* Posts by Till Dipper

5 posts • joined 6 Aug 2009

Child porn threat to airport's 'virtual strip search' scanners

Till Dipper

@Kevin Reader

At the beach or poolside, people who choose to be scantily clad do so and have no expectation of privacy regarding what skin is exposed to public view.

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Apple tablet will 'redefine print,' says rumor mill

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Boffin

'Cut overhead significantly'

By the time you find an academically viable author, get it written, edited, edited, edited, edited, proofed, proofed, proofed, fact-checked and revised and fact-checked again and edited again, designed, typeset (yes, even digital texts must be typeset), configured for all five zillion of the pointless DRM platforms and THEN try to get a lecturer to review and recommend it to his class before you think about things like aggregators/retailers or one's own ecommerce system, then, yeah, sure, not printing it on paper will really cut those overhead costs.

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Sony posts 'Daily Edition' e-book reader teaser

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Badgers

To the Previous Five Geniuses

Can't help but huzzah when someone helps me row the boat away from the most useless electronic device since the pre-Betamax thingy that played movies stored on giant, LP-sized floppy disks, the name of which escapes me (help?). Huzzah.

Save your money. Buy a book, a pencil, and join a library.

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Stargazers spy retrograde planetary bloater

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Welcome

@Maybe & Anon John

How long is a piece of string (cheese)?

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Google turns up nose at ebook monopoly claims

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Flame

@Google Book Settlement in a Nutshell

Arcadian pegged it.

Just because a book is out of print doesn't give anyone but publisher and/or author the right to assume that they can do whatever they like with the content. Google didn't write it or pay the author, the editors, proof readers, typesetters, printers & binders, sales reps etc. It's tantamount to someone raiding your shed in the depths of winter and saying, 'But you haven't used it in ages,' as they roll away with your lawn mower.

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