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Comment: Maybe you have the wrong e-reader (Score 1) 96

by camperdave (#47716031) Attached to: Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily
Maybe you have the wrong e-reader. When you turn on the Kobo, the cover of the ebook is displayed for half a second before it switches to the last opened page. Also, the Kobo keeps track of which books you've read and how much of the book you've gone through.

The shortcomings with the Kobo are:
1 - No color.
2 - Books are hard to place into series order, and hard to arrange on bookshelves.
3 - Conversion from one format to another sometimes causes paragraphs to merge. This makes it hard to read.

Comment: Re:I'm not so sure.... (Score 1) 165

by camperdave (#47704629) Attached to: Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

Yes, the summary's idea that one could get a heart transplant with faked records is baloney.

I couldn't make sense of the summary, at first. If my medical condition is bad enough that a transplant is needed, then why should I need someone else's medical records? My own would do.

On the other hand, I suppose someone's glaucoma could get me medicinal marijuana...

Comment: Re:Has trolling gone downhill? (Score 1) 381

by camperdave (#47695569) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

When did the definition of troll change from "someone who is rational, polite, intelligent, and articulate, but who deliberately advances a minority opinion or deliberately misunderstands an issue in order to enjoy the anger and argument this causes from others" to "someone abusive"?

It didn't. Or rather, it has always been so. Trolls are a subset of abusive folk.

Comment: Re:Not a bad strategy (Score 4, Insightful) 229

by camperdave (#47694775) Attached to: Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It
It won't work. You also need one more thing: a sender that pays attention to the out of office message. When I see an email which has a subject line that says "Out of office", I don't bother reading it. I just delete it. Obviously the recipient got the email; they just won't respond right away.

Comment: Re:This isn't about technology (Score 1) 229

by camperdave (#47694579) Attached to: Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

Technology isn't the issue here - obviously you don't need special software to auto-delete emails.

The real issue is that Daimler is allowing its employees to do this without fear of reprisals from management.

Yeah. That'll last until the first upper manager misses an important email because he forgot to reset the out of office flag.

If you have to ask how much it is, you can't afford it.