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Bitte liebe Verlagsbranche, ich wuerd doch gerne Zahlen

Seit einiger Zeit moechte ich ein Buch lesen, dass bei C H Beck auch als epub velegt wird. Wunderbarerweise kann man das gleich beim Verlag online kaufen. Aber, das Buch gibt es leider nur mit Adobe DRM. Ich frag mich wirklich ob ich durch so viele Reifen springen will um es zu lesen.

Uebrigens, die Anleitungen um einen e-reader mit Adobe-DRM-Buechern auf z.B. Windows zu verwenden ist auch nicht kurz. Wie erwartet man mit Amazon konkurieren zu koennen, wenn der Kunde erstmal seinen E-Reader per Kabel an einen PC einstecken muss. Nur um es mal so im Kontext zu erwaehnen, das Jahr ist 2015.

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Fantastic video about an issue that is still widely ignored!

Humans Need Not Apply: https://youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU
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Oh dear, a scratch!

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Werbung fuer Casio von dir ? :-o
Aber gut gemacht.
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This is one of the reasons why a fertility rate well below the replacement rate is a very good thing.
 
Fantastic video about an issue that is still widely ignored!

Humans Need Not Apply: https://youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU
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Someone started a crowd-funding project for an Open TTD graphics set.

I wonder mostly, how it is actually going to work do it with the current engine. The graphics look very high res, are they blitting 512 bit pixel wide images? Blitting a few thousand such high-res images ought to bring a modern computer quickly to its knees.

edit: corrected bit to pixel wide
David Dallaston is raising funds for Pineapple Graphics for OpenTTD on Kickstarter! Pineapple Graphics is a suite of high-resolution base graphics and extra content for OpenTTD, a free and open-source transport game.
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Multi-resolution textures have been around since ages, but a non-accelerated code... yeah, that will have a hard time rendering all that data.
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Google Maps is now really good at finding bike routes. It even knows some of the small short-cuts, some stairs here, a bit contra-one-way, a trail in High Park there. It even does decent weighting, preferring streets that are good to bike. What it doesn't is avoiding streets with parked cars and tram-tracks. That can be easily helped by moving a few markers.

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Sleater-Kinney is back! And anyone who finds my life before internet can keep it.

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No Linux options on Canadian market?

Did anyone in Canada manage to get the price of a Windows license back from the vendor when buying a computer directly from their online stores?

no linux option available?
I've noticed that while big note book manufacturers like Lenovo or Dell provide Linux or no-OS options when configuring machines on their US shops, it doesn't seem to be available on the Canadian market. This might be just an artefact of limited information and coincidence. Is there more to it?

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+gerald schenk I rarely see questions about opacity on this; Microsoft has made it very clear that their aim is to control all aspects of computing.  Not much of a secret. :)

To Dell's credit, they offer several models with Ubuntu preinstalled, including the XPS 13, XPS 15, and the very nice M3800: http://www.zdnet.com/article/dell-offers-new-ubuntu-linux-workstation-laptop/

That said, System76 and ZaReason are great options too.
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