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 11 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:37:07 pm 
Started by Eric Myrvaagnes - Last post by degrub
It must a DUCK, cause it sure has wheels  ;D

 12 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:36:26 pm 
Started by Manoli - Last post by Robert Roaldi
...  the numerous employees in his various businesses probably would have paid tax. Without the Trump enterprises, those jobs would not exist and the government would not receive the tax revenue.

Or, they would have gotten other jobs. It's not a zero-sum game.


 13 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:32:38 pm 
Started by Manoli - Last post by Robert Roaldi
I don't think the tax disclosures will harm him politically. If anything, people will read the articles to find out how he did it because they don't want to pay taxes either. It's aspirational info.

Besides, is it any worse than Amazon or Apple or any number of other entities?

I don't think it's a much different situation than him throwing paper towels at Puerto Ricans. The number of people who are offended by the behaviour may be outnumbered by the number of people who cheer him on.

Has Michael Moore made any predictions about the election yet? He called it right last time.

 14 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:29:46 pm 
Started by Manoli - Last post by TechTalk
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after he was armed and threatening to harm himself, Fort Lauderdale police say

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Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has reportedly been hospitalized after a tense exchange with police in which he was armed, barricaded himself in his home and threatened to harm himself, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The police, called by his wife, went to the house in the Seven Isles community, an affluent area in which houses have access to the water. They made contact, “developed a rapport” and negotiated his exit from the house, the police said in a statement. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center under the Baker Act, which provides for temporary involuntary commitment.

https://thehill.com/former-trump-campaign-manager-brad-parscale-hospitalized-after-threatening

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-ne-brad-parscale-incident-fort-lauderdale-20200928

Brad Parscale was campaign manager until a couple of months ago. Politics aside, let's hope that both he and Michael Caputo get the help they need to recover from their current health problems.

 15 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:15:16 pm 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by Craig Lamson
The Republican national plan for health insurance is now the Republican national plan for a pandemic. The plan is... Well, we all have to die sometime.

And we do.  You too.

 16 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:10:46 pm 
Started by JRSmit - Last post by GWGill
I tried to find out how, but could not get clear answer.
What RGB colorspace is used when printing a non colormanaged profiling chart?
If the chart is used as intended, then the RGB space is (by definition) the native space of the device you print it on. That's the very purpose of a profiling chart.

What can make this confusing this is that many of the systems that deal with images don't have a way of representing this. Some/many assume that any image must have a defined/known/default colorspace. So it may appear that a test chart image is in some particular colorspace, even though it isn't.
Technically there are standards for labelling an image as having a specific colorspace or not being tagged at all. The latter could/should mean that it is in the colorspace of the device it is used on, but this is ambiguous - it could just mean that the creator hasn't labelled it ("mystery meat"). What is missing from the standards is a way of specifically labelling the colorspace as being that of the destination device AKA the "I'm a test chart" tag. (This is something I've suggested a few times in ICC circles, but no-one has been motivated enough to go anywhere with it :-)

Due to the lack of an explicit "I'm a test chart tag" and the lack of clear workflows on many systems for printing test charts, sometimes some colorspace trickery has to be used to get a test chart printed correctly - i.e. setting the devices driver profile to something specific, and then labelling the test chart with the same profile, so that the driver sees the match, and does a "null" transform when printing.

Another point of confusion is that the RGB/device values may have been chosen on the basis of an assumed device colorspace.  This is just a mechanism for making the test chart as efficient as possible - the assumed colorspace just has to represent the general behaviour of a class of devices to be useful.
There is also the possibility of "bootstrapping" the test chart - using a previous profile for the device in question to (say) pick device test values that are close to being on the devices neutral axis, etc.

 17 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:02:12 pm 
Started by Alan Klein - Last post by TechTalk
The Republican national plan for health insurance is now the Republican national plan for a pandemic. The plan is... Well, we all have to die sometime.

 18 
 on: September 27, 2020, 10:01:19 pm 
Started by dpirazzi - Last post by dpirazzi
I just picked up a Dell UP3017 monitor to use for lightroom and printing. It is calibrated with my xrite colormunki display device and the xrite i1studio software, the results seem to look good to my eyes.

This monitor comes with Dell's color calibration software (by xrite) that can use an i1 display pro device and write directly to the monitors LUT, (unfortunately the software does not recognize the colormunki device I have).

What real world advantage would I gain by picking up an i1 display device ($285) and using Dell's xrite software?

thx, Dave

 19 
 on: September 27, 2020, 09:48:41 pm 
Started by Manoli - Last post by TechTalk
Fraud is something prosecutors can deal with when Trump is no longer able to hide behind his current office.

Putin's Russia did not create the divisions in the US, or distrust in democracy and institutions of government, or fear of each other. What Russia has done is to successfully exploit and amplify the existing division, distrust, and fear that already existed. They continue to do so.

Trump has also successfully exploited and amplified the existing division, distrust, and fear in the nation. He continues to do so. For that, the voters can deal with it by voting him out.

Trump is neither a stable genius or a great businessman. His only talents are as a conman and a bully. The political chaos he created worked for him in a relatively stable 2016, barely. It remains to be seen if that will work in an already chaotic 2020.

 20 
 on: September 27, 2020, 09:33:08 pm 
Started by Manoli - Last post by Ray
Having read the article, it appears that Trump and his accountants are masters at working the tax code.

If it’s illegal the IRS can deal with it, but it seems even they have not done that in all of these years.

Trump has often said being President costs him money and it’s no secret bookings to many of his properties fell when lefties decided to switch from loving him to hating him. 

But a smart person once said, why would I want to see the tax returns for a billionaire who became President and works for free instead of a politician who was elected to office and then made millions.

To each his own.

Good point! We should also bear in mind that even though Trump might have paid no taxes, in his own name, because of all the tax-deductible costs associated with his investments, the numerous employees in his various businesses probably would have paid tax. Without the Trump enterprises, those jobs would not exist and the government would not receive the tax revenue.

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