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Comment: Re:umm..... (Score 3, Informative) 474

by MSBob (#43796167) Attached to: The Canadian Government's War On Science
Balancing the budget? LOL! This government has blown the hole in the budget that Canada had never seen in its entire history. The federal debt has skyrocketed under this regime while the funds to provinces were cut. The 'tax and spend' Liberals maintained balanced budgets for years and years until these clowns grabbed a hold of the steering wheel. Their first stupid move was cutting the GST by two percentage points just before the debt crisis hit. As for their approach to science they had a creationist as a minister of science; enough said.

Comment: Re:Text to speech (Score 1) 155

by MSBob (#35272020) Attached to: Would the Developing World Use E-Readers More Than Laptops?
I don't have a kindle nor do I know what they use but the blog-to-podcast engine Audiodizer uses a very good TTS engine that I find is good enough even for long articles (not sure I would hear it read an entire book though) and it seems to improve on a regular basis. Here's a sample of how it sounds:

Comment: I have a tablet but no smartphone (Score 1) 459

by MSBob (#34804336) Attached to: Why haven't you bought a tablet?
I realize I'm in the minority here but I'm not impressed with modern smart phones. They are just a tad too large to be comfortable in my pockets but not large enough to be comfortable web browsers, ebook readers etc.

My needs would be covered by two devices, a smartphone in the size of say the fith generation iPod Nano and a 10 inch tablet. So far the market has only deilvered the latter so that's what I have.

Comment: Cause and effect? (Score 5, Insightful) 557

by MSBob (#32955158) Attached to: The Hell Known As Internet Screening Services
What if we turn this around and consider that maybe those who apply for jobs to screen the internet already have an unhealthy fascination with weird and/or illegal content? Maybe the post-contract counseling only reveals all the issues they harbored prior to starting the work?

I'm not saying this is the case, but it's a possibility...

Make it right before you make it faster.