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Old 07-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #61
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There are times when I think Shakespeare had it right:
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." 2 Henry VI, 4
I don't mean to quibble and I am NOT a lawyer.
But a reading of the entire scene reveals Shakespeare had a different meaning for the often used quote than most of the people who use it.
It was intended to eliminate those who might stand in the way of a contemplated revolution -- thus underscoring the important role that lawyers can play in society.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #62
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I cant imagine being stuck in a car and being forced to listen to the wife's audio book of Sookie Stackhouse......
Well, she could have a road map and be giving you directions based on her reading of the map.
My last experience of the above ended with my wife's following quote, "I can't help it. The map is WRONG.", as we aimlessly wandered the backroads of rural Georgia, totally lost in the night.
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I don't mean to quibble and I am NOT a lawyer.
But a reading of the entire scene reveals Shakespeare had a different meaning for the often used quote than most of the people who use it.
It was intended to eliminate those who might stand in the way of a contemplated revolution -- thus underscoring the important role that lawyers can play in society.
More likely, though, it meant exactly what it means today - lawyers are unpopular and the line gets a cheap laugh/cheer from the audience. Ol' Willie was a LOT less deep than English teachers want you to believe, almost always going for the cheap laughs and sex jokes. Frankly, if he were alive today, he'd be writing sitcoms rather than doing theatre.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #64
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You know some things are just stupid. I don't quite understand it but seems to me most people would use headphones at any rate.. and I cant imagine being stuck in a car and being forced to listen to the wife's audio book of Sookie Stackhouse......
Though I have seldom seen the law enforced, wearing headphones while driving in British Columbia is prohibited. The exact wording is quoted below:

A headphone, earphone or earbud may only be used in one ear, and only if it is part of a hands free telephone function. Using it for a function other than hands free telephone if the device is capable of another function in addition to the telephone is prohibited.

Basically, you must use the car's speakers to listen to an audio book which means no passengers allowed. I actually queried one publisher about how the policy would apply if I had my mother-in-law who was deaf as a post and a non-speaker of English as the only passenger in the vehicle. The response was that I would be violating their rights.

I have seen people dialing and chatting on their cellphones, texting, doing their eyelashes, breast-feeding a baby (this while driving at ~100km/h!) and pretty much any other activity that anyone with a moiety of common sense would avoid while driving at any speed.

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Well, she could have a road map and be giving you directions based on her reading of the map.
My last experience of the above ended with my wife's following quote, "I can't help it. The map is WRONG.", as we aimlessly wandered the backroads of rural Georgia, totally lost in the night.
Had that happen once the first time we drove down to Seattle from Vancouver back in the dim days when we didn't have GPS. A friend brought along a map of Washington in case we got lost. Unfortunately, when we did get lost and opened the map, it turned out to be a map of Washington, D.C. Shall I say it wasn't much use?

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #66
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Is there any more news about the new kobo reader that can be written about in the thread entitled, "A new Kobo reader?"
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:30 AM   #67
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Is there any more news about the new kobo reader that can be written about in the thread entitled, "A new Kobo reader?"
Ahh, you're (comparatively) new to MR. Topic drift is a fine old tradition here. As far as I can tell, there wasn't much new to add after the first post! Speculating on unannounced products is also a fine old tradition.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #69
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:22 AM   #71
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BBC News story confirms completely flat front featuring new capacitive touch screen with pinch zoom functionality.

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Old 08-28-2013, 07:15 AM   #72
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I have my doubts that pinch to zoom will be implemented in the short term. I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:11 AM   #73
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It's a shame they didn't revise the Aura HD, even if it was only to change the case to a soft touch material like almost every other reader out there. That's the only thing that's making me dither over getting an HD.
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I have my doubts that pinch to zoom will be implemented in the short term. I hope I'm wrong.
Kobo's own press release says "With pinch-and-zoom capabilities for FLePubs/PDFs", so I'm guessing that it will be implemented in the short term. (What are "FLePubs", though?)
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