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    Thanks. My journey has been from photo,...

    Thanks.

    My journey has been from photo, adding video and coloring, adding some motion graphics to more of a generalist, now also with 3D, to follow my own interests. During that arc I've...
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    I realise I've only been here 7 years. Feels...

    I realise I've only been here 7 years. Feels longer. Used to be good times with initiated discussions in the golden era of camera development.

    This thread is the beginning of the end for me here—I...
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    OK. But you were putting Jim in a bunker, which...

    OK. But you were putting Jim in a bunker, which he doesn’t actually have, and then you’re attaching a well known quote from Hitler.

    So how would you like it to be interpreted?

    I’m probably...
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    So, have we arrived at the point in the thread...

    So, have we arrived at the point in the thread now, where Jim Jannard and Tim Cook are basically Hitler?

    The ability to create products with sound profit margins, while keeping a satisfied client...
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    OK, so now I know how the "research" and due...

    OK, so now I know how the "research" and due diligence you often refer to, works.

    My participation in this thread has been based on two things:


    To act as a counter weight to the meaningless...
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    Would you mind clarifying what isn't true? ...

    Would you mind clarifying what isn't true?

    What you write in your post doesn't seem to relate to what I'm talking about.

    EDIT: are you referring to me saying hardware and software being...
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    What is the irony? Are you saying my modded...

    What is the irony?

    Are you saying my modded Mac Pro is a Hackintosh? Are you saying me shortening 'hackintosh' to hack, and then saying a 'Hack' doesn't belong in the discussion is funny because...
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    Normally, Mac users gravitate to Mac apps. It's...

    Normally, Mac users gravitate to Mac apps. It's probably one of the reasons they buy a Mac.

    But you can buy a Mac strictly for the OS and then not run Mac only apps, that's why I didn't want to...
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    Again, this takes place in the superset of...

    Again, this takes place in the superset of 'computers'. Where both Win and Mac compete.

    The Mac Pro exsists i the subset 'Macs'. Windows based machines no longer apply. I wish I could make this...
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    I'm not really touching Hackintosh here, because...

    I'm not really touching Hackintosh here, because like you say, they're illegal (but it's not like they're harming anyone), but more importantly... while you can make them run they are completely...
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    How about you, jcs—did you read past the first...

    How about you, jcs—did you read past the first paragraph? =)

    The cost of Apple hardware (and I agree the entry level for the new Mac Pro is high) can only be compared to other Apple computers....
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    And what is the debate exactly? Comparing an...

    And what is the debate exactly? Comparing an Apple to a Pear?

    It doesn't matter what people can put together by themselves—accepting that we frame the discussion around the Mac Pro, because if...
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    Yes, but then we're back to square one! The...

    Yes, but then we're back to square one!

    The whole reason we've had a bit of fun here, is because it seems so hard to see Scenario Two mentioned earlier. Value is subjective. You can't take your...
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    Only in this sense: ...

    Only in this sense:

    https://img.devrant.com/devrant/rant/r_1013054_zXJdn.jpg

    Nailed it! "Same, same… but different!"

    I actually haven't seen any convincing Mac Pro replica builds so far. If...
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    Yes, a technical discussion would be more fair...

    Yes, a technical discussion would be more fair and interesting—and better reflect the actual state of the 7.1 Mac Pro. But that naturally assumes we drop all discussion surrounding price or value...
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    I don't know. It's easy for me to see how...

    I don't know.

    It's easy for me to see how someone wants to build their own computer, because that way, they will get the most amount of compute (CPU and GPU) power per dollar. This computer will...
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    Come now, personal attacks and putting words in...

    Come now, personal attacks and putting words in my mouth... I'm sure that's against a rule somewhere.

    Go back to criticising my understanding of computers instead, or other silly ideas of mine....
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    Are you sure those are the only options? I'd...

    Are you sure those are the only options?

    I'd have to go with fairy dust, then. But I could've sworn that isn't it, and I've been outspoken about it on occasion. Hmmm.
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    Thank you for proving my point. It always looks...

    Thank you for proving my point. It always looks better coming from someone else.

    I especially love the 'close enough' touch. I'm thinking you converted most silly Mac fan boyz right there....
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    To be clear, my comment about 'judgement' wasn't...

    To be clear, my comment about 'judgement' wasn't directed at you personally, but more at the thread in general, but that wasn't clear at all – which I regret.



    It's too funny... I was thinking...
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    But there is judgement, isn't there? 17 pages...

    But there is judgement, isn't there?

    17 pages worth?

    Of course there is nothing more to it than the parts (strictly hardware and materials) and the solutions (some unique hardware...
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    I’ve decided to not follow the tedious discussion around the Mac Pro, predominantly by people who won’t be buying it, so I missed your reply.

    My initial post was an effort to keep things...
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    I wrote m.2 ”stlyle” slots to reference an...

    I wrote m.2 ”stlyle” slots to reference an earlier post, implying there are two slots for user replaceable ‘blades’. Assuming one buys the correct form factor SSDs, you can expand storage as drives...
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    So, as mentioned in the post just before yours,...

    So, as mentioned in the post just before yours, there are two m.2 style SSD slots—clearly visible when you study the design. Apart from this there are the 8 PCIe (4 double wide and 4 single width...
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    Apart from replacing one or both of the generic...

    Apart from replacing one or both of the generic SSD blades, or installing any number of drives in something like the Pegasus R4i, you mean?
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