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Found for sale on Ebay, thought it belonged here. owner is very proud.

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Found for sale on Ebay, thought it belonged here. owner is very proud. submitted by /u/wubaluba_dubdub
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WebWrangler
123 days ago
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It’s very... symmetrical.
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3D Touch Needs to Be Pervasive

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Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

Kuo says that the 6.1-inch iPhone will use what he calls “Cover Glass Sensor” (CGS) technology, relocating the iPhone’s touch module from the display panel (in-cell technology) to the surface glass. The CGS method reportedly results in a display that’s lighter and more shock resistant.

With this display technology, Apple will add a thin-film sensor to the touch film sensor included in the CGS, but the purpose of the new layer is unknown. It will, however, result in a 15 percent increase in the cost of the touch panel, resulting in a higher purchase price of $23 to $26.

To offset the cost of the new display it plans to use, Kuo believes Apple will remove the 3D Touch functionality on the 6.1-inch iPhone, which would be a curious move as 3D Touch is well-integrated throughout the operating system that runs on the iPhone at this point.

I don’t generally link to rumors like this, but this one caught my eye because I’ve been thinking a lot about 3D Touch lately. 3D Touch is the sort of feature that either needs to be on all iPhones or else should be dropped. If it’s not pervasive across the entire platform, developers can’t count on it. I think that’s why it’s underutilized today. But it’s one thing to wait for older iPhones from the pre-3D Touch era to drop out of usage. It’s another for Apple to sell a brand new phone in 2018 without it. I’m not going to rant and rave about something that’s only a rumor — but if September rolls around and Apple ships this new phone without 3D Touch to save a few measly dollars, I’m going to rant and rave.

I also think it’s a serious problem that iPhones have 3D Touch and iPads don’t, yet iPads are stuck running an OS where 3D Touch is the way to bring up a contextual shortcut menu, but that’s a different rant.

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WebWrangler
175 days ago
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Wow! Thanks! I didn’t know that either.
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jheiss
176 days ago
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I was kinda surprised and disappointed to find that my new iPad doesn't have 3D touch. Once I discovered on my phone that you can use 3D touch on top of the keyboard to move the cursor around I use that all the time. Having to go back to trying to directly place the cursor in text reminds me how much I think that UX fails.
invinciblegod
176 days ago
You can use multitouch to do that on ipad, just put two fingers on keyboard and you can place cursor anywhere.
jheiss
176 days ago
Well look at that. That's awesome. Thanks!
samuel
176 days ago
Good to know, I was wondering the same thing.
joelowrance
176 days ago
TIL
wreichard
175 days ago
I hate that that two-finger gesture isn't on my iPhone as well...especially with an SE, it is ridiculous to move the cursor around.

Firearms, ammo, drugs seized after downtown arrest of suspected heroin dealer >> komonews.com/news/local/fir… pic.twitter.com/pbegl8wWWd

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Firearms, ammo, drugs seized after downtown arrest of suspected heroin dealer >> komonews.com/news/local/fir… pic.twitter.com/pbegl8wWWd



Posted by komonews on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 6:14pm


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WebWrangler
410 days ago
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It's only confined by a cardboard box. How are they keeping it from killing someone?
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Puzzle: Which one will fill first?

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Which squares fill first with fluid?

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WebWrangler
442 days ago
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Not G?
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tekvax
443 days ago
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looks like F will fill up first!
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'It seems cool to be racist now': The rising profile of the black gun owner

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WebWrangler
446 days ago
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"...For the next hour, Warner fielded my often-elementary questions between interactions with the regulars, whom he called by name and who arrived in a steady stream of twos and threes to rent a shooting lane or troubleshoot a jam in their favorite revolver. It was a busy day in the gun shop, but it was nothing like what could have been...." I think If I had a revolver that managed to jam somehow, it wouldn't be my favorite.
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Flat-Clinch Stapler

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This stapler is better than the one you’re using now because papers bound with it lie much flatter. When using a traditional ‘bubble” stapler, a stack of stapled documents will quickly begin to be higher in the corner where the staple is. Because the Max staple is flat the stack lies flatter, and takes up less space. It does this using commodity staples, and after six years of use I find that it jams less than other staplers I’ve used.

-- Mark Aaldering

Max Flat-Clinch Black Standard Stapler with 30 Sheet Capacity ($16)

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Available from Amazon

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WebWrangler
529 days ago
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What is this "papers" he speaks of?
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