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NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

spire3661 Re:I can already do this on Android... (41 comments)

You can use WIRELESS xbox controllers with the same ease on Android as the wired xbox controllers.

5 hours ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

spire3661 Re:...The hell? (283 comments)

Moto E and G are where the ground floor for usable Android starts. You dont need a flagship.

yesterday
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Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

spire3661 Re:The flip side: (126 comments)

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

3 days ago
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Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

spire3661 Re:Lack of interest? Lack of availability, I'd say (123 comments)

Modern UI sucks on the Venue 8 pro as well. The main problem is that desktop apps dont talk to metro apps. So clicking OneNote in desktop is different than clicking OneNote on Metro. They act as if they are 2 separate apps glued together by OneDrive. ON a single system that is plain retarded. Metro is pointless and uselss. Even on the 8" screen i would rather deal with KNOWN desktop apps with the pen than shitty metro apps with my finger..

4 days ago
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Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

spire3661 Win 8 tablets as shims (123 comments)

I bought my Dell Venue 8 Pro for one reason only, to act as a shim when i get roadblocked by something 'on mobile'. Its a full x86 machine that presents as a regular computer to the web. If not for that i would have NEVER bought it.

4 days ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

spire3661 Re:But scarcity! (388 comments)

Thats why we need to play hardball and explain to Verizon that if they dont stop we are going to going to revoke their right-of-way.

4 days ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

spire3661 Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

Impose quotas and QoS. Establish your nerd dominance.

about a week ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

spire3661 Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

Local compression is faster than the internet is most places. Compress 10:1 or 8:1 and transmit. I get what you are saying, but there are many ways to skin that cat that dont rely on pure brute bandwidth.

about a week ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

spire3661 Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

You are oversimplifying. In tech we reach plateaus of 'good enough' for the time and resources involved.

about a week ago
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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

spire3661 Re:Study first, then appeal (67 comments)

All that needs to be done is for Congress to repeal their protectionist law on the subject. We are in this mess because of case law from the 70s.

about a week ago
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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

spire3661 Re:Can't use duck test and rational argument (67 comments)

The whole problem is Congress passed protectionist legislation when this was brought up in the 70s. This protectionist legislation is what stopped Aereo, not actual logical law.

about a week ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

spire3661 Re:Overstating things.... (300 comments)

Do you blame us for not accepting Microsoft's 'me too' handsets? There is very little that is compelling on the windows phone platform compared to the competition .

about a week ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

spire3661 Re:Overstating things.... (300 comments)

Moto E is $129 and worth using. I have the Moto G and its UTTERLY fantastic for its price ($219 unlocked 4G LTE).

about a week ago
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Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

spire3661 Re:A lot of them will be returned (126 comments)

WHAT? I see them RETAIL at MicrosoftStore, Microcenter and other places. They take returns.

about a week ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

spire3661 Re:You Can make a Rasberry Pirate Radio (202 comments)

Mini-ITX means a relatively BIG power supply. I own several ITX cases including Antec 300-150 and 310, Cooler Master 110, and 130., plus an Antec 110. All of them have power supplies that are massive in comparison, even with external bricks. Mini-ITX isnt jsut a step up, its a giant leap. Intel Bay Trail NUCS are MUCH closer to what you have in mind of a cheap x86 machine.

about a week ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

spire3661 Re:Micro SD (202 comments)

Yep, i had to super glue a SD-to-microSD adapter into the SD socket. After that i bought the half-length SD to micro SD adapters to avoid that issue. http://www.adafruit.com/produc...

about a week ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

spire3661 Re:Slow CPU, crippled network, too little RAM (202 comments)

Buy a battery with a 5v adapter already on it. You can get them by the dozens at retail for charging cell phones. I mated an Adafruit Solar Li-Po charger and a Minty Boost to get 5v from 3.7v batteries, but whatever. The stuff is out there.

about a week ago
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FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

spire3661 Re:Movies (199 comments)

Thats not Liberty at all.

about two weeks ago

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Where are the Writing Tablets?

spire3661 spire3661 writes  |  about 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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