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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

spire3661 Re:Not seeing the issue here (164 comments)

I will never understand this argument. Citizens are not bound like police are. I enjoy liberties the police never can. My liberty should ALWAYS exceed the police's.

10 hours ago
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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

spire3661 Re:Not seeing the issue here (164 comments)

Cops should NEVER be allowed to lie outside of specific, warrant backed undercover operations. I will never understand when it became ok for those charged with enforcing the law to lie without shame.

11 hours ago
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Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

spire3661 Re:Why dashcams? (84 comments)

No it shouldnt. Any redaction process allows for footage to be altered. There should be no redaction at all. Its more important to stop police abuse than it is to protect privacy in this case.

11 hours ago
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Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

spire3661 Re:Why dashcams? (84 comments)

I disagree. I think the cams should be showing raw footage at all times. Allowing ANY redaction opens the door for abuse. You call the police, you get filmed, that is how its going to be in the 21st Century.

11 hours ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

spire3661 Re:this is ridiculous (440 comments)

Its the length of time they went about it. 4 months is too long without talking to a judge.

5 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

spire3661 Re:this is ridiculous (440 comments)

The police are far more constrained in their use of resources like this. They dont get to use the plain sight defense when doing longterm surveillance like this. The wrong here is the use of police resources to surveil a person long-term without talking to a judge about it.

5 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

spire3661 Re:this is ridiculous (440 comments)

If they assigned a patrol car to just sit on his house without a warrant, that would be a problem too. Its not the specific action, its the scope that makes it wrong.

5 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

spire3661 Re:What? (440 comments)

That time has LONG since passed. Its foolish romanticism.

5 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

spire3661 Re:Presidential Oath of Office - how quaint (440 comments)

NO ITS NOT. Holy shit. Part of the reason my sovereign exists is to protect MY interests, which includes protecting the labor market. ALL MARKETS HAVE REGULATIONS, there is no such thing as a free market.

5 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

spire3661 Re:Presidential Oath of Office - how quaint (440 comments)

At what point do we have the right as a sovereign to say 'no more, we are full?' When is the cut off to you?

5 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

spire3661 Re:What? (440 comments)

You can only swing the Hammer of the State so hard before you become the monster. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

5 days ago
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3D Printer?

spire3661 Re:Hot Glue Guns (173 comments)

4k requires all new head units, much more processing and storage, thats why. 1080p is a plateau we are going to be at until 4k reaches price parity in most aspects.

about a week ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

spire3661 Re:Move to a gated community (594 comments)

Where i grew up, everything was laid out in a grid, so cutting through a neighborhood was normal and no big deal. Now I live in CA, and EVERY neighborhood is designed to prevent that with curves and limited ins/outs. Very infuriating.

about a week ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

spire3661 Re:I think the relevant points got left out... (114 comments)

They keep strapping more power to it, but the feature set doesnt really increase. Sure you can have more shiny, but you cant do anything general purpose at all. They dont even allow regular bluetooth controllers on the thing, Apple approved only. Who CARES how much power they keep putting into it if it cant really be used?

about a week ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

spire3661 Re:Another "taking" by the California government.. (178 comments)

This is the same bullshit argument used when we talk about reducing copyright. Some argue we CANT reduce copyright because of the monetary value of those rights and the government would have to compensate all IP holders for the loss of value. I find this argument to be ludicrous at best.

about two weeks ago
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$35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

spire3661 Re:XBMC Finally? (140 comments)

ON windows i use MCEbuddy to automatically convert .wtv to .mp4.

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

spire3661 Re:Silly backwards lobbyists and authorities (251 comments)

If i could get a DRM free copy of Guardians, i would have bought it. If there was a way to pay for it and add it to my Plex server I would, but there isnt. Optical discs suck and are obsolete, and the current online services (HD digital) all state they only hold your content for a few years, after that no guarantee you will be able to stream product you paid for.

about two weeks 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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