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Comment: Re:book prices too high (Score 1) 135

by vxice (#35900734) Attached to: Amazon To Let Libraries Lend Kindle Books
There are plenty of works of fiction, not as many as there should be, that are below $5. Most are indie but they are still pretty good and it is about time indie books became big. The problem is most 'published' books. It kind of disappointed me that more research based books aren't cheaper but I kind of understand it. Unfortunately I am not really a avid fan of fiction.

Comment: book prices too high (Score 1) 135

by vxice (#35892916) Attached to: Amazon To Let Libraries Lend Kindle Books
They really need to reduce prices on ebooks. high price on new books is ok but if they don't drop the price it is not like they are getting part of used book sales. that or they need to enable ebook resale. preferably both. I love my kindle and this is pretty much its only down side that I really have a problem with.

Comment: unfair advantage (Score 1) 210

by vxice (#35856960) Attached to: My computer desktop, vs. my real-life desktop:
Computer desktops are a lot easier to organize. While you can put folders in other folders they can't be accessed without taking the parent directory out. My desktop has many layers of subfolders to organize and if all the data were included in a similar fashion to a 'real' desktop it would be much messier.

Comment: Re:easy and necessary fix. (Score 1) 283

by vxice (#35413318) Attached to: UK Schools Consider Searching Pupils' Smartphones
How about no phones during class time period? Do children not have ANY reason to have a phone? It is only when it is used during class time that it interferes. And the phone ringing counts as using. So a confiscate any found phones might keep them off or at least on silent when they can be disruptive but not removing them completely, i.e. no random searches.

Comment: Re:€ (euro) (Score 1) 868

by vxice (#34987346) Attached to: I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...
"the vast majority are swayed by the hundreds of millions/billions of dollars the corporations pour into elections..." So what you are saying is that broken voters get a broken system? Followed by "The issue is that it will take people voting in politicians who want to fix that" reads as voters doing their job will fix the situation not removal of the money. The only other option is to tell some people they aren't 'special' enough to vote, what exactly is the criteria for that? Yeah it sucks for the rest of us but banning money doesn't solve the real problem, voters aren't paying attention you've confused the symptom and cause.

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.

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