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Comment: Re:Thoughts from a Surface Pro 3 user (Score 1) 101

by Seraphim_72 (#48492343) Attached to: Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition
" I did not find it a good device for sketching; the interface in Photoshop CS5 (my usual painting program)"

When all you have is a hammer....

Seriously, PS5 is what you based a thousand dollar machine on? Considering the plethora of very good sketching programs out there the fact that you used PS5 tells me that you didn't really give the thing a chance, or that your idea of sketching is different than using a pencil and paper. I have a Surface 1 with Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro and it is a joy to work with. Smooth drawing, grea tool set you name it. I hope to get my hands on a copy of Manga Studio, but it isn't in the cards at the moment. Penny Arcade has been drawn on Surfaces for a while now, though I understand that Gabe has had some issues with the SP3. There are plenty of artists out there who are very happy to have an alternative to the side pad and the the surfaces are scratching that itch. Next time you try one, grab some 30 day trials of some software that is actually meant to do what you are looking for, PS is great and all, but lets be honest, it is becomming a backwater in the sketching deparment for a reason.

Comment: Re:Slashdot promised 110 Ghz 12 years ago (Score 1) 215

by rrohbeck (#48472791) Attached to: Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

Not really. There are a couple of developed nations that still have a high birth rate which shows that reduced fertility is not an automatic byproduct of developmnt. The current UN forecast is 11 billion in the early 22nd century. I think mother nature will have something to say about that.

Comment: Re:How about transfer rate and reliability? (Score 2) 215

by rrohbeck (#48472191) Attached to: Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

I have several VMs on my system that each need at least a half TB to be useful (better a full TB.) A local cache of our SVN repo is again a couple 100 GB. Next, backups of my other systems, each a couple 100 GB at least. Next, a mirror of my server at work - nearly another TB or so. And a couple movie downloads that I haven't watched yet. Voila, over 5TB.

Sentient plasmoids are a gas.