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Comment: Onenote (Score 1) 364

by DuroSoft (#40872285) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Take Notes In the Modern Classroom?
Not an MS fanboy at all but I have to say Microsoft OneNote is actually quite good I used to use it all the time to take notes on my laptop. Now I've gotten into the sort of stupid habit of just having a giant text file for each CS class I take that I edit using gedit on ubuntu. It's really sort of stupid but it's made me pretty damn good at doing on the fly ASCII art... When I did use OneNote though it was extremely organized and easy to use. I love how you can have different tabs and stuff for classes / topics. You can go really nuts with the organization if you want. It also saves the second you type something, and the automatic formatting and fonts it uses are very aesthetically pleasing. Although, I haven't used it in 4 years but I can only assume that if anything it's gotten better.

Comment: on the other hand (Score 1) 660

by DuroSoft (#40714053) Attached to: Don't Super-Size My Smartphone!
My biggest complaint about most cell phones and some of the older smart phones is that they are so small that they are extremely easy to lose. The new, larger smartphones fit very snugly in my pocket in a way that makes it difficult for them to fall out. In general, it is also harder to lose something that is bigger. I think as long as it can fit in your pocket comfortably, it isn't a problem.
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+ - Facebook & Privacy — is Privacy the New "Cool"?->

Submitted by DuroSoft
DuroSoft (1009945) writes "As Social Network points out, Facebook became popular mainly because it was simple, clean, powerful, and above all, it was 'cool'. Twelve years ago privacy wasn’t cool because it was ubiquitous — back then, things were private by default because it required a lot of effort (and money) to share a piece of information with other people via the internet. Now things are public with the press of a button, and privacy is becoming the exception rather than the rule. Facebook has already made it clear they are no friend of privacy with Randi Zuckerburg's statement in 2011 that "anonymity on the Internet has to go away”, the recent class action suit, and the fact that Facebook has been scanning user chats for illegal activity. So the question is: will the scarcity of online privacy eventually make privacy so desirable, so "cool", that Facebook will have to change its ways, or are users simply going to stop caring about privacy altogether?"
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