* Posts by spitfire31

7 posts • joined 30 Apr 2015

Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call


But you'd have to run… (shudder) Win 10. 'Nuf said.

Who's using 2FA? Sweet FA. Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication


When Google software morons finally realises that some people need TWO recovery phone numbers like, in my case who live half time in Sweden, half time Shanghai – in Sweden I use one SIM in my Android, in China I use a China Telecom SIM – then I'll start using 2FA, too.


Robots are killing jobs after all, apparently: One droid equals 5.6 workers


I guess Mr. Mnuchin forgot to switch on his radar set.

Why I just bought a MacBook Air instead of the new Pro


"The mid-2009 Pro was basically the last Apple laptop that let you do all the things that kept it running: new memory, hard drive, battery etc. From that point, Apple started locking the laptop down."

Not quite.

My Early 2011 MB Pro 17" is running almost every day as a desktop machine with external monitor, keyboard+mouse and an Akitio Thunder Dock Tbolt hub that gives me 2 x ESATA, 2 x USB 3.0 and one FW 800, plus one extra Tbolt. The MB Pro itself has an Xpress Card slot for further expansion.

I've myself changed fans on it twice, battery once, HD twice (it's now a Samsung 1TB SSD) and I upgraded the RAM to 16GB. This is a machine that earns the Pro designation.

I also have an MB Air 2013 13" with 8GB which has proved itself capable enough for serious video and audio editing as well as being a handy typewriter.

The new MB 'Pro' is an embarrassing joke. Eventually, I'll also be looking for a new machine, but I very much doubt it'll be adorned with partially eaten fruit on the lid.

Samsung Gear VR is good. So good 2016 could be year virtual reality finally makes it


What about audio, then?

VR will be a dream come true for flight simulators – the gaming variety and professional training. I watched my daughter (now a captain) spend countless hours with X-Plane on a crappy PC, flying navigations and approaches. VR will be a whole new ballgame.

And yes, I'm chafing at the bit to be able to turn my head to look for that 109 or Zero on my six!

Nobody has mentioned a very important component yet – audio.

If we have 360 degrees visual freedom, we'll also need at least 5+1 surround in a head worn device, won't we? AND, the software has to pan and mix all the tracks (with the exception of the +1, the bass, arbitrarily, depending on head movements.

It’s Adobe’s Creative Cloud TITSUP birthday. Ease the pain with its RGB-wrangling rivals


Re: most changes you make will be irreversible/lack of non destructive editing,

Simon Harris: "With NDE, the software keeps a list of all the edits made and the renderer takes the original image and applies the edits at rendering time to produce the display image, but does not alter the original."

A vital feature of NDE, the editing list is saved with the file, so you can open it months later with all edits present and correct for further adjustments or additions.

I would never consider a PS replacement without NDE. ;-)

FLASH! Aaa-aaah. 3D NAND will save every one of us


Re: 19TB is a lot of porn

Not if you're editing PRORES 4K footage, it's not. ;-)


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