Friday, February 26, 2010

The last Airbender - latest trailer

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

graphs of 3g/3.5g speeds in various locations

Smart has paid a couple of companies to make tests in various locations in Metro Manila and a few other major cities comparing the speeds of smart bro, sun bro, weroam and globe tatoo. There are graphs like this

Its intersting to see that there are some smart bro and a few weroam results that are 3-4 mbps. I think this is because of the HSPDA+ upgrades being made by smart to their base stations.

Of course these are synthetic benchmarks and can be unreliable. I've seen results vary from 300kbps to 1.5 mbps over 3 minutes on my own smart bro share it depending on which server is used to test.

in reference to: Smart Bro - Nationwidest. Fastest. Broadbandest. (view on Google Sidewiki)

~ 20 year old bug found in photoshop

Look at this picture of the dalai lama. Now scale it down to 50% size using any image manipulation software. If you see an all grey square like below, your photo manipulation program has the bug. So far I tested microsoft office picture manager and it has the bug.

There is an important error in most photography scaling algorithms. All software tested have 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. These exceptions have subsequently been reported: the Netpbm toolkit for graphic manipulations, the developping GEGL toolkit, 32 bit encoded images in Photoshop CS3, the latest version of Image Analyzer, the image exporters in Aperture 1.5.6, the latest version of Rendera, Adobe Lightroom 1.4.1, Pixelmator for Mac OS X, Paint Shop Pro X2 and the Preview app in Mac OS X starting from version 10.6.
in reference to: Gamma error in picture scaling (view on Google Sidewiki)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

wi-tribe caves in to public outrage, increases cap

Unconfirmed reports from tipidpc indicate that the 3 gig cap has gone up to 5 gig. As usual the wi-tribe official website is silent on this.

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