meanwhile

meanwhile

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The main issue here is that photographers are compositing their own images with copyrighted works and then posting them as their own work on royalty-free websites. The image is NOT royalty-free.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 03:32 UTC as 24th comment
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meanwhile: Greg Paul Miller is the user who posted the images.

"Download free, beautiful high-quality photos curated by Greg Paul"

He has many of the same photos on his Instagram feed.

He looks like a pretty decent photographer. Seems silly to do this.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 00:28 UTC
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meanwhile: Greg Paul Miller is the user who posted the images.

"Download free, beautiful high-quality photos curated by Greg Paul"

He has many of the same photos on his Instagram feed.

Or it's someone pretending to be Greg Paul Miller. But he claims the photo as his on Instagram, so unless that account is also pretending to be him ... hmm.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 00:07 UTC

Greg Paul Miller is the user who posted the images.

"Download free, beautiful high-quality photos curated by Greg Paul"

He has many of the same photos on his Instagram feed.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 00:03 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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dccdp: With this mentality, you wonder why companies engage in petty fights such as refusing to sell each other's services (see google and amazon) on a supposedly free market while pretending they are open and smart?

It's a photo, a nice one, they posted it. And suddenly the world is outraged because they inadvertently exited the feudal close garden mentality?... Nice, and you deserve the consequences.

Huh?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 23:53 UTC
On article DJI announces Osmo 2 Mobile smartphone camera gimbal (84 comments in total)
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BostonC: If you buy DJI products, you're helping funding surveillance on the US by the Chinese gov.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/technology/dji-china-data-drones.html

A lot of it is because of treating 'partners' poorly after they've served their purpose. It's bad practice to arm a group to the teeth and then tell them to sod off.

Maybe it will stop now that the US is a Russian territory.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 03:04 UTC
On article DJI announces Osmo 2 Mobile smartphone camera gimbal (84 comments in total)
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BostonC: If you buy DJI products, you're helping funding surveillance on the US by the Chinese gov.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/technology/dji-china-data-drones.html

Corrected: "What a pity US eventually got forced to get involved in WWII".

Not questioning the sacrifice or the contribution, just the gaps in your timeline.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 02:46 UTC

Apple handled this poorly.

As an owner of quite a few 5+ year old still functioning, completely usable and functional Apple devices though (all supported through years of software and OS updates pretty well), it's silly to suggest that this poor handling shows that built-in obsolescence is a major driver for the design of Apple products. My experience shows otherwise.

Is this something that could move to the level of being a major driver? Yes, it is. Apple will pay the price if they allow that to occur. And I have voted with my wallet by not purchasing systems that don't have options to upgrade some parts - I have also told them that is why. Hopefully, people's opinions on that are getting through to the right people.

Should they do more, not less, to have user-upgradable parts in their computers? Yes, they should. Not sure iPhone battery is the place to start though.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 22:40 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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meanwhile: All the talk about not being able to add extra video cards to this machine ignores advances that have been made both in hardware and software. This machine has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Add whatever card(s) you want as eGpu(s). Works seamlessly, recognised by the OS. I have an RX480 connected to my Mac Mini, all my output goes through it, and I can upgrade it to whatever I want in the future.

I believe Apple will release their own eGpu products in the next year or two, but they'll be priced at a premium. You can do it now quite easily and affordably.

I've used Mac OS from 7.5 through to 10.3, and Windows from 3.1 through to 10. I don't like Windows as my main OS. I don't want Windows as my main OS.

Suck my disk.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 04:51 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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meanwhile: All the talk about not being able to add extra video cards to this machine ignores advances that have been made both in hardware and software. This machine has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Add whatever card(s) you want as eGpu(s). Works seamlessly, recognised by the OS. I have an RX480 connected to my Mac Mini, all my output goes through it, and I can upgrade it to whatever I want in the future.

I believe Apple will release their own eGpu products in the next year or two, but they'll be priced at a premium. You can do it now quite easily and affordably.

"sacrificing large amount of performance are not a major issue?"

With Thunderbolt 3 it's around 5-20% slower than PCI Express, depending on resolution (counterintuitively, the higher the res, the less performance penalty). I don't have Thunderbolt 3, so I just have to make do with what I do have until my budget allows me to move up to a newer system - and Apple makes one that fits my needs.

Not interested in running Windows as my OS. At all.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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meanwhile: All the talk about not being able to add extra video cards to this machine ignores advances that have been made both in hardware and software. This machine has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Add whatever card(s) you want as eGpu(s). Works seamlessly, recognised by the OS. I have an RX480 connected to my Mac Mini, all my output goes through it, and I can upgrade it to whatever I want in the future.

I believe Apple will release their own eGpu products in the next year or two, but they'll be priced at a premium. You can do it now quite easily and affordably.

Didn't need it for years, then I did. Didn't have enough for a whole new system, so found solutions that fit the budget and my needs (I bought a new camera and lens rather than a new computer).

Hackintosh would be another way to go, but don't like the idea of being stuck with old OS or Apple deciding to shut the door on Hackintoshes at some point and that being out of my control. Works for me. YMMV.

"Isnt the whole point of all in one system tideness?"

I don't have an all in one system. I have a Mac Mini & an Eizo monitor.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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meanwhile: All the talk about not being able to add extra video cards to this machine ignores advances that have been made both in hardware and software. This machine has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Add whatever card(s) you want as eGpu(s). Works seamlessly, recognised by the OS. I have an RX480 connected to my Mac Mini, all my output goes through it, and I can upgrade it to whatever I want in the future.

