That's odd. I use VISA PayWave all the time, and have never been charged for it. It is a credit card, not debit, I wonder if that makes a difference? NAB if that makes a difference, I can't speak for any other bank.
There were 333 comments when I came into this discussion. I know, "Cool story, bro".
Also "The Gap Series" by Donaldson. Oh, and the "Mirror" series, what was it, "The Mirror of Her Dreams" and "A Man Rides Through". The problem with Donaldson as far as I'm concerned, is that he either is, or writes like a complete misogynist. The female characters in all of his books are either weak, get raped, or both.
Searched for "Donaldson", found him, happy. He really did a good job with that series, if you can get over his innate misogynism. Also, Iain M Banks does a fantastic job with his "Culture" series.
Same here. I don't understand why B&N can't sell here whilst Amazon has no problem. Doesn't really affect me too much though, I'm a long time Amazon buyer.
I'm not happy about this, I must admit. However, I do own 4 devices (2 Android, 2 iOS) that are attached to Amazon account. I search for stuff I want through my browser, buy it with 1Click, and it is available immediately on ALL devices. Amazon are great - Apple, well, they won't be getting their 30% from me due to my shopping habits.
Well, I would have agreed with you a couple of weeks ago. I have two ebook readers (I read a lot, obviously), and thought they were great - with some limitations. The e-ink is good, as long as you have good external lighting. Then I recently bought a Nook Color with the idea of using it as an Android pad, not really as an ebook reader. I rooted it (very easy), got a really useful Android tablet, and guess what? I use that for reading exclusively now - I find the screen to be much better than I thought it would be. Anybody want to buy two used ebook readers?
I'm in Aus, and no, they don't sell them here, I checked. Also, you can't buy one direct from America without resorting to tricks (HopShopGo or some such). So, I bought mine, brand new, in box etc from eBay. I expect it to arrive today, and by tomorrow it will be rooted. I paid $220 + $30 shipping. I have read on some forum or other that devs have actually got Honeycomb running on it, but I think I'll wait a bit to go that far.
Well, that is strange. I have a free developer account, admittedly from a couple of years ago, but still current - and I had no problems downloading. I don't doubt that your experience is different - it would be interesting to know why.
Speaking of C64, I remember some software that I bought that absolutely REQUIRED the manual. The software wasn't DRMed. but the manual was red paper printed with black ink. Impossible to photocopy, at least back then. Very effective, and fair I thought.
It's funny, everyone here keeps referring to "Airplane!". In Aus it was called "Flying High!", a much better name, I think.
Books, yes, I believe so. I only found this out beacuse I was shopping around on Amazon the other day, looking for books from a particular author. I live in Australia, and have downloaded heaps of books from Amazon, no troubles. Then I came across a book I wanted to read, went to buy it, and Amazon kindly informed me that this book was not for sale in my region! Sucks if you ask me.
Please don't confuse us with our politicians - I have no idea where they come from, but it's certainly not the real world!
There is SOME light at the end of the tunnel, though. If Labor manage to get re-elected, the Greens will hold the balance of power in the senate, and they are dead against the internet filter, and will stop it, I believe. I am not advocating a vote to Labor, I think both major parties suck - but at different policies. You are absolutely correct in that everybody will be disappointed after this election.
Same here. The PRS 600 is the best tech investment I have made in years. I have condensed 2 whole bookshelves (about 400 books) into a device that I can carry anywhere. And the battery life is *incredible*. And, no, I don't work for Sony, but credit where it's due.