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Comment: Re:There's only one image organizing program (Score 1) 258

by dfsmith (#48603999) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

I run a Linux kernel on 4 out of the 5 PC/laptops I own, and spend 90% of my time screen-time on them. I organize my photos in <shameface>Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer 8</shameface> on Windows. Elements can be made to tag the metadata into the JPEGs so that its database can be reconstructed just from the files, and it has a reasonable tagging interface. However, my photos probably only amount to 500GiB or so, going back to the 1990s, and I don't bother with raw, so my load isn't high.

Comment: Re:Responding to feedback (Score 1) 267

by dfsmith (#48098133) Attached to: GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

..."people hate change but they'll learn to love it"

It's mostly true. The early Gnome 3 annoyed me so much ("I want my clock on the bottom of the screen, dammit!") that I changed to KDE4 and XFCE (on low memory systems). KDE was infuriating, but once I'd figured out how to disable, e.g., Akonadai and Konqueror, I learned to like it. (Dolphin is good! Window title bars on the left edge is a godsend for widescreen use.) XFCE was similar enough to Gnome 2 for me not to notice it much.

Comment: Re:board of directors is the problem not Wall Stre (Score 2) 167

by dfsmith (#47979513) Attached to: Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

Apple is somewhat special. See, for example:

Institutional ownership of Apple shares has declined as funds question the company’s ability to increase revenue long term, Morgan Stanley said in a report this week. Apple’s 30 largest shareholders own a record low 30 percent of shares outstanding, down from a peak of 40 percent in 2009, according to the report.

Comment: Re:Suercaps (Score 1) 149

by dfsmith (#47893557) Attached to: Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

Using wikinumbers, here are some relevent energy densities.

  • Li-ion battery: 100 to 265Wh/kg (900 to 1900J/cm3)
  • Supercapacitor: 0.5 to 15Wh/kg (no volumetric density easily obtainable).

Here's a press release from some company that claims 60Wh/l (~200J/cm3) from their research supercaps.

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