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Comment Re:Tag article witchhunt (Score 1) 890

And, last I heard, the fuel efficiency of rail is frickin' awesome. While the engine itself is around 1-2MPG (diesel), that engine is towing tons and tons and tons of equipment behind it (American Association of Railroads claims that they get around 457 tons moved one mile per gallon of diesel fuel).

Comment Re:Should be fine... (Score 3, Informative) 510

OneNote is a extremely useful piece of software, and the primary reason I keep an Win7 VM around. It easily qualifies for "best tool for the job". Nearest piece of work I've seen is Jarnal (pen input) and/or Tomboy (wikiish notes). The handwriting recognition and math functionality is top-notch (realizing that the handwriting subsystem shipped with Win7).

Comment Re:E INK FTW (Score 1) 164

Those color competitors, IIRC, had severe drawbacks to them in their own right (the Game Gear's larger form factor and needing 6 AAs for it -- reusing your 8-bit Master System design for a handheld was probably not the best idea) and the original Game Boy had deep market penetration. When Nintendo finally did produce a color version of the Game Boy, it was a pretty halfass color screen, but still maintained the platform benefits. Nintendo didn't produce a device with a screen "like" the Game Gear's until the Game Boy Advance; which was able to leverage improved screen tech.

Comment Re:Barking up the wrong tree... (Score 1) 164

I have the regular Nook, and I hope B&N does produce a color eInk device. The LCD in their new offering moves the device closer to 'generic 7" Android tablet' than electronic reading (IMHO). I bought the Nook on the strength of its eInk screen (less eyestrain, low power usage, etc), and have not been displeased with it.

Comment Re:OEM vs. retail pricing; pro vs. home (Score 1) 370

Unlike Vista, the different "versions" of Win7 include the features of the lower-tier copies.

So Win7 Pro contains everything in Win7 Home and then some.
Win7 Ultimate contains everything in Win7 Pro and them some.

This is in contrast to Vista, which split the features among the SKUs and required anyone who wanted features of both of the "lower tier" Business and Home Premium SKUs to buy Ultimate.

Comment Re:Comment your code (Score 1) 590

Tab to the block, space to line up individual statements (basically a line that's wrapped) and make things look cleaner. That way, no matter how your editor is configured to show tabs, everything will be spaced relative to the block they're supposed to live in. void foo() {
tab Some long statement
tab that should be indented like so.
}

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