Thursday, October 29, 2015

talents in drawing

Art of the matter: Mystery of why some people are good at drawing and others aren't finally revealed

Drawing is often considered a gift you either have or – as many a frustrated artist will testify – don’t have.
In fact, say scientists, while some are born with natural talent, anyone can learn to draw well.
The only catch is that ‘like all difficult skills, one probably needs 10,000 hours of practice to become really proficient’.

Don't worry if you can't match Michelangelo - practice makes perfect, say researchers
Don't worry if you can't match Michelangelo - practice makes perfect, say researchers
Researchers at University College London believe those unable to draw are not seeing the world as it really is – and simply need to work on their visual skills.
They say our preconceptions often cloud the way we perceive objects, leading us to distort them when we put pencil to paper.
Good drawers have a more refined way of perceiving objects and putting them on the page.
Rebecca Chamberlain, a psychologist who led the research, said: ‘Most people probably don’t become proficient because they don’t practise enough, and also they are put off by early failure – “It doesn’t look anything like it”.’
Miss Chamberlain and her colleagues conducted experiments investigating the role of visual memory in drawing.
They believe skill results in part from an ability to remember simple relationships in an object such as an angle between two lines.

Good visual memory is key to producing a masterpiece, like this painting by Benjamin Williams Leader, on show at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Good visual memory is key to producing a masterpiece, like this painting by Benjamin Williams Leader, on show at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
They also found people who could ignore an object’s surroundings and focus on detail were able to draw more accurately.
And those who were able to ignore their preconceptions and view objects with a fresh eye also created better sketches.
Miss Chamberlain said: ‘Surprisingly, it might be harder to draw something very familiar, such  as a face, than something very novel, about which one has no preconceptions.’
Those taking part in the experiment found their skills improved with time.
The findings were presented to a US conference in a paper written by Miss Chamberlain and her colleague Chris McManus.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

영문키보드에서 한영전환을 Alt키로 하는 방법

잘못 해서 103키로 세팅한 것을 101키로 바꾸는 방법

한글 키보드는 일반적으로 103키를 사용한다. 그래서 윈도우를 설치할 때 무의식적으로 103키를 선택 후 설치를 한다. 그런데 영문 키보드는 주로 101키이다. 윈도우 설치할 때 한번 잘못 선택해 버리면 윈도우를 다 설치한 후 바꿀 방법이 없다.

특히 영문키보드를 사용하는데 한영전환이 잘 안되는 문제가 발생하면 더욱 그렇다.

영문키보드에서 한영전환을 Alt키로 하는 방법
한글키보드는 한영키와 한자키가 더 있어서 103키다

우선 본 기자의 경험을 예로 들어 보겠다. 기자는 MS의 영문 무선키보드를 구입해서 사용하고 있다. 이번에 윈도우비스타를 설치 했는데, 설치 과정에서 잘못해 103키를 선택해서 설치했다. 알고 봤더니 실제로는 영문키보드라 101키였다.

윈도우 비스타 설치가 다 된 후 제어판 등을 둘러 보았으나 103키를 101키로 설정을 바꾸는 곳은 찾을 수 없었다. 그냥 대충 쓰지뭐 하면서 포기하고 있었다. 그런데 문제는 실제 문서 작성할 때 발생했다. 한글키보드의 경우 스페이스키 오른쪽에 한영전환키가 있어서 그 키를 누르면 쉽게 한영전환이 된다.

영문키보드에서 한영전환을 Alt키로 하는 방법
영문키보드는 주로 101키다

그런데 막상 한글을 입력하려고 하니 한글입력이 되지 않았다. 일반적으로 영문키보드에서는 스페이스키 오른쪽에 있는 <Alt>키를 누르면 한영전환이 된다. 그런데 <Alt>키를 눌렀는데 한글로 전환이 안되는 것이었다. 황당했다. <Alt> + <Shift>키를 누르면 한영전환이 되긴 하지만 너무 불편하다.

꼭 <Alt>키를 누르면 한영전환이 되도록 만들고 싶다.
이럴 때 어떻게 해주면 될까?

궁극적인 방법은 101키로 다시 만드는 것이다. 새로 윈도우비스타를 설치하고 설치하는 과정에서 101키로 선택해 주면 된다. 그러나 이 방법은 너무 번거롭다. 윈도우비스타 설치 새로 안하면서 바꾸는 방법이 없을까?

방법이 있긴 있다. 레지스트리를 수정해 주면 된다.

