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General Chat / Re: National Weather Report
« Last post by Mouse on December 15, 2017, 04:55:12 PM »
Yeah me.  Well, at least I no longer have a van full of people, leaving PMH right about now.

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Weather advisory in effect for:

    Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.
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Yet another reason for Americans to be angry with Donald Trump.

I'm all for calling a spade a spade, but this seems to be an Obama hangover, at least according to the article. Since there would be no benefit to their corporate masters I doubt either party will make any real effort to counter the changes.
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Macs / Re: iMac Pro
« Last post by Max on December 15, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »
You know, even a few short years ago you could take an iMac and at least upgrade the RAM or the storage without too much fuss. I did that for this Mac I'm on now, a late 2013 model... maxed out the memory about a year ago - sure, I had to take it in to a dealer to do it, but it wasn't a big deal. Why they do the unit enclosure differently now, and manage to get away with it, is beyond me. Is it because Macs are seen as luxury items which its patrons can easily afford to replace entirely every few years?

What an infuriating head-scratcher. Very much "let them eat cake" on Apple's part. But again, it looks like they feel they can afford to be this cavalier. They've got a huge war chest of cash and presumably that makes them feel they're in the driver's seat.
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Macs / Re: iMac Pro
« Last post by Mouse on December 15, 2017, 02:28:58 PM »
Well they won't do it with diminishing sales up front. 

I may have to refurb a couple of years back to get what in need at a reasonable price.
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Macs / Re: iMac Pro
« Last post by Gerk on December 15, 2017, 12:11:34 PM »
Pretty weird, then. No upgrades... you buy it in the config you can afford at the time and then you're obliged to keep yer yap shut. Nice move, Apple.

Off to Ars Technica to see if they have anything to say about the line since it officially went to market. And no, I don't have high hopes for the Mac Pro, whenever that arrives.

Sadly every single new Mac that Apple introduces to its lineup is in the same boat.  I suspect that the iMac and Mac Mini will get the same treatment on their next rev bump too.  Apple wants you to toss your computer away every few years and replace it with a new one, how else are they supposed to keep up their bottom line!
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Macs / Re: iMac Pro
« Last post by Max on December 15, 2017, 11:58:40 AM »
Pretty weird, then. No upgrades... you buy it in the config you can afford at the time and then you're obliged to keep yer yap shut. Nice move, Apple.

Off to Ars Technica to see if they have anything to say about the line since it officially went to market. And no, I don't have high hopes for the Mac Pro, whenever that arrives.
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Canada will be right behind in the same thing :(  It's kind of scary, China is just starting to get the point where they have more internet freedom and North America is tossing theirs away.
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Macs / Re: iMac Pro
« Last post by Gerk on December 15, 2017, 11:41:28 AM »
Yep Max, no upgrades at all.  Technically it can be done (not by an end user but by an Apple Authorized Repair place) but it looks like it will be quite involved and will actually require buying replacement parts beyond the ram (even with the newest retina iMacs it's the same thing, you need extra parts just to open it up and be able to put it back together again).

Apple just doesn't give a crap about what it's users actually want or need ... this makes it apparent.  This machine is pretty much for high end video editors, and even at that, as I commented on another thread, they TOTALLY missed the mark in terms of GPU.  NO ONE wants Radeon based video.  Most of the apps that will utilize a GPU require a CUDA based chipset (NVidia).  That holds true for 3D animators, CAD, gamers, etc.  Almost no one does anything with accelerated ATI/AMD based video chipsets.  A real puzzler as to why they would even consider using the Radeon stuff again, because it bit them in the behind big time with the last round of Mac Pro hardware.

So this also makes me wonder, what is the new Mac Pro going to be like?  $20k for another non-upgradable machine with Radeon video that no one wants/needs?
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General Chat / Re: National Weather Report
« Last post by MeAtMac DotCalm on December 15, 2017, 08:26:21 AM »
Sunny, windy and cold. -13°C feeling like -25 with the winds blowing at 39 and gusting to 59 km/h.
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Yet another reason for Americans to be angry with Donald Trump.
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