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ToneLa

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2019, 07:36:58 PM »
I love my Kobo, it'll handle whatever you throw at it. Anyone else use libgen.io?

libgen is great!

mothman

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2019, 07:53:52 PM »
Just remembered my Keyboard was the 3G model. Didn’t actually use that feature all that much.

Just get the new waterproof Paperwhite, it's basically most of the Voyage's features and waterproof, but no extra physical buttons

I worry about the glare though.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2019, 08:10:31 PM »

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2019, 08:35:09 PM »
I love my Kobo, it'll handle whatever you throw at it. Anyone else use libgen.io?

Yep! I mentioned it upthread. I need to use a VPN to access it because Virgin block them, but it’s always the first place I check before scouring any harder.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2019, 07:15:13 AM »

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2019, 09:24:19 PM »
Might this help?

https://libgen.unblocked.cx/

Might it ever! I owe you - can I treat you to an eBook?

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2019, 11:43:54 PM »
Very kind but no need! Glad it worked out.

There's a few other sites if you go up a level:

https://unblocked.cx/

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2019, 11:45:58 PM »
That libgen site is a bit confusing, how do you search for non-fiction on it?

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2019, 10:25:09 PM »
Is it just me or is LibGen down? Probably bloody BT blocking it or something. A shame because it was so good I had taken a solemn vow to never buy a fucking book ever again.

EDIT: http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ works for me incase anyone else is having this problem.

ToneLa

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2019, 10:30:38 PM »
Is it just me or is LibGen down? Probably bloody BT blocking it or something. A shame because it was so good I had taken a solemn vow to never buy a fucking book ever again.

EDIT: http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ works for me incase anyone else is having this problem.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2019, 11:39:03 PM »
One of the sites on hermetical's unblocked list is reachable (and more search-friendly than libgen):

http://www.ebook3000.com

Annoying NSFW popups though.

ToneLa

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2019, 12:02:25 AM »
So it is! So it has!

b-ok.org is still my fav but the more liberry links the better

(I do know how to get around VM shite but feel it's worth mentioning what's auto-blocked by ISPs)

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2019, 10:08:14 AM »
Never went for Kindle,as most of the free ebooks I found online,were in epub format.So I started with a Sony Reader which was great for almost ten years, before it failed and went on to be a lump of plastic and metal! Then I went to Kobo,and having buggered up the first one by hacking into it to 'improve' stuff, I am happily on my second Kobo. I got one for my grandaughter too and she loves it! But not as much as I do.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2019, 10:55:50 AM »
Then I went to Kobo,and having buggered up the first one by hacking into it to 'improve' stuff, I am happily on my second Kobo.
I _think_ the nooks are generallly more hackable (they are basically just android tablet). Have heard about some performance issues but the Glowlight 3 runs Android 4 under the hood which means a LOT of apps with older versions should run on it.
That being said I'll either get a Kobo or Kindle next time.


As far as kindle is concerned, there are apps that convert epubs to being kindle friendly I believe, Calibre for one?

ToneLa

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2019, 01:53:28 PM »
Why use an app when you have https://ebook.online-convert.com

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« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2019, 03:14:33 PM »
As far as kindle is concerned, there are apps that convert epubs to being kindle friendly I believe, Calibre for one?

Calibre does it, and works excellently well. I used to use sites like the one ToneLa linked to, and I’d download an ePub, convert it to mobi and then email the mobi to my Kindle, but Calibre has a “convert and send” button, so it removes a few steps.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #76 on: February 23, 2019, 04:44:20 PM »
Killing For Company, the book about the man, the myth, the legend that was Dennis Nilsen is seemingly entirely unavailable in ePub or mobi. Salacious. I guess I may have to do what I used to back in the day before all these search engines which was buy it off Amazon, remove the DRM in Calibre and then return the original ebook for a refund. (And then submit the receipt as expenses when I had a book allowance grant at university due to being from a council estate.) Effort.

