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General Mills Retracts "No Right to Sue" EULA Clause

spire3661 Re:Joke about lawyers (65 comments)

Lawyers love the Law more than they love Truth. Until such a time as they learn that constantly hacking at the law is bad for society, they will continue to be vilified.

3 hours ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

spire3661 Re:The pace of life has changed (217 comments)

Sailing is not a sport, its an activity. Sailboat RACING might be a sport, but putting around on your boat is not.

3 hours ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

spire3661 Re:Why is Lowering the Bar always the Solution? (217 comments)

You are a fool, life in a modern society should not be a competition. So what if we lower the bar, ITS SO MORE PEOPLE CAN GET PAST IT. Big fucking deal. Why do you care if the world becomes more inclusive? We dont need extreme competition at every level of life.

3 hours ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

spire3661 Re:Nothing to do with hole size (217 comments)

Mad Men summed it up well after the lawn mower incident. The partners decide his career is over because he will no longer be able to golf.

3 hours ago
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Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

spire3661 Re:What the hell is this article? (212 comments)

Every single citizen should be able to donate a LIMITED amount of money politically, and the money can only come from their personal accounts. Corporations should be forbidden to donate to politics at all, with heavy and severe corruption charges for anyone that does it.. If a corporation wants to flex its citizen power, its members can do so directly, but it should not be allowed to focus and amplify.

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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

spire3661 Re:Personal Drones (153 comments)

That is not what the Second Amendment says, nor was that the intent of its author's. Every citizen has the right to own a gun, what part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand? Your 'truth is' statement pretty much is saying 'well i interpret it this way'. The text of teh 2nd is clear, every citizen should be able to own a gun, period. Further, your felon rule is bullshit when felonies are give out like candy. That level of charge is historically reserved for actual true harmful crime, like treason, murder and rape. So your entire argument about felons not being able to own guns is absolutely misguided. The root meaning of the word felony is civil death.

2 days ago
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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

spire3661 Re:Personal Drones (153 comments)

It amazes me how people don't understand that owning weaponry is a right that NO OTHER CITIZEN is supposed to be able to infringe. Every single adult citizen is supposed to be able to own a weapon, regardless of training or qualification. The only true qualification is to be alive. You, me, your waiter, your drycleaner, EVERYONE.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

spire3661 Re:NONE, get a smart switch (99 comments)

The only problem i have had with mine is that the heatsink detached during shipping, but i fixed it with with some thermal paste and super glue.

3 days ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

spire3661 Re:RAID? (255 comments)

You are ignoring heat, power, density and massively increased risk of failure (due to having multiple disks). And yes, the SATA II bus is what is limiting SSD speed, which is why enterprise already has PCIe SSDs.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

spire3661 NONE, get a smart switch (99 comments)

Seriously, dont rely on a consumer grade router for this, add a consumer grade managed switch for it. I use a Netgear GS108T. That way your router can keeps its CPU dedicated to encryption and throughput. I'm sure there are some badass routers out there, but this is an easy and relatively cheap add-on that works for sure.

3 days ago
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Lavabit Loses Contempt Appeal

spire3661 Re:All it takes is one criminal now? (128 comments)

We are not the Government's children, we are citizens. You completely lose all credibility with that line. Defiance is not always a legitimate excuse to swing the hammer of the state harder.

4 days ago
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Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

spire3661 Re:Android on X86 is mixed bag (110 comments)

Try a Bay Trail device before you poo-poo x86 mobile.

4 days ago
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Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

spire3661 Re:Is it dead? (110 comments)

A mobile 'desktop' has its uses. I LOVE having an 8" tablet that can act as a server or AP if i need it to. No website ever tells me 'not available on mobiIe'. I bought it to make up for any bullshit deficiencies my ARM based mobiles devices might have, like transferring files to each other.

4 days ago
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Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

spire3661 Re:Is it dead? (110 comments)

Because I have an 8" x86 tablet that can run more software than any ARM tablet ever made.

4 days ago
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Carpenter Who Cut Off His Fingers Makes "Robohand" With 3-D Printer

spire3661 Re:Good for him (91 comments)

The problem is that this solution isnt really commercially viable. Sure you will get some shops using it to reduce their safety liability vector, but for the most part its just too expensive. Each stop costs SIGNIFICANT($70+) replacement costs and it false stops more than an acceptable amount.

about a week ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

spire3661 Re:Why would I work for free to make Apple rich? (267 comments)

TO be fair, on your last point, Mavericks multi-monitor support really is a huge step up from the past. Being able to extend the desktop to Apple TV is a nice feature and works very well. The Mavericks multi-mon is definitely a step above Windows right now. Full Disclosure: I have Linux, Win 7, Win 8, Steam OS, and OSX on my desk right now. Every machine has a dedicated GPU.

about a week ago
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

spire3661 Re:Why is everything else allowed on the network? (80 comments)

The 'air' can only hold so much data. If you have an wireless Access Point on one network and I have an Access Point on another, we split the available 'air' bandwidth. The room can only hold so much data, and everyone shares the frequencies regardless of the network configuration.

about a week ago

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Where are the Writing Tablets?

spire3661 spire3661 writes  |  more than 2 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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