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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drizek, you were right: the kindle app and books are much better than Google's. I've switched over. Thanks for the good tip.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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drizek, you were right: the kindle app and books are much better than Google's. I've switched over. Thanks for the good tip.
Is it just the scanned issue you had with Google's app, or were there other problems as well?



Reading The Secular Wizard.

What I thought was the last in Stasheff's A Wizrd in Rhyme series, but it is only 4 of 8. It'll be the last one I read in the series. A little too Christiany on the "good" side, and the link to "modern day" Earth doesn't really work for me. I have to admit I was surprised that the rhyming part "worked" as well as it did.

I finally found the second book of the Star Stone duology, so I'll try that. Unless it is markedly better, I probably won't read any more of his work.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is it just the scanned issue you had with Google's app, or were there other problems as well?

The kindle app has better features and appears to have access to a larger library. As far as things wrong with google books, I kept finding errors in the text. I don't know if it was an OCR problem or what. For instance, there was a chapter in Brothers named The Second Marriage and the Second Family. Well the google books version had that chapter named The Second Mabbiaqe and tue Second Family. Mistakes like this were common. I haven't encountered any mistakes like that in kindle books.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For instance, there was a chapter in Brothers named The Second Marriage and the Second Family.

You're really getting into the fiction, aren't you?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You're really getting into the fiction, aren't you?

Yeah, I'm enjoying it. And because I was feeling left out, I downloaded AK.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@dmitchell: Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The free classic books on amazon are from Project Gutenberg, BTW. I think Google's problem is that they rely on OCR instead of just reusing the CC books on PG.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You're really getting into the fiction, aren't you?

Yeah, I'm enjoying it. And because I was feeling left out, I downloaded AK.

Unlike these other ass-clowns, you might actually be capable of enjoying it. :P
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You're really getting into the fiction, aren't you?

Yeah, I'm enjoying it. And because I was feeling left out, I downloaded AK.

Unlike these other ass-clowns, you might actually be capable of enjoying it. :P

I'm just hoping he lets me know what happens between page 500 and 750.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jumped on the band wagon and read "the help". I thought it was really good. finished my "econ in one lesson". i liked it, though think it has some problems. good points about unintended consequences though.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Anvil of Ice. Pretty good so far. Unfortunately, the rest seem out of print.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lewis Carroll - Alice' Adventures in Wonderland

That's a good idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woodworking For Dummies
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
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I really need to nail down (no pun intended) the process I'm going to use for squaring sheet goods (track saw, no table saw). Still need to get an accurate square.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
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An entire book? How many ways are there to say "Dummies shouldn't be woodworking?" What next, Brain surgery for dummies?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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From the review at that link:
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We learn how the spread of malaria, the potato, tobacco, guano, rubber plants, and sugar cane have disrupted and convulsed the planet and will continue to do so until we are finally living on one integrated or at least close-to-integrated Earth.

What does he mean by "integrated" there?
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An entire book? How many ways are there to say "Dummies shouldn't be woodworking?" What next, Brain surgery for dummies?


First step to learning new skillset is admitting that you don't know what the hell you are doing and start with basics. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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An entire book? How many ways are there to say "Dummies shouldn't be woodworking?" What next, Brain surgery for dummies?

Here you go.

And of course, there's always this.
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That... is... hilarious. :lol:
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