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Subject:P.S. to vacation
Time:09:57 am
My new Kindle Fire was a great traveling companion. I like it because it's small enough to fit into my purse, but functions as an Android tablet.

I refuse to buy ebooks with DRM, which limits the Kindle for me in some ways, but there are workarounds. If you're a prime member of Amazon, they have a library of several thousand ebooks that you can borrow. Also, lots of public libraries have ebook lending libraries.

Note to self, though-- Short Bus is not an appropriate movie to watch on an airplane.
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mangosteen
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Time:2011-11-28 05:59 pm (UTC)
Note to self, though-- Short Bus is not an appropriate movie to watch on an airplane.

No, no it's not. :)

OTOH, I still assert that the last 8 minutes of that movie are the most uplifting bit of cinema I've seen in years.
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whipartist
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Time:2011-11-28 06:16 pm (UTC)
You have no idea how much I want to be at a sex party that's invaded by a marching band.

Edited at 2011-11-28 06:17 pm (UTC)
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fich
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Time:2011-11-28 08:44 pm (UTC)
Uhhh, spoiler alert. Some of us haven't seen it yet.
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x_mass
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Time:2011-11-28 09:10 pm (UTC)
you could buy them with DRM and then er remove it?

as a friend pointed out recently the big six publishers all insist on having DRM on their products which effectively gives the market to Amazon which then means amazon can squeeze them till they hurt. Alternatively if they went DRM free, everybody could sell their books and they would make more money!

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whipartist
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Time:2011-11-28 09:14 pm (UTC)
Buying then stripping DRM doesn't accomplish the underlying goal, which is voting with my dollars.

I have less objection to DRM for borrowed/rented materials.
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andrewhime
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Time:2011-11-30 06:50 am (UTC)
One time I decided to have them show a Takashi Miike film on a screen during my DJ set. Suffice it to say I picked the wrong Takashi Miike film and it didn't make it past about 5 minutes. I think it was Visitor Q.
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andrewhime
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Time:2011-11-30 06:51 am (UTC)
You know, I never really considered the implications of DRM on eBooks. And I own a Kindle. Hm.
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jd_trouble
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Time:2011-12-01 04:04 am (UTC)
How did the purchasing decision go between the amazon fire and a Nook tablet?
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whipartist
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Time:2011-12-01 08:53 am (UTC)
"Kindle Fire... ooh, looks cool. Hrmm. Do I want to buy one? Sure, why not?"
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