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A new research study has shown that pancreatic cancer cells can be coaxed to revert back toward normal cells by introducing a protein called E47. E47 binds to specific DNA sequences and controls genes involved in growth and differentiation. The research provides hope for a new treatment approach ...
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Going through Manga Studio tutorials.. Discovered the pen pressure calibration tool. Omg!! Makes total sense, the multiple stroke curve adjustment!!

Responsiveness of hand-stylus-tablet-resulting-line felt much crisper in terms of response. +1 for Manga Studio 5.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtJcLWeY114

Wow... I'm kinda intrigued on multiple levels here... laser cnc to cut raw beef into kanji... then a young woman wating the very rare/raw beef.. kinda bloody and ghouslish... but I suppose that's the intent, being this is the song for "Tokyo Ghoul", the anime series... 

Very very beautifully done. 
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Great review post. Shopping around for a portable art tablet and the SP3 seems like a good buy. The comparison you have above is very informative.

One minor point, the issue about 256 levels and how it correlates primarily to brush size.  While I will grant you that all things being equal, that may well be the case, if one had perfect control of the physical pressure they can exert... and most people don't. I see the extra levels of pressure sensitivity as breathing room for the pressure and nuances by the artists' hand to be translated to the software.

Using a 1 million pressure level example, given such a large range, the software side can determine the rate of pressure change as the artist is conducting a stroke. That stroke's various changes as it passes from say 100,000 through to 256,000 could have nuances that the software driver can make use of to interpret and finally render the stroke. 

With the 256 levels, that's a range between 25 and 64.  A change in value of 39.

With 2048 levels, that translates to pressure readouts between 200 and 512. A change in value of 312.

That's a good deal more information to interpret into the digital medium, especially if you factor in response curves.

If you are working with a binary bitmap, and only apply brush size as a factor, I can see the 256 level argument... but with 16 bit color depth or even 8 bit color depth, the extra pressure levels can be used to render more than just brush size.  Brush density, medium seepage/spread, fill rates, etc. 

When you factor those other variables in, the extra levels of pressure sensitivity equates to more fidelity between your hand and the digital medium you are working with.

A good analogy would be audio recordings. There is a big audio quality difference between 1 bit delta-sigma ADC, 4bit, 8bit, and 16bit recordings. As you go down in bit depth, you get harsher sounds, because the approximation is much more stepped. Conversely, as you got up in bit depth, the sound becomes smoother and fuller.

The same is true of stylus pressure sensitivity. Yes, when you reduce the interpretation down to brush size and no other medium variables are in play, then a 256 level stylus vs a 2048 level stylus, differs in effectiveness only in terms of brush sizes. But that's a limitation of the painting program's brush size implementation. It isn't using the full capabilities of the 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity.

I agree that if you are working with software that can't use, or if you are not using, the extra pressure level information provided by a wacom(or some other brand's) 2048 pressure level device, then the 256 level n-trig is fine. And given the minimized parallax error of that tech, it's an extra plus. But for those who do use the extra levels, n-trig is a pretty limiting choice.

The requirement for a battery in the n-trig stylus is pretty limiting as well. 
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+Charles Gbadamosi  No, thank you for writing the article to begin with. The tech is always changing and at some point, the main differentiators end up being: cost and compatibility. :) 

I see what you mean about diminishing returns. I did some sketching last night and for larger brushes, the limiting factor stops being the stylus, but rather the CPU resources of your computer.

I was not aware of the Active ES from Wacom. I kind of prefer a softer touch/feel and the freedom from needing a battery. 

I had a chance to try out the Surface Pro 3 at a local Best Buy this past weekend and it is indeed quite nice, but I see what you mean about requiring more pressure. The accurate targeting under the pen tip is nice. However, I found that while moving the stylus slowly, there was a bit of "jaggies" in the smoothness of the movement. Not sure if that was specific to the resolution of the display or what, but it was something that stuck in my mind.

The range of sensitivity felt a bit less than what I feel on the Intuos Pen & Touch Small. But I also happen to draw and sketch with very light strokes. 

Having had a chance to test it out in the store was a great way to get a feel, and I think if I were to get a tablet, it would be the Surface Pro 3 vs say an iPad for sure. 

Though in the short term, I think I might get a Intuos Pro Small to replace my Intuos Pen & Touch, and wait for the Surface Pro 4. :) 
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Hmm.... that is quite unfortunate that Indiana is going this route. +George Takei  is spot on when he says, "LGBTs are not 2nd class citizens."

