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2022/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2013/5/6-18 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:54673 Activity:nil
5/6 (shortened link from
        seems like I get these every 6 months or so from HP.  Do all drives
         have these kind of issues and I only see the ones from HP because
         they are diligent about reporting/fixing these issues?  Or do they
         suck?   (It's not actually their drives so...)  Also, do I really
         need to bring down my production infrastructure and fix all this
         or is "rare" sufficiently rare (or sufficiently harmless) that I
         can ignore it?   -advice needed.  tnx.
         \_ no raid? can't update 1 at a time?
2013/5/6 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:54672 Activity:nil
        \_ seems like I get these every 6 months or so from HP.  Do all drives
           have these kind of issues and I only see the ones from HP because
           they are diligent about reporting/fixing these issues?  Or do they
           suck?   (It's not actually their drives so...)  Also, do I really
           need to bring down my production infrastructure and fix all this
           or is "rare" sufficiently rare (or sufficiently harmless) that I
           can ignore it?   -advice needed.  tnx.
2011/11/29-2012/1/10 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:54245 Activity:nil
11/29   HP printers might have a remote exploit that could set them on fire: [ars technica]
        \_ Finally a use for the "printer on fire" error code!
2010/8/9-19 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:53916 Activity:nil
8/9     Yay soda got a printer!
        root 4950  0.0  0.0  67440  2664 ? Ss Aug07   0:08 /usr/sbin/cupsd
        \_ No, really, do we have a printer?
2009/1/26-2/1 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:52464 Activity:nil
1/26    Bought my XSi kit with 18-55 and 55-250 for only $750. The price
        has since then jacked up to about $950 because of US $ and
        the end of Canon's $100 rebate. I'll be selling it back on
        eBay for a profit. Expect Canon to release something completely
        new and better for this year's PMA. Canon rules.
        \_ Canon encourages employees to go home early and make more
        \_ those lens you have are practically useless.
           \_ Obsolutely correct, and the people who buy from me on eBay
              do not get it. They're happy with a cheap camera, and I'm
              happy with extra cash on hand. Win-win!
2009/1/12-15 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:52363 Activity:nil
1/12    Good news everyone! You get to enjoy another month of instability, since
        the manufacturer dropped the ball and the case+power for the server we
        ordered on 12/8 has been delayed to 2/16! Yay! --t
        \_ where did you order this?
        \_ This is why you buy from HP or Dell and not some White Box POS.
           It used to not be worth the premium to pay for a name brand,
           but these days the big makers are competitive. I always built
           my PCs from scratch, but I haven't built a PC in years.
        \_ Can you cancel that order?  It doesn't sound like a good deal.
        \_ Why don't you post the specs (configuration, price, and source)?
           Perhaps someone on the motd can point you to a better deal from
           a vendor that can actually deliver.
2008/11/25-12/1 [Consumer/Camera, Recreation/Activities, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:52101 Activity:nil
11/25   how is allison stokke doing these days?
        \_ I'm sure she's still hot somewhere.  cal athletics took all mention
           of her off of their website
           \_ That's not true, I see her bio (no picture though) and some of
              her meet distances (heights? ... I don't know what pole vaulters
              call it). Anyway, she seems to be setting all kinds of Freshman
              records, so we should be seeing more of her in the future, maybe
              even at the Olympics.
              \_ do you bring telephoto lense to the meets?  Nikon or Canon?
                 \_ Come on, Canon tele-white lenses dominate the sports
                    world. Everyone knows that Canon spends way more R&D
                    on sports shooting (waaay faster focus, better image
                    stabilization, amazingly fast shutter speeds) over
                    Nikon (good wide angle landscape, better flash
                    system, good compatibility).
2022/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2008/11/9-10 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:51886 Activity:kinda low
        DSLR vs. Point and Shoot (Hasselblad vs. Canon G10). Image
        quality difference? Very little.
        \_ "Hasselblad H2 with Phase One P45+ back 55.110mm lens @ 70mm
           1 second @ f/11 at ISO 50".
           Shooting an outdoor scene full of small branches and leaves at
           1-second shutter speed.  Was the photog sure that there was no
           slightest wind that would make the picture blurry?
           1-sec shutter speed.  Was the photog absolutely sure that there was
           no slightest wind that would make the picture blurry?  (In contrast,
           The Canon point-and-shoot picture of the same scene was at 1/8-sec.)
           \_ agree.  I think the blurr is due to motion.
2008/10/24-28 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:51673 Activity:low
10/24   Whoa, used Canon 5D (original) is only about $1300 on eBay. Now
        I don't have to worry about stupid crop factors. Good deal? What
        do you guys think?
        \_ I think $1300 for a camera is crazy $$$ unless you are a semi-pro.
           \_ what if you want to use FX lenses that you can't get on
              EF-S/DX lenses?
        \_ how much is 5D new?  In general, I encourge full-frame for 2 reasons
           1. larger sensor almost always yields better image
           2. you can get a cheaper lens instead of an expensive super-wide
           \_ Canon 5D new is $1999, and the 5D Mark II is $2699. The two
              are VERY different. Much better sensor and amazing features
              on the Mark II.
2008/10/24 [Computer/HW/Printer, Consumer/Camera] UID:51665 Activity:nil
10/24   Canon XSi for only $489.99:
2008/10/3-6 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:51379 Activity:low
10/3    Hey tom, can you tell us why Canon is better than Nikon? I'm
        shopping and can't decide.
        \_ I think Canon and Nikon are comparable.  -tom
           \_ #f spec for spec, price-value-wise, lense selection,
              Canon beats Nikon hands down.
              \- if you dont have an investment in nikon, buy canon.
                 if price truly is not object, then there might be
                 some debatable issues depending on what you want.
                 but actually what you should do is fix you budget,
                 which will determine a small range of bodies and
                 you should them compare specific models not brands.
                 especially if you are in the $1k - $1.5k range ...
                 if you are never going to be looking at +$1k lenses,
                 who cares about those. --nikon owner
                 \_ You can rent lenses easily at pro shops. Even pros do
                    it all the time.
                 \_ Another reason might be that you have very specific needs
                    on lenses.  I imagine you can use the 1972 Nikkor 6mm f/2.8
                    fisheye (angle of view = 220 degrees -- seeing behind
                    itself!) or the 1990 Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8 (not a
                    reflex) on a Nikon D body in manual mode.  But other than
                    that, I heard that Canon usually gives a better bang for
                    the buck.  -- owner of Nikon FM2n, N70, D80.
                    \- yes, that is why i wrote "if you dont have an investment
                       in nikon". and renting is not a reasonable option if
                       you are travelling for a month ... and those are the
                       pix i really care about. i still like the "feel" of
                       nikons more than canon, but it comes at a high price
                       and isnt directly contributing to the quality of the
                       results. when you get down to comparing specific models,
                       sometimes user inerface matters more than trivial diffs
                       in quantitiative stats. e.g.  it is really annoying
                       when some setting you change a lot is on a two deep
                       menu rather than on a dedicated dial ... i would gladly
                       trade some megapixels for that interface change.
                       \_ UI is very subjective. Hey what kind of lenses
                          have you invested in? Do you have a bunch of
                          EF-S/DX lenses that'll get obsolete in 5 years?
                       \_ wedding photographers rent equipments all the time
                          \- the economics of photography change dramatically
                             if you can justify it as a business expence.
2008/8/14-18 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:50868 Activity:nil
8/13    Can I use color laser printer to print my passport picture?
        It'll save me $8-$12 bucks
        \_ Quite possibly. See:
        \_ Don't know about color laser printer.  I used my color inkjet
           printer to print my passport pictures, because I can use photo
           paper with it.
2008/4/29-5/4 [Science/GlobalWarming, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:49851 Activity:nil
        (Open source, low cost 3d printer that can replicate all parts
        necessary to build a copy of itself). -- ilyas
        \_ This is a really cool project. Will they someday also print the
           circuit boards they need to run it?
2007/11/8-12 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:48576 Activity:kinda low
11/8    motd printer guy here.  someone at work just printed out a shitload of
        pages of info about their herpes oral (as in YOU TAKE IT ORALLY,
        jerks) meds.  People are weird.
        \_ 1) didnt know we had a motd printer guy.  2) what is weird about
           abusing the office printer?  it's commonplace.
           \_ I think this is more about someone dumb enough to leave
              their herpes info on a public printer at work.
              \_ Why?  Did you know the majority of adult Americans have oral
                 herpes?   A lot have genital herpes but no symptoms.  It is
                 dirt common.
                 \_ It's still idiotic to print out private health information
                    on the office printer. -dans
                    \_ Having oral herpes isn't private.  You probably have
                       it.  Most of the motd has it.
                       \_ Statistically you're correct.  Factually, you're
                           wrong. -dans
                          \_ Factually I'm wrong?  Uh ok.  Care to elaborate?
                 \_ The OP specifically said genital herpes and I wouldn't
                    really want the people at my office to know that.
                    \_ OP said no such thing.  Just said "info about their
                       \_ What do you conclude from the statement
                          "as in YOU TAKE IT ORALLY, jerks"? I conclude
                          that he doesn't want the reader to get confused
                          about the oral nature of the herpes itself.
                          \_ I read it differently.  It isn't grammatically
                             correct so it is hard to say.  If OP wants to
                             clarify, that would help.
        \_ statistically dans has you know what
           \_ Statistically, people who post anonymously on the internet are
              assholes. -dans
              \_ Statistically, 95% of what dans has to say is crap
                 and there is a 98% of his crappy startup failing
                 \_ I think 100 million dollar paypal guy should put his
                    money somewhere more useful like funding HUMAN BOMBS
                    against Japanese whaling fleets.  The world doesn't need
                    cute ways of pumping out photos of naked, bulging
                    co-eds in low tops drinking while playing beer pong
                    on more social networks.  I guess it depends on how cute
                    the girl is.
