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Comment Re:Buzzword du jour (Score 1) 53

So DB Cooper gets to get on the plane? Good to know! Though anti escape systems like the 'Cooper vane' may require some work to get around...

Also... can you describe the implementation of isMuslim()? Given the criticisms of Trumps old Muslim ban, I'd be curious to know if you've a better algorithm... as he or someone else may be interested in your IP.

Comment Re: But..... (Score 1) 157

Did you miss the comment about 'small form factor pc'?

Why be satisfied with 28" when you can plug one of these into something bigger?

Once you get to the "Nano-ITX or Pico-ITX sized devices, or just a single-board computer, USB or eSATA are your only expansion options.

So no, the upgradibility of this device is not much of a surprise, and likely not an issue for it's target market.

Comment Re:$3000 BASE PRICE?!?!? (Score 1) 157

but... but... gorilla arms!

After you are used to a touch based device, sometimes, especially when you are not immediately sitting in front of it (say... same room?) it's just more natural to be able to reach over and touch the screen on occasion to do something, rather than reach for your mouse, find your cursor then move it to the desired location.

Comment Re:MacOS Preview (Score 1) 82

Most likely because, traditionally, Macs are used by graphic artist types who already have near-literal arsenals of graphics/CG applications. Even though I only do grpahics/art for fun, my own Mac has GIMP, DAZ Studio, Maya, Carrara, Modo, Poser, and a zillion smaller applications that support all of those (Iray, Reality, LuxRender, UV Mapping utilities, various image/video viewers, etc). Pretty certain that the pros have way more stuff installed, and they installed them the same day they unboxed the computer.

A simple paint-type program would just sit around useless, yanno?

Comment Re:Would prefer a seperate app (Score 2) 82

Ugh. No, no it does not.

Okay, that's probably the artist in me talking, but seriously - outside of some really non-professional home stuff (or the occasional semi-dank meme that makes fun of childish actions), MS Paint falls way, way, way short for illustration. No, really... I'd rather masturbate with a handful of glass shards than use MS Paint for *anything* work-related... and no, I'm not a professional artist.

Comment Re:About time! (Score 4, Interesting) 82

Actually, Microsoft did try to take a stab at Photoshop back in 1998-1999 or so, using (IIRC) the same name - "Paint 3D". They included an application CDs in their TechNet subscription packages for awhile; it stopped showing up in 2000-ish.

The interface blew goats, it was slow and occasionally quite buggy (at least on NT 4), but it did have some ideas in it worth exploring; I think it most likely died a quiet death due to the monopoly lawsuit...

Comment Re: How is everyone supposed to use Emacs? (Score 1) 495

So now we need 2 keys to escape instead of one? Just like we need multiple key mashes just to get a screenshot instead of one? This isn't efficiency, this is some prissy designer making keyboard into their notion of "pretty". To hell with that kind of human rubbish

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