Gamma error in picture scaling. Best Monitor till now to view this page was a standard CRT Dell M783c Introduction There is an error in most photography scaling algorithms.
All software tested (August 2007) had the problem: The Gimp, Adobe Photoshop, CinePaint, Nip2, ImageMagick, GQview, Eye of Gnome, Paint and Krita. Also three different operating systems were used: Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. (Software that don't have the problem are listed in the Solutions chapter.) Photographs that have been scaled with these software have been degradated (see the examples). Below, a photograph of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was tuned to exploit the problem. This is what you probably will get once the image is scaled by your software: How much did you pay for that software?
If you would like to see how your browser scales the image, click here. To get a smoother image tuned for TFT displays, click here. If you'd like the routines I wrote to create the Dalai lama pictures: gamma_grayator.tar.gz Examples What about drawings? . Dithering? Hardware Revolution. Usenet Newsgroup Server Reviews. FileSharing Talk - Latest News. Asterisk- The Open Source Telephony Projects. The utility for virtual desktops. Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide. Domain Tools: Whois Lookup and Domain Suggestions.
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Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren't there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to redress the balance. Any non whitespace characters are ignored; only spaces, tabs and newlines are considered syntax.
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Posted in Tech blog on June 2nd, 2009 by Pingdom What is now the fastest supercomputer in Europe was recently unveiled at a research institute in Jülich, Germany.
The computer, named Jugene, is capable of a massive one trillion computing operations per second. Here are some facts about the Jugene supercomputer: Based on IBM’s Blue Gene/P architecture.Computing capacity: 1 petaflop/second.That equals the computing power of more than 50,000 PCs.294,912 processor cores.Processor type: 32-bit PowerPC 450 at 850 MHz.144 terabytes of RAM.Mounted in 72 racks.Network bandwidth: 5.1 gigabyte/second with a 160 nanosecond latency.Power input: 2.2 megawatts. Wish we could get one of these for Pingdom. Packing those CPUs tightly together Each of the Jugene’s 72 racks has 1024 compute nodes, where each node has 2 gigabyte of RAM (totaling 144 terabytes for the whole system). For those of you who really want to dive into the nitty-gritty tech specs regarding Jugene’s setup, here’s more info. Adobe. Global Interactive Marketing Services.
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