                 \_ Bitter much?  I feel sorry for you. -dans
2007/5/15-17 [Reference/BayArea, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:46647 Activity:nil
5/15    Does anyone know of a printer recycling place in the south bay?
        \_ Have you ever watched Office Space?
           \_ No.
        \_ In Fremont (not South Bay):  They accepted my
           9-pin printer and other stuff.  They even paid me $2 for my old CRT
           monitor, which is not advertised on the web site.
        \_ You can drop stuff at the Sunnyvale Smart Station (google it)
        \_ watch newspaper and such for ewaste recycling drives, usually at
2006/11/2-4 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:45109 Activity:kinda low
11/02   A one megapixel picture on screen looks pretty good.  Yet if you print
        the same picture on a sheet of paper that's the same size as the screen
        image, it looks bad regardless of what inkjet/laser printer you use.
        Why is there a difference?
        \_ That's a good question.  Assuming a proper photo print out
           (real developed photo or dye-sublimation printing), I can
           think of a couple of possibilities.  One is that a monitor
           is an active display device (it glows at you) whereas a
           printed media is a passive medium (it only reflects
           light).  That probably gives the monitor a perceived
           advantage.  Another is that printed medium usually has
           higher resolution.  Since the dots are smaller, we may look
           closer, expecting more.  If the printed medium's pixels are
           made the same size as that of a monitor output, it may
           reduce the perceived difference.  It's kind of like
           displaying DVD-resolution video using HDTV-resolution
           display device.  Unless the scaling algorithm is very good,
           it gives worse perceived crispness to the image than when
           the same image is displayed using matching resolution
           display device.
        \_ Because we're used to seeing crappy-looking images on screen.  -tom
        \_ I'm not sure about 1mp, but photo paper always made shit nice.
        \_ Two factors.  1. surface of paper is not smooth.  2. the resolution
           of printer is very limited.
           \_ Look, if you don't know the answer, just keep your mouth shut,
              OK?  Printer resolution is *much higher* than screen resolution.
              Your screen runs at maybe 100dpi; cheap printers print at
              600dpi, good ones higher than that.  -tom
              \_ yeah, how may color can a printer produce per pixel again?
                 we are talking about EFFECTIVE pixel here.  If all you have
                 is a 16-color EGA screen, you will need a quite a bit
                 DPI to make the picture look half-way decent.  *FURTHER*
                 many of the printer has a much lower mechanical resolution
                 than optical resolution.  And the mechanical resolution is
                 typicaly max out at 300 dpis.
                 \_ which is still three times better than your screen.
                    And while your video card may produce 16 million colors,
                    that's almost certainly more than your monitor can
                    display, especially most LCD panels.  Cheap inkjet
                    printers can produce fine-looking prints from files
                    of sufficient resolution; 1 megapixel is simply not
                    enough resolution.  You could sent one to a pro developer
                    and it still would look fairly crappy.  Again, it looks
                    good on screen because we are willing to accept extremely
                    low-resolution images on screen (TV is only 320x240).  -tom
                    \_ Actually many (most?) LCD are 8-bit now (16M colors).
                       They may only produce like 73% of the color space
                       but some get to high 90s. Either way it is much better
                       than a cheap inkjet printer which may have like 16
              \_ whoa there tom.
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        \_ On your monitor, each pixel is RGB 888 or 16M possible colors
           per pixel. Printers have far less color precision. They can only
           produce those colors by dithering etc. with more dots.
           produce those colors by dithering etc. with more dots. There should
           be some scale to print at that would look around the same though.
           Dye-sublimation printers can do the full color range.
        \_ Is this a home print job or you used one of the various online
           \_ Actually, I tried both an Epson Stylus Photo 1200 inkjet at home,
              and various 600dpi mid-range color laser printers at work.  -- OP
2006/10/21-23 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44898 Activity:nil
10/21   M$ to make its own chips: (
        \_ Gates is tired of being micro and soft?  Being micro but hard is
           surely one step forward.
2006/10/21 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44897 Activity:nil
10/21   M$ to make its own chips:
2006/10/10-12 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44752 Activity:kinda low
10/10   Any reccomendations for a cheap monochrome laser printer?  Network
        not needed.  A decent-size starter toner cartridge would be nice.
        \_ I got a used HP 2200D off craigslist for $250 or so.  It's
           great, it does postscript and prints on both sides of the
           paper, which is nice.  Speed is not too bad.  -phr
        \_ I recently bought a Samsung 3051n from Newegg for $200 ($250
           - $50 mir). It comes w/ a 4000 pg cartridge (which can last up
           to 6000 pgs if you use the toner saver mode). The printer has
           has ethernet, parallel and USB 2.0. It also features PS3 and
           PCL emulation. It is also very fast and quiet when sleeping.
           \_ I bought a cheap samsung laser printer about 4 years ago.
              The paper feeding mechanism died after about a year.  It
              sure was cheap though.
              \_ While I accept that at the $200 price point this printer
                 will not be nearly as reliable as a HP 8000 series (or
                 similar), OP asked for a "cheap monochrome laser printer."
                 I think that the 3051n easily satisfies his criteria.
                 Personally, I think the printer will last at least 3
                 years b/c 3 years is the warranty period.
           \_ The newegg page says less then 39 dBA at idle.  39dBa is fairly
              loud, IMHO.  I remember my dad's old HP 4L was truly silent at
              \_ That's probably not sleeping but idle.  If you don't
                 use it for a minute or so it goes into sleep mode where
                 it has to warm up for a few seconds if you want to print.
                 Sleep mode is truely silent.
                 \_ That is correct. It is somewhat loud in idle (warmed
                    up but not printing). But, it is completely silent
                    when it goes to sleep. It takes a few seconds to wake
                    from sleep and start printing.
        \_ OK, I know what PostScript is, but why should I care if a printer
           is a PS printer?  Doesn't just about everything support PCL anyway?
           \_ Some PDFs won't print properly on a PCL only printer. I'm not
              sure why. If you mostly print from Word rather than Acrobat,
              I wouldn't worry about it too much.
2006/9/6-12 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44290 Activity:nil
9/6     Do all HP LaserJet 6P printers have postscript capability, or
        is this an add-on component upgrade?
        \_ Not all.  All 6MP printers have PS though.
2006/8/23-26 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:44118 Activity:low
8/23    Canon EOS 400D:
        I'm glad I skipped the 350D/20D/30D.
        \_ And I'm sure you'll skip this one, too, for the upcoming 450D.
           Sheesh.  I got my 350D for $500 after rebate.  No complaints.
           Spent shit load on lenses, which will continue to be compatible.
           \_ I had a 300D w/ several lenses and I kept putting off an
           \_ I have a 300D w/ several lenses and I kept putting off an
              upgrade. I was planning on buying a 350D this weekend, when
              I saw this.
              \_ my question of the day is: why upgrade?  what is wrong with
                 \_ 7 pt af; small LCD; no usb 2.0; pentamirror instead of
                    pentaprism (pentaprism is brighter); detectable noise
                    at ISO400 and higher.
                    Don't get me wrong, I really like the 300D. I've had
                    since the first day it was available and have enjoyed
                    shooting w/ it. I just wanted to upgrade to something
                    w/ a bit less noise, usb 2.0 and a pentamirror; the
                    XTi/400D seems like it will be a very nice upgrade for
                 \_ Another one is, 300D uses the outdated Digic1
                    processor, which is much slower and consumes more
                    power.  It also doesn't have the near-instant
                    startup time of the later cameras.  Between 350D
                    and 400D, 400D loses dedicated LCD display and
                    each pixel on the sensor is smaller (2 more
                    million pixels on the same size sensor).  I think
                    300D to 350D was a big jump, but 350D to 400D isn't
                    as obvious.
        \_ I bet it will be more expensive than those.
           \_ So ok, it isn't (much). This is odd though. I wonder how it fits
              with the 30D? And I wonder if it is as low-noise as the others.
              \_ According to this it should be low-noise:
           \_ Supposedly it will be ~ $900:
        \_ Official name is the Rebel XTi:
        \_ Official name in the US is the Rebel XTi:
           \- when do people think FF will be <$1500?
              or will it be artificially delayed to keep from
              competing with higher proced models?
              \_ late 2008 --old gypsy woman
                 actually though, I don't think they will all go FF. The
                 reduced size and weight of APS body and lens makes sense for
                 a lot of people. This 10MP thing seems to be on the money.
                 I like Nikon and Sony's lens selection better than Canon
                 though :( and on-body IS
           \_ only in USA, buddy. Everywhere else is called 400D.
              \_ Corrected.
2006/6/10-13 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:43347 Activity:nil
6/10    So I've read a bunch of places that the Core2 Duo is likely to be in
        short supply at release unless you are Dell or HP.  Does anyone know a
        reliable place that is likely to get decent stock of them and take
        preorders?  Newegg has an auto-notify feature only, which isn't much
        help if they sell out before I can check my email.
2006/5/22-25 [Computer/HW/Printer, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:43153 Activity:nil
5/22    16,000 Lenovo computers purchased for State Department under standard
        rules.  Concerns are raised, and computers are designated as for
        non-classified use only.
        \_ how do these Lenovo differ from Dell/HP which is also made in
           China again?
2006/1/31-2/2 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:41620 Activity:nil
1/31    Does it cause color troubles to print photos from on Canon glossy
        paper in an epson printer?
        \_ it can cause color and image clarity issues. basically use canon
           paper in canon printers and epson in epson. however as said below
           there are some GREAT 3rd party options that look great. some will
           even come with profiles to help your print driver and printer -shac
        \_ Everything I've read says that modern inkjets are very, VERY pissy
           about using their own brand papers.  (particularly Canon printers)
        \_ I've been using Epson Photo Paper at $0.50/sheet on my Stylus
           Photo 1200 for several years.  One day I tried Fuji glossy photo
           paper (forgot exact name), also at $0.50/sheet.  The ink droplets
           don't spread out on the paper and remain as visible drops.
