cosmordinary

In this infinite cosmos we have only one life each. A life in this infinite cosmos is just like a dust in the world. Born by chance and die in necessity. Feeble life and boundless world, two facts we face. Even if you spend your whole life solving them. You will get nothing. - 1998

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

BenQ suffers losses, sells assets

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan's BenQ said it lost $600 million in the first nine months of the year, and intends to sell off some of its non-core assets in order to recover from a costly and futile effort to turnaround the cell phone business it acquired from Siemens.

BenQ's sales in the first nine months totaled $4.7 billion, excluding sales connected with the BenQ Mobile German subsidiary. When BenQ took over the troubled handset division of Siemens a year ago, it was losing about $1.5 million a day.

Things were so bad that Siemens paid BenQ to take it off their hands. During the last 12 months, BenQ has ponied up about $760 million to keep the former Siemens unit alive.

Last month, it threw in the towel and forced the unit into bankruptcy. This week, roughly two-thirds of the 3,000 workers in Germany were laid off and are fighting a bitter dispute over compensation from BenQ as well as the former parent Siemens.

Mike Clendenin    

EE Times

(10/24/2006 10:40 AM EDT)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

香格里拉回丽江的路

今天报上说,有个人参团在从香格里拉回丽江的路上出车祸死了,旅游公司赔47万。我们当时也是在那段路上出事的,还好命大,撞在内侧,而且不重。说明这段路是非常危险的。

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Teen questioned for online Bush threats

AP - Upset by the war in Iraq, Julia Wilson vented her frustrations
with President Bush last spring on her Web page on MySpace.com. She
posted a picture of the president, scrawled "Kill Bush" across the top
and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand. She later replaced
her page on the social-networking site after learning in her
eighth-grade history class that such threats are a federal offense.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061015/ap_on_hi_te/myspace_bush_threat

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Heintje - Einmal wird die Sonne wieder scheinen


昨天晚上看了上译的经典,德国电影《英俊少年》Einmal wird die Sonne wieder scheinen。 电影拍摄于1969年,但八十年代初期才在中国上映。片中的小英雄海因切Heintje 是小演员自己的真实名字,他的歌声给人们留下了深刻的印象,形式有些像音乐之声,但是影片中的所有歌曲都由主演海因切一人主唱。歌手海因切(Heintje),荷兰人,生于1955年,5岁登台,后演出一系列电影,发行许多唱片,是当时著名的实力派金嗓子童星。

《英俊少年》电影简介:
英俊少年海因切自幼丧母,与父亲卡尔相濡以沫,生活平静而幸福。海因切的外公实业家贝特霍德因反对卡尔与女儿的婚约而与其父子一刀两断。银行行长的儿子为敲诈贝特霍德,偷走银行的十二万元,栽赃到卡尔头上,而贝特霍德对此不闻不问,卡尔因此被捕入狱。海因切在律师的帮助下,寄养在外公家中。 贝特霍德渐渐喜欢上了聪明的海因切,一曲《最后的玫瑰》使他在女儿和外甥间找到了重合的焦点,海因切给阴郁古怪的贝特霍德冰冷的生活带来了一抹阳光。一次偶然的机会海因切得知事情的真相,在艾伦和警察帮助下,追拿到罪犯。真相大白,海因切甜美的歌声在五光十色的游乐场上空回荡……

Kleine Kinder, Kleine Sorgen

Kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen
und ein Haus voll Sonnenschein
kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen
könnt es so für immer sein

Doch so schnell vergeh’n die Jahre
Groß wird bald dein kleines Kind
Und die kleinen, lieben Sorgen
Wo sie dann geblieben sind

Kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen
und ein bisschen Kummer bloß
aber einmal kommt ein Morgen
und da sind sie beide groß

Kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen
Und ein Haus voll Sonnenschein
Kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen
Könnt es so für immer sein

Doch so schnell vergeh’n die Jahre
Und dann schaust du still zurück
Denn die kleinen, lieben Sorgen
Waren einst dein größtes Glück

Kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen
Und ein Haus voll Sonnenschein
Kleine Kinder, ….

