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Comment: I prefer different formats for different things (Score 2) 251

by kimgkimg (#49123547) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper
I prefer eBooks for pleasure reading because of the convenience of packaging mostly. I like the fact that I can take a whole library of books with me and choose which ones I read on a whim. Reading for pleasure is also a serial activity where you read through the book from start to finish with very little back flipping. For studying however, I prefer the physical books as you can dog-ear, color-code post-it, highlight sections for quick reference. Yes eReaders have search and bookmarking capabilities, but I just don't find it as convenient as going back to my yellow post-it half way in the last chapter which I've scribbled with a keyword.

Comment: Make you sure you can read and write every bit (Score 5, Informative) 178

by kimgkimg (#48388765) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?
You'll want to check to make sure you are actually getting a 128GB card. I've gotten a couple of fake flash drives and cards over the years which report the proper capacity and will even format, but when you try to write actual data to the device you end up with corrupt files. If the price is too good to be true, it generally is, so I don't buy cards or sticks from vendors that I can't return anymore. Use H2TESTW to test the speed and capacity of your flash card/device:

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux