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Comment Re:So what (Score 1) 44

You might try actually looking at some faces for the 360. Hint: They're still centered on the middle of the physical display. Looking at my wrist right now, it's 27 minutes after the hour and all that's cut off is some of the dashes marking minutes; the hand itself is still on-screen, but I expect that at 1:30 proper a few pixels for the edge of that hand might be cut off.

And, y'know what? I can't say that disturbs me overmuch. If (as they claim) this design feature avoids the need for a larger bezel while allowing an accurate light-level sensor, I'll keep it.

[At the end of typing the post, it's :30 after; looking at my wrist, the very tip of the minute hand is indeed occluded -- which answers your prior claims: No dead space, no distortion].

Comment Re:Question for user community (Score -1, Troll) 236

I understand why you're hesitant to try it out and see for yourself, being such a costly program and all.

Oh, you silly kids! What the OSS fanatics fail to understand is that once a person leaves graduate school to get a "real job" in the "real world" that time suddenly becomes much more important to money for many, many people. Saving a few hundred bucks on software is pointless (to me) if I have to spend more than an hour dicking with it, for example. For other people, a few hundred bucks (actually Office 365 is only $100/year) might be worth two hours of their time to dick with. Anything more than that, and it's not worth my time.

Comment Bottled ink and fountain pens (Score 1) 223

I'd be curious to see if any of the low-cost ink manufacturers for fountain pen ink branch into inkjets, with this development. Both being water-based and having constraints around lubrication, flow, penetration, dry time, etc., I wouldn't be surprised if there were a fair bit of room for knowledge (and chemistry R&D, for a shop with a wide enough range of ink properties) to translate.

Buying bottled ink is already the cost-effective option for folks writing the old-fashioned way -- the equivalent to a sub-$20 4.5oz bottle of waterproof fountain pen ink (current price for a large bottle of Noodler's Heart of Darkness, 8/4/2015, is $19) would, if purchased in rollerball refills, be in the range of 76 to 82 pen refills, priced from $1.66 to $3.20 each; going the bottled route is vastly saner for folks who are willing to buy several years' worth of ink at one go.

(Up-front costs to use bottled ink aren't that high either -- excellent sub-$30 pens include the TWSBI Eco, Pilot Metropolitan and Lamy Vista).

But then -- with an extra-expensive printer, perhaps simply voiding the warranty if someone used a competing ink would be enough to prevent customers from trying to cut costs there. Hmm.

Comment Re:Just because you like it doesn't mean others wi (Score 1) 249

Better UI is subjective and personally I disagree with you on that. Most people really don't give a shit as long as it doesn't get in their way. People are familiar with iOS and Android and familiarity counts for a lot even if it isn't necessarily the most optimal way to do things. Look at how much hate Windows 8 has received even though in some cases it does make some improvements.

I'm not a UI expert, but I kind of thought that we had moved past the "whole lot of random icons on the desktop" that my father used in 1995, but hey, whatever floats your boat. I personally don't have the time or interest to hunt through pages of icons for every little thing I need to do.

I have seen no objective evidence that Windows Phone is more or less stable than Android or iOS devices. You'll need to present some actual objective data for me to concede that point. Something more than your personal experiences.

I really have no interest in convincing you or anybody else. People with Android and iOS reboot their phones frequently. I don't. Enjoy rebooting.

Comment Re:Nobody will license Windows for mobile (Score 1) 249

It's better because it has a better UI, is more stable, and does much more by itself without needing extra "apps". It makes sense for companies to license it if their customers want to buy phones with what's arguably the best OS out there right now. Again, I don't understand why people don't buying them over Android. They're subsidizing the phones right now, but I'd happily pay more for a Windows Phone because it's a much better product, in my opinion.

Comment Re:Microsoft tried the wrong business model (Score 1) 249

The thing is, Windows Phone is a better OS than either iOS or Android, so it makes sense that they'd think that companies would want to pay to license their software. I don't know why consumers consistently choose Android or iOS over Windows.

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