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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

spire3661 Re: life in the U.S. (236 comments)

Even the best connections drop sometimes. If you want guaranteed service with a 5 sigma SLA, you pay for it on a business class connection. Its normal and expected to lose connection from time to time in the consumer space.

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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

spire3661 Re: life in the U.S. (236 comments)

"There is no point in downloading data much faster than what your viewing application can use up, per time period."

WRONG. The only reason we dont heavily cache now is because of copyright. Ideally you want to grab as much of the stream all at once as you can, incase you loose connectivity during the next 2 hours. Streaming is a great compromise, but caching is better.

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NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

spire3661 Re:Not a bug. (145 comments)

They all do it. Microsoft refuses to allow Remote Desktop and Group Policy on non-Pro machines, even though both are a very necessary feature.

2 days ago
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NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

spire3661 Re:It also doesn't really matter (145 comments)

"even at full tilt both cards together pull just 2x145W = 290W" Did you actually measure this at the wall?

2 days ago
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Winklevoss Twins Plan Regulated Bitcoin Exchange

spire3661 Re:Nobody should trust these scammers (79 comments)

Thats the thing. They could go on and just be happy successful businessmen, but noooo they have to be known....

2 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

spire3661 Re:its a tough subject (653 comments)

Measles moves on its own, Arsenic does not. The point was that Measles transmission is a completely natural occurrence, putting the blame on a human for this mechanism is dumb. Typhoid Mary was a specific case, you are not talking about specific cases, but the public at large. Also, all Mary had to do was NOT COOK, and she was fine, but thats all she knew how to do. They let her go a few times and kept finding her cooking. Your examples are terrible.

2 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

spire3661 Re: Good news (418 comments)

Star Wars 'ethos' is front and center via the Force, so its harder for JJ to lens flare away the central theme of the story (balance of Light and Dark). Star Trek's story of humans becoming extraordinary humans for its own sake is completely lost. There is no 'hope' in JJ's Star Trek, and its a shame.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

spire3661 Re:Office 2007 started the move into alternatives (144 comments)

Launchpad vs Metro is my biggest frustration. Launchpad is how Metro should have been. Sent from my Mac Mini.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

spire3661 Re:No! (144 comments)

All i can say is "its a Lenovo, what did you expect?"

3 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

spire3661 Re:its a tough subject (653 comments)

"Individuals need to be protected from those who would do them harm" The question always comes down to whose Liberty is more important? The individuals or society's? If your ideals align with society's you will say 'society', if your ideals dont then you will align with individual Liberty. Thats all this discussion is. Is society right in forcing herd-immunity at the point of a gun?

3 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

spire3661 Re:its a tough subject (653 comments)

No one in the world is more important to me than me. I respect other people, but at the end of the say i will step over your corpse to live if I have to. You are sayign the exact same thing, but using 'society' to justify your position. 'I dont care if you die, as long as herd immunity is enforced'

3 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

spire3661 Re:its a tough subject (653 comments)

Infection is a NATURAL process. You cannot and should not be able to prosecute people for spreading it without proving actual malicious intent (spitting in food to spread it purposefully). Measles are a part of this world, placing the blame on a person who is just a carrier is absurd.

3 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

spire3661 Re:Free choice != Consequence-free choice (653 comments)

The problem is you are taking your choice and presenting as the only possible right choice. I COMPLETELY am pro-vaccine and herd-immunity, what i am against is the idea that we can FORCE substances into people against their will. Your consequences diatribe is just weasel words for you wanting to impose your will on others.

3 days ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

spire3661 Re:Translation: (157 comments)

One last thing, Google BOUGHT Android, it didnt write it from scratch. I loathe MS as much as the next BOFH, but saying they couldnt build an OS from scratch is quite frankly, asinine. The biggest problem MS ever had was their own success makes it hard for them to move when they want to.

3 days ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

spire3661 Re:Translation: (157 comments)

"The way forward isn't slavishly doing the same thing you've been doing for 25+ years."

You dont throw away what works just because its old. Shrunken x86 is still better then the best ARM designs. ARM will NEVER be better than Intel at making chips, they dont have the R&D that Intel does.Intel is not not going to fail miserably for mobile devices, the 8" windows tablets that are out right now are KILLER,. My Android TV Nexus Player runs Intel as well. Dell makes intel Android tablets. Bay Trail is absolutely LIGHT YEARS ahead of the best ARM designs, even Apple's A8X.

You should be blown away by what Intel has been able to accomplish, rather than lament an inferior design should win.

3 days ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

spire3661 Re:Translation: (157 comments)

IN this particular case the device only has a 3000mah battery.It runs for about 5 hours. Its a Winbook Tw700. Honestly i use it as a 'presence' device so i can get into networks i manage so battery life wasnt a concern for me.

3 days ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

spire3661 Re:This is one of the reasons.... (157 comments)

Jobs had a sense of taste that no one at MS has. He kept a room in his house with just a nice chair and a Tiffany lamp with the idea that what you leave out is just as important as what you put in. Thats why he could 'get away with it', he actually had a sense of design.

3 days ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

spire3661 Re:Ouch! (157 comments)

We are still in the post-Ballmer transition. Its going to take some time for Nadella and Spencer to turn the ship. And make no mistake these recent announcements show they are at the wheel and turning it as fast as it will allow.

3 days ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

spire3661 Re:Translation: (157 comments)

Dude, ubiquity and compatibility over new and shiny. ARM SUCCKKKKKSSSSSSSS compared to x86 in these areas. Shrunk down x86 is a MUCH smarter path, even with all the cruft.

3 days ago

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Where are the Writing Tablets?

spire3661 spire3661 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

After fighting with my inkjet for the last time today, i came to the realization that i needed the printer solely to print out a form, write on it and then re-digitize it. After 4 smudged and blurry printouts, 4 printer head alignments and the inability to clean the heads without inserting a new yellow cartridge I am done. Its too much of a hassle to maintain an inkjet printer for casual and infrequent use. Either you use it all the time or the value proposition falls through the floor. The only true value these pieces of crap have is fast return, you can get a subpar printout now. The point of all this is, what is a good solution to integrate pen strokes into my workflow, eliminating the need to print, sign and redigitize? My first choice is a tablet with a proper digitizer. Are there any affordable solutions out there?

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