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Old 10-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Greetings, Everyone!

I found this story in the Baltimore Sun today and thought it would be of interest:
Armed robbers in Severn take electronic reader
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Greetings, Everyone!

I found this story in the Baltimore Sun today and thought it would be of interest:
Armed robbers in Severn take electronic reader
Wow. I guess they wanted to read right now!

One more reason to have all your digital titles backed up. I think I would have just let them run off then buy another Kindle and redownload from Amazon and Calibre.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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The thieves are going to be mighty unhappy once they realize it's not an iPad.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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The thieves are going to be mighty unhappy once they realize it's not an iPad.
I remember a brazilian writer in an article for a newspaper describing a theft that happened to him: they took many things from his car at night, like his stereo, pocket tools and a bunch of worn, smelly socks. A few books that were in the car were left untouched.

They took the worn socks, but left the books! That's society today.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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Sounds like someone who would enjoy my ebooks.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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The staggering thing is the risks he took to get it back.
It must have been a bloody good book he was reading!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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He will forget to steal, if he comes across some good books. Books have power to change person.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:38 AM   #8
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He will forget to steal, if he comes across some good books. Books have power to change person.
Such as Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:30 AM   #9
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I wonder what was on his Kindle that was so important that he risked getting shot while chasing them and trying to get it back, especially after they already proved that they would shoot?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:39 AM   #10
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I wonder if it was the giggly guy? Perhaps his old reader broke down and he asserted his right to read.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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Exactly my thoughts. That kind of people usually can barely read

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #12
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Exactly my thoughts. That kind of people usually can barely read
The ability to read is hardly the only measure of intelligence. "That kind of people" were smart enough to know where to get a gun, that two is sometimes superior to one, and to not shoot the idiot who though his bit of plastic tech was more valuable than his life.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #13
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I would be extremely surprised that this thug did what he did so that he could enjoy his passion for literature ...
Surely his intent was to steal a tablet to sell it back and get some cash, but since he is obviously stupid he did not realize this was not an Ipad type of device and that he won't get much for it when selling it.

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The ability to read is hardly the only measure of intelligence. "That kind of people" were smart enough to know where to get a gun, that two is sometimes superior to one, and to not shoot the idiot who though his bit of plastic tech was more valuable than his life.
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The ability to read is hardly the only measure of intelligence. "That kind of people" were smart enough to know where to get a gun, that two is sometimes superior to one, and to not shoot the idiot who though his bit of plastic tech was more valuable than his life.
You're right, obviously a couple of certified geniuses.
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At least he kept all his fingers, unlike that poor guy who got his iPad snatched and lost his little finger in the process.
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