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Comment Re:48 mil... pocket change (Score 1) 143

How about an extra 2 or 3 zeros instead. How much does T-Mobile make per year in profits?

For the full-year 2016, T-Mobile expects Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $9.7 to $10.2 billion, up from the previous guidance of $9.1 to $9.7 billion.

So 48 mill is right around 5% of their yearly income. If they were just doing this in the U.S. you can exclude their international income, and the number starts to sound more reasonable. Take away any profit they could've made with their illegal maneuver, and an extra slice on top for being jackasses. Then the question is just how big to make the slice so that the message gets through (hint: may not be possible).

Comment Re:If the tables were turned (Score 1) 405

Besides your sentence not really making sense grammatically, yes, what's your point?

Free speech is free regardless of whom you're talking about having it. A lot of people seem to be of the opinion that only speech they agree with should be allowed, but that's just another way of saying they're anti-free speech. So I wouldn't want any candidate silenced, be they Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or...whoever else we have running that I haven't heard of.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 183

Somewhat orthogonal to my point, but yes--no tactile feedback when you "type" a key on a flat touchscreen. You can set it so phones vibe very briefly when you press a button, but that vibes the whole phone so it does nothing to indicate to you tactically *which* key you pressed--an on-purpose key typed with your left pinky will register the same as an accidental keypress with your right pinky.

And touch-typing relies on you being able to start pressing the next key on the keyboard before the previous key has returned to its resting position for good typing speed. Without range of motion of virtual keys you can't do that on touchscreens.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 183

If the content being input is not plain ASCII text, you betcha. How many wpm is your flowchart typing speed?

Okay, but I was talking about normal text.

While it is true that "typist's elbow" and the other debilitating problems you get from typing aren't called "writer's cramp", that is very different from what you claimed (not getting the problems).

I know I'll get writer's cramp a hell of a lot faster and more intensely than any typing stiffness. But I haven't personally used a laptop to take lecture notes so I guess you tell me.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 183

The New, Natural Way to Take Notes

Write in ink on paper with the Real Pen, and let the Yoga Book seamlessly digitize your notes

Why would anyone *want* to do this? Can people commonly write by hand faster than they can type? And you don't get writer's cramp while typing.

See my other comment slightly above. Until I see a video of somebody demonstrating a decent typing speed with it, I strongly suspect this will basically end up having to be hunt-and-peck.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 183

I'm STILL waiting for the day when the whole keyboard surface is flat-but-springy (like, oh my god, a touchscreen!)

"Springy"? I'm not even sure what you mean.

And touch typing kind of relies on the physics of starting to press another key before the last one has fully rebounded for its speed. I imagine building the same behavior into a touchscreen would be a circle of hell software-wise. Why do you think we have Swype and stuff on phone keyboards?

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