Friday, 22 May 2020

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

quote [ He Airdropped an iPhone image of his responses to his Mac and tried to convert it by renaming the HEIC file to PNG. Changing a file’s extension does not guarantee that it will be converted, but Spencer was still able to submit the demo test with no problem. ]

Ugh … websites! HEIC files weren't supported until 3 years ago by MacOS (and Windows?) itself, so this is kind of a new age problem.

A software missing the whitelist for an extension and then stalling in a loop while processing it is a bit unfortunate though.
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cb361 said @ 1:37pm GMT on 22nd May
I hadn't heard of HEIF file format before. I predict that it won't catch on because it doesn't have a memorable acronym like Ping or Jaypeg. Referring to a HEIF sounds like you're a close personal friend of Hugh Heffner.
Menchi said @ 1:48pm GMT on 22nd May
The first four incarnations, sure, but I suspect the HEIF-5 might catch on!
lilmookieesquire said @ 11:01pm GMT on 22nd May
steele said @ 10:00pm GMT on 23rd May
The guy from Rocko's Modern Life?
Hugh E. said @ 5:37pm GMT on 22nd May
MPEG should start a social media debate (by proxy) about whether it's pronounced with a short e or a long i. It will go viral then. Even people who had never heard of it will have strong opinions. Maybe especially them.

In a month, headline: The File Format That Has The Internet Flaming: What is HEIF?

Naruki said @ 6:19pm GMT on 30th May
It's pronounced like the Hef in Hugh Hefner, obviously. As spoken by a Scotsman.

And what is it, now?
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:23pm GMT on 22nd May
This kind of thing doesn't surprise me.

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