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Comment Re:oh no. not that. (Score 1) 196

... And you'll have to but a whole new car after 2 years because the OS that is there won't be supported any longer.

You joke, but this is very true. A well maintained car from the 1970's or earlier will run the same now as it did then* A new car with a touch screen infotainment system tied into the engine management system, tied into the cruise control/lane change warning/auto driving systems will become obsolete to the point the car is worthless.Selling a used car will be like selling a used computer. If you're lucky, you can give it to your nephew....

*yes there have been advances in fuel economy and safety, but the cars still run.

Comment Re:what about elevation? (Score 1) 393

Victoria, BC has Cedar Road, Cedar Avenue, Cedar Hill Road, Cedar Hill Cross Road...

A few years ago a local radio station ran the following (tongue in cheek) warning:
"Attention tourists. Please note the name of the street you are driving on as it is likely to change at any moment"

Way more true than many would like to admit...

Comment Re:Tried it, couldn't use it (Score 1) 352

I started using Photoshop at version 3.0. and used it for several versions until it got too expensive. I moved to GIMP for several years, and got quite good using it, but then I had an opportunity to try Photoshop again. I hunkered down and learned the "new way" of using Photoshop, with layer masks, adjustment layers, etc. Gimp can do a lot of similar things, but not as easily, as quickly, or as accurately. (accurate may not be the right word, but it is much easier to fine tune things in Photoshop)
In short, once I learned Photoshop, I could do the same things that I could do in GIMP but better, and there were things I could do in Photoshop that were just too complicated in GIMP.
Different people may have different needs, but GIMP is not a Photoshop replacement

Comment Re:Sadly.. (Score 1) 352

pretty much spot on. I would add that GIMP scripts are nowhere near as easy or useful as Photoshop actions.
GIMP has many quirks, and you can do a lot of things but most of the time creating the same effect is easier and/or faster in Photoshop.

Comment Re:Get some perspective. (Score 1) 352

Digicam is a much better Digital Asset Manager (DAM) than Lightroom, however Lightroom does some half arsed raw developing for people who don't know how to use Photoshop.
I say this as a semi-professional photographer/artist who uses Photoshop and Lightroom almost daily.
I tried to use GIMP, but things like actions, and some advanced editing techniques were just too hard or less efficient in GIMP.

Comment Re:Odd choice (Score 1) 337

There is a spectrum of usability, from simple portable consumption through to desktop computing power. Where you decide to compromise depends on your wants and needs. For some, the portability of a tablet outweighs the lack of power. For me, I do not normally need the crazy power of a desktop, but I do need more than what a surface does, let alone a tablet...

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