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FAQ so why do you need to repair .moar files

****tlebricks

Avatar: 64836 Sun Oct 26 21:31:24 -0400 2008
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[Team Shortbus]

Level 35 Troll

“Problem Child IV”

FILE ARE COMPRESSED AND LOSE QUALITY AS A RESULT.

THAT’S ALL I KNOW.

WHILE THIS EXPLAINS MEDIA/IMAGE FILES, IT DOESN’T EXPLAIN DOgreat timesENT/PROGRAM FILES.

THEN AGAIN, THIS IS A GAME.

Wylin

Avatar: 19712 Thu Mar 26 21:15:20 -0400 2009
33

[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Troll

Causing Jealousy On The Internet On A Daily Basis.

Wylin Posted:

You run it while your computer gets damaged, lost clusters sound good as a in universe explanation?

Why argue anymore when I explained it just fine?

TahJeeFuh246

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[URTJF2]

Level 24 Permanoob

“Moron”

My question was actually direct to IRL issues, Wyl. Many of my images are jpegs, and I’d like to know just what it is that happens to them that causes them to degrade. I could look it up online, sure, but where’s the human element?! I’LL TELL YOU! IT’S ****TING IN EXCRE-BOT’S RUSTY MOUTH!

<sigh> Dammit, posted with an alt again...

TahJeeFuh246 edited this message on 10/21/2008 7:23PM

meeeeeeeeee

Avatar: 15443 2010-04-04 18:27:25 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 35 Troll

Sneakily vicious and filled with virtuous pit bulls.

The digital universe is a mirage. In the end it’s all analog, and hence subject to corruption/erosion/deterioration/entropy over time. Even with the best error correction you’ll get an uncorrectable failure at some point, even if it means waiting for the end of the universe ™ – .moar files are unlikely to have that extreme a level of protection, hence degrade more readily.

Zi

Avatar: 10822 Wed Dec 24 04:02:22 -0500 2008
13

Level 34 Camwhore

“Legs Wide Open”

Why do shoes make you better at insulting people?

Wylin

Avatar: 19712 Thu Mar 26 21:15:20 -0400 2009
33

[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Troll

Causing Jealousy On The Internet On A Daily Basis.

TahJeeFuh246 Posted:

Many of my images are jpegs, and I’d like to know just what it is that happens to them that causes them to degrade.

Aren’t image files just code for turning certain pixels certain colors? Which all goes back to 1’s and 0’s so I don’t see why they’d degrade at all if your harddrive didn’t get damaged.

Zi Posted:

Why do shoes make you better at insulting people?

You can show off?

Wylin edited this message on 10/21/2008 7:40PM

Langston Jon-
es

Avatar: 57155 2011-07-31 00:44:38 -0400
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[To Your Scattered -
Raepdogs Go
]

Level 35 Camwhore

We are foe.

Well, the reason they need to be repaired is that if you did not have too repair them they would be nothing more than better equipment.

TJF588

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[URTJF2]

Level 63 Troll

“Flame Retarded”

Raepdog Posted:

Well, the reason they need to be repaired is that if you did not have too repair them they would be nothing more than better equipment.

GTFO, we’re discussing in-universe rationalization ITT.

How is it that a nose piercing is more hardcore than what has been claimed at the ultimate emo accessory, the eyeball piercing? How the hell would that even cause more tears, unless the inner end is jigglin’ at somethin’.

What I’m wondering is how a fat gay guy can fix programs and brain injuries.

FalconFour

Avatar: 69421 Wed Aug 12 05:13:59 -0400 2009
6

Level 35 Troll

Minty Fresh

Limited number of views on DRM.

****ing [/topic].

TJF588

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[URTJF2]

Level 63 Troll

“Flame Retarded”

Lord Shplane Posted:

What I’m wondering is how a fat gay guy can fix programs and brain injuries.

Donchakno that becoming flamingly gay automatically gets you into some sort of running order? I suppose it’s a temporary engayment.

Leechbait

Avatar: 38669 Mon Nov 03 13:38:26 -0500 2008
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[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 30 Troll

“Permafail”

TahJeeFuh246 Posted:

My question was actually direct to IRL issues, Wyl. Many of my images are jpegs, and I’d like to know just what it is that happens to them that causes them to degrade.

not all compression algorithms save information perfectly in order to get better performance or speed

this is called lossy compression and is used by jpg and mp3 among other formats

lossless compression gives better quality especially over repeated decompression/compression

so dont re-edit jpgs if you have a choice keep an editable copy in a lossless form like psd if you are using photoshop

but like i said lossless compression tends to make larger files and can even create files larger than the original data if the data is arranged badly for the algorithm

for a comparison take a wav (generally uncompressed an huge) and convert it to mp3 and to flac and see the difference

Mitnick

Avatar: Server Hacker
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[The Archives]

Level 30 Hacker

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Mitnick edited this message on 10/21/2008 10:29PM

Leechbait

Avatar: 38669 Mon Nov 03 13:38:26 -0500 2008
15

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 30 Troll

“Permafail”

well in that case it is probabl y his eyes and he should see an ornithologist

TJF588

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[URTJF2]

Level 63 Troll

“Flame Retarded”

What’s the estimated amount of .mp3 de/compession before a humanly noticable deterioration occurs?

Wylin

Avatar: 19712 Thu Mar 26 21:15:20 -0400 2009
33

[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Troll

Causing Jealousy On The Internet On A Daily Basis.

TJF588 Posted:

What’s the estimated amount of .mp3 de/compession before a humanly noticable deterioration occurs?

There are still some audiophiles that believe any compression is noticeable to them.

Sancdar

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[Team Shortbus]

Level 31 Camwhore

LCC club

I can almost never notice the difference in quality from compression, but some people really can. If you do it over and over again it’s pretty much a certainty. It depends a lot on the specific file, like all lossy compression your mileage may vary.

Sancdar edited this message on 10/22/2008 3:41AM

xXxJUNEGUY1x-
Xx

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Level 35 Emo Kid

“Cutty Cutterson”

The Pusher Robot Posted:

Proposition: The “digital rights management” of .moar file restricts the amount of times it can be used before an additional fee must be paid.

I’m kinda partial to this explanation over the uber-lossy compression one. Explains why you have to pay to repair the files.

Jalapeno Boo-
tyhole

MODERATOR
Avatar: 44 2012-11-06 12:31:55 -0500

[Crotch Zombie]

Level 44 Emo Kid

Happy fifth anniversary, Forumwarz! :pumpaul:

xXxJUNEGUY1xXx Posted:

I’m kinda partial to this explanation over the uber-lossy compression one. Explains why you have to pay to repair the files.

It’s the DRM.

Invariel

Avatar: 14446 Thu Oct 23 18:38:00 -0400 2008
18

[Brainfreeze]

Level 36 Camwhore

I Wrote a Script and You Liked It

The reason is simple:

Your ****ty computer has a very small hard drive, so you burn all of your completed .moar files onto DVD. DVDs have limited lifespans, so file corruption sets in early.

This means that while you are pwning fora, you have your chosen DVD in your drive, running that .exec, listening to that .tune, playing that .divy file and reading that .dtbs in the background.

Bruce Bear just happens to sell a powerful DVD-cleaning tool that only works on part of the DVD you have, so you need to buy small amounts of that tool to clean the part of the DVD that the damaged file is contained on. He’s very specific about such things, using a bunch of high tech tools to determine exactly where on the burned portion of your disc the file in question is.

And that’s how it’s done.

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