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you know "hate" is such a strong word, these days almost considered un-PC, but anyway
reading is fine, still can't get into e-reading (particularly technical books), I find it difficult to 'flip' back to previous sections to refer to something written earlier - using a slider moves the pages too fast (and if it's some sort of logarithmic slider no proper feel for how far I am along), page-up/downing-ing too slow, and word searching doesn't cut it when I know sort-of how far along in the book what I'm looking for is by thickness rather than page number.
Anyway unless you read almost all day everyday a real book (even better if 2nd hand) is more environmentally friendly than an e-reader, and lately recognised as better for your eyes (health) too.
This internet thing is amazing! Letting people use it: worst idea ever!
Since I still have a huge commute of over an hour, single trip, traffic not included, I decided to give it a go.
That's nearly three hours wasted each day.
Maybe Elon Musk can help you with that problem. You obviously need to be taking the high-speed tunnel system to your office. Maybe we can get an ejection seat installed and shoot you directly into the office while you are sitting in the chair.
Don't bother eating breakfast... if you pay extra for the Deluxe fare... you can get the intravenous breakfast at no additional cost. Caffeine is included free of charge.
Put Pratchett's on my wish list, might take me a life time to finish.
I found book 34 and an average book is about 10 hours, so that's 340 hours or 170 days of commuting, I currently commute 2 to 3 times a week so that's 68 weeks or well over a year
"Devil in the White City" Erik Larson : Random House, AudioBooks
For print: "Sand" by Wolfgang Herrndorf (original in German, this link to an English translation) [^]
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
... You edited the post with something other than "delete this" or "woops, sorry" after the three other replies? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Google translate is to blame.
An off-topic question: Anyone have advice on what to do when you just want to throw everything against the wall? Bourdain was a bad start but man today has just been downhill in the roughest of fashions.
(For anyone that missed it today, Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. Friendly reminder if anyone is having similar thoughts - please contact someone and at least have a talk. You only get one life.)
I will tell you that Microsoft can be so stupid. I have a laptop with an SSd of around 28GB and then a large hard drive. Well Microsoft update wants an additional 3.51 gb on my ssd which has 1.38 gb free. To get everything to fit on this small (LOL) ssd I have a bunch of applications installed on the hard drive including Visual Studio and Microsoft office.
The only way I could free up space is to uninstall all the major applications. Not really interested enough in that to do it.
What is Microsoft thinking to require about 5 gb free to install an update!!!!!
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