A new technique shows resizing of images while keeping the important features of the image undistorted, also allows you to protect or remove part of the image with anything removed being automagically and seamlessly filled in.
This is making the rounds in technical circles today. The technique simple and very effective! Apparently Adobe has hired this guy so hopefully we'll see commercial availability soon.
Like looking to see if a rifle is loaded by peering down the barrel, your screen can turn from a breathtaking visage of insight into a Gatling Gun of mind-scarring infinity-pain within the literal blink of an eye.
Or, as they say: ONCE YOU CLICK, YOU CANNOT UNCLICK.
This is a very entertaining and well written adventure.
Acidus had a project mentioned offhandedly on the Daily Show a few months ago but Virgil has seriously raised the bar by actually getting his picture on the Colbert report! We now have a new standard for leetness around here. If you haven't been personally denounced by Steven Colbert, you just aren't that important...
Groklaw - Court Rules: Novell owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights! Novell has right to waive!
3:26 am EDT, Aug 18, 2007
Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here is what matters most:
[T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.
That's Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that "SCO is obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM and Sequent". That's the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses.
CBS Sues Howard Stern and Sirius - Los Angeles Times
Topic: Current Events
5:45 pm EST, Mar 1, 2006
CBS Radio jolted shock jock Howard Stern and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Tuesday with a $218-million lawsuit that alleged Stern misused the company's airtime in a scheme to boost the payment he received when he moved to Sirius in January.
CBS contends that while it employed Stern, the host spent more than a year hyping his upcoming switch to Sirius and, as a result, improperly enriched himself, "pocketing over $200 million for his personal benefit" by driving up Sirius' subscriber numbers.
Howard had a press conference about this yesterday and from the audio I heard of it he was very aggitated and fidgeting throughout it. If anyone has a copy of that video I would love to see a link to it, I am going to try to find a link to the audio to post later. The discussion I heard today was dealing with the stock options that had been kept secret outside of the 500 million that was made public for his salary. There was one very funny moment in which howard was trying to make a joke that just outright bombed and instead of the press laughing all you could hear was the sound of shutters clicking away. This story should prove entertaining for a few weeks yet to come.
UniqueDaily.com - The Many Unusual Looking Buildings On Earth
11:11 pm EST, Feb 27, 2006
The Bank of Asia is a very famous building in Bangkok. It was made way back in 1985, and it's robotic appearance is just a symbol of the modernization of banking. It also has the ability to transform into a mega-robot.
Man I wish I had see this when I was there.
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