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Comment: Re:Hellfire. (Score 1) 1244

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.

Comment: Re:Holy crap (Score 1) 307

by Hashi Lebwohl (#36879910) Attached to: Amazon, Google Cave To Apple, Drop In-App Buttons
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.

Comment: Re:Agreed (Score 1) 643

by Hashi Lebwohl (#35671988) Attached to: MS Global Strategy Chief: Tablets Are a Fad
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?

Comment: Re:I love my Nook Color (Score 1) 193

by Hashi Lebwohl (#35633070) Attached to: Turning Your E-Reader Into a Cheap Tablet
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.

Comment: Re:Hooray for freedom (Score 2, Informative) 747

by Hashi Lebwohl (#33580898) Attached to: HDCP Master Key Revealed
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.

Comment: Re:This comment not safe for 15-year-old (Score 1) 284

by Hashi Lebwohl (#33308004) Attached to: Australia Considering iPhone App Censorship
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.

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