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EFI

Member Since 06 Apr 2007
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In Topic: Help save the Zunes!

14 September 2007 - 11:28 PM

I still don't get why the iPod Touch uses flash and not a hard drive!!!


There are several reasons for that actually :) :

- overall smaller form factor due to thinner HD space
- faster read/write access
- longer lasting/more durable
- better shock-proof than a traditional spin up drive

etc.

Plus, SSD is really the way of the future, essentially. The only sad part is that the space is a bit limiting now, but once that clears out in (imo) 1-2 years....I'm sure we'll be seeing 200+ Gb of solid state drives on the market, most likely also in the future iPods. Unless your a hardcore music junkie, then I would assume 16Gb to be more than enough for music, and a few videos (which includes podcasts). I myself have 3,000 songs, and it barely even scratches the 7Gb limit for music on my (now obsolete by 9 days ) 5.5G 30Gb iPod. :P

In Topic: Lets all just as well Welcome Vista B or alternatively 2.0

06 September 2007 - 04:59 PM

From what I read I believe (from rumors), that the first fully Dx10.1 GPU will be the nVidia G92 series (ie. 9800GTX). However, in terms of performance difference, individuals who have a Dx10 card (ex. 8600GT) will not take a drastic performance hit from the lack of Dx10.1, which was the case from using Dx9 cards to play Dx10 games.

In Topic: Show Your OS X Desktop!

01 September 2007 - 05:38 AM

lol EFI, i could get a job at apple's graphical team. :2cents:


I wonder if Apple checks these forums. It would pretty funny if Leopard were to have some UI that looked exactly like what I designed. I would laugh...more than I would be pissed (if at all). I wonder what it takes to make it to Apple's UI design team. That would be an awesome job, and wonder what the saleries would be like. But still, my main liking is between medicine and graphic design. What most people don't realize is how much Photoshop could actually help in the field of medicine. You can literally perform a plastic surgery in Photoshop before you even touch the patient. My future will (if all goes well) will be medicine (I'm a pre-med university student), and I want to become a plastic surgeon, but my second option is graphic design. I wouldn't mind working at Apple's graphic design team though....that would be awesome. hehe. :P

How many doctors do you know who can harness the power of Photoshop and use it towards the medical field?...what a combo!

In Topic: NBC pulling out of iTunes.

01 September 2007 - 02:23 AM

Hey, Admin:

Claims on the front page that iTunes Music Store removed NBC shows---are WRONG. The NBC shows are still there as of 9:30pm EST Friday (August 31).


Ok, update, it seems to be back now....weird. When I checked, on the side columns...NBC/sports, etc, was not there. Now they seem to be back. Wonder what that was all about. :blink:

The news is that Apple does not want to wait until the end of this year, and then losing the shows, which essentially leaves the NBC shows hanging half way through. Instead they play to cut from the start itself....and that would mean removing the shows before Sept 1 (i.e today). They should go off soon.

Appleís agreement with NBC ends in December. Since NBC would withdraw their shows in the middle of the television season, Apple has decided to not offer NBC TV shows for the upcoming television season beginning in September.


This is an excerpt from the release link I posted originally.

In Topic: NBC pulling out of iTunes.

01 September 2007 - 01:10 AM

You don't actually know what Apple was originally charged by NBC for each episode and what there % profit was on each show. If NBC put up their charge then Apple applies the same % profit it could easily ramp up to $3.99. Who's the greedy one.


But Apple rejected the price increase....which would mean they are not the greedy one....NBC is. Moreover, Apple makes (this was said by Steve Jobs himself) next to nothing from iTunes...the vast majority of the revenue goes to the music labels/production studios. It's simple NBC being $$ hungry, which is wrong when you are already making a heck load of dollars in the millions from the iTMS.

There is an old saying that goes you never kick the ladder once you are on top. The same thing applies for NBC (and Universal as well). They will regret it, there is no doubt in that. What other alternative popular all-in-one music service is there? None. It's just too bad NBC's next route of selling (if you can even call it that) will be through BitTorrent. It's inevitable.
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