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Comment Re:Who wrote the summary? (Score 1) 247

"So go ahead and kick the cripple, it's easy and fun. right."

I deeply sympathise with you, as I myself suffer from a mild form of dyslexia and have over the years taught students suffering from full dyslexia .

I understand your reaction to my post. The problem with online forums is the remoteness of context; what you see is what you get. To slightly modify the old saying, "Never attribute to malice that which may be explained by ignorance".

Comment Re:Available credit on a debit card (Score 1) 133

"My reasoning is that "amount available to spend" on a debit card is how much money you have, and "amount available to spend" on a credit card is your credit limit."

Wrong, I'm afraid. My UK bank account provides me with an automatic overdraft limit, plus an 'emergency' short-term (high interest) excess overdraft. So when I go shopping with my debit card the 'amount available to spend' includes the unused portion of my overdraft limit.

Comment Re:it has already gone wrong (Score 1) 142

"The original design worked great. Change for the sake of change is bad, and undoubtedly will cost Slashdot in pageviews. The search for alternatives to slashdot is now commencing for me."

Hear! hear! Another turn-off is the full-page-width for comment lines. There's a good reason for paper publications using colums.

Comment Re:Give It To Them (Score 2) 114

"You do realize that essentially only 2 things combined caused him to fail? The invasion of Russia being delayed by a month alone might have made the difference, but the attack on Pearl Harbor sealed the deal. Without the latter, the US likely would not have entered the war in time to save Britain, which was on the brink of surrendering..."

Am I correct in assuming that you are not a historian?

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_

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