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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

spire3661 Re:Only payments? (317 comments)

You are silly, have silly ideas and i dont say this often, but you really have no place here on Slashdot with this kind of thinking. It is anathema to what we do here.

3 hours ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

spire3661 Re:Only payments? (317 comments)

DId it ever occur to you that you can have both? I run a fully stock apple phone AND 'anything under the sun' phones and tablets. Just because YOU fear choice doesnt mean it shouldn't be offered.

6 hours ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

spire3661 Re:iOS NFC Only Being Used for Apple Pay (317 comments)

Its because the philosophy of the two are vastly different. Apple limits functionality for ease of use and profit protection, Android tries to give as much user freedom as is possible. Apple has no problem saying 'Thou shalt not do that, because i said so'. OF COURSE these two philosophies are going to clash.

yesterday
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

spire3661 Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (317 comments)

It DOSNT work quite well for people on hardware below iphone 5. Airdrop is another proprietary piece of shit. Call me when an android user can share a file to an Apple user with AirDrop. Until then its shite.

yesterday
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

spire3661 Re:goodbye apple (317 comments)

I actually like the Sony NFC nub. I have one on my a6000 camera. What is it you dont like about the Z2? The Z3 has some features im interested in (multi wifi camera control) but i would love to hear your take on the Z2.

yesterday
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

spire3661 Re:Only payments? (317 comments)

WHAT? Bluetooth is a full data sharing protocol. You can send files across it. Why do you think Bluetooth only does what you describe?

yesterday
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

spire3661 Re:Flash and Silverlight (59 comments)

When i tried it on Ubuntu 12, and 13, i still had X blanking the screen. X has a hard-on for blanking the screen above and beyond the standard power saving stuff.

yesterday
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

spire3661 Re:Flash and Silverlight (59 comments)

Netflix requires silverlight on windows and OSX only. Buy a cheap dongle that runs Netflix.

2 days ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

spire3661 Re:Flash and Silverlight (59 comments)

Ugh. You cant even stop the screen from blanking in Ubuntu without executing SEVERAL command lines involving 3 separate processes. I like Linux, but damn they make shit harder than it needs to be sometimes. I would LOVE for Linux to at least have feature parity in simple stuff like disabling screen blanking. That sort of thing should be exposed in the UI, there is no excuse for that kind of incompetence.

2 days ago
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Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

spire3661 Re:Finally, an honest Internet company (71 comments)

Why in the FUCK should VISITORS being paying for local services? Isnt the fire dept funded through property taxes? Fuck you and people like you who think its wise to tax the shit out of visitors.

2 days ago
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Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

spire3661 Re:Finally, an honest Internet company (71 comments)

Did it ever occur to you that these taxes and fees are straight up local robbery?

2 days ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

spire3661 Re:the photography equivalent of tweeting (97 comments)

I havent stopped taking photographs, but i only share my truly exceptional ones. Most often this is done with a 'real' camera.

2 days ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

spire3661 Re:Expensive and complicated? (97 comments)

You are being purposefully obtuse. Not everyone had access to that kind of ongoing capital. A digital camera is a VERY different proposition than film. It is essentially a camera with unlimited film after the initial capital outlay. I know i waited until digital was ready before getting into photography because of this. All of the stuff you listed needs heavy infrastructure, time, deliveries, chemicals etc. With digital all you need is the camera, and a laptop to store them. 10-15 years ago was 1999-2003. I had taken well over 10,000 unique digital pictures by 2003 at a fraction of the cost of film.

2 days ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

spire3661 Re:Perspective (319 comments)

What part of 'i dont want it associated with my account in any way do you not understand?'. If I want the U2 album i will get it. Dont add it top my account. (this isnt unique to apple btw, Steam adds things to the library from time to time).

I bought A full suite of Apple gear at the beginning of the ipad 2 era (mac mini, ipad 2, iphone 4s) to properly evaluate their ecosystem ( as part of my job). I am not going ot give up my apple gear that I have in place, but im not going to buy any more either. I use mostly my NAS and its attendant apps over VPN for all my media needs. Im not outraged, im disappointed that Apple would be so incredibly blind that this would be an issue. It jsut reinforces my decision to move over to devices and ecosystems i have much more direct control over.

3 days ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

spire3661 Re:Perspective (319 comments)

No its not overblown. The issue at hand is that Apple thinks it can alter people's libraries at a whim. I dont WANT U2 in my collection at all. I have nothing against them, but i hate the fact that it was pushed into my face and into my library. I want my library to be composed of material I choose, not apple.

3 days ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

spire3661 Re:Downloading music for free? Scandelous! (319 comments)

If I came over and starting just randomly putting books into your bookshelves that publishers paid me to do without asking you, wouldnt you rightfully be a bit upset about it?

3 days ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

spire3661 Re:Not good enough (319 comments)

The most troubling part here is that Apple thinks it can inject stuff into my curated libraries without asking. This is the end result of blending the player and the store.

3 days ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

spire3661 Re:International Copyright (172 comments)

Same reason Blizzard never put servers there. The Australian Telcos have the continent by the balls, no one wants to do business there.

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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