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Comment Re:Yes it can... (Score 0) 172

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) 172

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) 172

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.

Submission + - Tesla shocks Wall St. with huge earnings surprise and actual profits (bgr.com)

anderzole writes: Tesla on Wednesday posted its earnings report for the quarter gone by and investors will have a lot to cheer about. While analysts on Wall St. were expecting Tesla to post a loss, Tesla during its September quarter actually posted a profit, and an impressive profit at that. When the dust settled, Tesla posted a quarterly profit of $22 million and EPS of $0.71. Revenue for the quarter checked in at $2.3 billion.

Illustrating how impressive Tesla’s performance was this past quarter, Wall St. was anticipating Tesla to post a loss amid $1.9 billion in revenue for the quarter.

Comment Re:The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 172

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).

Submission + - Carriers to Implement Do Not Originate List to Defeat Robocalls

Trailrunner7 writes: An industry led strike force is preparing to take away one of the most valuable pieces of technology used by phone scammers: caller ID spoofing.

The Robocall Strike Force, convened by the FCC and comprising wired and wireline telecom companies, has been working since August on a handful of new technologies, standards, and other techniques to help address the robocall problem. On Wednesday, members of the strike force delivered their report to the FCC and said that a trial of a new Do Not Originate list has shown tremendous promise in preventing scammers from being able to spoof numbers belonging to government agencies, charities, and other legitimate organizations.

A trial of the DNO list that’s been running for the last few weeks on some IRS numbers has resulted in a 90 percent drop in the volume of IRS scam calls, officials from AT&T, which leads the strike force, said during the FCC meeting Wednesday. The carriers on the strike force, which include Sprint, Verizon, and many others, plan to continue testing the DNO list in the coming months, with the intent to fully implement it some time next year.

Comment Re:The Mobile Desktop (Score 1) 172

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) 43

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) 172

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) 172

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.

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