           Eventually it jammed the printer.  I then tried Kirkland Glossy
           Eventually it jammed the printer.  I then tried the Kirkland Glossy
           Photo Paper from Costco at $0.20/sheet.  The printouts look even
           better than on Epson Photo Paper.
           \_ Update: I checked at home.  The Fuji paper I used is Fuji Premium
              Plus photo paper (glossy), and the Kirkland paper is Kirkland
              Professional Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper.  --- PP
2006/1/16-18 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:41394 Activity:low
1/16    My HP servers (blades and otherwise) have a nice blue indicator
        light that can be switched on from (bios) or by pushing it.  There
        must be some way to turn it on from linux, how?
        \_ If these servers have IPMI (all of my HP/Sun servers do), then
           you can install the OpenIPMI driver and use ipmitool to turn on
           the indicator light in Linux. If you set up ipmi properly you
           can even turn on the light remotely (which is what we do).
           the indicator light. If you set up ipmi properly you can even
           turn on the light remotely (which is what we do).
2006/1/10-12 [Computer/HW/Printer, Industry/Startup] UID:41313 Activity:nil
1/9     Has anyone used 32" TV LCDs as monitors? How does it look?
        \_Check for some answers.  -ax
2005/12/30-2006/1/4 [Consumer/PDA, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:41178 Activity:nil
12/30   Looking for a Windows Mobile-based PDA.  I'm mainly going to use
        Excel Mobile on it and keep addresses/phone numbers.  HP iPaq line
        or the Dell Axim line?  Good/bad experiences with either?  Thanks.
        \_ tell us about the real estate market!
        \_ I just upgraded from an iPaq 3835 to an Axim x51v.  The wireless is
           pretty nice with the x51v, but there are tons of problems with the
           ROM for the Axim.  The site has a bunch of posts in the
           forums about it.  The x51v has a full VGA screen (480x640) and it's
           beautiful.  The problems I've had with the ROM mostly boil down to
           bluetooth at this point (which I've not seriously tried yet).  If
           you are looking for deals, follow (I got the axim for
           $300 direct from Dell).  I was disappointed with the iPaq in that
           updates for the unit dropped off pretty quickly. Even with the
           problems, I'd recommend the Axim over the iPaq. -emarkp
           \_ thanks emarkp, you rock. list the x51v for $399.
              you got a very good deal.  I think I'll monitor the site
              for special sales and such.  Thanks!
2005/8/24 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:39248 Activity:nil
8/24    Is there something like a firmware update for a HP LaserJet 4M
        printer with an internal card ethernet JetDirect print server?
2005/8/22-23 [Recreation/Dating, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:39216 Activity:nil
8/22    I have a Canon S500 and I love it. My friend just bought a Canon
        SD550 and I love it even more, except for the fact that the GUI
        changed a lot. For example, I can't find the menu where it allows
        you to do panoramic stitch. Also, I can't seem to get it to do
        long exposures (more than 1 sec). Has anyone noticed the drastic
        decrease of options in the new SD550?
        \_ That's actually one of the big difference between the S and SD
           series.  It's not that the menu made it difficult, but there's
           no options for all those advanced feature.
2005/6/22-23 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:38249 Activity:nil
6/22    Anyone have experience with the HP 2550L color laser printer?  It's on
        sale @ CostCo for $360, and I'm considering it.  The criticisms I've
        seen are that: 1) it's loud, and 2) it has no proper paper tray.  I can
        live with both of those problems.
        \_ What are you intending to do with your color?  Color laser
           printers don't print true color, they dither, so if you're looking
           to print photographs or other detailed images, the quality will
           be better on a good inkjet.  If you're just printing bar graphs
           the color laser is OK.  -tom
           \_ Inkjets dither too.  They do tricks with the inks these days,
              but they're still dithering.  Dye sublimation are the only
              ones that don't.
           \_ I'm not planning on photos.  I do my digital photos at CostCo.
              Yes, it's for the color drawings, etc.  I use color lasers at
              work.  I'm just not familiar with this model.
              \_ We have one here.  There is an optional tray you can purchase.
                 I haven't noticed this one being loud, but I don't think it's
                 in heavy use yet.  It seems to do an OK job. --scotsman
                 \_ Okay thanks.  The amazon reviews mentioned the optional
                    tray but that it was kind of expensive.  My old inkjet is
                    dying and I'd really like to have a laser.
2005/5/26 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:37843 Activity:nil
5/26    Workarounds for problems on Canon DSLR w/ Lexar 80x CF cards:
2005/4/29-5/3 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:37427 Activity:nil
4/29    I used to be able to use ps2pdf (and Distiller 4) to convert PostScript
        files to PDF. After upgrading to Office 2003, I can no longer do that
        as Distiller complains "Error: undefined; OffendingCommand". What
        can I do to convert? -ok thx
        \_ ghostscript.  Also check out
2005/4/15 [Computer/HW/CPU, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:37205 Activity:kinda low
4/15    Son of Newton:
        \_ seriously lame
        \_ What's the point of running TabletPC OS if the screen is not touch-
           \_ or even if it is?
           \_ touch sensitive is good for limited applications, like GUIs that
              give you big buttons (for UPS men, census poller, voting, etc).
              Most Win apps are not like that. In addition, the selling point
              of Tablet PC is not the original PC itself, but rather, the
              ability to draw freehand (take notes, highlight EXISTING
              documents, read eBooks), and character recognition. The latter
              is especially useful for East Asian languages. I use it to
              write Chinese all the time. I still find it slow and hard to
              type Chinese, and the char recognition program is amazingly
              accurate to use. Is the Tablet PC for everyone? Absolutely NOT.
              It tailers to a niche market, and will most likely never be
              main stream. But I think it's cool        -happy Tablet PC user
          \_ Most Tablet PCs don't have touch-sensitive screens.  They all
             require a special stylus (and as a consequence, they're usually
             more accurate and offer other features like pressure
             sensitivity, which is good for drawing apps).  Even with a
             touch-sensitive screen, it's not like you want to smudge it up
             with your fingers anyway.
2005/4/5-8 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:37074 Activity:nil
4/5     For those laser printers with multiple interfaces (ethernet, usb,
        parallel), can you connect different computers to different
        interfaces at the same time?  I am interested in one of those
        multifunction printers.  I want the printer on ethernet for
        multiple computers, but also want to use scan and fax functions
        (which only works over usb) on one of the computers.
                \_ It probably depends on the printer.  I have a Dell 3100cn
                and this works fine.  I also tried it on my Lexmark Inkjet
                which had both USB and Parallel, and the manual said NOT
                to connect to both, and it worked.  You would sometimes have
                to power cycle the printer.  -ax
        \_ Why not just hook it up via USB to one box and make that a print
           server?  That way you'll also have tidier print queues, etc.  If
           it's a unix box, CUPS + Samba will do nicely.  -John
        \_ not a laser, but I've used the print and scan of an HP
           officejet 71xx via jetdirect ethernet from a linux PC.  I know
           windows PCs could use the same printer over the LAN. I never
           tried to have dualing scans to see how it resolved contention.
2005/3/23-24 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:36824 Activity:kinda low
3/23    Any recommendations for an Ethernet print server for a
        USB printer. Ideally would like it to work with XP and OS X.
        \_ Just use your PC as the server and let other PCs print to it.
           \_ If OP wanted to do that, they wouldn't be asking about standalone
              print servers, would they?
                \_ Correct. OP is working with a single laptop setup. -op
                   \_ Just curious.  Why do you need a server?
                       \_ My friend uses his laptop in his family room
                          on the ottoman, and his printer/WiFi/Cable modem
                          is all in his office. He wants to be able to
                          print from his family room to his USB printer.
                          A wireless print server is not necessary, but
                          a ethernet->USB print server would perfect.
           \_ Also, a PC running 24x7 as a printer server prolly sucks up
              a ton of pcu-cycles and energy.
              \_ Good point.
        \_ Buy a real network printer.  That's the real answer.  I recommend
           a Brother DCP-8045D with the Brother NC9100H Ethernet interface, not
           the overpriced HP stuff.  Laser, duplex, flatbed scanning,
           photocopy, fax.  I have the HL-5170DN (no fax, no photocopy, no
           scanning); now I wish I just splurged.
           To answer your question, go to and search for "print
           server", and sort by "Best Rating".  The problem with generic
           USB->Ethernet print server hardware is that you can't do any custom
           stuff over Ethernet (e.g., monitor ink levels, most manual duplex).
           \_ Yes, that is what I have personally. a LaserJet 4MP/PS with
              a built-in JetDirect Ethernet card print server. Got it at
              northbaynetworks in emeryville. I think it was $100.
        \_ If you want wireless w/ your print server, get an airport
           \_ Great idea! Can it share any USB printer?
              \_ I think so. I don't know which exact models it
                 supports but I've seen people hook up all sorts
                 of cheap ass usb printers and have them work.
2005/2/18-19 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:36231 Activity:high
2/18    So I heard the real reason Carla got fired is she fired the whole
                                   \_ It's "Carly" which is short for "Carlton"
        department responsible for failing the revenue numbers, and as soon
        as the board heard about, they fired her instead.  Any truth to this?
        \_Which department would be responsible for failing the revenue
          numbers? The finance department? Carly was on the fence for a
          while. People were just chomping at the bits to get rid of her.
          She made a lot of enemies during the whole stupid Compaq merger.
          \_ I would think marketing or sales department.  the sales numbers
             highly dependent of sales/marketing functions as opposed to the
             the products.
             \_ Doesn't Sarbanes-Oxley title VIII hold executive staff
                criminally liable for fucking up this sort of thing?  I can't
                quite figure out from the text if the board also hangs if the
                numbers are crap.  -John
             \_ Well, there was a big fuckup in the sales dept in I believe
                Q3FY04. But really, Carly's been not well-liked here since
                she announced the Compaq merger. Not many are all that sorry
                to see her go.
