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The finale was a tearjerker, but quite frankly, things went downhill as soon as Locke turned that wheel and they jumped through space. That wasn’t bad enough, but when they made Ol’ Smokey more than a sentinel – hey look I am a shapeshifter, no wait, I am frozen in Locke’s body…..Tried to make the Others good guys, Jacob and his brother, and their ‘mother’, etc etc. It seems to be the great conundrum for Abrams productions – start out great, then falter in trying to wrap up their mythology in a nice bow.
Says them. others have done it many times before.
1 day ago on Microsoft's Xbox head: 'If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards' 1 reply 3 recommends
Hey, why don’t they see if they can port Apple’s Rosetta in some way…..MacOs ran PowerPc programs easily until Lion.
BTW – Microsoft says that XB1 will run three operating systems – Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Windows 8 – If I am right, two of those are RISC, just running on ARM and not Cell processors….
Isn’t it a Cell processor made by IBM for the 360/PS3, the old RISC PowerPc model, and not Xenon? Isn’t Xenon an Intel CISC server processor that runs x86 programs, which is why Apple can run their software on the Mac Pro the same as on an iMac?
Ok, if that smaller project works, try duplicating the project and exporting it in sections. It may show you where the damaged portion is that is giving you problems. If it all exports in sections, just import those back into iMovie and export them back out. If there is an issue with a section of video, try re-importing the suspect video into a new event – it may have been damaged/corrupted during the initial import.
Not a Canon guy at all, but this is a no brainer – That XT is an 8mp, versus the 18mp of the 60D. Even if you take out the handling and the build quality of the 60D, the sensor advancement is well worth the price. And while the 60D is looking to be replaced in Canon’s lineup, the camera is going for a great deal. Add in the articulating screen, dual toggle wheels, top LCD, well it makes sense. Had to purchase one for a coworker, and I think it handles fine.
And what will you say when foreign countries decide they need to fingerprint Americans who are traveling?
I think he remembers this incorrectly.
If we all remember those days of the first iPhone, there was all this questioning of why Intel was not in it, and the response was Atom just could not reduce its power demands, and heat was also an issue for a device that small.
They tried, but Atom just was not even ready for this. With how powerful ARM processors have become, and that it is basically an open platform since nearly everyone, even Intel, has a license, aren’t we better off with the development of that platform? I mean, ARM is even pushing Intel in its Atom and Core processors. Win win
Look, I dunno why he has to try to rewrite history about this, I mean without Intel, the current ultrabook segment would likely not be where it is today without them (and Apple, as they asked for the reduced Core processor)
Pretentious much Ran? While it may not be Gone with the Wind, or whatever foreign language film you may watch, it does have a plot characters, story, etc. All I was bringing up was a few points I wondered about, or had a problem with, wondering if anyone else had a similar thought.
Seems like someone here got influenced by The Verge’s review of the film, and let that paint their whole picture of the film….
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10 days ago 7 comments
A big turning point, in the wrong direction……
The end of free television as you know it. This new service is ONLY available if you have cable or satellite, no one else. As a result of this new app, ABC will be pulling new content from Hulu and ABC.com, which means less of a choice for those not paying for television service.
Oh, and there are still ads.
This is not innovative in the least, it will mean less choice for those who do not pay for something free over the airwaves.
Remember, builders of the Chrysler Building tried to pull the ol’ switcharoo, hiding the spire from the original plans, and sneaking it up to try and defeat the Empire State Building. And the Empire builders added the zeppelin tower to keep its height.
The thing that always gets me is 1776, while celebrated for it being the official years we said “get lost” to the crown, was not the founding of our country. We were fighting the British before then, and we had a failure of a country, utilizing the Articles of Confederation.
1787 or 1789 are much more relevant to the official start of our country.
You know they designed and already built a memorial to those who died that day, making the footprint of the former towers reservoirs for waterfalls flow from the edges, lined with the names of those who died that day on rails around?
