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Comment Re:Nope. But I'll tell you what did help. (Score 1) 144

Replace the mouse with a trackball. There's a tendency with a mouse to move your wrist - you're not meant to do this, you're meant to use your whole arm. But I don't know anyone who does. It'll take you a few days to get used to, after which you'll never use a mouse again.

This. I have a MS trackball explorer at home, that I will use until it dies. I am not a fan of MS products, but that trackball is the best I have ever used. Too bad they stopped making them.
At work I use a Logitech cordless optical trackman, that is almost as good, but personally I wish it wasn't wireless.
What I really like is the Ball under my fingers, thumb for left click, index finger for scrolling. It is getting hard to find.

Comment I can see it. (Score 4, Insightful) 66

There are plenty of people who can do everything they use a computer for on a tablet. I would guess most of those people are not on /.
For example my mother and sister, both use their computers for email, facebook, a little research, some cheezy games (Solitaire) and that is pretty much it.

All of that can easily be done on a cheep tablet.

Personally I will keep my laptop with a keyboard, but even I do most of my email on my Nexus 7 these days.

Comment Re:Ask a stupid question... (Score 1) 362

Why the transaction will ALWAYS be in the merchant's favor of course!

I really doubt this will happen. For the 3 to 4 cents you might gain it is just not worth the risk that someone might pull out their phone, calculate it and throw a major fit in your store. Even if no one ever throws a fit, word will get around, (See internet) and people will simply not shop at retailers who do this.
I usually have very little faith in people, but in this case I will tend to believe in honesty.

Comment Re:Excellent; (Score 5, Informative) 362

Did you miss the part where it said purchases would be rounded to the nearest nickle?
As a Canadian I can tell you that the pennies will disappear quickly, because the banks have been told to collect them.
The place I get my morning breakfast has already started rounding to the nearest nickle. My breakfast comes to $3.66 total, and I am always asked for $3.65

I for one, say "About bloody time!"

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