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Comment Re:Laser's The Way To Go (Score 1) 223

Indeed. We got a laser quite some years ago and never looked back. It's off for several months, we switch it on to print a chapter from a journal, and it prints like it was used yesterday. We still have the old inkjet because it has the flatbed scanner that we use.

Inkjets are expensive, high maintenance machines, and life is too short.

Comment Re:World Wide? (Score 2) 207

VPN's won't help either. If you have to pay via a credit card, they know which country you're from and they they can deny the service based on this. You'd have to get a credit card in the issuing country, with a corresponding address in that country

They have this same implementation for restricting the sale of mp3's; you can't for example buy mp3's from amazon.co.uk if you live in Canada and have a Canadian credit card.

Comment Re:Office 97 (Score 1) 130

I find it horrible too, basically because the interface is so fucking ugly, with three pale, bland colour schemes to choose from (blinding white, light grey and a slightly darker light grey). PLUS THE MENU ITEMS SHOUT AT YOU

If they made it nicer to look at and not so flat looking, I might be tempted to use it

Comment Re:It means more memory for great applications. (Score 1) 554

"Microsoft deserves full credit for keeping their system size and complexity down over the past few revs"
Um, have you seen the size of a win8 install? It weighs in at around 17Gb

By contrast I can still fit a newly released version of a Linux Distro onto a single CD, DVD or memory stick

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.