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Comment: Re:While it may not be a "Kindle Killer"... (Score 1) 260

by peater (#30351768) Attached to: Barnes & Noble's Nook, Reviewed
I wasn't aware of the PDF issue with Kindle. Yeah, having to send documents to Amazon for conversion everytime I want to use a PDF would suck quite a bit. Among other things, I use my reader (Sony) as a reference store, so if I have important notes and such written in OneNote or I find a cool article I want to perhaps read on the way to work or whatever, I just push everything to a single pdf and carry that with me on the reader (Sony supports PDF out of the box). I get a lot of reading done while travelling so its important for me to able to print a pdf from any of the multitude of applications I use and carry that on my reader.

Comment: Re:wtb more booklike reader (Score 2, Informative) 260

by peater (#30351672) Attached to: Barnes & Noble's Nook, Reviewed
While I agree that an ebook reader can't compete with the soft touch and feel of a book yet, you really ought to try one. I've got a Sony Reader and its really not all that bad. The absence of backlighting makes it really easy on the eye, I charge the battery once in a couple of weeks -- admittedly I don't spend TOO much time reading -- but yes the battery life is reasonably long and the reader comes with a soft cover so you can hold it like a book although it still has one screen (yes the cover protects the screen as well).

What I like about e-readers is that I can read multiple books in parallel -- depending on my mood, I just pick one and continue where I left off and switch to something else when I get bored (ADD?). The one thing I'm missing with my reader (its an older model) is a built-in dictionary which I believe Kindle and Nook both have. The newer versions of the Sony Reader have them too along with note taking features. But yeah, its quite a nice gadget and I've done hours of fun reading on it. If you can get your hands on one (borrow?) for a short while, give it a shot. Takes a getting used to but you might be pleasantly surprised.

Comment: Re:Code Name is Offensive (Score 1) 366

by peater (#30307958) Attached to: Intel Shows 48-Core x86 Processor
Heh, yeah there was this secretary at my workplace in India who had a doc file called "Bangme.doc" which one of us noticed while shoulder surfing. Out of curiosity we opened the document while she wasn't around only to find out that it was a schedule of the partner's Bangalore Meetings. Big big let down.

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