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[#] Wed Jan 09 2019 14:00:52 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Got a Kindle for Christmas. I can't believe this thing is so popular. It's slow. Managing books is abysmal. Why the hell can't I hide books, instead of deleting them (losing them forever)? The only thing I can say good about it is battery life.

[#] Wed Jan 09 2019 14:29:11 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I think if you delete a book, you can download it again without paying. But I do think it's deliberately slow because they want it to have an immensely long battery life, particularly on the models which use e-paper and have no backlight. They basically consume zero battery except when you are flipping pages.

[#] Wed Jan 09 2019 15:11:50 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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It shows you every book in your collection, whether it's on your Kindle or not. You can hide things in groups, but that's a pain. If you delete, it deletes.

[#] Wed Jan 09 2019 17:11:27 EST from wizard of aahz

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That's weird. Mine has a separation between downloaded and entire library. I wonder if it just doesn't like you.

[#] Thu Jan 10 2019 11:28:47 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Well, I guess it senses my hostility.

[#] Thu Jan 10 2019 12:09:15 EST from wizard of aahz

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I can certainly see your kindle doing the following:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qnd-hdmgfk

and no it's not a RickRoll.

[#] Thu Jan 10 2019 14:06:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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All of Ragnar's electronic gadgets eventually become sentient and try to kill him. That's one of the reasons he keeps armor-piercing bullets around.

[#] Thu Jan 10 2019 15:27:23 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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There's a reason I threw that iPod out the window.....

[#] Thu Jan 10 2019 15:51:29 EST from wizard of aahz

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Are you sure that it wasn't throwing itself out the window due to what it was forced to hold and then listen to?

[#] Thu Jan 24 2019 13:18:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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It's the new Apple iDefenestrator. It creates a smooth pane of glass with perfect bevels, and then throws itself through it.

[#] Tue Mar 26 2019 17:20:05 EDT from nristen

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All of Ragnar's electronic gadgets eventually become sentient and try

to kill him. That's one of the reasons he keeps armor-piercing bullets

around.

My wife asked me why I keep a gun. I said, "Transformers." She laughed, I laughed, the toaster laughed... I shot the toaster.

[#] Thu Mar 28 2019 08:21:29 EDT from Haven

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I've heard that joke tons of times.  I still laugh at it each time.  



[#] Wed May 01 2019 00:17:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I bought an axe and a crowbar a couple of days ago. Do they count as gadgets?

[#] Wed May 01 2019 10:41:43 EDT from Freakdog

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Nope...those are tools for the Home Handyman room.



[#] Wed May 01 2019 11:59:52 EDT from wizard of aahz

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IG - They only count as gadgets if you use them to beat the toaster.