BWAHAHAHAH BRAVO! Wish I had mod points.
Hell, the vast majority of Creative Suite users can't even using the scripting engine much less have a concept on how to code an implementation of CMYK, 16 bit layers or the dozen other things that GIMP is missing.
Yes, but a lot of people using Photoshop are using it because it's a "standard". Unless you're doing pro work destined for a printing press or pro photography studio, most of the features you've mentioned are non-issues. A vast majority of the people I know using Photoshop use it for graphics for web pages or stuff around the office.
I've found both modern versions of GIMP, which gets better every release, and Pixelmator more than adequate for 95% of most graphics needs. GIMP has come a LONG way. CMYK is coming.
Other than CMYK, a lot of those features didn't exist in early Photoshop either. I've been using Photoshop since 2.0 on a Mac IIci. Yet we still managed to do great stuff with those older versions.
As for InDesign.... Scribus is pretty cool but due to issues using Pantone and such it has some limits unless you put a LOT of effort into setting it up. And I betcha Quark won't go subscription and will end up back on top in that niche.
I agree though, Creative Suite is a great product. Very robust. But the subscription model will be suicide. Office is great too but if they canned the standard model and forced everyone into Office 365 people would either be running Office 2003/2007/2010 for eternity or use OpenOffice/LibreOffice.
It wasn't. You could have them in your checked-in luggage however. Carry-on in passenger compartment has never really been legal. Holes in cabin at 35,000 feet would not go well for anyone onboard.
Defense. I have a a right to be dangerous when necessary and be empowered to defend myself, my family, my property and my rights.
Fairly recent rulings determined that the police are not OBLIGATED to protect your life. When seconds count, the cops are minutes away. In my case about 45 minutes where I live.
And if someone wants my guns that badly, come get'em. I'll even give you the ammo for free. 85 grains at a time. Very quickly. At roughly 1700 ft/sec.
And semi-auto rifles in sufficient quantity with a sufficiently pissed off massive guerilla force would be a lot more effective than you think. No one goes toe-to-toe in combat anymore. It's suicide. Personally, I don't like to waste ammo. Other than suppressive fire, full auto isn't all that useful in small arms. This is why most modern military rifles are select-fire between 3-round burst and semi-automatic. One squeeze, one bang is good enough for me.
I'm all for genetic engineering and GMO foods and I'm against labeling them as such unless they somehow tasted different.
I don't think chunks of DNA should be patentable and the results of using them considered both food AND intellectual property. I'm against predatory companies that fuck over farmers.
Monsanto is the epitome of evil. I wish I wasn't atheist so I could sleep at night thinking their teams of lawyers are going to burn in hell. Life is not intellectual property. I don't care how much money they've dumped into R&D.
Yeah seriously..... how long was it before the Wintel world got a TCP/IP stack that wasn't a joke? I still have nightmares about Trumpet Winsock.
I hope you're not serious. Apple has NEVER found the next big thing, ever.
The Pre-packaged ready-to-go personal computer.
USB (though inspired by Atari SIO)
First successful integration of an online music store and a portable media player.
I'd say all 4 have been pretty successful.
While I'm no Jobs fan and I personally HATE iOS (and Android for that matter), NeXTstep was awesome. OSX is a modern version of NeXTstep. If you get used to its quirks and differences from Linux boxes and turn some of the retarded tablet-like features off I'd say it's the best damn desktop UNIX environment out there. Period. And I can run native MS Office and other packages that make PHB's happy. And still compile lots of open source goodies. And run them natively too.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention.... first *SUCCESSFUL* desktop UNIXish platform targeted at consumers. But that's ok because the year of the Linux desktop is just around the corner.
When's the last time a US company actually built a US product in the US with US workers?
This is a pissing contest, plain and simple. If Russia wanted to nuke us, we'd be dead already. I'm pretty sure any CPU made in the last 15 years in sufficient quantities would make a decent supercomputing platform for nuclear research.
This is a move to prevent competition.
I'm sure the Chinese will help them out. They have that little MIPS clone they're fond of.
And if you're on a cable IP range, a lot of well-configured mail servers won't accept mail from you.
There are risks, but if your replacement flames out, they can always come back to you, later.
Unless your replacement is charismatic and convinces them that the reason he flamed out is because of your "shitty unmaintainable code". After he's been there a while as a real employee instead of an "outside contractor", they'd likely believe him.
This is a common problem with IT monkeys. "VMWare? What a retard, we need to go Hyper-V and get rid of that free Linux crap and replace it with $10,000 windows packages. See! There's Windows VM's on there too. He should have gone all Windows. Linux isn't compatible."
The sad thing is that in this area, people like that make good money screwing up networks for $50/hr and I have to justify sound IT decisions because of them. I'm about f**kin' sick of the posers. I don't want to see IT regulation and licensing. Posers are making it necessary. Especially where small businesses who can't afford or simply haven't bothered hiring IT staff are concerned.
And as an added thought.... I'm sure that jury was stacked full of technically minded folks with a good grasp on networking technologies that completely understood the allegations.
Yes but if I ask you for your stuff and you give it to me, that's not theft. That's you not paying attention.
He didn't TAKE the information from the computer. He asked and it willingly gave it up. No hacking required. That makes it a public service connected to the public internet. The info contained on that public service should be fair game.
Twisting facts and being ignorant of how the internet works is no excuse for sending this guy to jail. Being an asshole wannabe is not a crime.
How often does this happen? If the collision of stars is fantastically rare, then so surely is the collision of planets equally very rare, and the collision and breakup of life-bearing planets even more so. Nor is it in any way assured that should such a cataclysmic event happen that any living organism could survive it. Surely few enough would. You are dealing here with a LARGE number of events, EACH of which is fantastically unlikely.
That would explain why SETI has been less than successful wouldn't it? I've had several 1 in a million things happen to me in 30 years. Anything can happen in 1,000,000,000. Anything you could think of probably WOULD happen in a billion years.
If Panspermia was the cause, either by transporting life or through it's creation by chemical means in the comet (along with cosmic rays), then it would be an extremely rare event. And likely part of the reason we're not picking up Alien sitcoms on TV.
It's not an unsound theory. In fact it almost makes sense. Not saying life didn't start here, but I'm not going to rule out panspermia either until more data is presented that makes it seem less reasonable.
The use of nuclear weapons will never make sense. If one side uses them than the other side would do nothing but spread the misery. Neither side would win as the only way to win is not to play.
Hmmm..... I seem to remember my Grandfather telling me about how we used them with great success in 1945. Brought the war to a quick close it did.
Yes, the game is winnable. But only if the other side doesn't have effective nukes. Which is the reason we're struggling so hard to keep minor players with big mouths out of the game. A handful of nukes means you are no longer a minor player. And actually have a meaningful say. We just can't have that.... now can we?