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Old 08-13-2007, 10:06 PM   #181
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I'm ashamed to admit how long it took me to make the connection between "T-Bone" and trombone. With your reference to the sticky slide, I was sitting here wondering if "T-Bone" was Swedish slang for either a dobro or a steel guitar!


You're getting a theramin? Cool!
Almost every web page that deals with trombones calls them "T-Bones", or even simply "bones", so I assumed it was common slang in English.

No, it's not a theramin I have ordered, but something of roughly the same coolness.
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Yes. The screen is amazing.



It's slightly bigger than a paperback, but not by much. It's waaay thinner and can hold about 80 books internally and you can use up to a 4gb SD card to put a lot more on it.

You connect with a USB cable. No Wifi involved so I won't bring the plane crashing down while reading.
How long does the battery last?
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:59 AM   #183
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How long does the battery last?
About 3 or 4 weeks.

Seriously it depends on usage. The screen draws no power unless it changes page so they say it can do 7,500 page changes per charge.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:23 AM   #184
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That is a pretty cool device. I've never seen one of those. How long does it take to change a screen completely (for instance when you flip a page)?
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That is a pretty cool device. I've never seen one of those. How long does it take to change a screen completely (for instance when you flip a page)?
There is a noticable delay 1-2 secs, but you get used to it.
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Sounds pretty cool.
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How easy is it one the eyes I wonder? I hate reading on the computer and tend to print stuff out if it goes beyond a certain length. Paper just reads more comfortably...
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How easy is it one the eyes I wonder? I hate reading on the computer and tend to print stuff out if it goes beyond a certain length. Paper just reads more comfortably...
Eink reflects light like paper it doesn't emit light like LCD screens.

That means it's incredibly easy on the eyes.

You can't read in the dark though without a light source.
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This is a bit of a random question, and might not be the best place to ask it, but The Lone Gunmen is on special offer on DVD, and I'm wondering if it's worth getting. Any thoughts?
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IN the absence of any more concrete evaluation method (hopefully someone will be able to comment on the DVD itself) I flip a coin. If I don't like the side that comes up then I have my answer.
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That's the technique I use to determine my subject options at university .
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The Lone Gunman would be worth it if you enjoyed them in X-Files. I can see why the series tanked, but it had a mildly interesting start and cast of characters/side-kicks an female interests.

But it might be best to just rent it before committing.
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:12 AM   #193
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Today I was pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the adventure games I ordered! Here's a pic:


I ordered them on August 12 at the JustAdventure store, and they're already here 5 days later. Amazing!

Now the question is: which one to play first? And second, and third?
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just got electro-shock blues by Eels.
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:44 AM   #195
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A dark green 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, because at current gas prices the station wagon is drinking me out of house and home.

So far I like it, but I truly don't understand how people function without tailgates and rear doors. Thank God I've still got the wagon for serious use.
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When I saw these I had to buy them. Not exactly a splurge, as they were a bargain at £10 each. Annoyingly the smallest size they came in was medium, but a reliable source tells me they can be shrunk as they're 100% cotton, so I'll have someone take care of that.
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Yeah. It's a book of postcards that are really boring. Think photographs of shopping centres, the insides of hairdressers and motorway service stations, and you'd be pretty much on the mark. They become hilarious through being bad, though.
I've read that from the library. You're right, the book is hilarious, though it's hard to say why. It's a very English thing.

One of my favourites is the black-and-white photo of the small car park (can't remember which town). It just gets better the more you think of it. Why take a photo of a car park at all -- and, if so, why such an unattractive shot? Who decided it ought to be published as a postcard? Who saw it, thought "ooh!", and bought it?
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When I saw these I had to buy them. Not exactly a splurge, as they were a bargain at £10 each. Annoyingly the smallest size they came in was medium, but a reliable source tells me they can be shrunk as they're 100% cotton, so I'll have someone take care of that.
Those shirts look pretty cool. What's the logo?
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I've just had a little run at one of my favourite magic-trick suppliers, and ended up with:

Jay Sankey's Assassin's Pouch
By Choice and By Chance
Around the World Colouring Book
Magicbox EXP 2 (demo DVD)

Yeah, yeah, two book tests. I like book tests.

I've been wanting the Assassin's Pouch for a while now, ever since they came out. Then when I tried it out, the loop for the carabiner clip literally unravelled. The replacement just came a few minutes ago, and I'm sure it'll be fine.
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It's the symbol for the Brotherhood of Nod, one of the factions in Westwood Studios' iconic 1995 RTS game Command & Conquer, and its sequels, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.
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