영문키보드에서 한영전환을 Alt키로 하는 방법

우선 레지스트리 편집기를 실행한다. 기존 윈도우에서는 시작 -> 실행 -> regedit 입력 후 <실행>을 클릭하면 레지스트리 편집기를 실행할 수 있고, 윈도우비스타에서는 <시작>을 클릭 후 <검색시작>이라고 써져 있는 검색창에 regedit을 입력하면 윗 부분에 regedit 프로그램이 검색 되는데, 그것을 클릭하면 된다.

그림과 같이 레지스트리 편집기(regedit.exe)를 실행한 후 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/i8042prt/Parameters 로 찾아 들어 간다.

"LayerDriver KOR" 항목을 kbd101a.dll 로 수정한다.
"OverrideKeyboardIdentifier"는 PCAT_101AKEY 로 수정한다.
"OverrideKeyboardSubtype"항목을 3으로 수정한다.

이렇게 수정한 후 레지스트리 편집기를 닫고 재부팅을 하면 오른쪽 <Alt>키로 한영전환을 할 수 있다.

How can i make IDE to AHCI in windows 8

I need to convert IDE to AHCI and how can i do that ?
Im using SATA 2.0
Your response is almost complete. It is missing one step. I tried this method from:

and it worked without a hitch.

Here is the complete article.


A lot of users have been messing around with AHCI after installing Windows 8. Some users have reported that they can’t get Windows 8 to install without disabling AHCI. Here at iTD, we haven’t faced any such issue though we have a quick fix for such a situation. It’s very easy to enable AHCI after installing Windows, although it isn’t visible to users as a simple switch on/off option.
What is AHCI and why should you care? AHCI ( Advanced Host Controller Interface ) offers native command queuing and hot plugging through SATA host controllers (Serial-ATA) for hard drives. In simpler terms, there’s no reason you shouldn’t use it.
So, how do you enable it? Do you have to reinstall Windows 8 again? No. You can enable it without losing any data.
Enabling AHCI in Windows 8 requires going through the registry ( yes, it’s still there! ) but it’s slightly different than how it was done in Windows Vista and Windows 7. You still have to modify a registry key but the key is different now. Follow the guide below to enable AHCI in but make sure that you’ve backed up your data as well as registry, just in case.
  1. Exit all applications
  2. Go to the start screen and type in regedit.
  3. If you see the UAC (User Account Control) dialogue box, just click continue.
  4. Locate the the following registry subkey:
  5. Locate the Error Control entry which should have a value of 3. Right-click on the entry name, select Modify, change the value from 3 to 0 and click OK.
  6. Open the StartOverride folder(under storahci folder) and locate an entry named 0 with a value of 3. Change the value to 0 by following the procedure in step 5.
  7. Restart and enable AHCI in your system BIOS
Quick Alternate Method If you don’t feel safe playing with your registry like I don’t with a neighbor’s dog ( except that I can handle a messed up registry but not a messed up dog ), I suggest you download the registry file I’ve uploaded here. Just extract the .reg extension file from the compressed folder and run it and restart your computer. Do the obligatory AHCI switch on from your system BIOS and you’re good to go.
Disclaimer As usual, the author and owner of this website aren’t liable for any loss caused by the above guide. If your neighbor’s dog bites you, your computer blows up or hard drive refused to work, I hereby take no liability. Of course, if you say please, I’ll be more than happy to help. :)
Update: updated with some input from Lyrad Kcirhor, thanks!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

cambodians are more exotic looking than filipinos

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i am currently in manila, just arrived yesterday, and as i said before, i am surprised so many ppl voted the philippines on this one. it's easily near the bottom of the pack in southeast asia. you can find good lookers, sure, but on average the philippines is awful. i suspect a lot of filipinos voted in this poll or something. or it could be similar to the japanese effect, where people are voting purely on media exposure (the philippines gets more exposure in the west because there are more filipinos living in the west).

but ya, not impressed w filipino beauty at all.
maybe because a lot of Westerners like dark & exotic looking (which includes a lot of Filipinos) but many Asians think that look is ugly, they prefer light skin and East Asian-looking. I think if people knew more about Cambodians then it would be higher in the poll. They're more dark & exotic looking than Filipinos.

Friday, October 9, 2015

filipina is sexually conservative

The faces look Filipino but only very few Filipinas do that kind of posing. Lacks the conservative nature of a Filipino.
Verdict: Mixed East-Asian and Caucasian

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