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Comment: Note taking text vs casual reading (Score 1) 261

by Nukenbar (#49129757) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper

I think there is a big difference between text that you would want to take notes along side of the text and those books that are a more casual read.

For note taking, e-readers have still not perfected the ease of having a pen and being about to write directly on on in the margins of text. Print books still excel there.

But for casual reading, a device like a kindle paper-white is better in almost all regards. Reading at night off of its adjustable lit screen is perfect for not keeping you awake if you are trying to get to sleep. 90% of people that I have suggested one to have enjoyed it.

Comment: Re:About right (Score 2) 246

by Nukenbar (#49112419) Attached to: In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber

Are we really so ok with robbing people at gunpoint that we say this is not a big deal?

Obviously a BB gun is not as dangerous as a real pistol, but the reason he used it and not a more deadly knife is because many BB guns look real enough when you are being robbed and don't want to be shot.

Four years sounds fair to me.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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