13 days ago on Is One World Trade Center really the tallest building in the West? 1 reply 10 recommends
Not to mention that if you want to run a single program, like InDesign, it will cost you $20 a month, or $240 annually. An upgrade from 5.5 to CS6 is like $150, which mirrors upgrade costs between previous versions.
Any way you look at this, Adobe is pushing a big price increase on its regular users.
So here is the biggest kicker on why this new subscription model means you pay more in the long run. The biggest thing proponents have said about this is “you get the Master Suite for only $50 a month.” Initially, that sounds like an awesome deal, considering that CS6 Master costs $2,600, meaning you would cover that buy-in amount over 4 years under the subscription price.
But, the fact is if you already bought in to the Master Collection, your upgrade cost is much lower. Say you own CS5 Master, well you will pay $1050 for an upgrade, which means you will pay for it equally over 21 months of the subscription. I actually have the Design Premium, and get a better deal through a group purchase, and its like $990.
If you upgraded to CS5.5 Master however, it only costs you $525, which means in less than a year of subscriptions, you have it paid for.
And there lies the rub. Even if you have upgraded every time Adobe has brought out a new version of Creative Suite, and you take into account your initial purchase, you will still have paid less annually than if you buy the Cloud Subscription. Not to mention that at the end of the day, if you let your subscription lapse, you still have software to be able to run on some sort of computer.
The Team pricing is slated to cost more than the individual, after the one-year promo price is gone. Currently, after talking to a rep of mine from a vendor, I can get the Tem price for $455. That covers being able to transfer the Cloud account to another email address so I need to, and gives IT directors some ease on deployment, as well as 100gb cloud storage and two service calls per license.
That promo price goes away later this year, and the promo price goes to $600, but the rep told me that this price is also a promo, and the team price has been said to increase to $880 annually.
Enterprise details have not been fully given, but the Unlimited plan will mean a minimum of $500,000 needs to be spent over the course of three years, so I have been told.
Its not really two licenses – you are not suppose to use them simultaneously. One user can have the license on two different machines, which by the way, is how traditional boxed programs have been for YEARS. If you install it on a third machine, the two other installs become nullified, and the only way you can use both at the same time is if one of the computers is not directly connected to the internet.
15 days ago 8 comments
Your’e right, I don’t want to debate it….but since you bring it up, you are wrong with your estimate that it takes 2-3 years for the Cloud to cost as much as the boxed version.
Last February I went and purchased upgrades for our publishing group – eight offices now running 29 layout computers. We were running CS2, and bought CS5, as CS6 would not be ‘upgradeable’ – you know, get discount rate.
So I ordered six Design Premium upgrades ($668 each), 8 Design Standard upgrades ($492), 15 InDesign upgrades ($140), 3 Photoshop upgrades ($140), three full copies of Photoshop ($615), and two Illustrator upgrades ($140). The total price for the software was $12,685.
I figure that would give us 20 workstations running at least Photoshop and Indesign. If we were to get the full package for $50 a month (the $30 a month is just introductory for a year), that means our total yearly cost just for those 20 workstations is $12,000.
But we got a good deal on that software, so I added the three Photoshops. Lets just say I went and got only InDesign for the 29 stations. One program, I believe, is $20 a month. For only that program, I am looking at $6,960 a year, or half my outlay, without getting Photoshop, Illustrator, or Acrobat.
Even if I upgraded for every iteration of CS, I still would pay less than I would for the annual cost of CC.
I work for a small firm, not an international beverage company where money must flow like water, or maybe beer.
As far as legacy issues, We have never had problems with older creative Suite files, we have problems with people improperly packaging their work. Not taking into account links, or fonts that the user may not have, or some janky artwork. The usual fix is to make it compatible with an older version of Acrobat.
I love Hulu – it’s where I get most of my shows from…… But unfortunately I see it being diminished as Fox and Disney pull out ( NBC will be a part in some way to keep regulators off Comcast’s back).
Fox has already pulled most of FX content and Fox shows are on 8-day delays. I would gather they yank everything after they sell and finish any content agreement.
Disney is probably looking at their own site for their content.
