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As I do banking and credit payments (letter of credit) between countries, a long time ago the banking indiustry standarised on CAPITALS to avoid problems, and enable secure teletext tranactions. These same conventions apply today. Without a caps lock, I could be unproductive for long periods and I would not estimate the finacial problems for my customers or their suppliers or payroll payments of a mistype.

Comment phone cost USD $3 per month. (Score 1) 129 129

1. I remain on old fashioned phones with only talk and SMS on a PAYG (Pay As You Go) scheme. 2. I use computer based data only via WiFi or Ethernet work, home or Public Wifi. My costs are about GBP £2 per month (say USD3 per month) fro phones (two of them on separate networks so roaming and dead spots are minimiseed) 3. I see no reason for a data phone or visual 'apps' outside my base (home,work or pub) 4. Maybe because I am a canny Scot I do not like transfering my cash to others. 5 Organise your life to suit your cash available.

Comment Re:Dear Microsoft. (Score 1) 133 133

Also make free update for Vista. Otherwise many seniors on old Vista machines (who would not or could not afford a new computer) are locked eventially in unsafe systems. While I can change a few to Linux most want their known old programs to work. I think Microsoft lost the ball in getting all on updated safe system with this omission.

Comment Perhaps to ? They will not depart to 5-eyes (Score 1) 105 105

1 I assume they will not go to USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada; or Germany (who while not the sixth eye are very close to it; and have or other internatioal major countries.
2. Perhaps to ? Let's have your guesses as they need to sell to paying customers

Comment Re:Yes, I'd be afraid of Amazon (Score 1) 110 110

I use local shops now (in a small village of about 8 to 10 thousand folk) to keep small businesses (and big UK) who are UK tax paying businesses in being. I now buy signifficantly less from Amazon (zero so far this tear of 2015). The are killing local businesses and avoiding paying their fare share of local taxes. Their mama management /remward is not so good, but 'just legal' to avoid prosecution. Also I do not have delivery slot problems, where I or wife had to wait in to receive parcel. (A major point!)

Comment Re:Not sure about that (Score 1) 274 274

The lady, the woman, The female , the wife, the wifman, "the queen" "the quine", all mean a female person but carry much detail depending on how used or translated as does the common English use of a definite "the" and indefinite "a" article in English which sometimes cannot be translated. For example the phrase "I would buy from that man" has at least two completely different meanings depending on empasis and pauses in speak; so a translater may not translate but replace with the meaning intended in the words of the language into which it is being translated.
"I; [pause!] would buy from THAT man!" (very negative, exclamation of rejection of the very idea )
"I would buy from that man" (positive)

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