        \_ Do you mean 'filing'?
           \_ I think "not meeting"...expectations.
        \_ I used to associate HP products with good quality.  after the
           compaq merger, when I think of HP, I think of crappy home computers
           you see in bestbuy.
           \_ Ironic that two innovative companies in DEC and HP were
              reduced to Dell also-rans by idiotic management. I read that
              HP is thinking of dropping the printer business in favor
              of consulting because even though it is most of their
              revenue it is 'low margin'. Once HP gives up printing I
              think they will have nothing left.
              \_ Oh yes, and those other companies with business based on
                 proprietary Unix operating systems are doing so well.  -tom
              \_ If they stop making calculators I will personally riot.
2005/2/17 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:36216 Activity:high
2/17    Any recommendations for a decent digital point and shoot?
        \_ The SD300 is a great little camera. I just bought one in Dec and
           it's done a great job. Canon also just announced the SD400 and
           SD500 as well. -shac
        \_ Canon S500, totally love it
        \_ Canon SD10 or 20 (as simple as it gets, and girls go gaga over it).
           \_ These don't have optical zoom.  SD300 does, and is still pretty
        \_ Nikon Coolpix 3200.  Runs on 2 AA batteries.  -- yuen
        \_ How much larger is a Canon S60/S70 than an S500? I haven't seen any
           in person. In other news, the new Digital Rebel XT looks like hot
           shit. I'm glad I didn't go for the 300D rebates.
2005/1/20 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:35827 Activity:low
1/20    So I want to get a scanner (prefer 1394 but USB2 would be okay) with
        document feeder (I want to archive my records electronically).  Any
        suggestions?  What price range should I expect?
        \_ do you want a flatbed with doc feeder?  HP has one, but not
           highly rated by Amazon users.
           \_ That would be fine.  What's the model?  Was it the 5550C (I found
              that one on Amazon--the complaints are about the software
              basically making the feeder usless)?
              \_ HP ScanJet 5590
              \_ Also Xerox DocuMate 510
2005/1/17-18 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:35748 Activity:kinda low
1/17    What's a good photo printer to get these days?  Willing
        to spend from $150 to $500000.
        \_ Canon Pixma. They are a new line and start at $100 I think.
        \_ Canon Pixma. They are a new line and start at $100000 I think.
        \_ Costco or Walmart.
           \_ How do the printers at Costco work?  The printout looks and feels
              like traditional photos.  Are their printers inkjet or laser?  Or
              do the printers actually shine light on real photo paper?  The
              printout from my Epson Stylus Photo 1200 looks good, but it looks
              pretty obvious that it's not traditional photo even though I'm
              using some so-called photo paper.
              \_ They are using standard photo printers that cost thousands of
              \_ They are using standard photo printers that cost billions of
                 dollars.  Same process as traditional photos.  So you can
                 either invest in a printer, or pay $0.20 per print at Costco.
                 \_ Don't standard photo printers print from negatives (shine
                    light thru negatives on unexposed photo paper)?  How do
                    they print from digital files?
                    \_ Just a guess--they use a thin lcd panel and project
                       light through that.  Frankly I don't know, but the
                       process is great for my digital photos.
                    \_ Dye-sublimation? The Canon CP series are dye-sub
                       with a clear coating. Very similar to "real"
                       photo prints.
                    \_ These days many photo labs print all digitally.  All
                       films get scanned by their professional printers.
                       Oh, and the Epson R series with 8 inks are supposed to
                       be really good.  I'm waiting for the wide format version
                       of the R series to come out this year.  I think the R
                       series is in direct competition to Canon Pixma series
                       someone mentioned above.
                 \_ Last I checked they charged $0.17/print.
2005/1/13-14 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:35688 Activity:kinda low
1/12    I got a refurbished digital camera (Canon A60) with no CF.  It only
        zooms in one direction.  Should I return it already or should I buy
        a CF to see if that solves the problem (weird if it does)?
        \_ Return it.
        \_ My Canon S330 (similar age) can zoom and do everything but take a
           picture if there's no CF.  It sounds like a lemon to me.
        \_ What's CF?  Continuous focusing?
           \_ Compact Flash (memory card)
           \_ Cyber Fuck, you moron.
2004/11/29-30 [Computer/HW/Printer, Computer/HW/CPU] UID:35108 Activity:high
11/29   I haven't bought a PC in years.  How does the quality of Dell, Compaq
        and Gateway PCs compare?  That is, how long does a brandnew machine
        last until something breaks.  Any other major brands I missed?  I'm
        buying a low-end desktop.  Thanks for any info.
        \_ Other brands: Sony, HP, Micron (now "MPC"), eMachines.  Try CNET.
           \_ HP == Compaq, eMachines == Gateway.
              \_ They are still different "brands". i.e. at the least, the
                 cases are somewhat different at least for HP <-> Compaq.
                 Also I know the "HP" brand ones offer AMD but not sure
                 about Compaq. I have no idea what their marketing strategy
                 is though, if any. Having two brands competing in the same
                 exact market segments seems idiotic. Oh and apparently IBM
                 still produces desktop (business oriented) PCs.
        \_ You should just get a Dell if it's a desktop.  They are as good as
           anything else, and they're cheaper to configure.  All PC vendors
           use commodity hardware and re-use RMA parts, so there isn't much
           difference in reliability.  -tom
           \_ Dell uses nonstandard power supplies. If your psu fries and
              you want to replace it you're out of luck unless you hunt down
              a $20 conversion cable or spend a lot on a "real" dell PSU.
              The most standard "PC" out of the bunch is probably emachines,
              although the PSU is a micro they are still relatively easily
              obtained. Everything else (including the MB if you are so
              inclined) can easily be swapped out of these el cheapo machines.
              If you want to replace parts yourself consider
              getting a white box system from Fry's. -wiliamc
           \_ "cheaper to configure": this is not always true. There are also
              a couple other factors one might consider. One being that Dell
              has some proprietary differences for no good reason so e.g. you
              can't just go buy a power supply if the Dell one dies, you have
              to get a Dell-specific one. Another factor is others may have
              a design (case etc.) you like more. Another factor could be that
              Dell is Intel-only and this entails a price markup for the same
              \_ Typically, Dell charges about half what the other major
                 vendors do for changing RAM, disk, video cards, etc, from
                 the base models.  I've never seen an example of things
                 going the other way.  Worrying about Intel vs. AMD is
                 strictly for the slashdot crowd, to 99% of users there's
                 no difference.  -tom
                 \_ I'm saying Intel generally costs more for the same
                    performance. Do you dispute that? Worrying about changing
                    a bunch of stuff is more a Slashdot thing IMO. HP appears
                    to offer a sufficient selection of ready-to-ship versions.
         \_ I should point out there was never a "Dude, you're getting an IBM!"
            \_ But there was a "no one got fired for getting IBM" which is
               almost as bad, in a spineless corporate sort of way.
               \_ Appealing to business cowardice is kinda funny.  "Buy our
                  stuff or you might get fired!"
        \_ Thanks for all the tip so far.  I just saw the Gateway 3200S that
           has an Intel Celeron 2.66GHz.  Does anyone know roughly what clock
           rate of a Pentium 4 processor is a Celeron 2.66GHz equivalent to,
           performance-wise?  --- OP
           \_ The obvious response is "At what tasks?".  For general internet
              use it's plenty.  Probably pretty good for 3D games, but crappy
              for stuff that needs a big cache.
              \_ How about editing a huge Excel spreadsheet?  That's what my
                 wife does with my current PC.  Let's say there's a lot of RAM
                 and swapping is not a factor.  --- OP
                 \_ Just editing, you'll be fine.  Trying to do big operations
                    or computation is asking for pain.  That's just what cache
                    is best for.
2004/11/15-16 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:34891 Activity:nil
11/14   what is a good color printer for photos for around $500?
        \_ One of the new Canon Pixma's maybe
        \_ Epson Stylus Photo 12xx I guess.  I have a 5-year old Stylus Photo
           1200, and the output still beats many of today's "photo" inkjets.
        \_ If you don't need bigger than 10x8, the R200 for $99 will serve
           just as well as the 1280.
2004/9/29-30 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:33828 Activity:low
9/29    Any recommendations for a photo-quality printer that will run
        under Linux? I'd like to keep it under $1000.
        \_ for $1k you can get a Xerox Phaser 8400 dye sub
           which will look better than almost any inkjet out there
           if you are looking for much cheaper, you can get a high
           quality Epson or Canon Pixma for ~$500. Both Epson and Canon
           just announced their next gen. photo inkjets.
           \_ Will these work under Linux?
2004/9/27-28 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:33786 Activity:nil
9/26    I need ink for my Canon S800 printer. I'm wondering about using a
         "compatible" replacement ink cartridge, rather than the official
        Canon manufactured part. Any experiences with this sort of thing?
        \_ You'll grow hair on your palms!
        \_ I've read that Canon's inkjets (the current crop at least) use
           the ink to cool the printhead.  Buy the real one.
           \_ Thanks.
        \_ If you use it for photo, stick with Canon.  I believe S800 and S820
           use same cartridges.  If so, Costco carries the ink.
2004/9/8 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:33413 Activity:nil
9/8     Lexmark recalls some laser printers:
2004/9/1-2 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:33284 Activity:low
9/1     One of my housemates started printing from Win2K to our LaserJet
        4MPlus-PS (JetDirect ethernet port) while the printer was turned
        off. Housemate then went to the printer and turned it on.  The
        output came out corrupted and garbage-ish. Now the printer seems to
        be broken and it screws up the network when it gets turned on. Has
        anybody every heard of this sort of problem? Any suggested fixes?
        Can I reset the firmware or something?
