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Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

spire3661 Re:Idiot. (415 comments)

WRONG. Surveilling is not stalking and NOT ILLEGAL, its inducement of fear that is what makes stalking a crime.

yesterday
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You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

spire3661 Re:New OS X is free* (188 comments)

You need an AppleID too.

yesterday
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You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

spire3661 Re:New OS X is free* (188 comments)

There is no LEGAL licensing restriction that prohibits you from building a Hackintosh. Trying to sell hackintoshes is another matter.

yesterday
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You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

spire3661 Re:WANT! (188 comments)

Firewire would be ideal.

yesterday
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

spire3661 Re:AMD != More_Bang_ForBuck (87 comments)

Actually, intel stopped shipping 'stock' fans with the high end chips (Socket 2011). They expect you to buy it separate. They offer their own model for it, but its an addon.

2 days ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

spire3661 Re:Low end can become high end (87 comments)

Bay Trail is growing fast. Amazon hasnt been able to keep the Bay Trail NUCs in stock for months. The Dell Venue 8 is selling so well they stopped offering discounts on it. Atom is ready for some workstation loads now. Hell I've done handbrake conversions on my Bay Trail NUC.

2 days ago
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General Mills Retracts "No Right to Sue" EULA Clause

spire3661 Re:Joke about lawyers (88 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 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

spire3661 Re:The pace of life has changed (402 comments)

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

3 days 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? (402 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 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

spire3661 Re:Nothing to do with hole size (402 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 days ago
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Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

spire3661 Re:What the hell is this article? (241 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.

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

spire3661 Re:Personal Drones (155 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.

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

spire3661 Re:Personal Drones (155 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.

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

spire3661 Re:NONE, get a smart switch (104 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.

about a week ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

spire3661 Re:RAID? (256 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.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

spire3661 NONE, get a smart switch (104 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.

about a week 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.

about a week 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.

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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