Nobody shares knowledge better than this



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    communication problems
     

    You?

    With YOUR reputation?

    Never!



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Knowledge should be short and to the point. Like this thread.

    This is the funniest thing anyone has said in this thread for at least 600 posts.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:
    Knowledge should be short and to the point. Like this thread.

    This is the funniest thing anyone has said in this thread for at least 600 posts.

    I laughed out loud.

    Now for the sobering question: Is Spectate intentionally using humor?



  • Knowledge changes and needs upgrading

     

    Below is the instructions on how to share video so others can see the most interesting parts in slow motion. MotorCycle back flip. SkateBoard tricks. Golf Swing and of course Faster Than Sight objects.

    Thanks to this never ending thread the program has gotten better and better. So be brave and down load the very short video files at the beginning as a test. Then the search.exe and MPEG_VIDEOSmix.txt timeline control file. Once you have those working then download the rest of the files that have the FTS objects to your USB stick. Then you can see these objects as well or better than me (if you have a large screen TV hooked to your computer)

    By looking at the MPEG_VIDEOSmix.txt you'll quickly see how the playback is controlled and hope upon hope maybe shoot some of your own video.

    Sometimes Sharing Video knowledge can be hard but I'll keep trying.

    In the next day or two I'll add some of the other FTS videos. Cuz I love you.

    Here is the Screen reshoot from the first 10 minutes of the playback.

    Slow Motion Demo and Faster Than Sight Objects – 10:15
    — SpectateSwamp



  • Swampy, where can I get the binary? I'm willing to give the new version another look. Perhaps I'm just brave or stupid.



  • @Gazzonyx said:

    Swampy, where can I get the binary?
     

    It's downloadable off his webspace: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/search.exe

     @Gazzonyx said:

    I'm willing to give the new version another look.

    Good luck! Report back from the front.

    @Gazzonyx said:

    Perhaps I'm just brave or stupid.

    whistles, innocently

     

     



  • When you can catalog video like this - you are the best

     

    Grrrreeat. Just put the above program on a USB stick. Then some of your own mpg videos there. Rename it to catmydrive.exe and run it.

    It will do an auto catalog. Then rename another copy to sequential.exe and run that. The videos will run in order. If you have a look at MPEG_VIDEOSmix.txt on my site you will see how the timeline playback works.

     Rename another one to catmydrivegolf.exe and run that on the USB stick and you will see how it does a catalog for golf video. Golf video is: start recording when they address the ball and stop right after the swing. These very short clips are played then it starts 6 seconds from the end of the video and when there is 3 seconds left it switches to slow motion for the swing.

    I have never ever wrote a program that intentionally destroyed data. Real programmers protect your data. With this app you can keep your data forever.

     



  • Shocked. Shocked and horrified. The confession of a Linux SSDS user.

    It all blew up in my face. It was supposed to be a bad joke. I would download the binary and then post that it didn't work.
    But I was wrong. I was so wrong. What follows is what actually happened (edited slightly for readability).

    scottl@plan-b ~/bin $ wget http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/search.exe
    2012-11-10 13:14:37 (376 KB/s) - `search.exe' saved [554496/554496]

    scottl@plan-b ~/bin $ chmod +x ./search.exe
    scottl@plan-b ~/bin $ ./search.exe
    err:module:import_dll Library MSVBVM50.DLL (which is needed by L"Z:\\home\\scottl\\bin\\search.exe") not found
    err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\home\\scottl\\bin\\search.exe" failed, status c0000135

    At this point I should explain that I've got the latest version of Wine installed on this Linux box. To carry the joke to its logical conclusion, I downloaded and installed the dll.

    scottl@plan-b ~/bin $ mv ~/Downloads/msvbvm50.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/

    Then I ran it again.

    scottl@plan-b ~/bin $ ./search.exe

    This time it ran. SSDS freakin' runs under Wine. I can't believe it. When I have time I'm going to see how much of this works under Wine.



  • Thanks. I don't have or use Linux. It's great to know that it runs.

    Be prepared to see those FTS objects. Wine and SSDS will show you weird stuff.

    Thanks again GazzonyxSwamp.

    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/msvbvm50.dll  Sometimes you don't need it.

    I always include the above dll when I burn a DVD for windows.

    I have smartened up a bit over time. Now I create TV - DVD format videos as well as the PC version

    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/autorun.inf I include this autorun so the PC DVD's auto start.

    You are almost there and very brave I might add.  Exploring the unknown. What fun. We should start awarding trophies for those who capture the best FTS videos.

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I have smartened up a bit over time


    [citation needed]

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    Now I create TV - DVD format videos as well as the PC version


    What are "TV - DVD format videos"?



  • @derula said:

    What are "TV - DVD format videos"?
     

    I suspect this is SwampSpeak for VOBs, but you can never tell.



  • Deception or sharing knowledge like this

    @Cassidy said:

    @derula said:

    What are "TV - DVD format videos"?
     

    I suspect this is SwampSpeak for VOBs, but you can never tell.

    And you'd be right.

    Finally got the random video / large text option working. It took going back to square ONE. Just a little more testing and examining the code and I'll make it available.

    Having text explaining each video clip will be handy as I get older and my video library expands.

     

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    @Cassidy said:
    @derula said:
    What are "TV - DVD format videos"?
    I suspect this is SwampSpeak for VOBs, but you can never tell.
    And you'd be right.

    And with that trick, SSRR works on DVD players?



  • More randomness

    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/search.exe        Updated yesterday.....

     

    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/slomo_demo.htm  The details to see what I can see.

    It now plays random groupings of LARGE text along with the video segment playing multiple times.

    Dang I love this program.

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    It now plays random groupings of LARGE text along with the video segment playing multiple times.
     

    Perfect for HollywoodOS, running on those screens behind the actor.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/slomo_demo.htm  The details to see what I can see.




    I hate to break this to you, but nobody can see what you see. Case in point: that link leads to a completely blank page, in Chrome and Firefox. Might have something to do with the fact that most of the source is commented-out. Good going SwampSwamp.



  • SSDS puts videos in context with LARGE font descriptions

    @CodeSimian said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/slomo_demo.htm  The details to see what I can see.

    I hate to break this to you, but *nobody* can see what you see. Case in point: that link leads to a completely blank page, in Chrome and Firefox. Might have something to do with the fact that most of the source is commented-out. Good going SwampSwamp.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzULqlf8598  

    Can you see this.

    There is a link in this videos discussion to the slomo_demo page.

     Strange I have no problem with it??

     

    Thanks for the heads up CodeSimianSwamp

    Being able to attach large text video is more important than text for pictures. Enabling people to put those short clips in context. Without it the relevance of the video clip becomes lost.

     

     

     

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

     Strange I have no problem with it??

    The page works in Internet Explorer but not Firefox and Chrome. I already explained the problem to you. Whether you can/will fix it is up to you.



  • @CodeSimian said:

    Whether you can/will fix it is up to you.
     

    Why do that when you're expected to add a noodle and jam it yourself?



  • SSDS makes video worthwhile

    @CodeSimian said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:
     Strange I have no problem with it??
    The page works in Internet Explorer but not Firefox and Chrome. I already explained the problem to you. Whether you can/will fix it is up to you.

     

     

    FireFox and Chrome must have been created by the Perfect Perfects / Too Goodies or Know-it-alls.

    I took those couple comment lines out. Not much complex in those pages. WoW.

    Hope that works... Don't want to discriminate against FoxFire and Chrome Swampies...

    When you can share video like I do. Video knowledge will spread faster than a wild fire. Stand back or you'll get burned.

     

     

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    FireFox and Chrome must have been created by the Perfect Perfects / Too Goodies or Know-it-alls.

