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FFS:
JG gets wood and proceeds to jizz all over new Apple product? I am shocked, shocked!
8:55 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
ass:
Wonder how Vesper will utilize the touchbar. I hope I can put emojis in my notes and then not sync them.
9:09 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
anonymous:
Unusually excited.
9:18 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
anonymous:
He didn't get one in advance, then.
9:22 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
Q*Bert:
> JG gets wood and proceeds to jizz all over new Apple product? I am shocked, shocked!

Yeah, I'm wondering in what way that's "unusual". Predictable, more like.
10:28 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
anonymous:
What I wanted:
- 7th generation Intel chips. Skylake (6th generation) is from August 2015.
- A move to Nvidia GPUs
- Retain the magsafe power adapter
- At least one dedicated display-out port, preferably HDMI
- 32GB RAM for the 15 inch base model
- Support for the airpods using their new W1 chip
What I'm mad they included:
- Price increase for low value
- Touch Bar does away with physical keys I use daily (most importantly escape), while providing very little functionality I see using in my daily workflows (auto-complete on a desktop? I type faster than that.)
What they could have surprised me with:
- A full touch screen
- Support for the Apple Pencil on the new larger trackpad
- Any mention of their desktop lineup
10:52 pm — Thursday, 27 October 2016
anonymous:
who gives a shit? I don't wanna look down on my fucking keyboard.

Tim Cook and Schiller and go fuck themselves. They killed Mac today.
1:52 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
anonymous:
> I’m unusually excited about this.

In what way is your excitement about a new apple 'innovation' unusual?
2:25 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
Hans Gruber:
You know what it takes to have a touch bar instead of a more useful full touch screen?

Courage.

Speaking of courage, why is there still a headphone jack on the Mac Pro?

Shouldn't they have removed such an old, bulky, space hogging port and replaced it with the amazing and magical revolutionary lightning port?

Watching the finger gymnastics it takes to use the touch bar and trackpad looked like shit.

4:09 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
webOS & BB10 Lover:
Major disappointment. Sadly, no Kaby Lake until supposedly January. Overall, I don't see a clear focus from Apple. I don't know if it's the spaceship, the watch, the ill-fated car project. While I love the idea of synchronicity between macOS, iOS and watchOS, Apple is riding on its rep and failing to provide decent hardware value.

I wholeheartedly agree with anonymous from yesterday: "What I wanted: ... desktop lineup". +1
5:31 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
anonymous:
> Sadly, no Kaby Lake until supposedly January.

you're disappointed that apple isn't releasing a laptop with a processor that doesn't even ship until next year? you're had to please.
8:36 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
chowder:
Kaby Lake is shipping in the Dell XPS 13 right now ...
11:07 am — Friday, 28 October 2016
anonymous:
> Watching the finger gymnastics it takes to use the touch bar and trackpad looked like shit.

Hehe, my favorite part of the keynote was watching that lady look all unnatural and contorted while she kept insisting how "natural" and "fun" it was.
12:33 pm — Friday, 28 October 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
I don't get the Touchbar. If it was to be useful, it should be BELOW the space bar. THAT would be handy. Above is too contorted.
2:48 pm — Friday, 28 October 2016
anonymous:
@Patrick, I agree that placement above seems unnatural. I'm trying to withhold judgement until I actually try it, but I am skeptical. It's somewhat difficult to imagine it being very comfortable below the keyboard either though; using the trackpad with the thumb is convenient.

I can't help but feel that if Microsoft had announced this, they would be mocked and ridiculed.
3:04 pm — Friday, 28 October 2016
ass:
Microsoft developed something similar 6 years ago. Never released it though.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-adaptive-keyboard-concept-touch-bar-like/
3:07 pm — Friday, 28 October 2016
Ayn Rand Collected Social Security:
This is pretty interesting...

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3:33 pm — Friday, 28 October 2016
Spooner:
Baby lake is not shipping in volume.
10:52 pm — Friday, 28 October 2016
enough already:
I have to agree — this is extremely discouraging for the future of the Mac.
12:11 am — Saturday, 29 October 2016
ass:
Releasing a model without the touchbar means that in 4 years, if the touchbar proves unsuccessful, developers are stuck supporting this thing which only makes up 15% of your users, or whatever. Or they don't support it and it's no more useful than function keys. Seems to set up future fragmentation.
3:38 pm — Saturday, 29 October 2016
anonymous:
> that in 4 years

HAHAHAAH... that's cute. @ass actually belives that Mac will last for another 4 years. Nice one!

Dear @ass, here's a clue: Mac is dead.

>“I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?” – Tim Cook, talking about the iPad Pro
7:58 am — Monday, 31 October 2016
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