Fuck TV advertisments.
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> TL;DR, Is it possible to do a real time analysis of a video signal to check if a specific, static image component is present?
My three year old has developed a habit of repeating and singing TV ad's and singing jingles. I would prefer she not be impressed with this rubbish, as it is not nice to have the urge to punch my own child in the face. I cannot abide advertisements, we get slammed online, IRL, on buses, piss stalls and now via our own computers (for those stupid enough to jump onto windows 10). Shit is fucked up yo.
I have noticed TV stations remove the watermark during commercial breaks and bring them back when the program returns. It occurs to me that if I could somehow watch the frames and check if the watermark is present, I could make a system that will automatically mute the TV when the watermark disappears. My thinking is to create an set of image maps of the watermarks of each TV station in my area, then somehow analyse the video stream, cross checking if any of my preset image maps against whats happening in the lower left of the frame.
I understand this will be real time analysis which might take a bit of computational power, though it will only be a small segment of the stream that will need to be watched (if that makes any difference) but does this sound like something that's in the realms of possibility?
> inb4 mutemagic, tvmuffler etc
These are only compatible with NTSC, and from what I can tell they take advantage of the fact advertisements play at a higher volume than the program.
Creating a very resistant bike lock
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Hello /diy/, I am currently soliciting ideas for a bike chain/cable/lock system that I could create from taking a retail model and further enhancing.
>Kevlar shroud over the chain and all under layers, loose hanging.
>Woven Kevlar sleeves that are snugly wrapped around the existing cable.
>Using multiple lockups/multiplying the time needed to cut through.
I live and go to school at a large flagship state university, and very recently the school has implemented a "Bicycle Registration" policy, requiring that all bikes kept on campus be registered with Parking/Transit services with a little sticker attached to the bike, recording the owner, model name, and specific/unique details of the bike.
For reasons unknown, they will begin confiscating all unregistered bikes found on campus, and from what I've seen they carry portable battery operated DeWalt disk grinders. I'd estimate 5" inch disks.
Instead of registering my bike to the school for no cost, I have decided to go full retard and make a political statement, protesting the very morality of why we should suddenly start registering our bikes in the first place, when bike theft has never been a major issue before. (Everyone locks their bikes up already, and the town is too small and doesn't seem to have any assholes walking around with hacksaws/cutter.)
tl;dr Want to make a bike lockup as painfully difficult and time consuming as possible for a regular sized road bicycle. Budget inside $200.