    Well, considering that pretty much your entire HTML source was an unterminated comment, browsers have about 2 choices:

    • Assume you meant what you said ("This is a real comment that I forgot to end") and ignore the contents of the comment (Firefox and Chrome)
    • Try to guess what you meant ("Oops, I accidentally commented everything out by removing a comment terminator"), and act as if you had never started the comment in the first place (Internet Explorer)



      It has nothing to do with being "know-it-alls". It's more like: "This shit doesn't make sense. What's the best way to interpret it?" But by all means, blame your own communication problems on everyone else. Funny how you have similar issues being understood in both HTML and English, eh Swampie?


  • Too bad for FireFox and Chrome

    Dang the code looks perfect...

     

     

    <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Slow motion demo </TITLE>
    <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
    <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2604" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
    <BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
    <CENTER>
    <CENTER><A  href="http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/home.htm">Home
    </A><BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR> 
    <BR>          last update:            Sunday November 18, 2012 08:10 a.m. (-8 Gmt)
    <BR> 
    <BR> Download a copy of each the 12 videos and save them to a USB stick
    <BR> Download a copy of the search.exe to the same stick
    <BR> Rename a copy of the search.exe to catmydrive.exe and run it
    <BR> download a copy of MPEG_VIDEOSmix.txt to the stick
    <BR> run a copy of the search.exe named as MPEG_VIDEOSmix.exe and away it goes
    <BR>
    <BR>
    <BR>  HERE are the videos at archive.org
    <BR>
    <BR>  Open them in Windows media player and save them to the USB stick
    <BR>  Make sure the names of the videos match those in the MPEG_VIDEOSmix.txt file below
    <BR>
    <BR> 
    <BR> 
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/stunt_bike_6">  motor cycle back flip (5.8 MB 7secs)</a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/skate_board_213">  skate_board_212.mpg clears six steps (10.8 MB 14secs)     </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/skate_board_131">  skate_board_131.mpg 360 degree rotate (6.3 MB 8secs)      </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>   *** HINT ***
    <BR>   Give it a try with just a couple of the above files first. Then upload the much larger files
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/GolfSwingDemo20100612162101a">20100612162101a.mpg golf swing (13.9 MB 18secs)     </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/demo13_pict7"> demo13_pict7    spooked sparrow (17.6 MB 47secs)     </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/demo76-pict13">  demo76_pict13    cloaked mother ship and swarm details (108 MB 179secs)     </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/demo85-pict7">  demo85-pict7    tobacco leaf flyer (99 MB 262secs)      </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/ShinyObjectUpperRightOfScreen4secsThru30secs">   demo114_pict6.mpg first 30 seconds (73 MB  149secs)   </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/FaintShinyObjectAt85SecsMovesBehindCloud"> demo100_pict7.mpg  does not come out the other side (172 MB 276secs)     </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/FasterThanSightObjectMakesChangeInDirection">   demo801_pict005 270 degree turn (48 MB 91secs)  </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/demo71_pict8"> demo71_pict8 bright shiny (43 MB 121secs)    </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://archive.org/details/Drone-or-UFO-18Jul2010"> Drone-or-UFO-18Jul2010 moves across the cloud face (31 MB 52secs)     </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR>
    <BR> HERE is the Multi-Media Player / Search Engine search.exe (541kb) LATEST 15Nov2012
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/search.exe"> search.exe The Search engine / MultiMedia Player   </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR> the file below is the run time system that visual basic needs sometimes (the search.exe) is a VB program
    <CENTER><A href="http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files.php/dllfiles/M/msvbvm50.dll/download.html"> If it complains about a missing msvbvm50.? download this
    <BR><A
    <CENTER><A href="http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/msvbvm50.dll"> Or from HERE at my site (1.29 MB)
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/MPEG_VIDEOSmix.txt"> MPEG_VIDEOSmix.txt the control file for the timeline playback  </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/autorun.inf"> autorun.inf (if you want the DVD you burn to autorun)  </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR><A href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzULqlf8598">  Check this youtube link for comments on the below video     </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EzULqlf8598"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EzULqlf8598" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="350"></embed></object>
    <BR>
    <BR>
    <BR> Now grab the control file for random playback
    <BR>
    <BR>
    <BR><A href="http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/random_VIDEOSmix.txt"> random_VIDEOSmix.txt the control file for random timeline playback  </a>
    <BR><A
    <BR> rename a copy of search.exe to random_VIDEOSmix.exe and click: away it goes
    <BR>
    <BR>
    <CENTER><A  href="http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/home.htm">Home
    </A><BR><A
    <BR>
    <BR> <BR> 
    </HTML>



