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Comment: Re:A few things... (Score 1) 316

by stoolpigeon (#48204559) Attached to: Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Are you aware of how Fidesz came into the position they currently hold.

Hungary ( very much like the US ) has no shortage of politicians across the left to right spectrum who are only out to enrich themselves and their friends rather than leading well to the benefit of everyone. It's sad but I don't think uncommon.

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Journal: I did not intend to neglect you 2

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I haven't posted in a bit. I was travelling and then busy when I got back.

I spent a week-end in Vajta and then a few days later I was in Athens for a week. Greece is a very pretty place. The weather was fantastic. Vajta was also really nice. Here in Hungary we are getting into fall and that may be my favorite season. Growing up in the Southwest I didn't experience such a high degree of change every year and I'm really loving it now.

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Journal: Android International 5

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Google struggles dealing with people who are in one place but want to use a language from another place.

It's gotten better in chrome on a computer. I can pretty much search in chrome and get my results in English. But on android it's a mess.

When I search in Android Chrome - I get and I haven't found a way to get it to use

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Journal: Subscriptions Are Over ~ Busy Penguin 2

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I enquired about when subscription renewal would be available again and the reply I got was that the subscription process will not be coming back. Must not make enough income to make it worthwhile. I liked seeing stories a little early and would try to quickly email and warn of dupes when I could. But it is a business. So it goes.

Comment: Re:sponsered phones. (Score 1) 116

by stoolpigeon (#47816159) Attached to: E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone

I know there are methods to remove the ads - but I have to say that when they planned this out they did it right. I've never felt a need to remove it from mine. They only show up on the home screen (where they are crazy small) and on my screen saver thing. When I'm reading there is no difference. I really don't spend any significant amount of time not actually "in" books on the thing so I forget about it. Every so often it will remind me to connect to wi-fi if I haven't done so in a long time but if it really helps keep the cost of the readers down I don't mind it at all.

I think that calibre plus the kindle means that I have access to pretty much everything. It's like having the worlds largest library in my home. And since I don't live in a country that has libraries with books in my native language that's a pretty nice thing.

And I have moved enough that I really don't want physical books much any more. There are instances where they are better but for anything I'd read as a paperback I much prefer electronic now.

"Life, loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it." -- Marvin the paranoid android