IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

9 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
The Kitchen Junk Drawer, Exchanges that need to be put somewhere
nprev
post Oct 15 2010, 01:49 AM
Post #16


Senior Member
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 8088
Joined: 8-December 05
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 602



Ha! Barry "Bazza" McKenzie?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_McKenzie


--------------------
A few will take this knowledge and use this power of a dream realized as a force for change, an impetus for further discovery to make less ancient dreams real.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Astro0
post Oct 15 2010, 04:11 AM
Post #17


Senior Member
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 3108
Joined: 21-December 05
From: Canberra, Australia
Member No.: 615



As a proud Australian...I think that conversation should stop right here. dry.gif
Barry McKenzie!?! Phil, be ashamed, be very ashamed. Surely Alvin Purple would better represent us laugh.gif

Enough!

Meanwhile back on Mars... mars.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HughFromAlice
post Oct 15 2010, 06:03 AM
Post #18


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 237
Joined: 22-December 07
From: Alice Springs, N.T. Australia
Member No.: 3989



Yes - mars.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil Stooke
post Oct 15 2010, 09:19 AM
Post #19


Martian Cartographer
****

Group: Members
Posts: 7569
Joined: 5-April 05
From: Canada
Member No.: 227



Oh, I'm ashamed! (heh heh) A virtual Mars Bar to nprev! I grew up with good old Bazza in the pages of Private Eye, and I still have all the books of collected strips.

OK, back to Mars. Time to point Pancam at the - uh - plains.

Phil


--------------------
... because the Solar System ain't gonna map itself.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
nprev
post Oct 15 2010, 01:21 PM
Post #20


Senior Member
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 8088
Joined: 8-December 05
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 602



Indeed. (However, I'm diggin' my vMars Bar...my first! wink.gif )


--------------------
A few will take this knowledge and use this power of a dream realized as a force for change, an impetus for further discovery to make less ancient dreams real.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil Stooke
post Oct 15 2010, 01:51 PM
Post #21


Martian Cartographer
****

Group: Members
Posts: 7569
Joined: 5-April 05
From: Canada
Member No.: 227



Hey - we've been relegated to the junk drawer! Yeah, OK, we've finished now.

Phil


--------------------
... because the Solar System ain't gonna map itself.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ElkGroveDan
post Oct 15 2010, 01:54 PM
Post #22


Senior Member
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 4732
Joined: 15-March 05
From: Sloughhouse, CA
Member No.: 197



Feel free to continue the discussion here.

This is going to be a place to put off topic discussions that start to tangle with the main discussion. If it was really bad it would get deleted. This is where we will put stuff we don't want to throw away but we need to clean up because company is coming.

If anyone has a better name, "The Box Under the Bed", the Garage, whatever, we can reconsider what to call it.


--------------------
If Occam had heard my theory, things would be very different now.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
centsworth_II
post Oct 15 2010, 02:45 PM
Post #23


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2140
Joined: 28-December 04
From: Florida, USA
Member No.: 132



QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Oct 15 2010, 08:54 AM) *
....we need to clean up because company is coming.....
Right on!


Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Floyd
post Oct 15 2010, 03:46 PM
Post #24


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 804
Joined: 4-September 06
From: Boston
Member No.: 1102



brellis--bet you did not expect the honor of being Topic Starter for this esteemed thread laugh.gif

I'm sure it will be extremely useful as things tend towander from time to time.



--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
hendric
post Oct 15 2010, 04:08 PM
Post #25


Director of Galilean Photography
***

Group: Members
Posts: 855
Joined: 15-July 04
From: Austin, TX
Member No.: 93



How about "Parking Orbit"?


--------------------
Space Enthusiast Richard Hendricks
--
"The engineers, as usual, made a tremendous fuss. Again as usual, they did the job in half the time they had dismissed as being absolutely impossible." --Rescue Party, Arthur C Clarke
Mother Nature is the final inspector of all quality.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HughFromAlice
post Oct 16 2010, 01:38 AM
Post #26


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 237
Joined: 22-December 07
From: Alice Springs, N.T. Australia
Member No.: 3989



OK, so now this is in a 'dusty' hardly read corner of UMSF I feel free to tell the true story. Astro0 has a good point about Alvin.

Central Australian logic quickly gets to the root of this logical conundrum ........ "Bazzanya, paluru wati mulupa nyinatja wiya. Palura panya nyintja wiya, palumpa photo kilipi Martja ku mantankga putu mantjilpai. Tjurkurpa nyangatja tjukururu wiya". (Pitjantjajtara is one of our lovely Centralian languages).

Translated roughly as this.... "Bazza is not a real person. Since he's not a real person, then it's not possible to take a photo of him on the surface of Mars. It's not logical."

On the other hand, ALVIN IS REAL. laugh.gif (ikaringanyina!!)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Den
post Nov 1 2010, 09:58 PM
Post #27


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 59
Joined: 12-November 09
Member No.: 5039



Several unproductive posts moved from the "Opportunity Map" thread

Dear Tesh, do you have less strongly compressed big map? At x2, jpeg artifacts are quite visible in the image you attached, can you save it from your master file with higher quality setting?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Tesheiner
post Nov 2 2010, 08:13 AM
Post #28


Senior Member
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 4276
Joined: 19-April 05
From: .br at .es
Member No.: 253



It's already saved with almost no compression at all -- 9 in a scale of 1 (heavy compression) to 10 (no compression). huh.gif If I use the next setting (10) the file size becomes almost 6MB and that's a big no, no.
The problem, as I see, is that you are trying to zoom into the map (e.g. x2) and it was not intended for that purpose. If you want to see more details as in this 1m/pix map I suggest to use Google Earth and the route map in its KML version.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Den
post Nov 2 2010, 09:35 AM
Post #29


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 59
Joined: 12-November 09
Member No.: 5039



QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Nov 2 2010, 09:13 AM) *
It's already saved with almost no compression at all -- 9 in a scale of 1 (heavy compression) to 10 (no compression). huh.gif If I use the next setting (10) the file size becomes almost 6MB and that's a big no, no.
The problem, as I see, is that you are trying to zoom into the map (e.g. x2) and it was not intended for that purpose. If you want to see more details as in this 1m/pix map I suggest to use Google Earth and the route map in its KML version.


What I see is definitely JPEG artifacts (blocking).
Re "quality 9": yes, quality 9 will have some distortions. But it's not true that quality 9.5 is not possible.
Do you mind trying other program to do the conversion?
For example, in Gimp JPEG compression can be set with finer granularity - the scale is not 1..10 but 1..100.
I use 95 for photos where I do want negligible data loss.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jamescanvin
post Nov 2 2010, 10:57 AM
Post #30


Senior Member
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 2254
Joined: 9-February 04
From: UK
Member No.: 16



Yes there are jpeg artifacts - but so what? The purpose of the image is to show Oppy's current position, that is more than clear enough.

The map is downscaled from the full HiRISE image so it is not really the best thing to look at in detail, artifacts or no artifacts. If you want to look closely at the terrain then do as Tesheiner posted previously and look at it in GE. Then you get the full 25cm resolution. smile.gif

Remember that the map gets posted time and time again and in the end this takes a lot of space that has to be hosted/backed up, so making the file sizes bigger is not desirable.


--------------------
My MER & MSL Imagery site - Martian Vistas ---- Twitter Feed (including sol by sol updates on Opportunity's activity)
Please support unmannedspaceflight.com by donating here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

9 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd July 2018 - 10:55 AM
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHT
Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

OPINIONS AND MODERATION
Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
SUPPORT THE FORUM
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.