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Comment Re:Yes it can... (Score 0) 191

I'm not sure how it's not the same thing, since it's full Photoshop running on the screen with a pressure sensitive stylus controlling it.... Again the Mac + the iPad Pro is LESS than the new Surface desktop (much less if you max out the Surface specs much at all).

Slashdot sure is full of ignorant morons today! They are thick as thieves this night. Must be people front losing beer for Halloween I guess.

Comment No it is not (Score 0) 191

That's a really a poor option, and rather lame to be honest

Says someone who has never tried it...

A Cintiq 13" is infinitely better for the workflow you're describing

I bought one and returned it because I found it rather sucked. Have YOU tried both solutions? The Clinttiuqe is also a nightmare of cables even if it did work better...

Now don't you feel stupid? Didn't even read the rest of what you wrote because what on earth could you possibly have ot say that's of any value? Please next time keep in mind other people have actual experience and don't talk out of your ass.

Comment Yes it can... (Score 0) 191

The ipad pro can't run the full version of photoshop so it is functionally useless.

The iPad pro can in fact use the full version of Photoshop when it's being used as a second screen with a Mac running Duet, which I do all the time.

Or get an app like Astropad.

Rather curmudgeonly of you to not realize how flexible the whole system is.

But frankly you are also not realizing the strength pf drawing apps that exist for the iPad Pro already... Photoshop actually kind of sucks as just a drawing tool.

Comment Re:The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 191

I would say vertical space matters a lot more for this unit than other all-in-one units, since the screen folds down to be almost flat there has to be room behind to do that - which limits the height or what is behind the screen area. But I still think there's enough height there the larger GPU could have been made to fit, with a large external power brick (which it probably has anyway because of the screen).

Comment Re:The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 191

You could however easily have the on-screen digital control appear the moment you used the off-screen dial, which would be just as easy to use and then the overall control would be much smaller in terms of screen real-estate used.

Something like a stylus is plainly useful (especially for a desktop monitor so you have no fingerprints) but the dial being tracked on-screen is something that is terribly cool to demo but I think will get almost no use in real life (except for demoing how cool it looks in action).

Since Apple already has the Pencil I half wonder if the laptops will not feature screens that work with the pencil only, no touch....

Comment Whoosh (Score 1) 45

A recommendation system based on past viewing behavior.Why hasn't everyone thought of this years ago?

Ha Ha.

The difference is that Apple is doing it across all the apps you watch video from, that have video to offer. You see nothing new at all about recommendations for Hulu or FX based on what you watch on Netflix? Really?

Comment Ok, add iPad Pro - still less (Score 1) 191

Adding an iPad pro (which has excellent digitization with the Apple Pencil) brings it just under that cost... only you can take the iPad Pro somewhere with you and sketch in a coffee shop or wherever.

I'd still rather have a really excellent laptop and an iPad pro instead of this desktop (or an iMac for that matter), then you have two screens with you wherever you go if you like, or just a tablet or just a laptop.

Comment The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 191

The device itself looks really sexy, no doubt about that.

Looking more at the specs though it really seems more like a mobile device with a giant screen bolted on. It has as mentioned a 2TB laptop drive (probably) but even worse to me, the GTX 980M instead of the GTX 1080... if I'm going to go with a desktop over a laptop I really could use that extra boost (nearly twice as much processing power).

Yes the 1080 card is damn large but so fast they should have built the base around it, the base could easily be a bit larger without compromising the design.

I was pricing building out a desktop for VR work and as cool as this looks, it's not compelling as a replacement to the system I was thinking of building.

I'm also not 100% sure that an on-screen dial is superior to a dial accessory that sits of the desk (there are a number of USB dials I believe, I have one). It seems like it would take up a lot of screen real-estate and mandate the screen be tilted with you standing over it, not how most people work. Not to mention if you didn't have long arms, could you even reach across it easily? Even in the demo video some of the people seem to be stretching a lot.

I don't mean to throw so much shade onto a very cool device, I just wonder how it will be to use in practice when the novelty wears off. I'm sure some artists will really, really love this though.

Comment Why would you buy anything from Google ever? (Score 2) 202

It seems like more and more over the years, nothing from Google is immune from abandonment syndrome.

It's like the guy who came with with Google Fiber did it as a 20% project and decided recently VR was cooler. "Sell off the trencher Fran, I'm getting' a Vive!"

If it's anything but placing ads for search I'm not sure I would trust Google with anything again. I host my domain mail with Google and frankly I'm thinking about shifting away from them for that...

Comment Re:It's worse than that (Score 1) 575

Are they being scared by frat-boy brogrammers (who aren't even real programmers)?

No, they are being scared of by other women and a press that insists the industry in rampant with sexism - even though that's really only the case in an isolated cluster in California (there you have a massive problem, but it's not like it affects most people).

I have to wonder how many women (just like so many brogrammers!) only picked programming or other STEM majors thinking it was 1) easy, 2) easy money, and 3) easy excitement,

From personal experience that number is zero, absolutely no women picked the field because of "easy money", since after all programming is really not that easy to begin with and it takes a while sometimes before you start earring a lot of money.

It's also evident from just a few classes exactly how much "excitement" there is; none. Unless you get excited about programming then hey, it IS exciting just in a different way... for some women (and men) that is the case and they are happy.

Comment Why not just keep using Esc then? (Score 1) 520

For anywhere Esc makes sense, it would obviously still be present, just not a "real" key (though that does not mean no feedback when pressed).

However I think it's absurd to say chording is not ergonomic, there is no twisting involved to use Shift with other keys to do selection, or to hit Ctrl-A to move to the start of the line. In fact if anything your hand benefits from mild occasional stretching.

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