• Barnes an' Noble Suspends thar Ability t'Download Nook eBooks

    by  • September 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    nook logoBarnes an' Noble has jus' remo'ed t'ability t'download eBooks that ye have bought from yonder online Nook Store. They did this so users could not download purchased content locally on their PC an' either strip it o't' encryption or use a 3rd party readin' app.

    Yonder Barnes an' Noble customer care di'ision has sent out a tweet, lettin' people know that this be their new policy an' not a bug. “Thar ability t'sideload NOOK purchased content has been discontinued. We apologize fer any incon'enience this may cause.”

    If ye own a Nook e-reader or tablet, ye will continue t'enjoy purchasin' an' readin' books right on yer de'ice. Ditto fer people who use thar official Nook app fer Windows, Android or iOS. This issue mainly affects people who use an internet web-browser an' accesses their Nook Library. In thar past, a download option would appear, but now this has been remo'ed.

    Read ye full article @ GoodeReader.

    Uni'ersity o'Alberta libraries reject (some) non-disclosure clauses in contracts

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments


    T' promote openness an' fairness among libraries that license scholarly resources, ye Uni'ersity o'Alberta Libraries (UAL) will no longer enter into vendor contracts that require non-disclosure o'pricin' information or other information that does not constitute a trade secret. All new an' renewed licenses submitted wi' non-disclosure or confidentiality clauses will not be signed but...

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    Federal Court Holds ‘Browsewrap’ Agreement Unenforceable

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments


    In a decision that raises questions about thar legality o'“browsewrap” agreements on ecommerce websites, a California court ruled that a browsewrap agreement in thar form o'a hyperlink t'a separate webpage be not enforceable. Yonder decision in thar case o'Nguyen vs. Barnes & Noble, Inc. found that even though thar was a “conspicuous hyperlink” t'har...

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    Complete archi'e o'Partisan Re'iew now online

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Partisan Review

    Founded in 1934 , Partisan Re'iew magazine was 'un o'yonder most significant cultural literary journals in thar U.S. Throughout its 69-year history (wi' a brief interregnum in No'ember 1936 t'Nov. 1937), Partisan Re'iew editors an' contributors have viewed critically both liberal an' conser'ative agendas. Apart from an early connection t'har Communist Party, it has...

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    Harper Collins starts watermarkin' eBooks

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    This week HarperCollins an' anti-piracy company Digimarc announced ye debut o'a new ebook watermarkin' system t'enable thar identification o'leak points in t'company’s supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up wi' t'publisher t'learn about its new anti-piracy solution an' its o'erall anti-piracy strategy… Called Guardian Watermarkin' fer Publishin', t' system embeds all but in'isible markers into ebooks....

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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Can I Run This Game on Me Computer?

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Thanks t'John Porter fer this week’s tech tip. Can I run Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4, DayZ, League o'Legends, Call o'Duty Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV, FIFA 15, Counter-Strike, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Crysis 3 or Grand Theft Auto IV? Does me computer meet ye minimum or recommended requirements fer Ye Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Titanfall?...

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    WordPress proacti'ely reacts t'Gmail passwords leak

    by  • September 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Bra'o WordPress! This week, a group o'hackers released a list o'about 5 million Gmail addresses an' passwords. This list was not generated as a result o'an exploit o'WordPress.com, but since a number o'emails on thar list matched email addresses associated wi' WordPress.com accounts, we took steps t'protect our users. We downloaded yonder list, compared...

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    Those poor books

    by  • September 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Sure, I’ve seen plenty o'hotels an' bars that have lined their shel'es wi' worthless old books jus' t'give yonder impression o'intelligence an' sophistication. But wha' be yonder logic behind this in thar post-remodeled Cornhusker Marriott?

    Those poor books