I believe Apple will release their own eGpu products in the next year or two, but they'll be priced at a premium. You can do it now quite easily and affordably.

"Have you really really tried using external GPU?"

Haven't just tried - I do use it. I'm not saying it's the perfect solution, I'm saying that it's doable to add extra/newer GPUs and other PCI cards to all-in-one Macs now without any major issues, including the iMac Pro.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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meanwhile: All the talk about not being able to add extra video cards to this machine ignores advances that have been made both in hardware and software. This machine has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Add whatever card(s) you want as eGpu(s). Works seamlessly, recognised by the OS. I have an RX480 connected to my Mac Mini, all my output goes through it, and I can upgrade it to whatever I want in the future.

I believe Apple will release their own eGpu products in the next year or two, but they'll be priced at a premium. You can do it now quite easily and affordably.

Not just CAD and 3D modelling, they make a big difference in C1, Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut, etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)

All the talk about not being able to add extra video cards to this machine ignores advances that have been made both in hardware and software. This machine has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Add whatever card(s) you want as eGpu(s). Works seamlessly, recognised by the OS. I have an RX480 connected to my Mac Mini, all my output goes through it, and I can upgrade it to whatever I want in the future.

I believe Apple will release their own eGpu products in the next year or two, but they'll be priced at a premium. You can do it now quite easily and affordably.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 05:08 UTC as 10th comment | 9 replies
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: No matter how fast it is, the interface, the OS, and the mouse/keyboard are an awful experience. Going full screen is still a novelty, and it's accompanied by a ridiculous animation which can't be turned off. Browsing in finder is an experience which reminds me of the early windows, circa mid-90's: can't go back and forth with the mouse, you have to click everything, unless you use their comically small, and awfully uncomfortable touch mouse which sometimes works, but sometimes - doesn't. The keyboard is like something made by aliens - it's like a flipped copy of a normal layout and it feels upside down even after you get use to it - imagine if you swap Alt and Ctrl...
Windows allows you to change the looks and behavior - you can literally tweak everything. With the Mac you can't even delete files without going through the thrash bin, because apple cares for you... Can't change the height of the monitor, and it's 27" is not enough for a high-end machine.

But it matches your iPhone...

"With the Mac you can't even delete files without going through the trash bin"

Unless you can press Option.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 03:54 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: No matter how fast it is, the interface, the OS, and the mouse/keyboard are an awful experience. Going full screen is still a novelty, and it's accompanied by a ridiculous animation which can't be turned off. Browsing in finder is an experience which reminds me of the early windows, circa mid-90's: can't go back and forth with the mouse, you have to click everything, unless you use their comically small, and awfully uncomfortable touch mouse which sometimes works, but sometimes - doesn't. The keyboard is like something made by aliens - it's like a flipped copy of a normal layout and it feels upside down even after you get use to it - imagine if you swap Alt and Ctrl...
Windows allows you to change the looks and behavior - you can literally tweak everything. With the Mac you can't even delete files without going through the thrash bin, because apple cares for you... Can't change the height of the monitor, and it's 27" is not enough for a high-end machine.

But it matches your iPhone...

Shorter version: I don't know how to use MacOS, and I can't be bothered learning shortcuts.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 03:52 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (564 comments in total)
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dash2k8: Seeing all the comments about this machine being overpriced, I went and did a price check just for fun. Here are the results from Newegg:

Xeon W E7-8890 (18-core) $9775 (can't find similar Xeon W as Apple)
32GB 2666 RAM x 4 $1520
4TB SSD Intel $2370
Radeon Pro Vega 16GB $1600
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Subtotal $15265

This doesn't include the cost of monitor or case or power. I picked workstation-level parts so the costs were above-average. I suppose you could shave a few hundred off here and there if you find better deals, but as a PC user, I'm very surprised that this iMac Pro isn't a ripoff in the literal sense.

Disclaimer: I still wouldn't buy it just because I work on Windows and don't know my way around the Mac OS, I'm just stating my results. Maybe others can piece together a similar PC system for much less than Apple's asking price?

"How does Apple make record profit if their products are reasonably priced? Smart management only?"

iTunes + App Store + iPhone mainly. Apple includes a healthy profit margin on their products. They also support those products extremely well. I've not waited longer than 10 minutes to get a call back from Apple support on the rare occasions I've needed it.

If you want Apple products at a better price, check out the refurbished section on the Apple site. Often some good deals to be had there.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
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meanwhile: This was a dickhead move. He did kick her on purpose. He shouldn't have done it, obviously, and will likely pay his dues for that. As he should.

The comments here on his musicianship and having no talent are patently ridiculous. Maybe stick to your lane and things you know about?

Not here to defend him. You are completely wrong. If you are a rock fan, listen to Them Crooked Vultures and get back to me. Or not.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
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mike emerson: A real musician wouldn't do that. A yob that thinks he is a musician would do that.

Real musicians do all kinds of stuff like that. The two are not linked.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 13:59 UTC

This was a dickhead move. He did kick her on purpose. He shouldn't have done it, obviously, and will likely pay his dues for that. As he should.

The comments here on his musicianship and having no talent are patently ridiculous. Maybe stick to your lane and things you know about?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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