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Living Room / Re: Kids E-Book Ideas?
« on: September 21, 2012, 05:07 AM »
Don't don't know the answers to these, but FYI, I recently stumbled on to this
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm
Maybe there are some kids' books in there ...

Nice..found a link to 161 Places For Free Children's eBooks Online  there. That will keep me busy for a while. :)

Looks excellent! Thanks for the link!

We're not quite at that stage yet, but I'll be keeping this in mind.

Of course now that Microsoft has essentially bought out (or more probably bought off) B&N (in an effort to get out of that ridiculous patent lawsuit they themselves started) there's every indication the new Nooks will soon start being based on Windows 8 rather than Android as the current models are. Could be good or bad. Only time will tell on that score.

This really pisses me off. Even when you want to just go and get a book for your kid, you have to worry about this crap.

Nothing against you 40 - you've pointed out a valid issue. But should it even be an issue? Sanity would say "no". Reality on the other hand isn't completely sane. :(


After Borders closed, showing that all brick bookstores will die eventually, buying a Nook from the other big brick-and-mortar bookstore seemed like a sure dead end, and Amazon seemed like it would be the last bookstore standing. At least the partnership with Microsoft seems to change that, so in that sense it is an improvement.

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Living Room / Re: Cascading grammar trolls
« on: September 18, 2012, 12:53 PM »
Priceless.



from Tmonews


Lol is an acronym, not a word, so it should be LOL.
 ;D

It is also a sentence fragment. :-)

Unless it's taken to be in the imperative mood, in which case it's an order for the other person to do it.

(That's a) good point.

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Living Room / Re: Cascading grammar trolls
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:24 AM »
Priceless.



from Tmonews


Lol is an acronym, not a word, so it should be LOL.
 ;D

It is also a sentence fragment. :-)

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Living Room / Cascading grammar trolls
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:14 PM »
Priceless.



Screenshot - 9_17_2012 , 6_12_00 PM.png



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Living Room / Re: Shit Apple Fanatics Say
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:39 PM »
Wouldn't that be going back to the old school PDA? (I have and still use an 11 year old HP Jornada 540 through wifi)

You know, I miss my old Palm Tungsten.  I didn't have to worry about each and every app's different configuration to get it to sync with whatever variant of cloud storage they use.  I just put the thing in the cradle, pushed a button and everything on my desktop was synched with the device.  Simple.

At least that's the way I remember it, but maybe time has faded memories of problems I encountered?


Nope, that's really the way it was, and perhaps you used something like Plucker or iSilo as an offline web browser to generate "e-books" out of rss feeds and web pages to sync to the device so you could read them instantly instead of having to wait for them to load over an internet or network connection. On my iPod Touch 2, even if tried to load something stored on the device, I still had to wait. There is an Android version of iSilo, although at least one review says it hasn't kept up with the times (the desktop client always had a few quirks, too). Wonder if it is worth a try. but it is fairly expensive (for a smartphone app).

When I get an Android device, I will attempt to locate tools that can make desktop sync as simple as Palm OS or Windows Mobile (I had a Tungsten T3 a Dell Axim x51v too)

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