for the times I absentmindedly touch the screen of my laptop and nothing happens until i realise that it's not a tablet.
they had a footnote next to the "up to 1.3 Gbps" claim, explaining that it's "Based on theoretical peak speeds. Actual speeds will be lower.". so, thanks for this enlightening article for us people who have no clue about technology whatsoever - and don't know how a footnote works or what the phrase "up to" means either.
internal flash isn't a bad thing for a video editor - you wouldn't want to have your footage on your system drive anyway. I can't see any relevant pluses (besides silent operation) too - size doesn't matter that much - pros would rather not spend a lot of money for new enclosures or replacements for their now homeless red rocket cards, video I/O Cards, LTO controllers, internal hdds,
also, a lot of people use adobe software (after effects, premiere,...) which gets a huge performance boost from nvidia CUDA cards (think times 30-100 for some rendering-jobs) .
the small form factor would make sense if it was rack-mountable - otherwise not so much. also there's no connectivity on the front - you have to turn around the whole thing every time you want to plug in an external harddrive - good luck with tons of cables already sticking out of it.
i could see myself buying one if i'd also had the money for an external thunderbolt raid and if adobe would port their mercury-engine to openCL (or if apple offered a BTO Mac-Pro with Nvidia Cards)
there are some field monitors for video/film work out there that have fullhd resolution. you'd still need an external battery and they are probably way more expensive than anything you'd want to spend on a monitor (think 1-3 13inch MBPs), but still... maybe - with a little bit of hacking - you could get something like an ipad retina display and hook it up to your computer. have a look at this: http://emerythacks.blogspot.co.at/2013/04/connecting-ipad-retina-lcd-to-pc.html
now we just need to wait for someone to finally build the world's first dirty bomb.
the raw-codec-party is quite a different thing than the exchangable-lens-mount-party. if it's about some quick ENG-style filming, i'd choose the sony in a heartbeat. but when it comes to budget movie shooting/color-grading, the bolex (and the black magic camera) are definitely something to take into consideration. also, you can use old c-mount lenses which probably won't cover the whole sensor of a sony.
for building better augmentations second: better eyes (zoom, microscope, night vision, x-ray...., and heat rays)
asking customers politely to buy the software after trying, providing an unlock-code for those who do, or limit your demo in an insignificant - but in the long run: annoying - way. (e.g., disable drag 'n drop - import). don't use any copy-protection. this way customers can try your product, but will get annoyed by the friendly "buy me"-pop-up if they like it and use it on a regular basis. pirates on the other hand probably won't bother removing only the pop-up/slight limitation if the product is otherwise fully functional.
this only fragments documentation and support. any web developer should know english anyways.
nice line of thought - but if he's in that kind of (not telling each other the truth - not really talking to each other) relationship, he's either pretty stupid and probably deserves getting married to a psychopath or should get out of this relationship asap.
just went to my toolbox to measure some - looks like they are about 6mm (so i guess 1/4"). nice find! we (europeans) also measure our tv-sizes in inch. and there's no such thing as a 8.9cm - harddrive. it's 3,5 inch. still it would be nice not to need a calculator when reading some measurement on an US-Website.
been there, done that. for sure, an e-reader is better suited for this. but this hasn't kept me from reading for hours on the beach on my ipad. actually, i'd love to buy a dedicated kindle just for books, i just can't justify it to myself. besides, i read e-magazines as well - so it won't replace a tablet even just for reading.
don't know, what happened to my eyes, but since about the advent of the flat screen (coinidentially about the same time i seriously started editing videos - sometimes for 12-20 hours a day), my eyes don't tire any more - i can read for hours on my ipad before getting tired - and i'm pretty shure i'd get tired on a vintage dead-tree book after the same amount of time. so, no, as someone who reads quite a lot, I can't agree on this. but i'd still like to get one of these fancy e-ink readers - i think really optimized single-purpose devices are the future, not the past. (ntil the shape&size changing mothr of all tools is invented, anyways)
afaik 911 works in most european countries. not sure about the U.S. - but you're right - it's not like this standard has any relevance in a technical sense - why not standardize both? maybe the u.n. has some "emergency call" - poster prinzed in english, they want to use worldwide?
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