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cranioscopical

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Re: Share Usb Devices
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2007, 11:17:22 PM »
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I still have a hard time figuring out how this feature would be useful...

I guess I see that it makes sense if one has to use a specific and costly chunk of hardware.

I'm so lazy that any peripheral that I use needs to be within arm's reach.
Of course, as my possessions have increased over the years this has meant an increasing resemblance to our knuckle-dragging forbears. 


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Re: Share Usb Devices
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2007, 01:52:45 AM »
Maybe my thinking is too simplistic, but...

...if they truly "sit next to each other" as you mentioned here, the least expensive solution might be to get them a little USB Flash drive to pass back and forth.  You can get a 2 GB drive for £6.39 here.

whomever has the scanner connected could scan the negative, place it on the flash drive, and then unplug it and hand it to the other. Worth a thought or two.

Jim

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Re: Share Usb Devices
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2007, 08:49:45 AM »
Note tha today's (November 4th) Giveawayoftheday is BlindScanner Standard...
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: Share Usb Devices
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2007, 03:53:00 PM »
whomever has the scanner connected could scan the negative, place it on the flash drive, and then unplug it and hand it to the other. Worth a thought or two.

good point,
but,
if you're the person who keeps getting asked to scan stuff ....
says me with a sheaf of papers sitting on my scanner :)
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Re: Share Usb Devices
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2007, 04:05:32 PM »
Note tha today's (November 4th) Giveawayoftheday is BlindScanner Standard...

BTW, I know absolutely nothing about networks
but here's comment # 14 from Darwins link
...which may be completely irrelevant  :-\   :)

The proper setup for shared scanner is as follows:
1. Install the scanner on any computer over LAN.
2. Install the supplied software driver that “usually” comes free!.
3. Mark the newly installed scanner as “Share” resource
a. run windows explorer
b. highlight the scanner
c. select “Sharing” option.

and you are set!
EDIT: I didnt get much further than that, boy do people bitch a lot on some of these sites
Tom

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Re: Share Usb Devices
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2007, 04:35:03 PM »
You're so right, Tom, about people being bitchy on the forums for some of these giveaway sites. I mean, fair enough to post and comment that you don't think that the offered software is very good or to point out a bug, but posting to lambaste the GOTD team/software development team because there are cheaper or free alternatives (or you would rather they offer a networking app instead) is constipated thinking in my opinion. I mean, if you are not being asked to pay for the software offered then it is essentially free, isn't it? Take it or leave it but no one's asking you to part with any cash for it. I guess my beef comes down to the tone used by people posting some of these negative comments. What's wrong with saying "thank you, but there are better solutions elsewhere" or "the product looks good but you'll sell more licences if you bring the pricing in line with..." or something along those lines instead of the haughty, superior, and BITCHY tone that many adopt instead. Ah well... what do I know (don't answer that Tom!)?
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Re: Share Usb Devices
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2007, 11:23:20 PM »
whomever has the scanner connected could scan the negative, place it on the flash drive, and then unplug it and hand it to the other. Worth a thought or two.

good point,
but,
if you're the person who keeps getting asked to scan stuff ....
says me with a sheaf of papers sitting on my scanner :)

Scanning antique negatives/slides? You think either really has much of a stack in their lap?   8)

Jim