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Old 05-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #16
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Sorry to hijack...does the 360 have WiFi? I found one online and the specs show that it has WiFi. I saw you tube videos saying that it did not have WiFi. Did some models have it?

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #17
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Sorry to hijack...does the 360 have WiFi? I found one online and the specs show that it has WiFi. I saw you tube videos saying that it did not have WiFi. Did some models have it?
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If you mean 350, the answer is no: CNet review of Sony 350

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #18
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mystika1--If you mean the Sony 350, then the answer is no, it doesn't have wi-fi. (Neither does the 650).
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #19
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50 cm? That's not too far... what, about the length of an American Cockroach?

http://www.orkin.com/cockroaches/american-cockroach/




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You're thinking of mm. Cm are 2.5cm per inch so 50 is much bigger than a cockroach. If I saw a 50cm cockroach running around I think I'd wet myself in fear and disgust. LOL
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #20
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To be fair, that link twowheels posted does state 50 cm, but that's clearly a mistake. The average is 'only' 4 cm (which is plenty big enough as far as I'm concerned). A 50 cm cockroach... I think I'd be running for my life as well as wetting myself if I saw one that big!

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #21
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To be fair, that link twowheels posted does state 50 cm, but that's clearly a mistake. The average is 'only' 4 cm (which is plenty big enough as far as I'm concerned). A 50 cm cockroach... I think I'd be running for my life as well as wetting myself if I saw one that big!

I understood it as being tongue-in-cheek too. If not, we would be running together
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #22
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You're thinking of mm. Cm are 2.5cm per inch so 50 is much bigger than a cockroach. If I saw a 50cm cockroach running around I think I'd wet myself in fear and disgust. LOL
I thought it was clear that I understood it to be a gross error.


Otherwise, why would I have posted it? Especially with a comment about how we shouldn't be allowed to use the metric system!
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You're thinking of mm. Cm are 2.5cm per inch so 50 is much bigger than a cockroach. If I saw a 50cm cockroach running around I think I'd wet myself in fear and disgust. LOL
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To be fair, that link twowheels posted does state 50 cm, but that's clearly a mistake. The average is 'only' 4 cm (which is plenty big enough as far as I'm concerned). A 50 cm cockroach... I think I'd be running for my life as well as wetting myself if I saw one that big!

There was Kafka's story about a man turning into gigantic cockroach, if I'm not mistaken. I'd join you all in the run! 50 cm! aaaah!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #24
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I thought it was clear that I understood it to be a gross error.


Otherwise, why would I have posted it? Especially with a comment about how we shouldn't be allowed to use the metric system!
Yes and I too was joking around. Except for the part about the reaction to seeing a 50cm cockroach running around. lol
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #25
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I have a Kindle Paper White. Have dropped it more than once without any repercussions. I have a cover however. It helps to protect the device and maintains its rigidity when dropped. I never get a reader without some kind of cover to protect it. I think any of the recent, or previous generation, Kindles would be a good choice. Just make sure you get a cover. If money is tight, purchase the cover first and then get the device.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #26
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I never dropped my 350 but I agree with everyone else: get a good case! It's an absolute must! If your 350 did have a case, you have my condolences. However, if it didn't and your other reader didn't either, consider them lessons on why cases are a necessity especially if you are, as you describe yourself, fumbled fingered.

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I would recommend the Wexler FlexOne. It's the first (and so far, only) e-reader with a flexible, 6-inch screen (no glass). It is extremely light and durable. Definitely won't break no matter how many times you drop it on any kind of surface. I have one, and I think it's a really cool device. It's not exactly pocket-sized (the controls are on the long side of the screen), but very easy to transport regardless. You can buy it on Ebay for around 100 USD (they stopped production and are selling remaining stock I think).

Another durable model is the Onyx Boox X60. This has a 6-inch glass screen, but is built to withstand drops from a normal height. It's more expensive, larger and heavier than the Wexler, but has more functions, e.g. can also write on it with the stylus. I also have one, which will be going on sale soon - let me know if you're interested.
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50 cm? That's not too far... what, about the length of an American Cockroach?

http://www.orkin.com/cockroaches/american-cockroach/




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How long had you been sitting on that link until you found a forum to use it?
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