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Comment Re:If only there was some possible way to ... (Score 1) 82

They'd also have to invent a way to manage that storage so that pulling the card out would only remove the part of your library you expect, and not cause the damn thing to fail catastrophically. They'd also need a way to avoid hours and hours of manual user processes to delegate a storage location, or to migrate collections of books between locations.

And yet somehow my Nook manages it. I can have my books on my card, swap out the card and give to one of my kids and they magically have kids books.

Comment Re: Price isn't everything (Score 1) 110

Yes, I used to buy a ton of stuff from certain giant computer discount seller. Occasionally I'd have to eat an item like a computer case because the return shipping was more than it was worth. Then for a while I started using both and comparing the prices. After a while I realized I was only using Amazon. Getting hosed on one product wipes out the saving on all the others.

Comment Re:Due Diligence... anyone, anyone, Bueller? (Score 1) 215

Years ago when when I saw the first article on this I showed it to my wife who's a Med Tech in a hospital lab. She was immediately very skeptical. She said you can't do some of those tests they were claiming with a finger stick. Apparently it's not the volume of blood that's the problem it's the location you get it from. So, no, I guess they didn't.

Comment Re:Yeah, so... (Score 1) 655

I drive a car from the 60's. Will continue to do so for the rest of my life. No one got rid of horse drawn carriages, they are a common site in many areas of the country, as are 16 foot wide farm implements traveling at very slow speeds. The biggest annoyance by far though is on Saturday when groups of 50 or more bicyclist come out from the city and clog up the roads. I'm ok with a few, but, how do you pass 50 or 100 of them in a solid group? Bicycle technology was surpassed 100 years ago, yet there they are.

Comment Re:Not "Episode IV" (Score 1) 272

Same here, I was 10, my brother 8. He heard about it at work, and drove us the 40 miles to the nearest theater. And we were so conservative we didn't have a television. We did have to listen to him complain about Hollywood taking a perfectly good movie and adding 1 bad word for no apparent reason. Of course now we know they did that on purpose to make sure they didn't get a G rating.

Comment Re:You're asking in the wrong place (Score 1) 192

I work on a similar project. I doubt he's talking about shuffling icons around. Our product was designed when 640x480 monitors were common so most older forms are smaller than that. At some point they they decided our customers probably had 800x600 monitors so half the forms are that size. They aren't resizable either. So a user with a modern monitor has a screen with a form that takes up about a quarter of their desktop. It's OK on most screens but the screens with grids that require a lot of scrolling are infuriating.

The main screen is tabbed. It has 3 rows of tabs across the top of the page. Some of these pages have a row of tabs down the side.

Different menu options appear and disappear with no clue as to why.

We have listboxes that are 1 inch tall that contain hundreds of rows. We have drop down lists that have over a thousand items. We have a grid that now has 20,000 rows and takes 10 minutes to load the form. They are virtually unusable.

Some of the text boxes don't allow control-c for copy, some don't have copy in the context menu, so there is not 1 way to do copy paste. Some text boxes start typing at the far left automatically. Some start typing where you placed the cursor.

We can't really change anything existing because we would need a change order. Can't really do anything about new stuff because we have a "standards and consistencies" document.

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