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Cumol  ·  4 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 366th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Some mid-tempo psytrance

Some psychedelic something

Something relaxing

Some Syrian/German collaboration

And some raw talent from Ramallah <3

Cumol  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is my bash loop not working?

    Also, I suspect you're working on distilling security cam footage, a cam which is triggered by a motion sensor apparently at least 15 times per day. Did I win?

Nope. :D

It is actually some small program that accesses a webcam and saves a video after 1000 frames. They are videos of mouse behavior in a kind of place preference test that is modified to test the preference of the animals to temperature.

I wanted to switch to something easier (like micromanager) but because I started all my analysis with that (and trained a neural net to do the analysis for me using these outputs) I am just sticking with it until the project is finished.

I was thinking of using python instead as I know I could just use the natsort package to do the sorting and there is probably some python wrapper for ffmpeg like this one.

Cumol  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is my bash loop not working?

Your script solved the issue. I am not sure why but I guess I did overcomplicate things.

Is it possible for me to have both scripts in the same file (or combined)?

Can I simply put both of them in the same file and they would be run one after the other?

Cumol  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is my bash loop not working?

My files are created by a program I cannot edit so I am bound to that. They are in numeric order, however, they are msCam1.avi, msCam2.avi,... msCam15.avi

I am using the -v in the first script to get the natural sorting of the files so they are in the correct order and then passing it to ffmpeg

Any suggestion how I could achieve the same without going through the first loop?

Cumol  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty

This is happening now in the up-and-coming neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. Namely Jaffa (the arabic part of town), Florentin (ex-junkie land), and Shapira (another ex-junkie/prostitution land).

The prices are going up so quickly that people find themselves unable to pay rent within a year or two, getting the same income.

Additionally, gentrification seems to be happening much quicker than usual in places like Shapira. This is mainly due to projects like Venn (https://www.venn.city/about/) which also operates in Brooklyn and Friedrichshain (Berlin). What they do is buy up massive amounts of properties, renovate them, gate them, double or triple the price on them, add "public spaces" (which are only accessible by the people living in one of the Venn apartments) and disguise it as a social project that is "helping" the neighborhood...

Cumol  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: GNU Guile 3.0.0 released

I don't know what relevance this has. Can someone explain?

I am pretty new to the programming world. Just started writing R scripts (and my first package) about 3 years ago.

I haven't learned python yet (beyond a few simple things to get me through the odd jupyter notebook).

I am, however, using emacs on a daily basis. So lisp, and specifically, emacs lisp has been on my to-do list to learn.

Why do people like lisp so much? And what does it mean for a language to be a dialect of lisp (scheme)?

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I didn't punch a Nazi, and I'm not sure how I feel about that.

I also want to punch the right winger shouting "death to the Arabs" at football game.

I also want to punch the security people at the airport for "randomly" checking me (100% of the time), humiliating me, making me feel like second class.

But I am an Arab in a Jewish country. I am second class, now even by (law) [https://www.vox.com/world/2018/7/31/17623978/israel-jewish-nation-state-law-bill-explained-apartheid-netanyahu-democracy].

I will get every punch back tenfolds. The only way for me to punch back is by living, continuing my path, succeeding. My mere existence is a punch to them, and that is good like that.

Can you afford punching a nazi? Do it. Can you do it in a way you minimize damage to yourself? Even better.

Cumol  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: UFC 246 Free Fight: Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2

This looked veeeery even to me, sometimes even more tipped towards Diaz.

Surprised me that the judges scored it in favor of McGregor

Why does this sound like a not so bad idea? Just attach a "return" connection with sewage.

You could event include it in some oil deals 😂😂😂

This reminded me of this funny back and forth in my beloved holy land.

The Daboia palaestinae (aka Palestinian viper) was [declared the national snake of Israel] (https://www.timesofisrael.com/deadly-palestine-viper-declared-israels-national-snake/). Many people on a Facebook group for Israeli snake lovers were mad about the name the snake had. As the Hebrew used name is not the Latin name. It's either "common viper" or "viper of-land-Israel". Notice that both options do not contain the word Palestine in them.

As a response to the deceleration, [the Palestinian authorities] (https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/11/israel-claims-palestine-viper-as-its-own.html) went to the UN, asking of Israel to take back that declaration as the snake is palestinian (hence the name).

I find these interactions funny.

On another note, the national Israeli bird is [the Upupa epops] ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe). In the poll for the choice, he bested the [white spacracled bulbul] (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-spectacled_bulbul), a lovely bird that carries the name we teach little boys to call their weiner, bulbul.

Writing this on mobile was a pain. Need to edit when home.

Cumol  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Almost Everyone at CollegeHumor Lost Their Jobs Today

If I understood correctly, this is a direct consequence of Facebook meddling with video views.

CH moved from their own platform to Facebook, lured by the high (fake) view counts. The outcome was no traffic to their site and therfore no ad revenue.

Cumol  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Because I'm not good with computers, Linux ate my SD Card, can it be fixed?

Just an advice in the future. When the card (or any other external device) is connected to a Linux system, it can be in two states. Mounted and unmounted. If it is connected and not mounted, it will not show up in your file manager.

This usually happens when a device has a formatting Linux does not recognize (such as some Mac-specific or windows formattings).

You can check, however, if something is connected by using the command lsblk or by using the disks utility if it is under Ubuntu