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Comment Time to sell my Apple stock... (Score 3, Interesting) 128

Waited years for an update and this is it? Seriously? A touch bar? That's what they added? It took years to add something that other manufacturers added and abandoned?

What I'm most pissed about is that they are offering a "pro" system with a max of 16GB of RAM.

I'll be looking elsewhere and seeing what better, truly "pro" laptops can be hacked to run MacOS.

Comment Re:They need a big success (Score 1) 22

One mistake and most buyers will forgive, a second big mistake and they could rapidly lose market share.

Fortunately for Samsung, most buyers have poor memory. I just about gave up on the Blu-Ray format because I had so much trouble with two of their players lasting only a year or so before they stopped reading discs reliably. When I replaced my refrigerator, I seriously considered the Samsung, because (IIRC) its reviews showed ridiculous numbers of people saying that they stopped keeping food cold because of control boards dying (repeatedly)... and a refrigerator is not something you can just toss in the trash can and replace.

This is not to say that they don't also make some products that are good. Obviously they do, or nobody would buy their products. But IMO, it takes a lot more than one or two big mistakes for a company with that much name recognition to rapidly lose market share. Otherwise, it would have happened long ago. :-)

Comment Re:Yes it can... (Score 0) 184

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) 184

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 Re:Renewables will never work (Score 1) 301

Nope. The "infrastructure" was paid for by the state. The oil companies refused to drill until the State of Alaska built the pipeline. Of course, The State of Alaska paid the cost of building it, but sold it to a private company (Alyeska). Your lies are lies.

And yes, the "Eskimos" [sic] did. The natives did mine oil, using it for heat, before the white man showed them how to pump it out in large amounts. That's how the white man found the oil. They saw the natives using it, then looked around where they were getting it from.

If you are curious, the "AK" in my username is the state abbreviation for Alaska. No, that wasn't a coincidence. But feel free to lecture me on Alaska. It's like when my 5 year old sees me playing a video game and proceeds to describe the plot and controls. Though it's cuter when it's a 5 year old being condescending to someone who knows more than they do.

Comment Re:Subsidies (Score 1) 301

The English Colonies in North America didn't grant English citizenship to the locals. So I guess the "colonies" weren't colonies. The definitions of "colonies" I found didn't require the definition you gave. The colonists are generally linked to the home country (the US military occupiers are US citizens), but the natives are undefined, and often not citizens, as we see today in the Middle East.

Comment Re:Subsidies (Score 2) 301

Nope. Protecting the people is. Business interests aren't people. Though you've hit on the good reason why the taxes need to be higher on the rich. Tax 90% of all income over $5M a year (gross, not AGI) would be a good place to start. The rich benefit from wars. The poor never do. If China invaded the US and won, the homeless guy in San Fran might see a change in the uniform of the person who orders him to not sleep on the park bench, but no other change to his life. But Bill Gates and such would see a huge difference when MS is nationalized.

The (current) military exists solely to protect the profits of the 1%, and serves no other purpose. Taxing the middle class for that is absurd.

Comment Re:Subsidies (Score 1) 301

The decrease in stability increased price/profit. This was a subsidy because it was an expense by the government to generate profit for a private corporation. Much like the $0 cost loan guarantees were called "subsidies". Oil company profits were up, the price doesn't matter to whether it was a subsidy.

Comment Yes it can... (Score 0) 184

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) 184

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).

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