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Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 178

by SpankiMonki (#48032791) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Layer effects is actually a specific category of non-destructive editing.

So what? They are features that are listed separately on the GIMP road map, which I cut/pasted into my post.

But hey.... if you want to continue to shell out hundreds of dollars every few years for an upgraded version of photoshop indefinitly, who am I to argue that you should keep your money?

I am more than happy to shell out hundreds of dollars every couple of years for a product that saves me scores of hours of work compared to a free alternative, and I'm just a hobbyist. If you're a pro, it's really a no-brainer.

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 178

by SpankiMonki (#48030797) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

...nobody's named more than two features that Photoshop has which GIMP does not currently...

Dude, you've named more than two features yourself. Jesus.

Nobody's saying that GIMP isn't a capable program, but for certain things that are quite common & useful for pros (like adjustment layers) the GIMP ain't there yet. The lack of adjustment layer functionality BY ITSELF pretty much excludes GIMP from being used in pro workflows. And as you yourself point out, GIMP will not be able to implement many features until fully ported to GEGL - which is not a small task.

Further, features such as Filter layers, Layer effects, Non-destructive editing, and "Smart objects" aren't slated until after version 3.0 - IOW, not for years. Photoshop has those things NOW.

Comment: Re:disingenious (Score 2) 199

by SpankiMonki (#47815729) Attached to: First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database

Ruling against the government in this matter is a career ending move for anybody involved in the decision unless they are have reached the peak of the promotion ladder and are unfireable like the supreme court judges are.

The judges in this matter are in fact appointed for life.

Comment: Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (Score 1) 789

I'm not trying to build a case for anything, other than for folks to read the transcript and draw their own conclusions. I find that to be a better course of action than reading through a bunch of links to old news from outlets that thrive on sensationalism.

What is it YOU are making a case for? (rhetorical question; your motives are pretty obvious)

Comment: Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (Score 0) 789

Certainly your conclusions are your own, but they apparently aren't very useful since they apparently aren't informed by an understanding of how countries and heads of state conduct foreign policy.

Apparently you have no knowledge whatsoever of what informs my conclusions. Apparently.

Of course I am willing to be persuaded.

Uh huh. Apparently you're persuaded by the "journalists" at The Moscow Times. I think that's just adorable. .

Comment: Re:Not the end... (Score 1) 789

NATO agreed to defend the Ukraine in agreement for the Ukraine disarming itself of nuclear weapons.

Nope. One, NATO was not a party to The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances. Two, the BMSA doesn't require any of the parties to "defend" Ukraine militarily. Three, you might want to stop referring to Ukraine as "the Ukraine".

Comment: Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (Score 1) 789

When one of the world's superpowers is threatening to make use of their nuclear arsenal, it is, most certainly, "stuff that matters".

When you read the quote in its full context (posted below), you'll find that Putin made no threat. This submission is simply cold fjord attempting to rouse the rabble. Unfortunately, /. editors seem to be complicit in the act.

Comment: Sigh (Score 3) 789

OK, I guess this "story" qualifies as "stuff that matters", but can we at least get something more than a smattering of links to stories that are yesterday's news? Putin made his comment 4 days ago, and damn near every think in the summary points to stories that are three days old (and contain more than their share of unsubstantiated speculation).

I'm not normally one to make "why is this on slashdot?" posts. But taking into account the predilections of the submitter, I gotta say this comes off as a troll submission.

Nothing succeeds like success. -- Alexandre Dumas