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Comment Sounds oddly familiar... (Score 5, Funny) 205

Arthur: Please, *please*, good people, I am in haste! WHO is your CEO?
Woman: No one is.
Arthur: Then who is your board?
Woman: We don't have a board!
Arthur: (suprised) What??
Man: I *told* you! We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune! We're taking
        turns to act as a sort of executive-officer-for-the-week--
Arthur: (uninterested) Yes...
Man: But all the decisions *of* that officer 'ave to be ratified at a
        special bi-weekly meeting--
Arthur: (perturbed) Yes I see!
Man: By a simple majority, in the case of purely internal affairs--
Arthur: (mad) Be quiet!
Man: But by a two-thirds majority, in the case of more major--
Arthur: (very angry) BE QUIET! I *order* you to be quiet!
Woman: "Order", eh, 'oo does 'e think 'e is?
Arthur: I am your king!
Woman: Well I didn't vote for you!

Comment Old Android Phone (Score 5, Informative) 134

I've used a couple of old android phones for this, some old ones from upgrades and old ones friends weren't using - have a look for the app IP Webcam, seems to do exactly what you're after.

Even older phones with ~2MP cameras on the back should be more than enough resolution for this task. The batteries also provide convenient UPS in the event of power cut too.

Comment Disc as license key (Score 0) 193

It sounds like you're essentially using the disc as a license key

"For disc-based games that are a part of the Back Compat game catalog, simply insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. After the game has finished downloading, you will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play."

So you insert the disc to verify ownership, it downloads a copy from the store that is certified to run on the newer hardware, and you need the disc almost like a license dongle to prove you still own it every time you play.

That's a lot of game downloads for some people, no wonder they've just released a 1TB version.

Comment Archiving (Score 0) 63

As someone that works in the education industry, we've certainly had the Art department inquire about this sort of technology in the past.

The end goal not necessarily being to print scans (though the option is always there), but to archive students sculptures and creations at the end of each year, for future classes to look at for inspiration.

It's simple enough to take a photo of a student's painting for archive, but more complex items would be great to have in 3D.

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