Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 20:47 UTC
Apple

Apple today announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

This thing is so damn awesome. I don't need it, but I still want one.

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Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Wed 18th Dec 2013 21:04 UTC
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

When I tried to view the image of the machine I had to agree to some kind of license? No thanks.

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 18th Dec 2013 22:11 in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Mistaken post.

Edited 2013-12-18 22:11 UTC

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by Morgan on Wed 18th Dec 2013 23:46 in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, I found that a little odd, even for Apple. If you want to see it (animated, no less) you can go here:

http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by Drumhellar on Wed 18th Dec 2013 23:55 in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

High-resolution press images. It's fairly common to have a simple license for press images that come attached with press releases.

The license isn't anything that isn't already defined by copyright law and fair-use.

Besides, zip-compressed TIFF images generally aren't viewable in the browser, anyways.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by Ford Prefect on Thu 19th Dec 2013 08:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

The license isn't anything that isn't already defined by copyright law and fair-use.


So why have it then? Because they paid some wanker to write it up?
Why should I then indirectly pay for these wankers, by buying their machine?

Maybe now I know the reason why Apple hardware became even more expensive.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Thu 19th Dec 2013 09:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

High-resolution press images. It's fairly common to have a simple license for press images that come attached with press releases.

The license isn't anything that isn't already defined by copyright law and fair-use.

Besides, zip-compressed TIFF images generally aren't viewable in the browser, anyways.

I just wanted a larger version of that thumbnail. I didn't ask for a huge non compatible image format only used by magazines.

Off topic: if I walk in to a car dealer and he wants me to sign before I can take the promotional material he is completely nuts and I will keep away from his store.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by evert on Thu 19th Dec 2013 09:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah. Strange thing is, they packed the already LZW compressed TIFF file in a ZIP container. My first thought: someone at Apple does not understand the TIFF format, compression, or both. But I was wrong:

6.4M MacPro_Back_Glow_PRINT.tif
5.3M MacPro_Back_Glow_PRINT.tif.zip

So although in theory LZW could offer better compression

In practice ZIP often has better compression:

http://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/tiff-image-compression...

So the conclusion that they don't understand TIFF compression that wel at Apple HQ stil stands. They should have used ZIP instead of LZW for their TIFF file.

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