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"My nexus 7 was starting to get better but the last update has it back to freezing all the time. And now I'm being prompted ten times a day to put lollipop on my phone! No freaking way. "

perpetualspiral on "Android latest: Lollipop does not suck - Posted on March 26, 2015


"It’s not a question of what “the Toronto Star [and] several media outlets” might be “reporting.” The reasons for cancelling this lemon of a program are stated clearly in the library’s report (PDF), which you could easily look up if you were passable competent. (Then again, you can’t typeset a quotation mark, either.) The only saving grace here is that your previous coverage was an abomination, colossally stupid even by post-post-sale TeleRead standards. "

Joe Clark on "Toronto Public Library Scraps Used Book Buying Program - Posted on March 26, 2015


"Honestly, I think a better approach would be for the library to share a wish list of books it could use in its system. This way, it saves money, encourages wealthier patrons to contribute, and allows other patrons access to the books they want to read. The sale of used books is nothing new, so I don't see what all the hoopla is about. "

Cristina E. Garcia on "Toronto Public Library Scraps Used Book Buying Program - Posted on March 26, 2015


"Even though I would favor the renewable copyright, it would not primarily be for the next generation to use other author's work (e.g., Hulk vs Superman), but for archivists and historians to preserve works from loss (e.g., reproducing out of print books and magazines.). The idea that the next generation needs the public domain for inspiration is false. Unless, of course, you want to write stories for Star Trek: The Next Generation. "

Greg M. on "Should Copyright Live Forever? - Posted on March 26, 2015


"Just wanted to add that I found something that could work on kickstarter: The 2D version of https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/706938033/cmoar-virtual-reality-headset-with-integrated-elec shoudl probably make reading possible. I tried mounting a phone with a fresnel lense in front of my head and had pretty good results (not in fashion sense though). I will though also contact your email and follow-up. Maybe we can have an eye on this one and if it does nto work think about our own. Cheers, UlNo "

Ulrich Norbisrath on "iPhone + video glasses = best ereader? - Posted on March 26, 2015


"At least in the United States, the whole reason for Intellectual property is to promote publication so that the work will be ultimately usable by others to inspire the next generation of intellectual work. When you publish, you must accept that your control will only be for a limited time. "

MarylandBill on "Should Copyright Live Forever? - Posted on March 25, 2015


"But the issue here, Doug, is that nobody is sure who exactly the 'rights-holder' is. It could be any of three entertainment companies, but the paperwork which might determine which of them it is has not been digitized and is locked in a box somewhere. This is not 'I, the rights-holder, want to exercise control over my intellectual property.' This is 'I may be the rights-holder and I may not be, but either way, I ..."

Joanna Cabot on "Should Copyright Live Forever? - Posted on March 25, 2015


"Intellectual property rights aren't just about making money. They're also about control. The rights-holder has the power to say, "I don't want this distributed" for whatever reason. Just because something was once available for sale doesn't mean that customers have the right to continue buying it if the seller no longer wants it sold. One recent example is the game Flappy Birds, which the developer, Dong Nguyen, chose to remove from the market. There can also ..."

Doug on "Should Copyright Live Forever? - Posted on March 25, 2015


"From my personal experience working with students and other writers, I believe that distractions in the form of multiple devices might not harm creativity, but it destroys creating from that creativity. Writing something even as short as a poem or an article takes focus and butt in chair. Anyone with multiple distractions in any form can't focus properly. Add to that the addiction to the devices most people have, and the situation ..."

Marilynn Byerly on "So much for the myth of distracting digital devices: Distraction may actually help creativity - Posted on March 25, 2015


"Thank you. Both fixed. Can you tell that someone is tired today? :) "

Juli Monroe on "Morning Links: Why I quit Goodreads. Facebook to become publishing platform? - Posted on March 25, 2015


"Another typo: Rick kids use the Internet should read Rich kids ... "

Name Required on "Morning Links: Why I quit Goodreads. Facebook to become publishing platform? - Posted on March 25, 2015


"Typo in the title. Why I quit ... instead of: Why I quite ... "

Name Required on "Morning Links: Why I quit Goodreads. Facebook to become publishing platform? - Posted on March 25, 2015


"Helpful but not very. Look around and you'll see the real problem. It includes: 1. Fatherless homes where the mother, even if she wanted, doesn't have the time to encourage and help her children become readers. That's true of all races, as Charles Murray demonstrates for whites in Coming Apart. 2. An unhealthy youth culture focused on self, feelings and obsessing over celebrities who are a bit less that bright. I know. I recently asked a quite ..."

Michael W. Perry on "Education alliance urges Congress to support dedicated school library funding - Posted on March 24, 2015


"no problems w wifi adaptor and not too sure if micro laptop is a good thing or a bad thing? have been using for a couple of weeks myself and believe a better description would be a micro pc. it has been sometime since ive used windows and getting reacquainted is taking a little time. it seems a little choppy, at times, and the sound leaves much to be desired. however, this machine is very ..."

bruce gruy on "HP Stream 7: A mediocre tablet but a great micro-laptop - Posted on March 24, 2015


"I have also been thinking and searching for e reader glasses for some time now, and like you have not found any suitable. I have drawn up some basic plans for them and I would be interested in a kickstarter project to see this gadget come to be. Please feel free to contact me about this, I'd love to help. Jessedriii@gmail.com "

Jesse Rhodes on "iPhone + video glasses = best ereader? - Posted on March 23, 2015


"Lollipop 5.1 on a Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi improved issues to a certain extent, but not even close in regards to making it an enjoyable experience. After a fresh factory reset and cache wipe in the stock recovery, I installed the factory image from the bootloader by executing the flash-all script. As expected, everything went great. Zero issues. Booting and going through the setup process was as normal as always. I chose not restore any apps/data backups ..."

FreezeGame on "My experience so far with Android Lollipop 5.1 - Posted on March 22, 2015