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Austin25

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Wow. We were able to take a thread of randomness and give it topic. Reverse 4chan.


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Stradian

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Wow. We were able to take a thread of randomness and give it topic. Reverse 4chan.



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Don't try to triforce this way ^. unless you are running linux or osx
 
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Don't try to triforce this way ^. unless you are running linux or osx
Or unless you are running in a VM.


I snapshotted, just in case I want it back later.


It's Windows XP, not sure what service pack. Maybe 3.


First, it asked me if I was sure about "c:\WINDOWS\system32\*". The asterisk must mean a triforce, so yes, I'm sure.


Then it said "access denied" for a bunch of things.


Then after a while the window just closed.


So I went to open Firefox. Instead I got this dialog saying some important files had been replaced with "unrecognized versions", and I should put in the Windows CD to fix them. Nope.


Solitaire is still working great. Aw, I lost.


Actually, scratch that, Firefox just started and Qt Creator did too. They seem to be working okay. Wikipedia loads...


But no triforce


And when I restart, it says, "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: (Windows root)/system32/hal.dll" except the slashes are backslashes, because it's Windows. "Please re-install a copy of the above file"
 

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^ Make it so! [/Not Red Dwarf]


Then post pictures!
 
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lulzfish

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If only there was ad-block for tv...
I've been thinking about this for a while now, too.


I also recently got DirectTV, so I simply need a device that can intercept composite or component video, be trained to recognize the video (or audio? might be simpler) patterns of commercials, then automatically replace them with a "Lame commercial goes here" image and music of my choosing.


If I knew more about the algorithms needed, and had a lot of money to drop on electronics equipment, I would do it.
 
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I've been thinking about this for a while now, too.


I also recently got DirectTV, so I simply need a device that can intercept composite or component video, be trained to recognize the video (or audio? might be simpler) patterns of commercials, then automatically replace them with a "Lame commercial goes here" image and music of my choosing.


If I knew more about the algorithms needed, and had a lot of money to drop on electronics equipment, I would do it.

 

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Yeah but I don't know that much about programming microcontrollers, much less getting one to read a video signal. I think the cutting-off could be done with a relay, should be the simplest way for someone who doesn't understand electronics well, and would make cool noises.
 

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I've been thinking about this for a while now, too.


I also recently got DirectTV, so I simply need a device that can intercept composite or component video, be trained to recognize the video (or audio? might be simpler) patterns of commercials, then automatically replace them with a "Lame commercial goes here" image and music of my choosing.


If I knew more about the algorithms needed, and had a lot of money to drop on electronics equipment, I would do it.
I think it would be simpler with sound. I would try a voice recognition algorithm. Also, with a DVR, it would be a good idea to automatically fast forward.
 

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I'm happy to report that there's this great bit of pre-existing technology that can already be applied to the purpose of blocking television advertisements, guys.


It's called a "remote control". :p
 
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