The Earth is Still Alive!

The LCH(Large Hadron Collider) exploed its first beam this afternoon

As many rumor said that the experiment will cause a black-hole and swallow the entire earth. Now the ‘Big Bang’ is over and we still here 🙂

欧洲粒子加速器今天进行了她第一次试验,虽然有很多传言说这一试验可能导致产生黑洞吞噬地球,不过,我们看到,科学还是科学,流言还是流言。地球还活着 哈哈:)

Who will use Chrome?

今天Google发布了自己的网络浏览器Chrome。

很多人试用之后似乎觉得Chrome会快一些。有人测试了Javascript的Benchmark

确实,从CNET的测试结果看,Chrome的V8 engine确实有效的提高了Javascript的运行效率。然而,我们知道事实上Javascript的运行并不是最主要造成网页浏览速度瓶颈的因素。网络下载带宽时常是网页速度慢的主要因素。

由于我在公司内部网络,连出需要走Proxy,似乎现在的Chrome对proxy支持的非常不好,每次fetching proxy的时候都慢得要死。所以,个人的体验还是觉得Chrome远比IE或者FF3慢太多…..

—-Google Chrome runs faster on javascript, but not downloads slower(when behind a corp. proxy)

另外,Chrome还有很多的劣势。

没有丰富的插件支持,这一点让Chrome输给了Firefox。 — Compare to Firefox, chrome lack plug-in support.

同样的,IE的用户也不会考虑Chrome,Chrome对于IE用户并没有任何吸引力 —Chrome do not have any feature attrative for those IE users.

个人感觉,Chrome可能会在下一个版本中有大的改进。但在哪之前,Chrome可能是一些Google粉丝的首选,他们选择的并不是Chrome而是Google.

Personally, Chrome will not be a good Browser before next refined version. It will be perfect fit for those ‘Google-big-fans’. Actually, they do not choose Chrome, but Google the brand itself.

Canon Release EOS 50D/佳能发布EOS 50D

Features at a glance:

  • 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 6.3fps continuous shooting, max. burst 90 JPEGs with UDMA card
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
  • 9-point wide area AF
  • 3.0” Clear View VGA LCD with Live View mode & Face Detection Live AF
  • Magnesium alloy body, with environmental protection
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • HDMI connection for high quality viewing and playback on a High Definition TV
  • Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

基本参数:

  • 1510 万像素 CMOS 传感器
  • 6.3 张每秒高速连拍 最高连续拍摄 90 张 JPEGs
  • DIGIC 4核心处理器
  • ISO 100-3200, 扩展ISO 12800
  • 9点自动对焦
  • 3.0” VGA 液晶屏、人脸识别优先对焦
  • 镁合金环保材料
  • EOS 集成清洁系统
  • HDMI 高清数字电视接口
  • 完全兼容佳能 EF 和 EF-S 镜头 EX-系列闪光灯

很理想的一台相机啊,不错yy一下,真的是很不错的机身

EOS 1000D is out! Canon declaring a low-end war?

佳能宣布推出在EOS 450D之下的更加低端入门级数码单反相机 EOS 1000D. 自从民用级数码单反时代的来临,数码单反相机的低端市场竞争愈演愈烈。很难想象,连40D的价格都已经可以接受的今天(当年300D号称第一台民用数码单反时候的价格不比现在的40D价格高),佳能居然进一步划分低端市场,开拓最低端的数码单反品牌。猜想Canon如此细化市场也实在是处于无奈之举,纵观Canon的产品线,像450D和1000D这样差距并不很大的产品并不多,当然,这也是低端市场策略的结果。

另外一个猜想就是,恐怕Canon此举是想要把整个数码单反直接推向最民用化,毕竟佳能是一家相机+镜头的公司。培养可以更换镜头的数码单反用户群还是很有意义的。个人认为1000D现在的价格可能还是太高,佳能应该会逐渐降低1000D的价格。使得数码单反真正达到普通数码相机的消费级别,这样才能在这个部分的市场做大吧。

总之,1000D或许会带来新的一轮浪潮,让我们拭目以待。

It is unbelievable that Canon announce EOS 1000D – a new model one tier below the 450D in its current lineup. It maybe mainly caused competitor’s pressure, 450D is now not the lowest-end of consumer DSLR. Does this means that Canon response to competitors the willing for a low-end DSLR marketing war?

EOS 300D bring us a new era. Will 1000D be the next?

Strong earthquake hits southwest China

Reuters
Monday, May 12, 2008; 2:44 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck China’s Sichuan province on Monday, less than 100 km (60 miles) from the provincial capital of Chengdu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site.

The tremor, centered 92 km northwest of Chengdu, was felt as far away as Beijing and Shanghai, where office buildings swayed with the impact.

(Reporting by Jason Subler; Writing by Lindsay Beck; Editing by Nick Macfie)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/

Image provided by USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

GeForce 9 series runs out!

GeForce 9 series

After about 18 months of G80, the next generation graphics card by NVidia Geforce 9 comes out.

With higher Memory and Core speed, the GeForce9800GTX performs better than GeForce8800GTX, on the other hand, the retail 9800GTX(559$) is cheaper than 8800GTX(599$) (I’m not very sure about the price). Anyway, GeForce 9 series is a good news for the extreme game players, haha 🙂

See the performance test here

Red hearts bless china

Recently, many political issues arise around Tibet and Olympic 2008. Those MSN users who support Olympic 2008 and support china volunteered add a heart icon (L) in their MSN nick names. This event spread so fast over the Internet. So many people has attended such event by now. You can see the red heart fill up my MSN friends list.

最近,媒体上出现了大量的围绕 西*藏*问*题 而对2008年北京奥运会的政治攻击。广大网友为声援支持中国,纷纷资源的在自己MSN名字上加上(L)标志的红心图样。这样的自发行动在非常短的时间内就在网络上流传开来,现在已经有非常多的网友参加了这一活动。

See also:

(L) China: Nationalist netizens on MSN Messenger “heart” China

Chinese Web users go for a splash of red

MSN users support china