Showing posts from February, 2008

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:

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?

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?