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My friend Don writes Slashdot is mostly devoid of useful info nowadays, but there were some useful comments about the value of CDs/DVDs/BlueRays in this article: https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/16/08/26/1420259/ask-slashdot-do-you-still-use-optical-media He made for me this summary of important comments, which I am happy... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at WorldCAD Access
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Minolta XE-7 The only SLR I ever bought was a Minolta XE-7 film camera. This is the story of why it is the only SLR I ever bought. I caught the photography bug in my teens, and lugged around my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WorldCAD Access
The price of the system I described is US$1,050, so cheaply made, not cheaply priced. I see that the Vive lists for $799. I've made a note on my calendar to contact you on Aug 22, 2021.
If the nausea doesn't get you, the poor-fitting glasses will I've watched virtual reality technology for 25 years. The earliest encounters were fictional, such as in the writings of Bruce Stirling. While I was at CADalyst magazine, we did a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WorldCAD Access
I've made the correction to the text. Thx for pointing it out!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2016 on Recharging Android Tablets at WorldCAD Access
Issue #910 This issue sponsored by PLM Components Innovation Conference Boston, MA, October 11-12, 2016 An outstanding lineup of 20 industry experts and CxOs -- including George Allen, Jon Hirschtick, Sean Flaherty, Jon Stevenson, and Ken Versprille -- presents at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Learning IntelliCAD-based software for computer-aided design Inside ProgeCAD 2017 is the sole e-book on the market for learning how to use ProgeCAD, which is a customized version of IntelliCAD. This edition is a massive update on our earlier books about IntelliCAD. This e-book features... Step-by-step tutorials for starting new drawings... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at eBooks.onLine
Clicking that link A reader writes: One of my biggest challenges now is to accurately characterize the emerging threats of cybercrime and cyber espionage. Nobody wants to hear the bad news and the additional costs, but it’s only going to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
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More oomph! You're probably aware that an iPad tablet uses a more powerful charger, one that puts out 2.1 ampere (A). This is twice as much as typical chargers for smartphones, which range from below 1A to perhaps 1.5A. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #909 by Ralph Grabowski with Robert Graebert Graebert Gmbh is significant to our industry because it is the only CAD company to have all or most of its ARES CAD software running on six operating systems: Android, iOS, Linux,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
I was stunned to learn that Creo cannot create a sphere in 3D. It has to draw a circle, and then revolve it into a sphere.
There is something in the brain that adapts itself to whichever keyboard we use long-term. In my Typing 9 class (1971), touch typing was called "the fingers memorizing the locations of the keys."
When marketeers edit US political Webzine Politico and other American news organizations are getting into hot water after emails released by WikiLeaks showed that American media outlets sent previews of articles to the Democratic National Committee: Politico admits reporter Kenneth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
The Logitech site shows G610 available with Brown or Red, and I am pretty sure I saw Red on the box before I threw it out (into recycling, of course). http://gaming.logitech.com/en-ca/gaming-keyboards
I suppose you can install anything you want in the spare PCI slot -- solid state drive, graphics board... It just needs to meet the specs of the slot, and the physical constraints inside the case.
Subs and clouds During last week's conference call with financial analysts, executives from Dassault Systemes described the timeline for Solidworks subscriptions and the cloud. Note that both are optional for customers. Here are quotations: Yes, we are introducing subscription with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
"Jim, you're going to need to add water." PTC ceo James Heppelmann on how augmented reality could help the company make more revenues: A lot of people are saying that AR [augmented reality] and AR hardware is the next-generation mobile... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Gingerly Whereas Dassault Systemes and Autodesk are going whole-hog into cloudifying their software, major competitors Siemens PLM Software and PTC are being cautious. They understand that CAD is a desktop program, not a tethered-to-the-Internet app. When PTC ceo James Heppleman... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
I'll try the brown one, after I get my head out from under the water
I find I type even faster with this mechanical keyboard during telephone interviews now, but you are right: the clacking is annoying when on the phone!
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It's in the gaming software I only ever buy keyboards and mice from Logitech, because the quality is excellent and I know what to expect. SetPoint, right? 'Tis not the case for its G-series keyboards, where the G is short... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Thank you for the overview of mechanical key systems. I went foolishly into the store, thinking they were all the same, and was puzzled by one Logitech keyboard was called Red, another Brown, when clearly they all were black!
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Logitech G610 I came back from vacation to find the S and K keys no longer working on my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard (yip, that's the model number). As a professional writer and touch typist, I need a good keyboard under... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
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Issue #901 by Ralph Grabowski Biplab Sarkar was just three weeks in his new position as ceo of Vectorworks when I interviewed him in Chicago during the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. He’s been with the company for 16 years, previously... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Issue #907 by Ralph Grabowski with Jesse Blankenship The idea for Generate came from Jesse Blankenship's initial interest in generative design for architectural structures: could buildings be designed automatically based on criteria of goal-based design, such as layouts of open... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives