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How to rejuvenate, change the gender of the face in the video with the STIT neural network – Stitch it in Time

Another video effects project with neuroprocessing STIT – Stitch it in Time can rejuvenate the face, age, change sex and much more, but with a but!

First the disadvantages noted:
– Poorly described, nothing at all except a couple of examples.
– It doesn’t make a full video with sound, it will show some kind of demo without sound (can be fixed)
– Cannot choose a face if there are many in the frame (cannot be corrected)
– You can’t select only a face. exmaple if you put your hand on it

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Resize and enhance old photos with GFPGAN on Windows via WSL2 and a card with CUDA (or without)!

GFPGAN is a set of tools and a ready-to-use neural network (you can train your own) to enhance faces in photographs, they also promise to improve the no face places, but somehow I did not notice the enhancement effect, although they resize it well! Project page: github.com/TencentARC/GFPGAN. Everything works on Linux, of course, and it works fine, but today I’m going to use it on Windows, simply because Windows already has Linux called WSL!

I`ll need:
– Windows 10-11 latest version
– Nvidia video card with CUDA (I have rtx 2070), but it can also be done with only CPU!
– CPU with virtualization (almost all CPUs have it)

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How to improve, enlarge faces in a photo with GPEN neural network in Ubuntu!

I finally found a solution specifically to improve blurry photos while preserving the original face, and it’s amazing!

First of all thanks a lot to Tao Yang, Peiran Ren, Xuansong Xie and Lei Zhang for GAN Prior Embedded Network for Blind Face Restoration in the Wild
Entregan gratis la versión pública del proyecto en github github.com/yangxy/GPEN. GPEN allows you to quadruple faces, it could quadruple many faces on same image. Like all great programmers, they don’t know how to write installation and usage instructions, that’s why I’m here …

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Let’s change the face in video or photo with DeepFaceLab!

DeepFake sounds like honey to the Russian ear! DeepFaceLab has Russian roots and a gloomy present, suffice to say that the only complete instructions and the support forum are on the p◯|~╓╖ web site – by the way, for that reason the stars are already worried about the existence of the technology DeepFake. However, I want to reassure the rest of the public, DeepFake does not threaten you, the main reason is that 2 Instagram photos are not enough for DeepFake, and even 1000 is not enough, especially if they are taken from the same angle. For a truly convincing DeepFake, you need thousands of head images in different positions; These can only be compiled for celebrities with a lot of roles, interviews and a lot of computing power is needed, using next generation video cards, which means that it is very expensive.

Personally, DeepFake fascinates me, this technology is capable of outraging all the most powerful home computers, it costs them hours to do a simple DeepFake; someone will remember that the first mp3 files were made at the speed of one song per night and it is only a matter of technological development, but it is another case.

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How to search for a person in the photo with OpenCV, dlib, face_recognition in Ubuntu 20.4

Actually, I will search for the Spanish actor Alvaro Morte, for no reason, because! There is a television series in Spanish with more than 2k episodes, and there are screenshots about 2k: I want to find it and I need to optimize that process!

I tried to use this manual Face recognition with OpenCV, Python, and deep learning but it turned out to be incomprehensible and it was necessary to register there, it just helped me with the installation. But Hussain Mujtaba’s manual really helped me Face Recognition with Python and OpenCV.

Install OpenCV
I will install it through pip, I already have it installed.
pip --version

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UPS Shield for Raspberry Pi that almost works – UPS HAT V2 [don’t buy it]

Two shields and two dead drives was enough for me to understand that everything Suptronics does of shields for uninterruptible power supply for the Raspberry Pi is hellish shit. Two x705 and x725 boards are constantly in the battery charge state, after one day they cut off the power and discharged the battery to zero, thus killing two USB drives. It is not clear why the infinite row has not faced Suptronics yet, on the product page on their wiki there are a lot of comments “mine does not work”. для x705, для x725,

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Old Technologies – eMule: Installing the aMule p2p client on Raspberry Pi!

At the time of the massive promotional company of Torrents, when every teapot told about it, the eMule users laughed – why do you have to register if a true p2p works without all that by nature, that is, a priori! Now, of course, with the development of technology, the financial need (especially in Russia) in p2p methods of transferring information has disappeared, so eMule is of interest only to IT-archaeologists and marketers who insert it into their products to increase its functionality.(like Synology).

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Khadas Edge-V MAX as Ubuntu Desktop PC!

That’s it, the latest attempt to find a use for Khadas Edge-V MAX from the most pretentious, most expensive and most funny Chinese manufacturer. Guys are really funny – they say this is the most powerful miniPC for Android TV, but they haven’t certifide it with Google, which means Netflix won’t work and etc. They sell the official case for Khadas Edge MAX, but they do not warn that it will have to be finalized! All kinds of additional options: it was possible to do something with them, but the battery works only on Android, who needs an Android like that: a cooler, it’s good only if it doesn’t scream louder than the TV, but this is not about the Khadas official cooler 🙂 I already described this in detail here ¡Review of Edge-V MAX as a TV Box for Netflix! and here Khadas Edge-V MAX: Excellent and Terrible, review!!

I will try to use Khadas Edge MAX as a desktop. It does not work with HDMI > VGA adapter, so you need a monitor with speakers or a TV with HDMI.

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How to automatically turn on PC fans with Arduino according to temperature!

Previously, I made software solution to turn the fans on/off via a relay on the Arduino upon entering the operating system. It works on Ubuntu (off), it worked on Windows via PowerShell (on), but now it doesn’t want to work anymore … so why should we bind to the OS if we can hang a temperature sensor on the Arduino?

The Arduino will monitor the temperature itself and turn on additional fans. Using the serial port, it will be possible to turn on/off the fans manually, turn on/off the automatic mode, observe the temperature.

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Home server on Raspberry Pi 4 with NVMe, RTC, UPS in a DIY case!

CAUTION: From my experience, it turns out that if you install the operating system on USB and boot Raspberry OS from it, an accidental shutdown very quickly kills the USB disk, on the second or third time!
that’s how died
1Gb noname mSATA on SupTronics X856 v1.0
256Gb KingSpec M.2 NVMe on Blueendless SSD M2 PCIe
x725fro no reaone shut down after 30-60 hours of operation power ans starts to discharge batterys.

What a home server needs is a fault tolerant power supply, a large and fast disk, good cooling, small size, mobility, well, to put it where there is at least power! This is what I will do: power supply through the X725 with 18650 batteries, the NVMe disk is excessively fast for USB3, the best cooling! And a sleek little case – there are no universal Raspberry pi cases, for all the stuffing, but you can take a standard one and tweak it!

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