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Dang the code looks perfect...

    </A><BR><A
    <BR>


    *cough*

     



  •  @SpectateSwamp said:

    Dang the code looks perfect...



    Look buddy, your original page source looked something like this before you fixed it (the exact "saved-from URL" may have been different):

     [CODE]<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    <font color="#FF0000"><!-- saved from url=(0057)http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan/slomo_demo.htm </font>
    <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Slow motion demo</TITLE>
    <META content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-Type>
    <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16455"></HEAD>
    <BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
    [/CODE]

    Note the missing end of comment marker ("-->") on the "saved from url" line.  Because that marker was missing, the entire page was a comment.

    I'm sincerely impressed that you actually listened to someone else and fixed it, but please stop blaming your problems on everyone else.

    Thanks for fixing it, though.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Dang the code looks perfect...


    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all.

    @CodeSimian said:

    Thanks for fixing it, though.
     

    Thanks for nothing. It made more sense with the single opening comment in.

     



  • Poor poor FireFox and Chrome Swampies

    Wished I would have fixed it earlier...

     

    I may even look at chrome and firefox browsers. Just so this doesn't happen again.

     

    Again Thanks

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Again Thanks


    You're welcome.



  • Frustration with screen reshoots... The solution is in 2nd_bestest app

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDQ3uZg9c9Y 

    Screen reshoots when I have the camcorder on auto is a bit of a problem as you can see in the above video.

    The solution is to do what the 2nd_bestest program logic does. SSDS may work right now, I don't know but will test it tonight.

    Ie show a bitmap picture then print the large font (48 point) text on top of that. Just like 2nd_bestest does. If there are any problems with that; I'll fix 'em.

    When there is something for the camcorder to focus on (other than a black screen) then the print display won't be a problem.

    Not having the camcorder on auto is an option but not one that I like.

     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I may even look at chrome and firefox browsers.
     

    Why bother with. Those tools SSDS is. The only tool you'll ever need?



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Dang the code looks perfect...

    Not to the W3C it doesn't!



  • No more underscore?

    @derula said:

    @SpectateSwamp said:
    Dang the code looks perfect...
    Not to the W3C it doesn't!

     

    What do I need to do to fix that. Remove the underscore? What.

    I'll fix it because I'm always listening to you DerulaSwamp



  • I'll use that site you suggested to fix up the code. Thanks.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    I'll fix it because I'm always listening to you DerulaSwamp

    Aww I love you too <3



  • @derula said:

    @SpectateStalk said:
    I'll fix it because I'm always listening to you DerulaSwamp

    Aww I love you too

     

    Be afraid.

    Be VERY afraid.



  • UFOs Over Denver are Insects

    Did Swampie move to Denver and become a journalist?



  • Knowledge Ain't SPAM

     

    This apple / mac / ipad forum banned sweet old me.
    I was on their thread about "the best video editing app" a subject which I am an expert in...
    after a couple posts some wise guy said this:


    [QUOTE=dhewson777;741948]I don't get how this is to do with the iPad? Am I missing
      something?[/QUOTE]
     
     So we are not really talking about the "Best Video Editing App" Maybe 2nd or 3rd 
     best video editing app.

    Are all Mac affectionatoes this closed minded. They don't want any knowledge that is counter to their beliefs.


     



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    Are all Mac affectionatoes this closed minded. They don't want any knowledge that is counter to their beliefs.
     

