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Apple: an 'App Store' Is Not a Store For Apps

James_Rolevink Re: No "Windows" in other OSes... (279 comments)

Right up there with there being no Windows in any other OS.

If Apple lose, then Microsoft should be worried...

more than 3 years ago

Windows 8 Early Build Hints At Apple, WebOS Competitor - EWeek

James_Rolevink Who cares? (375 comments)

Who cares about windows or Microsoft anymore? Their time has come, and gone...

more than 3 years ago

Aussie National Broadband Network Will Be Gigabit

James_Rolevink Re:implausible? it's magic! (258 comments)

Is it really surprising that it seems implausible to a man who doesn't even understand the concept of "peak speed"?

As Kerry O'Brien discovered on Lateline the other night, Tony Abbott is "no techno-head", "no Bill Gates".

How scary all this new fangled techno-babble must seem when running for PM and, by his own admission on national tv (another marvel of technology) Tony Abbott's limits of understanding are defeated by the concept of "peak speed".

Oh for the time when Tony would be right - on penalty of death - just because the Pope said so. The world was so much simpler when it was flat...

more than 4 years ago

Watchmen Watched

James_Rolevink Yes gritty, film noire, dystopian and awesome (489 comments)

It follows the spirit of the comic in a Hollywood package (read, can't possibly be identical). In some ways it's better - real people doing the same things is quite vivid and confrontational, thus the 'R'. The characters convey the same foibles and characteristics in much less 'time'. I like the revised ending... the alien thing seems a bit gratuitous to me anyway; at this point, we are meant to be left pondering the fact that Ozymandius is right, damnit!

The soundtrack rocks too. Make sure you see it in a decent theatre on a big screen with a honking sound system, so Jimm'y's All Along the Watchtower and Archie's thrusters can have full effect.

All in all, given there is an Director's Cut, extended edition with the comic book in a comic book coming, I'd almost be prepared to think this could grow into a cult film (not certain though). It's good enough to warrant watching the Watchmen again.

more than 5 years ago

Near-Future Fords to Feature Windows Automotive

James_Rolevink Re:Ironic given embedded Mac minis in the prod'n l (441 comments)

http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/12/19/miniford/i ndex.php?lsrc=mwrss

I don't think Apple has an iPod production line. I think like everyone else, they outsource to the cheapest tender in China. I don't think Apple gets to dictate what their contractors use to produce iPods at the cheapest possible price. But Windows and virus do go together like a ferret in a rabbit hole.

about 8 years ago



Windows 7, OS X or both: multimedia dream machine

James_Rolevink James_Rolevink writes  |  more than 2 years ago

James_Rolevink (146424) writes "Much esteemed nerds and geeks of /., my hardware is in desperate need of upgrading. I am involved in hardcore content creation, i.e.: desktop publishing, photography, movie creation/editing, audio editing etc.; basically, I need a beast multimedia workstation.

The immanent release of IvyBridge rigs has got me wondering, is there any need to stick with OS X these days? In fact, I need to write a business case for either OS X, Windows 7, or an integrated environment. Money is no object, not if the genuine advantages are there to justify it; [Gobbo voice cut] time is money, friend! [/Gobbo voice cut]

So, adhering tenaciously to plausible/justifiable/credible factoids — and avoiding at all times any fanboidom/flamebaiting — I need the comprehensive pros and cons. I was looking to any possible advantages, either way, in things like:
* 100% POSIX + 100% Unix *and* runs Photoshop
*Image handling/rendering?
*Font handling/rendering?
*Colour correction/accuracy?
*Latency (for a/v especially)?
*Hardcore multithreading/multitasking?
*Raw performance (speed)?
*Inbuilt features (e.g.: backup/security)?
*Ease of use, e.g.:
      * Universal and easy high ÅSÇÌ chäráctèr shortcuts?
      * Automation/workflows? AppleScript, Unix/POSIX
*Plug and play/integration (e.g: a/v peripherals, storgage/output devices)?
*Advantageous platform-specific core technologies (e.g.: Core audio/video, Quartz, Grand Central, ColorSync etc.)?
*Any platform-specific software must-haves?
*Anything else, either way?"


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