I can't give Blizzard North enough credit. Diablo 2 had a purely sampler-based music, but for the expansion they kept the composer and let him have a 100+ person orchestra in Bratislava to record a completely different, Wagnerian-style soundtrack. Any other time/studio and they'd have changed the composer.
PS: Matt Uelmen recorded at the same location 3 times - LoD, D3 in 2005 (made into WoW OST) and for TL2 2 in 2012.
PS2: Matt Uelmen is big socialist/russophile on twitter, he was fun to read.

Official name: M・A・O
Never been credited under anything other than Mao and that either.
Respect to her and her colleague, as someone who can relate.

Mao from Wakaba Girl is voiced by MAO. And calls herself Mao (third person) too.
I bet Mao had so much fun.

Just regular JPEG artifacts, but on Google Earth? And only on one camera too? Weird.

@eecks I've seen yellow snow a few times long ago. Wind currents had picked up sand which got mixed with the snow.
"Why is everything so orange?" is the first thing you think. Its only until you read the news that you find out why and that it wasn't just you.
When it melts it does leave a layer of sand.

There's a project that rips laserdiscs with a mostly DIY player and SDR.
I want one for CDs. Archivists could one as well, since drives may sometime just give up on disc rot.

Meanwhile what's stopping Vulkan from being used in a video player (wth hardware decoding) or a wayland compositor on linux: the lack of support for the VK_EXT_external_memory_dma_buf extension.
Honestly, its been so long since it was spec'd but not even intel, not even google, who pushed so hard for it have implemented support for it.
You can't reasonably import foreign surfaces without it, which makes it pretty much pointless or a matter of luck to import (mpv, ffmpeg) anything.

@fw Its more than that.
Decoders need to keep 8-16 old frames around as references. If you do it naively, the decoder copies each frame, then you copy it to the GPU to display it.
With refcounting and direct uploading, you decode directly to the GPU memory, saving the copy the decoder would do, and saving you a copy to upload it. Which is all copies.
And uploading happens semi-asynchronously, reading is cached, so nothing is slower because its on the GPU, and you also save some memory.

@fw And some of the copies FIrefox does are after YUV->RGB conversion, so they're much larger.
The GPU path saves like 2 copies, and does the conversion on the GPU. But it still does GPU memcpys before compositing, which is faster, but still not good.
Oh, and up until 3 years ago browsers didn't get colorspaces other than bt.601, so everything that wasn't jpeg or png (95% of all modern video) didn't have correct colors. For about 5 years since bt.709 became popular.
Non-multimedia people...

@fw Its something that's kind of a meme in the multimedia community.
Frames and bandwidth get so massive that a memcpy destroys performance, so without refcounting (not memcpying every frame) you'll be wasting a lot of CPU, especially for 4k60 and up.
Sadly, some codebases still work like its the 90's and memcpy every frame multiple times. Firefox for instance in the non-GPU path does like 7 copies of a frame to display it (hence why its so slow playing video), and gstreamer isn't any better.

@fw Don't use it though, you need a special switch for it to actually be 80bits on MSVC, so its kind of unportable, and ofc x86 specific. And very slow, since it uses the legacy x87 FPU.
Could you make one saying "memcpy() is murder"? Tnx.

Lynne boosted

@natalie You can upload music with cover art if you mux it like this with ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i <cover> -i <audio> -c:v copy -disposition:v attached_pic -c:a copy -y <output>.mp4
This is technically a video with 1 frame but the disposition makes seeking and playing not break. I think only Pleroma doesn't display the cover art as it should.
Only jpeg/png/bmp+aac/opus/mp3 accepted, so adjust the -c:v/-c:a as necessary.

@natalie You can upload music with cover art if you mux it like this with ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i <cover> -i <audio> -c:v copy -disposition:v attached_pic -c:a copy -y <output>.mp4
This is technically a video with 1 frame but the disposition makes seeking and playing not break. I think only Pleroma doesn't display the cover art as it should.
Only jpeg/png/bmp+aac/opus/mp3 accepted, so adjust the -c:v/-c:a as necessary.

Could rsync _tell_ you its missing a destination AND tell you the source is valid?
I thought I downloaded something and ran rsync again to verify but I didn't specify a destination neither the first nor the second time. Now have to redownload.

Sanaaaa ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
She started as a receptionist at KONAMI in the late 90's and got lucky enough to be in pon'n and BEMANI.
Track 3 sounds exactly like something from S3&K.
soundcloud.com/diversesystem/d

@sir Would only work if there are good places to hang out within reasonable distance.
Something that doesn't happen because of either distances, rarity of spots and overcrowding.
Otherwise, it would turn into platform where people complain about it. Kind of what I'm doing now :shrug_riko:

I'm unable to get depressed. I may feel awful but once a couple of hours pass I feel normal and have a new plan.
I sometimes wish I was able to be depressed, maybe then I could stop, even if it catastrophically affects everything. Just so I won't have to anticipate another failure, another bout of feeling awful, and another plan that won't work.

@absturztaube Oh and I'm staying in a hotel for now with little clue what to do next because letting agencies and landlords very specifically look for renters called "Chris" or "Chad" who work/slave at Barclays/HSBC/KPMG and nothing else. Not even throwing money at them helps.
Some acquaintances are trying to help me but my situation is so complicated, and has always gotten worse over time, I've lost hope of ever living normally.

@absturztaube Seems like it. Although some movies maybe shouldn't be on the list (Inception mainly).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heist_fi
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category
I actually saw nearly all movies from that list last year. Can recommend Logan Lucky and The Bank Job.

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