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Old 04-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #31
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Ummm... No.

I've been reading, writing, programming and absorbing knowledge from every conceivable source for so long that I can usually determine a strange word's meaning from context. It helps that I was always really, really GOOD with words and definitions.

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hm, i'm good with words and definitions too, and it's true i can also often deduce the meaning of a word without looking it up. but i still like dictionaries. sometimes i like to just page through them for fun and see what crazy words i come accross that i have never seen before.

also, there is the game "dictionary" : two or more people play, one chooses a word from the dictionary and reads the definition, and the others must guess the word. i love that game. (i know, i'm a nerd. please don't mock me.)
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Speaking as an ignorant dunderhead
How much "digital room" would a *decent* dictionary typically take up on an e-book device? I think it would be fantastic to be able to hi-lite or mark a word and then look it up with the press of a key. It would be a terrific selling point for an e-book device.
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How much "digital room" would a *decent* dictionary typically take up on an e-book device? I think it would be fantastic to be able to hi-lite or mark a word and then look it up with the press of a key. It would be a terrific selling point for an e-book device.
Ummm... Mobipocket dictionaries work pretty much that way on the Cybook.

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(i know, i'm a nerd. please don't mock me.)

No Ma'am! I have no intention of mocking you. (Backing away slooooowly, maintaining eye contact, but with head tilted down in a submissive posture, and attempting to not show fear.)

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...and on the eb1150...
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well all right then.

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...and on the eb1150...
...I told you I was a dunderheadI'm also too lazy to research the answer myself, when there are a number of fine minds in here to leech of off...
But how much room does a decent dictionary take up? Equivalent to one typical e-book novel? Five? Fifty? And is there already something available for the Sony PRS-500/505? Free? Payware?

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...I told you I was a dunderheadI'm also too lazy to research the answer myself, when there are a number of fine minds in here to leech of off...
But how much room does a decent dictionary take up? Equivalent to one typical e-book novel? Five? Fifty? And is there already something available for the Sony PRS-500/505? Free? Payware?

Thanks! Tim
the Webster's eDictionary ver. 2.0 which came pre-installed on my eb1150 takes up 6% of my "bookshelf" (that's what they call the memory card). i should mention, my bookshelf has an awe-inspiring capacity of 64 mo. that's right, SIXTY-FOUR !!! yeah baby. you'll have to do the maths to figure out what 6% of 64mo is, as i am *also* quite lazy sometimes.

[EDIT : oh, and i should mention, even long books rarely take up more than 1%. Mansfield Park with several full-screen illustrations takes up around 4%. I currently have 95 books on my bookshelf with 4.7 mo (7%) free. hey ! look at that ! now we know that the 6% the dictionary takes up is less than 4.7mo. no brain work required. nice !]

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the Webster's eDictionary ver. 2.0 which came pre-installed on my eb1150 takes up 6% of my "bookshelf" (that's what they call the memory card). i should mention, my bookshelf has an awe-inspiring capacity of 64 mo. that's right, SIXTY-FOUR !!! yeah baby. you'll have to do the maths to figure out what 6% of 64mo is, as i am *also* quite lazy sometimes.

[EDIT : oh, and i should mention, even long books rarely take up more than 1%. Mansfield Park with several full-screen illustrations takes up around 4%. I currently have 95 books on my bookshelf with 4.7 mo (7%) free. hey ! look at that ! now we know that the 6% the dictionary takes up is less than 4.7mo. no brain work required. nice !]
64 "Mos"? So what would that be in "Sheps" or "Curlys"? Seriously, what's a "mo"?

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erm.. a MegaOctet... sorry, i'm in such a habit of writing "Mo" that i forget in english you write Mb (mega byte)... oops !

[EDIT and what is a sheps or curlys ???]
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erm.. a MegaOctet... sorry, i'm in such a habit of writing "Mo" that i forget in english you write Mb (mega byte)... oops !

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Well, to be precise, there's Larry, Curly and Moe in one group. She(m)p (I always forget it's spelled 'shemp') belongs to another interation. The complete list of "The Three Stooges" is:


There were always just three stooges at a time.
Moe Howard
Real Name: Harry Moses Horwitz
Born: June 19, 1897
Died: May 4, 1975
Stooge years: 1922, 1926, 1929-1970


Larry Fine
Real Name: Louis Feinberg
Born: October 5, 1902
Died: January 24, 1975
Stooge years: 1925-1926, 1929-1970


Curly Howard
Real Name: Jerome Lester Horwitz
Born: October 22, 1903
Died: January 18, 1952
Stooge years: 1934-1946


Shemp Howard
Real Name: Samuel Horwitz
Born: March 4, 1895
Died: November 22, 1955
Stooge years: 1922-1925, 1929-1932, 1947-1955


Joe Besser
Born: August 12, 1907
Died: March 1, 1988
Stooge years: 1957-1959


Curly-Joe DeRita
Real Name: Joseph Wardell
Born: July 12, 1909
Died: July 3, 1993
Stooge years: 1959-1970


Emil Sitka
Born: December 22, 1914
Died: January 16, 1998


Sitka was officially named a member of the Stooges following Larry Fine's stroke, but never got to perform with the group.


And if you haven't watched the Three Stooges, you've missed out on some great work!

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erm.. a MegaOctet... sorry, i'm in such a habit of writing "Mo" that i forget in english you write Mb (mega byte)... oops !

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Actually... in English it would be MB for MegaByte or Mb for Mega_b_it.

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I just want to see it! If the conference wasn't in the middle of the week, I'd consider a trip to NYC to check it out. Sounds like a great device, and I hope it's styled as well as it's engineered.
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Well, it still hasn't been answered whether this is the same as the Netronix EB-100. *I* think it is pretty darned close. As I should be receiving my EB-100 shortly, I'll have to post photos.

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Well, it still hasn't been answered whether this is the same as the Netronix EB-100. *I* think it is pretty darned close. As I should be receiving my EB-100 shortly, I'll have to post photos.

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if you *don't* post photos, you know we're all going to show up at your house to see it for ourselves. and the drinks are on you.
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