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I'm pretty darn sure that he understands the concept of bed as "a small thing that is softer than the floor that I lay on."

But maybe it's some other thought process I don't understand. I'm kind of amazed either way.

While that is pretty adorable behavior I think you are getting a bit carried away there. You are assuming that just because you understand that things have names the dog does too - ie that because it has made a distinction then it understands identities. 'This is not a pipe'. Etc

What's more likely is that the dogs thought process goes something like "when my owner makes a noise that sounds something like "bed" I should lie down. There are some spots sure I can lie down where he does not repeat the command. This towel is nice."

Then again maybe you have a super dog.
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Video conversion is now crrently sitting at 82%. come on come on, with my luck my laptop will blue screen at 99% and I'll lose everything. 
(crosses fingers for luck)

While my computer rarely crashes during an encode I feel your pain. Video encoding is no fun, especially without a quad core.
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What the frick is that thing and what kind of store is she opening exactly?

It's a goth/occult/vampire stuff shop, whatever is macabre and weird will likely be there.
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She's now collecting animal skulls, one of the things I didn't know you could buy off ebay. blink.gif

 

Um, well okay then!  biggrin.gif

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Sounds like a lovely gal, is she taken?

 

...oh wait...

 

 

DigiGhetto, any luck on that video?


Edited by TwinQY - 8/4/13 at 1:55am
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It's a goth/occult/vampire stuff shop, whatever is macabre and weird will likely be there.

The kind of place where you could walk in the door in full Kurgan regalia and feel at home? smile_phones.gif 

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Anything. She's gathering things for the new shop she's opening, this is a recent thing she picked up:


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Is that a bat?

NOOPE. It's Chuck Testa.
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While that is pretty adorable behavior I think you are getting a bit carried away there. You are assuming that just because you understand that things have names the dog does too - ie that because it has made a distinction then it understands identities. 'This is not a pipe'. Etc

What's more likely is that the dogs thought process goes something like "when my owner makes a noise that sounds something like "bed" I should lie down. There are some spots sure I can lie down where he does not repeat the command. This towel is nice."

Then again maybe you have a super dog.

Haha dog hater! Lol

Dogs have actually been shown to be able to associate words with specific objects or people and can be taught to associate a word with something. How they make the association studies haven't been able to show yet. So "this is not" is actually pretty possible, now whether you can teach then that say different looking stuffed tigers are "tiger" I have no idea.

While you may be right about the thought process, it's still the dog distinguishing what constitutes a "bed," no? It's not that he knows what I mean by bed, but my assumption is that he's developed an understanding as to what he defines "bed" as. When I say "bed" and it's not directly in sight, he immediately goes around the room looking for it (he assumes he's getting a treat and gets excited =/) whereas he could just lay on anything he normally lays on, couch, balcony sill, dining chair, etc. If he can't find the bed, he won't just try to lay down anywhere. He'll come back and stare or bark at me.

Hmmm, I don't want to come off as arguing with you, I just want to explain what's happening as best I can.

Ok, to test your theory, as best as I un-scientifically can, how about this, today I will take that towel away and throw something else on the floor, in direct sight of his regular bed and let him lay on it for five minutes, not telling him to get off or calling it his bed (he lays on anything soft that gets put on the floor) but only for 5 minutes because I'm testing that he wouldn't have developed the association yet that this is also a "bed" even though it is something soft to lay on because it hasn't been his for long enough. Then I'll get him to come away, do some other commands, like "down" where he just plops down wherever he is, etc., and then try "bed" and see which one he goes to. I'll even make the soft whatever closer. One of two things will happen, either he'll go past it to his regular bed, or he'll try to go to the soft thing to test me if this also counts, in which case I won't have a conclusive answer. If you can think of a better way to give this a go at home, I'm all ears.
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I've said once or twice before how long my hair is in this thread, and some explained to me why cutting my own hair is a big mistake, and there's even a comic mentioning that it's going to land me in a bigger problem for cutting my hair myself, but in a haze of sleep deprivation, I managed to make my bangs somewhat manageable and avoid looking like an accident. I'm actually relieved, but am worried since my mind thinks "I can do better now".
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Sounds like a lovely gal, is she taken?

 

...oh wait...

 

 

DigiGhetto, any luck on that video?


I finally got the thing converted and I started the upload to Youtube just now. It should be up and ready to view in a couple of hours. It turned out alright I guess an I think I've graduated from ghetto to low class. It was past 2 in the morning when it finished converting so I crashed for the night and decided to finish it tomorrow. For whatever reason Movie Maker gave me a different aspect ratio then I had originally set. I'm hoping YouTube fixes the aspect ratio once the video gets uploaded. If the aspect ratio is a given with Movie Maker I'm going to junk it and look for another movie editor for future use.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/4/13 at 11:07am
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You know, there's gotta be a quicker way of doing this. I started the video upload to Youtube over two hours ago and it only now finished uploading and then I had to wait another 30 minutes for it to process the video. In hindsight, I should have just blackened my laptop screen and let the upload run through the night. It took me slightly over an hour in a half to convert my video to a 1080p WMV file on my laptop and a good two in a half hours to upload the file and then wait another 30 minutes for YouTube to further process the file. That's 4 1/2 hours, there's gotta be a quicker way. To make matters worse Windows Movie Maker completely buggered up my aspect ratio when it converted the video to 1080p WMV.

 

Well, some of you asked for it so here it is. You all finally get to hear me speaking or rather blubbering and mumbling. I'm not a great orator and I was a little nervous trying to explain things on the spot so please be understanding. I'll probably do the odd video here and there like this and get better at it as time goes on. I'm gonna find myself a better video processing program though and get rid of the WMV processing step and the asinine aspect ratio.

 


Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/4/13 at 1:50pm
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Man, you sound Canadian as hell.  Cool video,tho!

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DF, this might be worth looking into. I've used the predecessor product to this and found it really good. Maybe it'll fit your requirements.
http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tvmw5.html
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Man, you sound Canadian as hell.  Cool video,tho!

Lmao, I almost fell off my bed because I was laughing so hard after reading your comment. Yeah, I guess I have the well known central Canadian drawl happening.

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DF, this might be worth looking into. I've used the predecessor product to this and found it really good. Maybe it'll fit your requirements.
http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tvmw5.html

Thanks, I'm going to look into it and a few other options. The instructional video looks promising


Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/4/13 at 2:23pm
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I have to say, while I've never taken notice to a "Canadian accent" in general, in this case with your video, it does feel more homey when I hear you speak. So maybe there is something to that accent that I haven't picked up on.

 

In terms of the video, it was very well done. Sure you stumbled for a while at the beginning, but for the most part, it was smooth, clear, and it really sounded like you knew what you were talking about. If this is your first time, then, props. 

 

Sadly video encoding has always been a slouch in terms of time and it doesn't seem like it'll get much faster as the formats progress. 3 years ago I tried doing a batch encode for some softsubs that my friend's group did. It was with mencoder and I had just grabbed a brand new, spiffy top-of-the-line i5. Needless to say 26 half-hour episodes at 1920x1080 was not a fun time to be had.

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Thanks for the kind words guys. I've thrown up a thread and I'm hoping it's helpful for noobs looking into these cans.

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