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
The second way to use const makes it impossible to
change the value of the pointer itself:
int sloth = 3;
const int * ps = // a pointer to const int
int * const finger = // a const pointer to int
Note that the last declaration has repositioned the keyword
const. This form of declaration constrains finger to point
only to sloth. However, it does allow you to use finger to
alter the value of sloth. The middle declaration does not allow you to
use ps to alter the value of sloth, but it does permit you to
have ps point to another location. In short, finger and
*ps are both const, and *finger and ps are
I had been brooding over some questions in the last movies I saw. At the sight of sports car, I understood that the woman in the movie Spanlish is dating her real estate agent. And this morning, while I was walking to work, I am enlightened to the fact that the guard counting the bank note is to keep Rose stay so that they have more time together. This might be wrong, but I like the symmetry it brings. The man kills the women who loves him deeply, and Rose killed the man who loves her deeply, though not personally. The symmetry makes this movie an eligible for a high rank. Therefore I recommend this movie, "Curiosity Kills the Cat".
I watched the movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)" yesterday. It is an unauthorized made-for-television docudrama written and directed by Martyn Burke. It covers the stories behind the advent of PC prevalence. Based upon the book, Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer, by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, this film documents the rise of the home computer/personal computer through the rivalry between Apple Computer (Apple II and the Apple Macintosh) and Microsoft (DOS, IBM PC, and Windows).
The Pink Panther is the movie industry's hippest cartoon star. Film audiences of all ages, sophisticated cinemaohiles and drive-in denizens alike love the high style, clever humor and colorful adventures of this pink-inked feline.
Initially created by Friz Freleng for the opening title sequence of Blake Edward's, 1964 comedy farce THE PINK PANTHER, the cartoon character received reviews that were as good or better than the film itself! The new star had obviously clawed his mark, and a series of short subjects was immediately put info production.
Friz Freleng was the perfect man for the job. Having begun his career in the same small Kansas City studio where Walt Disney got his start in animation, Freleng moved to California in the late 1920s. He was soon helping fellow Kansas City animators Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising start up the series of "Looney Tunes" for Warner Brothers release. With the exception of one year with M-G-M in the mid-1930s, Freleng was a Warner Brothers stalwart, becoming Senior Director and supervising now-classic cartoons staring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Tweety for over 30 years. Freleng also directed the first cartoons starring Sylvester, Porky Pig and Yosemite Sam, ultimately winning four Academy Awards® for the studio.
When Warner Brothers shut down its animation department in 1962, Freleng teamed up with cartoon producer David DePatie to make animated commercials and industrial films. At this time, director Blake Edwards - himself an aficionado of the classic Warner Brothers cartoons and silent comedies - approached Freleng about providing animation for the opening moments of his next film.
David DePatie recalls: "We got together with some of our guys and came up with probably 100 to 150 different illustrations of the Panther. I remember very well thatwe took them over to Blake's office and spread them all out and that he knew exactly what he wanted. He went right over, pointed to one of them and said 'that's the guy!'"
"Then they asked us to do a storyboard," remembers Freleng. "They just flipped when they saw it! When we finally got it onto the screen and they previewed it, the comment from the press was that the titles were better than the picture."
The cool contemporary style of the design and graphics (co-credited to Hawley Pratt), the distinctive theme music from Henry Mancini, and the pantomime comedy were a complete departure from the cheaply made theatrical cartoons created by their competitors. The first Panther cartoon, THE PINK PHINK , was honored with an Academy Award®. "We made them for the theaters, and we made them for adults really," says Freleng. "They didn't appeal to children; they're a little too sophisticated. Adults are the people who are really the fans."
Though the theatrical cartoons continued for almost twenty years, it is the earlier entries - those directed by Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt - which are considered classics. Freleng and Pratt placed the Panther in many offbeat situations: spoofing 60s trends such as secret agents in PINKFINGER and youth culture in PSYCHEDELIC PINK ; exploring musical themes in PINK, PLUNK, PLINK and romping into the surreal in PINK PUNCH. However the most entertaining of all the shorts are those featuring "the little man," who can turn up as anyone - including a safecracker in DIAL 'P' FOR PINK and a drunk in PINK PAJAMAS.
When Edwards directed an Inspector Clouseau follow-up the next year, a similar situation occurred. The DePatie/Freleng opening title for A SHOT IN THE DARK, (1964) brought demands for yet another theatrical series. The resulting group of witty and distinctive cartoons, entitled THE INSPECTOR, featured the voice talents of comedian Pat Harrington as both the not-so-clever Inspector and his faithful assistant Deaux-Deaux.
The Pink Panther live-action feature films continued into the 70s, 80s, and 90s, each beginning with lavish animated opening titles.
While I am searching for a solution of my cable TV network, I received again a "funny" mail about visual illusions. I cann't help digging into some discent explanations, since last time I am not given the chance to do it. The first image is a famous "Rotationg Snakes", and the following several pictures are all about static motion illusion. I hunt down to the term "asymmetric luminance steps " and then to this article on the Journal of Neural Science: June 8, 2005 . 25(23):5651–5656 . 5651,
星期二晚上去参加了小王的婚礼，在南华亭。气氛比wedding story的那场好多了。吃得也好多了，价格肯定也比wedding story便宜得多了。婚宴真浪费，我们那桌也就吃掉了1/3，其余的都扔了。婚礼上小王的讲话挺不错的，后来我们八点半就走了，因为要去ikea定家具。第二天听小周说婚礼九点半就结束了，也没人闹新房，我觉得也挺好的，总比在wedding story坐着干等等到10点半好。我也不喜欢婚礼上太闹，何必整人呢。