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P.S. Previous comment written on a tablet. I just can't be bothrred to try to clean up every bit of slop the virtual kbd lays down, and on a real kbd I'm obsessive about accuracy...
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2012 on The PC is Over at Coding Horror
Thr Achilles heel of tablets (and even more do for phones) is input. I guarantee thst I can type faster and more accurately on a physical kbd than any but the most adept on a virtual kbd -- and WRT voice input, don't make me laugh! I'm "using"top-tier voice recognition s/w with one of the highest-rated mics, and it's like hunt-and-peck typing in terms of speed and dictating to a not-too-bright 10-year-old in terms of accuracy. Nothing will pry my physical kbds out of my hands until it doesn't entail a 90% reduction in speed and accuracy. Oh, and auto-spell-correction? fuhgeddaboudit. No better than voice recognition.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2012 on The PC is Over at Coding Horror
Nice joke, pseudonymous. The "special little snowflake" was precious. Speaking as "the man," with a couple of dozen publications and 30 years in my field, I can tell you special little snowflakes that if you can't take constructive criticism from a more experienced practitioner you might as well drop out of your grad program. You'll never cut it in either research or academia. Ignorance is 100% curable, as long as it's recognized early. Start out humble -- you'll have plenty of time to be a whiny, self-important wanker if that's what you've got as a goal.
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