that.

    Spectate just didn't want you to be jealous of SSDS's image enhancement feature:  hh%r4 hnd9 and Jam it!



  • BirdWatcher needed. Sparrow expert preferred

    @aleph said:

    Swampy, can you please make a video of yourself building/using a bird-operated trapdoor? Bonus points if you have video of the alien that you manage to capture. As for the type of bird, wouldn't that white hooded crow be best since then your stones can aid it somehow?
    We need a birdwatcher to tell us what's going on in the Sparrows mind. Is He frightened or what. Anybody wanting to use Swamp Search to slow down images try this:

     0:19.04 thru 0:20.12 seconds
     
     photo 12Jun2003 speck checks out sparrow contact start==18000 wait=5.55 demo13_pict7 speed=125
     xxx.c:\search\mpeg\demo13_pict7.mpg
     
     ======================================================================
     To play the whole video in slow motion. When you are doing the initial check deactivate the start== and wait= as below

     photo 12Jun2003 speck checks out sparrow contact staart==18000 waait=5.55 demo13_pict7 speed=125
     xxx.c:\search\mpeg\demo13_pict7.mpg

    The "photo" is needed somewhere on the first line.

    The "xxx." is needed at the start of the 2nd line.

    The speed=125 plays it back at about 1/10 speed

    again the original video is at:

    the scene is at: 20.01

    Bird spots intruder

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    We need a birdwatcher to tell us what's going on in the Sparrows mind. Is He frightened or what.
     

    Has it ever occurred to you that the bird might just be looking to the right, and at nothing in particular?

    I mean, really you are fucking stupid.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Anybody wanting to use Swamp Search to slow down images try this

    NOBODY would EVER use SSDS to look at this video. It is the worst possible tool for the job.

    You might as well use a philips screwdriver to turn a hex head bolt. Somehow I don't doubt you would try...

     

    Fucking idiot.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    photo 12Jun2003 speck checks out sparrow contact start==18000 wait=5.55 demo13_pict7 speed=125
     xxx.c:\search\mpeg\demo13_pict7.mpg
     
     ======================================================================
     To play the whole video in slow motion. When you are doing the initial check deactivate the start== and wait= as below

     photo 12Jun2003 speck checks out sparrow contact staart==18000 waait=5.55 demo13_pict7 speed=125
     xxx.c:\search\mpeg\demo13_pict7.mpg

     

    Fucking hell, I'd almost forgotten quite how shit SSDS actually was. Thanks for the timely reminder! 

     

    So, let me get this straight... to turn on slow-motion, you have to type the speed as a number, where 125 is 10%, and full speed is... 1250? 12.5? WTF?

    You have to type "photo" on the first line, when you're not looking at or searching or doing ANYTHING which is in ANY way related to a photo.

    You type an arbitrary string description of the scene- what is this? A tag? A filename? Part of the index?

    To start at a certain point in the file, you set the start point to 18000. 18000 WHAT??? Seconds? Milliseconds? Frames? Bytes? 

    You set "wait" to 5.55. What the fuck is "wait"? Why do you set it? Again, 5.55 of what unit? Is that a lot, or not much?

    When assigning "start", you use a double equals. When assigning "wait", you use a single equals. No justification for this can possibly exist. 

    The second line has to start with "xxx." for no discernable reason. I can only assume that... no, I can't even think of anything to assume. 

    You have to type in the full path and filename- even though you've already typed the filename on the previous line. How many fucking times do you have to be told that it is NOT a desktop search application if you have to TELL it where the file is because the application is unable to search for the file.

    To turn OFF "start", you type "start" again with an extra "a", assigning the same value as you did previously.

    Just in case the casual observer assumed the above was a typo, to turn off "wait" you again type "wait" with an extra "a" assigning the same altered value as in the original command.

     

    It's actually debatable whether anything less worthwhile than SSDS has ever been done by anyone in the history of software engineering. Your application, and by association your life, is a failed and worthless piece of nonsensical drivel. You've certainly picked the perfect place to showcase it.



  • I've got to say this again, as the sheer boundless stupidity of it has overwhelmed me utterly.

    <font color="red" size="4">In order to turn off "start" and "wait", you retype the command which enabled them, but with the addition of a second "a".</font>

     

    Congratulations, Spectate Swamp, your user interface is perfectly wrong. 



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    We need a birdwatcher to tell us what's going on in the Sparrows mind.
     

    You are a birdwatcher, remember?  You tell us what's going on in its mind.  Somehow I have the feeling its got more going on up there than you do.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Is He frightened or what

    I sure am frightened.   Terrified Even.  That such Utter and complete Stupidity. Could Exist.

     @SpectateSwamp said:

    Anybody wanting to use Swamp Search to slow down images try this:

    [SNIP: USELESS INSTRUCTIONS]

    http://www.archive.org/details/demo13-pict7

    the scene is at: 20.01

    Nobody wants to use Swamp Search.  NOBODY.   You are basically asking us to use SSDS to "edit" your video by playing selected portions at a certain rate of speed.  WHY DON'T YOU JUST EDIT THE VIDEO YOURSELF, SIMPLETON?  You even admitted in another thread that video editors are useful for "viewing of digital artifacts" (which we understand to mean "aliens").  

