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Comment Re:What is this Kindle you speak of? (Score 1) 124

I have a Kindle Paperwhite 2 and I love the new upgrade. Not noticed changes to that font, but I only use Bookerly. The UI changed with this release; options like airplane mode is easier to get to, and everything looks more modern and less boring, without a single negative change to the important thing; reading books. Goodreads integration so it's easy to track what you're reading, have read and will read. It sucks if people are having problems reading a particular font but you can inject fonts into books if you like.

You probably can't get this upgrade if your kindle is that old. I upgraded from one bought around the same time to the PW2 just for the built in light, but between that, the touch screen and the new fonts it's a totally different device.

Comment Re:Why Ubuntu (Score 1) 58

I looked at debian and it looks tedious to install and i decided i could if i devoted time and energy to the project i could probably install it but would rather just install ubuntu and get on with it.

Mint is ok and i used it until I got fed up with the lack of support; it's easier to get help when you have ubuntu; also, when you install ubuntu you don't immediately get errors due to poorly configured software before you've even finished logging it. Unity may be shit but at the end of the day I'm not going to be spending a lot of time fucking around with the ui; as long as i can launch apps i'm happy.

Comment Re:Battery (Score 1) 88

You're missing out on a lot of really good phones if that's your main criteria. I've had my z3 for 18 months and it's great. I'm sure i'll get another phone in the next couple of years and this'll probably still be working then. Not sure what I could have got instead that has a replaceable battery. Why is it important? Have you had a lot of problems with batteries in the past?

Comment Re:SSD (Score 0) 88

One thing nobody wants is a microsoft tablet. I know they've put loads of effort into building and flogging them but were they to ever take off it would be despite, not because, of windows. Windows is that awful thing you used to have on your pc before you got a tablet, or that you're forced to use at work.

Comment Re:What would they expect him to do? (Score 1) 186

" As can be seen, I'm not too impressed with how the money is being spent as well since I think better uses of that money could be used."

I? Who are you? They're doing fine, aren't they? Popular site, not in danger of going away soon? I mean, i'm sure if you have any good ideas they'd love to hear from you.

Comment Re:It were the russians (Score 1) 62

It's been a while since I read my 80s techno thrillers, but the idea was a nuke sub (or mobile land-based launchers, in theory, but I don't think they ever bothered with that) would use GPS to get an exact fix on where it was, and input that into the missiles as their start point for inertial navigation. This allowed for 'first-strike' capability, which required silly amounts of precision to hit hardened launch sites on short notice, before enemy C&C could authorize retaliatory strikes, and simultaneously denied the enemy the ability to perform a first-strike on you, as first they'd have to find your hidden SSBNs.

The GPS system was originally called 'NavStar,' as it was intended as a navigation aide. The missiles themselves were intended to be as autonomous as possible after launch; after all, the GPS satellites were easy to find and destroy, what with them broadcasting their locations.

Comment Re:H-1B visa are not a free market (Score 1) 243

And the same is true of the states. Trying to cross the border from Canada into the States to start a job, transferring a Canadian company to it's brand new American owner, and getting stopped. Should have been a thirty second conversation with the border folks, under Trade NAFTA. Nope. I was trying to steal an American Jerb, and that was that.

The company started to lawyer up, but I declined to continue the process, and stayed in Canada. What can I say, I was young, and foolish. In retrospect, I made the correct choice.

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