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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

spire3661 Re:Ridiculous (114 comments)

Dictionaries are a compendium of words that are commonly used. It is a reactionary publication, it doesnt set the tone or even codify language. Its really not an authority on anything other than saying 'hey this word gets used in this context a lot by real-world people.' Your perception of a dictionary is backwards. Grok is cromulent.

2 hours ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spire3661 Re:That's fundamentally incorrect (183 comments)

Some centralization is good, full-on EVERYTHING being centralized is VERY bad. The full steam ahead mentality is exactly what im talking about. Mainframing is DUMB, we learned those lessons decades ago. Thats what Personal Computing was all about, breaking mainframing and bringing the power back to the users.. Now, we arent advancing nearly as much as we are dumbing everything down to widen the audience. This is good in some ways, but relying ONLY on centralization for this is silly. Google should allow other vendors because they pretend to be FOSS champions, and that means allowing choice.

4 days ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spire3661 Re:FOSS (183 comments)

Its only true because people like you lack vision and prescience. Removing EXT 2/3/4 shows they have CHILDREN developing their OS. Few salty devs would do that.

4 days ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spire3661 Re:at least (183 comments)

I am so sick of this trickle approach to computing. If they are developing an OS, ALL apps should work, not carefully selected ones.. So tired of everything being hand-tuned for strategic partners while the ground remains scorched.

4 days ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spire3661 Re:That's fundamentally incorrect (183 comments)

We laughed at Andreeson then, we laugh at you now. Mainframing personal computing is dumb, and Google (and you) should know better. Andreesen's promise is the road to idiocracy. 'I dont want to learn computers, someone else manage the OS for me...' The people arent rising up to meet the challenge, the tech is lowering to pick them up, and Chrome OS is bad idea that gets shoved on us. I would be fine with Chrome OS if they respected offline use as much as online. I would like chrome OS if i could plug in other data vendors besides Google.... Chrome OS is a dead end.

4 days ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spire3661 Re:FOSS (183 comments)

It bugs me when you describe the people that insist that wrenches stay wrenches as a 'tiny minority'.

4 days ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spire3661 Re:FOSS (183 comments)

Show me the Lockheed device in production in the real world before i get excited about it. I have lived a lifetime of cold fusion promises.....

4 days ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

spire3661 Re:My thoughts (150 comments)

How long do you think people should continue to pay for word processing? You think SaaS is a good thing for trivialities like text editing?

5 days ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

spire3661 Re:faster cpu, standards? (146 comments)

How did you disable screen blanking on the server stats display?

about a week ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

spire3661 Re:They want a rental business model (344 comments)

This is my biggest problem with the cloud as being implemented. I cant pop up my own cloud and point to that, i can only go to whatever strategic partner the device has a deal with. No Sony, i dont want to send my pictures to facebook or flickr from my camera, encrypt them and send them to my home network directly.....

about a week ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

spire3661 Re:Is there no commandline? (344 comments)

See i thought native USB OTG was added to KitKat. I can OTG on my Moto G natively, its right in the Storage UI, but not my Jelly Bean Nexus 7.

about a week ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

spire3661 Re:Is there no commandline? (344 comments)

This is the road to Idiocracy.

about a week ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

spire3661 Re:You crippled your wifi? (428 comments)

Shops that deploy cheap crappy routers deserve the network they paid for.

about two weeks ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

spire3661 Re:You crippled your wifi? (428 comments)

Then maybe the business should be using a commercial level router in a commercial setting......

about two weeks ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

spire3661 Re:Traffic Shaper? (428 comments)

He is supposed to HIRE someone that is. Just like you hire someone to install a water heater, or electrical lines. If you are deploying COMMERCIALLY, you should hire someone who knows what the fuck they are doing, or dont bother.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates: Bitcoin Is 'Better Than Currency'

spire3661 Re:If Bill Gates likes it (130 comments)

WE hate him for NON-petty reasons. He set back computing by DECADES, almost missed the internet, but yeah, hes a fucking genius. Bill Gates was smart and lucky, which he used to be a complete and utter toolbag. No one should laud him, ever.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Puts Comcast and Time Warner Merger On Hold

spire3661 Re:GOOD NEWS!!! (132 comments)

The FCC got a ridiculously high amount of feedback for this issue, so they have to take it slow. They still plan on letting it happen, just have to make a show of it first.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

spire3661 No (209 comments)

The final straw for me was when i wanted to add a data hotspot to my iphone 4s while i was on the train to San Diego. I didnt want to pay the extra $20/month just to internet connection share but i needed it. The guy told me that they werent allowed to make any changes to 3g plans at all any more. It was upgrade to a 4g plan and new phones or fuck you. I ordered a Moto G LTE the next day and went to T-mobile and am very happy with my service so far. I save almost $70/mo in the switch. (3 lines total, 2 [1GB] lines and an unlimited line +5G hotspot for $160/mo.)

about three weeks ago
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New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

spire3661 Re:I have seen some malware trying to infect my Ma (172 comments)

I have Dl'ed subtitles in zip in the past, but there are other methods i choose to use instead. If the subtitle is zipped, it usually means people are forcing you to use a mechanism to suit their ends. It is plain text, there is very little legitimate reason to zip it unless you are trying to obfuscate or force an action (click a link, look at ads, etc). Multi-langs are easily handled with separate links. I dont support those kinds of models for distributing PLAIN TEXT, its dumb. Nowadays i just use the built in mechanism in XBMC ( on an isolated machine that only runs XBMC) to grab them without resorting to dangerous methods.

about three 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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