Hulu seemed to me the great idea that is being killed by greed and selfishness. One place to get most of the content, one day after it airs. It should have been awesome. And with all the providers under one roof, it should have been easy to sell ads, as they could be targeted for certain shows, and sold in packages with on-air ad buys.
Ads don’t bother me on either the free or Plus side – they pay the bills for the service, and plus gives you the bonus of whole back catalog of a show, including every ep of current season, as well as movies (although if you are in Plus for a movie, you should the option of answering a survey and view ads at the beginning instead of getting interrupted by ads.)
16 days ago 7 comments
An added note on video – with an SLR, just expect that you will be manually focusing if you are planning to have a narrow depth of field. Even if you get a silent motor drive lens, the AF might hunt when you go to update the focus. And you still will get some sound, even with a silent drive.
Oh, and you can buy a Model T from anyone who has one, even today. I am not sure software developers let you resell a product you paid for, and with this model, you only rent, never own.
Your analogy, and I don’t want to be rude, is garbage. No, I cannot buy a Model T, but I can still buy a car, right? The automotive industry has not switched to a subscription based model alone….While there is leasing, I can still buy a car outright, and finance it as well.
Adobe’s new model is basically like if a car company said “Guess what, to save you money if you bought a new car every year and a half, we are going to lease you the car alone, and charge you what a brand new car costs every two years. You want to buy the car and drive it 5, 10 years? Tough luck.”
No, they do not have to cater to everyone, but they sure as better offer the products many of us want. Right now, I guess I am looking at my company’s future upgrades. I will again look at Quark, look at Aperture, and the only hole in the design suite is Illustrator.
17 days ago on Adobe Photoshop and Creative Suite to become subscription-only products 4 replies 5 recommends
Let’s say I work for a business that has 10 design suites, another 10 running Photoshop and InDesign, and another 10 running just InDesign. Under this new system, For those first 20 I am looking at $50 a month, or $1,000. Over the course of the year, that’s $12,000, or as much as I spent upgrading everyone last year.
If you like Canon, and you like the 60d, they are going for great deals, so go get one. The Nikon D7000 and Pentax K5IIs are also good choices as well (I am uncertain with the D7100 due to its buffer limit).
As far as lenses, you state landscapes and sports. Now if you planned on buying two lenses, I would make my usual suggestion of a 18-50 and 70-200 range zooms, both with 2.8 aperture. This would push you above your price limit, however.
So I ask you this – are wide and close-up shots what you need more, or do you need the telephoto to reach action from afar. The 18-50 for the former, the 70-200 for the latter. Whatever you choose, buy the kit in the other (should be $150 or less, and the kits are a bang for a buck) then in a couple of years, buy the 2.8 lens.
Oh, and sometime buy a 50 1.4f. Should be in every bag.
I have used a number of SD cards in my time, and the only one that ever failed me was one I bought used, and think it was a knock off. On the other hand, I have seen so many people bend or break off the pins of their CF readers.
I have put thousands of images on sd cards. I use Sandisk Extreme, and never had a failure with those. Unless you are shooting Formula 1 cars in RAW, I think you will be ok with SD.
I doubt the next Nook would have RT, because there would be some ticked off early adopters of prev gen Nooks if they cannot use their already purchased apps. And its not like RT is selling up a storm, and B&N really should not tick off those of us who bought the previous models….
That said, could see two runarounds for that:
1. Allow users to install RT apps that are the same title as Android apps (problem is, not all have been ported)
2. Smooth emulator allows both RT and Android apps to run on same device. With a higher output ARM, maybe this is possible, and for the next gen, this would make the next Nook really tempting to those who may want that. I know I would think about it (of course, as I said above, I have the original nook, nook color, and nook HD).
No longer a problem….B&N always has great update support for their products. The Original Nook was known for lag, wiped out with update, same with Nook Color, and now HD….
Had all three of those, all noticed some lag at beginning, but B&N always fixes it. Why they don’t iron out the kinks during launch, I dunno, maybe they just find it easier to see what the public notices that they can’t because they have been developing it…..