little monkey

elstel.org

by Elmar Stellnberger

Automatic Scene/Shot Detection for Videos

Category: programs,
Source: ShotDetection,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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The program automatically recognizes when a new shot/scene starts. The scene list can be saved to a file and used with HTML5-Videos. We have also extended our site about HTML5-video Java-scripting to alter videos by pixelwise operations on the fly.



Software from elstel.org now available under GPLv3

Category: programs,
Source: general,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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We have now put all of our software at elstel.org under GPLv3 to encourage contributions. If you plan to contribute please sign our Contributor License Agreement (CLA) so that we can include your changes here at elstel.org.



Save the Amazon

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.

In Brazil far-right president Bolsonaro is opening up the Amazon for deforestation and agribusiness displacing and murdering local and indigenous people. The Mercosur trade deal with Brazil, Argentinia, Paraguay and Uruguay would worsen deforestation: petition in de, fr, tranlsation: de→en (sign in de), leo dicitionary.

also: Global Ocean Treaty to protect marine life including coral reefs and leatherback turtles (Greenpeace).




Get Children out of Prisons!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.

Australia is locking up kids as young as 10 in degrading conditions that violate their human rights. At least half of the children held in Brisbane´s watch houses are indigenous. Many are ‘on remand’ — locked up even though they have not been found guilty or sentenced.

Investigations of Amnesty International into Brisbane´s watch house uncovered stories of children at risk of suicide held in isolation for days. Of fingers severed in maximum security doors. Of kids forced to choose between clean clothes and phone calls to their families. Of four young girls held in damaging isolation because they are not safe with adult inmates. And of children suffering without access to health care and education. This is just the tip of the iceberg.




Culture Destroying Boarding Schools

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.

The indigenous girl Norieen has fled together with her brother and five friends from a boarding school in Malaysia. In fear of being beaten the children have wandered for weeks through the thicket of the rainforest – unfortunately four of them have not survived their escape. Another child is still missing. As if by a miracle Norieen and one of her friends have been found alive …

Between 1876 and 1996 thousands of children were separated from their communities by interning them in residential schools in Canada. They had to experience humiliation, violence and indoctrination. The aim of these 'institutions of education' was to steal the identity of the children and to replace it by an alien name, religion and language. Thousands of children have died as a consequence of psychical and physical mistreatment, trying to escape or by suicide; more info.