Letzte Rose in unserm Garten


Letzte Rose in unserm Garten
Die verborgen im Laub ich fand
Willst noch immer auf Sonne warten
Doch der Herbstwind weht übers Land

Längst verwelkt sind alle Blumen
All ihr Glanz ging längst dahin
Letzte Rose in unserm Garten
So alleine musst du verblüh’n

La la lah lah
La la la lah lah
La la lah lah
La lah la lah

La la lah lah
La la la lah lah
La la lah lah
La lah la lah

Längst verwelkt sind alle Blumen
All ihr Glanz ging längst dahin
Letzte Rose in unserm Garten
So alleine musst du verblüh’n
So alleine musst du verblüh’n

http://www.lyrix.at/de/text_autor_list/28243#Heintje

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Color Space Conversion 颜色空间转换

A system for describing color numerically. Also known as a "color model," the most widely used color spaces are RGB for scanners and displays, CMYK for color printing and YUV for video and TV. Prior to the proliferation of electronic displays, color spaces were developed that were closer to the way people perceive color. For example, the HSB model uses hue, saturation and brightness, while the CIE Lab model uses lightness (L) and values on red-green (a) and blue-yellow (b) axes.

Changing one type of color-encoded signal into another. Converting from RGB to YUV and back to RGB are common color space conversions (see YUV). Converting from the display color space (RGB) to the printer color space (CMYK) is another common example. Color spaces may have different gamuts (color ranges), and conversion may result in a loss of color.

(YUV) The Y in YUV stands for "luma," which is brightness, or lightness, and black and white TVs decode only the Y part of the signal. U and V provide color information and are "color difference" signals of blue minus luma (B-Y) and red minus luma (R-Y). Through a process called "color space conversion," the video camera converts the RGB data captured by its sensors into either composite analog signals (YUV) or component versions (analog YPbPr or digital YCbCr). For rendering on screen, all these color spaces must be converted back again to RGB by the TV or display system.

(Red Green Blue) The color space used for capturing still and moving color images, as well as displaying them on screen. Color is captured by sensors that record the varying intensities of red, green and blue at each pixel location in the frame (x-y matrix).

(Cyan Magenta Yellow blacK) The color space used for commercial printing and most color computer printers. In theory, cyan, magenta and yellow (CMY) can print all colors, but inks are not pure and black comes out muddy. The black ink (K) is required for quality printing.

(Hue Saturation Brightness) A color space that is similar to the way an artist mixes colors by adding black and white to pure pigments. The pigments are the hues (H), measured in a circle from 0 to 359 degrees (0=red, 60=yellow, 120=green, 180=cyan, 240=blue, 300=magenta). The saturation (S) is the amount of black, and the brightness (B) is the amount of white, each measured from 0 to 100%.

Following are the conversion formulas from RGB to YUV and from YUV to RGB.
From RGB to YUV

Y = 0.299R + 0.587G + 0.114B
U = 0.492 (B-Y)
V = 0.877 (R-Y)

It can also be represented as:
Y = 0.299R + 0.587G + 0.114B
U = -0.147R - 0.289G + 0.436B
V = 0.615R - 0.515G - 0.100B

From YUV to RGB
R = Y + 1.140V
G = Y - 0.395U - 0.581V
B = Y + 2.032U

Monday, October 09, 2006

“海鸥老人”的吴庆恒

在昆明的最后一天看了中央台新闻频道的有关昆明的海鸥的报道,说到了“海鸥老人”吴庆恒的故事很让人感动。

被昆明人称为“海鸥老人”的吴庆恒生前孤身一人,每年冬天飞抵昆明的红嘴鸥是他唯一的寄托。每当红嘴鸥“驾临”,老人天天徒步十多公里进城给它们喂食,和
它们嬉戏,风雨无阻;老人每月三百零八元的退休工资有一半以上都用来给海鸥买吃的,为此,老人平时几乎舍不得花一分钱坐公交车。 四元五角一斤的饼干,老人毫不吝惜买给海鸥,他知道那是海鸥最喜欢的美食;他还经常买来鸡蛋为海鸥制做“鸡蛋饼干”;而他自己,唯一的奢侈品是两毛钱一包的金沙江香烟; 他与红嘴鸥建立了深厚的感情,以至于他能将水中的海鸥一只只叫上岸,其中就有“独脚”,有“老沙”。在老人生命的最后时光,老人最牵挂的依然是红嘴鸥。老人去世后,他被昆明人不断追忆和怀念,认为他代表了昆明人与红嘴鸥和谐公处的精神及爱鸥护鸥的优秀品质,值得每一个市民学习。