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« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2019, 10:54:30 PM »
Killing For Company, the book about the man, the myth, the legend that was Dennis Nilsen is seemingly entirely unavailable in ePub or mobi. Salacious. I guess I may have to do what I used to back in the day before all these search engines which was buy it off Amazon, remove the DRM in Calibre and then return the original ebook for a refund. (And then submit the receipt as expenses when I had a book allowance grant at university due to being from a council estate.) Effort.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2019, 10:59:23 PM »
Isn’t that a serial killer? I thought. No, it must be a footballer, or a singer, or the goose neck kettle inventor or someone with a similar name, I assumed. But no, it’s the serial killer. Sick.

If you make light of goose neck kettles again I will track you down and cave your fucking skull in.

Yes it's about the serial killer. The writer has also done books about the top lads Jeffrey Dahmer, Rose West and the Queen.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #79 on: March 02, 2019, 01:31:42 PM »
I go to public libraries or I buy second-hand books. it's not that difficult, and it's much more pleasant.

But on a course where thirty or forty people need the book and the library only has a few copies?

Re: Kindle
« Reply #80 on: March 02, 2019, 06:03:16 PM »
If you make light of goose neck kettles again I will track you down and cave your fucking skull in.

I had to google this:



gorgeous, & I want one, but utterly pointless in london with its klarty watter with all bits in it. I'd need an amazon subscription for pipe-cleaners.

Re: Kindle
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2019, 06:32:01 PM »
A link to CUNTS



Use something like Zenmate or Opera with it's inbuilt vpn.

imitationleather

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2019, 06:58:24 PM »
I had to google this:



gorgeous, & I want one, but utterly pointless in london with its klarty watter with all bits in it. I'd need an amazon subscription for pipe-cleaners.

When I lived in London I used to buy Waitrose bottled water to make coffee with.

I'm still working class, though. No one is ever telling me I am not working class.

Re: Kindle
« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2019, 11:28:41 PM »
If you make light of goose neck kettles again I will track you down and cave your fucking skull in.

Kettles are a zero-sum game functionally. Even the cheap shit ones are more-or-less 100% efficient and do the job of making water boil. Pointless.

Toasters though, I'll defend getting a dualit to the hilt.

imitationleather

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #84 on: March 09, 2019, 12:13:53 AM »
Kettles are a zero-sum game functionally. Even the cheap shit ones are more-or-less 100% efficient and do the job of making water boil. Pointless.

Toasters though, I'll defend getting a dualit to the hilt.

This is simply untrue. If you're preparing yourself a hench filter coffee with freshly ground beans mmm-hmm you want the exact right temperature and a sleek sexy gooseneck so that water pours out right.

If all you're shotting is Nescafe or drinking tea then yes don't use a gooseneck kettle. I have a normal kettle for that (and I also use it to boil up water to warm up the chemex prior to brewing coffee, yes preparing coffee requires the use of two kettles it is true I've not just bought into a load of lies sold to me by kettle companies).

Re: Kindle
« Reply #85 on: March 09, 2019, 12:25:33 AM »
Normal cheapo morrisons savers kettle. Wait 10 seconds before pouring it into the aeropress.

Alternatively mix a little cold water into your freshly ground beans; I have a bodum burr grinder and get 'columbian dark' beans from Thompsons coffee roasters. Don't bring it.


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Re: Kindle
« Reply #86 on: March 09, 2019, 12:30:06 AM »
Yeah fair enough you don't require a gooseneck kettle for an Aeropress, that'd be absurd. It's only really necessary for a chemex or V60, and even then only if you're taking it very seriously or trying to fill some void in your soul.

At least I've not bought one of the fancy automatic pouring kettles that sprinkles the water around in a pattern set to a timer and costs about £500. At least I've not done that.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2019, 04:05:00 PM »
I had a Chemex and it was shit.

Actually, technically still have it. It's in a binbag.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #88 on: March 11, 2019, 04:12:39 PM »
I misread this and thought people were having chemsex in bin bags.

I thought “crikey the kindle thread has gone on a tangent”. I see now it’s about middle class coffee machines which seems a little bit more on-brand.

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #89 on: March 11, 2019, 04:44:07 PM »
If you want the Chemex, just ask.