    You have no problem doing a "screen re-shoot" of video, or using SSDS to play back selected segments, but you are vehemently opposed to using a video editor?  Or could it be that you are just too stupid and incompetent to use an editor yourself?  Perhaps your twisted mind has fabricated an enormous rationalization ("video editing is evil") to hide this fact from yourself.



  • Ok. I am seriously considering registering and starting a site: www.thestupidestmanonearth.com

    If I set it up as a wiki, could I count on others to help me with chroniciling the life and times of the feature person (Spectate of course)?

    We could use a lot of the crap he has posted online as a good start, plus all the data we have collected by research.

     

    I bet it would get decent traffic. We could probably even fund it with t-shirt and coffee mug sales!

     

    Does this sound like a worthwhile venture? Any takers?



  •  Maybe if we call him SpectaateSwaamp he'll go away!



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Ok. I am seriously considering registering and starting a site: www.thestupidestmanonearth.com

    If I set it up as a wiki, could I count on others to help me with chroniciling the life and times of the feature person (Spectate of course)?

     

    Dude, Spectate could probably do that all by himself, and he'd thank you for it.  This is the same guy who proudly posts links to threads, videos, pics, and articles which make him look stupid and insane.

    I don't think you'll be starved for content. 



  • @rc_pinchey said:

    I've got to say this again, as the sheer boundless stupidity of it has overwhelmed me utterly.

    <font color="red" size="4">In order to turn off "start" and "wait", you retype the command which enabled them, but with the addition of a second "a".</font>

     

    Congratulations, Spectate Swamp, your user interface is perfectly wrong. 

     

    To be fair, I think he's trying to say that you retype/paste the same command, but purposely misspell "start" and "wait" so the options don't take effect.  Sort of like commenting out lines in a script, except an order of magnitude more retarded.

    I hate to say it, but some of Spectate's apparent WTF-ery is really attributable to abysmal communication skills.   (The rest is due to batshit insanity, of course.)



  • @CodeSimian said:

    Dude, Spectate could probably do that all by himself, and he'd thank you for it.  This is the same guy who proudly posts links to threads, videos, pics, and articles which make him look stupid and insane.

    I don't think you'll be starved for content. 

     

    He could supply content, but he couldn't make it the way we could...

    I don't even care about humiliating him, you just cannot do it. He is really THAT stupid.


    The point is that it would be a funny site, and I bet it could be quite popular.

    What do you think?



  • @CodeSimian said:

    To be fair, I think he's trying to say that you retype/paste the same command, but purposely misspell "start" and "wait" so the options don't take effect.  Sort of like commenting out lines in a script, except an order of magnitude more retarded.
     

    Right, and they aren't commands, they are lines in the control file he uses... because he is really that goddamn dumb where he doesn't even seem to understand the difference/purpose of config files and commands.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    The point is that it would be a funny site, and I bet it could be quite popular.

    What do you think?

    It's a cool idea - I'm impressed by your initiative.  Personally I think we will all get sick of him eventually, though.  He has really mentioned ALL of this sh-t in several forums over the past couple of years, even though it seems fresh to us:

    1) SSDS

    2) "Videoing in" your family pictures and books instead of scanning them

    3) "Biggie Flatten 'Em Stones"

    4) Alien specks

    If you scratch the surface, I don't know if there's much underneath.  (Except a gibbering lunatic). 

     



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    The point is that it would be a funny site, and I bet it could be quite popular.

    What do you think?

     

    If Swampy agrees, it's a genius idea.

     

    What do you think, Swampy? Do you like the idea of having a website just about you, where people can download SSDS and the world can see your alien pictures? Where thousands of people can read what you have to say? 

     

     

    edit: I wonder if Swampy would pay the hosting fees?  😉 



  • @rc_pinchey said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    The point is that it would be a funny site, and I bet it could be quite popular.

    What do you think?

     

    If Swampy agrees, it's a genius idea.

     

    What do you think, Swampy? Do you like the idea of having a website just about you, where people can download SSDS and the world can see your alien pictures? Where thousands of people can read what you have to say? 

     

     

    edit: I wonder if Swampy would pay the hosting fees?  😉 

     

    I don't even want it to be a platform for that lunatic. I want it to be basically biographical, listing his rants and raves as viewed 'in nature'. 

     

    Good user contributed stores that thread together all of the ridiculous ideas, stories, contradictions and lies that are the great bearded one...

    Stuff like that. I think Spectate would love it even though it would be clearly making fun of him, but he doesn't get it anyway.

    Still think it is a good idea?



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Anybody wanting to use Swamp Search to slow down images try this:
     

     

    Nobody, except you, wants to. Get over it, dammit. Now, let me go back to using a screwdriver to hammer in some nails...


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