        \_ Sounds like an ugly coincedence.  Queueing to a downed printer
           shouldn't ever cause a problem like that.
2004/8/24 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:33096 Activity:nil
8/24    Is it a good idea to refill the cartridges of my color inkjet printer
        at places like Cartridge World?  Is it harmful to the printer hardware?
        Does the quality of printouts decrease?  That's store's web site says
        it's okay, but they're in that business.  My inkjet is an Epson Stylus
        Photo 1200.  Thanks.  --- yuen
        \_ i've refilled black ink cartridges for my HP with a do it yourself
           kit, where you get this syringe that injects ink into the
           cartridge. generally seems to work okay. the quality probably
           decreases a tiny bit, but not really enough for me to care much.
2004/8/20-21 [Consumer/Camera, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:33051 Activity:nil
8/20    Canon EOS 20D:
        \_ That's so "yesterday's gizmodo"
2003/11/21-22 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:11173 Activity:nil
11/21   Is it better for a laser printer to be left on or only turned on
        when I need it?
        \_ doesn't your printer go to sleep?  That should pretty much be
           the best of both worlds.
        \_ in an office where is it going to be used all day just leave it on.
           at home where you use it every few days or whatever, keep it off.
        \_ I have an HP 4L (5L and 6L are similar) and I leave it on 24x7 even
        though I only use it about once a week, if that. It doesn't make any
        noise and seems to be in some low power mode, although maybe I just
        think that because no lights are on... do you leave your microwave
        plugged in all the time?
2003/11/21-22 [Computer/SW/Languages, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:11172 Activity:nil
11/21   The other post reminded me I need a new home printer since my inkjet
        died.  I want to get a laser printer.  B/W only is fine.  Cost and
        resupply cost is important.  Print speed is important.  Reasonable
        print quality is required but I'm not sending documents to God so
        I'm not willing to pay 2x for the very best print outs.  Any
        suggestions on what I should look at?  Thanks!
        \_ samsung makes some good cheap laser printers
           \_ speaking of that, amazon has one for ~$104 after rebate.
              \_ thank you all but this url poster rocks!  thank you!  --op
        \_ The HP LaserJet 1012 is not bad if you just want to hook the
           printer up to a single computer. Brother and Lexmark also
           have sub $150 printers that are pretty good.
2003/11/4-5 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:10924 Activity:nil
11/3    Where is a good place to donate an old fax machine, printer, etc.?
        (they're not broken, just kindof old). Thanks in advance!
2003/9/20-21 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:10266 Activity:nil
9/20    This is beautiful.  Any of you own HP stock?  Friends work there?
        \_ How else are the HP execs going to take the Passage to India
           quickly in style and comfort?
        \_ Carly sucks, but how do they figure that planes registered to
           "GC AIR LLC" in Anaheim are owned by HP? --dim
2003/9/15-16 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:10203 Activity:moderate 53%like:10194
9/15    To those with digital cameras: How many memory cards do you have?
        what capacity?  Do you have a device to download your pictures
        to?  A portable one aside from a laptop?
        \_ can't believe my post on got censored
           \_ not everything that disappears is censorship.  i'll bet you
              posted while some other person was editing at the same time
              and they simply overwrote your version without a thought.
              stop playing the victim.  no one cares.
        \_ 1 card, 128 MB.  No separate device.
        \_ A single 128MB CF.  I usually connect the camera by USB, although a
           couple of times I've put the CF card into a printer and printed
        \_ 1 128mb card and a 32 mb card that came with the camera.  I bought
           a 10 dollar card reader and it makes dling pictures a lot easier.
           Plus now I can use the card as a large floppy drive if I need to.
        \_ 1 card, 1GB. No separate device. Only issue is my battery doesn't
           last long enough to occupy even half the card at max res / no
           compression. But 1GB suits vacations quite nicely without access to
           computer for downloading.
        \_ 32meg included, purchased 128meg after.  I just use the usb cable
           and software included and dl straight to a desktop PC.
        \_ 2, 32 MB, 1GB.  I put the CF card in my PC, or print straight
           to a Canon CP100 dye-sub 4X6 printer. -ax
           \_ aren't dye-sub's expensive?  how much was it?
                \_ The printer was $199, then $.50 per 4X6 print.
        \_ 1 128 MB (not using 8MB came with camera).Only using laptop.
           2 batteries
        \_ 3 cards, all smartmedia, 8M, 64M, 128M.  Unfortunately, smartmedia
           doesn't come larger than 128M, seemingly.  I use a card reader
           as well as a digicam, but that's mostly for data transfer. --PeterM
        \_ 2 cards - 256M, 32M (came with).  pcmcia CF adapter, great for
           transferring things around too...  Playing with pictures (time
           exposures/etc) tends to fill it up quickly though, cycled through
           the 256M twice on a 10-day trip of late.
           transferring things around too...
        \_ Camera came with 8 (enough for 7 photos!), bought 128MB, have never
        \_ 1 card, 1GB. No separate device. Too bad my camera battery doesn't
           last long enough to occupy half that card at full resolution / no
           compression (4 Megapixel)
           filled in a single vacation.  (Low-res cam, though)
2003/9/3 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:10054 Activity:nil
9/2     best Color printer for digital photos, 5x7s?
        \_ best quality?  Or best value?
        \_ I've read that the Canon i950 (and to a lesser extent, the i850)
           have superb quality. Only hitch is that the ink fades faster than
           comparable printers (though I'm not sure if we're talking months
           or years)
        \_ Check dpreview's forums. There's one for printers.
        \_ Walmart or CostCo have $10,000+ printers and charge ~20 cents a
2003/8/27 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:29481 Activity:high
8/26    Would I get the cheapest notebook computer from  Dell?  Or would I
        also need to go to Best Buy and check out similiarly equipped ones
        from Toshiba, HP, etc.?
        \_ Their specials on the 1100 probably are as good as it gets for
           a 7lb, 2ghz+ model.
        \_ Dell laptops suck.
           \_ did you see the new D series notebooks?
        \_ uhh. i don't know what you would do, but there are things you
           should do.
        \_ You would get the cheapest notebook computer from  Dell because
           you wouldn't checkout Best Buy and check out similiarly equipped
           ones from Toshia, HP, etc.
        \_ shop around.  Dell is not so cheap anymore.
        \_  right now.  Inspiron 1100 for $674
           \_ anyone know the weight on this? Video card?
              \_ look it up, fucker. try pulling your own weight for once.
                 \_fuck off.  I looked where i knew to look (the dell site)
                   i pulled up the "system details" that info ain't there.
                   This is common stuff i'm asking for that every other
                   Manufacturer shows in the analagous display.  I don't
                   know why Dell is lame or why you are such a twit.
                \_ I love you guys! - danh
                   \_ um, yeah. i guess being such a twit is why it takes me
                      30 seconds to find out that it starts at 7.22 lbs
                      and the base model has integrated "Intel Extreme"
                      graphics. train harder.
                      \_ cool, put a handle on a brick and call it portable.
2003/8/12 [Reference/RealEstate, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:29322 Activity:nil
8/11    You aren't a REAL geek unless you've got one of THESE in your house:
2003/7/8 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:28960 Activity:high
7/8     What's the best way to print tiff and png image files from the linux
        command line to a networked HP laserjet postscript printer?
        \_ convert them to postscript, then print or have the print filters
           do it for you.
            \_ Thanks. Are text and postscript the only data streams that
               can get piped to a printer w/o/ filtering?
               \_ No. PCL or (to plotters) HPGL.
               \_ Maybe, but it depends on the specific printer model. In
                  any case, when printing from Unix, even if printer doesn't
                  speak postscript, postscript is usually  still used as a sort
                  of intermediate language between your data format and the
                  native printer language.
                  \- well this is perhaps not appropriate for your homebase
                     but for an institutional pritinting setup, you can
                     certainly create filters so that you can do lpr
                     foo.(dvi|tex|pdf) and the right thing happens ... this
                     is what i do at my lab. Similarly you should be able to
                     create an automatic filter for tiff etc. i dunno if that
                     is the right thing to do however. --psb
                     \_ Are your filters shell scripts? My printer is a
                        "HP LaserJet 4M plus PS" it has an ethernet
                        print-server card built in, so I'm also going to
                        have to do something to supress the "job info"
                        sheet that it prints with each print job. This
                        print server seems to ignore the relevant command
                        in the printcap file. I have this wierd fear that
                        I'm going to break my printer by setting it up
                        wrong under linux. Is this possible? Thanks a bunch
                        for your help! -op
                        \_ This is where "STFW" must be invoked.  There are
                           a multitude of pages dedicated to exactly this.
                           \_ Fair enough. -op
2003/7/7-8 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:28954 Activity:kinda low
7/7     My Epson Stylus Color 600 is getting a bit old and feeling a bit slow.
        I'd like to replace it with a cheap (<$200) color ink jet.  I'm not
        printing photos, but I occasionally use color.  Reccomendations?
        \_ Office Depot has decent printeres (canon, epson) for <$100.
           \_ Yes, but how robust are they?  How much does the ink cost?  What
              PPM count? I've been using the Epson for 5 years now, and I'd like
              something reliable and fast.
        \_ Go to Best Buy.  There's a cute HP combo scanner/printer that's
           very space efficient -- chicks dig it.  HP PSC 1210.
           \_ I'm actually looking to replace my scanner too, but I don't want
              one of these combo products.  The scanner is typically limited to
              8.5x11 and there are now 2 components that can break.
              \_ It has copier functionality too.  I highly recommend you
                 at least see it; it's a lot smaller than a single-function
                 inkjet.  I wouldn't be using it to scan, either.
              \_ But the chicks dig it!
        \_ For $200, you can get a Brother 1440 laser printer which is on
           sale from Dell right now. Unless you need photo quality color
           printing, don't bother with the inkjets.
           \_ The HL-5040 is the next version and similarly priced.  Anyways,
              he said inkjet, which means he wants color.
           \_ What part of "color ink jet" and "I'm not printing photos" didn't
              you understand? -OP
        \_ I really like the Epson C80/C82 series.  It's bulkier and not as
           cute as the HP PSC 1210, but the C80/C82 prints fast at reasonable
           quality when compared to HP printers.  Loud paper loading though.
           Don't know much about Canon.
2003/7/7-8 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:28953 Activity:high
7/7     Another printer question. I bought a HP LaserJet 6L about 4 years
        ago and for the past year when it pulls in a new sheet of paper,
        it actually pulls in a bunch (1-5 additional sheets). I don't want
        to send it to HP (which is what they want me to do). Are there
        places around the bay area that can repair this sort of problem?
        \_ HP was class actioned for this awhile ago; I've heard that for some
           models they'll send you new rollers for free.  There's also
  which charge ~$30 for the rollers and
           a fairly helpful .avi on a CD that shows you how to do the
           replacement.  I ponied up to fix my 5L and I'm pretty happy.
           \_ that's $30 too much. you can get it for free from HP's website.
              \_ the video too?
                \_ where for free? I haven't found anything free
                   on their website.
             > home/small office > support > laserjet 6L
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2003/6/10-11 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/HW/Display, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:28697 Activity:nil
6/10    I was thinking of buying a large projection tv (50"+/-).  Does
        anyone have recommendations or warnings on brands/models?  TIA.
        \_ Check forums at .  If the setup of your
           room is correct, you should consider a LCD/DLP projector.
           Check for projector stuff.
2003/5/6 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:28354 Activity:high
5/6     From fuckedcompany today about HP (random poster):

        "I'll tell you how fucked HP is: They offered ME a job in Boise a
        couple years ago, and I have no disernable skills or talent

        I've made a fortune by shorting the stocks of companies dumb enough to
        hire a clueless marketing fuck like me. If I get called for a 2nd
        interview, I short a few thousand bucks worth. If they make me an
        offer, I bet the farm baby!"
        \_ HP has a call center in Boise. Maybe HP didn't care that he didn't
           know anything and just wanted a phone-monkey.
           \_ I've had very good luck recently getting help from
              "phone monkeys" from Agilent, but maybe that's totally different
              from HP.
           \_ He said he's a marketing guy.  I doubt self proclaimed marketing
              guys were talking to anyone about call center jobs back in the
              \_ I don't get your point. HP is going down because some
                 anonymous fucked company poster says they offered him
                 a job he didnt deserve?
                 \_ No, HP is fucked because they pulled a DECompaq and tried
                    to compete with Dell instead of being the innovative
                    company they were. Thanks Carly! --dim
              \_ Well, he doesn't have to worry about being wrongly hired now.
                 We haven't been hiring in well over a year.
                 \_ I guess I should have been flattered when they came through
                    with an offer for me.  Heh.
                    \_ Hmm, then maybe we have started hiring again. So hard
                       to get reliable info within the company.
2003/3/19 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:27741 Activity:nil
3/19    Why does HP have two different drivers for my printer on the same OS
2003/1/18-19 [Computer/SW/Languages, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:27146 Activity:high
1/17    What format does a (wireless) print server use to communicate
        on the network?  For example, if I have some crappy WinPrinter
        (with Windows drivers) can I plug that into a print server and
        print to it as a PostScript printer from a FreeBSD/Linux
        machine?  What about Mac?
        \_ Depends on the print server. If you get one that supports
           LPR (IP) printing then you can probably make this happen.
        \_ This question makes me wince.
        \_ Yes.  Yes.
2003/1/11 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:27065 Activity:nil
1/10    What will provide faster printing for my Canon S800, parallel USB-1?
2002/12/17-18 [Computer/HW/Printer, Computer/SW] UID:26841 Activity:nil
12/17   I have a PDF file that I can see perfectly fine with acroread.  But
        when I try to print it to a big HP printer here at work it chokes
        on the first page that has some graphics and stops printing the
        entire file.  What could cause this to happen?  Does postscript levels
        have anything to do with this?  I tried converting the PDF to PS and
        printing the PS file directly and the same thing happens.
        \_ the printer usually sends back an error message but the printing
           software might or might not show it to the user. If this is an
           HP8000 or 8150 series printer, make sure you have the latest printer
           and jet direct card firmware installed on it.
        \_ Heard stories where printers choke on postscript that uses
           mac newline convention. May or may not be relevant...
2002/11/6-7 [Computer/SW/Languages, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:26445 Activity:moderate
11/6    Laser printer?  Or ink-jet?
        \_ I think for low-cost color printers, ink-jet is better.
        \_ Depends what you're needs /preferences are.
        if you want full-color , hi resolution photo printing == Get inkjet
        but remember inkjet ink is expensive and black quality isn't as good.
        if you want high quality text and halftone PS outout you
        can make great xerox copies of and you want high speed and cheap
        per page costs == get Laser. I got a HP4Mplus PS for $100 at
        "northbay networks" a used business equipment seller in emeryville.
        \_ Got my mom one of each so she can choose which to print on based on
           what she's printing.
       \_ Laser printers print faster. Do you have multi-page-printouts?
          You'll waste your life waiting for inkjet copies and wasting
          time replacing carts. Is startup time important for you (TTFP)?
          Laser is getting cheaper and cheaper ($300 for b/w and still the
          size of a typical home printer). Forget color laser unless you're
          willing to wait for warmup, you print a lot of color and/or youre
          willing to pay extra $$$ for a real-color-laser.
          \_ color laser dithers, anyway.
        \_ thanks for the tips.  so my assumption that laser is cheaper for
           b/w printing is correct then.
                \_ Yeah, and get a laser printer with an ethernet port
                   so you can share it regardless which computer is on.
                   \_ That can cost another $200. Or you can try one of
                      those $40-60 parallel-to-ethernet printer-adapters
2002/10/6-7 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:26114 Activity:low
10/5    When I do lpr, lprm, lpq, etc I always specify -P<dest> tag. Besides
        going to the actual printer to look at what <dest> is what is a way
        to look at all the printer names on the network?
        \_ adopt DNS Service Discovery, a component of ZeroConf/Rendezvous.
        \_ /etc/printcap on many systems
        \_ lpc status all
        \_ If they're running CUPS, <DEAD>hostname:631<DEAD> depending on their
2002/9/23-24 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:25985 Activity:high
9/23    I want to buy a color printer to print digital photos but don't want
        my photos to disappear in 3-4 years. Do modern printers still have
        this problem? How much of it is an issue with the paper used? URLPlease
        \_ oh yes!  modern printers are terrible!  this stuff won't be any
           good at all until entirely new technologies are invented!  keep
           using online photoplaces if you care about your pics!  don't lose
           your loved ones to bad ink/paper!  --works at online photo place ;-)
           \_ is this serious, sarcastic, tongue in cheek, or a shameless plug?
              \_ Ok, the serious answer: printers are ok but not beyond the
                 pale.  Printing is expensive.  No one can assure you your
                 photos won't fade out in 12 months.  OTOH, I've been watching
                 this market advance very quickly and have serious doubts as
                 to the 3-5 years-out viability of anyone doing digital prints
                 online *or* off and making money off it (except HP and other
                 printer, ink, and paper makers). --online photo employee
2002/9/17 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:25910 Activity:high
9/17    What's the name of the company that sells ready to use Linux boxes?
        \_ Dell? HP? --dim
        \_ Dell? HP? IBM? Sun? --dim
        \_ VA Linux used to make them.  Cobalt Networks (acquired by Sun)
           makes them too.
           \_ A company I was at got a pair of va linux test boxes.  Other
              than being 1U cases, there was absolutely nothing special about
              them.  Oh yeah, except for the cost: 5x what it should've been.
        \_  A friend of mine bought his machine there and has
           had no complaints.  -- alice
           \_ I ordered from them a while ago and had some problems which
              they eventually handled.  Buying online isn't worth the hassle.
              Buy from a bricks and mortar store.  That way, when something
              gets screwed up, you can go into the store and make some noise.
2002/8/19 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:25610 Activity:high
8/19    Um, how does one list all the networked printer names?
        \_ I have a related question.  I have a printer name, how do I find
           out its IP address?  This is on solaris.
           \_ you don't.  not all printers are network hosts.
           \_ /etc/printcap
2002/7/13-16 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:25352 Activity:kinda low
7/15    [repost] Can somebody recommend a good web site to get refurbished or
        generic printer cartridges?  There are a lot of sites, but I don't
        know which ones are reputable.  Also, what are your general experience
        with refurbished or generic cartridges?  Thanks.
        \_ hope you don't have an HP.  they will only do lower dpi if the
           cartridge is refurbished thanks to a chip on their OEM cartridges.
           \_ I heard it was a tracer in the ink itself. --scotsman
        \_ Post your email address on a ton of usenet groups, then sit back
           and wait--the offers will just stream in.
        \_ sigh... of course some idiot deleted my original reply.  We used
           refills for laser printers years ago and they worked fine.  I don't
           know about non-lasers or any reputable companies.
2002/5/1 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer, Reference/Law/Court] UID:24646 Activity:nil
        Two more companies consigned to trashbin of corporate history.
2002/3/20-21 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:24170 Activity:very high
3/20    What victim is next on Carly's list of companies to destroy?
        \_ Why are people making such a big deal out of this? I work at HP,
           and I still don't understand. If it were any other company buying
           Compaq, this would barely make the 10th page of the business
           \_ Compaq (even with DEC's resources) doesn't bring much to the
           \_ HP was a big company respected by engineers.
              It's sad to see it die.
              \_ HP is a pos company that needs to die a quick and ugly
                 death.  "Hi, we're the men from HP.  We don't find
                 solutions; we study problems."
2002/3/20 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:24169 Activity:high
3/20    Congradulations, Ms. Fiorina!
        \_ Nonsense.  It's too close to call.  Kudos indeed for killing two
           companies with one stone.
                \_ exactly. hope the remaining hewlett's and packard's
                   kick her the hell out of hp.
        \_ Regardless of whether is the right move or not, Fiorina
           made the big mistake of alienating the hewletts and packards.
           when she should have included them in the decision making
           process.  She made her own life difficult, merger or no
           \_ She's a marketing bimbo.  What'd you expect?  Compaq swallowed
              and destroyed DEC.  If they merge, all this means is HP will
              struggle that much more, we'll have 1 less choice in the market
              and what little was left of DEC and their tech will be 100% gone
              instead of 99% gone.
              \_ And don't forget DEC swallowed Tandem before that.
                 \_ Nope. Compaq swallowed up Tandem when it couldn't get
                    DEC. Two years later, it ate up DEC.
                 \_ I'm not seeing how all this consolidation is advancing the
                    field, improving shareholder value over the long term or
                    making the consumers(home/business/enterprise) any
                    happier or better served.  I think it's only helping the
                    chief execs stuff hundreds of millions of dollars in their
                    pockets like we're seeing in the HP/Compaq deal.
           \_ Hewlett didn't show up at the board meetings--that's certainly
              not her fault.  It's amazing how many pathetic geeks suddenly
              become experts on huge mergers when there's a female CEO
              involved.  -tom
              \_ Bullshit.  If he wasn't there how could he have voted on it?
                 URL for "Hewlett didn't show up at the board meetings" please.
                 \_ You're too incompetent to use google yourself?  It turns
                    up dozens of references.  Anyway,
                "Walter Hewlett missed three board meetings in July, including
                one at which HP's bankers from Goldman Sachs presented an
                analysis of the deal. "
                "But to insiders, Hewlett's move was no surprise--he skipped a
                 key meeting four months ago to discuss the largest merger in
                 the technology industry.  Contacted in July about the added
                 importance of a previously scheduled board meeting, Hewlett
                 responded that he had plans to perform in an orchestra at the
                 exclusive Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, Calif., according to a
                 source familiar with the board's actions.  "Everyone was told
                 it was important and that the board would be making a
                 decision to go forward or not to go forward" with the Compaq
                 deal at the regularly scheduled meeting, the source said."
                 \_ The article I read is actually pro-merger, but it says that
                    Hewlett was left out of the loop until a very late stage.
2002/2/20 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:23916 Activity:high
2/19    Where's a good place to get a hp printer fixedin Oak/Berk/Hayward?
        \_ printers are getting cheaper these days.  What about a new one?
           \_ That isn't environmentally sound.
                \_ Because if OP doesn't buy it, it won't exist?
                   \_ They'll make more.
        \_ Ok, how about a recommendation for a fax service that takes
           my incoming faxes and sends them to me as an email?
           \_ I've had a free account for several years and
                \_ How do you get it FREE? Their website says $9.95/Mo.
                   \_ eFax Free (not eFax Plus).
2001/12/30-31 [Computer/SW/Languages, Computer/Companies/Apple, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:23403 Activity:moderate
12/30   I'm setting up a new Sparc box connected via switch to
        a pre-existing Apple desktop. Would like to print to the printer
        that is already connected (via parallel port) to the Apple.
        What the best way to enable that? Can I turn the Apple into a
        print-server? But this means I need to keep it powered up? Ideas?
        \_ is the printer networkable?  Sorry, dunno anything about apples.
        \_ Um, mac's don't have parallel ports.
        \_ Let's just pretend you didn't say "the parallel port" and move on:
           try CAP or Netatalk.. can't remember which works better, but
           one of those should allow you to print to a properly shared
           printer hooked to a Mac.  --dbushong
2001/5/6-7 [Transportation/Car, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:21183 Activity:very high
5/6     Any new fiction books out there that are any good? (I'm looking
        for something along the line of Forester, Hemingway, etc., ie
        literature or some reasonable facimile there of)
        \_ well, i bought "sick puppy" by carl issaison (sp?) on a hunch
           before a trans-pacific flight and liked it.  it's neal
           stephenson w/o the sci-fi part, if that helps.  very
           hyperbolic.  read the first few pages at the store and decide
           for yourself.
        \_ New only in comparison to the names you mention, but I'm reading
           Gaddis' JR.  Good stuff.
           \_ why did Gaddis have to forego chpater breaks, or breaks
           \_ why did Gaddis have to forego chapter breaks, or breaks
           \_ tmonroe is that you?
        \_ Read The Moor's Last Sigh, if you have not already done so, I suggest.
              of any sort, for that matter? it makes reading his book
              so much more difficult
           \_ I said literature, not bedtime stories for 6 year old
                \_ and he gave you a decent reading suggestion, not a bedtime
                   story for 6 year old children.  read it before you knock it;
                   if you've read it, say why you didn't like it
                   \_ Okay I've read HP, and its like a Scooby Doo eps.
                      The characters are way to sterotypical and there is
                      little in the way of plot or character development
                      or even social interaction.
                      HP is like Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. Its okay if you
                      are under the age of 10.
           \_ come on. it's for elementary school children. i read some of it.
              how is it literature? it reminds me of Roald Dahl. it's popular
              probably because elementary school is the level of these adults'
              reading. if you want a good fantasy, Song of Ice and Fire by
              Martin has moments of pure excellence.
              \- I've read the first two HP books and i think they are popular
              rather than good ... i can see why people like them, but they
              dont have complex character or plot or great dialog. I suppose
              you get cuaght up in what will happen to various characters
              and how the "mystery will be solved" ... i'd compare HP to a
              popular TV show rather than to literature. --psb
        \_ Read The Moor's Last Sigh, if you have not already done so,
           I suggest.
           \_ I couldn't finish it. But then again, I've never liked
              Rushides' work.
              \- I think "White Teeth" is pretty good. But some people are
              likely to get more out if it than others ... such as if you
              are familar with ehtnic issues in London. I dont understand why
              you say "new fiction" and then mention Hemingway. I liked
              David Lodge too: Changing Places has a lot of berkeley refs.
              This is literate fiction not "literature" BTW. --psb
              \_ I should have said new "literature". Basically I'm looking
                 for something written in the last 10 years that has the
                 depth of description and character development that was
                 found in some of the better novels in the early to mid
                 \- what's the deal with "written in the last 10 yrs" ... you
                 want a contemporary setting? you could try saul bellow's
                 ravelstein. --psb
                 \_ I gather that the 70-90 was a bad time period for
                    literature, ie commie/liberal/feminist propoganda
                    masquerading as literature. My take is that the
                    situation has improved, and the writing is much more
                    honest in the last 10 years.
                    Contemporary setting is not that important for me
                    as compared with good honest writing.
                    BTW, I just finished "True at first light" and
                    didn't like it much. That's why I'm asking about
                    some newer authors.
        \_ My list of 20th century literature I think measures up well...
                \- everyone i recommended "A Fine Balance" to liked it.
                fo rsomething more cheery, Changing Places, Small World,
                Therapy (last three are more good stories than serious lit.
                although you have to knpw a bit of litcrit to get SW).--psb
2001/4/15 [Computer/Companies/Apple, Computer/Networking, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:20985 Activity:nil
4/14    Does there exist a converter allowing me to connect USB devices to
        old Mac's with serial (modem/printer) ports?
        \_ VST (and others) sell PCI cards which will give you USB and/or
           FireWire ports on (for example) a beige G3.  -tom
2001/3/9-11 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:20735 Activity:low
3/8     I'm trying to get my printer working, but every time I try
        writing to /dev/lpt0 I get a "device busy" error.  Is there any
        way to figure out what might have a hold on the device?
        \_ Some printers only work under Windows.
           \_ I think what you mean to say is, some (free) Unixes do not
              choose to support some printers, for one reason or another.
        \_ The printer is a Panasonic KX-PS600 that supports both GDI
           (Windows) and HP's PCL. I'm running FreeBSD.
        \_ echo a ^L or some ascii to the device and see what happens.
          \_ Read the post, dumbass.  He can't write to the device.
                \_ The post there now is not the post that was there before.
                   I can't help it if someone edits the shit after I've posted.
                   If you weren't stupid you might note the other posts above
                   answer along the same lines.  Thank you for trying though.
                   It's really cute when you use big words like "dumbass" yet
                   don't provide any useful hints or information yourself.
                   \_ "dumbass" is not a big word, dumbass.
                      "antidisestablishmentarianism" is a big word. "dumbass" is
        \_ if freebsd, try lptcontrol -p.  -dpetrou
        \_ lsof
2001/3/5 [Computer/HW/Printer, Computer/HW/IO] UID:20723 Activity:nil
3/3     what's the smallest size case you can get for a desktop (ATX)?
        \_ 8.5"
        \_ unless you want rackmount 1.5" high cases, microATX:
           \_ These things are huge. There are *much* smaller cases
              (4" high, 14" wide, 12" deep) at fry's. And I've seen
              even smaller ones in low end HP vectra's.
              I considered getting one of these, but the whole problem
              with PCs is that they need a keyboard, mouse, monitor etc.
              and can't boot on serial console.
              PCs suck, get a real computer.
2001/1/3 [Computer/HW/Printer, Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:20224 Activity:moderate
1/2     Any recommendations for a PostScript printer for a small workgroup
        which includes Linux and Solaris boxes?  It looks like I want
        the HP LaserJet 2100TN, but I'm looking for something cheaper.  Thx.
        \_ There isn't anything cheaper that's any good.
           \_ On that note, any opinion on the LaserJet 4550N?  For 1.2K
              more you get 16 ppm, 4 ppm color, and big paper tray.
                \_ The 4550 and the 4050 are both fine printers, but if the
                   2100TN is too much, those will be way too much.  -tom
2000/12/7 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:20033 Activity:nil 52%like:20025
12/6    How to toggle the duplex and simplex modes on an HP printer
2000/12/6-7 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:20025 Activity:nil 52%like:20033
12/6    How to toggle the duplex and simplex modes on an HP printer
        if you are using a vanilla RedHat 6.0 lpd and printfilter?
        (Replacing the lpd with LPRng and such is NOT an option ..)
        \_ Why do I keep seeing questions being asked on the motd
           starting with "How to..."?
2000/10/12-13 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:19458 Activity:nil
10/11   What is PostScript Level 1,2,3?
        \_ Adobe added features to the language over time.  A collection
           of added features is assigned a "level".
        \_ It is a incidious plot by Adobe & HP to force you to buy a new
           printer every few years. - Stuck with a HP LJ IIIsi and pissed
           that it can't be upgraded to PS level 2.
2000/9/17-19 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:19267 Activity:kinda low
9/16    Is it possible to use a printer atached to a windos 98 PC from my
        linux box (same network).  How?  How 'bout vice-versa?
        \_ both directions are possible: use "samba" on the linux box.
           \_ and here's the recommended reading:
              (the HOWTO is noticeably lacking information and the man page
               is way too long to read from cover to cover)
        \_ It's possible that you'll need to use something like sharity-light
           or sharity-lite on the Linux box to use the Windows printer
           share.  The other option is finding out whether you can run
           an LPD (printer daemon) on the Windows box--this is how you
           print from Unix to NT printer servers.  I don't know whether Win98
           can do this by itself, so you may need some third-party app.  -John
2000/8/23-25 [Computer/SW/OS/OsX, Computer/HW/Drives, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:19080 Activity:low
8/24    Someone wants a USB CD-RW.  The HP 8200e 6x looks okay, but it
        seems to be PC only.  The Sony Spressa USB Plus 4x is Mac
        and PC.  Anyone know if the HP one runs on Macs?
        \_ I have the HP 8230e.  It didn't come with any software or driver
           for the Macs.  My guess is no.
        \_ I'd stick with the Sony. It's a good product and I know
           several Mac and PC users who are happy with theirs. HP
           has a horrible record when it comes to Mac support
           \_ Thanks!
2000/8/9-11 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:18943 Activity:kinda low
8/9     I want to connect a new epson printer (USB) to my old powerbook 3400
        which lack cardbus support.  Is there any host adapter that will help?
        \_ Ain't there SCSI->USB bridges out there?
           \_ Not that I know of.  If you do, URL please.
        \_ I just saw a SCSI->Parallel bridge at WierdStuff. Combine it with
           a USB->Parallel bridge and you might pull it off. Simpler solution
           might be to get a $100 print server.
2000/8/9-10 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:18938 Activity:high
8/9     Which (if any?) affordable photo printer can rival lab prints?
        \_ At CompScrewSA, I have seen ribbon based die sublimation
           printers.  The results looked pretty good, not perfect, mind
           you, but a heck of a lot better than inkjets.  -nweaver
           \_ Epson's 870/1270 6 color inkjets beat them, along with the
              online printers like ofoto.  The catch - there either is or
              is not an issue with color fade on certain papers.  I'd wait
              till it is resolved, or buy from a place with a 30 day
              return policy.  The 870's msrp is 299. -jor
           \_ url or price range? Last time I checked they were $2000.
                \_ No URL, I seem to recall they were in the sub $500 range,
                   HORRIBLY slow printing, heavy media cost, but the hardware
                   itself was rather cheap. -nweaver
                   \_ Last time I checked was six years ago...
        \_ Hey foo'.  There's a July review on zdnet of a $800
           printer with exceptional image quality.  You'll find it.
1999/10/25-27 [Computer/HW/Printer, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:16767 Activity:kinda low
10/25   Hello how do we print to a win98 se box from a linux redhat 6.1
        \_ The 98 box needs an lpd.  Last time I looked they exist but all
           suck.  A better way is to put the printer on the net directly
           rather than use a 'printer host'.  The 98 printer host idea is
           silly because it's not doing anything but spooling files which
           any *nix or windows machine can do just fine.  You lose out on
           some queue control this way, but it's easier for a small office.
           If you're in a larger office, what are you using a 98 box for a
           printer host anyway?
           \_ just share your printer on win98 and setup a printer on redhat
                 as a network win98/nt printer.
                \_ Why use win98 for it at all?
                   \_ because maybe it's a windoze printer? because maybe
                      the primary user prefers windoze over linux?
1999/9/10 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:16504 Activity:nil
9/10    Does anyone what the cheapest PostScript printer is?
        Is there such a thing as an InkJet PostScript printer? Thanks.
        \_ Ghostscript + win32?
1999/8/17-18 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:16329 Activity:moderate
8/17    I need to get a $200-$500 inkjet.  Any suggestions while I run off
        to the standard review sites?  I was thinking "HP with a long
        warranty." -jctwu
        \_ You really can't go wrong with any of the HP models. i have
           a couple, and they run great.
           \_ Yeah! Especially with their new Apollo line! yup! they
              reused the old trademark as a $50 printer!
        \_ If you're interested in printing photos and an Epson printer,
           you may want to check the compare site at:
           \_ thanks, that's very helpful since this printer will be
              used for printing scanned photos.  The old printer happens to
              be an Epson 600 that stopped printing black ink ... -jctwu
                \_ Are these photos on the net?
1999/6/14-16 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:15952 Activity:high
6/14    How can I hook up 3 computers to 2 printers so that any of the 3
        computers can print to either of the 2 printers - NOT using a
        network. One printer is USB or parallel, and the other is parallel
        only.  -jkwan
        \_ Without a network? What do you plan to use? ESP?
        \_ Use a multiplexer. --dim
           \_ so I guess that's a box where you can plug in 3 parallel
              cables from the PC side and 2 cables from the printer side?
              \_ Yeah, and you turn a mechanical dial to connect a certain
                 computer to a certail printer.
                 computer to a certail printer.  -- yuen
                \_ No no, this makes a network. I must do this without a
        \_ a parallel cable is a simple network. so is a crossbar switch.
                   \_ By "no network" do you mean no physical wires or no
                      logical network?  If the former, how about IrDA
                      connection?  -- yuen
           what do you really mean?
        \_ 2 printer ports on each computer.  Run cables from all port A to
           box A.  Run cable from box A to printer A.  Same thing for B.
           This won't actually work, but its probably good enough for your
           hw assignment.
        \_ Can you use an automatic switcher on the parallel printer, and
           a parallel-or-sereal-to-USB automatic switcher on the other?
           Then choose which printer you want each time (what?  you don't
           have seven parallel cables?)
        \_ Well eithe ruse a switch box ( theres lots of parallel port
             switch boxes on the  market, to basically do what you want to do).
             Or you can take the old-fashioned low tech route of just having
             to change the cables on the machiens whenever you want to switch
        \_ Get external Ethernet -> Parallel devices and plug them into your
                \_ He said without a network.
        \_ Or run Windows on each box, just hook up a printer to any one
           box and then hook up each box to the other through a mini hub
           and have each box share its printer with other machines (you
           can do the same with any flavour of unix)
                \_ He said without a network.
        \_ D3WD!!!1!!!  LAUNCH A PR1VAT3 SAT3LL1T3 AND K0NNEKT A SP3C1AL
           TRANSM1TT1N" B0X D1R3KTLY 2 TH3 PARALL3L P0RT UV 3ACH D3V1C3!!1!
           TH3N TH3 K0MPUT3RS S3ND M3SSAG3S 2 TH3 SATT3L1T3, AND TH3
           PR1NT3D!!!!1!!!!  THAT"D B3 T0TALLY K-RAD, AND S1NCE 3ACH
           D0N'T HAV3 W1R3Z -- S0 U D0N"T HAV A NETW0RK!!!1!!!!1!!!!!!!
1999/4/28 [Industry/Jobs, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:15719 Activity:nil
4/28    Has anyone here worked for HP? Intern or full-time? How was it?
        \_Both, what do you want to know? It's obviously very dependent
        on where you work and what you do. It's a big company. I guess I
        work for the company formerly known as HP now...
        \_ Parts of HP is pretty cush.  I thought were the printer guys
           were pretty annoying, but that was an impression from several
           years ago.
           \_ guess that's cause they have a thing for lawnmowers...
1999/1/30-31 [Computer/HW, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:15327 Activity:nil
1/29    Anybody know if there are "ultra-slim" notebooks with a large 15"
        display?  I've looked at ultra lights from Sony and Dell but they all
        have like 11" displays.  I want an ultra-slim with a large display.
        \_ if you consider 1.4 inches thick "ultra-slim" then the HP Omnibook
                4100 is for you. The display is 14.1 inches. There is nothing
                that slim with a 15" screen as far as I know.
1998/3/16-18 [Computer/HW/Printer] UID:13811 Activity:low
3/16    I'm looking to buy a new printer. While it will be used for mostly
        black-and-white text, it needs to have color capability. I'd like
        to spend no more than about $500. Looking at HP 890Ce, Epson
        Stylus 800, Canon BJC-4300, and Lexmark 5700. Any other
        suggestions or recommendations? --dim
        \_ I bought an HP560c a few years ago.  Works fine for text and
           does color on normal paper.  Normal paper color looks washed
           out in photos and images, but colored text and charts are fine
           with normal paper.  I never put the more expensive paper in it.
           If you get this used or a later model in the same family, it
           should do the trick.  Pretty cheap too.
        \_ Check if you haven't already (printer user sect).
           Generally color reaches a plateau in quality unless you want
           to spend > $1000.  I've personally used an Epson Stylus 600
           which is supposed to do very good color for $250. -jctwu
1997/2/12 [Transportation/Car, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Computer/HW/Printer] UID:32063 Activity:nil
2/12    Anyone seen my little HP Pen I left in the csua office?
        I left it there a week ago.                     -=Aubie
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