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Comment: Re:Baen Books (Score 3, Informative) 304

by alSeen (#34828918) Attached to: Book Piracy — Less DRM, More Data

You need to read Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series. The series has 3 books that have won the Hugo for Best Novel and 3 others that were nominated but didn't win. It is one of the best scifi series out there.

Available from Baen. DRM free. Heck, completely free from here.

http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/

Go to the Cryoburn CD to find the files.

This is a site that is hosting the CDs that Baen will include in some hardcover books. The CDs are freely redistributable. Baen is aware of the site and while it doesn't actively support it, they haven't asked them to stop.

You can get the complete set of the Vorkosigan books (minus one story called Memory that was forgotten when they made the disc, ironic huh) including the most recent book that had the CD included. That's right, they included an ebook version when you bought the hardcopy.

The files are all drm free and they give you the option of getting the epub, mobi, lrf, txt, html and another format I'm forgetting.

Comment: Re:Thought experiment (Score 1) 446

by alSeen (#33751774) Attached to: Safety Commission To Rule On Safety of Rulers In Science Kits

Both of my children were premature (one born at 29 weeks, the other at 33). Both stayed in the NICU for 8 weeks. A top of the line NICU. The total bill for both of them was under 500k. This includes all the specialists, an emergency airlift for my wife with our first child, etc.

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