    Yes.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    This apple / mac / ipad forum banned sweet old me.
    I was on their thread about "the best video editing app" a subject which I am an expert in...
    after a couple posts some wise guy said this:


    [QUOTE user="dhewson777"]I don't get how this is to do with the iPad? Am I missing
      something?[/QUOTE]
     
     So we are not really talking about the "Best Video Editing App" Maybe 2nd or 3rd 
     best video editing app.

    Are all Mac affectionatoes this closed minded. They don't want any knowledge that is counter to their beliefs.

    Anyone else thinking this is comedy GOLD? Also, SpectateSwamp finally confirmed as a troll? I mean, not even a stoned nutter would actually post in an Apple fan forum about a Windows-only app, and after their baffled reaction call them closed-minded. The funniest thing is that he's ultimately RIGHT, but for all the wrong reasons.

    Okay, okay. Consider the options:

    • Spectate expects them to love SSDS so much that they start porting it to MacOS / iOS, without ever having used it themselves.
    • Spectate expects them to give Windows a try to test out SSDS, but her refusal to do that is what he considers closed-mindedness.
    • Spectate is well aware of the situation and knows of how hilarious is is to call people closed-minded for not expanding their non-SSDS-related topic to SSDS because he thinks it's a good program.



    Yeah, I know, Spectate, trolls need their believability and so you're not blowing cover, but since you now started with obvious irony, you might as well just come out and admit to us that that whole thing is a huge set-up joke... I mean, we're your main audience, and your friends, you can tell us... we won't tell anyone!



  • Not many forums left where I'm not Banned

    the medicine stonesPeople brag and brag about various "video organizers" and "video editing" apps and no ban. When I trump them with SSDS they get all pissy and ban me. Calling it SPAM. It is all about the registrations and has always been.

    It's almost not right to love an app this much...

    A friend (I do have some) is trying to get it to run on a MAC. 

    Now I got to see about stopping the "end of the world" stuff on the 21st

     

     



  • It's not possible to compare SSDS with any competing system based on features or architecture, as many of the critics here attempt to do.


    Sure, Windows is now chock full of met-duh-data and search/index features. In theory, there ought to be no more need for anything like SSDS. And yet SSDS is thriving; why?


    The answer speaks to the difference between on-paper performance engineered by "perfect perfects" who quickly moved on to another project, and real world performance engineered by a developer with a vision and a passion for his product (outside of the "coolness" of his toolsuite or the assignment du jour).


    In particular, I'd point to quality and input latency as distinguishing SSDS factors.


    Windows 7 attempts to index all of my movies and pictures at the whole-computer level... similar to SSDS. The problem is that this functionality is so feature-laden that it ends up being slow and buggy.


    The difference between 500 milliseconds and two seconds is real; if Windows Search can find what I'm looking for, but it's slow enough that my thought process is interrupted, I don't want to use it.


    I'd rather use something like SSDS. Yes, it's keystroke based... but once I know the shortcuts, they flow naturally into my work process. Something that takes longer than about 1/2 second to navigate to its next step is basically worthless to me. I work (and think) too fast for all of that.


    Besides that, Windows gets search and met-duh-data flat out wrong too much of the time. Try putting two albums named "Greatest Hits" on the same hard drive in Windows. Or, try storing photos in a folder that's not "My Pictures." Both of these seemingly simple actions will wreak havoc with Windows Explorer.


    Five years from now, the people who wrote Windows 7 search and indexing code will be working on something completely different, and would probably be horrified by that old search/indexing code. That's just the life of a young, ambitious developer.


    Windows 8 will have its own search/index system, and Microsoft will assure us that it will revolutionize the way we blah, blah, blah our blah blah; but it, too, will just be the half-baked product of ambitious young developers who quickly moved on (and probably use something like Cygwin "find" or "dir /s" instead of Explorer anyway... if they even use Windows on their own).


    SpectateSwamp, on the other hand, is in it for the long haul, and actually eats his own metaphorical dog food. If you don't like SSDS, that's fine. But unlike the vast majority of alternatives, there's at least some chance it will evolve into something you can actually use.


    There's almost nothing in Windows Explorer I'd say that about. Explorer is like the weather... if you don't like it, give it a little time, and it will change. You still probably won't like it, though.


    Personally, I'm tired of having my Explorer keyboard shortcuts disappear... the slick ads full of young people in office attire singing Kum-bay-ah that accompany these semi-annual insults do nothing to actually help me out. Nobody's going to save the world with a computer, especially one running Windows.


    SSDS is a fundamentally less ambitious system, targeted at a more knowledgeable user base, BUT IT WORKS. It won't crash, thrash your hard disk, or revolutionize your world (SpectateSwamp's outlandish claims aside; he has to market, too).


    What SSDS will do is provide you with an alternative desktop navigation tool whose behavior is PREDICTABLE. That alone puts it in the top 1% of applications, in my book. The other 99% are victims of their own "perfect perfect" specifications (which address every issue except actual useability) and of the relentless trendiness of the IT industry.



  • @bridget99 said:

    ...

    8/10. Has my enthusiastic support for most improved troll.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @bridget99 said:
    ...

    8/10. Has my enthusiastic support for most improved troll.

    Man, I'm just trying to grab a noodle and jam it. Every good boy deserves that. And my last post is just my well-considered opinion as a formally trained and credentialed computer scientist. It was looking like amateur hour was needing a professional opinion.



  • Well, good job trolling and/or putting forth your honest, well-reasoned opinion.

    Either way, you've got a new friend for life, so I hope you're prepared for the inevitable invite to the SwampShack.



  • @bridget99 said:

    Man, I'm just trying to grab a noodle and jam it.
     

    Oh my god! They're BREEDING!



  • @CodeSimian said:

    Well, good job trolling and/or putting forth your honest, well-reasoned opinion.

    Either way, you've got a new friend for life, so I hope you're prepared for the inevitable invite to the SwampShack.

    That's a nice sentiment, but Canada doesn't admit forum trolls.



  • @bridget99 said:

    @CodeSimian said:
    Well, good job trolling and/or putting forth your honest, well-reasoned opinion.

    Either way, you've got a new friend for life, so I hope you're prepared for the inevitable invite to the SwampShack.


    That's a nice sentiment,  but Canada doesn't admit forum trolls.


    You know, as annoying as Spectate is, at least he actually believes the stuff he spews.  He's not a troll in classic sense, because he has the courage of his (insane) convictions, although he does enjoy "riling people up".  Not a single thing you wrote in your "Explorer vs SSDS" post was anything but overwrought, thinly-veiled flamebait.
    @bridget99 said:


    Five years from now, the people who wrote Windows 7 search and indexing code will be working on something completely different, and would probably be horrified by that old search/indexing code. That's just the life of a young, ambitious developer.

    Windows 8 will have its own search/index system, and Microsoft will assure us that it will revolutionize the way we blah, blah, blah our blah blah; but it, too, will just be the half-baked product of ambitious young developers who quickly moved on (and probably use something like Cygwin "find" or "dir /s" instead of Explorer anyway... if they even use Windows on their own).


    Windows 8 has pretty much the same search/index system as 7, and the search UI is even pretty much the same (with a few improvements) in desktop mode.  But you probably knew that.  You are also ignoring the fact that 7's search/indexing code was really just a refinement of what they started in Vista.  And even XP had indexing.  So your "five-year" figure was pretty much pulled out of thin air, as were all your implications about 7's search/indexing code being some sort of trendy flash in a pan.

    @bridget99 said:


    If you don't like SSDS, that's fine. But unlike the vast majority of alternatives, there's at least some chance it will evolve into something you can actually use.

    There's almost nothing in Windows Explorer I'd say that about.


    So you are saying that SSDS is potentially more usable than Explorer?  You realize they don't even perform the same function, even on paper?
    @bridget99 said:


    Personally, I'm tired of having my Explorer keyboard shortcuts disappear...


