Oooh! That looks promising. Thanks
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It was the case of the missing PhD student.
As another academic year got under way at Imperial College London, a senior professor was bemused at the absence of one of her students. He had worked in her lab for three years and had one more left to complete his studies. But he had stopped coming in.
Eventually, the professor called him. He had left for a six-figure salary at Apple.
“He was offered such a huge amount of money that he simply stopped everything and left,” said Maja Pantic, professor of affective and behavioural computing at Imperial. “It’s five times the salary I can offer. It’s unbelievable. We cannot compete.”
I didn't like it. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I found it boring and slow paced ... But that just me; you should give it a chance ...Mind you, I'd usually have a preference for non-fiction if I expected to learn something, though sometimes fictional stories can be quite thought-provoking, if not educational - especially SF.-panzer (January 03, 2017, 04:20 AM)-IainB (January 03, 2017, 04:58 AM)
This is an interesting take on the concept of hell and tells one man's journey through this temporary plane of existence.If you like weird stuff, you might like Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.-Josh (July 16, 2016, 03:04 PM)-rjbull (July 16, 2016, 04:22 PM)
Summary of major new features
Full support for high-DPI (e.g. 4K and 5K) monitors.
Redesigned Rename dialog, with new features like:
A unique macro recorder, which lets you perform complex batch renames without regular expressions.
Enhanced scripting capabilities.
Better handling of recursive renames and filename clashing.
An Apply button which lets you perform multiple renames without closing the dialog.
Improvements to the Image Viewer including:
Configurable toolbar and hotkeys, including the ability to run arbitrary commands on the current image file.
A new image marking system which makes it much easier to sort through a folder of photos to identify the ones you want to keep, print, share, etc.
A read-ahead cache for faster image loading.
An integrated metadata panel which lets you edit EXIF and other metadata from within the viewer.
Enhanced file and folder labels including:
The ability to assign more than one label at once (label attributes are combined).
Label categories (lets you organise your labels into groups).
Adjustable label priority (for when more than one wildcard or filter label applies to a file)
A new status icon system that lets you assign one or more status icons to each files (e.g. to track which files are ‘done’, ‘watched’, ‘urgent’ or ‘to-do’).
A manual sorting mode that lets you sort your files and folders exactly how you want.
An integrated dialog editor that lets scripts create their own complex user interfaces.
File display enhancements including:
Vertical folder tabs (displayed down the left or right side of the file display).
You can assign your own tab colors for specific folders.
Optional vertical as well as horizontal gridlines.
Relative size and age graphs displayed as the background of size and date fields (rather than requiring their own column).
A new “show everything” mode to quickly disable all filters.
Improvements to Folder Options including:
Configure column widths to expand and fill the usable space in the file display.
A column filter makes it easier to find and add the columns you want.
File and folder name filters can be configured using regular expressions if desired.
File copy improvements including a transfer speed graph in the progress dialog.
Toolbar enhancements including scrollbars and distinct labels in drop-down menus.
Lister layouts can now be arranged into folders and sub-folders.
… and as always, much, much more!-What's New
The question was for Josh, but let me chime in.I was wondering the same thing as f0dder. Since moving platforms, I have found spotlight infinitely useful.You've totally moved to Mac? How are you finding it?-Josh (June 05, 2016, 08:29 AM)-wraith808 (June 05, 2016, 02:38 PM)
I've been exclusively using OS X (on decent, but overpriced, Apple hardware) for work, since October last year. For the stuff I do, there's some advantages to this - a lot of OpenSource stuff just works better on something semi-unix, since programmers are too lazy to write properly portable code... and homebrew *is* easier than hunting down all your tools manually on Windows (even though the combined OS X ecosystem is worse than package managers on Linux).
A lot of things are a bit too dumbed-down for my taste, and the OS is pretty unstable compared to any Windows release since Vista. I've had a bunch of gray-screen-of-death kernel panics doing such OUTRAGEOUS things as trying to drag a window to another monitor, or fullscreening a youtube video. And while the machine is silent under normal operation, it goes full jet engine (as well as thigh-scorching hot) when the GPU is involved.
Sans the "runs opensource easier", I see no reason whatsoever to run OS X - definitely wouldn't be doing it at home. It really isn't "easier" that Windows these days, it's less stable, and while MS are pulling some nasty stuff with Win10, Apple are even more evil. I'd be closer to moving the home setup to Linux than OS X-f0dder (June 05, 2016, 05:37 PM)