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  • Nvidia 1080ti with new drivers in external enclosure quadruples MacBook Pro native perform...

    xzu said:
    Is the Blade Pro worth a performance comparison (OS aside) with its GTX 1080 and phase change cooling system ?
    https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade-pro
    http://www.pcmag.com/news/352646/razer-blade-pro-laptop-gets-thx-certification-kaby-lake
    That is first Laptop I would consider a desktop replacement. Kaby Lake, 32gb Ram, dual PCIe drives, and a 1080, oh my goodness. 

    The eGPU is exciting as well. At least we are moving in the right direction.
    Though apparently no one told Razer that a large percentage of creative professionals are left handed. Whoops.
    xzu
  • Adobe updates Illustrator CC and InDesign CC with new features


    polymnia said:

    When software is is treated as a service it generally gets better. 
    I don't accept that premise. You haven't said how it gets better or why it would as a result of treating it as a service. I can easily tell you why it would not: there's less incentive because the revenue will continue (at least for a while) whether the developer does anything or not.

    If additional revenue REQUIRES substantial improvement, then there's an incentive.

    polymnia said:

    Adobe, Microsoft are good examples.
    ...whereas Avid is an example of how it can go the other way. Old bugs persist and the features added are not the ones users want.

    On the other hand, Final Cut Pro X is sold as a "product" rather than a "service" and it has improved significantly since its disastrous launch (or so I'm told, I don't actually use it myself).

    Recurring billing is absolutely not an assurance of development that is beneficial to the user.
    SpamSandwich
  • Rumor: iPad Pro Smart Connector included on 'iPhone 8,' to be used for AR, charging

    And that's not what "begs the question" means.


    I wrote to an advertiser about a commercial that used the phrase "begs the question" to mean "leads one to ask." I got a reply, but instead of saying, "Whoops, thanks. We'll fix it!" or even "Well, the commercial is airing now so we'll have to live with it." the rep chose to defend the error with the tired old "colloquial" argument.

    Making a mistake isn't stupid, but willfully rejecting correction may be.
    beowulfschmidt
  • Rumor: iPad Pro Smart Connector included on 'iPhone 8,' to be used for AR, charging

    jax44 said:
    wood1208 said:
    Wish Apple kept female part of lightening on cable side and male connector inside iphone's port like iphone 4/4S and USB(Type-C, MicroUSB,etc). Instead, when Apple introduced lightening in iphone 5, Apple reversed the placement(male connector on cable side adapter and female inside lightening port). Overtime, lint/dust get collected inside iphone's port blocking female connector pins creating charging issues. By moving to smart connector, Apple can solve this. Other scenarios is reverse lightening male/female orientation or move to USB Type-C.
    A soft bristled toothbrush does the trick, followed by a vacuum for a second.
    You may wanna try a toothpick or tweezers before the toothbrush. I pulled a lump of lint the size of a Tic-Tac out of mine.
    GeorgeBMacwatto_cobra
  • All-new Mac Pro with modular design, Apple-branded pro displays coming in 2018

    dogman said:
    2018 - seriously? Read other articles that it's early 2019. So it's takes over 5 years to design a new Mac Pro? It was pre-announced to keep users from abandoning the Apple environment. Way too late for me - bye Apple.
    No, it takes a year or two to design a new Mac Pro. They just started. Three years were spent hoping the market would adopt General Purpose computing.

    While I'm disappointed that Apple let so much time piss away, I'm tickled that at least they're on it now.
    xzu