    Okay, I'll bite.  Exactly which of your Explorer keyboard shortcuts have disappeared?
    @bridget99 said:


    the slick ads full of young people in office attire singing Kum-bay-ah that accompany these semi-annual insults do nothing to actually help me out.  Nobody's going to save the world with a computer, especially one running Windows.


    What does this even mean?  Personally, I've never seen any computer ads from any vendor where people were singing kumbayah (either literally or metaphorically), or claiming to save the world, except maybe those ads for IBM global services.  Regardless, complaining about shitty advertising is irrelevant to your argument.   I may as well use Surface RT's "slick marketing campaign" to criticize or praise the product itself, with exactly the same relevance (zero).  Or maybe I could use Apple's "I'm a Mac, you're a PC" ads to prove or disprove the superiority of Apple products.

    @bridget99 said:


    SSDS is a fundamentally less ambitious system, targeted at a more knowledgeable user base, BUT IT WORKS. It won't crash, thrash your hard disk, or revolutionize your world (SpectateSwamp's outlandish claims aside; he has to market, too).


    Actually, SSDS does crash.

    http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/p/13917/234228.aspx#234228
    @RHuckster said:


    For those of you who are new here, closed out meaning the application crashes the first time you attempt to use it, although in my experience it's more lie 10 milliseconds.


    SSDS may not "thrash your hard disk", but it has been known to freeze, which probably means it's using 100% CPU (and taking longer than your 500 millisecond target to find stuff).

    http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/p/13917/234104.aspx#234104
    @Lingerance said:


    You fixed that bug where SSDS freezes when looking at the Linux kernel's source code?



    As much as Microsoft pisses me off, it's pretty annoying to see completely-fact-free criticism like this, even from an admitted troll. Really, if you wanna elevate your game to SpectateSwamp levels of uber-trolling, you have to do better than that.   Post a video of yourself using SSDS to completely replace Windows Explorer, and we'll all be really impressed. Of course you can't do that, because SSDS is not a replacement for Explorer in any way, shape or form.  Alternatively, post a video of yourself using SSDS at all, and we'll all be mildly impressed.

    If you truly hate Explorer that much, there are a ton of real well-known shell extensions/replacements for power users out there.  If you weren't such a troll, maybe you could've told us about some of the ones you like to use, since Windows Explorer is so inadequate for your purposes. Instead, you decided to write some sort of twisted love letter to SSDS, for unfathomable reasons.



  • Sharing Pictures just gets easier

    Copy Picture minor upgrade coming 

    For the 2nd time in a couple weeks I have made good use of the CP function. First was my Aunt died and I wanted to pull the pictures of her out of the family album. The CP function did that in a few minutes. Moving 33 of them to another folder where I could create a DVD (tv format) for her family. Next I was helping a friend organize His computer - like I have mine - But they have 4000 pics scattered all over. That's the MINOR problem. It would take hours sitting there and hitting enter enter to move them to a USB stick. So the minor change to the CP function that has a "doall" besides the "Y" and "N" for each picture. Sharing just gets easier and easier.



  • Sharing Pictures just got easier

     Done because I needed it.

     

     

     



  • @CodeSimian said:

    Really, if you wanna elevate your game to SpectateSwamp levels of uber-trolling, you have to do better than that.

    No offense, but it seemed like a fairly successful trolling attempt to me. You got all enraged and mad, and bridget69 got to some great success. Better still, you knew you were being trolled, yet you allowed it to happen. I bet huge rage tears were shed. Silly Explorer fanboy.



  • @SpectateSwamp said:

    For the 2nd time in a couple weeks I have made good use of the CP function.

    Chris Hansen would like to have a word with you.

    @SpectateSwamp said:

    So the minor change to the CP function that has a "doall" besides the "Y" and "N" for each picture.

    Aah. The good old yes/no/doall triple-state boolean.


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