May 6 in history: the tunnel under the English channel, editor Paint.NET and a smartphone with a flexible screen

6 may 1994 was inaugurated the tunnel under the English channelconnecting France and Britain. After the opening was made possible rail link between London and Paris, and the journey time was only 2 hours and 15 minutes. The maximum speed of trains on the route has reached 300 km/h, while in the train tunnel is carried out from 20 to 35 minutes, reducing the speed to 160 km/h.
May 6 in history: the tunnel under the English channel, editor Paint.NET and a smartphone with a flexible screen
The ICE train on exit from the tunnel under the English channel
In 21 years of history the tunnel was stopped several times due to major accidents, most of which was due to the ignition of transported trucks. The latest accident under the English channel dated 17 Jan 2015.
May 6, 2004 released the first version of the editor Paint.NETthat has proven itself as the best free graphic editor. The app was developed by Rick Brewster Rick Brewster) as a course project during my studies at the University of Washington. As admitted by the author himself, the first version was written in just 4 months and contained 36 thousand lines of code.
May 6 in history: the tunnel under the English channel, editor Paint.NET and a smartphone with a flexible screen
The editor interface Paint.NET
The editor is still supported and developed, right from open source, he turned in an application with closed source, but still free. The current version (4.0.5) dated the 7th December 2014 and available on official website.
6 may 2011 a prototype of the world’s first smartphone with a flexible screen. It was developed in the laboratory of Human Media Lab Queen’s University canadian. The head of the laboratory on behalf of Vertegaal Roel (Roel Vertegaal) announced that it will be like the phones of the future. However, in the future, it seems, has not yet arrived.

May 6 in history: the tunnel under the English channel, editor Paint.NET and a smartphone with a flexible screen

PaperPhone
May 6 in history: the tunnel under the English channel, editor Paint.NET and a smartphone with a flexible screen

PaperPhone
May 6 in history: the tunnel under the English channel, editor Paint.NET and a smartphone with a flexible screen

PaperPhone

The prototype is called PaperPhone had the usual functionality of the phone at the time (calls, messages, notes, etc.), but the difference was only in the presence of flexible touchscreen E-Ink. However, in mass production of the prototype and did not go, flexible smartphones are still not mass produced. But the curved screen is starting to gain popularity. However, in the first place in the TV market.

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