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Comment Re:Bah! Stupid "the narrative" (Score 2, Informative) 187

Comment Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 132

My original point was that, no matter how much we'd love to bash MS, there isn't a more viable OS to run on this device on the market today. Even Linux would have the same limitations from a GUI standpoint. I would prefer to see these devices shipped with Win7 (or Linux de jour) and eventually drive development of a touch based OS than have them not ship at all. I am intrigued and excited about the direction of the "iPad class" of hardware. I use my iPod touch for easy email and web access when the laptop is too bulky or a hassle to haul around the house. I am not a fan of the Apple approach, however. Anything that drives competition and the development of this class of device should be praised and noted.

Comment Electronics != Best Solution (Score 3, Insightful) 256

Using the Kindle, iPad, or any other electronic device is not going be wildly accepted by the college crowd. I find it hard to imagine studying without being able to mark in the book, fold pages, constantly flip through entire sections, or any of the features that make physical books great. Not to mention resale of DRM is non-existent.

Comment Re:News for nerds. (Score 1) 763

one for the outer door, two for the inner, three for girlfriends place, one for the office, one for the postbox, one for my bicycle, the car, the motorbike and the roof

Go buy a carabiner. Spend more than $10, preferably climbing grade. Cheap ones will break or the cheap coating will rub and stain your clothes.
Buy 3 key rings:
Ring 1: Outer Door, Inner Door, POBox, Main mode of transport and office
Ring 2: GF keys
Ring 3: Roof, Secondary modes of transport
Buy a key rack and keep ring 2 and 3 there. When you need them, clip them. The biner will make adding / removing sets of keys easy. You can clip it to your belt, pack, bike, etc. After a bit, you will get used to the weight and not having it will remind you to grab them. As the number of rings grows, you can tag / color code them for easy reference.

Comment Tried and True (Score 1) 713

Seems like a toll system would work well here. No expensive tracking devices, no retrofitting, and it creates more jobs.
Sure, you wouldn't get to toll 100% of the traffic, just the major veins of traffic, but that should more than offset the losses. Seems to work in other states, why not here?

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