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4-Billion-Pixel Panorama View From Curiosity Rover 101

Posted by samzenpus
from the take-a-look dept.
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: Re:WTF? (Score 2) 60

by pandronic (#40747395) Attached to: Prime Ministerial Plagiarism Farce Continues In Romania

Really? His analysis is almost correct - what is not correct and a bit naive on his part is the fact that he thinks of the president as a great savior. The crack down on the corrupt former prime minister Adrian Nastase was in fact a way for the president and his party (PDL) to get back in the polls. I don't think he did it out of the goodness of his heart, but the accusations are valid and unfortunately are only a drop in the ocean when it comes to Adrian Nastase and his party (PSD). By the way, his party is the former communist party re-branded and it's full of former communist figures and secret police members. Ponta is just a pathetic puppet.

For the curious the post above translates to: "Fuck your mother! Fuck off!"

Comment: Fuck you MS (Score 2) 161

by pandronic (#40631223) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Windows Gadgets Via Security Update

As a once gadget developer I say "Fuck you Microsoft!" and here's why ... when gadgets were all the shit they pushed the gadget gallery and they pushed it hard. OMG, you can program in JS and HTML, you can reuse your webdeveloping skills. I was excited as fuck. So I made a farely popular free gadget. I thought that they would expand their site to make non-free gadgets possible, since the "gadget store" was littered with mentions about a misterious Microsoft currency, but that didn't happen, the updates were approved in more than two weeks, complaints about a dude who copied my gadget and published it in his name went unanswered for years, the docs were shit and incomplete, the gadget site was buggy, the Windows gadget app was buggy, IE9 made it even buggier, my polite post on the dev forum about the future of the Gadget Gallery was censored, really WTF?

Is this how MS will treat their Metro developers if it doesn't have the success the corporate douchebags in Redmond expect it to?

Comment: Re:And nothing of value was lost... (Score 5, Insightful) 329

by pandronic (#40540281) Attached to: Google Killing Off Mini, Video, and iGoogle

I can't imagine a web with no Javascript. It's like using half of the web. I'm a webdeveloper and website owner and I really, really, really don't care about people who don't have Javascript enabled. I'd rather give the rest a great experience and I don't want to spend time and resources to provide a fallback.

Also advertising supports many of my favorite sites. I probably wouldn't be paying for a subscription, but I think it's common courtesy to give website owners the chance to make a buck for their hard work. I have Adblock installed and I only use it when ads are too annoying that they disturb my browsing experience.

Comment: Re:YES! NO! (Score 1) 137

by pandronic (#40358495) Attached to: Mozilla Shows Off Junior, a Simple Browser Built for iPad

I don't use any of these add-ons, so I can say for sure, but after doing a quick search it seems it does. Check it out for yourself: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/search/?q=adblock&appver=&platform=

Also, I forgot to mention in my first post ... I use it on an ICS Asus Transformer, so I've got no idea how it works on phones.

Comment: Re:YES! NO! (Score 3, Insightful) 137

by pandronic (#40357589) Attached to: Mozilla Shows Off Junior, a Simple Browser Built for iPad

If you want to try a new great browser from Mozilla, try the Firefox Mobile Nightly for Android: http://nightly.mozilla.org/
It still has some bugs, being a nightly and all, but the performance is great, the UI is miles ahead of anything on Android, it has Flash support and IMO, the best rendering engine on Android.

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