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Old 12-05-2007, 09:30 PM   #241
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Wow. I didn't know that.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:43 AM   #242
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My Sony Reader arrived today.

Cool. Now to load the books I'm taking on hols.


That is awesome. I think I might get one of those too. I hate reading on my computer, but since I have long started to drown in print outs (I do throw them away at times, but I think that really is a waste of paper. At least I try to use the back of the pages for notes and scribbles before throwing them away, but I think it's still a waste of paper.) of stories, so I avoid printing it out these days, leaving me only with the hated screen reading.

But I wonder, does it allow you to upload your own docs? I read somewhere that it does display docs, but it didn't say if it only displays those you've bought from certain websites, or also other ones. I am not intending to steal books or anything (stealing books is something I'd never do. I love books, and I want to support authors at all costs), but I have lots of stories written by friends and acquaintances that I still have to read, and if I could load it on one of those, it would be perfect.

So, does it work with any type of doc or rtf file?


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Old 12-12-2007, 09:48 AM   #243
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So, does it work with any type of doc or rtf file?


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Old 12-12-2007, 04:07 PM   #244
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Book formats supported are PDF (but this looks really small, and only w/o DRM), TXT, RTF, DOC, LRF, & LRX.

Cool, thank you!


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Old 12-12-2007, 08:46 PM   #245
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Body only, as I already have a bunch of lenses.
This just in, I brought back the Nikon D300 and ordered the D3. Plus more lenses. I think that qualifies as a h00ge splurge.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:16 AM   #246
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My Naal'Suul plushie arrived today.




It's much larger than I had imagined it (It's about 30 cm), and very cute.

*huggles her plushie*


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Old 12-18-2007, 03:47 AM   #247
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:59 AM   #248
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They look scary!

Yeah, Naal'Suul is a bit scary. She's barely human (well, barely Drow) any longer, though that's not her fault. Someone caused a demon summoning to go horribly wrong. All children from her clan apart from her were killed, and she got tainted with the shard of a demon (hence the red eyes) so badly, that she doesn't even feel pain any longer (at one point in the book she breaks her finger, and she doesn't feel it at all.). Sooner or later the demon will consume her soul, and she'll be but a shell. But nevertheless, she's the most kind of the gang of kids she hangs out with, I think. She's just very creepy for everyone around her.

Isn't she cuddly?! ^_^


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Old 12-18-2007, 08:36 AM   #249
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Poor girl. She deserves to be cuddled
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:51 AM   #250
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I just got a package from Micro-Mark. Included goodies are:


Computer printer which "prints" photo-etched metal parts. This thing is sooooooo freakin' awesome.



Paper for ink jet printers, that allows you to print your own decals.



A set of Swiss needle files.



And a metal ingot, that can be melted down and poured into a mold.



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That looks very cool! What kind of metal do you pour?
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:16 AM   #252
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My thought exactly.

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That looks very cool! What kind of metal do you pour?

Looks like tin, to me.

I agree, that really looks awesome, Giligan.


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That looks very cool! What kind of metal do you pour?
Do you mean what is the metal the ingot is made of? It's an alloy of tin, lead, bismuth, and cadmium, and melts at 160 degrees farenheit. Which is extremely useful, as you can pour the molten metal into molds made out wood or even cardboard.
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What about teeth? I want to perform back street dentistry, and that sounds like it would be good for fillings.
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:48 AM   #255
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What about teeth? I want to perform back street dentistry, and that sounds like it would be good for fillings.


Hmmm, lead fillings. That will definitely ensure a long life for your patients.

Oh, and if wood survives, teeth should survive too. Bone takes a bit higher temperature to burn than wood.



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Do you mean what is the metal the ingot is made of? It's an alloy of tin, lead, bismuth, and cadmium, and melts at 160 degrees farenheit. Which is extremely useful, as you can pour the molten metal into molds made out wood or even cardboard.
Cadmium? I thought that was banned. But maybe only in Europe.
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I have no idea. Hopefully I won't get cancer from working with it.
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I have yet to get past the final cut print, but it was gorgeous.
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