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Comment This time, do it right... (Score 1) 239

Right, so as others are saying, for Goodness' sake change your email address; but this time, do it right.

Set up an email forwarder such as (free [as in beer] for a single forwarding address). Tell bigfoot to forward to your true new account, and make sure you never give out your true address - give _everybody_ your bigfoot address.

That way, if you ever need to change your true email address again for any reason, it will just be between you and bigfoot.

Comment Why a tablet at all? (Score 2) 180

Why a tablet? Do you really want to spend all day holding the damned thing? Forget that.
Your problem is being hunched over the keyboard & mouse.
Your solution is to buy an Alphagrip:


Then you can lift your screen to eye level, enlarge the fonts, and finally lean back just like in the old days, touch-typing away in full ergonomic comfort, just like I am now. I would _never_ go back to a crappy old qwerty board mate. Hell, just watch one of the typing demos and you'll get it:

No, I don't work for them, I just love the device. Oh, and comfort, I like that too.

Smile, breathe, and go slowly.


Submission + - ask slashdot: Tablets for Papers

An anonymous reader writes: When I was younger, engineering and science offices didn't have computers yet. It was the tradition Piled Higher and Deeper desks, and overloaded bookcases. I ended up doing other things, and haven't been in a regular office for a couple of decades. Now I'm older, spending a lot more time with the screen, and finding my aging butt and back aren't as pliable for the long hours of reading papers. And while looking at rather expensive chairs etc for a solution, what I'm remembering is we used to be able to lean back, feet up, while reading the stapled print-outs — have a change from hunched-over writing and typing. So I'm wondering is Are We There Yet with tablets? You guys would know — what makes a /good/ tablet for reading, sorting, annotating, and searching PDFs etc? Hardware, software — what tablets have gotten this really right?

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