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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Jethro Re:There is no more Photoshop. (197 comments)

I've been paying for Photoshop CC since it's been available, because I can finally get a legal copy of Photoshop (and for $10 a month). Yes, it's subscription-based, but it installs the actual software on your computer, so I don't know where you're getting the web-based thing from.

about three weeks ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Jethro Re:Proprietary shit comes to proprietary platform. (197 comments)

...nerds are required to run Linux now and not care about any other OS or platform?

Look, I run Linux on my desktop, and have since well before distributions or version 1.0 of the kernel came out. I run quite a few servers and all of them are running Linux. My media center PC is running Linux. All my computers except one run Linux.

Does that mean I can't think ChromeOS is a cool idea, or at least interesting? Does that mean I'm not allowed to use Photoshop when I'm indulging some of my other hobbies, because it's the best tool for the job? Am I less of a nerd because I don't /only/ use FOSS?

about three weeks ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Jethro Re:How important is that at this point? (197 comments)

I used GIMP for many years. Since it came out, pretty much - I remember using version 0.54 in the '90s. When I started getting more into photography I used Gimp with the UFRaw plugin. Again, I was using the thing for well over a decade at this point.

Then I had a fairly big photography project and tried a trial version of Photoshop+Bridge+Adobe Camera Raw. It was /instantly/ easier to use AND more powerful than GIMP and any raw processor on Linux. My workflow with it is incredibly smoother and faster.

Nowadays I do occasionally have to use GIMP and let me tell you, it is PAINFUL.

So yeah, now that I can get a legal copy of Photoshop for $10 a month, why on Earth wouldn't I?

about three weeks ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

Jethro All of the above (410 comments)

Also "Where The Sidewalk Ends", just for the "Why the hell did they ban this?" portion of the quiz.

But basically, read more.

about a month ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

Jethro Re:Ugh (162 comments)

I recently just stopped logging into IM because Hangouts was so... eww. I mean, it wouldn't even tell me if people were online or not.

I still rely on Google Voice, though. I really hope it doesn't end up making me log into Hangouts to use it!

about a month and a half ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

Jethro Re:Ugh (162 comments)

The people I want to IM with are not the same people I want to call and are not the same people I want to SMS. They're different groups of people. There are people I don't want to give the ability to comtact me that easily.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

Jethro Ugh (162 comments)

As long as I can keep using google Voice without using Hangouts, I'm fine. I can't stand Hangouts, and I don't want al lmy contacts integrated into one system. I keep them separate for a reason...

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

Jethro Re:Happy Sunday from The Golden Girls! (130 comments)

> Your heart is true, you're a pal and a cosmonaut.

Change approved.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

Jethro Re:music streamer (167 comments)

My phone has "only" 32G, pretty sure I can get the music I /really/ want down to 20G but still. I like Subsonic's web interface for making playlists, too (plus it can import popular formats).

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

Jethro Re:music streamer (167 comments)

I agree with you about a lot of stuff - I want local copies of anything I can even though I am usually well within my LTE coverage zone.

I use Subsonic to stream music, though, because I don't have room on my phone for all my music, and I'd rather be able to choose what I listen to on the fly rather than have to decide before I leave.

Subsonic, however, does have a cache setting. I have mine set to 10 GB, and no track limit. So if you know you'll be offline or out of coverage, you can load up a playlist while at home on your WiFi and it'll automatically get cached. You can then use Subsonic in Offline Mode, or you can use any other music player to play the cached files. That's what I did last time I flew somewhere, and it worked perfectly. Best of both worlds, really.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

Jethro Re:music streamer (167 comments)

Subsonic is pretty nice. It's what I, too, use to stream my music, since I definitely can't fit all of it on my phone. And yeah, it's all CDs I own and have ripped (well, 99% CDs, there are occasional single-tracks I bought).

The app is free, but they do charge for the server software.

about 2 months ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Jethro Re:Jerks (97 comments)

Yeah, ME3 has a multiplayer portion which was kind of an afterthought but a lot of people (myself included) really like it.

about 2 months ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Jethro Jerks (97 comments)

Why do they always have to do this when I have a bout of insomnia and would really like to get online and shoot some Geth? Ugh.

about 2 months ago
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My degree of colorblindness:

Jethro "As far as I know"? (267 comments)

I know for 100% fact I'm not colourblind...

about 3 months ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Jethro Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

That's actually not a cure. It's a treatment, and it works, but it's not a cure.

I started doing that about 7 years ago. I was never obese, but I was overweight and I ate a lot (and I mean a LOT) of crap.

So, I stopped eating crap, and started getting a lot more exercise. I didn't lose any weight but I lost a whole lot of fat. My A1C last check was 6.1, and my glucose levels tend to be normal... but.

If I go eat a pizza right now, my blood sugar will still spike. It probably won't go a LOT above 200, but it will get there and stay there for a lot longer than a non-diabetic. Now my way of dealing with that is to never EVER eat anything with as many carbs in it as a pizza would have, and limit my carb intake to early in the day before I do the whole exercise thing.

I'm at the point where I've got it pretty much under control (much to the chagrin of my original doctor which I have since moved on from for obvious reasons) but I would love, love, LOVE a cure. Diabetes forced me to develop the tools and discipline to stay in shape, and I would likely still do that, but I do miss soo much good food.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon's 3D Smartphone As a (Useful) Gimmick

Jethro Re:My phone is already 3D (68 comments)

Finally, someone who knows EXACTLY what I'm talking about.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon's 3D Smartphone As a (Useful) Gimmick

Jethro My phone is already 3D (68 comments)

Hell if you want to impress me, make a 2D phone. That'd be pretty cool unless you drop it on it's side and chop off your foot.

about 4 months ago

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