It is very unfortunate, the impact that #boycottindiana  will have, especially for businesses and citizens that support equal treatment and rights for all peoples. However, I think it will be hard for businesses that stress equality and equal treatment to do business with a state which is expressly enshrining in law, the right for groups to act in an intolerant and prejudiced fashion against a specific group of the population.
Sales Force became the first major U.S. company to announce a travel boycott to the state.
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It will certainly create an interesting dynamic if this progresses. I wonder if businesses will start requiring certification of compliance before they will do business with one another?

It's interesting that you say its a good law because the government isn't getting involved in your beliefs. But in a sense, it is, because the way the law is interpreted will have interesting ramifications.

For instance, will a business run by buddhist refuse service to people bearing any kind of weapons or who verbalizes any kind of violence? Will religious groups with vegan requirements refuse service to anyone who has ever eaten meat or talks of eating meat? Will an emt refuse service to someone who was involved in a shooting because they are of a different faith? Will adulterers be refused service? What about anyone who uses the lord's name in vain?

Interpreted more broadly, does the law protect people who take action in the name of their faith?

Just saying, you have your right to believe what you wish to believe in, dictated by your faith or otherwise, but so do other people and the law is written broadly enough that much strife will come of this.

I see this law splitting up communities and serving as a very divisive law. Both within Indiana and between Indiana and other states.

If anything, the law will high light the religious differences in behaviour of people, communities, and businesses. Create antagonism between neighbors, possibly friends and family. How is that a good law?

But then again, if that is the goal of the people who drafted and signed it into law, then i suppose to them, it's a good law.
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Hmmm... a whole load of parts from Radio Shack. 96 items including 40 10mm white led(28,500 mcd output).

Final payment: $28.11
Final savings: $275.19


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Sweet. Got my AC->DC adapters!

Output: 5V 3A!

Perfect for my micro controller and/or 3d printer projects!

#microcontrollers #3dprinters
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+Tony Olivo great tip! Using them to power my pi2(s). So they should be good. If i need more power, i'll just use the 5v rails from a pc psu. :) 
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Beautifully photographed scene of the inside of a building slowly falling apart. 

Having said that, a funny caption might be: 

"Single family home. Full of character and history. Open floor plan provides ample natural light. Seeking new tenants/owners with a passion for injecting their own personality into a building with good bones."
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A budgie tried to escape at a local petstore!!
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#sirifail just want some fried fishballs. :(
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Tech-loving, slightly off kilter, random-factoid-regurgitating, kind of guy.
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I'm just your typical tech-loving, slightly off kilter, random factoid regurgitating, camera loving, weird tech thing building, loving husband, overly cautious father, kind of guy. 

I spent half of my life growing up in Southern California and have spent the other half of my life in the Bay Area. My love of technology(and a good paying job) brought me to the Silicon Valley, but it was love and starting a family(and a good paying job), which has kept me here. ;)

I greatly enjoy photography and just shooting the breeze. Though lately, I've taken up 3d printing, micro controller project building, coding, and even got my ham radio license, though I've yet to engage in rag-chewing on my little 5W handie-talkie unit.

You'll find my various profiles all over the inter-webs. But this is where I spend the bulk of my time, on Google+ or in the Google Forums(The #deltabot forums mostly!).

I currently work for a technology platform centric company based out of San Francisco, but am fortunate enough to work out of the Palo Alto office, where I work with a very energetic and amazing group of engineers.
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Married to an amazingly straightforward, understanding, insightful, patient, and loving woman who somehow finds it within her to put up with me and the cloud of messiness/noise/random ramblings I bring with me. Proud father of an exceedingly energetic, unendingly inquisitive, and a paragon of positivity daughter. Both of whom remind me why life is wonderful.
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Operations Engineer
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  • Bright Roll, Inc.
    Operations Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Ning, Inc / Glam Media, Inc.
    Linux/Operations Systems Administration, 2009 - 2012
  • VMware
    Sr. Systems Administrator, 2006 - 2009
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A few months ago the talented and brilliant Scott Kildall contacted me about collaborating on a project where we'd be resurrecting objects t

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Samsung offered its "sincerest apology" for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, vowing to compensate those affected and their fa

Velocity Driven Extrusion
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WACOM Photoshop lag on MAC solved...
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I encountered a lag problem when working on details on an image with a MacBook Pro and a new Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and couldn't find an an

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First tests and calibration
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Update: After working with a few guys who use Mac, I have learned that Repetier host Mac has some notable differences. I have added some Mac