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Interesting Fact

I read an interesting fact today while researching biodiversity:

"Although about 80 percent of our food supply comes from just 20 kinds of plants, humans use at least 40,000 species of plants and animals a day."

Sort of redefines the 80/20 rule, doesn't it?  :)

Blu-ray vs HD DVD?

"HD DVD, the beloved format of Toshiba and three Hollywood studios, died Friday after a brief illness. The cause of death was determined to be the decision by Wal-Mart to stock only high-definition DVDs and players using the Blu-ray format."

Read the rest of the story at the NY Times.

$1 Tripod Alternative

Don't want to lug around a tripod? Try this cheap alternative:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1041948/1_image_stabilizer_for_any_camera_lose_the_tripod/

AVS File Format

"Audio Video Standard, or AVS, is a compression codec for digital audio and video, and is competing with H.264/AAC to potentially replace MPEG-2. Chinese companies own 90% of AVS patents. The audio and video files have an .avs extension as a container format, and the designers claim that it will have twice the efficiency of MPEG2."

Hmmm, I've learned something today. More here and here.

Can you Guess?

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Can you Guess?
Originally uploaded by Peter Beens.
Here's a new picture of mine that's achieving some success. Can anyone guess what it is?