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Comment Re:glo-worm touch (Score 1) 132

Yes, it looked terrible in the store. Was not as sharp as the no-glo version ( which i do have, and love ).

But to be fair, the paper white looked bad to me as well, side by side, until a guy at work bought one and it didn't seem as bad as the 'demo' and was pretty nice. But its still tied to the amazon store, unlike the nook, which makes it a non-option for me. ( i dont want to have to screw with converting everything.. )

Comment Good (Score 1) 132

Competition is good.

On a personal note i prefer the simple touch nook over kindle due to native ePub support. And the hardware just 'feels' better. ( yes, that's an abstract opinion )

Now, if they can come out with color.. And get rid of the gloworm version of the simple touch..

Comment Fire them (Score -1, Flamebait) 274

Really, if they don't want to preform their duties, get rid of them. There are other people that would gladly do their part to advance scientific research and not whine about it.

They need to grow up and stop being babies, what 'working conditions' did they expect being stuck on the top of a mountain i the middle of nowhere?

Comment What is old is new (Score 1) 89

This old model will slowly come back. Since software these days does everything you want, why buy upgrades? Going to get worse as things move towards cloud hosting and not local installs.

So often 'new features' are just rehash of old features or just marketing.

They have to keep the cash cow going somehow.

Comment Re:Awesome (Score 1) 582

I prefer a hostsfile myself.

Blocking at the router means that I don't have to tweak several hosts files, plus it covers my Android devices that don't have easily accessible hosts files, but do have pre-installed Facebook apps that call home every night with huge permissions that send who-knows-what, and can't be uninstalled. (When I finally rooted the tablet, I did some cleaning.)

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