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Old 06-08-2009, 08:02 AM   #31
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But then I would lose what I like about the compact keyboard, which is not having reach so far when moving my hand from mouse to keyboard and back.
Fortunately, we each get to have the bargain that sings most sweetly!

For now — it does appear that Apple is backing away from the wide keyboard designs.

   
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You’ve tried one, I gather? Its ads caught my eye once or twice, but I wondered if it would flatten properly after being rolled up and how well it could possibly work, so never bit.

   
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #33
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Yep, I've got one. It's such soft/pliable material that it unrolls just fine. But then you're tempted to type on it. Nasty ... sorta like typing on slugs.

   
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:14 PM   #34
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But then you're tempted to type on it. Nasty ... sorta like typing on slugs.
Ugh — gross.

When I was young and running barefoot (in college), I stepped on a banana slug once. The memory lives on.

   
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Ugh — gross.

When I was young and running barefoot (in college), I stepped on a banana slug once. The memory lives on.
Ugh! Those things are repulsive!

   
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Kinda gives you a whole new perspective on the whole barefoot thing, doesn't it?

And apropos of neither slugs, keyboards or bare feet, I have met the Pleasant Sneel Flounder face to face. I decided to try it tonight. The waiter gave his best shot at explaining the dish but eventually admitted he'd never actually *seen* it, got a full explanation from the cook but didn't have the English to translate it.

It turns out to be a flounder with the flesh removed and cooked in bite-size chunks; the carcass is breaded lightly and deep fried and then used as a kind of serving plate for the meat, which is done in a light ginger sauce with lots of veggies.

On the credit card receipt printout, sneel becomes smell. Ah. Well then.

The pleasant sneel and I will become more closely acquainted over time, I'm sure.

   
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You should write an ode to the pleasant sneel. Be the first, most likely!

And was it pleasant?

   
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Now you've got me wondering whether the sneel is a relative of the snipe.
I wonder if snipes have a pleasanter sneel than my flounder.

In any case, it was very pleasant indeed. We had a couple of other dishes at the same time and took home leftovers. The floundering sneel went home within us. Yum.

   
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