Challenge: Construct a JPEG 2000 image file that isn't compressed. Also, try to do it without spending any money. Overview The flagship feature of the JPEG 2000 suite of graphics formats is the wavelet-based "JPEG 2000 codestream" compression format. This challenge is not to figure out how to make a degenerate form of that format … Continue reading Making an uncompressed JPEG 2000 file
Which is the more fundamental constant: π or 2π? As pi day approaches, I think it's important for everyone to state their thoughts on this contentious matter. Here are the main options: π is more fundamental. (the establishment position)2π is more fundamental. (the progressive position)They're about equally fundamental. (the "both sides" position)Any rational multiple of … Continue reading Yes, pi is wrong. Sorry about that.
The other day, I was browsing some scans of 30-year-old issues of InfoWorld magazine. As one does. And I happened upon one of the very first advertisements for Norton AntiVirus: What a different world it was back then! The ad is from the inside front cover of the March 11, 1991 issue: Internet Archive linkGoogle … Continue reading When a world needs a hero