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by GIJoe
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 19
Views: 691

Re: Garbage

i googled this the other day and if you look for the subject 'hairline fractures' or 'self cracking' in conjunction with the Xperia series, the topic still seems to come up. i don't know anyone besides me with a sony but i see a lot of shattered displays around which still seem to work. common feedb...
by GIJoe
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4599

Re: The Problem with Apple

But your argument is invalidated because a base OS is relatively useless by itself. huh? it's a part one tends to end up interacting with a lot and that glues things together. anyway, i'm not even sure we were talking about the same thing. or even having a discussion. :lol: I don't recall seeing an...
by GIJoe
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4599

Re: The Problem with Apple

actually, one of the reasons given for gluing it all together vs going with screws and clips is to increase stiffness as the machines get thinner. re: GUI not talking about thirdparty apps, just what's coming with the OS (filemanager, desktop, prefs, et al) or in the case of linux the desktop enviro...
by GIJoe
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4599

Re: The Problem with Apple

just to add - it's not about eye candy to me, user experience includes the little things - like how well do gestures work, how easily can you make selections, does the thing cope well when used with a wacom instead of a mouse, how does the scrolling behave, are GUI elements consistently placed and s...
by GIJoe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4599

Re: The Problem with Apple

I won't comment on the "phone home" stuff, since pretty much everything contemporary seems to do at least some of it. definitely. even some linux GUI's do it by default for their search functionality - the question is if you can disable it or not. in all my usage of OSX i've always done t...
by GIJoe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4599

Re: The Problem with Apple

ok, so i'm not exactly informed about the current state of OSX (not changing habit here just because they fancy renaming the product so it matches their phone) - my most recent one is 10.9.5 - planning to upgrade one machine to sierra soon. it might have gone downhill since mavericks for all i know....
by GIJoe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 19
Views: 691

Re: Garbage

Never noticed any issues with the screens (from the time of the Xperia M until now), but maybe this is model-specific? not sure what their model generations are called but this was a big issue in the sony forums and all over the (german-) mobile-review sites around the time of the Z Ultra and Z3 wi...
by GIJoe
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Obtaining licenses for old software
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Obtaining licenses for old software

well, what proper channels would we be talking here? sure - if you are acquainted with their CEO through golf or something i'm sure 'negotiations' could be swift and productive. ;) however they wouldn't even be able to just test their own software even if they agreed to open it up - would they? Good...
by GIJoe
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 19
Views: 691

Re: Garbage

i heard the sony's have a problem with their front glass touchscreen where if the phone is subjected to temperature differences, the touchscreen can crack due to expansion/compression. then the phone supposedly becomes useless. i'm very careful with mine. would love to try apple if they weren't so e...
by GIJoe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Obtaining licenses for old software
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Obtaining licenses for old software

So as long as no one is bothering Autodesk I'm sure they could be convinced to not care. The moment they have to deal with it they have to start talking to $2000/day lawyers and $1500/day technical staff and managers and that's why we can't have nice things. actually there's this reputation that th...
by GIJoe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Softimage Tutorial #1
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Softimage Tutorial #1

re: Soft3D for professional work in 2017 - that's not making any sense. for one because you will cry your eyes out if you compare render results from something like arnold (or cycles, vray, corona, ...) with year 2000-style softimage or renderman. you can of course fake a lot but we did have some im...
by GIJoe
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 36
Views: 1177

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

were contemporary PCs able to properly play back anything larger than SD? - just wondering. i guess the dual600 will have come out around the time of something like a 1ghz Pentium 3. not sure those could have done that either.
by GIJoe
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

just saying it might not be the best choice to spruce up a video, it's pipeline-oriented for the more specialized/batch tasks. it's certainly no after effects.
by GIJoe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

"AMD Graphics" there's your reason for the fan noise. :) mine is intel iGPU only. i also have an MBP with both intel and AMD GPU. when i disable the AMD GPU the computer stays perfectly quiet unless i really push it (i lose my video-out though). else when the AMD is active even running a y...
by GIJoe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Video acceleration on Power Macs / QuickTime / FCP

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