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Comment: Re:It's about time! (Score 4, Insightful) 1431

by jrmcferren (#45952517) Attached to: Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

First I'm an NRA member myself. Second I didn't read the article, but by the summary this was in no way a self defense shooting and the perp should rot in jail. I am one that believes that self defense is a right granted by God the same way that freedom of speech and freedom of expression is granted. Wasting a life because somebody got pissed is not a good excuse. Now when it comes to movies personally I only go to the drive-in or watch Blu-Ray anymore and I even turn off my phone at the drive in as I don't want the distraction. The last time I was in a regular theater was 2007 when I watched The Simpsons Movie.

Comment: Re:Impact printers and thermal printers (Score 2) 108

by jrmcferren (#44568741) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Printing Options For Low-Resource Environments?

I don't think there is a modern printing technology that can meet the requirements. Lets take a look.

Dot Matrix Impact is out due to excessive power.
Thermal is out due to longevity issues of both supplies and the actual printouts.
Laser/LED is out, again due to excessive power.
Daisy Wheel is out due to lack or printer availability. Not sure about power.
Ink Jet would only be feasible if you can find one that takes cheap ink, these take little power.

Comment: Re:Shitty ASS LEDS???? (Score 1) 401

by jrmcferren (#44018739) Attached to: Wi-Fi Light Bulbs Shipping Soon

Modern Incandescent lamps no longer use lead in manufacturing. If you include the energy used during manufacturing and transport incandescent lamps are rather energy efficient as little aluminum is used in the base and there are no plastics, semiconductors or other materials that use a large amount of energy (or are made from crude oil) used in the manufacturing of incandescent lamps.

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