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4-Billion-Pixel Panorama View From Curiosity Rover 101

SternisheFan points out that there is a great new panorama made from shots from the Curiosity Rover. "Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring, with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images. ...The entire image stretches 90,000 by 45,000 pixels and uses pictures taken by the rover's two MastCams. The best way to enjoy it is to go into fullscreen mode and slowly soak up the scenery — from the distant high edges of the crater to the enormous and looming Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual destination."

Comment Mobility/Reliability/Flexibility: Pick 3 (Score 1) 63

Cloud sync is nothing new. It's just that web-based Email (one of the first 'cloud' services) came to prominence long enough ago that we don't really think of it as a cloud-based service. As a college student, Dropbox and Evernote have made my life flippin' awesome. I can take notes on any device, mine or borrowed/public, and they're all immediately sync'd and searchable. As for Dropbox, there are only four folders on my desktop: one for each class, and each symbolically linked to Dropbox folders. Every document I create, I immediately save to the appropriate folder, and it is immediately available for view/review/editing on any internet-connected device anywhere.

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN