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"Actually, the diagonal of a standard letter page is 13.9", which makes it bigger than even the Yoga's screen." And not only that, but my impression is that in most of the rest of the world, the "standard" page is A4, 8.27"x11.69" (as also mentioned by ceejayoz), which gives a 14.3" diagonal, which is even bigger than letter.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2012 on Touch Laptops at Coding Horror
"Way more than I would have ever believed, because I lived through the terror that was Pen Computing." I never understood this position. I have a convertible tablet, and I think it's *great*. I have not really used a touch laptop and to some extent I don't want to knock them, but it seems that the places where they're good differs quite a bit. For instance, with a pen I get both precision *and* not aiming with a mouse (as opposed to "if you need precision, you switch to the mouse or touchpad"). It's active, which means that if I want to see a tooltip or hit a webpage that requires you to hover, I can actually use that web page. (I'm not sure what the story is with something like Win8, but my experience with the iPhone and such sites is that you use such sites by hoping you can find a different one that you can actually use.) And for taking notes during class it can't be beat: it writes mostly like pencil & paper, but gives you something that you can back up (without a photocopier) and search. I whine incessantly about 99% of the software I use from Windows to Linux to every web browser to command shells, but OneNote running on my tablet is a piece of software that I honestly think works *really* well and I actually mostly enjoy using.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2012 on Touch Laptops at Coding Horror
@Teamsiems: I came to post that link, so I was happy to see someone got there ahead of me. @Jeff: "When I ordered the new feeders, I assumed they would be a little better than what I had before." I thought for sure the next sentence was going to be "But they weren't. In fact they were worse." or something like that. I was happy to see that there were a bunch of improvements! @Msterex and others: "I still wonder why you'd want to change the times for daylight savings." My reading of that was that he updated the displayed time just for sanity's purposes (so you don't have that one clock that's an hour off...) but kept the "real time" feedings the same. I could, of course, be wrong.
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