*shaking fist at Internets*

typed for your pleasure on 11 May 2006, at 9.50 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Choking on air’ by The ladybug transistor

YouTube and the current trend of using Shockwave-based video is both a boon and a curse. On the one hand, when you want to display a video, you don’t have to go through as much malarkey to do so — just upload the bastard to YouTube/Google video or wherever, pop a link on your site, and Bob’s your uncle. On the other hand, a lot of sites are doing away with providing downloadable video entirely, in favour of… well, uploading the bastard to YouTube/Google video or wherever. What about those of us who’d rather download the actual .avi or .mpg or what have you? Hm?
So this is my current problem: I’ve found a video of EveR-1 on Akihabara News, but of course, it’s in that damnable Shockwave format. I’ve got the link to the homepage of KITECH, EveR-1’s manufacturers, but everything’s in Korean. Crucial note: I know zero Korean. Do you see my problem? Do you?

[03.15.18 PM] safetinspector: Which would win in a fight? EveR-1 or Actroid-chan?
[03.16.28 PM] Leahtype23: Hrrm.. I’d have to go with EveR-1.. her arms are a little stiff. She probably has a good karate chop.
Unless we’re talking tickle fight, in which case, my money’s on Actroid-chan.

Next week: thrill to me bitching about sites that have Flash video image galleries, instead of proper downloadable .jpgs. 4woods, I’m looking in your direction

Technorati tags: EveR-1, Gynoid

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7 have spoken to “*shaking fist at Internets*

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    After a LONG and GRUELLING battle….

    Tickle fights are silly if theya re engaged with five year olds.
    It is slightly more adult when engaged with a thirty year old woman.
    It becomes awkward when the latter is interrupted by the former and one is forced to make a transition. Kindog a grinding-gears sorta thing.

  2. Zip Gun writes:

    Why does the pictured gynoid have a lazy eye?

  3. Davecat writes:

    SafeT
    Noted!

    Zip Gun
    Err, character? Perhaps she was doing a Columbo impersonation at the time.

  4. SafeTinspector writes:

    ‘Scuze me, sir, I have one more question…

  5. PBShelley writes:

    Yeah, I dig what you are saying, in an understanding sort of way rather than the Oh yeah man, that’s wild! sorta way. There is a way to save the youTube videos but it’s a pain in the arse. Someone on the Kate forum wrote down how to do it, but its arcanery puzzled me.

    Did I mention that I was easily puzzled?

    Make that “vexed” LOL

    Anyway, if you are interested in saving them, I’ll copy and paste how to do it; it involves downloading a .FLI viewer (IIRC) and utilizing kitchen cutlery in a disturbing manner. THAT part I do remember :-O

    As if that wasn’t bad enough, the picture quality leaves so much to be desired. Like a nice quality vid, for one. And I won’t even mess with Shockwave’s formats, yuck! As in, rhymes with… Oh never mind, you’re a sharp fellow, I’m sure you get the gist 😉

    Happy frustrations, (*shakes fist at the Interwebs & associated nets*)
    PBS & etc 😉

  6. Loving the Machine writes:

    Neat Korean gynoid. Skin looks pretty waxy and movements mechanical compared to Repliee and Actroid. But one wonders what Japanese roboticists will create in response to this new android arms race. Very cool blog, by the way!

  7. Davecat writes:

    LtM –
    It’ll definitely be interesting to see along what lines KITECH develops their lass (moving legs, eh? Hmm), and what kind of response Osaka Labs will have. In a competition such as this, everyone wins. 🙂

    And thanx very much for stopping by!

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