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Old 04-10-2013, 03:36 AM   #1
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:57 AM   #4
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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What exactly is that??
Looks like a precursor to microfiche. You have the document card and the magnifier "reader."
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #8
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How long does the battery last?
I'd guess 70-80 yrs on average on a single charge.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #9
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I found what seems to be the patent application through google.The Patent
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:53 PM   #10
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I'd guess 70-80 yrs on average on a single charge.
Actually, human beings actually do need recharges fairly regularly.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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Actually, human beings actually do need recharges fairly regularly.
Yeah, I should have said that the batteries will last around 70-80 yrs on average. Of course the warranty runs out pretty quickly.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:04 AM   #12
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:16 AM   #13
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Don't you?
Although it's more like a service contract, really.

There's a few countries where they have 30day no questions-asked returns but it has been abused in a few localities.
Mostly, though, it's "no deposit, no return".
Or, a lot rarer; "you broke it, you bought it".
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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Don't you?
Although it's more like a service contract, really.

There's a few countries where they have 30day no questions-asked returns but it has been abused in a few localities.
Mostly, though, it's "no deposit, no return".
Or, a lot rarer; "you broke it, you bought it".
My oh my. Please don't tell me that you have children!

It's a cute contraption at any rate and a necessity for any time traveller who goes back to the days before electricity. I would definitely prefer the time machine's service manual on one of those than on an ereader with dead batteries.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #15
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My oh my. Please don't tell me that you have children!

It's a cute contraption at any rate and a necessity for any time traveller who goes back to the days before electricity. I would definitely prefer the time machine's service manual on one of those than on an ereader with dead batteries.
Yeah, but then you have to watch out for the 'fine print.'
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