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  •  Would it likewise be boorish to point out (3+ / 0-)
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    blueoregon, Aunt Pat, Turbonerd

    the term "economies of scale"?

    It's far easier (in terms of required per-capita resources) and more efficient the more people you have.

    And we're 10 times as spread out as you.  :)

    Which reminds me:  Rei, do Icelandic keyboards have pre-accented vowel keys?

    Heh, our keyboards are pretty funky!  Here's a pic:

    Note that we have up to three possibilities for each key, not two!  There's shift and there's also "alt-gr".  Þþ has its own key, as do Öö and Æ/æ.  There's a special key which looks kind of like an apostrophe which you press before typing vowels when you want them accented (it also lets you access a wide variety of other characters that are not Icelandic persay but are useful to be able to type).

    Also note how shuffled the non-alphanumeric symbols are compared with an American keyboard.

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