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  • Commented on App store annoyances
    There are a number things that I would like to see in app stores (I do not use IDevices, so I do not know if they support these - Android stores do not as far as I know): - A...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    Regarding the Lees' knotwork, the Clan said that the Lees came from the 7th (or was it 6th?) family in the Clan and that they had disappeared going West. Miriam theorized that they had fallen on hard times, ended up...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    I'd sort of presumed that the first World-Walker had the MW-Grunmarkt pattern, and was bright enough to realise that looking at this knotwork gave him a splitting headache but also flipped him between these 2 Worlds. Yes, provided MW refers...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    I now started wondering how the "first" world-walker worked: was the pattern required at all? And did they know how you generate them? (Probably?) The pattern is a good way to control when to use the ability so you don't...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    In the early to mid part of the series it really bugged me that the "first" world walker sort of just got born with this ability, happened upon a symbol that would let him (or her) use the ability and...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    The blurp sounds great - I almost can't wait! I managed to read through the rewritten trilogy in just over three weeks, including two 13 hour night flights (yeah, I liked them that much)....
  • Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    The thing I suspect #3 and #5 didn't get is that this is a risk management problem, not a "does it work" problem. I got it alright, it was not what the question was about ;-) I quite simply got...
  • Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    Was retaining my ideological purity worth the risk of losing three months' work and screwing my next year? Did you try opening the output document in LibreOffice, make a few changes and see how if fared?...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    "A lot of people here are saying that Open/Libre Office is no better, and that may be true broadly in the sense that the underlying of concept of the "Word Processor" is fatally flawed, however in in the particulars Libre...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    "At a minimum, I don't want e-mail addresses or URLs changed to blue, or underlined, or hyperlinked." If you type ctrl+z as the first key press, it will undo the underlining. I think that there is a flag that you...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    "My biggest problem is with the ribbon interface. I understand that it's designed for a touch device, but for all other users it's a major step backwards. " I happen to disagree. Even with significant Word experience, I found myself...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    There are multiple problems with the MS Monoculture. One of the major problems is that alternatives are fighting an extremely uphill battle. The consequence is that alternatives will usually have to be *free* in order to get significant market share,...
  • Commented on Polemic: how readers will discover books in future
    I was under the impression that most (all?) ebook readers allow users to turn off JavaScript as well as WiFi? Or is it only the JavaScript of the web browser (not the program visualizing the epub/pdf/xxx)? Or do most people...
  • Commented on Time tourism
    There are a number of Star Trek movies and episodes where the crew do time travel, and the female cast sometimes tag along. Examples are Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the Deep Space 9 episode Trials and Tribble-ations....
  • Commented on Cheap Reads!
    My consideration is more of showing the executives that DRM free books do better on the market than DRM'ed books. Example: If Macmillan can document that after dropping DRM from their ebooks, their ebook sales rose faster than the industry...
  • Commented on Cheap Reads!
    I've been trying to stick to a policy of only buying DRM-free ebooks (and denying myself a lot of digital reading I'd love to own) rather than buying-and-stripping, in the hope that if enough people do this it'll create financial...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    the time spent on housework by women has remained more or less constant for the past century-plus Given that they did not have a job and you say that housework was not a full time job, I'm kind of puzzled....
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    However, the problem of computers and robots really taking the jobs away from medium-skilled people (high-skilled ones will be either directing "robots" or serving as a source of behavior patterns for them; low-skilled are too cheap to spend money on...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    In the last two centuries, we have had somewhat similar "events" in the West. The first was when increased productivity in the country side drove unemployed workers to the cities, providing one important ingredient in the industrialization (lots of poor...
  • Commented on A message from our UK sponsors
    Is there any way to see whether a Kindle book has DRM or not, before buying it? I’ve been trying to figure this out for awhile with little success. If the information is there, it is usually well hidden in...
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