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Comment Re:Holy Carpal Tunnel Batman (Score 2) 184

I can see some interesting use cases for that TouchBar, but dear God, when that Photoshop lady was demonstrating using the mousepad & TouchBar at the same time, I cringed. I mimicked it on my keyboard in front of me and my wrists cried out in pain -- I can't imagine how it'd be if the keyboard was in my lap (i.e. on a laptop).

Anyone that is doing much more than casual, every once in awhile Photoshop work...already is using something like a wacom tablet and pen.

You can get more control and that combined with keyboard short cuts can make ones workflow pretty quick, especially with the tools one uses most (brushes, clone stamp, etc)....

It might be interesting to do this in conjunction with then new touch bar, but it may not help speed things since it changes and you can depend on muscle memory combined with tactile feedback of real keys for hitting shortcuts on the fly without looking down from the monitor....

But no, for any real work, you're not gonna be doing finger contortions with both hands like she was doing with trackpad and the new bar at top.

Comment Re:Sociopaths gonna sociopath. What's new? (Score 1) 209

So you believe in the results of the study, as it applies to an individual case that happens to be yourself. Reading your post I've come to the conclusion that you are quite fuckin arrogant and a bit of a wanker, I can picture it now; we go for a couple of beers and you are "lost in though", thinking about how you can better yourself instead of engaging in a conversion. Fuckin die

Goodness...pot calling the kettle black maybe?

Wow...that's quite a jump in logic.

No, when I'm with my friends in person, I'm fully engaged. I don't mess with my phone texting others or checking social media....I really pay attention and engage in meatspace with others.

But the article was about noticing and dwelling attention time on strangers as you walk about the city, etc. And in that latter case, during the work week for the most part, I do tend to go that way and not notice strangers around me as I move about in the world, or at least I don't give them much attention.

But no, unlike many folks, especially younger ones...I crave personal, real contact and interactions with friends and family over social media or only texting. Sure, I text and email a lot....but I prefer to spend the most quality time I can in person with them, and I give them my attention. At those times, I really do ignore strangers a lot too, so that I can give the person I'm interacting with as close to 100% attention as I can.

Comment Re:Sociopaths gonna sociopath. What's new? (Score 4, Insightful) 209

Perhaps to them all of us peasants look the same?

ON the other hand, perhaps those folks' attention is more often in thought of how to be successful and planning their next step in life, rather than just idle people watching all the time.

I'm not wealthy, but I do alright.

And don't get me wrong, there ARE times I like to kinda just sit and people watch, especially since I live in New Orleans, and man...we have some real characters here.

But that's on relaxing days off. During the work week, however, I'm usually lost in thought on what to do, what I want to do, what I need to do....and I likely don't notice people while I'm out and about either. I'm focused on goals and what I need to do to make a buck, or enhance my pleasure in life.

So, it may not just be's just that successful (and often wealthy) people have on their minds what it actually takes to be successful, and aren't spending as much time day dreaming about other peoples' lives.

I don't really see that as a bad thing...?

Comment Re:Easy Scan?!? (Score 2) 104

I just refuse the scan, I politely tell them I want to "opt out" of the scan.

I don't want any more radiation exposure than I need, no matter how small.

Its the physical pat down, but it isn't that bad and I feel good about making them work a bit more. Hell, if more people opted out for the physical pat down, it might cause such lines that they'd need to change their tactics and not make the general public feel like a suspicious heard of cattle.

I just make sure to get there a few minutes early for this....

Comment Re:Can I record it (Score 1) 121

Actually, I think PS Vue has Velocity. I watched a recording of Monday's Fast 'n Loud episode last night and was asked if I wanted to watch it on Discovery or Velocity. I haven't checked their channel line-up lately, but I figure it has to have it if it's mentioning it.

Thanks, I'll take a look....

It might be on their next level up, I have the middle level tier for $35/mo...will see if it has been added to mine, or if it is on the next tier up....

Comment Re:Here comes the "Trump 1" (Score 3, Insightful) 957

This is the most massive case of projection I've ever seen. Who's Trump going to start the war with? Russia shouldn't be an enemy. China? They're run by engineers, you couldn't start a nuclear war with them if you tried.

On the other hand, Hillary took the initiative in starting wars, the Libyan civil war comes to mind. She also represents the interests of the banks, the arms manufacturers, and the Washington DC establishment. You know, the ones who continually demand that wars start.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 957

I don't know if you've been following the news for the last 4 years but we have been deliberately provoking Russia for quite a while now. You know about the situation in Ukraine, right?

As for Hillary, her husband raped several women, and she attacked his rape victims. Really. In public, without any apparent sense that what she was doing was wrong. She was trying to discredit these rape victims. It's on tape. Who needs her emails?

Comment Re:Can I record it (Score 1) 121

Thanks for the heads-up about VUE, but it looks like it's more expensive than DishTV (with a DVR) and has fewer channels.

The VUE package I get, the middle one..has over 70 channels for $35/mo. and it covers what I watch regularly and would miss after cutting the cable cord.

Your mileage may vary.

But it does have DVR...on VUE.

What's the DishTV (I'm guessing you mean regular put up a satellite dish for this ) offering cost you're looking at? Isn't that with a 2 year contract and usually goes up in price after contract is up? Do you get hardware with that for all your rooms? They usually charge fees per outlet, etc.

I've played with satellite, UVerse and cable...I like the combo system I"ve got now with Tivo to capture my local HD OTA channels and the Amazon FireTV unit to stream VUE (cable channels), Netflix and Amazon Prime.

But everyone needs to see what fits their needs.

My total cost for TV now is $35....I don't count the Netflix as that I had that before, and my internet is my business expense, I'd have that no matter what and it isn't tied to any media or phone....its a business ISP, I went from $113/mo with ATT Uverse U200 package to $35/mo.

The article was talking about this new DirectTV Now service that sounds similar to VUE. I'll see what it looks like....because since I don't have a contract with VUE I can quit at any time for another offering that seems better value.

And I don't have to deal with satellite dishes....right now my OTA antenna is indoors, but I may put up an external one eventually to get one channel a little better.

Comment Re:Comcast (Score 1) 121

Hell, what about the cap on my U-Verse data service? It's the only hard line available, in city limits, yet it's too slow to even support U-Verse TV.

Well, maybe look into a Business ISP? I think Uverse offers it.

I dunno where you live....but in the New Orleans area I've had the basic Cox Cable Business Internet set up, good speeds for $69/mo, even has a low level SLA and really good reliability.

No caps, I can run servers all I want, etc......look for this option in your area.

Comment Re:Can I record it (Score 1) 121

* And the streaming services (apart from Netflix and Amazon) that I've tried have very intrusive, irritating ads, that are frequently broken, so that if you skip to see a part of the show you wanted to recheck, you have to watch minutes of ads. Without DVR features, channel streaming is tedious.

You might look into the Playstation VUE option, that's what I use for my "cable channels" since I cut the cord.

It has DVR capability. Things you add as Favorites you can skip through commercials. If it is an "OnDemand" listing, something maybe you didn't record, or something 1-2 days new, it might be OnDemand, but I find the VAST majority of things I watch on VUE I can readily skip through.

I've just this past weekend breezed through 2 seasons of Fear the Walking Dead.....and skipped commercials. On the last two episodes, VUE gave me the option of OnDemand or DVR and with the DVR I could skip commercials.

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