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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

spire3661 Re:Flip Argument (1053 comments)

Grand Juries rarely ever charge cops. Your assertion is meaningless.

2 days ago
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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

spire3661 Re:Predatory? (134 comments)

Dumb researchers they can bilk publishing fees out of.

4 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

spire3661 Re:Static ads vs. animated ads (306 comments)

Customer ratings. I have thought a lot about this and the point you raised. Its better to teach everyone to be their own curator than to pay others to curate, in an Information Age.

5 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

spire3661 Re:Here we go again (495 comments)

And? Thats the cost of doing business. You dont get to just handwave those costs associated with hiring humans away. People have babies, account for it in your business model, or we will fuck you in court.

5 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

spire3661 Re:Here we go again (495 comments)

Men get paternity leave too......This is the part im talking about not accounting for. You HAVE to accept that even key employees MALE OR FEMALE will need time off for children.

5 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

spire3661 Re:Ads (306 comments)

Happy Birthday should be Public Domain via ubiquity (similar to how Trademarks lose to cultural ubiquity). There is no reason to continue to allow someone to seek payments for something so incredibly ingrained in culture.

5 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

spire3661 Re:Ads (306 comments)

This is like saying 'If you walk into Tiffany's, but dont buy anything, you are freeloading their HVAC system.'

5 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

spire3661 Re:Static ads vs. animated ads (306 comments)

Why? Ad revenue based models should DIE. They are pointless in an Information Age where everyone should be informed and capable of making their own choices.

5 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

spire3661 Re:Ads (306 comments)

Exactly. There is no reason to apologize, advertisers brought this upon themselves. First it was pop ups, then Netsend then JS injection. Its a WAR, and we got sick of playing nice.

5 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

spire3661 Re:Ads (306 comments)

What you are saying is you merely have a different threshold than others. You still block, but somehow your threshold is the proper one...

5 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

spire3661 Re:Ads (306 comments)

Do you want to see Idiocracy come to pass? Are you really ok with the absolute MASSIVE amount of advertising we are exposed to every day? Webmasters brought Adblock upon themselves.

5 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

spire3661 Re:show me the cold hard facts (495 comments)

If an employee is out for several months, do you count that time when considering raises? I wouldnt. Thats why women with children make less.

about a week ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

spire3661 Re:Here we go again (495 comments)

Welcome to LIFE 101. Humans have kids, if your business runs on such thin margins that you cant account for that, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS HIRING EMPLOYEES, period. Humans have babies, it MUST be accounted for. If you are running your business without accounting for this, then you are a shitty human.

about a week ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

spire3661 Re:Duh (227 comments)

I really do play old games. Currently have installed Shogo:Mobile Armor Division, Descent II, Monkey Island, Unreal Tournament, Half-Life 1, Pilotwings, F-Zero, Tekken 2, Super Metroid right alongside current AAA titles. Btw, I have every right to have the Pilotwings, super Metroid and F-Zero Roms, I own the physical carts (Sony v Universal), no need to resort to piracy. Those games play perfectly well in 2014, even on big screens.

about a week ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

spire3661 Re:Atari 2600 crash (227 comments)

The burden of curation falls upon the USER in the Information Age. I agree with what you are saying, but the plain fact is, it up to each of us to be our own curators now, instead of looking to limit the choices for everyone.

about a week ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

spire3661 Re:That's because (227 comments)

What you gain in lower hardware you make up for in game costs. TCO for PC includes a MASSIVE array of functionality and a back catalog that spans DECADES. I would say with a smartly designed PC, the PC has the overall advantage in TCO.

about a week ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

spire3661 Re:Duh (227 comments)

No it wasnt an amazing piece of hardware. The xbox360 should be looked at as a HUGE monstrous failure of design (RROD) that happened to have some really good games on it. The PS3 was FAR more elegant, complete and forward thinking compared to the 'doesnt even have HDMI' launch 360. I lost 3 xboxen, my day 1 full back compat PS3 is still going strong. Best $600 i ever spent on a device.

about a week ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

spire3661 Re:Duh (227 comments)

A console has an INCREDIBLY limited library compared to a PC. A PC picks up almost its entire heritage in back compat, PLUS all the old arcade and console games too.

about a week ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

spire3661 Re:Timely (103 comments)

Just look at the early web to see UI's growing pains.

about two weeks ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

spire3661 Re: How are we covering the shortfall/defecit? (323 comments)

I wonder if there is a 'National Strategic Chocolate Reserve'. Its a proven morale booster and reward system. Might be handy to have a lot of it on hand in times of crises.

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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