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Comment: Re:I must be the outlier (Score 1) 234

by Threni (#47565039) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

Aren't they obliged to cancel your account if you ask, though? I mean, say you say "i want to close my account", they asked if you're sure, aware of the great deals etc. Say no, again, politely, then firmly "close my account now". What would happen if they continued trying to get you to stay and you stay silent? You aren't obliged to go through their script; you've told them your side of things. Can't you just stop paying them and if there's any come back tell them the date/time of the call, who you spoke to and ask what the problem is? Perhaps there needs to be a mandatory website/service where you just click/say "i'm out of here" and there's no come back on their part?

Comment: Re:Good (Score 2) 225

by Threni (#47529319) Attached to: Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

> If only tablets had on-screen keyboards

They're dreadful.

> Bluetooth keyboards or keyboard docks!

A decent bluetooth keyboard costs a lot of money. Keyboard dock? Why not just buy a laptop?

> All you're doing is reducing the impact of the point you're trying to make.

But i'm right though. That's what this story is about. Using a laptop, not a tablet, when you want to do something other than consume. How many people use laptops to write books, code etc. And how many use tablets. Thank you.

> It's entirely possible for a kid and with iPad to produce their own podcast or video
> presentation for a class.

Sure. It's posssible to use a Raspberry Pi, and enter text via a morse code key. Wouldn't that be fun?

Comment: Re:Good (Score 2) 225

by Threni (#47526555) Attached to: Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

>This proves that all the Slashdot talk about software freedom is thinly disguised
>Microsoft hate since everyone here seems to be pumping up heavily locked down
>iDevices and Chromebooks.

Many people - especially Slashdot readers - don't use Microsoft products unless, perhaps, they'd paid to use it at work (either as end users or developers). They're just not relevant to a discussion about tablets (they don't make any that have any impact on the market) or Chromebooks (which are usable in seconds, are free from the `you've moved your mouse - better restart your pc, oh, and don't forget to install todays set of patches for Windows and Java` crap to which Windows users subject themselves).

Chromebooks beat tablet hand's down because it's possible to do anything on a bloody tablet except surf or watch netflix. Students might want know...type something in?

He who has but four and spends five has no need for a wallet.